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Ryerson Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

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Quarterly results include record Earnings Per Share and a sequential reduction in debt. Capital structure milestones achieved through the retirement of all remaining high-yield debt, completion of the $50 million share repurchase authorization, and an extension and increase of the revolving credit facility. Subsequent to quarter-end, Ryerson increased its dividend and approved a $75 million share repurchase authorization. Ryerson continues to invest in value-added services, as well as new plants, equipment and digital systems across our intelligent service center network to enhance the customer experience.

CHICAGO, Aug. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), a leading value-added processor and distributor of industrial metals, today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Highlights:

  • Record diluted EPS1 of $5.10 and Adjusted diluted EPS1 of $5.31 on $1.74 billion of revenue

  • Net Income of $196.4 million and Adjusted EBITDA, excluding LIFO2 of $224.2 million

  • Repurchased $186.9 million of 8.50% senior secured notes due 2028 (the "Notes")

  • $47.7 million in shares repurchased, completing a $50 million share repurchase authorization fourteen months ahead of expiration

  • Increased revolving credit facility to $1.3 billion and extended through June 2027

  • Reduced debt to $534 million and net debt3 to $492 million

  • Increased book value of equity4 to $851 million up from $706 million at March 31, 2022

  • Announced a third quarter 2022 dividend of $0.15 per share, a 20% increase from last quarter

  • Approved a $75 million share repurchase authorization, subsequent to the quarter-end

  • Retired the final $50 million outstanding balance of the high-yield Notes subsequent to the quarter-end

 

$ in millions, except tons (in thousands), average selling prices, and earnings per share





















Financial Highlights:

Q2 2022


Q2 2021


Q1 2022


YoY


QoQ


1H 2022


1H 2021


YoY



















Revenue

$

1,743.5


$

1,419.0


$

1,748.8



22.9

%


(0.3)

%

$

3,492.3


$

2,566.3



36.1

%


Tons shipped


524



559



528



(6.3)

%


(0.8)

%


1,052



1,102



(4.5)

%


Average selling price/ton

$

3,327


$

2,538


$

3,312



31.1

%


0.5

%

$

3,320


$

2,329



42.6

%


Gross margin


26.7

%


18.1

%


23.5

%

860 bps


320 bps



25.1

%


17.7

%

740 bps



Gross margin, excl. LIFO


22.5

%


25.5

%


23.6

%

-300 bps


-110 bps



23.0

%


25.1

%

-210 bps



Warehousing, delivery, selling, general, and administrative expenses

$

182.9


$

178.3


$

175.3



2.6

%


4.3

%

$

358.2


$

350.1



2.3

%


As a percentage of revenue


10.5

%


12.6

%


10.1

%

-210 bps


40 bps



10.3

%


13.6

%

-330 bps



Net income attributable to Ryerson Holding Corporation

$

196.4


$

112.9


$

163.6



74.0

%


20.0

%

$

360.0


$

138.2



160.5

%


Diluted earnings per share

$

5.10


$

2.91


$

4.17


$

2.19


$

0.93


$

9.26


$

3.57


$

5.69



Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

5.31


$

1.24


$

4.27


$

4.07


$

1.04


$

9.56


$

1.50


$

8.06



Adj. EBITDA, excl. LIFO

$

224.2


$

197.4


$

250.6



13.6

%


(10.5)

%

$

474.8


$

320.9



48.0

%


Adj. EBITDA, excl. LIFO margin


12.9

%


13.9

%


14.3

%

-100 bps


-140 bps



13.6

%


12.5

%

110 bps




















Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights:

















Total debt

$

533.5


$

600.9


$

551.3



(11.2)

%


(3.2)

%

$

533.5


$

600.9



(11.2)

%


Cash and cash equivalents

$

41.4


$

38.1


$

44.7



8.7

%


(7.4)

%

$

41.4


$

38.1



8.7

%


Net debt

$

492.1


$

562.8


$

506.6



(12.6)

%


(2.9)

%

$

492.1


$

562.8



(12.6)

%


Net debt / LTM Adj. EBITDA, excl. LIFO


0.5

x


1.5

x


0.5

x


(1.0

x)




0.5

x


1.5

x


(1.0

x)


Cash conversion cycle (days)


77.5



54.9



76.8



22.6



0.7



77.3



54.8



22.5



Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

$

85.5


$

(3.8)


$

82.5


$

89.3


$

3.0


$

168.0


$

(51.1)


$

219.1
































A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measure is included below in this news release.

Management Commentary

Eddie Lehner, Ryerson's President and Chief Executive Officer, said "I want to thank all of my Ryerson teammates for pulling together brilliantly with our valued customers and suppliers amidst the stacking challenges across the business landscape to produce another strong quarter of financial and operational performance. We achieved many important milestones during and subsequent to the quarter. We are no longer a high-yield debt company as we redeemed all of our remaining outstanding notes, significantly reduced our cash interest expense, increased our dividend, completed our initial share repurchase authorization fourteen months ahead of the two year expiration, announced a new two year, $75 million share repurchase authorization, and amended, extended and upsized our credit facility with improved pricing and terms while making important investments in growth across our service center network. All of these actions have placed us on a solid foundation to re-invest, grow and return capital to our shareholders. As we continue our 180-year journey of providing great customer experiences across our intelligent network of value-added service centers, our optimism of a future favoring modern manufacturing with recyclable industrial metals as a core enabler of sustainable growth with good paying jobs remains impassioned and resolute."

Market Commentary

Our revenue in the second quarter experienced an average selling price increase of 0.5% offset by a sales volume decrease of 0.8% quarter-over-quarter. This compares to our guidance of average selling price growth of 0% to 2% and sales volume growth of 0% to 2% growth. Driven by faster and sharper-than-anticipated price declines in nickel, aluminum and carbon steel indices during the quarter, we experienced mid-quarter margin compression as spot-replacement cost of inventory fell faster than average-cost of inventory amidst decelerating increases in average selling prices. Our stainless-steel customers pivoted from buying longer positions in inventory as seen in the first quarter to just-in-time buying and destocking as material availability increased, demand moderated and spot-market pricing fell as the quarter played out. This inflection occurred sooner than our prior guidance had contemplated as supply constrained demand, combined with commodity price declines, to lessen customer quoting activity and order rates. Ryerson's second quarter end-market sales volumes decreased sequentially by 0.8%, partially driven by the HVAC and Food Processing, Machinery and Agricultural Equipment sectors, and partially offset by increased sequential sales volumes of 6.6% in Oil & Gas, 4.0% in Commercial Ground Transportation and 1.5% in Metal Fabrication and Machine Shops.

Second Quarter Results

Ryerson generated revenues of $1.74 billion in the second quarter of 2022, a sequential decline of 0.3%, compared to $1.75 billion for the first quarter of 2022. Gross margin expanded sequentially by 320 basis points to 26.7% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to 23.5% in the first quarter of 2022. Second quarter of 2022 cost of goods sold included LIFO income of $73.8 million, compared to LIFO expense of $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2022. Excluding the impact of LIFO, gross margin contracted 110 basis points to 22.5% in the second quarter of 2022, compared to 23.6% in the first quarter of 2022. The Company maintained good expense leverage and management in the second quarter of 2022 as warehousing, delivery, selling, general and administrative expenses as a percent of revenue increased modestly to 10.5%, compared to 10.1% in the first quarter of 2022, driven by notable cost inflation at the producer, wholesaler and retail levels.

Net income attributable to Ryerson Holding Corporation for the second quarter of 2022 was $196.4 million, or $5.10 per diluted share, compared to $163.6 million, or $4.17 per diluted share in the previous quarter. The second quarter of 2022 includes a charge of $14.5 million, compared to a $5.3 million charge in the first quarter of 2022 related to loss on the retirement of debt. Additionally, in the second quarter of 2022 we generated a $3.8 million gain on the sale of assets. Excluding these one-time items and the associated income taxes, adjusted net income attributable to Ryerson Holding Corporation for the second quarter was $204.4 million, or $5.31 per diluted share, compared to $167.5 million, or $4.27 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2022. Ryerson generated second quarter Adjusted EBITDA, excluding LIFO of $224.2 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared to first quarter 2022 Adjusted EBITDA, excluding LIFO of $250.6 million.

Liquidity & Debt Management

Ryerson generated $85.5 million of operating cash in the second quarter of 2022 driven by strong operating profit. The Company's cash conversion cycle was 78 days in the second quarter of 2022, compared to 77 days in the first quarter of 2022. Ryerson's leverage ratio for the second quarter of 2022 remained flat quarter-over-quarter at 0.5x, a record low since our Initial Public Offering in 2014. The Company ended the second quarter of 2022 with $534 million of debt and $492 million of net debt, a decrease in net debt of $15 million, compared to the first quarter of 2022 driven by strong operating results. The Company's global liquidity, composed of cash and cash equivalents and availability on its revolving credit facilities, increased to $894 million as of June 30, 2022, compared to $760 million as of March 31, 2022.

Bond Repurchase. During the second quarter of 2022, Ryerson repurchased $186.9 million of its Notes through open market purchases and a tender offer. As of June 30, 2022, $50.0 million of Notes remained outstanding, which we subsequently redeemed on July 23, 2022. Related to the Note repurchases and bond tender executed in the second quarter, a loss on retirement of debt of $14.5 million was recognized and is excluded from adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share.

Credit Facility Refinance. During the second quarter of 2022, Ryerson amended and restated its credit facility extending the maturity by 2 years to 2027 while increasing the borrowing facility from $1.0 billion to $1.3 billion. As a result of the amended terms, the Company expects to be able to lower its borrowing costs by 12.5 basis points and improve its overall credit terms.

Shareholder Return Activity

Jim Claussen, Chief Financial Officer stated "We are pleased to have effected numerous capital structure improvements which effectively complete Ryerson's balance sheet transformation. During the second quarter of 2022, and subsequent events, Ryerson saw transformational changes including the retirement of our high yield debt, repurchase of approximately 1.6 million shares, increase and extension of our revolving credit facility, 21% sequential growth in our book value and increase in our free float. We now have a capital structure where assets and liabilities are better aligned for growth and through-the-cycle performance."

Dividends. On August 3, 2022, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share of common stock, payable on September 15, 2022 to stockholders of record as of September 1, 2022. During the second quarter of 2022, Ryerson returned approximately $52.4 million to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases. We paid a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.125 per share, amounting to a cash return of approximately $4.7 million for the second quarter of 2022.

Share Repurchase. On May 13, 2022, Ryerson's principal shareholder, an affiliate of Platinum Equity LLC (Platinum), completed its underwritten secondary public offering of 3.5 million shares of Ryerson's common stock and Ryerson concurrently repurchased approximately 1.6 million shares directly from Platinum for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $47.7 million. Ryerson made these repurchases with cash on hand under its existing share repurchase program, which authorized the Company to acquire up to an aggregate amount of $50.0 million of the Company's common stock through August 4, 2023. The secondary offering and concurrent share repurchase reduced Platinum's ownership from approximately 54% to 43%, and increased Ryerson's free float proportionally by 11 percentage points to 57% of shares outstanding.

Share Repurchase Authorization. On August 3, 2022, the Board of Directors approved a $75 million share repurchase authorization of the Company's common stock after the exhaustion of the previous share repurchase authorization during the second quarter. The new authorization will expire in August 2024.

Outlook Commentary

Ryerson expects counter-cyclical business conditions in the third quarter of 2022. Benchmark carbon, aluminum and nickel prices have all rebased downward by an average of approximately 25% from the second quarter through July 31, 2022, compared to the first quarter of 2022. Despite our diversified commodities mix, at approximately 50% stainless steel and aluminum, lower average selling price movements quarter-over-quarter appear to be broad-based while demand is moderating overall given slowing economies in the U.S., Europe, and China. As such, Ryerson anticipates third quarter 2022 revenues in the range of $1.45 billion to $1.55 billion, with a sequential average selling price decrease of 5% to 8%, and a shipment volume decrease of 4% to 6%. LIFO income in the third quarter of 2022 is expected to be $35 million. We expect adjusted EBITDA, excluding LIFO in the range of $110 million to $120 million and earnings per diluted share in the range of $2.40 to $2.60.

Second Quarter 2022 Major Product Metrics
















Tons Shipped (thousands)



Average Selling Prices



Q2 2022


Q2 2021


Q1 2022


Year-over-year


Quarter-over-quarter



Year-over-year


Quarter-over-quarter

























Carbon Steel


408



428



405



(4.7)

%


0.7

%



24.8

%


(4.0)

%

Aluminum


51



55



50



(7.3)

%


2.0

%



37.4

%


9.9

%

Stainless Steel


63



73



71



(13.7)

%


(11.3)

%



47.7

%


9.4

%
















































Net Sales (millions)










Q2 2022


Q2 2021


Q1 2022


Year-over-year


Quarter-over-quarter
































Carbon Steel

$

911


$

766


$

942



18.9

%


(3.3)

%