RS Reliance Steel & Aluminum

Kim Orlando ADDO Investor Relations
Jim Hoffman CEO
Karla Lewis President
Arthur Ajemyan Vice President and CFO
Bill Sales Executive Vice President, Operations
Seth Rosenfeld Exane BNP Paribas
Satish Kasinathan Deutsche Bank
Phil Gibbs KeyBanc Capital Markets
Alex Hacking Citibank
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Greetings. Welcome to the Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call [Operator Instructions]. Please note this conference is being recorded. I will now turn the conference over to your host, Kim Orlando of ADDO Investor Relations.

You may begin.

Kim Orlando

operator. you, Thank thanks conference and financial of for you Good to to discuss our call XXXX Reliance's joining morning, all first results. quarter President; President joined CEO; am Jim and Lewis, Arthur I Ajemyan, CFO. and by Vice Karla Hoffman, Bill available the Sales, question-and-answer be call. during this Executive Operations, of also President, Vice will portion be of at will the section posted recording A call of Investors on this our site Web performance assumptions conditions materially certain expectations that information be our control implied other forward-looking cause and results, company's from or of related subject risks, The operations the on which statements. a the results, the this number may unknown on press other COVID-XX the and may on company to achievement of which under economic statements factors, different performance of be change contain the are are to impacts and by may not involve or based release call and pandemic including forward-looking known or the or actual these future the uncertainties factors limited other press or company's and are disclosure ended with caption our factors Factors XX, XX-K morning Form this Commission. XXXX, Exchange those not files the December for Risk to, but report on the under annual in in documents the Securities disclosed Reliance release and These include, furnishes year the therein the and The herein. and duty as disclaims company only information and date press the today's any provided release update information on speak this of call to the turn now will over Jim I call Reliance. to CEO Hoffman, the of

Jim Hoffman

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Karla Lewis

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Arthur Ajemyan

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Seth Paribas. is first from [Operator question with Instructions] Exane Rosenfeld Our BNP

Seth Rosenfeld

to If achieved into your kick company into level passing as I realized margin on on costs the on catch you us in side? you QX on we inventory. you and cost compression up that to can before the some through progress of benefits give holding tailwind in gains going QX, performance is inventory to customers beyond? some Can higher expect comparable color question the the up in hikes or walked of you price how the inventory and higher you Should expect

Jim Hoffman

that's model. time, this Well, long our of we've been doing a part

us see customers customers our them equipment think equipment. the there and we've innovative business. them I able part and new to again and be for proven time service to The know an their we as we're of fact time of give uninterrupted production flow that with

we're we that real hard for So work let them sure haven't make and them we down. there to

to think the price, to us do can know want I with, time They go if beat somebody they So they and we business the down and on that customers try the price. the differently. of phone lower majority on they see elsewhere on

So market. we bring the what to we know

going So us. and suppliers we're continue And our our do works. it about to to care customers we that care because about

So years, these of over model it's hard tweaked we've last value decades more added. couple working for actually we've and real been a that on it do to

continue So going let going not partners go to we're and we our and let know customers our down. that it down, us I domestic think will to to aren't

at and is have of availability continue do right matter Reliance and to the real a service happens key now, you, of both those. increases it's to to to Because what able be to pass and So these well along. that to

Karla Lewis

Seth, just your a holding inventory on the add question to little to gains. more on And specifically

we folks said, been well. for our Jim has model very our execute I it mean, years on that and think As

QX. increase we did and anticipated guidance the than more commented given we had we’ve With as on, in prices had

we going quarter. were momentum able that to during the So keep

point, elevated and then in of profit will at for those in margins. works us we more model, see stop get in cost do if it way the some higher the our With as the increases some metal we compression gross

said, current price at our cost inventory strong constraint, But we're and sustainable they're that supply gross increases. are do bit some know that we there of seeing been increases don't for profit we continued because experiencing inventory a and However, into little compression anticipate, with average FIFO but of these that increases. our as level, we continued whenever the out pricing getting of more metal now, the have dynamics right strong I margins, potential really

Seth Rosenfeld

but you to working being pace in and gain perfect On for QX, peers. of sure or or a on as you performance continuing you your touched very benefit single to into neutral capital progress working so as start sense. more beyond? of sense the the a Should QX ever modest in good makes expect term working ability QX, sell to Can we give So the investment into as the not has potentially longer you across further us of expect capital and capital, prices that QX many how the in something stabilize? platform

Arthur Ajemyan

when kind in million you had, capital build to look up I we say, at QX, significant working which of $XXX to prices, our speak, accounts close the portion would higher receivable, a quarter-over-quarter. So of so us, particularly behind was

more any But wouldn't continued significant escalations. anticipate receivables. cost build with inventories, there's in we our So

probably going tax there's cash. build in And use payable on the be having be that's payments second some going of some then side, to to probably quarter So the there. anticipate we additional

to that the piece of us. say I somewhat think recap the it's is fair in behind up working large all the to So all, build capital


Satish Deutsche Our question next with from Kasinathan is Bank.

Sathish Kasinathan

you on the be is there across do question current available M&A seeing opportunities you first could in industry, the think landscape, high a and profitability when given turnaround? are My reduction the any

Jim Hoffman

the active. M&A Yes, front, it's

right see in We, call, activity service. said what didn't work continue them at also to and not adjacent looking made type year now last things that one XXX We at that's just looking looks fine, metal sense last businesses. traditional out. looked there. of over just But we're or at the the see didn't We're like I

this look you've come. prowl as the go three to kind we good they companies. we sure We're open looking year, for five year, always companies. good companies of on we're before, don't this I'm at companies So just buy like we're them heard to going

It's We we team. We strict those part There's part fine protect be companies. family at hard. to get things. some our done we'll It that buy a of into of criteria empty the they're are do been to We'll matter Reliance or time. no We kind it's care It's diligence they're can about look there. both. worth companies out to there them. long to worth continue people think we [Technical a out think XX for or not. just you our -- continue a model. proudly. to and and want period there. long of has There's company reason of do what fine of And things. work Difficulty] if because fit very of and sale We've a that for right proven period really a the that of due what the we've pipeline companies We'll have of is But good the time, over we they the they think in some

to that. So we'll continue do

to we're our Now M&A that's just avenues that of cash one the able use for.

to that So everything might we're we Karla, situation like have, companies really out in now right with good of without say a you to to cash. but but prudent part certainly the I look with a that. something have And thing M&A always know, is to And lot a continue that? that's we'll at. there's can I telling of all add there do cash, good

Karla Lewis

just that. add to on would I Yes,

is obviously, talked lot is the one and individually, in large than we big acquisitions same budget and ups, do. is our in at out see from but growth. CapEx that start at our As growth we a the year's they're opportunities new time, get growth part Those about talk strategy so Kentucky the one And said, of of contribution tolling across of a we we and our organic can we have budget. continued that Texas. are M&A instance, But the some last of two for operations about, bigger as network. spread that lot Jim We

usually that of always as don't when doing we So projects out I acquisition. some think this point are that maybe an it do much more flash an just similar those we we through acquisition, of to make

growth definitely as there So is well. continuing organic side the on

Jim Hoffman

do Karla thing We've part we to that. a where add just one company and pay selective. of already into there. be and talked worked that add the way think, companies about with of can you company our at particular our a own. world simply And or a you position we some look we do dip CapEx and well, But right. premium is buy in into already we fund We've equipment sometimes one a the

take pretty place into when is our look M&A So consideration but thought at you should be you It's our that good process. of activity. to that part

Sathish Kasinathan

is backlog, add construction, non-res given to second question you My to or on planning adding strong order cater additional even increased crews the are to the demand?

Karla Lewis

that. very So on the we're positive non-res and side, that's our market largest end on

non-res consistently equipment, processing continued operations, with also added expanding in We facilities. additional our value servicing invest to have

do the to take our a been volumes. good network earnings have, orders. add on we're very more mentioned think quality before, focused selective. we We've and capacity value So right trying We're current position. to do for in additional we in more we've as on high But

years. the passes that see a So in from more bill significant pickup non-res, there, positive the have comes these whether would which if infrastructure over consistently we do traditional for we capabilities be operations and have because us, the very invested we


comes question KeyBanc Gibbs Capital Phil Our next with from Markets.

Phil Gibbs

up far how doing, terms April, and the the quarter doing shaping saw to now, is Jim Just you into and in right keep cadence of Karla, whatever through March, that just demand April? progressed you're so in previous it's it, first has relative what environment listening for The working. the questions, how

Jim Hoffman

just -- changed market. giving specifics. just It's Phil, the you yes, We're calendars it the didn't continues. quarter not change because of

to So it's our mojo. still we're quote continues of it To working what friend a mine, do doing.

to have So we do quarter. continue another that, we'll

answer it your to continues. just question, yes, So

Phil Gibbs

Is Bill call at on the all?

Jim Hoffman

Bill? Yes.

Bill Sales

here. I'm Phil, Yes,

Phil Gibbs

commentary some in was space and defense backlogs. said being you the earlier with, solid call year There about this think, increasing even I

big you any happening, behind terms give of that? push could is major programs where In specifics the the

Bill Sales

for joint the strike that year then after the lot as activity look said, of one think balance support and side. But the activity And there's strong at when and is we program and larger just fighter a program, Well, of the level of to space outlook, strong. overall, should continue. you be military I the and that that, programs defense on we is continues that

on So of markets. downturn the it's to have with aerospace a had that bit that we some these offset commercial we've great in seeing little do other side deal the

Phil Gibbs

seeing Is in signs And the a a that that and as then is the well? oil inventory or domestic comment comment all some some of as that accelerate select replenishment. just that you progresses, something all year purely to that global and expect are is maybe and you on gas

Karla Lewis

and not in So type OCTG line product. on the where oil remember, participate, we the and or big gas side, too, we're

So wasn't folks and of it in any we again. to positive tried in huge activity. we make where it It's down areas a participate, good our activity increase, kind to smiling was the clear, see but Houston

growth, So repair on to we're the of new any domestic think probably some more opposed and maintenance it significant We that's pleased to see more as side. activity.

again, especially parts low up move through of seeing inventory. in better parts, again continue. domestic. as positive see rates Other slow of than do seen asking that quarter. while. coming we We levels held think that But that, us inventory there's has It we a of was the compared We're holes starting year. haven't still there. So our see in the there, to have that kind activity International, out moderate some plenty will some customers we at in certain the them for for quotes fourth to their

more steady from stayed that So standpoint. international an

Jim Hoffman

energy renewable well there good. in participate also as we and activity is the Phil,

Phil Gibbs

given swirling headlines semiconductor OE of outages. question, And then curiosity, the shortages just and last all out on

which on memory, through based in participate obviously aggressively You think lot tolling just time. that's your business, just in I automotive a of

So Just you terms if what seeing in the your there up, are because are you obviously and are Difficulty] things happen of [Technical of there's terms and of may to lot you out What telling these customers that of and impacts? flows swirling. of disruptions? trying a ebbs catch in what some terms understand in seeing

Bill Sales

the on in minimal saw we'll first in some QX. do quarter. But we see tolling slightly We a business up said, we impact that we're as more an of Phil, new picking side. the to really think impact

will be have. that programs I new some think partially we it by offset

see be point those from a to view. the on that more still the with are So we we profitable think an the the look you at and QX And do SUV it's guys. that auto impact more I focused of platforms overall an we'll platforms it's and little if going but truck minimal expect more of in you know support, programs

do. we losses be the Your think to soon they'll up we offset to point place. We of going Absolutely, up? do catch these of, chip back some ramp think in there's production as is try to some availability as

I So the OEMs impact working to of think that's those and all shortage. of focus I are a know the minimize hard


with next Our question comes [Operator Alex Instructions] Citibank. from Hacking

Alex Hacking

cadence? the Regarding at given I guess, any restocking think the COVID then do supply mean chain into industry the disruptions you it's back some what's when even mentioned levels seen there? you the everyone board I that you without demand else the guess activity Have above I XQ. would and you lease be going pre in COVID But disruptions, of on? that's look alleviation been has across levels And seeing. continuing pre you that

Jim Hoffman

I our crystal can what tell just ball you says.

are things types all of change, tendency a think all now. the just up. that work those they which so things themselves computer And And I as it other assuming don't that will ramping that. as the right out. a things work supply a and side, help matter with you're when chips it's sounds the far rubber, have metal should the in and mills those chain like freight existing I'm the good to all all On and are up, issues, referring that is to thing,

hopes they're suppliers are here -- Our well. it's thoughts long our a it's they to are shorter are our people mean that recognized very learned work is are, because And their that and and all has supply looking they're support don't chains supply good matter of and our decision we for domestic just will chain. have decades folks, it a Reliance I lesson. although

that. Karla, manufacturing hope is we're I've but great going which optimistic And some you the on like I more chip step. have a to that, learn production where United people some manufacturers to So bring sounds things States, certain better. about It may are are. some read and getting

Karla Lewis

the we first said There have that these would demand different disruptions. feel in is of a Alex, do and prepared we been And affecting underlying are some remarks, lot for our kind chain. QX. that strong quarter see that supply as we of not continuing of shipments stronger, we into factors that

except underlying on believe cadence we will we specifically hear there, be customers. to also talk strong from hard the we think it's but about is they demand what really that still do our that So based

jobs hear actually they like higher to Reliance, activity addition production actual own people In and customers shortages lot issue fleet of own that's and had labor that do manage levels. that rubber our chips be the things if to out are shortages. there. freight that and the of they at We also there of trucks. qualified with there's fill a remember from would we Also, the because like our that,

real us markets a all the that's in in think this, markets, we advantage So including but for in one. current like

a see confident and pressures we're of some locations little well. to on but try quarter. into second mills can getting continuing rely into those deliver advantage third our very metal bit parties our with creative that's looking closely lot a as at domestic that we do There's the we to to we with think where solutions a of work more an we more. we help our customers. difficulty So But are very of a But

Jim Hoffman

expensive. quote I think is that lesson really cheap on this a the good is

this around. are learning people Again, that. think time I

that fingers people keep time. let's remember So our will at all crossed this


I will have and over for end the session, call to We Hoffman, the now closing the Jim turn reached CEO, remarks. of question-and-answer

Jim Hoffman

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