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NL Industries NYSE:NL Stock Report

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25 May, 2022


Company Financials
NL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health6/6

NL Stock Overview

NL Industries, Inc., through its subsidiary, CompX International Inc., operates in the component products industry in the United States and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for NL Industries
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$8.19
52 Week HighUS$8.35
52 Week LowUS$5.21
1 Month Change17.50%
3 Month Change31.25%
1 Year Change11.43%
3 Year Change152.00%
5 Year Change10.68%
Change since IPO-66.23%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

NLUS Commercial ServicesUS 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.

Price Volatility

Is NL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
NL volatility
NL Average Weekly Movement6.3%
Commercial Services Industry Average Movement7.4%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

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

18912,818Courtney Riley

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

How do NL Industries's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
NL fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$399.69m
Earnings (TTM)US$56.49m
Revenue (TTM)US$146.94m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
NL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$103.15m
Gross ProfitUS$43.79m
Other Expenses-US$12.69m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.16
Gross Margin29.80%
Net Profit Margin38.44%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.1%

How did NL perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does NL pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy NL by to receive an upcoming dividend?
NL Industries dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateJun 03 2022
Dividend Pay DateJun 21 2022
Days until Ex dividend7 days
Days until Dividend pay date25 days

Does NL pay a reliable dividends?

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Is NL Industries undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • 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).

Future Growth

How is NL Industries forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


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.

Past Performance

How has NL Industries performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


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.

Financial Health

How is NL Industries's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

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.

Balance Sheet


What is NL Industries's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayMay 26 2022Ex Dividend DateJun 03 2022Dividend Pay DateJun 21 202218 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 7 days to receive the upcoming dividend

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.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: NL's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).

Board Members

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.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

NL Industries, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • 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:

Number of Employees


  • NL Industries, Inc.
  • Three Lincoln Center
  • Suite 1700
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • 75240-2620
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/25 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/25 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.