CompX International Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of security products and recreational marine components primarily in North America.
Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.
Share Price & News
How has CompX International's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CIX has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: CIX underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 22.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CIX underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is CompX International's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is CompX International 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: CIX ($15.12) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($25.42)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CIX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CIX is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.2x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (26.4x).
PE vs Market: CIX is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.2x) compared to the US market (18.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CIX's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CIX is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.8x).
How is CompX International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Commercial Services 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 CompX International 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.
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How has CompX International performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CIX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CIX's current net profit margins (12.7%) are lower than last year (14.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CIX's earnings have grown by 15.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CIX's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CIX had negative earnings growth (-8.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (0.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CIX's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is CompX International's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CIX's short term assets ($84.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($13.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: CIX's short term assets ($84.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($3.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CIX is debt free.
Reducing Debt: CIX had no debt 5 years ago.
Debt Coverage: CIX has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: CIX has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
Inventory Level: CIX has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if CIX's debt is covered by short term assets.
What is CompX International's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: CIX's dividend (1.85%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: CIX's dividend (1.85%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.69%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CIX's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CIX's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (20.9%), CIX's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Scott James (53yo)
Mr. Scott C. James has been the Chief Executive Officer of Compx International Inc. since May 24, 2017 and its President since August 18, 2014. Mr. James served as the Chief Operating Officer of CompX Inte ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Scott's total compensation ($USD1.01M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.11M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Scott's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|President & CEO||2.8yrs||US$1.01m||no data|
|Executive Vice President||2.8yrs||US$306.00k||no data|
|VP & CFO||0.7yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Tax Officer & Executive VP||8.1yrs||no data||0.0016% $3.0k|
|VP, Secretary & Associate General Counsel||0yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & Treasurer||2.5yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & Controller||0.7yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CIX's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
|Vice Chairman of the Board||0yrs||US$409.00k||0.0080% $15.1k|
|Independent Director||21.7yrs||US$81.91k||0.038% $72.2k|
|Independent Director||3.9yrs||US$81.91k||0.037% $69.6k|
|Independent Director||1.9yrs||US$78.41k||0.021% $39.3k|
|Chairman of the Board||2.8yrs||US$101.91k||0.053% $99.8k|
|Independent Director||3.9yrs||US$76.91k||0.037% $69.6k|
Experienced Board: CIX's board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
CompX International Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: CompX International Inc.
- Ticker: CIX
- Exchange: AMEX
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Office Services and Supplies
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$188.139m
- Shares outstanding: 12.44m
- Website: https://www.compx.com
Number of Employees
- CompX International Inc.
- Three Lincoln Centre
- Suite 1700
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CIX||AMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Mar 1998|
CompX International Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of security products and recreational marine components primarily in North America. It operates in two segments, Security Products and Marine Components. The Security Products segment manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks, and other locking mechanisms used in various applications, including ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and cash containment machines, high security medical cabinetry, electrical circuit panels, storage compartments, and gas station security. It serves recreational transportation, postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare, and other industries. The Marine Components segment manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, wake enhancement systems, trim tabs, and related hardware and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats. This segment offers original equipment and aftermarket stainless steel exhaust headers, exhaust pipes, mufflers, and other exhaust components; gauges, such as GPS speedometers and tachometers; mechanical and electronic controls and throttles; steering wheels, and other billet aluminum accessories; and dash panels, LED indicators, wire harnesses, and other accessories to the recreational marine industry. CompX International Inc. sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers, as well as through distributors. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Dallas, Texas. CompX International Inc. is a subsidiary of NL Industries, Inc.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/16 23:37|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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