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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 0.49
ALJ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. ALJ: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.18 Max: N/A
Current: 0.49
Equity to Asset 0.31
ALJ's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ALJ: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.20 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.31
0.15
0.48
Interest Coverage 1.81
ALJ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.78 vs. ALJ: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.58  Med: 3.10 Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.81
1.58
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.76
M-Score: -3.10
WACC vs ROIC
12.57%
21.32%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.20
ALJ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. ALJ: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.01  Med: 3.18 Max: 9.03
Current: 5.2
-4.01
9.03
Net-margin (%) 1.89
ALJ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. ALJ: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.05  Med: 1.02 Max: 5.09
Current: 1.89
-3.05
5.09
ROE (%) 16.79
ALJ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. ALJ: 16.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -32.13  Med: 20.16 Max: 62.83
Current: 16.79
-32.13
62.83
ROA (%) 4.91
ALJ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. ALJ: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.82  Med: 3.48 Max: 16.89
Current: 4.91
-5.82
16.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.96
ALJ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.69 vs. ALJ: 21.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.58  Med: 17.36 Max: 86.96
Current: 21.96
-10.58
86.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.80
ALJ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. ALJ: -5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.5  Med: 13.50 Max: 25.8
Current: -5.8
-8.5
25.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
ALJ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.20 vs. ALJ: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.8  Med: 22.60 Max: 96.7
Current: 7.9
-49.8
96.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.30
ALJ's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. ALJ: -7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.5  Med: 12.90 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

Q3 2014

ALJ Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 1,617,800 sh (New)
John Keeley 176,420 sh (+15.99%)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Jim Simons 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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Q1 2015

ALJ Guru Trades in Q1 2015

George Soros 341,214 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 90,340 sh (+219.49%)
John Keeley 170,340 sh (+0.13%)
Ken Fisher 100,700 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 27,292 sh (-76.11%)
Steven Cohen 77,700 sh (-91.96%)
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Q2 2015

ALJ Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 60,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 187,342 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 5,130,400 sh (+6502.83%)
Joel Greenblatt 55,855 sh (+104.66%)
John Keeley 180,570 sh (+6.01%)
Steven Cohen 3,514,863 sh (+4423.63%)
Ken Fisher 100,700 sh (unchged)
George Soros 252,198 sh (-26.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 53,941 sh (-40.29%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.69
ALJ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. ALJ: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.47  Med: 12.10 Max: 68.5
Current: 11.69
3.47
68.5
Forward P/E 8.66
ALJ's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.49 vs. ALJ: 8.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.10
ALJ's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. ALJ: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.5  Med: 12.07 Max: 68.5
Current: 12.1
3.5
68.5
P/B 1.83
ALJ's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. ALJ: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ALJ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.70 Max: 6.02
Current: 1.83
0.75
6.02
P/S 0.22
ALJ's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. ALJ: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ALJ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.22
0.05
0.75
PFCF 7.27
ALJ's PFCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.38 vs. ALJ: 7.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ALJ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 8.90 Max: 49.66
Current: 7.27
2.1
49.66
POCF 4.58
ALJ's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. ALJ: 4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ALJ' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1  Med: 6.31 Max: 29.1
Current: 4.58
1
29.1
EV-to-EBIT 5.19
ALJ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. ALJ: 5.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ALJ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -184.3  Med: 6.30 Max: 41
Current: 5.19
-184.3
41
Current Ratio 1.36
ALJ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. ALJ: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.3
Current: 1.36
0.64
2.3
Quick Ratio 1.09
ALJ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. ALJ: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.89
Current: 1.09
0.38
1.89
Days Inventory 9.34
ALJ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
79% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 25.05 vs. ALJ: 9.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 7.31  Med: 15.14 Max: 26.6
Current: 9.34
7.31
26.6
Days Sales Outstanding 10.32
ALJ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 19.78 vs. ALJ: 10.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.3  Med: 12.24 Max: 18.4
Current: 10.32
5.3
18.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.81
ALJ's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. ALJ: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.51 Max: 3.07
Current: 2.81
0.12
3.07
Dividend Payout 0.30
ALJ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. ALJ: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: 6
Current: 0.3
0.02
6
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
ALJ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. ALJ: 26.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 26
Current: 26
0
26
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.75
ALJ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. ALJ: 4.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 2.84 Max: 5.78
Current: 4.75
0.23
5.78
Share Buyback Rate -4.20
ALJ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
70% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. ALJ: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -6.20 Max: -10.9
Current: -4.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.19
ALJ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. ALJ: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.17  Med: 2.25 Max: 6.99
Current: 2.19
1.17
6.99
Price/Projected FCF 1.25
ALJ's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ALJ: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 2.03 Max: 7.83
Current: 1.25
0.69
7.83
Price/Median PS Value 1.68
ALJ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. ALJ: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.04 Max: 4.27
Current: 1.68
0.42
4.27
Price/Graham Number 0.90
ALJ's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. ALJ: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.14 Max: 4.41
Current: 0.9
0.51
4.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 19.17
ALJ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. ALJ: 19.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 14.20 Max: 33
Current: 19.17
2.4
33
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -8.20
ALJ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. ALJ: -8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ALJ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -20.2  Med: -5.20 Max: 10.1
Current: -8.2
-20.2
10.1

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 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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