Alcoa (AA) : Q116 Earnings Whisper

The reporting season will kick off in earnest on Monday afternoon with Alcoa (AA) reporting after the bell. Wall Street analysts are on average expecting the New York City-based metals engineering and manufacturing company to post $5.13 billion in sales during the quarter. This would show a 2.29% decline from the Q415 revenue of $5.25 billion, as well as a decline of 11.55% from the same period in 1Q15. EPS in 1Q16 are expected to come in at $0.03, a growth rate of 7.14% from $0.28 per share a year earlier. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $0.03 per share.

As a quick reminder, Alcoa reported 4Q15 EPS of $0.04, $0.02 better than the Street’s consensus estimate. Revs came in 17.97% lower yoy to $5.25 billion vs. the $5.43 billion consensus.

Ending Friday’s session at $9.37, shares of Alcoa Inc. climbed 0.32% during extended hours after a total of more than 35 million shares changed hands. The name, currently valued at $12.32 billion, has a median Street price target of $10.25 with a high target of $14.00. Alcoa is down 28.16% year-over-year, compared with a 2.14% loss in the S&P 500.

As for passive income investors, AA pays shareholders $0.12 per share annually in dividends, yielding 1.27%. Five year average dividend yield currently stands at 1.15%.

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