ArcelorMittal (referred to as "ArcelorMittal" or the "Company") (MT (New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Luxembourg), MTS (Madrid)), the world's leading steel company, today announced results[1] for the three months and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010.

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Highlights for the three months ended September 30, 2010:

  • Health and Safety frequency rate[2] was 1.9x in Q3 2010 as compared with 1.8x at Q2 2010
  • EBITDA[3] of $2.3 billion in Q3 2010
  • Net debt[4] increased by $1.8 billion to $22.1 billion during Q3 2010 primarily due to foreign exchange impacts and increased working capital

Performance and industrial plan:

  • Capacity utilization decreased to 71% in Q3 2010 from 78% in Q2 2010 due to seasonal slowdown
  • $3.0 billion of annualized sustainable cost reduction achieved by the end of Q3 2010 (same level as Q2 2010); On track to reach $5.0 billion by end of 2012
  • Own iron ore production to reach approximately 50 million tonnes by end of 2010

Guidance for the three months ended December 31, 2010:

  • EBITDA expected to be between $1.5 billion – $1.9 billion (average steel selling prices and EBITDA/tonne are expected to decline)
  • Capacity utilization is expected to remain at Q3 2010 levels but shipments are expected to increase

Financial highlights (on the basis of IFRS [1] , amounts in USD):

(USDm) unless otherwise shown 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09 9M 10 9M 09
Sales $21,039 $21,651 $16,170 $61,342 $46,468
EBITDA 2,265 3,002 1,610 7,155 3,714
Operating Income / (Loss) 1,057 1,723 326 3,466 (2,341)
Net Income / (Loss) 1,350 1,704 910 3,733 (945)
Iron Ore Production (Mt) 17.4 16.4 13.1 49.6 37.1
Crude Steel Production (Mt) 22.7 24.8 19.6 70.6 50.7
Steel Shipments (Mt) 21.0 22.8 18.2 65.2 51.1
EBITDA/tonne (US$/t) 108 132 89 110 73
Operating Income (loss)/tonne (US$/t) 50 76 18 53 (46)
Basic Earnings Per Share (USD) 0.89 1.13 0.60 2.47 (0.66)

Commenting, Mr. Lakshmi N. Mittal, Chairman and CEO, ArcelorMittal, said:

In Q3 the business performed towards the lower end of our expectations against a background of seasonally lower volumes, weakening spot prices and higher costs. Our outlook for Q4 remains cautious as the expected higher input prices continue to work through the business and demand remains muted, though with some regional differences.

Third quarter 2010 news conference (for media)

ArcelorMittal management will host a news conference:

Date New York London Luxembourg
Tuesday October 26, 2010 4.30am 9.30am 10.30am
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USA: +1 718 354 1388 +1 347 366 9565  
France: +33 (0)1 70 99 43 01 +33 (0)1 74 20 28 00  
A replay of the conference call will be available for one week by dialling
Language English Spanish French
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Third quarter 2010 earnings analyst conference call

Additionally, ArcelorMittal management will host a conference call for members of the investment community to discuss the third quarter 2010 financial performance at:

Date New York London Luxembourg
Tuesday October 26, 2010 9.30am 2.30pm 3.30pm
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UK local: +44 (0)20 7806 1957 +44 (0)20 7111 1244  
UK toll free 0800 028 1277    
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USA free phone: 1888 935 4577    
A replay of the conference call will be available for one week by dialling
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The conference call will include a brief question and answer session with senior management. The presentation will be available via a live video webcast on www.arcelormittal.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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ArcelorMittal third quarter 2010 results

ArcelorMittal, the world's leading steel company, today announced results for the three months ended September 30, 2010.

Corporate responsibility performance and initiatives

Health and safety – Own personnel and contractors lost time injury frequency rate[2]

Total safety performance in steel and mining operations, based on own personnel figures and contractors lost time injury frequency rate, deteriorated to 1.9 for the third quarter of 2010 as compared to 1.8 in the second quarter of 2010. Deterioration in the safety performance of our mining operations, Long Carbon Americas and Europe, and Asia Africa and CIS operations was only partially offset by improvements in the Stainless Steel, Flat Carbon Europe, Flat Carbon Americas and Distribution Solutions operations.

Own personnel and contractors – Frequency Rate

Lost time injury frequency rate 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09 9M 10 9M 09
Total Mines 1.7 1.6 2.2 1.7 2.6
Lost time injury frequency rate 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09 9M 10 9M 09
Flat Carbon Americas 1.7 1.9 1.3 1.8 1.9
Flat Carbon Europe 2.1 2.5 2.0 2.3 1.7
Long Carbon Americas and Europe 2.3 2.1 1.8 2.2 1.9
Asia Africa and CIS 1.2 0.6 1.5 0.9 1.0
Stainless Steel 2.2 3.0 2.8 2.5 1.3
Distribution Solutions 2.3 2.4 4.6 2.7 3.9
Total Steel 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.7
Lost time injury frequency rate 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09 9M 10 9M 09
Total (Steel and Mines) 1.9 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.8

Key initiatives for the three months ended September 30, 2010

  • In September 2010, ArcelorMittal secured entry to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index ("DJSI World"). The Dow Jones Sustainability Index tracks the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Securing recognition from this benchmarking index for the first time represents a significant milestone on the Company's journey towards delivering safe, sustainable steel. ArcelorMittal is now a member of the two major sustainability and corporate responsibility indexes; the DJSI World and the FTSE4Good Index series.
  • ArcelorMittal has published a human rights policy which outlines respect for all human rights, ranging from safe working environments to freedom of association, wherever the Company operates. The human rights policy complements existing policies such as the code of business conduct, health and safety, environment and human resource policies and the anti-corruption guidelines. The human rights policy also supports the commitments the Company has already made to the United Nations universal declaration of human rights, the core conventions of the international labour organisation ("ILO") and the United Nations global compact.

Analysis of results for the three months ended September 30, 2010 versus the three months ended June 30, 2010 and the three months ended September 30, 2009

ArcelorMittal recorded net income for the three months ended September 30, 2010 of $1.4 billion, or $0.89 per share, as compared with net income of $1.7 billion, or $1.13 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2010, and net income of $0.9 billion, or $0.60 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2009.

 

Total steel shipments for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were 21.0 million metric tonnes as compared with 22.8 million metric tonnes for the three months ended June 30, 2010, and 18.2 million metric tonnes for the three months ended September 30, 2009.

Sales for the three months ended September 30, 2010 declined 3% to $21.0 billion as compared with $21.7 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2010, and were up 30% as compared with $16.2 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2009. Sales were lower during the third quarter of 2010 as compared to the second quarter of 2010 due to seasonally lower volumes (-8%), partly offset by higher average steel selling prices (+4%).

Operating income for the three months ended September 30, 2010 was $1.1 billion, as compared with $1.7 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2010 and $0.3 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2009.

Depreciation expense remained flat at $1.2 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2010 as compared with each of the three months ended June 30, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively.

Impairment cost for the three months ended September 30, 2010 was $26 million relating to impairment of a pickling line in Liege, Belgium. Impairment cost for the three months ended June 30, 2010 was $119 million and resulted from the sale of the Anzherkoye steam coal mine in Russia which occurred in July 2010. Impairment cost for the three months ended September 30, 2009 was $62 million, and resulted from the impairment of ArcelorMittal Galati's coke oven assets.

Operating performance for the three months ended September 30, 2010 included a non-cash gain of $85 million relating to unwinding of hedges on raw material purchases as compared to a $92 million gain recorded in the three months ended June 30, 2010.

Income from equity method investments and other income for the three months ended September 30, 2010 was $108 million, as compared to $183 million and $99 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively. Income from equity method investments decreased during the third quarter of 2010 primarily as a result of declines in the operating performance of our Chinese investees.

Net interest expense (including interest expense and interest income) increased to $378 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010 from $308 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010, primarily due to the impact of exchange rate fluctuations and additional interest on account of a new bond issuance during the quarter. Net interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2009 was $387 million.

During the three months ended September 30, 2010, the Company also recorded a financial gain of $24 million, as compared to a $555 million gain in the second quarter of 2010 primarily as a result of mark-to-market adjustments relating to its convertible bonds issued in 2009. The gain was lower in the most recent quarter due to the fact that the euro convertible bond varied insignificantly . During the three months ended September 30, 2009, the Company has recorded a loss of $110 million as a result of this mark-to-market adjustment.

Foreign exchange and other net financing costs[5] for the three months ended September 30, 2010 amounted to $27 million as compared to $479 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010. The primary factor contributing to the lower expenses in the most recent quarter was the effect of US dollar depreciation on deferred tax assets held in euros which contributed to a net foreign exchange gain of $193 million (in the second quarter foreign exchange was a loss of $214 million). Foreign exchange and other net financing gains for the three months ended September 30, 2009 had amounted to $106 million.

Gains related to the fair value of other derivative instruments for the three months ended September 30, 2010 amounted to $16 million, as compared with gains of $34 million and $6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively.

ArcelorMittal recorded an income tax benefit of $566 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010, as compared to an income tax benefit of $75 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010. The income tax benefit for the three months ended September 30, 2009 was $888 million.

Profits attributable to non-controlling interests for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were $16 million as compared with $79 million and $18 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010 and September 30, 2009, respectively. Third quarter profits attributable to non-controlling interests were lower primarily on account of a significant reduction in income from South African operations.

Capital expenditure projects

The following tables summarize the Company's principal growth and optimization projects involving significant capital expenditures.

Completed Projects

Segment Site Project Capacity / particulars Actual Completion
FCA ArcelorMittal Tubarão (Brazil) Hot strip mill expansion project Hot strip mill capacity increase from 2.7mt to 4mt / year 4Q 09
FCA Volcan (Mexico) Mine development Production increase of 1.6mt of iron ore in 2010 4Q 09
FCA ArcelorMittal Tubarão (Brazil) Vega do Sul expansion plan Increase in HDG production of 350kt / year 2Q 10
FCA ArcelorMittal Dofasco (Canada) Primary steelmaking optimization Increase of slab capacity by 630kt / year 2Q 10

Ongoing (a) Projects

Segment Site Project Capacity / particulars Forecasted Completion
FCE ArcelorMittal Dunkerque (France) Modernization of continuous caster No.21 Slab capacity increase by 0.8mt / year 4Q 10
- Princeton Coal (USA) Underground mine expansion Capacity increase by 0.7mt 4Q 10
AACIS Liberia mines Greenfield Liberia Iron ore production of 15mt / year 2011 (b)
LCA Monlevade (Brazil) Wire rod production expansion Increase in capacity of finished products by 1.15mt 2012
- Andrade Mines (Brazil) Andrade expansion Increase iron ore production to 3.5mt / year 2012
FCA ArcelorMittal Mines Canada Replacement of spirals for enrichment Increase iron ore production by 0.8mt / year 2013
FCA ArcelorMittal Dofasco (Canada) Optimization of galvanizing and galvalume operations Optimize cost and increase galvalume production by 0.1mt / year 2013

a) Ongoing projects refer to projects for which construction has begun and exclude various projects that are under development such as in India.
b) Iron ore mining production is expected to commence in 2011 with initial annual production of 1 million tonnes.

Projects through Joint Ventures

Country Site Project Capacity / particulars Forecasted completion
Saudi Arabia Al-Jubail Seamless tube mill Capacity of 600kt of seamless tube 2012
China Hunan Province VAMA Auto Steel JV Capacity of 1.2mt for the auto market To be determined[6]
China Hunan Province VAME Electrical Steel JV Capacity of 0.3mt of electrical steel To be determined[6]
Iraq Sulaimaniyah (Northern Iraq) Rebar Mill Rebar capacity of 0.25mt / year 2012

Analysis of segment operations for the three months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2010

Flat Carbon Americas

(USDm) unless otherwise shown 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09 9M 10 9M 09
Sales $4,750 $5,135 $3,287 $14,316 $9,271
EBITDA 771 1,075 332 2,420 595
Operating Income / (Loss) 521 819 83 1,666 (937)
Crude Steel Production ('000t) 5,932 5,854 4,323 17,465 11,154
Steel Shipments ('000t) 4,979 5,346 4,162 15,596 11,287
Average Selling Price (US$/t) 826 810 653 786 689
EBITDA/tonne (US$/t) 155 201 80 155 53
Operating Income (loss) /tonne (US$/t) 105 153 20 107 (83)

Flat Carbon Americas crude steel production remained flat at 5.9 million tonnes for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010, respectively.

Shipments for the third quarter of 2010 were 5.0 million tonnes, a decline of 7% as compared to 5.3 million tonnes for the three months ended June 30, 2010. The decline was due to a slow-down in buying by distribution centers in North America, a construction slow-down in western Canada, and lower demand from distributors and lower exports from Brazil.

Sales in the Flat Carbon Americas segment were $4.8 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2010, a decrease of 8% as compared to $5.1 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2010. Sales declined primarily due to lower steel shipments (-7%) offset in part by higher average steel selling prices (+2%).

EBITDA declined to $771 million, with EBITDA/tonne decreasing by $46/tonne to $155/tonne. EBITDA declined in the quarter due to lower volumes as discussed above, higher input costs and lower income from mining operations.

Flat Carbon Europe

(USDm) unless otherwise shown 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09 9M 10 9M 09
Sales $6,267 $6,590 $4,866 $18,732 $14,047
EBITDA 476 555 271 1,539 1,250
Operating Income / (Loss) 104 217 (168) 459 (770)
Crude Steel Production ('000t) 7,107 8,507 6,718 23,020 15,342
Steel Shipments ('000t) 6,521 7,540 5,601 20,917 15,389
Average Selling Price (US$/t) 855 776 759 794 796
EBITDA/tonne (US$/t) 73 74 48 74 81
Operating Income (loss) /tonne (US$/t) 16 29 (30) 22 (50)

Flat Carbon Europe crude steel production amounted to 7.1 million tonnes for the three months ended September 30, 2010, a decline of 16% as compared to 8.5 million tonnes for the three months ended June 30, 2010 due mainly to a seasonal slowdown.

Shipments for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were 6.5 million tonnes, a decline of 14% as compared to 7.5 million tonnes for the three months ended June 30, 2010 also mainly due to the seasonal slowdown.

Sales in the Flat Carbon Europe segment were $6.3 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2010 a decrease of 5% as compared to $6.6 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2010. Sales declined primarily due to lower steel shipments (-14%) partly offset by higher average steel selling prices (+10%).

EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2010 was $476 million, a 14% decline as compared to $555 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010, primarily due to lower volumes and an increase in input costs partly offset by an increase in average steel selling prices. EBITDA and operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and June 30, 2010 included a non-cash gain relating to the unwinding of hedges on raw material purchases of $85 million and $92 million, respectively. EBITDA/tonne remained largely flat in the third quarter of 2010 at $73/tonne, as compared to $74/tonne in the second quarter of 2010.

Long Carbon Americas and Europe

(USDm) unless otherwise shown 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09 9M 10 9M 09
Sales $5,527 $5,476 $4,328 $15,771 $12,189
EBITDA 633 704 589 1,822 1,184
Operating Income / (Loss) 363 435 292 1,020 50
Crude Steel Production ('000t) 5,472 6,015 4,741 17,225 13,545
Steel Shipments ('000t) 5,772 5,984 5,025 17,450 14,709
Average Selling Price (US$/t) 832 808 740 790 739
EBITDA/tonne (US$/t) 110 118 117 104 80
Operating Income (loss) /tonne (US$/t) 63 73 58 58 3

Long Carbon Americas and Europe crude steel production reached 5.5 million tonnes for the three months ended September 30, 2010, a decrease of 9% as compared to 6.0 million tonnes for the three months ended June 30, 2010 primarily due to seasonal slowdown in Europe.

Shipments for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were 5.8 million tonnes, a decline of 4% as compared to 6.0 million tonnes for the three months ended June 30, 2010 due to the seasonal slowdown in Europe.

Sales in the Long Carbon Americas and Europe segment were $5.6 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2010, basically flat as compared to $5.5 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2010. Overall higher average steel selling prices (+3%) were offset by lower steel shipments (-4%).

EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2010 was $633 million, a 10% decline as compared to $704 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010. The third quarter of 2010 EBITDA included $67 million relating to income associated with the revaluation of certain forestry assets. During the third quarter of 2010, EBITDA/tonne decreased by $8/tonne (-7%) to $110/tonne as compared to $118/tonne in the second quarter of 2010. Operating performance was weaker in European operations due to the seasonal slowdown as well as higher costs at the Company's integrated steel making facilities.

Asia Africa and CIS ("AACIS")

(USDm) unless otherwise shown 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09 9M 10 9M 09
Sales $2,558 $2,560 $1,987 $7,266 $5,353
EBITDA 360 483 235 1,118 692
Operating Income / (Loss) 208 338 96 679 98
Crude Steel Production ('000t) 3,726 3,885 3,382 11,295 9,512
Steel Shipments ('000t) 3,261 3,409 3,043 9,874 8,694
Average Selling Price (US$/t) 630 624 514 604 491
EBITDA/tonne (US$/t) 110 142 77 113 80
Operating Income (loss) /tonne (US$/t) 64 99 32 69 11

AACIS segment crude steel production was 3.7 million tonnes for the three months ended September 30, 2010, a decrease of 4% as compared to 3.9 million tonnes for the three months ended June 30, 2010 due mainly to weaker demand.

Shipments for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were 3.3 million tonnes, a decline of 4% as compared to 3.4 million tonnes for the three months ended June 30, 2010 due mainly to weak demand in South Africa.

Sales in the AACIS segment remained flat at $2.6 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2010 and for the three months ended June 30, 2010. Average steel selling prices were slightly higher and this was offset by lower shipments.

EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2010 was $360 million, 25% lower as compared to $483 million for three months ended June 30, 2010. During the third quarter of 2010, EBITDA/tonne decreased by $32/tonne (-22%) to $110/tonne as compared to $142/tonne in the second quarter of 2010. Operating performance declined compared with the second quarter of 2010, primarily due to the deterioration in our South African operations.

Stainless Steel

(USDm) unless otherwise shown 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09 9M 10 9M 09
Sales $1,350 $1,537 $1,061 $4,180 $2,981
EBITDA 103 191 133 443 145
Operating Income / (Loss) 29 119 51 219 (182)
Crude Steel Production ('000t) 455 588 460 1,589 1,164
Steel Shipments ('000t) 442 482 354 1,360 1,032
Average Selling Price (US$/t) 2,864 3,014 2,882 2,879 2,739
EBITDA/tonne (US$/t) 233 396 376 326 141
Operating Income (loss) /tonne (US$/t) 66 247 144 161 (176)

Stainless Steel segment crude steel production reached 455 thousand tonnes for the three months ended September 30, 2010, a decrease of 23% as compared to 588 thousand tonnes for the three months ended June 30, 2010, due to lower demand and in particular due to the seasonal slowdown in Europe.

Shipments for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were 442 thousand tonnes, a decline of 8% as compared to 482 thousand tonnes for the three months ended June 30, 2010 due to seasonal slowdown in Europe.

Sales in the Stainless Steel segment were $1.4 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2010, a decrease of 12% as compared to $1.5 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2010. Sales declined primarily due to lower steel shipments (-8%) as discussed above and lower average steel selling prices (-5%) due to a weak market environment and pressure from imports.

EBITDA for the three months September 30, 2010 was $103 million, 46% lower as compared to $191 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010 due to lower shipments and the lower selling prices resulting from the weak market environment and seasonal slowdown in Europe. EBITDA in the third quarter of 2010 included $35 million of income associated with revaluation of certain forestry assets. EBITDA/tonne decreased by $163/tonne (-41%) to $233/tonne as compared to $396/tonne in the second quarter of 2010.

Distribution Solutions[7]

(USDm) unless otherwise shown 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09 9M 10 9M 09
Sales $3,977 $3,999 $3,246 $11,468 $10,035
EBITDA 126 187 20 370 (115)
Operating Income / (Loss) 82 142 (39) 228 (495)
Steel Shipments ('000t) 4,467 4,602 4,207 13,422 12,627
Average Selling Price (US$/t) 855 833 736 820 758

Shipments for the three months ended September 30, 2010 was 4.5 million tonnes, a reduction of 3% as compared to 4.6 million tonnes for the three months ended June 30, 2010 primarily due to seasonal slowdown in Europe.

Sales in the Distribution Solutions segment remained flat at $4.0 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2010.

EBITDA for the three months September 30, 2010 was $126 million, 33% lower as compared to $187 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010 due to lower shipments due to weaker market conditions and the seasonal slowdown in Europe.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

For the three months ended September 30, 2010, net cash provided by operating activities was $0.8 billion, compared to $0.4 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2010. The cash flow from operating activities for the third quarter of 2010 included $1.1 billion of investment in operating working capital as compared to $2.3 billion in the second quarter of 2010. With decreased activity levels during the third quarter of 2010, rotation days[8] increased to 75 days from 65 days in the second quarter of 2010. The increase in rotation days during the third quarter was primarily due to higher inventory days. Cash provided in other operating activities for the three months ended September 30, 2010 amounted to $73 million as compared to cash used in other operating activities for the three months ended June 30, 2010 of $27 million.

Net cash used in investing activities for the three months ended September 30, 2010 remained flat at $0.8 billion, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2010. During the third quarter of 2010 the Company subscribed to a capital increase in MacArthur Coal Ltd. for $65 million and paid $51 million in connection with the acquisition of minority interests in Ostrava (a transaction concluded in 2009). Capital expenditures increased to $0.8 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to $0.6 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2010. The Company expects capital expenditures to total approximately $3.7 billion in 2010.

During the third quarter of 2010, the Company paid dividends amounting to $334 million as compared to $309 million in the second quarter of 2010. Dividends paid during the third quarter of 2010 include $283 million in the parent company and $51 million paid to minority shareholders.

At September 30, 2010, the Company's cash and cash equivalents (including restricted cash and short-term investments) amounted to $3.5 billion as compared to $2.6 billion at June 30, 2010. During the quarter, net debt increased by $1.8 billion to $22.1 billion as compared with $20.3 billion at June 30, 2010 and operating working capital (defined as inventory plus trade accounts receivables less trade accounts payables) increased by $1.9 billion to $16.0 billion as compared to $14.1 billion at June 30, 2010, primarily due to higher inventory and foreign exchange impact.

The Company had liquidity of $14.9[9] billion at September 30, 2010, compared with liquidity of $12.8 billion at June 30, 2010, consisting of cash and cash equivalents (including restricted cash and short-term investments) of $3.5 billion and $11.4 billion of available credit lines. During the third quarter of 2010, the Company completed issuances of USD 2.5 billion principal amount of US dollar denominated notes, consisting of USD 1 billion of 3.75% notes due 2015, USD 1 billion of 5.25% notes due 2020, as well as a USD 0.5 billion reopening of its 7% notes due 2039.

Update on management gains, fixed cost reduction program and capacity utilizatio n

At the end of the third quarter of 2010, the Company's annualized sustainable savings remained flat at $3.0 billion as compared to $3.0 billion as of the end of June 30, 2010. The Company maintains its target to reach management gains of $5.0 billion of sustainable SG&A, fixed cost reductions and continuous improvement by end of 2012. The Company has also achieved $4.4 billion ($2.6 billion at a constant dollar[10]) of annualized temporary fixed cost savings in the third quarter of 2010 resulting from industrial optimization in response to lower demand. During the second quarter of 2010, the Company achieved $3.9 billion ($1.8 billion at a constant dollar[10]) of annualized temporary fixed cost savings.

Capacity utilization decreased to approximately 71% in the third quarter of 2010, as compared to approximately 78% in the second quarter of 2010 due to seasonal slowdown primarily in Europe.

Recent Developments

  • On October 12, 2010, the action against ArcelorMittal by the State Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine relating to investment commitments postponed because of the global economic crisis was withdrawn.
  • On September 30, 2010, the European Commission issued a decision lowering the total fines imposed in June 2010 on 17 pre-stressing steel wire producers alleged to be involved in a cartel by 60.47 million euros, from 518.5 million euros previously. The total amount of fines imposed on ArcelorMittal entities has been lowered from 317.2 million euros to 267.1 million euros. Meanwhile, several entities of the ArcelorMittal group have lodged appeals against the Commission decision with the General Court in Luxembourg.
  • On September 22, 2010 ArcelorMittal announced that Mr. Bernard Fontana has been appointed Chief Executive of its Stainless Division. Mr. Fontana was previously Head of Human Resources for the Group and is replacing Jean-Yves Gilet, who has left the Company to head up France's Strategic Investment Fund. He will report to Gonzalo Urquijo, Member of the Group Management Board of ArcelorMittal. Mr. Willie Smit, who was Vice President Employee Relations & Benchmarking, will replace Bernard Fontana as Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources and will join the Group's Management Committee. Mr. Smit has been with ArcelorMittal since 2005 and previously held senior HR positions at leading mining, manufacturing and construction companies, including as Vice President of Human Resources at Siberian-Urals Aluminium Company (SUAL) in Russia. The Company continues its assessment of a potential spin-off of its Stainless Steel business.
  • On September 8, 2010 ArcelorMittal and BHP Billiton jointly announced that they have ended preliminary discussions to combine the two companies' iron ore mining and infrastructure interests in Liberia and Guinea into a single joint venture. The companies were unable to reach a commercial agreement. ArcelorMittal will continue to develop its operations and iron ore interests in Liberia independently and believes the potential of this business remains attractive. The first phase of the project is under construction with Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) production expected in the second half of 2011.
  • On August 2, 2010 ArcelorMittal completed the pricing of two series of US dollar denominated notes, consisting of USD 1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of its 3.75% Notes due 2015, USD 1 billion aggregate principal amount of its 5.25% Notes due 2020 and also reopened its 7% Notes due 2039 for USD 0.5 billion aggregate principal amount. The 7% Notes due 2039 will be consolidated with and will form a single series with the USD 1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 7% Notes due 2039 that were issued on October 8, 2009. The gross proceeds to ArcelorMittal (before expenses), amounting to approximately USD 2.5 billion, were used to refinance existing indebtedness.

For further information about some of these recent developments, please refer to our website www.arcelormittal.com

Fourth quarter of 2010 outlook

Fourth quarter 2010 EBITDA is expected to be approximately $1.5 – $1.9 billion. Shipments are expected to improve slightly; average steel selling prices and EBITDA/tonne are expected to decline, while capacity utilization levels are expected to remain flat. Operating costs are expected to increase as compared to the third quarter of 2010 due to higher raw material prices.

ARCELORMITTAL CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

In millions of U.S. dollars September 30, 2010 June 30, 2010 December 31, 2009[14]
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents including restricted cash $3,477 $2,578 $6,009
Trade accounts receivable and other 7,578 7,366 5,750
Inventories 21,625 19,458 16,835
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,756 4,193 4,213
Total Current Assets 37,436 33,595 32,807
Goodwill and intangible assets 16,443 15,720 17,034
Property, plant and equipment 57,568 54,715 60,385
Investments in affiliates and joint ventures and other assets 19,179 16,713 17,471
Total Assets $130,626 $120,743 $127,697
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt $5,359 $5,599 $4,135
Trade accounts payable and other 13,249 12,774 10,676
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 8,855 8,158 8,719
Total Current Liabilities 27,463 26,531 23,530
Long-term debt, net of current portion 20,177 17,234 20,677
Deferred tax liabilities 5,126 4,846 5,144
Other long-term liabilities 11,643 11,258 12,948
Total Liabilities 64,409 59,869 62,299
Equity attributable to the equity holders of the parent 62,475 57,077 61,045
Non-controlling interests 3,742 3,797 4,353
Total Equity 66,217 60,874 65,398
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $130,626 $120,743 $127,697

ARCELORMITTAL CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

In millions of U.S. dollars Three months ended Nine months ended
September 30 2010 June 30 2010 September 30 2009[14] September 30 2010 September 30 2009 [14]
Sales $21,039 $21,651 $16,170 $61,342 $46,468
Depreciation (1,182) (1,160) (1,222) (3,544) (3,568)
Impairment (26) (119) (62) (145) (62)
Exceptional items[11] 0 0 0 0 (2,425)
Operating income / (loss) 1,057 1,723 326 3,466 (2,341)
Operating margin % 5.0% 8.0% 2.0% 5.7% (5.0%)
Income (loss) from equity method investments and other income 108 183 99 385 (43)
Net interest expense (378) (308) (387) (1,041) (1,092)
Mark to market on convertible bonds 24 555 (110) 720 (467)
Foreign exchange and other net financing gains (losses) (27) (479) 106 (694) (301)
Revaluation of derivative instruments 16 34 6 42 (30)
Income (loss) before taxes and non-controlling interest 800 1,708 40 2,878 (4,274)
Income tax benefit 566 75 888 990 3,215
Income (loss) including non-controlling interest 1,366 1,783 928 3,868 (1,059)
Non-controlling interests (16) (79) (18) (135) 114
Net income (loss) attributable to owners of the parent $1,350 $1,704 $910 $3,733 $(945)
Basic earnings (loss) per common share 0.89 1.13 0.60 2.47 (0.66)
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share 0.89 0.75 0.60 2.06 (0.66)
Weighted average common shares outstanding (in millions) 1,510 1,510 1,508 1,510 1,424
Adjusted diluted weighted average common shares outstanding (in millions) 1,537 1,599 1,597 1,599 1,424
EBITDA[3] $2,265 $3,002 $1,610 $7,155 $3,714
EBITDA Margin % 10.8% 13.9% 10.0% 11.7% 8.0%
OTHER INFORMATION
Total iron ore production[12] (million metric tonnes) 17.4 16.4 13.1 49.6 37.1
Crude steel production (million metric tonnes) 22.7 24.8 19.6 70.6 50.7
Total shipments of steel products[13] (million metric tonnes) 21.0 22.8 18.2 65.2 51.1
Employees (in thousands) 277 281 287 277 287

ARCELORMITTAL CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
In millions of U.S. dollars September 30, 2010 June 30, 2010 September 30, 2009[14] September 30, 2010 September 30, 200914
Operating activities:
Net income (loss) $1,350 $1,704 $910 $3,733 $(945)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operations:
Non-controlling interest 16 79 18 135 (114)
Depreciation and impairment 1,208 1,279 1,284 3,689 3,630
Exceptional items[11] 2,425
Deferred income tax (773) (346) (995) (1,670) (3,293)
Change in operating working capital[15] (1,094) (2,304) 1,300 (5,140) 5,164
Other operating activities (net) 73 (27) (129) (301) (2,404)
Net cash provided by operating activities 780 385 2,388 446 4,463
Investing activities:
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (805) (643) (575) (1,987) (1,993)
Other investing activities (net) (30) (117) (83) (273) 60
Net cash used in investing activities (835) (760) (658) (2,260) (1,933)
Financing activities:
Proceeds (payments) relating to payable to banks and long-term debt 1,367 (355) (3,020) 971 (6,401)
Dividends paid (334) (309) (306) (925) (1,003)
Share buy-back (234)
Acquisition of non-controlling interest[16] (207) (10) (590)
Offering of common shares 3,153
Other financing activities (net) (37) (16) (27) (76) (45)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 789 (690) (3,353) (620) (4,530)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 734 (1,065) (1,623) (2,434) (2,000)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 242 (195) 210 (101) 256
Change in cash and cash equivalents $976 $(1,260) $(1,413) $(2,535) $(1,744)

Appendix 1a – Key financial and operational information – Third Quarter of 2010

In million of U.S. dollars, except crude steel production, steel shipment and average steel selling price data. Flat Carbon Americas Flat Carbon Europe Long Carbon Americas and Europe AACIS Stainless Steel Distribution Solutions
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Sales $4,750 $6,267 $5,527 $2,558 $1,350 $3,977
Depreciation and impairment (250) (372) (270) (152) (74) (44)
Operating income 521 104 363 208 29 82
Operating margin (as a % of sales) 11.0% 1.7% 6.6% 8.1% 2.1% 2.1%
EBITDA[3] 771 476 633 360 103 126
EBITDA margin (as a % of sales) 16.2% 7.6% 11.5% 14.1% 7.6% 3.2%
Capital expenditure[17] 159 151 184 184 24 25
OPERATIONAL INFORMATION
Crude steel production (000' Mt) 5,932 7,107 5,472 3,726 455 -
Steel shipments (000' Mt) 4,979 6,521 5,772 3,261 442 4,467
Average steel selling price ($/MT)[18] 826 855 832 630 2,864 855

Appendix 1 b- Key financial and operational information – Nine Months of 2010

In million of U.S. dollars, except crude steel production, steel shipment and average steel selling price data. Flat Carbon Americas Flat Carbon Europe Long Carbon Americas and Europe AACIS Stainless Steel Distribution Solutions
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Sales $14,316 $18,732 $15,771 $7,266 $4,180 $11,468
Depreciation and impairment (754) (1,080) (802) (439) (224) (142)
Operating income (loss) 1,666 459 1,020 679 219 228
Operating margin (as a % of sales) 11.6% 2.5% 6.5% 9.3% 5.2% 2.0%
EBITDA[3] 2,420 1,539 1,822 1,118 443 370
EBITDA margin (as a % of sales) 16.9% 8.2% 11.6% 15.4% 10.6% 3.2%
Capital expenditure17 463 429 403 432 75 61
OPERATIONAL INFORMATION
Crude steel production (000' Mt) 17,465 23,020 17,225 11,295 1,589 -
Steel shipments (000' Mt) 15,596 20,917 17,450 9,874 1,360 13,422
Average steel selling price ($/MT)[18] 786 794 790 604 2,879 820

Appendix 2a: Steel Shipments by geographical location[19]

Amounts in thousands of tonnes Q310 Q210 Q309
Flat Carbon America: 4,979 5,346 4,162
North America 3,680 3,857 2,676
South America 1,299 1,489 1,486
Flat Carbon Europe 6,521 7,540 5,601
Long Carbon: 5,772 5,984 5,025
North America 1,125 1,052 828
South America 1,342 1,366 1,243
Europe 3,083 3,345 2,783
Other[20] 222 221 171
AACIS: 3,261 3,409 3,043
Africa 1,115 1,347 1,235
Asia, CIS & Other 2,146 2,062 1,808
Stainless Steel 442 482 354

Appendix 2b: EBITDA[3] by geographical location

Amounts in USD millions Q3 10 Q2 10 Q3 09
Flat Carbon America: 771 1,075 332
North America 571 773 148
South America 200 302 184
Flat Carbon Europe 476 555 271
Long Carbon: 633 704 589
North America 64 60 (42)
South America 414 419 449
Europe 108 178 135
Others[21] 47 47 47
AACIS: 360 483 235
Africa 104 193 46
Asia, CIS & Other 256 290 189
Stainless Steel 103 191 133
Distribution Solutions 126 187 (1)

Appendix 2c: Iron Ore production

(Production million tonnes)(a) Type Product 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09
North America(b) Open Pit Concentrate and Pellets 7.4 7.6 4.5
South America(d) Open pit Lump and Sinter feed 1.3 1.1 0.8
Europe Open pit Lump and fines 0.4 0.4 0.4
Africa Open Pit / Underground Lump and fines 0.3 0.2 0.2
Asia, CIS & Other Open Pit / Underground Concentrate, lump and fines 3.5 3.5 3.5
Captive – iron ore     13.0 12.8 9.3
North America(c) Open Pit Pellets 2.2 2.5 2.2
South America(d) Open Pit Lump and Fines 0.0 0.0 0.3
Africa(e) Open Pit Lump and Fines 2.2 1.1 1.4
Long term contract – iron ore   4.4 3.6 3.8
Group     17.4 16.4 13.1

a) Total of all finished production of fines, concentrate, pellets and lumps (includes share of production and strategic long-term contracts).
b) Includes own share of production from Hibbing (USA-62.30%), and Pena (Mexico-50%). For 2009, it also includes Wabush (Canada-28.57%), for which on October 9, 2009, ArcelorMittal entered into an agreement to divest its non-controlling (minority) interest. The transaction was completed in February 2010.
c) Includes long term supply contract with Cleveland Cliffs.
d) Includes Andrade mine operated by Vale until November 15, 2009: prices on a cost plus basis. From November 16, 2009 the mine has been operated by ArcelorMittal and included as captive.
e) Strategic agreement with Sishen/Thabazambi (Africa); prices on a cost plus basis. Includes strategic agreement with Kumba.

Appendix 2d: Coal production

(Production million tonnes)
Mine 3Q 10 2Q 10 3Q 09
North America 0.6 0.6 0.5
Asia, CIS & Other 1.2 1.2 1.2
Captive – coal 1.8 1.7 1.7
North America(a) 0.1 0.1 0.1
Africa(b) 0.1 0.0 0.1
Coal-long term contracts (a),(b) 0.1 0.1 0.1
Group 2.0 1.8 1.9

a) Includes strategic agreement – prices on a cost plus basis.
b) Includes long term lease – prices on a cost plus basis.

Appendix 3: Debt repayment schedule as of September 30, 2010

 Debt repayment schedule ($ billion) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 >2014 Total
Term loan repayments
- Under euro12bn syndicated credit facility - 3.2 - - - - 3.2
- Convertible bonds - - - - 2.0 - 2.0
- Bonds[21] - - - 3.6 1.3 8.5 13.4
Subtotal - 3.2 - 3.6 3.3 8.5 18.6
LT revolving credit lines
- euro5bn syndicated credit facility - - - - - - -
- $4bn syndicated credit facility - - - - - - -
- $0.6bn bilateral credit facilities - - - - - - -
Commercial paper[22] 2.5 - - - - - 2.5
Other loans 0.6 1.1 1.2 0.4 0.4 0.7 4.4
Total Gross Debt 3.1 4.3 1.2 4.0 3.7 9.2 25.5

Appendix 4: Credit lines available as of September 30, 2010

Credit lines available ($ billion) Maturity Equiv. $ Drawn Available
euro5bn syndicated credit facility[23] 30/11/2012 $6.8 $0.0 $6.8
$4bn syndicated credit facility 06/05/2013 $4.0 $0.0 $4.0
$0.6bn bilateral credit facilities 30/06/2013 $0.6 $0.0 $0.6
Total committed lines   $11.4 $0.0 $11.4

Appendix 5 – Other ratios

Ratios Q3 10 Q2 10
Gearing[24]       33% 33%
Net debt to average EBITDA ratio based on yearly average EBITDA from Jan 1, 2004 1.4X 1.4X
Net debt to EBITDA ratio based on last twelve months EBITDA     2.4X 2.4X

Appendix 6 – Details of footnotes


[1]The financial information in this press release and Appendix 1 has been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB"). While the interim financial information included in this announcement has been prepared in accordance with IFRS applicable to interim periods, this announcement does not contain sufficient information to constitute an interim financial report as defined in International Accounting Standards 34, "Interim Financial Reporting". Unless otherwise noted the numbers in the 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.
[2]Lost time injury frequency rate equals lost time injuries per 1,000,000 worked hours, based on own personnel and contractors.
[3]EBITDA is defined as operating income plus depreciation, impairment expenses and exceptional items.
[4]Net debt refers to long-term debt, plus short-term debt, less cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments.
[5]Foreign exchange and other net financing costs include foreign currency swaps, bank fees, interest on pensions and impairments of financial instruments.
[6]The VAME and VAMA projects forecast completion date are still to be determined.
[7]As from January 1, 2010 the Steel Solutions and Services segment has been renamed ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions (AMDS).
[8]Rotation days are defined as days of accounts receivable plus days of inventory minus days of accounts payable. Days of accounts payable and inventory are a function of cost of goods sold. Days of accounts receivable are a function of sales.
[9]Includes back-up lines for the commercial paper program of approximately $2.7 billion (euro2 billion).
[10]At average 2008 exchange rate.
[11]During the nine months ended September 30, 2009 the Company recorded exceptional charges amounting to $2.4 billion primarily related to write-downs of inventory and provisions for workforce reductions.
[12]Total of all finished production of fines, concentrate, pellets and lumps (includes share of production and strategic long-term contracts).
[13]ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions shipments are eliminated in consolidation as they primarily represent shipments originating from other ArcelorMittal operating subsidiaries.
[14]In accordance with IFRS the Company has adjusted the financial information for the three month and nine month period ended September 30, 2009 retrospectively for the finalization in 2009 of the allocation of purchase price for certain business combinations carried out in 2008. The adjustments have been reflected in the Company's consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2009 and six months ended June 30, 2009.
[15]Changes in operating working capital are defined as trade accounts receivable plus inventories less trade accounts payable.
[16]Refers to the acquisition of 3.57% non-controlling interest in Ostrava and for a minority buy out in ZKZ Poland, which according to IAS 27 as revised in 2008 is presented as financing activities.
[17]Segmental capex includes the acquisition of intangible assets (such as concessions for mining and IT support).
[18]Average steel selling prices are calculated as steel sales divided by steel shipments.
[19]Shipments originating from a geographical location.
[20]Includes Tubular products business.
[21]$422.5 million US bond due 2014 redeemed early on April 1, 2010 in line with the terms of the indenture.
[22]Commercial paper is expected to continue to be rolled over in the normal course of business.
[23]Euro denominated loans converted at the Euro: $ exchange rate of 1.3648 as at September 30, 2010.
[24]Gearing is defined as (A) long-term debt, plus short-term debt, less cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments, divided by (B) total equity.

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in 18 countries. In 2019, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $70.6 billion and crude steel production of 89.8 million metric tonnes, while iron ore production reached 57.1 million metric tonnes. Our goal is to help build a better world with smarter steels. 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 electric vehicles and 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. This is what we believe it takes to be the steel company of the future. 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). For more information about ArcelorMittal please visit: http://corporate.arcelormittal.com/

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