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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.48
NYSE:ALJ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. NYSE:ALJ: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:ALJ' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.25 Max: N/A
Current: 0.48
Equity to Asset 0.24
NYSE:ALJ's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. NYSE:ALJ: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:ALJ' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.24
0.15
0.48
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.79
M-Score: -2.81
WACC vs ROIC
6.76%
-7.39%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 3/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -2.63
NYSE:ALJ's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. NYSE:ALJ: -2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:ALJ' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.01  Med: 3.17 Max: 9.03
Current: -2.63
-4.01
9.03
Net-margin (%) -3.18
NYSE:ALJ's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. NYSE:ALJ: -3.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:ALJ' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.18  Med: 0.79 Max: 5.09
Current: -3.18
-3.18
5.09
ROE (%) -19.21
NYSE:ALJ's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.73 vs. NYSE:ALJ: -19.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:ALJ' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.13  Med: 9.89 Max: 55.23
Current: -19.21
-32.13
55.23
ROA (%) -5.27
NYSE:ALJ's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. NYSE:ALJ: -5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:ALJ' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.82  Med: 2.17 Max: 14.52
Current: -5.27
-5.82
14.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -9.59
NYSE:ALJ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.89 vs. NYSE:ALJ: -9.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:ALJ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.58  Med: 10.78 Max: 50.1
Current: -9.59
-10.58
50.1
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -21.20
NYSE:ALJ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 vs. NYSE:ALJ: -21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:ALJ' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: 12.85 Max: 25.8
Current: -21.2
-21.2
25.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -12.90
NYSE:ALJ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. NYSE:ALJ: -12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:ALJ' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.7  Med: 12.6 Max: 97.2
Current: -12.9
-49.7
97.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -15.40
NYSE:ALJ's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. NYSE:ALJ: -15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:ALJ' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.2  Med: 2.8 Max: 179.1
Current: -15.4
-26.2
179.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

ALJ Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Steven Cohen 1,122,400 sh (+104.41%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 141,385 sh (+31.94%)
Ken Fisher 100,700 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 21,500 sh (-38.02%)
Jim Simons 435,201 sh (-39.70%)
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Q2 2016

ALJ Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 1,876,200 sh (+67.16%)
Ken Fisher 165,400 sh (+64.25%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 206,265 sh (+45.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,900 sh (+43.72%)
Jim Simons 135,000 sh (-68.98%)
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Q3 2016

ALJ Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 228,400 sh (+69.19%)
Ken Fisher 212,800 sh (+28.66%)
Steven Cohen 2,154,200 sh (+14.82%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 206,265 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2016

ALJ Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Ken Fisher 212,800 sh (unchged)
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Refining & Marketing » Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing    NAICS: 324110    SIC: 2911
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Traded in other countries:A2U.Germany,
Alon USA Energy Inc is a refiner and marketer of petroleum products, operating primarily in the South Central, Southwestern and Western regions of the United States. It is also a marketer of asphalt in the Southwestern and Western United States.

Alon USA Energy Inc Inc was incorporated under Delaware law in 2000. The Company is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products, operates in South Central, Southwestern and Western regions of the United States. Its crude oil refineries are located in Texas, California and Louisiana and have a combined throughput capacity of approximately 214,000 barrels per day. It is also a marketer of asphalt, which it distributes through asphalt terminals located predominately in the Western United States. The Company operates in three operating segments; refining and marketing, asphalt, and retail. Its refining and marketing segment includes sour and heavy crude oil refineries that are located in Big Spring, Texas; Paramount, Bakersfield and Long Beach, California; and a light sweet crude oil refinery located in Krotz Springs, Louisiana. It refines crude oil into petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt, and other petroleum-based products, which are marketed in the South Central, Southwestern and Western United States. Its Asphalt segment owns or operates approximately 11 asphalt terminals located in Texas (Big Spring), Washington (Richmond Beach), California (Paramount, Long Beach, Elk Grove, Mojave and Bakersfield), Arizona (Phoenix and Flagstaff) as well as asphalt terminals in which it owns 50% interest located in Fernley, Nevada, and Brownwood, Texas. Its Retail segment operates approximately 309 owned and leased convenience store sites located in Central and West Texas and New Mexico. It also owns 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and have the exclusive right to use the 7-Eleven trade name in substantially all of its existing retail markets and many surrounding areas. It competes in the asphalt market with various refineries including Valero, Tesoro, U.S. Oil, Western, San Joaquin Refining, Ergon and HollyFrontier as well as regional and national asphalt marketing companies that have little or no associated refining operations. The Company's operations is subject to extensive and frequently changing federal, state, regional and local laws, regulations and ordinances relating to the protection of the environment, including those governing emissions or discharges to the air, water, and land, the handling and disposal of solid and hazardous waste and the remediation of contamination.

Ratios

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P/B 1.52
ALJ's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. ALJ: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ALJ' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.61 Max: 6.02
Current: 1.52
0.75
6.02
P/S 0.22
ALJ's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. ALJ: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ALJ' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.22
0.05
0.72
POCF 12.19
ALJ's POCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. ALJ: 12.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ALJ' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 5.69 Max: 28.88
Current: 12.19
1
28.88
EV-to-EBITDA 147.70
ALJ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
98% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. ALJ: 147.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ALJ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26  Med: 5.5 Max: 155.5
Current: 147.7
-26
155.5
Shiller P/E 52.29
ALJ's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.05 vs. ALJ: 52.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ALJ' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.27  Med: 21.42 Max: 55.73
Current: 52.29
12.27
55.73
Current Ratio 1.17
ALJ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. ALJ: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ALJ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.3
Current: 1.17
0.64
2.3
Quick Ratio 0.91
ALJ's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. ALJ: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ALJ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.89
Current: 0.91
0.38
1.89
Days Inventory 12.60
ALJ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 25.83 vs. ALJ: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ALJ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.31  Med: 13.73 Max: 26.6
Current: 12.6
7.31
26.6
Days Sales Outstanding 13.09
ALJ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.72 vs. ALJ: 13.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ALJ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 9.82 Max: 18.4
Current: 13.09
5.3
18.4
Days Payable 45.21
ALJ's Days Payable is ranked higher than
72% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 28.42 vs. ALJ: 45.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ALJ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.14  Med: 21.31 Max: 45.21
Current: 45.21
15.14
45.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.18
ALJ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. ALJ: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ALJ' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.63 Max: 9.6
Current: 5.18
0.12
9.6
Dividend Growth (3y) 50.90
ALJ's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. ALJ: 50.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
ALJ' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 50.9
Current: 50.9
0
50.9
Forward Dividend Yield 5.18
ALJ's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. ALJ: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 17.66
ALJ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
90% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. ALJ: 17.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ALJ' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 5.56 Max: 32.73
Current: 17.66
0.41
32.73
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -5.00
ALJ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. ALJ: -5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ALJ' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.2  Med: -5.65 Max: 0
Current: -5
-10.2
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.78
ALJ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. ALJ: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ALJ' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.13 Max: 6.99
Current: 1.78
0.96
6.99
Price/Projected FCF 0.75
ALJ's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. ALJ: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ALJ' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.66 Max: 7.7
Current: 0.75
0.41
7.7
Price/Median PS Value 1.64
ALJ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. ALJ: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ALJ' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.03 Max: 4.1
Current: 1.64
0.41
4.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -11.50
ALJ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ALJ: -11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALJ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.5  Med: 13.2 Max: 34.1
Current: -11.5
-11.5
34.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -12.28
ALJ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. ALJ: -12.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ALJ' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.2  Med: -4.7 Max: 22.4
Current: -12.28
-20.2
22.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,684
EPS (TTM) $ -1.67
Beta0.85
Short Percentage of Float13.39%
52-Week Range $5.86 - 13.01
Shares Outstanding (Mil)71.59
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Steven Cohen Boosts Position in Alon USA Energy Jul 26 2016 
Major Second Quarter Purchases for Cohen include Tesaro, Pernix Jul 20 2016 
Companies' Prices Near 5-Year Lows Jul 08 2016 
Steven Cohen's recent trades May 25 2015 
More Billionaire Bargains, 29% Off Sep 13 2013 
My 3 Favorite Stocks With A Dividend Growth From Last Week May 12 2013 
Alon USA Energy Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Mar 15 2011 
Crude Oil Spikes Like An Egyptian Jan 31 2011 
The road to profits is paved - Gencor Industries Inc. May 30 2010 
Alon USA Energy Inc. (ALJ) Executive Chairman David Wiessman buys 6,000 Shares Nov 30 2009 

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