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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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Cash to Debt 0.77
KALU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 2400 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 170.20 vs. KALU: 0.77 )
KALU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.77

Equity to Asset 0.61
KALU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 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
53% of the 1397 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: 2.61
M-Score: -2.46
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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Operating margin (%) 13.36
KALU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. KALU: 13.36 )
KALU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -86.76   Max: 13.36
Current: 13.36

-86.76
13.36
Net-margin (%) 8.08
KALU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. KALU: 8.08 )
KALU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -111   Max: 8.08
Current: 8.08

-111
8.08
ROE (%) 9.67
KALU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2322 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -9.21 vs. KALU: 9.67 )
KALU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -617.34   Max: 104.51
Current: 9.67

-617.34
104.51
ROA (%) 5.92
KALU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2398 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -7.73 vs. KALU: 5.92 )
KALU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -48.98   Max: 8.67
Current: 5.92

-48.98
8.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.84
KALU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2327 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -10.19 vs. KALU: 25.84 )
KALU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -350.3   Max: 41.06
Current: 25.84

-350.3
41.06
Revenue Growth (%) 6.60
KALU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. KALU: 6.60 )
KALU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.5   Max: 84.4
Current: 6.6

-30.5
84.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 54.30
KALU's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. KALU: 54.30 )
KALU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.8   Max: 109.7
Current: 54.3

-34.8
109.7
EPS Growth (%) 106.40
KALU's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -6.70 vs. KALU: 106.40 )
KALU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 106.4
Current: 106.4

0
106.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

KALU Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 63,507 sh (+110.27%)
Third Avenue Management 444,375 sh (+70.31%)
Jim Simons 116,600 sh (+42.02%)
John Burbank 245,000 sh (+9.38%)
Chuck Royce 322,200 sh (+2.06%)
John Keeley 716,218 sh (+0.58%)
Michael Price 304,002 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 7,000 sh (-10.26%)
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Q2 2013

KALU Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 12,800 sh (+82.86%)
Joel Greenblatt 80,631 sh (+26.96%)
Chuck Royce 327,200 sh (+1.55%)
Michael Price 304,002 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 710,014 sh (-0.87%)
Third Avenue Management 434,302 sh (-2.27%)
Jim Simons 43,900 sh (-62.35%)
John Burbank 50,555 sh (-79.37%)
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Q3 2013

KALU Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 75,400 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 224,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 55,700 sh (+26.88%)
Chuck Royce 371,800 sh (+13.63%)
Third Avenue Management 469,302 sh (+8.06%)
John Keeley 728,274 sh (+2.57%)
Michael Price 304,002 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 76,985 sh (-4.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,200 sh (-20.31%)
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Q4 2013

KALU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeremy Grantham 3,900 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 608,400 sh (+171.49%)
Jim Simons 113,100 sh (+103.05%)
John Keeley 811,296 sh (+11.4%)
Chuck Royce 404,800 sh (+8.88%)
Michael Price 304,002 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 468,102 sh (-0.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 75,235 sh (-2.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,451 sh (-36.75%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KALU

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$62.31 - $71.96 $ 73.098%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Reduce -79.37%0.5%$58.75 - $65.44 $ 73.0916%50555
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 26.96%0.04%$58.75 - $65.44 $ 73.0916%80631
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 110.27%0.11%$60.77 - $65.03 $ 73.0916%63507
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Sold Out $60.77 - $65.03 $ 73.0916%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.11%$56.27 - $61.75 $ 73.0923%30203
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Add 31.25%0.12%$49.43 - $59.15 $ 73.0932%194900
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Reduce -84.38%$49.43 - $59.15 $ 73.0932%10000
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy0.26%$46.57 - $52.8 $ 73.0948%148500
PRIMECAP Management 2011-12-31 Add 33.33%$40.26 - $49.46 $ 73.0961%60000
PRIMECAP Management 2011-09-30 New Buy$43.71 - $56.3 $ 73.0944%45000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.50
KALU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. KALU: 13.50 )
KALU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.15   Max: 85.94
Current: 13.5

5.15
85.94
P/B 1.20
KALU's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 2296 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. KALU: 1.20 )
KALU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 4.1
Current: 1.2

0.34
4.1
P/S 1.08
KALU's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. KALU: 1.08 )
KALU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.08

0.21
2.84
PFCF 33.10
KALU's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 15.42 vs. KALU: 33.10 )
KALU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.46   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 33.1

5.46
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT 8.30
KALU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. KALU: 8.30 )
KALU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 36.4
Current: 8.3

3.1
36.4
PEG 0.60
KALU's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. KALU: 0.60 )
KALU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.85
Current: 0.6

0
14.85
Shiller P/E 36.90
KALU's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 14.47 vs. KALU: 36.90 )
KALU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.32   Max: 37.26
Current: 36.9

25.32
37.26

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.71
KALU's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. KALU: 1.71 )
KALU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 5.39
Current: 1.71

0.23
5.39
Dividend Payout 0.22
KALU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. KALU: 0.22 )
KALU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.57
Current: 0.22

0.07
1.57
Dividend growth (3y) 7.70
KALU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 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) 2.17
KALU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. KALU: 2.17 )
KALU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 6.88
Current: 2.17

0.29
6.88
Share Buyback Rate 0.20
KALU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -14.10 vs. KALU: 0.20 )
KALU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 36.9   Max: -8.5
Current: 0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.40
KALU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 2267 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KALU: 1.40 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.15
Current: 1.4

0.57
3.15
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
KALU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KALU: 1.10 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 9.82
Current: 1.1

0.94
9.82
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
KALU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 1212 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. KALU: 1.30 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.3

0.36
1.64
Price/Graham Number 0.90
KALU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KALU: 0.90 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.9

0.71
2.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.00
KALU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. KALU: 12.00 )
KALU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 31.9
Current: 12

2.7
31.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.31
KALU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1970 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -13.54 vs. KALU: 2.31 )
KALU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1   Max: 70.1
Current: 2.31

-1
70.1

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Aluminum
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Kaiser Aluminum Corporation founded in 1946. The Company is a North American manufacturer of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum products for aerospace / high strength, general engineering, automotive, and other industrial applications. At December 31, 2012, it operated 11 focused production facilities in the United States and one in Canada. The Company's Fabricated Products business is treated as a single operating segment. Its Fabricated Products segment produces rolled, extruded, and drawn aluminum products used mainly for aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer durables, electronics, electrical, and machinery and equipment applications. The Fabricated Products segment focuses on products that strategically serve four end market applications, more particularly Aero/HS products, GE products, Automotive Extrusions and Other products. In addition to the Fabricated Products segment, it has two business units, Secondary Aluminum and Corporate and Other, together combined into one category and referred to herein as All Other. The Secondary Aluminum business unit sells value added products, such as ingot and billet, produced by Anglesey Aluminium Limited ('Anglesey'), in which it has a 49% equity investment and which owns and operates a secondary aluminum remelt and casting facility in Holyhead, Wales. Its Corporate and Other business unit provides general and administrative support for its operations. Its main competitors in the global heat treated flat-rolled products are Alcoa and Constellium. In the extrusion market, it competes with many regional participants, as well as larger companies with a national presence, such as SAPA, Norsk Hydro and Alcoa. The Company is subject to a number of environmental laws and regulations, 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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