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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.31
ALJ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. ALJ: 0.31 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.31

Equity to Asset 0.27
ALJ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. ALJ: 0.27 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.27

0.15
0.48
Interest Coverage 1.58
ALJ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. ALJ: 1.58 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.58

1.58
9999.99
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 3.77
M-Score: -2.58
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 0.55
ALJ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. ALJ: 0.55 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.01   Max: 9.03
Current: 0.55

-4.01
9.03
Net-margin (%) -0.69
ALJ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. ALJ: -0.69 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.05   Max: 5.09
Current: -0.69

-3.05
5.09
ROE (%) -7.98
ALJ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.39 vs. ALJ: -7.98 )
ALJ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -32.13   Max: 62.83
Current: -7.98

-32.13
62.83
ROA (%) -2.15
ALJ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. ALJ: -2.15 )
ALJ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.82   Max: 16.89
Current: -2.15

-5.82
16.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.74
ALJ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.94 vs. ALJ: 2.74 )
ALJ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.71   Max: 84.34
Current: 2.74

-10.71
84.34
Revenue Growth (%) 13.50
ALJ's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. ALJ: 13.50 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.5   Max: 25.8
Current: 13.5

-8.5
25.8
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ALJ Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ken Fisher 214,250 sh (New)
Jim Simons 930,111 sh (+67.59%)
Paul Tudor Jones 55,900 sh (+4.68%)
Joel Greenblatt 243,413 sh (-22.9%)
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Q4 2013

ALJ Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Keeley 77,540 sh (New)
Richard Snow 136,165 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 115,994 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 214,000 sh (-0.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 193,752 sh (-20.4%)
Jim Simons 510,313 sh (-45.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,100 sh (-72.99%)
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Q1 2014

ALJ Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Keeley 132,720 sh (+71.16%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,222 sh (+47.17%)
Jim Simons 657,192 sh (+28.78%)
Richard Snow 152,960 sh (+12.33%)
Steven Cohen 122,143 sh (+5.3%)
Ken Fisher 191,400 sh (-10.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 147,737 sh (-23.75%)
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Q2 2014

ALJ Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 261,419 sh (+36.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 25,635 sh (+15.36%)
John Keeley 152,100 sh (+14.6%)
Richard Snow 162,935 sh (+6.52%)
Jim Simons 402,879 sh (-38.7%)
Joel Greenblatt 85,154 sh (-42.36%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ALJ

(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 2014-06-30 Reduce -42.36%0.01%$12.67 - $16.93 $ 14.52-3%85154
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Add 36.58%$12.67 - $16.93 $ 14.52-3%261419
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -23.75%0.02%$13.18 - $16.78 $ 14.52-4%147737
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Add 71.16%0.01%$13.18 - $16.78 $ 14.52-4%132720
Richard Snow 2013-12-31 New Buy0.09%$8.93 - $16.18 $ 14.5215%136165
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.4%0.02%$8.93 - $16.18 $ 14.5215%193752
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$8.93 - $16.18 $ 14.5215%77540
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -22.9%0.04%$10.38 - $14.02 $ 14.5218%243413
Ken Fisher 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$10.38 - $14.02 $ 14.5218%214250
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 60.56%0.07%$14.46 - $18.77 $ 14.52-14%315700
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 21.87%0.03%$17.19 - $21.09 $ 14.52-24%196626
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.17%$12.1 - $15.83 $ 14.525%161346
Richard Snow 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$12.1 - $15.83 $ 14.525%0
Richard Snow 2012-09-30 Reduce -60.04%0.01%$8.37 - $14.4 $ 14.5224%18215
Richard Snow 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$7.55 - $9.09 $ 14.5273%45580
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.64
ALJ's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. ALJ: 1.64 )
ALJ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 6.02
Current: 1.64

0.75
6.02
P/S 0.14
ALJ's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. ALJ: 0.14 )
ALJ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.14

0.05
0.75
EV-to-EBIT 37.53
ALJ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 22.79 vs. ALJ: 37.53 )
ALJ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3   Max: 41
Current: 37.53

3
41
Current Ratio 1.29
ALJ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. ALJ: 1.29 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.29

0.64
2.3
Quick Ratio 0.91
ALJ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. ALJ: 0.91 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.89
Current: 0.91

0.38
1.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.93
ALJ's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. ALJ: 1.93 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3.07
Current: 1.93

0.12
3.07
Dividend Payout 5.55
ALJ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
54% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. ALJ: 5.55 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 6
Current: 5.55

0.02
6
Dividend growth (3y) 11.20
ALJ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ALJ: 11.20 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.2
Current: 11.2

0
11.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.48
ALJ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. ALJ: 2.48 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 4.23
Current: 2.48

0.17
4.23
Share Buyback Rate -6.20
ALJ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. ALJ: -6.20 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -10.9
Current: -6.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.96
ALJ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ALJ: 1.96 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 6.99
Current: 1.96

1.17
6.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.35
ALJ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. ALJ: 1.35 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 7.83
Current: 1.35

1.01
7.83
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
ALJ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ALJ: 1.04 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 4.27
Current: 1.04

0.42
4.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
ALJ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. ALJ: 2.70 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 33
Current: 2.7

2.4
33
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.79
ALJ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. ALJ: 5.79 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 8.1
Current: 5.79

-12.6
8.1

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Refining & Marketing » Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Compare:IMO, NGL, MPC, VLO, JXHLY » details
Traded in other countries:A2U.Germany
Alon USA Energy, Inc is a Delaware corporation formed in 2000. It is a refiner and marketer of petroleum products operating mainly in the South Central, Southwestern and Western regions of the United States. Its crude oil refineries are located in Texas, California, Oregon and Louisiana and have a combined throughput capacity of approximately 250,000 barrels per day. The Company's refineries produce petroleum products including various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt, and other petroleum-based products. Its refining and unbranded marketing segment includes sour and heavy crude oil refineries that are located in Big Spring, Texas, and Paramount and Long Beach, California and a light sweet crude oil refinery located in Krotz Springs, Louisiana. These refineries have a combined throughput capacity of approximately 240,000 bpd. At these refineries the Company refines crude oil into petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feedstocks and asphalts, which are marketed mainly in the South Central, Southwestern and Western United States. The Company has three operating segments: refining and marketing; asphalt; and retail. It's refining and marketing segment includes sour and heavy crude oil refineries located in Big Spring, Texas, and Paramount and Long Beach, California and a light sweet crude oil refinery located in Krotz Springs, Louisiana. The Company's asphalt segment includes the Willbridge, Oregon refinery and 11 refinery/terminal locations in Texas, California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada as well as a 50% interest in Wright which specializes in marketing patented tire rubber modified asphalt products. The Company's retail segment operates 298 convenience stores located mainly in Central and West Texas and New Mexico. These convenience stores typically offer various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, general merchandise and food and beverage products to the general public mainly under the 7-Eleven and FINA brand names. The Company markets transportation fuels produced at its Big Spring refinery in West and Central Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona. It markets refined products produced at its Paramount refinery to wholesale distributors, other refiners and third parties mainly on the West Coast. Many of the Company's main competitors are integrated, multi-national oil companies and other major independent refining and marketing entities that operate in its market areas. The Company's operations are subject to changing, regulations and ordinances relating to the protection of the environment, including those governing emissions or discharges to the air and water, the handling and disposal of solid and hazardous waste and the remediation of contamination.
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