Albemarle (ALB) Crashes Despite Blowout Earnings

Large-cap basic materials company Albemarle has moved -9.67% this afternoon, reaching $258.01 per share. In contrast, the average analyst target price for the stock is $311.88.

Albemarle Corporation is a fine chemical manufacturing company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you are thinking buying Albemarle should be aware of the facts below:

  • Based on its trailing earning per share of 13.19, Albemarle has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.56

  • ALB has a forward P/E ratio of 9.74.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.316 — a number between 0 and 1 signifying that Albemarle is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 4.313

  • The large-cap company is based in the United States. Albemarle currently returns an annual dividend yield of 0.59%.

  • Here's an overview of the company's last 5 years of cash flows:

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations (k) Capital Expenditures (k) Free Cash Flow (k) YoY Growth
2022-12-31 $1,907,849 $1,261,646 $646,203 206.04%
2021-12-31 $344,257 $953,667 -$609,410 -1081.87%
2020-12-31 $798,914 $850,477 -$51,563 61.06%
2019-12-31 $719,374 $851,796 -$132,422 13.91%
2018-12-31 $546,165 $699,991 -$153,826 n/a
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