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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
75% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 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 1057 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
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.06
Beneish M-Score: -2.43
WACC vs ROIC
17.99%
-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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Operating Margin % -0.49
VHI's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
82% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 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: 9.07 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 1073 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 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: 2.94 Max: 10.49
Current: -3.62
-8.54
10.49
ROE % -21.11
VHI's ROE % is ranked lower than
92% of the 1060 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. VHI: -21.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
VHI' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.8  Med: 9.62 Max: 36.28
Current: -21.11
-35.8
36.28
ROA % -2.16
VHI's ROA % is ranked lower than
84% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. VHI: -2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
VHI' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.87  Med: 1.84 Max: 7.83
Current: -2.16
-4.87
7.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -0.68
VHI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 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: 14.66 Max: 49.65
Current: -0.68
-12.42
49.65
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -10.20
VHI's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VHI: -10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
VHI' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.2  Med: 2.2 Max: 12
Current: -10.2
-10.2
12
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -49.50
VHI's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
97% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. VHI: -49.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
VHI' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.5  Med: -8.1 Max: 55.5
Current: -49.5
-49.5
55.5
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals    NAICS: 325130    SIC: 2816
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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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history
PS Ratio 0.69
VHI's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. VHI: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VHI' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.18 Max: 3.89
Current: 0.69
0.22
3.89
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 38.64
VHI's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
93% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.42 vs. VHI: 38.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
VHI' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 26.88 Max: 256.52
Current: 38.64
7.1
256.52
EV-to-EBITDA 46.97
VHI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
89% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. VHI: 46.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VHI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -554.9  Med: 16.5 Max: 911.5
Current: 46.97
-554.9
911.5
Shiller PE Ratio 32.21
VHI's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 36.91 vs. VHI: 32.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
VHI' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.62  Med: 32.11 Max: 116.17
Current: 32.21
7.62
116.17
Current Ratio 2.91
VHI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 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: 2.48 Max: 3.59
Current: 2.91
1.38
3.59
Quick Ratio 1.82
VHI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 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: 1.5 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 1035 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 64.38 vs. VHI: 109.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VHI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 90.89  Med: 108.81 Max: 134.55
Current: 109.08
90.89
134.55
Days Sales Outstanding 63.48
VHI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.33 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: 0.02  Med: 48.33 Max: 63.48
Current: 63.48
0.02
63.48
Days Payable 26.42
VHI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.21 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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Dividend Yield % 2.45
VHI's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
68% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. VHI: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
VHI' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 2.16 Max: 8.08
Current: 2.45
0.67
8.08
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -25.30
VHI's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. VHI: -25.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
VHI' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 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 % 2.42
VHI's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
65% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. VHI: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.47
VHI's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. VHI: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
VHI' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.3 Max: 4.85
Current: 1.47
0.4
4.85

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.60
VHI's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. VHI: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
VHI' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.15 Max: 10.51
Current: 2.6
0.43
10.51
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.63
VHI's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. VHI: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
VHI' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.52 Max: 2.92
Current: 0.63
0.23
2.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.30
VHI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
82% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. VHI: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VHI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 4.7 Max: 17.6
Current: -0.3
-0.3
17.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 20.05
VHI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
79% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. VHI: 20.05 )
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: -19.5  Med: 5.6 Max: 46.4
Current: 20.05
-19.5
46.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,519
EPS (TTM) $ -0.16
Beta3.01
Short Percentage of Float2.73%
52-Week Range $0.96 - 4.10
Shares Outstanding (Mil)339.16
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