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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.79
KALU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 2506 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. KALU: 0.79 )
KALU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.79

Equity to Asset 0.61
KALU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. KALU: 0.61 )
KALU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -2.04   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.61

-2.04
0.83
Interest Coverage 4.85
KALU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. KALU: 4.85 )
KALU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 9999.99
Current: 4.85

1.05
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.53
M-Score: -2.56
WACC vs ROIC
4.98%
8.69%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.49
KALU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. KALU: 11.49 )
KALU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -86.76   Max: 13.36
Current: 11.49

-86.76
13.36
Net-margin (%) 6.28
KALU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.03 vs. KALU: 6.28 )
KALU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -111   Max: 8.08
Current: 6.28

-111
8.08
ROE (%) 7.65
KALU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2461 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -7.65 vs. KALU: 7.65 )
KALU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -58.64   Max: 51.53
Current: 7.65

-58.64
51.53
ROA (%) 4.68
KALU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2533 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -5.83 vs. KALU: 4.68 )
KALU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -44.06   Max: 11.1
Current: 4.68

-44.06
11.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.41
KALU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2494 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -7.72 vs. KALU: 22.41 )
KALU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -306.1   Max: 47.15
Current: 22.41

-306.1
47.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
KALU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KALU: 6.60 )
KALU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.5   Max: 84.4
Current: 6.6

-30.5
84.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 54.30
KALU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1560 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -13.80 vs. KALU: 54.30 )
KALU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.7   Max: 143
Current: 54.3

-34.7
143
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 106.40
KALU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1418 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -13.60 vs. KALU: 106.40 )
KALU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 106.4
Current: 106.4

0
106.4
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

KALU Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 2,863 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,053,000 sh (+73.08%)
Chuck Royce 412,300 sh (+1.85%)
John Keeley 813,682 sh (+0.29%)
Third Avenue Management 468,102 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 304,002 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 5,700 sh (-11.64%)
Joel Greenblatt 64,145 sh (-14.74%)
Jim Simons 55,600 sh (-50.84%)
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Q2 2014

KALU Guru Trades in Q2 2014

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,269,682 sh (+20.58%)
Chuck Royce 430,800 sh (+4.49%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,700 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 304,002 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Keeley 775,472 sh (-4.7%)
Third Avenue Management 436,533 sh (-6.74%)
Joel Greenblatt 53,329 sh (-16.86%)
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Q3 2014

KALU Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 380,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 6,800 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,100 sh (+24.56%)
John Keeley 750,717 sh (-3.19%)
Chuck Royce 410,300 sh (-4.76%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,196,865 sh (-5.74%)
Michael Price 277,300 sh (-8.78%)
Third Avenue Management 335,574 sh (-23.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 19,213 sh (-63.97%)
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Q4 2014

KALU Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 28,600 sh (+320.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 24,446 sh (+27.24%)
John Keeley 779,337 sh (+3.81%)
Chuck Royce 380,800 sh (-7.19%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,002,405 sh (-16.25%)
Michael Price 230,000 sh (-17.06%)
Steven Cohen 291,667 sh (-23.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,700 sh (-47.89%)
Third Avenue Management 107,548 sh (-67.95%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KALU

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Michael Price 2014-12-31 Reduce -17.06%0.44%$68.92 - $75.21 $ 76.025%230000
Third Avenue Management 2014-12-31 Reduce -67.95%0.37%$68.92 - $75.21 $ 76.025%107548
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Add 27.24%$68.92 - $75.21 $ 76.025%24446
Michael Price 2014-09-30 Reduce -8.78%0.24%$71.99 - $81.05 $ 76.02-2%277300
Third Avenue Management 2014-09-30 Reduce -23.13%0.14%$71.99 - $81.05 $ 76.02-2%335574
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -63.97%0.03%$71.99 - $81.05 $ 76.02-2%19213
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 Add 20.58%0.06%$67.75 - $73.71 $ 76.028%1269682
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 Add 73.08%0.12%$66.88 - $72.71 $ 76.029%1053000
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2013-12-31 Add 171.49%0.11%$65.23 - $73.03 $ 76.0211%608400
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$62.31 - $71.96 $ 76.0212%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2013-09-30 New Buy0.07%$62.31 - $71.96 $ 76.0212%224100
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Reduce -79.37%0.5%$58.75 - $65.44 $ 76.0221%50555
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 26.96%0.04%$58.75 - $65.44 $ 76.0221%80631
Third Avenue Management 2013-03-31 Add 70.31%0.23%$60.77 - $65.03 $ 76.0221%444375
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 110.27%0.11%$60.77 - $65.03 $ 76.0221%63507
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Sold Out $60.77 - $65.03 $ 76.0221%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.11%$56.27 - $61.75 $ 76.0228%30203
Third Avenue Management 2012-09-30 Reduce -59.58%0.48%$49.43 - $59.15 $ 76.0238%266218
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Add 31.25%0.12%$49.43 - $59.15 $ 76.0238%194900
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Reduce -84.38%$49.43 - $59.15 $ 76.0238%10000
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy0.26%$46.57 - $52.8 $ 76.0254%148500
Third Avenue Management 2012-03-31 Reduce -21.69%0.22%$46.82 - $52.46 $ 76.0264%681614
PRIMECAP Management 2011-12-31 Add 33.33%$40.26 - $49.46 $ 76.0268%60000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.10
KALU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 17.10 )
KALU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.15   Max: 85.94
Current: 17.1

5.15
85.94
Forward P/E 15.92
KALU's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 15.92 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.10
KALU's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 17.10 )
KALU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.02   Max: 86.51
Current: 17.1

5.02
86.51
P/B 1.23
KALU's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. KALU: 1.23 )
KALU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 4.1
Current: 1.23

0.34
4.1
P/S 1.07
KALU's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 1.07 )
KALU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.07

0.21
2.84
PFCF 22.76
KALU's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 22.76 )
KALU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.46   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 22.76

5.46
99999999.99
POCF 11.36
KALU's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 11.36 )
KALU' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 183.29
Current: 11.36

2.84
183.29
EV-to-EBIT 8.67
KALU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 8.67 )
KALU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -10.6   Max: 36.5
Current: 8.67

-10.6
36.5
Shiller P/E 35.11
KALU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 2764 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 35.11 )
KALU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.19   Max: 44.26
Current: 35.11

25.19
44.26
Current Ratio 1.92
KALU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 2509 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. KALU: 1.92 )
KALU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 5.01
Current: 1.92

0.94
5.01
Quick Ratio 1.43
KALU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 2507 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. KALU: 1.43 )
KALU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.63
Current: 1.43

0.59
3.63
Days Inventory 69.26
KALU's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 69.26 )
KALU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 42.33   Max: 113
Current: 69.26

42.33
113
Days Sales Outstanding 36.35
KALU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 36.35 )
KALU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 23.41   Max: 53.81
Current: 36.35

23.41
53.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.91
KALU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. KALU: 1.91 )
KALU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 5.39
Current: 1.91

0.23
5.39
Dividend Payout 0.36
KALU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 0.36 )
KALU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 24
Current: 0.36

0.1
24
Dividend growth (3y) 7.70
KALU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. KALU: 7.70 )
KALU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38.7
Current: 7.7

0
38.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.50
KALU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. KALU: 2.50 )
KALU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 7.08
Current: 2.5

0.3
7.08
Share Buyback Rate 0.20
KALU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 1937 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -9.40 vs. KALU: 0.20 )
KALU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 36.9   Max: -3.5
Current: 0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.31
KALU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. KALU: 1.31 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.15
Current: 1.31

0.57
3.15
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.97
KALU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 0.97 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 89.66
Current: 0.97

0.77
89.66
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
KALU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 1.25 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.62
Current: 1.25

0.35
2.62
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
KALU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 0.70 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.98
Current: 0.7

0.39
3.98
Price/Graham Number 0.98
KALU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
95% of the 2766 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KALU: 0.98 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.42
Current: 0.98

0.6
2.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.50
KALU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2490 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -5.20 vs. KALU: 11.50 )
KALU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 31.9
Current: 11.5

2.7
31.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 28.16
KALU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -1.22 vs. KALU: 28.16 )
KALU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 28.5
Current: 28.16

-2.3
28.5

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Aluminum
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Traded in other countries:KLU1.Germany,
Kaiser Aluminum Corp was founded in 1946 and incorporate in Delaware. The Company is engaged in the production of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum products. Its segments include Fabricated Products and Secondary Aluminum. The Company manufactures rolled, extruded, and drawn aluminum products to market applications such as aerospace and high strength products, general engineering products, extrusions for automotive applications, and other industrial products. To make its fabricated products, it purchases primary aluminum ingot, sow, and recycled and scrap aluminum from third party suppliers in varying percentages depending on various market factors, including price and availability. The Company's primary competitors in the global heat treated flat-rolled products are Alcoa and Constellium. In the extrusion/drawn market, it competes with many regional participants, as well as larger companies with a national presence, such as SAPA and Alcoa. The Company is subject to a number of environmental laws and regulations, to potential fines or penalties assessed for alleged breaches of the environmental laws and regulations, and to potential claims and litigation based upon such laws and regulations.
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