ALBEMARLE CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. ALBEMARLE CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.70 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 115.85% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||905.09||642.42|
|Net Income ($mil)||65.39||72.79|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||234.49||653.12|
|Total Assets ($mil)||9675.06||3393.47|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3843.33||1052.38|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||42.97||35.97|
|Return on Assets||1.46||9.06|
|Return on Equity||4.55||25.88|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||112.2||78.25|
|Div / share||0.29||0.28|
|Book value / share||28.03||18.62|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1423657.0||1567211.0|
BUY. ALBEMARLE CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 21.13 for the Chemicals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.88. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.85 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.48 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.61. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|ALB 42.43||Peers 21.13||ALB 14.24||Peers 12.81|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
ALB is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
ALB is trading at a premium to its peers.
|ALB 13.27||Peers 15.54||ALB 0.93||Peers 15.67|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
ALB is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
ALB trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|ALB 1.85||Peers 5.61||ALB -74.05||Peers -74.34|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
ALB is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, ALB is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|ALB 1.75||Peers 1.79||ALB 33.49||Peers -6.20|
Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
ALB is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
ALB has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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