For the second quarter Steel Dynamics reported earnings of 31 cents a share, beating the Capital IQ Consensus of 30 cents a share by 1 cent. Revenue grew 15% year-over-year to $2.07 billion, above analysts' estimates of $1.99 billion.
On Monday Steel Dynamics announced it will purchase Severstal's Columbus mini-mill for about $1.63 billion. The plant is expected to increase the company's annual steel shipping capacity by 40% to 11 tons.
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