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Alumina Ltd AWC Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 06, 2023, 2:46 PM EDT | AUD
  • Last Close 1.71
  • Sector Basic Materials
  • Industry Aluminum
  • Investment Style Mid Blend
  • Day Range 1.67  –  1.70
  • Year Range 1.21  –  2.15
  • Market Cap 4.9256 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 3.5 Mil /  9.7 Mil
  • Price / Sales 1,327.27
  • Price / Book 2.02
  • Forward Div Yield 5.86%
  • Trailing Div Yield 5.32%

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A Tough Quarter on the Cost Front for No-Moat Alumina. Our AUD 1.20 FVE Stands

Mark Taylor Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

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Our AUD 1.20 per share fair value estimate for no-moat Alumina stands. The company owns 40% of the world’s largest alumina refining enterprise, Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals, or AWAC. AWAC reported higher-than-expected fourth-quarter operating costs, with caustic soda and Spanish gas prices in particular remaining elevated. We reduce our 2022 EPS forecast by 30% to AUD 0.05. Further, we more than halve our fiscal 2023 EPS forecast to AUD 0.04 from AUD 0.085 prior. The latter anticipates higher input costs persisting for longer than we’d previously allowed.

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Business Description

Alumina Ltd is a forwarding office for Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals' distributions. Its profit is a 40% equity share of AWAC profit, less head office and interest expenses. Its cash flow consists of AWAC distributions. AWAC investments include substantial global bauxite reserves and alumina refining operations. Declining capital and operating costs and a lack of supply discipline from China are likely to result in competitive pressures, but Alumina's position in the lowest quartile of the industry cost curve is defensive.

Level 36, 2 Southbank Boulevard
Southbank, VIC, 3006, AUS
Industry Aluminum
Employees 5,500

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FAQs for Alumina Ltd Stock

Yes. AWC has a forward dividend yield of 5.86%. See AWC’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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AWC’s market cap is 4.93 Bil.
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AWC’s stock style is Mid Core.
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AWC’s price/sales is 1327.27.
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AWC’s price/forward earnings is 46.08.
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AWC’s price/book is 2.02.
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AWC’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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