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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.58
VLO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. VLO: 0.58 )
VLO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.58

0.01
0.65
Equity to Asset 0.45
VLO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. VLO: 0.45 )
VLO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.45

0.29
0.54
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.89
M-Score: -2.98
WACC vs ROIC
13.70%
17.62%
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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.51
VLO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. VLO: 4.51 )
VLO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.93   Max: 8.81
Current: 4.51

-0.93
8.81
Net-margin (%) 2.77
VLO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. VLO: 2.77 )
VLO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.07   Max: 6.66
Current: 2.77

-3.07
6.66
ROE (%) 18.00
VLO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. VLO: 18.00 )
VLO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.06   Max: 31.42
Current: 18

-13.06
31.42
ROA (%) 7.71
VLO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. VLO: 7.71 )
VLO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.66   Max: 14.99
Current: 7.71

-5.66
14.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.30
VLO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. VLO: 20.30 )
VLO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.47   Max: 37.99
Current: 20.3

-2.47
37.99
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
VLO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. VLO: 3.70 )
VLO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 71.7
Current: 3.7

-4.9
71.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.70
VLO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.70 vs. VLO: 15.70 )
VLO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.4   Max: 233.9
Current: 15.7

-42.4
233.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 23.60
VLO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. VLO: 23.60 )
VLO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.6   Max: 207.4
Current: 23.6

-40.6
207.4
» VLO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

VLO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 16,674 sh (New)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 237,200 sh (New)
George Soros 446,015 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 46,257 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 118,455 sh (+1379.95%)
Steven Cohen 158,021 sh (+826.81%)
T Boone Pickens 87,921 sh (+66.14%)
David Dreman 63,412 sh (+56.66%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,394 sh (+2.19%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 72,500 sh (-0.14%)
Ken Fisher 225,939 sh (-3.23%)
NWQ Managers 1,557,770 sh (-6.16%)
John Keeley 99,030 sh (-9.11%)
Donald Smith 702,350 sh (-12.55%)
Scott Black 114,612 sh (-14.84%)
Julian Robertson 384,500 sh (-22.64%)
Andreas Halvorsen 12,131,872 sh (-23.85%)
Caxton Associates 1,043,442 sh (-27.41%)
Jim Simons 1,075,492 sh (-43.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 45,707 sh (-87.08%)
John Burbank 21,747 sh (-97.71%)
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Q2 2014

VLO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Stanley Druckenmiller 198,500 sh (New)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 172,457 sh (+272.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,866 sh (+48.32%)
Joel Greenblatt 147,520 sh (+24.54%)
Jeff Auxier 73,500 sh (+1.38%)
Scott Black 114,812 sh (+0.17%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 281,520 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
T Boone Pickens 85,968 sh (-2.22%)
Ken Fisher 200,647 sh (-11.19%)
Donald Smith 542,669 sh (-22.74%)
David Dreman 47,108 sh (-25.71%)
John Keeley 68,190 sh (-31.14%)
Julian Robertson 232,800 sh (-39.45%)
Louis Moore Bacon 8,334 sh (-50.02%)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,218,837 sh (-65.23%)
John Burbank 7,321 sh (-66.34%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,700 sh (-89.72%)
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Q3 2014

VLO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 117,188 sh (New)
Jim Chanos 194,440 sh (New)
T Boone Pickens 137,485 sh (+59.93%)
Joel Greenblatt 229,493 sh (+55.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,182 sh (+41.86%)
Ray Dalio 189,357 sh (+9.80%)
Steven Cohen 296,100 sh (+5.18%)
David Dreman 47,680 sh (+1.21%)
Ken Fisher 202,995 sh (+1.17%)
Scott Black 115,312 sh (+0.44%)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 61,489 sh (unchged)
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Donald Smith 542,557 sh (-0.02%)
Jeff Auxier 73,450 sh (-0.07%)
John Keeley 39,590 sh (-41.94%)
» More
Q4 2014

VLO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 2,575,800 sh (+769.91%)
Joel Greenblatt 348,023 sh (+51.65%)
Ray Dalio 267,257 sh (+41.14%)
Jim Chanos 254,115 sh (+30.69%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 542,580 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 73,350 sh (-0.14%)
John Keeley 39,500 sh (-0.23%)
David Dreman 47,478 sh (-0.42%)
Ken Fisher 184,244 sh (-9.24%)
T Boone Pickens 92,279 sh (-32.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,956 sh (-36.29%)
» More
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.30
VLO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 106.30 vs. VLO: 8.30 )
VLO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.89   Max: 47.82
Current: 8.3

2.89
47.82
Forward P/E 10.42
VLO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VLO: 10.42 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.20
VLO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
94% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 109.20 vs. VLO: 8.20 )
VLO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.89   Max: 16.49
Current: 8.2

2.89
16.49
P/B 1.50
VLO's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. VLO: 1.50 )
VLO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.56
Current: 1.5

0.38
2.56
P/S 0.20
VLO's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. VLO: 0.20 )
VLO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.2

0.06
0.5
PFCF 14.40
VLO's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VLO: 14.40 )
VLO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.49   Max: 106.42
Current: 14.4

3.49
106.42
POCF 7.17
VLO's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. VLO: 7.17 )
VLO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 8.45
Current: 7.17

1.66
8.45
EV-to-EBIT 5.79
VLO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
97% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 60.43 vs. VLO: 5.79 )
VLO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -32.6   Max: 192.5
Current: 5.79

-32.6
192.5
PEG 0.26
VLO's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VLO: 0.26 )
VLO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.26

0.09
0.73
Shiller P/E 21.40
VLO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VLO: 21.40 )
VLO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 50.24
Current: 21.4

2.48
50.24
Current Ratio 1.66
VLO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. VLO: 1.66 )
VLO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.66

0.87
1.66
Quick Ratio 1.00
VLO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. VLO: 1.00 )
VLO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.03
Current: 1

0.56
1.03
Days Inventory 19.58
VLO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 34.00 vs. VLO: 19.58 )
VLO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 11.19   Max: 26.92
Current: 19.58

11.19
26.92
Days Sales Outstanding 15.26
VLO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 31.19 vs. VLO: 15.26 )
VLO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 9.34   Max: 69.85
Current: 15.26

9.34
69.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.10
VLO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. VLO: 2.10 )
VLO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 4.22
Current: 2.1

0.33
4.22
Dividend Payout 0.15
VLO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. VLO: 0.15 )
VLO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.27
Current: 0.15

0.03
1.27
Dividend growth (3y) 51.80
VLO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. VLO: 51.80 )
VLO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62
Current: 51.8

0
62
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.51
VLO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. VLO: 6.51 )
VLO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 13.09
Current: 6.51

1.02
13.09
Share Buyback Rate 2.30
VLO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. VLO: 2.30 )
VLO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 14.8   Max: -29.3
Current: 2.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.50
VLO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. VLO: 1.50 )
VLO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.78
Current: 1.5

0.54
3.78
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
VLO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VLO: 0.70 )
VLO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.19
Current: 0.7

0.25
1.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
VLO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VLO: 1.30 )
VLO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.3

0.48
2.14
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.30
VLO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VLO: 0.30 )
VLO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.3

0.21
0.39
Price/Graham Number 0.70
VLO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
94% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VLO: 0.70 )
VLO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.14
Current: 0.7

0.39
2.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 17.20
VLO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
96% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. VLO: 17.20 )
VLO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 38.1
Current: 17.2

0.5
38.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 38.92
VLO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. VLO: 38.92 )
VLO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 66.8
Current: 38.92

3.6
66.8

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Refining & Marketing » Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Compare:IMO, NGL, MPC, JXHLY, IOC » details
Traded in other countries:VLE.Germany, VLO.Mexico,
Valero Energy Corp was incorporated in Delaware in 1981 under the name Valero Refining and Marketing Company. Its refineries produce conventional gasolines, distillates, jet fuel, asphalt, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products as well as a slate of premium products including CBOB and RBOB, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), CARB diesel fuel, and low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel. The Company has two business segments: refining and ethanol. The refining segment includes refining operations, wholesale marketing, product supply and distribution, and transportation operations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Aruba, and Ireland. The ethanol segment includes sales of internally produced ethanol and distillers grains. The refining segment includes sales of refined products in both the wholesale rack and bulk markets. These sales include refined products that are manufactured in refining operations as well as refined products purchased or received on exchange from third parties. The Company markets branded and unbranded refined products on a wholesale basis through an extensive rack marketing network. The principal purchasers of refined products from terminal truck racks are wholesalers, distributors, retailers, and truck-delivered end users throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland. The Company's Specialty Products include asphalt, lube oils, natural gas liquids (NGLs), petroleum coke, petrochemicals, and sulfur. The trademarks and tradenames of the Company includes Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, Texaco - and other trademarks. The Company competes with many companies for available supplies of crude oil and other feedstocks and for outlets for its refined products. The Company's refining and marketing operations are subject to various hazards common to the industry, including explosions, fires, toxic emissions, maritime hazards, and natural catastrophes.
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