CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA -- July 23, 2015 -- Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced today consolidated net
earnings of $124.8 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2015. By comparison, Nucor reported
net earnings of $67.8 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2015 and net earnings of $147.0 million,
or $0.46 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2014. Second quarter of 2015 diluted net earnings per share of $0.39
was above our guidance range of $0.20 to $0.25 per diluted share due to better than forecasted performance in the steel mills segment.
In the first half of 2015, Nucor reported consolidated net earnings of $192.6 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared with
consolidated net earnings of $258.1 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, in the first half of last year.