NL Industries, Inc., through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc., operates in the component products industry in the United States and internationally. More Details
Adequate balance sheet and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has NL Industries's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: NL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.
Volatility Over Time: NL's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: NL exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned 13.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NL exceeded the US Market which returned 36.2% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is NL Industries's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is NL Industries undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: NL ($6.34) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($4.59)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: NL is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.5x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (32.3x).
PE vs Market: NL is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.5x) compared to the US market (21.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate NL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (2.4x).
How is NL Industries forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as NL Industries has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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How has NL Industries performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NL has a large one-off loss of $10.6M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: NL's current net profit margins (14.6%) are lower than last year (18.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NL has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 7.8% per year.
Accelerating Growth: NL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: NL had negative earnings growth (-25.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (-10.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: NL's Return on Equity (5.5%) is considered low.
How is NL Industries's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NL's short term assets ($164.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($27.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: NL's short term assets ($164.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($183.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NL's debt to equity ratio (0.2%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if NL's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (3837.4%).
Interest Coverage: NL earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is NL Industries's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: NL's dividend (3.79%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: NL's dividend (3.79%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.64%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: NL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: NL's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (35.1%), NL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Robert Graham (64 yo)
Mr. Robert D. Graham has served as a Vice Chairman of the Board of CompX International Inc. since May 2018. He is has been Chief Executive Officer of NL Industries, Inc. since February 2014 and its Vice Ch...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Robert's total compensation ($USD5.66M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.49M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Robert's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Vice Chairman & CEO||7.08yrs||US$5.66m||0.013% |
|VP & CFO||1.75yrs||US$432.00k||no data|
|Executive Vice President||4.17yrs||US$1.95m||no data|
|VP & General Counsel||3.83yrs||no data||no data|
|VP, Secretary & Associate General Counsel||3.83yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & Treasurer||3.58yrs||no data||0.0021% |
|VP & Controller||1.75yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: NL's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
|Vice Chairman & CEO||7.08yrs||US$5.66m||0.013% |
|Independent Director||21.17yrs||US$108.95k||0.027% |
|Independent Director||3yrs||US$98.95k||0.030% |
|Independent Director||17.42yrs||US$101.45k||0.060% |
|Independent Director||4.83yrs||US$98.95k||0.037% |
|Independent Chair of the Board||3.83yrs||US$103.95k||0.043% |
Experienced Board: NL's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
NL Industries, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: NL Industries, Inc.
- Ticker: NL
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1891
- Industry: Office Services and Supplies
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$309.322m
- Shares outstanding: 48.79m
- Website: https://www.nl-ind.com
Number of Employees
- NL Industries, Inc.
- Three Lincoln Center
- Suite 1700
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|NL||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
NL Industries, Inc., through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc., operates in the component products industry in the United States and internationally. The company manufactures and sells mechanical an...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/03/07 00:18|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/03/05 00:00|
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