Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
World markets  |  January 09, 2013 09:37:31

Alcoa launched carousel Result for 4Q12 - sales better than expected profits in accordance


Hliníkářská world leader, the U.S. company Alcoa, launched yesterday, as usual, another round of corporate disclosure reports of outcome, this time for 4Q 2012.

Alcoa Q4 saw a slight decrease in total revenues to 5.9 mld.USD, which exceeded the average market expectations adjusted to 5.6 mld.USD. Net profit reached 242 million USD = 21 cents per share, compared with last year's loss of EUR 191 miles = 18 cents per share. Profit excluding some one-off items reached 6 cents, which fulfilled the expectations of the market.
The division reported metal production in 4Q operating profit of EUR 316 mill.USD compared to last year lost 32 mill.USD.
The management said that Alcoa in 2012 reduced the total cost by 1.3 mld.USD the originally planned 850 mill.USD.

This improvement was mainly due to favorable price developments in commodity markets. Aluminum price increases in recent years due to the assumption of growth in demand from the biggest buyer in the form of China. In Q4 the average price of aluminum rose to 2 325 USD per metric ton. Market estimated that Alcoa will sell for 4Q 2 250 USD per tonne.
Total demand for aluminum in 2012 grew by 4.5% from the 8% in China. This year the company expects growth in global demand for aluminum to be 7%. The average price of aluminum would this year be around 2 150 USD per tonne. The current spot price is at the level of 2 000 USD.

Shares Alcoy yesterday reacted to the results of growth of less than 1%. For the full year 2012 recorded the title basically zero price change.
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