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What kind of a company is Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.?
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is one of the largest metals service center companies in the United States. Through a network of more than 290 locations in 39 states and 10 countries outside the United States, the Company provides value-added metals processing services and distributes a full line of over 100,000 metal products. These products include galvanized, hot-rolled and cold-finished steel; stainless steel; aluminum; brass; copper; titanium and alloy steel sold to more than 125,000 customers in various industries.
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.'s press releases and additional information are available on the Company's web site at www.rsac.com. The Company has been named to the "Fortune 500" List, the Forbes "America's Best Managed Companies" List, the Fortune List of "The World's Most Admired Companies," and the Forbes "Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies."
What is a metals service center?
Metals service centers acquire products from primary metal producers, such as steel and
aluminum mills, and then process carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and other
metals to meet customer specifications, using techniques such as cutting-to-length
(leveling), slitting, blanking, shape cutting, shearing, sawing, precision plate sawing,
twin milling, skin milling, tee splitting and straightening, forming, pipe threading,
welding, bending, grinding, wheelabrating, punching, electropolishing and fabricating within
a just-in-time delivery system.
These metal products are then delivered to customers in numerous areas of the country and
internationally and eventually are used to create various end-products, such as in the
aerospace industry for commercial and military aircraft, the construction industry for steel
beams used mainly in commercial and industrial projects, the transportation industry for
rail cars and trucks and trailers, the capital goods markets and the semiconductor and
In 2012, the Company processed over 5,153,000 orders or an average of 20,500 transactions per business day at about $1,640 per order. Of the more than 125,000 customers, no one customer accpimted for more than 1.1% of total sales in 2012, and more than 97% of the orders were from repeat customers. Geographic and product diversity as well as excellent customer service and quality and its entrepreneurial management philosophy sets Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. apart from its competitors, which has allowed the Company to consistently out-perform its peers.
What is Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.'s acquisition strategy?
The Company has a very diligent and disciplined acquisition strategy seeking immediately accretive acquisitions with a minimum return on investment after the cost of capital of 15%. Since the initial public offering in 1994 more than 55 businesses have been acquired.
When was Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.'s initial public offering?
The initial public offering (IPO) was on September 14, 1994.
On what stock exchange is Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. stock traded?
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.'s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
under the ticker symbol "RS."
How do I buy stock in Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.?
You can contact a brokerage firm or one of the e-commerce on-line stock purchase services to
buy or sell shares of stock.
What is Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.'s CUSIP number?
Common Stock: 759509102
Does Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. offer a direct stock purchase plan?
The Company does not have a direct stock purchase plan for its shareholders.
Does Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. pay a dividend?
The Company currently pays a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.13 per share on its common stock and has paid common stock dividends to its shareholders for the past 53 years. There have been two 3-for-2 common stock splits, in June 1997 and September 1999 and a 2-for-1 stock splt in July 2006.
Does the Company have a dividend reinvestment program (DRIP)?
No. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. does not currently offer a DRIP for its
Who is Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.'s transfer agent?
Transfer Agent & Registrar
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Does Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. have a stock buyback policy?
Yes. In May 2005, our Board of Directors amended and restated our stock repurchase program authorizing up to an additional 12.0 million shares of our common stock to be repurchased. Repurchased shares are treated as authorized but unissued shares.
In 2007, we repurchased approximately 1.7 million shares of our common stock at an average cost of $49.10 per share under our Stock Repurchase Plan. In early 2008, we repurchased approximately 2.4 million shares at an average cost per share of $46.97. This was the first time that we had repurchased our stock since 2000. As of December 31, 2008, we had repurchased approximately 15.2 million shares of our common stock under the Plan at an average cost of $18.41 per share and had approximately 7.9 million shares authorized for purchase under the Stock Repurchase Plan. We believe such purchases, given appropriate circumstances, enhance shareholder value and reflect our confidence in the long-term growth potential of our Company.
How are Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.'s officers and division managers
The Company's executive compensation program is designed to motivate executives to enhance
shareholder value with compensation plans tied to the Company's performance, as well as the
individual's performance, and to target executive compensation to a level to ensure the
Company's ability to attract and retain superior executives.
The Company's compensation programs for its officers and division managers consist of a base
salary, an annual cash (and stock) incentive bonus and stock options. These amounts are
based on both short-term and long-term measurements directly tied to Company performance and
to the individual's performance.
What percentage of stock do insiders own?
The amount is 7% as of January 31, 2010.
What is the breakdown in stock ownership between individual investors and institutional
Institutions hold approximately 76% of the Company's common stock and individual investors
hold the remainder.
How can I get a copy of the press and earnings releases?
These documents are available on this web site in the Press Releases section.
Does Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. issue quarterly reports?
The Form 10-Q is filed each quarter with the SEC and is available on this web site in the Financial Information subsection of the Investor Information Section. The transcripts of the quarterly financial results conference calls are posted on the Investor Information section of the web site.
What is Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.'s fiscal year?
The Company's fiscal year ends on December 31. The first quarter ends March 31, the second
quarter ends on June 30, the third quarter ends on September 30 and the fourth quarter ends
on December 31.
What are the dates of the quarterly earnings releases and investor conference
Those dates and times are listed in the Calendar of Events subsection of the Investor
Information section of the web site. The transcripts of the quarterly financial results conference calls are posted on the Investor Information section of the web site.
How can I obtain a copy of the Annual Report to Shareholders or SEC documents such as the
Form 10-K or Form 10-Q?
These documents as well as others are available on this web site in the Financial Information
subsection of the Investor Information section. SEC documents are also available on the
Internet through the SEC's EDGAR database.
You can also obtain a hard copy of these documents by calling Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
at (213) 687-7700 or sending an e-mail to: email@example.com requesting an investor kit.
How many of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.'s Board of Directors are outside directors who
are not officers or employees of the Company?
The Company currently has nine Board members and seven of those members are outside directors.