Albemarle Corp. (ALB): Price and Financial Metrics

Albemarle Corp. (ALB): $276.56

6.54 (+2.42%)

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  • ALB scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 93.58% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for ALB is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • ALB's current lowest rank is in the Stability metric (where it is better than 10.77% of US stocks).

ALB Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of ALBEMARLE CORP's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 99.71% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for ALBEMARLE CORP is higher than it is for about 93.82% of US stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, ALBEMARLE CORP is reporting a growth rate of 598.93%; that's higher than 96.97% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to ALBEMARLE CORP are MATX, UFPT, CMC, MLM, and RBCN.
  • Visit ALB's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

ALB Valuation Summary

  • ALB's price/sales ratio is 6.8; this is 444% higher than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • ALB's price/earnings ratio has moved up 7.2 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for ALB.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
ALB 2022-11-11 6.8 5.7 24.5 19.7
ALB 2022-11-10 6.7 5.6 24.2 19.4
ALB 2022-11-09 6.3 5.2 22.6 18.2
ALB 2022-11-08 6.4 5.3 23.1 18.6
ALB 2022-11-07 6.0 5.0 21.6 17.4
ALB 2022-11-04 6.0 5.0 21.5 17.3

ALB Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -52.11%.
  • The 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -75.63%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 11.74%.
ALB's revenue has moved up $2,364,128,000 over the prior 15 months.

The table below shows ALB's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 5,593.33 809.273 1,553.547
2022-06-30 4,332.091 18.715 263.551
2022-03-31 3,626.394 392.484 281.378
2021-12-31 3,327.957 344.257 123.672
2021-09-30 3,312.9 827.786 212.131
2021-06-30 3,229.202 976.85 703.213

ALB's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • ALB has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 62.3% of graded US stocks.
  • ALB's asset turnover comes in at 0.313 -- ranking 74th of 89 Chemicals stocks.
  • TSE, HXL, and NEU are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with ALB.

The table below shows ALB's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.313 0.310 0.032
2021-06-30 0.309 0.319 0.102
2021-03-31 0.313 0.316 0.056
2020-12-31 0.308 0.318 0.053
2020-09-30 0.323 0.329 0.055
2020-06-30 0.355 0.333 0.065

ALB Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of ALB, see our ALB price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $229.81 Average Broker Recommendation 1.73 (Moderate Buy)

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ALB Price/Volume Stats

Current price $276.56 52-week high $334.55
Prev. close $270.02 52-week low $169.93
Day low $268.35 Volume 804,820
Day high $276.84 Avg. volume 1,298,210
50-day MA $276.84 Dividend yield 0.59%
200-day MA $240.63 Market Cap 32.40B

Albemarle Corp. (ALB) Company Bio

Albemarle Corporation is a specialty chemicals manufacturing company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. It operates 3 divisions: lithium (36.6% of 2020 revenues), bromine specialties (30.8% of 2020 revenues) and catalysts (25.5% of 2020 revenues). (Source:Wikipedia)

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ALB Price Returns

1-mo -1.18%
3-mo 7.77%
6-mo 10.60%
1-year 4.46%
3-year 338.24%
5-year 123.68%
YTD 18.89%
2021 59.76%
2020 105.38%
2019 -3.28%
2018 -38.89%
2017 50.22%

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