NL Industries, Inc. (NL): Price and Financial Metrics

NL Industries, Inc. (NL): $6.12

-0.18 (-2.86%)

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NL POWR Grades

  • Growth is the dimension where NL ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 0% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for NL is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 117 days.
  • NL's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 0% of US stocks).

NL Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Nl Industries Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 96.76% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For NL, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by merely 5.99% of US equities we're observing.
  • Over the past twelve months, NL has reported earnings growth of 267.1%, putting it ahead of 92.83% of US stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Nl Industries Inc are ITIC, CMCL, HLG, TYHT, and FANH.
  • Visit NL's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

NL Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, NL's price/sales ratio is 38.89% higher, now standing at 2.5.
  • Over the past 243 months, NL's price/earnings ratio has gone up 6.9.
  • Over the past 243 months, NL's price/earnings ratio has gone up 6.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NL.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NL 2018-09-04 3.4 1.2 9.9 295.9
NL 2017-09-20 3.7 1.8 6.3 3.8
NL 2016-11-07 1.6 1.0 1428.9 -17.1
NL 2014-09-22 3.8 1.5 -12.8 -6.4
NL 2010-08-13 3.7 3.0 111.4 -479.0
NL 2005-07-25 2.0 2.6 3.8 -10.7

NL Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of NL, see our NL price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $7.00 Average Broker Recommendation 2.5 (Moderate Sell)

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NL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $6.12 52-week high $8.50
Prev. close $6.30 52-week low $3.34
Day low $6.00 Volume 17,700
Day high $6.35 Avg. volume 38,749
50-day MA $7.03 Dividend yield 3.81%
200-day MA $6.00 Market Cap 298.59M

NL Industries, Inc. (NL) Company Bio

NL Industries, Inc. operates in the component products industry in the United States and internationally. The company’s Security Products business 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, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electronic circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security. The company was founded in 1891 and is based in Dallas, Texas. NL Industries, Inc. is a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc.

NL Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$6.12$1.27 -83%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Nl Industries Inc. To summarize, we found that Nl Industries Inc ranked in the 18th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Nl Industries Inc ended up being:

  • The compound growth rate in the free cash flow of Nl Industries Inc over the past 5.75 years is -0.09%; that's better than only 13.11% of cash flow producing equities in the Industrials sector, where it is classified.
  • NL's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 62.85% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

BDC, MRCY, SCS, APWC, and CFX can be thought of as valuation peers to NL, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Introducing NL Industries (NYSE:NL), The Stock That Zoomed 122% In The Last Five Years

NL Industries, Inc. ( NYSE:NL ) shareholders have seen the share price descend 14% over the month. But in stark...

Yahoo | July 15, 2021

NL Industries Shines on a Bad Day for Value While Krispy Kreme Bounces Around

Indeed, value got dumped quite a bit Tuesday, and the smaller the size, the greater the impact, as evidenced by the Russell Microcap Index's 2.05% drop. One of the more fascinating small value names continues to be NL Industries , an underfollowed, little-known, sum-of the-parts story. To a certain extent, NL, formerly known as National Lead, will follow the path of the publicly traded companies in which it owns big stakes.

Yahoo | July 7, 2021

Hedge Funds Are Nibbling On NL Industries, Inc. (NL)

In this article we will analyze whether NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NL) is a good investment right now by following the lead of some of the best investors in the world and piggybacking their ideas. There’s no better way to get these firms’ immense resources and analytical capabilities working for us than to follow their lead […]

Yahoo | June 14, 2021


Dallas, Texas, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NL) announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of six cents ($0.06) per share on its common stock, payable on June 22, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 7, 2021. NL Industries also announced that at its 2021 annual shareholder meeting held today its shareholders had: elected each of Loretta J. Feehan, Robert D. Graham, John E. Harper, Meredith W. Mendes, Cecil H. Moore, Jr. and Thomas P. Stafford as a director for a one-year term; andadopted a resolution that approved, on a nonbinding advisory basis, the compensation of its named executive officers as disclosed in the proxy statement for the 2021 annual meeting. NL Industries, Inc. is engaged in the compo...

Yahoo | May 20, 2021

Here Are 3 Underfollowed Names That Had Interesting Earnings Results

As a value investor, although I tend not to focus too much on one quarter's results, but it can still be an exciting time, especially in Smallville. Sally Beauty Holdings , a member of my 2021 Tax Loss Selling Recovery Portfolio, reported much better-than-expected second quarter earnings of 57 cents, well ahead of the 15 cent consensus estimate. Falcon Minerals , another constituent of the Tax Loss Selling Recovery Portfolio, reported a first quarter loss of -3 cents/share, missing the positive 3 cent consensus.

Yahoo | May 6, 2021

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NL Price Returns

1-mo -10.13%
3-mo -15.96%
6-mo 38.00%
1-year 74.73%
3-year -23.23%
5-year 118.43%
YTD 30.20%
2020 27.43%
2019 11.40%
2018 -75.37%
2017 74.85%
2016 168.09%

NL Dividends

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