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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
NL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. NL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.54 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.43
NL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NL: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.22  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.43
-0.22
0.58
Interest Coverage No Debt
NL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 26.76 vs. NL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.42  Med: 5008.85 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.48
M-Score: -3.02
WACC vs ROIC
18.88%
-3.84%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) -3.03
NL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. NL: -3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.16  Med: -3.32 Max: 23.43
Current: -3.03
-74.16
23.43
Net-margin (%) -5.93
NL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NL: -5.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.12  Med: 16.89 Max: 102.31
Current: -5.93
-60.12
102.31
ROE (%) -3.86
NL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. NL: -3.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.16  Med: 10.38 Max: 32.92
Current: -3.86
-15.16
32.92
ROA (%) -1.70
NL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. NL: -1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.1  Med: 4.99 Max: 14.71
Current: -1.7
-8.1
14.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -7.37
NL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.25 vs. NL: -7.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -208.78  Med: 27.66 Max: 138.48
Current: -7.37
-208.78
138.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
NL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NL: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.9  Med: -2.9 Max: 10.8
Current: 9.4
-45.9
10.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -64.10
NL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. NL: -64.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.4  Med: -16.2 Max: 191.6
Current: -64.1
-66.4
191.6
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-06)


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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

NL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,035 sh (New)
Jim Simons 71,574 sh (+22.89%)
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Q4 2015

NL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 17,967 sh (+19.50%)
Jim Simons 79,800 sh (+11.49%)
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Q1 2016

NL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 118,399 sh (+48.37%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,683 sh (-12.71%)
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Q2 2016

NL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 127,100 sh (+7.35%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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NL Industries Inc is a holding company and operates in the component products industry through its majority owned subsidiary, CompX International Inc. It also operates in the chemicals industry through Kronos Worldwide, Inc. CompX and Kronos.

NL Industries Inc is a New Jersey Corporation incorporated in 1891. The Company is a holding company. It operates in the component products industry through its majority-owned subsidiary, CompX International Inc. It operates in the chemicals industry through its non-controlling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc. CompX and Kronos. CompX is a manufacturer of engineered components utilized in a variety of applications and industries. Through its Security Products division CompX manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in postal, office and institutional furniture, transportation, vending, tool storage and other general cabinetry applications. CompX also manufactures stainless steel exhaust systems, gauges and throttle controls for the performance boat industry through its Marine Components division. Kronos is a producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments, which are used for imparting whiteness, brightness, opacity and durability to a diverse range of customer applications and end-use markets, including coatings, plastics, paper and other industrial and consumer "quality-of-life" products. Kronos has production facilities in Europe and North America. CompX's component sales are sold directly to OEM customers through its factory-based sales and marketing professionals supported by engineers working in concert with field salespeople and independent manufacturer's representatives. Kronos' main competitors include E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., or Dupont; Millennium Inorganic Chemicals, Inc. (a subsidiary of National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd.), or Cristal; Huntsman Corporation; and Tronox Incorporated.

Ratios

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P/B 1.32
NL's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. NL: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.88 Max: 3.89
Current: 1.32
0.68
3.89
P/S 1.85
NL's P/S is ranked lower than
85% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. NL: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 3.4 Max: 15.11
Current: 1.85
0.93
15.11
PFCF 10.51
NL's PFCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.43 vs. NL: 10.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.25  Med: 27.77 Max: 213.53
Current: 10.51
4.25
213.53
POCF 8.63
NL's POCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.02 vs. NL: 8.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 23.63 Max: 2366
Current: 8.63
3.6
2366
EV-to-EBITDA 235.56
NL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. NL: 235.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -762.9  Med: 9.3 Max: 371.9
Current: 235.56
-762.9
371.9
Shiller P/E 8.58
NL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. NL: 8.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.47  Med: 7.83 Max: 17.44
Current: 8.58
3.47
17.44
Current Ratio 5.52
NL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. NL: 5.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.1 Max: 5.69
Current: 5.52
1.22
5.69
Quick Ratio 4.94
NL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. NL: 4.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.46 Max: 4.99
Current: 4.94
0.78
4.99
Days Inventory 74.19
NL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 74.19 vs. NL: 74.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.24  Med: 76.83 Max: 124.49
Current: 74.19
56.24
124.49
Days Sales Outstanding 42.75
NL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 55.09 vs. NL: 42.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.63  Med: 43.87 Max: 151.79
Current: 42.75
29.63
151.79
Days Payable 21.59
NL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
80% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 42.79 vs. NL: 21.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.02  Med: 25.25 Max: 62.42
Current: 21.59
17.02
62.42

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Dividend Growth (3y) -100.00
NL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
86% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. NL: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
NL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 107.1
Current: -100
0
107.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.95
NL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. NL: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 4.58 Max: 8.98
Current: 3.95
1.44
8.98

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.56
NL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. NL: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 2 Max: 7.31
Current: 1.56
0.89
7.31
Price/Projected FCF 0.60
NL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. NL: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.06 Max: 6.36
Current: 0.6
0.35
6.36
Price/Median PS Value 0.55
NL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. NL: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.72 Max: 4.34
Current: 0.55
0.08
4.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -2.88
NL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. NL: -2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.03  Med: 7.5 Max: 26.4
Current: -2.88
-3.03
26.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -34.24
NL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. NL: -34.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.3  Med: -0.1 Max: 5.5
Current: -34.24
-38.3
5.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $106.4
EPS (TTM) $ -0.12
Beta2.30
Short Percentage of Float2.03%
52-Week Range $1.92 - 6.21
Shares Outstanding (Mil)48.71
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