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U.S. Steel Reports $2 Billion in Q3 Earnings

Written by Tim Triplett

United States Steel Corp. today reported third-quarter 2021 net earnings of $2.0 billion on sales totaling $5.964 billion. That’s a huge jump from the net loss of $234 million on sales of $2.34 billion in the same quarter last year.

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“We continue setting records, including record net earnings, record EBITDA, record EBITDA margin, record liquidity, record safety, and record quality and reliability,” said U.S. Steel President and CEO David B. Burritt. “Our balance sheet has been transformed and the cash flow generation of the business has us highly confident in our ability to pre-fund organic growth investments that will expand our existing competitive advantages. We are getting to our ‘Best for All’ future faster.”

Commenting on the company’s strategy, Burritt continued, “It’s not either investing in our business or returning capital directly to stockholders, it’s both. Our future now includes a $300 million stock repurchase program and $0.05/share quarterly dividend to begin directly rewarding stockholders for the progress we have made so far.”

The Pittsburgh-based integrated steelmaker attributes some of its success to Big River Steel, the electric arc furnace minimill it now owns in Osceola, Ark. “We are confident in the long-term value our new, highly capable minimill will create as it further expands our competitive advantage to produce sustainable and differentiated steel,” Burritt said. “We are getting better, not bigger, by building on our minimill segment’s industry-leading performance to create a business model that will continue to reward stockholders into the future.”

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