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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.38
ALJ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. ALJ: 0.38 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.38

Equity to Asset 0.29
ALJ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. ALJ: 0.29 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.29

0.11
0.37
Interest Coverage 1.81
ALJ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. ALJ: 1.81 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.81

1.58
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.95
M-Score: -3.16
WACC vs ROIC
12.71%
15.15%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.97
ALJ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ALJ: 2.97 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.01   Max: 9.03
Current: 2.97

-4.01
9.03
Net-margin (%) 0.57
ALJ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. ALJ: 0.57 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.05   Max: 5.09
Current: 0.57

-3.05
5.09
ROE (%) 6.17
ALJ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. ALJ: 6.17 )
ALJ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -32.13   Max: 62.83
Current: 6.17

-32.13
62.83
ROA (%) 1.71
ALJ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. ALJ: 1.71 )
ALJ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.82   Max: 16.89
Current: 1.71

-5.82
16.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.46
ALJ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. ALJ: 14.46 )
ALJ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.71   Max: 84.34
Current: 14.46

-10.71
84.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.80
ALJ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. ALJ: -5.80 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.5   Max: 25.8
Current: -5.8

-8.5
25.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
ALJ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.70 vs. ALJ: 7.90 )
ALJ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.8   Max: 96.7
Current: 7.9

-49.8
96.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.30
ALJ's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. ALJ: -7.30 )
ALJ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.5   Max: 179.1
Current: -7.3

-25.5
179.1
» ALJ's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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 (+5.30%)
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 (+14.60%)
Richard Snow 162,935 sh (+6.52%)
Jim Simons 402,879 sh (-38.70%)
Joel Greenblatt 85,154 sh (-42.36%)
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Q3 2014

ALJ Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 1,617,800 sh (New)
John Keeley 176,420 sh (+15.99%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Richard Snow Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 20,406 sh (-20.40%)
Joel Greenblatt 39,261 sh (-53.89%)
Ken Fisher 100,700 sh (-61.48%)
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Q4 2014

ALJ Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 114,264 sh (+191.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,276 sh (+38.57%)
Ken Fisher 100,700 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 170,120 sh (-3.57%)
Steven Cohen 966,000 sh (-40.29%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 30.10
ALJ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 110.90 vs. ALJ: 30.10 )
ALJ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.47   Max: 68.5
Current: 30.1

3.47
68.5
Forward P/E 8.66
ALJ's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALJ: 8.66 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.30
ALJ's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
79% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 114.00 vs. ALJ: 28.30 )
ALJ' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 68.5
Current: 28.3

3.5
68.5
P/B 1.70
ALJ's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. ALJ: 1.70 )
ALJ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 6.02
Current: 1.7

0.75
6.02
P/S 0.17
ALJ's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. ALJ: 0.17 )
ALJ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.17

0.05
0.75
PFCF 27.00
ALJ's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALJ: 27.00 )
ALJ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 49.66
Current: 27

2.1
49.66
POCF 5.60
ALJ's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.89 vs. ALJ: 5.60 )
ALJ' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1   Max: 29.1
Current: 5.6

1
29.1
EV-to-EBIT 7.31
ALJ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
94% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 60.67 vs. ALJ: 7.31 )
ALJ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -184.3   Max: 41
Current: 7.31

-184.3
41
Current Ratio 1.31
ALJ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. ALJ: 1.31 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.25
Current: 1.31

1
2.25
Quick Ratio 1.01
ALJ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. ALJ: 1.01 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.01

0.51
1.89
Days Inventory 8.33
ALJ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 34.00 vs. ALJ: 8.33 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 7.31   Max: 26.6
Current: 8.33

7.31
26.6
Days Sales Outstanding 5.30
ALJ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
96% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 30.69 vs. ALJ: 5.30 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 18.4
Current: 5.3

5.3
18.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.18
ALJ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. ALJ: 2.18 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3.07
Current: 2.18

0.12
3.07
Dividend Payout 0.58
ALJ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. ALJ: 0.58 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.58

0.05
0.69
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
ALJ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. ALJ: 26.00 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26
Current: 26

0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.14
ALJ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. ALJ: 4.14 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 5.78
Current: 4.14

0.23
5.78
Share Buyback Rate -4.20
ALJ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. ALJ: -4.20 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -10.9
Current: -4.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
ALJ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. ALJ: 2.10 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 6.99
Current: 2.1

1.17
6.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
ALJ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALJ: 0.90 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 3.07
Current: 0.9

0.69
3.07
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
ALJ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ALJ: 1.30 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.06
Current: 1.3

0.57
3.06
Price/Graham Number 1.30
ALJ's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
87% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALJ: 1.30 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.3

0.52
1.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.90
ALJ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ALJ: 12.90 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 33
Current: 12.9

2.4
33
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -8.17
ALJ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. ALJ: -8.17 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.2   Max: 10.1
Current: -8.17

-20.2
10.1

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Refining & Marketing » Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
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Traded in other countries:A2U.Germany,
Alon USA Energy 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 11 asphalt terminals located in Texas "Big Spring", Washington "Richmond Beach", California "Paramount, Long Beach, Elk Grove, Mojave and Bakersfield", Oregon "Willbridge", Arizona "Phoenix and Flagstaff", and Nevada "Fernley", and a 50% interest in Wright Asphalt Products Company, LLC "Wright", which specializes in patented ground tire rubber modified asphalt products. Its Retail segment 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.
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