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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.21
VHI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. VHI: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VHI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.21
0.05
0.59
Equity to Asset 0.09
VHI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. VHI: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VHI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.09
0.09
0.4
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.01
M-Score: -2.43
WACC vs ROIC
15.60%
-0.30%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.49
VHI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. VHI: -0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VHI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.29  Med: 8.22 Max: 25.25
Current: -0.49
-8.29
25.25
Net-margin (%) -3.62
VHI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.56 vs. VHI: -3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VHI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.54  Med: 1.39 Max: 10.49
Current: -3.62
-8.54
10.49
ROE (%) -21.11
VHI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.83 vs. VHI: -21.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VHI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.8  Med: 4.91 Max: 36.28
Current: -21.11
-35.8
36.28
ROA (%) -2.16
VHI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. VHI: -2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VHI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.87  Med: 0.9 Max: 7.83
Current: -2.16
-4.87
7.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.68
VHI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.59 vs. VHI: -0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VHI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.42  Med: 13.01 Max: 49.65
Current: -0.68
-12.42
49.65
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.20
VHI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VHI: -10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VHI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.2  Med: 2.6 Max: 17.3
Current: -10.2
-10.2
17.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -49.50
VHI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. VHI: -49.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VHI' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.5  Med: -9.15 Max: 111.5
Current: -49.5
-49.5
111.5
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
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Valhi Inc is a producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigments, or TiO2, a base industrial product used in a wide range of applications.

Valhi Inc 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 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 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 for performance and ski/wakeboard boats. The waste management segment is involved in processing, treatment, storage and disposal of certain hazardous and toxic wastes.

Ratios

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P/S 0.64
VHI's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VHI: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VHI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.23 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.64
0.22
3.89
POCF 32.76
VHI's POCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.06 vs. VHI: 32.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VHI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 28.13 Max: 256.52
Current: 32.76
7.1
256.52
EV-to-EBITDA 44.15
VHI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
88% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.19 vs. VHI: 44.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VHI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -554.9  Med: 18.3 Max: 911.5
Current: 44.15
-554.9
911.5
Shiller P/E 37.40
VHI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 34.73 vs. VHI: 37.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VHI' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.9  Med: 37.23 Max: 139.4
Current: 37.4
9.9
139.4
Current Ratio 2.91
VHI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. VHI: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VHI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 2.46 Max: 3.59
Current: 2.91
1.38
3.59
Quick Ratio 1.82
VHI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. VHI: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VHI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.24
Current: 1.82
0.89
2.24
Days Inventory 109.08
VHI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
80% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 64.81 vs. VHI: 109.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VHI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 93.52  Med: 109.57 Max: 134.55
Current: 109.08
93.52
134.55
Days Sales Outstanding 63.48
VHI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.38 vs. VHI: 63.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VHI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.93  Med: 48.99 Max: 63.48
Current: 63.48
40.93
63.48
Days Payable 26.42
VHI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.64 vs. VHI: 26.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VHI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.42  Med: 35.31 Max: 56.05
Current: 26.42
26.42
56.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 2.74
VHI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 1129 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. VHI: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VHI' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 2.17 Max: 8.08
Current: 2.74
0.67
8.08
Dividend Growth (3y) -25.30
VHI's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
78% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. VHI: -25.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VHI' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.3  Med: 4.6 Max: 18.5
Current: -25.3
-25.3
18.5
Forward Dividend Yield 2.71
VHI's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. VHI: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
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Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.65
VHI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1302 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. VHI: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VHI' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.3 Max: 4.85
Current: 1.65
0.4
4.85

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 2.32
VHI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. VHI: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VHI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.15 Max: 12.55
Current: 2.32
0.43
12.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.53
VHI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. VHI: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VHI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.5 Max: 2.8
Current: 0.53
0.22
2.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.31
VHI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. VHI: -0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VHI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.31  Med: 4.5 Max: 18.9
Current: -0.31
-0.31
18.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 27.06
VHI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. VHI: 27.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VHI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.3  Med: 4.15 Max: 48.9
Current: 27.06
-30.3
48.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,519
EPS (TTM) $ -0.16
Beta2.56
Short Percentage of Float1.95%
52-Week Range $0.85 - 3.14
Shares Outstanding (Mil)339.16
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