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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CIX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CIX: No Debt )
CIX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.85
CIX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CIX: 0.85 )
CIX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.02   Max: 0.87
Current: 0.85

-0.02
0.87
Interest Coverage 73.45
CIX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.82 vs. CIX: 73.45 )
CIX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 135.5
Current: 73.45

2.62
135.5
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.69
M-Score: -2.53
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 12.43
CIX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. CIX: 12.43 )
CIX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.48   Max: 24.93
Current: 12.43

-3.48
24.93
Net-margin (%) 8.16
CIX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. CIX: 8.16 )
CIX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.87   Max: 42.02
Current: 8.16

-1.87
42.02
ROE (%) 7.76
CIX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.28 vs. CIX: 7.76 )
CIX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.17   Max: 37.44
Current: 7.76

-3.17
37.44
ROA (%) 6.64
CIX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. CIX: 6.64 )
CIX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.77   Max: 23.97
Current: 6.64

-1.77
23.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.66
CIX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.38 vs. CIX: 24.66 )
CIX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.48   Max: 101.84
Current: 24.66

-4.48
101.84
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.50
CIX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CIX: 6.50 )
CIX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.6   Max: 13
Current: 6.5

-21.6
13
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.10
CIX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. CIX: -3.10 )
CIX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -46.3   Max: 38.3
Current: -3.1

-46.3
38.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.50
CIX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. CIX: 20.50 )
CIX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -66.2   Max: 26
Current: 20.5

-66.2
26
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Guru Trades

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CIX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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CIX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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CIX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 18.00
CIX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. CIX: 18.00 )
CIX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.06   Max: 647.14
Current: 18

4.06
647.14
P/B 1.30
CIX's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. CIX: 1.30 )
CIX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.3

0.59
2.55
P/S 1.50
CIX's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CIX: 1.50 )
CIX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 5.05
Current: 1.5

0.35
5.05
PFCF 19.10
CIX's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CIX: 19.10 )
CIX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.63   Max: 385
Current: 19.1

5.63
385
EV-to-EBIT 8.35
CIX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. CIX: 8.35 )
CIX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -288.7   Max: 111.8
Current: 8.35

-288.7
111.8
PEG 0.81
CIX's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CIX: 0.81 )
CIX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 54.28
Current: 0.81

1.16
54.28
Shiller P/E 15.30
CIX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CIX: 15.30 )
CIX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.05   Max: 230
Current: 15.3

7.05
230
Current Ratio 5.67
CIX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. CIX: 5.67 )
CIX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 8.2
Current: 5.67

0.7
8.2
Quick Ratio 4.48
CIX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CIX: 4.48 )
CIX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 6.93
Current: 4.48

0.53
6.93

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.70
CIX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. CIX: 1.70 )
CIX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 10.5
Current: 1.7

0.7
10.5
Dividend Payout 0.30
CIX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. CIX: 0.30 )
CIX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 6.25
Current: 0.3

0.05
6.25
Dividend growth (3y) -18.10
CIX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
53% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. CIX: -18.10 )
CIX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 58.7
Current: -18.1

0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.93
CIX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
80% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. CIX: 0.93 )
CIX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 5.77
Current: 0.93

0.38
5.77
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
CIX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. CIX: -0.10 )
CIX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.8   Max: -17.3
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 6.51
CIX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
96% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CIX: 6.51 )
CIX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.64   Max: 41.41
Current: 6.51

5.64
41.41
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.78
CIX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CIX: 3.78 )
CIX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.27   Max: 162.5
Current: 3.78

3.27
162.5
Price/Tangible Book 1.71
CIX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. CIX: 1.71 )
CIX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 4.19
Current: 1.71

0.78
4.19
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
CIX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 51.50 vs. CIX: 0.90 )
CIX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 4.68
Current: 0.9

0.34
4.68
Price/Median PS Value 1.07
CIX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CIX: 1.07 )
CIX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.67
Current: 1.07

0.29
3.67
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.44
CIX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CIX: 2.44 )
CIX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 13.56
Current: 2.44

0.51
13.56
Price/Graham Number 1.15
CIX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. CIX: 1.15 )
CIX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 5.17
Current: 1.15

0.62
5.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.80
CIX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
89% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CIX: 11.80 )
CIX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 14.9
Current: 11.8

0.9
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.98
CIX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. CIX: 11.98 )
CIX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -27.4   Max: 22.1
Current: 11.98

-27.4
22.1

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services
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CompX International Inc., was incorporated in Delaware in 1993. The Company is engaged in manufacturing of security products used in the recreational transportation, postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare and a variety of other industries. It also manufactures stainless steel exhaust systems, gauges and throttle controls for the recreational marine industry. The Company operates in two operating business segments; Security Products and Marine Components. The Security Products segment manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in a variety of applications including ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electrical circuit panels, storage compartments and gas station security. Its products include; disc tumbler locks which provide moderate security and generally represent the lowest cost lock to produce; pin tumbler locking mechanisms which are more costly to produce and are used in applications requiring higher levels of security, including KeSet and System 64 and TuBar; and innovative CompX eLock and StealthLock electronic locks which provide stand alone or networked security and audit trail capability for drug storage and other valuables through the use of a proximity card, magnetic stripe or keypad credentials. The Company also has a standardized product line, offered through a North American distribution network to locksmith distributors and smaller original equipment manufacturers via STOCK LOCKS distribution program. The Marine Components segment manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, hardware and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats. Its products include; original equipment and aftermarket stainless steel exhaust headers, exhaust pipes, mufflers and other exhaust components; high performance gauges such as GPS speedometers and tachometers; mechanical and electronic controls and throttles; steering wheels and other billet aluminum accessories; and dash panels, LED lighting, wire harnesses and other accessories. The Company's products are principally designed for use in medium to high-end product applications. The Company's business segments operated three manufacturing facilities at December 31, 2013; including manufacturing facility in South Carolina, Illinois and Wisconsin. The Security Products segment competes against a number of domestic and foreign manufacturers. The Marine Components segment competes with small domestic manufacturers. The Company's operations are subject to federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations relating to the use, storage, handling, generation, transportation, treatment, emission, discharge, disposal, remediation of and exposure to hazardous and non-hazardous substances, materials and wastes. Its operations also are subje
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