Albemarle Corporation (ALB): Price and Financial Metrics

Albemarle Corporation (ALB): $215.89

-1.26 (-0.58%)

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where ALB ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 58.54% of US stocks.
  • ALB's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 161 days.
  • ALB ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 4th percentile.

ALB Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $26,471,740,763, Albemarle Corp has a greater market value than 89.89% of US stocks.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 124.79, Albemarle Corp P/E ratio is greater than that of about 95.03% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -42.95%, Albemarle Corp's debt growth rate surpasses merely 11.34% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Albemarle Corp are STE, MKC, VIAC, FTV, and AMCR.
  • ALB's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Albemarle Corp's official web site, go to

ALB Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Basic Materials stock, ALB's price/earnings ratio is 102.01% higher, now standing at 40.2.
  • ALB's price/earnings ratio has moved up 28.6 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, ALB's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 22.7.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for ALB.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
ALB 2021-09-03 8.8 4.6 40.2 31.3
ALB 2021-09-02 8.8 4.6 40.6 31.6
ALB 2021-09-01 8.7 4.5 39.8 31.0
ALB 2021-08-31 8.6 4.5 39.4 30.7
ALB 2021-08-30 8.6 4.5 39.4 30.7
ALB 2021-08-27 8.6 4.5 39.4 30.7

ALB Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 84.35%.
  • The 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 68.07%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at -7.92%.
ALB's revenue has moved down $62,050,000 over the prior 33 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
2021-09-30 3,312.9 827.786 212.131
2021-06-30 3,229.202 976.85 703.213
2021-03-31 3,219.355 801.809 364.237
2020-12-31 3,128.909 798.914 375.764
2020-09-30 3,242.326 835.45 381.52
2020-06-30 3,375.205 728.003 438.289

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 $215.89 52-week high $291.48
Prev. close $217.15 52-week low $133.82
Day low $207.74 Volume 575,005
Day high $219.49 Avg. volume 911,227
50-day MA $247.86 Dividend yield 0.72%
200-day MA $210.85 Market Cap 25.25B

Albemarle Corporation (ALB) Company Bio

Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures and markets technologically advanced and high value added products, including lithium and lithium compounds, bromine and bromine derivatives, catalysts and surface treatment chemistries used in a wide range of applications including consumer electronics, flame retardants, metal processing, plastics, contemporary and alternative transportation vehicles, refining, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, construction and custom chemistry services. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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ALB Price Returns

1-mo -4.15%
3-mo -6.60%
6-mo 13.79%
1-year 23.37%
3-year 199.68%
5-year 148.05%
YTD -7.65%
2021 59.76%
2020 105.39%
2019 -3.28%
2018 -38.89%
2017 50.22%

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