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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
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history
Cash-to-Debt 186.82
NL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. NL: 186.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.46 Max: No Debt
Current: 186.82
Equity-to-Asset 0.47
NL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NL: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.47
-0.4
0.58
Interest Coverage 27.27
NL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 28.83 vs. NL: 27.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.42  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 27.27
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.25
Beneish M-Score: -2.74
WACC vs ROIC
23.55%
0.55%
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 : 6/10

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Operating Margin % 0.27
NL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. NL: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.16  Med: -3.35 Max: 23.43
Current: 0.27
-74.16
23.43
Net Margin % 23.39
NL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
94% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. NL: 23.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.12  Med: 17.06 Max: 102.31
Current: 23.39
-60.12
102.31
ROE % 15.61
NL's ROE % is ranked higher than
83% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. NL: 15.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.16  Med: 9.49 Max: 32.92
Current: 15.61
-15.16
32.92
ROA % 7.02
NL's ROA % is ranked higher than
82% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. NL: 7.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.1  Med: 4.5 Max: 14.71
Current: 7.02
-8.1
14.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 70.04
NL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
93% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.08 vs. NL: 70.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -208.78  Med: 47.95 Max: 138.48
Current: 70.04
-208.78
138.48
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 5.80
NL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. NL: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.9  Med: -0.9 Max: 10.8
Current: 5.8
-45.9
10.8
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution    NAICS: 333249    SIC: 3569
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Headquarter Location:USA
NL Industries Inc is a holding company and operates in the component products industry through its majority owned subsidiary, CompX International Inc. The Company operates in the chemicals industry through its interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc.

NL Industries Inc is a New Jersey Corporation incorporated in 1891. The Company is a holding company. It operates in the component products industry through its majority-owned subsidiary, CompX International Inc. It operates in the chemicals industry through its non-controlling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc. CompX and Kronos. CompX is a manufacturer of engineered components utilized in a variety of applications and industries. Through its Security Products division CompX manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in postal, office and institutional furniture, transportation, vending, tool storage and other general cabinetry applications. CompX also manufactures stainless steel exhaust systems, gauges and throttle controls for the performance boat industry through its Marine Components division. Kronos is a producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments, which are used for imparting whiteness, brightness, opacity and durability to a diverse range of customer applications and end-use markets, including coatings, plastics, paper and other industrial and consumer "quality-of-life" products. Kronos has production facilities in Europe and North America. CompX's component sales are sold directly to OEM customers through its factory-based sales and marketing professionals supported by engineers working in concert with field salespeople and independent manufacturer's representatives. Kronos' main competitors include E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., or Dupont; Millennium Inorganic Chemicals, Inc. (a subsidiary of National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd.), or Cristal; Huntsman Corporation; and Tronox Incorporated.

Ratios

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PE Ratio 14.14
NL's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.22 vs. NL: 14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 18.23 Max: 670
Current: 14.14
4.8
670
PE Ratio without NRI 14.14
NL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
62% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.22 vs. NL: 14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.78  Med: 17.82 Max: 670
Current: 14.14
4.78
670
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 12.84
NL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
66% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.79 vs. NL: 12.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
NL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.75  Med: 12.44 Max: 308.18
Current: 12.84
3.75
308.18
PB Ratio 1.95
NL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. NL: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.82 Max: 3.71
Current: 1.95
0.68
3.71
PS Ratio 3.26
NL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. NL: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 3.3 Max: 15.11
Current: 3.26
0.93
15.11
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 13.74
NL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
65% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. NL: 13.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.34  Med: 25.21 Max: 216.72
Current: 13.74
4.34
216.72
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.55
NL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
52% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. NL: 12.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.66  Med: 21.27 Max: 2366
Current: 12.55
3.66
2366
EV-to-EBIT 10.67
NL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 vs. NL: 10.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -558.4  Med: 5.9 Max: 49.6
Current: 10.67
-558.4
49.6
EV-to-EBITDA 9.37
NL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
64% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. NL: 9.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -762.9  Med: 6.6 Max: 143.8
Current: 9.37
-762.9
143.8
Shiller PE Ratio 15.68
NL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 22.63 vs. NL: 15.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 8.42 Max: 21.77
Current: 15.68
3.5
21.77
Current Ratio 4.66
NL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. NL: 4.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.12 Max: 5.69
Current: 4.66
0.82
5.69
Quick Ratio 4.09
NL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NL: 4.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.48 Max: 4.99
Current: 4.09
0.56
4.99
Days Inventory 71.40
NL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
51% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 74.02 vs. NL: 71.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 63.39  Med: 76.83 Max: 124.49
Current: 71.4
63.39
124.49
Days Sales Outstanding 42.63
NL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 54.14 vs. NL: 42.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.63  Med: 41.9 Max: 151.79
Current: 42.63
29.63
151.79
Days Payable 24.34
NL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
78% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 46.42 vs. NL: 24.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.02  Med: 25.61 Max: 62.42
Current: 24.34
17.02
62.42

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3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
NL's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
89% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. NL: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
NL' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -20.6 Max: 107.1
Current: -100
0
107.1
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.95
NL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
62% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. NL: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 4.58 Max: 8.98
Current: 3.95
1.44
8.98

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.28
NL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. NL: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 2.21 Max: 202.69
Current: 2.28
0.89
202.69
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.06
NL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. NL: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.07 Max: 6.36
Current: 1.06
0.35
6.36
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.99
NL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. NL: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.2 Max: 4.47
Current: 0.99
0.04
4.47
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.20
NL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
57% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. NL: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
NL' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.02 Max: 5.83
Current: 1.2
0.3
5.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 9.36
NL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. NL: 9.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -255.2  Med: 5.85 Max: 42.8
Current: 9.36
-255.2
42.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -37.12
NL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
94% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. NL: -37.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.3  Med: 0.3 Max: 5.5
Current: -37.12
-38.3
5.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $111.79
EPS (TTM) $ 0.53
Beta3.57
Short Percentage of Float2.63%
52-Week Range $2.25 - 10.90
Shares Outstanding (Mil)48.71
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