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

NL Industries, Inc. (NL): $8.39

-0.10 (-1.18%)

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NL POWR Grades

  • NL scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 86.73% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for NL is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 68 days.
  • NL ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 61st percentile.

NL Stock Summary

  • NL INDUSTRIES INC's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 93.28% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of NL INDUSTRIES INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 96.11% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for NL INDUSTRIES INC is higher than it is for about just 6.47% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to NL, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are CGA, CIX, OCG, ETD, and WAFU.
  • 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 125% higher, now standing at 2.7.
  • NL's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.8 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NL.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NL 2022-09-02 2.7 1.0 5.6 2.7
NL 2022-09-01 2.8 1.1 5.7 2.8
NL 2022-08-31 2.8 1.1 5.8 2.9
NL 2022-08-30 2.9 1.1 5.9 3.0
NL 2022-08-29 2.9 1.1 5.9 3.0
NL 2022-08-26 2.9 1.1 6.0 3.1

NL Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 7.25%.
  • Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 241%.
  • The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at 17.2%.
NL's revenue has moved up $41,863,000 over the prior 52 months.

The table below shows NL's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-06-30 152.363 17.62 74.043
2022-03-31 146.941 18.526 56.488
2021-12-31 140.815 17.609 51.188
2021-09-30 136.733 20.133 40.576
2021-06-30 130.603 20.525 34.135
2021-03-31 118.15 17.515 26.027

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 $8.39 52-week high $10.71
Prev. close $8.49 52-week low $5.51
Day low $8.32 Volume 1,164
Day high $8.41 Avg. volume 32,792
50-day MA $9.15 Dividend yield 3.3%
200-day MA $7.71 Market Cap 409.57M

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.

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Below are the latest news stories about NL INDUSTRIES INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate NL as an investment opportunity.

Fossil Group Sounds the Alarm While NL Industries Rewards Its Shareholders

The former signaled lower revenues for the year while the latter declared a healthy special dividend.

Yahoo | August 12, 2022


Dallas, Texas, Aug. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NL) today announced that its board of directors has declared a special cash dividend of thirty-five cents ($0.35) per share on its common stock, payable on August 31, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 22, 2022. This special dividend, which is being funded from excess cash flows, is in addition to NL’s previously announced quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share that is payable on Septem

Yahoo | August 10, 2022


Dallas, Texas, Aug. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NL) today reported net income attributable to NL stockholders of $30.2 million, or $.62 per share, in the second quarter of 2022 compared to net income attributable to NL stockholders of $12.7 million, or $.26 per share, in the second quarter of 2021. NL results include an unrealized gain of $19.2 million in the second quarter of 2022 related to the change in value of marketable equity securities compared to a $4.5 milli

Yahoo | August 3, 2022


Dallas, Texas, Aug. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NL) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of seven cents ($0.07) per share on its common stock, payable on September 20, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 1, 2022. NL Industries, Inc. is engaged in the component products (security products and recreational marine components) and chemicals (TiO2) businesses. * * * * * CONTACT: SOURCE: NL Industries

Yahoo | August 3, 2022

NL Industries (NYSE:NL) Shareholders Will Want The ROCE Trajectory To Continue

If we want to find a potential multi-bagger, often there are underlying trends that can provide clues. Firstly, we'd...

Yahoo | August 2, 2022

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NL Price Returns

1-mo 6.40%
3-mo -2.92%
6-mo 33.38%
1-year 38.22%
3-year 173.38%
5-year 33.65%
YTD 20.41%
2021 60.39%
2020 27.43%
2019 11.39%
2018 -75.37%
2017 74.85%

NL Dividends

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