This excerpt taken from the AKS 10-K filed Feb 26, 2008.
Net Income (Loss)
The Companys net income in 2006 was $12.0, or $0.11 per share. In 2005, the Company reported a net loss of $2.3, or $0.02 per share. The improvement from 2005 to 2006 was principally a result of an increase in net sales due to a significant increase in the average selling price for the Companys steel products, particularly with respect to various contract customers and electrical steel products. The amount of this improvement was negatively affected by an increase in (a) the cost of products sold, due principally to higher raw material and energy costs, (b) Middletown Works lockout-related costs and (c) the corridor charge and other unusual items. The average sales price for the Companys products increased to $984 per ton in 2006 from $879 per ton in 2005. The cost of products sold increased to $5,452.7 in 2006 from $4,996.8 in 2005. This increase was driven primarily by higher raw material and energy costs, which increased by approximately $250.0 from 2005 to 2006. In 2006, the aggregate total of the corridor charge and charges for other unusual items, including pension curtailment and other labor contract charges, was $149.0. In 2005, the aggregate total of the corridor charge and charges for other unusual items, including pension curtailment and asset and equity investment impairment charges, was $132.7. In 2006 the Company had an income tax benefit of $15.1 compared to an income tax provision of $38.8 in 2005.
This excerpt taken from the AKS 10-K filed Feb 27, 2007.
Net Income (Loss)
The Companys net loss in 2005 was $2.3, or $0.02 per diluted share. In 2004, the Company reported net income of $238.4, or $2.18 per diluted share. There are several factors to which the difference is principally attributable. Negatively impacting the comparison was the absence in 2005 of the $201.4 gain recognized in 2004 on the sale of discontinued operations, discussed above, and the absence in 2005 of the $125.1 benefit recognized in 2004 related to the reversal of previously established tax valuation allowances, discussed above. In 2005, the Company also incurred a $32.6 income tax provision charge due to state tax law changes that became effective in 2005. Only partially offsetting those negative factors was the year-to-year reduction in the Companys non-cash charges, discussed above. In 2005, the total of the other postretirement benefit corridor charge, asset and equity investment impairment charges and curtailment charge was $132.7. In 2004, there were no asset impairment or curtailment charges, but the pension and other postretirement benefit corridor charges totaled $330.8.