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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.94
SCX's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SCX: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SCX' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.28 Max: 7.85
Current: 0.94
0.01
7.85
Equity-to-Asset 0.50
SCX's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 1581 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SCX: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SCX' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.74 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.5
0.45
0.8
Interest Coverage N/A
SCX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
84% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 38.61 vs. SCX: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SCX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.07  Med: 17.5 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 2.43
Beneish M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
11.66%
-14.47%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -10.55
SCX's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
89% of the 1601 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. SCX: -10.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SCX' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.74  Med: 1.52 Max: 5.58
Current: -10.55
-18.74
5.58
Net Margin % -6.08
SCX's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
85% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. SCX: -6.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SCX' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.5  Med: 1.26 Max: 4.47
Current: -6.08
-11.5
4.47
ROE % -12.85
SCX's ROE % is ranked lower than
89% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. SCX: -12.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SCX' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.21  Med: 2.26 Max: 5.94
Current: -12.85
-14.21
5.94
ROA % -6.39
SCX's ROA % is ranked lower than
87% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. SCX: -6.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SCX' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.54  Med: 1.37 Max: 4.47
Current: -6.39
-10.54
4.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -17.47
SCX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
90% of the 1609 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 10.97 vs. SCX: -17.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SCX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.49  Med: 4.34 Max: 12.02
Current: -17.47
-25.49
12.02
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -5.90
SCX's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 1526 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SCX: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SCX' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.1  Med: -0.3 Max: 7.9
Current: -5.9
-9.1
7.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 364.90
SCX's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
100% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. SCX: 364.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SCX' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.5  Med: -3.7 Max: 364.9
Current: 364.9
-74.5
364.9
GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with The L S Starrett Co $SCX.
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Q1 2016

SCX Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 301,200 sh (+4.19%)
Chuck Royce 509,400 sh (unchged)
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SCX Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 312,900 sh (+3.88%)
Chuck Royce 509,400 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 232,200 sh (-0.56%)
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Q3 2016

SCX Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 331,500 sh (+5.94%)
Mario Gabelli 238,790 sh (+2.84%)
Chuck Royce 509,400 sh (unchged)
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SCX Guru Trades in Q4 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Tools & Accessories    NAICS: 332510    SIC: 3421
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Traded in other countries:SCXLB.USA,
The L S Starrett Co is engaged in manufacturing industrial, professional and consumer measuring and cutting tools and related products. It operates in North America, Brazil, China and the United Kingdom.

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 manufacturer with subsidiaries in Brazil (1956), Scotland (1958) and China (1997), the Company offers its products to the market through multiple channels of distribution internationally. 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. The Company's 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 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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Ratios

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industry
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history
PB Ratio 0.78
SCX's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SCX: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SCX' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.78
0.2
1.25
PS Ratio 0.38
SCX's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SCX: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SCX' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.38
0.16
0.72
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 733.33
SCX's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 18.12 vs. SCX: 733.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SCX' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.84  Med: 14.34 Max: 760
Current: 733.33
2.84
760
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.76
SCX's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
53% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. SCX: 10.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SCX' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 8.36 Max: 94.9
Current: 10.76
1.95
94.9
Current Ratio 5.88
SCX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1458 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. SCX: 5.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.59  Med: 5.4 Max: 7.02
Current: 5.88
3.59
7.02
Quick Ratio 2.87
SCX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1457 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. SCX: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.82  Med: 2.68 Max: 3.65
Current: 2.87
1.82
3.65
Days Inventory 131.08
SCX's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
68% of the 1543 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 95.55 vs. SCX: 131.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SCX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 117.47  Med: 131.95 Max: 142.35
Current: 131.08
117.47
142.35
Days Sales Outstanding 55.33
SCX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 1192 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 77.38 vs. SCX: 55.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SCX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.81  Med: 60.12 Max: 67.93
Current: 55.33
48.81
67.93
Days Payable 18.24
SCX's Days Payable is ranked lower than
90% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 61.47 vs. SCX: 18.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SCX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.98  Med: 20.97 Max: 38.88
Current: 18.24
15.98
38.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 3.64
SCX's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
88% of the 1779 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SCX: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SCX' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 3.03 Max: 8.57
Current: 3.64
1.6
8.57
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.64
SCX's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
86% of the 1753 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. SCX: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.26
SCX's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
80% of the 2114 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. SCX: 4.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SCX' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 3.55 Max: 10.03
Current: 4.26
1.87
10.03
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.90
SCX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. SCX: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SCX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.2  Med: -0.6 Max: 2.3
Current: -0.9
-1.2
2.3

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 4.28
SCX's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 1032 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. SCX: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
SCX' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.86 Max: 9.18
Current: 4.28
0.61
9.18
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.88
SCX's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 1517 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. SCX: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SCX' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.88
0.23
1.46
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.81
SCX's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SCX: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SCX' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.81
0.27
0.94
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.98
SCX's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. SCX: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SCX' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.74
Current: 0.98
0.48
2.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -26.79
SCX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. SCX: -26.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SCX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.79  Med: 10.8 Max: 28.7
Current: -26.79
-26.79
28.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 8.39
SCX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. SCX: 8.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SCX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.9  Med: 6.3 Max: 48.4
Current: 8.39
-12.9
48.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $207.1
EPS (TTM) $ -1.80
Beta1.53
Short Percentage of Float0.16%
52-Week Range $8.77 - 12.89
Shares Outstanding (Mil)6.61
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Chuck Royce Trims Starrett Stake Jan 26 2017 
Mario Gabelli’s Three Real Time Buys Oct 25 2013 
Mario Gabelli’s Real Time Buys Oct 25 2013 
The difference between LIFO & FIFO + some accounting tips Aug 05 2012 
LS Starett Co (SCX)- a hidden net-net? Aug 02 2012 
Mario Gabelli Increases Position in SCX by 53% Jul 26 2011 
The L.S. Starrett Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 03 2011 
The L.S. Starrett Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 04 2010 
L.S.Starrett: Making Money but Losing Value Nov 01 2010 
The L.S. Starrett Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 06 2010 

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