SDI's Growth

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS:STLD) is unique among American steel companies. Founded in 1993, it is one of the youngest of America's major steel companies. The company's initial public offering occurred in 1996. It quickly grew to become one of the premier carbon steel producers in the United States. Steel Dynamics' historic growth is a combination of organic capacity greenfield additions and strategic acquisitions. By adding upstream assets that provide raw materials needed to produce high quality steel at each of its mills, and bridging downstream assets that fabricate a variety of high quality steel products, Steel Dynamics has both broadened its product portfolio and expanded its market diversity. As the company's steelmaking capacity grew and it introduced new products to the market, the company began delivering strong earnings.

Diversified and Value-Add Revenue Sources; Diversified, Vertically Integrated
 SDI's Value

Steel Dynamics remains at the top of its peer group, delivering superior financial performance. The company's steel operations operating income per ton shipped (a) has outperformed its peers in the past nine of eleven years; EBITDA margin percentage (b) performance has been at the top of its peer group in the last ten of eleven years.

The company's competitive strengths include: low cost operations; diversified, value-added product portfolio; vertically integrated operating platforms; sustainable performance through the cycle; strong capital structure -- and most importantly, a superior, unique company culture driven by a performance-based compensation system that attracts and retains highly-talented and motivated employees.

Steel Dynamics, Inc. has grown from a single, flat roll steel sheet producer to a value-add, diversified, vertically integrated steel company. Additional financial information and links to the company's regulatory filings are available in this Investor section.

(a) Operating income excludes profit-sharing costs and ammortization related to the operating segment.
(b) EBITDA is calculated as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

Annual Revenues ($ billions)

Annual Operating Income ($ millions)

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