This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

ArcelorMittal Reports Second Quarter 2012 And Half Year 2012 Results

Steel shipments for 2Q 2012 were 6.8 million tonnes, a decrease of 9.2% as compared to 7.5 million tonnes for 1Q 2012. Steel shipments decreased due to lower demand in Europe, following the end of restocking, and lower exports.

Sales in the Flat Carbon Europe segment were $7.2 billion for 2Q 2012, a decrease of 6.4% as compared to $7.7 billion for 1Q 2012. Sales decreased primarily due to lower steel shipment volumes offset in part by higher average steel selling prices (+2.7%) in dollars despite euro currency depreciation.

EBITDA for 2Q 2012 was $381 million as compared to $130 million for 1Q 2012. Higher profitability was primarily driven by higher average selling prices and lower cost (benefit from lower average inventory cost) partially offset by lower steel shipment volumes. EBITDA for 2Q 2012 includes $136 million of DDH income recognized during the quarter as compared to $159 million DDH income for 1Q 2012.

Operating performance in 2Q 2012 was negatively impacted by restructuring costs totaling $176 million associated with the project to close two blast furnaces, sinter plant, steel shop and continuous casters in Liege, Belgium. Operating performance in 1Q 2012 was negatively impacted by restructuring costs totalling $56 million associated with separation schemes primarily relating to Polish entities as part of the implementation of the Asset Optimisation Plan.

Long Carbon Americas and Europe
(USDm) unless otherwise shown   2Q 12   1Q 12   2Q 11   1H 12   1H 11
Sales   $5,698   $5,763   $6,664   $11,461   $12,553
EBITDA   564   437   610   1,001   1,090
Operating income   333   110   358   443   568
Crude steel production (Mt)   5,885   5,785   6,414   11,670   12,473
Steel shipments (Mt)   5,839   5,738   6,167   11,577   12,039
Average steel selling price (US$/t)   885   910   973   898   938
EBITDA/tonne (US$/t)   97   76   99   86   91
Operating income /tonne (US$/t)   57   19   58   38   47

Long Carbon Americas and Europe crude steel production amounted to 5.9 million tonnes for 2Q 2012, an increase of 1.7% as compared to 5.8 million tonnes for 1Q 2012.

11 of 21

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.99 0.00%
FB $102.01 0.00%
GOOG $682.40 0.00%
TSLA $151.04 0.00%
YHOO $27.04 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 15,973.84 +313.66 2.00%
S&P 500 1,864.78 +35.70 1.95%
NASDAQ 4,337.5120 +70.6750 1.66%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs