Based on the attached document and tables, answer the following questions.;QUESTIONS;1.) Decompose Alcoa?s ROE for 2006 and 2007. In what direction do you see the company?s performance moving? What other information would you like to see (be specific)?;2.) Alcoa's net income for the 3rd quarter of 2007 increased 86% over 3rd quarter results from 2006. Why then did the stock price drop 6% after the company announced those earnings?;3.) Based on the data presented, what operating segments comprise;Alcoa's business? Based on the reconciliation of ATOI to Net Income, what can you say about the quality of Alcoa?s income? Be specific in your answer.;4.) How would you classify (from an economic perspective) the products sold by Alcoa? What external factors limit Alcoa?s flexibility in pricing those products? Which segments of Alcoa's operations do you think are most directly impacted by this pricing limitation?;5.) Given the pricing limitations on their products, on what basis does Alcoa;compete? Why might that make it difficult to compete with rising entities in;diverse global locations, such as United Company Rusal, that that has access to low-cost hydropower in Russia?;REQUIRED;Compose your answers in Standard English.;Answer all parts of each question separately.;Label each of your responses accordingly.;Provide and label the elements of any supporting calculations.;BE SPECIFIC!;Thanks.;Michelle.;Attachment Preview;ACG6175.Alcoa Assignment.docx;NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)01/09/2008;Alcoa (NYSE: AA) today announced it achieved record results in revenues, income...;Additional Requirements;Min Pages: 4;Level of Detail: Only answer needed;Other Requirements: This class is a Master's Level Class.
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