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Albemarle Corporation (ALB)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$139.22 USD


+7.50 (5.69%)

Updated Dec 4, 2020 04:00 PM ET

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D Value C Growth A Momentum C VGM

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Top 49% (124 out of 254)

Industry: Chemical - Diversified

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Company Summary

Charlotte, NC-based Albemarle Corporation is a premier specialty chemicals company with leading positions in attractive end markets globally. It is a leading producer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals geared to meet customer requirements across a bevy of end markets including petroleum refining, consumer electronics, energy storage, construction and automotive.

Albemarle, in January 2015, completed its acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc for $5.7 billion. Rockwood became a fully-owned subsidiary of Albemarle following the deal closure.

The company’s former Performance Chemicals segment was split in 2016 into two separate segments, ...

General Information

Albemarle Corporation



Phone: 980-299-5700

Fax: 225-388-7686



Industry Chemical - Diversified
Sector Basic Materials
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 9/30/2020
Next EPS Date 2/17/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 1.07
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 3.93
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 10.60
Next EPS Report Date 2/17/2021

Price and Volume Information

Zacks Rank Premium
Yesterday's Close 131.72
52 Week High 139.23
52 Week Low 48.89
Beta 1.57
20 Day Moving Average 1,288,579.75
Target Price Consensus 98.63


% Price Change
4 Week 31.96
12 Week 48.90
YTD 90.61
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 25.23
12 Week 34.41
YTD 58.90
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 106.46
Market Capitalization (millions) 14,820.94
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 3/2/2007
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 1.11%
Annual Dividend $1.54
Payout Ratio 0.33
Change in Payout Ratio 0.05
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 9/17/2020 / $0.38

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 35.40
Trailing 12 Months 29.75
PEG Ratio 3.33
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year -28.76%
vs. Previous Quarter 26.74%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year -15.10%
vs. Previous Quarter -2.25%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 3.43
Price/Cash Flow 17.24
Price / Sales 4.57
9/30/20 11.96
6/30/20 13.33
3/31/20 15.34
9/30/20 4.97
6/30/20 5.73
3/31/20 6.88
Current Ratio
9/30/20 1.38
6/30/20 1.61
3/31/20 1.81
Quick Ratio
9/30/20 0.87
6/30/20 1.01
3/31/20 1.09
Operating Margin
9/30/20 15.36
6/30/20 16.15
3/31/20 17.67
Net Margin
9/30/20 11.77
6/30/20 12.99
3/31/20 14.50
Pre-Tax Margin
9/30/20 12.44
6/30/20 13.20
3/31/20 15.00
Book Value
9/30/20 40.63
6/30/20 39.56
3/31/20 38.01
Inventory Turnover
9/30/20 2.63
6/30/20 2.75
3/31/20 2.82
9/30/20 0.68
6/30/20 0.74
3/31/20 0.77
Debt to Capital
9/30/20 40.47
6/30/20 42.68
3/31/20 43.45