By Cecilia Butini


Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine AG said Thursday that it would book around 200 million euros ($237.2 million) in write-offs in its current fiscal year 2021.

The write-offs are due to impairment losses at its Voestalpine Texas site and "to a lesser extent" at Voestalpine Tubulars and will have an impact on the company's earnings before interest and taxes.

They are non-recurring and aren't cash-effective and won't have an impact on company earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, Voestalpine said.

The decision concerning the write-offs became necessary "due to global market changes accentuated by the Covid-19 pandemic," the company said.

Voestalpine also said it expects its Ebitda for the fiscal year ending March 31 to come in a range of EUR800 million-EUR1 billion, assuming no new restrictions are put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

It has previously guided for Ebitda between EUR600 million and EUR1 billion.


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October 22, 2020 09:44 ET (13:44 GMT)

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