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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
88% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. VALE: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VALE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.28 Max: N/A
Current: 0.13
Equity to Asset 0.45
VALE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. VALE: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VALE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.53 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 720 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. VALE: 6.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VALE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.77  Med: 4.96 Max: 12.22
Current: 6.25
2.77
12.22
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.68
M-Score: -2.74
WACC vs ROIC
5.84%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.69
VALE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. VALE: 13.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VALE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 19.12  Med: 33.44 Max: 51.05
Current: 13.69
19.12
51.05
Net-margin (%) -17.09
VALE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.35 vs. VALE: -17.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VALE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 30.42 Max: 38.79
Current: -17.09
1.25
38.79
ROE (%) -9.99
VALE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1232 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.64 vs. VALE: -9.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VALE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 30.51 Max: 48.12
Current: -9.99
0.9
48.12
ROA (%) -4.92
VALE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.56 vs. VALE: -4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VALE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 14.57 Max: 22.98
Current: -4.92
0.48
22.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -7.20
VALE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.89 vs. VALE: -7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.29  Med: 31.69 Max: 65.16
Current: -7.2
3.29
65.16
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.40
VALE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. VALE: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.50 Max: 45.4
Current: -2.4
0
45.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -32.60
VALE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -15.70 vs. VALE: -32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 3.70 Max: 76.6
Current: -32.6
0
76.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -65.00
VALE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -16.30 vs. VALE: -65.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.05 Max: 90.3
Current: -65
0
90.3
» VALE's 10-Y Financials

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%)
Steven Cohen 225,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 3,098 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%)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 3,098 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%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
David Dreman 434,190 sh (-7.62%)
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Preferred stocks of Vale SA

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
06230.Hongkong40.8511.14DR
VALE5.France7.800.52ADR Class A
VALEPR4.916.65ADR Class A
CVLE.Germany4.7510.63DR
CVL.Germany4.556.08ADR Class A
0QD9.UK4.745.84ADR Class A

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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 11.72
VALE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.37 vs. VALE: 11.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.27
VALE's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1226 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. VALE: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VALE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 2.55 Max: 6.18
Current: 1.27
1.06
6.18
P/S 0.87
VALE's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. VALE: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VALE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 2.77 Max: 6.78
Current: 0.87
0.85
6.78
POCF 4.29
VALE's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. VALE: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VALE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.18  Med: 6.53 Max: 18.87
Current: 4.29
2.18
18.87
Shiller P/E 7.51
VALE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. VALE: 7.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VALE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.38  Med: 7.96 Max: 29.55
Current: 7.51
5.38
29.55
Current Ratio 1.45
VALE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. VALE: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VALE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.82 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 1250 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. VALE: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VALE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.52 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.04
0.75
2.85
Days Inventory 67.13
VALE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
54% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 73.31 vs. VALE: 67.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VALE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 40.54  Med: 70.10 Max: 114.13
Current: 67.13
40.54
114.13
Days Sales Outstanding 30.27
VALE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 32.30 vs. VALE: 30.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VALE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.25  Med: 49.54 Max: 66.17
Current: 30.27
31.25
66.17

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.73
VALE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. VALE: 5.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VALE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 4.72 Max: 11.13
Current: 5.73
0.4
11.13
Dividend Payout 1.08
VALE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
79% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. VALE: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VALE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.71 Max: 4.77
Current: 1.08
0.04
4.77
Dividend growth (3y) -0.30
VALE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
66% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. VALE: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
VALE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 140.5
Current: -0.3
0
140.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.04
VALE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
96% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. VALE: 9.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VALE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 7.40 Max: 17.44
Current: 9.04
0.63
17.44
Share Buyback Rate 0.60
VALE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.20 vs. VALE: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
VALE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -0.40 Max: -44.1
Current: 0.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.62
VALE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 1188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. VALE: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VALE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 3.06 Max: 7.44
Current: 1.62
1.26
7.44
Price/Projected FCF 0.58
VALE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. VALE: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VALE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.08 Max: 3.63
Current: 0.58
0.58
3.63
Price/Median PS Value 0.38
VALE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. VALE: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VALE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.29
Current: 0.38
0.36
2.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -5.30
VALE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. VALE: -5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.32  Med: 10.00 Max: 36.6
Current: -5.3
-5.32
36.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -13.12
VALE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.05 vs. VALE: -13.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VALE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -9.6  Med: 25.45 Max: 480.5
Current: -13.12
-9.6
480.5

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
Compare:BHP, RIO, CLF, XSRAY, AAUKY » details
Traded in other countries:06210.Hongkong, 06230.Hongkong, XVALO.Spain, XVALP.Spain, VALE5.France, CVLC.Germany, CVLE.Germany, CVLD.Germany, CVLB.Germany, CVLA.Germany, CVL.Germany, 0LBF.UK, VALE3.France, 0QD9.UK, VALE3.Brazil, VALE5.Brazil, VALE.Argentina, VALE.Switzerland, VALEF.USA, VALEN.Mexico,
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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