Albemarle Corporation


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Albemarle’s results were a major disappointment as the company failed to meet Wall Street’s revenue and earnings expectations. Albemarle reported net sales of $2.3 billion, indicating a 10% increase compared to the previous year. This growth was attributed to expanded mining and conversion assets, resulting in higher energy storage volumes. However, despite the surge in sales, Albemarle’s net income witnessed a significant decline of 66%, amounting to approximately $303 million, along with a parallel drop in diluted earnings per share (EPS) to $2.57. The company’s year-to-date performance demonstrated robust results. The third quarter adjusted EBITDA stood at $453 million, reflecting a 62% decrease compared to the previous year. This decline was primarily attributed to softer lithium market pricing and timing impacts related to spodumene inventory and energy storage. The Specialties business also experienced a downturn due to lower volumes and pricing in certain end markets. Albemarle’s management addressed challenges by implementing cost and efficiency improvements, including a review of project spend and sequencing. The company remains focused on its growth mindset and aims to exceed its goal of $170 million in productivity benefits in 2023. They also disclosed their intention to acquire Liontown.

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⦁ Investment Thesis
⦁ Key Drivers
⦁ Historical Quarterly Statement Analysis – Income Statement & Cash Flows
⦁ Historical Quarterly Balance Sheet Analysis
⦁ Historical Annual Financial Statement Analysis
⦁ Analysis Of Key Financial Ratios
⦁ Financial Forecasts For 3 Years
⦁ Forecasting The Capital Structure & Net Debt
⦁ Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
⦁ Trading Multiples
⦁ Key Risks
⦁ Disclosures

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