Novelis reported net income attributable to its common shareholder of $38 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 compared to $23 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2014. Excluding certain tax-effected items, net income was $42 million, up 14% compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2014.
Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was $230 million, a 1% increase compared to $228 million reported for the prior year. The increase was primarily driven by higher shipments and cost benefits from using recycled metal inputs. These favorable drivers were partially offset by continued pricing pressures in the Asian markets, a higher fixed cost base due to expansions ahead of revenue generation, and unfavorable currency fluctuations late in the second quarter.
Shipments of aluminum rolled products increased 7% in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 to 765 kilotonnes compared to 713 kilotonnes in the prior year. For the fourth consecutive quarter, all four operating regions reported an increase in shipments year-over-year.