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Maintaining $200 FVE as Albemarle Announces Lithium Acquisition; Shares Fairly Valued

Seth Goldstein, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

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| Seth Goldstein, CFA |

On Sept. 30, Albemarle announced plans to acquire Guangxi Tianyuan New Energy Materials for $200 million. Tianyuan recently constructed a lithium processing plant with an annual production capacity of 25,000 metric tons.

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Albemarle is the world's largest lithium producer. Our outlook for robust lithium demand is predicated upon increased demand for electric vehicle batteries. Albemarle produces lithium from its salt brine deposits in Chile and the U.S. and its hard rock joint venture mines in Australia. Albemarle is also a global leader in the production of bromine, used in flame retardants. The company is also a major producer of oil refining catalysts.

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4250 Congress Street, Suite 900
Charlotte, NC, 28209
T +1 980 299-5700
Sector Basic Materials
Industry Specialty Chemicals
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 5,900

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