Report of Foreign Issuer (6-k)

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Report of Foreign Issuer (6-k)


FORM 6 - K



SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a - 16 or 15d - 16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

As of 5/2/2019

Ternium S.A.
(Translation of Registrant's name into English)

Ternium S.A.
29 Avenue de la Porte-Neuve – 3rd floor
L-2227 Luxembourg
(352) 2668-3152
(Address of principal executive offices)


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or 40-F.

Form 20-F a Form 40-F __

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12G3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Yes __ No a


If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):
Not applicable



The attached material is being furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 13a-16 and Form 6-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
 
This report contains Ternium S.A.’s consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2019.


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


TERNIUM S.A.


By: /s/ Pablo Brizzio
 
By: /s/ Máximo Vedoya
Name: Pablo Brizzio
 
Name: Máximo Vedoya
Title: Chief Financial Officer
 
Title: Chief Executive Officer
            

Dated: May 2, 2019








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TERNIUM S.A.
 
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements
 
as of March 31, 2019
 
and for the three-month periods
 
ended on March 31, 2019 and 2018

 
 
 
29 Avenue de la Porte-Neuve, 3 rd  floor

 
L – 2227

 
R.C.S. Luxembourg: B 98 668

 



TERNIUM S.A.
 
 
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




INDEX

 
Page
 
 
2
3
Consolidated Condensed Interim Statements of Financial Position
4
Consolidated Condensed Interim Statements of Changes in Equity
5
Consolidated Condensed Interim Statements of Cash Flows
7
Notes to the Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements
 
1
General information and basis of presentation
8
2
Accounting policies
8
3
Segment information
9
4
Cost of sales
11
5
Selling, general and administrative expenses
12
6
Finance expense, Finance income and Other financial income (expenses), net
12
7
Property, plant and equipment, net
12
8
Intangible assets, net
13
9
Investments in non-consolidated companies
13
10
Contingencies, commitments and restrictions on the distribution of profits
15
11
Related party transactions
18
12
Financial instruments by category and fair value measurement
20
13
Changes in accounting policies
21
 
 
 
 
 
 



TERNIUM S.A.
 
 
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
(All amounts in USD thousands)
 
 








Consolidated Condensed Interim Income Statements
 
 
 
 
Three-month period ended March 31,
 
 
Notes
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
 
 
(Unaudited)
Net sales
 
3
 
2,737,556

 
2,797,012

Cost of sales
 
3 & 4
 
(2,216,554
)
 
(2,132,725
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross profit
 
3
 
521,002

 
664,287

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
 
3 & 5
 
(219,276
)
 
(223,829
)
Other operating income (expenses), net
 
3
 
5,558

 
5,777

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income
 
3
 
307,284

 
446,235

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finance expense
 
6
 
(19,769
)
 
(30,115
)
Finance income
 
6
 
5,889

 
4,941

Other financial income (expenses), net
 
6
 
(12,992
)
 
(23,788
)
Equity in earnings (losses) of non-consolidated companies
 
9
 
14,878

 
19,983

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Profit before income tax expense
 
 
 
295,290

 
417,256

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income tax expense
 
 
 
(70,362
)
 
(40,588
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Profit for the period
 
 
 
224,928

 
376,668

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attributable to:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Owners of the parent
 
 
 
218,222

 
338,880

Non-controlling interest
 
 
 
6,706

 
37,788

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Profit for the period
 
 
 
224,928

 
376,668

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
 
 
 
1,963,076,776

 
1,963,076,776

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted earnings (losses) per share for profit (loss) attributable to the equity holders of the company (expressed in USD per share)
 
 
 
0.11

 
0.17

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated condensed interim financial statements. These consolidated condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with our audited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Page 2 of 24

TERNIUM S.A.
 
 
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
(All amounts in USD thousands)
 
 








Consolidated Condensed Interim Statements of Comprehensive Income
 
 
Three-month period ended March 31,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
(Unaudited)
Profit for the period
 
224,928

 
376,668

 
 
 
 
 
Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:
 
 
 
 
Currency translation adjustment
 
(36,301
)
 
(53,925
)
Currency translation adjustment from participation in non-consolidated companies
 
(3,284
)
 
(2,746
)
Changes in the fair value of financial instruments at fair value through other comprehensive income
 
32

 
(230
)
Income tax related to financial instruments at fair value
 

 
54

Changes in the fair value of derivatives classified as cash flow hedges
 
(268
)
 
103

Income tax related to cash flow hedges
 
80

 
(143
)
Other comprehensive income items
 

 
(305
)
Other comprehensive income items from participation in non-consolidated companies
 
67

 
404

Items that will not be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:
 
 
 
 
Remeasurement of post employment benefit obligations from participation in non-consolidated companies
 
(157
)
 
(701
)
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income (loss) for the period, net of tax
 
(39,831
)
 
(57,489
)
 
 
 
 
 
Total comprehensive income for the period
 
185,097

 
319,179

 
 
 
 
 
Attributable to:
 
 
 
 
Owners of the parent
 
192,832

 
302,569

Non-controlling interest
 
(7,735
)
 
16,610

 
 
 
 
 
Total comprehensive income for the period
 
185,097

 
319,179

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated condensed interim financial statements. These consolidated condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with our audited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Page 3 of 24

TERNIUM S.A.
 
 
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
(All amounts in USD thousands)
 
 








Consolidated Condensed Interim Statements of Financial Position
 
 
 
 
Balances as of
 
 
Notes
  
March 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
ASSETS
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-current assets
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property, plant and equipment, net
 
7
  
6,166,063

 
 
 
5,817,609

 
 
Intangible assets, net
 
8
  
990,850

 
 
 
1,012,524

 
 
Investments in non-consolidated companies
 
9
  
506,099

 
 
 
495,241

 
 
Other investments
 
 
 
7,213

 
 
 
7,195

 
 
Derivative financial instruments
 
 
 
497

 
 
 
818

 
 
Deferred tax assets
 
 
 
147,377

 
 
 
134,224

 
 
Receivables, net
 
 
 
622,528

 
 
 
649,447

 
 
Trade receivables, net
 
 
  
3,881

 
8,444,508

 
4,766

 
8,121,824

Current assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Receivables, net
 
 
 
318,788

 
 
 
309,750

 
 
Derivative financial instruments
 
 
 
1,118

 
 
 
770

 
 
Inventories, net
 
 
 
2,566,435

 
 
 
2,689,829

 
 
Trade receivables, net
 
 
 
1,241,841

 
 
 
1,128,470

 
 
Other investments
 
 
 
61,787

 
 
 
44,529

 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
 
 
464,337

 
4,654,306

 
250,541

 
4,423,889

Non-current assets classified as held for sale
 
 
 
 
 
2,127

 
 
 
2,149

 
 
 
 
 
 
4,656,433

 
 
 
4,426,038

Total Assets
 
 
 
  
 
13,100,941

 
  
 
12,547,862

 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
EQUITY
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
Capital and reserves attributable to the owners of the parent
 
 
 
 
 
6,586,087

 
 
 
6,393,255

Non-controlling interest
 
 
 
  
 
1,083,586

 
  
 
1,091,321

Total Equity
 
 
 
 
 
7,669,673

 
 
 
7,484,576

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-current liabilities
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
Provisions
 
 
 
635,106

 
  
 
643,950

 
 
Deferred tax liabilities
 
 
 
478,844

 
  
 
474,431

 
 
Other liabilities
 
 
 
423,430

 
  
 
414,541

 
 
Trade payables
 
 
 
936

 
 
 
935

 
 
Lease liabilities
 
13
 
323,511

 
 
 
65,798

 
 
Borrowings
 
 
 
1,435,554

 
3,297,381

 
1,637,101

 
3,236,756

Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current income tax liabilities
 
 
 
92,543

 
 
 
150,276

 
 
Other liabilities
 
 
 
380,388

 
 
 
351,216

 
 
Trade payables
 
 
 
1,045,698

 
 
 
904,171

 
 
Derivative financial instruments
 
 
 
8,089

 
 
 
12,981

 
 
Lease liabilities
 
13
 
50,208

 
 
 
8,030

 
 
Borrowings
 
 
 
556,961

 
2,133,887

 
399,856

 
1,826,530

Total Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
5,431,268

 
  
 
5,063,286

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
Total Equity and Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
13,100,941

 
  
 
12,547,862

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated condensed interim financial statements. These consolidated condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with our audited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes for the year ended December 31, 2018.


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TERNIUM S.A.
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
(All amounts in USD thousands)

Consolidated Condensed Interim Statements of Changes in Equity
 
 
Attributable to the owners of the parent (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital stock (2)
Treasury shares
(2)
Initial public offering expenses
Reserves
(3)
Capital stock issue discount (4)
Currency translation adjustment
Retained earnings
Total
 
Non-controlling interest
 
Total Equity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of January 1, 2019
 
2,004,743

(150,000
)
(23,295
)
1,385,701

(2,324,866
)
(2,702,477
)
8,203,449

6,393,255

 
1,091,321

 
7,484,576

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Profit for the period
 






218,222

218,222

 
6,706

 
224,928

Other comprehensive income (loss) for the period
 








 

 

Currency translation adjustment
 





(25,138
)

(25,138
)
 
(14,447
)
 
(39,585
)
Remeasurement of post employment benefit obligations
 



(231
)



(231
)
 
74

 
(157
)
Cash flow hedges and others, net of tax
 



(96
)



(96
)
 
(92
)
 
(188
)
Others
 



75




75

 
24

 
99

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period
 



(252
)

(25,138
)
218,222

192,832

 
(7,735
)
 
185,097

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of March 31, 2019 (unaudited)
 
2,004,743

(150,000
)
(23,295
)
1,385,449

(2,324,866
)
(2,727,615
)
8,421,671

6,586,087

 
1,083,586

 
7,669,673


(1) Shareholders’ equity determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in Luxembourg is disclosed in Note 25 (iii) of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes for the year ended December 31, 2018.
(2) The Company has an authorized share capital of a single class of 3.5 billion shares having a nominal value of USD 1.00 per share. As of March 31, 2019 , there were 2,004,743,442 shares issued. All issued shares are fully paid. Also, as of March 31, 2019 , the Company held 41,666,666 shares as treasury shares.
(3) Include legal reserve under Luxembourg law for USD 200.5 million, undistributable reserves under Luxembourg law for USD 1.4 billion, hedge accounting reserve, net of tax effect, for USD 0.3 million and reserves related to the acquisition of non-controlling interest in subsidiaries for USD (88.5) million.
(4) Represents the difference between book value of non-monetary contributions received from shareholders under Luxembourg GAAP and IFRS.

Dividends may be paid by Ternium to the extent distributable retained earnings calculated in accordance with Luxembourg law and regulations exist. Therefore, retained earnings included in these consolidated condensed interim financial statements may not be wholly distributable.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated condensed interim financial statements. These consolidated condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with our audited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes for the year ended December 31, 2018.

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TERNIUM S.A.
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
(All amounts in USD thousands)

Consolidated Condensed Interim Statements of Changes in Equity

 
Attributable to the owners of the parent (1)
 
 
 
 

 
Capital stock (2)
Treasury shares
(2)
Initial public offering expenses
Reserves (3)
Capital stock issue discount (4)
Currency translation adjustment
Retained earnings
Total
 
Non-controlling interest
 
Total Equity

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of January 1, 2018
 
2,004,743

(150,000
)
(23,295
)
1,416,121

(2,324,866
)
(2,403,664
)
6,491,385

5,010,424

 
842,347

 
5,852,771

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Impact of adopting IFRS 9 at January 1, 2018
 



450



(147
)
303

 
204

 
507

Impact of adopting IAS 29 at January 1, 2018
 






421,502

421,502

 
268,824

 
690,326

Adjusted Balance at January 1, 2018
 
2,004,743

(150,000
)
(23,295
)
1,416,571

(2,324,866
)
(2,403,664
)
6,912,740

5,432,229

 
1,111,375

 
6,543,604

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Profit for the period
 






338,880

338,880

 
37,788

 
376,668

Other comprehensive income (loss) for the period
 








 

 

Currency translation adjustment
 





(35,546
)

(35,546
)
 
(21,125
)
 
(56,671
)
Remeasurement of post employment benefit obligations
 



(555
)



(555
)
 
(146
)
 
(701
)
Cash flow hedges, net of tax
 



(204
)



(204
)
 
164

 
(40
)
Others
 



(6
)



(6
)
 
(71
)
 
(77
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period
 



(765
)

(35,546
)
338,880

302,569

 
16,610

 
319,179

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of March 31, 2018 (unaudited)
 
2,004,743

(150,000
)
(23,295
)
1,415,806

(2,324,866
)
(2,439,210
)
7,251,620

5,734,798

 
1,127,985

 
6,862,783

(1) Shareholders’ equity determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in Luxembourg is disclosed in Note 25 (iii) of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes for the year ended December 31, 2018.
(2) The Company has an authorized share capital of a single class of 3.5 billion shares having a nominal value of USD 1.00 per share. As of March 31, 2018 ,there were 2,004,743,442 shares issued. All issued shares are fully paid. Also, as of March 31, 2018 , the Company held 41,666,666 shares as treasury shares.
(3) Include legal reserve under Luxembourg law for USD 200.5 million, undistributable reserves under Luxembourg law for USD 1.4 billion, hedge accounting reserve, net of tax effect, for USD 0.6 million and reserves related to the acquisition of non-controlling interest in subsidiaries for USD (88.5) million.
(4) Represents the difference between book value of non-monetary contributions received from shareholders under Luxembourg GAAP and IFRS.

Dividends may be paid by Ternium to the extent distributable retained earnings calculated in accordance with Luxembourg law and regulations exist. Therefore, retained earnings included in these consolidated condensed interim financial statements may not be wholly distributable.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated condensed interim financial statements. These consolidated condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with our audited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes for the year ended December 31, 2018.


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TERNIUM S.A.
 
 
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
(All amounts in USD thousands)

Consolidated Condensed Interim Statements of Cash Flows

 

 
Three-month period ended March 31,

 
Notes
 
2019
 
2018

 

 
(Unaudited)
Cash flows from operating activities
 

 

 

Profit for the period
 

 
224,928

 
376,668

Adjustments for:
 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization
 
7 & 8
 
162,874

 
157,260

Income tax accruals less payments
 

 
(57,132
)
 
(100,147
)
Equity in earnings of non-consolidated companies
 
9
 
(14,878
)
 
(19,983
)
Interest accruals less payments
 

 
(174
)
 
(12,553
)
Changes in provisions
 

 
(4,368
)
 
1,193

Changes in working capital (1)
 

 
166,552

 
(212,649
)
Net foreign exchange results and others
 

 
687

 
(2,382
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
 

 
478,489

 
187,407

Cash flows from investing activities
 

 

 

Capital expenditures
 
7 & 8
 
(209,826
)
 
(97,713
)
Recovery/(Loans) to non-consolidated companies
 

 
24,480

 
(4,800
)
Increase in other investments
 

 
(17,276
)
 
(7,438
)
Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment
 

 
199

 
247

Net cash used in investing activities
 

 
(202,423
)
 
(109,704
)
Cash flows from financing activities
 

 

 

Finance lease payments
 

 
(12,771
)
 
(1,316
)
Proceeds from borrowings
 

 
166,145

 
227,118

Repayments of borrowings
 

 
(210,064
)
 
(407,684
)
Net cash used in financing activities
 

 
(56,690
)
 
(181,882
)
Increase (Decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
 

 
219,376

 
(104,179
)
Movement in cash and cash equivalents
 

 

 

At January 1,
 

 
250,541

 
337,779

Effect of exchange rate changes and inflation adjustment
 

 
(5,580
)
 
(955
)
Increase (Decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
 

 
219,376

 
(104,179
)
Cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, (2)
 

 
464,337

 
232,645

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-cash transactions:
 

 

 

Acquisition of PP&E under lease contract agreements
 

 
11,518

 

(1) The working capital is impacted by non-cash movements of USD (10.9) million as of March 31, 2019 (USD 3.8 million as of March 31, 2018) due to the variations in the exchange rates used by subsidiaries with functional currencies different from the US dollar.
(2) It includes restricted cash of USD 88 and nil as of March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. In addition, the Company had other investments with a maturity of more than three months for USD 68,747 and USD 143,201 as of March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated condensed interim financial statements. These consolidated condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with our audited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes for the year ended December 31, 2018.


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TERNIUM S.A.
 
 
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018





Notes to the Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements

1.
GENERAL INFORMATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

a)    General information and basis of presentation
Ternium S.A. (the “Company” or “Ternium”), was incorporated on December 22, 2003 to hold investments in flat and long steel manufacturing and distributing companies.  The Company has an authorized share capital of a single class of 3.5 billion shares having a nominal value of USD 1.00 per share.  As of March 31, 2019, there were 2,004,743,442 shares issued.  All issued shares are fully paid.

Ternium’s American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TX”. 

The name and percentage of ownership of subsidiaries that have been included in consolidation in these Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements is disclosed in Note 2 to the audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Certain comparative amounts have been reclassified to conform to changes in presentation in the current period. These reclassifications do not have a material effect on the Company’s condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

The preparation of Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that might affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the statement of financial position, and also the reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the reported periods. Actual results may differ from these estimates. The main assumptions and estimates were disclosed in the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2018, without significant changes since its publication.

Material intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation. However, the fact that the functional currency of the Company’s subsidiaries differs, results in the generation of foreign exchange gains and losses that are included in the Consolidated Condensed Interim Income Statement under “Other financial income (expenses), net”.

2.    ACCOUNTING POLICIES

These Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, “Interim Financial Reporting” and are unaudited. These Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2018, which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) and in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union (“EU”). Recently issued accounting pronouncements were applied by the Company as from their respective dates.

These Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements have been prepared following the same accounting policies used in the preparation of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2018, except for the changes in connection with the implementation of IFRS 16 -Leases, explained in Note 13 of these Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements.


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TERNIUM S.A.
 
 
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




2.    ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

IAS 29 “Financial Reporting in Hyperinflationary Economies”, which requires that the financial statements of entities whose functional currency is that of a hyperinflationary economy to be adjusted for the effects of changes in a suitable general price index and to be expressed in terms of the current unit of measurement at the closing date of the reporting period, is still applicable for the Company’s Argentine subsidiaries and associates. The inflation adjustment was calculated by means of conversion factor derived from the Argentine price indexes published by the National Institute of Statistics (“INDEC”). The price index for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019, was 1.12. The comparative figures as of March 31, 2018, have been restated for the changes in the general price index applicable to the financial reporting of the Company’s subsidiaries and associates with the Argentine peso as functional currency and, as result, have been stated in terms of such currency as of the end of the comparative reporting period.

None of the accounting pronouncements issued after December 31, 2018, and as of the date of these Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements have a material effect on the Company’s financial condition or result or operations.

3.    SEGMENT INFORMATION

REPORTABLE OPERATING SEGMENTS

The Company is organized in two reportable segments: Steel and Mining.

The Steel segment includes the sales of steel products, which comprises slabs, hot rolled coils and sheets, cold rolled coils and sheets, tin plate, welded pipes, hot dipped galvanized and electro-galvanized sheets, pre-painted sheets, billets (steel in its basic, semi-finished state), wire rod and bars and other tailor-made products to serve its customers’ requirements. It also includes the sales of energy.

The Steel segment comprises four operating segments: Mexico, Southern Region, Brazil and Other markets. These four segments have been aggregated considering the economic characteristics and financial effects of each business activity in which the entity engages; the related economic environment in which it operates; the type or class of customer for the products; the nature of the products; and the production processes. The Mexico operating segment comprises the Company’s businesses in Mexico. The Southern region operating segment manages the businesses in Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia and Uruguay. The Brazil operating segment includes the business generated in Brazil. The Other markets operating segment includes businesses mainly in United States, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

The Mining segment includes the sales of mining products, mainly iron ore and pellets, and comprises the mining activities of Las Encinas, an iron ore mining company in which Ternium holds a 100% equity interest and the 50% of the operations and results performed by Peña Colorada, another iron ore mining company in which Ternium maintains that same percentage over its equity interest. Both mining operations are located in Mexico. For Peña Colorada, the Company recognizes its assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses in relation to its interest in the joint operation.

Ternium’s Chief Operating Decision Maker (CEO) holds monthly meetings with senior management, in which operating and financial performance information is reviewed, including financial information that differs from IFRS principally as follows:
-    The use of direct cost methodology to calculate the inventories, while under IFRS is at full cost, including absorption of production overheads and depreciation.
-    The use of costs based on previously internally defined cost estimates, while, under IFRS, costs are calculated at historical cost (with the FIFO method).
-    Other timing and non-significant differences.

Most information on segment assets is not disclosed as it is not reviewed by the CODM (CEO).

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Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




3. SEGMENT INFORMATION (continued)
 
 
Three- month period ended March 31, 2019 (Unaudited)
 
 
Steel
 
Mining
 
Inter-segment eliminations
 
Total
IFRS
 

 

 

 

Net sales
 
2,737,544

 
75,783

 
(75,771
)
 
2,737,556

Cost of sales
 
(2,234,348
)
 
(61,633
)
 
79,427

 
(2,216,554
)
Gross profit
 
503,196

 
14,150

 
3,656

 
521,002

Selling, general and administrative expenses
 
(215,615
)
 
(3,661
)
 

 
(219,276
)
Other operating income, net
 
6,287

 
(729
)
 

 
5,558

Operating income - IFRS
 
293,868

 
9,760

 
3,656

 
307,284

Management view
 

 

 

 

Net sales
 
2,763,701

 
115,711

 
(115,699
)
 
2,763,713

Operating income
 
273,185

 
49,393

 
496

 
323,074

Reconciliation items:
 

 

 

 

Differences in Cost of sales
 

 

 

 
59,400

Effect of inflation adjustment
 

 

 

 
(75,190
)
Operating income - IFRS
 

 

 

 
307,284

Financial income (expense), net
 

 

 

 
(26,872
)
Equity in earnings of non-consolidated companies
 

 

 

 
14,878

Income before income tax expense - IFRS
 

 

 

 
295,290

Depreciation and amortization - IFRS (1)
 
(146,589
)
 
(16,285
)
 

 
(162,874
)
The effect of the application of IAS 29 - Hyperinflationary economies in Argentina for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019, is only allocated in the Steel segment, having an impact of USD (26) million on Net sales, USD (50) million in Cost of sales, USD 2 million in Selling, general and administrative expenses and USD (1) million in Other operating expenses, net.
(1) It includes the depreciation and amortization of right-of-use assets of USD 12.5 million in the Steel segment and USD 0.1 million in the Mining segment.
 
 
Three- month period ended March 31, 2018 (Unaudited)
 
 
Steel
 
Mining
 
Inter-segment eliminations
 
Total
IFRS
 

 

 

 

Net sales
 
2,796,858

 
69,738

 
(69,584
)
 
2,797,012

Cost of sales
 
(2,152,446
)
 
(52,438
)
 
72,159

 
(2,132,725
)
Gross profit
 
644,412

 
17,300

 
2,575

 
664,287

Selling, general and administrative expenses
 
(218,693
)
 
(5,136
)
 

 
(223,829
)
Other operating income, net
 
5,594

 
183

 

 
5,777

Operating income - IFRS
 
431,313

 
12,347

 
2,575

 
446,235

Management view
 

 

 

 

Net sales
 
2,961,159

 
91,685

 
(91,531
)
 
2,961,313

Operating income
 
326,607

 
38,131

 
(358
)
 
364,380

Reconciliation items:
 

 

 

 

Differences in Cost of sales
 

 

 

 
158,691

Effect of inflation adjustment
 

 

 

 
(76,836
)
Operating income - IFRS
 

 

 

 
446,235

Financial income (expense), net
 

 

 

 
(48,962
)
Equity in earnings of non-consolidated companies
 

 

 

 
19,983

Income before income tax expense - IFRS
 

 

 

 
417,256

Depreciation and amortization - IFRS
 
(143,734
)
 
(13,526
)
 

 
(157,260
)
The effect of the application of IAS 29 - Hyperinflationary economies in Argentina for the three-month period ended March 31, 2018, is only allocated in the Steel segment, having an impact of USD (164) million on Net sales, USD 71 million in Cost of sales, USD 17 million in Selling, general and administrative expenses and USD nil in Other operating expenses, net.

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Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




3.    SEGMENT INFORMATION (continued)

GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For purposes of reporting geographical information, net sales are allocated based on the customer’s location. Allocation of non-current assets is based on the geographical location of the underlying assets.
    
 
 
Three- month period ended March 31, 2019 (Unaudited)
 
 
Mexico
 
Southern region
 
Other markets
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net sales
 
1,463,126

 
390,278

 
884,152

 
2,737,556

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-current assets (1)
 
4,207,711

 
1,042,701

 
1,906,501

 
7,156,913

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
Three- month period ended March 31, 2018 (Unaudited)
 
 
Mexico
 
Southern region
 
Other markets
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net sales
 
1,557,679

 
473,920

 
765,413

 
2,797,012

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-current assets (1)
 
4,031,843

 
604,454

 
1,720,080

 
6,356,377


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) Includes Property, plant and equipment and Intangible assets.
 
 
 
 


4.
COST OF SALES

 
Three-month period ended March 31,

 
2019
 
2018

 
(Unaudited)
Inventories at the beginning of the year
 
2,689,829

 
2,550,930

Effect of initial inflation adjustment
 

 
191,708

Translation differences
 
(19,082
)
 
(49,518
)
Plus: Charges for the period
 

 

Raw materials and consumables used and
other movements
 
1,650,526

 
1,872,488

Services and fees
 
36,459

 
35,358

Labor cost
 
158,193

 
176,104

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment
 
124,969

 
112,652

Amortization of intangible assets
 
4,560

 
6,852

Maintenance expenses
 
132,943

 
120,838

Office expenses
 
1,824

 
1,787

Insurance
 
2,562

 
1,914

Change of obsolescence allowance
 
2,401

 
2,574

Recovery from sales of scrap and by-products
 
(6,562
)
 
(5,174
)
Others
 
4,367

 
4,834

Less: Inventories at the end of the period
 
(2,566,435
)
 
(2,890,622
)
Cost of Sales
 
2,216,554

 
2,132,725



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Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




5.
SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
 
Three-month period ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
(Unaudited)
Services and fees
19,366
 
17,474
Labor cost
54,696
 
57,896
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment
4,214
 
3,337
Amortization of intangible assets
29,131
 
34,420
Maintenance and expenses
1,003
 
1,223
Taxes
22,407
 
21,385
Office expenses
8,485
 
8,413
Freight and transportation
77,134
 
75,489
Increase (decrease) of allowance for doubtful accounts
(16)
 
275
Others
2,856
 
3,917
Selling, general and administrative expenses  
219,276
 
223,829


6.
FINANCE EXPENSE, FINANCE INCOME AND OTHER FINANCIAL INCOME (EXPENSES), NET
 
Three-month period ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
(Unaudited)
Interest expense
(19,769
)
 
(30,115
)
 
 
 
 
Finance expense
(19,769
)
 
(30,115
)
 
 
 
 
Interest income
5,889

 
4,941

 
 
 
 
Finance income
5,889

 
4,941

 
 
 
 
Net foreign exchange gain (loss)
(30,739
)
 
(39,171
)
Inflation adjustment results
33,284

 
24,049

Change in fair value of financial assets
(8,211
)
 
(14,188
)
Others
(7,326
)
 
5,522

 
 
 
 
Other financial income (expenses), net
(12,992
)
 
(23,788
)


7.    PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET
 
Three-month period ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
(Unaudited)
At the beginning of the year
5,817,609

 
5,349,753

 
 
 
 
Effect of initial inflation adjustment

 
788,030

Effect of initial recognition of right-of-use assets
300,288

 

Currency translation differences
(28,593
)
 
(39,450
)
Additions
208,520

 
90,293

Disposals
(6,319
)
 
(3,524
)
Depreciation charge
(129,183
)
 
(116,423
)
Capitalized borrowing costs
4,292

 

Transfers and reclassifications
(551
)
 

At the end of the period
6,166,063

 
6,068,678


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Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




8.    INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET

 
Three-month period ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
(Unaudited)
At the beginning of the year
1,012,524

 
1,092,579

 
 
 
 
Effect of initial inflation adjustment

 
4,966

Currency translation differences
(401)

 
(934)

Additions
12,824

 
7,421

Amortization charge
(33,691)

 
(40,837)

Transfers/Disposals
(406)

 

At the end of the period
990,850

 
1,063,195



9.
INVESTMENTS IN NON-CONSOLIDATED COMPANIES

Company
 
Country of incorporation
 
Main activity
 
Voting rights as of
 
Value as of
 
 
 
March 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
 
March 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS
 
Brazil
 
Manufacturing and selling of steel products
 
34.39%
 
34.39%
 
487,910
 
480,084
Other non-consolidated companies (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18,189
 
15,157
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
506,099
 
495,241
(1) It includes the investments held in Techgen S.A. de C.V., Finma S.A.I.F., Techinst S.A., Recrotek S.R.L. de C.V. and Gas Industrial de Monterrey S.A. de C.V.

(a) Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS

Ternium, through its subsidiaries Ternium Investments S.à r.l. (“Ternium Investments”), Ternium Argentina S.A. (“Ternium Argentina”) and Prosid Investments S.A. (“Prosid”), owns a total of 242.6 million ordinary shares and 8.5 million preferred shares, representing 20.5% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS (“Usiminas”), the largest flat steel producer in Brazil.

Ternium Investments, Ternium Argentina and Prosid, together with Tenaris S.A.’s Brazilian subsidiary Confab Industrial S.A. (“TenarisConfab”), are part of Usiminas’ control group, comprising the so-called T/T Group. The other members of Usiminas’ control group are Previdência Usiminas (Usiminas’ employee pension fund) and the so-called NSSMC Group, comprising Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Group (“NSSMC”), Nippon Usiminas Co., Ltd., Metal One Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation do Brasil, S.A.

As of March 31, 2019, the closing price of the Usiminas ordinary and preferred shares, as quoted on the BM&F Bovespa Stock Exchange, was BRL 11.65 (approximately USD 2.99; December 31, 2018: BRL 11.44 - USD 2.95) per ordinary share and BRL 10.04 (approximately USD 2.58; December 31, 2018: BRL 9.22 - USD 2.38) per preferred share, respectively. Accordingly, as of March 31, 2019, Ternium’s ownership stake had a market value of approximately USD 747.2 million and a carrying value of USD 487.9 million.

The Company reviews periodically the recoverability of its investment in Usiminas. To determine the recoverable value, the Company estimates the value in use of the investment by calculating the present value of the expected cash flows or its fair value less costs of disposal.

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Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




9.
INVESTMENTS IN NON-CONSOLIDATED COMPANIES (continued)

Usiminas financial restructuring process (that started in April 2016 with the capital increase) was completed by the end of August 2017. The completion of this process together with the higher share price since June 2016, and the improvement in business conditions may lead to an increase in the value of the investment in Usiminas in future periods.

As of March 31, 2019, the value of the investment in Usiminas is comprised as follows:
Value of investment
 
USIMINAS
 
 
 
As of January 1, 2019
 
480,084

Share of results (1)
 
11,856

Other comprehensive income
 
(3,452
)
Dividends received
 
(578
)
 
 
 
As of March 31, 2019
 
487,910

 
 
 
(1) It includes the adjustment of the values associated to the purchase price allocation.


The investment in Usiminas is based in the following calculation:
Usiminas' shareholders' equity
 
3,671,364

Percentage of interest of the Company over shareholders' equity
 
20.43
%
 
 
 
Interest of the Company over shareholders' equity
 
749,920

 
 
 
Purchase price allocation
 
77,072

Goodwill
 
266,747

Impairment
 
(605,829
)
 
 
 
Total Investment in Usiminas
 
487,910



On April 17, 2019, Usiminas issued its consolidated interim accounts as of and for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.
 
 
USIMINAS
Summarized balance sheet (in million USD)
 
As of March 31, 2019
Assets
 
 
Non-current
 
4,627
Current
 
1,655
Other current investments
 
157
Cash and cash equivalents
 
298
 
 
 
Total Assets
 
6,737
Liabilities
 
 
Non-current
 
530
Non-current borrowings
 
1,362
Current
 
751
Current borrowings
 
48
 
 
 
Total Liabilities
 
2,691
 
 
 
Minority interest
 
375
 
 
 
Shareholders' equity
 
3,671



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Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




9.
INVESTMENTS IN NON-CONSOLIDATED COMPANIES (continued)

 
 
USIMINAS
Summarized income statement (in million USD)
 
Three- month period ended March 31, 2019
 
 
 
Net sales
 
937
Cost of sales
 
(806)
Gross Profit
 
131
Selling, general and administrative expenses
 
(45)
Other operating income, net
 
(35)
Operating income
 
51
Financial expenses, net
 
(36)
Equity in earnings of associated companies
 
10
Profit before income tax
 
25
Income tax expense
 
(6)
Net profit before minority interest
 
19
Minority interest in other subsidiaries
 
(8)
Net profit for the period
 
11

10.    CONTINGENCIES, COMMITMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF PROFITS

Contingencies, commitments and restrictions on the distributions of profits should be read in Note 25 to the Company’s audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) - Tender offer litigation
In 2013, the Company was notified of a lawsuit filed in Brazil by Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional, or CSN, and various entities affiliated with CSN against Ternium Investments, its subsidiary Ternium Argentina, and TenarisConfab. The entities named in the CSN lawsuit had acquired a participation in Usiminas in January 2012. The CSN lawsuit alleges that, under applicable Brazilian laws and rules, the acquirers were required to launch a tag-along tender offer to all noncontrolling holders of Usiminas ordinary shares for a price per share equal to 80% of the price per share paid in such acquisition, or BRL 28.8, and seeks an order to compel the acquirers to launch an offer at that price plus interest. If so ordered, the offer would need to be made to 182,609,851 ordinary shares of Usiminas not belonging to Usiminas’ control group; Ternium Investments and Ternium Argentina’s respective shares in the offer would be 60.6% and 21.5%.

On September 23, 2013, the first instance court dismissed the CSN lawsuit, and on February 8, 2017, the court of appeals of São Paulo maintained the understanding of the first instance court. On March 6, 2017, CSN filed a motion for clarification against the decision of the court of appeals, which was rejected on July 19, 2017. On August 18, 2017, CSN filed with the court of appeals an appeal seeking the review and reversal of the decision issued by the court of appeals by the Superior Court of Justice. On March 5, 2018, the court of appeals ruled that CSN’s appeal did not meet the requirements for review by the Superior Court of Justice and rejected such appeal. On May 8, 2018, CSN appealed against such ruling and on January 22, 2019, the court of appeals rejected such appeal and ordered that the case be submitted to the Superior Court of Justice. The Superior Court of Justice will review the admissibility of CSN’s appeal, and, if the appeal is declared admissible, will then render a decision on the merits. The Superior Court of Justice is restricted to the analysis of alleged violations to federal laws and cannot assess matters of fact.

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Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




10.
CONTINGENCIES, COMMITMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF PROFITS (continued)

Ternium continues to believe that all of CSN’s claims and allegations are groundless and without merit, as confirmed by several opinions of Brazilian legal counsel, two decisions issued by the Brazilian securities regulator (CVM) in February 2012 and December 2016, and the first and second instance court decisions referred to above. Accordingly, no provision has been recorded in these Consolidated Financial Statements.
Shareholder claims relating to the October 2014 acquisition of Usiminas shares
On April 14, 2015, the staff of CVM, determined that an acquisition of additional ordinary shares of Usiminas by Ternium Investments made in October 2014, triggered a requirement under applicable Brazilian laws and regulations for Usiminas’ controlling shareholders to launch a tender offer to all non-controlling holders of Usiminas ordinary shares. The CVM staff’s determination was made further to a request by NSSMC and its affiliates, who alleged that Ternium’s 2014 acquisition had exceeded a threshold that triggers the tender offer requirement. In the CVM staff’s view, the 2014 acquisition exceeded the applicable threshold by 5.2 million shares. On April 29, 2015, Ternium filed an appeal to be submitted to the CVM’s Board of Commissioners. On May 5, 2015, the CVM staff confirmed that the appeal would be submitted to the Board of Commissioners and that the effects of the staff’s decision would be stayed until such Board rules on the matter.
On June 15, 2015, upon an appeal filed by NSSMC, the CVM staff changed its earlier decision and stated that the obligation to launch a tender offer would fall exclusively on Ternium. Ternium’s appeal has been submitted to the CVM’s Board of Commissioners and it is currently expected that such Board will rule on the appeal in 2019. In addition, on April 18, 2018, Ternium filed a petition with the CVM’s reporting Commissioner requesting that the applicable threshold for the tender offer requirement be recalculated taking into account the new ordinary shares issued by Usiminas in connection with its 2016 BRL 1 billion capital increase and that, in light of the replenishment of the threshold that would result from such recalculation, the CVM staff’s 2015 determination be set aside. In the event the appeal is not successful, under applicable CVM rules Ternium may elect to sell to third parties the 5.2 million shares allegedly acquired in excess of the threshold, in which case no tender offer would be required.

ICMS deferral tax benefit - Unconstitutionality
 
Through State Law No. 4,529, of March 31, 2005, the State of Rio de Janeiro granted Ternium Brasil a tax incentive consisting of a deferment of ICMS payable by Ternium Brasil in connection with the construction and operation of the company’s Rio de Janeiro steelmaking complex. The incentive applies in respect of the acquisition of fixed assets and certain raw materials (i.e. iron ore, pellets, alloys, coke, coal and scrap) and significantly reduces input ICMS credit accumulation by Ternium Brasil. The tax incentive was granted for a period of 20 years from the commencement of the construction works for Ternium Brasil’s Rio de Janeiro steel complex.

In 2012, a Brazilian political party filed a direct action of unconstitutionality against the above-mentioned State Law before the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court, predicated on the argument that, since the tax incentive granted pursuant to such State Law had not been approved by Brazil’s National Council of Fiscal Policy (Conselho Nacional de Política Fazendária, or CONFAZ), such State Law should be declared unconstitutional.

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Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




10.
CONTINGENCIES, COMMITMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF PROFITS (continued)

In August 2017, the Brazilian Congress enacted Supplementary Law No. 160/2017, instituting a mechanism through which the States may confirm any ICMS incentives they had granted in prior years without CONFAZ approval and, in furtherance of such Supplementary Law, in December 2017 the States adopted ICMS Convention 190/2017, establishing the applicable rules and deadlines for so confirming such ICMS incentives. As per the terms of ICMS Convention 190/2017, all States are required to publish in their official gazettes, on or before March 29, 2018, a list of the ICMS incentives that are to be confirmed pursuant to Supplementary Law No. 160. On March 6, 2018, the State of Rio de Janeiro published its list of ICMS incentives, including, among others, the ICMS benefit granted to Ternium Brasil. ICMS Convention 190/2017 also required that all relevant documents concerning such incentives be filed with CONFAZ, and the State of Rio de Janeiro satisfied such requirements as well. On July 27, 2018, the Governor of Rio de Janeiro issued Executive Order (Decreto) No. 46,78, pursuant to which the State of Rio de Janeiro reconfirmed, in accordance with ICMS Convention 190/2017, the ICMS tax benefits listed in its official gazette publication made pursuant to the Convention, including, among others, Ternium Brasil’s ICMS tax benefits.
 
In October 2018, the State of Rio de Janeiro and the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Federação das Indústrias do Estado do Rio de Janeiro , or FIRJAN) filed petitions arguing that the action of unconstitutionality against the March 31, 2005 Rio de Janeiro State Law No. 4,529 could not be judged by the Federal Supreme Court since, following the revalidation of such law under Supplementary Law No.160/17 and the ICMS Convention 190/2017, such action of unconstitutionality had lost its purpose. Following the filing of such petitions, the Reporting Justice Minister in charge of the case summoned the plaintiff in such action of unconstitutionality, the Federal Attorney General’s Office (Advocacia-Geral da União, or AGU) and the Chief of the Public Minister (Procuradoria-Geral da República, or PGR) to submit statements expressing their respective views on the arguments presented by the State of Rio de Janeiro and the FRIJAN with respect to the effect of Supplementary Law No.160/17 and the ICMS Convention 190/2017 on the pending action of unconstitutionality. In their respective statements, the plaintiff argued that Supplementary Law No.160/17 and the ICMS Convention 190/2017 do not affect the unconstitutionality of ICMS benefits granted through State Law No. 4,529, while the AGU stated that, in light of the additional legal support provided by Supplementary Law No.160/17 and the ICMS Convention 190/2017, a finding of unconstitutionality of State Law No. 4,529 would not be warranted. In turn, the PGR stated that a decision on the case should be postponed until the Federal Supreme Court completes its analysis of Supplementary Law No.160/17 and ICMS Convention 190/2017. As of the date of these consolidated financial statements, the Federal Supreme Court has not yet ruled on the above-referred petitions filed by the State of Rio de Janeiro and FIRJAN.

The tax benefits accumulated under Ternium Brasil’s ICMS incentive as of the acquisition date amounted to approximately USD 1,089 million. In accordance with the guidance in IFRS 3, the Company recorded as of the acquisition date a provision of USD 651.8 million (including estimated penalties and interest) in connection with this matter, together with an asset of USD 325.9 million arising from its right to recover part of the contingency amount from Thyssenkrup Veerhaven B.V. (USD 526.4 million and USD 263.2 million, respectively, as of March 31, 2019). The calculation of this contingency has been determined taking into consideration the probability of negative outcome for the Company, if any, on an estimated total risk of USD 1,630 million (including estimated penalties and interests).



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Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




10.
CONTINGENCIES, COMMITMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF PROFITS (continued)

Putative class action
 
The Company is aware that, following its November 27, 2018 announcement that its chairman Paolo Rocca was included in an Argentine court investigation known as the Notebooks Case, a putative class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York purportedly on behalf of purchasers of Ternium securities from May 1, 2014 through November 27, 2018. The individual defendants named in the complaint are our chairman, our former CEO, our current CEO and our CFO. That complaint alleges that during the class period (May 2014-November 2018), the Company and the individual defendants inflated the price of Ternium’s ADSs by failing to disclose that sale proceeds received by Ternium when Sidor was expropriated by Venezuela were received or expedited as a result of alleged improper payments made to Argentine officials. The complaint does not specify the damages that plaintiff is seeking. In accordance with a schedule agreed upon between the parties and ordered by the court, the plaintiff is expected to file a consolidated amended complaint by May 15, 2019, and the Company’s response to the amended complaint will be due by July 15, 2019. Management believes the Company has meritorious defenses to these claims; however, at this stage the Company cannot predict the outcome of the claim or the amount or range of loss in case of an unfavorable outcome.

11.    RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

As of March 31, 2019, Techint Holdings S.à r.l. (“Techint”) owned 62.02% of the Company’s share capital and Tenaris Investments S.à r.l. (“Tenaris”) held 11.46% of the Company’s share capital. Each of Techint and Tenaris were controlled by San Faustin S.A., a Luxembourg company (“San Faustin”). Rocca & Partners Stichting Administratiekantoor Aandelen San Faustin (“RP STAK”), a Dutch private foundation (Stichting), held voting shares in San Faustin sufficient in number to control San Faustin. No person or group of persons controls RP STAK.




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TERNIUM S.A.
 
 
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




11.    RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (continued)

The following transactions were carried out with related parties:

 
Three-month period ended
March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
(Unaudited)
(i) Transactions
 
 
 
(a) Sales of goods and services
 
 
 
Sales of goods to non-consolidated parties
130,833

 
197,354

Sales of goods to other related parties
7,432

 
46,408

Sales of services and others to non-consolidated parties
44

 
44

Sales of services and others to other related parties
349

 
300

 
 
 
 
 
138,658

 
244,106

(b) Purchases of goods and services
 
 
 
Purchases of goods from non-consolidated parties
105,991

 
117,872

Purchases of goods from other related parties
10,728

 
10,216

Purchases of services and others from non-consolidated parties
1,861

 
807

Purchases of services and others from other related parties
38,298

 
18,704

 
 
 
 
 
156,878

 
147,599

(c) Financial results
 
 
 
Income with non-consolidated parties
2,659

 
2,065

 
 
 
 
 
2,659

 
2,065

(d) Dividends received
 
 
 
Dividends received from non-consolidated parties
578

 

 
 
 
 
 
578

 

(e) Other income and expenses
 
 
 
Income (expenses), net with non-consolidated parties
225

 
(75
)
Income (expenses), net with other related parties
127

 
286

 
 
 
 
 
352

 
211



 
March 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
(ii) Period-end balances
 
 
 
(a) Arising from sales/purchases of goods/services
 
 
 
Receivables from non-consolidated parties
174,865

 
201,693

Receivables from other related parties
6,530

 
5,975

Advances from non-consolidated parties
14,364

 
2,812

Advances to suppliers with other related parties
6,818

 
7,534

Payables to non-consolidated parties
(24,534
)
 
(37,384
)
Payables to other related parties
(20,806
)
 
(23,495
)
 
 
 
 
 
157,237

 
157,135




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TERNIUM S.A.
 
 
Consolidated Condensed Interim Financial Statements as of March 31, 2019
and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018




12.    FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS BY CATEGORY AND FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT

1)
Financial instruments by category

The accounting policies for financial instruments have been applied to the line items below. According to the scope and definitions set out in IFRS 7 and IAS 32, employers’ rights and obligations under employee benefit plans, and non-financial assets and liabilities such as advanced payments and income tax payables, are not included.
As of March 31, 2019 (in USD thousands)
 
Amortized
cost
 
Assets at fair value through profit or loss
 
Assets at fair value through OCI
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(i) Assets as per statement of financial position
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Receivables
 
423,670

 

 

 
423,670

Derivative financial instruments
 

 
1,615

 

 
1,615

Trade receivables
 
1,245,722

 

 

 
1,245,722

Other investments
 
40,537

 

 
28,211

 
68,748

Cash and cash equivalents
 
195,982

 
268,355

 

 
464,337