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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.17
AA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 2400 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 170.20 vs. AA: 0.17 )
AA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.17

0.04
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.30
AA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. AA: 0.30 )
AA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.3

0.3
0.41
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.15
M-Score: -3.09
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -6.03
AA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. AA: -6.03 )
AA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.45   Max: 13.45
Current: -6.03

-6.45
13.45
Net-margin (%) -9.92
AA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. AA: -9.92 )
AA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.92   Max: 8.34
Current: -9.92

-9.92
8.34
ROE (%) -21.57
AA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 2322 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -9.21 vs. AA: -21.57 )
AA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -21.57   Max: 18.22
Current: -21.57

-21.57
18.22
ROA (%) -6.39
AA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2398 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -7.73 vs. AA: -6.39 )
AA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.39   Max: 6.61
Current: -6.39

-6.39
6.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -7.81
AA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2327 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -10.19 vs. AA: -7.81 )
AA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.81   Max: 22.24
Current: -7.81

-7.81
22.24
Revenue Growth (%) 1.60
AA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. AA: 1.60 )
AA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.2   Max: 13.1
Current: 1.6

-17.2
13.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -70.90
AA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. AA: -70.90 )
AA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -70.9   Max: 91.9
Current: -70.9

-70.9
91.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

AA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 102,219 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 452,223 sh (+4422.23%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 49,798,392 sh (+61.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 145,543 sh (+41.68%)
Richard Snow 188,130 sh (+27%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,392,650 sh (-7.02%)
Mario Gabelli 2,143,560 sh (-7.76%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,100 sh (-11.4%)
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Q3 2013

AA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 178,921 sh (New)
Jim Simons 5,516,900 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 13,717,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 24,555 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 474,615 sh (+226.1%)
Mario Gabelli 2,328,101 sh (+8.61%)
Paul Tudor Jones 39,800 sh (+4.46%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,441,130 sh (+3.48%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 51,057,234 sh (+2.53%)
Richard Snow 188,260 sh (+0.07%)
Steven Cohen 150,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Schneider 374,893 sh (-17.1%)
Steven Cohen 16,627 sh (-83.73%)
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Q4 2013

AA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Stanley Druckenmiller 4,000,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 56,383 sh (+239.11%)
First Pacific Advisors 21,788,900 sh (+58.85%)
Mario Gabelli 2,726,501 sh (+17.11%)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,813 sh (+5.06%)
George Soros 5,491,900 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 188,260 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,427,095 sh (-0.97%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 50,443,133 sh (-1.2%)
Arnold Schneider 365,198 sh (-2.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 378,258 sh (-20.3%)
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Q1 2014

AA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 1,417,021 sh (-0.71%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.3%0.03%$7.86 - $10.69 $ 13.5647%378258
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$7.86 - $10.69 $ 13.5647%0
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$7.86 - $10.69 $ 13.5647%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 226.1%0.09%$7.7 - $8.555 $ 13.5668%474615
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$7.7 - $8.555 $ 13.5668%24555
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$7.7 - $8.555 $ 13.5668%178921
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 41.68%0.01%$7.75 - $8.87 $ 13.5663%145543
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -50%0.05%$8.35 - $9.32 $ 13.5654%102723
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-12-31 New Buy1.43%$8.05 - $9.21 $ 13.5657%1492980
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.69%$8.05 - $9.21 $ 13.5657%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 74.41%0.04%$8.05 - $9.21 $ 13.5657%205459
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$8.05 - $9.21 $ 13.5657%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -26.08%0.03%$8.01 - $9.84 $ 13.5656%117800
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Reduce -39.27%0.01%$8.01 - $9.84 $ 13.5656%96182
Dodge & Cox 2012-09-30 Sold Out $8.01 - $9.84 $ 13.5656%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Add 181.29%0.33%$8.33 - $10.12 $ 13.5649%1718092
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 39.46%0.03%$8.33 - $10.12 $ 13.5649%159351
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Add 285.53%0.02%$8.33 - $10.12 $ 13.5649%158382
Dodge & Cox 2012-06-30 Reduce -53.05%$8.33 - $10.12 $ 13.5649%10000
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Reduce -33.08%0.21%$9.16 - $10.76 $ 13.5649%610800
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Reduce -95.3%0.12%$9.16 - $10.76 $ 13.5649%41082
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 25.74%0.05%$9.16 - $10.76 $ 13.5649%3217760
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 71.58%0.04%$9.16 - $10.76 $ 13.5649%114262
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -52.99%0.14%$8.52 - $11.57 $ 13.5639%873682
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.07%$8.52 - $11.57 $ 13.5639%66593
James Barrow 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$8.52 - $11.57 $ 13.5639%0
James Barrow 2011-09-30 Reduce -49.83%0.02%$9.965 - $16.49 $ 13.564%519100
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Add 21.78%0.06%$15.39 - $17.64 $ 13.56-18%2664610
Dodge & Cox 2011-03-31 Reduce -22%$15.39 - $17.64 $ 13.56-18%25880
George Soros 2011-03-31 Sold Out $15.39 - $17.64 $ 13.56-18%0
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AA.PR1.694.36$3.75 Cumulative Serial Preferred Stock

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Ratios

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history
P/B 1.30
AA's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. AA: 1.30 )
AA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.77
Current: 1.3

0.34
2.77
P/S 0.60
AA's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. AA: 0.60 )
AA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.6
Current: 0.6

0.18
1.6
PFCF 35.80
AA's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 15.42 vs. AA: 35.80 )
AA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.58   Max: 983.75
Current: 35.8

7.58
983.75
EV-to-EBIT 31.30
AA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. AA: 31.30 )
AA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 129.5
Current: 31.3

5.6
129.5
PEG 1.90
AA's PEG is ranked higher than
59% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. AA: 1.90 )
AA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 6.1
Current: 1.9

0.24
6.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.90
AA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. AA: 0.90 )
AA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 13.03
Current: 0.9

0.67
13.03
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.42
AA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
90% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. AA: 0.42 )
AA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 6.02
Current: 0.42

0.31
6.02
Share Buyback Rate -1.40
AA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -14.10 vs. AA: -1.40 )
AA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5   Max: -12.6
Current: -1.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.20
AA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 2267 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AA: 2.20 )
AA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 6.99
Current: 2.2

1.07
6.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
AA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
64% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. AA: 1.60 )
AA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1   Max: 3.03
Current: 1.6

1
3.03
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
AA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. AA: 0.80 )
AA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.27
Current: 0.8

0.41
2.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.20
AA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. AA: 3.20 )
AA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 18
Current: 3.2

0.8
18
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.12
AA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1970 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -13.54 vs. AA: 0.12 )
AA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.8   Max: 22.5
Current: 0.12

-10.8
22.5

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Aluminum
Compare:NHYDY, AWC, NOR, KALU, CENX » details
Traded in other countries:AAI.Australia, ALU.Germany, AA.PR.USA
Alcoa Inc is a Pennsylvania corporation and was formed in 1888. It is engaged in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina combined, through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry: technology, mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. The Company globally operates in 31 countries. In addition, It has investments and operating activities in Australia, Brazil, China, Iceland, Guinea, Russia, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Alcoa's operations consist of four worldwide reportable segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Flat-Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. The main business of the Company's Flat-Rolled Products segment is 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. The main business of the Company's Engineered Products and Solutions segment is the production and sale of 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. As of December 31, 2009, Alcoa had approximately 1,234,000 mtpy of idle capacity against total Alcoa Consolidated Capacity of 4,812,900 mtpy. 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. It is subject to highly competitive conditions in all aspects of its aluminum and non-aluminum businesses. Alcoa'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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