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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
VAL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. VAL: 0.07 )
VAL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.07

0.02
0.26
Equity to Asset 0.26
VAL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. VAL: 0.26 )
VAL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.26

0.2
0.57
Interest Coverage 7.60
VAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.96 vs. VAL: 7.60 )
VAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 31.67
Current: 7.6

2.22
31.67
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.26
M-Score: -2.41
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.00
VAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. VAL: 12.00 )
VAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.38   Max: 12
Current: 12

8.38
12
Net-margin (%) 7.05
VAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. VAL: 7.05 )
VAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.51   Max: 7.27
Current: 7.05

-3.51
7.27
ROE (%) 25.77
VAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. VAL: 25.77 )
VAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -11.43   Max: 25.77
Current: 25.77

-11.43
25.77
ROA (%) 7.19
VAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. VAL: 7.19 )
VAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.96   Max: 11.93
Current: 7.19

-3.96
11.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 51.39
VAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. VAL: 51.39 )
VAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 25.99   Max: 56.17
Current: 51.39

25.99
56.17
Revenue Growth (%) 12.30
VAL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. VAL: 12.30 )
VAL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.5   Max: 17.7
Current: 12.3

-0.5
17.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 11.90
VAL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. VAL: 11.90 )
VAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -45.6   Max: 18.5
Current: 11.9

-45.6
18.5
EPS Growth (%) 13.30
VAL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VAL: 13.30 )
VAL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 34.9
Current: 13.3

-12.5
34.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

VAL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 32,800 sh (+544.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 60,461 sh (+181.83%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 851,050 sh (+11.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 140,000 sh (+6.95%)
Bill Frels 3,203,112 sh (+1.19%)
Chuck Royce 1,200 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 32,200 sh (-1.86%)
Pioneer Investments 843,636 sh (-9.52%)
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Q4 2013

VAL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 169,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 34,332 sh (+4.67%)
Bill Frels 3,204,791 sh (+0.05%)
Chuck Royce 1,200 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 851,050 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 843,603 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 18,420 sh (-69.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,079 sh (-70.66%)
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Q1 2014

VAL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 1,230,527 sh (+3484.2%)
Joel Greenblatt 30,438 sh (+65.24%)
Bill Frels 3,223,701 sh (+0.59%)
Chuck Royce 1,200 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 851,050 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 829,903 sh (-1.62%)
Jim Simons 15,108 sh (-91.06%)
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Q2 2014

VAL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bill Frels 3,229,252 sh (+0.17%)
Chuck Royce 1,200 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 851,050 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 825,646 sh (-0.51%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,446 sh (-72.25%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VAL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -72.25%0.02%$70.04 - $76.7 $ 80.499%8446
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 65.24%0.01%$68.1 - $75.35 $ 80.4911%30438
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -69.53%0.08%$64.25 - $72.13 $ 80.4916%18420
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 181.83%0.08%$61.84 - $70.77 $ 80.4923%60461
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$61.84 - $70.77 $ 80.4923%0
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.87%$59.23 - $73.81 $ 80.4921%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 112.47%0.03%$59.23 - $73.81 $ 80.4921%21453
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$59.23 - $73.81 $ 80.4921%17011
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.03%$59.98 - $68.32 $ 80.4925%10097
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$54.96 - $62.78 $ 80.4936%0
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Reduce -27.68%0.69%$48.9 - $58.82 $ 80.4952%1021000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 66.52%0.01%$48.9 - $58.82 $ 80.4952%8386
Scott Black 2012-06-30 Add 20.24%0.17%$45.85 - $51.99 $ 80.4964%124955
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -75.14%0.06%$45.85 - $51.99 $ 80.4964%5036
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 60.12%0.03%$39.23 - $49.7 $ 80.4990%20261
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.06%$30.15 - $38.97 $ 80.49129%12654
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 Add 21.15%0.03%$34.98 - $39.9 $ 80.49113%892570
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.10
VAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. VAL: 24.10 )
VAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.02   Max: 24
Current: 24.1

11.02
24
P/B 6.40
VAL's P/B is ranked lower than
72% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. VAL: 6.40 )
VAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 6.4
Current: 6.4

1.05
6.4
P/S 1.70
VAL's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VAL: 1.70 )
VAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.7

0.44
1.7
PFCF 31.30
VAL's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 56.77 vs. VAL: 31.30 )
VAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.94   Max: 52.47
Current: 31.3

6.94
52.47
EV-to-EBIT 16.07
VAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.19 vs. VAL: 16.07 )
VAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 16.4
Current: 16.07

8.1
16.4
PEG 1.60
VAL's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VAL: 1.60 )
VAL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 10.2
Current: 1.6

1.46
10.2
Shiller P/E 42.60
VAL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VAL: 42.60 )
VAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.97   Max: 46.48
Current: 42.6

9.97
46.48
Current Ratio 1.03
VAL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. VAL: 1.03 )
VAL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.03

0.71
1.75
Quick Ratio 0.71
VAL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. VAL: 0.71 )
VAL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.71

0.48
1.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.20
VAL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
60% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. VAL: 1.20 )
VAL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 3.67
Current: 1.2

1.17
3.67
Dividend Payout 0.29
VAL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. VAL: 0.29 )
VAL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.72
Current: 0.29

0.19
2.72
Dividend growth (3y) 12.90
VAL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. VAL: 12.90 )
VAL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 13.6
Current: 12.9

4.9
13.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.23
VAL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. VAL: 2.23 )
VAL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 6.3
Current: 2.23

2.01
6.3
Share Buyback Rate 3.50
VAL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. VAL: 3.50 )
VAL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.5   Max: -6.3
Current: 3.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
VAL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VAL: 2.00 )
VAL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 26.02
Current: 2

0.56
26.02
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
VAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VAL: 1.70 )
VAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.7

0.52
1.64
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.30
VAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VAL: 2.30 )
VAL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3.76
Current: 2.3

0.8
3.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.20
VAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. VAL: 6.20 )
VAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 12.4
Current: 6.2

6.1
12.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.27
VAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. VAL: 13.27 )
VAL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18.4   Max: 18.5
Current: 13.27

-18.4
18.5

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
Compare:NEU, SCL, POL, CYT, LYB » details
Traded in other countries:VAP.Germany
The Valspar Corporation is a Delaware corporation and was founded in 1806. The Company is a global manufacturer and distributor of coatings and paints. It operates its business in two reportable segments: Coatings and Paints. The Company's Coatings segment includes a broad range of decorative and protective coatings for metal, wood and plastic, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers. Products within its Coatings segment include primers, top coats, varnishes, inks, sprays, stains, fillers and other coatings used by customers in a wide range of manufacturing industries, including building products, appliances, furniture, transportation, agricultural and construction equipment, metal packaging and metal fabrication. It utilizes a wide variety of coatings technologies to meet its customers' coatings requirements, including electrodeposition, powder, solvent-based, waterborne and UV light-cured coatings. This segment includes its packaging product line and its three industrial product lines: coil, general industrial and wood. The Company's packaging product line includes coatings for the interior and exterior of metal packaging containers, principally food containers and beverage cans. It also produces coatings for aerosol and paint cans, crowns for glass bottles, plastic packaging and bottle closures. Consolidation and globalization of its customers has occurred in this product line and it has responded by offering a wide variety of packaging coatings products throughout the world. The Company's coil product line includes coatings that are applied to metal coils used to manufacture pre-engineered buildings and building components, other metal building and architectural products and appliances. The Company's general industrial product line provides customers in a wide variety of industries with a single source for powder, liquid and electrodeposition coatings technologies. The Company's Paints segment includes a wide variety of products such as paints, primers, topcoats and aerosol spray paints sold primarily through retailers and distribution networks. The Company's wood product line includes decorative and protective coatings for wood furniture, building products, cabinets and floors. The Company's Valspar, De Beer and House of Kolor brands are offered in many countries around the world. In addition to the main product lines within its two segments, it manufactures and sells specialty polymers, colorants and gelcoats, and it sells furniture protection plans under the Guardsman brand. All aspects of the coatings and paints business are highly competitive. It undertakes to comply with applicable regulations relating to protection of the environment and workers' safety.

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