|Bid||2.3500 x 0|
|Ask||2.3700 x 0|
|Day's Range||2.3400 - 2.4100|
|52 Week Range||2.1200 - 3.2000|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.03|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.68|
|Earnings Date||Feb 18, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.39 (16.07%)|
|1y Target Est||2.09|
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The railcars that shuttle thousands of tons of ore from the hills to Discovery Bay on the island’s picturesque north coast are the very same ones used by the once-giant American company Kaiser Aluminum, which started mining here in 1967. Alumina prices oscillated wildly in the past year, touching record highs on the disruption of the world’s largest plant in Brazil and concerns over sanctions on United Co. Rusal.
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Alcoa: Strong Q4 Numbers Can’t Hide Its WeaknessAlcoaAlcoa (AA), the leading US-based aluminum producer (XME), released its fourth-quarter earnings on January 16 after the markets closed. The company reported revenues of $3.3 billion during the
Alcoa: Could There Be a Surprise in Its Q4 Earnings? (Continued from Prior Part) ## Alcoa As we noted previously, aluminum producers, including Century Aluminum (CENX), fell sharply last year and aluminum prices fell. Alumina was relatively strong in 2018 amid supply disruptions. While Alcoa (AA) stock also fell last year, its earnings were actually strong due to higher alumina prices (AWC). Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect Alcoa to post an adjusted EBITDA of $3.0 billion in 2018, which is ~30% higher than its 2017 EBITDA. ## Fourth-quarter estimates Looking at the fourth-quarter estimates, Alcoa is expected to post revenues of $3.35 billion in the fourth quarter. The company posted revenues of $3.39 billion in the third quarter and $3.17 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017. Alcoa’s adjusted EBITDA is expected to fall to $717 million in the fourth quarter from $795 million in the third quarter. While Alcoa’s fourth-quarter numbers don’t look that bad, the real test could be in 2019. Analysts expect Alcoa’s adjusted EBITDA to fall to $531 million in the first quarter of 2019. Although analysts expect the company’s EBITDA to rise in the following quarters, the estimates seem to be assuming higher aluminum prices from the current levels. ## Key drivers Falling aluminum prices (RIO) have dented Chinese aluminum smelters’ profitability. Later in 2018, Chinese smelters decided on capacity curtailments. The situation is particularly bleak for smelters that don’t have captive alumina refineries. The alumina-to-aluminum ratio is elevated, which hurts standalone smelters’ earnings. While alumina has come off its highs and the alumina-to-aluminum ratio has come down, it’s still high compared to historical averages. Alumina prices might fall more in 2019, which could hurt integrated producers like Alcoa. Alcoa’s fiscal 2019 estimates appear to be on the higher side compared to other metal prices. Next, we’ll discuss how analysts are rating Alcoa before its fourth-quarter earnings release. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Alcoa: Could There Be a Surprise in Its Q4 Earnings? * Part 3 - Alcoa Stock: Analysts Might Be a Little Too Optimistic
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Yesterday, the United States lifted sanctions on RUSAL, the leading Russian aluminum producer. In April, when the sanctions were imposed, aluminum prices (XME) surged to their highest level since 2011. Falling aluminum prices have also led to negative price movements for aluminum producers, such as Alcoa (AA) and Century Aluminum (CENX).
Alcoa (AA), the leading US-based aluminum producer, fell 9.0% in November. Alcoa has fallen 41% in 2018. Century Aluminum (CENX) and Rio Tinto (RIO) have fallen 54% and 6.3% year-to-date, respectively, based on their closing prices on November 30. In this part, we’ll discuss why Alcoa stock fell 9% in November.
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The Section 232 tariffs were President Trump’s first move in the trade war. Since then, President Trump imposed tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. The US-China trade war and the general slowdown in China’s aluminum demand have taken a toll on aluminum prices, which hurt aluminum producers’ earnings.
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Alumina, which sits in the aluminium production process between bauxite and refined metal, has historically been a highly efficient link in the supply chain. It is, to quote Greg Wittbecker, analyst at the CRU research house, one of those markets "people have taken for granted". A series of supply hits have sent the alumina price on a rollercoaster ride this year, at one stage threatening the closure of several European aluminium smelters.