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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.23
VHI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. VHI: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VHI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.23
0.05
0.59
Equity to Asset 0.13
VHI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. VHI: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VHI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.13
0.11
0.4
Interest Coverage 2.98
VHI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 50.29 vs. VHI: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VHI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.79 Max: 8.52
Current: 2.98
0.31
8.52
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.34
M-Score: -3.00
WACC vs ROIC
7.92%
2.42%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.23
VHI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. VHI: 7.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VHI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.83  Med: 9.07 Max: 25.4
Current: 7.23
-7.83
25.4
Net-margin (%) -3.06
VHI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. VHI: -3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VHI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.02  Med: 4.74 Max: 20.73
Current: -3.06
-5.02
20.73
ROE (%) -11.29
VHI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. VHI: -11.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VHI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.68  Med: 10.37 Max: 45.59
Current: -11.29
-14.68
45.59
ROA (%) -1.88
VHI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. VHI: -1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VHI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.19  Med: 2.21 Max: 9.94
Current: -1.88
-3.19
9.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.52
VHI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. VHI: 10.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VHI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12.42  Med: 17.28 Max: 80.67
Current: 10.52
-12.42
80.67
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.80
VHI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. VHI: -2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VHI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.6  Med: 2.60 Max: 17.3
Current: -2.8
-6.6
17.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -25.00
VHI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. VHI: -25.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VHI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.7  Med: -5.90 Max: 112.6
Current: -25
-49.7
112.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -36.30
VHI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. VHI: -36.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VHI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -69.4  Med: 18.15 Max: 286
Current: -36.3
-69.4
286
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

VHI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Murray Stahl 189,474 sh (-4.83%)
Jim Simons 38,700 sh (-58.57%)
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Q4 2014

VHI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 32,983 sh (-14.77%)
Murray Stahl 16,800 sh (-91.13%)
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Q1 2015

VHI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 36,200 sh (+9.75%)
Murray Stahl 16,400 sh (-2.38%)
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Q2 2015

VHI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 100,009 sh (+176.27%)
Murray Stahl 14,400 sh (-12.20%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/S 0.49
VHI's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. VHI: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VHI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.22 Max: 3.88
Current: 0.49
0.47
3.88
POCF 14.63
VHI's POCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. VHI: 14.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VHI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.64  Med: 28.77 Max: 295
Current: 14.63
4.64
295
EV-to-EBIT 19.71
VHI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.34 vs. VHI: 19.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VHI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2219.5  Med: 9.90 Max: 283.3
Current: 19.71
-2219.5
283.3
Shiller P/E 16.30
VHI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.52 vs. VHI: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VHI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.04  Med: 31.67 Max: 174.28
Current: 16.3
7.04
174.28
Current Ratio 3.24
VHI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. VHI: 3.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VHI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 2.38 Max: 3.59
Current: 3.24
1.3
3.59
Quick Ratio 1.88
VHI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. VHI: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VHI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.40 Max: 2.24
Current: 1.88
0.62
2.24
Days Inventory 111.92
VHI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
82% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.39 vs. VHI: 111.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VHI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 93.52  Med: 109.93 Max: 188.78
Current: 111.92
93.52
188.78
Days Sales Outstanding 56.20
VHI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.83 vs. VHI: 56.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VHI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 40.93  Med: 55.98 Max: 76.82
Current: 56.2
40.93
76.82

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.22
VHI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. VHI: 3.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VHI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 2.17 Max: 6.45
Current: 3.22
0.67
6.45
Dividend Payout 0.42
VHI's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
60% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. VHI: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VHI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.52 Max: 25
Current: 0.42
0.03
25
Dividend growth (3y) -11.40
VHI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
69% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. VHI: -11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
VHI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -11.4  Med: 5.90 Max: 18.8
Current: -11.4
-11.4
18.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.45
VHI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. VHI: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VHI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 2.33 Max: 6.91
Current: 3.45
0.72
6.91

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.69
VHI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. VHI: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VHI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.49 Max: 14.57
Current: 1.69
0.44
14.57
Price/Median PS Value 0.39
VHI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. VHI: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VHI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.50 Max: 2.82
Current: 0.39
0.17
2.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.03
VHI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. VHI: 5.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VHI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 6.20 Max: 24.6
Current: 5.03
0.4
24.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 24.92
VHI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. VHI: 24.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VHI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -32.3  Med: 1.40 Max: 56.8
Current: 24.92
-32.3
56.8

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
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Valhi Inc is primarily a holding company. The Company operates through its wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries, including NL Industries, Inc., Kronos Worldwide, Inc., CompX International Inc. and Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS). The Company has three operating segments Chemicals, Component Products, and Waste Management. The Chemical segment operates through its controlled subsidiary, Kronos Worldwide, Inc., is a producer and marketer of value-added TiO2 pigments, a base industrial product used in many applications. Kronos, along with its distributors and agents, sells and provides technical services for its products to over 4,000 customers in approximately 100 countries with the majority of sales in Europe and North America. TiO2 is a white inorganic pigment used in a wide range of products for its exceptional ability to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity and durability. TiO2 is a critical component of everyday applications, such as coatings, plastics and paper, as well as many specialty products such as inks, food and cosmetics. It produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms: rutile and anatase. Rutile TiO2 is manufactured using both a chloride production process and a sulfate production process, whereas anatase TiO2 is only produced using a sulfate production process. The Component Products segment is controlled by its subsidiary, CompX, it is a manufacturer of security products used in recreational transportation, postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare and a variety of other industries. It is also a manufacturer of stainless steel exhaust systems, gauges, and throttle controls primarily for recreational boats. Its products are principally designed for use in medium to high-end product applications, where design, quality and durability are valued by its customers. It also solds its furniture components which includes two manufacturing facilities: Security products reporting unit, with one manufacturing facility in South Carolina and one in Illinois shared with its marine components reporting unit, manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in a variety of applications including 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; and Marine components reporting unit, with a facility in Wisconsin and a facility shared with its security products reporting unit in Illinois, manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, hardware and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats. The waste management segment is involved in processing, treatment, storage and disposal of certain hazardous and toxic wastes.
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