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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
NL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NL: No Debt )
NL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.47
NL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. NL: 0.47 )
NL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.47

-0.2
0.55
Interest Coverage No Debt
NL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 23.88 vs. NL: No Debt )
NL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

0.28
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.83
M-Score: -2.92
WACC vs ROIC
13.07%
0.50%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.73
NL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. NL: 2.73 )
NL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -74.16   Max: 23.43
Current: 2.73

-74.16
23.43
Net-margin (%) 27.44
NL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. NL: 27.44 )
NL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -60.12   Max: 89.59
Current: 27.44

-60.12
89.59
ROE (%) 10.27
NL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.41 vs. NL: 10.27 )
NL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.16   Max: 75.48
Current: 10.27

-15.16
75.48
ROA (%) 5.05
NL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. NL: 5.05 )
NL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.1   Max: 32.54
Current: 5.05

-8.1
32.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.35
NL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. NL: 6.35 )
NL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -147.95   Max: 44.35
Current: 6.35

-147.95
44.35
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.30
NL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. NL: -9.30 )
NL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.9   Max: 10.8
Current: -9.3

-45.9
10.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -30.80
NL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. NL: -30.80 )
NL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -66.1   Max: 191.6
Current: -30.8

-66.1
191.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -28.40
NL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. NL: -28.40 )
NL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37   Max: 33.3
Current: -28.4

-37
33.3
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.60
NL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 28.30 vs. NL: 12.60 )
NL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.34   Max: 308.25
Current: 12.6

3.34
308.25
PE(NRI) 13.30
NL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 28.30 vs. NL: 13.30 )
NL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 308.25
Current: 13.3

3.39
308.25
P/B 1.60
NL's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. NL: 1.60 )
NL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 4.7
Current: 1.6

1.25
4.7
P/S 3.56
NL's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. NL: 3.56 )
NL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 13.41
Current: 3.56

0.49
13.41
PFCF 17.40
NL's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 103.47 vs. NL: 17.40 )
NL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.74   Max: 207.43
Current: 17.4

4.74
207.43
POCF 16.40
NL's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 24.15 vs. NL: 16.40 )
NL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.53   Max: 1458
Current: 16.4

3.53
1458
EV-to-EBIT 111.26
NL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.01 vs. NL: 111.26 )
NL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -905.3   Max: 19631.7
Current: 111.26

-905.3
19631.7
Shiller P/E 11.30
NL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 118.54 vs. NL: 11.30 )
NL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.13   Max: 34.14
Current: 11.3

5.13
34.14
Current Ratio 4.39
NL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. NL: 4.39 )
NL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 4.55
Current: 4.39

1.43
4.55
Quick Ratio 3.70
NL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. NL: 3.70 )
NL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 4.09
Current: 3.7

0.92
4.09
Days Inventory 77.68
NL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
63% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 84.35 vs. NL: 77.68 )
NL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 56.24   Max: 139.73
Current: 77.68

56.24
139.73
Days Sales Outstanding 30.74
NL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 74.46 vs. NL: 30.74 )
NL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 11.96   Max: 85.44
Current: 30.74

11.96
85.44

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.60
NL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. NL: 1.60 )
NL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 8.98
Current: 1.6

1.44
8.98
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
NL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
59% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. NL: -100.00 )
NL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 107.1
Current: -100

0
107.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.60
NL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. NL: 1.60 )
NL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 8.98
Current: 1.6

1.44
8.98

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
NL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NL: 1.80 )
NL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 7.35
Current: 1.8

0.91
7.35
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
NL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. NL: 1.10 )
NL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.99
Current: 1.1

0.51
3.99
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
NL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NL: 1.00 )
NL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.95
Current: 1

0.09
1.95
Price/Graham Number 1.00
NL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NL: 1.00 )
NL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.01
Current: 1

0.39
2.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.90
NL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
59% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. NL: 0.90 )
NL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 14.4
Current: 0.9

0.1
14.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -40.41
NL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
64% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.13 vs. NL: -40.41 )
NL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -41.1   Max: 5.9
Current: -40.41

-41.1
5.9

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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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 each file periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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's Furniture Components division manufactures precision ball bearing slides and ergonomic computer support systems used in office and institutional furniture, home appliances, tool storage, healthcare and a variety of other 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. Kronos' main competitors include E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., or Dupont; Millennium Inorganic Chemicals, Inc., or Cristal; Huntsman Corporation; Tronox Incorporated; and Sachtleben Chemie GmbH. CompX's operations are subject to federal, state, local and non-U.S. laws and regulations relating to the use, storage, handling, generation, transportation, treatment, emission, discharge, disposal, remediation of and exposure to hazardous and non-hazardous substances, materials and wastes.
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