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INTERPIPE REDUCED EBITDA FOR FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2022 BY 63%

The international vertically integrated pipe and wheel company (TKK) “Interpipe” in January-March of this year reduced EBITDA by 63% compared to the same period last year – to $ 15.139 million, but increased revenue from product sales by 19% – up to $239.185 million
According to the company’s press release for the first quarter, steel production decreased by 16% – to 163 thousand tons, pipes – by 12%, to 97 thousand tons, railway products – by 43%, to 23 thousand tons. At the same time, sales of products decreased by 10%, to 140 thousand tons.
The press release notes that the first two months of 2022, the global market conditions were positive for Interpipe. However, after February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine and launched its first missile strikes, the company’s management decided to completely suspend production. The main task was to ensure the safety of employees and maintain all production facilities. This led to a decrease in pipe production in the first three months of 2022 by 12%, and railway products by 43%.
Despite the decline in operating performance, Interpipe increased its sales revenue by 19% in the first three months, mainly due to a 47% increase in sales revenue from the pipe division, to $181 million.
At the same time, EBITDA fell by 63%. In addition to the loss of sales volumes and additional logistics and transportation costs due to the intrusion on financial results, an additional negative impact was made by the rise in prices for the main raw materials: scrap metal, electricity and natural gas. For example, in the first quarter of 2022, the price of natural gas in Ukraine on average increased more than six times compared to last year, the press release states.
And about. Andrey Korotkov, General Director of Interpipe, explained that at the end of March the company began to cautiously resume shipments, and from April it began a phased launch of production. In May, Interpipe Steel’s electric steel-smelting complex started operating, and the company began to gradually increase the volume of production and shipment of finished products.
“However, unfortunately, Interpipe cannot yet return to pre-war production volumes, since the war broke the usual supply chains, as the Black Sea seaports of Ukraine are blocked, the country has a large shortage of fuel, transport infrastructure is constantly being destroyed as a result of missile strikes. New chains supply and logistics are in the process of restructuring and formation,” Korotkov said, quoted by the press service.
According to him, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Interpipe has been steadily paying salaries to all employees, including those who are idle. At the same time, the company, with the support of the Victor and Elena Pinchuk Foundations, joined the large-scale assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, doctors and civilians, allocating more than $35 million for these purposes during the 126 days of the war.
As reported, Interpipe received $91.316 million in net profit in 2021, while in 2020 this figure was $195.116 million (a decrease of 53.2%). Revenue increased to $1 billion 132.9 million from $865.131 million.
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, a manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company’s products are supplied to more than 80 countries through a network of sales offices located in the key markets of the CIS, the Middle East, North America and Europe. In 2021, Interpipe sold 602 thousand tons of pipe products and 174 thousand tons of railway products. Railway products are sold under the KLW brand.
Interpipe employs 10,000 people. In 2021, the company transferred almost UAH 3 billion to the budgets of all levels.
There are five industrial assets in the company’s structure: Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe Rolling Plant (NTZ), Interpipe Novomoskovsky Pipe Plant (NMTZ), Interpipe Niko-Tube, Dnepropetrovsk Vtormet and the Dneprostal electric steel-smelting complex under the Interpipe Steel brand .

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INTERPIPE MORE THAN HALVES NET PROFIT IN 2021

The international vertically integrated pipe and wheel company (TKK) Interpipe received $91.316 million in net profit in 2021, while in 2020 this figure was $195.116 million (a decrease of 53.2%).
According to the company’s annual report, pre-tax profit was $110.907 million compared to $227.405 million in 2020.
At the same time, last year’s revenue increased to $1 billion 132.9 million from $865.131 million.
At the same time, Interpipe increased free cash from $96.631 million to $109.627 million over the year.
In 2020, Interpipe reduced its net profit by 4.2 times compared to 2019 – to $195.116 million from $828.656 million, revenue decreased by 22.9% – to $865.131 million.
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, a manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company’s products are supplied to more than 80 countries through a network of sales offices located in the key markets of the CIS, the Middle East, North America and Europe.
The structure of the company includes five industrial assets: Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe Rolling Plant (NTZ), Interpipe Novomoskovsky Pipe Plant (NMTZ), Interpipe Niko-Tube, Dnipropetrovsk Vtormet, and the Dneprostal electric steel-smelting complex under the Interpipe Steel brand .
The ultimate owner of Interpipe Limited is Ukrainian businessman Viktor Pinchuk and members of his family.

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INTERPIPE CUTS PROFIT BY 80%

The international vertically integrated pipe and wheel company Interpipe in January-September of this year saw $32.338 million in net profit, while for the same period last year it amounted to $162.458 million.
According to the interim unaudited consolidated financial statements according to IFRS for January-September 2021, pretax profit amounted to $56.505 million compared to $178.133 million in January-September 2020 (a decrease of 68.8%).
In addition, Interpipe has reduced free cash from $109.643 million at September 30, 2020 to $103.007 million at the end of September 2021.
As reported, Interpipe in January-September 2021 increased its revenue by 15% compared to the same period last year, to $757 million, reduced EBITDA by 30%, to $151 million and increased capital investments by 65%, to $45 million.
The company’s net debt was $301 million with a net leverage ratio (net debt to EBITDA) of 1.4x.
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, a manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company’s products are supplied to more than 80 countries around the world through a network of sales offices located in the key markets of the CIS, the Middle East, North America and Europe.
The ultimate owner of Interpipe Limited is Ukrainian businessman Victor Pinchuk and his family members.

INTERPIPE INCREASES STEEL PRODUCTION BY QUARTER

The electric steelmaking complex Interpipe Steel of the international vertically integrated pipe and wheel company Interpipe (Dnipro) in January-September of this year increased steel production, according to recent data, by 25.7% compared to the same period last year, to 727,400 tonnes from 578,500 tonnes.
As the company told Interfax-Ukraine, 97,000 tonnes of steel were produced in September.
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, a manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company’s products are supplied to more than 80 countries all over the world through a chain of commercial offices located in the CIS, Europe, the United States and the Middle East.
The company includes five industrial assets: Interpipe Nyzhniodniprovsky Pipe Rolling Plant, Interpipe Novomoskovsk Pipe Plant, Interpipe Niko-Tube, Dnipropetrovsk Vtormet and Dniprostal Steel Complex under the Interpipe Steel brand.

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INTERPIPE SEES PROFIT FALL FROM $115 MLN TO $29 MLN IN JAN-JUNE

In January-June of this year, the international vertically integrated pipe and wheel company Interpipe reduced its net profit by about 74.4% compared to the same period last year, to $29.431 million from $115.529 million.
According to the company’s interim report on operating and financial results for the second quarter and the first half of 2021, pre-tax profit in January-June decreased 58.3%, to $50.766 million from $123.495 million in the same period in 2020.
At the same time, operating profit halved – to $62.847 million from $128.058 million.
Interpipe received $111.209 million EBITDA in the first half of this year, which is 25.4% less than the same period last year ($148.980 million). The company’s revenue during this period decreased by 1.7%, to $460.471 million, while capital investments increased by 66%, to $31 million.
In addition, Interpipe increased its free funds from $96.631 million at the beginning of this year to $206.008 million by the middle of the year. In the same period last year, Interpipe reduced free funds from $256.148 million (at the beginning of 2020) to $186.790 million (as of mid-2020).
As reported in the company’s press release, Interpipe’s net debt at the end of the first half of 2021 was $199 million, while the net leverage ratio (net debt to EBITDA) remained stable at 0.9x.
In the second quarter of this year, revenue increased by 29% compared to the previous quarter, to $260 million, EBITDA increased by 75%, to $71 million, and the amount of capital investments increased by 20%, to $14 million.
Capex in new projects tripled year over year, to $21 million.
As of June 30, 2021, the company’s total debt increased to $199 million following the successful placement of a new $300 million eurobond issue with a rate of 8.375% maturing in 2026. The net leverage ratio remained stable at 0.9x.
Interpipe in January-March this year reduced its net profit by 90.4% compared to the same period last year, to $12.826 million from $133.064 million. In the second quarter, revenue decreased by 19.9%, to $200.952 million, EBITDA – by 53%, to $40 million, the amount of capital investments increased by 58%, to $17 million. Net debt was $53 million with the net leverage ratio of 0.2x. As of March 31, 2021, the company’s total debt fell to $110 million following the full redemption of the 2024 eurobonds on January 26, 2021, keeping the net leverage ratio low at 0.2x.
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, a manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company’s products are supplied to more than 80 countries all over the world through a chain of commercial offices located in the CIS, Europe, the United States and the Middle East.

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INTERPIPE STEEL RAISES STEEL PRODUCTION BY 20%

Electric steelmaking complex Interpipe Steel, part of international vertically integrated pipe and wheel company Interpipe (Dnipro), in January-July of this year increased steel production, according to recent data, by 19.9% compared to the same period last year, to 537,000 tonnes.
As the company told Interfax-Ukraine, 79,000 tonnes of steel were produced in July.
In 2020, the company reduced steel production by 11.2% compared to 2019, to 758,700 tonnes.
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, a manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company’s products are supplied to more than 80 countries all over the world through a chain of commercial offices located in the CIS, Europe, the United States and the Middle East.

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