VALE : NYSE : Basic Materials
$8.81 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 3.15614E7
12/06/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

VALE SA's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. VALE SA has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.92 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.01% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)7324.06505.0
EBITDA ($mil)2868.01788.0
EBIT ($mil)1930.0896.0
Net Income ($mil)575.0-2117.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)5484.04462.0
Total Assets ($mil)102087.099025.0
Total Debt ($mil)32107.029278.0
Equity ($mil)39719.042259.0

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin44.6535.76
EBITDA Margin39.1527.48
Operating Margin26.3513.77
Sales Turnover0.250.29
Return on Assets-5.0-5.46
Return on Equity-12.87-12.79
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.81.73
Interest Expense883.0560.0
Interest Coverage2.191.6

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)5153.385153.38
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share7.718.2
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2.7571356E72.5244908E7


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.95 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.84. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, VALE SA proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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VALE NM Peers 422.61   VALE 6.99 Peers 10.59

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

VALE's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

VALE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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VALE 23.21 Peers 27.71   VALE NA Peers 0.96

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

VALE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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VALE 0.95 Peers 1.84   VALE 4.77 Peers -72.11

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

VALE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

VALE is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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VALE 1.47 Peers 2.88   VALE -11.17 Peers -11.17

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

VALE is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

VALE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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