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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.17
SCX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. SCX: 1.17 )
SCX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 7.13
Current: 1.17

0.14
7.13
Equity to Asset 0.57
SCX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 1970 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SCX: 0.57 )
SCX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.57

0.51
0.78
Interest Coverage 14.89
SCX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 29.41 vs. SCX: 14.89 )
SCX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 14.89   Max: 48.25
Current: 14.89

14.89
48.25
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.90
M-Score: -2.49
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.82
SCX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1985 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. SCX: 4.82 )
SCX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.64   Max: 12.32
Current: 4.82

-4.64
12.32
Net-margin (%) 2.72
SCX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1985 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. SCX: 2.72 )
SCX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.02   Max: 8.77
Current: 2.72

-6.02
8.77
ROE (%) 5.17
SCX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1972 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 vs. SCX: 5.17 )
SCX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.13   Max: 12.25
Current: 5.17

-6.13
12.25
ROA (%) 2.89
SCX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1990 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. SCX: 2.89 )
SCX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.59   Max: 9.41
Current: 2.89

-4.59
9.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.57
SCX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1989 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 vs. SCX: 8.57 )
SCX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.14   Max: 28.47
Current: 8.57

-7.14
28.47
Revenue Growth (%) -0.80
SCX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1752 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SCX: -0.80 )
SCX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.1   Max: 8
Current: -0.8

-9.1
8
EBITDA Growth (%) -3.60
SCX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. SCX: -3.60 )
SCX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.7   Max: 67.1
Current: -3.6

-51.7
67.1
EPS Growth (%) -1.70
SCX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SCX: -1.70 )
SCX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -74.5   Max: 39.8
Current: -1.7

-74.5
39.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SCX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 254,358 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 529,400 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 161,700 sh (-0.25%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 32,488 sh (-2.05%)
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Q4 2013

SCX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 165,600 sh (+2.41%)
Mario Gabelli 254,358 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 529,400 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg 31,243 sh (-3.83%)
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Q1 2014

SCX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 185,300 sh (+11.9%)
Chuck Royce 529,400 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 240,100 sh (-5.61%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SCX

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.60
SCX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 22.70 vs. SCX: 14.60 )
SCX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.32   Max: 267.18
Current: 14.6

5.32
267.18
P/B 0.70
SCX's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. SCX: 0.70 )
SCX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.02
Current: 0.7

0.2
1.02
P/S 0.40
SCX's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SCX: 0.40 )
SCX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.4

0.16
0.72
PFCF 43.00
SCX's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SCX: 43.00 )
SCX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 448
Current: 43

2.84
448
EV-to-EBIT 8.07
SCX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 15.94 vs. SCX: 8.07 )
SCX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 249
Current: 8.07

4.1
249
PEG 0.34
SCX's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SCX: 0.34 )
SCX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 215.43
Current: 0.34

0.16
215.43
Shiller P/E 277.40
SCX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 92.59 vs. SCX: 277.40 )
SCX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.56   Max: 569.5
Current: 277.4

15.56
569.5
Current Ratio 4.12
SCX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. SCX: 4.12 )
SCX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 6.03
Current: 4.12

3.83
6.03
Quick Ratio 2.28
SCX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1977 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. SCX: 2.28 )
SCX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.28

1.97
3.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.80
SCX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
78% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SCX: 2.80 )
SCX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 8.57
Current: 2.8

1.6
8.57
Dividend Payout 0.41
SCX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. SCX: 0.41 )
SCX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 3.08
Current: 0.41

0.23
3.08
Dividend growth (3y) 7.70
SCX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SCX: 7.70 )
SCX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 10.1
Current: 7.7

-20.6
10.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.17
SCX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1568 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SCX: 4.17 )
SCX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 12.77
Current: 4.17

2.38
12.77
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
SCX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. SCX: -1.20 )
SCX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4   Max: -5.2
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.79
SCX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. SCX: 0.79 )
SCX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.45
Current: 0.79

0.32
1.45
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.73
SCX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. SCX: 0.73 )
SCX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.73

0.25
0.85
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
SCX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SCX: 0.94 )
SCX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.42
Current: 0.94

0.51
2.42
Price/Graham Number 0.73
SCX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. SCX: 0.73 )
SCX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.63
Current: 0.73

0.45
1.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.50
SCX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1735 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. SCX: 12.50 )
SCX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 24.4
Current: 12.5

0.4
24.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.07
SCX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1573 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. SCX: 4.07 )
SCX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.6   Max: 45.1
Current: 4.07

-24.6
45.1

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Tools & Accessories
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Traded in other countries:SCXLB.USA
L.S. Starrett Company was founded in 1880 and incorporated 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 throughout the world. The Company's 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. Starrett(r) is brand recognized around the world for precision, quality and innovation. The Company's tools and instruments are sold throughout North America and in over 100 foreign countries. By far the largest consumer of these products is the metalworking industry including aerospace, medical, and automotive but other important consumers are marine and farm equipment shops, do-it-yourselfers and tradesmen such as builders, carpenters, plumbers and electricians. The 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 Company's 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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