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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.30
VLPNF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. VLPNF: 0.30 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.23   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.3

Equity to Asset 0.38
VLPNF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. VLPNF: 0.38 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.38

0.35
0.43
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.01
M-Score: -2.67
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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Operating margin (%) 7.56
VLPNF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. VLPNF: 7.56 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.12   Max: 14.57
Current: 7.56

4.12
14.57
Net-margin (%) 5.29
VLPNF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. VLPNF: 5.29 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 11.02
Current: 5.29

2.18
11.02
ROE (%) 11.35
VLPNF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. VLPNF: 11.35 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 28.5
Current: 11.35

4.38
28.5
ROA (%) 4.64
VLPNF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. VLPNF: 4.64 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 11.78
Current: 4.64

1.49
11.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.51
VLPNF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.01 vs. VLPNF: 12.51 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.22   Max: 52.61
Current: 12.51

7.22
52.61
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.10
VLPNF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VLPNF: 0.10 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9.8
Current: 0.1

0
9.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.30
VLPNF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -7.40 vs. VLPNF: 11.30 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.3
Current: 11.3

0
11.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.10
VLPNF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 vs. VLPNF: -5.10 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -47.2   Max: 58.9
Current: -5.1

-47.2
58.9
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 10.60
VLPNF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 37.00 vs. VLPNF: 10.60 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.27   Max: 48.17
Current: 10.6

5.27
48.17
P/B 1.15
VLPNF's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. VLPNF: 1.15 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.55
Current: 1.15

0.68
1.55
P/S 0.51
VLPNF's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. VLPNF: 0.51 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.81
Current: 0.51

0.27
1.81
PFCF 126.69
VLPNF's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2598.00 vs. VLPNF: 126.69 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.11   Max: 610.08
Current: 126.69

7.11
610.08
EV-to-EBIT 8.79
VLPNF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 27.86 vs. VLPNF: 8.79 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -143.8   Max: 102.9
Current: 8.79

-143.8
102.9
PEG 1.35
VLPNF's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VLPNF: 1.35 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.35

0.25
1.89
Shiller P/E 13.96
VLPNF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VLPNF: 13.96 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.38   Max: 15.44
Current: 13.96

12.38
15.44
Current Ratio 1.47
VLPNF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. VLPNF: 1.47 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.47

1.18
1.65
Quick Ratio 0.74
VLPNF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. VLPNF: 0.74 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.74

0.56
0.84

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.48
VLPNF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. VLPNF: 2.48 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 6.2
Current: 2.48

0.97
6.2
Dividend Payout 0.23
VLPNF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. VLPNF: 0.23 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.44
Current: 0.23

0.54
1.44
Dividend growth (3y) 21.60
VLPNF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 vs. VLPNF: 21.60 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.6
Current: 21.6

0
21.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.03
VLPNF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
52% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. VLPNF: 2.03 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 5.03
Current: 2.03

0.79
5.03
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
VLPNF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. VLPNF: -0.80 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -24.6
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.80
VLPNF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. VLPNF: 1.80 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.8

1.09
2.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.22
VLPNF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. VLPNF: 1.22 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 1.19
Current: 1.22

1.01
1.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.05
VLPNF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. VLPNF: 1.05 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3.18
Current: 1.05

0.6
3.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.80
VLPNF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VLPNF: 1.80 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.8

0.49
1.72
Price/Graham Number 0.87
VLPNF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. VLPNF: 0.87 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.62
Current: 0.87

0.55
1.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.40
VLPNF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. VLPNF: 11.40 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 68.5
Current: 11.4

1
68.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.19
VLPNF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -7.03 vs. VLPNF: 5.19 )
VLPNF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.1   Max: 43.2
Current: 5.19

-0.1
43.2

Analyst Estimate

Mar15 Mar16 Mar17
Revenue(Mil) 12,093 12,590 12,948
EPS($) 3.28 3.95 4.44
EPS without NRI($) 3.28 3.95 4.44

Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
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Traded in other countries:VOE.Netherlands, 0MKX.UK, VAS.Germany,
Voest-Alpine AG through its subsidiaries, manufactures processes & distributes steel products. The Company is divided into four divisions: Steel division, Special Steel division, Metal Engineering division and Metal Forming division. The Company operates in five reportable segments: Steel Division, Special Steel Division, Metal Engineering Division, Metal Forming Division, and Other. The Steel Division focuses on the production and processing of flat steel products for the automotive, white goods, and construction industries. The division produces and processes hot- and cold-rolled steel as well as electrogalvanized, hot-dip galvanized, and organically coated plate and electrical steel strip. Its other activities include heavy plate production, a foundry, and a number of downstream processes. The Special Steel Division is engaged in the sector of tool steel and high-speed steel. The companies of the Special Steel Division are providers of forging technology, both in the open die forging segment and in the drop forgings segment. The main customer groups for all of the division's important product segments are primarily the automotive industry, the aerospace industry, the oil and natural gas industries, the energy engineering industry, and the entire tool industry. The Metal Engineering Division is engaged in turnout technology; European market leader in rails and specially treated wire; and has a position in seamless tubes for special applications and high quality welding consumables. The division manufactures the world's widest range of high-quality rails and turnout products, rod wire, drawn wire, prestressing steel, seamless tubes, welding filler materials, and semi-finished products. Furthermore, the division offers an extensive range of services in the rail and turnout sectors. The Metal Forming Division is a provider of high-quality metal processing solutions in the segments of special sections, precision strip steel, and special components for the automotive and aviation industries. The Metal Forming Division is a manufacturer of welded tubes and hollow sections, open special sections, and custom-made special tubes as well as precision parts of the highest quality. The division provides the automotive industry and well-respected suppliers with a complete range of pressed parts in the body-in-white segment as well as structural components. It also produces cold-rolled special strip steel. The division is also a provider of sophisticated product solutions in the segments of high-bay warehouses, system racks, and road safety as well as for the energy and heating industries.

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