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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.37
ALN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. ALN: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ALN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.40 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.37
Equity to Asset 0.60
ALN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. ALN: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ALN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -5.67  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.74
Current: 0.6
-5.67
0.74
Interest Coverage 1.88
ALN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 27.36 vs. ALN: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ALN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.88  Med: 6.25 Max: 10.9
Current: 1.88
1.88
10.9
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.85
M-Score: -2.80
WACC vs ROIC
2.37%
0.87%
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 (%) 6.09
ALN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ALN: 6.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ALN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.2  Med: 15.17 Max: 18.73
Current: 6.09
7.2
18.73
Net-margin (%) 0.63
ALN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. ALN: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ALN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.73  Med: 9.76 Max: 13.96
Current: 0.63
1.73
13.96
ROE (%) 0.86
ALN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. ALN: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ALN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.93  Med: 16.94 Max: 71.44
Current: 0.86
1.93
71.44
ROA (%) 0.43
ALN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. ALN: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ALN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.17  Med: 11.26 Max: 22.63
Current: 0.43
1.17
22.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.17
ALN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. ALN: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.39  Med: 24.11 Max: 44.55
Current: 5.17
6.39
44.55
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.60
ALN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ALN: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 7.50 Max: 46.3
Current: 0.6
0.6
46.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -13.70
ALN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ALN: -13.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.7  Med: 4.50 Max: 35
Current: -13.7
-13.7
35
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -42.20
ALN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ALN: -42.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.2  Med: 2.40 Max: 34.2
Current: -42.2
-42.2
34.2
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 64.82
ALN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. ALN: 64.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ALN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 3.14 Max: 70.34
Current: 64.82
0.96
70.34
Forward P/E 1.27
ALN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.56 vs. ALN: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 34.40
ALN's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. ALN: 34.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ALN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 3.11 Max: 70.37
Current: 34.4
0.96
70.37
P/B 0.31
ALN's P/B is ranked higher than
94% of the 1344 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ALN: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ALN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.33 Max: 12.74
Current: 0.31
0.13
12.74
P/S 0.28
ALN's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. ALN: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ALN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.23 Max: 7.62
Current: 0.28
0.1
7.62
PFCF 3.50
ALN's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.58 vs. ALN: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ALN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.5  Med: 7.88 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 3.5
2.5
99999999.99
POCF 2.93
ALN's POCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. ALN: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ALN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 3.73 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 2.93
0.9
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT 11.13
ALN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.84 vs. ALN: 11.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ALN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 4.10 Max: 49.4
Current: 11.13
1.7
49.4
Shiller P/E 3.65
ALN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 22.42 vs. ALN: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ALN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 2.25 Max: 4.33
Current: 3.65
1.25
4.33
Current Ratio 1.89
ALN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. ALN: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ALN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 2.06 Max: 4.35
Current: 1.89
0.02
4.35
Quick Ratio 1.27
ALN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1289 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ALN: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ALN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.38 Max: 3.12
Current: 1.27
0.02
3.12
Days Inventory 121.32
ALN's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
78% of the 1377 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.59 vs. ALN: 121.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ALN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 59.78  Med: 77.05 Max: 95.11
Current: 121.32
59.78
95.11
Days Sales Outstanding 58.93
ALN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
74% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 38.36 vs. ALN: 58.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ALN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 57.26  Med: 74.22 Max: 146.1
Current: 58.93
57.26
146.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.94
ALN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. ALN: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ALN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.03 Max: 30.83
Current: 0.94
0.33
30.83
Price/Tangible Book 0.35
ALN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 1264 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. ALN: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ALN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.42 Max: 10.45
Current: 0.35
0.16
10.45
Price/Projected FCF 0.64
ALN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ALN: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ALN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.72 Max: 2.31
Current: 0.64
0.49
2.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
ALN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. ALN: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ALN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.13 Max: 26.81
Current: 1.15
0.52
26.81
Price/Graham Number 0.78
ALN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. ALN: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
ALN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.22 Max: 4.73
Current: 0.78
0.1
4.73
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.03
ALN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1406 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. ALN: 9.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2  Med: 24.30 Max: 57.9
Current: 9.03
2
57.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -14.70
ALN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. ALN: -14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ALN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -57.8  Med: -14.70 Max: 23.3
Current: -14.7
-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 including ready-to-cook, or RTC, foods, ready-to-eat, or RTE, foods and meals ready-to- eat, or MRE and frozen, canned, and bulk foods, in hundreds of varieties. Its products are divided into three segments: chestnut products, convenience foods and frozen food products. 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 manufactures its products in China in four types of product lines: deep-freezing lines, which are used to freeze raw materials for year-round production and to produce frozen food; canning lines, which are used to produce canned products, including chestnut products; convenience food lines, which are used for producing RTCs, RTEs and MREs, all of which have nitrogen preservation capacity; and Chinese doughnuts lines, which are used to produce Chinese doughnut products. The Company is subject to regulations of China's Agricultural Ministry.

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