Alcoa Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

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Alcoa (NYSE:AA) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, July 8th. Alcoa Inc. produces primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina, and participates in mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. The Company serves customers worldwide primarily in the transportation, packaging, building, and industrial markets with both fabricated and finished products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Alcoa Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.09 per share on revenues of $5.92 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 34.32.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.15 to a profit $0.11. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.4, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Alcoa has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 26,901 18,439 21,013 24,951 23,700
Diluted EPS ($) -0.09 -1.23 0.25 0.55 0.18

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 6,006.00 5,963.00 5,833.00 5,898.00 5,833.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.09 0.00 -0.13 0.21 0.13

Past Performance:
Alcoa has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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