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Alcoa Earnings: AA Stock Declines as Q2 Sales Slide 25% Y2Y

Karl Utermohlen

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) posted its quarterly earnings results after the bell today, amassing a loss that was narrower than expected, while revenue was in line, yet it fell year-over-year, prompting AA stock to take a step back late Wednesday.

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The Pittsburgh, Penn.-based industrial company — produces aluminum — announced its second-quarter figures that cemented the midpoint of its fiscal 2019. The business posted a loss of $402 million, which tallied up to $2.17 per share, compared to the earnings of $10 million, or 5 cents per share, from the year-ago period.

Alcoa added that for the period, it reported a loss of $2 million, or a penny per share, when adjusted for one-time items. During the year-ago period, it posted a profit of $1.17 per share. Wall Street expected the business to post an adjusted loss of 19 cents per share, according to the FactSet guidance.

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The company also revealed its revenue for the period, tallying up to $2.7 billion, which is 25% less than the $3.6 billion from the second quarter of 2018. Analysts who were polled by FactSet were predicting revenue of $2.7 billion for the period.

Alcoa also mentioned that the global demand for aluminum is projected to grow in 2019 by about 1.25% to 2.25%, below the previous guidance of 2% to 3%. We can point to a decrease in demand in China and the rest of the world as trade tensions continue.

AA stock is sliding about 3.3% after the bell today, which is weaker than what analysts called for

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