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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 0.15
AA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 2482 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 285.90 vs. AA: 0.15 )
AA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.15

0.04
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.32
AA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 1302 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. AA: 0.32 )
AA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.32

0.25
0.42
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.29
M-Score: -3.02
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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history
Operating margin (%) -6.03
AA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1314 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 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
73% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -3.18 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
69% of the 2408 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -10.66 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
79% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -8.51 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
79% of the 2406 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -10.79 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
76% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 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
54% of the 1551 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -11.30 vs. AA: -70.90 )
AA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -70.9   Max: 91.9
Current: -70.9

-70.9
91.9
» AA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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%)
Richard Snow 188,260 sh (unchged)
George Soros 5,491,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Ray Dalio 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

John Keeley 102,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 69,521 sh (New)
Jim Simons 314,874 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 118,793 sh (+184.11%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 5,000,000 sh (+25%)
First Pacific Advisors 21,856,800 sh (+0.31%)
Paul Tudor Jones 50,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 300,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 1,417,021 sh (-0.71%)
Mario Gabelli 2,573,001 sh (-5.63%)
Joel Greenblatt 336,538 sh (-11.03%)
Richard Snow 162,720 sh (-13.57%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 39,945,253 sh (-20.81%)
Arnold Schneider 178,598 sh (-51.1%)
Steven Cohen 13,445 sh (-76.15%)
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Q2 2014

AA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Heebner 4,470,000 sh (New)
Steven Romick 19,175,000 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 (+0.2%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.5%$12.47 - $14.94 $ 16.7123%0
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$12.47 - $14.94 $ 16.7123%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$12.47 - $14.94 $ 16.7123%0
John Keeley 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$10.1 - $12.59 $ 16.7145%102000
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$10.1 - $12.59 $ 16.7145%69521
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.3%0.03%$7.86 - $10.69 $ 16.7181%378258
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$7.86 - $10.69 $ 16.7181%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$7.86 - $10.69 $ 16.7181%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 226.1%0.09%$7.7 - $8.555 $ 16.71108%474615
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$7.7 - $8.555 $ 16.71108%178921
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$7.7 - $8.555 $ 16.71108%24555
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Preferred stocks of Alcoa Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
AA.PR1.694.29$3.75 Cumulative Serial Preferred Stock

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Ratios

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history
P/B 1.70
AA's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. AA: 1.70 )
AA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.77
Current: 1.7

0.34
2.77
P/S 0.80
AA's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AA: 0.80 )
AA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.6
Current: 0.8

0.18
1.6
EV-to-EBIT -19.33
AA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AA: -19.33 )
AA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 152.3
Current: -19.33

6.6
152.3
Current Ratio 1.26
AA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. AA: 1.26 )
AA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 2.09
Current: 1.26

0.95
2.09
Quick Ratio 0.71
AA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1809 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. AA: 0.71 )
AA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.47
Current: 0.71

0.61
1.47

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.70
AA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. AA: 0.70 )
AA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 13.03
Current: 0.7

0.67
13.03
Dividend Payout 0.27
AA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AA: 0.27 )
AA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.27

0.11
1.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.32
AA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
85% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. AA: 0.32 )
AA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 6.02
Current: 0.32

0.31
6.02
Share Buyback Rate -1.40
AA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 2002 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -11.80 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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Price/Tangible Book 2.40
AA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. AA: 2.40 )
AA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 6.99
Current: 2.4

0.79
6.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.91
AA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AA: 1.91 )
AA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 3.03
Current: 1.91

0.83
3.03
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
AA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AA: 1.02 )
AA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 2.36
Current: 1.02

0.31
2.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.10
AA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. AA: 0.10 )
AA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 15.2
Current: 0.1

0.7
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.21
AA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2095 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -13.46 vs. AA: 1.21 )
AA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.8   Max: 22.5
Current: 1.21

-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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