Russia: Mechel IFRS net profit up in Q3 2018

The net profit attributable to shareholders of Russian metals and mining group Mechel soared to 6.304 billion rubles in July-September, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Revenue fell by 3% QoQ, to 79.965 billion rubles, while earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) decreased by 17%, to 19.206 billion rubles. In January-September…

Russia: Mechel steel output down in H1 2018

In January-June Mechel decreased steel output by 8% YoY, to 2.051 million tons. The decrease was the result of the scheduled repairs of machinery in the sinter-blast furnace and oxygen-converter shops of Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works. A major repair of the continuous casting machine No. 5, carried out in Q2, reduced the loading of…

Russia: Mechel and Gazprombank not to find investor for Elga in 2018

Mechel and Gazprombank are negotiating the attraction of investors to the Elginskoye deposits (Elga), but do not expect to find any this year.

The share of Mechel in the project is 51%, and Gazprombank – 49%.

Main negotiations are carried out with companies interested in supplying coal to their enterprises in South-East Asia. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mechel output down in Q1 2018

In January-March Mechel produced 1.055 million tons of steel, down by 6% YoY. Pig iron output also dropped by 6%. “We’ve focused on the manufacture of sections and mastering new sizes of beams. Because of the stable demand for these products, we have increased their output by 17%. We now produce some 20 types of…

Russia: Mechel net losses down in Q1 2018

In January-March Mechel decreased its net losses 1.7-fold YoY, to 5.1 billion rubles. According to the company statement, its revenue grew 2.2-fold, to 2 billion rubles. Gross profit increased 2.1-fold, to 2 billion rubles. Sales profit totaled 1.6 billion rubles, up 2.8-fold. The company fixed liabilities increased by 2.6%, to 239.7 billion rubles, while current…

Russia: Mechel rents 10 BelAZs

Mechel has rented 10 BelAZ dump trucks within the agreement with the State Transport Leasing Company. According to Mechel statement, the total cost of the agreements is 900 million rubles ($14.5 million). The new machinery with the lifting capacity of 90 tons has already been transported to Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works. 6 dump trucks…

Russia: Mechel to increase coal output

In 2018 Mechel intends to reach coal output at the level of 23.3 million tons. “In particular, UKUZ is expected to yield 9.5 million tons, Yakutugol – 8.5 million tons and Elga – 5.3 million tons. Coking coal concentrate will total 10.7 million tons. Power-generating coal output – 5.8 million tons”, the company CEO Oleg…

Russia: Mechel commissions new long face at South Kuzbass mine

Mechel has put into operation a new long face 0-17-16 at the mine named after Lenin, a part of the South Kuzbass coal company.

The reserves of the long face are estimated at 650 thousand tons of coking coal. Its length is 200 meters.

Investments in the project totaled 230 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mechel net losses up in 2017

In 2017 Mechel increased its net loss 1.9-fold YoY, to 15.2 billion rubles. According to the company statement, its revenue decreased 2.1-fold, to 5.99 billion rubles, gross profit dropped 4.1-fold, to 3.05 billion rubles, and sales profit – 7.3-fold, to 1.5 billion rubles. Other income grew 2-fold, to 15.3 billion rubles. The company fixed liabilities…

Russia: Mechel borrows 1.44 billion rubles from ChMK

Mechel has concluded an agreement on borrowing 1.44 billion rubles from Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works.

The agreement was signed on January 15 and is valid through October 1, 2022.

The interest rate on the loan is not revealed. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mechel reports on the change in management

Mechel informs that the group CFO Sergey Rezontov is leaving the company.

According to the statement, Rezontov resigned due to his personal reasons.

“We are grateful to Sergey Rezontov for his work”, Mechel CEO Oleg Korzhov said. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mechel creditors agree on restructure

Around 85% of Mechel creditors on the syndicate loan of $1 billion support the restructure conditions. In November 2017 Mechel reported that over half of the creditors supported them. The company continued negotiating. For the deal to be successful the company needed the approval of at least 75% of creditors. At present some 78% of…

Russia: Mechel to supply coke to Serbia

Mechel has signed a memorandum on delivery of coke to HBIS Group Serbia Iron & Steel. According to the agreement, Moskoks will supply up to 120 thousand tons of coke products to Serbia, or 30 thousand tons each quarter. The delivery will be carried out from January till December 2018. The price will be determined…