2Q22: Alcoa Posts Strong Financial Results, Provides Returns to Stockholders

Alcoa Corporation AA today reported second quarter 2022 financial results that included an 11 percent sequential increase in revenue and strong cash flow that enabled stock buybacks and the payment of cash dividends.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Revenue increased sequentially to $3.6 billion, primarily due to improved shipments and higher pricing
  • Net income increased sequentially to $549 million, or $2.95 per share
  • Adjusted net income of $496 million, or $2.67 per share
  • Adjusted EBITDA excluding special items of $913 million
  • Cash balance of $1.6 billion at quarter end
  • Strong cash flows; increased capital returns with $275 million of common stock repurchased and $19 million in cash dividends
  • Improved the Company's revolving credit facility with terms that provide more flexibility to execute on Alcoa's strategies

"We had a strong first half of 2022 with nearly $2 billion in Adjusted EBITDA and cash flows that have enabled more buybacks under our existing stock repurchase program as well as continued quarterly dividend payments," said Alcoa President and CEO Roy Harvey. "We have returned more than $380 million so far this year to our investors, and today we announced an additional $500 million authorization for future stock repurchases.

"As we progress into the remainder of this volatile year, we remain focused on our strategic priorities and our vision to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future," Harvey said.

Financial Results

M, except per share amounts

2Q22

1Q22

2Q21

Revenue

$3,644

$3,293

$2,833

Net income attributable to Alcoa Corporation

$549

$469

$309

Earnings per share attributable to Alcoa Corporation

$2.95

$2.49

$1.63

Adjusted net income

$496

$577

$281

Adjusted earnings per share

$2.67

$3.06

$1.49

Adjusted EBITDA excluding special items

$913

$1,072

$618

Second Quarter 2022 Results

  • Revenue: On a sequential basis, the Company's total third-party revenue increased 11 percent, driven primarily by improved shipments in Alumina and Aluminum. In Alumina, third-party revenue increased 26 percent sequentially with the average realized alumina price improving 18 percent to $442 per metric ton. In the Aluminum segment, revenue increased 6 percent with higher shipments and regional premiums. The Company's average realized third-party price per metric ton of aluminum was $3,864 in the second quarter.

  • Shipments: Outbound transportation logistics improved in the second quarter with greater availability of railcars and vessels, positively influencing Alumina and Aluminum. In Alumina, third-party shipments increased 7 percent sequentially. In Aluminum, shipments of commodity grade aluminum were up 9 percent sequentially, and value add products increased 3 percent.

  • Production: In the second quarter, Alumina produced 3.23 million metric tons, and Aluminum produced 499,000 metric tons, largely consistent with the first quarter output.

  • Net income attributable to Alcoa Corporation improved to $549 million, or $2.95 per share, from the first quarter's net income of $469 million, or $2.49 per share. The second quarter GAAP net income in comparison to first quarter includes several notable items:
    • Reversal of valuation allowances on Brazil value added taxes (VAT) recorded as $83 million in restructuring and other charges and $46 million in cost of goods sold. With the restart of the Alumar smelter in Brazil and its first metal sales in June 2022, the Company regained the ability to monetize state VAT credits that were fully reserved in 2018 and will be recovered in coming years with future domestic metal sales.
    • Absence of first quarter restructuring charges of $125 million.
    • Mark-to-market gains of $106 million related to energy contracts.
    • Charge of $39 million to cost of goods sold for estimates of expected work on impoundments in Brazil.
    • Higher tax and noncontrolling interest impacts on above items of $115 million.
  • Adjusted net income was $496 million, or $2.67 per share, excluding the impact from net special items of $53 million of income. Notable special items include restructuring and other reversals of $75 million net, primarily related to the Brazil VAT item discussed above, a net favorable change of $106 million in mark-to-market energy derivative instruments, costs of $25 million related to the restart process at the Alumar smelter in Brazil and of modest capacity at the Portland Aluminium smelter in Australia, and tax and noncontrolling interest impacts on above items of $98 million.

  • Adjusted EBITDA excluding special items decreased 15 percent sequentially to $913 million, primarily on lower metal prices late in the second quarter and higher costs for raw materials, energy, and production.

  • Cash: Alcoa ended the quarter with cash on hand of $1.6 billion. Cash provided from operations was $536 million. Cash used for financing activities was $349 million, primarily related to $275 million in share repurchases, $19 million in cash dividends on common stock, and $46 million in net distributions to noncontrolling interest. Cash used for investing activities was $93 million, which includes $107 million of capital expenditures and $10 million of proceeds from the April 30, 2022 sale of Alcoa's entire ownership interest in the Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN) bauxite mine.

  • Working capital: The Company reported 43 days working capital, a sequential improvement of six days. Inventory days improved by four days with higher shipments in the second quarter. The decrease in accounts receivable of three days reflects the lower metal pricing late in the quarter. The accounts payable balance increased sequentially but reduced on a days basis by one day with higher sales in the second quarter.

Strategic actions:

  • Returns to stockholders: In the first half of 2022, the Company returned $387 million of capital to stockholders through $37 million in cash dividends and $350 million in share repurchases. In July 2022, the Company announced an additional $500 million share repurchase program; $150 million remained available for share repurchases at the end of the second quarter from a prior authorization.

  • Revolving credit facility: On June 29, the Company announced that it successfully amended and restated its revolving credit facility (the "Facility") from $1.5 billion to $1.25 billion and extended the maturity date from November 2023 to June 2027. The Facility, which has not been drawn, includes terms that provide improved flexibility to execute on Alcoa's long-term strategies. Among other improvements, the Facility removes prior restrictions on both share repurchases and the payment of dividends. It released the prior collateral package, based on the Company maintaining specific credit ratings. Reaffirming the Company's commitment to its strategic priority to Advance Sustainably, the Facility now includes metrics on greenhouse gas intensity in the Alumina and Aluminum segments and the percentage of renewable energy consumption for smelters in the Aluminum segment.

  • San Ciprián alumina refinery: In July, the refinery reduced its daily production rate to help offset some of the financial impact from rising natural gas prices in Spain. The refinery has experienced a significant increase in natural gas costs, climbing from approximately $45 per ton of alumina produced in early 2021 to more than $215 per ton in the second quarter 2022. The refinery, which has an annual capacity of 1.5 million metric tons per year, has reduced up to 15 percent of its capacity, moving to average production of approximately 4,000 metric tons per day.

  • Aluminum updates: On July 1, the Company announced that one of its three operating potlines at the Warrick smelter in Indiana was curtailed due to operational challenges, which stem from workforce shortages in the region.

    Separately, the planned restart of the full smelting capacity at the Alumar smelter in São Luís, Brazil is now scheduled to be complete in the first quarter of 2023. The smelter is owned by Alcoa and South32 Limited. Alcoa owns 268,000 metric tons of the site's 447,000 metric tons of capacity, and the Company announced in September 2021 that it would restart its share of the capacity.

    The Company announced in June that it has started a project to increase the Mosjoen, Norway site's nameplate capacity by 14,000 metric tons per year (mtpy). The work on improved electrical infrastructure, which will boost efficiency and output, is expected to increase the Norway site's capacity to 214,000 mtpy by the end of 2026.

    Alcoa announced in July that its Deschambault smelter in Quebec, Canada will be adding additional casting capability to produce standard ingots, supplementing the site's larger T-bar ingots. It is being developed to support customer needs for foundry alloys, which are used in a variety of automotive applications.

2022 Outlook

The Company expects total Aluminum segment shipments to remain unchanged from the prior forecast, ranging between 2.5 and 2.6 million metric tons in 2022.

In Alumina, the Company has decreased its 2022 projection for shipments to range between 13.6 and 13.8 million metric tons, a reduction of 0.6 million metric tons from the prior forecast primarily due to the lower shipments in the first half of 2022.

In Bauxite, the Company has decreased its 2022 projection for annual bauxite shipments to range between 44.0 and 45.0 million dry metric tons, a change of 2 million dry metric tons from the prior projection due to continuing disruptions in the Atlantic bauxite market and lower demand from refineries in the first half of 2022.

For the third quarter of 2022, Alcoa expects higher sequential profitability in the Bauxite segment with increased shipments, as refinery demand improves in the third quarter. In Alumina and Aluminum, shipments are expected to increase but will not fully offset higher costs for energy and raw materials.

The Company anticipates an approximately $20 million negative impact to net income in the third quarter as a result of the Warrick line curtailment. The decrease in production volume at the San Ciprián refinery reduces the impact of the continuing rise in natural gas prices but is not expected to improve net income significantly on a sequential basis.

Based on current alumina and aluminum market conditions, the Company expects third quarter tax expense to approximate $100 million to $110 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, July 20, 2022, to present second quarter 2022 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 July 20, 2022. Call information and related details are available under the "Investors" section of www.alcoa.com.

About Alcoa Corporation

Alcoa 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.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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All statements by Alcoa Corporation that reflect expectations, assumptions or projections about the future, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, 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 or sustainability 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 Corporation'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 Corporation 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: (a) current and potential future impacts to the global economy and our industry, business and financial condition caused by various worldwide or macroeconomic events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and related regulatory developments; (b) material adverse changes in aluminum industry conditions, including global supply and demand conditions and fluctuations in London Metal Exchange-based prices and premiums, as applicable, for primary aluminum and other products, and fluctuations in indexed-based and spot prices for alumina; (c) changes in global economic and financial market conditions generally, such as inflation and interest rate increases, and which may also affect Alcoa Corporation's ability to obtain credit or financing upon acceptable terms or at all; (d) unfavorable changes in the markets served by Alcoa Corporation; (e) the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange and tax rates on costs and results; (f) increases in energy or raw material costs, or uncertainty of or disruption to energy or raw materials supply, and to the supply chain including logistics; (g) the inability to execute on strategies related to or achieve improvement in profitability and margins, cost savings, cash generation, revenue growth, fiscal discipline, environmental- and social-related goals and targets (including due to delays in scientific and technological developments), or strengthening of competitiveness and operations anticipated from portfolio actions, operational and productivity improvements, technology advancements, and other initiatives; (h) the inability to realize expected benefits, in each case as planned and by targeted completion dates, from acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring activities, facility closures, curtailments, restarts, expansions, or joint ventures; (i) political, economic, trade, legal, public health and safety, and regulatory risks in the countries in which Alcoa Corporation operates or sells products; (j) labor disputes and/or work stoppages and strikes; (k) the outcome of contingencies, including legal and tax proceedings, government or regulatory investigations, and environmental remediation; (l) the impact of cyberattacks and potential information technology or data security breaches; (m) risks associated with long-term debt obligations; (n) the timing and amount of future cash dividends and share repurchases; (o) declines in the discount rates used to measure pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities or lower-than-expected investment returns on pension assets, or unfavorable changes in laws or regulations that govern pension plan funding; and, (p) the other risk factors discussed in Part I Item 1A of Alcoa Corporation's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, and other reports filed by Alcoa Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Alcoa Corporation 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.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Some of the information included in this release is derived from Alcoa Corporation's consolidated financial information but is not presented in Alcoa Corporation's financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). Certain of these data are considered "non-GAAP financial measures" under SEC regulations. Alcoa Corporation believes that the presentation of 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. Reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and 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

 

June 30,

2022

March 31,

2022

June 30,

2021

Sales

$

3,644

 

$

3,293

 

$

2,833

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold (exclusive of expenses below)

 

2,767

 

 

2,181

 

 

2,156

 

Selling, general administrative, and other expenses

 

52

 

 

44

 

 

54

 

Research and development expenses

 

7

 

 

9

 

 

6

 

Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

161

 

 

160

 

 

161

 

Restructuring and other charges, net

 

(75

)

 

125

 

 

33

 

Interest expense

 

30

 

 

25

 

 

67

 

Other income, net

 

(206

)

 

(14

)

 

(105

)

Total costs and expenses

 

2,736

 

 

2,530

 

 

2,372

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

908

 

 

763

 

 

461

 

Provision for income taxes

 

234

 

 

210

 

 

111

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

674

 

 

553

 

 

350

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

125

 

 

84

 

 

41

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO ALCOA CORPORATION

$

549

 

$

469

 

$

309

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO ALCOA CORPORATION COMMON SHAREHOLDERS:

 

 

 

Basic:

 

 

 

Net income

$

3.01

 

$

2.54

 

$

1.66

 

Average number of shares

 

182,499,574

 

 

184,550,123

 

 

186,705,311

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted:

 

 

 

Net income

$

2.95

 

$

2.49

 

$

1.63

 

Average number of shares

 

186,068,663

 

 

188,536,773

 

 

190,195,453

 

Alcoa Corporation and subsidiaries

Statement of Consolidated Operations (unaudited)

(dollars in millions, except per-share amounts)

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

2022

June 30,

2021

Sales

$

6,937

 

$

5,703

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold (exclusive of expenses below)

 

4,948

 

 

4,448

 

Selling, general administrative, and other expenses

 

96

 

 

106

 

Research and development expenses

 

16

 

 

13

 

Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

321

 

 

343

 

Restructuring and other charges, net

 

50

 

 

40

 

Interest expense

 

55

 

 

109

 

Other income, net

 

(220

)

 

(129

)

Total costs and expenses

 

5,266

 

 

4,930

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

1,671

 

 

773

 

Provision for income taxes

 

444

 

 

204

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

1,227

 

 

569

 

 

 

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

209

 

 

85

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO ALCOA CORPORATION

$

1,018

 

$

484

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO ALCOA CORPORATION COMMON SHAREHOLDERS:

 

 

Basic:

 

 

Net income

$

5.55

 

$

2.60

 

Average number of shares

 

183,489,221

 

 

186,473,781

 

 

 

 

Diluted:

 

 

Net income

$

5.44

 

$

2.56

 

Average number of shares

 

187,282,228

 

 

189,497,440

 

 

 

 

Common stock outstanding at the end of the period

 

179,921,896

 

 

186,855,060

 

Alcoa Corporation and subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheet (unaudited)

(in millions)

 

 

June 30,

2022

December 31,

2021

ASSETS

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,638

 

$

1,814

 

Receivables from customers

 

898

 

 

757

 

Other receivables

 

124

 

 

127

 

Inventories

 

2,556

 

 

1,956

 

Fair value of derivative instruments

 

224

 

 

14

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets(1)

 

423

 

 

358

 

Total current assets

 

5,863

 

 

5,026

 

Properties, plants, and equipment

 

19,647

 

 

19,753

 

Less: accumulated depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

13,190

 

 

13,130

 

Properties, plants, and equipment, net

 

6,457

 

 

6,623

 

Investments

 

1,238

 

 

1,199

 

Deferred income taxes

 

445

 

 

506

 

Fair value of derivative instruments

 

15

 

 

7

 

Other noncurrent assets(2)

 

1,691

 

 

1,664

 

Total assets

$

15,709

 

$

15,025

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

Accounts payable, trade

$

1,752

 

$

1,674

 

Accrued compensation and retirement costs

 

341

 

 

383

 

Taxes, including income taxes

 

343

 

 

374

 

Fair value of derivative instruments

 

232

 

 

274

 

Other current liabilities

 

567

 

 

517

 

Long-term debt due within one year

 

1

 

 

1

 

Total current liabilities

 

3,236

 

 

3,223

 

Long-term debt, less amount due within one year

 

1,725

 

 

1,726

 

Accrued pension benefits

 

369

 

 

417

 

Accrued other postretirement benefits

 

626

 

 

650

 

Asset retirement obligations

 

634

 

 

622

 

Environmental remediation

 

254

 

 

265

 

Fair value of derivative instruments

 

867

 

 

1,048

 

Noncurrent income taxes

 

204

 

 

191

 

Other noncurrent liabilities and deferred credits

 

502

 

 

599

 

Total liabilities

 

8,417

 

 

8,741

 

EQUITY

 

 

Alcoa Corporation shareholders' equity:

 

 

Common stock

 

2

 

 

2

 

Additional capital

 

9,313

 

 

9,577

 

Retained earnings (deficit)

 

606

 

 

(315

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(4,255

)

 

(4,592

)

Total Alcoa Corporation shareholders' equity

 

5,666

 

 

4,672

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

1,626

 

 

1,612

 

Total equity

 

7,292

 

 

6,284

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

15,709

 

$

15,025

 

(1)

This line item includes $42 and $4 of restricted cash at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

(2)

This line item includes $68 and $106 of noncurrent restricted cash at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

Alcoa Corporation and subsidiaries

Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows (unaudited)

(in millions)

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

2022

 

2021

CASH FROM OPERATIONS

 

 

Net income

$

1,227

 

$

569

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash from operations:

 

 

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

321

 

 

343

 

Deferred income taxes

 

93

 

 

48

 

Equity earnings, net of dividends

 

(61

)

 

(46

)

Restructuring and other charges, net

 

50

 

 

40

 

Net loss (gain) from investing activities – asset sales

 

5

 

 

(124

)

Net periodic pension benefit cost

 

28

 

 

24

 

Stock-based compensation

 

20

 

 

18

 

Provision for bad debt expense

 

 

 

1

 

Premium paid on early redemption of debt

 

 

 

25

 

Gain on mark-to-market derivative financial contracts

 

(123

)

 

(5

)

Other

 

28

 

 

33

 

Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of divestitures and foreign currency translation adjustments:

 

 

Increase in receivables

 

(119

)

 

(270

)

Increase in inventories

 

(657

)

 

(184

)

Decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

15

 

 

58

 

Increase in accounts payable, trade

 

98

 

 

32

 

Decrease in accrued expenses

 

(103

)

 

(20

)

(Decrease) Increase in taxes, including income taxes

 

(79

)

 

40

 

Pension contributions

 

(9

)

 

(570

)

Increase in noncurrent assets

 

(105

)

 

(34

)

Decrease in noncurrent liabilities

 

(59

)

 

(58

)

CASH PROVIDED FROM (USED FOR) OPERATIONS

 

570

 

 

(80

)

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

Additions to debt (original maturities greater than three months)

 

 

 

495

 

Payments on debt (original maturities greater than three months)

 

 

 

(776

)

Proceeds from the exercise of employee stock options

 

22

 

 

14

 

Repurchase of common stock

 

(350

)

 

 

Dividends paid on Alcoa common stock

 

(37

)

 

 

Payments related to tax withholding on stock-based compensation awards

 

(19

)

 

(1

)

Financial contributions for the divestiture of businesses

 

(9

)

 

(13

)

Contributions from noncontrolling interest

 

83

 

 

 

Distributions to noncontrolling interest

 

(245

)

 

(137

)

Other

 

(3

)

 

(3

)

CASH USED FOR FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

(558

)

 

(421

)

 

 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

(181

)

 

(154

)

Proceeds from the sale of assets

 

4

 

 

705

 

Additions to investments

 

(21

)

 

(3

)

Sale of investments

 

10

 

 

 

Other

 

2

 

 

 

CASH (USED FOR) PROVIDED FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

(186

)

 

548

 

 

 

 

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH

 

(2

)

 

(2

)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(176

)

 

45

 

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year

 

1,924

 

 

1,610

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT END OF PERIOD

$

1,748

 

$

1,655

 

Alcoa Corporation and subsidiaries

Segment Information (unaudited)

(dollars in millions, except realized prices; dry metric tons in millions (mdmt); metric tons in thousands (kmt))

 

 

1Q21

 

2Q21

 

3Q21

 

4Q21

 

2021

 

1Q22

 

2Q22

Bauxite:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production(1) (mdmt)

 

11.9

 

 

12.2

 

 

11.7

 

 

11.8

 

 

47.6

 

 

11.0

 

 

10.2

 

Third-party shipments (mdmt)

 

1.5

 

 

1.1

 

 

1.5

 

 

1.6

 

 

5.7

 

 

0.8

 

 

0.6

 

Intersegment shipments (mdmt)

 

10.5

 

 

10.8

 

 

10.5

 

 

10.6

 

 

42.4

 

 

10.1

 

 

10.0

 

Third-party sales

$

58

 

$

39

 

$

56

 

$

83

 

$

236

 

$

43

 

$

34

 

Intersegment sales

$

185

 

$

179

 

$

172

 

$

175

 

$

711

 

$

170

 

$

165

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA(2)

$

59

 

$

41

 

$

23

 

$

49

 

$

172

 

$

38

 

$

5

 

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

$

57

 

$

32

 

$

30

 

$

34

 

$

153

 

$

35

 

$

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alumina:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production (kmt)

 

3,327

 

 

3,388

 

 

3,253

 

 

3,291

 

 

13,259

 

 

3,209

 

 

3,226

 

Third-party shipments (kmt)

 

2,472

 

 

2,437

 

 

2,426

 

 

2,294

 

 

9,629

 

 

2,277

 

 

2,438

 

Intersegment shipments (kmt)

 

1,101

 

 

1,054

 

 

1,011

 

 

1,121

 

 

4,287

 

 

940

 

 

984

 

Average realized third-party price per metric ton of alumina

$

308

 

$

282

 

$

312

 

$

407

 

$

326

 

$

375

 

$

442

 

Third-party sales

$

760

 

$

688

 

$

756

 

$

935

 

$

3,139

 

$

855

 

$

1,077

 

Intersegment sales

$

364

 

$

343

 

$

349

 

$

530

 

$

1,586

 

$

418

 

$

489

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA(2)

$

227

 

$

124

 

$

148

 

$

503

 

$

1,002

 

$

262

 

$

343

 

Depreciation and amortization

$

46

 

$

50

 

$

47

 

$

55

 

$

198

 

$

50

 

$

49

 

Equity (loss) income

$

(5

)

$

(1

)

$

(1

)

$

11

 

$

4

 

$

1

 

$

(5

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aluminum:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary aluminum production (kmt)

 

548

 

 

546

 

 

545

 

 

554

 

 

2,193

 

 

498

 

 

499

 

Third-party aluminum shipments(3) (kmt)

 

831

 

 

767

 

 

722

 

 

687

 

 

3,007

 

 

634

 

 

674

 

Average realized third-party price per metric ton of primary aluminum

$

2,308

 

$

2,753

 

$

3,124

 

$

3,382

 

$

2,879

 

$

3,861

 

$

3,864

 

Third-party sales

$

2,047

 

$

2,102

 

$

2,295

 

$

2,322

 

$

8,766

 

$

2,388

 

$

2,539

 

Intersegment sales

$

2

 

$

3

 

$

8

 

$

5

 

$

18

 

$

7

 

$

8

 

Segment Adjusted EBITDA(2)

$

283

 

$

460

 

$

613

 

$

523

 

$

1,879

 

$

713

 

$

596

 

Depreciation and amortization

$

73

 

$

73

 

$

72

 

$

71

 

$

289

 

$

69

 

$

71

 

Equity income

$

13

 

$

28

 

$

38

 

$

37

 

$

116

 

$

39

 

$

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of total segment Adjusted EBITDA to consolidated net income (loss) attributable to Alcoa Corporation:

Total Segment Adjusted EBITDA(2)

$

569

 

$

625

 

$

784

 

$

1,075

 

$

3,053

 

$

1,013

 

$

944

 

Unallocated amounts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transformation(4)

 

(11

)

 

(13

)

 

(10

)

 

(10

)

 

(44

)

 

(14

)

 

(11

)

Intersegment eliminations

 

(7

)

 

35

 

 

(8

)

 

(121

)

 

(101

)

 

102

 

 

20

 

Corporate expenses(5)

 

(26

)

 

(28

)

 

(30

)

 

(45

)

 

(129

)

 

(29

)

 

(35

)

Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

(182

)

 

(161

)

 

(156

)

 

(165

)

 

(664

)

 

(160

)

 

(161

)

Restructuring and other charges, net

 

(7

)

 

(33

)

 

(33

)

 

(1,055

)

 

(1,128

)

 

(125

)

 

75

 

Interest expense

 

(42

)

 

(67

)

 

(58

)

 

(28

)

 

(195

)

 

(25

)

 

(30

)

Other income, net

 

24

 

 

105

 

 

18

 

 

298

 

 

445

 

 

14

 

 

206

 

Other(6)

 

(6

)

 

(2

)

 

(10

)

 

(20

)

 

(38

)

 

(13

)

 

(100

)

Consolidated income (loss) before income taxes

 

312

 

 

461

 

 

497

 

 

(71

)

 

1,199

 

 

763

 

 

908

 

Provision for income taxes

 

(93

)

 

(111

)

 

(127

)

 

(298

)

 

(629

)

 

(210

)

 

(234

)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

(44

)

 

(41

)

 

(33

)

 

(23

)

 

(141

)

 

(84

)

 

(125

)

Consolidated net income (loss) attributable to Alcoa Corporation

$

175

 

$

309

 

$

337

 

$

(392

)

$

429

 

$

469

 

$

549

 

The difference between segment totals and consolidated amounts is in Corporate.

 

(1)

The production amounts can vary from total shipments due primarily to differences between the equity allocation of production and off-take agreements with the respective equity investment.

 

 

(2)

Alcoa Corporation's definition of Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is net margin plus an add-back for depreciation, depletion, and amortization. Net margin is equivalent to Sales minus the following items: Cost of goods sold; Selling, general administrative, and other expenses; Research and development expenses; and Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization. The Adjusted EBITDA presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

 

 

(3)

Until the sale of the Warrick Rolling Mill on March 31, 2021, the Aluminum segment's third-party aluminum shipments were composed of both primary aluminum and flat-rolled aluminum. Beginning April 1, 2021, the segment's third-party aluminum shipments include only primary aluminum.

 

 

(4)

Transformation includes, among other items, the Adjusted EBITDA of previously closed operations.

 

 

(5)

Corporate expenses are composed of general administrative and other expenses of operating the corporate headquarters and other global administrative facilities, as well as research and development expenses of the corporate technical center.

 

 

(6)

Other includes certain items that impact Alcoa Corporation's Statement of Consolidated Operations that are not included in the Adjusted EBITDA of the reportable segments.

Alcoa Corporation and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited)

(in millions, except per-share amounts)

 

Adjusted Income

Income

 

Diluted EPS

 

Quarter ended

 

Quarter ended

 

June 30,

2022

 

March 31,

2022

 

June 30,

2021

 

June 30,

2022

 

March 31,

2022

 

June 30,

2021

Net income attributable to Alcoa Corporation

$

549

 

$

469

 

$

309

 

$

2.95

$

2.49

$

1.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and other charges, net

 

(75

)

 

125

 

 

33

 

 

 

 

Other special items(1)

 

(76

)

 

(2

)

 

(65

)

 

 

 

Discrete tax items (2)

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax impact on special items(3)

 

52

 

 

(8

)

 

3

 

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interest impact(3)

 

46

 

 

(9

)

 

1

 

 

 

 

Subtotal

 

(53

)

 

108

 

 

(28

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Alcoa Corporation – as adjusted

$

496

 

$

577

 

$

281

 

$

2.67

 

$

3.06

 

$

1.49

 

Net income attributable to Alcoa Corporation – as adjusted is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes this measure is meaningful to investors because management reviews the operating results of Alcoa Corporation excluding the impacts of restructuring and other charges, various tax items, and other special items (collectively, "special items"). There can be no assurances that additional special items will not occur in future periods. To compensate for this limitation, management believes it is appropriate to consider both Net income attributable to Alcoa Corporation determined under GAAP as well as Net income attributable to Alcoa Corporation – as adjusted.

 

(1)

Other special items include the following:

 

  • for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, a net favorable change in mark-to-market energy derivative instruments ($106), costs related to the restart process at the Alumar, Brazil smelter ($22), an adjustment to the gain on sale of the Warrick Rolling Mill in Evansville, Indiana for additional site separation costs ($5), and costs related to the restart process of the Portland, Australia smelter ($3);

 

  • for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, a net favorable change in mark-to-market energy derivative instruments ($15), costs related to the restart process at the Alumar, Brazil smelter ($12), and charges for other special items ($1); and,

 

  • for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, gains on asset sales ($96), primarily related to the former Eastalco site sale, a charge for debt redemption expenses ($32), and a net benefit from other special items ($1).

(2)

Discrete tax items are generally unusual or infrequently occurring items, changes in law, items associated with uncertain tax positions, or the effect of measurement-period adjustments and include the following:

 

  • for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, net charge for discrete tax items ($2).

(3)

The tax impact on special items is based on the applicable statutory rates in the jurisdictions where the special items occurred. The noncontrolling interest impact on special items represents Alcoa's partner's share of certain special items.

Alcoa Corporation and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in millions)

 

Adjusted EBITDA

Quarter ended

 

June 30,

2022

March 31,

2022

June 30,

2021

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Alcoa Corporation

$

549

 

$

469

 

$

309

 

 

 

 

 

Add:

 

 

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

125

 

 

84

 

 

41

 

Provision for income taxes

 

234

 

 

210

 

 

111

 

Other income, net

 

(206

)

 

(14

)

 

(105

)

Interest expense

 

30

 

 

25

 

 

67

 

Restructuring and other charges, net

 

(75

)

 

125

 

 

33

 

Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

161

 

 

160

 

 

161

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

818

 

 

1,059

 

 

617

 

 

 

 

 

Special items(1)

 

95

 

 

13

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA, excluding special items

$

913

 

$

1,072

 

$

618

 

Alcoa's Corporation's definition of Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is net margin plus an add-back for depreciation, depletion, and amortization. Net margin is equivalent to Sales minus the following items: Cost of goods sold; Selling, general administrative, and other expenses; Research and development expenses; and Provision for depreciation, depletion, and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes this measure is meaningful to investors because Adjusted EBITDA provides additional information with respect to Alcoa Corporation's operating performance and the Company's ability to meet its financial obligations. The Adjusted EBITDA presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

 

(1)

Special items include the following (see reconciliation of Adjusted Income above for additional information):

  • for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, costs related to the restart process at the Alumar, Brazil smelter ($22) and costs related to the restart process of the Portland, Australia smelter ($3). Additionally, due to unprecedented price increases in the Australian power market, the mark-to-market contracts associated with the Portland smelter have generated gains ($70) in Other income, net which economically offset a portion of the cost of power recorded in Cost of goods sold. This non-GAAP reclass presents the net cost of power within Cost of goods sold;
  • for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, costs related to the restart process at the Alumar, Brazil smelter ($12), and charges for other special items ($1); and,
  • for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, external costs related to portfolio actions ($1).
Alcoa Corporation and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in millions)

 

Free Cash Flow

Quarter ended

 

June 30,

2022

March 31,

2022

June 30,

2021

Cash provided from (used for) operations(1)

$

536

 

 

$

34

 

 

$

(86

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

(107

)

 

 

(74

)

 

 

(79

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free cash flow

$

429

 

 

$

(40

)

 

$

(165

)

Free Cash Flow is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes this measure is meaningful to investors because management reviews cash flows generated from operations after taking into consideration capital expenditures, which are both necessary to maintain and expand Alcoa Corporation's asset base and expected to generate future cash flows from operations. It is important to note that Free Cash Flow does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures since other non-discretionary expenditures, such as mandatory debt service requirements, are not deducted from the measure.

 

(1)

Cash provided from (used for) operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 includes a $500 cash outflow for unscheduled contributions to certain U.S. defined benefit pension plans. The $500 was funded with the net proceeds of 4.125% senior notes due 2029, together with cash on hand.

Net Debt

June 30,

2022

December 31,

2021

Short-term borrowings

$

75

$

75

 

Long-term debt due within one year

 

1

 

 

1

 

Long-term debt, less amount due within one year

 

1,725

 

 

1,726

 

Total debt

 

1,801

 

 

1,802

 

 

 

 

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

 

1,638

 

 

1,814

 

 

 

 

Net debt (cash)

$

163

 

$

(12

)

Net debt is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes this measure is meaningful to investors because management assesses Alcoa Corporation's leverage position after considering available cash that could be used to repay outstanding debt. When cash exceeds total debt, the measure is expressed as net cash.

Alcoa Corporation and subsidiaries

Calculation of Financial Measures (unaudited), continued

(in millions)

Adjusted Net Debt and Proportional Adjusted Net Debt

 

 

June 30,

2022

December 31,

2021

 

Consolidated

NCI

Alcoa Proportional

Consolidated

NCI

Alcoa Proportional

Short-term borrowings

$

75

$

30

$

45

$

75

$

30

$

45

Long-term debt due within one year

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

Long-term debt, less amount due within one year

 

1,725

 

 

 

 

1,725

 

 

1,726

 

 

 

 

1,726

 

Total debt

 

1,801

 

 

30

 

 

1,771

 

 

1,802

 

 

30

 

 

1,772

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

 

1,638

 

 

166

 

 

1,472

 

 

1,814

 

 

177

 

 

1,637

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net debt (net cash)

 

163

 

 

(136

)

 

299

 

 

(12

)

 

(147

)

 

135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus: Net pension / OPEB liability

 

893

 

 

16

 

 

877

 

 

973

 

 

15

 

 

958

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net debt (net cash)

$

1,056

 

$

(120

)

$

1,176

 

$

961

 

$

(132

)

$

1,093

 

Net debt is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors because management assesses Alcoa Corporation's leverage position after considering available cash that could be used to repay outstanding debt. When cash exceeds total debt, the measure is expressed as net cash.

Adjusted net debt and proportional adjusted net debt are also non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes that these additional measures are meaningful to investors because management also assesses Alcoa Corporation's leverage position after considering available cash that could be used to repay outstanding debt and net pension/OPEB liability, net of the portion of those items attributable to noncontrolling interest (NCI).

Days Working Capital

 

Quarter ended

 

June 30,

2022

March 31,

2022

June 30,

2021

Receivables from customers

$

898

 

$

952

 

$

644

 

 

 

 

 

Add: Inventories

 

2,556

 

 

2,495

 

 

1,547

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Accounts payable, trade

 

(1,752

)

 

(1,645

)

 

(1,392

)

 

 

 

 

DWC working capital

$

1,702

 

$

1,802

 

$

799

 

 

 

 

 

Sales

$

3,644

 

$

3,293

 

$

2,833

 

 

 

 

 

Number of days in the quarter

 

91

 

 

90

 

 

91

 

 

 

 

 

Days working capital(1)

 

43

 

 

49

 

 

26

 

Days working capital is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes that this measure is meaningful to investors because management uses its working capital position to assess Alcoa Corporation's efficiency in liquidity management.

 

(1)

Days working capital is calculated as DWC working capital divided by the quotient of Sales and number of days in the quarter.

 

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