As part of our ongoing series here at The Acquirer’s Multiple, we provide this feature article titled ‘Stock in Focus‘ where we focus on one of the stocks from our Stock Screeners.
One of the cheapest stocks in our Stock Screeners is Vale SA (NYSE: VALE).
Vale is the world’s largest iron ore miner and one of the largest diversified miners, along with BHP and Rio Tinto. Earnings are dominated by the bulk materials division, primarily iron ore and iron ore pellets, with minor contributions from iron ore proxies, including manganese and coal. The base metals division is much smaller, primarily consisting of nickel mines and smelters with a small contribution from copper.
A quick look at the share price history for Vale SA (below) over the past twelve months shows that the price is up 31%. Here’s why the company remains undervalued.
Market Cap: $73.40 Billion
Enterprise Value: $78.28 Billion
Operating Earnings: $27.28 Billion
Acquirer’s Multiple: 2.87
Free Cash Flow (TTM)
Free Cash Flow: $21.56 Billion
FCF/EV Yield: 27%
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 2.5
Beneish M-Score: -1.93
Shareholder Yield: 23%
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