NLMK Group (MICEX and LSE: NLMK) is pleased to announce growth in 12M EBITDA by 37% yoy to $2.66 bn. EBITDA margin grew by 1 p.p. to 26%. Free cash flow increased by 16% to $1.27 bn.
Strategy 2017 target of $1 billion annual EBITDA gains has been achieved. Strategy 2017 delivered structural annual EBITDA gain of $1,019 million. Management initiatives contributed around $740 m (over 70%) to the result.
International rating agency Moody’s has upgraded the long-term credit rating of NLMK Group, an international steel company with operations in Russia, the United States, and the European Union, from Ba1 to investment grade Вaa3, with a positive outlook.