NL Stock Overview
NL Industries, Inc., through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc., operates in the component products industry in the United States and internationally.
NL Industries Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$8.19|
|52 Week High||US$8.35|
|52 Week Low||US$5.21|
|1 Month Change||17.50%|
|3 Month Change||31.25%|
|1 Year Change||11.43%|
|3 Year Change||152.00%|
|5 Year Change||10.68%|
|Change since IPO||-66.23%|
Recent News & Updates
|NL||US Commercial Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: NL exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned -4.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NL exceeded the US Market which returned -13.2% over the past year.
|NL Average Weekly Movement||6.3%|
|Commercial Services Industry Average Movement||7.4%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: NL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: NL's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
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 and electronic cabinet locks, and other locking mechanisms, including disc tumbler locks, pin tumbler locking mechanisms, and CompX eLock and StealthLock electronic locks for use in various applications, such as ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, integrated inventory and access control secured narcotics boxes, vending and cash containment machines, medical cabinetry, electronic circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security. It also offers original equipment and aftermarket stainless steel exhaust headers, exhaust pipes, mufflers, and other exhaust components; gauges, such as GPS speedometers and tachometers; mechanical and electronic controls and throttles; wake enhancement devices, trim tabs, steering wheels, and other billet aluminum accessories; grab handles, pin cleats, and other accessories; and dash panels, LED indicators, wire harnesses, and other accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats.
NL Industries Fundamentals Summary
|NL fundamental statistics|
Is NL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|NL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$103.15m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.16|
|Net Profit Margin||38.44%|
How did NL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.4%Current Dividend Yield
Does NL pay a reliable dividends?See NL dividend history and benchmarks
|NL Industries dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jun 03 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Jun 21 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||7 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||25 days|
Does NL pay a reliable dividends?See NL dividend history and benchmarks
Is NL Industries undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: NL ($8.19) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($6.55)
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 Price-To-Earnings Ratio (7.1x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (21.8x).
PE vs Market: NL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (7.1x) compared to the US market (14.9x).
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 Price-To-Book Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.7x).
How is NL Industries forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has NL Industries performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: NL's current net profit margins (38.4%) are higher than last year (22%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NL's earnings have declined by 13.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: NL's earnings growth over the past year (117%) exceeds its 5-year average (-13.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: NL earnings growth over the past year (117%) exceeded the Commercial Services industry 30.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: NL's Return on Equity (14.6%) is considered low.
How is NL Industries's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NL's short term assets ($197.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($27.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: NL's short term assets ($197.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($184.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NL has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: NL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 0.2% to 0.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (3705.2%).
Interest Coverage: NL earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is NL Industries's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 2/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: NL's dividend (3.42%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.57%).
High Dividend: NL's dividend (3.42%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.06%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: NL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: NL's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (21.6%), NL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (102.9%), NL's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Courtney Riley (55 yo)
Ms. Courtney J. Riley has been Senior Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment at Kronos Worldwide, Inc. since June 2021 and was its Senior Vice President of Environmental Affairs since June 2020...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Courtney's total compensation ($USD945.00K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.69M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Courtney's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: NL's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: NL's board of directors are considered experienced (8.3 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
NL Industries, Inc.'s 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
- Implied Market Cap: US$399.694m
- Shares outstanding: 48.80m
- Website: https://nl-ind.com
Number of Employees
- NL Industries, Inc.
- Three Lincoln Center
- Suite 1700
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/25 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/25 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.