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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
VALE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. VALE: 0.13 )
VALE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: N/A
Current: 0.13

Equity to Asset 0.45
VALE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. VALE: 0.45 )
VALE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.45

0.34
0.62
Interest Coverage 6.25
VALE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. VALE: 6.25 )
VALE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 21.85
Current: 6.25

2.77
21.85
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.70
M-Score: -2.42
WACC vs ROIC
5.73%
4.02%
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 (%) 13.69
VALE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. VALE: 13.69 )
VALE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 19.12   Max: 50.48
Current: 13.69

19.12
50.48
Net-margin (%) -17.09
VALE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.45 vs. VALE: -17.09 )
VALE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 38.12
Current: -17.09

1.25
38.12
ROE (%) -9.99
VALE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.53 vs. VALE: -9.99 )
VALE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 48.12
Current: -9.99

0.91
48.12
ROA (%) -4.92
VALE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.34 vs. VALE: -4.92 )
VALE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 22.98
Current: -4.92

0.49
22.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.54
VALE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.48 vs. VALE: 5.54 )
VALE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.45   Max: 41.6
Current: 5.54

8.45
41.6
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.00
VALE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. VALE: -3.00 )
VALE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.4
Current: -3

0
45.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -32.40
VALE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -15.80 vs. VALE: -32.40 )
VALE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 76.6
Current: -32.4

0
76.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -65.00
VALE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -17.10 vs. VALE: -65.00 )
VALE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 90.3
Current: -65

0
90.3
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

VALE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 479,554 sh (+8.32%)
Ray Dalio 872,000 sh (+2.01%)
First Eagle Investment 3,098 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 225,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 2,152,241 sh (-63.71%)
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Q3 2014

VALE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 942,100 sh (+8.04%)
First Eagle Investment 3,098 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
David Dreman 475,736 sh (-0.80%)
Jeremy Grantham 442,940 sh (-79.42%)
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Q4 2014

VALE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 19,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 11,211,240 sh (+2431.10%)
Ray Dalio 1,240,000 sh (+31.62%)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
David Dreman 470,005 sh (-1.20%)
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Q1 2015

VALE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 65,800 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 15,234,340 sh (+35.88%)
Ray Dalio 1,472,700 sh (+18.77%)
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Dreman 434,190 sh (-7.62%)
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Preferred stocks of Vale SA

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
06230.Hongkong46.3510.16DR
VALE5.France0.000.52ADR Class A
VALEPR10.925.90ADR Class A
CVL.Germany5.145.54ADR Class A
CVLE.Germany5.359.45DR
0QD9.UK4.745.84ADR Class A

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 11.47
VALE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.96 vs. VALE: 11.47 )
N/A
P/B 1.40
VALE's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. VALE: 1.40 )
VALE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 6.18
Current: 1.4

1.06
6.18
P/S 1.30
VALE's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. VALE: 1.30 )
VALE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 7.05
Current: 1.3

0.85
7.05
POCF 4.84
VALE's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.57 vs. VALE: 4.84 )
VALE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 27.2
Current: 4.84

2.18
27.2
EV-to-EBIT 21.90
VALE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.96 vs. VALE: 21.90 )
VALE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 30.3
Current: 21.9

2.7
30.3
Shiller P/E 8.50
VALE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.62 vs. VALE: 8.50 )
VALE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.44   Max: 29.3
Current: 8.5

5.44
29.3
Current Ratio 1.45
VALE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. VALE: 1.45 )
VALE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 3.55
Current: 1.45

1.1
3.55
Quick Ratio 1.04
VALE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. VALE: 1.04 )
VALE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.85
Current: 1.04

0.75
2.85
Days Inventory 67.13
VALE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
55% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 73.68 vs. VALE: 67.13 )
VALE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 40.54   Max: 114.13
Current: 67.13

40.54
114.13
Days Sales Outstanding 30.27
VALE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 34.48 vs. VALE: 30.27 )
VALE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.25   Max: 66.17
Current: 30.27

31.25
66.17

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 5.10
VALE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VALE: 5.10 )
VALE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 11.13
Current: 5.1

0.4
11.13
Dividend Payout 1.08
VALE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
104% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. VALE: 1.08 )
VALE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 4.77
Current: 1.08

0.04
4.77
Dividend growth (3y) -0.30
VALE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.10 vs. VALE: -0.30 )
VALE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 140.5
Current: -0.3

0
140.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.99
VALE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.88 vs. VALE: 7.99 )
VALE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 17.44
Current: 7.99

0.63
17.44
Share Buyback Rate 0.60
VALE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.50 vs. VALE: 0.60 )
VALE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -44.1
Current: 0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.50
VALE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
91% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. VALE: 1.50 )
VALE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 7.44
Current: 1.5

1.26
7.44
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
VALE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. VALE: 0.60 )
VALE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 3.63
Current: 0.6

0.56
3.63
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
VALE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. VALE: 0.40 )
VALE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.31
Current: 0.4

0.34
2.31
Price/Graham Number 1.90
VALE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
101% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VALE: 1.90 )
VALE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 7.93
Current: 1.9

0.42
7.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.60
VALE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VALE: 4.60 )
VALE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 36.6
Current: 4.6

3.3
36.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -8.10
VALE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
58% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.45 vs. VALE: -8.10 )
VALE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 480.5
Current: -8.1

-8.4
480.5

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
Compare:BHP, RIO, CLF, XSRAY, AAUKY » details
Traded in other countries:0LBF.UK, 06210.Hongkong, 06230.Hongkong, XVALO.Spain, XVALP.Spain, VALE3.France, CVLB.Germany, CVLC.Germany, CVLA.Germany, CVL.Germany, CVLE.Germany, 0QD9.UK, CVLD.Germany, VALE3.Brazil, VALE5.Brazil, VALEN.Mexico, VALE.Argentina, VALE.Switzerland,
Vale SA along with its subsidiaries is engaged in the research, production and sale of iron ore and pellets, nickel, fertilizer, copper, coal, manganese, ferroalloys, cobalt, platinum group metals and precious metals. The Company also operates in the segments of energy and steel. The Company's operating segments include Bulk Material, Base metals, Fertilizers, and General Cargo Logistics. Bulk Material includes the extraction of iron ore and pellet production and logistic linked to bulk material mining operations. The manganese ore, ferroalloys and coal are also included in this segment. Base metals includes the production of non-ferrous minerals, including nickel operations and copper. Fertilizers includes three groups on nutrients: potash, phosphate and nitrogen. General Cargo Logistics comprises the logistics services provides to third parties not linked to the other Company's operating segments.
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