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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.28
VALE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 2436 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. VALE: 0.28 )
VALE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.28

Equity to Asset 0.51
VALE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. VALE: 0.51 )
VALE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.51

0.34
0.62
Interest Coverage 11.28
VALE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. VALE: 11.28 )
VALE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 12.22
Current: 11.28

2.77
12.22
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.27
M-Score: -3.15
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

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 22.59
VALE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. VALE: 22.59 )
VALE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 19.34   Max: 51.05
Current: 22.59

19.34
51.05
Net-margin (%) -9.83
VALE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.42 vs. VALE: -9.83 )
VALE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 38.79
Current: -9.83

1.25
38.79
ROE (%) -6.17
VALE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2398 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.53 vs. VALE: -6.17 )
VALE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 48.12
Current: -6.17

0.9
48.12
ROA (%) -3.24
VALE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2456 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.78 vs. VALE: -3.24 )
VALE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 22.98
Current: -3.24

0.48
22.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.29
VALE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2420 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -6.85 vs. VALE: 10.29 )
VALE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.38   Max: 41.6
Current: 10.29

8.38
41.6
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.10
VALE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. VALE: 13.10 )
VALE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.4
Current: 13.1

0
45.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -12.10
VALE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. VALE: -12.10 )
VALE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 76.6
Current: -12.1

0
76.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -64.30
VALE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1409 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -14.20 vs. VALE: -64.30 )
VALE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -64.3   Max: 90.3
Current: -64.3

-64.3
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

Q4 2013

VALE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 21,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 4,832,371 sh (+78.72%)
Steven Cohen 80,791 sh (+63.03%)
Ray Dalio 731,200 sh (+51.54%)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,098 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
David Dreman 310,580 sh (-29.39%)
Jeremy Grantham 8,728,370 sh (-34.68%)
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Q1 2014

VALE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 442,712 sh (+42.54%)
Ray Dalio 854,800 sh (+16.9%)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,098 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 5,930,140 sh (-32.06%)
Steven Cohen 41,849 sh (-48.2%)
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Q2 2014

VALE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 479,554 sh (+8.32%)
Ray Dalio 872,000 sh (+2.01%)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 225,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,098 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
David Dreman 475,736 sh (-0.8%)
Jeremy Grantham 442,940 sh (-79.42%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VALE

(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
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 42.54%0.14%$12.42 - $15.25 $ 8.14-41%442712
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -29.39%0.18%$14.43 - $17.08 $ 8.14-48%310580
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 51.54%0.03%$14.43 - $17.08 $ 8.14-48%731200
Ken Fisher 2013-09-30 Sold Out $12.63 - $16.81 $ 8.14-45%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Add 405.05%0.05%$12.94 - $18.25 $ 8.14-48%539900
Ken Fisher 2013-06-30 Reduce -93.89%0.01%$12.94 - $18.25 $ 8.14-48%10975
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Add 27.6%$12.94 - $18.25 $ 8.14-48%381511
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.71%$16.98 - $21.49 $ 8.14-58%0
Ken Fisher 2013-03-31 Reduce -93.77%0.16%$16.98 - $21.49 $ 8.14-58%179749
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$16.98 - $21.49 $ 8.14-58%106900
Ken Fisher 2012-12-31 Add 1231.76%0.16%$17.11 - $20.62 $ 8.14-56%2884509
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$17.11 - $20.62 $ 8.14-56%0
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.61%$15.87 - $20.59 $ 8.14-56%751500
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 Reduce -98.73%1.28%$17.96 - $23.8 $ 8.14-60%269442
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Add 41.91%0.03%$17.96 - $23.8 $ 8.14-60%203233
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 32.44%0.01%$17.96 - $23.8 $ 8.14-60%17460
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.74%$22.36 - $26.61 $ 8.14-64%0
Ken Fisher 2012-03-31 Add 82.42%0.59%$22.36 - $26.61 $ 8.14-64%21208624
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$22.36 - $26.61 $ 8.14-64%13183
David Dreman 2011-12-31 New Buy0.06%$20.51 - $26.62 $ 8.14-66%126973
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Preferred stocks of Vale SA

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
06230.Hongkong54.0010.83DR
XVALP.Spain5.4111.40Pfd Shs -A-
VALE5.France0.000.52ADR Class A
VALEPR10.921.86ADR Class A
CVLA.Germany5.6910.84Pfd Shs -A-
CVL.Germany5.481.93ADR Class A
CVLE.Germany5.817.81DR
0QD9.UK5.546.99ADR Class A
VALE5.Brazil18.785.28Pfd Shs -A-

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Ratios

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P/B 1.69
VALE's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. VALE: 1.69 )
VALE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 6.18
Current: 1.69

1.06
6.18
P/S 1.01
VALE's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALE: 1.01 )
VALE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 6.78
Current: 1.01

1.01
6.78
PFCF 26.30
VALE's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALE: 26.30 )
VALE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.52   Max: 142.27
Current: 26.3

7.52
142.27
EV-to-EBIT 9.63
VALE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALE: 9.63 )
VALE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 19.3
Current: 9.63

4.1
19.3
Shiller P/E 5.77
VALE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALE: 5.77 )
VALE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.06   Max: 29.3
Current: 5.77

5.06
29.3
Current Ratio 2.05
VALE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 2440 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. VALE: 2.05 )
VALE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 3.55
Current: 2.05

1.1
3.55
Quick Ratio 1.58
VALE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 2439 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VALE: 1.58 )
VALE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.85
Current: 1.58

0.75
2.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.63
VALE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
95% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. VALE: 1.63 )
VALE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 7.81
Current: 1.63

0.67
7.81
Dividend Payout 0.30
VALE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALE: 0.30 )
VALE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 4.77
Current: 0.3

0.25
4.77
Dividend growth (3y) 10.90
VALE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. VALE: 10.90 )
VALE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 37.6
Current: 10.9

0
37.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.57
VALE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
95% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. VALE: 3.57 )
VALE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 16.4
Current: 3.57

1.41
16.4
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
VALE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 1926 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.40 vs. VALE: 0.40 )
VALE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 13.9   Max: -44.1
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.05
VALE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. VALE: 2.05 )
VALE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 7.44
Current: 2.05

1.26
7.44
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.57
VALE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALE: 0.57 )
VALE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 3.63
Current: 0.57

0.69
3.63
Price/Median PS Value 0.37
VALE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALE: 0.37 )
VALE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.04
Current: 0.37

0.46
2.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.40
VALE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2403 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. VALE: 10.40 )
VALE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 24.1
Current: 10.4

5.2
24.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -9.67
VALE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. VALE: -9.67 )
VALE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 480.5
Current: -9.67

-4.6
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 was Limited Liability Company incorporated in Brazil. The Company & its subsidiaries are principally 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 information is analyzed by operating segment as follows: Bulk Material segment includes the extraction of iron ore and pellet production and logistic (including railroads, ports and terminals) linked to bulk material mining operations. The manganese ore, ferroalloys and coal are also included in this segment; Base metals segment includes the production of non-ferrous minerals, including nickel operations (co-products and by-products) and copper; Fertilizers - includes three groups of nutrients: potash, phosphate and nitrogen; General Cargo Logistics comprises the logistics services provided to third parties (including rail, port and shipping service); Other comprises sales and expenses of other products and investments in joint ventures and associate in other businesses. The projects include iron ore Project - Guinea, Rio Colorado project in Argentina, Nickel project - New Caledonia, Nickel Plant - Indonesia.
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