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How to buy Albemarle stock

Learn how to easily invest in Albemarle stock.

Albemarle Corp is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Albemarle shares (ALB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Albemarle employs 6,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Albemarle stock price (NYSE: ALB)

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Albemarle shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-01.
Latest market close$205.15
52-week range$162.07 - $289.95
50-day moving average $225.33
200-day moving average $227.21
Wall St. target price$279.70
PE ratio 88.1772
Dividend yield $1.565 (0.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.37

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Albemarle price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $205.15 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-24) -8.74%
1 month (2022-06-02) -18.36%
3 months (2022-03-30) -8.07%
6 months (2021-12-31) -12.24%
1 year (2021-07-02) 20.22%
2 years (2020-07-02) 161.14%
3 years (2019-07-02) 193.62%
5 years (2017-06-30) 94.38%

Is Albemarle stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Albemarle stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Albemarle's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Albemarle's P/E ratio

Albemarle's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 88x. In other words, Albemarle shares trade at around 88x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Albemarle's PEG ratio

Albemarle's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5641. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Albemarle's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Albemarle's EBITDA

Albemarle's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $939.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Albemarle's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Albemarle financials

Revenue TTM $3.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.77%
Gross profit TTM $1 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.92%
Return on equity TTM 6.07%
Profit margin 7.76%
Book value $49.75
Market capitalisation $24.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Albemarle's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Albemarle.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Albemarle's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 41.74

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Albemarle's overall score of 41.74 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 84th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Albemarle is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Albemarle's environmental score

Environmental score: 21.59/100

Albemarle's environmental score of 21.59 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Albemarle is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Albemarle's social score

Social score: 15.41/100

Albemarle's social score of 15.41 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Albemarle is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Albemarle's governance score

Governance score: 13.74/100

Albemarle's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Albemarle is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Albemarle's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Albemarle scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Albemarle has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Albemarle Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 41.74
Total ESG percentile 84.08
Environmental score 21.59
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 15.41
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 13.74
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

Albemarle share dividends

29%

Dividend payout ratio: 29.46% of net profits

Recently Albemarle has paid out, on average, around 29.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Albemarle shareholders could enjoy a 0.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Albemarle's case, that would currently equate to about $1.565 per share.

While Albemarle's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Albemarle may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Albemarle's most recent dividend payout was on 30 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Albemarle's shares ever split?

Albemarle's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 March 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Albemarle shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Albemarle shares which in turn could have impacted Albemarle's share price.

Albemarle share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Albemarle's shares have ranged in value from as little as $162.0742 up to $289.9527. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALB.US volatility(beta: 1.53)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Albemarle's is 1.5286. This would suggest that Albemarle's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Albemarle overview

Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide. It operates through three segments: Lithium, Bromine, and Catalysts. The Lithium segment offers lithium compounds, including lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, lithium chloride, and lithium specialties; and reagents, such as butyllithium and lithium aluminum hydride for use in lithium batteries for consumer electronics and electric vehicles, high performance greases, thermoplastic elastomers for car tires, rubber soles, plastic bottles, catalysts for chemical reactions, organic synthesis processes in the areas of steroid chemistry and vitamins, life sciences, pharmaceutical industry, and other markets. It also provides cesium products for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries; zirconium, barium, and titanium products for pyrotechnical applications that include airbag initiators; technical services for the handling and use of reactive lithium products; and lithium-containing by-products recycling services. The Bromine segment offers bromine and bromine-based fire safety solutions; specialty chemicals, including elemental bromine, alkyl and inorganic bromides, brominated powdered activated carbon, and other bromine fine chemicals for use in chemical synthesis, oil and gas well drilling and completion fluids, mercury control, water purification, beef and poultry processing, and other industrial applications; and other specialty chemicals, such as tertiary amines for surfactants, biocides, and disinfectants and sanitizers. The Catalysts segment provides hydroprocessing, isomerization, and akylation catalysts; fluidized catalytic cracking catalysts and additives; and organometallics and curatives. The company serves the energy storage, petroleum refining, consumer electronics, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, and crop protection markets.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Albemarle is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.166% of Albemarle shares are held by insiders and 84.501% by institutions.
How many people work for Albemarle?
Latest data suggests 6,000 work at Albemarle.
When does the fiscal year end for Albemarle?
Albemarle's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Albemarle based?
Albemarle's address is: 4250 Congress Street, Charlotte, NC, United States, 28209
What is Albemarle's ISIN number?
Albemarle's international securities identification number is: US0126531013
What is Albemarle's CUSIP number?
Albemarle's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 012653101

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