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UK Kuzbassrazrezugol OAO
Native name
ОАО УК "Кузбассразрезуголь" (OAO UK Kuzbassrazrezugol)
Public (OAO)
Traded asMCXKZRU
Founded19 May 1964 (1964-05-19)
Area served
Key people
Iskander Makhmudov (Co-Owner)
Andrei Bokarev (Co-Owner and Chairman of the Board)
Revenue49,700,000,000 Russian ruble (2009) Edit this on Wikidata
7,400,000,000 Russian ruble (2009) Edit this on Wikidata
Number of employees
18,220 (2012)[1]
ParentUral Mining and Metallurgical Company

UK Kuzbassrazrezugol OAO (Russian: ОАО УК "Кузбассразрезуголь", and also known as KRU) is a Kemerovo, Russia-based coal company. The company extracts, processes, and distributes coal domestically and internationally.[2] Kuzbassrazrezugol's products are used primarily in the energy sector and metallurgical industry.[3]

The company is majority-owned by Iskander Makhmudov and Andrei Bokarev. Combined, the two men own 75% of the company.[4] Iskander Makhmudov is an Uzbek businessman based in Russia who has been referred to as "one of Russia’s most prominent involved industrialists" who has contributed more than $1 billion to social, civic and philanthropic causes since 2001.[5]

Summer youth programs[edit]

In the summer of 2013, the company paid for the children of employees to attend a summer recreation camp. Over 270 children attended the program, and the company invested over $24 million into it. According to Metal Mining Wire, the program is "aimed at providing recreational opportunities for the families of deceased employees and single parents."[6]

Financial performance[edit]

As of December 12, 2012, the company’s market cap is $3.3 billion.[7] According to Bloomberg Businessweek: "Year over year, Kuzbassrazrezugol Open Joint - Stock Coal Company has been able to grow revenues from 50.8B to 60.9B. Most impressively, the company has been able to reduce the percentage of sales devoted to selling, general and administrative costs from 19.92% to 16.78%. This was a driver that led to a bottom line growth from 7.4B to 8.2B."[8]

Institutional shareholders[edit]

Top institutional shareholders include:[9]

Market position and future outlook[edit]

According to an equity research report from the BCS Financial Group (BrokerCreditService (BCS) Ltd):[10]

  • Kuzbassrazrezugol will invest 20 billion rubles in construction of new processing and enrichment facilities between 2011 and 2015. The company is well-positioned in the market. Benefits include:
  • Low production costs
  • Current high prices (generate enough cash for future)
  • Diversified customer base (Russian and foreign clients)

Additionally, the equity report writes, "All the branches will easily operate their pits during next 35 years owing to significant coal resources.”

Kuzbassrazrezugol is working on a $300–500 million project to build a new coal export port named Lavna in the Kolskiy bay of the Barents Sea, to be capable of shipping 18 million tons of coal per year.[11] This was a joint project with Siberian Business Union until the latter withdrew in 2013.[12]

Recent news[edit]

  • The port in the Krasnodar Krai is set to be operational by 2018 with expected cost of $7 billion, where Kuzbassrazrezugol is mentioned among potential investors in the project.[13]
  • In June 2013, BelAZ delivered 23 rock haulers to the Kuzbassrazrezugol, including 10 with the carrying capacity of 130 tonnes and 13 vehicles with the carrying capacity of 220 tonnes. Before the end of this year, BelAZ will ship six more rock haulers, including one with 220-tonne capacity.[14]
  • In May 2013, Kuzbassrazrezugol's Chief of the Electromachanical Department Igor Kirillov attenred on IZ-KARTEX's 5th Technological Conference named "Development perspectives of mining equipment of IZ-KARTEX".[15]
  • On May 28, 2013 VTB Bank has signed a $95.6 million loan with Kuzbassrazrezugol.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UK Kuzbassrazrezugol' OAO market data", Financial Times
  2. ^ "UK Kuzbassrazrezugol' OAO market data", Financial Times
  3. ^ "UK Kuzbassrazrezugol' OAO market data", Financial Times
  4. ^ "Russian coal giant gears up for IPO", Metal.com.ru
  5. ^ Louis Hamilton "Iskander Makhmudov a pillar of his adopted Yekaterinburg home", Yekaterinburg News, 25 Sep 2012
  6. ^ Close, Benjamin (16 July 2013). "KRU sends 270 employees' children to Pearl of Russia on Black Sea". Metal Mining Wire. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Kuzbassrazrezugol-Brd (KZRU:RTS) Snapshot", Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 12 Dec 2012
  8. ^ "Kuzbassrazrezugol-Brd (KZRU:RTS) Financials", Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 12 Dec 2012
  9. ^ "UK Kuzbassrazrezugol' OAO market data", Financial Times
  10. ^ Oleg Petropavlovkiy, "Kuzbassrazrezugol Equity Research Report", BrokerCreditService (BCS) Ltd, 12 Apr 2011
  11. ^ "Russia plans coal port in Barents Sea -Lavna head". Reuters. 2010-10-11.
  12. ^ "Summer updates". Barentsnova. 2013-07-29.
  13. ^ Shipilova, elena (June 10, 2013). "Private investors to fund Russia's largest port". Russia Beyond The Headlines. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  14. ^ "BelAZ supplies 23 rock haulers to Kuzbass coal company in January-May 2013". Belarusian Telegraph Agency. June 7, 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  15. ^ "Uralmash-Izhora Group OMZ OAO : IZ-KARTEX Held 5th Technological Conference". 4-Traders. May 30, 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  16. ^ "VTB signs loan for KZRU coal company". Trade Finance Magazine. May 28, 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.

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