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Commercial Metals Company

10/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/14/2021 07:04

COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY REPORTS RECORD FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR FISCAL 2021 RESULTS - Form 8-K

COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY REPORTS RECORD FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR FISCAL 2021 RESULTS

•Achieved record quarterly Earnings from Continuing Operations of $152.3 million, or $1.24 per diluted share; and record Core EBITDA from Continuing Operations of $255.9 million
•Reported record full year Core EBITDA from Continuing Operations, and highest ever North America and European segment-level Adjusted EBITDA
•Successfully commissioned third rolling line in Europe; contributed meaningfully to Europe segment results
•Subsequent to quarter end, CMC reached an agreement to sell its Rancho Cucamonga site, with expected gross proceeds of approximately $300 million
•In a separate release yesterday, CMC announced a new $350 million share repurchase program and a 17% increase to its quarterly dividend

Irving, TX - October 14, 2021 - Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) today announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended August 31, 2021. Earnings from continuing operations were $152.3 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, on net sales of $2.0 billion, compared to prior year earnings from continuing operations of $67.8 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, on net sales of $1.4 billion. For the full year, earnings from continuing operations were $412.9 million, or $3.38 per diluted share, compared to $278.3 million, or $2.31 per diluted share in the prior year.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, the Company recorded a net after-tax charge of $1.9 million related to the impairment of recycling assets. Excluding this item, fourth quarter adjusted earnings from continuing operations were $154.2 million, or $1.26 per diluted share, compared to adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $95.3 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, in the prior year period. "Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations", "core EBITDA from continuing operations", "adjusted earnings from continuing operations" and "adjusted earnings from continuing operations per diluted share" are non-GAAP financial measures. Details, including a reconciliation of each such non-GAAP financial measure, to the most directly comparable measure, prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP can be found in the financial tables that follow.

Barbara R. Smith, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "CMC's performance during fiscal 2021 was exceptional. Our financial results once again demonstrate CMC's significantly enhanced earnings capabilities following several years of methodical strategic transformation. Yesterday, we announced our first dividend increase in over a decade and a sizeable new share repurchase program, reflecting the board's confidence in the Company's enhanced financial position and future prospects. We have built a strong


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operating platform that will allow us to continue pursuing value accretive growth, while returning a meaningful portion of free cash flow to investors and maintaining a high-quality balance sheet."

Ms. Smith continued, "Looking at the quarter, I am extremely proud of the CMC team's execution on multiple fronts. Commercially and operationally, we responded to robust market demand with record shipment and production levels at several of our steel mills. This heightened activity did not detract from our ability to continue building for the future. Our team in Europe successfully ramped up CMC's new rolling line, and we made meaningful progress at the future Arizona 2 micro mill site in North America. In addition, on September 29th we reached an agreement to sell our Rancho Cucamonga site for an expected $300 million, which will be reinvested directly into Arizona 2. Importantly, we also maintained focus on keeping our employees safe, with several operations achieving record low incident rates during the year."

The Company's liquidity position as of August 31, 2021 remained solid, with cash and cash equivalents of $497.7 million, and availability of $668.2 million under the Company's credit and accounts receivable facilities.

On October 13, 2021, the board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share of CMC common stock payable to stockholders of record on October 27, 2021. This represents a 17% increase over the previous dividend. The dividend will be paid on November 10, 2021, and marks 228 consecutive quarterly dividend payments by the Company.

Business Segments - Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2021 Review
The North America segment generated record adjusted EBITDA of $212.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, an increase of 22% compared to $174.2 million in the prior year period. This improvement was driven by increased margins across multiple products lines, coupled with higher shipments of steel products and raw materials. These positive factors were partially offset by a year-over-year increase in controllable costs per ton of finished steel shipped, due largely to inflationary pressures for freight and steelmaking consumables.

Shipment volumes of finished steel, which include steel products and downstream products, increased by 2% from the prior year fourth quarter. Demand for rebar from the mills remained relatively steady, but shipments declined modestly from the prior year due to a shift in mix toward merchant bar and wire rod. Shipments of merchant and other products increased by 29% from the prior year, driven by the broad reopening of the U.S. economy.

Margins over scrap cost on steel products increased $103 per ton from the prior year period and $41 per ton compared to the prior quarter. Market conditions were favorable for each of CMC's key products, leading to mill volume growth of 5% and an increase of $300 per ton in average selling price compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. Margin over scrap cost on downstream products declined compared to a year ago, driven by fulfillment


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of fabrication contracts that were booked prior to the fiscal 2021 increase in scrap costs. Future pricing indicators on new work entering the backlog were positive during the quarter, as average price levels for bids and new awards increased significantly from the prior year quarter.

The Europe segment reported record adjusted EBITDA of $67.7 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, up 195% compared to adjusted EBITDA of $22.9 million for the prior year quarter. The improvement was driven by a significant expansion in margin over scrap as well as volume growth, as demand for steel products from both the construction and industrial end markets were solid during the quarter. Resilient construction activity supported a 16% increase in rebar shipments compared to a year ago, while the start-up of the third rolling line and the continuing manufacturing recovery in Poland and Central Europe drove 24% growth in volumes of merchant and other steel products. Average selling price increased by $317 per ton compared to the prior year quarter, and $99 per ton sequentially.

Outlook
Ms. Smith said, "Based on our current view of the marketplace, we anticipate our strong operating and financial performance will continue in fiscal 2022. Volumes should remain solid, supported by a replenished construction backlog in North America, as well as broad strength across key end markets in both North America and Europe."

"In the first quarter of fiscal 2022, we expect finished steel volumes to follow typical seasonal patterns, which have historically declined modestly from our fourth quarter levels. We expect first quarter margins to remain consistent with the historical high levels earned in the fourth quarter," Ms. Smith added.

Conference Call
CMC invites you to listen to a live broadcast of its fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 conference call today, Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. ET. Barbara R. Smith, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, and Paul Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host the call. The call is accessible via our website at www.cmc.com. In the event you are unable to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived and available for replay on our website on the next business day. Financial and statistical information presented in the broadcast are located on CMC's website under "Investors."

About Commercial Metals Company
Commercial Metals Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, recycle and fabricate steel and metal products and provide related materials and services through a network including seven electric arc furnace ("EAF") mini mills, two EAF micro mills, one rerolling mill, steel fabrication and processing plants, construction-related product warehouses, and metal recycling facilities in the U.S. and Poland.



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Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to general economic conditions, key macro-economic drivers that impact our business, the effects of ongoing trade actions, the effects of continued pressure on the liquidity of our customers, potential synergies and organic growth provided by acquisitions and strategic investments, demand for our products, metal margins, the effect of COVID-19 and related governmental and economic responses thereto, the ability to operate our steel mills at full capacity, future availability and cost of supplies of raw materials and energy for our operations, share repurchases, legal proceedings, the undistributed earnings of our non-U.S. subsidiaries, U.S. non-residential construction activity, international trade, capital expenditures, our liquidity and our ability to satisfy future liquidity requirements, estimated contractual obligations and our expectations or beliefs concerning future events. The statements in this release that are not historical statements, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified by phrases such as we or our management "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "future," "intends," "may," "plans to," "ought," "could," "will," "should," "likely," "appears," "projects," "forecasts," "outlook" or other similar words or phrases, as well as by discussions of strategy, plans, or intentions.

Our forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations and beliefs as of the time this news release was prepared. Although we believe that our expectations are reasonable, we can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events, new information or circumstances or any other changes. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include those described in Part I, Item 1A, "Risk Factors" of our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2020, and Part II, Item 1A, "Risk Factors" of our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended February 28, 2021, as well as the following: changes in economic conditions which affect demand for our products or construction activity generally, and the impact of such changes on the highly cyclical steel industry; rapid and significant changes in the price of metals, potentially impairing our inventory values due to declines in commodity prices or reducing the profitability of our downstream contracts due to rising commodity pricing; impacts from COVID-19 on the economy, demand for our products, global supply chain and on our operations, including the responses of governmental authorities to contain COVID-19 and the impact of various COVID-19 vaccines; excess capacity in our industry, particularly in China, and product availability from competing steel mills and other steel suppliers including import quantities and pricing; compliance with and changes in existing and future laws, regulations and other legal requirements and judicial decisions that govern our business, including increased environmental regulations associated with climate change and greenhouse gas emissions; involvement in various environmental matters that may result in fines, penalties or judgments; potential limitations in our or our customers' abilities to access credit and non-compliance by our customers; activity in repurchasing shares of our common stock under our repurchase program; financial covenants and restrictions on the operation of our business contained in agreements governing our debt; our inability to close the sale of our Rancho Cucamonga property, including if the buyer were to terminate the


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purchase agreement during its 60 day due diligence review period; our ability to successfully identify, consummate and integrate acquisitions, and the effects that acquisitions may have on our financial leverage; risks associated with acquisitions generally, such as the inability to obtain, or delays in obtaining, required approvals under applicable antitrust legislation and other regulatory and third party consents and approvals; operating and startup risks, as well as market risks associated with the commissioning of new projects could prevent us from realizing anticipated benefits and could result in a loss of all or a substantial part of our investments; lower than expected future levels of revenues and higher than expected future costs; failure or inability to implement growth strategies in a timely manner; impact of goodwill impairment charges; impact of long-lived asset impairment charges; currency fluctuations; global factors, such as trade measures, military conflicts and political uncertainties, including the impact of the Biden administration on current trade regulations, such as Section 232 trade tariffs and quotas, tax legislation and other regulations which might adversely impact our business; availability and pricing of electricity, electrodes and natural gas for mill operations; ability to hire and retain key executives and other employees; competition from other materials or from competitors that have a lower cost structure or access to greater financial resources; information technology interruptions and breaches in security; ability to make necessary capital expenditures; availability and pricing of raw materials and other items over which we exert little influence, including scrap metal, energy and insurance; unexpected equipment failures; losses or limited potential gains due to hedging transactions; litigation claims and settlements, court decisions, regulatory rulings and legal compliance risks; risk of injury or death to employees, customers or other visitors to our operations; and civil unrest, protests and riots.


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COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY
FINANCIAL & OPERATING STATISTICS (UNAUDITED)
Three Months Ended Year Ended
(in thousands, except per ton amounts) 8/31/2021 5/31/2021 2/28/2021 11/30/2020 8/31/2020 8/31/2021 8/31/2020
North America
Net sales $ 1,660,409 $ 1,558,068 $ 1,257,486 $ 1,195,013 $ 1,224,849 $ 5,670,976 $ 4,769,933
Adjusted EBITDA 212,018 207,330 171,612 155,634 174,219 746,594 661,176
External tons shipped
Raw materials 331 368 302 330 300 1,331 1,229
Rebar 469 500 472 486 498 1,927 1,897
Merchant and other 302 289 268 264 234 1,123 919
Steel products 771 789 740 750 732 3,050 2,816
Downstream products 415 408 343 371 429 1,537 1,635
Average selling price per ton
Raw materials $ 1,069 $ 949 $ 846 $ 630 $ 605 $ 877 $ 567
Steel products 900 794 695 612 600 752 618
Downstream products 1,014 963 929 934 970 961 975
Cost of raw materials per ton $ 805 $ 697 $ 629 $ 458 $ 427 $ 650 $ 402
Cost of ferrous scrap utilized per ton 434 369 344 266 237 355 238
Steel products metal margin per ton $ 466 $ 425 $ 351 $ 346 $ 363 $ 397 $ 380
Europe
Net sales $ 368,290 $ 284,107 $ 202,066 $ 194,596 $ 179,855 $ 1,049,059 $ 699,140
Adjusted EBITDA 67,676 50,005 16,107 14,470 22,927 148,258 62,007
External tons shipped
Rebar 174 141 78 128 150 521 539
Merchant and other 286 263 275 269 230 1,093 933
Steel products 460 404 353 397 380 1,614 1,472
Average selling price per ton
Steel products $ 763 $ 664 $ 532 $ 461 $ 446 $ 612 $ 448
Cost of ferrous scrap utilized per ton $ 448 $ 376 $ 328 $ 262 $ 250 $ 357 $ 246
Steel products metal margin per ton $ 315 $ 288 $ 204 $ 199 $ 196 $ 255 $ 202



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COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY
BUSINESS SEGMENTS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands) Three Months Ended Year Ended
Net sales 8/31/2021 5/31/2021 2/28/2021 11/30/2020 8/31/2020 8/31/2021 8/31/2020
North America $ 1,660,409 $ 1,558,068 $ 1,257,486 $ 1,195,013 $ 1,224,849 $ 5,670,976 $ 4,769,933
Europe 368,290 284,107 202,066 194,596 179,855 1,049,059 699,140
Corporate and Other 1,947 2,866 2,718 2,194 4,428 9,725 7,413
Total net sales $ 2,030,646 $ 1,845,041 $ 1,462,270 $ 1,391,803 $ 1,409,132 $ 6,729,760 $ 5,476,486
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations
North America $ 212,018 $ 207,330 $ 171,612 $ 155,634 $ 174,219 $ 746,594 $ 661,176
Europe 67,676 50,005 16,107 14,470 22,927 148,258 62,007
Corporate and Other (31,897) (36,214) (45,986) (26,471) (64,846) (140,568) (146,575)



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COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (UNAUDITED)
Three Months Ended August 31, Year Ended August 31,
(in thousands, except share data) 2021 2020 2021 2020
Net sales $ 2,030,646 $ 1,409,132 $ 6,729,760 $ 5,476,486
Costs and expenses:
Cost of goods sold 1,686,973 1,145,725 5,623,903 4,531,688
Selling, general and administrative expenses 136,818 160,292 496,310 502,794
Interest expense 11,659 13,962 51,904 61,837
Loss on debt extinguishment - 1,778 16,841 1,778
Asset impairments 2,439 1,098 6,784 7,611
1,837,889 1,322,855 6,195,742 5,105,708
Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes 192,757 86,277 534,018 370,778
Income taxes 40,444 18,495 121,153 92,476
Earnings from continuing operations 152,313 67,782 412,865 278,302
Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations before income taxes - (34) - 1,907
Income taxes - 125 - 706
Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations - (159) - 1,201
Net earnings $ 152,313 $ 67,623 $ 412,865 $ 279,503
Basic earnings per share
Earnings from continuing operations $ 1.26 $ 0.57 $ 3.43 $ 2.34
Earnings from discontinued operations - - - 0.01
Net earnings $ 1.26 $ 0.57 $ 3.43 $ 2.35
Diluted earnings per share
Earnings from continuing operations $ 1.24 $ 0.56 $ 3.38 $ 2.31
Earnings from discontinued operations - - - 0.01
Net earnings $ 1.24 $ 0.56 $ 3.38 $ 2.32
Cash dividends per share $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.48 $ 0.48
Average basic shares outstanding 120,625,533 119,198,785 120,338,357 118,921,854
Average diluted shares outstanding 122,376,099 120,645,931 121,983,497 120,309,621



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COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except share data) August 31, 2021 August 31, 2020
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 497,745 $ 542,103
Accounts receivable (less allowance for doubtful accounts of $5,553 and $9,597)
1,105,580 880,728
Inventories 935,387 625,393
Prepaid and other current assets 173,033 165,879
Assets held for sale 25,083 -
Total current assets 2,736,828 2,214,103
Property, plant and equipment:
Land 123,135 143,567
Buildings and improvements 792,915 786,820
Equipment 2,435,541 2,364,923
Construction in process 147,166 103,776
3,498,757 3,399,086
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization (1,932,634) (1,828,019)
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,566,123 1,571,067
Goodwill 66,137 64,321
Other noncurrent assets 269,583 232,237
Total assets $ 4,638,671 $ 4,081,728
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 450,723 $ 266,102
Accrued expenses and other payables 475,384 454,977
Acquired unfavorable contract backlog - 6,035
Borrowings under accounts receivable facilities 26,560 -
Current maturities of long-term debt 27,806 18,149
Total current liabilities 980,473 745,263
Deferred income taxes 112,067 130,810
Other noncurrent liabilities 235,607 250,706
Long-term debt 1,015,415 1,065,536
Total liabilities 2,343,562 2,192,315
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; authorized 200,000,000 shares; issued 129,060,664 shares; outstanding 120,586,589 and 119,220,905 shares
1,290 1,290
Additional paid-in capital 368,064 358,912
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (84,820) (103,764)
Retained earnings 2,162,925 1,807,826
Less treasury stock, 8,474,075 and 9,839,759 shares at cost
(152,582) (175,063)
Stockholders' equity 2,294,877 1,889,201
Stockholders' equity attributable to noncontrolling interests 232 212
Total stockholders' equity 2,295,109 1,889,413
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 4,638,671 $ 4,081,728



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COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
Year Ended August 31,
(in thousands) 2021 2020
Cash flows from (used by) operating activities:
Net earnings $ 412,865 $ 279,503
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to cash flows from (used by) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 167,613 165,758
Stock-based compensation 43,677 31,850
Deferred income taxes and other long-term taxes (39,873) 49,580
Loss on debt extinguishment 16,841 1,778
Net gain on disposals of subsidiaries, assets and other
(8,807) (4,213)
Asset impairments 6,784 7,611
Amortization of acquired unfavorable contract backlog (6,035) (29,367)
Other 541 2,643
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable (228,026) 146,375
Inventories (316,316) 78,903
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other payables 194,801 45,718
Other operating assets and liabilities (15,591) 15,065
Net cash flows from operating activities
228,474 791,204
Cash flows from (used by) investing activities:
Capital expenditures (184,165) (187,618)
Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment and other 26,424 11,843
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (1,888) (18,137)
Other (2,500) 974
Net cash flows used by investing activities
(162,129) (192,938)
Cash flows from (used by) financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net 309,279 62,539
Repayments of long-term debt (368,527) (246,523)
Proceeds from accounts receivable facilities 296,586 234,482
Repayments under accounts receivable facilities (269,858) (237,828)
Dividends (57,766) (57,056)
Stock issued under incentive and purchase plans, net of forfeitures (3,166) (3,420)
Debt extinguishment costs (13,128) -
Debt issuance costs (2,830) -
Contribution from noncontrolling interest 20 16
Net cash flows used by financing activities
(109,390) (247,790)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (790) 759
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(43,835) 351,235
Cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 544,964 193,729
Cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents at end of year $ 501,129 $ 544,964
Supplemental information:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 497,745 $ 542,103
Restricted cash 3,384 2,861
Total cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents $ 501,129 $ 544,964


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COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (UNAUDITED)

This press release contains financial measures not derived in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measure are provided below.

Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations, core EBITDA from continuing operations, and adjusted earnings from continuing operations are non-GAAP financial measures. Adjusted earnings from continuing operations per diluted share is defined as adjusted earnings from continuing operations on a diluted per share basis.

Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as alternatives for, the most directly comparable measures derived in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. However, we believe that the non-GAAP financial measures provide relevant and useful information to management, investors, analysts, creditors and other interested parties in our industry as they allow: (i) comparison of our earnings to those of our competitors; (ii) a supplemental measure of our underlying business operational performance; and (iii) the assessment of period-to-period performance trends. Management uses non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate financial performance and set target benchmarks for annual and long-term cash incentive performance plans.

A reconciliation of earnings from continuing operations to adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations and core EBITDA from continuing operations is provided below:
Three Months Ended Year Ended
(in thousands) 8/31/2021 5/31/2021 2/28/2021 11/30/2020 8/31/2020 8/31/2021 8/31/2020
Earnings from continuing operations $ 152,313 $ 130,408 $ 66,233 $ 63,911 $ 67,782 $ 412,865 $ 278,302
Interest expense 11,659 11,965 14,021 14,259 13,962 51,904 61,837
Income taxes 40,444 38,175 20,941 21,593 18,495 121,153 92,476
Depreciation and amortization 42,437 41,804 41,573 41,799 41,654 167,613 165,749
Amortization of acquired unfavorable contract backlog (1,495) (1,508) (1,509) (1,523) (10,691) (6,035) (29,367)
Asset impairments 2,439 277 474 3,594 1,098 6,784 7,611
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations 247,797 221,121 141,733 143,633 132,300 754,284 576,608
Non-cash equity compensation 8,119 13,800 12,696 9,062 9,875 43,677 31,850
Gain on sale of assets - (4,457) (5,877) - - (10,334) -
Loss on debt extinguishment - - 16,841 - 1,778 16,841 1,778
Facility closure - - 5,694 5,214 2,903 10,908 11,105
Labor cost government refund - - - (1,348) (2,985) (1,348) (2,985)
Acquisition settlement - - - - 32,123 - 32,123
Core EBITDA from continuing operations $ 255,916 $ 230,464 $ 171,087 $ 156,561 $ 175,994 $ 814,028 $ 650,479



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A reconciliation of earnings from continuing operations to adjusted earnings from continuing operations is provided below:
Three Months Ended Year Ended
(in thousands) 8/31/2021 5/31/2021 2/28/2021 11/30/2020 8/31/2020 8/31/2021 8/31/2020
Earnings from continuing operations $ 152,313 $ 130,408 $ 66,233 $ 63,911 $ 67,782 $ 412,865 $ 278,302
Gain on sale of assets - (4,457) (5,877) - - (10,334) -
Asset impairments 2,439 277 474 3,594 1,098 6,784 7,081
Loss on debt extinguishment - - 16,841 - 1,778 16,841 1,778
Facility closure - - 5,694 5,214 2,903 10,908 11,105
Acquisition settlement - - - - 32,123 - 32,123
Labor cost government refund - - - (1,348) (2,985) (1,348) (2,985)
Total adjustments (pre-tax) $ 2,439 $ (4,180) $ 17,132 $ 7,460 $ 34,917 $ 22,851 $ 49,102
Related tax effects on adjustments (512) 878 (3,598) (1,593) (7,392) (4,825) (10,371)
Adjusted earnings from continuing operations $ 154,240 $ 127,106 $ 79,767 $ 69,778 $ 95,307 $ 430,891 $ 317,033
Earnings from continuing operations per diluted share $ 1.24 $ 1.07 $ 0.54 $ 0.53 $ 0.56 $ 3.38 $ 2.31
Adjusted earnings from continuing operations per diluted share $ 1.26 $ 1.04 $ 0.66 $ 0.58 $ 0.79 $ 3.53 $ 2.64

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