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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.00
SCX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SCX: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SCX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.44 Max: 7.85
Current: 1
0.01
7.85
Equity to Asset 0.58
SCX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 1539 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SCX: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SCX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.74 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.58
0.51
0.8
Interest Coverage 14.89
SCX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 59.23 vs. SCX: 14.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SCX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 14.89  Med: 26.63 Max: 48.25
Current: 14.89
14.89
48.25
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.50
M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
10.65%
6.33%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.50
SCX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1689 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. SCX: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SCX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.64  Med: 4.60 Max: 12.32
Current: 5.5
-4.64
12.32
Net-margin (%) 3.54
SCX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1689 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. SCX: 3.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SCX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.02  Med: 2.72 Max: 8.77
Current: 3.54
-6.02
8.77
ROE (%) 6.87
SCX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. SCX: 6.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SCX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.13  Med: 3.16 Max: 12.25
Current: 6.87
-6.13
12.25
ROA (%) 3.95
SCX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. SCX: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SCX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.59  Med: 2.34 Max: 9.41
Current: 3.95
-4.59
9.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.43
SCX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 10.97 vs. SCX: 10.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.69  Med: 4.70 Max: 33.51
Current: 10.43
-6.69
33.51
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.80
SCX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SCX: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.1  Med: 0.20 Max: 8
Current: -0.8
-9.1
8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -3.60
SCX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SCX: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.7  Med: -1.70 Max: 67.1
Current: -3.6
-51.7
67.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -1.70
SCX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SCX: -1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -74.5  Med: -5.70 Max: 39.8
Current: -1.7
-74.5
39.8
» SCX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SCX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 187,200 sh (+1.03%)
Chuck Royce 529,400 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 238,200 sh (-0.79%)
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Q3 2014

SCX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 203,600 sh (+8.76%)
Chuck Royce 529,400 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 234,200 sh (-1.68%)
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Q4 2014

SCX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 212,500 sh (+4.37%)
Chuck Royce 529,400 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 529,400 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 233,700 sh (-0.21%)
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Q1 2015

SCX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 245,000 sh (+15.29%)
Chuck Royce 530,700 sh (+0.25%)
Mario Gabelli 318,600 sh (+36.33%)
Mario Gabelli 233,700 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.40
SCX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. SCX: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SCX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.32  Med: 17.08 Max: 267.18
Current: 12.4
5.32
267.18
Forward P/E 13.00
SCX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. SCX: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.50
SCX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. SCX: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SCX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.3  Med: 17.08 Max: 271
Current: 12.5
5.3
271
P/B 0.92
SCX's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. SCX: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SCX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.61 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.92
0.2
1.25
P/S 0.45
SCX's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1690 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SCX: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SCX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.45
0.16
0.72
PFCF 39.40
SCX's PFCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 21.93 vs. SCX: 39.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SCX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.84  Med: 12.94 Max: 448
Current: 39.4
2.84
448
POCF 12.02
SCX's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 15.05 vs. SCX: 12.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SCX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.96  Med: 8.52 Max: 105.44
Current: 12.02
1.96
105.44
EV-to-EBIT 7.52
SCX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 1356 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 14.56 vs. SCX: 7.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SCX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -101  Med: 6.00 Max: 249
Current: 7.52
-101
249
PEG 0.34
SCX's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. SCX: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SCX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.73 Max: 215.43
Current: 0.34
0.16
215.43
Shiller P/E 71.51
SCX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 22.88 vs. SCX: 71.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SCX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.14  Med: 48.16 Max: 724
Current: 71.51
15.14
724
Current Ratio 5.69
SCX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1561 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. SCX: 5.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.59  Med: 5.26 Max: 7.02
Current: 5.69
3.59
7.02
Quick Ratio 2.82
SCX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1561 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. SCX: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.82  Med: 2.60 Max: 3.65
Current: 2.82
1.82
3.65
Days Inventory 145.22
SCX's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
73% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 92.67 vs. SCX: 145.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SCX' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 117.47  Med: 134.16 Max: 211.36
Current: 145.22
117.47
211.36
Days Sales Outstanding 45.35
SCX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 77.51 vs. SCX: 45.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SCX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 48.81  Med: 58.43 Max: 68.97
Current: 45.35
48.81
68.97

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.54
SCX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 1767 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. SCX: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SCX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.66 Max: 8.57
Current: 2.54
1.6
8.57
Dividend Payout 0.32
SCX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
51% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. SCX: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SCX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.39 Max: 5
Current: 0.32
0.17
5
Dividend growth (3y) 7.70
SCX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SCX: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SCX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20.6  Med: 0.00 Max: 10.1
Current: 7.7
-20.6
10.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.60
SCX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1792 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. SCX: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SCX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.64  Med: 2.73 Max: 8.79
Current: 2.6
1.64
8.79
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
SCX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. SCX: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SCX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4  Med: 0.10 Max: -5.2
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.53
SCX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 870 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SCX: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SCX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.86 Max: 3.26
Current: 2.53
0.61
3.26
Price/Tangible Book 1.01
SCX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SCX: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SCX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.46
Current: 1.01
0.23
1.46
Price/Projected FCF 0.75
SCX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. SCX: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SCX' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.75
0.25
0.94
Price/Median PS Value 1.05
SCX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SCX: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SCX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.48
Current: 1.05
0.44
2.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
SCX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. SCX: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SCX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.85 Max: 6.72
Current: 0.7
0.41
6.72
Price/Graham Number 0.75
SCX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. SCX: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SCX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.76 Max: 2.76
Current: 0.75
0.45
2.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 13.30
SCX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1670 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SCX: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 10.35 Max: 24.4
Current: 13.3
0.4
24.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 20.78
SCX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SCX: 20.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SCX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -28.2  Med: 5.40 Max: 42.3
Current: 20.78
-28.2
42.3

Analyst Estimate

Jun15
EPS($) 1.16
EPS without NRI($) 1.16

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Tools & Accessories
Compare:SWK, SKFRY, SNA, MRC, MKTAY » details
Traded in other countries:SCXLB.USA,
The L S Starrett Co was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1929. The Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing over 5,000 different products for industrial, professional and consumer markets. As a global manufacturer with major subsidiaries in Brazil (1956), Scotland (1958) and China (1997), the Company offers its broad array of products to the market through multiple channels of distribution internationally. The Companys products include precision tools, electronic gages, gage blocks, optical and vision measuring equipment, custom engineered granite solutions, tape measures, levels, chalk products, squares, band saw blades, hole saws, hacksaw blades, jig saw blades, reciprocating saw blades, M1(r) lubricant and precision ground flat stock. The Companys tools and instruments are sold throughout North America and in over 100 foreign countries. Through its subsidiaries located in Brazil, Scotland and China are actively engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of precision measuring tools, saw blades, optical and vision measuring equipment and hand tools. Subsidiaries in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Germany and Singapore are engaged in distribution of the Companys products. Saw products encounter competition from several domestic and international sources. Various aspects of the Company's operations are subject to federal, state, local or foreign laws, rules and regulations.
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