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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.62
ALB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. ALB: 0.62 )
ALB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 33.99
Current: 0.62

0.05
33.99
Equity to Asset 0.43
ALB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. ALB: 0.43 )
ALB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.43

0.27
0.63
Interest Coverage 18.47
ALB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.08 vs. ALB: 18.47 )
ALB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 172.57
Current: 18.47

3.9
172.57
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.59
M-Score: -2.73
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 19.00
ALB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. ALB: 19.00 )
ALB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.74   Max: 22.28
Current: 19

6.74
22.28
Net-margin (%) 11.13
ALB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. ALB: 11.13 )
ALB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.62   Max: 18.27
Current: 11.13

3.62
18.27
ROE (%) 20.09
ALB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. ALB: 20.09 )
ALB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.14   Max: 27.68
Current: 20.09

8.14
27.68
ROA (%) 8.81
ALB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. ALB: 8.81 )
ALB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.86   Max: 15.22
Current: 8.81

2.86
15.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.42
ALB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. ALB: 28.42 )
ALB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 10.05   Max: 33.42
Current: 28.42

10.05
33.42
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
ALB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. ALB: 6.60 )
ALB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 23.6
Current: 6.6

-5.7
23.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.30
ALB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. ALB: 14.30 )
ALB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 25.7
Current: 14.3

-6.8
25.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
ALB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ALB: 12.60 )
ALB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.2   Max: 53.7
Current: 12.6

-11.2
53.7
» ALB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ALB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 38,762 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 25,555 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 42,109 sh (+61.05%)
Chuck Royce 447,900 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 32,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 127,300 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

ALB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 4,184 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 50,980 sh (+31.52%)
Westport Asset Management Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Chuck Royce 443,000 sh (-1.09%)
Mario Gabelli 29,000 sh (-9.38%)
Steven Cohen 3,449 sh (-91.81%)
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Q2 2014

ALB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 93,558 sh (+83.52%)
Chuck Royce 452,500 sh (+2.14%)
Mario Gabelli 29,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2014

ALB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 22,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 90,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,500 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 12,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 243,198 sh (+159.94%)
Chuck Royce 467,000 sh (+3.2%)
Mario Gabelli 29,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ALB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 159.94%0.09%$60.03 - $72.62 $ 58.69-10%243198
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$60.03 - $72.62 $ 58.69-10%12700
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 83.52%0.04%$64.86 - $72.23 $ 58.69-14%93558
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$62.21 - $66.74 $ 58.69-9%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 31.52%0.01%$62.21 - $66.74 $ 58.69-9%50980
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$62.46 - $69.55 $ 58.69-12%38762
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$62.46 - $69.55 $ 58.69-12%25555
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $61.74 - $65.21 $ 58.69-7%0
Jeff Ubben 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.68%$57.75 - $69 $ 58.69-7%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$57.75 - $69 $ 58.69-7%5055
Jeff Ubben 2013-03-31 New Buy0.68%$61.17 - $66.15 $ 58.69-8%956153
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.64%$51.84 - $62.05 $ 58.693%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$51.84 - $62.05 $ 58.693%0
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$51.84 - $62.05 $ 58.693%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-09-30 Reduce -57.02%1.08%$51.56 - $62.31 $ 58.693%1725357
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.07%$51.56 - $62.31 $ 58.693%18526
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$51.56 - $62.31 $ 58.693%20933
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$57.26 - $66.07 $ 58.69-5%0
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$57.26 - $66.07 $ 58.69-5%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-03-31 Add 26.15%0.44%$52.73 - $67.5 $ 58.691%4104428
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 New Buy0.06%$52.73 - $67.5 $ 58.691%57337
Andreas Halvorsen 2011-12-31 New Buy1.7%$39 - $55.26 $ 58.6918%3253700
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.24%$39 - $55.26 $ 58.6918%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.24%$40.22 - $70.56 $ 58.696%394195
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Guru Investment Theses on Albemarle Corp

Westport Asset Management Comments on Albemarle Corp. - Apr 16, 2014

Albemarle Corp. (ALB) was sold when it became clear that the markets for a number of its products were unlikely to develop as planned.



From Westport Funds First Quarter 2014 investor letter.





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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.30
ALB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. ALB: 15.30 )
ALB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.16   Max: 31.93
Current: 15.3

7.16
31.93
P/B 3.15
ALB's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. ALB: 3.15 )
ALB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 4.05
Current: 3.15

1.35
4.05
P/S 1.70
ALB's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. ALB: 1.70 )
ALB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.7

0.65
2.63
PFCF 10.44
ALB's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 76.13 vs. ALB: 10.44 )
ALB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 33.01
Current: 10.44

7.48
33.01
EV-to-EBIT 9.75
ALB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.46 vs. ALB: 9.75 )
ALB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 36
Current: 9.75

7.6
36
PEG 0.58
ALB's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALB: 0.58 )
ALB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 47.81
Current: 0.58

0.35
47.81
Shiller P/E 16.84
ALB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 51.79 vs. ALB: 16.84 )
ALB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.78   Max: 42.29
Current: 16.84

10.78
42.29
Current Ratio 1.86
ALB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. ALB: 1.86 )
ALB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 3.7
Current: 1.86

0.91
3.7
Quick Ratio 1.40
ALB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ALB: 1.40 )
ALB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.4

0.55
2.63

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.87
ALB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
59% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. ALB: 1.87 )
ALB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 3
Current: 1.87

0.81
3
Dividend Payout 0.22
ALB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. ALB: 0.22 )
ALB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 7.3
Current: 0.22

0.03
7.3
Dividend growth (3y) 19.70
ALB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ALB: 19.70 )
ALB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 20.8
Current: 19.7

4.1
20.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.37
ALB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. ALB: 4.37 )
ALB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 6.89
Current: 4.37

1.86
6.89
Share Buyback Rate 2.90
ALB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. ALB: 2.90 )
ALB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.7   Max: -4.8
Current: 2.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.96
ALB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. ALB: 3.96 )
ALB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 5.91
Current: 3.96

1.57
5.91
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.82
ALB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. ALB: 0.82 )
ALB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.05
Current: 0.82

0.63
2.05
Price/Median PS Value 1.03
ALB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. ALB: 1.03 )
ALB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.03

0.45
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.92
ALB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ALB: 0.92 )
ALB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 4.19
Current: 0.92

0.56
4.19
Price/Graham Number 1.41
ALB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. ALB: 1.41 )
ALB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.7
Current: 1.41

0.73
2.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.30
ALB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ALB: 10.30 )
ALB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 13.2
Current: 10.3

2.8
13.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.53
ALB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. ALB: 19.53 )
ALB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 29.5
Current: 19.53

3.2
29.5

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, VAL, POL, CYT » details
Traded in other countries:AMC.Germany,
Albemarle Corp was incorporated in Virginia in 1993. The Company is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals for the petroleum refining, consumer electronics, plastics/packaging, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, food safety and custom chemistry services markets. Its business segments include Polymer Solutions, Catalysts and Fine Chemistry. Its Polymer Solutions segment consists of two product market categories: flame retardants, and stabilizers and curatives. This segment sells products mostly to chemical manufacturers and processors, such as polymer resin suppliers, lubricant manufacturers, refiners and other specialty chemical companies. It serves the following geographic markets: the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East, each of which is highly competitive. Its competitors in this segment include J.M. Huber Corporation, Kyowa Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. and Nabaltec GmbH, BASF Corporation, SK Capital and Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. The major raw materials in Polymer Solutions operations are bromine, bisphenol-A, phenol, benzene, caustic soda, alumina trihydrate, polystyrene and isobutylene, most of which are readily available from numerous independent suppliers and are purchased under contracts at prices. Its Catalysts segment includes refinery catalysts and performance catalyst solutions businesses. Its Catalysts segment customers include multinational corporations such as ExxonMobil Corporation, Chevron Corporation, TOTAL S.A., Saudi Basic Industries Corporation and INEOS Group Holdings S.A.; independent petroleum refining companies such as Valero Energy Corporation and SK Holdings; and national petroleum refining companies such as Reliance, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. and Petróleos Mexicanos. This segment serves the global market including the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, each of which is highly competitive. Its major competitors in the HPC catalysts market include Criterion Catalysts and Technologies, Advanced Refining Technologies and Haldor Topsoe. Its major competitors in the FCC catalysts market include W.R. Grace & Co. and BASF Corporation. Its major competitors in the organometallics market include AkzoNobel and Chemtura Corporation, as well as W.R. Grace & Co. and BASF in the Ziegler-Natta catalysts area. The major raw materials in Catalysts operations include aluminum, ethylene, alpha-olefins, sodium silicate, sodium aluminate, kaolin, rare earths, molybdenum, nickel and cobalt, most of which are readily available from numerous independent suppliers and are purchased or provided under contracts at prices. Its Fine Chemistry segment consists of two categories: Performance Chemicals and Fine Chemistry Services and Intermediates. Performance Chemicals include products such as elemental bromine, alkyl bromides, inorganic bromides, brominated powdered activated carbon and a number of bromine fine chemicals. Its fine chemistry
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