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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.16
VALE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. VALE: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VALE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.28 Max: N/A
Current: 0.16
Equity to Asset 0.43
VALE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. VALE: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VALE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.43
0.34
0.62
Interest Coverage 3.74
VALE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. VALE: 3.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VALE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.89  Med: 8.20 Max: 21.85
Current: 3.74
3.89
21.85
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.27
M-Score: -2.01
WACC vs ROIC
4.21%
2.48%
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 (%) 12.65
VALE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. VALE: 12.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VALE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.12  Med: 39.41 Max: 50.48
Current: 12.65
19.12
50.48
Net-margin (%) -19.27
VALE's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. VALE: -19.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VALE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.25  Med: 35.32 Max: 38.12
Current: -19.27
1.25
38.12
ROE (%) -7.73
VALE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.10 vs. VALE: -7.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VALE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 27.04 Max: 48.12
Current: -7.73
0.91
48.12
ROA (%) -3.91
VALE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -5.94 vs. VALE: -3.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VALE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 14.71 Max: 22.98
Current: -3.91
0.49
22.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -13.41
VALE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.07 vs. VALE: -13.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.36  Med: 27.90 Max: 43.08
Current: -13.41
3.36
43.08
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.00
VALE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. VALE: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 6.85 Max: 45.2
Current: -3
0
45.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -32.40
VALE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. VALE: -32.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.65 Max: 76.5
Current: -32.4
0
76.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -65.30
VALE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -15.20 vs. VALE: -65.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.3  Med: 8.70 Max: 91.6
Current: -65.3
-65.3
91.6
» VALE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

VALE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 65,800 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 15,234,340 sh (+35.88%)
Ray Dalio 1,472,700 sh (+18.77%)
Jeff Auxier 14,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Dreman 434,190 sh (-7.62%)
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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%)
» More
Q3 2015

VALE Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 1,380,300 sh (+19.03%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
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Q4 2015

VALE Guru Trades in Q4 2015

David Dreman 5,633 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,532,600 sh (+11.03%)
» More
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Preferred stocks of Vale SA

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
06230.Hongkong14.8015.60DR
VALE5.France7.800.52ADR Class A
VALEPR1.9115.20ADR Class A
CVLE.Germany1.6016.90DR
CVL.Germany1.4817.57ADR Class A
0QD9.UK4.745.84ADR Class A

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...
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 5.09
VALE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. VALE: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.67
VALE's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. VALE: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VALE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 2.51 Max: 6.26
Current: 0.67
0.61
6.26
P/S 0.47
VALE's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. VALE: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VALE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 3.54 Max: 9.26
Current: 0.47
0.43
9.26
POCF 2.93
VALE's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. VALE: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VALE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.18  Med: 6.16 Max: 27.2
Current: 2.93
2.18
27.2
Shiller P/E 2.80
VALE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.77 vs. VALE: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VALE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.47  Med: 7.57 Max: 11.61
Current: 2.8
2.47
11.61
Current Ratio 1.73
VALE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. VALE: 1.73 )
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: 1.73
1.1
3.55
Quick Ratio 1.36
VALE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. VALE: 1.36 )
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: 1.36
0.75
2.85
Days Inventory 90.59
VALE's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
57% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 79.12 vs. VALE: 90.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VALE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.45  Med: 70.06 Max: 114.23
Current: 90.59
59.45
114.23
Days Sales Outstanding 43.34
VALE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 34.18 vs. VALE: 43.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VALE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.25  Med: 47.05 Max: 66.17
Current: 43.34
31.25
66.17
Days Payable 95.32
VALE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
79% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 42.00 vs. VALE: 95.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VALE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.78  Med: 63.41 Max: 71.64
Current: 95.32
46.78
71.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 11.07
VALE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
93% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. VALE: 11.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VALE' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 5.31 Max: 19.02
Current: 11.07
0.4
19.02
Dividend Payout 1.08
VALE's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
73% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. VALE: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VALE' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.66 Max: 4.77
Current: 1.08
0.04
4.77
Dividend Growth (3y) -0.30
VALE's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. VALE: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VALE' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 140.5
Current: -0.3
0
140.5
Forward Dividend Yield 3.96
VALE's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. VALE: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 17.35
VALE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
94% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. VALE: 17.35 )
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: 0.63  Med: 8.32 Max: 29.81
Current: 17.35
0.63
29.81
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.60
VALE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -7.90 vs. VALE: 0.60 )
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: -44.1  Med: -1.85 Max: 13.9
Current: 0.6
-44.1
13.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.70
VALE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. VALE: 0.70 )
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: 7.44
Current: 0.7
1.26
7.44
Price/Projected FCF 0.21
VALE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. VALE: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VALE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.07 Max: 3.63
Current: 0.21
0.31
3.63
Price/Median PS Value 0.14
VALE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. VALE: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VALE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.15 Max: 2.7
Current: 0.14
0.32
2.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -12.56
VALE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. VALE: -12.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.89  Med: 8.20 Max: 31
Current: -12.56
-12.89
31
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -12.95
VALE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.54 vs. VALE: -12.95 )
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: -17.8  Med: 21.20 Max: 76.7
Current: -12.95
-17.8
76.7

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $28782
EPS $ -1.05
Beta1.42
Short Percentage of Float3.84%
52-Week Range $2.13 - 9.14
Shares Outstanding(Mil)5153.37

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 26,271 25,511 28,484 38,547
EPS($) 0.00 0.21 0.52 1.11
EPS without NRI($) 0.00 0.21 0.52 1.11

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Industrial Metals & Minerals
Compare:BHP, RIO, CLF, XSRAY, AAUKY » details
Traded in other countries:VALE.Argentina, VALE3.Brazil, VALE5.France, CVLC.Germany, 06210.Hongkong, VALEN.Mexico, XVALO.Spain, VALE.Switzerland, 0LBF.UK, VALEF.USA,
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.

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