|Bid||65.28 x 1300|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||63.37 - 65.47|
|52 Week Range||58.63 - 103.37|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.63|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.12|
|Earnings Date||Nov 6, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.47 (2.25%)|
|1y Target Est||73.57|
The burgeoning lithium industry, which produces the powerhouse metal used to make electric vehicle (EV) batteries, has entered its first major downturn, an unwelcome bruising for investors eager to help combat climate change. Albemarle Corp, Tianqi Lithium Corp and others have been producing more lithium than automakers need. "Current market conditions are challenging," Luke Kissam, Albemarle's chief executive officer, said last week.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Albemarle Corporation and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
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Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) assigned Baa2 ratings to Albemarle's proposed $1.6 billion USD equivalent new debt financing, consisting of EUR notes to be issued by Albemarle New Holdings GmbH; notes to be issued by Albemarle Corporation; and notes to be issued by Albemarle Wodgina Pty Ltd. The debt issued by Albemarle New Holdings GmbH and Albemarle Wodgina Pty Ltd are unconditionally guaranteed by Albemarle Corporation. The size and tenor of debt issued by each of the aforementioned entities will depend on market demand.
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Albemarle Corp, the world's largest lithium producer, warned on Thursday that prices for the battery metal are down nearly a third in the past year and that the industry has two to three times more supply than needed. It was the latest lightning bolt to strike the fast-growing industry, which directly supplies the building blocks for electric vehicle batteries. Industry rival Livent Corp warned on Wednesday of "difficult" market conditions.
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Albemarle Corp said on Wednesday it had started a cost control program targeting over $100 million in savings over the next two years, as the world's largest lithium producer grapples with a fall in prices on near-term oversupply concerns. Albemarle did not provide any further details on the program on Wednesday. Albemarle reported an adjusted profit of $1.53 per share for the third quarter, in line with its preliminary estimates last month when it had also cut profit and sales forecast for the year.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) today announced its results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2019 . Third Quarter 2019 Highlights (Based on year-over-year ...
The company, which operates in northern Argentina, late Tuesday cut its full-year revenue and earnings forecast for the second time this year because it will delay selling about a quarter of its annual lithium hydroxide production until 2020. While Livent and some peers sell much of their lithium on long-term contracts, they have been stung by weakening market sentiment as global supply exceeds demand by 5 percent. "It's a difficult environment to do business," Graves said in an interview.
The lithium industry is working through "difficult" times due to low prices for the battery metal and global oversupply concerns, though an upswing in demand should help beginning next year, Livent Corp Chief Executive Paul Graves said on Wednesday. The company, which operates in northern Argentina, late Tuesday cut its full-year revenue and earnings forecast for the second time this year because it will delay selling about a quarter of its annual lithium hydroxide production until 2020. While Livent and some peers sell much of their lithium on long-term contracts, they have been stung by weakening market sentiment as global supply exceeds demand by 5 percent.
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Australia's Mineral Resources Ltd said on Friday its newly formed joint venture with Albemarle Corp had decided to pause operations at the Wodgina Project due to "challenging" lithium market conditions. Australian lithium producers had earlier this year flagged weak market conditions for the rest of 2019 amid reduced demand from Chinese customers after a change in the country's electric vehicle subsidies, and global trade tensions. Mineral Resources, which today concluded the sale of a 60% interest in Wodgina to Albemarle, said the transition to care and maintenance at the project would take about four weeks.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it has closed its transaction with Mineral Resources Limited ("MRL") (MIN.AX) under the Asset Sale and Share Subscription Agreement that was entered into on December 14, 2018, and subsequently amended on August 1, 2019, and the MRL Kemerton Sale and Purchase Agreement that was entered into on August 1, 2019 ("Agreement"). The 60/40 joint venture between Albemarle and MRL, respectively, is named MARBL Lithium Joint Venture ("MARBL").