Valhi, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the manufacture and marketing of titanium dioxide pigments. It operates through the following segments: Chemicals, Component Products, and Real Estate Management and Development. The Chemicals segment produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments for paints, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics. The Component Products segment includes security products, stainless steel exhaust systems, gauges, throttle controls, and trim tabs. The Real Estate Management and Development segment develops land holdings for commercial, industrial, and residential purposes. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
Our assets consist primarily of investments in our operating subsidiaries, and we are dependent upon distributions from our subsidiaries to service our liabilities.
Demand for, and prices of, certain of our products are influenced by changing market conditions for our products, which may result in reduced earnings or operating losses.
We could incur significant costs related to legal and environmental remediation matters.
Many of the markets in which our Component Products Segment operates are mature and highly competitive resulting in pricing pressure and the need to continuously reduce costs.
Our development of innovative features for current products is critical to sustaining and growing our Component Product Segment’s sales.
Our Real Estate Management and Development Segment owns a significant amount of real property in Henderson, Nevada. A prolonged downturn in the local real estate market in Nevada could negatively impact our ability to successfully complete the development of such real property.
Our leverage may impair our financial condition or limit our ability to operate our businesses.
Global climate change legislation could negatively impact our financial results or limit our ability to operate our businesses.
Technology failures or cyber security breaches could have a material adverse effect on our operations.