PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shipments of steel products reached 4.8 million tonnes in the 3Q13, the same level when compared to 3Q12; however an increase of 3.0% when compared to 2Q13.
Net Sales reached R$ 10.5 billion in the 3Q13, an increase of 6.9% when compared to 3Q12. In the first nine months of 2013 net sales reached R$ 29.5 billion, an increase of 1.9% when compared to the same period of 2012.
3Q13 EBITDA reached R$ 1.4 billion, an increase of 36.8% when compared to 3Q12, due to the increase in consolidated gross profit. The EBITDA margin reached 13.5% in the 3Q13, compared to 10.5% recorded in 3Q12. Regarding 2Q13, EBITDA increased 18.1% and the EBITDA margin increased from 12.1% in the 2Q13 to 13.5% in the 3Q13.
Net Income totaled R$ 642 million in the 3Q13 compared to R$ 408 million in 3Q12, due to the better operational performance.
Investments in fixed assets totaled R$ 676 million in the 3Q13, accumulating R$ 1.9 billion year to date.
Net Debt was R$ 11.9 billion on September 30, 2013, representing 2.8 times the last twelve months EBITDA.
Metalurgica Gerdau S.A. and Gerdau S.A. deliberated the dividend (Interest on Capital Stock) prepayment of, respectively, R$ 65 million (R$ 0.16/share) and R$ 204 million (R$ 0.12/share), based on 3Q13 results, which will start to be paid in the end of November, 2013.
Gerdau S.A. informs that it is filling today its 3Q13 results at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and at the Comissao de Valores Mobiliarios (CVM), which are available at Gerdau's website. To access this document, please click on http://ri.gerdau.com/enu/s-6-enu.html?idioma=enu
The 3Q13 Valuation Guide is also available at Gerdau's website http://ri.gerdau.com/static/enu/guia-modelagem.asp?idioma=enu
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SOURCE Gerdau S.A.