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IMH ANNOUNCES IFRS CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR 2018 (news with 
additional features) 
 
2019-04-17 / 14:40 CET/CEST 
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 
 
*IMH ANNOUNCES IFRS CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR 2018* 
 
_17 April 2019_ 
 
*Industrial Metallurgical Holding (IMH), one the largest global suppliers of 
merchant pig iron and the biggest Russian merchant coke producer, announces 
IFRS financial results for 2018.* 
 
*IMH key financial indicators:* 
 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|          *RUB mln*           | *2018* | *2017* |* Change, % *| 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|*Revenue*                     |*89,643*|*85,360*|     *5*     | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|COGS                          |(64,406)|(57,375)|     12      | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|*Gross profit*                |*25,237*|*27,985*|   *(10)*    | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|*Operating profit*            |*13,902*|*13,553*|     *3*     | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|*Operating profit margin, %*  |  *16*  |  *16*  |     *-*     | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|*EBITDA*                      |*16,964*|*17,068*|    *(1)*    | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|EBITDA margin, %              |   19   |   20   |      -      | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|*Adjusted EBITDA[1]*          |*19,311*|*19,316*|     *-*     | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|Adjusted                      |        |        |             | 
|EBITDA margin, %              |   22   |   23   |      -      | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|*Net income*                  |*1,296* |*7,599* |   *(83)*    | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|*Net cash from operating      |        |        |             | 
|activities *                  |*16,568*|*12,501*|    *33*     | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|*Total debt*                  |*73,228*|*59,015*|    *24*     | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|Cash and cash equivalents     | 11,522 | 8,978  |     28      | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
|*Net debt*                    |*61,706*|*50,037*|    *23*     | 
+------------------------------+--------+--------+-------------+ 
 
*Financial results* 
 
? In 2018, IMH delivered another record in consolidated revenue, which 
exceeded RUB 89 bln (up 5% y-o-y). The main drivers behind the growth were 
an increase in production and sales of pig iron, higher pig iron prices 
and a favourable exchange rate which gave boost to export revenues 
 
? The cost of goods sold went up 12% y-o-y to RUB 64.4 bln, while the cost 
of raw materials was marginally up by 4%. The largest relative growth was 
seen in payroll and related taxes, which grew 13%. This is mainly due to 
an increase in wages across all IMH companies in late 2017 as part of the 
sustainable development programme. In addition, the Company recognised 
expenses on the delivery to destination after the transfer of title to the 
customer as production costs (previously recognised as cost of sales), in 
accordance with IFRS 15. 
 
? Gross profit went down 10%, mainly due to changes in accounting of 
transportation expenses included in the contract price. 
 
? Operating profit went up 3% y-o-y as revenue growth offset higher costs. 
Operating profit margin remained unchanged at 16%. 
 
? Adjusted EBITDA stood at RUB 19.3 bln - virtually flat y-o-y. 
 
? IMH net income in 2018 went down 83% to RUB 1.3 bln on the back of 
higher finance expenses (up 117%) driven by exchange losses of RUB 7.3 
bln. The Company's finance expenses mainly relate to servicing foreign 
currency loans the bulk of which are attributable to the USD-denominated 
Eurobond loan. 
 
*Key segments operational and financial results* 
 
+--------------------------+--------+--------+------------+ 
|*Production, '000 tonnes* |* 2018 *|* 2017 *|* Change, %*| 
+--------------------------+--------+--------+------------+ 
|Coal                      |   2,632|   2,830|         (7)| 
+--------------------------+--------+--------+------------+ 
|Coal concentrate          |   2,476|   2,468|           -| 
+--------------------------+--------+--------+------------+ 
|Coke (6% moisture content)|   2,534|   2,700|         (6)| 
+--------------------------+--------+--------+------------+ 
|Iron ore                  |   4,980|   5,100|         (2)| 
+--------------------------+--------+--------+------------+ 
|Iron ore concentrate      |   2,207|   2,250|         (2)| 
+--------------------------+--------+--------+------------+ 
|Pig iron                  |   2,343|   2,276|          +3| 
+--------------------------+--------+--------+------------+ 
 
*Coal segment* 
 
+----------------+-------+--------+------------+ 
|*RUB mln*       |*2018 *|* 2017 *|*Change, % *| 
+----------------+-------+--------+------------+ 
|Segment revenue | 11,408|  16,307|        (30)| 
+----------------+-------+--------+------------+ 
|EBITDA          |  3,501|   7,758|        (55)| 
+----------------+-------+--------+------------+ 
|EBITDA margin, %|     31|      48|           -| 
+----------------+-------+--------+------------+ 
 
? In 2018, the Coal segment revenue went down 30% due to Butovskaya mine 
switching from sales of concentrate to direct sales of coal, and a decline 
in production caused by the programme to reduce ash content of coal. 
 
? As a result of that the Coal Division also had a decrease in 
consolidated EBITDA and EBITDA margin amid lower revenues. 
 
*Coke segment* 
 
+----------------+-------+--------+-------------+ 
|*RUB mln*       |*2018 *|* 2017 *|* Change, % *| 
+----------------+-------+--------+-------------+ 
|Segment revenue | 41,103|  45,149|          (9)| 
+----------------+-------+--------+-------------+ 
|EBITDA          |  4,657|   7,122|         (35)| 
+----------------+-------+--------+-------------+ 
|EBITDA margin, %|     11|      16|            -| 
+----------------+-------+--------+-------------+ 
 
? The Coke segment revenue decreased by 9% y-o-y on the back of lower 
merchant coke production and a price adjustment in mid-2018. Merchant coke 
shipping had the largest decline in Q2 2018, when the facility was 
piloting new logistics for third party supplies. 
 
? EBITDA decreased 35%, with EBITDA margin down 11% y-o-y as a result of 
lower sales volumes and persistently high prices for third-party 
feedstock. 
 
*Ore & Pig Iron segment* 
 
+----------------+-------+-------+------------+ 
|*RUB mln*       |*2018 *|*2017 *|* Change, %*| 
+----------------+-------+-------+------------+ 
|Segment revenue | 59,860| 48,609|          23| 
+----------------+-------+-------+------------+ 
|EBITDA          |  8,410|  2,171|         287| 
+----------------+-------+-------+------------+ 
|EBITDA margin, %|     14|      4|          _-| 
+----------------+-------+-------+------------+ 
 
? In 2018, Ore & Pig Iron segment revenue increased by 23% y-o-y to nearly 
RUB 59.9 bln. The growth was mainly driven by higher global prices for pig 
iron and record-high production and sales of finished goods coupled with 
favourable FX rates. 
 
? Segment EBITDA soured by 287% to a record high above RUB 8.4 bln, with 
EBITDA margin also showing a major increase. Strong earnings were 
supported by a significant growth of revenue and effects of increased 
productivity and resource savings at Tulachermet (lower coke consumption 
and other operating expenses). 
 
*Debt portfolio management* 
 
February 
Koks signed an agreement with VTB to open a long-term credit facility for 
RUB 10 bln. 
Tulachermet entered into an agreement with VTB to open a long-term credit 
facility for RUB 15 bln. 
 
August 
Koks placed RUB 5 bln worth of BO-05 bonds with a coupon at 9.20% p.a. The 
placement was organised by Alfa-Bank and Sberbank CIB. 
 
September 
Koks repurchased Eurobonds maturing in 2022 for USD 68,071,000, redeeming a 
portion worth USD 25,690,000. 
 
November 
Koks secured a RUB 5.2 bln long-term credit facility from Sberbank until 
2024 to refinance the existing foreign currency investment loans for the 
construction of Butovskaya and Tikhova mines. This helped reduce risks 
related to revaluation of foreign currency debt. 
 
December 
The Company spent RUB 4,654,042,000 (USD 69,347,288) to fully redeem its 
KOKS2018 bonds placed in 2015 at 10.75% p.a. 
 
*Events in the reporting period* 
 
? POLEMA was the first in Russia to launch a high-tech customised 
production of spherical powders for 3D printing and coating. Their quality 
is fully on par with the leading international competitors. Project 
investments exceeded RUB 450 mln. 
 
? For the first time in its history, Koks independently designed and 
manufactured a new wagon dumper, saving around RUB 53 mln in investments. 
 
? IMH co-organised the National Steelmaker Congress, one of the largest 
events in the Russian metals industry. The congress in Tula welcomed more 
than 340 metals and machine building professionals from Russia and other 
countries. 
 
? IMH facilities topped the Interfax-ERA rating: Koks - No. 1 among coke 
chemical companies (119th in hot working of nonmetals), KMAruda - No. 1 
among iron ore producers (3rd among mining companies), Butovskaya mine - 
No. 1 among coal producers (44th in rolling, electrolysis, chemical and 
wet processes). Butovskaya mine delivered the strongest growth of 
environmental efficiency indicators in the Kemerovo Region. 
 
? RAEX (Expert RA) assigned IMH a ruBBB+ credit rating with a stable 

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outlook. In its report, the agency highlighted the Company's strong 
liquidity, as well as diverse sales geography and customer base. 
 
? KMAruda passed an audit for compliance with ISO 9001:2015 (quality 
management), ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management system) and OHSAS 
18001:2007 (occupational health and safety management). 
 
*Events in 2019 * 
 
? IMH's Business Intelligence system received an award from Global CIO, 
the professional community of Russian IT directors, as the best 
intelligence solution of the year. 
 
? Shchekino Boiler Auxiliary Equipment and Pipeline Plant (part of IMH) 
started supplying Tulachermet with its new product - steelwork for 
electromagnetic bridge cranes. 
 
? At Berezovskaya washing plant, the staff assembled and put into 
operation a new screen, which helped improve the efficiency of screening 
(size splitting of material). 
 
*Sergey Frolov, Vice President for Strategy and Communications of IMH 
Management Company, commented on the 2018 financial and operating 
performance:* 
 
"Last year was full of events that consolidated our previous achievements 
and laid ground for future development. The roll-out of many technological 
solutions that kicked off in 2018 has started to pay off. The new equipment 
installed at Berezovskaya washing plant has improved processing efficiency 
of our own coal. 
In 2018, we successfully resolved all the matters related to re-directing 
our coke exports to India. Today, this is one of the fastest growing metals 
markets and the most profitable supply destination for us. 
We remain committed to a prudent approach to investments and our focus on 
the Company's financial stability. Our budgets are built to fit stringent 
requirements for maintaining a positive free cash flow. In 2018, the 
Company's free cash flow exceeded RUB 7 bln, up by more than 30% as compared 
to the previous year. Currently, IMH is implementing only one major project 
- the construction of a new horizon at KMAruda. We also have a flexible 
portfolio of investment projects ready for launch subject to favourable 
financial and market conditions. One example of such a project is the launch 
of a facility to produce customised metal powders for 3D printing, surface 
welding and spraying. The powders coming off the POLEMA lines will be used 
in the oil and gas industry, glass production and machine tool building. The 
quality of products is fully on par with the best global equivalents, 
suggesting they have a high export potential. 
The operating and financial results of the Ore and Pig Iron segment can be 
described as outstanding. Tulachermet not only reaches ever higher records 
in merchant pig iron production by two furnaces, but also achieves 
significant savings in coke and other inputs. This was made possible 
following two successful overhauls of blast furnaces 2 and 3 along with the 
overall production process optimisation. Thanks to an increase in pig iron 
production, we were able to fully seize the opportunities deriving from a 
favourable market environment, especially early in the year, when the new 
enacted trade laws in the US spurred a soaring demand for our products. As 
for outlook, although the situation has somewhat stabilised, overall, demand 
remains high. In addition, we expect the pig iron market to complete its 
shift in the seller's favour after the Tula Steel project commissioning." 
 
*Sergey Cherkaev, Vice President and CFO, commented on the Company's 
financial performance: * 
"Our goal for 2018 was to secure the highest level of the Group's 
financially stability. As of today, all tactical targets have been met, with 
the short-term debt down to record-low RUB 4.5 bln, which is an almost 60% 
drop from last year's RUB 10.8 bln (as at 31 December 2017). The Group's 
liquidity is, to the contrary, at a record-high level: as at 31 December 
2018, cash balances were in excess of RUB 11.5 bln (up 28% y-o-y). Today, 
our debt is much less prone to foreign exchange differences thanks to a 
higher share of RUB-denominated loans (58% as at 31 December 2018 vs 36% as 
at 30 June 2018). In addition, our debt portfolio was diversified by 
including new lending banks and additional financial instruments. In August, 
we completed a RUB-denominated bond offering in the amount of RUB 5 bln at 
9.2% p.a. We redeemed Eurobonds placed at elevated rates, so as of today, 
only one issue remains outstanding at 7.5% with maturity in 2022. We 
redeemed FX investment lines early, having replaced them with long-term 
RUB-denominated funding. In September, we offered our investors a buy-back 
of the IMH 2022 Eurobonds and completed it successfully, having removed 
slightly in excess of USD 68 mln worth of bonds from the market. Today, our 
priority is to reduce the interest rate and the net debt / EBITDA ratio to a 
level below 2?." 
 
*** 
 
*Industrial Metallurgical Holding (IMH)* is a Russian vertically integrated 
company specialising in production of pig iron, extraction and processing of 
coking coal and iron ore, foundry castling and powder metallurgy. IMH is one 
of the world's largest suppliers of merchant pig iron and Russia's biggest 
producer of merchant coke. The Group's key production facilities are located 
in the Kemerovo, Belgorod, Tula and Kaluga regions of the Russian 
Federation. 
 
*** 
 
Ekaterina Popova 
Head of Strategic Communications 
Phone: +7 495 725 56 82, ext. 654 
Email: popova@metholding.com 
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[1] EBITDA calculated in accordance with the Eurobond loan agreement (LPN, 
Reg S / 144A) 
 
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