Sims Metal Management Limited (the “Company”) (ASX: SGM)(NYSE: SMS) expects, subject to the completion of its audit and board approval, that underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) before significant items for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2012 as presented in the attached reconciliation to be circa $253 million. Results were impacted by difficult operating conditions, particularly in North America, as indicated in the earnings update that was released to the market on 25 May 2012. These conditions and certain significant items adversely impacted operating margins and equity accounted profits particularly in June. Statutory net loss after tax is expected to be circa $521 million for Fiscal 2012 after $594 million of non-cash goodwill (after-tax) impairment, all of which was recorded in the first half result. Revenue for Fiscal 2012 is expected to be circa $9 billion.
Scrap intake and shipments in Fiscal 2012 were each circa 14.4 million tonnes. Net debt as of 30 June 2012 was circa $293 million representing 11 percent of total capital.
The Company will release its final results to the market on 23 August 2012.
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