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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.21
AA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 2642 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. AA: 0.21 )
AA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.21

0.04
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.33
AA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 1512 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. AA: 0.33 )
AA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.33

0.3
0.41
Interest Coverage 2.15
AA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. AA: 2.15 )
AA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 11.98
Current: 2.15

0.97
11.98
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.56
M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
7.10%
4.65%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.16
AA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1631 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. AA: 7.16 )
AA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.45   Max: 13.45
Current: 7.16

-6.45
13.45
Net-margin (%) 2.64
AA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1631 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. AA: 2.64 )
AA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.92   Max: 8.34
Current: 2.64

-9.92
8.34
ROE (%) 5.40
AA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2585 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -7.65 vs. AA: 5.40 )
AA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -19.21   Max: 18.13
Current: 5.4

-19.21
18.13
ROA (%) 1.76
AA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -5.79 vs. AA: 1.76 )
AA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.02   Max: 6.75
Current: 1.76

-6.02
6.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.74
AA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2634 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -7.38 vs. AA: 9.74 )
AA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.47   Max: 26.17
Current: 9.74

-7.47
26.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.90
AA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. AA: -1.90 )
AA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.2   Max: 13.1
Current: -1.9

-17.2
13.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.10
AA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -15.70 vs. AA: -9.10 )
AA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -70.9   Max: 91.9
Current: -9.1

-70.9
91.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -25.20
AA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1551 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -16.30 vs. AA: -25.20 )
AA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -57.4   Max: 36.7
Current: -25.2

-57.4
36.7
» AA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

AA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Steven Romick 19,175,000 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 4,470,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 145,036 sh (+22.09%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 5,744,000 sh (+14.88%)
Mario Gabelli 2,583,769 sh (+0.42%)
First Pacific Advisors 21,899,600 sh (+0.20%)
John Keeley Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 35,108,178 sh (-12.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 287,033 sh (-14.71%)
Arnold Schneider 140,808 sh (-21.16%)
Richard Snow 112,310 sh (-30.98%)
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Q3 2014

AA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 2,570,126 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 22,060,700 sh (+0.74%)
Richard Snow 112,310 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 19,175,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 2,535,669 sh (-1.86%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 4,018,000 sh (-30.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 182,770 sh (-36.32%)
Arnold Schneider 84,820 sh (-39.76%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 19,685,880 sh (-43.93%)
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Q4 2014

AA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 2,646,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 116,700 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 26,899 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 125,810 sh (New)
Richard Snow 112,310 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 19,175,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 22,037,400 sh (-0.11%)
Mario Gabelli 2,442,169 sh (-3.69%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 18,876,479 sh (-4.11%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 1,875,600 sh (-53.32%)
Jim Simons 139,700 sh (-94.56%)
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Q1 2015

AA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 19,016,146 sh (+0.74%)
Steven Romick 19,175,000 sh (unchged)
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Preferred stocks of Alcoa Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
AA.PR88.504.26$3.75 Cumulative Serial Preferred Stock
AAPRB49.703.18DR Pfd Shs -B- Series -1-

Top Ranked Articles about Alcoa Inc

Steven Romick Comments on Alcoa And Norsk Hydro
We initiated positions in two aluminum companies last fall, Alcoa (AA) and Norsk Hydro (OSL:NHY), that we saw as commercial opportunities or, as we like to call them, “3 to 1s”, i.e., 3x the perceived upside to its downside. The oversimplified and bigger picture view was that we saw the price of aluminum was at an inflation-adjusted low and the stock prices of these companies were down in kind, as can be seen in the following graphs. Read more...
Manning & Napier Report Top Five Holdings
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Steven Romick Returns to Buying Stocks: Top 5 Purchases
Famously patient and conservative investor Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio) of the FPA Crescent Fund bought 12 new stocks in the second quarter after staying out of the game in the first. Central bank policies and few companies trading at low multiples, among other factors, nudged him to the sidelines in the first three months of the year. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 62.70
AA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2953 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 62.70 )
AA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4   Max: 149.67
Current: 62.7

4
149.67
Forward P/E 10.67
AA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 10.67 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 64.70
AA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 64.70 )
AA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.94   Max: 179.6
Current: 64.7

3.94
179.6
P/B 1.40
AA's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. AA: 1.40 )
AA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.49
Current: 1.4

0.34
2.49
P/S 0.70
AA's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 2953 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 0.70 )
AA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.37
Current: 0.7

0.18
1.37
PFCF 41.40
AA's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 41.40 )
AA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.52   Max: 983.75
Current: 41.4

7.52
983.75
POCF 10.06
AA's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 10.06 )
AA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 20.11
Current: 10.06

3.39
20.11
EV-to-EBIT 25.68
AA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 25.68 )
AA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -52.5   Max: 152.3
Current: 25.68

-52.5
152.3
Current Ratio 1.49
AA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 2599 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. AA: 1.49 )
AA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.49

0.95
1.8
Quick Ratio 0.94
AA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 2598 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. AA: 0.94 )
AA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.27
Current: 0.94

0.61
1.27
Days Inventory 60.00
AA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 60.00 )
AA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 45.47   Max: 60.1
Current: 60

45.47
60.1
Days Sales Outstanding 22.09
AA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 22.09 )
AA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 19.35   Max: 55.54
Current: 22.09

19.35
55.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.90
AA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. AA: 0.90 )
AA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 13.03
Current: 0.9

0.67
13.03
Dividend Payout 0.53
AA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 0.53 )
AA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.22
Current: 0.53

0.2
1.22
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.52
AA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
83% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. AA: 0.52 )
AA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 7.48
Current: 0.52

0.38
7.48
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
AA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -8.20 vs. AA: -0.50 )
AA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5   Max: -12.6
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.50
AA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. AA: 2.50 )
AA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 6.99
Current: 2.5

1.07
6.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
AA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 1.10 )
AA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1   Max: 3.03
Current: 1.1

1
3.03
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
AA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 0.90 )
AA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.9

0.45
2.5
Price/Graham Number 3.10
AA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 2956 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AA: 3.10 )
AA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 3.71
Current: 3.1

0.73
3.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.00
AA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -4.70 vs. AA: 4.00 )
AA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 15.2
Current: 4

0.7
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.42
AA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -4.15 vs. AA: -6.42 )
AA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.2   Max: 21.8
Current: -6.42

-16.2
21.8

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Aluminum
Compare:NHYDY, AWC, NOR, KALU, CENX » details
Traded in other countries:AAI.Australia, ALU.Germany, AA.PR.USA, AA.Mexico, AA.Argentina, AA.Chile, AA.Switzerland, 0R0Y.UK,
Alcoa Inc is a Pennsylvania corporation and was formed in 1888. The Company manufactures and engineers lightweight metals. It products include aluminum, titanium, and nickel, which are used in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, oil and gas, defense and industrial applications. It operates in 31 countries. The Company has investments and operating activities in Australia, Brazil, China, Iceland, Guinea, Russia, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its operations consist of four reportable segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Flat-Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. The Company's Flat-Rolled Products segment is engaged in the production and sale of aluminum plate, sheet and foil. This segment includes rigid container sheet, which is sold directly to customers in the packaging and consumer market. This segment also includes sheet and plate used in the transportation, building and construction and distribution markets. Engineered Products and Solutions segment produce and sale titanium, aluminum and super alloy investment castings, hard alloy extrusions, forgings and fasteners, aluminum wheels, integrated aluminum structural systems and architectural extrusions. These products serve the aerospace, automotive, building and construction, commercial transportation and power generation markets. The raw material purchased by the Company in Almina segment are Bauxite, Caustic soda, Electricity, Fuel oil and Natural gas; in Flat-Rolled Products segment are Alloying materials, Aluminum scrap, Coatings, Electricity, Natural gas, Nitrogen, Primary aluminum and Steam; in Primary Metals segment are Alloying materials, Alumina, Aluminum fluoride, Calcined petroleum coke, Cathode blocks, Electricity, Liquid pitch, Natural gas and Silicon carbide; and in Engineered Products and Solutions segment are Alloying materials, Aluminum scrap, Cobalt, Copper, Electricity, Natural gas and Nickel. The Company's competitors include a variety of both U.S. and non-U.S. companies in all major markets. In addition, aluminum competes with other materials, such as steel, plastics, composites, and glass, among others, for various applications in Alcoa's key markets. The Company's operations are affected by Governmental policies, laws and regulations, and economic factors, including inflation and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates.
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