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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
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Cash to Debt 0.26
VHI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. VHI: 0.26 )
VHI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.26

0.05
0.59
Equity to Asset 0.19
VHI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 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: 8
Z-Score: 1.60
M-Score: -2.73
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.98
VHI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. VHI: 5.98 )
VHI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.29   Max: 25.4
Current: 5.98

-8.29
25.4
Net-margin (%) 3.14
VHI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. VHI: 3.14 )
VHI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.02   Max: 22.9
Current: 3.14

-5.02
22.9
ROE (%) 10.37
VHI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. VHI: 10.37 )
VHI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.68   Max: 45.59
Current: 10.37

-14.68
45.59
ROA (%) 2.04
VHI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. VHI: 2.04 )
VHI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.19   Max: 12.99
Current: 2.04

-3.19
12.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.28
VHI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.19 vs. VHI: 9.28 )
VHI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12.42   Max: 50.05
Current: 9.28

-12.42
50.05
Revenue Growth (%) 7.00
VHI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. VHI: 7.00 )
VHI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19   Max: 17.3
Current: 7

-19
17.3
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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2014

VHI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 93,400 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 199,085 sh (-16.72%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 34.80
VHI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.20 vs. VHI: 34.80 )
VHI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 205.56
Current: 34.8

1.73
205.56
P/S 1.10
VHI's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VHI: 1.10 )
VHI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.88
Current: 1.1

0.4
3.88
PFCF 204.40
VHI's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 139.29 vs. VHI: 204.40 )
VHI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.16   Max: 1358
Current: 204.4

5.16
1358
EV-to-EBIT 32.90
VHI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.10 vs. VHI: 32.90 )
VHI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2219.5   Max: 2001.5
Current: 32.9

-2219.5
2001.5
Shiller P/E 31.60
VHI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 54.15 vs. VHI: 31.60 )
VHI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.35   Max: 174.28
Current: 31.6

5.35
174.28
Current Ratio 3.11
VHI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. VHI: 3.11 )
VHI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 3.42
Current: 3.11

1.3
3.42
Quick Ratio 1.91
VHI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VHI: 1.91 )
VHI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.91

0.62
2.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.30
VHI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
72% of the 879 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. VHI: 2.30 )
VHI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 6.45
Current: 2.3

0.67
6.45
Dividend Payout 0.79
VHI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
58% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. VHI: 0.79 )
VHI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 4.55
Current: 0.79

0.03
4.55
Dividend growth (3y) 14.60
VHI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. VHI: 14.60 )
VHI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 37.1
Current: 14.6

0
37.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.16
VHI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
82% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. VHI: 4.16 )
VHI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 11.67
Current: 4.16

1.21
11.67

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.80
VHI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. VHI: 2.80 )
VHI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 12.17
Current: 2.8

0.42
12.17
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
VHI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. VHI: 0.90 )
VHI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.86
Current: 0.9

0.12
2.86
Price/Graham Number 3.60
VHI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. VHI: 3.60 )
VHI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 59.64
Current: 3.6

0.3
59.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.00
VHI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. VHI: 3.00 )
VHI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 20.6
Current: 3

0.1
20.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.36
VHI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. VHI: 1.36 )
VHI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -31.5   Max: 56.6
Current: 1.36

-31.5
56.6

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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