VALE S. A. is one of the three largest metals and mining company and one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world. Vale has a market capitalization of around US$ 68 billion, with approximately 400,000 shareholders from all continents.
According to the Boston Consulting Group, one of the leading consultancy firms in the world, Vale was chosen as one of the top 25 sustainable value creators in the globe, due to its extraordinary performance over the last 10 years.
Vale is the world’s largest producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, key raw materials for steelmaking, and the world’s second largest producer of nickel, which is used to produce stainless steel and metal alloys employed in the production of aircraft, autos, mining and energy equipment mobile phones, batteries, special batteries for hybrid electric vehicles and several other products.
We also produce manganese, ferroalloys, thermal and coking coal, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, and fertilizer nutrients, important raw materials for the global industrial and food production industries.
Listings and ratings
Vale shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange – NYSE (VALE and VALE.P), the BM&F BOVESPA (Vale3 and Vale5), the Euronext Paris (Vale3 and Vale5) and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (codes 6210 and 6230). Average daily trading
value was approximately to US$ 44 million in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14).
Vale is an investment grade company, rated A- by Standard & Poor’s, Baa2 by Moody, BBB+ by Fitch, and BBB (high) by Dominion Bond Rating Service.
Our main goal is to maximize shareholder value. We are best positioned to benefit from the strong long-term fundamentals of minerals and metals, given our world-class, long-life and low cost assets, a wealthy of growth options in various segments of the metals and mining industry supplied by an exciting project pipeline and a global multi-commodity mineral exploration program, a long and successful track record in project development, discipline in capital allocation and financial strength.
The implementation over the near future of our investment plans, anchored on our values and extensive competitive advantages, is expected to create significant shareholder value across business cycles and multiple opportunities for economic and social mobility for the communities where we develop our operations.