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January 6, 2012
11:07 EDTAAEarnings Preview: Alcoa shares fall ahead of Q4 earnings report
Alcoa’s (AA) earnings report will unofficially kick off the Q4 earnings season on Monday, January 9 after the market close, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Analysts are looking for EPS of 1c on revenue of $5.78B. The consensus range is (7c)-17c for EPS, and $5.46B-$6.16B for revenue, according to First Call. Alcoa posted mixed results in Q3, missing EPS but beating revenue estimates. On its Q3 earnings conference call, management said market fundamentals were holding up “relatively good” and they were “cautiously optimistic” on the aluminum market short term. They cited productivity improvements, but mentioned those were being offset by slow market conditions. On a negative note, both Jefferies and UBS lowered their Q4 EPS estimates in December, citing reduced aluminum prices and rising costs. The stock has traded slightly lower since Q3 results were released, falling approximately 9% from $10 to a recent $9.11. Mixed Q3 earnings, higher commodity costs, and uncertainty in Europe have contributed to the decline. It’s worth noting that twice in December, the shares bounced off their 12-month low of $8.45, and are down nearly 50% from their 52-week high of $18.47. As such, a wealth of bad news has been priced into the stock.
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09:04 EDTAAElliott Management: Alcoa 'taking the right steps'
Alcoa and affiliates of Elliott Management, which hold an economic interest in approximately 7.5% of Alcoa's common stock, have entered into an agreement that provides that Elliott will support the company's slate of director nominees at Alcoa's 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
09:03 EDTAAAlcoa names three new directors to board
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09:02 EDTAAAlcoa to appoint 3 new directors to board; Elliott to support slate of nominees
Alcoa announced that it will appoint Ulrich "Rick" Schmidt, John C. Plant and Sean O. Mahoney to serve on the company's Board of Directors, effective February 5, 2016. These appointments will further strengthen the company and add valuable aerospace and automotive experience to the Board as Alcoa prepares to separate into two independent companies in the second half of 2016. With these appointments, the Alcoa Board will be expanded to consist of 15 directors. In connection with this announcement, Alcoa and affiliates of Elliott Management, which hold an economic interest in approximately 7.5% of Alcoa's common stock, have entered into an agreement that provides that Elliott will support the company's slate of director nominees at Alcoa's 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mahoney will be included with the company's slate of director nominees for election at the Company's 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and will be added to the class of directors whose term expires in 2016. Schmidt and Plant will be added to the class of directors whose terms expire in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Dave Miller, Senior Portfolio Manager at Elliott Management said, "We believe the Company is taking the right steps as it moves forward with its separation. This is a pivotal moment for Alcoa and represents an opportunity to create substantial value for shareholders. We are pleased to have worked constructively with Alcoa and believe that Rick, John and Sean bring relevant experience to the Alcoa Board and the future Value-Add Co." As previously announced, Alcoa plans to separate into two, publicly traded companies in the second half of 2016. The Upstream company will comprise five strong business units that today make up Global Primary Products: Bauxite, Alumina, Aluminum, Cast Products and Energy; the innovation and technology-driven Value-Add company will include the Global Rolled Products, Engineered Products and Solutions, and Transportation and Construction Solutions businesses. As the Company prepares to implement the separation, the Board of Directors will work closely with Alcoa's management team in a comprehensive review of its portfolio, operations, profitability drivers and cost structure, and will update the market at the appropriate time.

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