SOURCE: Ternium S.A.

Ternium S.A.

July 29, 2014 16:00 ET

Ternium Announces Second Quarter and First Half 2014 Results

LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwired - Jul 29, 2014) -  Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX) today announced its results for the second quarter and first half ended June 30, 2014.

The financial and operational information contained in this press release is based on Ternium S.A.'s operational data and consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and presented in U.S. dollars (USD) and metric tons.

Summary of Second Quarter 2014 Results

                 
  2Q 2014     1Q 2014     2Q 2013  
                             
Steel Shipments (tons) 2,357,000     2,335,000     1 %   2,213,000     7 %
Iron Ore Shipments (tons) 944,000     884,000     7 %   1,218,000     -22 %
Net Sales (USD million) 2,203.7     2,149.4     3 %   2,134.4     3 %
Operating Income (USD million) 231.3     319.0     -27 %   276.0     -16 %
EBITDA1 (USD million) 330.1     416.9     -21 %   370.5     -11 %
EBITDA per Ton2 (USD) 140.1     178.5           167.4        
EBITDA Margin (% of net sales) 15.0 %   19.4 %         17.4 %      
Equity in Results of Non-Consolidated Companies (0.4 )   2.6           (10.3 )      
Net Income (USD million) 180.3     188.2           134.4        
Equity Holders' Net Income (USD million) 129.1     150.0           102.7        
Earnings per ADS (USD) 0.66     0.76           0.52        
                             
  • EBITDA of USD330.1 million in the second quarter 2014, 21% lower than EBITDA in the first quarter 2014 mainly as a result of lower EBITDA per ton due to higher steel operating cost per ton3, partially offset by higher steel revenue per ton.
  • Earnings per American Depositary Share (ADS)4 of USD0.66 in the second quarter 2014, a decrease of USD0.10 per ADS compared to the first quarter 2014 mainly due to lower operating income, partially offset by lower income tax expense.
  • Capital expenditures of USD136.4 million in the second quarter 2014, up from USD103.6 million in the first quarter 2014.
  • Net debt position of USD2.0 billion at the end of June 2014, up from USD1.6 billion at the end of March 2014. Of note in the second quarter 2014 were USD180.9 million dividend payments and an increase of USD135.5 million in working capital.

Ternium's operating income in the second quarter 2014 was USD231.3 million, USD87.6 million lower than in the first quarter 2014 mainly as a result of lower operating margin. Operating margin decreased sequentially as a result of USD57 higher steel operating cost per ton, partially offset by USD15 higher steel revenue per ton. Operating cost per ton increased mainly due to higher raw material and purchased slabs costs and higher maintenance expenses, principally related to planned stoppages performed during the second quarter 2014 at Ternium's Mexican facilities. Operating cost per ton was higher in Siderar, Ternium's Argentine subsidiary, as a result of an increase in costs, in Argentine Peso terms, that was not mitigated by the devaluation of the local currency against the US Dollar, as the Argentine Peso devalued only 2% against the US Dollar in the second quarter 2014. Steel revenue per ton increased 2% in Mexico and 1% in the Southern Region.

Compared to the second quarter 2013, the company's operating income in the second quarter 2014 decreased by USD44.7 million, mainly as a result of lower operating margin, partially offset by higher shipments. Operating margin decreased principally due to 6% lower revenue per ton in the Southern Region. Shipments increased by 144,000 tons year-over-year, mainly as a result of a 220,000 ton increase in Mexico, partially offset by a combined 76,000 ton decrease in the Southern Region and Other Markets.

Net income in the second quarter 2014 was USD180.3 million, a decrease of USD7.9 million compared to net income in the first quarter 2014 mainly due to the above-mentioned lower operating income, partially offset by lower income tax expense. Income tax expense in the second quarter 2014 included a net gain related to a non-cash reduction of deferred tax liabilities at one of Ternium's subsidiaries, partially offset by higher taxes on dividends in connection to Siderar dividend payment in April 2014. Income tax expense in the first quarter 2014 included a net non-recurrent loss mainly related to the settlement of a claim from the Mexican tax authorities related to fiscal year 2006 and to changes in Mexican tax regulations in connection with new mining laws.

Relative to the prior-year period, net income in the second quarter 2014 increased by USD45.9 million, mainly due to the above mentioned lower income tax expense, better results from Usiminas and lower net financial expenses, partially offset by lower operating income.

Summary of First Half 2014 Results

           
  1H 2014     1H 2013  
                 
Steel Shipments (tons) 4,692,000     4,454,000     5 %
Iron Ore Shipments (tons) 1,829,000     2,319,000     -21 %
Net Sales (USD million) 4,353.1     4,270.2     2 %
Operating Income (USD million) 550.3     547.8     0 %
EBITDA (USD million) 747.0     738.2     1 %
EBITDA per Ton (USD) 159.2     165.7        
EBITDA Margin (% of net sales) 17.2 %   17.3 %      
Equity in Results of Non-Consolidated Companies 2.3     (26.2 )      
Net Income (USD million) 368.5     285.8        
Equity Holders' Net Income (USD million) 279.1     232.0        
Earnings per ADS (USD) 1.42     1.18        
                 
  • EBITDA5 of USD747.0 million in the first half 2014, relatively stable compared to EBITDA in the first half 2013 as a result of an increase in steel shipments, offset by a decrease in iron ore shipments to third parties.
  • Earnings per ADS6 of USD1.42 in the first half 2014, USD0.24 higher than in the first half 2013.
  • Capital expenditures of USD240.0 million in the first half 2014, down from USD507.7 million in the first half 2013.

Operating income in the first half 2014 was USD550.3 million, compared to operating income of USD547.8 million in the first half 2013 as a result of a 238,000 ton increase in steel shipments offset by a decrease in iron ore shipments to third parties. Steel operating margin was relatively stable year-over-year, as a result of USD21 lower revenue per ton offset by USD19 lower operating cost per ton. Steel revenue per ton decreased 7% in the Southern Region and was steady in Mexico. The decrease in steel operating cost per ton was mainly due to lower raw material costs partially offset by higher purchased slabs and energy costs. Steel shipments increased 386,000 tons in Mexico, and decreased a combined 148,000 tons in the Southern Region and Other Markets.

Net income in the first half 2014 was USD368.5 million, USD82.7 million higher than net income in the first half 2013 mainly as a result of better results from Usiminas, lower net financial expenses and lower income tax expenses mainly as a result of the above mentioned factors.

Outlook

During the second quarter 2014, Ternium sustained its strong first quarter shipment activity in Mexico. Shipments in the country increased 386,000 tons, or 16%, in the first half of 2014 over the first half of 2013. The company expects these healthy shipment levels to continue in the third quarter 2014. In addition, North American steel prices remained attractive during the second quarter 2014. An active manufacturing sector in the region continues to generate demand for steel products and steel inventories remain at reasonable levels. As a result, Ternium expects a slight increase in revenue per ton in Mexico in the third quarter 2014 compared to the second quarter 2014.

The company's shipments in the Southern Region did not recover as anticipated during the second quarter 2014 after the seasonally lower first quarter of the year. Ternium expects shipments in this region to remain relatively stable in the third quarter 2014, with average prices not changing significantly.

Ternium anticipates a slightly higher operating income in the third quarter 2014 compared to the second quarter 2014, with stable shipments and an increase in operating margin as a result of higher revenue per ton partially offset by higher cost per ton.

Analysis of Second Quarter 2014 Results

Net income attributable to Ternium's equity holders in the second quarter 2014 was USD129.1 million, compared to net income of USD102.7 million in the second quarter 2013. Including non-controlling interest, net income for the second quarter 2014 was USD180.3 million, USD45.9 million higher in comparison to the second quarter 2013. Earnings per ADS in the second quarter 2014 were USD0.66 compared to Earnings per ADS of USD0.52 in the second quarter 2013.

Net sales in the second quarter 2014 were USD2.2 billion, 3% higher than net sales in the second quarter 2013, mainly as a result of higher steel products net sales in Mexico, partially offset by lower steel product net sales in the Southern Region and Other Markets. The following table outlines Ternium's consolidated net sales for the second quarter 2014 and second quarter 2013:

       
    Net Sales (million USD)  
    2Q 2014     2Q 2013     Dif.  
  Mexico   1,222.0     1,028.2     19 %
  Southern Region   664.8     741.9     -10 %
  Other Markets   301.7     324.1     -7 %
Total steel products net sales   2,188.5     2,094.1     5 %
  Other products1   13.6     6.4     112 %
Steel segment net sales   2,202.1     2,100.6     5 %
                   
Mining segment net sales   83.3     101.8     -18 %
Intersegment eliminations   (81.7 )   (68.0 )   20 %
Net sales   2,203.7     2,134.4     3 %
                   

1 The item "Other products" primarily includes pig iron and pre-engineered metal building systems.

Cost of sales was USD1.8 billion in the second quarter 2014, an increase of USD109.2 million compared to the second quarter 2013. This was principally due to a 7% increase in shipment volumes, a USD75.8 million, or 6%, increase in raw material and consumables used, mainly reflecting an increase in purchased slabs costs and higher energy costs; and a USD33.5 million increase in other costs, including a USD26.9 million increase in maintenance expenses and a USD2.9 million increase in depreciation of property, plant and equipment.

Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) expenses in the second quarter 2014 were USD213.0 million, or 9.7% of net sales, relatively stable compared to the second quarter 2013, mainly due to lower taxes and contributions (others than income tax), freight and transportation expenses and maintenance expenses, offset by higher general expenses and labor costs.

Operating income in the second quarter 2014 was USD231.3 million, or 10.5% of net sales, compared to operating income of USD276.0 million, or 12.9% of net sales, in the second quarter 2013. The following table outlines Ternium's operating income by segment for the second quarter 2014 and second quarter 2013.

                         
    Steel segment     Mining segment     Intersegment eliminations     Total  
USD million   2Q 2014     2Q 2013     2Q 2014     2Q 2013     2Q 2014     2Q 2013     2Q 2014     2Q 2013  
  Net Sales   2,202.1     2,100.6     83.3     101.8     (81.7 )   (68.0 )   2,203.7     2,134.4  
  Cost of sales   (1,781.8 )   (1,652.7 )   (62.8 )   (76.3 )   81.6     75.3     (1,763.0 )   (1,653.8 )
  SG&A expenses   (208.6 )   (210.8 )   (4.4 )   (5.0 )   -     -     (213.0 )   (215.8 )
  Other operating income, net   3.3     10.9     0.3     0.3     -     -     3.6     11.1  
Operating income (expense)   215.0     247.9     16.4     20.8     (0.1 )   7.3     231.3     276.0  
                                                 
EBITDA   304.6     336.9     25.6     26.2     (0.1 )   7.3     330.1     370.5  
                                                 

Steel reporting segment

The steel segment's operating income was USD215.0 million in the second quarter 2014, a decrease of USD32.8 million compared to the second quarter 2013, reflecting higher sales and higher operating cost. 

Net sales of steel products in the second quarter 2014 increased 5% compared to the second quarter 2013, reflecting a 144,000 ton, or 7%, increase in shipments, mainly due to higher sales volume in Mexico, partially offset by lower sales volume in the Southern Region and in Others Markets. Revenue per ton decreased USD18, or 2%, mainly due to lower steel prices in the Southern Region partially offset by higher steel prices in Other Markets.

                   
    Net Sales
(million USD)
    Shipments
(thousand tons)
    Revenue / ton
(USD/ton)
 
    2Q 2014   2Q 2013   Dif.     2Q 2014   2Q 2013   Dif.     2Q 2014   2Q 2013   Dif.  
  Mexico   1,222.0   1,028.2   19 %   1,411.2   1,191.4   18 %   866   863   0 %
  Southern Region   664.8   741.9   -10 %   632.5   662.6   -5 %   1,051   1,120   -6 %
  Other Markets   301.7   324.1   -7 %   313.1   358.9   -13 %   964   903   7 %
                                           
Total steel products   2,188.5   2,094.1   5 %   2,356.8   2,212.9   7 %   929   946   -2 %
  Other products
1
  13.6   6.4   112 %                            
                                           
Steel segment   2,202.1   2,100.6   5 %                            
                                           
1 The item "Other products" primarily includes pig iron and pre-engineered metal building systems.  
   

Operating cost increased 7% due to a 7% increase in shipment volumes and cost per ton remained stable in comparison to cost per ton in the second quarter 2013.

Mining reporting segment

The mining segment's operating income was USD16.4 million in the second quarter 2014, a decrease of USD4.4 million compared to the second quarter 2013, mainly reflecting lower sales of iron ore and lower operating cost. 

Net Sales of mining products in the second quarter 2014 were 18% lower than net sales in the second quarter 2013, reflecting lower shipments and a USD5 increase in revenue per ton. Shipments were 944,000 tons, 22% lower than in the second quarter 2013 as a result of lower sales to third parties mainly due to a decrease in production at Peña Colorada.

       
  Mining segment    
  2Q 2014   2Q 2013   Dif.    
Net Sales (million USD) 83.3   101.8   -18 %  
Shipments (thousand tons) 944.4   1,217.6   -22 %  
Revenue per ton (USD/ton) 88   84   6 %  
               

Operating cost decreased 17% year-over-year, due to the above mentioned 22% decrease in shipment volumes partially offset by a 7% increase in operating cost per ton.

EBITDA in the second quarter 2014 was USD330.1 million, or 15.0% of net sales, compared to USD370.5 million, or 17.4% of net sales, in the second quarter 2013.

Net financial results were a USD31.2 million loss in the second quarter 2014, compared to a USD38.5 million loss in the second quarter 2013. During the second quarter 2014, Ternium's net interest results totaled a loss of USD27.2 million, stable compared to net interest results in the second quarter 2013.

Equity in results of non-consolidated companies was a loss of USD0.4 million in the second quarter 2014, compared to a loss of USD10.3 million in the second quarter 2013, mainly due to an improved result in Usiminas.

Income tax expense in the second quarter 2014 was USD19.4 million, or 10% of income before income tax expense, compared with an income tax expense of USD92.8 million in the second quarter 2013, or 41% of income before income tax expense. Income tax expense in the second quarter 2014 included a net gain related to a non-cash reduction of deferred tax liabilities at one of Ternium's subsidiaries, partially offset by higher taxes on dividends in connection to Siderar dividend payment in April 2014. Income tax expense in the second quarter 2013 included a loss in connection to the settlement of a claim from the Mexican tax authorities related to fiscal year 2004.

Net gain attributable to non-controlling interest in the second quarter 2014 was USD51.2 million, compared to net gain of USD31.7 million in the same period in 2013, mainly due to a higher result attributable to non-controlling interest in Siderar.

Analysis of First Half 2014 Results

Net income attributable to Ternium's equity holders in the first half 2014 was USD279.1 million, compared to a net income of USD232.0 million in the first half 2013. Including non-controlling interest, net income for the first half 2014 was USD368.5 million, compared to net income of USD285.8 million in the first half 2013. Earnings per ADS in the first half 2014 were USD1.42, compared to earnings of USD1.18 in the first half 2013.

Net sales in the first half 2014 were USD4.4 billion, 2% higher than net sales in the first half 2013, mainly as a result of higher steel products sales in Mexico, partially offset by lower steel products sales in the Southern Region and Other Markets, and lower iron ore sales to third parties. The following table shows Ternium's consolidated net sales for the first half 2014 and 2013:

       
    Net Sales (million USD)  
    1H 2014     1H 2013     Dif.  
  Mexico   2,429.0     2,092.9     16 %
  Southern Region   1,303.3     1,430.6     -9 %
  Other Markets   588.6     670.8     -12 %
Total steel products net sales   4,320.9     4,194.2     3 %
  Other products1   18.9     13.5     40 %
Steel segment net sales   4,339.8     4,207.8     3 %
                   
Mining segment net sales   159.6     201.6     -21 %
Intersegment eliminations   (146.2 )   (139.2 )   5 %
Net sales   4,353.1     4,270.2     2 %
                   

1 The item "Other products" primarily includes pig iron and pre-engineered metal building systems.

Cost of sales was USD3.4 billion in the first half 2014, an increase of USD89.5 million compared to the first half 2013. This was principally due to a 5% increase in shipment volumes, a USD51.0 million, or 2%, increase in raw material and consumables used and higher energy costs; and a USD38.5 million increase in other costs, including a USD32.4 million increase in maintenance expenses, a USD4.7 million increase in services and fees, a USD4.4 increase in depreciation of property, plant and equipment partially offset by a USD4.3 million decrease in labor costs.

Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) expenses in the first half 2014 were USD408.6 million, or 9.4% of net sales, a decrease of USD14.4 million compared to the first half 2013, mainly as a result of lower freight and transportation expenses, taxes and contributions (other than income tax) and maintenance expenses, partially offset by higher labor and general expenses.

Operating income in the first half 2013 was USD550.3 million, or 12.6% of net sales, compared to operating income of USD547.8 million, or 12.8% of net sales, in the first half 2013. The following table shows Ternium's operating income by segment for the first half 2014 and the first half 2013.

    Steel segment     Mining segment     Intersegment eliminations     Total  
USD million   1H 2014     1H 2013     1H 2014     1H 2013     1H 2014     1H 2013     1H 2014     1H 2013  
  Net Sales   4,339.8     4,207.8     159.6     201.6     (146.2 )   (139.2 )   4,353.1     4,270.2  
  Cost of sales   (3,428.1 )   (3,308.6 )   (117.9 )   (142.3 )   145.6     140.0     (3,400.4 )   (3,310.9 )
  SG&A expenses   (400.7 )   (408.9 )   (7.9 )   (14.0 )   -     -     (408.6 )   (422.9 )
  Other operating income (expenses), net   5.6     11.5     0.6     (0.0 )   -     -     6.2     11.5  
Operating income (expense)   516.5     501.8     34.4     45.2     (0.6 )   0.8     550.3     547.8  
                                                 
EBITDA   694.1     676.6     53.5     60.7     (0.6 )   0.8     747.0     738.2  
                                                 

Steel reporting segment

The steel segment's operating income was USD516.5 million in the first half 2014, an increase of USD14.8 million compared to the first half 2013, reflecting higher sales partially offset by higher operating cost.

Net sales of steel products in the first half 2014 increased 3% compared to the first half 2013, reflecting a USD21 decrease in revenue per ton, mainly due to lower steel prices in the Southern Region partially offset by higher steel prices in Others Markets. Shipments increased 238,000 tons, or 5%, compared to the first half 2013, mainly due to higher sales volume in Mexico partially offset by lower sales volume in the Southern Region and Other Markets.

               
  Net Sales (million USD)     Shipments (thousand tons)   Revenue / ton (USD/ton)  
  1H 2014   1H 2013   Dif.     1H 2014   1H 2013   Dif.   1H 2014   1H 2013   Dif.  
  Mexico 2,429.0   2,092.9   16 %   2,826.3   2,440.6   16 % 859   858   0 %
  Southern Region 1,303.3   1,430.6   -9 %   1,245.1   1,271.3   -2 % 1,047   1,125   -7 %
  Other Markets 588.6   670.8   -12 %   620.5   742.4   -16 % 948   904   5 %
                                       
Total steel products 4,320.9   4,194.2   3 %   4,692.0   4,454.3   5 % 921   942   -2 %
  Other products1 18.9   13.5   40 %                          
                                       
Steel segment 4,339.8   4,207.8   3 %                          
                                       
1 Primarily includes pig iron and pre-engineered metal building systems.  
   

Operating cost increased 3%, due to the above-mentioned 5% increase in shipment volumes partially offset by a 2% decrease in operating cost per ton. The decrease in operating cost per ton was mainly due to lower raw material costs partially offset by higher purchased slabs costs, energy costs and maintenance expenses.

Mining reporting segment

The mining segment's operating income was USD34.4 million in the first half 2014, a decrease of USD10.9 million compared to the first half 2013 mainly reflecting lower iron ore sales and lower operating cost.

Net Sales of mining products in the first half 2014 were 21% lower than in the first half 2013, reflecting lower shipments and a stable revenue per ton. Shipments were 1.8 million tons, 21% lower than in the first half 2013 as a result of lower production at Peña Colorada.

       
  Mining segment    
  1H 2014   1H 2013   Dif.    
Net Sales (million USD) 159.6   201.6   -21 %  
Shipments (thousand tons) 1,828.8   2,318.9   -21 %  
Revenue per ton (USD/ton) 87   87   0 %  
               

Operating cost decreased 20% year-over-year, due to the above mentioned 21% decrease in shipment volumes, partially offset by a 2% increase in operating cost per ton.

EBITDA in the first half 2014 was USD747.0 million, or 17.2% of net sales, compared with USD738.2 million, or 17.3% of net sales, in the first half 2013.

Net financial results were a USD55.5 million loss in the first half 2014, compared with a USD79.3 million loss in the first half 2013.

During the first half 2014, Ternium's net interest results totaled a loss of USD46.7 million, compared to a loss of USD57.1 million in the first half 2013, reflecting lower average indebtedness and weighted average interest rates.

Change in fair value of financial instruments included in net financial results in the first half 2014 was a USD3.5 million gain, mainly related to results from changes in the fair value of financial assets, compared with a USD9.9 million loss in the first half 2013.

Equity in results of non-consolidated companies was a gain of USD2.3 million in the first half 2014, compared to a loss of USD26.2 million in the first half 2013, mainly as a result of better results from Usiminas.

Income tax expense in the first half 2014 was USD128.5 million, or 26% of income before income tax, compared with an income tax expense of USD156.6 million, or 35% of income before income tax, in the same period in 2013. Income tax expense in the first half 2014 included a net gain related to a non-cash reduction of deferred tax liabilities at one of Ternium's subsidiaries, partially offset by higher taxes on dividends in connection to Siderar dividend payment in April 2014 and non-recurrent losses mainly related to the settlement of a claim from the Mexican tax authorities related to fiscal year 2006 and to changes in Mexican tax regulations in connection with new mining laws. Income tax expense in the first half 2013 included a loss in connection to the settlement of a claim from the Mexican tax authorities related to fiscal year 2004.

Net gain attributable to non-controlling interest in the first half 2014 was USD89.4 million, compared to a net gain of USD53.9 million in the same period in 2013, mainly due to a higher result attributable to non-controlling interest in Siderar.

Cash Flow and Liquidity

Net cash provided by operating activities in the first half 2014 was USD9.7 million. Working capital increased USD504.5 million in the first half 2014 as a result of a USD304.8 million increase in inventories and an aggregate USD211.5 million increase in trade and other receivables, partially offset by an aggregate USD11.8 million net increase in accounts payable and other liabilities. Trade receivables increased as a result of higher sales volume and collection period. Inventories increased in the first half 2014 mainly reflecting higher inventory volumes, in a context of ramped-up production, and higher costs of goods in process and finished goods. The above mentioned increase in working capital in the first half 2014 included a negative non-cash effect of USD97.1 million reflecting variations in the exchange rates used by subsidiaries with functional currencies other than the U.S. dollar, mainly related to inventories.

Capital expenditures in the first half 2014 were USD240.0 million, down from USD507.7 million in the first half 2013. The main investments carried out during the period included, in Mexico, those made in the new cold rolling mill (Pesquería facility) and for the expansion of service center capacity and, in Argentina, those made for the expansion of specialty steel production capacity (including a new continuous caster in the steel shop, inaugurated during the first quarter) and for the expansion and enhancement of the coking facilities.

In the first half 2014, Ternium had negative free cash flow of USD230.3 million7. Cash transfers to Techgen in the first half 2014 were USD65.5 million. The company's net proceeds from borrowings in the first half 2014 were USD345.6 million. In addition, net dividends paid to shareholders were USD147.2 million and net dividends paid to minority shareholders were USD33.6 million. As of June 30, 2014, Ternium's net debt position was USD2.0 billion8.

Net cash provided by operating activities in the second quarter 2014 was USD33.6 million. Working capital increased USD135.5 million in the second quarter 2014 as a result of a USD30.7 million increase in inventories, an aggregate USD43.1 million increase in trade and other receivables, and an aggregate USD61.7 million net decrease in accounts payable and other liabilities. Inventories increased in the second quarter 2014 mainly reflecting higher costs of goods in process and finished goods, and higher volumes of raw materials, partially offset by lower volumes of purchased steel and goods in process. Capital expenditures were USD136.4 million in the second quarter 2014, compared to USD289.6 million in the second quarter 2013. Ternium had negative free cash flow of USD102.8 million9 in the period.

Forward Looking Statements

Some of the statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements are based on management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by those statements. These risks include but are not limited to risks arising from uncertainties as to gross domestic product, related market demand, global production capacity, tariffs, cyclicality in the industries that purchase steel products and other factors beyond Ternium's control.

About Ternium

Ternium is a leading steel producer in Latin America, with an annual production capacity of approximately 10.9 million tons of finished steel products. The company manufactures and processes a broad range of value-added steel products for customers active in the construction, automotive, home appliances, capital goods, container, food and energy industries. With production facilities located in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, the southern United States and Guatemala, Ternium serves markets in the Americas through its integrated manufacturing system and extensive distribution network. In addition, Ternium participates in the control group of Usiminas, a Brazilian steel company. More information about Ternium is available at www.ternium.com.

   
1 EBITDA in the second quarter 2014 equals operating income of USD231.3 million adjusted to exclude depreciation and amortization of USD98.8 million.
2 Consolidated EBITDA divided by steel shipments.
3 Operating cost per ton is equal to cost of sales plus SG&A, divided by shipments.
4 Each American Depositary Share (ADS) represents 10 shares of Ternium's common stock. Results are based on a weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding (net of treasury shares) of 1,963,076,776.
5 EBITDA in the first half 2014 equals operating income of USD747.0 million adjusted to exclude depreciation and amortization of USD196.7 million.
6 Each American Depositary Share (ADS) represents 10 shares of Ternium's common stock. Results are based on a weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding (net of treasury shares) of 1,963,076,776.
7 Free cash flow in the first half 2014 equals net cash provided by operating activities of $9.7 million less capital expenditures of $240.0 million.
8 Net debt position at June 30, 2014 equals borrowings of $2.3 billion less cash and equivalents plus other investments of $0.3 billion.
9 Free cash flow in the second quarter 2014 equals net cash provided by operating activities of $33.6 million less capital expenditures of $136.4 million.
   
   
Consolidated Income Statement  
   
USD million   2Q 2014     2Q 2013     1H 2014     1H 2013  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
  Net sales   2,203.7     2,134.4     4,353.1     4,270.2  
  Cost of sales   (1,763.0 )   (1,653.8 )   (3,400.4 )   (3,310.9 )
Gross profit   440.7     480.7     952.7     959.3  
  Selling, general and administrative expenses   (213.0 )   (215.8 )   (408.6 )   (422.9 )
  Other operating income, net   3.6     11.1     6.2     11.5  
                         
Operating income   231.3     276.0     550.3     547.8  
                         
  Interest expense   (29.4 )   (30.4 )   (52.8 )   (63.7 )
  Interest income   2.3     2.9     6.1     6.6  
  Other financial expenses, net   (4.0 )   (11.1 )   (8.8 )   (22.2 )
  Equity in (losses) earnings of non-consolidated   (0.4 )   (10.3 )   2.3     (26.2 )
Income before income tax expense   199.8     227.2     497.1     442.4  
                         
Income tax expense   (19.4 )   (92.8 )   (128.5 )   (156.6 )
Profit for the period   180.3     134.4     368.5     285.8  
                         
Attributable to:                        
  Equity holders of the Company   129.1     102.7     279.1     232.0  
  Non-controlling interest   51.2     31.7     89.4     53.9  
  Profit for the period   180.3     134.4     368.5     285.8  
                         
                         
                         
Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
 
USD million   June 30,
2014
  December 31,
2013
    (Unaudited)    
         
  Property, plant and equipment, net   4,528.7   4,708.9
  Intangible assets, net   963.2   961.5
  Investments in non-consolidated companies   1,464.6   1,375.2
  Derivative financial instruments   -   1.5
  Deferred tax assets   49.3   24.9
  Receivables, net   107.0   79.4
  Trade receivables, net   0.8   1.8
Total non-current assets   7,113.6   7,153.2
         
  Receivables   157.6   112.4
  Derivative financial instruments   1.6   -
  Inventories, net   2,116.0   1,941.1
  Trade receivables, net   863.7   671.5
  Other investments   108.4   169.5
  Cash and cash equivalents   229.7   307.2
Total current assets   3,477.0   3,201.7
         
Non-current assets classified as held for sale   17.2   17.8
         
Total assets   10,607.8   10,372.6
         
Capital and reserves attributable to the company's equity holders   5,413.6   5,340.0
Non-controlling interest   974.1   998.0
         
Total Equity   6,387.7   6,338.0
         
  Provisions   11.3   14.0
  Deferred tax liabilities   555.1   605.9
  Other liabilities   358.6   345.4
  Trade payables   13.6   15.2
  Borrowings   1,047.8   1,204.9
Total non-current liabilities   1,986.4   2,185.4
         
  Current income tax liabilities   47.8   92.0
  Other liabilities   226.9   203.3
  Trade payables   717.4   755.9
  Derivative financial instruments   0.6   -
  Borrowings   1,241.1   797.9
Total current liabilities   2,233.8   1,849.2
         
Total liabilities   4,220.2   4,034.6
         
Total equity and liabilities   10,607.8   10,372.6
         
         
         
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows  
   
USD million   2Q 2014     2Q 2013     1H 2014     1H 2013  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
                         
Profit for the period   180.3     134.4     368.5     285.8  
                         
Adjustments for:                        
  Depreciation and amortization   98.8     94.5     196.7     190.3  
  Equity in losses (earnings) of non-consolidated companies   0.4     10.3     (2.3 )   26.2  
  Changes in provisions   0.7     5.6     1.2     8.0  
  Net foreign exchange results and others   14.8     4.7     25.5     24.1  
  Interest accruals less payments   0.8     (20.4 )   2.5     (15.2 )
  Income tax accruals less payments   (126.6 )   (92.0 )   (78.0 )   (85.1 )
  Changes in working capital   (135.5 )   70.7     (504.5 )   121.5  
                         
Net cash provided by operating activities   33.6     207.8     9.7     555.5  
                         
  Capital expenditures   (136.4 )   (289.6 )   (240.0 )   (507.7 )
  Proceeds from the sale of property, plant & equipment   0.4     0.7     0.7     1.0  
  Investment in non-consolidated companies   -     -     (3.0 )   -  
  Acquisition of non-controlling interest   -     (0.9 )   -     (0.9 )
  Loans to non-consolidated companies   (21.6 )   -     (62.5 )   -  
  Decrease in other investments   30.3     28.4     61.0     56.1  
                         
Net cash used in investing activities   (127.3 )   (261.5 )   (243.9 )   (451.5 )
                         
  Dividends paid in cash to company's shareholders   (147.2 )   (127.6 )   (147.2 )   (127.6 )
  Dividends paid in cash by subsidiary companies   (33.6 )   (27.4 )   (33.6 )   (27.4 )
  Proceeds from borrowings   346.3     339.6     594.3     529.1  
  Repayments of borrowings   (57.1 )   (199.2 )   (248.7 )   (662.8 )
                         
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   108.3     (14.7 )   164.8     (288.8 )
                         
Increase (Decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   14.6     (68.3 )   (69.4 )   (184.7 )
                         
                         
                         
  Shipments  
Thousand tons 2Q 2014     2Q 2013     1Q 2014     1H 2014     1H 2013  
                             
  Mexico 1,411.2     1,191.4     1,415.2     2,826.3     2,440.6  
  Southern Region 632.5     662.6     612.7     1,245.1     1,271.3  
  Other Markets 313.1     358.9     307.4     620.5     742.4  
Total steel segment 2,356.8     2,212.9     2,335.2     4,692.0     4,454.3  
                             
Total mining segment 944.4     1,217.6     884.4     1,828.8     2,318.9  
                             
                             
  Revenue / ton  
USD/ton 2Q 2014     2Q 2013     1Q 2014     1H 2014     1H 2013  
                             
  Mexico 866     863     853     859     858  
  Southern Region 1,051     1,120     1,042     1,047     1,125  
  Other Markets 964     903     933     948     904  
Total steel segment 929     946     913     921     942  
                             
Total mining segment 88     84     86     87     87  
                             
                             
  Net Sales  
USD million 2Q 2014     2Q 2013     1Q 2014     1H 2014     1H 2013  
                             
  Mexico 1,222.0     1,028.2     1,206.9     2,429.0     2,092.9  
  Southern Region 664.8     741.9     638.5     1,303.3     1,430.6  
  Other Markets 301.7     324.1     286.9     588.6     670.8  
Total steel products 2,188.5     2,094.1     2,132.4     4,320.9     4,194.2  
  Other products1 13.6     6.4     5.3     18.9     13.5  
Total steel segment 2,202.1     2,100.6     2,137.7     4,339.8     4,207.8  
                             
Total mining segment 83.3     101.8     76.2     159.6     201.6  
                             
Total steel and mining segments 2,285.4     2,202.4     2,213.9     4,499.3     4,409.4  
                             
Intersegment eliminations (81.7 )   (68.0 )   (64.5 )   (146.2 )   (139.2 )
                             
Total net sales 2,203.7     2,134.4     2,149.4     4,353.1     4,270.2  

1 The item "Other products" primarily includes pig iron and pre-engineered metal building systems.