Industry: Metal Mining

Fortune Rank: 127

For the nine months ended 30 September 2005, Alcoa Inc.'s revenues increased 13% to $19.49B. Net income from continuing operations fell 1% to $1.02B. Revenues reflect higher primary metal prices and an increase in demand for aerospace & commercial vehicle products. Net income was offset by an increase in selling, general & administrative expenses, the presence of $300M restructuring & other charges and an increase in interest expense.

Alcoa Inc. (Alcoa) is a producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, and is active in all major aspects of the industry, including technology, mining, refining, smelting, fabricating and recycling. Non-aluminum products include precision castings, industrial fasteners, vinyl siding, consumer products, food service and flexible packaging products, plastic closures, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. Alcoa's products are used in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, consumer products, building and construction, and industrial applications. It has operations in 43 countries, with investments and activities in Australia, Brazil, China, Iceland, Jamaica, Russia and Trinidad. North America accounted for 64% of Alcoa's revenues while Europe accounted for 22% of its revenues in the year ended December 31, 2004. In December 2004, Alcoa sold its Aluminum Reynolds de Venezuela (Alreyven) to Topes Y Techos S.A., a Venezuelan Company.


Alcoa achieved revenue of $18,745.00 million in 2010 but posted a loss of $-1,151.00 million.

Alcoa's rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 90th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $28,119 million (a change of -10 million compared to 2010) and profits of $-74 million (a change of 73 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than revenue a company earns, If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Alcoa would be ranked 470th rather than 127th due to the fact it made a loss of $-1,151 million in 2010.

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