Alon USA Energy Inc

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ALJ : NYSE : Basic Materials
$10.41 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 1043100.0
12/06/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ALON USA ENERGY INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. ALON USA ENERGY INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.77 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 22.34% 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 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1022.591131.14
EBITDA ($mil)34.94126.53
EBIT ($mil)-1.9495.5
Net Income ($mil)-8.841.94


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)264.8238.86
Total Assets ($mil)2277.272220.03
Total Debt ($mil)619.44560.83
Equity ($mil)546.77704.07


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin7.815.2
EBITDA Margin3.4111.18
Operating Margin-0.198.44
Sales Turnover1.582.24
Return on Assets-5.145.04
Return on Equity-21.4415.9
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.171.41
Debt/Capital0.530.44
Interest Expense16.0320.7
Interest Coverage-0.124.61


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)71.4870.84
Div / share0.150.15
EPS-0.120.58
Book value / share7.659.94
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1151243.01423592.0

Valuation


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.18 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 20.54. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, ALON USA ENERGY INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ALJ NM Peers 38.75   ALJ 9.51 Peers 12.67

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

ALJ's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

Discount. 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.

ALJ is trading at a discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ALJ NM Peers 44.30   ALJ NA Peers 0.47

Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.

ALJ's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ALJ 1.18 Peers 20.54   ALJ -207.05 Peers -239.55

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.

ALJ 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, ALJ is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ALJ 0.18 Peers 2.56   ALJ -27.67 Peers -20.64

Discount. 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.

ALJ is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

ALJ significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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