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April 7, 2008

Alcoa Reports Strong First Quarter 2008 Results In Face of Challenging Economic Conditions

Highlights:
  • Income from continuing operations of $303 million, or $0.37 per share.
  • Income from continuing operations, excluding restructuring and tax impacts, was $361 million, or $0.44 per share, up 20 percent on a comparable basis from fourth quarter 2007.
  • Sequentially, currency negatively impacted results by $68 million or $0.08 per share.
  • Revenues of $7.4 billion; flat sequentially and up six percent excluding packaging.
  • Segment ATOI increased 42 percent excluding packaging. Three business segments – Primary Metals, FRP and EPS – had substantially higher profitability than the prior quarter.
  • Debt-to-Capital stands at 31.5 percent, within targeted range.
  • ROC including major growth investments of 10.7 percent; excluding growth investments, ROC was 13.5 percent.
  • Completed sale of packaging and consumer businesses, invested in growth projects, strategic investment with Chinalco in Rio Tinto and purchased two aerospace fastener companies.
  • Repurchased approximately 14 million shares in first quarter.


NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE: AA) today announced first quarter 2008 income from continuing operations of $303 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, versus $624 million, or $0.74 per share in the fourth quarter of 2007. Excluding restructuring and tax impacts, income from continuing operations was $361 million or $0.44 per share, up 20 percent on a comparable basis from the prior quarter, which included a favorable restructuring adjustment and tax benefits totaling $323 million or $0.38 per share. First quarter 2007 income from continuing operations excluding restructuring and tax impacts was $691 million, or $0.79.

Three of four business segments achieved significant after-tax operating income (ATOI) increases from the fourth quarter of 2007, with segment ATOI up 42 percent excluding packaging. Earnings for the first quarter were compressed by higher input and energy costs, and the impact of a weaker U.S. dollar. Currency negatively impacted results by $68 million or $0.08 per share on a sequential basis, as the U.S. dollar deteriorated against most major currencies.

Net income for the quarter was $303 million, or $0.37. Net income was $632 million, or $0.75 in the fourth quarter of 2007 and $662 million, or $0.75 in the first quarter of 2007.

Revenues for the 2008 first quarter were $7.4 billion, flat from the previous quarter, but a six percent increase excluding the revenue of the packaging and consumer business, which was sold in February 2008. Fourth quarter 2007 revenues were $7.4 billion, and revenues were $7.9 billion in the first quarter of 2007.

“We have generated strong returns in the face of challenging economic conditions and three of our segments – primary, flat-rolled and engineered products and solutions – achieved substantial ATOI growth,” said Alain Belda, Alcoa Chairman and CEO. “Upstream margins were squeezed by higher energy costs and a weaker U.S. dollar, but the global market remains tight and prices are near historic highs, primarily driven by demand in Asia, especially China.

“Our engineered products and solutions business delivered its strongest quarter ever, driven by robust aerospace and industrial gas turbine sales and productivity improvements,” said Belda. “Market fundamentals remain strong and we are well positioned to boost returns when the North American and European economies rebound.”

Cost of goods sold as a percent of revenues was 79.9 percent, a 340 basis point improvement versus the fourth quarter of 2007.

The Company funded numerous growth investments in the quarter including the new Juruti bauxite mine and Sao Luis refinery in Brazil; the strategic investment with Chinalco in Rio Tinto plc; and the acquisition of two aerospace fastening companies. In the quarter, capital expenditures were $748 million, 60 percent of which was devoted to growth projects. In addition, the Company repurchased approximately 14 million shares in the first quarter of 2008 under its approved share re-purchase authorization.

The Company’s debt-to-capital ratio stood at 31.5 percent at the end of the quarter, within the Company’s target range. The Company's 12-month trailing ROC stood at 10.7 percent at the end of the first quarter 2008, following significant growth investments. Excluding investments in growth, the Company’s ROC was 13.5 percent.

Segment and Other Results

In the first quarter of 2008, management approved a realignment of Alcoa's reportable segments to better reflect the core businesses in which Alcoa operates and how it is managed. This realignment consisted of eliminating the Extruded and End Products segment, and realigning its component businesses. See the Segment Information schedule for further details. Additionally, the Packaging and Consumer segment was sold in the first quarter of 2008.

Alumina

ATOI was $169 million, a decrease of $36 million, or 18 percent, from the prior quarter. Production was up slightly; however, shipments were down by two percent due to timing. As expected, lower pricing, higher energy cost, and unfavorable currency reduced profitability.

Primary Metals

ATOI was $307 million, up $111 million, or 57 percent, compared to the prior quarter. The majority of the increase resulted from higher LME prices. In addition, production was up four percent driven by the continuing ramp-up of the Iceland smelter offset by unfavorable currency and increased carbon costs. This segment purchased approximately 49 kmt of primary metal for internal use.

Flat-Rolled Products

ATOI was $41 million, up $56 million from the prior quarter. The segment benefited from improved performance in the Russia business as well as slightly higher volumes and an improved mix offset by higher energy and alloy material costs.

Engineered Products and Solutions

ATOI was a record $138 million, up $62 million, or 82 percent, from the prior quarter. Results were driven by continued productivity improvements, the positive impact from the automotive business restructuring, and increased volume as the aerospace and IGT markets continue to demonstrate strength.

Alcoa will hold its quarterly conference call at 5:00 PM Eastern Time on April 7th 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."

Alcoa is the world leader 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. 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, and building systems. The Company has 97,000 employees in 34 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 obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether in response to new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. 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 fluctuations in London Metal Exchange-based prices for primary aluminum and other products; (b) material adverse changes in the markets served by Alcoa, including the transportation, building and 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, foreign 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, 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
March 31,   December 31,   March 31,

2007

2007

2008

Sales $ 7,908 $ 7,387 $ 7,375
 
Cost of goods sold (exclusive of expenses below) 6,007 6,153 5,892
Selling, general administrative, and other expenses 357 383 328
Research and development expenses 52 78 66
Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization 304 309 319
Restructuring and other charges 26 (14 ) 38
Interest expense 83 81 99
Other (income) expenses, net   (44 )   (78 )   58
Total costs and expenses 6,785 6,912 6,800
 
Income from continuing operations before taxes on income 1,123 475 575
Provision (benefit) for taxes on income   335     (213 )   205
Income from continuing operations before minority interests’ share 788 688 370
Less: Minority interests’ share   115     64     67
 
Income from continuing operations 673 624 303
 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations   (11 )   8    
 
NET INCOME $662   $632   $303
 
Earnings (loss) per common share:
Basic:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.77 $ 0.74 $ 0.37
(Loss) income from discontinued operations   (0.01 )   0.01    
Net income $0.76   $0.75   $0.37
 
Diluted:
Income from continuing operations $ 0.77 $ 0.74 $ 0.37
(Loss) income from discontinued operations   (0.02 )   0.01    
Net income $0.75   $0.75   $0.37
 
Average number of shares used to compute:
Basic earnings per common share 868,824,621 837,404,682 817,892,681
Diluted earnings per common share 875,753,052 845,831,650 825,301,487
 
Common stock outstanding at the end of the period 868,989,203 827,401,800 815,005,086
 
Shipments of aluminum products (metric tons) 1,365,000 1,336,000 1,357,000

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheet (unaudited)

(in millions)

 
 

 

December 31,
2007

March 31,
2008

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 483 $ 378

Receivables from customers, less allowances of $72 in 2007 and $70 in 2008

2,602 3,048
Other receivables 451 541
Inventories 3,326 3,679
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   1,224     1,248  
Total current assets   8,086     8,894  
 
Properties, plants, and equipment 31,601 32,829
Less: accumulated depreciation, depletion, and amortization   14,722     15,172  
Properties, plants, and equipment, net   16,879     17,657  
Goodwill 4,806 5,095
Investments 2,038 3,133
Other assets 4,046 4,359
Assets held for sale   2,948     261  
Total assets $38,803   $39,399  
 
LIABILITIES
Current liabilities:
Short-term borrowings $ 569 $ 548
Commercial paper 856 1,456
Accounts payable, trade 2,787 2,895
Accrued compensation and retirement costs 943 831
Taxes, including taxes on income 644 517
Other current liabilities 1,165 1,481
Long-term debt due within one year   202     54  
Total current liabilities   7,166     7,782  
Long-term debt, less amount due within one year 6,371 6,438
Accrued pension benefits 1,098 1,305
Accrued postretirement benefits 2,753 2,715
Other noncurrent liabilities and deferred credits 1,943 2,067
Deferred income taxes 545 524
Liabilities of operations held for sale   451     63  
Total liabilities   20,327     20,894  
 
MINORITY INTERESTS   2,460     2,692  
 
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Preferred stock 55 55
Common stock 925 925
Additional capital 5,774 5,782
Retained earnings 13,039 13,063
Treasury stock, at cost (3,440 ) (3,823 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (337 )   (189 )
Total shareholders' equity   16,016     15,813  
Total liabilities and equity $38,803   $39,399  

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows (unaudited)

(in millions)

 

Three months ended

March 31,

2007 (a)

 

2008

CASH FROM OPERATIONS
Net income $ 662 $ 303
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash from operations:
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization 304 319
Deferred income taxes 1 26
Equity income, net of dividends (35 ) (23 )
Restructuring and other charges 26 38
(Gains) losses from investing activities – asset sales (1 ) 1
Provision for doubtful accounts 3 4
Loss from discontinued operations 11
Minority interests 115 67
Stock-based compensation 24 37
Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements 5 (3 )
Other (3 ) (25 )
Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions, divestitures, and foreign currency translation adjustments:
(Increase) in receivables (137 ) (233 )
Decrease (increase) in inventories 93 (238 )
(Increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets (55 ) (34 )
(Decrease) increase in accounts payable, trade (143 ) 4
(Decrease) in accrued expenses (216 ) (379 )
(Decrease) in taxes, including taxes on income (83 ) (18 )
Cash received on long-term aluminum supply contract 93
Pension contributions (50 ) (19 )
Net change in noncurrent assets and liabilities 2 (127 )
(Increase) decrease in net assets held for sale   (88 )   12  
CASH PROVIDED FROM (USED FOR) CONTINUING OPERATIONS 528 (288 )
CASH USED FOR DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS   (1 )    
CASH PROVIDED FROM (USED FOR) OPERATIONS   527     (288 )
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Net change in short-term borrowings 38 (28 )
Net change in commercial paper (1,200 ) 600
Additions to long-term debt 2,024 3
Debt issuance costs (96 ) (5 )
Payments on long-term debt (353 ) (159 )
Common stock issued for stock compensation plans 82 22
Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements (5 ) 3
Repurchase of common stock (88 ) (430 )
Dividends paid to shareholders (148 ) (140 )
Dividends paid to minority interests (158 ) (39 )
Contributions from minority interests   114     118  
CASH PROVIDED FROM (USED FOR) FINANCING ACTIVITIES   210     (55 )
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Capital expenditures (783 ) (748 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (13 ) (276 )
Acquisition of minority interest (15 )
Proceeds from the sale of assets and businesses 2,490
Additions to investments (26 ) (1,215 )
Net change in short-term investments and restricted cash 6
Other   (12 )   (11 )
CASH (USED FOR) PROVIDED FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES   (828 )   225  
 

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

5

   

13

 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (86 ) (105 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   506     483  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD $420   $378  

(a) The Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows for the three months
    ended March 31, 2007 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

Segment Information (unaudited) (1)

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

         

1Q07

2Q07

3Q07

4Q07

2007

1Q08

Alumina:
Alumina production (kmt) 3,655 3,799 3,775 3,855 15,084 3,870
Third-party alumina shipments (kmt) 1,877 1,990 1,937 2,030 7,834 1,995
Third-party sales $ 645 $ 712 $ 664 $ 688 $ 2,709 $ 680
Intersegment sales $ 579 $ 587 $ 631 $ 651 $ 2,448 $ 667
Equity income (loss) $ 1 $ $ (1 ) $ 1 $ 1 $ 2
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ 56 $ 62 $ 76 $ 73 $ 267 $ 74
Income taxes $ 100 $ 102 $ 89 $ 49 $ 340 $ 57
After-tax operating income (ATOI) $ 260   $ 276   $ 215     $ 205     $ 956   $ 169
 
Primary Metals:
Aluminum production (kmt) 899 901 934 959 3,693 995
Third-party aluminum shipments (kmt) 518 565 584 624 2,291 665
Alcoa’s average realized price per metric ton of aluminum

$

2,902

$

2,879

$

2,734

$

2,646

$

2,784

$

2,801

Third-party sales $ 1,633 $ 1,746 $ 1,600 $ 1,597 $ 6,576 $ 1,877
Intersegment sales $ 1,477 $ 1,283 $ 1,171 $ 1,063 $ 4,994 $ 1,105
Equity income $ 22 $ 18 $ 11 $ 6 $ 57 $ 9
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ 95 $ 102 $ 102 $ 111 $ 410 $ 124
Income taxes $ 214 $ 196 $ 80 $ 52 $ 542 $ 116
ATOI $ 504   $ 462   $ 283     $ 196     $ 1,445   $ 307
 
Flat-Rolled Products:
Third-party aluminum shipments (kmt) 597 612 632 600 2,441 610
Third-party sales $ 2,467 $ 2,535 $ 2,494 $ 2,436 $ 9,932 $ 2,492
Intersegment sales $ 65 $ 77 $ 70 $ 71 $ 283 $ 77
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ 60 $ 61 $ 64 $ 59 $ 244 $ 60
Income taxes $ 31 $ 37 $ 32 $ 7 $ 107 $ 22
ATOI $ 60   $ 97   $ 62     $ (15 )   $ 204   $ 41
 
Engineered Products and Solutions:
Third-party aluminum shipments (kmt) 55 52 51 49 207 48
Third-party sales $ 1,676 $ 1,715 $ 1,662 $ 1,666 $ 6,719 $ 1,772
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ 41 $ 41 $ 44 $ 45 $ 171 $ 42
Income taxes $ 49 $ 52 $ 46 $ 17 $ 164 $ 56
ATOI $ 105   $ 119   $ 82     $ 76     $ 382   $ 138
 
Packaging and Consumer (2):
Third-party aluminum shipments (kmt) 35 40 37 45 157 19
Third-party sales $ 736 $ 837 $ 828 $ 887 $ 3,288 $ 497
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization $ 30 $ 30 $ 29 $ $ 89 $
Income taxes $ 7 $ 17 $ 17 $ 27 $ 68 $ 10
ATOI $ 19   $ 37   $ 36     $ 56     $ 148   $ 11

Alcoa and subsidiaries      

Segment Information (unaudited), continued

(in millions)

         
Reconciliation of ATOI to consolidated net income:

1Q07

2Q07

3Q07

4Q07

2007

1Q08

Total segment ATOI $ 948 $ 991 $ 678 $ 518 $ 3,135 $ 666
Unallocated amounts (net of tax):
Impact of LIFO (27 ) (16 ) 10 9 (24 ) (31 )
Interest income 11 9 10 10 40 9
Interest expense (54 ) (56 ) (98 ) (53 ) (261 ) (64 )
Minority interests (115 ) (110 ) (76 ) (64 ) (365 ) (67 )
Corporate expense (86 ) (101 ) (101 ) (100 ) (388 ) (82 )
Restructuring and other charges (18 ) 21 (311 ) 1 (307 ) (30 )
Discontinued operations (11 ) (1 ) (3 ) 8 (7 )
Other   14       (22 )     446       303       741       (98 )
Consolidated net income $ 662     $ 715     $ 555     $ 632     $ 2,564     $ 303  

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

 

(1) In the first quarter of 2008, management approved a realignment
    of Alcoa's reportable segments to better reflect the core
    businesses in which Alcoa operates and how it is managed. This
    realignment consisted of eliminating the Extruded and End
    Products segment, and realigning its component businesses as
    follows: the building and construction systems business will be
    reported in the Engineered Products and Solutions segment; the
    hard alloy extrusions business and the Russian extrusions
    business will be reported in the Flat-Rolled Products segment;
    and the remaining segment components, consisting primarily of
    the equity investment/income of Alcoa's interest in the Sapa AB
    joint venture, and the Latin American extrusions business, will
    be reported in Corporate. Additionally, the Russian forgings
    business will be moved from the Engineered Products and
    Solutions segment to the Flat-Rolled Products segment, where
    total Russian operations will now be reported. Prior period
    amounts have been reclassified to reflect the new segment
    structure. Also, the Engineered Solutions segment was renamed
    the Engineered Products and Solutions segment.

 

(2) On February 29, 2008, Alcoa completed the sale of its packaging
    and consumer businesses to Rank Group Limited. Once Alcoa
    receives regulatory and other approvals for a small number of
    facilities, which is expected in April 2008, the Packaging and
    Consumer segment will no longer contain any operations.

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited)

(in millions)

 

Bloomberg Return on Capital (1)

Bloomberg Return on Capital,

Excluding Growth Investments (1)

 
Twelve months endedTwelve months ended

March 31,

March 31,

2007

 

2008

2007

2008

 
Net income $ 2,302 $ 2,205 Net income $ 2,302 $ 2,205
 

Minority
 interests

446 317

Minority
 interests

446 317
 

Interest
 expense

Interest
 expense

 (after tax)

  281     266  

 (after tax)

  281     266  
 
Numerator $3,029   $2,788   Numerator 3,029 2,788
 
Net losses of growth investments (3)   79     96  
 
Adjusted numerator$3,108   $2,884  
 
Average BalancesAverage Balances

Short-term
 borrowings

$ 441 $ 524

Short-term
 borrowings

$ 441 $ 524

Short-term
 debt

360 358

Short-term
 debt

360 358

Commercial
 paper

972 864

Commercial
 paper

972 864

Long-term
 debt

5,767 6,374

Long-term
 debt

5,767 6,374

Preferred
 stock

55 55

Preferred
 stock

55 55

Minority
 interests

1,669 2,320

Minority
 interests

1,669 2,320

Common equity
 (2)

  14,621     15,563  

Common equity
 (2)

  14,621     15,563  
 
Denominator $23,885   $26,058   Denominator 23,885 26,058
 

Capital projects in progress and capital base of growth investments (3)

  (3,945 )   (4,730 )
 
Adjusted denominator$19,940   $21,328  
 

Return on capital

12.7

%

10.7

%

Return on capital,
 excluding
growth
 investments

15.6

%

13.5

%

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.

 

(1) The Bloomberg Methodology calculates ROC based on the trailing
    four quarters. Average balances are calculated as (March 2008
    ending balance + March 2007 ending balance) divided by 2 for
    the twelve months ended March 31, 2008, and (March 2007 ending
    balance + March 2006 ending balance) divided by 2 for the
    twelve months ended March 31, 2007.

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

(3) For all periods presented, growth investments include Russia,
    Bohai, and Kunshan.

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in millions, except per-share amounts)

 

 

Net IncomeDiluted EPS
  Quarter ended   Quarter ended

1Q07

 

4Q07

 

1Q08

1Q07

 

4Q07

 

1Q08

Net income $ 662 $ 632 $ 303 $ 0.75 $ 0.75 $ 0.37
 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations  

 

 

(11

 

 

)

 

 

 

8

   

 

 

 
Income from continuing operations

 

673

 

624

 

303

 

0.77

 

0.74

 

0.37

 
Discrete tax items

(322

)

28

 
Restructuring and other charges  

 

18

   

 

(1

 

)

 

 

30

Income from continuing operations – excluding restructuring and other charges and discrete tax items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

691

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

301

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

361

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.44

Income from continuing operations - excluding restructuring and
other charges and discrete tax items is a non-GAAP financial
measure. Management believes that this measure is meaningful to
investors because management reviews the operating results of Alcoa
excluding the impacts of restructuring and other charges and
discrete tax items. There can be no assurances that additional
restructuring and other charges and discrete tax items 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 and discrete tax items.

Alcoa and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in millions)

 

Third-party Sales

Quarter ended

December 31,

2007

 

March 31,

2008

 
Alcoa

$

7,387

$

7,375

 
Packaging and Consumer   887   497
 
 
Alcoa, excluding Packaging and Consumer

$

6,500

$

6,878

 
 
 
After-tax Operating Income
Quarter ended

December 31,

2007

March 31,

2008

 
Segment total

$

518

$

666

 
Packaging and Consumer   56   11
 
 
Segment total, excluding Packaging and Consumer

$

462

$

655

 

Third-party sales and segment after-tax operating income excluding
the Packaging and Consumer segment are non-GAAP financial measures.
Management believes that these measures are meaningful to investors
because management reviews the operating results of Alcoa excluding
the Packaging and Consumer segment due to the sale of the
businesses within this segment in February 2008.