Valhi is part of the chemicals industry and trades as part of the basic materials sector. The company CEO is Robert D. Graham. Valhi Inc through its subsidiaries provides chemicals, security products, waste management systems and real estate development and management services. It operates its business across three segments.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The VHI shares had a previous change of 4.70% which opened at 2.13 and closed at 2.23. It moved to an intraday high of 2.28 and a low of 2.13.

SeekingAlpha:  Valhi declares $0.02 dividend

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, VHI shares returned 3.72% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -4.55%. Over three months, it changed -48.34%. In one year it has changed -59.38% and within that year its 52 week high was 5.67 and its 52 week low was 1.63. VHI stock is 36.81% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 2.55 and a 50 day moving average of 2.27. Right now, VHI stock is trading -12.40% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Valhi declares $0.02 dividend

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $756.4m with 339.2m shares outstanding and a float of 330.9m shares. Trading volume was 147,739 shares and has experienced an average volume of 190,206 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Valhi was 0.77 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 2.90.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-09-2019: 0.05
4thQtr 2018Reported 03-11-2019: 0.06
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-08-2018: 0.42
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-08-2018: 0.03
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-09-2018: 0.26

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 1.16, which means it might be overvalued by -91.85%.

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Valhi; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -5.50% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 4.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 957,131, which was 0.28% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 4.62. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

The beta was calculated to be 3.02.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 7.01%, profit margin is 12.20%, price-to-sales is 0.39 and.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 4  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 2  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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