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2nd quarter of 2013 Highlights

Aug 01, 2013, 08:54 ET from Gerdau S.A.

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Aug. 1,  2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shipments of steel products reached 4.6 million tonnes in the 2Q13, a 3% reduction when compared to 2Q12, however an increase of 1.7% compared to 1Q13.

Net Sales reached R$ 9.9 billion in the 2Q13, a slight decrease compared to 2Q12, following the reduction in shipments at the various Business Operations.

2Q13 EBITDA reached R$ 1.196 million, a decrease when compared to R$ 1.244 million in 2Q12, due to the reduction in consolidated gross profit. The EBITDA margin reached 12.1% in the 2Q13, compared to 12.5% recorded in 2Q12. Regarding 1Q13, EBITDA increased 48.6% and the margin EBITDA increased from 8.8% to 12.1%.

Net Income totaled R$ 401 million in the 2Q13.

Investments in fixed assets totaled R$ 635 million in the 2Q13.

Net Debt was R$ 12.3 billion on June 30, 2013, representing 3.1 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$ 44.7 million (R$ 0.11/share) and R$ 119.0 million (R$ 0.07/share), based on 2Q13 results, which will start to be paid on August 21, 2013.

Additional Information

Gerdau S.A. informs that it is filling today its 2Q13 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

The 2Q13 Valuation Guide is also available at Gerdau's website:

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