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Gerdau S.A. produces and commercializes steel products worldwide. The company provides crude steel products, which include billets that are used to manufacture wire rods, rebars, and merchant bars; blooms for use in the manufacture of springs, forged parts, heavy structural shapes, and seamless tubes; and slabs, which are used in the steel industry for the rolling of various flat rolled products, as well as to produce hot and cold rolled coils, heavy slabs, and profiles. Its long rolled products comprise rebars, merchant bars, and profiles, which are primarily used in the construction and manufacturing industries; and drawn products, such as barbed and barbless fence wires, galvanized wires, fences, concrete reinforcing wire mesh, nails, and clamps for manufacturing, construction, and agricultural industries. The company also offers special and stainless steel products used in tools and machinery, chains, fasteners, railroad spikes, and special coil steel, as well as special sections comprising grader blades, smelter bars, light rails, super light I-beams, elevator guide rails, and other products. In addition, it provides flat products, including hot-and cold-rolled steel coils, heavy plates, and profiles; and processes and resells flat steel products. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Gerdau S.A. is a subsidiary of Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A.

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Gerdau S.A., Board Meeting, Mar 04, 2015

Gerdau S.A., Board Meeting, Mar 04, 2015. Agenda: To consider the payment of dividend for the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year ended on December 31, 2014.

Gerdau S.A. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on March 26, 2015; Announces Consolidated Earnings and Production Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides CapEx Guidance for the Full Year of 2015; Reports Impairment of Assets for the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2014

Gerdau S.A. declared a quarterly dividend of BRL 0.07 per ADR, payable on March 26, 2015 to shareholders of record as of March 16, 2015. Ex-date is March 17, 2015. The company announced consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. The company reported net income of BRL 393 million (approximately $137 million), down from BRL 492 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. Total sales of BRL 10.8 billion was up from BRL 10.3 billion from the same quarter last year. In the fourth quarter, EBITDA was BRL 1.5 billion net of nonrecurring items of BRL 1.2 billion, a drop of 9.6%. In the quarter, the adjusted EBITDA amounted to BRL 1.2 billion, 10% lower when compared to the same period of the prior year. Income before financial income (expenses) and taxes was BRL 946,431,000 against BRL 808,273,000 a year ago. Income before taxes was BRL 272,637,000 against BRL 452,911,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was BRL 396,972,000 against BRL 450,094,000 a year ago. For the year, the company reported net sales of BRL 42.5 billion, 7-point -- 6.7% higher than the prior year, especially because the expansion of revenue in the American market and the positive foreign exchange effect in the currency conversion of revenues from foreign operations. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, also known as EBITDA, was BRL 5.1 billion in 2014, 7.1% higher vis-à-vis the prior year. This performance was impacted by earnings from the sale of its interest in the American Gallatin Steel totaling BRL 637 million and by the impairment of assets in Latin America in the amount of BRL 339 million. Not factoring both operations, adjusted EBITDA was BRL 4.8 billion, stable vis-à-vis 2013 and despite the challenging scenario of the world steel markets. Net income was BRL 1.5 billion, 12.2% lower vis-à-vis 2013. In 2014, they totaled BRL 2.3 billion. Those are investments in fixed assets. The amount was 21% lower than initially planned for 2014, in line with the company's position. Income before financial income (expenses) and taxes was BRL 2,898,986,000 against BRL 2,754,423,000 a year ago. Income before taxes was BRL 1,337,984,000 against BRL 1,452,646,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was BRL 1,402,873,000 against BRL 1,583,731,000 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was BRL 2,570,861,000 against BRL 4,098,412,000 a year ago. Additions to property, plant and equipment was BRL 2,266,702,000 against BRL 2,598,265,000 a year ago. Additions to other intangibles were BRL 141,956,000 against BRL 158,395,000 a year ago. Net debt as on December 31, 2014 was BRL 13,329,000 against BRL 12,094,000 a year ago. For the quarter, the company reported production of crude steel of 4,323,000 tonnes against 4,446,000 tonnes a year ago. Shipments of steel were 4,399,000 tonnes against 4,555,000 tonnes a year ago. Consolidated shipments decreased in fourth quarter of 2014 compared to fourth quarter of 2013, reflecting the lower steel shipments in all business operations. Compared to third quarter of 2014, the decrease was due to seasonality. For the year, the company reported production of crude steel of 18,028,000 tonnes against 18,009,000 tonnes a year ago. Shipments of steel were 17,869,000 tonnes against 18,519,000 tonnes a year ago. The company provided capex guidance for the full year of 2015. For 2015, Gerdau plans to invest BRL 1.9 billion in fixed assets. For the quarter, the company reported impairment of assets was BRL 339,374,000.


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