CENX Century Aluminum

Century Aluminum Company is a US-based producer of primary aluminium, with aluminum plants in Kentucky, South Carolina and Iceland. It is the largest producer of primary aluminium in the United States. The company is a publicly held corporation listed on the NASDAQ. The headquarters is at One South Wacker in Chicago. Since it was formed in 1995, Century has significantly expanded its operations through acquisitions and capital expansion projects and today operates primary aluminum smelters in Kentucky, South Carolina and Iceland. Century became publicly listed on NASDAQ in 1996.

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Michael Bless
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7 May 21
13 Jun 21
31 Dec 21
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Financial data from company earnings reports.

Cash burn rate (estimated) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income/loss Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 27.5M 27.5M 27.5M 27.5M 27.5M 27.5M
Cash burn (monthly) 18.93M 10.16M 12.3M 9.42M 16.6M 3.46M
Cash used (since last report) 46.01M 24.68M 29.89M 22.88M 40.34M 8.4M
Cash remaining -18.51M 2.82M -2.39M 4.62M -12.84M 19.1M
Runway (months of cash) -1.0 0.3 -0.2 0.5 -0.8 5.5

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
7 May 21 Glencore International Cash Settled Total Return Swap Common Stock Dispose X No No 0 1 0 0
31 Mar 21 Glencore Common Stock Conversion Aquire C No No 0 13,697 0 11,160,805
31 Mar 21 Glencore Series A Convertible Preferred Stock Common Stock Conversion Dispose C No No 0 136.97 0 63,451.42

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

51.2% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 137 131 +4.6%
Opened positions 25 20 +25.0%
Closed positions 19 17 +11.8%
Increased positions 44 39 +12.8%
Reduced positions 52 51 +2.0%
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Current Prev Q Change
Total value 1.3B 672.8M +93.3%
Total shares 46.11M 46.74M -1.4%
Total puts 121.2K 72.8K +66.5%
Total calls 368K 154.5K +138.2%
Total put/call ratio 0.3 0.5 -30.1%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
BLK Blackrock 8.31M $146.67M +8.2%
Vanguard 5.47M $96.65M +2.2%
Dimensional Fund Advisors 5.15M $91M -9.0%
STT State Street 5.13M $90.6M +4.5%
Fisher Asset Management 2.57M $45.3M +3.4%
Healthcare Of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund 1.48M $26.08M +12.6%
Citadel Advisors 1.3M $22.88M +10341.1%
Impala Asset Management 1.24M $21.92M +320.8%
Natixis 1.1M $19.51M -17.8%
Royce & Associates 1.05M $18.63M +1.8%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board 0 -1.51M EXIT
Citadel Advisors 1.3M +1.28M +10341.1%
Norges Bank 0 -1.12M EXIT
Impala Asset Management 1.24M +946.45K +320.8%
Millennium Management 231.12K -941.52K -80.3%
Scopus Asset Management 0 -925K EXIT
BLK Blackrock 8.31M +627.93K +8.2%
Great Lakes Advisors 556.43K +556.43K NEW
Key 510K +510K NEW
Dimensional Fund Advisors 5.15M -506.77K -9.0%

Financial report summary

Management Discussion
  • Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
  • This Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) provides information that management believes is relevant to an assessment and understanding of the consolidated financial condition and results of operations of Century Aluminum Company and should be read in conjunction with the accompanying consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto. This MD&A contains “forward-looking statements” - see “Forward-Looking Statements” above.
  • We are a global producer of primary aluminum with aluminum reduction facilities, or "smelters," in the United States and Iceland. The key determinants of our results of operations and cash flow from operations are as follows:
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