ALTO Stock Overview
Alto Ingredients, Inc. produces and markets specialty alcohols and essential ingredients in the United States.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$4.00|
|52 Week High||US$7.37|
|52 Week Low||US$3.76|
|1 Month Change||-11.11%|
|3 Month Change||-42.86%|
|1 Year Change||-34.85%|
|3 Year Change||422.88%|
|5 Year Change||-36.00%|
|Change since IPO||-99.60%|
Recent News & Updates
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|ALTO||US Oil and Gas||US Market|
Return vs Industry: ALTO underperformed the US Oil and Gas industry which returned 26.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ALTO underperformed the US Market which returned -18.5% over the past year.
|ALTO Average Weekly Movement||8.4%|
|Oil and Gas Industry Average Movement||8.6%|
|Market Average Movement||8.1%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.2%|
Stable Share Price: ALTO is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ALTO's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Alto Ingredients, Inc. produces and markets specialty alcohols and essential ingredients in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Marketing and Distribution, Pekin Production, and Other Production. It offers specialty alcohols used in mouthwash, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and cleaners for health, home, and beauty markets; grain neutral spirits used in alcoholic beverages, flavor extracts, and vinegar, as well as corn germ used in corn oils and carbon dioxide for food and beverage markets; and essential ingredients include dried yeast, corn gluten meal, corn gluten feed, distillers grains, and liquid feed for commercial animal feed and pet food applications.
Alto Ingredients Fundamentals Summary
|ALTO fundamental statistics|
Is ALTO overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|ALTO income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$1.24b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.50|
|Net Profit Margin||2.85%|
How did ALTO perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is ALTO undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for ALTO?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is ALTO's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does ALTO's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|ALTO PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: ALTO is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8x) compared to the peer average (9.8x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does ALTO's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: ALTO is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8x) compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (11.6x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is ALTO's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||8x|
|Fair PE Ratio||11.9x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: ALTO is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (11.9x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of ALTO when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: ALTO ($4) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($3.59)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ALTO is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ALTO's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
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How is Alto Ingredients forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ALTO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.4% per year).
Earnings vs Market: ALTO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ALTO's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ALTO's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ALTO's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if ALTO's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
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How has Alto Ingredients performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ALTO has a large one-off gain of $11.7M impacting its March 31 2022 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: ALTO's current net profit margins (2.8%) are higher than last year (1.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ALTO has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 17.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: ALTO's earnings growth over the past year (175.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (17.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ALTO earnings growth over the past year (175.7%) exceeded the Oil and Gas industry 98.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ALTO's Return on Equity (11.3%) is considered low.
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How is Alto Ingredients's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ALTO's short term assets ($241.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($80.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: ALTO's short term assets ($241.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($74.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ALTO's net debt to equity ratio (5.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: ALTO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 48.5% to 15.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ALTO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (78.9%).
Interest Coverage: ALTO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (15.7x coverage).
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What is Alto Ingredients's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALTO's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALTO's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ALTO's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ALTO's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as ALTO has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Kandris (73 yo)
Mr. Michael D. Kandris, also known as Mike, serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Alto Ingredients, Inc. (formerly known as Pacific Ethanol, Inc.) since September 30, 2020 and its Chief Operat...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD1.88M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.72M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: ALTO's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ALTO's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: ALTO insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Alto Ingredients, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Alto Ingredients, Inc.
- Ticker: ALTO
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Founded: 2003
- Industry: Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing
- Sector: Energy
- Implied Market Cap: US$296.304m
- Shares outstanding: 74.08m
- Website: https://www.altoingredients.com
Number of Employees
- Alto Ingredients, Inc.
- 1300 South Second Street
- Suite 2060
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/26 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/24 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.