H1 2016 HIGHLIGHTS
• Health and safety: lost-time injury frequency ratio (LTIFR) of 2.48x up 28% year-on-year due to increased reporting transparency of minor injuries.
• EBITDA of US$577 million, down 38.1% year-on-year primarily reflecting the lagged effect of weak steel pricing.
• EBITDA margin reached 16.3% in H1 2016 vs 18.8% in H1 2015
• Coal segment EBITDA increased 25.6% in H1 2016 with EBITDA margin reaching 39.7% due to the positive impact of rouble devaluation and effects of cost-cutting initiatives.
• Net cash flows from operating activities contracted from US$804 million in H1 2015 to US$533 million in H1 2016. Free cash flow for the period was US$102 million.
• Total debt in H1 2016 decreased by US$540 million to US$6,184 million, while net debt decreased by US$33 million to US$5,316 million vs US$5,349 million as at 31 December 2015.
• Cost savings of US$138 million due to ongoing productivity improvements and cost-cutting initiatives.
• Secure position as one of the lowest-cost producers of steel and raw materials in Russia:
o cash cost of slabs decreased to US$162/t from US$193/t in FY 2015
o cash costs of washed coking coal decreased to US$28/t from US$31/t in FY 2015
o cash costs of iron ore products (58% Fe content) decreased to US$24/t from US$30 in FY 2015.