NasdaqGS:KALU

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Executive Summary

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation manufactures and sells semi-fabricated specialty aluminum mill products. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Kaiser Aluminum's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: KALU's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.9%

KALU

1.0%

US Metals and Mining

2.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-45.5%

KALU

23.3%

US Metals and Mining

17.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: KALU underperformed the US Metals and Mining industry which returned 22.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KALU underperformed the US Market which returned 15.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

KALUIndustryMarket
7 Day1.9%1.0%2.3%
30 Day-17.5%-5.3%-4.6%
90 Day-24.6%12.3%7.4%
1 Year-43.8%-45.5%26.2%23.3%19.8%17.2%
3 Year-45.5%-49.4%8.4%1.4%37.4%28.3%
5 Year-29.7%-37.7%86.3%69.5%83.8%63.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Kaiser Aluminum's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Kaiser Aluminum undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

22.53x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: KALU ($53) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($41.62)

Significantly Below Fair Value: KALU is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: KALU is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.5x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (17.7x).

PE vs Market: KALU is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.5x) compared to the US market (18x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: KALU is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KALU is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (1.6x).


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Future Growth

How is Kaiser Aluminum forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

48.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: KALU's forecast earnings growth (48.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: KALU's earnings (48.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: KALU's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: KALU's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: KALU's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.2%).


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Past Performance

How has Kaiser Aluminum performed over the past 5 years?

41.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KALU has a large one-off loss of $53.9M impacting its June 30 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: KALU's current net profit margins (2.7%) are lower than last year (6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KALU has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 41.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: KALU's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: KALU had negative earnings growth (-59.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (-35.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: KALU's Return on Equity (5.2%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Kaiser Aluminum's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KALU's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($150.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: KALU's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($979.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KALU's debt to equity ratio (116.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: KALU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 29.6% to 116.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: KALU's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30.7%).

Interest Coverage: KALU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Kaiser Aluminum current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

5.06%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: KALU's dividend (5.06%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.71%).

High Dividend: KALU's dividend (5.06%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.83%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: KALU's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: KALU's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (111%), KALU's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: KALU's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (53.9% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

1.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Keith Harvey (60 yo)

0.17

Tenure

US$3,115,879

Compensation

Mr. Keith A. Harvey has been Chief Executive Officer of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (Kaiser) since July 31, 2020. Mr. Harvey has been the President at Kaiser Aluminum Corporation since December 2015. He se ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Keith's total compensation ($USD3.12M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.03M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Keith's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jack Hockema
Executive Chairman14.17yrsUS$5.25m0.21%
$ 1.8m
Keith Harvey
CEO, President & Director0.17yrUS$3.12m0.19%
$ 1.6m
Neal West
Senior VP & CFO1.5yrsUS$1.55m0.032%
$ 266.4k
John Donnan
Executive Vice President of Legal8.25yrsUS$1.79m0.038%
$ 319.2k
Raymond Parkinson
Senior Vice President of Advanced Engineering0.67yrUS$1.05m0.065%
$ 539.3k
Jennifer Huey
VP & Chief Accounting Officer1.5yrsno data0.0031%
$ 25.4k
Melinda Ellsworth
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications5.25yrsno data0.049%
$ 404.6k
Cherrie Tsai
VP, Corporate Secretary & Deputy General Counselno datano datano data
Courtney R. Lynn
VP & Treasurer2.08yrsno datano data

1.5yrs

Average Tenure

60.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: KALU's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jack Hockema
Executive Chairman14.17yrsUS$5.25m0.21%
$ 1.8m
Keith Harvey
CEO, President & Director0.17yrUS$3.12m0.19%
$ 1.6m
Lauralee Martin
Independent Director10yrsUS$213.87k0.14%
$ 1.1m
Donald Stebbins
Independent Director1.25yrsUS$179.17k0.029%
$ 245.7k
L. Hassey
Independent Director6yrsUS$190.12k0.076%
$ 633.6k
Alfred Osborne
Lead Independent Directorno dataUS$216.12k0.16%
$ 1.3m
Brett Wilcox
Independent Director14.17yrsUS$206.37k0.096%
$ 797.3k
Emily Liggett
Independent Director2.25yrsUS$189.12k0.027%
$ 222.1k
Leo Gerard
Independent Director1yrUS$130.29k0.017%
$ 140.6k
Thomas Van Leeuwen
Independent Director14.17yrsUS$211.12k0.10%
$ 836.9k
David Foster
Independent Director11.25yrsUS$188.62k0.10%
$ 840.6k
Teresa Sebastian
Independent Director1.25yrsUS$180.17k0.021%
$ 171.0k

6.0yrs

Average Tenure

67.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: KALU's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
  • Ticker: KALU
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1946
  • Industry: Aluminum
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$833.840m
  • Shares outstanding: 15.73m
  • Website: https://www.kaiseraluminum.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
  • 27422 Portola Parkway
  • Suite 200
  • Foothill Ranch
  • California
  • 92610-2831
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
KALUNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesNew Common StockUSUSDJun 2006
KLU1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesNew Common StockDEEURJun 2006

Biography

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation manufactures and sells semi-fabricated specialty aluminum mill products. The company offers rolled, extruded, and drawn aluminum products used principally for aerospace and defe ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/30 00:46
End of Day Share Price2020/09/29 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.