Alcoa reports Q3 Arconic segment revenue $3.4B, down 1% y/y
Reports Q3 Alcoa Corporation segment revenue $2.3B, flat sequentially. In spite of near-term market challenges, Arconic segments reported combined year-over-year profit growth, and Alcoa Corporation segments, Alumina and Primary Metals, maintained profitability sequentially despite continued low alumina and aluminum pricing by proactively managing costs and capacity. The Company's separation is scheduled to become effective before the opening of the market on November 1, 2016. "Alcoa steered steady and showed resilience in spite of near-term market challenges," said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa Chairman and CEO. "Profits grew in the combined Arconic segments, and Alcoa Corporation segments managed successfully to stay profitable in a low pricing environment. Productivity across the portfolio was exceptional, and paired with non-essential asset sales, further strengthened our cash position. Arconic's results underline its strong position in higher margin markets where innovation, technology, process skills and cost focus pay off even under demanding circumstances, whereas Alcoa Corporation proved to be successful in spite of challenging market conditions. The strength of both future companies is the result of our multi-year strategy and allows us to launch two strong, independent entities."