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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.11
VAL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. VAL: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VAL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.11

0.02
0.26
Equity to Asset 0.24
VAL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. VAL: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VAL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.24

0.2
0.57
Interest Coverage 8.57
VAL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 38.28 vs. VAL: 8.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 31.67
Current: 8.57

2.22
31.67
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.77
M-Score: -2.34
WACC vs ROIC
10.33%
17.76%
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 (%) 13.57
VAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. VAL: 13.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.01   Max: 12.38
Current: 13.57

-1.01
12.38
Net-margin (%) 8.64
VAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. VAL: 8.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.51   Max: 7.64
Current: 8.64

-3.51
7.64
ROE (%) 38.30
VAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 955 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.93 vs. VAL: 38.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.75   Max: 32.38
Current: 38.3

-9.75
32.38
ROA (%) 9.75
VAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. VAL: 9.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.76   Max: 11.96
Current: 9.75

-3.76
11.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 59.35
VAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.82 vs. VAL: 59.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.94   Max: 65.12
Current: 59.35

-4.94
65.12
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.80
VAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. VAL: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.5   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 681 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. VAL: 134.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.6   Max: 134.9
Current: 134.9

-45.6
134.9
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

VAL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bill Frels 3,229,252 sh (+0.17%)
Steven Cohen 301,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 851,050 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,200 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 825,646 sh (-0.51%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,446 sh (-72.25%)
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Q3 2014

VAL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 492,614 sh (+63.66%)
Pioneer Investments 1,465,866 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 851,050 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,200 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)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Bill Frels 2,964,529 sh (-2.41%)
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Q1 2015

VAL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 5,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 280,100 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%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.10
VAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. VAL: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.02   Max: 23.46
Current: 18.1

11.02
23.46
Forward P/E 16.10
VAL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.47 vs. VAL: 16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.10
VAL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. VAL: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VAL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.06   Max: 23.44
Current: 18.1

11.06
23.44
P/B 7.10
VAL's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. VAL: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 7.46
Current: 7.1

1.05
7.46
P/S 1.60
VAL's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. VAL: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.6

0.44
1.7
PFCF 36.00
VAL's PFCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. VAL: 36.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.94   Max: 52.47
Current: 36

6.94
52.47
POCF 22.74
VAL's POCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. VAL: 22.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VAL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.76   Max: 26.41
Current: 22.74

5.76
26.41
EV-to-EBIT 13.43
VAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.94 vs. VAL: 13.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -440.3   Max: 328.8
Current: 13.43

-440.3
328.8
PEG 0.82
VAL's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. VAL: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VAL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 10.2
Current: 0.82

0.69
10.2
Shiller P/E 35.70
VAL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.13 vs. VAL: 35.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.04   Max: 46.19
Current: 35.7

10.04
46.19
Current Ratio 1.19
VAL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. VAL: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VAL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.19

0.71
1.75
Quick Ratio 0.81
VAL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. VAL: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VAL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.81

0.48
1.24
Days Inventory 60.89
VAL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
53% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.46 vs. VAL: 60.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VAL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 41.03   Max: 62.01
Current: 60.89

41.03
62.01
Days Sales Outstanding 59.58
VAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.89 vs. VAL: 59.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VAL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 58.31   Max: 71.11
Current: 59.58

58.31
71.11

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.40
VAL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. VAL: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VAL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 3.67
Current: 1.4

1.17
3.67
Dividend Payout 0.23
VAL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. VAL: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VAL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.72
Current: 0.23

0.19
2.72
Dividend growth (3y) 13.00
VAL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. VAL: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 13.6
Current: 13

4.9
13.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.46
VAL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VAL: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.05   Max: 6.44
Current: 2.46

2.05
6.44
Share Buyback Rate 3.00
VAL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 472 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   Max: -6.3
Current: 3

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
VAL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
55% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. VAL: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 4.54
Current: 1.8

0.56
4.54
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
VAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VAL: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.6

0.52
1.64
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
VAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. VAL: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VAL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.76
Current: 0.7

0.72
3.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
VAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. VAL: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 12.4
Current: 7.4

0.3
12.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 28.53
VAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. VAL: 28.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
VAL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18   Max: 28.6
Current: 28.53

-18
28.6

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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