More on Vale (VALE): Q1 misses on the top line but beats on a per share basis as its bottom line swings back to a profit on cost cuts and a lack of write-downs. Net profits were down 18% Y/Y, but the result beat the previous period, stemming seven straight quarters of declining profits. Slowing growth in China has weighed heavily on iron ore prices. But VALE embarked on a company-wide cost-cutting mission last year, and its austerity efforts appear to be bearing fruit, with operating costs and other expenses declining Y/Y. Shares +1% Y/Y.