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January 9, 2007

Alcoa Announces Highest Income and Revenue in Company's History

2006 Annual Highlights:
  • Annual income from continuing operations of $2.2 billion, or $2.47 per diluted share; excluding restructuring and impairment charges, $2.5 billion, or $2.90, up 75 percent from 2005;
  • Revenues at an all-time record of $30.4 billion, up 19 percent from 2005;
  • Cash from operations second highest in company history, increased 53 percent to more than $2.5 billion;
  • Return on capital at 13.2 percent, up 490 basis points from end of 2005;
  • Debt-to-capital ratio within target range at 30.6 percent;
  • Four of six segments had ATOI gains of 50 percent or more;
  • Continued progress executing upstream and downstream growth projects, and managing portfolio.


4th Quarter 2006 Highlights:
  • Income from continuing operations of $258 million, or $0.29; excluding restructuring and impairment charges, $644 million, or $0.74, up 179 percent from year-ago quarter and 20 percent sequentially;
  • Revenues of $7.8 billion in the quarter;
  • $1.3 billion of cash from operations, up 28 percent from a year ago and 78 percent sequentially;
  • COGS as a percent of revenue decreased 60 basis points from sequential quarter to 78.2 percent.


NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced the best full year results in the company’s 118-year history. Annual income from continuing operations was $2.2 billion, or $2.47 per diluted share for 2006. After excluding the impact of previously announced restructuring and impairment charges, income from continuing operations was $2.5 billion, or $2.90, a 75 percent increase from 2005. Driven by higher metal prices and strong demand for aluminum in the aerospace, commercial transportation and commercial building markets, revenues for 2006 increased 19 percent to a record $30.4 billion.

“This year, top and bottom-line performance has been the best in our company’s history,” said Alain Belda, Alcoa Chairman and CEO. “Revenues and income from continuing operations achieved record levels.

“Our management team took full advantage of the opportunities the market offered, driving revenue, mitigating costs, bringing new products and innovation to the market, expanding our global footprint and growing our customer base,” said Belda. “We did this while continuing to invest in modernizing our existing plants and building new operations that will enable us to deliver strong results for years to come. We are delivering results now and investing in our future.

“As we enter 2007, market fundamentals remain strong. We will generate more than enough cash this year to fund our capital investment programs. We will continue to deliver strong results, invest in our future, and keep a strong balance sheet,” said Belda. “And, we continue to manage our investment decisions and portfolio actions on the basis of contribution to profitable growth.”

Fourth quarter income from continuing operations was $258 million, or $0.29, or $644 million, or $0.74, excluding restructuring and impairment charges. This was a 179 percent increase from the fourth quarter of 2005, and a 20 percent increase from the third quarter of 2006. In the fourth quarter, the company announced charges related to restructuring and the formation of a new joint venture for its soft alloy extrusion business and re-positioning of its downstream operations.

Net income for the fourth quarter 2006 was $359 million, or $0.41, including after-tax charges of $386 million, or $0.44, for the restructuring and impairment. This compares to $224 million, or $0.26, in the year ago quarter, and $537 million, or $0.61, in the third quarter of 2006. The gain on the sale of the Home Exteriors business in discontinued operations is included in the net income results.

Fourth quarter revenues increased 20 percent from a year ago to $7.8 billion. Cost of goods sold as a percent of revenue in the quarter decreased 60 basis points from the sequential quarter to 78.2 percent.

Taxes for the quarter were favorably impacted by the restructuring and impairment charges, one-time tax items totaling $69 million, or $0.08, and a lower annual operational rate as a result of income being earned in lower tax cost jurisdictions.

Cash Generation and Growth

Cash from operations in the fourth quarter 2006 was $1.3 billion, helping lower the company’s debt-to-capital ratio to 30.6 percent at year end, down from 32.8 percent in the third quarter. Debt-to-capital includes the impact of recording the unfunded OPEB/Pension liabilities required by FAS 87 and FAS 158 (which took effect at the end of the year) of $787 million. For the year, cash from operations was more than $2.5 billion, which was a 53 percent improvement from 2005 and the second best performance in company history.

As a result of management actions, the company’s return on capital at the end of the fourth quarter increased to 13.2 percent, up 490 basis points from the end of 2005. After excluding growth projects, the company’s return on capital for the year was 16.2 percent.

During 2006, the company’s primary products group completed a growth expansion at its Pinjarra alumina refinery in Australia (approximately 660,000 new tons), and will finish a smaller expansion at its refinery in Jamaica early this year (approximately 150,000 new tons). The expansion of the smelter at Sao Luis, Brazil was completed in March of 2006 (approximately 60,000 new tons), and a refinery expansion at Sao Luis (more than 1.1 million new tons for Alcoa) along with development of the new Juruti bauxite mine will be completed by late 2008. The Alcoa Fjardaal aluminum smelter in Iceland (344,000 new tons) is on-target to produce metal in the second quarter, with full production expected by the end of the year.

The flat-rolled products business is investing in expansion projects at Bohai and Kunshan in China, its Belaya Kalitva and Samara plants in Russia are expanding production, and US and European plants are making improvements to mix, quality and productivity. The engineered solutions business expanded its fastening operations with two new facilities in China, and made investments to ramp up production in aerospace castings. The packaging and consumer business opened a new facility in Bulgaria serving the consumer products market.

Segment and Other Results

(all comparisons on a sequential quarter basis, unless noted)

Alumina -- After-tax operating income ("ATOI") was $259 million, down $12 million from the previous quarter, but up 42% from the year-ago quarter. Production was down 3% sequentially with the continued Pinjarra ramp-up offset by a power outage in Pinjarra and reduction of production at Pt. Comfort. The quarter also experienced a negative impact from a stronger Australian dollar.

Primary -- ATOI was $480 million, up $134 million or 39% from the prior quarter and up 98% from the year-ago quarter. The ATOI increase resulted from higher LME prices and volumes offset by Iceland smelter start-up costs and higher carbon and pitch costs. Third-party realized prices increased $146 per ton, or 6 percent, to $2,766 per ton. Primary metal production for the quarter was 908 kmt, up 13 kmt sequentially. The company purchased approximately 100 kmt of primary metal for internal use as part of its strategy to sell value-added products.

Flat-Rolled Products -- ATOI for the segment was $62 million, up 29 percent from the prior quarter and flat from the year-ago quarter. The increase was primarily due to a favorable aerospace mix, recovery from the third quarter 2006 mill outages and tax benefits, offset by Swansea shutdown costs.

Extruded and End Products -- ATOI was $27 million, up 69 percent from the prior quarter. A favorable mix in the hard alloy extrusion business and tax benefits were the main reasons for the improvement. ATOI increased $29 million compared to the year-ago quarter.

Engineered Solutions -- ATOI of $73 million was a slight decline from the prior quarter but a 55 percent increase over the year-ago quarter. The negative impacts of the work stoppage at the Cleveland facility and the declining automotive market were offset by tax benefits.

Packaging & Consumer -- ATOI increased $2 million from the prior quarter and $6 million, or 30 percent, over the year-ago quarter. Seasonal strength in the Consumer business was offset by the typical seasonal decline in the Closures business as well as higher metal costs in the packaging businesses.

ATOI to Net Income Reconciliation

The largest variances in reconciling items were in the “Restructuring and other charges” and “Discontinued operations” line items. “Restructuring and other charges” records the after-tax impact of the previously announced restructuring charges including the impairment charges related to the formation of a joint venture for the company’s soft alloy extrusion business. “Discontinued operations” includes the gain on the sale of the Home Exteriors business.

Alcoa will hold its quarterly conference call at 5:00 PM Eastern Time on January 9th to present the quarter’s results. The meeting will be webcast via alcoa.com. Call information and related details are available at www.alcoa.com under "Invest."

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap® foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa® wheels, and Baco® household wraps. Among its other businesses are closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 124,000 employees in 44 countries and has been named one of the top three most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com

Forward Looking Statement

Certain statements in this release relate to future events and expectations and as such constitute forward-looking statements involving known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Alcoa to be different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include: (a) material adverse changes in economic or aluminum industry conditions generally, including global supply and demand conditions and prices for primary aluminum, alumina and other products; (b) material adverse changes in the markets served by Alcoa, including the transportation, building, construction, distribution, packaging, industrial gas turbine and other markets; (c) Alcoa's inability to mitigate impacts from increased energy and raw materials costs, or other cost inflation; (d) Alcoa’s inability to achieve the level of cash generation, margin improvements, cost savings, or earnings or revenue growth anticipated by management; (e) Alcoa's inability to complete its growth projects and integration of acquired facilities as planned and by targeted completion dates; (f) unfavorable changes in laws, governmental regulations or policies, currency exchange rates or competitive factors in the countries in which Alcoa operates; (g) significant legal proceedings or investigations adverse to Alcoa, including environmental, product liability, safety and health and other claims; and (h) the other risk factors summarized in Alcoa's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2006, June 30, 2006 and September 30, 2006 and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Statement of Consolidated Income (unaudited)

(in millions, except per-share, share, and metric ton amounts)

 
Quarter ended
December 31,September 30,December 31,
2005 (a)20062006
Sales $ 6,536  $ 7,631  $ 7,840 
 
Cost of goods sold (exclusive of expenses below) 5,338  6,015  6,132 
Selling, general administrative, and other expenses 348  326  367 
Research and development expenses 49  53  63 
Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization 315  325  325 
Restructuring and other charges 26  (3) 554 
Interest expense 78  101  93 
Other income, net (5) (48) (49)
Total costs and expenses 6,149  6,769  7,485 
 
Income from continuing operations before taxes on income 387  862  355 
Provision (benefit) for taxes on income 94  213  (1)
Income from continuing operations before minority interests’ share 293  649  356 
Less: Minority interests’ share 80  109  98 
 
Income from continuing operations 213  540  258 
 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations 13  (3) 101 
 
Cumulative effect of accounting change (2)
 
NET INCOME $ 224  $ 537  $ 359 
 
Earnings (loss) per common share:
Basic:
Income from continuing operations $ .24  $ .62  $ .30 
Income from discontinued operations .02  .11 
Cumulative effect of accounting change
Net income $ .26  $ .62  $ .41 
 
Diluted:
Income from continuing operations $ .24  $ .62  $ .29 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations .02  (.01) .12 
Cumulative effect of accounting change
Net income $ .26  $ .61  $ .41 
 
Average number of shares used to compute:
Basic earnings per common share 871,135,611  867,589,707  867,331,378 
Diluted earnings per common share 874,617,798  873,494,404  873,059,079 
 
Shipments of aluminum products (metric tons) 1,379,000  1,396,000  1,399,000 
 

(a) Prior periods’ financial statements have been reclassified to reflect the Hawesville, KY automotive casting facility and the home exteriors business in discontinued operations in 2006.

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Statement of Consolidated Income (unaudited)

(in millions, except per-share, share, and metric ton amounts)

 
Year ended
December 31,
2005 (a)2006
Sales $ 25,568  $ 30,379 
 
Cost of goods sold (exclusive of expenses below) 20,704  23,318 
Selling, general administrative, and other expenses 1,295  1,402 
Research and development expenses 192  213 
Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization 1,256  1,280 
Restructuring and other charges 292  543 
Interest expense 339  384 
Other income, net (480) (193)
Total costs and expenses 23,598  26,947 
 
Income from continuing operations before taxes on income 1,970  3,432 
Provision for taxes on income 454  835 
Income from continuing operations before minority interests’ share 1,516  2,597 
Less: Minority interests’ share 259  436 
 
Income from continuing operations 1,257  2,161 
 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations (22) 87 
 
Cumulative effect of accounting change (2)
 
NET INCOME $ 1,233  $ 2,248 
 
Earnings (loss) per common share:
Basic:
Income from continuing operations $ 1.44  $ 2.49 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations (.03) .10 
Cumulative effect of accounting change
Net income $ 1.41  $ 2.59 
 
Diluted:
Income from continuing operations $ 1.43  $ 2.47 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations (.03) .10 
Cumulative effect of accounting change
Net income $ 1.40  $ 2.57 
 
Average number of shares used to compute:
Basic earnings per common share 871,721,392  868,819,955 
Diluted earnings per common share 876,897,531  874,963,528 
 
Common stock outstanding at the end of the period 870,268,513  867,739,544 
 
Shipments of aluminum products (metric tons) 5,459,000  5,545,000 
 

(a) Prior period financial statements have been reclassified to reflect the Hawesville, KY automotive casting facility and the home exteriors business in discontinued operations in 2006.

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheet (unaudited)

(in millions)

 

 

December 31, 2005 (b)December 31,

2006

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 762  $ 506 

Receivables from customers, less allowances: $62 in 2005 and $75 in 2006

2,616  3,127 
Other receivables 420  308 
Inventories 3,191  3,805 
Deferred income taxes 191  469 
Fair value of derivative contracts 520  295 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 513  733 
Total current assets 8,213  9,243 
 
Properties, plants and equipment, at cost 25,739  29,348 
Less: accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization 13,168  14,535 
Net properties, plants and equipment 12,571  14,813 
Goodwill 6,108  6,166 
Investments 1,370  1,722 
Other assets 2,466  2,487 
Deferred income taxes 1,591  1,864 
Assets held for sale 1,377  979 
Total assets $ 33,696  $ 37,274 
 
LIABILITIES
Current liabilities:
Short-term borrowings $ 296  $ 475 
Commercial paper 912  1,472 
Accounts payable, trade 2,420  2,680 
Accrued compensation and retirement costs 1,069  995 
Taxes, including taxes on income 874  975 
Other current liabilities 1,433  1,406 
Long-term debt due within one year 58  843 
Total current liabilities 7,062  8,846 
Long-term debt, less amount due within one year 5,276  4,445 
Accrued pension benefits 1,500  1,567 
Accrued postretirement benefits 2,103  2,956 
Other noncurrent liabilities and deferred credits 1,820  2,023 
Deferred income taxes 865  753 
Liabilities of operations held for sale 332  253 
Total liabilities 18,958  20,843 
 
MINORITY INTERESTS 1,365  1,800 
 
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Preferred stock 55  55 
Common stock 925  925 
Additional capital 5,720  5,817 
Retained earnings 9,345  11,066 
Treasury stock, at cost (1,899) (1,999)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (773) (1,233)
Total shareholders' equity 13,373  14,631 
Total liabilities and equity $ 33,696  $ 37,274 
 

(b) Prior period financial statements have been reclassified to reflect the Hawesville, KY automotive casting facility, the home exteriors business and the soft alloy extrusions business as held for sale in 2006.

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows (unaudited)

(in millions)

 
Year ended

December 31,

2005 (c)2006
CASH FROM OPERATIONS
Net income $ 1,233  $ 2,248 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash from operations:
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization 1,258  1,280 
Deferred income taxes (16) (168)
Equity loss (income), net of dividends 35  (89)
Restructuring and other charges 292  543 
Gains from investing activities – sale of assets (406) (25)
Provision for doubtful accounts 19  22 
Loss (income) from discontinued operations 22  (87)
Minority interests 259  436 
Cumulative effect of accounting change – 
Stock-based compensation 25  72 
Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements –  (17)
Other (169)
Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions and divestitures:
Increase in receivables (475) (97)
Increase in inventories (461) (496)
Increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets (16) (167)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses 631  (263)
(Decrease) increase in taxes, including taxes on income (96) 65 
Cash paid on long-term aluminum supply contract (93) – 
Pension contributions (383) (397)
Net change in noncurrent assets and liabilities (191) (128)
CASH PROVIDED FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS 1,644  2,563 
CASH PROVIDED FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS 32 
CASH PROVIDED FROM OPERATIONS 1,676  2,567 
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Net changes to short-term borrowings 126 
Common stock issued for stock compensation plans 72  155 
Repurchase of common stock (108) (290)
Dividends paid to shareholders (524) (523)
Dividends paid to minority interests (75) (400)
Contributions from minority interests –  342 
Net change in commercial paper 282  560 
Additions to long-term debt 278  29 
Payments on long-term debt (254) (36)
Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements –  17 
CASH USED FOR FINANCING ACTIVITIES (324) (20)
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Capital expenditures (2,116) (3,201)
Capital expenditures of discontinued operations (22) (4)
Acquisition of minority interests (176) (1)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (262)
Proceeds from the sale of assets 505  372 
Sale of investments 1,081  35 
Net change in short-term investments and restricted cash (8) (4)
Additions to investments (30) (58)
Other (7) 12 
CASH USED FOR INVESTING ACTIVITIES (1,035) (2,841)
 

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH
 AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

(12)

38 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents 305  (256)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 457  762 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD $ 762  $ 506 
 

(c) Prior period financial statements have been reclassified to reflect the Hawesville, KY automotive casting facility and the home exteriors business in discontinued operations and as held for sale, and the soft alloy extrusions business as held for sale in 2006.

Alcoa and subsidiaries                                   

Segment Information (unaudited)

(in millions, except metric ton amounts and realized prices)

 
4Q0520051Q062Q063Q064Q062006
Alumina:
Third-party shipments (Kmt) 1,966  7,857  2,023  2,108  2,205  2,084  8,420 
Alumina production (Kmt) 3,706  14,598  3,702  3,746  3,890  3,790  15,128 
Third-party sales $ 561  $ 2,130  $ 628  $ 713  $ 733  $ 711  $ 2,785 
Intersegment sales $ 451  $ 1,707  $ 555  $ 515  $ 524  $ 550  $ 2,144 
ATOI $ 183  $ 682  $ 242  $ 278  $ 271  $ 259  $ 1,050 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization $ 44  $ 172  $ 43  $ 46  $ 47  $ 56  $ 192 
Income taxes $ 72  $ 246  $ 93  $ 112  $ 108  $ 115  $ 428 
Equity income (loss) $ 1  $ –  $ (1) $ –  $ (2) $ 1  $ (2)
 
Primary Metals:
Third-party realized price – aluminum $ 2,177  $ 2,044  $ 2,534  $ 2,728  $ 2,620  $ 2,766  $ 2,665 
Third-party shipments (Kmt) 557  2,154  488  508  535  556  2,087 
Aluminum production (Kmt) 900  3,554  867  882  895  908  3,552 
Third-party sales $ 1,281  $ 4,698  $ 1,408  $ 1,589  $ 1,476  $ 1,698  $ 6,171 
Intersegment sales $ 1,182  $ 4,808  $ 1,521  $ 1,696  $ 1,467  $ 1,524  $ 6,208 
ATOI $ 242  $ 822  $ 445  $ 489  $ 346  $ 480  $ 1,760 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization $ 95  $ 368  $ 96  $ 102  $ 100  $ 97  $ 395 
Income taxes $ 90  $ 307  $ 197  $ 209  $ 140  $ 180  $ 726 
Equity income (loss) $ 26  $ (12) $ 20  $ 28  $ 16  $ 18  $ 82 
 
Flat-Rolled Products:
Third-party shipments (Kmt) 544  2,156  562  579  568  564  2,273 
Third-party sales $ 1,739  $ 6,836  $ 1,940  $ 2,115  $ 2,115  $ 2,127  $ 8,297 
Intersegment sales $ 29  $ 128  $ 49  $ 66  $ 65  $ 66  $ 246 
ATOI $ 62  $ 288  $ 66  $ 79  $ 48  $ 62  $ 255 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization $ 54  $ 217  $ 50  $ 57  $ 57  $ 55  $ 219 
Income taxes $ 30  $ 111  $ 26  $ 25  $ 19  $ (2) $ 68 
Equity loss $ –  $ –  $ –  $ (1) $ –  $ (1) $ (2)
 
Extruded and End Products:
Third-party shipments (Kmt) 204  853  223  231  220  203  877 
Third-party sales $ 892  $ 3,729  $ 1,038  $ 1,165  $ 1,146  $ 1,070  $ 4,419 
Intersegment sales $ 17  $ 64  $ 23  $ 31  $ 20  $ 25  $ 99 
ATOI $ (2) $ 39  $ –  $ 17  $ 16  $ 27  $ 60 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization (1) $ 30  $ 119  $ 28  $ 30  $ 29  $ 31  $ 118 
Income taxes $ 2  $ 20  $ 1  $ 8  $ 7  $ 2  $ 18 
 
Engineered Solutions:
Third-party shipments (Kmt) 34  145  37  38  34  30  139 
Third-party sales $ 1,271  $ 5,032  $ 1,360  $ 1,405  $ 1,345  $ 1,346  $ 5,456 
ATOI $ 47  $ 203  $ 83  $ 100  $ 75  $ 73  $ 331 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization $ 42  $ 176  $ 40  $ 42  $ 43  $ 44  $ 169 
Income taxes $ 10  $ 89  $ 37  $ 44  $ 35  $ (15) $ 101 
Equity income (loss) $ –  $ 1  $ –  $ –  $ 1  $ (5) $ (4)
 
Packaging and Consumer:
Third-party shipments (Kmt) 40  151  40  44  39  46  169 
Third-party sales $ 798  $ 3,139  $ 749  $ 834  $ 815  $ 837  $ 3,235 
ATOI $ 20  $ 105  $ 8  $ 37  $ 24  $ 26  $ 95 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization (1) $ 32  $ 126  $ 31  $ 31  $ 30  $ 32  $ 124 
Income taxes $ 8  $ 50  $ 5  $ 9  $ 8  $ 11  $ 33 
Equity income $ –  $ 1  $ –  $ –  $ –  $ 1  $ 1 
 

(1) Segment depreciation, depletion and amortization has been adjusted from the previously reported annual amounts to reflect the movement of certain amounts to Corporate.

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Segment Information (unaudited), continued

(in millions)

 
 
Reconciliation of ATOI to consolidated net income:4Q0520051Q062Q063Q064Q062006
Total ATOI $ 552  $ 2,139  $ 844  $ 1,000  $ 780  $ 927  $ 3,551 
Unallocated amounts (net of tax):
Impact of LIFO (2) (56) (99) (36) (49) (19) (66) (170)
Interest income 14  42  11  10  23  14  58 
Interest expense (51) (220) (60) (63) (66) (61) (250)
Minority interests (80) (259) (105) (124) (109) (98) (436)
Corporate expense (88) (312) (89) (82) (64) (82) (317)
Restructuring and other charges (18) (197) (1) (386) (379)
Discontinued operations 13  (22) (6) (5) (3) 101  87 
Other (2) (62) 161  50  51  (7) 10  104 
Consolidated net income $ 224  $ 1,233  $ 608  $ 744  $ 537  $ 359  $ 2,248 
 

(2) Certain amounts have been reclassified to Other so that this line reflects only the impact of LIFO.

 

Prior periods’ segment information has been reclassified to reflect the movement of the Hawesville, KY automotive casting facility and the home exteriors business to discontinued operations in 2006.

 

The difference between certain segment financial information totals and consolidated financial information is in Corporate.

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited)

(in millions)

 

2006 Bloomberg Return on Capital (1)

2006 Bloomberg Return on Capital, Excluding Growth Investments (1)
 
 
Net income $ 2,248  Net income $ 2,248 
 
Minority interests 436  Minority interests 436 
 
Interest expense Interest expense
(after tax) 291  (after tax) 291 
 
Numerator (sum total) $ 2,975  Numerator (sum total) $ 2,975 
 
Russia and Bohai net loss 74 
 
Adjusted net income$ 3,049 
 
Average BalancesAverage Balances
Short-term borrowings $ 386  Short-term borrowings $ 386 
Short-term debt 451  Short-term debt 451 
Commercial paper 1,192  Commercial paper 1,192 
Long-term debt 4,861  Long-term debt 4,861 
Preferred stock 55  Preferred stock 55 
Minority interests 1,583  Minority interests 1,583 
Common equity (2) 13,947  Common equity (2) 13,947 
 
Denominator (sum total) $ 22,475  Denominator (sum total) $ 22,475 
 
Capital projects in progress and Russia and Bohai capital base (3,655)
 
Adjusted capital base$ 18,820 
 

Return on capital

13.2%

Return on capital, excluding growth investments

16.2%

 

Return on capital, excluding growth investments is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors because it provides greater insight with respect to the underlying operating performance of the company’s productive assets. The company has significant growth investments underway in its upstream and downstream businesses, as previously noted, with expected completion dates over the next several years. As these investments generally require a period of time before they are productive, management believes that a return on capital measure excluding these growth investments is more representative of current operating performance.

 

(1) The Bloomberg Methodology calculates ROC based on a trailing four quarters. Average balances are calculated as (December 2005 ending balance + December 2006 ending balance) divided by 2.

(2) Calculated as total shareholders’ equity, less preferred stock.

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in millions)

 

2005 Bloomberg Return on Capital (3)

2005 Bloomberg Return on Capital, Excluding Growth Investments (3)
 
 
Net income $ 1,233  Net income $ 1,233 
 
Minority interests 259  Minority interests 259 
 
Interest expense Interest expense
(after tax) 261  (after tax) 261 
 
Numerator (sum total) $ 1,753  Numerator (sum total) $ 1,753 
 
Russia and Bohai net loss 71 
 
Adjusted net income$ 1,824 
 
Average BalancesAverage Balances
Short-term borrowings $ 279  Short-term borrowings $ 279 
Short-term debt 58  Short-term debt 58 
Commercial paper 771  Commercial paper 771 
Long-term debt 5,309  Long-term debt 5,309 
Preferred stock 55  Preferred stock 55 
Minority interests 1,391  Minority interests 1,391 
Common equity (4) 13,282  Common equity (4) 13,282 
 
Denominator (sum total) $ 21,145  Denominator (sum total) $ 21,145 
 
Capital projects in progress and Russia and Bohai capital base (1,913)
 
Adjusted capital base$ 19,232 
 

Return on capital

8.3%

Return on capital, excluding growth investments

9.5%

 

Return on capital, excluding growth investments is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors because it provides greater insight with respect to the underlying operating performance of the company’s productive assets. The company has significant growth investments underway in its upstream and downstream businesses, as previously noted, with expected completion dates over the next several years. As these investments generally require a period of time before they are productive, management believes that a return on capital measure excluding these growth investments is more representative of current operating performance.

 

(3) The Bloomberg Methodology calculates ROC based on a trailing four quarters. Average balances are calculated as (December 2004 ending balance + December 2005 ending balance) divided by 2.

(4) Calculated as total shareholders’ equity, less preferred stock.

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in millions)

 
Days of Working CapitalQuarter ended
December 31, 2005September 30,

2006

December 31,

2006

 
Receivables from customers, less allowances $ 2,616  $ 3,152  $ 3,127 
Add: Inventories 3,191  3,848  3,805 
Less: Accounts payable, trade 2,420  2,518  2,680 
Working Capital $ 3,387  $ 4,482  $ 4,252 
 
Sales $ 6,536  $ 7,631  $ 7,840 
 
Days of Working Capital 47.7  54.0  49.9 
 

Days of Working Capital = Working Capital divided by (Sales/number of days in the quarter)

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in millions, except per-share amounts)

 

 

Net Income

Diluted EPS

Quarter endedYear endedQuarter endedYear ended
4Q064Q053Q06200620054Q064Q053Q0620062005
Net income $ 359  $ 224  $ 537  $ 2,248  $ 1,233  $ 0.41  $ 0.26  $ 0.61  $ 2.57  $ 1.40 
 
Cumulative effect of accounting change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

101 

13 

(3)

87 

(22)

 

 

 

 

 

 
Income from continuing operations – including restructuring and other charges

258 

213 

540 

2,161 

1,257 

0.29 

0.24 

0.62 

2.47 

1.43 

 
Restructuring and other charges

386 

18 

(2)

379 

197 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Income from continuing operations – excluding restructuring and other charges

$ 644 

$ 231 

$ 538 

$ 2,540 

$ 1,454 

0.74 

0.26 

0.62 

2.90 

1.66 

Income from continuing operations – excluding restructuring and other charges is a non-GAAP financial measure. The following matters should be considered when evaluating this non-GAAP financial measure:
  • Alcoa reviews the operating results of its businesses excluding the impacts of restructurings and discontinued operations. Excluding the impacts of these items can provide an additional basis of comparison. Management believes that these items are unusual in nature, and would not be indicative of ongoing operating results. As a result, management believes these items should be considered in order to compare past, current, and future periods.
  • The economic impacts of the restructuring charges are described in a footnote to Alcoa’s financial statements. Generally speaking, charges associated with restructurings include cash and non-cash charges and are the result of employee layoff, plant consolidation of assets, or plant closure costs. These actions are taken in order to achieve a lower cost base for future operating results.
  • Restructuring charges and discontinued operations are typically material and are considered to be outside the normal operations of a business. Corporate management is responsible for making decisions about restructurings and discontinued operations.
  • There can be no assurance that additional restructurings and discontinued operations will not occur in future periods. To compensate for this limitation, management believes that it is appropriate to consider both income from continuing operations determined under GAAP as well as income from continuing operations excluding restructuring and other charges.