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C
Albemarle Corp (ALB)
Basic Materials | Chemicals
140.23  0.88%
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
tickrz RankC / 279Warren Buffett RankD / 464
Pure Value RankC / 332Dividend RankB / 165
Moat RankC / 319Financial Strength RankB / 101
Growth RankC / 284Momentum RankA / 22
ALB vs CHEMICALS SECTOR & S&P 500
VALUATION
ALBSECTORS&P 500
P/E RATIO17.644.919.61
EV/EBITDA RATIO23.91711.89
P/S RATIO5.542.82.06
P/B RATIO4.145.53.15
QUALITY
RETURN ON EQUITY25.65%21.66%13.85%
RETURN ON CAPITAL9.34%11.83%10.02%
NET MARGIN16.49%9.88%9.77%
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
0.91%
PAYOUT RATIO18.94%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH8.32%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
7 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY44%
INTEREST COVERAGE7.08x
CURRENT RATIO2.24
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH-1.19%
5 YR SPS GROWTH-1.37%
5 YR BPS GROWTH13.49%
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Albemarle Corp's stock has climbed 56% over the last year, earning it a strong Momentum Rank
tickrz rank C / 279
Albemarle Corp receives a C ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
value
pure value ranking C / 332Warren Buffett ranking D / 464
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Albemarle Corp's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 17.6x, a P/B ratio of 4.1x, a P/S ratio of 5.5x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 23.9x. Albemarle Corp ranks 332 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.Albemarle Corp ranks 464 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a weak score, meaning it ranks poorly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Albemarle Corp is probably not for you.

quality
moat C / 319financial strength B / 101
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Basic Materials sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.Albemarle Corp has a Piotroski F Score of 7 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 7.08x, a debt/equity ratio of 44% and a Moat Rank of 319 translate to an average Financial Strength score.


momentum A / 22
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 56.14% over the last 12 months. This performance is strong compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 22. Albemarle Corp's strong 12 month stock performance will appeal to momentum investors.

yield B / 165
value + yield
Shares currently yield 0.91%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Albemarle Corp ranks 165 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

growth C / 284
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its -1.2% 5 year annualized EPS growth, -1.4% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 13.5% speak to its relatively poor ranking.

Albemarle Corp (ALB)
Basic Materials | Chemicals
140.23  0.88%


tickrz rank
C
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio17.6x
P/B Ratio4.14x
P/S Ratio5.54x
EV/EBITDA Ratio23.9x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
0.91%
PAYOUT RATIO18.94%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH8.32%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
7 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY44%
INTEREST COVERAGE7.08x
CURRENT RATIO2.24
MOAT
ROE25.65%
ROIC9.34%
Net Margin16.49%
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH-1.19%
5 YR SPS GROWTH-1.37%
5 YR BPS GROWTH13.49%

TICKRZ RANK
Albemarle Corp receives a C ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Albemarle Corp's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 17.6x, a P/B ratio of 4.1x, a P/S ratio of 5.5x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 23.9x. Albemarle Corp ranks 332 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Albemarle Corp ranks 464 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a weak score, meaning it ranks poorly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Albemarle Corp is probably not for you.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Basic Materials sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Albemarle Corp has a Piotroski F Score of 7 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 7.08x, a debt/equity ratio of 44% and a Moat Rank of 319 translate to an average Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 56.14% over the last 12 months. This performance is strong compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 22. Albemarle Corp's strong 12 month stock performance will appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 0.91%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Albemarle Corp ranks 165 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its -1.2% 5 year annualized EPS growth, -1.4% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 13.5% speak to its relatively poor ranking.