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Alon USA Energy, Inc. (ALJ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.The profile contains critical company information including:- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.HighlightsAlon USA Energy, Inc. (Alon USA), a subsidiary of Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd., is a refiner and marketer of petroleum products. The products include various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt, and other petroleum-based products. It has crude oil refineries in Big Spring, Texas; Krotz Springs, Louisiana; and Paramount, Long Beach, Elk Groove, Bakersfield, and Mojave in California. The company also markets asphalt in the Southwestern and Western US. It also owned and leased convenience store sites primarily in Central and West Texas and New Mexico. It offers food products, food service, tobacco products, nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages, general merchandise as well as money orders to the public. The company operates primarily in the South Central, Southwestern and Western regions of the US. Alon USA is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the US.
The company focuses on continuously expanding and enhancing its infrastructure in order to serve its customers with more ease and efficiency. In the third quarter of 2014, Alon USA received a permit to construct a new 140,000 bpd rail unloading facility at the Bakersfield refinery.Alon USA Energy, Inc. Key Recent DevelopmentsMay 15, 2015: Southern California Gas Price Difference With U.S. Greatest In 15 Years; 3 Month Bill To Californians Hits $2.4 Billion As CA Oil Refining Profits SoarMay 08, 2015: Alon USA Energy Reports First Quarter 2015 ResultsMar 05, 2015: Alon USA Energy Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 ResultsFeb 06, 2015: Alon USA Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend And Announces Schedule For Fourth Quarter And Year-End 2014 Earnings Release And Conference CallOct 02, 2013: Alon USA Announces Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call ScheduleKey benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Key Facts 6Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Key Employees 7Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Key Operational Summary 10Alon USA Energy, Inc. - History 11Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Company Statement 13Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 15Head Office 15Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15Section 2 – Company Analysis 17Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Business Description 17Business Description - Asphalt 17Asphalt - Overview 17Asphalt - Production 17Asphalt - Financials 17Business Description - Refining and Marketing 17Refining and Marketing - Overview 17Refining and Marketing - Production 18Refining and Marketing - Financials 18Business Description - Retail 18Retail - Overview 18Retail - Production 18Retail - Financials 18Alon USA Energy, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 19SWOT Analysis - Overview 19Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Strengths 19Strength - Downstream Business 19Strength - Leading Asphalt Supplier 19Strength - Improved Net Working Capital 19Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Weaknesses 20Weakness - High Debt 20Weakness - California Refineries 20Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Opportunities 21Opportunity - Market Prospects: North America 21Opportunity - US Liquid Fuel Consumption 21Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Threats 22Threat - Competition 22Threat - Variation in Crude Slate Quality 22Threat - Oil and Gas Price Fluctuations 22Alon USA Energy, Inc. - Key Competitors 23Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25Performance Chart 27Financial Performance 27Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 30Alon USA Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30Alon USA Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31Alon USA Energy, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32Alon USA Energy, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33Alon USA Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 34Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 35May 08, 2015: Alon USA Energy Reports First Quarter 2015 Results 35Mar 05, 2015: Alon USA Energy Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results 37Feb 06, 2015: Alon USA Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend And Announces Schedule For Fourth Quarter And Year-End 2014 Earnings Release And Conference Call 40Oct 30, 2014: Alon USA Energy Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results 41Sep 10, 2014: Alon USA Receives Approval To Construct Bakersfield Rail And Refinery Project 44Aug 08, 2014: Alon USA Energy, Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Announces Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend 45May 01, 2014: Alon USA Energy Reports First Quarter 2014 Results 47Mar 07, 2014: Alon USA Energy, Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results 49Mar 04, 2014: Alon USA to shut crude unit and FCC at Big Spring oil refinery in May 2014 51Feb 06, 2014: Alon USA Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend and Announces Schedule for Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call 52Section 6 – Appendix 53Methodology 53Ratio Definitions 53About GlobalData 57Contact Us 57Disclaimer 57List of TablesAlon USA Energy, Inc., Key Facts 6Alon USA Energy, Inc., Key Employees 7Alon USA Energy, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8Alon USA Energy, Inc., Major Products and Services 9Alon USA Energy, Inc., Key Operational Summary, 2011 10Alon USA Energy, Inc., History 11Alon USA Energy, Inc., Subsidiaries 15Alon USA Energy, Inc., Key Competitors 23Alon USA Energy, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 24Alon USA Energy, Inc., Annual Ratios 25Alon USA Energy, Inc., Interim Ratios 28Alon USA Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30Alon USA Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31Alon USA Energy, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32Alon USA Energy, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33Alon USA Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 34Currency Codes 53Units 53Capital Market Ratios 53Equity Ratios 54Profitability Ratios 54Cost Ratios 55Liquidity Ratios 55Leverage Ratios 56Efficiency Ratios 56List of FiguresAlon USA Energy, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 27Alon USA Energy, Inc., Ratio Charts 29Alon USA Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30Alon USA Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31Alon USA Energy, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32Alon USA Energy, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33