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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 0.77
KALU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 2423 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. KALU: 0.77 )
KALU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.77

Equity to Asset 0.62
KALU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. KALU: 0.62 )
KALU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -2.04   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.62

-2.04
0.83
Interest Coverage 4.85
KALU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 1359 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: 6
Z-Score: 2.63
M-Score: -2.70
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
89% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 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
89% of the 1408 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -2.46 vs. KALU: 6.28 )
KALU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -79.24   Max: 8.08
Current: 6.28

-79.24
8.08
ROE (%) 7.65
KALU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2409 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -8.64 vs. KALU: 7.65 )
KALU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -58.64   Max: 160.8
Current: 7.65

-58.64
160.8
ROA (%) 4.68
KALU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2450 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -6.51 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
98% of the 2419 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -8.53 vs. KALU: 22.41 )
KALU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -178.44   Max: 47.15
Current: 22.41

-178.44
47.15
Revenue Growth (%) 6.60
KALU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 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 (%) 51.40
KALU's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1453 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. KALU: 51.40 )
KALU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.8   Max: 112.7
Current: 51.4

-34.8
112.7
EPS Growth (%) 106.40
KALU's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1433 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 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


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

KALU Guru Trades in Q3 2013

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 224,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 75,400 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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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%)
Michael Price 304,002 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 468,102 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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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
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 Add 20.58%0.06%$67.75 - $73.71 $ 69.97-1%1269682
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 Add 73.08%0.12%$66.88 - $72.71 $ 69.970%1053000
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2013-12-31 Add 171.49%0.11%$65.23 - $73.03 $ 69.972%608400
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$62.31 - $71.96 $ 69.974%0
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2013-09-30 New Buy0.07%$62.31 - $71.96 $ 69.974%224100
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Reduce -79.37%0.5%$58.75 - $65.44 $ 69.9712%50555
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 26.96%0.04%$58.75 - $65.44 $ 69.9712%80631
Third Avenue Management 2013-03-31 Add 70.31%0.23%$60.77 - $65.03 $ 69.9711%444375
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 110.27%0.11%$60.77 - $65.03 $ 69.9711%63507
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Sold Out $60.77 - $65.03 $ 69.9711%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.11%$56.27 - $61.75 $ 69.9717%30203
Third Avenue Management 2012-09-30 Reduce -59.58%0.48%$49.43 - $59.15 $ 69.9727%266218
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Add 31.25%0.12%$49.43 - $59.15 $ 69.9727%194900
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Reduce -84.38%$49.43 - $59.15 $ 69.9727%10000
John Burbank 2012-06-30 New Buy0.26%$46.57 - $52.8 $ 69.9741%148500
Third Avenue Management 2012-03-31 Reduce -21.69%0.22%$46.82 - $52.46 $ 69.9751%681614
PRIMECAP Management 2011-12-31 Add 33.33%$40.26 - $49.46 $ 69.9754%60000
Third Avenue Management 2011-09-30 Add 14.54%0.13%$43.71 - $56.3 $ 69.9737%933458
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.011%$43.71 - $56.3 $ 69.9737%0
PRIMECAP Management 2011-09-30 New Buy$43.71 - $56.3 $ 69.9737%45000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.20
KALU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KALU: 14.20 )
KALU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.15   Max: 85.94
Current: 14.2

5.15
85.94
P/B 1.15
KALU's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. KALU: 1.15 )
KALU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 4.1
Current: 1.15

0.34
4.1
P/S 1.00
KALU's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KALU: 1.00 )
KALU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.84
Current: 1

0.21
2.84
PFCF 21.87
KALU's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KALU: 21.87 )
KALU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.46   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 21.87

5.46
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT 8.30
KALU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
97% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KALU: 8.30 )
KALU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -10.6   Max: 36.5
Current: 8.3

-10.6
36.5
PEG 0.61
KALU's PEG is ranked higher than
99% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KALU: 0.61 )
KALU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.85
Current: 0.61

0
14.85
Shiller P/E 38.30
KALU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KALU: 38.30 )
KALU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.19   Max: 44.02
Current: 38.3

25.19
44.02
Current Ratio 1.98
KALU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 2430 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. KALU: 1.98 )
KALU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 5.01
Current: 1.98

0.94
5.01
Quick Ratio 1.47
KALU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 2426 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. KALU: 1.47 )
KALU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.63
Current: 1.47

0.59
3.63

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.00
KALU's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
52% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. KALU: 2.00 )
KALU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 5.39
Current: 2

0.23
5.39
Dividend Payout 0.26
KALU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KALU: 0.26 )
KALU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 24
Current: 0.26

0.1
24
Dividend growth (3y) 7.70
KALU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 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) 2.55
KALU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. KALU: 2.55 )
KALU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 6.88
Current: 2.55

0.29
6.88
Share Buyback Rate 0.20
KALU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 1952 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -10.20 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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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.24
KALU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. KALU: 1.24 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.61
Current: 1.24

0.57
3.61
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.95
KALU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KALU: 0.95 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 671.36
Current: 0.95

0.77
671.36
Price/Median PS Value 1.18
KALU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KALU: 1.18 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.65
Current: 1.18

0.35
2.65
Price/Graham Number 0.86
KALU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
96% of the 2609 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KALU: 0.86 )
KALU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.42
Current: 0.86

0.6
2.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.00
KALU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 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) 3.04
KALU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2012 Companies
in the Global Aluminum industry.

( Industry Median: -14.67 vs. KALU: 3.04 )
KALU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.3   Max: 69.8
Current: 3.04

-1.3
69.8

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Aluminum
Compare:NHYDY, AA, AWC, NOR, CENX » details
Traded in other countries:KLU1.Germany
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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