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Also traded in: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Hongkong, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA

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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.17
VALE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.29 vs. VALE: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VALE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.27 Max: N/A
Current: 0.17
Equity to Asset 0.39
VALE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. VALE: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VALE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.39
0.32
0.62
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.84
M-Score: -3.10
WACC vs ROIC
9.77%
-10.43%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -20.18
VALE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. VALE: -20.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VALE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.94  Med: 35.54 Max: 50.48
Current: -20.18
-23.94
50.48
Net-margin (%) -23.22
VALE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.04 vs. VALE: -23.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VALE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.36  Med: 28.09 Max: 37.94
Current: -23.22
-47.36
37.94
ROE (%) -16.93
VALE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.05 vs. VALE: -16.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VALE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.11  Med: 18.17 Max: 41.53
Current: -16.93
-34.11
41.53
ROA (%) -5.97
VALE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.10 vs. VALE: -5.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VALE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.46  Med: 9.88 Max: 19.27
Current: -5.97
-14.46
19.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.46
VALE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1540 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -14.61 vs. VALE: -4.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.08  Med: 20 Max: 33.74
Current: -4.46
-29.08
33.74
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.60
VALE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.20 vs. VALE: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.4  Med: 25.1 Max: 40.9
Current: 0.6
-4.4
40.9
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-02-23)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

VALE Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ken Heebner 3,100,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 819,315 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 81,686 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,680,500 sh (New)
Howard Marks 320,300 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Ray Dalio 1,525,500 sh (-0.46%)
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Q2 2016

VALE Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Charles Brandes 48,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 14,900,300 sh (+786.66%)
Ken Heebner 7,000,000 sh (+125.81%)
Howard Marks 547,000 sh (+70.78%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Ray Dalio 1,439,700 sh (-5.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 67,748 sh (-17.06%)
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Q3 2016

VALE Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Howard Marks 1,247,000 sh (+127.97%)
Ken Heebner 9,300,000 sh (+32.86%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Ray Dalio 1,415,300 sh (-1.69%)
Jim Simons 7,829,700 sh (-47.45%)
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Q4 2016

VALE Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steven Cohen 26,000 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 17,350,000 sh (+86.56%)
Jim Simons 8,574,500 sh (+9.51%)
Howard Marks 1,247,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 1,299,800 sh (-8.16%)
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Preferred stocks of Vale SA

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
06230.Hongkong25.00124.73DR
VALE5.France7.800.00ADR Class A
CVL.Germany3.800.00ADR Class A
VALEPR10.400.00ADR Class A
CVLE.Germany2.733.28DR
CVL.Germany10.200.00ADR Class A
0QD9.UK4.745.84ADR Class A
CVL.Germany10.070.00ADR Class A
CVL.Germany9.990.00ADR Class A

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals  
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Traded in other countries:VALE.Argentina, VALE3.Brazil, VALE3.France, CVLC.Germany, 06210.Hongkong, VALEN.Mexico, XVALO.Spain, VALE.Switzerland, 0LBF.UK, VALEF.USA,
Vale SA is a metals & mining company. It produces & supplies iron ore, iron ore pellets, nickel, manganese ore, ferroalloys, copper, coal, phosphates, potash, cobalt & others.

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 Ferrous minerals, Base metals, Coal:, Fertilizer nutrients and Logistics infrastructure. Ferrous minerals include Iron ore and iron ore pellets and Manganese ore and ferroalloys. Base materilas include Nickel., Copper, Cobalt, PGMs and other precious metals. Coal produces metallurgical coal in Carborough Downs. Fertilizer nutrients conducts its main phosphate operations. Logistics infrastructure operates f logistics services in Brazil and other regions of the world, with railroads, maritime terminals, distribution centers and ports.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 14.79
VALE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.67 vs. VALE: 14.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.53
VALE's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 1666 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. VALE: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VALE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.53
0.66
2.12
P/S 2.37
VALE's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. VALE: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VALE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.37
Current: 2.37
0.47
2.37
POCF 11.27
VALE's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. VALE: 11.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VALE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.66  Med: 5.24 Max: 11.27
Current: 11.27
2.66
11.27
EV-to-EBIT -41.78
VALE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.45 vs. VALE: -41.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VALE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.78  Med: -8.1 Max: 41.4
Current: -41.78
-41.78
41.4
EV-to-EBITDA 58.17
VALE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
91% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.54 vs. VALE: 58.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VALE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100.7  Med: -11.1 Max: 58.17
Current: 58.17
-100.7
58.17
Shiller P/E 6.22
VALE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 30.57 vs. VALE: 6.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VALE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.02  Med: 5.49 Max: 13.86
Current: 6.22
3.02
13.86
Current Ratio 1.80
VALE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. VALE: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VALE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 1.79 Max: 3.55
Current: 1.8
1.1
3.55
Quick Ratio 1.44
VALE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. VALE: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VALE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.85
Current: 1.44
0.75
2.85
Days Inventory 72.04
VALE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 75.58 vs. VALE: 72.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VALE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.28  Med: 73.41 Max: 100.61
Current: 72.04
60.28
100.61
Days Sales Outstanding 36.27
VALE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 38.06 vs. VALE: 36.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VALE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.04  Med: 46.8 Max: 63.73
Current: 36.27
21.04
63.73
Days Payable 71.13
VALE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
62% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 46.78 vs. VALE: 71.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VALE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.78  Med: 62.54 Max: 85.68
Current: 71.13
46.78
85.68

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Dividend Growth (3y) -29.30
VALE's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
50% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. VALE: -29.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VALE' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: -29.3
Current: -29.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.99
VALE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.08 vs. VALE: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VALE' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 4.25 Max: 11.14
Current: 0.99
0.35
11.14
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.30
VALE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -13.10 vs. VALE: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VALE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.2  Med: -1 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.3
-4.2
1.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.86
VALE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 1610 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. VALE: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VALE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.82 Max: 3.29
Current: 1.86
0.83
3.29
Price/Projected FCF 1.70
VALE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. VALE: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VALE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.6 Max: 1.7
Current: 1.7
0.5
1.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -2.40
VALE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1759 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. VALE: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.4  Med: 2.6 Max: 2.6
Current: -2.4
-2.4
2.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -14.26
VALE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.76 vs. VALE: -14.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VALE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.8  Med: -23.25 Max: 3.5
Current: -14.26
-31.8
3.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $25,568
EPS (TTM) $ -1.00
Beta2.12
Short Percentage of Float1.50%
52-Week Range $2.70 - 11.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5,153.37

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 27,422 28,346 26,843
EPS ($) 0.63 0.85 0.57
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.63 0.85 0.57
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
5.87%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.18 0.22
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