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Executive Summary

Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. operates in the fastener industry in North America.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has Chicago Rivet & Machine's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CVR has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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US Market

1 Year Return




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US Market

Return vs Industry: CVR underperformed the US Machinery industry which returned 0.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CVR underperformed the US Market which returned 8.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day3.6%7.4%2.5%
30 Day-7.1%4.6%5.1%
90 Day-10.0%-3.9%2.0%
1 Year-26.6%-29.0%2.6%0.6%10.9%8.4%
3 Year-40.9%-46.5%10.5%3.4%30.5%21.9%
5 Year-18.6%-31.1%41.5%24.6%56.9%39.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Chicago Rivet & Machine's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Chicago Rivet & Machine undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CVR ($20.83) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($35.68)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CVR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CVR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (65.3x) compared to the Machinery industry average (20.4x).

PE vs Market: CVR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (65.3x) compared to the US market (16x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CVR's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CVR is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (2.1x).

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Future Growth

How is Chicago Rivet & Machine forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Capital Goods industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Chicago Rivet & Machine has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Chicago Rivet & Machine performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CVR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CVR's current net profit margins (1%) are lower than last year (4.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CVR's earnings have declined by -10.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CVR's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: CVR had negative earnings growth (-80.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (-5.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: CVR's Return on Equity (1.1%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Chicago Rivet & Machine's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CVR's short term assets ($18.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: CVR's short term assets ($18.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($919.1K).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CVR is debt free.

Reducing Debt: CVR has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CVR has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: CVR has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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What is Chicago Rivet & Machine's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CVR's dividend (1.92%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.69%).

High Dividend: CVR's dividend (1.92%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.45%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CVR's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CVR's dividend payments have not increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (276%), CVR's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average board tenure


Walter Morrissey (76yo)

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Mr. Walter W. Morrissey serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. since May 12, 2020 and serves as its Director since 1972. He has been Senior Counsel o ...

Board Members

Walter Morrissey
Chairman & CEOno dataUS$30.50k8.71% $1.8m
Michael Bourg
President14yrsUS$369.34k0.10% $20.8k
John Osterman
Independent Director1yrUS$20.71k0.35% $70.8k
Kent Cooney
Independent Director16.33yrsUS$17.40k0.010% $2.1k
Kurt Moders
Independent Directorno datano datano data
John Showel
Independent Director7yrsUS$15.80k0.090% $18.1k
James Morrissey
Directorno datano data0.41% $83.3k
Patricia Miller
Independent Directorno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CVR's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.5 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Chicago Rivet & Machine Co.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Chicago Rivet & Machine Co.
  • Ticker: CVR
  • Exchange: AMEX
  • Founded: 1920
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$20.125m
  • Shares outstanding: 966.13k
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Chicago Rivet & Machine Co.
  • 901 Frontenac Road
  • Naperville
  • Illinois
  • 60563
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
8CRDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968


Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. operates in the fastener industry in North America. It operates in two segments, Fasteners and Assembly Equipment. The Fastener segment manufactures and sells rivets, cold-formed fasteners and parts, and screw machine products. The Assembly Equipment segment primarily manufactures and sells automatic rivet setting machines and assembly equipment, as well as parts and tools for related machines. The company sells its products to automobile and automotive component manufacturers through independent sales representatives. Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/29 12:06
End of Day Share Price2020/05/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.