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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.37
ALJ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. ALJ: 0.37 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.37

Equity to Asset 0.27
ALJ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. ALJ: 0.27 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.27

0.11
0.37
Interest Coverage 1.58
ALJ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.75 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: 5
Z-Score: 3.55
M-Score: -2.59
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.12
ALJ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. ALJ: 2.12 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.01   Max: 9.03
Current: 2.12

-4.01
9.03
Net-margin (%) 0.33
ALJ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. ALJ: 0.33 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.05   Max: 5.09
Current: 0.33

-3.05
5.09
ROE (%) 3.84
ALJ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.48 vs. ALJ: 3.84 )
ALJ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -35.89   Max: 58.83
Current: 3.84

-35.89
58.83
ROA (%) 1.02
ALJ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. ALJ: 1.02 )
ALJ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.89   Max: 13.7
Current: 1.02

-5.89
13.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.45
ALJ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. ALJ: 10.45 )
ALJ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.86   Max: 89.29
Current: 10.45

-10.86
89.29
Revenue Growth (%) 13.50
ALJ's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. ALJ: 13.50 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.5   Max: 25.8
Current: 13.5

-8.5
25.8
» ALJ's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ALJ Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 26,025 sh (+126.7%)
Paul Tudor Jones 42,000 sh (+34.62%)
Jim Simons 930,201 sh (+26.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 196,626 sh (+21.87%)
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Q2 2013

ALJ Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 315,700 sh (+60.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 53,400 sh (+27.14%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 555,001 sh (-40.34%)
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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

Steven Cohen 115,994 sh (New)
Richard Snow 136,165 sh (New)
John Keeley 77,540 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%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ALJ

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.4%0.02%$8.93 - $16.18 $ 15.3422%193752
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$8.93 - $16.18 $ 15.3422%77540
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -22.9%0.04%$10.38 - $14.02 $ 15.3424%243413
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 60.56%0.07%$14.46 - $18.77 $ 15.34-10%315700
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 21.87%0.03%$17.19 - $21.09 $ 15.34-20%196626
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.17%$12.1 - $15.83 $ 15.3411%161346
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 52.80
ALJ's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. ALJ: 52.80 )
ALJ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.47   Max: 57.34
Current: 52.8

3.47
57.34
P/B 1.70
ALJ's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 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 0.10
ALJ's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. ALJ: 0.10 )
ALJ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.1

0.05
0.75
PFCF 12.30
ALJ's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. ALJ: 12.30 )
ALJ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 49.66
Current: 12.3

2.1
49.66
EV-to-EBIT 10.30
ALJ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.78 vs. ALJ: 10.30 )
ALJ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3   Max: 30.3
Current: 10.3

3
30.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 1.60
ALJ's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. ALJ: 1.60 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 3.07
Current: 1.6

0.12
3.07
Dividend Payout 0.62
ALJ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
50% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. ALJ: 0.62 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.62

0.05
0.69
Dividend growth (3y) 11.20
ALJ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 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) 2.20
ALJ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. ALJ: 2.20 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 4.23
Current: 2.2

0.17
4.23
Share Buyback Rate -6.20
ALJ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -3.40 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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Price/Tangible Book 2.10
ALJ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ALJ: 2.10 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 4.85
Current: 2.1

1.17
4.85
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.40
ALJ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
53% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ALJ: 2.40 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 3.07
Current: 2.4

2.03
3.07
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
ALJ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. ALJ: 1.20 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 3.31
Current: 1.2

0.62
3.31
Price/Graham Number 1.40
ALJ's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
54% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ALJ: 1.40 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.4

0.52
1.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.70
ALJ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. ALJ: 9.70 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 33.5
Current: 9.7

3.3
33.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.31
ALJ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. ALJ: 0.31 )
ALJ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.31

-12.6
0.4

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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