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ALS Ltd (ASX: ALQ) Share Price and News

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Fundamental Company Figures

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Market Cap $5.24 billion
P/E Ratio 90.09
Dividend Yield 1.34%
Shares Outstanding 482.43 million
Earnings per share 0.121
Dividend per share 0.15
Year To Date Return 13.11%
Earnings Yield 1.11%
Franking 100%

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Dividend Payment History

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Ex-Date Amount Franking Type Payable
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
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Yearly Dividend Payment Chart

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About ALS Ltd (ASX: ALQ)

ALS Ltd (ASX: ALQ) is a global testing, inspection and certification company. Although ALS’ early history was focused on servicing the mineral exploration industry, the company has since broadened its exposure into a wide range of sectors including agriculture, pharmaceuticals and construction.

ALS, an initialism for Australian Laboratory Services, was established as a small chemical company in 1863. This company then went on to list on the local stock exchange in 1952. Today, ALS is a global company with operations in Asia, South America, North America, Africa, Europe and more recently, the Middle East. With this, the company employs more than 13,000 staff in over 65 countries.

Over the years, ALS shares have grown to sit comfortably within the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and now also offer ASX investors a stream of income in the form of dividends.

Share Price History

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Date Close Change % Change Volume Open High Low
14 May 2021 $10.87 $0.20 1.87% 1,286,225 $10.98 $11.04 $10.64
13 May 2021 $10.67 $-0.13 -1.20% 2,222,809 $10.74 $10.99 $10.65
12 May 2021 $10.80 $-0.16 -1.46% 1,138,495 $10.88 $11.12 $10.73
11 May 2021 $10.96 $-0.30 -2.66% 1,058,729 $11.10 $11.14 $10.86
10 May 2021 $11.26 $0.64 6.03% 1,485,319 $10.69 $11.29 $10.65
07 May 2021 $10.62 $0.04 0.38% 826,135 $10.40 $10.68 $10.35
06 May 2021 $10.58 $0.02 0.19% 1,854,334 $10.77 $10.85 $10.53
05 May 2021 $10.56 $-0.05 -0.47% 671,481 $10.49 $10.67 $10.36
04 May 2021 $10.61 $0.21 2.02% 672,653 $10.31 $10.61 $10.21
03 May 2021 $10.40 $-0.14 -1.33% 653,107 $10.30 $10.60 $10.26
30 Apr 2021 $10.54 $0.08 0.76% 856,300 $10.46 $10.64 $10.31
29 Apr 2021 $10.46 $0.01 0.10% 1,307,986 $10.54 $10.54 $10.39
28 Apr 2021 $10.45 $0.10 0.97% 955,338 $10.50 $10.53 $10.29
27 Apr 2021 $10.35 $-0.08 -0.77% 1,162,027 $10.53 $10.53 $10.17
26 Apr 2021 $10.43 $0.29 2.86% 855,705 $10.15 $10.55 $9.98
23 Apr 2021 $10.14 $-0.05 -0.49% 602,618 $10.10 $10.27 $10.07
22 Apr 2021 $10.19 $0.16 1.60% 903,949 $10.06 $10.24 $9.93
21 Apr 2021 $10.03 $-0.02 -0.20% 1,320,267 $9.96 $10.20 $9.88
20 Apr 2021 $10.05 $-0.05 -0.50% 614,825 $10.01 $10.14 $9.96
19 Apr 2021 $10.10 $-0.03 -0.30% 511,031 $10.20 $10.26 $10.07
16 Apr 2021 $10.13 $0.04 0.40% 674,930 $10.08 $10.19 $10.01
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Director Transactions

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Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
01 Jul 2020 Raj Naran Exercise 87 $582,217
01 Jul 2020 Raj Naran Expiry 29 $198,239
01 Jul 2020 Raj Naran Buy 87 $582,217
01 Jul 2020 Raj Naran Issued 154 $1,087,358
11 Jun 2020 Leslie Desjardins Buy 7 $53,801


Directors & Management

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Name Title StartDate Profile
Mr Bruce John Phillips Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman Aug 2015
Dr John Francis Mulcahy Non-Executive Director Feb 2012
Mr Charlie Sartain Non-Executive Director Feb 2015
Ms Tonianne Dwyer Non-Executive Director Jul 2016
Ms Leslie A Desjardins Non-Executive Director Nov 2019
Mr Raj Naran Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director Feb 2017
Dr Siddhartha Kadia Non-Executive Director Jan 2019
Mr Michael Paul Pearson Company Secretary Dec 2017
Michael Paul Pearson Company Secretary
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Top Share Holders

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Name Shares Capital
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 120,903,884 25.06%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia 77,766,950 16.12%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 37,464,347 7.77%
BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <Drp> 22,007,827 4.56%
National Nominees Limited 21,580,627 4.47%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited <Colonial First State Inv A/C> 14,937,415 3.10%
UBS Nominees Pty Ltd 11,036,766 2.29%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd <Agency Lending Drp A/C> 9,147,827 1.90%
Faircase Pty Ltd 7,803,731 1.62%
Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited 7,542,164 1.56%
Milton Corporation Limited 6,079,431 1.26%
CS Third Nominees Pty Limited <Hsbc Cust Nom Au Ltd 13 A/C> 5,728,249 1.19%
Argo Investments Limited 5,104,023 1.06%
Hsbc Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited <Nt Comnwlth Super Corp A/C> 4,031,140 0.84%
Warbont Nominees Pty Ltd <Unpaid Entrepot A/C> 2,070,918 0.43%
Avanteos Investments Limited <Encircle Ima A/C> 1,435,061 0.30%
Ms Maryon Catherine Campbell <The Checkmate A/C> 1,412,574 0.29%
Netwealth Investments Limited <Wrap Services A/C> 1,370,155 0.28%
Morgan Stanley Australia Securities (Nominee) Pty Limited <No 1 Account> 1,359,500 0.28%
Mrs Joyce Selina Hinds 1,193,227 0.25%
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FAQ

Will ALS pay a dividend in 2020?

ALS has announced a final dividend payment for FY20 of 6.1 cents per share, to be paid on 6 July. This dividend is 70% franked. No announcements have been made regarding its next dividend payment.

Does ALS offer a DRP?

Yes, ALS offers a dividend reinvestment plan (DRP) as an alternative to receiving cash dividends on ALS ordinary shares. However, its DRP is not currently available for its final FY20 dividend payment.