Alon USA Energy Inc

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ALJ : NYSE : Basic Materials
$12.15 -0.01 | -0.082%
Today's Range: 12.1 - 12.25
Avg. Daily Volume: 500500.0
04/28/17 - 11:34 AM ET

Financial Analysis


ALON USA ENERGY INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. ALON USA ENERGY INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.68 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 18.46% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)990.24762.0
EBITDA ($mil)29.221.31
EBIT ($mil)-7.66-10.93
Net Income ($mil)-18.1-52.53


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)136.3234.13
Total Assets ($mil)2110.162176.14
Total Debt ($mil)527.97555.96
Equity ($mil)521.11639.14


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin7.499.35
EBITDA Margin2.942.79
Operating Margin-0.77-1.43
Sales Turnover1.821.96
Return on Assets-3.922.42
Return on Equity-15.898.25
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.091.18
Debt/Capital0.50.47
Interest Expense16.5819.88
Interest Coverage-0.46-0.55


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)71.5870.96
Div / share0.150.15
EPS-0.25-0.75
Book value / share7.289.01
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume511830.0899503.0

Valuation


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.50 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 38.31. 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 145.46   ALJ 13.15 Peers 11.69

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.

 

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.

ALJ is trading at a premium 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 26.05   ALJ NA Peers 0.64

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 1.50 Peers 38.31   ALJ -264.78 Peers 41.17

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 0.20 Peers 2.53   ALJ -10.06 Peers -9.44

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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