STLD Stock Overview
Steel Dynamics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a steel producer and metal recycler in the United States.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$70.95|
|52 Week High||US$100.37|
|52 Week Low||US$50.54|
|1 Month Change||-12.10%|
|3 Month Change||7.13%|
|1 Year Change||21.72%|
|3 Year Change||147.51%|
|5 Year Change||96.16%|
|Change since IPO||1,423.76%|
Recent News & Updates
Steel Dynamics: Competitive Energy Price Advantage For Foreseeable Future
Summary While growing expectations of a severe global economic slowdown will probably weigh heavily on steelmakers in the short term, there are reasons to start looking at some U.S.-based companies. Steel Dynamics is a domestic U.S. company that produces steel, as well as processing recycled metals. It has a healthy financial situation. As the EU metallurgical industry is showing signs of shutting down permanently due to the energy crisis, Steel Dynamics could benefit from higher steel prices and lower energy costs. Investment thesis On the edge of a much-feared and increasingly expected global economic slowdown, steel companies are among the least favored investment options. Steel prices can plummet with demand, leading to tough times for smelters. Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) stock has been down almost 25% from 2022 highs, mostly due to worries about the global economy arising from inflationary pressures, as well as the negative fallout from the Russian war in Ukraine and the economic war that ensued. I expect that Steel Dynamics stock will continue to follow a downward price trajectory for a while longer, together with the broader market. However, STLD is a stock I am keeping an eye on as a potential investment opportunity once things calm down. The EU energy crisis threatens to permanently shut down a lot of smelting capacity in Europe going forward, meaning that higher metals prices should be expected in the future once a new economic recovery begins. Steel Dynamics can benefit from dependable and affordable energy in the U.S. This puts it on a strong path to capitalizing on increasingly embattled competitors in places like Europe, even as global steel prices are set to rise on lower supply due to capacity destruction. Steel Dynamics has been reporting solid financial reports For the first half of 2022, Steel Dynamics reported net earnings of $2.32 billion. In the first half of 2021, it reported net earnings of $1.15 billion, meaning that profits had doubled in the past year. Revenues came in at $11.8 billion for the first half of the year, which is a significant increase from $8 billion in revenues for the same period in 2021. Looking at the profits versus revenues ratio, it is a healthy 20%, which is a very comfortable margin. What this tells us is that even when things will likely get tough for metal smelters, and as the global economy starts to falter, Steel Dynamics will have a significant profitability buffer that should help it to avoid switching from decent profits to deep, potentially dangerous losses. This is especially likely if the coming economic downturn will prove to be deeper than expected, and longer in duration than thought. Another aspect that provides this company with resilience in the face of adverse potential global economic times ahead is its healthy debt situation. Its long-term debt stands at $3 billion currently, and it has been steadily holding at this level for the past year. It is equivalent to about a quarter of its market cap. More importantly, it is only equivalent to about a quarter of the revenue Steel Dynamics earned in the first half of the year, meaning that for the full year it will probably add up to less than 15% of total revenues. Even as its competitors in Europe and elsewhere are on the verge of shutting down due to exorbitant energy prices, Steel Dynamics continues to benefit from reasonable energy prices in the U.S. & Mexico. Eurofer As we can see, the EU is by no means a dominant global steel producer. Having said that, it accounted for 8% of total global output in 2021. The most recent reports suggest that about 3 million tonnes/year worth of capacity is currently offline, mostly due to unsustainably high energy prices, amounting to about 1% of the total. It is still a small decline, relative to other industrial sectors, where, for instance, aluminum smelting declined by 30% so far. The coming winter will probably deliver a much harsher blow to Europe's steel mills, beginning with government-mandated shutdowns. Many steel mills will never reopen next year because Europe's energy crisis will not end with winter. The latest developments on that front include the blowing up of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, which some reports suggest will never be used again as a result of the damage. The EU is now stuck with the prospect of having to bid up the price in the LNG markets in order to win deliveries that are otherwise stuck in long-term contracts. This situation translates into very high energy prices for the foreseeable future in Europe. Henry Hub versus TTF & LNG (Global LNG Hub) Furthermore, Russia's steel exports are being targeted for sanctions. Some of the steel is being diverted to Asia but Russian steel producers are also cutting production. It is true that on the other side of the European equation we have the prospects of severe demand destruction, as Europe's economy is now showing signs of not only deceleration but arguably permanent deindustrialization. At some point however the global economy will recover, while the gates to many of Europe's steelmaking facilities will probably remain permanently shut, and we should also expect sanctions on Russian steel to continue for the foreseeable future. Steel Dynamics is set to continue enjoying a preferential energy environment for the foreseeable future in North America With Russia's energy exports pivoting to Asia, which is by far the most dominant region in terms of steel production, Asian steel producers should in theory experience comparatively low energy bills, when measured up against Europe's increasingly dire situation. Having said that, North American steel producers may find that their own energy bills may be lower not only compared with whatever remnants of an industry that will be left in Europe a few years down the road, but even compared with Asian producers. In the end, most Asian countries are net energy importers, which is not the case with the U.S. or North America as a whole.
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Steel Dynamics rises as Q3 profit outlook beats estimates
Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ:STLD) expects earnings in the range of $4.93 to $4.97 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2022, the steel producer announced on Thursday. Excluding the impact from costs associated with the startup of its Sinton Texas Flat Roll Steel Mill, adjusted earnings are projected between $5.33 to $5.37 per diluted share, which above consensus estimates of $5.02. Prior year Q3 adjusted earnings were $4.96 per diluted share. The company expects Q3 profitability from its steel operations to be historically strong, but significantly lower sequentially due to lower earnings from flat rolled steel operations. Earnings from metals recycling operations are also expected to be below Q2 based on lower realized pricing and volume. Steel fabrication operations are expected to earn meaningfully higher than record Q2 results, due to continued strong volume and expanding margins, as realized pricing improves and average steel input costs declined. Shares were up over 1% at 11.30AM ET STLD's outlook comes a day after steelmakers fell when Nucor (NUE) issued a downside a 3Q earnings forecast U.S. Steel (X) also issued its Q3 earnings outlook today
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|STLD||US Metals and Mining||US Market|
Return vs Industry: STLD exceeded the US Metals and Mining industry which returned -14.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: STLD exceeded the US Market which returned -21.5% over the past year.
|STLD Average Weekly Movement||6.3%|
|Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement||8.7%|
|Market Average Movement||6.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: STLD is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: STLD's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Steel Dynamics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a steel producer and metal recycler in the United States. It operates through three segments: Steel Operations, Metals Recycling Operations, and Steel Fabrication Operations. The Steel Operations segment offers hot roll, cold roll, and coated steel products; parallel flange beams and channel sections, flat bars, large unequal leg angles, and reinforcing bars, as well as standard strength carbon, intermediate alloy hardness, and premium grade rail products; and engineered special-bar-quality products, merchant-bar-quality products, and other engineered round steel bars.
Steel Dynamics Fundamentals Summary
|STLD fundamental statistics|
Is STLD overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|STLD income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$15.15b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||24.07|
|Net Profit Margin||19.81%|
How did STLD perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.9%Current Dividend Yield
Is STLD undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for STLD?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is STLD's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does STLD's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|STLD PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
RS Reliance Steel & Aluminum
SIM Grupo Simec. de
STLD Steel Dynamics
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: STLD is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (2.9x) compared to the peer average (4.7x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does STLD's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Metals and Mining Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: STLD is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (2.9x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (6.2x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is STLD's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||2.9x|
|Fair PE Ratio||7.6x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: STLD is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (2.9x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (7.6x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of STLD when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: STLD ($70.95) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($103.34)
Significantly Below Fair Value: STLD is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price, but analysts are not within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is Steel Dynamics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: STLD's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-29.1% per year).
Earnings vs Market: STLD's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-29.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: STLD's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: STLD's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-14.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: STLD's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-14.5% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: STLD's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.1%).
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How has Steel Dynamics performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score5/6
Past Performance Score 5/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: STLD has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: STLD's current net profit margins (19.8%) are higher than last year (11%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: STLD's earnings have grown significantly by 35.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: STLD's earnings growth over the past year (209.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (35.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: STLD earnings growth over the past year (209.3%) exceeded the Metals and Mining industry 82.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: STLD's Return on Equity (58.5%) is considered outstanding.
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How is Steel Dynamics's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: STLD's short term assets ($7.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: STLD's short term assets ($7.8B) exceed its long term liabilities ($4.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: STLD's net debt to equity ratio (22.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: STLD's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 78.2% to 40.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: STLD's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (104.2%).
Interest Coverage: STLD's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (87x coverage).
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What is Steel Dynamics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 5/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Steel Dynamics Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (Steel Dynamics)||1.9%|
|Market Bottom 25% (US)||1.7%|
|Market Top 25% (US)||4.7%|
|Industry Average (Metals and Mining)||3.6%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Steel Dynamics)||2.0%|
Notable Dividend: STLD's dividend (1.92%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.66%).
High Dividend: STLD's dividend (1.92%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.7%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: STLD's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: STLD's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (5.3%), STLD's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (10.2%), STLD's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mark Millett (62 yo)
Mr. Mark D. Millett is a Co-founder of Steel Dynamics Inc. and has been its President and Chief Executive Officer since January 01, 2012 and also serves as its Chairman of the Board since may 24, 2021. He...
CEO Compensation Analysis
|Mark Millett's Compensation vs Steel Dynamics Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 30 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||US$11m||US$1m|
|Sep 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||US$11m||US$1m|
|Sep 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2019||US$11m||US$1m|
|Sep 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2018||US$10m||US$1m|
|Sep 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2017||US$9m||US$1m|
|Sep 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2016||US$7m||US$1m|
|Sep 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2015||US$2m||US$990k|
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD11.00M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.04M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: STLD's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: STLD's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
|03 Jun 22||SellUS$998,400||Christopher Graham||Individual||12,000||US$83.20|
|03 Jun 22||SellUS$420,890||Keith Busse||Individual||5,040||US$83.51|
|10 Mar 22||SellUS$2,165,046||Keith Busse||Individual||30,000||US$73.12|
|03 Mar 22||SellUS$338,557||Christopher Graham||Individual||4,425||US$76.51|
|26 Oct 21||SellUS$555,676||Miguel Alvarez||Individual||8,220||US$67.61|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
|State or Government||76,330||0.04%|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Steel Dynamics, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Steel Dynamics, Inc.
- Ticker: STLD
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Steel
- Sector: Materials
- Implied Market Cap: US$12.956b
- Shares outstanding: 182.61m
- Website: https://stld.steeldynamics.com
Number of Employees
- Steel Dynamics, Inc.
- 7575 West Jefferson Boulevard
- Fort Wayne
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|STLD||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Nov 1996|
|SD5||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Nov 1996|
|STLD *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Nov 1996|
|SD5||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Nov 1996|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/09/30 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/30 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.