Steel Dynamics reports Q4 adj. EPS $1.31, consensus $1.21
Reports Q4 revenue $2,9B, consensus $2.94B. "We believe the market dynamics are in place for domestic steel consumption to continue to increase this year," said CEO Mark Millett. "Based on strong domestic steel demand fundamentals and continued customer optimism, we believe North American steel consumption will experience steady growth. In combination with our existing and newly announced expansion initiatives, we believe there are firm drivers for our continued growth. We are excited about our new planned flat roll steel mill that was announced in the fourth quarter, and the anticipated long-term value creation it will bring through geographic and value-added product diversification. The new mill will have capabilities beyond existing EAF flat roll steel producers, competing even more effectively with the integrated steel model and foreign competition. We have targeted regional markets that currently represent over 27 million tons of relevant flat roll steel consumption, which includes the growing 16 million ton Mexican flat roll market. Our new planned steel mill will have significant competitive advantages in those regions."