Alcoa reports profit despite weak prices

Tue Oct 8, 2013 4:12pm EDT
 
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Oct 8 (Reuters) - Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc reported a third quarter profit on Tuesday, compared with a year-earlier loss, even as realized prices fell.

Net income attributable to Alcoa was $24 million, or 2 cents a share, compared with a loss of $143 million, or 13 cents, a year earlier. Sales slipped to $5.77 billion from $5.83 billion.