SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Essar Steel Algoma Inc.
reported today EBITDA earnings of $8.1 million for the three month
period ending March 31, 2013. EBITDA, excluding exceptional items, for
fiscal year 2013 was $57.3 million as compared to $321 million for
fiscal 2012. The decline from fiscal year 2012 is attributed to lower
shipments, depressed selling prices and higher than market iron ore
costs. EBITDA is a meaningful indicator of the Company's
For the three month period ending March 31, 2013 the Company reported a
net loss of $92.7 million. Sales for the quarter were $447.7 million
with shipments of 638,652 tons, down 1.5% from the corresponding
quarter in the previous year.
Essar Steel Algoma Chief Executive Officer Kalyan Ghosh commented on the
year's results, "Despite continued cost reduction measures, operating
efficiencies and an improving product market mix, lackluster market
conditions and contracted raw material input costs combined to
negatively impact our F2013 performance. Recently announced
improvements to our iron ore contract and credit agreements position
the Company more favourably for F2014 and beyond. "
A member of the Essar Group, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. is based in Sault
Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a fully integrated steel producer, the Company
derives its revenues primarily from the manufacture and sale of hot and
cold rolled steel products including sheet and plate.
SOURCE: Essar Steel Algoma Inc.
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