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PAO Severstal: Severstal reports Q2 2021 financial and operational results 
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Severstal reports Q2 2021 financial and operational results 
 
- EBITDA margin expanded to 56%; Delivering 42% EBITDA and 88% FCF growth qoq - 
 
Moscow, Russia -  16 July 2021 - PAO Severstal (MOEX: CHMF; LSE: SVST), one of the world's leading steel and 
steel-related mining companies, increased its revenue by 33% qoq to USD2,946 mln, EBITDA reached USD1,647 mln (+42% qoq), 
EBITDA margin increased to 55.9% (+3.5 ppts qoq). 
 
KEY CONSOLIDATED OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL RESULTS 
 
                            Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq      6m 2021 6m 20206 yoy 
Financials, USD million 
Revenue                     2,946   2,219   32.8%    5,165   3,295    56.8% 
EBITDA1                     1,647   1,162   41.7%    2,809   1,056    166% 
EBITDA margin, %            55.9%   52.4%   3.5 ppts 54.4%   32.0%    22.4 ppts 
Free cash flow2             936     497     88.3%    1,433   244      5.9x 
Net profit                  1,139   721     58.0%    1,860   463      4x 
Net debt/EBITDA3            0.37    0.52    (28.8%)  0.37    0.82     (54.9%) 
Basic EPS4, USD               1.36    0.87    56.3%    2.24    0.56     4x 
Production, kt 
Hot metal                   2,627   2,674   (2%)     5,301   4,741    12% 
Crude steel                 2,776   2,961   (6%)     5,737   5,657    1% 
Sales, kt 
Steel products, incl.:      2,678   2,630   2%       5,308   5,127    4% 
HVA                         1,308   1,222   7%       2,530   2,250    12% 
Iron ore products           1,310   1,024   28%      2,334   3,172    (26%) 
Coal                        282     345     (18%)    627     757      (17%) 
Health and safety 
LTIFR (staff) 5             0.57    0.50    14%      0.53    0.89     (40%) 
LTIFR (staff + contractors) 0.63    0.69    (9%)     0.66    n/a      n/a 

Notes: 1. EBITDA represents profit from operations plus depreciation and amortisation of productive assets (including the

Group's share of depreciation and amortisation of associates and joint ventures) adjusted for gain/(loss) on

disposals of PPE and intangible assets and its share in associates' and joint ventures' non-operating income/

(expenses). A reconciliation of EBITDA to profit from operations is presented in Severstal's quarterly financial

statements. 2. Free Cash Flow ("FCF") is determined as the aggregate amount of the following items: Net cash from operating

activities, CAPEX, proceeds from disposal of PPE and intangible assets, interest received and dividends received. A

reconciliation of FCF to net cash from operating activities is presented in Severstal's quarterly financial

statements. 3. Net Debt/EBITDA ratio is calculated as net debt divided by EBITDA for the last 12 months and is included in

Severstal's quarterly financial statements. Net debt equals the total debt less cash and cash equivalents at the

end of the reporting period. 4. Basic EPS is calculated as profit for the period divided by the weighted average number of shares outstanding

during the period: 834 mln shares for Q2 2021 and 826 mln shares for Q1 2021; 830 mln shares for 6m 2021 and 825

mln shares for 6m 2020. 5. LTIFR refers to Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate, the number of lost time injuries occurring in a workplace per 1

mln hours worked. The scope covers injuries and hours worked for staff and contractors, using the cumulative data

from the beginning of the calendar year. 6. These data include adjustments made in connection with the change in presentation described in Severstal's

quarterly financial statements.

Q2 2021 vs. Q1 2021 ANALYSIS:

Operational results ? Production: Hot metal output decreased by 2% qoq to 2.63 mln tonnes due to scheduled BF repairs. Crude steel

production decreased to 2.78 mln t (-6% qoq), as a result of lower hot metal output and seasonal servicing works in

BOF shop. ? Steel sales were up by 2% qoq to 2.68 mln tonnes, mainly due to strong sales of semi-finished and HVA products. The

start of the construction season in Russia supported the demand for CRC, colour coated steel and metalware. Sales

of hot-rolled steel and plate decreased by 7% qoq to 1.1 mln tonnes due to significant scheduled repair works. As a

result, the share of the domestic market increased to 55% (+7 ppts qoq). ? Total share of high value-added (HVA) products amounted to 49% (+3 ppts qoq). ? Raw materials sales: Sales of coal decreased by 18% qoq to 0.28 mln t, driven mainly by a decline in steam coal

sales as demand softened during the summer season. Severstal continued to focus on implementing its environmental

strategy during the period, and in June 2021 Vorkutaugol announced the termination of steam coal production,

starting from the first quarter of 2022 (press-release). Sales of iron ore products increased by 28% to 1.3 mln

tonnes, driven by strong demand for pellets in Europe (sales grew by 34% qoq), as crude steel production continued

to recover in the EU27.

Financial results ? Revenue increased by 33% qoq to USD2,946 mln reflecting a 30% increase in weighted average steel prices qoq and

higher sales volumes. The revenue increase was primarily driven by Russia and Europe where revenues grew by 43% qoq

and 26% qoq respectively. ? EBITDA grew to USD1,647 mln (+42% qoq), primarily reflecting the higher revenue fueled by wider price spreads between

slab and raw materials baskets. EBITDA margin reached 56%, maintaining the Group's position as the global leader by

EBITDA margin in the steel industry. ? Net profit totaled USD1,139 mln (+58% qoq), as a result of revenue and profitability growth. ? Free Cash Flow increased by 88% qoq to USD936 mln, driven by higher EBITDA and marginally lower CAPEX, which amounted

to USD273 mln (-2% qoq). This was partially compensated by a build-up in working capital of USD151 mln

(vs. USD224 mln in Q1 2021) due to an increase in trade accounts receivable (USD134 mln in Q2 2021) and a build-up of

inventories (USD170 mln).

6M 2021 vs. 6M 2020 ANALYSIS:

Operational results ? Production: Hot metal production increased by 12% yoy to 5.3 mln tonnes, due to BF-3 commissioning in December

2020. Steel output grew to 5.7 mln tonnes (+1% yoy), driven by the EAF-1 start up in April 2021. ? Steel sales were up by 4% yoy to 5.3 mln tonnes. Sales of semi-finished products grew by 181% yoy to 0.58 mln

tonnes following higher output of crude steel, coupled with repairs to the hot-rolled shop. Sales of hot-rolled

steel and plates decreased by 17% yoy due to a large-scale upgrade of one of the continuous slab heating furnaces.

The total share of domestic sales volume went down by 7 ppts yoy to 51% due to favourable export market conditions

in Q1 2021. ? High value-added (HVA) sales were up by 12% yoy to 2.5 mln tonnes, mainly due to strong sales of cold-rolled (+32%

yoy to 0.54 mln t) and galvanized steel (+31% yoy to 0.53 mln t). The HVA share in consolidated sales amounted to

48% (+4 ppts yoy). ? Raw materials sales: Sales of coal decreased by 17% yoy to 0.63 mln tonnes driven mainly by a decline in coal

concentrate sales on the back of lower output impacted by the long wall repositioning. Sales of iron ore products

decreased by 26% to 2.3 mln tonnes, driven by the redirection of iron ore flow to owned assets following the

start-up of BF-3 in the end of 2020. Sales of iron ore pellets to third parties reduced by 23% yoy to 2.3 mln

tonnes. Iron ore concentrate sales to third parties decrease substantially in Q2 2021, amounting to just 47 kt in

6m 2021 (-74% yoy).

Financial results ? Revenue increased to USD5,165 mln (+57% yoy) due to higher steel prices and sales volumes. ? EBITDA grew to USD2,809 mln (+166% yoy) due to higher steel prices in 6m 2021. EBITDA margin reached record high 54%. ? Net profit totaled USD1,860 mln (increase of 4x yoy), including FX losses of USD13 mln. ? Free Cash Flow increased by 5.9x yoy to USD1,433 mln, driven by higher earnings. ? CAPEX amounted to USD551 mln.

Financial position ? Cash and cash equivalents decreased to USD783 mln (-15% qoq) on the back of the Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 dividend payments

and the execution of convertible bonds rights, partially settled in cash. ? Total debt declined to USD2,324 mln (-7% qoq) due to the redemption of convertible bonds. ? Net debt declined to USD1,541 mln (-3% qoq). The Net debt/EBITDA ratio amounted to 0.37 (Q1 2021: 0.52). Severstal's

Net debt/EBITDA ratio remains one of the lowest among steel companies globally, and enables the Company to return

value to its shareholders in accordance with its dividend policy. ? Strong liquidity position, with USD783 mln in cash and cash equivalents in addition to unused committed credit lines

and overdraft facilities of USD1,148 mln, which more than covers the Company's short-term debt of USD554 mln.

DIVIDEND ? The Board of Directors is recommending a dividend of 84.45 roubles per share for Q2 2021. Approval of the dividend

is expected to take place at the Company's EGM on 20 August 2021.The recommended record date for the dividend

payment is 2 September 2021. The approval of the record date for the dividend payment is also expected to take

place at the Company's EGM on 20 August 2021.

MARKET UPDATE AND OUTLOOK ? In Q2 2021 steel prices reached another record level in export markets. Iron ore prices also tested all-time highs

due to strong demand in China and a recovery of pig iron production outside China. The coking coal market was

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