|Vale S.A. - VALE.n is a Brazilian multinational diversified metals and mining corporation that employs over 12,000.|
Vale is the second-largest mining company in the world, the largest producer of iron ore, and second largest of nickel. Vale also produces manganese, ferroalloys, copper, bauxite, potash, kaolin, alumina and aluminium.
On April 28, 2016 the company released Numbers
"Vale S.A. (Vale) delivered a sound operational performance in 1Q16, reaching several production records for a first quarter, namely: (i) total iron ore production1 of 77.5 Mt; (ii) Carajás iron ore production of 32.4 Mt; (iii) Tubarão pellet production of 7.2 Mt; (iv) nickel production of 73,500 t; and (v) copper production of 109,900 t.
Net revenues totaled US$ 5.719 billion in 1Q16, decreasing US$ 180 million vs. 4Q15 as a result of seasonally lower sales volumes of iron ore fines (US$ 612 million), base metals (US$ 107 million), and fertilizers (US$ 48 million), which were partly offset by higher sales prices for iron ore fines (US$ 584 million).
Costs and expenses, net of depreciation charges, totaled US$ 3.715 billion in 1Q16, decreasing by US$ 880 million vs. 4Q15. Costs decreased US$ 805 million (19%), mainly driven by lower sales volumes, and expenses decreased US$ 75 million (21%) as a result of lower SG&A, R&D and pre-operating and stoppage expenses.
SG&A2 totaled US$ 96 million in 1Q16, decreasing US$ 33 million (26%) from the US$ 129 million recorded in 4Q15, with reductions in personnel, services, selling expenses and others. R&D² totaled US$ 60 million in 1Q16, decreasing US$ 59 million (50%) from the US$ 119 million recorded both in 4Q15 and in 1Q15, with reductions across all business segments.
Pre-operating and stoppage expenses² totaled US$ 102 million in 1Q16, decreasing US$ 136 million (57%) from the US$ 238 million recorded in 4Q15, mainly due to the absence of preoperating expenses for VNC and the Nacala Logistics Corridor in 1Q16.
Adjusted EBITDA was US$ 2.005 billion in 1Q16, 44% higher than in 4Q15 mainly as a result of the improvement in the EBITDA for Ferrous Minerals (US$ 329 million) and Base Metals (US$ 218 million). Adjusted EBITDA margin was 35.1% in 1Q16, increasing from the 23.6% recorded in 4Q15.
Capital expenditures totaled US$ 1.449 billion in 1Q16, decreasing by US$ 744 million vs. 4Q15. Investments in project execution totaled US$ 920 million in 1Q16, with expenditures associated with the S11D project accounting for 69% of this total. Sustaining capex totaled US$ 529 million in 1Q16, decreasing US$ 298 million from the US$ 827 million recorded in 4Q15.