Gerdau S.A. - Consolidated Information
3rd quarter of 2012 Highlights
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Nov. 1, 2012
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Gerdau ceases its efforts
to identify a strategic partner for its integrated mining project and
reaffirms its commitment to the project, implementing an own investment plan.
Ongoing prospecting and studies estimate total iron resources at 6.3 billion
tonnes, with iron content greater than 40%.
Shipments of steel products reached 4.8 million tonnes in the 3Q12, small
reduction when compared to 3Q11.
Net Sales reached R$ 9.8 billion in the 3Q12, 10% more than 3Q11, due to the
higher net sales per tonne shipped in all Company's business operations.
3Q12 EBITDA reached R$ 1.0 billion, compared to R$ 1.2 billion in the 3Q11 and
2Q12. The EBITDA margin reached 11% in the 3Q12, lower than the 14% recorded
in 3Q11 and 12% in 2Q12, due to increase on raw material costs that outpaced
the growth in net sales per tonne shipped.
Net Income totaled R$ 408 million in the 3Q12.
Investments in fixed assets totaled R$ 904 million in the 3Q12.
Net Debt was R$ 12.0 billion on September 30, 2012, representing 2.8 times the
last twelve months EBITDA.
Metalurgica Gerdau S.A. and Gerdau S.A. deliberated the dividend payment, in
the form of interest on equity, of, respectively, R$ 36.6 million (R$
0.09/share) and R$ 119 million (R$ 0.07/share), based on 3Q12 results, and
will start to be paid on November 23rd, 2012.
Gerdau S.A. informs that it is filling today its 3Q12 results at the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and at the Comissao de Valores
Mobiliarios (CVM), which are available at Gerdau's website. To access this
document, please click on http://ri.gerdau.com/enu/s-6-enu.html?idioma=enu
The 3Q12 Valuation Guide is also available at Gerdau's website
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SOURCE Gerdau S.A.
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