Ternium Announces Second Quarter and First Half 2013 Results

Ternium Announces Second Quarter and First Half 2013 Results 
LUXEMBOURG -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/13 --  Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX)
today announced its results for the second quarter and first half
ended June 30, 2013. 
The financial and operational information contained in this press
release is based on Ternium S.A.'s operational data and consolidated
financial statements prepared in accordance with International
Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and presented in U.S. dollars
(USD) and metric tons. 


 
                                                                            
Summary of Second Quarter 2013 Results                                      
                                                                            
                               2Q 2013(1)    1Q 2013(1)       2Q 2012(2)    
                                                                            
Steel Shipments (tons)          2,213,000   2,241,000  -1%  2,173,000     2%
Iron Ore Shipments (tons)       1,218,000   1,101,000  11%    462,000   164%
Net Sales (USD million)           2,134.4     2,135.7  -0%    2,157.2    -1%
Operating Income (USD million)      276.0       271.8   2%      259.0     7%
EBITDA (USD million)                370.5       367.7   1%      349.4     6%
EBITDA per Ton(3) (USD)             167.4       164.0           160.8       
EBITDA Margin (% of net sales)         17%         17%             16%      
Equity in Losses of Non-                                                    
 Consolidated Companies             (10.3)      (15.9)          (19.6)      
Net Income (USD million)            134.4       151.4           115.4       
Equity Holders' Net Income                                                  
 (USD million)                      102.7       129.3           101.4       
Earnings per ADS (USD)              
 0.52        0.66            0.52       
                                                                            
(1) Iron ore shipments in 2013 include Ternium's interest in Pena Colorada. 
Starting on January 1, 2013, Pena Colorada and Exiros have been             
proportionally consolidated. Comparative amounts for both companies show    
them as investments in non-consolidated companies and their results are     
included within "Equity in earnings (losses) of non-consolidated companies" 
in the consolidated income statement.                                       
(2) Certain comparative amounts have been reclassified to conform to changes
in presentation in the current period, and also to reflect the changes in   
connection with the completion of the purchase price allocation of Usiminas.
(3) Consolidated EBITDA divided by steel shipments                          
                                                                            

 
--  EBITDA(4) of USD370.5 million in the second quarter 2013, relatively
    stable compared to EBITDA in the first quarter 2013.
--  Earnings per American Depositary Share (ADS)(5) of USD0.52 in the
    second quarter 2013, a USD0.14 lower result per ADS than in the first
    quarter 2013 mainly due to higher income tax expenses, including a
    USD0.06 non-recurring income tax loss per ADS related to the
    settlement of a claim from the Mexican tax authorities, and a
    sequential increase in non-controlling interest results in the second
    quarter 2013.
--  Capital expenditures of USD289.6 million in the second quarter 2013,
    up from USD218.1 million in the first quarter 2013. Tenigal is
    concluding the construction of its facility in Monterrey, Mexico and
    produced its first hot dip galvanized coil during July.
--  Net debt position of USD1.7 billion at the end of June 2013, up from
    USD1.5 billion at the end of March 2013.

  
Operating income in the second quarter 2013 was USD276.0 million,
relatively stable compared to that of the first quarter 2013 as a
result of relatively stable net sales and operating cost(6).
Ternium's net income in the second quarter 2013 was USD134.4 million,
a USD17.0 million lower result compared to net income in the first
quarter 2013 mainly due to a USD13.7 million non-recurring income tax
charge in the second quarter 2013 in connection with the settlement
of a claim from the Mexican tax authorities related to fiscal year
2004 and a higher effective tax rate due to higher net income from
Siderar. 
Operating income in the second quarter 2013 was USD17.0 million
higher than in the second quarter 2012, mainly as a result of higher
iron ore sales to third parties. Net income in the second quarter
2013 was USD19.0 million higher year-over-year mainly due to the
above mentioned increase in operating income and better results from
non-consolidated companies, partially offset by a higher income tax
expense. 


 
                                                                            
Summary of First Half 2013 Results                                          
                                                1H 2013(1)     1H 2012(2)   
                                                                            
Steel Shipments (tons)                           4,454,000   4,335,000    3%
Iron Ore Shipments (tons)                        2,319,000     915,000  154%
Net Sales (USD million)                            4,270.2     4,339.1   -2%
Operating Income (USD million)                       547.8       543.1    1%
EBITDA (USD million)                                 738.2       722.4    2%
EBITDA per Ton (USD)                                 165.7       166.6      
EBITDA Margin (% of net sales)                          17%         17%     
Equity in Losses of Non-Consolidated Companies       (26.2)      (35.0)     
Net Income (USD million)                             285.8       286.6      
Equity Holders' Net Income (USD million)             232.0       243.4      
Earnings per ADS (USD)                                1.18        1.24      
                                                                            

 
--  EBITDA(7) of USD738.2 million in the first half 2013, slight
ly higher
    than EBITDA in the first half 2012.
--  Earnings per ADS(8) of USD1.18 in the first half 2013, USD0.06 lower
    than in the first half 2012.
--  Capital expenditures of USD507.7 million in the first half 2013, up
    from USD406.5 million in the first half 2012.

  
Operating income in the first half 2013 was USD547.8 million,
relatively stable compared to operating income in the first half 2012
as a result of slightly lower net sales and operating cost. Net
income in the first half 2013 was USD285.8 million, similar to that
obtained in the first half 2012 due to the above mentioned stable
operating income, better results from non-consolidated companies and
a lower income tax expense, offset by an increase in financial
expenses. 
Outlook 
Steel shipments in Ternium's main markets remain healthy. In Mexico,
activity continues at a good pace in the industrial sector, while the
country's commercial sector, which is more closely tied to
construction, has yet to benefit from increased infrastructure
investment. In the Southern Region, the shipment levels of the second
quarter 2013 are expected to continue into the third quarter. 
Ternium anticipates a reduction in operating income in the third
quarter 2013 compared to the second quarter 2013 mainly as a result
of lower average prices in Argentina and Mexico. Average prices in
Mexico are expected to decrease mainly due to lower contract prices,
which are set in accordance to prior quarters' price levels. 
Analysis of Second Quarter 2013 Results  
Net income attributable to Ternium's equity holders in the second
quarter 2013 was USD102.7 million, compared to a net income of
USD101.4 million in the second quarter 2012. Including
non-controlling interest, net income for the second quarter 2013 was
USD134.4 million, compared to a net income of USD115.4 million in the
second quarter 2012. Earnings per ADS in the second quarter 2013 were
USD0.52, similar to earnings in the second quarter 2012. 
Net sales in the second quarter 2013 were USD2.1 billion, 1% lower
than net sales in the second quarter 2012, mainly as a result of
lower steel products sales in Mexico, partially offset by higher
steel products sales in the Southern Region and higher iron ore sales
to third parties. The following table shows Ternium's total
consolidated net sales for the second quarter 2013 and 2012: 


 
                                                                            
                                           Net Sales (million USD)          
                                      2Q 2013           2Q 2012       Dif.  
  Mexico                                  1,028.2           1,127.0      -9%
  Southern Region                           741.9             677.3      10%
  Other Markets                             323.7             344.0      -6%
                                 ----------------  ----------------  ------ 
Total steel products net sales            2,093.8           2,148.3      -3%
  Other products(1)                           6.8               8.9     -24%
Total steel segment net sales             2,100.6           2,157.2      -3%
                                                                            
Total mining segment net sales              101.8              44.4     130%
Intersegment eliminations                   (68.0)            (44.4)     53%
Total net sales                           2,134.4           2,157.2      -1%
                                                                            
(1) The item "Other products" primarily includes pig iron and pre-engineered
metal buildings.                                                            

 
Cost of sales was USD1.7 billion in the second quarter 2013, a
decrease of USD33.9 million compared to the second quarter 2012. This
was principally due to a USD52.6 million, or 4%, decrease in raw
material and consumables used, mainly reflecting a decrease in raw
material and purchase slabs costs, partially offset by a 2% increase
in shipment volumes and higher energy costs; and an USD18.7 million
increase in other costs, including a USD14.4 million increase in
labor cost and a USD6.7 million increase in maintenance expenses. 
Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) expenses in the second
quarter 2013 were USD215.8 million, or 10.1% of net sales, an
increase of USD4.4 million compared to the second quarter 2012,
mainly due to higher taxes and contributions (other than income tax). 
Operating income in the second quarter 2013 was USD276.0 million, or
12.9% of net sales, compared to operating income of USD259.0 million,
or 12.0% of net sales, in the second quarter 2012. The following
table shows Ternium's operating income by segment for the second
quarter 2013 and the second quarter 2012: 


 
                                                                            
                                 Mining     Intersegment                    
             Steel segment       segment    eliminations        Total       
   USD       2Q        2Q       2Q     2Q     2Q     2Q     2Q        2Q    
  million   2013      2012     2013   2012   2013   2012   2013      2012   
  Net                                                                       
   Sales   2,100.6   2,157.3  101.8   44.4  (68.0) (44.4) 2,134.4   2,157.2 
  Cost of                                                                   
   sales  (1,652.7) (1,701.2) (76.3) (34.8)  75.3   48.3 (1,653.8) (1,687.7)
  SG&A                                                                      
   expenses (210.8)   (209.6)  (5.0)  (1.8)     -      -   (215.8)   (211.4)
  Other                                                            
         
   operating                                                                   
   income,                                                                   
   net        10.9       0.7    0.3    0.1      -      -     11.1       0.8 
 Operating                                                                   
  income     247.9     247.2   20.8    7.9    7.3    3.9    276.0     259.0 
                                                                            
EBITDA       336.9     333.7   26.2   11.7    7.3    3.9    370.5     349.4 

 
Steel reporting segment 
The steel segment's operating income was USD247.9 million in the
second quarter 2013, relatively stable compared to the second quarter
2012, reflecting lower sales and operating cost. 
Net sales of steel products in the second quarter 2013 decreased 3%
compared to the second quarter 2012, reflecting a USD43 decrease in
steel revenue per ton shipped, mainly due to lower steel prices in
Mexico and Other Markets, partially offset by higher prices and a
higher value mix in the Southern Region. Shipments increased 39,600
tons, or 2%, compared to the second quarter 2012, mainly due to
higher sales volume in the Southern Region and Other Markets,
partially offset by lower sales volume in Mexico. 


 
                              Net Sales                   Shipments         
                            (million USD)              (thousand tons)      
                         2Q        2Q                2Q        2Q           
                        2013      2012    Dif.      2013      2012    Dif.  
  Mexico               1,028.2   1,127.0     -9%   1,191.4   1,222.6     -3%
  Southern Region        741.9     677.3     10%     662.6     624.1      6%
  Other Markets          323.7     344.0     -6%     358.9     326.5     10%
                     --------- --------- ------  --------- --------- ------ 
Total steel products   2,093.8   2,148.3     -3%   2,212.9   2,173.3      2%
  Other products(1)        6.8       8.9    -24%                            
                     --------- --------- ------                             
Total steel segment    2,100.6   2,157.2     -3%                            
 
                           Revenue / ton      
                             (USD/ton)        
                         2Q       2Q          
                        2013     2012   Dif.  
  Mexico                   863     922     -6%
  Southern Region        1,120   1,085      3%
  Other Markets            902   1,054    -14%
                     --------- ------- ------ 
Total steel products       946     989     -4%
  Other products(1)                           
                                              
Total steel segment                           
                                                                            
(1) Primarily includes pig iron and pre-engineered metal buildings.         

 
Operating cost decreased 2% due to a 4% decrease in operating cost per
ton, partially offset by a 2% increase in shipment volumes. The
decrease in operating cost per ton was mainly due to lower raw
material and purchased slabs costs, partially offset by an increase
in energy and labor costs, maintenance expenses and taxes (other than
income tax). 
Mining reporting segment 
The mining segment's operating income was USD20.8 million in the
second quarter 2013, an increase of USD12.9 million compared to the
second quarter 2012, mainly reflecting higher sales of iron ore. 
Sales of mining products in the second quarter 2013 were 130% higher
than in the second quarter 2012. Shipments were 1.2 million tons,
164% higher than in the second quarter 2012 and revenue per ton was
USD84, 13% lower than in the second quarter 2012. The year-over-year
differences were mainly due to the proportional consolidation of Pena
Colorada and higher iron ore sales. 


 
                                                                            
                                                    Mining segment          
                                              2Q 2013      2Q 2012     Dif. 
Net Sales (million USD)                           101.8          44.4   130%
Shipments (thousand tons)                       1,217.6         461.9   164%
Revenue per ton (USD/ton)                            84            96   -13%

 
Operating cost increased 122% year-over-year, due to a 164% increase
in shipment volumes, partially offset by a 16% decrease in operating
cost per ton, mainly as a result of the proportional consolidation of
Pena Colorada, which has a lower cost per ton of production than that
of Las Encinas'. 
EBITDA in the second quarter 2013 was USD370.5 million, or 17.4% of
net sales, compared with USD349.4 million, or 16.2% of net sales, in
the second quarter 2012. 
Net financial results were a USD38.5 million loss in the second
quarter 2013, compared with a USD42.5 million loss in the second
quarter 2012. 
During the second quarter 2013, Ternium's net interest results
totaled a loss of USD27.4 million, compared with a USD37.7 million
loss in the second quarter 2012, reflecting lower indebtedness and
lower weighted average interest rates. 
Equity in results of non-consolidated companies was a loss of USD10.3
million in the second quarter 2013, compared to a loss of USD19.6
million in the second quarter 2012, mainly due to a better result in
Usiminas partially offset by the proportional consolidation of Pena
Colorada in 2013. 
Income tax expense in the second quarter 2013 was USD92.8 million, or
41% of income before income tax, compared with an income tax expense
of USD81.5 million in the same period in 2012, or 41% of income
before income tax. Income tax expense in the second quarter 2013
included a USD13.7 million non-recurring loss in connection to the
settlement of a claim from the Mexican tax authorities related to
fiscal year 2004. Income tax expense in the second quarter 2012
included a USD10.5 million non-recurring loss related to an amendment
of a previous period tax return in Mexico. Excluding the effect of
these non-recurring losses, income tax in the second quarter 2013 and
2012 would have been 35% and 36% of income before income tax,
respectively. 
Analysis of First Half 2013 Results  
Net income attributable to Ternium's equity holders in the first half
2013 was USD232.0 million, compared to a net income of USD243.4
million in the first half 2012. Including non-controlling interest,
net income for the first half 2013 was USD285.8 million, compared to
a net income of USD286.6 million in the first half 2012. Earnings per
ADS in the first half 2013 were USD1.18, compared to earnings of
USD1.24 in the first half 2012. 
Net sales in the first half 2013 were USD4.3 billion, 2% lower than
net sales in the first half 2012, mainly as a result of lower steel
products sales in Mexico and Other Markets, partially offset by
higher steel products sales in the Southern Region and higher iron
ore sales to third parties. The following table shows Ternium's total
consolidated net sales for the first half 2013 and 2012: 


 
                                              Net Sales (million USD)       
                                          1H 2013         1H 2012      Dif. 
   Mexico                                    2,092.9         2,284.1     -8%
   Southern Region                           1,430.6         1,343.5      6%
   Other Markets                               670.4           698.0     -4%
                                       -------------  --------------  ----- 
Total steel products net sales               4,193.9         4,325.6     -3%
  Other products(1)                             13.9            13.2      5%
Total steel segment net sales                4,207.8         4,338.9     -3%
                                                                            
Total mining segment net sales                 201.6            89.8    124%
Intersegment eliminations                     (139.2)          (89.6)    55%
Total net sales                              4,270.2         4,339.1     -2%
                                                                            
(1) The item "Other products" primarily includes pig iron and pre-engineered
metal buildings.                                                            

 
Cost of sales was USD3.3 billion in the first half 2013, a decrease of
USD74.7 million compared to the first half 2012. This was principally
due to a USD120.0 million, or 4%, decrease in raw material and
consumables used, mainly reflecting a decrease in raw material and
purchased slabs costs, partially offset by a 3% increase in shipment
volumes and higher energy costs; and a USD45.3 m
illion increase in
other costs, including a USD28.5 million increase in labor cost and
an USD18.1 million increase in maintenance expenses. 
Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) expenses in the first half
2013 were USD423.0 million, or 9.9% of net sales, an increase of
USD8.4 million compared to the first half 2012, mainly including
higher taxes and contributions (other than income tax) and freight
and transportation expenses, partially offset by lower services and
labor expenses. 
Operating income in the first half 2013 was USD547.8 million, or
12.8% of net sales, compared to operating income of USD543.1 million,
or 12.5% of net sales, in the first half 2012. The following table
shows Ternium's operating income by segment for the first half 2013
and the first half 2012. 


 
                                      Steel segment        Mining segment   
           USD million             1H 2013     1H 2012    1H 2013   1H 2012 
  Net Sales                         4,207.8     4,338.9     201.6      89.8 
  Cost of sales                    (3,308.6)   (3,395.6)   (142.3)    (78.2)
  SG&A expenses                      (408.9)     (411.4)    (14.0)     (3.1)
  Other operating income                                                    
   (expenses), net                     11.5         4.2      (0.0)      0.0 
Operating income (expense)            501.8       536.0      45.2       8.5 
                                                                            
EBITDA                                676.6       707.8      60.7      16.0 
                                                                            
 
                                    Intersegment                            
                                    eliminations              Total         
           USD million            1H 2013   1H 2012    1H 2013     1H 2012  
  Net Sales                        (139.2)    (89.6)    4,270.2     4,339.1 
  Cost of sales                     140.0      88.2    (3,310.9)   (3,385.6)
  SG&A expenses                         -         -      (423.0)     (414.6)
  Other operating income                                                    
   (expenses), net                      -         -        11.5         4.2 
Operating income (expense)            0.8      (1.4)      547.8       543.1 
                                                                            
EBITDA                                0.8      (1.4)      738.2       722.4 

 
Steel reporting segment 
The steel segment's operating income was USD501.8 million in the
first half 2013, a decrease of USD34.2 million compared to the first
half 2012, reflecting lower sales partially offset by lower operating
cost. 
Net sales of steel products in the first half 2013 decreased 3%
compared to the first half 2012, reflecting a USD56 decrease in steel
revenue per ton shipped, mainly due to lower steel prices in Mexico
and Other Markets. Shipments increased 118,800 tons, or 3%, compared
to the first half 2012, mainly due to higher sales volume in Southern
Region and Other Markets. 


 
                                                                            
                                 Net Sales                 Shipments        
                               (million USD)            (thousand tons)     
                          1H 2013   1H 2012  Dif.   1H 2013   1H 2012  Dif. 
  Mexico                   2,092.9   2,284.1   -8%   2,440.6   2,456.7   -1%
  Southern Region          1,430.6   1,343.5    6%   1,271.3   1,221.0    4%
  Other Markets              670.4     698.0   -4%     742.4     657.8   13%
                         --------- --------- ----  --------- --------- ---- 
                                                                            
Total steel products       4,193.9   4,325.6   -3%   4,454.3   4,335.5    3%
  Other products(1)           13.9      13.2    5%                          
                         --------- --------- ----                           
Total steel segment        4,207.8   4,338.9   -3%                          
                                                                            
 
                                                 
                         Revenue / ton (USD/ton) 
                         1H 2013   1H 2012  Dif. 
  Mexico                      858       930   -8%
  Southern Region           1,125     1,100    2%
  Other Markets               903     1,061  -15%
                        --------- --------- ---- 
                                                 
Total steel products          942       998   -6%
  Other products(1)                              
                                                 
Total steel segment                              
                                                 
(1) Primarily includes pig iron and pre-engineered metal buildings.         

 
Operating cost decreased 2%, due to a 5% decrease in operating cost
per ton, partially offset by a 3% increase in shipment volumes. The
decrease in operating cost per ton was mainly due to lower raw
material costs, purchased slabs costs and services expenses,
partially offset by higher energy and labor costs, maintenance,
freight and transportation expenses, and taxes (other than income
tax). 
Mining reporting segment 
The mining segment's operating income was USD45.2 million in the
first half 2013, an increase of USD36.7 million compared to the first
half 2012 mainly reflecting the proportional consolidation of Pena
Colorada's mining operations in the first half 2013 and higher iron
ore sales. 
Sales of mining products in the first half 2013 were 124% higher than
in the first half 2012. Shipments were 2.3 million tons, 154% higher
than in the first half 2012, and revenue per ton was USD87, 12% lower
than in the first half 2012. The year-over-year differences were
mainly due to the proportional consolidation of Pena Colorada and
higher iron ore sales. 


 
                                                                            
                                                    Mining segment          
                                              1H 2013      1H 2012     Dif. 
Net Sales (million USD)                           201.6          89.8   124%
Shipments (thousand tons)                       2,318.9         914.6   154%
Revenue per ton (USD/ton)                            87            98   -12%

 
Operating cost increased 92% year-over-year, due to a 154% increase in
shipment volumes, partially offset by a 24% decrease in operating
cost per ton, mainly reflecting the proportional consolidation of
Pena Colorada, which has a cost per ton of production lower than that
of Las Encinas', and a higher operating cost per ton in the first
quarter 2012 as a result of substantial purchases of third parties'
ore due to a blockade at Las Encinas facilities that was lifted
during March 2012. 
EBITDA in the first half 2013 was USD738.2 million, or 17.3% of net
sales, compared with USD722.4 million, or 16.6% of net sales, in the
first half 2012. 
Net financial results were a USD79.3 million loss in the first half
2013, compared with a USD56.5 million loss in the first half 2012. 
During the first half 2013, Ternium's net interest results totaled a
loss of USD57.1 million, compared with a USD65.8 million loss in the
first half 2012, reflecting lower indebtedness and lower weighted
average interest rates. 
Net foreign exchange result was a loss of USD6.6 million in the first
half 2013 compared to a gain of USD5.5 million in the first half
2012.  
Change in fair value of financial instruments included in net
financial results in the first half 2013 was a USD9.9 million loss,
mainly related to results from changes in the fair value of financial
asset
s, compared with a USD10.7 million gain in the first half 2012,
mainly related to certain derivative instruments entered into to
compensate for the interest rate charges derived from Ternium's
Argentine subsidiary Siderar's Argentine Peso denominated financial
debt. 
Equity in results of non-consolidated companies was a loss of USD26.2
million in the first half 2013, compared to a loss of USD35.0 million
in the first half 2012, mainly as a result of a better result in
Usiminas partially offset by the proportional consolidation of Pena
Colorada in 2013. 
Income tax expense in the first half 2013 was USD156.6 million, or
35% of income before income tax, compared with an income tax expense
of USD165.1 million in the same period in 2012, or 37% of income.
Income tax expense in the first half 2013 included a USD13.7 million
non-recurring loss in connection to the settlement of a claim from
the Mexican tax authorities related to fiscal year 2004. Income tax
expense in the first half 2012 included a USD10.5 million
non-recurring loss related to an amendment of a previous period tax
return in Mexico. Excluding the effect of these non-recurring losses,
income tax in the first half 2013 and 2012 would have been 32% and
34% of income before income tax, respectively. 
Cash Flow and Liquidity 
Net cash provided by operating activities in the first half 2013 was
USD555.5 million. Working capital decreased USD121.5 million in the
first half 2013 as a result of a USD43.1 million decrease in
inventories, an aggregate USD65.8 million increase in accounts
payable and other liabilities and an aggregate USD12.5 million net
decrease in trade and other receivables. Inventories decreased in the
first half 2013 mainly reflecting a decrease in inventories of
purchased steel, on lower volumes and higher costs, partially offset
by higher costs and volumes of raw materials. 
Capital expenditures in the first half 2013 were USD507.7 million.
Ternium's ongoing projects included, among others, in Mexico the
construction of a greenfield facility for the manufacture of cold
rolled and galvanized steel products (Pesqueria/Tenigal project) and,
in Argentina, the expansion of specialty steel production capacity,
repairs and enhancements at the coking and blast furnace areas, and
the expansion and enhancements at the hot strip mill. 
In the first half 2013, Ternium had free cash flow of USD47.9
million(9). The company's net repayments of borrowings in the first
half 2013 were USD133.7 million, mainly due to a USD200.0 million
repayment of Ternium Mexico's syndicated loan facility, partially
offset by net borrowings of short-term debt. In addition, net
dividends paid to shareholders were USD127.6 million and net
dividends paid to minority shareholders were USD27.4 million. As of
June 30, 2013, Ternium's net debt position was USD1.7(10) billion. 
Net cash provided by operating activities in the second quarter 2013
was USD207.7 million. Working capital decreased USD70.7 million in
the second quarter 2013 as a result of an aggregate USD78.1 million
net decrease in trade and other receivables and an aggregate USD2.9
million net increase in accounts payable and other liabilities,
partially offset by a USD10.3 million increase in inventories.
Inventories increased in the second quarter 2013 mainly reflecting
higher volumes and costs of raw materials, partially offset by lower
volumes of goods in transit and a decrease in inventories of
purchased steel, on lower volumes and higher costs. Ternium had
negative free cash flow of USD81.9 million(11) in the period. 
Forward Looking Statements 
Some of the statements contained in this press release are
"forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements are based on
management's current views and assumptions and involve known and
unknown risks that could cause actual results, performance or events
to differ materially from those expressed or implied by those
statements. These risks include but are not limited to risks arising
from uncertainties as to gross domestic product, related market
demand, global production capacity, tariffs, cyclicality in the
industries that purchase steel products and other factors beyond
Ternium's control. 
About Ternium 
Ternium is a leading steel producer in Latin America, with an annual
production capacity of approximately 10.8 million tons of finished
steel products. The company manufactures and processes a broad range
of value-added steel products for customers active in the
construction, automotive, home appliances, capital goods, container,
food and energy industries. With production facilities located in
Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, the southern United States and
Guatemala, Ternium serves markets in the Americas through its
integrated manufacturing system and extensive distribution network.
In addition, Ternium participates in the control group of Usiminas, a
Brazilian steel company. More information about Ternium is available
at www.ternium.com. 
(4) EBITDA in the second quarter 2013 equals operating income of
USD276.0 million adjusted to exclude depreciation and amortization of
USD94.5 million.
 (5) Each American Depositary Share (ADS) represents
10 shares of Ternium's common stock. Results are based on a weighted
average number of shares of common stock outstanding (net of treasury
shares) of 1,963,076,776.
 (6) Operating cost equals cost of sales
plus SG&A.
 (7) EBITDA in the first half 2013 equals operating income
of USD547.8 million adjusted to exclude depreciation and amortization
of USD190.3 million.
 (8) Each American Depositary Share (ADS)
represents 10 shares of Ternium's common stock. Results are based on
a weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding (net
of treasury shares) of 1,963,076,776.
 (9) Free cash flow in the
first half 2013 equals net cash provided by operating activities of
USD555.5 million less capital expenditures of USD507.7 million.
 (10)
Net debt position at June 30, 2013 equals borrowings of USD2.2
billion less cash and equivalents plus other investments of USD0.5
billion.
 (11) Negative free cash flow in the second quarter 2013
equals net cash provided by operating activities of USD207.7 million
less capital expenditures of USD289.6 million.  


 
                                                                            
                                                                            
Consolidated income statement                                               
                                                                            
             USD million              2Q 2013   2Q 2012   1H 2013   1H 2012 
                                         (Unaudited)         (Unaudited)    
  Net sales                           2,134.4   2,157.2   4,270.2   4,339.1 
  Cost of sales                      (1,653.8) (1,687.7) (3,310.9) (3,385.6)
                                     --------- --------- --------- ---------
Gross profit                           480.7     469.5     959.3     953.5  
  Selling, general and                                                      
   administrative expenses            (215.8)   (211.4)   (422.9)   (414.6) 
  Other operating income, net           11.1      0.8       11.5      4.2   
                                     --------- --------- --------- ---------
Operating income                       276.0     259.0     547.8     543.1  
                                                                            
  Interest expense                     (30.4)    (40.4)    (63.7)    (77.3) 
  Interest income                       2.9       2.7       6.6       11.5  
  Other financial (expenses) income,                                        
   net                                 (11.1)    (4.8)     (22.2)     9.3   
  Equity in losses of non-                                                  
   consolidated companies              (10.3)    (19.6)    (26.2)    (35.0) 
                                     --------- --------- --------- ---------
Income before income tax expense       227.2     196.9     442.4     451.6  
Income tax expense                     (92.8)    (81.5)   (156.6)   (165.1) 
Profit for the period                  134.4     115.4     285.8     286.6  
                                                                            
Attributable to:                                                            
  Equity holders of the Company        102.7     101.4     232.0     243.4  
  Non-controlling interest              31.7      1
4.0      53.9      43.2  
  Profit for the period                134.4     115.4     285.8     286.6  
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
Consolidated balance sheet                                                  
                                                                            
                                 
                     June 30,  December 31,
                    USD million                         2013        2012    
                                                    (Unaudited)             
                                                                            
  Property, plant and equipment, net                    4,726.3      4,438.1
  Intangible assets, net                                  970.9        965.2
  Investments in non-consolidated companies             1,450.4      1,710.5
  Other investments                                         3.7          7.1
  Derivative financial instruments                          1.6            -
  Deferred tax assets                                      15.0         12.5
  Receivables, net                                         76.2         72.8
  Trade receivables, net                                    3.3          5.0
                                                    ----------- ------------
Total non-current assets                                7,247.5      7,211.4
                                                                            
  Receivables                                             155.2        187.2
  Derivative financial instruments                            -          0.1
  Inventories, net                                      1,911.5      2,000.1
  Trade receivables, net                                  763.3        735.1
  Other investments                                       108.1        160.8
  Cash and cash equivalents                               385.7        560.3
                                                    ----------- ------------
Total current assets                                    3,323.8      3,643.6
                                                                            
Non-current assets classified as held for sale             14.7         12.0
                                                    ----------- ------------
                                                                            
Total assets                                           10,586.0     10,867.0
                                                                            
Capital and reserves attributable to the company's                          
 equity holders                                         5,306.5      5,369.2
Non-controlling interest                                1,041.1      1,065.7
                                                                            
Total Equity                                            6,347.7      6,435.0
                                                                            
  Provisions                                               18.8         17.5
  Deferred income tax                                     621.2        657.2
  Other liabilities                                       326.2        310.6
  Trade payables                                           16.7         18.3
  Derivative financial instruments                            -          0.3
  Borrowings                                            1,023.9      1,302.8
                                                    ----------- ------------
Total non-current liabilities                           2,006.7      2,306.6
                                                                            
  Current tax liabilities                                 138.4        153.1
  Other liabilities                                       135.2         88.5
  Trade payables                                          750.2        762.2
  Borrowings                                            1,207.7      1,121.6
                                                    ----------- ------------
Total current liabilities                               2,231.6      2,125.4
                                                    ------------------------
Total liabilities                                       4,238.3      4,432.1
                                                                            
Total equity and liabilities                           10,586.0     10,867.0
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
Consolidated cash flow statement                                            
                                                                            
              USD million               2Q 2013  2Q 2012  1H 2013   1H 2012 
                                           (Unaudited)       (Unaudited)    
                                                                            
Profit for the period                     134.4    115.3    285.8     286.6 
                                                                            
  Depreciation and amortization            94.5     90.5    190.3     179.2 
  Equity in losses of non-consolidated                                      
   companies                               10.3     19.6     26.2      35.0 
  Changes in provisions                     5.6      3.0      8.0       3.9 
  Net foreign exchange results and                                          
   others                                   4.7     10.8     24.0      29.1 
  Interest accruals less payments         (20.4)    (0.2)   (15.2)      5.2 
  Income tax accruals less payments       (92.0)    46.1    (85.1)     73.7 
  Changes in working capital               70.7   (129.3)   121.5    (170.0)
                                        -------  -------  -------  -------- 
                                                                            
Net cash provided by operating                                              
 activities                               207.7    155.7    555.5     442.7 
                                                                            
  Capital expenditures                   (289.6)  (230.2)  (507.7)   (406.5)
  Proceeds from the sale of property,                                       
   plant & equipment                        0.7      0.5      1.0       1.0 
  Acquisition of business                                                   
    Purchase consideration                    -        -        -  (2,243.6)
  Acquisition of non-controlling                                            
   interest                                (0.9)       -     (0.9)        - 
  Dividends received from non-                                              
   consolidated companies                     -      4.7        -       4.7 
  Decrease in Other Investments            28.4     33.5     56.1     111.9 
                                        -------  -------  -------  -------- 
                                                                            
Net cash used in investing activities    (261.5)  (191.5)  (451.5) (2,532.5)
                                                                            
  Dividends paid in cash to company's                                       
   shareholders                          (127.6)  (147.2)  (127.6)   (147.2)
  Dividends paid in cash by subsidiary                                      
   companies                              (27.4)   (15.9)   (27.4)    (15.9)
  Contributions from non-controlling                                        
   shareholders inconsolidated                                              
   subsidiaries                               -     14.7        -      29.4 
  Proceeds from borrowings                339.6     90.7    529.1     898.0 
  Repayments of borrowings               (199.2)   (63.9)  (662.8)   (342.3)
                                        -------  -------  -------  -------- 
                                                                            
Net cash (used in) provided by                                              
 financing activities                     (14.7)  (121.6)  (288.8)    421.9 
                                   
                                         
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents     (68.4)  (157.3)  (184.8) (1,667.9)
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                        Shipments                           
                                                                            
         Thousand tons          2Q 2013  2Q 2012  1Q 2013  1H 2013  1H 2012 
                                                                            
  Mexico                        1,191.4  1,222.6  1,249.2  2,440.6  2,456.7 
  Southern Region                 662.6    624.1    608.8  1,271.3  1,221.0 
  Other Markets                   358.9    326.5    383.5    742.4    657.8 
                                -------  -------  -------  -------  ------- 
Total steel segment             2,212.9  2,173.3  2,241.4  4,454.3  4,335.5 
                                -------  -------  -------  -------  ------- 
Total mining segment            1,217.6    461.9  1,101.3  2,318.9    914.6 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                       Revenue / ton                        
                                                                            
            USD/ton             2Q 2013  2Q 2012  1Q 2013  1H 2013  1H 2012 
                                                                            
  Mexico                            863      922      852      858      930 
  Southern Region                 1,120    1,085    1,131    1,125    1,100 
  Other Markets                     902    1,054      904      903    1,061 
                                -------  -------  -------  -------  ------- 
Total steel segment                 946      989      937      942      998 
                                -------  -------  -------  -------  ------- 
Total mining segment                 84       96       91       87       98 
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                          Net Sales                         
                                                                            
          USD million           2Q 2013  2Q 2012  1Q 2013  1H 2013  1H 2012 
                                                                            
  Mexico                        1,028.2  1,127.0  1,064.7  2,092.9  2,284.1 
  Southern Region                 741.9    677.3    688.7  1,430.6  1,343.5 
  Other Markets                   323.7    344.0    346.7    670.4    698.0 
                                -------  -------  -------  -------  ------- 
Total steel products            2,093.8  2,148.3  2,100.1  4,193.9  4,325.6 
  Other products(1)                 6.8      8.9      7.1     13.9     13.2 
                                -------  -------  -------  -------  ------- 
Total steel segment             2,100.6  2,157.2  2,107.2  4,207.8  4,338.9 
                                -------  -------  -------  -------  ------- 
Total mining segment              101.8     44.4     99.8    201.6     89.8 
                                -------  -------  -------  -------  ------- 
Total steel and mining segments 2,202.4  2,201.6  2,207.0  4,409.4  4,428.8 
                                                                            
Intersegment eliminations         (68.0)   (44.4)   (71.2)  (139.2)   (89.6)
                                -------  -------  -------  -------  ------- 
                                                                            
Total net sales                 2,134.4  2,157.2  2,135.7  4,270.2  4,339.1 
                                                                            
(1) Primarily includes pig iron and pre-engineered metal buildings.         

  
Sebastian Marti
Ternium - Investor Relations
+1 (866) 890 0443
+54 (11) 4018 2389
www.ternium.com 
 
 
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