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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
VALE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 1409 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. VALE: 0.12 )
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: 0.12
Equity to Asset 0.39
VALE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 760 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: 0.52 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.39
0.32
0.62
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.17
M-Score: -2.45
WACC vs ROIC
5.32%
-11.49%
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 (%) -25.36
VALE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.59 vs. VALE: -25.36 )
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: 51.05
Current: -25.36
-23.94
51.05
Net-margin (%) -32.64
VALE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.13 vs. VALE: -32.64 )
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: 38.79
Current: -32.64
-47.36
38.79
ROE (%) -24.86
VALE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1300 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -10.19 vs. VALE: -24.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VALE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.09  Med: 18.17 Max: 41.53
Current: -24.86
-21.09
41.53
ROA (%) -8.52
VALE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -8.63 vs. VALE: -8.52 )
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: -8.52
-14.46
19.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -17.14
VALE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -11.79 vs. VALE: -17.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.08  Med: 20.00 Max: 33.57
Current: -17.14
-29.08
33.57
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
VALE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. VALE: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.4  Med: 26.70 Max: 36.8
Current: -0.2
-4.4
36.8
» VALE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

VALE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
David Dreman 380,277 sh (-12.42%)
Ray Dalio 1,159,600 sh (-21.26%)
Jeremy Grantham 527,040 sh (-96.54%)
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Q3 2015

VALE Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 1,380,300 sh (+19.03%)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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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

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

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
06230.Hongkong25.009.23DR
VALE5.France7.800.00ADR Class A
VALEPR3.149.01ADR Class A
CVLE.Germany2.749.87DR
CVL.Germany2.819.25ADR Class A
0QD9.UK4.745.84ADR Class A

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
Compare:ASX:BHP, LSE:BLT, ASX:RIO, LSE:RIO, LSE:GLEN, RTC:GMKN » details
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 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.

Top Ranked Articles about Vale SA

No Mas, No Mas – The Vale Chronicles Continued – Value Investing Professor Damodaran Payoff on valuation is best when uncertainty is most intense
I have used Vale (NYSE:VALE) as an illustrative example in my applied corporate finance book; as a global mining company, with Brazilian roots, it allows me to talk about how financial decisions (where to invest, how much to borrow and dividend payout) are affected by the ups and downs of the commodity business and the government’s presence as the governance table. In November 2014, I used it as one of two companies (Lukoil [LUKOY] was the other one) that were trapped in a risk trifecta, with commodity, currency and country risk all spiraling out of control. In that post, I made a judgment that Vale looked significantly undervalued and followed through on that judgment by buying its shares at $8.53 per share. I revisited the company in April, with the stock down to $6.15, revalued it and concluded that, while the value had dropped, it looked undervalued at its prevailing price. The months since that post have not been good ones for the investment, either, and with the stock down to about $5.05, I think it is time to reassess the company again. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 16.10
VALE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.27 vs. VALE: 16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.46
VALE's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. VALE: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VALE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.45 Max: 6.26
Current: 1.46
0.92
6.26
P/S 0.55
VALE's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. VALE: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VALE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 2.36 Max: 7
Current: 0.55
0.36
7
POCF 4.22
VALE's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. VALE: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VALE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 5.97 Max: 27.01
Current: 4.22
2.01
27.01
EV-to-EBIT -6.57
VALE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. VALE: -6.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VALE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.8  Med: 8.70 Max: 46.3
Current: -6.57
-14.8
46.3
EV-to-EBITDA -9.97
VALE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. VALE: -9.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VALE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.5  Med: 7.60 Max: 18.4
Current: -9.97
-72.5
18.4
Shiller P/E 4.33
VALE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.56 vs. VALE: 4.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VALE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.81  Med: 7.33 Max: 11.41
Current: 4.33
2.81
11.41
Current Ratio 1.51
VALE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. VALE: 1.51 )
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: 1.51
1.1
3.55
Quick Ratio 1.18
VALE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. VALE: 1.18 )
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: 1.18
0.75
2.85
Days Inventory 70.72
VALE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 73.33 vs. VALE: 70.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VALE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.65  Med: 70.70 Max: 114.23
Current: 70.72
58.65
114.23
Days Sales Outstanding 37.83
VALE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 33.93 vs. VALE: 37.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VALE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.04  Med: 46.80 Max: 66.94
Current: 37.83
21.04
66.94
Days Payable 59.51
VALE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
62% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 44.62 vs. VALE: 59.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VALE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.78  Med: 62.02 Max: 85.68
Current: 59.51
46.78
85.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.46
VALE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
95% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. VALE: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VALE' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 5.50 Max: 12.91
Current: 2.46
0.4
12.91
Dividend Growth (3y) -21.40
VALE's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
51% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. VALE: -21.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VALE' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 140.5
Current: -21.4
0
140.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.12
VALE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
82% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. VALE: 2.12 )
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: 4.75 Max: 11.14
Current: 2.12
0.35
11.14
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.30
VALE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 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: -1.00 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.3
-4.2
1.3

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.61
VALE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 1304 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. VALE: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VALE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 3.12 Max: 7.45
Current: 2.61
1.26
7.45
Price/Projected FCF 0.35
VALE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. VALE: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VALE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.88 Max: 3.25
Current: 0.35
0.3
3.25
Price/Median PS Value 0.24
VALE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. VALE: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VALE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.86
Current: 0.24
0.22
2.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -15.20
VALE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1494 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.44 vs. VALE: -15.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 11.00 Max: 40.9
Current: -15.2
2.2
40.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.09
VALE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -2.27 vs. VALE: 0.09 )
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: 18.60 Max: 79.2
Current: 0.09
-32
79.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $25,088
EPS (TTM) $ -0.64
Beta1.34
Short Percentage of Float3.46%
52-Week Range $2.13 - 6.93
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5,153.37

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 24,150 24,542 25,786
EPS ($) 0.26 0.25 0.43
EPS without NRI ($) 0.26 0.25 0.43
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
1.37%
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