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Albemarle Cash Ratio

: 0.52 (As of Jun. 2022)
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The Cash Ratio measures a company’s ability to meet its short-term obligations with cash and near-cash resources. It is calculated as a company's Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities divides by its Total Current Liabilities. Albemarle's Cash Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 0.52.

Albemarle has a Cash Ratio of 0.52. It indicates that there are more current liabilities than Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities, and the company does not have sufficient cash on hand to pay off its short-term debt.

The historical rank and industry rank for Albemarle's Cash Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

ALB' s Cash Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02   Med: 0.31   Max: 2.18
Current: 0.52

During the past 13 years, Albemarle's highest Cash Ratio was 2.18. The lowest was 0.02. And the median was 0.31.

ALB's Cash Ratio is ranked better than
51.21% of 1441 companies
in the Chemicals industry
Industry Median: 0.51 vs ALB: 0.52

Albemarle Cash Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Albemarle's Cash Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Albemarle Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Cash Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.95 0.47 0.44 0.41 0.23

Albemarle Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Cash Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.84 0.37 0.23 0.22 0.52

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Albemarle's Cash Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Cash Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Albemarle Cash Ratio Distribution

For the Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector, Albemarle's Cash Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Albemarle's Cash Ratio falls into.



Albemarle Cash Ratio Calculation

The Cash Ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its cash and near-cash resources.

Albemarle's Cash Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

Cash Ratio (A: Dec. 2021 )=Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities/Total Current Liabilities
=439.272/1874.335
=0.23

Albemarle's Cash Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

Cash Ratio (Q: Jun. 2022 )=Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities/Total Current Liabilities
=930.596/1781.762
=0.52

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Albemarle  (NYSE:ALB) Cash Ratio Explanation

The cash ratio is more conservative than other liquidity ratios, such as Quick Ratio and Current Ratio, because it only considers a company's most liquid resources. The numerator of cash ratio only considers Cash, Cash Equivalents and marketable securities. Other current assets, such as accounts receivable and inventories, are not included. The rationale is that these assets may require time to be transformed into cash, and the amount of money received is also uncertain.

The cash ratio shows a company’s ability to pay all current liabilities immediately without selling or liquidating other assets. Generally speaking, a higher cash ratio suggests the company has a stronger ability to cover its short-term debt. However, a high cash ratio could also indicate inefficient management: the company is inefficient in making full utilization of cash to invest protential profitable project. It may also suggest that the company is not confident about future profitability.

In general, the higher the cash ratio, the better the company's liquidity position.


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Albemarle Business Description

Albemarle logo
Address
4250 Congress Street, Suite 900, Charlotte, NC, USA, 28209
Albemarle is the world's largest lithium producer. Our outlook for robust lithium demand is predicated upon increased demand for electric vehicle batteries. Albemarle produces lithium from its salt brine deposits in Chile and the U.S. and its hard rock joint venture mines in Australia. Albemarle is also a global leader in the production of bromine, used in flame retardants. The company is also a major producer of oil refining catalysts.
Executives
Cramer Ralf Hans director MIERENDORSFSTRASSE 26 BENSHEIM 2M 64625
Anderson Melissa H. officer: SVP, Chief HR Officer ALBEMARLE CORPORATION 4250 CONGRESS ST. SUITE 900 CHARLOTTE NC 28209
Barichivich John Clarence Iii officer: VP, Controller & CAO 4250 CONGRESS ST. SUITE 900 CHARLOTTE NC 28209
Minor Glenda J director 17000 ROTUNDA DRIVE DEARBORN MI 48120
Van Deursen Holly director 21211 NORDHOFF STREET CHATSWORTH CA 91311
Johnson Netha N. officer: President, Bromine Specialties 3489 CRESTMOOR DRIVE WOODBURY MN 55125
Crawford Raphael Goszcz officer: President, Catalysts 4311 GREENBRIAR HILLS PLANTATION RD CHARLOTTE NC 28277
Marlow Deeanne J officer: SVP, Chief HR Officer 4250 CONGRESS STREET SUITE 900 CHARLOTTE NC 28209
Norris Eric officer: President, Lithium 1519 AUDUBON ROAD CHARLOTTE NC 28211
Ryan David Terrence officer: VP, Corp. Strategy & IR 8904 HIGHFIELD ROAD RICHMOND VA 23229
Maine Douglas L director ALBEMARLE CORP 451 FLORIDA ST BATON ROUGE LA 70801
Hernandez William H director 5500 WAYZATA BLVD. SUITE 800 GOLDEN VALLEY MN 55416
Wolff Alejandro Daniel director ALBEMARLE CORP. 451 FLORIDA ST BATON ROUGE LA 70801
Masters J Kent director ALBEMARLE CORP. 451 FLORIDA ST BATON ROUGE LA 70801
Brlas Laurie director C/O ALBEMARLE CORPORATION 4250 CONGRESS ST STE 900 CHARLOTTE NC 28209

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