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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 193.29
NL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. NL: 193.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.45 Max: No Debt
Current: 193.29
Equity-to-Asset 0.52
NL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NL: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.52
-0.4
0.58
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.01
NL's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
99% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. NL: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NL' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.24  Med: 0.35 Max: 10.54
Current: 0.01
-3.24
10.54
Interest Coverage 69.31
NL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 26.07 vs. NL: 69.31 )
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: 69.31
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 3.32
Beneish M-Score: -2.90
WACC vs ROIC
25.94%
1.18%
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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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 1.59
NL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
74% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. NL: 1.59 )
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: 1.59
-74.16
23.43
Net Margin % 67.59
NL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
98% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. NL: 67.59 )
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: 67.59
-60.12
102.31
ROE % 37.82
NL's ROE % is ranked higher than
96% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. NL: 37.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.16  Med: 9.49 Max: 37.82
Current: 37.82
-15.16
37.82
ROA % 18.24
NL's ROA % is ranked higher than
97% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. NL: 18.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.1  Med: 4.5 Max: 18.24
Current: 18.24
-8.1
18.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 282.63
NL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
98% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. NL: 282.63 )
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: 282.63
Current: 282.63
-208.78
282.63
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 5.80
NL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 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 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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 8.81
NL's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. NL: 8.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.59  Med: 13.53 Max: 670
Current: 8.81
4.59
670
PE Ratio without NRI 8.81
NL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
89% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. NL: 8.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.59  Med: 14.82 Max: 670
Current: 8.81
4.59
670
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 6.73
NL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
90% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.28 vs. NL: 6.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
NL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.51  Med: 11.91 Max: 308.18
Current: 6.73
3.51
308.18
PB Ratio 2.72
NL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. NL: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.71
Current: 2.72
0.68
3.71
PS Ratio 5.92
NL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NL: 5.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 3.38 Max: 15.11
Current: 5.92
0.93
15.11
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 30.70
NL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
55% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.58 vs. NL: 30.70 )
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: 22.27 Max: 216.72
Current: 30.7
4.34
216.72
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 26.98
NL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
55% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.85 vs. NL: 26.98 )
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: 20.92 Max: 2366
Current: 26.98
3.66
2366
EV-to-EBIT 5.66
NL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. NL: 5.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -558.4  Med: 5.4 Max: 49.6
Current: 5.66
-558.4
49.6
EV-to-EBITDA 5.47
NL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
89% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.53 vs. NL: 5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -762.9  Med: 6.2 Max: 143.8
Current: 5.47
-762.9
143.8
EV-to-Revenue 5.23
NL's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
87% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. NL: 5.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
NL' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 3.2 Max: 16.1
Current: 5.23
0.2
16.1
Shiller PE Ratio 21.39
NL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 27.55 vs. NL: 21.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.48  Med: 9.64 Max: 22.23
Current: 21.39
3.48
22.23
Current Ratio 4.79
NL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. NL: 4.79 )
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: 4.79
0.82
5.69
Quick Ratio 4.23
NL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NL: 4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.5 Max: 4.99
Current: 4.23
0.56
4.99
Days Inventory 71.84
NL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 70.52 vs. NL: 71.84 )
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: 71.84
63.39
124.49
Days Sales Outstanding 37.98
NL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 55.68 vs. NL: 37.98 )
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: 37.98
29.63
151.79
Days Payable 25.46
NL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 42.71 vs. NL: 25.46 )
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: 25.46
17.02
62.42

Buy Back

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3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
NL's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 113 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
63% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 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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industry
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Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.05
NL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NL: 3.05 )
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: 2.17 Max: 202.69
Current: 3.05
0.89
202.69
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.67
NL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NL: 1.67 )
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: 1.67
0.35
6.36
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.76
NL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. NL: 1.76 )
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: 0.03  Med: 0.2 Max: 4.37
Current: 1.76
0.03
4.37
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.09
NL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. NL: 1.09 )
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: 1.09
0.3
5.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 17.70
NL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
91% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.96 vs. NL: 17.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -255.2  Med: 6.5 Max: 42.8
Current: 17.7
-255.2
42.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -38.55
NL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
93% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. NL: -38.55 )
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: -38.55  Med: 0.4 Max: 5.5
Current: -38.55
-38.55
5.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $113.28
EPS (TTM) $ 1.57
Beta3.93
Short Percentage of Float4.55%
52-Week Range $5.25 - 14.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)48.71

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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