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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.65
VLO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. VLO: 0.65 )
VLO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.65

0.01
0.65
Equity to Asset 0.41
VLO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. VLO: 0.41 )
VLO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.41

0.29
0.54
Interest Coverage 10.86
VLO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. VLO: 10.86 )
VLO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 20.48
Current: 10.86

0.2
20.48
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.54
M-Score: -2.60
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

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.87
VLO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. VLO: 2.87 )
VLO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.93   Max: 8.81
Current: 2.87

-0.93
8.81
Net-margin (%) 1.97
VLO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. VLO: 1.97 )
VLO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.07   Max: 6.66
Current: 1.97

-3.07
6.66
ROE (%) 13.98
VLO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.48 vs. VLO: 13.98 )
VLO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.46   Max: 28.42
Current: 13.98

-13.46
28.42
ROA (%) 5.76
VLO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. VLO: 5.76 )
VLO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.57   Max: 14
Current: 5.76

-5.57
14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.22
VLO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. VLO: 14.22 )
VLO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.28   Max: 35.04
Current: 14.22

-2.28
35.04
Revenue Growth (%) 20.30
VLO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. VLO: 20.30 )
VLO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.9   Max: 71.7
Current: 20.3

-4.9
71.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 22.10
VLO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. VLO: 22.10 )
VLO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.4   Max: 233.9
Current: 22.1

-42.4
233.9
EPS Growth (%) 45.30
VLO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. VLO: 45.30 )
VLO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.6   Max: 207.4
Current: 45.3

-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 2013

VLO Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Andreas Halvorsen 6,716,807 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,367,688 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 125,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 78,429 sh (+82.56%)
Steven Cohen 62,450 sh (+55.06%)
Jeremy Grantham 648,725 sh (+44.96%)
Ken Fisher 232,348 sh (+5.51%)
Pioneer Investments 1,152,825 sh (+2.59%)
Jeff Auxier 72,600 sh (+0.55%)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
Donald Smith 658,358 sh (-0.05%)
Scott Black 14,309 sh (-17.14%)
David Dreman 151,673 sh (-18.68%)
Alan Fournier 599,007 sh (-37.93%)
Richard Snow 915,833 sh (-44.04%)
Ray Dalio 203,657 sh (-47%)
David Tepper 247,000 sh (-68.11%)
T Boone Pickens 72,819 sh (-79.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,100 sh (-83.69%)
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Q2 2013

VLO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Burbank 119,461 sh (New)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (New)
Scott Black 194,416 sh (+1258.7%)
Ray Dalio 546,257 sh (+168.22%)
Andreas Halvorsen 14,000,572 sh (+108.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 144,530 sh (+84.28%)
Pioneer Investments 1,572,910 sh (+36.44%)
Donald Smith 658,397 sh (+0.01%)
Jeff Auxier 72,600 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Richard Snow Sold Out
Ken Fisher 226,688 sh (-2.44%)
David Dreman 146,176 sh (-3.62%)
Jeremy Grantham 620,649 sh (-4.33%)
David Tepper 220,234 sh (-10.84%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,900 sh (-23.53%)
Steven Cohen 36,951 sh (-40.83%)
T Boone Pickens 22,785 sh (-68.71%)
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Q3 2013

VLO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeff Ubben 637,747 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,050 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
T Boone Pickens 60,000 sh (+163.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 177,101 sh (+22.54%)
Donald Smith 752,179 sh (+14.24%)
Ken Fisher 240,064 sh (+5.9%)
Jeff Auxier 72,600 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Scott Black 184,591 sh (-5.05%)
Jeremy Grantham 535,416 sh (-13.73%)
Ray Dalio 415,457 sh (-23.94%)
Andreas Halvorsen 8,263,954 sh (-40.97%)
David Dreman 81,187 sh (-44.46%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,900 sh (-65.09%)
Pioneer Investments 7,820 sh (-99.5%)
» More
Q4 2013

VLO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Stanley Druckenmiller 578,900 sh (New)
John Burbank 949,885 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 1,437,535 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,910,088 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 497,000 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 1,660,027 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 17,050 sh (New)
John Keeley 108,950 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,107 sh (+122.15%)
Andreas Halvorsen 15,931,989 sh (+92.79%)
Donald Smith 803,185 sh (+6.78%)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 72,600 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 1,250,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Jeff Ubben Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ken Fisher 233,492 sh (-2.74%)
Scott Black 134,591 sh (-27.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 353,638 sh (-33.95%)
David Dreman 40,478 sh (-50.14%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,004 sh (-95.48%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VLO

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 New Buy7.7%$33.73 - $48.76 $ 5633%497000
John Burbank 2013-12-31 New Buy1.6%$33.73 - $48.76 $ 5633%949885
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.47%$33.73 - $48.76 $ 5633%0
Jeff Ubben 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.2%$33.73 - $48.76 $ 5633%0
Scott Black 2013-12-31 Reduce -27.09%0.2%$33.73 - $48.76 $ 5633%134591
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -95.48%0.19%$33.73 - $48.76 $ 5633%8004
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -50.14%0.13%$33.73 - $48.76 $ 5633%40478
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$33.73 - $48.76 $ 5633%0
John Keeley 2013-12-31 New Buy0.09%$33.73 - $48.76 $ 5633%108950
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out $33.73 - $48.76 $ 5633%0
Jeff Ubben 2013-09-30 New Buy0.2%$33.54 - $37.13 $ 5658%637747
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -44.46%0.06%$33.54 - $37.13 $ 5658%81187
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 22.54%0.04%$33.54 - $37.13 $ 5658%177101
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -23.94%0.04%$33.54 - $37.13 $ 5658%415457
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$33.54 - $37.13 $ 5658%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy$33.54 - $37.13 $ 5658%7050
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Add 1258.7%0.75%$33.76 - $42.09 $ 5647%194416
John Hussman 2013-06-30 New Buy0.4%$33.76 - $42.09 $ 5647%250000
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy0.14%$33.76 - $42.09 $ 5647%119461
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Add 168.22%0.11%$33.76 - $42.09 $ 5647%546257
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 84.28%0.1%$33.76 - $42.09 $ 5647%144530
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 82.56%0.08%$31.168 - $44.313 $ 5644%78429
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Reduce -47%0.06%$31.168 - $44.313 $ 5644%203657
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 11.30
VLO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. VLO: 11.30 )
VLO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.89   Max: 47.82
Current: 11.3

2.89
47.82
P/B 1.55
VLO's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. VLO: 1.55 )
VLO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.56
Current: 1.55

0.38
2.56
P/S 0.22
VLO's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. VLO: 0.22 )
VLO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.22

0.06
0.5
PFCF 8.90
VLO's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.61 vs. VLO: 8.90 )
VLO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.49   Max: 106.42
Current: 8.9

3.49
106.42
EV-to-EBIT 8.10
VLO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.43 vs. VLO: 8.10 )
VLO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 195.3
Current: 8.1

2.6
195.3
PEG 0.31
VLO's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. VLO: 0.31 )
VLO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.31

0.09
0.73
Shiller P/E 50.35
VLO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.56 vs. VLO: 50.35 )
VLO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.46   Max: 50.45
Current: 50.35

2.46
50.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.60
VLO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. VLO: 1.60 )
VLO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 4.22
Current: 1.6

0.33
4.22
Dividend Payout 0.19
VLO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. VLO: 0.19 )
VLO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.27
Current: 0.19

0.03
1.27
Dividend growth (3y) 62.00
VLO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. VLO: 62.00 )
VLO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62
Current: 62

0
62
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.08
VLO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. VLO: 4.08 )
VLO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 10.77
Current: 4.08

0.84
10.77
Share Buyback Rate 1.20
VLO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. VLO: 1.20 )
VLO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 14.8   Max: -29.3
Current: 1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.57
VLO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VLO: 1.57 )
VLO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.99
Current: 1.57

0.6
2.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.94
VLO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. VLO: 0.94 )
VLO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.19
Current: 0.94

0.25
1.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.39
VLO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. VLO: 1.39 )
VLO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.39

0.54
2.41
Price/Graham Number 0.88
VLO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VLO: 0.88 )
VLO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.14
Current: 0.88

0.39
2.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.30
VLO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. VLO: 12.30 )
VLO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 38.1
Current: 12.3

0.5
38.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.65
VLO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.47 vs. VLO: 2.65 )
VLO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 64.1
Current: 2.65

2.9
64.1

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Refining & Marketing » Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Compare:IMO, NGL, MPC, JXHLY, IOC » details
Traded in other countries:VLE.Germany
Valero Energy Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in 1981 under the name Valero Refining and Marketing Company. The Company name was changed to Valero Energy Corporation on August 1, 1997. 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's business is organized into three reportable segments: refining, ethanol, and retail. The Company's refining operations, wholesale marketing, product supply and distribution, and transportation operations. The refining segment is segregated geographically into the U.S. Gulf Coast, U.S. Mid-Continent, North Atlantic, and U.S. West Coast regions. The Company's ethanol segment includes sales of internally produced ethanol and distillers grains. Its ethanol operations are geographically located in the central plains region of the United States. The Company's retail segment includes company-operated convenience stores, Canadian dealers/jobbers, truckstop facilities, cardlock facilities, and home heating oil operations. The retail segment is segregated into two geographic regions. Its retail operations in the U.S. are referred to as Retail-U.S. Its retail operations in Canada are referred to as Retail-Canada. The Company markets branded and unbranded refined products on a wholesale basis in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland through an extensive bulk and rack marketing network, and it sells refined products through a network of 1,880 company-owned and leased retail sites in the U.S. and Canada and 5,450 branded wholesale sites that it neither own nor operate in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Aruba, and Ireland. The main purchasers of its transportation fuels from terminal truck racks are wholesalers, distributors, retailers, and truck-delivered end users throughout the U.S., the U.K., and Ireland. 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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