13.11.2023 Salzgitter Aktiengesellschaft  DE0006202005

EQS-News: Salzgitter AG generates presentable nine-month result despite economic headwind


 

EQS-News: Salzgitter Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Quarterly / Interim Statement
Salzgitter AG generates presentable nine-month result despite economic headwind

13.11.2023 / 07:30 CET/CEST
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  • Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of € 576 million
  • Rigorous implementation of the "Salzgitter AG 2030" strategy progressing
  • Orders placed for all primary facility components for the first stage of SALCOS®
  • Additional partnering agreements signed
  • Guidance for the financial year 2023 affirmed

In the first nine months of the financial year, the Salzgitter Group generated a presentable result in an environment characterized by increasing economic challenges. This trend was mainly driven by the still satisfactory results of the Steel Production and Steel Processing business units in the first half year and the continuously outstanding performance of the Technology Business Unit. Compared with year-end 2022, the Salzgitter Group’s net financial debt decreased by more than € 150 million despite the high level of investment. This achievement once more demonstrates the Salzgitter Group’s robust balance sheet and sound financial position.

The Salzgitter Group’s external sales dropped to € 8.4 billion (9M 2022: € 9.8 billion) due to a downturn in shipment volumes and the lower average selling prices of many rolled steel products compared with the year-earlier period. EBITDA of € 576.0 million (9M 2022: € 1,396.8 million) and earnings before taxes of € 254.3 million (9M 2022: € 1,145.3 million) were generated. The result includes a contribution of € 20.0 million from the participating investment in Aurubis AG accounted for using the (IFRS) equity method (9M 2022: € 115.7 million). The after-tax result came in at € 193.7 million (9M 2022: € 945.8 million), which brings basic earnings per share to € 3.51 (9M 2022: € 17.40). Return on capital employed (ROCE) amounted to 6.5 % (9M 2022: 22.9 %). The equity ratio remained virtually stable at 44.9 % (9M 2022: 45.2 %). Net debt declined by around € 400 million year on year (€ – 400.8 million; 9M 2022: € – 802.4 million).


Chief Financial Officer Burkhard Becker puts the nine-month result into context: “The economic situation in many of our key markets is currently challenging. In particular, the recessionary tendencies in our home market of Germany placed a burden on earnings strength, especially in the summer quarter. Inasmuch, the result in the first nine months of the financial year 2023 is indeed presentable although discernibly below the exceptional year of 2022. In the past months, we have continued to vigorously pursue our internal efficiency measures. Our “Performance 2026” program of measures is meanwhile aimed at delivering a planned overall effect of more than € 200 million. We are adhering to our recent earnings guidance, while the reduction of our working capital, and therefore also of our net financial debt, is progressing, as planned.”


As Gunnar Groebler, Salzgitter AG’s Chief Executive Officer, underlines: “Over the past nine months the Salzgitter Group has delivered a sound performance in a decidedly challenging environment. In these times of economic and political turbulence, we continue to work full steam ahead on rapidly implementing our SALCOS® decarbonization program. The untiring dedication of our employees and the support of many partners will enable us to produce green steel at the Salzgitter location as from 2026. To secure and accelerate the transformation of our company, we nevertheless require a clear commitment from policy makers on Germany as a business location and on a resilient primary industry. Green lead markets along with competitive electricity prices are important cornerstones of this. The German government’s agreement reached at the end of last week to lower Germany’s electricity tax serves as a demonstration of the political will to back the reduction in electricity prices in Germany so urgently required. It is worth noting, however, that the solution essentially affirms the current status quo for the energy-intensive industry. We are unable to detect substantial safeguarding for the industry that currently finds itself not only in global competition but also right in the middle of capital-intensive transformation. More effort is needed here!”

 

External sales by business unit (EUR million):

  9M 2023 9M 2022
Steel Production 2,806.3 3,368.2
Steel Processing 1,684.4 1,557.4
Trading 2,557.3 3,656.1
Technology 1,231.3 1,052.5
Industrial Participations / Consolidation 126.4 131.1
Group 8,405.7 9,765.3

 

EBITDA by business unit (EUR million):

  9M 2023 9M 2022
Steel Production 268.2 781.2
Steel Processing 197.6 98.0
Trading 19.5 289.3
Technology 79.8 48.1
Industrial Participations / Consolidation 11.0 180.2
Group 576.0 1,396.8

 

Earnings before taxes (EBT) by business unit (EUR million):

  9M 2023 9M 2022
Steel Production 106.9 666.7
Steel Processing 137.3 51.6
Trading -8.2 272.5
Technology 55.3 30.6
Industrial Participations / Consolidation -37.0 124.0
Group 254.3 1,145.3

 

Outlook

Against the backdrop of the sustained weak development of the German economy and the extremely volatile political and economic environment we anticipate the following for the Salzgitter Group in the financial year 2023:

  • sales of around € 11 billion,
  • EBITDA of between € 650 million and € 700 million,
  • a pre-tax profit of between € 200 million and € 250 million, and
  • a return on capital employed (ROCE) notably below the previous year's level.

We make reference to the fact that criteria of the annual financial statements and imponderables, including changes in the cost of raw materials, precious metal prices and exchange rates, may still exert a considerable influence on the end of the financial year. The resulting impact on performance may be within a substantial range, either to the positive or to the negative.

The complete report released on the results of the first nine months 2023 can be viewed at: https://www.salzgitter-ag.com/en/investor-relations/news-and-publications.html

 




Contact:
Markus Heidler

Head of Investor Relations

Salzgitter AG
Eisenhüttenstraße 99
38239 Salzgitter

Phone +49 5341 21-6105
Fax +49 5341 21-2570
E-Mail [email protected]


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Language: English
Company: Salzgitter Aktiengesellschaft
Eisenhüttenstraße 99
38239 Salzgitter
Germany
Phone: +49 5341 21-01
Fax: +49 5341 21-2727
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.salzgitter-ag.de
ISIN: DE0006202005
WKN: 620200
Indices: SDAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hanover; Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1770877

 
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Die wichtigsten Finanzdaten auf einen Blick
  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023e
Umsatzerlöse1 8.990,20 9.278,20 8.547,30 7.090,80 9.767,40 12.553,30 10.790,50
EBITDA1,2 707,20 797,20 354,20 176,00 1.261,60 1.617,80 677,00
EBITDA-Marge3 7,87 8,59 4,14 2,48 12,92 12,89
EBIT1,4 316,80 412,60 -187,50 -119,00 753,20 1.312,00 355,10
EBIT-Marge5 3,52 4,45 -2,19 -1,68 7,71 10,45 3,29
Jahresüberschuss1 193,60 277,70 -237,30 -273,90 586,10 1.085,40 204,10
Netto-Marge6 2,15 2,99 -2,78 -3,86 6,00 8,65 1,89
Cashflow1,7 273,70 527,80 250,70 18,30 329,40 596,50 892,00
Ergebnis je Aktie8 3,35 5,06 -4,46 -5,13 10,74 20,00 3,70
Dividende8 0,45 0,55 0,00 0,00 0,75 1,00 0,30
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1 in Mio. Euro; 2 EBITDA = Ergebnis vor Zinsen, Steuern und Abschreibungen; 3 EBITDA in Relation zum Umsatz; 4 EBIT = Ergebnis vor Zinsen und Steuern; 5 EBIT in Relation zum Umsatz; 6 Jahresüberschuss (-fehlbetrag) in Relation zum Umsatz; 7 Cashflow aus der gewöhnlichen Geschäftstätigkeit; 8 in Euro; Quelle: boersengefluester.de

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INVESTOR-INFORMATIONEN
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Salzgitter
WKN Kurs in € Einschätzung Börsenwert in Mio. €
620200 18,310 Kaufen 1.100,38
KGV 2025e KGV 10Y-Ø BGFL-Ratio Shiller-KGV
8,72 11,04 0,79 4,99
KBV KCV KUV EV/EBITDA
0,23 1,23 0,10 4,62
Dividende '22 in € Dividende '23e in € Div.-Rendite '23e
in %
Hauptversammlung
1,00 0,45 2,46 29.05.2024
Q1-Zahlen Q2-Zahlen Q3-Zahlen Bilanz-PK
13.05.2024 12.08.2024 11.11.2024 15.03.2024
Abstand 60Tage-Linie Abstand 200Tage-Linie Performance YtD Performance 52 Wochen
-19,36% -25,58% -34,61% -45,60%
    
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