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Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) GF Value Rank

: 4 (As of Today)
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Albemarle has the GF Value Rank of 4.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Chemicals subindustry, Albemarle's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank 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 GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector, Albemarle's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Albemarle's GF Value Rank falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the GF Value Rank's extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.

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Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) Business Description

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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.
Michael James Simmons officer: President - Ketjen 301 COMMERCE STREET, SUITE 3200, FORT WORTH TX 76102
Sean B. O'hollaren officer: Chief External Affairs Officer 4250 CONGRESS STREET, SUITE 900, CHARLOTTE NC 28209
Jacobus G. Fourie officer: Chief Capital Projects Officer 4250 CONGRESS STREET, SUITE 900, CHARLOTTE NC 28209
Kristin M Coleman officer: EVP, General Counsel 140 HAZEL AVE., GLENCOE IL 60022
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Melissa H. Anderson 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
Glenda J Minor director 17000 ROTUNDA DRIVE, DEARBORN MI 48120
Deursen Holly Van director 21211 NORDHOFF STREET, CHATSWORTH CA 91311
David Terrence Ryan officer: VP, Corp. Strategy & IR 8904 HIGHFIELD ROAD, RICHMOND VA 23229
Netha N. Johnson officer: President, Bromine Specialties 3489 CRESTMOOR DRIVE, WOODBURY MN 55125
Eric Norris officer: President, Lithium 1519 AUDUBON ROAD, CHARLOTTE NC 28211
Deeanne J Marlow officer: SVP, Chief HR Officer 4250 CONGRESS STREET, SUITE 900, CHARLOTTE NC 28209
Raphael Goszcz Crawford officer: President, Catalysts 4311 GREENBRIAR HILLS PLANTATION RD, CHARLOTTE NC 28277