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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 0.22
VALE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 2530 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 30.92 vs. VALE: 0.22 )
VALE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22

Equity to Asset 0.52
VALE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. VALE: 0.52 )
VALE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.52

0.34
0.62
Interest Coverage 11.28
VALE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 1434 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: 21.85
Current: 11.28

2.77
21.85
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.71
M-Score: -2.85
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 (%) 27.67
VALE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. VALE: 27.67 )
VALE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 20.21   Max: 50.48
Current: 27.67

20.21
50.48
Net-margin (%) 1.04
VALE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.04 vs. VALE: 1.04 )
VALE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 38.12
Current: 1.04

1.25
38.12
ROE (%) 0.69
VALE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2491 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.47 vs. VALE: 0.69 )
VALE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 48.19
Current: 0.69

0.93
48.19
ROA (%) 0.37
VALE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2555 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -6.56 vs. VALE: 0.37 )
VALE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 23.02
Current: 0.37

0.5
23.02
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.43
VALE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2500 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.43 vs. VALE: 13.43 )
VALE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.67   Max: 41.6
Current: 13.43

8.67
41.6
Revenue Growth (%) 14.20
VALE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. VALE: 14.20 )
VALE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 47.5
Current: 14.2

0
47.5
EBITDA Growth (%) -11.30
VALE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.30 vs. VALE: -11.30 )
VALE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.8   Max: 102
Current: -11.3

-30.8
102
EPS Growth (%) -63.90
VALE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.50 vs. VALE: -63.90 )
VALE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 93.2
Current: -63.9

0
93.2
» VALE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

VALE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Caxton Associates 24,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 49,556 sh (+160.82%)
Pioneer Investments 627,797 sh (+47.83%)
David Dreman 439,822 sh (+15.28%)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,098 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 13,363,171 sh (-2.78%)
Ray Dalio 482,500 sh (-10.63%)
Jim Simons 2,703,900 sh (-30.19%)
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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%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,098 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 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)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,098 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 225,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 2,152,241 sh (-63.71%)
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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 $ 12.02-12%442712
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -29.39%0.18%$14.43 - $17.08 $ 12.02-23%310580
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 51.54%0.03%$14.43 - $17.08 $ 12.02-23%731200
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Add 405.05%0.05%$12.94 - $18.25 $ 12.02-23%539900
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Add 27.6%$12.94 - $18.25 $ 12.02-23%381511
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.71%$16.98 - $21.49 $ 12.02-37%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$16.98 - $21.49 $ 12.02-37%106900
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$17.11 - $20.62 $ 12.02-35%0
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.61%$15.87 - $20.59 $ 12.02-35%751500
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Add 41.91%0.03%$17.96 - $23.8 $ 12.02-41%203233
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 32.44%0.01%$17.96 - $23.8 $ 12.02-41%17460
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.74%$22.36 - $26.61 $ 12.02-47%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$22.36 - $26.61 $ 12.02-47%13183
David Dreman 2011-12-31 New Buy0.06%$20.51 - $26.62 $ 12.02-49%126973
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Preferred stocks of Vale SA

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
06230.Hongkong102.003.72DR
XVALP.Spain8.413.93Pfd Shs -A-
VALE5.France0.000.52Class A
VALEPR10.920.52Class A
CVLA.Germany8.214.03Pfd Shs -A-
CVL.Germany8.230.49Class A
CVLE.Germany9.591.72DR
0QD9.country9.113.54Class A

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 131.20
VALE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. VALE: 131.20 )
VALE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 130.87   Max: 150
Current: 131.2

130.87
150
P/B 1.49
VALE's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 2710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. VALE: 1.49 )
VALE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.49

1.49
1.75
P/S 1.38
VALE's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 2710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALE: 1.38 )
VALE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.38

1.42
1.64
PFCF 23.21
VALE's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 2710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALE: 23.21 )
VALE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 23.16   Max: 27.25
Current: 23.21

23.16
27.25
PEG 179.88
VALE's PEG is ranked higher than
55% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. VALE: 179.88 )
VALE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 179.88

Shiller P/E 5.99
VALE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 2710 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALE: 5.99 )
VALE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.86   Max: 6.86
Current: 5.99

5.86
6.86
Current Ratio 2.37
VALE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1795 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. VALE: 2.37 )
VALE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 3.55
Current: 2.37

1.1
3.55
Quick Ratio 1.85
VALE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1792 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. VALE: 1.85 )
VALE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.85
Current: 1.85

0.75
2.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.46
VALE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. VALE: 0.46 )
VALE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.21   Max: 3.67
Current: 0.46

3.21
3.67
Dividend Payout 0.30
VALE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 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) 12.00
VALE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. VALE: 12.00 )
VALE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.7
Current: 12

0
35.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.04
VALE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. VALE: 1.04 )
VALE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 6.68   Max: 7.64
Current: 1.04

6.68
7.64
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
VALE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.90 vs. VALE: 0.40 )
VALE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -44.1
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.78
VALE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. VALE: 1.78 )
VALE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.78

1.84
1.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
VALE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. VALE: 0.70 )
VALE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.7

0.72
0.78
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
VALE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. VALE: 0.95 )
VALE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.95

0.98
1.04
Price/Graham Number 3.54
VALE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 591 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VALE: 3.54 )
VALE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 3.66   Max: 3.66
Current: 3.54

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.99
VALE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2094 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.00 vs. VALE: -2.99 )
VALE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 4.8
Current: -2.99

1.2
4.8

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
Compare:BHP, RIO, CLF, XSRAY, AAUKY » details
Traded in other countries:0LBF.country, 06210.Hongkong, 06230.Hongkong, XVALO.Spain, XVALP.Spain, VALE3.France, CVLB.Germany, CVLC.Germany, CVLA.Germany, CVL.Germany, CVLE.Germany, 0QD9.country, CVLD.Germany
Vale S.A. was Limited Liability Company incorporated in Brazil. It is a metals and mining company. The Company is a producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets and the producer of nickel and kaolin. It is also one of the producers of manganese ore and ferroalloys. The Company also produces bauxite, alumina, aluminum, copper, coal, cobalt, precious metals, potash and other products. Vale operates logistics systems in Brazil, including railroads, maritime terminals and a port, which are integrated with its mining operations. Ferrous minerals: Iron ore, iron ore pellets and manganese and ferroalloys: It operates three systems in Brazil for producing and distributing iron ore. Non-ferrous minerals: Nickel, the Company's main nickel mines and processing operations are carried out by its subsidiary Vale Inco, with mining operations in Canada and Indonesia. Aluminum: It is engaged in bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminum metal smelting. In Brazil, the Company owns a bauxite mine and an alumina refinery, both of which it is currently expanding. Copper: It has copper mining operations in Brazil and Canada. In Brazil, it produces copper concentrates at Sossego in Carajas, in the state of Para. In Canada, it produces copper concentrate, copper anode and copper cathode in conjunction with its nickel mining operations at Sudbury and Voisey's Bay. PGMs: The Company produces platinum-group metals as by-products of its nickel mining and processing operations in Canada. The PGMs are concentrated at its Port Colborne facilities, in the Province of Ontario, Canada and refined at its precious metals refinery in Acton, England. Other precious metals: the Company produces gold and silver as by-products of its nickel mining and processing operations in Canada. Some of these precious metals are upgraded at its facilities in Port Colborne, Ontario and all are refined by unrelated parties in Canada. Other non-ferrous minerals: the Company is a producer of kaolin for the paper industry and Brazil's sole producer of potash. It produces cobalt as a by-product of its nickel mining and processing operations in Canada and refines it at its Port Colborne facilities. Coal: It produces metallurgical and thermal coal through Vale Australia Holdings, which operates coal assets in Australia through wholly-owned subsidiaries and unincorporated joint ventures. Logistics: It is a provider of logistics services in Brazil, with railroads, maritime terminals and a port. Two of its three iron ore systems incorporate an integrated railroad network linked to automated port and terminal facilities, which provide rail transportation for its mining products, general cargo and passengers, bulk terminal storage and ship loading services for its mining operations and for customers. The Company owns and operates integrated railroad and terminal networks in the in the three mining complexes, which are accessible by road or by spur tracks of its EFVM railroad. The Company's EFVM
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Can Vale Turnaround in the Long Run? Aug 21 2014 
Vale's Possible Turnaround Makes It a Stock Worth Investing In Aug 15 2014 
Why Vale Looks Like a Good Buy for the Long Run Aug 08 2014 
Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: VOD, VALE, DB, TGT, WFM Jun 02 2014 
Benefit from Mining Recovery with This Stock May 31 2014 
Vale's Aggressive Cost Cutting Makes It a Better Buy Than Cliffs Natural Resources May 01 2014 
Why Vale's Turnaround Looks Likely Apr 27 2014 


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