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How to buy Valhi stock

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Valhi, Inc is a chemicals business based in the US. Valhi shares (VHI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Valhi employs 2,784 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Valhi share price

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Valhi shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$8.89 - $26.70
50-day moving average $22.05
200-day moving average $17.56
Wall St. target price$8.00
PE ratio 12.6949
Dividend yield $0.48 (1.9%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.94

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Is it a good time to buy Valhi stock?

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Is Valhi under- or over-valued?

Valuing Valhi stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Valhi's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Valhi's P/E ratio

Valhi's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Valhi shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Valhi's PEG ratio

Valhi's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.32. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Valhi's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Valhi's EBITDA

Valhi's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $198.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Valhi's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Valhi financials

Revenue TTM $1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.24%
Gross profit TTM $415.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.95%
Return on equity TTM 8.53%
Profit margin 2.98%
Book value $23.95
Market capitalisation $668.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Valhi shares

There are currently 15,745 Valhi shares held short by investors – that's known as Valhi's "short interest". This figure is 10.2% down from 17,532 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Valhi shares can be evaluated.

Valhi's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Valhi's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Valhi shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Valhi shares traded daily (recently around 19930.379746835). Valhi's SIR currently stands at 0.79. In other words for every 100,000 Valhi shares traded daily on the market, roughly 790 shares are currently held short.

However Valhi's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Valhi shares, or, against the total number of tradable Valhi shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Valhi's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Valhi shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0006% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Valhi shares, roughly 1 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Valhi.

Find out more about how you can short Valhi stock.

Valhi share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 18.33% of net profits

Recently Valhi has paid out, on average, around 18.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Valhi shareholders could enjoy a 1.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Valhi's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

While Valhi's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Valhi is investing more in its future growth.

Valhi's most recent dividend payout was on 29 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Valhi's shares ever split?

Valhi's shares were split on a 1:12 basis on 1 June 2020. So if you had owned 12 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Valhi shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Valhi shares which in turn could have impacted Valhi's share price.

Valhi share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Valhi's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.8863 up to $26.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VHI.US volatility(beta: 1.96)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Valhi's is 1.9608. This would suggest that Valhi's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Valhi overview

Valhi, Inc. engages in the chemicals, component products, and real estate management and development businesses in the Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and internationally. The company's Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments (TiO2), which are white inorganic pigments used in various applications by paint, plastics, decorative laminate, and paper manufacturers. It offers TiO2 under the KRONOS name through agents and distributors. This segment also offers ilmenite, a raw material used directly as a feedstock by sulfate-process TiO2 plants; iron-based chemicals; and titanium oxychloride and titanyl sulfate. The company's Component Products segment manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks, and other locking mechanisms for use in ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and cash containment machines, integrated inventory and access control secured narcotics boxes, medical cabinetry security, electronic circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security applications. It also provides stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, wake enhancement systems, trim tabs, and related hardware and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Valhi is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 91.559% of Valhi shares are held by insiders and 2.329% by institutions.
How many people work for Valhi?
Latest data suggests 2,784 work at Valhi.
When does the fiscal year end for Valhi?
Valhi's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Valhi based?
Valhi's address is: 5430 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX, United States, 75240-2620
What is Valhi's ISIN number?
Valhi's international securities identification number is: US9189052098
What is Valhi's CUSIP number?
Valhi's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 918905100

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