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U.S. steelmakers have been complaining to the Department of Commerce (or DOC) about imports from several nations. The DOC took a tough stance against the imports.
Strong steel demand should turn into higher revenues for U.S. steel companies. However, rising imports have impacted steel demand.
The outlook for all major steel consumers is positive. The non-residential market has picked up. Steel companies expect this uptrend to continue in the coming quarters.
Steel Dynamics completed the acquisition of Columbus in 3Q14. The deal was mainly financed by debt. The rest of the $1.6 billion deal was funded through internal cash flows.
One of the key metrics in the steel industry is the capacity utilization rate. It represents the actual production compared to the maximum possible production.
The operating profits have more than doubled compared to 3Q13. The total sales increased by ~60% compared 3Q13. The segment’s shipments increased ~40%.
Steel Dynamics’ metals recycling and ferrous resources segment has be struggling. The segment generated operating losses of $ 0.8 million in the 3Q.
Steel operations is Steel Dynamics’ biggest segment. The total sales increased by more than 25%. The increase in sales was mainly a result of increased shipments.
Steel Dynamics’ strong 3Q results were a result of multiple factors. Shipments increased at all of Steel Dynamics’ operating segments. The revenues for 3Q14 were $2.3 billion.
Steel Dynamics announced its 3Q14 results on October 20. It’s the first major steel company to declare its third quarter results.
We see American’s low valuation as an opportunity for long-term investors searching for stocks whose fundamentals and growth prospects over the medium to long terms are positive.
Apart from improved operational efficiencies, American has outperformed its peers in pre-tax margin (excluding special items) improvement in the first half of 2014 to 8.7% from 4.1% in the previous year.
Another reason why investors should consider buying American Airlines stock is that shareholders will benefit from higher returns in the form of dividends and share buybacks.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (or EIA), high monthly crude oil production—combined with weakening demand—has caused Brent crude oil spot prices to fall.
American Airlines (AAL) has achieved strong PRASM (passenger revenue per available seat mile) growth of 4.5% in the first half of 2014.
American Airlines (AAL) regained its position as the leading airline of the the U.S. airline industry after merging with U.S. Airways. The following are the key highlights of the merger.
In this series, we’ll discuss why the ~25% share price decline since June was actually an opportunity for long-term investors to buy shares of American Airlines.
The share prices for major airline companies in the U.S. dropped substantially after the news of the first Ebola case in U.S. on September 30, 2014.
During fatal disease outbreaks, rules and restrictions are imposed—especially on air transportation. This includes canceling flights to the affected areas.
In the past few months, the number of flights reduced by ~37%. 216 of the 590 monthly flights scheduled to Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia were canceled as of August 2014.