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Albemarle Quick Ratio

: 1.20 (As of Jun. 2022)
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The quick ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets. It is calculated as a company's Total Current Assets excludes Total Inventories divides by its Total Current Liabilities. Albemarle's quick ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 1.20.

Albemarle has a quick ratio of 1.20. It generally indicates good short-term financial strength.

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

ALB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55   Med: 1.42   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.2

During the past 13 years, Albemarle's highest Quick Ratio was 2.63. The lowest was 0.55. And the median was 1.42.

ALB's Quick Ratio is ranked worse than
57.48% of 1463 companies
in the Chemicals industry
Industry Median: 1.37 vs ALB: 1.20

Albemarle Quick Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Albemarle's Quick 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
Quick Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.57 1.10 1.03 0.81 0.64

Albemarle Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Quick 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 1.44 0.84 0.64 0.63 1.20

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Albemarle's Quick Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Quick 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 Quick Ratio Distribution

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

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



Albemarle Quick Ratio Calculation

The quick ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets. For this reason, the ratio excludes inventories from current assets.

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

Quick Ratio (A: Dec. 2021 )=(Total Current Assets-Total Inventories)/Total Current Liabilities
=(2007.981-812.92)/1874.335
=0.64

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

Quick Ratio (Q: Jun. 2022 )=(Total Current Assets-Total Inventories)/Total Current Liabilities
=(3350.104-1216.213)/1781.762
=1.20

* 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) Quick Ratio Explanation

The quick ratio is more conservative than the Current Ratio because it excludes inventories from current assets. The ratio derives its name presumably from the fact that assets such as cash and marketable securities are quick sources of cash. Inventories generally take time to be converted into cash, and if they have to be sold quickly, the company may have to accept a lower price than book value of these inventories. As a result, they are justifiably excluded from assets that are ready sources of immediate cash.

In general, low or decreasing quick ratios generally suggest that a company is over-leveraged, struggling to maintain or grow sales, paying bills too quickly or collecting receivables too slowly. On the other hand, a high or increasing quick ratio generally indicates that a company is experiencing solid top-line growth, quickly converting receivables into cash, and easily able to cover its financial obligations. Such companies often have faster inventory turnover and cash conversion cycles.

The higher the quick 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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