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LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / April 25, 2018 / Active-Investors.com has just released a free earnings report on Commercial Metals Co. (NYSE: CMC). If you want access to this report all you need to do is sign up now by clicking the following link www.active-investors.com/registration-sg/?symbol=CMC. The Company released its financial results for the second quarter fiscal 2018 (Q2 FY18) on March 22, 2018. The Irving, Texas-based Company's adjusted earnings from continuing operations grew on a year-over-year to meet market forecasts. Register today and get access to over 1,000 Free Research Reports by joining our site below:

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Earnings Highlights and Summary

In Q2 FY18, Commercial Metals' net sales grew to $1.05 billion from $862.30 million at the end of Q2 FY17. However, net sales numbers fell short of market consensus estimates of $1.20 billion for Q2 FY18. The 22% y-o-y growth in net sales is largely attributable to increased global investment in infrastructure, improvement in the construction and energy sectors, increased pricing of raw materials.

The manufacturer and recycler of steel and metal products reported earnings from continuing operations of $9.78 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in Q2 FY18 compared to $22.99 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the prior year's comparable quarter. The Company's adjusted earnings from continuing operations increased to $31.02 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, in Q2 FY18 from $22.99 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in Q2 FY17. Meanwhile, Wall Street had also estimated the Company to report adjusted net earnings from continuing operations of $0.26 per diluted share.

Operational Metrics

In the quarter ended on February 28, 2018, Commercial Metals' costs and expenses totaled $1.04 billion versus $831.53 million in the year ago comparable period. The Company reported earnings from continuing operations before income taxes of $9.78 million in Q2 FY18 compared to $22.99 million reported in the year ago same period. The Company's adjusted operating profit from continuing operations fell during Q2 FY18 to $18.89 million from $43.40 million in Q2 FY17. Furthermore, adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) from continuing operations was $64.88 million in Q2 FY18 compared to $73.65 million in the year ago corresponding quarter.

Commercial Metals' Segment Performance

The Americas Recycling segment's net sales rose to $320.63 million in Q2 FY18 from $223.33 million in Q2 FY17. The segment reported adjusted profit from continuing operations of $12.24 million in Q2 FY18 compared to $7.79 million in the prior year's same quarter. The growth in adjusted operating profit is primarily attributed to strong volumes and increases in both ferrous and non-ferrous prices during the quarter.

The Americas Mills segment's net sales increased in Q2 FY18 to $425.89 million from $376.59 million in Q2 FY17. Furthermore, the segment's adjusted operating profit from continuing operations for Q2 FY18 was $31.54 million, lower than the $51.32 million recorded in Q2 FY17.

Americas Fabrication segments' net sales increased in the reported period to $312.97 million from $303.83 million in Q2 FY17. Moreover, the segment posted operating profit from continuing operations of $27.12 million in Q2 FY18 compared to operating profit from continuing operations of $0.51 million in the year ago corresponding quarter.

International Mill segment increased to $211.77 million in Q2 FY18 from $134.65 million in Q2 FY17. The segment's adjusted operating profit from continuing operations surged to $24.49 million in Q2 FY18 from $9.48 million in the last year's corresponding quarter, due to increased demand, selling prices and significant improvement in margins.

Cash Matters and Balance Sheet

In six-months ended February 28, 2018, the Company generated $48.79 million of cash from its operating activities compared to net cash flows from operating activities of $11.98 million in the last year's comparable period. The Company had cash and cash equivalents balance of $195.18 million on February 28, 2018, which came in below the $252.60 million as on close of books on August 31, 2017. The Company ended the quarter with long-term debt of $799.83 million compared to $805.58 million as on August 31, 2017.

Stock Performance Snapshot

April 24, 2018 - At Tuesday's closing bell, Commercial Metals' stock was marginally down 0.09%, ending the trading session at $21.42.

Volume traded for the day: 1.04 million shares.

Stock performance in the last month–up 5.05%; past twelve-month period –up 12.68%; and year-to-date–up 0.47%

After yesterday's close, Commercial Metals' market cap was at $2.54 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 53.42.

The stock has a dividend yield of 2.24%.

The stock is part of the Basic Materials sector, categorized under the Steel & Iron industry.

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