Press Release: Minerals Technologies Reports -2-
Sales in the Service businesses, which include the Refractories and Energy Services segments, were $331.1 million, 16 percent below the prior year. Operating income for the Service businesses was $40.7 million and represented 12.3 percent of sales.
Refractories segment sales were $258.1 million, 13 percent lower than the prior year as steel mill utilization rates declined in the second quarter in North America and Europe followed by gradual improvement in the second half of the year.
Segment operating income was $35.5 million and represented 13.8 percent of sales.
Energy Services segment sales were $73.0 million, 23 percent lower than the prior year. Segment operating income was $5.2 million.
Minerals Technologies will host a conference call tomorrow, February 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call will be broadcast live on our website: www.mineralstech.com. To listen to the call, go to the website and click on "Investor Relations," then click on "Quarterly Results & Conference Calls." A presentation for the call will be available at the same location at approximately 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on February 5, 2021.
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About Minerals Technologies Inc.
New York-based Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a global resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The Company reported sales of $1.6 billion in 2020. For further information, please visit our website at www.mineralstech.com. (MTI-E)
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