|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||7.39 - 7.54|
|52 Week Range||5.56 - 9.15|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||5.96|
|Earnings Date||Apr 25, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||8.00|
Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) reported first-quarter revenues of $239 million, a decline of 48% year-over-year (or YoY). This decline was largely expected due to the change in the sales recognition method by the company as well as lower carryover tons from the previous quarter. The analysts were, however, expecting lower revenues of just $181.4 million. Higher-than-expected realized prices and the earlier-than-expected start to the shipping season led to the better-than-expected top-line expectations.
U.S. Steel’s 2018 EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) guidance is closely followed by analysts during the company’s earnings calls. U.S. Steel and Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) provide their annual guidance during their quarterly earnings calls. AK Steel (AKS) gives qualitative guidance during its earnings calls, while Nucor (NUE) and Steel Dynamics (STLD) provide their earnings guidance typically 15 days before a quarter ends.
Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) reported its 1Q18 results on April 20. It held its conference call with securities analysts and institutional investors the same day to discuss the results.
Previously in this series, we’ve looked at U.S. Steel Corporation’s (X) 1Q18 revenue estimates. In this article, we’ll look at its 1Q18 earnings estimates and stack them up against the company’s guidance.
As we noted previously in this series, some analysts have turned bearish on US steel stocks. However, the mood in steel companies’ 1Q18 earnings calls has been quite jubilant. Nucor (NUE), Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF), and Steel Dynamics (STLD) have already released their earnings. AK Steel (AKS) and U.S. Steel Corporation (X) are expected to release their 1Q18 earnings on April 30.
In March, President Trump imposed a 25% tariff on steel imports. Tariffs against steel imports should have excited analysts across the board. In March, Timna Tanners of Bank of America Merrill Lynch said she expects Section 232 tariffs to have “limited benefit” on U.S. Steel Corporation’s (X) 2018 earnings.
U.S. Steel Corporation (X) is scheduled to release its 1Q18 earnings on April 30. AK Steel (AKS) is also expected to release its earnings that day. In this part of our series, we’ll see how analysts are rating U.S. Steel ahead of its 1Q18 earnings release.
The iron ore miner's revenues fell 50% and it posted a bottom-line loss, but the situation is nowhere near as dire as those numbers might make it appear.
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Cleveland-Cliffs' (CLF) revenues and margins are relatively lower than historical levels due to adoption of new revenue recognition standard.
Cleveland-Cliffs' (CLF) Q1 adjusted loss of 8 cents per share were narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 21 cents.
April 18, 2018, belonged to commodity stocks (COMT), some of which saw their highest one-day gains in months. Among the iron ore and diversified companies, Glencore (GLNCY) surged 7.7%, and Anglo American (AAUKY) saw price gains of 6.2%. BHP Billiton (BHP), Rio Tinto (RIO), Vale SA (VALE), and Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) rose 3.3%, 4.0%, 4.2%, and 4.4%, respectively.
President Trump finalized the Section 232 tariffs in March and imposed a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports. Initially, President Trump indicated that there would be no country exemptions from the tariffs. US steel producers like U.S. Steel Corporation (X), AK Steel (AKS), and Nucor (NUE) rallied smartly as investors expected the Section 232 tariffs to lead to a sustainable fall in US steel imports.
Can 1Q18 Pave the Way for Cleveland-Cliffs Stock to Re-Rate? Let’s use EV-to-forward EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) to value Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) in relation to its peers and its historical multiples. Among Cliffs’ US steel peers, U.S. Steel Corporation (X) is trading at the lowest forward multiple of 4.5x, while Nucor (NUE) is trading at the highest multiple of 6.9x.
With the Section 232 tariffs, the US Commerce Department intends to improve the domestic steel industry’s capacity utilization rate. The US steel industry has operated at a capacity use ratio below 80% since November 2014. Low capacity use could be due to higher imports. US steel producers, including AK Steel (AKS), had to shut down some of their plants and curtail production in response to high import penetration levels. However, we’ve seen some respite from steel imports in February. Imports could fall further after the Section 232 tariffs. ...
Can 1Q18 Pave the Way for Cleveland-Cliffs Stock to Re-Rate? Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) has accumulated debt over a number of years. In this context, we’ll discuss Cleveland-Cliffs’ ability to generate FCF (free cash flow).
Can 1Q18 Pave the Way for Cleveland-Cliffs Stock to Re-Rate? Although investors are still concerned about Cleveland-Cliffs’ (CLF) debt, it’s come a long way with respect to its debt levels. Following the company’s change in management in 2014 and its focus on debt reduction as the utmost priority, investors’ concerns have been allayed somewhat.
Analysts’ EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) estimates reflect expectations of a company’s future profitability. Analysts usually derive these estimates from revenue projections, margin assumptions, or cost projections.
Can 1Q18 Pave the Way for Cleveland-Cliffs Stock to Re-Rate? Wall Street analysts expect Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) to generate revenue of $200 million in 1Q18, which implies a fall of 57% YoY (year-over-year). This expectation resulted from the company’s guidance of only 1.0 million tons of sales volumes from its US division in 1Q18 compared to 3.1 million tons in 1Q17.