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Metalloinvest announces 2020 IFRS financial results

24 February 2021

Metalloinvest (the Company), a leading global iron ore and HBI producer, and one of the regional producers of high-quality steel, today publishes its audited IFRS financial results for the full year ended 31 December 2020.

Management comments

Nazim Efendiev, CEO of Management Company Metalloinvest, commented:

In 2020, the Metalloinvest's strategy aimed at improving product quality and ensuring sustainable sales has demonstrated its resilience. Despite external challenges, the Company has reported a good set of financial results. The main development of the past year was the COVID-19 pandemic, and Metalloinvest took several measures to ensure not only the safety of our employees but also of the residents of the regions we are present in. Extensive programmes to support the regional healthcare system were promptly deployed and employee salaries were increased twice during the year. Continuing our focus on sustainable development, we presented our Qualitative Change Strategy to 2032 in February 2021. Metalloinvest's mission is to be the evolutionary basis of modern metallurgy for future generations. We see our Company as a world-leading producer of high quality iron ore, metallised and steel products, which are at the heart of the steel industry's transition towards green technologies and a reduced carbon footprint.

Alexey Voronov, Deputy CEO Chief Financial Officer of Management Company Metalloinvest, added:

In 2020, the Company's EBITDA amounted to USD 2.5 bn, slightly behind last year. The Company's efforts were largely aimed at optimising costs, which ensured an increase in EBITDA margin to 38.5% from 36.1% a year earlier. It is worth noting the contribution of the fourth quarter to full year results EBITDA, which amounted to USD 838 mn, became the Companys highest quarterly indicator over the past 8 years. We expect favourable market conditions to continue in early 2021. Significant efforts have been made to reduce leverage, improve the parameters of the Company's debt portfolio and expand sources of liquidity. Thus, in 2020, almost USD 260 mn was spent on debt repayment, several refinancing transactions were completed, including through successful public borrowings in the local market at record low rates, and new credit lines were opened. As a result, the Total Debt of the Company decreased by 9.5% to USD 3.7 bn, and repayments in 20212022 amounted to USD 0.5 bn, which is fully guaranteed by the available amount of liquidity. The Net Debt / EBITDA at the end of 2020 was 1.3x, which is a comfortable level for the implementation of the investment programme in full.

Financial highlights

  • Revenue USD 6,409 mn (-7.9% y-o-y)
  • EBITDA USD 2,471 mn (-1.7%)
  • EBITDA margin 38.5% vs. 36.1% in 2019
  • Net Income USD 1,337 mn (-22.8%)
  • Total Debt USD 3,675 mn (-9.5% compared to 31 December 2019)
  • Net Debt / EBITDA 1.3 vs. 1.5x as of 31 December 2019
  • Capital Expenditure USD 496 mn (-4.0%)

Production highlights

  • Iron ore 40.4 mn tonnes (+0.5%)
  • Pellets 27.6 mn tonnes (-1.8%)
  • HBI/DRI 7.8 mn tonnes (-0.9%)
  • Hot metal 2.3 mn tonnes (-16.3%)
  • Crude steel 5.0 mn tonnes (+2.0%)

Key corporate highlights

Operating activities and capital expenditure

  • Launch of CCM #3 at OEMK following the completion of its technical re-equipping
  • Modernisation of the beneficiation plant at MGOK to increase the plants iron ore concentrate production
  • Reconstruction of Pellet Plant #3 at MGOK for implementing advanced technology of additional concentrate grinding
  • Launch of pilot production of premium pellets for metallisation at MGOK
  • Completion of a major overhaul of Pellet Plant and launch of a Ball Rolling Mill at OEMK
  • Introduction of advanced conveyor technology at MGOK for transporting ore from the open pit mine with a capacity of 15 mn tonnes of ore per year
  • Commissioning of a new steam boilers at Ural Steel combined heat and power plant
  • Launch of Blast Furnace #2 at Ural Steel following modernisation

Financing

  • New credit rating AA+ (RU) with a stable outlook obtained from Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)
  • BB+ rating with a stable outlook affirmed by Fitch
  • Issue of new bonds series BO-04 and BO-10 through a public offering for a total amount of RUB 15 bn
  • Additional agreements signed with ING Bank on the extension of two credit lines for a total amount of USD 200 mn (or EUR equivalent). The interest rate of one of the credit lines in the amount of USD 100 mn (or EUR equivalent) is linked to the change in the Companys ESG-rating from EcoVadis
  • Incorporating sustainability-linked provisions into the pre-export finance facility (PXF-2019/2)
  • New credit lines with Sberbank (RUB 25 bn), Gazprombank (RUB 15 bn), Credit Bank of Moscow (RUB 7 bn) and IBEC (EUR 40 mn) with a repayment period of 37 years
Documents
Download PDF (211.78 Kb) Financial Results FY 2020 Press release
Download PDF (1.56 Mb) Financial Results FY 2020 Report
Download PDF (2.82 Mb) Financial Results FY 2020 Presentation
Download XLSX (54.77 Kb) Financial Results FY 2020 Report
Artem Lavrischev

Artem Lavrischev

Director of Finance and Economics Development Department
E-mail: ir@metalloinvest.com
Tel.: +7 (495) 981-55-55

For more information, please contact the Finance and Economics Development Department

 
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