FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
METALICO ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY
FOURTH QUARTER 2010 REVENUE
CRANFORD, NJ, January 18, 2011 Metalico, Inc. (NYSE AMEX:MEA) announced today that it
expects to report revenue from product sales for the three months ended December 31, 2010 of
approximately $136,000,000, an increase of 61% as compared to revenues of $84,600,000
for the fourth quarter of 2009.
The Company expects that approximately $45 million or 33% of fourth quarter revenues are PGM
(Platinum Group Metals) related sales while ferrous sales will be lower than expected in
anticipation of significant demand and rising scrap prices for ferrous products in 2011.
As a result, reported calendar 2010 revenue should be approximately $550 million, compared to
$292 million for all of 2009.
This announced revenue amount is a preliminary unaudited management assessment of revenues for
the period. The Company expects to report its audited 2010 financial results by mid-March 2011.
The Company will be participating in investor meetings and conferences before its final 2010
results are released and deems it appropriate to have selected preliminary financial information in
the public domain.
Metalico, Inc. is a holding company with operations in two principal business segments:
ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal recycling, and fabrication of lead-based products. The Company
operates twenty-four recycling facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New
Jersey, Texas, and Mississippi and four lead fabricating plants in Alabama, Illinois, and
California. Metalicos common stock is traded on the NYSE Amex under the symbol MEA.
This news release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor
provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as Metalicos expectations
with respect to its results of operations for the fourth quarter of 2010. These statements may
contain terms like expect, anticipate, believe, should, appear, estimate and other
words that convey a similar meaning, or are statements that do not relate strictly to historical or
current facts. Forward-looking statements include statements with respect to Metalicos beliefs,
plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, assumptions, estimates, intentions, and
future performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may
be beyond Metalicos control, and which may cause Metalicos actual results, performance or
achievements to be materially different from future results, performance, expectations or
achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause
such material difference are discussed in more detail in the Companys most recent Annual Report on
Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements other than
statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking statements. Metalico
assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this news release.
Contact: Metalico, Inc.
Carlos E. Agüero
Michael J. Drury
186 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016
FAX: (908) 497-1097
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