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Gerdau S.A. produces and commercializes steel products worldwide. The company provides crude steel products, which include billets that are used to manufacture wire rods, rebars, and merchant bars; blooms for use in the manufacture of springs, forged parts, heavy structural shapes, and seamless tubes; and slabs, which are used in the steel industry for the rolling of various flat rolled products, as well as to produce hot and cold rolled coils, heavy slabs, and profiles. Its long rolled products comprise rebars, merchant bars, and profiles, which are primarily used in the construction and manufacturing industries; and drawn products, such as barbed and barbless fence wires, galvanized wires, fences, concrete reinforcing wire mesh, nails, and clamps for manufacturing, construction, and agricultural industries. The company also offers special and stainless steel products used in tools and machinery, chains, fasteners, railroad spikes, and special coil steel, as well as special sections comprising grader blades, smelter bars, light rails, super light I-beams, elevator guide rails, and other products. In addition, it provides flat products, including hot-and cold-rolled steel coils, heavy plates, and profiles; and processes and resells flat steel products. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Gerdau S.A. is a subsidiary of Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A.

45,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/30/14
Founded in 1901

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Gerdau's India Steel Plant to Open in October

Gerdau announced that it will start operations at its specialty steel plant in India's Andhra Pradesh state in October. The plant, located in the Ananthpur district, had its name changed from Kalyani Gerdau to Gerdau in March 2013, when the Brazilian company acquired Indian steelmaker Kalyani's stake. Gerdau invested over $400 million in the plant, which is designed to have an installed capacity of 300,000 tones of specialty steels mainly for the auto market.

Gerdau S.A. Proposes Common and Preferred Share Dividends for the Quarter Ended on June 30, 2014, Payable on August 21, 2014

Gerdau S.A. proposed to anticipate the payment of dividends on income for the quarter ended on June 30, 2014, in the form of dividends, which will be calculated and credited on the shareholding interest owned on August 11, 2014, in the amount of BRL 102.3 million (BRL 0.06 per common and preferred share), with payment on August 21, 2014. These amounts will be considered as payment in advance of the minimum dividends established by the Company's by-laws, and will be submitted to the approval of the Board of Directors on July 30, 2014.

Gerdau S.A. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Gerdau S.A. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, net sales were BRL 10,442,822,000 against BRL 9,882,457,000 a year ago. Other operating income was BRL 41,606,000 against BRL 37,541,000 a year ago. Income before financial income and taxes was BRL 629,565,000 against BRL 719,469,000 a year ago. Income before taxes was BRL 418,723,000 against BRL 171,413,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to owners of the parent was BRL 356,455,000 against BRL 390,385,000 a year ago. Diluted and basic earnings per share were BRL 0.21 against BRL 0.23 a year ago. EBITDA reached BRL 1.2 billion, or 2.2% lower than the second quarter of 2013, due to the lower operating results in Brazil and specialty steel operations. Net debt was BRL 12.5 billion on June 30, 2014, representing 2.4 times the last twelve months EBITDA. For the six months, net sales were BRL 20,996,598,000 against BRL 19,048,015,000 a year ago. Other operating income was BRL 88,472,000 against BRL 99,323,000 a year ago. Income before financial income and taxes was BRL 1,283,747,000 against BRL 1,060,506,000 a year ago. Income before taxes was BRL 971,435,000 against BRL 320,250,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to owners of the parent was BRL 753,679,000 against BRL 538,577,000 a year ago. Diluted and basic earnings per share were BRL 0.44 against BRL 0.32 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was BRL 1,281,321,000 against BRL 1,372,841,000 a year ago. Additions to property, plant and equipment was BRL 1,155,421,000 against BRL 1,191,586,000 a year ago. Additions to other intangibles were BRL 31,028,000 against BRL 56,895,000 a year ago.


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