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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.15
VAL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. VAL: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VAL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.15
0.02
0.26
Equity to Asset 0.19
VAL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. VAL: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VAL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.19
0.19
0.57
Interest Coverage 8.57
VAL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 50.29 vs. VAL: 8.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.22  Med: 6.59 Max: 31.67
Current: 8.57
2.22
31.67
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.47
M-Score: -2.25
WACC vs ROIC
10.23%
17.92%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.34
VAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. VAL: 14.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.38  Med: 10.76 Max: 12.38
Current: 14.34
8.38
12.38
Net-margin (%) 9.05
VAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. VAL: 9.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.51  Med: 5.87 Max: 7.64
Current: 9.05
-3.51
7.64
ROE (%) 42.34
VAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. VAL: 42.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.75  Med: 15.28 Max: 32.38
Current: 42.34
-9.75
32.38
ROA (%) 9.75
VAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. VAL: 9.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.76  Med: 5.92 Max: 12.64
Current: 9.75
-3.76
12.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 59.65
VAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. VAL: 59.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.14  Med: 42.23 Max: 74.58
Current: 59.65
-5.14
74.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.80
VAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. VAL: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.5  Med: 10.00 Max: 17.7
Current: 7.8
-0.5
17.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 134.90
VAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. VAL: 134.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.6  Med: 9.60 Max: 134.9
Current: 134.9
-45.6
134.9
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

VAL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 492,614 sh (+63.66%)
Pioneer Investments 1,465,866 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,200 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 851,050 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Bill Frels 3,037,594 sh (-5.94%)
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Q4 2014

VAL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 2,366 sh (New)
Jim Simons 91,600 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,497,901 sh (+2.19%)
First Eagle Investment 851,050 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Bill Frels 2,964,529 sh (-2.41%)
» More
Q1 2015

VAL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 280,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,100 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 5,566 sh (+135.25%)
First Eagle Investment 871,550 sh (+2.41%)
Pioneer Investments 1,512,706 sh (+0.99%)
Bill Frels 2,903,115 sh (-2.07%)
Jim Simons 16,300 sh (-82.21%)
» More
Q2 2015

VAL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 11,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 625,100 sh (+123.17%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,200 sh (+21.57%)
Pioneer Investments 1,524,420 sh (+0.77%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Bill Frels 2,860,538 sh (-1.47%)
First Eagle Investment 686,800 sh (-21.20%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.03
VAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. VAL: 20.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.02  Med: 17.58 Max: 23.46
Current: 20.03
11.02
23.46
Forward P/E 13.68
VAL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. VAL: 13.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.60
VAL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
57% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. VAL: 20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VAL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.06  Med: 17.57 Max: 23.44
Current: 20.6
11.06
23.44
P/B 6.61
VAL's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. VAL: 6.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.33 Max: 8.04
Current: 6.61
1.05
8.04
P/S 1.37
VAL's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. VAL: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.7
Current: 1.37
0.44
1.7
PFCF 66.77
VAL's PFCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. VAL: 66.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.94  Med: 17.51 Max: 77.11
Current: 66.77
6.94
77.11
POCF 34.33
VAL's POCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. VAL: 34.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VAL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.76  Med: 12.55 Max: 39.66
Current: 34.33
5.76
39.66
EV-to-EBIT 12.16
VAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.34 vs. VAL: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.1  Med: 12.30 Max: 16.5
Current: 12.16
8.1
16.5
PEG 0.93
VAL's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. VAL: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VAL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 2.80 Max: 10.2
Current: 0.93
0.53
10.2
Shiller P/E 29.05
VAL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.52 vs. VAL: 29.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.97  Med: 21.36 Max: 46.48
Current: 29.05
9.97
46.48
Current Ratio 1.15
VAL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. VAL: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VAL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.39 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.15
0.71
1.75
Quick Ratio 0.83
VAL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. VAL: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VAL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.24
Current: 0.83
0.48
1.24
Days Inventory 63.36
VAL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.39 vs. VAL: 63.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VAL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 41.03  Med: 48.97 Max: 62.01
Current: 63.36
41.03
62.01
Days Sales Outstanding 71.50
VAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
63% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.83 vs. VAL: 71.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VAL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 58.31  Med: 64.03 Max: 71.11
Current: 71.5
58.31
71.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.66
VAL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
60% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. VAL: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VAL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.65 Max: 3.67
Current: 1.66
1.03
3.67
Dividend Payout 0.24
VAL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. VAL: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VAL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.26 Max: 2.72
Current: 0.24
0.19
2.72
Dividend growth (3y) 13.00
VAL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. VAL: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4.9  Med: 11.70 Max: 13.6
Current: 13
4.9
13.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.93
VAL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. VAL: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.89 Max: 6.44
Current: 2.93
1.81
6.44
Share Buyback Rate 3.00
VAL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. VAL: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
VAL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.5  Med: 0.60 Max: -6.3
Current: 3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.79
VAL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. VAL: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VAL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.09 Max: 4.54
Current: 1.79
0.56
4.54
Price/Median PS Value 1.33
VAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. VAL: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.85
Current: 1.33
0.52
1.85
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.79
VAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. VAL: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VAL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.98 Max: 3.76
Current: 0.79
0.68
3.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.30
VAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. VAL: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 8.10 Max: 12.4
Current: 8.3
6.1
12.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 41.41
VAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. VAL: 41.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -18  Med: 11.60 Max: 41.4
Current: 41.41
-18
41.4

Analyst Estimate

Oct15 Oct16 Oct17 Oct18
Revenue(Mil) 4,449 4,815 5,133 5,415
EPS($) 4.57 5.20 5.95 6.70
EPS without NRI($) 4.57 5.20 5.95 6.70

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, POL, CYT, LYB » details
Traded in other countries:VAP.Germany,
Valspar Corp is a Delaware corporation and was founded in 1806. The Company is a manufacturer and distributor of coatings and paints. It operates its business in two reportable segments namely Coatings and Paints. Its coating segment includes industrial product lines and its packaging product line. It offers range of decorative and protective coatings for metal, wood and plastic, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Products within its coatings segment include primers, top coats, varnishes, sprays, stains, fillers and other coatings for a range of manufacturing industries, including agricultural and construction equipment, appliances, building products, furniture, metal fabrication, metal packaging and transportation. It also provides technical, manufacturing and formulation services for its customers. Its industrial product lines include general industrial, coil and wood coatings. Its general industrial product line provides customers a single source for powder, liquid and electrodeposition coatings technologies for variety of industries, including agricultural and construction equipment, pipe, lawn and garden, appliance, transportation and marine shipping containers. Its coil product line produces coatings applied to metal coils used to manufacture pre-engineered buildings and building components, other metal building and architectural products and appliances. Its wood product line supplies decorative and protective coatings for wood furniture, building products, cabinets and floors. It also provides color design and technical service to its customers. Its packaging product line includes coatings for the interior and exterior of packaging containers, principally metal food containers and beverage cans. Its also produces coatings for aerosol and paint cans, crowns for glass bottles, plastic packaging and bottle closures. Its paints segment includes its consumer paints and automotive paint refinish product lines. It offers variety of paints, primers, topcoats and aerosol spray paints through retailers, distribution networks and company-owned stores. It offers a portfolio of interior and exterior decorative paints, stains, primers, varnishes and specialty decorative products, such as enamels, aerosols and faux finishes, used in both the do-it-yourself and professional markets. In the U.S. and Canada, it offers branded products and private-label brands through more than 10,000 points of sale. The primary distribution channels for these products are home centers, hardware stores, distributors and independent dealers. In China, it sells branded consumer paints primarily through distributors and exclusive retailers. In Australia and New Zealand, it sells branded consumer paints through independent dealers, hardware chains, home centers and Valspar company-owned stores. Its primary brands include Valspar and Cabot in the U.S., Huarun in China
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