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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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Cash to Debt 0.28
VHI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. VHI: 0.28 )
VHI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.28

0.05
0.59
Equity to Asset 0.19
VHI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. VHI: 0.19 )
VHI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.19

0.08
0.4
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.22
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -8.29
VHI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. VHI: -8.29 )
VHI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.29   Max: 25.4
Current: -8.29

-8.29
25.4
Net-margin (%) -5.02
VHI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. VHI: -5.02 )
VHI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.02   Max: 20.73
Current: -5.02

-5.02
20.73
ROE (%) -16.30
VHI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. VHI: -16.30 )
VHI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.3   Max: 37.96
Current: -16.3

-16.3
37.96
ROA (%) -3.30
VHI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. VHI: -3.30 )
VHI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.3   Max: 9.79
Current: -3.3

-3.3
9.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -13.32
VHI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.44 vs. VHI: -13.32 )
VHI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -13.32   Max: 45.71
Current: -13.32

-13.32
45.71
Revenue Growth (%) 7.00
VHI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. VHI: 7.00 )
VHI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 17.3
Current: 7

-6.6
17.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

VHI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Murray Stahl 398,039 sh (+2.08%)
Jim Simons 101,900 sh (-6.68%)
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Q3 2013

VHI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 341,823 sh (-14.12%)
Jim Simons 50,600 sh (-50.34%)
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Q4 2013

VHI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Murray Stahl 336,790 sh (-1.47%)
Jim Simons 28,100 sh (-44.47%)
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Q1 2014

VHI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 239,064 sh (-29.02%)
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Ratios

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P/S 1.22
VHI's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. VHI: 1.22 )
VHI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 3.88
Current: 1.22

0.41
3.88
PFCF 34.15
VHI's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.49 vs. VHI: 34.15 )
VHI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.98   Max: 1358
Current: 34.15

4.98
1358
EV-to-EBIT -35.44
VHI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. VHI: -35.44 )
VHI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 283.3
Current: -35.44

4.1
283.3
Shiller P/E 44.87
VHI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VHI: 44.87 )
VHI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.35   Max: 174.28
Current: 44.87

5.35
174.28
Current Ratio 2.72
VHI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. VHI: 2.72 )
VHI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 3.42
Current: 2.72

1.09
3.42
Quick Ratio 1.68
VHI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. VHI: 1.68 )
VHI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.68

0.62
2.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.49
VHI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
77% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. VHI: 2.49 )
VHI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 6.45
Current: 2.49

0.67
6.45
Dividend growth (3y) 14.60
VHI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. VHI: 14.60 )
VHI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 18.8
Current: 14.6

0
18.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.71
VHI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. VHI: 4.71 )
VHI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 11.67
Current: 4.71

1.21
11.67

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 3.73
VHI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VHI: 3.73 )
VHI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 14.57
Current: 3.73

0.44
14.57
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
VHI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. VHI: 1.02 )
VHI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.91
Current: 1.02

0.17
2.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.30
VHI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
60% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. VHI: 1.30 )
VHI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 24.6
Current: 1.3

0.4
24.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.37
VHI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. VHI: 0.37 )
VHI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -29.2   Max: 56.5
Current: 0.37

-29.2
56.5

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
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Valhi Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Kronos, produces and markets of value-added TiO2 pigments, a base industrial product used in a wide range of applications. Kronos, along with its distributors and agents, sells and provide technical services for its products to over 4,000 customers in approximately 100 countries with the majority of sales in Europe and North America. Its business is segmented into three areas - chemicals, component products, and waste management businesses. The Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigment, a white inorganic pigment used to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability for applications, such as coatings, plastics, paper, inks, food, and cosmetics. This segment also owns and operates ilmenite mines in Norway; and manufactures and sells iron-based chemicals, titanium oxychloride, and titanyl sulfate.Its Component Products segment manufactures mechanical and electronic cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms, including disc tumbler locks, pin tumbler locking mechanisms, and electronic locks used in applications, such as ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electrical circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security. This segment also offers furniture components comprising precision ball bearing slides; and computer keyboard, monitor, and CPU support systems for use in applications, such as file cabinets, desks, computer server racks, wall mounted computer applications, home appliances, imaging equipment, and automated teller machines. In addition, this segment manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, hardware, and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats. Waste Management segment processes, treats, stores, and disposes hazardous and toxic wastes. This segment serves nuclear utilities, chemical, aerospace, and electronics businesses, as well as governmental agencies. It also offers insurance brokerage and risk management services; holds marketable securities and other investments; utility services; and owns and develops properties.
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