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Alcoa Corporation Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

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Alcoa reported its first quarter 2024 results, including the acquisition of Alumina and various operational improvements. Revenue was $2.6 billion, with a net loss of $252 million. Alcoa initiated the potential sale of the San Ciprián complex, completed the restart of a potline at Warrick Operations, and announced the curtailment of the Kwinana refinery in Australia. The company also paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share and finished the quarter with a cash balance of $1.4 billion.
Alcoa ha reso noto i risultati del primo trimestre del 2024, inclusa l'acquisizione di Alumina e vari miglioramenti operativi. Il fatturato è stato di 2,6 miliardi di dollari, con una perdita netta di 252 milioni di dollari. Alcoa ha avviato la potenziale vendita del complesso di San Ciprián, completato il riavvio di una linea di produzione presso le operazioni di Warrick e annunciato la riduzione dell'attività della raffineria di Kwinana in Australia. La società ha inoltre distribuito un dividendo trimestrale in contanti di 0,10 dollari per azione e ha chiuso il trimestre con una riserva di cassa di 1,4 miliardi di dollari.
Alcoa informó sobre los resultados del primer trimestre de 2024, incluyendo la adquisición de Alumina y diversas mejoras operativas. Los ingresos fueron de 2,6 mil millones de dólares, con una pérdida neta de 252 millones de dólares. Alcoa inició la posible venta del complejo de San Ciprián, completó el reinicio de una línea de producción en las Operaciones de Warrick y anunció la reducción de actividades en la refinería de Kwinana en Australia. La compañía también pagó un dividendo en efectivo trimestral de 0,10 dólares por acción y terminó el trimestre con un saldo de caja de 1,4 mil millones de dólares.
알코아는 2024년 첫 분기 실적을 발표했으며, 알루미나 인수 및 여러 운영 개선을 포함하고 있습니다. 매출은 26억 달러이며, 순손실은 2억 5200만 달러입니다. 알코아는 산 시프리안 복합단지의 잠재적 매각을 시작하고, 워릭 운영에서 포트라인의 재가동을 완료했으며, 호주 퀴나나 정제소의 생산 축소를 발표했습니다. 회사는 또한 주당 0.10달러의 분기별 현금 배당을 지급하고 분기를 14억 달러의 현금 잔고로 마감했습니다.
Alcoa a rapporté ses résultats pour le premier trimestre de 2024, incluant l'acquisition d'Alumina et diverses améliorations opérationnelles. Le chiffre d'affaires s'élevait à 2,6 milliards de dollars, avec une perte nette de 252 millions de dollars. Alcoa a initié la vente potentielle du complexe de San Ciprián, achevé le redémarrage d'une ligne de production à Warrick Operations et annoncé la réduction de l'activité de la raffinerie de Kwinana en Australie. La société a également versé un dividende trimestriel en espèces de 0,10 dollar par action et a terminé le trimestre avec un solde de trésorerie de 1,4 milliard de dollars.
Alcoa hat die Ergebnisse des ersten Quartals 2024 bekannt gegeben, einschließlich der Übernahme von Alumina und verschiedenen betrieblichen Verbesserungen. Der Umsatz betrug 2,6 Milliarden Dollar, mit einem Nettoverlust von 252 Millionen Dollar. Alcoa hat den potenziellen Verkauf des San Ciprián-Komplexes eingeleitet, den Neustart einer Produktionslinie bei den Warrick-Betrieben abgeschlossen und die Drosselung der Kwinana-Raffinerie in Australien angekündigt. Das Unternehmen zahlte außerdem eine vierteljährliche Dividende von 0,10 Dollar pro Aktie und beendete das Quartal mit einem Kassenbestand von 1,4 Milliarden Dollar.
Positive
  • Alcoa reported a net loss of $252 million in the first quarter of 2024.
  • The company initiated the potential sale of the San Ciprián complex during the quarter.
  • Alcoa completed the restart of a potline at Warrick Operations in the first quarter of 2024.
  • The company announced the curtailment of the Kwinana refinery in Australia to be completed in the second quarter of 2024.
  • Alcoa finished the first quarter of 2024 with a cash balance of $1.4 billion.
Negative
  • The net loss for the first quarter of 2024 was $252 million.
  • The potential sale of the San Ciprián complex may impact the company's operations.
  • The curtailment of the Kwinana refinery could have financial implications for Alcoa.
  • The restart of the potline at Warrick Operations may not fully offset other operational challenges.
  • Alcoa's cash balance of $1.4 billion may not be sufficient to address all financial needs.

The acquisition of Alumina Limited by Alcoa Corporation represents a significant strategic maneuver that could reshape the company's market positioning. By integrating Alumina Limited's operations, Alcoa not only simplifies its corporate structure but also potentially enhances its operational flexibility. The move may lead to improved economies of scale and cost efficiencies. However, investors should be mindful of the execution risks inherent in any large-scale acquisition, including the integration of different corporate cultures and systems.

Given the reported net loss and the adjusted net loss figures, stakeholders might be concerned about the company's profitability in the short term. The losses may be a reflection of broader market forces and operational challenges such as the curtailment of the Kwinana refinery, which incurred significant charges. On the upside, lower energy and raw material costs have positively contributed to the adjusted EBITDA, indicating some level of cost management success.

The cash position bolstered by the green bond issuance provides Alcoa with a liquidity cushion, which is essential for both ongoing operations and the implementation of its new productivity and competitiveness program. While the commitment to a $100 million savings target is commendable, it remains to be seen how these cost-saving measures will materialize in financial performance. Investors should watch for the realization of these savings and their impact on the bottom line in future quarters.

Alcoa's forward guidance for 2024 suggests stability in Alumina segment production and shipments, which is a vital indicator of steady supply chain management. However, the discrepancy between production and shipments due to the Kwinana curtailment introduces an element of uncertainty regarding supply dynamics. Investors should monitor how Alcoa navigates the balance of fulfilling customer contracts with externally sourced alumina.

Additionally, the outlook for Aluminum segment production and shipments reflects consistency, but the expected unfavorable impacts of increased seasonal maintenance and other costs in the Alumina segment, as well as the unfavorable alumina costs in the Aluminum segment, could pressure margins. The anticipated rise in interest expense due to the green bond issuance could also weigh on net income.

Alcoa's focus on decarbonization and water management projects funded by the green bond proceeds aligns with a growing investor appetite for environmentally responsible corporate practices. This could potentially enhance Alcoa's appeal to ESG-focused investors, adding a dimension of strategic value to its investment profile.

Alcoa's performance is closely tied to the energy markets due to the significant power requirements of aluminum production. The reported favorable raw material prices and production costs in the Aluminum segment, offset by higher energy costs, underscore the volatility and impact of energy prices on operational efficiency. Investors should take note of the company's energy management strategies and how they adapt to fluctuating energy prices, especially given the reported unfavorable impacts of higher energy costs in the next quarter.

The company's involvement in renewable energy, as indicated by the green bond issuance for climate change mitigation expenditures, suggests a strategic pivot towards sustainable energy use. This transition may offer long-term benefits, such as reduced energy costs and enhanced regulatory compliance, but it also entails significant upfront investments. Shareholders should weigh these factors when considering Alcoa's future financial health and its ability to maintain competitive energy costs amidst global shifts towards sustainable practices.

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) today reported results for the first quarter 2024, a period that included the announced acquisition of Alumina Limited and continued action on near-term improvements.

Financial Results and Highlights

 

M, except per share amounts

1Q24

4Q23

1Q23

Revenue

$2,599

$2,595

$2,670

Net loss attributable to Alcoa Corporation

$(252)

$(150)

$(231)

Loss per share attributable to Alcoa Corporation

$(1.41)

$(0.84)

$(1.30)

Adjusted net loss

$(145)

$(100)

$(41)

Adjusted loss per share

$(0.81)

$(0.56)

$(0.23)

Adjusted EBITDA excluding special items

$132

$89

$240

  • Entered into binding agreement to acquire Alumina Limited in all-stock transaction
  • Initiated process for the potential sale of the San Ciprián complex
  • Completed restart of one potline at Warrick Operations
  • Announced curtailment of Kwinana refinery in Australia to be completed in the second quarter 2024
  • Implemented productivity and competitiveness program
  • Paid quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock, totaling $19 million
  • Finished the first quarter 2024 with cash balance of $1.4 billion, includes $737 million in net proceeds from March 2024 green bond issuance

“In the first quarter of 2024, we finalized the terms of our acquisition of Alumina Limited, which will bring strategic, operational, and financial flexibility,” said Alcoa President and CEO William F. Oplinger. “Raw material prices and markets are improving, and we are implementing near-term improvements to further strengthen Alcoa for the future.”

First Quarter 2024 Results

  • Production: Alumina production decreased 4 percent sequentially to 2.67 million metric tons on lower production from the Australia refineries. In Aluminum, Alcoa produced 542,000 metric tons, consistent with the fourth quarter’s strong output.
  • Shipments: In the Alumina segment, third-party shipments of alumina increased 6 percent sequentially primarily due to increased trading. In Aluminum, total shipments decreased 1 percent sequentially.
  • Revenue: The Company’s total third-party revenue of $2.6 billion was consistent with the prior quarter. In the Alumina segment, third-party revenue increased 6 percent due to the higher average realized third-party price for alumina and higher shipments. In the Aluminum segment, third-party revenue decreased 3 percent due to the lower average realized third-party price for aluminum, driven by the unfavorable sequential impact of the Alumar smelter restart hedge program which ended in December 2023 and timing of shipments.
  • Net loss attributable to Alcoa Corporation was $252 million, or $1.41 per share. Sequentially, the results reflect lower average realized third-party prices for aluminum and higher production costs, partially offset by lower energy and raw material costs. Additionally, the results include a charge of $197 million related to the curtailment of the Kwinana refinery, and reflect the non-recurrence of a charge to tax expense of $152 million to record a valuation allowance on Alcoa World Alumina Brasil Ltda. (AWAB) deferred tax assets in the fourth quarter 2023.
  • Adjusted net loss was $145 million, or $0.81 per share, excluding the impact from net special items of $107 million. Notable special items include $197 million related to the curtailment of the Kwinana refinery discussed above, partially offset by tax and noncontrolling interest impacts of $117 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA excluding special items was $132 million, a sequential increase of $43 million primarily due to lower energy and raw material costs, partially offset by lower average realized third-party price for aluminum and higher production costs.

    Production costs increased primarily due to the non-recurrence of the full year benefit of $36 million for the credit related to Section 45X of the Inflation Reduction Act recorded in the fourth quarter 2023.
  • Cash: Alcoa ended the quarter with a cash balance of $1.4 billion. Cash used for operations was $223 million. Cash provided from financing activities was $754 million primarily related to the net proceeds from the debt issuance of $737 million. Cash used for investing activities was $117 million primarily related to capital expenditures of $101 million.
  • Working capital: For the first quarter, Receivables from customers of $0.9 billion, Inventories of $2.0 billion and Accounts payable, trade of $1.6 billion comprised DWC working capital. Alcoa reported 47 days working capital, a sequential increase of eight days. The increase is primarily due to typical first quarter increase in accounts receivable and a decrease in accounts payable.

Key Actions

Strategic

  • Alumina Limited: On March 11, 2024, Alcoa announced that it entered into a binding Scheme Implementation Deed with Alumina Limited (ASX: AWC), under which Alcoa will acquire Alumina Limited in an all-scrip, or all-stock, transaction. The acquisition of Alumina Limited will enhance Alcoa’s position as a leading pure play, upstream aluminum company globally, while simplifying the Company’s corporate structure and governance, resulting in greater operational flexibility and strategic optionality.

Operational

  • San Ciprián complex: During the first quarter of 2024, Alcoa completed the restart of approximately 6 percent of pots at the smelter in compliance with the February 2023 updated viability agreement. Although both energy and API prices improved during the quarter, the improvements are insufficient for the long-term viability of the complex for Alcoa. Additionally, near-term government support remains unlikely. While continuing to optimize the smelter and refinery operations and preserve cash, and as part of Alcoa's efforts to find a long-term solution for the complex, Alcoa initiated a process for the potential sale of the complex during the first quarter of 2024 and anticipates completing the bid process by June 2024.
  • Warrick Operations: During the first quarter 2024, the Company completed the restart of one potline (54,000 mtpy) that was curtailed in July 2022.
  • Kwinana refinery: On January 8, 2024, the Company announced the decision to curtail the Kwinana refinery in Australia to be completed in the second quarter of 2024.

Financial

  • Green bond issuance: On March 21, 2024, the Company closed an offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 7.125 percent senior notes due in 2031. This was the Company’s first notes issuance under its new Green Finance Framework, which prioritizes climate change mitigation expenditures related to circular or low carbon products, pollution prevention technologies, renewable energy, and water management. Net proceeds from the issuance, which can be allocated to qualifying expenditures on a two year look back and three year look forward, are expected to cover expenses associated with both new and existing decarbonization and water management projects, research and development, renewable energy, and the production of low carbon alumina and aluminum products. The Company does not expect to allocate part of the net proceeds to significant capital investments in breakthrough technologies as those are not expected to occur in the remainder of this decade.
  • Productivity and competitiveness program: In January 2024, the Company initiated a productivity and competitiveness program across its global operations and functions. The program is part of the Company’s objective to improve overall competitiveness and profitability and includes a target to save approximately 5 percent of operating costs, exclusive of raw materials, energy and transportation costs, which are already under active management and cost control programs. Total savings are expected to approximate $100 million on a run rate basis and to be achieved by the first quarter of 2025.

2024 Outlook

The following outlook does not include reconciliations of the forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income, including transformation, intersegment eliminations and other corporate Adjusted EBITDA; operational tax expense; and other expense; each excluding special items, to the most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP financial measures because it is impractical to forecast certain special items, such as restructuring charges and mark-to-market contracts without unreasonable efforts due to the variability and complexity associated with predicting the occurrence and financial impact of such special items. For the same reasons, the Company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information, which could be material to future results.

Alcoa expects 2024 total Alumina segment production and shipments to remain unchanged from the prior projection, ranging between 9.8 and 10.0 million metric tons, and between 12.7 and 12.9 million metric tons, respectively. The difference between production and shipments reflects trading volumes and externally sourced alumina to fulfill customer contracts due to the curtailment of the Kwinana refinery.

Alcoa expects 2024 total Aluminum segment production and shipments to remain unchanged from the prior projection, ranging between 2.2 and 2.3 million metric tons, and between 2.5 and 2.6 million metric tons, respectively.

Within second quarter 2024 Alumina Segment Adjusted EBITDA, the Company expects sequential unfavorable impacts of $20 million related to higher seasonal maintenance and other mining costs for the Australia operations.

Within second quarter 2024 Aluminum Segment Adjusted EBITDA, the Company expects favorable raw material prices and production costs to be fully offset by higher energy costs. Alumina costs in the Aluminum segment are expected to be unfavorable by $15 million sequentially.

Alcoa expects Interest expense to approximate $145 million for the year, an increase from the prior projection as a result of the green bond issuance.

Other expenses for the first quarter of 2024 included unfavorable impacts of approximately $20 million related to foreign currency losses that may not recur.

Based on current alumina and aluminum market conditions, Alcoa expects second quarter operational tax expense to approximate $40 million to $50 million, which may vary with market conditions and jurisdictional profitability.

Conference Call

Alcoa will hold its quarterly conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, to present first quarter 2024 financial results and discuss the business, developments, and market conditions.

The call will be webcast via the Company’s homepage on www.alcoa.com. Presentation materials for the call will be available for viewing on the same website at approximately 4:15 p.m. EDT on April 17, 2024. Call information and related details are available under the “Investors” section of www.alcoa.com.

Dissemination of Company Information

Alcoa intends to make future announcements regarding company developments and financial performance through its website, www.alcoa.com, as well as through press releases, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, conference calls and webcasts. The Company does not incorporate the information contained on, or accessible through, its corporate website or such other websites or platforms referenced herein into this press release.

About Alcoa Corporation

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products with a vision to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future. Our purpose is to turn raw potential into real progress, underpinned by Alcoa Values that encompass integrity, operating excellence, care for people and courageous leadership. Since developing the process that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life, our talented Alcoans have developed breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to improved safety, sustainability, efficiency, and stronger communities wherever we operate.

Discover more by visiting www.alcoa.com. Follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, X, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains statements that relate to future events and expectations and as such constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include those containing such words as "aims," "ambition," "anticipates," "believes," "could," "develop," "endeavors," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "goal," "intends," "may," "outlook," "potential," "plans," "projects," "reach," "seeks," "sees," "should," "strive," "targets," "will," "working," "would," or other words of similar meaning. All statements by Alcoa Corporation ("Alcoa") that reflect expectations, assumptions or projections about the future, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding the proposed transaction; the ability of the parties to complete the proposed transaction; the expected benefits of the proposed transaction, the competitive ability and position following completion of the proposed transaction; forecasts concerning global demand growth for bauxite, alumina, and aluminum, and supply/demand balances; statements, projections or forecasts of future or targeted financial results, or operating performance (including our ability to execute on strategies related to environmental, social and governance matters); statements about strategies, outlook, and business and financial prospects; and statements about capital allocation and return of capital. These statements reflect beliefs and assumptions that are based on Alcoa's perception of historical trends, current conditions, and expected future developments, as well as other factors that management believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Although Alcoa believes that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that these expectations will be attained and it is possible that actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: (1) the non-satisfaction or non-waiver, on a timely basis or otherwise, of one or more closing conditions to the proposed transaction; (2) the prohibition or delay of the consummation of the proposed transaction by a governmental entity; (3) the risk that the proposed transaction may not be completed in the expected time frame or at all; (4) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the proposed transaction; (5) uncertainty of the expected financial performance following completion of the proposed transaction; (6) failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction; (7) the occurrence of any event that could give rise to termination of the proposed transaction; (8) potential litigation in connection with the proposed transaction or other settlements or investigations that may affect the timing or occurrence of the contemplated transaction or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; (9) the impact of global economic conditions on the aluminum industry and aluminum end-use markets; (10) volatility and declines in aluminum and alumina demand and pricing, including global, regional, and product-specific prices, or significant changes in production costs which are linked to LME or other commodities; (11) the disruption of market-driven balancing of global aluminum supply and demand by non-market forces; (12) competitive and complex conditions in global markets; (13) our ability to obtain, maintain, or renew permits or approvals necessary for our mining operations; (14) rising energy costs and interruptions or uncertainty in energy supplies; (15) unfavorable changes in the cost, quality, or availability of raw materials or other key inputs, or by disruptions in the supply chain; (16) our ability to execute on our strategy to be a lower cost, competitive, and integrated aluminum production business and to realize the anticipated benefits from announced plans, programs, initiatives relating to our portfolio, capital investments, and developing technologies; (17) our ability to integrate and achieve intended results from joint ventures, other strategic alliances, and strategic business transactions; (18) economic, political, and social conditions, including the impact of trade policies and adverse industry publicity; (19) fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates, inflation and other economic factors in the countries in which we operate; (20) changes in tax laws or exposure to additional tax liabilities; (21) global competition within and beyond the aluminum industry; (22) our ability to obtain or maintain adequate insurance coverage; (23) disruptions in the global economy caused by ongoing regional conflicts; (24) legal proceedings, investigations, or changes in foreign and/or U.S. federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or policies; (25) climate change, climate change legislation or regulations, and efforts to reduce emissions and build operational resilience to extreme weather conditions; (26) our ability to achieve our strategies or expectations relating to environmental, social, and governance considerations; (27) claims, costs and liabilities related to health, safety, and environmental laws, regulations, and other requirements, in the jurisdictions in which we operate; (28) liabilities resulting from impoundment structures, which could impact the environment or cause exposure to hazardous substances or other damage; (29) our ability to fund capital expenditures; (30) deterioration in our credit profile or increases in interest rates; (31) restrictions on our current and future operations due to our indebtedness; (32) our ability to continue to return capital to our stockholders through the payment of cash dividends and/or the repurchase of our common stock; (33) cyber attacks, security breaches, system failures, software or application vulnerabilities, or other cyber incidents; (34) labor market conditions, union disputes and other employee relations issues; (35) a decline in the liability discount rate or lower-than-expected investment returns on pension assets; and (36) the other risk factors discussed in Part I Item 1A of Alcoa's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 and other reports filed by Alcoa with the SEC. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the proposed transaction, will be more fully discussed in the proxy statement. Alcoa cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. 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. Market projections are subject to the risks described above and other risks in the market. Neither Alcoa nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any of these forward-looking statements and none of the information contained herein should be regarded as a representation that the forward-looking statements contained herein will be achieved.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This news release does not constitute an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities. This communication relates to the proposed transaction. In connection with the proposed transaction, Alcoa plans to file with the SEC a proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Proxy Statement”). This communication is not a substitute for the Proxy Statement or any other document that Alcoa may file with the SEC and send to its stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. The issuance of the stock consideration in the proposed transaction will be submitted to Alcoa’s stockholders for their consideration. The Proxy Statement will contain important information about Alcoa, the proposed transaction and related matters. Before making any voting decision, Alcoa’s stockholders should read all relevant documents filed or to be filed with the SEC completely and in their entirety, including the Proxy Statement, as well as any amendments or supplements to those documents, when they become available, because they will contain important information about Alcoa and the proposed transaction. Alcoa’s stockholders will be able to obtain a free copy of the Proxy Statement, as well as other filings containing information about Alcoa, free of charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). Copies of the Proxy Statement and other documents filed by Alcoa with the SEC may be obtained, without charge, by contacting Alcoa through its website at https://investors.alcoa.com/.

Participants in the Solicitation

Alcoa, its directors, executive officers and other persons related to Alcoa may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Alcoa’s stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of Alcoa and their ownership of common stock of Alcoa is set forth in the section entitled “Information about our Executive Officers” included in Alcoa’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, which was filed with the SEC on February 21, 2024 (and which is available at https://www.sec.gov/ixviewer/ix.html?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/1675149/000095017024018069/aa-20231231.htm), and in the sections entitled “Director Nominees” and “Stock Ownership of Directors and Executive Officers” included in its proxy statement for its 2024 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 19, 2024 (and which is available at https://www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/1675149/000119312524071354/d207257ddef14a.htm). Additional information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be included in the Proxy Statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction when they become available. Free copies of these documents may be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release contains reference to certain financial measures that are not calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). Alcoa Corporation believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors because such measures provide both additional information about the operating performance of Alcoa Corporation and insight on the ability of Alcoa Corporation to meet its financial obligations by adjusting the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for the impact of, among others, “special items” as defined by the Company, non-cash items in nature, and/or nonoperating expense or income items. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be a substitute for, and should not be considered in isolation from, the financial measures reported in accordance with GAAP. Certain definitions, reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and additional details regarding management’s rationale for the use of the non-GAAP financial measures can be found in the schedules to this release.

Alcoa Corporation and subsidiaries

Statement of Consolidated Operations (unaudited)

(dollars in millions, except per-share amounts)

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

 

March 31,
2024

 

December 31,
2023

 

March 31,
2023

Sales

 

$

2,599

 

 

$

2,595

 

 

$

2,670

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold (exclusive of expenses below)

 

 

2,404

 

 

 

2,425

 

 

 

2,404

 

Selling, general administrative, and other expenses

 

 

60

 

 

 

64

 

 

 

54

 

Research and development expenses

 

 

11

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

10

 

Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

 

161

 

 

 

163

 

 

 

153

 

Restructuring and other charges, net

 

 

202

 

 

 

(11

)

 

 

149

 

Interest expense

 

 

27

 

 

 

28

 

 

 

26

 

Other expenses (income), net

 

 

59

 

 

 

(11

)

 

 

54

 

Total costs and expenses

 

 

2,924

 

 

 

2,672

 

 

 

2,850

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes

 

 

(325

)

 

 

(77

)

 

 

(180

)

(Benefit from) provision for income taxes

 

 

(18

)

 

 

150

 

 

 

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

(307

)

 

 

(227

)

 

 

(232

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

 

(55

)

 

 

(77

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO ALCOA CORPORATION

 

$

(252

)

 

$

(150

)

 

$

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FAQ

What was Alcoa's net loss in the first quarter of 2024?

Alcoa reported a net loss of $252 million in the first quarter of 2024.

What strategic action did Alcoa take regarding the San Ciprián complex?

Alcoa initiated the potential sale of the San Ciprián complex during the first quarter of 2024.

What operational milestone did Alcoa achieve at Warrick Operations in the first quarter of 2024?

Alcoa completed the restart of a potline at Warrick Operations in the first quarter of 2024.

What decision did Alcoa make regarding the Kwinana refinery in Australia?

The company announced the curtailment of the Kwinana refinery in Australia to be completed in the second quarter of 2024.

What was Alcoa's cash balance at the end of the first quarter of 2024?

Alcoa finished the first quarter of 2024 with a cash balance of $1.4 billion.

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