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NL Industries (formerly known as the National Lead Company) is a lead smelting company. It operates through its subsidiary, CompX International, and engages in the manufacture and sale of precision ball bearing slides, security products, and ergonomic computer support systems used in the office furniture, computer-related, and other applications. The company also operates in the chemicals industry through its non-controlling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (Kronos). NL Industries caters to original equipment manufacturers and distributors.
TypePublic
Founded1891
HQHouston, TX, US
Websitenl-ind.com
Overall CultureB

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)547
Revenue (FY, 2019)$124.2 M(+6%)
Share Price (Jan 2021)$4.8
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at NL Industries

David Bowers

David Bowers

President, Chief Executive Officer, CompX International
Jim Brown

Jim Brown

Chief Financial Officer, CompX International
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NL Industries Office Locations

NL Industries has offices in Houston and Dallas
Houston, TX, US (HQ)
16825 Northchase Dr #1200
Dallas, TX, US
5430 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy #1
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NL Industries Financials and Metrics

NL Industries Revenue

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NL Industries's revenue was reported to be $124.24 m in FY, 2019 which is a 5.1% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q3, 2020)

28.4m

Gross profit (Q3, 2020)

7.3m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2020), %

25.8%

Net income (Q3, 2020)

4.1m

EBIT (Q3, 2020)

(308.0k)

Market capitalization (19-Jan-2021)

232.7m

Closing stock price (19-Jan-2021)

4.8

Cash (30-Sept-2020)

128.8m
NL Industries's current market capitalization is $232.7 m.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

112.0m118.2m124.2m

Revenue growth, %

3%6%5%

Cost of goods sold

77.2m79.9m85.3m

Gross profit

34.8m38.3m39.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

28.4m32.4m30.0m31.2m33.7m29.7m32.3m23.8m28.4m

Cost of goods sold

18.9m21.2m20.4m21.6m22.8m20.2m21.9m16.4m21.1m

Gross profit

9.5m11.2m9.6m9.6m10.9m9.5m10.4m7.4m7.3m

Gross profit Margin, %

33%35%32%31%32%32%32%31%26%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

98.3m116.3m129.7m

Accounts Receivable

10.7m12.4m11.9m

Inventories

15.4m17.1m18.3m

Current Assets

130.7m166.6m164.7m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Cash

99.9m111.1m123.0m111.4m128.6m109.4m133.4m134.3m128.8m

Accounts Receivable

12.9m29.1m28.9m15.7m15.2m13.8m15.3m11.8m12.7m

Prepaid Expenses

1.0m1.3m

Inventories

16.3m16.6m17.2m18.5m17.8m18.8m19.0m21.8m19.2m
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

117.8m(39.0m)28.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

3.7m3.5m3.7m

Inventories

(473.0k)(1.8m)(1.4m)

Accounts Payable

(1.7m)61.8m(26.4m)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Net Income

14.7m(27.2m)(42.1m)15.7m22.3m21.3m2.5m7.4m11.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

889.0k1.8m2.6m901.0k1.8m2.7m950.0k1.9m2.9m

Inventories

(980.0k)(1.3m)(1.9m)(1.5m)(839.0k)(1.9m)(673.0k)(3.6m)(937.0k)

Accounts Payable

(2.9m)43.3m62.0m(3.9m)(3.0m)(25.8m)(3.2m)(3.6m)(14.2m)
USDFY, 2017

EV/EBIT

687.9 x

EV/CFO

32 x

EV/FCF

37.7 x

Revenue/Employee

215.5k

Financial Leverage

1.6 x

P/E Ratio

6.0
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NL Industries Operating Metrics

FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020

Customers (Kronos)

4 k4 k4 k

Countries (Kronos)

100 100 100

TiO2 Pigment Grades (Kronos)

40 40 40

TiO2 Produced per Year (Kronos), metric tons

576 k133 k136 k131 k536 k134 k136 k136 k546 k132 k
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NL Industries Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
CompX International Inc.
EWI RE, Inc.
EWI RE (UK), LIMITED
Kronos Worldwide, Inc.
NL Environmental Management Services, Inc.
NLKW Holding, LLC
United Lead Company

NL Industries Revenue Breakdown

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NL Industries revenue breakdown by business segment: 79.9% from Security Products and 20.1% from Marine Components

NL Industries revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 91.9% from United States, 5.8% from Canada and 2.3% from Other

NL Industries Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

93/100

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NL Industries Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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NL Industries Online and Social Media Presence

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NL Industries Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    79/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    75/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    100/100

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NL Industries Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was NL Industries founded?

    NL Industries was founded in 1891.

  • Who are NL Industries key executives?

    NL Industries's key executives are David Bowers and Jim Brown.

  • How many employees does NL Industries have?

    NL Industries has 547 employees.

  • What is NL Industries revenue?

    Latest NL Industries annual revenue is $124.2 m.

  • What is NL Industries revenue per employee?

    Latest NL Industries revenue per employee is $227.1 k.

  • Who are NL Industries competitors?

    Competitors of NL Industries include Boeing Distribution Services, Amerinac Holding and Ciech.

  • Where is NL Industries headquarters?

    NL Industries headquarters is located at 16825 Northchase Dr #1200, Houston.

  • Where are NL Industries offices?

    NL Industries has offices in Houston and Dallas.

  • How many offices does NL Industries have?

    NL Industries has 2 offices.