Alcoa (AA) Misses Q3 EPS by 2c

October 11, 2016 7:47 AM EDT

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Alcoa (NYSE: AA) reported Q3 EPS of $0.32, $0.02 worse than the analyst estimate of $0.34. Revenue for the quarter came in at $5.21 billion versus the consensus estimate of $5.33 billion.

Q3 highlights:

  • Alcoa completed a 1-for-3 reverse stock split of its common stock; per share amounts in this announcement reflect the reverse stock split
  • Net income of $166 million, or $0.33 per share; excluding special items, adjusted net income of $161 million, or $0.32 per share
  • Revenue of $5.2 billion, down 6 percent year over year, largely due to the impact of curtailed and closed operations, lower alumina pricing as well as other pricing pressures
  • Sales of non-essential assets expected to total $1.2 billion during 2016; $935 million received year-to-date, strengthening the balance sheet
  • $1.9 billion cash on hand
  • Strong productivity gains of $377 million, year over year, across all segments

”Alcoa steered steady and showed resilience in spite of near-term market challenges,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Profits grew in the combined Arconic segments, and Alcoa Corporation segments managed successfully to stay profitable in a low pricing environment. Productivity across the portfolio was exceptional, and paired with non-essential asset sales, further strengthened our cash position. Arconic’s results underline its strong position in higher margin markets where innovation, technology, process skills and cost focus pay off even under demanding circumstances, whereas Alcoa Corporation proved to be successful in spite of challenging market conditions. The strength of both future companies is the result of our multi-year strategy and allows us to launch two strong, independent entities.”

Kleinfeld continued, “Alcoa Corporation segments have met or exceeded their respective 2016 global cost curve goals. The aluminum business now sits at the 38th percentile – from the 51st percentile in 2010, 43rd in 2013 - and the alumina business has moved down to the 17th percentile – from the 30th percentile in 2010, 27th in 2013. The Arconic segments are adjusting their targets to reflect current economic realities in their relevant industries. Looking ahead, fundamentals in key markets remain very solid; commercial aerospace demand is strong with an order book in excess of nine years and the aluminization in automotive continues. We are well positioned to further increase our market position and profitably grow.”

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