Inside the Results
The company reported Q4 earnings of $159 million, or 11 cents per share, up from a loss of $2.4 billion, or $2.19 per share, a year ago. Excluding special items, earnings were $432 million, or 33 cents per share. Analysts expected to see earnings of 25 cents per share.
Revenue rose to $6.4 billion from $5.6 billion last year. Analysts expected to see revenue of $5.99 billion.
The company expects aluminum demand to rise 7% in 2015.
Potential to Grow Dividend
Alcoa currently has a dividend yield of about 0.75% and a payout ratio of 14%. If the company continues to outperform, it is possible that management may decide to boost its dividend.
Mutual Funds to Watch
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