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Acerinox ceases activity at Malaysian factory and changes model in Cadiz as prices unsustainable due to Chinese overproduction

Intermoney | The company informed the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) yesterday, with the market closed, the cessation of activity in the factory of Bahru Stainless (Malaysia) and the change in the operation model in the factory of Acerinox Europe, located in Cadiz. Regarding the Malaysian factory, Acerinox has already informed its Asian customers about the cessation and has assured that the supply to these customers will be made, from…


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UK Competition Authority to conduct formal investigation into Acerinox’s acquisition of Haynes International

Morgan Stanley | Haynes International has indicated that the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will conduct a formal investigation into the transaction. Haynes remains optimistic that the pending reviews will be resolved positively and that the necessary approvals will be obtained. In fact, the company expects the transaction to close by the end of the year (as opposed to the previous Q3 expectation). Acerinox, for its part, has not…


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Austrian Competition Authority to seek Cartel Court approval of Acerinox’s purchase of Haynes

The Austrian Competition Authority (Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde) has informed the company that it intends to send its merger agreement with Haynes to the Cartel Court, as Phase II of the approval process. The company has stated that while it is disappointed by this decision given Austria’s small share of the business, it intends to actively engage with the institutions and remains optimistic that the final outcome will be positive. In any case,…


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Acerinox’s profit falls 61% in 1Q24 to €53 M, but debt reduced by almost 100 M€ since end 2023

Bankinter: The main figures compared to the company’s own consensus for 1Q24 are: Revenues €1,481M (down 16.9% year-on-year; down 3.1% year-on-year) against €1,516M estimated; EBITDA €111M (down 50.9% year-on-year; up 15.6% quarter-on-quarter) fully in line with €111M estimate, giving an EBITDA margin of 7.5% for the group (7.2% in Stainless Steel and up 8.2% in High Performance Alloys). EBITDA of €53M (against €136M in 3Q 2022) against +€45M estimated. Net…


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Acerinox buys 100% of American company Haynes International for $798 M

Acerinox has informed the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) that it has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the American company, Haynes International, which specialises in high-performance alloys. Haynes market consensus expects company sales in 2024 of $649 million and EBITDA of $96 million. The expected synergies amount to $71 million. The price amounts to $798 million (30% of Acerinox’s market capitalisation), equivalent to an enterprise value of $970…


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Acerinox pays interim dividend of €0.31 in cash for 2023

Alphavalue / Divacons| The stainless steel company will pay this Friday an interim dividend for the financial year 2023, payable in cash, in the amount of €0.31/share to each of the existing and outstanding shareholders of the company entitled to receive it, as approved by its Board of Directors last December 20th. In accordance with the dividend policy of the company specialising in the manufacture of stainless steel and high-performance…


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Acerinox to invest €67m in high-performance alloys division, VDM Metals, and generate 15% more revenue

Renta 4 | The company has informed the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) of investments in its high performance alloys division (VDM), as well as the presentation of its new excellence plan. Investments in VDM: Acerinox has announced an investment of €67 million, including an atomiser for the production of stainless steel powders and high-performance alloys for additive manufacturing. At the same time, three remelting furnaces will be extended, and…


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Acerinox’s Q3’22, weaker than expected (Ebitda -18%); prospects for Q1’23 improve

Bankinter | Acerinox has reported net profit of 741 million euros in the nine months to September, 99% higher than a year earlier. However, in the third quarter net profit dropped 22% to 133 million euros, due to a slowdown in activity in this period. The main figures compared with the company’s consensus for Q3’22: Revenues 2.175 billion euros (+28% yr/yr) vs 2.314 billion estimated; EBITDA 241 million euros (-18%…


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Acerinox to implement ERTE in Algeciras plant due to energy prices

Renta 4 | ACERINOX. Possible new production halt in Algeciras plant due to energy prices. 1-. Acerinox has informed workers’ representatives at its Algeciras plant that it will begin to implement the ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation) agreed on in March from September 11, for a maximum period of 15 days. This move is the result of high energy prices. 2-. The aim is to cut production of steel lines, hot rolled and…


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We still prefer carbon steel vs stainless steel; ArcelorMittal (Overweight) and Acerinox (Equalweight)

Morgan Stanley | The steel companies have historically done badly in recessions. Currently, with the risks of recession on the rise, margins at spot price continue to weaken and we have seen an important derating. It is likely that delays in prices support Q2 profits, but we see a significant slowdown from the next quarter. We still prefer carbon steel to stainless steel. ArcelorMittal (OW): we expect the company to generate…