CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) today announced its guidance for the end of its third quarter October 2, 2021. Nucor expects third quarter profits to be in the order of $ 7.30 To $ 7.40 per diluted share. Profit for the third quarter of 2021 is expected to be the highest quarterly profit in Nucor’s history, beating the previous record of $ 5.04 per diluted share set for the second quarter of 2021.
All three operating segments continue to generate robust profitability as aggregate demand remains strong in most end-use markets. The profits of the steel mills segment are expected to increase significantly in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the second quarter of 2021, mainly due to higher realized selling prices. We also expect the steel products segment to generate significantly increased profits in the third quarter of 2021 due to expanding margins caused by higher average selling prices. The profit of the raw materials segment in the third quarter of 2021 is expected to be comparable to that of the second quarter of 2021, excluding the impairment charge recorded in the second quarter of 2021.
Forecasts from our internal business units suggest that our fourth quarter 2021 results should continue the trend of exceptional performance that we have seen so far this year.
During the third quarter, Nucor repurchased 6.7 million shares at an average price of $ 105.58 per share (18.8 million shares since the start of the year at an average price of $ 86.15 per share). Nucor is almost back $ 2.00 billion to shareholders in the form of share buybacks and dividend payments since the start of the year.
Profit for the second quarter of 2021 includes a $ 42.0 million, Where $ 0.11 per diluted share, non-cash impairment charge related to our leasehold interest in unproven oil and gas properties. This charge has been included in the raw materials segment.
Nucor and its subsidiaries are manufacturers of steel and steel products, with operating facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Products manufactured include: carbon and alloy steel – in bars, beams, plates and sheets; tubes of hollow structural section; Electrical conduit; steel shelving; steel piles; steel joists and joists; steel platform; fabricated reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; precision castings; steel fasteners; metal building systems; insulated metal panels; steel grating; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and non-ferrous metals, pig iron and hot briquetted iron / direct reduction iron; provides ferroalloys; and processes ferrous and non-ferrous waste. Nucor is the largest recycler in North America.
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