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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

 

   QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the Quarterly Period Ended February 28, 2021

or

   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the Transition Period from                 to                

Commission File Number 000-22496

 

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Oregon

 

93-0341923

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

299 SW Clay Street, Suite 350, Portland, Oregon

 

97201

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

(503) 224-9900

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A Common Stock, $1.00 par value

 

SCHN

 

NASDAQ Global Select Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes    No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes    No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

 

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.     

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes    No 

The registrant had 27,264,633 shares of Class A common stock, par value of $1.00 per share, and 200,000 shares of Class B common stock, par value of $1.00 per share, outstanding as of April 5, 2021.

 

 

 

 


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FORM 10-Q

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

3

 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of February 28, 2021 and August 31, 2020

4

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended February 28, 2021 and February 29, 2020

5

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the Three and Six Months Ended February 28, 2021 and February 29, 2020

6

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity for the Three and Six Months Ended February 28, 2021 and February 29, 2020

7

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended February 28, 2021 and February 29, 2020

9

 

 

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

11

 

 

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

23

 

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

34

 

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

35

 

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

36

 

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

37

 

 

Item 5. Other Information

37

 

 

Item 6. Exhibits

38

 

 

SIGNATURES

39

 

 

 

 


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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements and information included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q by Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Except as noted herein or as the context may otherwise require, all references to “we,” “our,” “us,” “the Company” and “SSI” refer to Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

Forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q include statements regarding future events or our expectations, intentions, beliefs and strategies regarding the future, which may include statements regarding the impact of pandemics, epidemics or other public health emergencies, such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) pandemic; the Company’s outlook, growth initiatives or expected results or objectives, including pricing, margins, sales volumes and profitability; liquidity positions; our ability to generate cash from continuing operations; trends, cyclicality and changes in the markets we sell into; strategic direction or goals; targets; changes to manufacturing and production processes; the realization of deferred tax assets; planned capital expenditures; the cost of and the status of any agreements or actions related to our compliance with environmental and other laws; expected tax rates, deductions and credits; the impact of sanctions and tariffs, quotas and other trade actions and import restrictions; the potential impact of adopting new accounting pronouncements; obligations under our retirement plans; benefits, savings or additional costs from business realignment, cost containment and productivity improvement programs; and the adequacy of accruals.

Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, and often contain words such as “outlook,” “target,” “aim,” “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “assumes,” “estimates,” “evaluates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “opinions,” “forecasts,” “projects,” “plans,” “future,” “forward,” “potential,” “probable,” and similar expressions. However, the absence of these words or similar expressions does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.

We may make other forward-looking statements from time to time, including in reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases, presentations and on public conference calls. All forward-looking statements we make are based on information available to us at the time the statements are made, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law. Our business is subject to the effects of changes in domestic and global economic conditions and a number of other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Some of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of Part I of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as supplemented by our subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Examples of these risks include: the impact of pandemics, epidemics or other public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic; potential environmental cleanup costs related to the Portland Harbor Superfund site or other locations; the cyclicality and impact of general economic conditions; changing conditions in global markets including the impact of sanctions and tariffs, quotas and other trade actions and import restrictions; volatile supply and demand conditions affecting prices and volumes in the markets for raw materials and other inputs we purchase; significant decreases in scrap metal prices; imbalances in supply and demand conditions in the global steel industry; reliance on third party shipping companies, including with respect to freight rates and the availability of transportation; inability to obtain or renew business licenses and permits; the impact of goodwill impairment charges; the impact of long-lived asset and equity investment impairment charges; failure to realize or delays in realizing expected benefits from investments in processing and manufacturing technology improvements; inability to achieve or sustain the benefits from productivity, cost savings and restructuring initiatives; inability to renew facility leases; difficulties associated with acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses; customer fulfillment of their contractual obligations; increases in the relative value of the U.S. dollar; the impact of foreign currency fluctuations; potential limitations on our ability to access capital resources and existing credit facilities; restrictions on our business and financial covenants under the agreement governing our bank credit facilities; the impact of consolidation in the steel industry; the impact of equipment upgrades, equipment failures and facility damage on production; product liability claims; the impact of legal proceedings and legal compliance; the adverse impact of climate change; the impact of not realizing deferred tax assets; the impact of tax increases and changes in tax rules; the impact of property tax increases or property tax rate changes; the impact of one or more cybersecurity incidents; environmental compliance costs and potential environmental liabilities; compliance with climate change and greenhouse gas emission laws and regulations; reliance on employees subject to collective bargaining agreements; and the impact of the underfunded status of multiemployer plans in which we participate.

 

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Currency - U.S. Dollar)

 

 

 

February 28, 2021

 

 

August 31, 2020

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

11,326

 

 

$

17,887

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $1,633

   and $1,593

 

 

210,480

 

 

 

139,147

 

Inventories

 

 

252,268

 

 

 

157,269

 

Refundable income taxes

 

 

6,538

 

 

 

18,253

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

34,621

 

 

 

30,075

 

Total current assets

 

 

515,233

 

 

 

362,631

 

Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $835,799 and $811,623

 

 

502,484

 

 

 

487,004

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

136,278

 

 

 

140,584

 

Investments in joint ventures

 

 

10,382

 

 

 

10,057

 

Goodwill

 

 

170,100

 

 

 

169,627

 

Intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $3,543 and $3,528

 

 

4,283

 

 

 

4,585

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

26,201

 

 

 

27,152

 

Other assets

 

 

40,368

 

 

 

28,287

 

Total assets

 

$

1,405,329

 

 

$

1,229,927

 

Liabilities and Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings

 

$

2,372

 

 

$

2,184

 

Accounts payable

 

 

142,717

 

 

 

106,676

 

Accrued payroll and related liabilities

 

 

41,203

 

 

 

41,436

 

Environmental liabilities

 

 

12,975

 

 

 

6,302

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

20,279

 

 

 

19,760

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

 

44,936

 

 

 

47,306

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

264,482

 

 

 

223,664

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

42,175

 

 

 

38,292

 

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

 

 

168,441

 

 

 

102,235

 

Environmental liabilities, net of current portion

 

 

53,965

 

 

 

47,162

 

Operating lease liabilities, net of current maturities

 

 

119,751

 

 

 

125,001

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

22,476

 

 

 

13,137

 

Total liabilities

 

 

671,290

 

 

 

549,491

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (“SSI”) shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock – 20,000 shares $1.00 par value authorized, none issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A common stock – 75,000 shares $1.00 par value authorized,

   27,263 and 26,899 shares issued and outstanding

 

 

27,263

 

 

 

26,899

 

Class B common stock – 25,000 shares $1.00 par value authorized,

   200 and 200 shares issued and outstanding

 

 

200

 

 

 

200

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

39,695

 

 

 

36,616

 

Retained earnings

 

 

697,966

 

 

 

649,863

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(35,282

)

 

 

(36,871

)

Total SSI shareholders’ equity

 

 

729,842

 

 

 

676,707

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

4,197

 

 

 

3,729

 

Total equity

 

 

734,039

 

 

 

680,436

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

1,405,329

 

 

$

1,229,927

 

The accompanying Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

 

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SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Currency - U.S. Dollar)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

February 28,

 

 

February 29,

 

 

February 28,

 

 

February 29,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Revenues

 

$

600,111

 

 

$

439,482

 

 

$

1,092,218

 

 

$

845,066

 

Operating expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

 

487,025

 

 

 

380,520

 

 

 

907,119

 

 

 

745,280

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

54,142

 

 

 

46,426

 

 

 

104,048

 

 

 

93,200

 

(Income) from joint ventures

 

 

(454

)

 

 

(190

)

 

 

(1,181

)

 

 

(389

)

Asset impairment charges

 

 

 

 

 

402

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,094

 

Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities

 

 

814

 

 

 

4,633

 

 

 

878

 

 

 

5,100

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

58,584

 

 

 

7,691

 

 

 

81,354

 

 

 

(219

)

Interest expense

 

 

(1,224

)

 

 

(1,320

)

 

 

(3,004

)

 

 

(2,743

)

Other (loss) income, net

 

 

(242

)

 

 

(98

)

 

 

(407

)

 

 

108

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

57,118

 

 

 

6,273

 

 

 

77,943

 

 

 

(2,854

)

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

 

(11,469

)

 

 

(1,770

)

 

 

(17,188

)

 

 

764

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

 

45,649

 

 

 

4,503

 

 

 

60,755

 

 

 

(2,090

)

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

30

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

(12

)

 

 

29

 

Net income (loss)

 

 

45,679

 

 

 

4,504

 

 

 

60,743

 

 

 

(2,061

)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(1,091

)

 

 

(621

)

 

 

(2,051

)

 

 

(1,051

)

Net income (loss) attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

44,588

 

 

$

3,883

 

 

$

58,692

 

 

$

(3,112

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) per share from continuing operations

 

$

1.59

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

2.10

 

 

$

(0.11

)

Net income (loss) per share

 

$

1.59

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

2.10

 

 

$

(0.11

)

Diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) per share from continuing operations

 

$

1.54

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

2.05

 

 

$

(0.11

)

Net income (loss) per share

 

$

1.54

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

2.05

 

 

$

(0.11

)

Weighted average number of common shares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

27,991

 

 

 

27,721

 

 

 

27,899

 

 

 

27,618

 

Diluted

 

 

28,862

 

 

 

28,139

 

 

 

28,673

 

 

 

27,618

 

The accompanying Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

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SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(Unaudited, in thousands)

(Currency - U.S. Dollar)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

February 28,

 

 

February 29,

 

 

February 28,

 

 

February 29,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

45,679

 

 

$

4,504

 

 

$

60,743

 

 

$

(2,061

)

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

1,572

 

 

 

(630

)

 

 

1,811

 

 

 

(419

)

Pension obligations, net

 

 

38

 

 

 

115

 

 

 

(222

)

 

 

142

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

 

1,610

 

 

 

(515

)

 

 

1,589

 

 

 

(277

)

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

47,289

 

 

 

3,989

 

 

 

62,332

 

 

 

(2,338

)

Less comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(1,091

)

 

 

(621

)

 

 

(2,051

)

 

 

(1,051

)

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

46,198

 

 

$

3,368

 

 

$

60,281

 

 

$

(3,389

)

The accompanying Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Currency - U.S. Dollar)

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A

 

 

Class B

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

Total SSI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended February 29, 2020

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Paid-in

Capital

 

 

Retained

Earnings

 

 

Comprehensive

Loss

 

 

Shareholders'

Equity

 

 

Noncontrolling

Interests

 

 

Total

Equity

 

Balance as of December 1, 2019

 

 

26,943

 

 

$

26,943

 

 

 

200

 

 

$

200

 

 

$

29,528

 

 

$

662,707

 

 

$

(38,525

)

 

$

680,853

 

 

$

4,183

 

 

$

685,036

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,883

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,883

 

 

 

621

 

 

 

4,504

 

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(515

)

 

 

(515

)

 

 

 

 

 

(515

)

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(507

)

 

 

(507

)

Share repurchases

 

 

(53

)

 

 

(53

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(861

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(914

)

 

 

 

 

 

(914

)

Issuance of restricted stock

 

 

9

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,516

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,516

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,516

 

Dividends ($0.1875 per common share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,172

)

 

 

 

 

 

(5,172

)

 

 

 

 

 

(5,172

)

Balance as of February 29, 2020

 

 

26,899

 

 

$

26,899

 

 

 

200

 

 

$

200

 

 

$

31,174

 

 

$

661,418

 

 

$

(39,040

)

 

$

680,651

 

 

$

4,297

 

 

$

684,948

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A

 

 

Class B

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

Total SSI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended February 28, 2021

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Paid-in

Capital

 

 

Retained

Earnings

 

 

Comprehensive

Loss

 

 

Shareholders'

Equity

 

 

Noncontrolling

Interests

 

 

Total

Equity

 

Balance as of December 1, 2020

 

 

27,254

 

 

$

27,254

 

 

 

200

 

 

$

200

 

 

$

35,310

 

 

$

658,710

 

 

$

(36,892

)

 

$

684,582

 

 

$

3,966

 

 

$

688,548

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44,588

 

 

 

 

 

 

44,588

 

 

 

1,091

 

 

 

45,679

 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,610

 

 

 

1,610

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,610

 

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(860

)

 

 

(860

)

Issuance of restricted stock

 

 

10

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restricted stock withheld for taxes

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

Share-based compensation cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,395

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,395