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January 9, 2008

Alcoa 2007 Revenues, Income and Cash From Operations Highest in Company's History

Annual Highlights:
  • 2007 revenues at an all-time record of $30.7 billion;
  • Income from continuing operations an all-time high of $2.6 billion, or $2.95 per diluted share, a 19 percent increase from 2006;
  • Cash from operations an all-time Company record of $3.1 billion, 21 percent higher than 2006;
  • Return on capital at 12.7 percent including investments in growth projects; excluding growth projects, ROC stands at 16.1 percent;
  • Debt-to-capital ratio stands at 30.2 percent, lower than a year ago despite substantial share repurchase;
  • Major progress on portfolio management with agreement to sell packaging, divestiture of automotive castings, monetization of Chalco stake, and creation of soft alloy joint venture;
  • Completed major growth projects – Fjardaal smelter in Iceland and Mosjoen anode plant in Norway – and significant progress on other projects;
  • Dividend increased 13 percent in 2007.


4th Quarter 2007 Highlights:
  • Revenues of $7.4 billion in the quarter;
  • Income from continuing operations of $624 million, or $0.74 per share; results include favorable restructuring adjustment and tax benefit totaling $323 million or $0.38 per share, almost all of which stems from packaging sale agreement;
  • Repurchased approximately 68 million shares through end of fourth quarter, with approximately 150 million shares, or 18 percent of shares outstanding, remaining within authorization;
  • Cash from operations in the quarter was $643 million.


NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE: AA) today announced it achieved record results in revenues, income from continuing operations and cash from operations for the full year 2007. Revenues for 2007 were $30.7 billion, compared to $30.4 billion in 2006. Annual income from continuing operations rose to $2.6 billion, or $2.95 per diluted share, for 2007, a 19 percent increase compared to $2.2 billion, or $2.47, in 2006. And, cash from operations for 2007 increased 21 percent to more than $3.1 billion from $2.6 billion in 2006.

“For the second year in a row, Alcoa has achieved company all-time records in revenues, income from continuing operations and cash generation,” said Alain Belda, Alcoa Chairman and CEO. “We battled substantially higher material input and energy costs, and currency impacts while simultaneously continuing to execute on the largest capital investment program in our history.

“We have invested in new plants, expanded production at others, modernized operations, renegotiated long-term power agreements, and built new energy facilities to extend our energy access at competitive rates, while also continuing to invest in growth markets such as Brazil, China and Russia,” Belda said.

"These actions, combined with portfolio and cash flow management, our share repurchase program, conservative leverage, and our commitment to sustainability delivered results now, and will continue to generate quality profitable growth for decades,” added Belda. “In 2007, Alcoans delivered yet again. This is what builds a stronger Company for our stakeholders.”

Fourth quarter income from continuing operations was $624 million, or $0.74. Included in the results are a favorable restructuring adjustment and a tax benefit totaling $323 million or $0.38 per share, almost all of which stems from the recent agreement to sell the packaging and consumer businesses. Income from continuing operations in the 2006 fourth quarter was $258 million, or $0.29, and $558 million, or $0.64, in the third quarter 2007.

Net income for the fourth quarter 2007 was $632 million, or $0.75, which includes the restructuring adjustment and the benefit from the agreement to sell the packaging and consumer business. Net income for the fourth quarter 2006 was $359 million, or $0.41, and $555 million, or $0.63, in the 2007 third quarter.

Revenues for the 2007 fourth quarter were $7.4 billion, compared to $7.8 billion a year ago as a result of lower LME prices and the exclusion of results from the soft alloy extrusion business which is now part of a joint venture. The soft alloy extrusion business had revenues of approximately $560 million in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Cash Generation, ROC, and Growth

Cash from operations in the fourth quarter 2007 was $643 million, bringing full-year cash from operations to more than $3.1 billion, compared to $2.6 billion in 2006 and helping to keep the Company’s debt-to-capital ratio within its targeted range at 30.2 percent.

The Company’s trailing 12-month return on capital (ROC) was 16.1 percent, excluding investments in growth projects. Including investments in growth projects, ROC stands at 12.7 percent, well above the cost of capital.

In 2007, the Company completed major growth projects, including its first greenfield smelter in 20 years in Iceland, a new anode plant in Mosjoen, Norway, and its third flat-rolled products facility in China (Kunshan). In addition, major progress was made on several other growth projects including the Juruti bauxite mine, the expansion of the Bohai rolling mill in China, and expansion of the Sao Luis alumina refinery.

The Company made significant progress to extend the life of existing facilities through renegotiating long-term power agreements including those in Massena, NY and Wenatchee, WA in 2007. The Company also continued investments in Brazil including the Serra do Facao hydroelectric project to further increase its self-sufficiency there.

The Company is now operating primary aluminum production at a run rate of approximately four million metric tons per year.

The Company made major progress in 2007 on its portfolio management plan. During the year, the Company reached agreement to sell its packaging and consumer businesses; divested the automotive castings business; monetized its stake in Chalco to enable redeployment of capital into other value-adding options, including projects in China; and formed a joint venture with Sapa for its soft alloy extrusion business.

In 2007, Alcoa also increased its share repurchase program from 10 percent to 25 percent of outstanding shares and increased its dividend by 13 percent during the year. Through the end of the fourth quarter the Company has repurchased 68 million shares, or approximately eight percent of shares outstanding, as part of its share repurchase program, leaving approximately 150 million shares, or 18 percent of shares outstanding, remaining within the authorization.

Segment and Other Results

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

Alumina –After-tax operating income (ATOI) was $205 million, a decrease of $10 million, or five percent, from the prior quarter. System production increased by a net of 80 kmt as Suralco, San Ciprian and Pinjarra set quarterly production records and Jamalco continued its recovery from Hurricane Dean. However, higher freight and energy costs and unfavorable currency offset production gains.

Primary Metals -- ATOI was $196 million, down $87 million, or 31 percent, compared to the prior quarter. The majority of the decrease resulted from lower LME prices and unfavorable currency. These items were partially offset by the recovery at the Rockdale and Tennessee smelters and a three percent production increase. The company purchased approximately 55 kmt of primary metal for internal use.

Flat-Rolled Products –ATOI was a loss of $16 million for the quarter, down $77 million from the prior quarter. Weak performance in Russia and China accounted for 50 percent of the ATOI decline in the quarter. For Russia specifically, the increased loss was due to higher operational and energy costs and unfavorable currency. The remaining decline in the segment’s ATOI is mostly due to general market weakness in the U.S. and Europe flat-rolled businesses, weaker product mix, and de-stocking by aerospace customers. Finally, results for the Australian flat-rolled business declined following restructuring last quarter that is designed to reduce headcount and simplify product mix. In addition, the weakening U.S. dollar has had a negative impact in this business.

Extruded and End Products –ATOI was $16 million, up $3 million, or 23 percent, from the prior quarter. Market and operating conditions were comparable to the prior quarter with margin improvements accounting for the increase.

Engineered Solutions –ATOI was $58 million or essentially flat to the prior quarter ATOI of $60 million. Improvements from the wire harness business restructuring offset the weaker market conditions in forgings and investment castings. On a year over year basis, the Fastening Systems and Power & Propulsion (Howmet) businesses had outstanding years with ATOI up 36 percent and 47 percent, respectively.

Packaging & Consumer -- ATOI was $56 million, up $20 million, or 56 percent, from the prior quarter. The normal seasonal decrease in the closures business was offset by seasonal improvements in the consumer products business. With the pending sale, depreciation was ceased in the segment leading to a positive impact of approximately $20 million.

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, through its growing position 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 including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, structures and building systems. The Company has 107,000 employees in 44 countries and has been named one of the top 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. Alcoa disclaims any intention or obligation, other than as required by law, to update or revise any 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 London Metal Exchange-based 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 unfavorable currency fluctuations or from increased energy, transportation and raw materials costs or other cost inflation; (d) Alcoa’s inability to achieve the level of cash generation, return on capital improvement, 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, 2006, Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2007, June 30, 2007 and September 30, 2007, 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,

2006

2007

2007

Sales $ 7,840 $ 7,387 $ 7,387
 
Cost of goods sold (exclusive of expenses below) 6,132 5,910 6,153
Selling, general administrative, and other expenses 367 365 383
Research and development expenses 63 64 78
Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization 325 338 309
Goodwill impairment charge 133
Restructuring and other charges 554 444 (14 )
Interest expense 93 151 81
Other income, net   (49 )   (1,731 )   (78 )
Total costs and expenses 7,485 5,674 6,912
 
Income from continuing operations before taxes on income 355 1,713 475

(Benefit) provision for taxes on income

  (1 )   1,079     (213 )
Income from continuing operations before minority interests’ share 356 634 688
Less: Minority interests’ share   98     76     64  
 
Income from continuing operations 258 558 624
 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   101     (3 )   8  
 
NET INCOME $359   $555   $632  
 
Earnings (loss) per common share:
Basic:
Income from continuing operations $ .30 $ .64 $ .74
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   .11         .01  
Net income $.41   $.64   $.75  
Diluted:
Income from continuing operations $ .29 $ .64 $ .74
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   .12     (.01)   .01  
Net income $.41   $.63   $.75  
 
Average number of shares used to compute:
Basic earnings per common share 867,331,378 867,664,875 837,404,682
Diluted earnings per common share 873,059,079 877,700,035 845,831,650
 
Shipments of aluminum products (metric tons) 1,399,000 1,328,000 1,336,000
Alcoa and subsidiaries
Statement of Consolidated Income (unaudited), continued
(in millions, except per-share, share, and metric ton amounts)
 
Year ended

December 31,

2006

 

2007

Sales $ 30,379 $ 30,748
 
Cost of goods sold (exclusive of expenses below) 23,318 24,248
Selling, general administrative, and other expenses 1,402 1,472
Research and development expenses 213 249
Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization 1,280 1,268
Goodwill impairment charge 133
Restructuring and other charges 543 399
Interest expense 384 401
Other income, net   (193 )   (1,913 )
Total costs and expenses 26,947 26,257
 
Income from continuing operations before taxes on income 3,432 4,491
Provision for taxes on income   835     1,555  
Income from continuing operations before minority interests’ share 2,597 2,936
Less: Minority interests’ share   436     365  
 
Income from continuing operations 2,161 2,571
 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   87     (7 )
 
NET INCOME $2,248   $2,564  
 
Earnings (loss) per common share:
Basic:
Income from continuing operations $ 2.49 $ 2.98
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   .10      
Net income $2.59   $2.98  
Diluted:
Income from continuing operations $ 2.47 $ 2.95
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   .10      
Net income $2.57   $2.95  
 
Average number of shares used to compute:
Basic earnings per common share 868,819,955 860,771,021
Diluted earnings per common share 874,963,528 869,459,078
 
Common stock outstanding at the end of the period 867,739,544 827,401,800
 
Shipments of aluminum products (metric tons) 5,545,000 5,393,000
Alcoa and subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheet (unaudited)
(in millions)
   

 

December 31,
2006 (a)

December 31,
2007

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 506 $ 483

Receivables from customers, less allowances of $68 in 2006 and $72 in 2007

2,788 2,602
Other receivables 301 451
Inventories 3,380 3,326
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   1,378     1,224  
Total current assets   8,353     8,086  
 
Properties, plants, and equipment 27,689 31,601
Less: accumulated depreciation, depletion, and amortization   13,682     14,722  
Properties, plants, and equipment, net   14,007     16,879  
Goodwill 4,885 4,806
Investments 1,718 2,038
Other assets 3,939 4,046
Assets held for sale   4,281     2,948  
Total assets $37,183   $38,803  
 
LIABILITIES
Current liabilities:
Short-term borrowings $ 462 $ 569
Commercial paper 340 856
Accounts payable, trade 2,407 2,787
Accrued compensation and retirement costs 949 943
Taxes, including taxes on income 851 644
Other current liabilities 1,360 1,165
Long-term debt due within one year   510     202  
Total current liabilities   6,879     7,166  
Commercial paper 1,132
Long-term debt, less amount due within one year 4,777 6,371
Accrued pension benefits 1,540 1,098
Accrued postretirement benefits 2,956 2,753
Other noncurrent liabilities and deferred credits 2,002 1,943
Deferred income taxes 762 545
Liabilities of operations held for sale   704     451  
Total liabilities   20,752     20,327  
 
MINORITY INTERESTS   1,800     2,460  
 
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Preferred stock 55 55
Common stock 925 925
Additional capital 5,817 5,774
Retained earnings 11,066 13,039
Treasury stock, at cost (1,999 ) (3,440 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (1,233 )   (337 )
Total shareholders' equity   14,631     16,016  
Total liabilities and equity $37,183   $38,803  

(a) The Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2006 has been
    reclassified to reflect the movement of the automotive castings
    and packaging and consumer businesses to held for sale in the
    third quarter of 2007.

Alcoa and subsidiaries
Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows (unaudited)
(in millions)
 

Year ended
December 31,

2006 (b)

 

2007

CASH FROM OPERATIONS
Net income $ 2,248 $ 2,564
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash from operations:
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization 1,280 1,269
Deferred income taxes (68 ) 248
Equity income, net of dividends (89 ) (116 )
Goodwill impairment charge 133
Restructuring and other charges 543 399
Gains from investing activities – asset sales (25 ) (1,800 )
Provision for doubtful accounts 22 15
(Income) loss from discontinued operations (87 ) 7
Minority interests 436 365
Stock-based compensation 72 97
Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements (17 ) (79 )
Other (c) (222 ) (81 )
Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions, divestitures, and foreign currency translation adjustments:
(Increase) decrease in receivables (109 ) 517
(Increase) decrease in inventories (509 ) 186
(Increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets (175 ) (129 )
(Decrease) increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses (285 ) 79
Increase (decrease) in taxes, including taxes on income (c) 30 (169 )
Cash received on long-term aluminum supply contract 93
Pension contributions (397 ) (322 )
Net change in noncurrent assets and liabilities (41 ) (172 )
(Increase) decrease in net assets held for sale   (44 )   8  
CASH PROVIDED FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS 2,563 3,112
CASH PROVIDED FROM (USED FOR) DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS   4     (1 )
CASH PROVIDED FROM OPERATIONS   2,567     3,111  
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Net change in short-term borrowings 126 94
Net change in commercial paper 560 (617 )
Additions to long-term debt 29 2,050
Debt issuance costs (126 )
Payments on long-term debt (36 ) (873 )
Common stock issued for stock compensation plans 155 835
Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements 17 79
Repurchase of common stock (290 ) (2,496 )
Dividends paid to shareholders (523 ) (590 )
Dividends paid to minority interests (400 ) (368 )
Contributions from minority interests   342     474  
CASH USED FOR FINANCING ACTIVITIES   (20 )   (1,538 )
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Capital expenditures (3,201 ) (3,636 )
Capital expenditures of discontinued operations (4 )
Proceeds from the sale of assets 372 183
Additions to investments (58 ) (131 )
Sales of investments 35 2,011
Net change in short-term investments and restricted cash (4 ) 3
Other   19     (55 )
CASH USED FOR INVESTING ACTIVITIES   (2,841 )   (1,625 )
 

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

38

   

29

 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (256 ) (23 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   762     506  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF YEAR $506   $483  

(b) The Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows for the year ended
    December 31, 2006 has been reclassified to reflect the movement
    of the automotive castings and packaging and consumer
    businesses to held for sale in the third quarter of 2007.

 

(c) A reclassification of $53 related to income taxes was made in
    the Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows for the year ended
    December 31, 2006 to conform to the current period presentation.

Alcoa and subsidiaries      

Segment Information (unaudited)

(dollars in millions, except realized prices; production and shipments in thousands of metric tons [kmt])

           

4Q06

2006

1Q07

2Q07

3Q07

4Q07

2007

Alumina:
Alumina production (kmt) 3,790 15,128 3,655 3,799 3,775 3,855 15,084
Third-party alumina shipments (kmt) 2,084 8,420 1,877 1,990 1,937 2,030 7,834
Third-party sales $ 711 $ 2,785 $ 645 $ 712 $ 664 $ 688 $ 2,709
Intersegment sales $ 550 $ 2,144 $ 579 $ 587 $ 631 $ 651 $ 2,448
Equity income (loss) $ 1 $ (2 ) $ 1 $ $ (1 ) $ 1 $ 1
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ 56 $ 192 $ 56 $ 62 $ 76 $ 73 $ 267
Income taxes $ 115 $ 428 $ 100 $ 102 $ 89 $ 49 $ 340
After-tax operating income (ATOI) $ 259     $ 1,050     $ 260   $ 276   $ 215     $ 205     $ 956
 
Primary Metals:
Aluminum production (kmt) 908 3,552 899 901 934 959 3,693
Third-party aluminum shipments (kmt) 556 2,087 518 565 584 624 2,291
Alcoa’s average realized price per metric ton of aluminum

$

2,766

$

2,665

$

2,902

$

2,879

$

2,734

$

2,646

$

2,784

Third-party sales $ 1,698 $ 6,171 $ 1,633 $ 1,746 $ 1,600 $ 1,597 $ 6,576
Intersegment sales $ 1,524 $ 6,208 $ 1,477 $ 1,283 $ 1,171 $ 1,063 $ 4,994
Equity income $ 18 $ 82 $ 22 $ 18 $ 11 $ 6 $ 57
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ 97 $ 395 $ 95 $ 102 $ 102 $ 111 $ 410
Income taxes $ 180 $ 726 $ 214 $ 196 $ 80 $ 52 $ 542
ATOI $ 480     $ 1,760     $ 504   $ 462   $ 283     $ 196     $ 1,445
 
Flat-Rolled Products:
Third-party aluminum shipments (kmt) 564 2,273 568 583 602 574 2,327
Third-party sales $ 2,127 $ 8,297 $ 2,275 $ 2,344 $ 2,309 $ 2,243 $ 9,171
Intersegment sales $ 66 $ 246 $ 60 $ 63 $ 59 $ 59 $ 241
Equity loss $ (1 ) $ (2 ) $ $ $ $ $
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ 55 $ 219 $ 55 $ 55 $ 58 $ 55 $ 223
Income taxes $ (2 ) $ 68 $ 26 $ 33 $ 31 $ 5 $ 95
ATOI $ 62     $ 255     $ 62   $ 93   $ 61     $ (16 )   $ 200
 
Extruded and End Products:
Third-party aluminum shipments (kmt) 203 877 213 146 78 69 506
Third-party sales $ 1,070 $ 4,419 $ 1,175 $ 965 $ 563 $ 543 $ 3,246
Intersegment sales $ 25 $ 99 $ 42 $ 26 $ 13 $ 7 $ 88
Equity income (loss) $ $ $ $ 9 $ (2 ) $ 7 $ 14
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ 31 $ 118 $ 9 $ 10 $ 11 $ 9 $ 39
Income taxes $ 2 $ 18 $ 11 $ 29 $ 5 $ 9 $ 54
ATOI $ 27     $ 60     $ 34   $ 46   $ 13     $ 16     $ 109
 
Engineered Solutions:
Third-party aluminum shipments (kmt) 30 139 31 30 27 24 112
Third-party sales $ 1,346 $ 5,456 $ 1,449 $ 1,478 $ 1,407 $ 1,391 $ 5,725
Equity loss $ (5 ) $ (4 ) $ $ $ $ $
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ 44 $ 169 $ 41 $ 42 $ 46 $ 43 $ 172
Income taxes $ (15 ) $ 101 $ 44 $ 47 $ 38 $ 11 $ 140
ATOI $ 73     $ 331     $ 93   $ 105   $ 60     $ 58     $ 316
 
Packaging and Consumer:
Third-party aluminum shipments (kmt) 46 169 35 40 37 45 157
Third-party sales $ 837 $ 3,235 $ 736 $ 837 $ 828 $ 887 $ 3,288
Equity income $ 1 $ 1 $ $ $ $ $
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ 32 $ 124 $ 30 $ 30 $ 29 $ $ 89
Income taxes $ 11 $ 33 $ 7 $ 17 $ 17 $ 27 $ 68
ATOI $ 26     $ 95     $ 19   $ 37   $ 36     $ 56     $ 148

Alcoa and subsidiaries      

Segment Information (unaudited), continued

(in millions)

           
Reconciliation of ATOI to consolidated net income:

4Q06

2006

1Q07

2Q07

3Q07

4Q07

2007

Total segment ATOI $ 927 $ 3,551 $ 972 $ 1,019 $ 668 $ 515 $ 3,174
Unallocated amounts (net of tax):
Impact of LIFO (66 ) (170 ) (27 ) (16 ) 10 9 (24 )
Interest income 14 58 11 9 10 10 40
Interest expense (61 ) (250 ) (54 ) (56 ) (98 ) (53 ) (261 )
Minority interests (98 ) (436 ) (115 ) (110 ) (76 ) (64 ) (365 )
Corporate expense (82 ) (317 ) (86 ) (101 ) (101 ) (100 ) (388 )
Restructuring and other charges (386 ) (379 ) (18 ) 21 (311 ) 1 (307 )
Discontinued operations 101 87 (11 ) (1 ) (3 ) 8 (7 )
Other   10       104       (10 )     (50 )     456       306       702  
Consolidated net income $ 359     $ 2,248     $ 662     $ 715     $ 555     $ 632     $ 2,564  
 

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)

 

Bloomberg Return on Capital (1)

Bloomberg Return on Capital,

Excluding Growth Investments (1)

 
Year endedYear ended

December 31,

December 31,

2006

 

2007

2006

2007

 
Net income $ 2,248 $ 2,564 Net income $ 2,248 $ 2,564
 

Minority
 interests

436 365

Minority
 interests

 

436 365
 

Interest
 expense

Interest
 expense

(after tax)   291     262   (after tax)   291     262  
 
Numerator $2,975   $3,191   Numerator 2,975 3,191
 
Net losses of growth investments (2)   74     91  
 
Adjusted numerator$3,049   $3,282  
 

Average
Balances

Average
 Balances

Short-term
 borrowings

$ 386 $ 516

Short-term
 borrowings

$ 386 $ 516
Short-term debt 284 356 Short-term debt 284 356

Commercial
 paper

1,192 1,164

Commercial
 paper

1,192 1,164
Long-term debt 5,027 5,574 Long-term debt 5,027 5,574
Preferred stock 55 55 Preferred stock 55 55

Minority
interests

1,583 2,130

Minority
 interests

1,583 2,130

Common
 equity (3)

  13,947     15,269  

Common
 equity (3)

  13,947     15,269  
 
Denominator $22,474   $25,064   Denominator 22,474 25,064
 

Capital projects in progress and capital base of growth investments (2)

  (3,655 )   (4,620 )
 
Adjusted denominator$18,819   $20,444  
 

Return on capital

13.2

%

12.7

%

Return on capital, excluding growth investments

16.2

%

16.1

%

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 the trailing
    four quarters. Average balances are calculated as (December
    2007 ending balance + December 2006 ending balance) divided by
    2 for the year ending December 31, 2007, and (December 2006
    ending balance + December 2005 ending balance) divided by 2 for
    the year ending December 31, 2006.

(2) For all periods presented, growth investments include Russia
    and Bohai. Kunshan is also included as a growth investment for
    the year ending December 31, 2007.

(3) Calculated as total shareholders' equity less preferred stock.