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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
100% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.46 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.48
NL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NL: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.22  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.48
-0.22
0.58
Interest Coverage No Debt
NL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 57.77 vs. NL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 3.32 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
0.28
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.95
M-Score: -2.73
WACC vs ROIC
13.13%
2.47%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.57
NL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. NL: 5.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -74.16  Med: 3.22 Max: 23.43
Current: 5.57
-74.16
23.43
Net-margin (%) 32.83
NL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. NL: 32.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -60.12  Med: 15.65 Max: 102.31
Current: 32.83
-60.12
102.31
ROE (%) 13.74
NL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. NL: 13.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -15.16  Med: 14.90 Max: 75.48
Current: 13.74
-15.16
75.48
ROA (%) 6.65
NL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NL: 6.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.1  Med: 6.36 Max: 32.54
Current: 6.65
-8.1
32.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 71.64
NL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.38 vs. NL: 71.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -208.78  Med: 35.28 Max: 138.48
Current: 71.64
-208.78
138.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.10
NL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. NL: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.9  Med: -3.90 Max: 10.8
Current: 9.1
-45.9
10.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -28.80
NL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NL: -28.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -66.1  Med: -10.95 Max: 188.8
Current: -28.8
-66.1
188.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -28.40
NL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. NL: -28.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37  Med: 5.15 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) 10.56
NL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. NL: 10.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.34  Med: 17.26 Max: 308.25
Current: 10.56
3.34
308.25
PE(NRI) 10.50
NL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. NL: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.39  Med: 18.13 Max: 308.25
Current: 10.5
3.39
308.25
P/B 1.57
NL's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. NL: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 2.01 Max: 4.7
Current: 1.57
1.25
4.7
P/S 3.47
NL's P/S is ranked lower than
88% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NL: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 3.55 Max: 14.9
Current: 3.47
0.79
14.9
PFCF 17.58
NL's PFCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 21.27 vs. NL: 17.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.95  Med: 30.14 Max: 207.43
Current: 17.58
7.95
207.43
POCF 15.46
NL's POCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. NL: 15.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.88  Med: 25.93 Max: 1458
Current: 15.46
5.88
1458
EV-to-EBIT 9.45
NL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.48 vs. NL: 9.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -75.1  Med: 17.10 Max: 19631.7
Current: 9.45
-75.1
19631.7
Shiller P/E 10.07
NL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.93 vs. NL: 10.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.35  Med: 11.04 Max: 34.14
Current: 10.07
5.35
34.14
Current Ratio 5.52
NL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. NL: 5.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.00 Max: 5.52
Current: 5.52
1.22
5.52
Quick Ratio 4.69
NL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. NL: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.38 Max: 4.79
Current: 4.69
0.78
4.79
Days Inventory 79.89
NL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 66.11 vs. NL: 79.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 56.24  Med: 102.36 Max: 139.73
Current: 79.89
56.24
139.73
Days Sales Outstanding 42.21
NL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 56.33 vs. NL: 42.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 11.96  Med: 52.49 Max: 151.79
Current: 42.21
11.96
151.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.34
NL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. NL: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 4.52 Max: 8.98
Current: 1.34
1.44
8.98
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
NL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
89% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NL: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
NL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 107.1
Current: -100
0
107.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.37
NL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
76% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. NL: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 4.52 Max: 8.98
Current: 1.37
1.44
8.98

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.75
NL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. NL: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 2.13 Max: 7.35
Current: 1.75
0.91
7.35
Price/Projected FCF 1.08
NL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. NL: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.10 Max: 6.36
Current: 1.08
0.42
6.36
Price/Median PS Value 0.96
NL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NL: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.68 Max: 4.18
Current: 0.96
0.08
4.18
Price/Graham Number 0.88
NL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NL: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.93 Max: 5.96
Current: 0.88
0.35
5.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.54
NL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. NL: 10.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.40 Max: 14.4
Current: 10.54
0.1
14.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -40.31
NL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. NL: -40.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -41.1  Med: -0.30 Max: 5.5
Current: -40.31
-41.1
5.5

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. 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.
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