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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
55% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. VAL: 0.11 )
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
58% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. VAL: 0.24 )
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 higher than
53% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.02 vs. VAL: 8.57 )
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: 3.74
M-Score: -2.34
WACC vs ROIC
9.78%
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
90% of the 1437 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. VAL: 13.57 )
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
86% of the 1439 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. VAL: 8.64 )
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
98% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.53 vs. VAL: 38.30 )
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
92% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. VAL: 9.75 )
VAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.76   Max: 12.64
Current: 9.75

-3.76
12.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 59.35
VAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1450 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. VAL: 59.35 )
VAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.94   Max: 73.73
Current: 59.35

-4.94
73.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.80
VAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. VAL: 7.80 )
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 1088 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. VAL: 134.90 )
VAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.6   Max: 134.9
Current: 134.9

-45.6
134.9
» VAL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

VAL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 1,230,527 sh (+3484.20%)
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%)
Steven Cohen 301,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 851,050 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Bill Frels 3,037,594 sh (-5.94%)
» More
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%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 851,050 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Bill Frels 2,964,529 sh (-2.41%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.40
VAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.30 vs. VAL: 17.40 )
VAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.02   Max: 23.46
Current: 17.4

11.02
23.46
Forward P/E 15.70
VAL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VAL: 15.70 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.60
VAL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.20 vs. VAL: 17.60 )
VAL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.06   Max: 23.44
Current: 17.6

11.06
23.44
P/B 7.00
VAL's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. VAL: 7.00 )
VAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 7.46
Current: 7

1.05
7.46
P/S 1.53
VAL's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. VAL: 1.53 )
VAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.53

0.44
1.7
PFCF 35.60
VAL's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 160.21 vs. VAL: 35.60 )
VAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.94   Max: 52.47
Current: 35.6

6.94
52.47
POCF 22.13
VAL's POCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 16.37 vs. VAL: 22.13 )
VAL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.76   Max: 26.41
Current: 22.13

5.76
26.41
EV-to-EBIT 13.14
VAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.72 vs. VAL: 13.14 )
VAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -440.3   Max: 328.8
Current: 13.14

-440.3
328.8
PEG 0.79
VAL's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VAL: 0.79 )
VAL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 10.2
Current: 0.79

0.69
10.2
Shiller P/E 35.50
VAL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VAL: 35.50 )
VAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.97   Max: 46.48
Current: 35.5

9.97
46.48
Current Ratio 1.19
VAL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1431 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. VAL: 1.19 )
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 higher than
54% of the 1431 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. VAL: 0.81 )
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
75% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 76.41 vs. VAL: 60.89 )
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 higher than
74% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.24 vs. VAL: 59.58 )
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
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.37
VAL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
60% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. VAL: 1.37 )
VAL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 3.67
Current: 1.37

1.17
3.67
Dividend Payout 0.23
VAL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. VAL: 0.23 )
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
84% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. VAL: 13.00 )
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
62% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. VAL: 2.46 )
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
94% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. VAL: 3.00 )
VAL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.5   Max: -6.3
Current: 3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
VAL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VAL: 1.80 )
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 1.50
VAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VAL: 1.50 )
VAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.5

0.52
1.64
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
VAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VAL: 0.70 )
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) 7.50
VAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. VAL: 7.50 )
VAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 12.4
Current: 7.5

0.3
12.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 28.61
VAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.34 vs. VAL: 28.61 )
VAL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18   Max: 28.6
Current: 28.61

-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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