The company’s Engineered Products and Solutions segment recorded after-tax operating income of US$180 million, up 9% year on year while Q2 2016 revenue in the Arconic segments was US$3.5 billion, up 1% year on year.

Q2 2016 Alcoa Corporation segments including Alumina and Primary Metals had total revenues of US$2.3 billion, up 7% sequentially.

‘As markets ever more rapidly evolve, we have made Alcoa increasingly agile; results continue to improve,’ said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa chairman and CEO. ‘In the face of a transforming aerospace market, we moved quickly to bring our costs down while capturing new opportunities. Contract wins continued as did our innovation leadership with the opening of a state-of-the-art metals powder plant geared toward rising demand for 3D printed parts. Our automotive sheet revenue hit an all-time high. After substantially reshaping our Upstream segments they are now performing well even in a low pricing environment; we are building out our bauxite business and continue to win new supply contracts. Exceptional productivity and monetization of non-essential assets has put us in an excellent cash position. Our separation is on track for later this year.’

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