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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.36
ALN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 1703 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. ALN: 0.36 )
ALN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.36

Equity to Asset 0.54
ALN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1694 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. ALN: 0.54 )
ALN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -5.67   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.54

-5.67
0.74
Interest Coverage 4.94
ALN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.78 vs. ALN: 4.94 )
ALN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.72   Max: 10.9
Current: 4.94

3.72
10.9
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.79
M-Score: -2.43
WACC vs ROIC
3.57%
6.08%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.82
ALN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. ALN: 9.82 )
ALN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.81   Max: 18.73
Current: 9.82

11.81
18.73
Net-margin (%) 5.44
ALN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. ALN: 5.44 )
ALN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.73   Max: 13.96
Current: 5.44

7.73
13.96
ROE (%) 6.04
ALN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1693 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. ALN: 6.04 )
ALN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.17   Max: 71.44
Current: 6.04

9.17
71.44
ROA (%) 3.68
ALN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1721 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. ALN: 3.68 )
ALN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.01   Max: 22.63
Current: 3.68

6.01
22.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.87
ALN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1714 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 14.18 vs. ALN: 8.87 )
ALN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.77   Max: 42.06
Current: 8.87

11.77
42.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
ALN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. ALN: 2.80 )
ALN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 46.3
Current: 2.8

2.8
46.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.30
ALN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ALN: -0.30 )
ALN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.3   Max: 35
Current: -0.3

-0.3
35
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.40
ALN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ALN: -4.40 )
ALN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 34.2
Current: -4.4

-4.4
34.2
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 3.50
ALN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. ALN: 3.50 )
ALN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 70.34
Current: 3.5

0.96
70.34
Forward P/E 1.27
ALN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
100% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 38.46 vs. ALN: 1.27 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 3.60
ALN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 27.10 vs. ALN: 3.60 )
ALN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 70.37
Current: 3.6

0.96
70.37
P/B 0.22
ALN's P/B is ranked higher than
99% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ALN: 0.22 )
ALN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 14.35
Current: 0.22

0.13
14.35
P/S 0.20
ALN's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. ALN: 0.20 )
ALN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 7.62
Current: 0.2

0.1
7.62
POCF 10.42
ALN's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. ALN: 10.42 )
ALN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 10.42

0.9
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT 6.20
ALN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. ALN: 6.20 )
ALN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 49.4
Current: 6.2

1.7
49.4
PEG 2.12
ALN's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALN: 2.12 )
ALN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.65
Current: 2.12

0.07
2.65
Shiller P/E 2.28
ALN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
100% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 51.89 vs. ALN: 2.28 )
ALN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 4.33
Current: 2.28

1.25
4.33
Current Ratio 2.22
ALN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. ALN: 2.22 )
ALN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 4.35
Current: 2.22

0.02
4.35
Quick Ratio 1.48
ALN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. ALN: 1.48 )
ALN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 3.12
Current: 1.48

0.02
3.12
Days Inventory 122.86
ALN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 74.02 vs. ALN: 122.86 )
ALN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 59.78   Max: 88.98
Current: 122.86

59.78
88.98
Days Sales Outstanding 77.45
ALN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 50.71 vs. ALN: 77.45 )
ALN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 57.26   Max: 146.1
Current: 77.45

57.26
146.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.67
ALN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALN: 0.67 )
ALN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 30.83
Current: 0.67

0.33
30.83
Price/Tangible Book 0.25
ALN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
99% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. ALN: 0.25 )
ALN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 46.92
Current: 0.25

0.16
46.92
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.99
ALN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. ALN: 0.99 )
ALN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.31
Current: 0.99

0.49
2.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
ALN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ALN: 0.89 )
ALN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 26.81
Current: 0.89

0.52
26.81
Price/Graham Number 0.20
ALN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
99% of the 1828 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ALN: 0.20 )
ALN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 5.36
Current: 0.2

0.1
5.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 16.10
ALN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1702 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ALN: 16.10 )
ALN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 57.9
Current: 16.1

2
57.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -26.62
ALN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. ALN: -26.62 )
ALN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -57.8   Max: 23.3
Current: -26.62

-57.8
23.3

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Traded in other countries:A50.Germany,
American Lorain Corporation is a Delaware Corporation that was incorporated on February 4, 1986 and was formerly known as Millennium Quest, Inc. The Company develops, manufactures, and sells convenience foods, chestnut products and frozen, canned, and bulk foods, in hundreds of varieties. Its products are divided into the three segments: chestnut products, convenience foods and frozen, canned and bulk food. Chestnut products are natural and do not contain chemical additives; Convenience food product includes Ready-to-cook food products, Ready-to-eat food products and Meals ready-to-eat food products; Frozen, Canned and Bulk Food including frozen vegetables, frozen fruits, frozen fish and frozen meats. The Company currently manufactures its products in China in three types of product lines; deep-freezing lines, canning lines and convenience food lines. Deep-freezing lines are used to freeze raw materials for year-round production and to produce frozen food; canning lines are used to produce canned products, including chestnut products; and convenience food lines are used for producing RTCs, RTEs and MREs. In 2011 and 2010, approximately 88% and 93% of its procured raw materials, respectively, consisted of agricultural products, including primarily chestnuts and vegetables, approximately 7% and 4%, respectively, consisted of packaging materials and approximately 5% and 3% consisted of condiments such as sugar, salt and flour. The Company grows and supplies a portion of its chestnut, fruit and vegetable products. The food products industries are highly competitive. The competitors in the frozen, canned and bulk food products market are currently Weitang Langdong, Yuyao Hongji Food Co. Ltd. and Yantai Pengshun Food Co. Ltd. The Company is subject to regulations of China's Agricultural Ministry.

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