ALS Ltd (ASX: ALQ) Share Price and News





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Market Cap $5.94 billion
P/E Ratio 33.00
Dividend Yield 2.53%
Shares Outstanding 483.71 million
Earnings per share 0.364
Dividend per share 0.32
Year To Date Return -8.03%
Earnings Yield 3.03%
Franking 30%
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, ALS Ltd traditionally pays partially franked dividends twice a year in July and December. The company capped off a challenging COVID-dominated FY21 by paying a 100% franked interim dividend of 8.5 cents on 16 December 2020 and a 70% franked final dividend of 14.6 cents on 5 July 2021.

Yes, ALS offers a dividend reinvestment plan (DRP) as an alternative to receiving cash dividends on ALS ordinary shares. 

Dividend Payment History Data provided by Morningstar.

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Ex-Date Amount Franking Type Payable
02 Dec 2021 $0.1580 30.00% Interim 17 Dec 2021
07 Jun 2021 $0.1460 70.00% Final 05 Jul 2021
26 Nov 2020 $0.0850 100.00% Interim 16 Dec 2020
05 Jun 2020 $0.0610 70.00% Final 06 Jul 2020
27 Nov 2019 $0.1150 30.00% Interim 16 Dec 2019
03 Jun 2019 $0.1151 35.01% Final 01 Jul 2019
29 Nov 2018 $0.1100 20.00% Interim 18 Dec 2018
06 Jun 2018 $0.0900 40.00% Final 02 Jul 2018
29 Nov 2017 $0.0800 40.00% Interim 18 Dec 2017
07 Jun 2017 $0.0800 40.00% Final 03 Jul 2017
05 Dec 2016 $0.0550 60.00% Interim 21 Dec 2016
08 Jun 2016 $0.0600 40.00% Final 01 Jul 2016
03 Dec 2015 $0.0751 25.03% Interim 18 Dec 2015
09 Jun 2015 $0.1000 25.00% 01 Jul 2015
02 Dec 2014 $0.1100 10.00% 19 Dec 2014
11 Jun 2014 $0.2000 50.00% Final 02 Jul 2014
07 Jun 2013 $0.2700 50.00% Final 02 Jul 2013
01 Dec 2008 $0.5000 50.00% Interim 17 Dec 2008
06 Jun 2008 $0.6000 50.00% Final 01 Jul 2008
30 Nov 2007 $0.3500 50.00% Interim 17 Dec 2007
06 Jun 2007 $0.4200 50.00% Final 02 Jul 2007
29 Nov 2006 $0.2800 50.00% Interim 15 Dec 2006

ALQ ASX Announcements

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About ALS Ltd

ALS Ltd (ASX: ALQ) has its headquarters in Brisbane, Queensland, and provides laboratory testing, inspection, certification and verification solutions in a range of industries. It is involved in pharmaceutical quality assurance, mining and mineral exploration, commodity certification, equipment maintenance and asset care operations.

The company's origins date back to a Brisbane-based soap manufacturing operation in 1863. It was listed on the ASX as Campbell Brothers Ltd in 1952 and later acquired a controlling stake in Australian Laboratory Services. The company was renamed ALS Ltd in 2012, and now has a presence in more than 65 countries throughout Asia, the Pacific, North America, South America, Europe and Africa.

ALQ Share Price History Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Close Change % Change Volume Open High Low
17 May 2022 $12.03 $0.11 0.92% 866,907 $11.94 $12.09 $11.90
16 May 2022 $11.92 $-0.09 -0.75% 499,073 $12.01 $12.25 $11.92
13 May 2022 $12.01 $0.02 0.17% 1,521,102 $11.87 $12.08 $11.65
12 May 2022 $11.99 $-0.30 -2.44% 1,339,971 $12.12 $12.24 $11.91
11 May 2022 $12.29 $0.04 0.33% 2,483,777 $12.10 $12.46 $12.01
10 May 2022 $12.25 $-0.26 -2.08% 1,764,393 $12.20 $12.40 $11.87
09 May 2022 $12.51 $-0.10 -0.79% 929,143 $12.48 $12.77 $12.42
06 May 2022 $12.61 $-0.33 -2.55% 853,464 $12.72 $12.96 $12.54
05 May 2022 $12.94 $0.04 0.31% 1,081,179 $13.00 $13.27 $12.76
04 May 2022 $12.90 $0.09 0.70% 914,820 $12.74 $12.93 $12.55
03 May 2022 $12.81 $0.00 0.00% 1,498,461 $12.72 $12.85 $12.67
02 May 2022 $12.81 $-0.29 -2.21% 648,146 $13.00 $13.06 $12.74
29 Apr 2022 $13.10 $0.23 1.79% 1,080,439 $12.94 $13.21 $12.90
28 Apr 2022 $12.87 $0.09 0.70% 859,035 $12.84 $12.97 $12.80
27 Apr 2022 $12.78 $-0.03 -0.23% 1,152,337 $12.54 $12.88 $12.54
26 Apr 2022 $12.81 $-0.53 -3.97% 1,083,522 $13.07 $13.21 $12.77
22 Apr 2022 $13.34 $-0.01 -0.07% 1,105,327 $13.18 $13.37 $13.08
21 Apr 2022 $13.35 $0.28 2.14% 895,679 $13.22 $13.38 $13.11
20 Apr 2022 $13.07 $-0.02 -0.15% 834,939 $13.11 $13.25 $13.06

Director Transactions Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
13 Jan 2022 Raj Naran Sell 30 $385,932
As advised by the company. Sale of Ordinary shares to cover tax liability from vesting of shares under Company's LTI Plan.
01 Sep 2021 Raj Naran Sell 79 $983,647
As advised by the company. Sale of Ordinary shares to cover tax liability from vesting of shares under Company's LTI Plan.
02 Aug 2021 Siddhartha Kadia Buy 9 $116,968
On-market trade. Average price
28 Jul 2021 Raj Naran Issued 112 $1,394,544
Issue of securities. 380,538 - Performance Rights
01 Jul 2021 Raj Naran Cancelled 2 $36,020
Cancellation of securities. 399,684 - Performance Rights & Service Rights
01 Jul 2021 Raj Naran Buy 131 $1,692,144
Conversion of securities. Estimated Value
01 Jul 2021 Raj Naran Exercise 131 $1,692,144
Conversion of securities. 268,102 - Performance Rights & Service Rights
Estimated Value

Directors & Management Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Title Start Date Profile
Mr Bruce John Phillips Non-Executive DirectorNon-Executive Chairman Aug 2015
Mr Phillips have more than 35 years of technical, financial and managerial experience in the energy sector. He was previously Chairman of Platinum Capital Limited (October 2009 - June 2015) and a Non-Executive Director of AGL Energy Limited (August 2007 - September 2016) and Sunshine Gas Limited. In January 2019 Bruce was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Karoon Energy Limited. He is a member of the People Committee.
Dr John Francis Mulcahy Non-Executive Director Feb 2012
Dr Mulcahy is Chairman of Mirvac Group Limited (appointed November 2009 and Chair September 2013) and Orix Australia Corporation Limited, an unlisted public company (appointed March 2016), and Deputy Chairman of GWA Group Limited (appointed November 2010). He is also a current Non-Executive Director of various Zurich Australia Insurance subsidiaries. John was previously a director and Chairman of Coffey International Limited (September 2009 - January 2016). He is a former Guardian of the Future Fund of Australia and former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Suncorp-Metway Limited. Prior to Suncorp, John held a number of senior executive roles at the Commonwealth Bank and Lend Lease Corporation. He is a member of the People Committee and Risk Committee.
Mr Charlie Sartain Non-Executive Director Feb 2015
Mr Sartain spent more than 30 years with MIM Holdings and then Xstrata plc after it acquired MIM. He led Xstrata's global copper business as Chief Executive of Xstrata Copper for nine years from 2004 and prior to that held senior executive positions with the company in Latin America and Australia. Charlie is currently a Non-Executive Director of OZ Minerals Limited, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland, and Chairman of the Board of Wesley Medical Research Ltd. His previous roles included Chairman of the International Copper Association, a Member of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Council on Australian Latin American Relations and a Director of Xstrata Schweiz Limited. He also served as a Non-Executive Director of Austin Engineering Limited, Goldcorp Inc., Newmont Corporation and as a two-term Member of the Senate of the University of Queensland. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering by the University of Queensland in 2019. He is Chairman of the Sustainability and Innovation Committee and Risk Committee.
Ms Tonianne Dwyer Non-Executive Director Jul 2016
Ms Dwyer has experience as a company director and executive working in finance, corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions across a variety of sectors and international markets. She is an internationally experienced independent company director, having had a 25-year executive career in investment banking during which she held roles with Hambros Bank Limited and Societe General in the UK and Europe. She is Deputy Chancellor of the Senate of the University of Queensland and is on the Board of the Sir John Monash Foundation and Chief Executive Women. She is Chair of the People Committee and a member of the Sustainability and Innovation Committee.
Ms Leslie A Desjardins Non-Executive Director Nov 2019
Ms Desjardins has a background as a CFO and senior financial and governance professional in a range of large multinational and global businesses. She has commercial and financial governance expertise with large multinational public companies in North America, Canada and Australia each with extensive global operations. Her areas of expertise include CFO level executive and financial strategic leadership, M&A, corporate finance and treasury, governance, financial and tax compliance and enterprise risk management. Ms Desjardins is currently a Director, Audit Committee Chair, CSR/Risk Committee member with Ansell Limited and Director and Audit Committee Chair with Terry Fox Foundation, Canada. Previously, she served as a Board Director and Audit Committee member with AptarGroup. During her executive career, Ms Desjardins served as Executive VP and CFO at Amcor Limited, a global leader in packaging of food, beverage, pharmaceutical and tobacco products. Prior to Amcor Ltd, Ms Desjardins served in financial and corporate strategic positions with General Motors Corporation, including Chief Financial Officer GM Holden Australia, Controller GM North America, Executive Director Manufacturing Finance and Director GM North America Strategy and Planning. Ms Desjardins holds a Master of Science, Business with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan and a Bachelor of Industrial Administration, Finance with Kettering University. She is the Chair of the Risk Committee.
Mr Raj Naran Chief Executive OfficerManaging Director Feb 2017
Mr Naran founded e-Lab Analytical Inc which operated an environmental analytical testing business in Texas and Michigan until it was acquired by the Group in 2007. He was appointed to lead ALS USA Environmental business at that time and grew his role over the subsequent years to lead the global Life Sciences Division until his appointment to CEO in 2017. In December 2018 Raj was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to Redeye Apps Limited.
Dr Siddhartha Kadia Non-Executive Director Jan 2019
Dr Kadia was formerly President and CEO of EAG Laboratories, a global scientific testing company headquartered in San Diego. He has also been a Director of USA-listed companies Newport Corporation (NSDQ: NEWP) and Volcano Corporation (NSDQ: VOLC). He is currently a Non-Executive Director of BioSkryb Inc, Nuvasive, Inc (appointed February 2021) and other US-based companies including Isoplexis, ATS (Applied Technical Services), Overseers. Prior to EAG, Siddhartha served as President of the Life Sciences Division at Life Technologies Corporation (NSDQ: LIFE), a publicly traded Life Sciences tools company. Siddhartha was also a management consultant at McKinsey & Company where his work focused on various life sciences and healthcare related engagements. Siddhartha has lived and worked in the US, Japan, China and India and has more than 20 years of international experience as a company director, executive and technical leader in the Life Sciences and TIC (testing, inspection and certification) sectors. He is a member of the Sustainability and Innovation Committee and the People Committee.
Mr Michael Paul Pearson Company Secretary Dec 2017
Luis Damasceno Chief Financial Officer
Michael Paul Pearson Company Secretary
Bruce McDonald GM Geochemistry
Kristen Walsh GM Industrial
Tim Kilmister GM Life Sciences APAC
Andreas Jonsson GM Life Sciences EMEA

Top Shareholders Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Shares Capital
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 125,867,258 26.09%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 70,284,084 14.57%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 47,739,469 9.90%
BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <Drp> 22,979,364 4.76%
National Nominees Limited 20,223,337 4.19%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited <Colonial First State Inv A/C> 16,753,107 3.47%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd <Agency Lending Drp A/C> 10,053,016 2.08%
Faircase Pty Ltd 7,803,731 1.62%
Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited 7,012,164 1.45%
Warbont Nominees Pty Ltd <Unpaid Entrepot A/C> 6,808,331 1.41%
Milton Corporation Limited 6,079,431 1.26%
Argo Investments Limited 5,104,023 1.06%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited <Nt Comnwlth Super Corp A/C> 4,675,865 0.97%
CS Third Nominees Pty Limited <Hsbc Cust Nom Au Ltd 13 A/C> 2,885,532 0.60%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Six Sis Ltd <Drp A/C> 1,954,777 0.40%
Netwealth Investments Limited <Wrap Services A/C> 1,504,207 0.31%
Brispot Nominees Pty Ltd <House Head Nominee A/C> 1,444,389 0.30%
Ms Maryon Catherine Campbell <The Checkmate A/C> 1,372,574 0.29%
Avanteos Investments Limited <Encircle Ima A/C> 1,260,612 0.26%
EST Mrs Joyce Selina Hinds 1,193,227 0.25%