Ukraine: Ferrexpo to increase loan of 2017

Ferrexpo Plc. can increase the size of the pre-export financing of 2017 from $195 million to $500 million, postponing the payment from 3 to 4 years. According to the draft decision of the extraordinary shareholders meeting of Poltava Mining and Processing Works scheduled for September 17, amendments will be made to the loan agreement of…

Ukraine: Ferrexpo profit down in H1 2018

In January-June Ferrexpo decreased net profit by 29.6% YoY, to $152 million. According to the group statement, revenue grew by 4.4%, to $617 million. EBITDA dropped by 18.5%, to $234 million. Net debt as of June 30 decreased to $368 million from $394 million as of December 31, 2017. Sales volumes dropped to 4.798 million…

Ukraine: Ferrexpo net profit up in 2017

In 2017 Ferrexpo plc increased net profit 2.1-fold, or by $205.272 million, to $394.472 million.

Revenue grew by 21.4%, to $1197.494 million.

EBITDA increased by 46.9%, to $551 million.

Last year Ferrexpo produced 10.444 million tons of pellets, down by 6.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ferrexpo output down in January-February 2018

In January-February Ferrexpo produced 1.675 million tons of iron ore pellets, down by 3.8% YoY.

Concentrate output dropped by 6.4%, to 2.019 million tons.

In February Ferrexpo produced 771 thousand tons of pellets and 926 thousand tons of concentrate.

Last year Ferrexpo decreased pellets production by 6.8% YoY, to 10.444 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ferrexpo to squeeze out PGOK shares

Ferrexpo plc is considering a squeeze-out at Poltava Mining and Processing Works, the largest manufacturer of iron ore pellets in Ukraine.

At present this move is being analyzed.

Ferrexpo plc owns 100% of Ferrexpo AG, which in its turn is the owner of 99.11% of PGOK and 100% of Yeristovo GOK. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Fitch upgrades Ferrexpo to “B”

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Ukraine-based Ferrexpo Plc’s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to “B” from “B-”, reads a report on the rating agency’s website. “The outlook on the IDR is positive. In addition, Ferrexpo’s senior unsecured ratings have been upgraded to “B” from “B-”. The Recovery Rating is unchanged at “RR4”,” the report says. “The…

Ukraine: S&P changes Ferrexpo rating to Positive

Standard&Poor’s has changed the rating forecast for Ferrexpo plc, owner of Poltava and Yeristovo GOKs, from Stable to Positive. On December 29, 2017 S&P improved the group rating following the “high productivity” shown lately. The agency has also confirmed Ferrexpo’s long-term rating at B-. The rating improvement is the result of the stable iron ore…

Ukraine: Ferrexpo invests 1.5 billion UAH in GOKs

In January-September Ferrexpo invested over 1.47 billion UAH ($55.3 million) in its Ukrainian assets. In particular, Poltava Mining and Processing Works received over 1075.2 million UAH ($40.4 million), and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works – 390 million UAH ($14.9 million). PGOK spent this money on deposits development, strategic projects, spare parts, etc. EGOK used the…

Ukraine: Ferrexpo attracts $195-million loan

Ferrexpo, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, has attracted a 3-year $195-million loan. The loan has been organized by BNP Paribas and issued by 6 international entities. The loan has to be repaid by December 31, 2020. In January-September Ferrexpo exported 7.526 million tons of pellets. In 2016 the group received $189.2 million…

Ukraine: Ferrexpo pellets output down in January-September 2017

In January-September Ferrexpo, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, produced 7.652 million tons of pellets, down by 8.1% YoY.

In particular, the group produced 414.5 thousand tons of 62% Fe content pellets of its own ore and 7.216 million tons of pellets with 65% Fe content. (Ukrainian metal)