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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

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Interest Coverage 5.59
VAL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 35.14 vs. VAL: 5.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VAL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 5.59
Current: 5.59
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5.59
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 : 3/10

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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

VAL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 455,500 sh (+74.86%)
Mairs and Power 1,688,584 sh (-8.45%)
Mario Gabelli 465,750 sh (-10.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 182,940 sh (-11.36%)
Pioneer Investments 547,998 sh (-37.48%)
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Q4 2016

VAL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Prem Watsa 6,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 95,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,409 sh (New)
Jim Simons 900,000 sh (+97.59%)
Paul Tudor Jones 50,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 54,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Mairs and Power 1,582,931 sh (-6.26%)
Mario Gabelli 342,600 sh (-26.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 39,940 sh (-78.17%)
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Q1 2017

VAL Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Prem Watsa 6,200 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 275,294 sh (-19.65%)
Jim Simons 709,500 sh (-21.17%)
Mairs and Power 1,071,801 sh (-32.29%)
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Q2 2017

VAL Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Mairs and Power Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Prem Watsa Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VAL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.19%$110.94 - $112.99 $ 112.991%0
Prem Watsa 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$110.94 - $112.99 $ 112.991%0
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals    NAICS: 325510    SIC: 2851
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Traded in other countries:VAP.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
The Valspar Corp is a coatings and paint manufacturer with business primarily in North America, Asia and Australia. The firm's coatings business operates in the packaging, general industrial, coil, and wood end markets.

Valspar is a coatings and paint manufacturer. Its coatings business operates in the packaging, general industrial, coil, and wood end markets. The company sells house paint primarily in North America, with some exposure to Asia and Australia.

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Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 1.27
VAL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
63% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. VAL: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
VAL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.27
Current: 1.27
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1.27
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.32
VAL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. VAL: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
VAL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.32
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0.32
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.31
VAL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
65% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. VAL: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
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5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.27
VAL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. VAL: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
VAL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.27
Current: 1.27
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1.27

Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,251.48
EPS (TTM) $ 4.15
52-Week Range $97.62 - 113.07
Shares Outstanding (Mil)79.45

Analyst Estimate

Oct17 Oct18 Oct19
Revenue (Mil $) 4,426 4,434 4,673
EBIT (Mil $) 665 603
EBITDA (Mil $) 770 699
EPS ($) 5.06 4.60 6.30
EPS without NRI ($) 5.06 4.60 6.30
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
17.96%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.39 1.44

Piotroski F-Score Details

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Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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