This excerpt taken from the AKS 10-K filed Mar 2, 2006.
In 2003, the Company performed an impairment review of the carrying amount of two businesses accounted for as cost investments. Based on the Companys review of their business plans and future prospects, it determined that the carrying amount of its investments in these two businesses were impaired and recognized charges in other income (expense) totaling $7.3 to write down the investments to their estimated fair values.
In 2004, the Company sold Douglas Dynamics, L.L.C for $264.0 before fees and expenses, and recognized a net gain of $165.0, or $1.51 per share, and sold its Greens Port Industrial Park for $75.0, before fees and expenses and recognized a net gain of $36.2, or $0.33 per share. The results of Douglas Dynamics and Greens Port Industrial Park are classified as discontinued operations. The total gain on the sale of discontinued operations for 2004 was $201.4, or $1.84 per share, and was due primarily to the asset sales mentioned above.