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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 : 4/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.17
NYSE:VALE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.67 vs. NYSE:VALE: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE: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
NYSE:VALE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NYSE:VALE: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE: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: 6
Z-Score: 0.79
M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
10.74%
-9.30%
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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history
Operating margin (%) -16.34
NYSE:VALE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. NYSE:VALE: -16.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:VALE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.94  Med: 35.54 Max: 50.48
Current: -16.34
-23.94
50.48
Net-margin (%) -19.99
NYSE:VALE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.83 vs. NYSE:VALE: -19.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:VALE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.36  Med: 28.09 Max: 37.94
Current: -19.99
-47.36
37.94
ROE (%) -15.10
NYSE:VALE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.27 vs. NYSE:VALE: -15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:VALE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.34  Med: 19.1 Max: 44.67
Current: -15.1
-27.34
44.67
ROA (%) -5.26
NYSE:VALE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.20 vs. NYSE:VALE: -5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:VALE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.83  Med: 10.4 Max: 17.8
Current: -5.26
-11.83
17.8
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.09
NYSE:VALE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1425 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.71 vs. NYSE:VALE: -3.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:VALE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.56  Med: 20.76 Max: 36.62
Current: -3.09
-23.56
36.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -18.30
NYSE:VALE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.40 vs. NYSE:VALE: -18.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:VALE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.3  Med: 15.7 Max: 55.6
Current: -18.3
-18.3
55.6
» NYSE:VALE's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-02-23)


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

VALE Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Howard Marks 320,300 sh (New)
David Dreman 5,633 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,532,600 sh (+11.03%)
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Q1 2016

VALE Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 81,686 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 819,315 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,680,500 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 3,100,000 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%)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio 1,415,300 sh (-1.69%)
Jim Simons 7,829,700 sh (-47.45%)
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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
VALEPR7.900.00ADR Class A
CVLE.Germany2.733.28DR
CVL.Germany7.690.00ADR Class A
0QD9.UK4.745.84ADR Class A
CVL.Germany7.580.00ADR Class A
CVL.Germany7.460.00ADR 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.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 18.69
VALE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. VALE: 18.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.15
VALE's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 1332 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. VALE: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VALE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 2.14 Max: 6.34
Current: 1.15
0.6
6.34
P/S 1.81
VALE's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. VALE: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VALE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 2.13 Max: 7.3
Current: 1.81
0.46
7.3
POCF 8.57
VALE's POCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. VALE: 8.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VALE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.82  Med: 5.91 Max: 21.37
Current: 8.57
1.82
21.37
EV-to-EBIT -34.95
VALE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.61 vs. VALE: -34.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VALE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.8  Med: 9.1 Max: 34.4
Current: -34.95
-37.8
34.4
EV-to-EBITDA 40.17
VALE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
91% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. VALE: 40.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VALE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -154.7  Med: 8.2 Max: 43.4
Current: 40.17
-154.7
43.4
Shiller P/E 5.08
VALE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 24.88 vs. VALE: 5.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VALE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.15  Med: 7.17 Max: 12.33
Current: 5.08
3.15
12.33
Current Ratio 1.80
VALE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1455 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 1454 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 72.18
VALE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
51% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 74.42 vs. VALE: 72.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VALE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 62.81  Med: 72.75 Max: 95.02
Current: 72.18
62.81
95.02
Days Sales Outstanding 36.49
VALE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 37.69 vs. VALE: 36.49 )
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: 36.49
21.04
63.73
Days Payable 71.61
VALE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
64% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 43.04 vs. VALE: 71.61 )
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: 71.61
46.78
85.68

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Dividend Growth (3y) -30.70
VALE's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
53% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -19.80 vs. VALE: -30.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VALE' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.2 Max: 70.2
Current: -30.7
0
70.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.99
VALE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 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: 4.41 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 1042 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.00 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 1.41
VALE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. VALE: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VALE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 2.86 Max: 6.85
Current: 1.41
0.87
6.85
Price/Projected FCF 0.96
VALE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. VALE: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VALE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.87 Max: 3.25
Current: 0.96
0.5
3.25
Price/Median PS Value 0.85
VALE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. VALE: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VALE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.22
Current: 0.85
0
2.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -2.84
VALE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.10 vs. VALE: -2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.85  Med: 10.1 Max: 50.8
Current: -2.84
-2.85
50.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -9.77
VALE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.36 vs. VALE: -9.77 )
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: -32  Med: 19.4 Max: 78.9
Current: -9.77
-32
78.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $25,568
EPS (TTM) $ -1.00
Beta1.87
Short Percentage of Float2.16%
52-Week Range $2.13 - 9.32
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5,153.37

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 26,984 26,514 26,843
EPS ($) 0.54 0.66 0.55
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.54 0.66 0.55
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
8.83%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.18 0.22
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