Luxembourg, May 5, 2022 - ArcelorMittal (referred to as “ArcelorMittal” or the “Company”), (MT (New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Luxembourg), MTS (Madrid)), the world’s leading integrated steel and mining company, today announced results1,2 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022.

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1Q 2022 Highlights:

  • Health and safety performance: Protecting the health and wellbeing of employees remains the Company’s overarching priority; LTIF rate of 0.69x in 1Q 2022
  • Ukraine update: At the onset of the war in Ukraine, the Company announced the suspension of operations to protect its people and assets. Since then we have slowly restarted operations, and are currently operating one of three blast furnaces18
  • Operating income: 1Q 2022 operating income of $4.4bn (vs. $4.6bn4 in 4Q 2021) and EBITDA of $5.1bn in 1Q 2022 (vs. $5.1bn in 4Q 2021)
  • Enhanced shareholder value: 1Q 2022 basic EPS of $4.28/sh increased +9.0% vs. 4Q 2021, representing an ROE19 of 36%; book value per share16 increased to $57/sh
  • Financial strength: Gross debt of $8.7bn at the end of 1Q 2022; net debt declined to $3.2bn (vs. $4.0bn end of 2021)
  • Higher net income: $4.1bn in 1Q 2022 (vs. $4.0bn in 4Q 2021) includes share of JV and associates net income of $0.6bn (vs. $0.4bn in 4Q 2021)
  • Strong FCF generation: The Company delivered $1.5bn of free cash flow (FCF) in 1Q 2022 ($2.0bn net cash provided by operating activities less capex of $0.5bn and dividends paid to minorities) despite a $2.0bn investment in working capital, reflecting seasonal as well as market factors (higher selling and raw material prices)
  • A platform for consistent capital returns: The Company announces an increase in its 2022 buyback program to $2.0bn (of which $1.0bn was completed on April 25, 2022) in addition to the $0.38/share base dividend which will be paid in June 2022
  • Continued progress in leading the industry in Climate Action:
    • In April 2022, signed an agreement to acquire an 80% shareholding in voestalpine’s world-class Hot
      Briquetted Iron (‘HBI’) plant located in Texas
    • Established strategic renewable energy partnership with Greenko Group in India and announced a $0.6bn investment to build 975MW of Solar/Wind capacity
    • Share of JV and associates net income in 3Q 2021 of $0.8bn including solid performance at AMNS India4 and AMNS Calvert5
  • Delivering strategic growth in support of higher sustainable returns:
    • Ramp up of the 2.5Mt Mexico hot strip mill is progressing well
    • Strategic capex envelope (including renewables project in India) increased to $3.65bn to be spent between 2021-2024 (of which $0.25bn has been spent to date)17; FY 2022 capex guidance remains unchanged at $4.5 billion

Financial highlights (on the basis of IFRS1,2):

Note: As previously announced, effective 2Q 2021, ArcelorMittal has amended its presentation of reportable segments to report the operations of ArcelorMittal Mines Canada ("AMMC")8 and Liberia within the Mining segment. The results of each other mine are accounted for within the steel segments that it primarily supplies; as from 2Q 2021 onwards, ArcelorMittal Italia20 is deconsolidated and accounted for as a joint venture.

Commenting, Aditya Mittal, ArcelorMittal Chief Executive Officer, said:

"Our first quarter performance was overshadowed by the war in Ukraine. Our focus has been on providing support to our 26,000 colleagues and their communities at a time of tragedy and hardship.

Notwithstanding this backdrop, further aggravated by rising inflationary pressures across the world, ArcelorMittal produced a strong first quarter performance. This is testimony to the resilience of our business model, characterized by diversity of geography, product category and vertical integration.Our performance continues to be supported by consistent execution against our strategy. We have approved targeted investments in support of our decarbonization plans and continue to fund high-return projects in growth markets. This has all been achieved without compromising our balance sheet strength or returns to shareholders - net debt is at the lowest level since the merger, and we have today announced a further $1.0 billion share buyback, bringing the 2022 buyback announced so far to $2.0 billion.

Market conditions are currently very strong although we are now anticipating apparent steel consumption to contract slightly this year compared with 2021. Nevertheless, it is clear that the longer-term fundamental outlook for steel is positive. China’s focus on decarbonization and removal of VAT-rebates on steel exports are encouraging; so too are the actions taken by governments to protect against the threats of unfair trade. And we know that steel will play a critical and vital role in the transition to a decarbonized and circular economy – there is no substitute.”

First quarter 2022 earnings analyst conference call

ArcelorMittal management will host a conference call for members of the investment community to present and comment on the three-month period ended March 31, 2022 on: Thursday May 05, 2022 at 9.30am US Eastern time; 14.30pm London time and 15.30pm CET.

The dial in numbers are:


  1. The financial information in this press release has been prepared consistently with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) and as adopted by the European Union. The interim financial information included in this announcement has also been prepared in accordance with IFRS applicable to interim periods, however this announcement does not contain sufficient information to constitute an interim financial report as defined in International Accounting Standard 34, “Interim Financial Reporting”. The numbers in this press release have not been audited. The financial information and certain other information presented in a number of tables in
    this press release have been rounded to the nearest whole number or the nearest decimal. Therefore, the sum of the numbers in a column may not conform exactly to the total figure given for that column. In addition, certain percentages presented in the tables in this press release reflect calculations based upon the underlying information prior to rounding and, accordingly, may not conform exactly to the percentages that would be derived if the relevant calculations were based upon the rounded numbers. Segment information presented in this press release is prior to inter-segment eliminations and certain adjustments made to operating result of the segments to reflect corporate costs, income from non-steel operations (e.g.,
    logistics and shipping services) and the elimination of stock margins between the segments. This press release also includes certain non-GAAP financial/alternative performance measures. ArcelorMittal presents EBITDA and EBITDA/tonne, which are non-GAAP financial/alternative performance measures and calculated as shown in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations, as additional measures to enhance the understanding of operating performance; ArcelorMittal also presents Equity book value per share and ROE, calculated as shown in footnotes to this press release. ArcelorMittal believes such indicators are relevant to describe trends relating to cash generating activity and provide management and investors with additional information for comparison of the Company’s operating results to the operating results of other companies. The Company’s EBITDA objectives for certain capital expenditure projects are based on the same accounting
    policies as those applied in the Company’s financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS. ArcelorMittal also presents net debt and change in working capital as additional measures to enhance the understanding of its financial position, changes to its capital structure and its credit assessment. ArcelorMittal presents adjusted net income / (loss), as it believes it is a useful measure for the underlying business performance excluding impairment items and exceptional items. ArcelorMittal also presents free cash flow (FCF), which is a non-GAAP financial/alternative performance measure calculated
    as shown in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, because it believes it is a useful supplemental measure for evaluating the strength of its cash generating capacity. The Company also presents the ratio of net debt to EBITDA for the last twelve-month period, which investors may find useful in understanding the Company's ability to service its debt. Such non-GAAP/alternative performance measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures applied by other companies. Non-GAAP financial/alternative performance measures should be read in conjunction with, and not as an
    alternative for, ArcelorMittal's financial information prepared in accordance with IFRS.
  2. New segmentation reporting: Following the Company’s steps to streamline and optimize the business, primary responsibility for captive mining operations has been moved to the Steel segments (which are primary consumers of the mines' output). The Mining segment retains primary responsibility for the operation of ArcelorMittal Mines Canada ("AMMC") and Liberia and will continue to provide technical support to all mining operations within the Company. As a result, effective 2Q 2021, ArcelorMittal retrospectively amended its presentation of reportable segments to reflect this organizational change, as required by IFRS. The results of each other mine are accounted for within the steel segment that it primarily supplies.
    Summary of changes: NAFTA: all Mexico mines; Brazil: Andrade and Serra Azul mines; Europe: ArcelorMittal Prijedor mine (Bosnia and Herzegovina); ACIS: Kazakhstan and Ukraine mines; and Mining: only AMMC and Liberia iron ore mines.
  3. LTIF figures presented for 1Q 2022 of 0.69x, 0.74x for 4Q 2021 and 0.78x for 1Q 2021 exclude ArcelorMittal Italia (which was deconsolidated as from 2Q 2021 onwards).
  4. Operating income of 4Q 2021, includes an impairment reversal gain of $218 million following improved cash flow projections in the context of decarbonization plans in Sestao (Spain) (partially reversing the impairment recognized in 2015).
  5. See Appendix 5 for reconciliation of adjusted net income.
  6. AMNS India has plans to debottleneck operations (steel shop and rolling parts) and achieve capacity of 8.8Mt per annum and medium-term plans to expand and grow to 14Mt per annum and then to 18Mt per annum. The Thakurani mine is operating at full 5.5Mtpa capacity since 1Q 2021, while the second Odisha pellet plant was commissioned and started in
    September 2021, adding 6Mtpa for a total 20Mtpa of pellet capacity. In addition, in September 2021, AMNS India commenced operations at Ghoraburhani - Sagasahi iron ore mine in Odisha. The mine is set to produce 5.0Mtpa of highquality iron ore in 2022 and gradually ramp up production to a rated capacity of 7.2Mtpa and contribute significantly to meeting AMNS India’s long-term raw material requirements. In March 2021, AMNS India signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with the Government of Odisha in view of building an integrated steel plant with a 12Mtpa capacity in
    Kendrapara district of state Odisha. A pre-feasibility study report was submitted to the state government in 3Q 2021, and AMNS India is currently engaging with the government for further studies and clearances.
  7. AMNS Calvert ("Calvert") has plans to construct a new 1.5Mt EAF and caster to be completed 1H 2023. The joint venture is to invest $775 million. Option to add a further 1.5Mt EAF is being studied.
  8. ArcelorMittal Mines Canada, otherwise known as ArcelorMittal Mines and Infrastructure Canada.
  9. On December 19, 2018, ArcelorMittal signed a $5,500,000,000 Revolving Credit Facility, with a five-year maturity plus two one-year extension options. During the fourth quarter of 2019, ArcelorMittal executed the option to extend the facility to December 19, 2024. The extension was completed for $5.4 billion of the available amount, with the remaining $0.1 billion remaining with a maturity of December 19, 2023. In December 2020, ArcelorMittal executed the second option to extend the facility, and the new maturity is now extended to December 19, 2025. As of March 31, 2022, the $5.5 billion revolving credit facility was fully available. On April 30, 2021, ArcelorMittal amended its $5.5bn RCF to align with its sustainability and climate action strategy.
  10. XCarb™ is designed to bring together all of ArcelorMittal’s reduced, low and zero-carbon products and steelmaking activities, as well as wider initiatives and green innovation projects, into a single effort focused on achieving demonstrable progress towards carbon neutral steel. Alongside the new XCarb™ brand, we have launched three XCarb™ initiatives: the XCarb™ innovation fund, XCarb™ green steel certificates and XCarb™ recycled and renewably produced for products made via the Electric Arc Furnace route using scrap. The Company is offering green steel using a system of certificates (XCarb® green certificates). These will be issued by an independent auditor to certify tonnes of CO2 savings achieved
    through the Company’s investment in decarbonization technologies in Europe. Net-zero equivalence is determined by assigning CO2 savings certificates equivalent to CO2 per tonne of steel produced in 2018 as the reference. The certificates will relate to the tonnes of CO2 saved in total, as a direct result of the decarbonization projects being implemented across a number of its European sites.
  11. In addition to the AMNS India and Calvert joint ventures, the Company has important investments in China that provide valuable dividend streams and growth optionality. VAMA, our 50:50 joint venture with Hunan Valin, is a state-of-the-art facility focused on rolling steel for high-demanding applications in particular automotive. The business is performing well and plans to expand the current capacity by 40% to 2Mtpa over the next 2 years, financed from its own resources. The investment will allow VAMA to broaden its product portfolio and further enhance its competitiveness. This will in turn enable VAMA to meet the growing demand of high value add solutions from the Chinese automotive / new energy vehicle (NEV) market and propel it to be among the top automotive steel players in China by 2025. ArcelorMittal also owns a 37% interest in China Oriental, one of the largest H-Beam producers in China which has recently upgraded its asset portfolio and benefits from a strong balance sheet position.
  12. Other assets include the main listed investment of Erdemir (12%) at market value of $935 million, $885 million and $778 million as of March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021, and March 31, 2021 respectively.
  13. During 4Q 2020, the Company revised the definition of free cash flow to include dividends paid to minority shareholders in order to reflect the measure it will use to determine shareholder returns to be paid under its new capital allocation policy. The comparative figures for free cash flow under the prior definition of cash flow from operations less capex were inflows in 1Q
    2022 of $1,505 million, 4Q 2021 of $3,009 million, $1,767 million for 3Q 2021, $1,743 million for 2Q 2021 and $378 million for 1Q 2021.
  14. Segment “Other & eliminations” EBITDA result was an loss of $158 million in 1Q 2022, as compared to gain of $70 million in 4Q 2021 as compared to a loss of $238 million in 1Q 2021 principally due to the increase of the stock margin eliminations driven by the increase during the quarter of the iron ore market price on intra-group stock sales between steel and mining businesses.
  15. Total steel shipments in 1Q 2022 were 15.3Mt, 7.0% lower as compared with 16.5Mt in 1Q 2021.
  16. Equity book value per share is calculated as the Equity attributable to the equity holders of the parent divided by diluted number of shares at the end of the period. 1Q 2022 total equity of $53.8 billion divided by 949 million shares outstanding equals $57/sh.
  17. Strategic capex envelope of $3.65 billion represents total to be spent on strategic projects in the period from 2021 to 2024. Specifically, $0.25 billion of the $3.65 billion has been spent through March 31, 2022. The various estimates in this press release of EBITDA benefit of these strategic capex projects are based on assumptions once projects are ramped up to
    capacity and assuming prices/spreads generally in line with the averages of the period 2015-2020 period.
  18. Blast furnace No.6 (approximately 20% of Kryvyi Rih capacity), was restarted on April 11, 2022 (to resume low levels of pig iron production). Iron ore production is currently running at about 50-60% capacity. The Group assessed that there is no going concern issue as well as no impairment or inventory/accounts receivable write down adjustments required for 1Q 2022.
  19. ROE refers to "Return on Equity" which is calculated as the trailing twelve-month net income attributable to equity holders of
    the parent divided by the average equity attributable to the equity holders of the parent over the period. 1Q 2022 ROE of 36% derived from the trailing twelve-month net income attributable to equity holders of the parent ($16.8 billion) divided by the average equity attributable to the equity holders of the parent over the period ($46.8 billion). 4Q 2021 ROE of 34% derived from the trailing twelve-month net income attributable to equity holders of the parent ($15.0 billion) divided by the average equity attributable to the equity holders of the parent over the period ($43.7 billion).
  20. Pursuant to the Investment Agreement of December 10, 2020, on April 14, 2021 Invitalia invested €400 million in Acciaierie d’Italia Holding for a 38% stake (with equal voting and governance rights). The Investment Agreement stipulates a second equity injection into Acciaierie d’Italia Holding by Invitalia of up to €680 million, to fund the completion of the purchase of Ilva’s business by Acciaierie d’Italia Holding, subject to certain conditions precedent (as specified in the lease and purchase agreement for the Ilva business) to be met by the end of May 2022. At this point, Invitalia’s shareholding in Acciaierie d’Italia Holding would increase to 60%, with ArcelorMittal to invest up to €70 million to retain a 40% shareholding and joint control
    over the company. The conditions precedent include: the amendment of the existing environmental plan to account for changes in the new industrial plan; the lifting of all criminal seizures on the Taranto plant; and the absence of restrictive measures – in the context of criminal proceedings where Ilva is a defendant – being imposed against Acciaierie d’Italia Holding or its subsidiaries. In case these conditions precedent are not met, then Acciaierie d’Italia Holding would not be required to complete the purchase of Ilva’s assets and a portion of the capital invested by Acciaierie d’Italia Holding would be returned to it. ArcelorMittal does not expect these conditions precedent to be met at this stage and is currently discussing an extension of the May 2022 deadline.
  21. On March 17, 2022, ArcelorMittal had announced an investment (which is in the process of final review and approval), with the support of the French government, to create a new production unit for electrical steels at its Mardyck site in the north of France. This investment will create more than 100 direct jobs. With this new unit, which will specialize in the production of
    electrical steels for the engines of electric vehicles and which complements ArcelorMittal’s existing electrical steels plant in Saint Chély d’Apcher, in the south of France, all of the group's electrical steels will be produced in France, strengthening France’s electromobility sector.

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About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is one of the world’s leading integrated steel and mining companies with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking operations in 15 countries. It is the largest steel producer in Europe, among the largest in the Americas, and has a growing presence in Asia through its joint venture AM/NS India. ArcelorMittal sells its products to a diverse range of customers including the automotive, engineering, construction and machinery industries, and in 2023 generated revenues of $68.3 billion, produced 58.1 million metric tonnes of crude steel and, 42.0 million tonnes of iron ore. Our purpose is to produce smarter steels for people and planet. Steels made using innovative processes which use less energy, emit significantly less carbon and reduce costs. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable. Steels for the renewable energy infrastructure that will support societies as they transform through this century. With steel at our core, our inventive people and an entrepreneurial culture at heart, we will support the world in making that change. ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).
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