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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.17
SCX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1780 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. SCX: 1.17 )
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: 1.17
0.01
7.85
Equity to Asset 0.54
SCX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. SCX: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SCX' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.74 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.54
0.51
0.8
Interest Coverage N/A
SCX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 1228 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 16.13 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: 17.50 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.94
M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
8.27%
-0.13%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.39
SCX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1762 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.54 vs. SCX: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SCX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.84  Med: 1.52 Max: 5.58
Current: 1.39
-2.84
5.58
Net-margin (%) 0.15
SCX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1762 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. SCX: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SCX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.88  Med: 1.26 Max: 4.47
Current: 0.15
-1.88
4.47
ROE (%) 0.29
SCX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1717 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. SCX: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SCX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.27  Med: 2.26 Max: 5.94
Current: 0.29
-2.27
5.94
ROA (%) 0.16
SCX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. SCX: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SCX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.67  Med: 1.37 Max: 4.47
Current: 0.16
-1.67
4.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.94
SCX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1770 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 11.41 vs. SCX: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.24  Med: 4.34 Max: 12.02
Current: 3.94
-4.24
12.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.50
SCX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SCX: -3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCX' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.1  Med: -0.20 Max: 7.6
Current: -3.5
-9.1
7.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 19.70
SCX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1322 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SCX: 19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCX' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53  Med: 2.30 Max: 50.4
Current: 19.7
-53
50.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 78.70
SCX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. SCX: 78.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCX' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.3  Med: -5.45 Max: 78.7
Current: 78.7
-62.3
78.7
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Tools & Accessories
Compare:NAS:EML, TPE:3004, TPE:8021, TPE:4999, TSE:6167, TSE:5945 » details
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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 276.00
SCX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
98% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. SCX: 276.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SCX' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.32  Med: 17.89 Max: 276
Current: 276
5.32
276
PE(NRI) 276.00
SCX's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
98% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SCX: 276.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SCX' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 17.90 Max: 276
Current: 276
5.3
276
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 10.23
SCX's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. SCX: 10.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SCX' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 10.61 Max: 363.22
Current: 10.23
4
363.22
P/B 0.73
SCX's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 1750 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SCX: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SCX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.73
0.2
1.25
P/S 0.34
SCX's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 1797 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. SCX: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SCX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.34
0.16
0.72
PFCF 13.42
SCX's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 14.54 vs. SCX: 13.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SCX' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.84  Med: 13.16 Max: 192.56
Current: 13.42
2.84
192.56
POCF 6.70
SCX's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9.87 vs. SCX: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SCX' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 8.56 Max: 94.9
Current: 6.7
1.95
94.9
EV-to-EBIT 14.66
SCX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 1443 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 13.82 vs. SCX: 14.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SCX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -86.6  Med: 7.30 Max: 151.5
Current: 14.66
-86.6
151.5
EV-to-EBITDA 5.99
SCX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
76% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. SCX: 5.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SCX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.5  Med: 5.60 Max: 78.8
Current: 5.99
-2.5
78.8
PEG 30.74
SCX's PEG is ranked lower than
96% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SCX: 30.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SCX' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.99 Max: 61.9
Current: 30.74
0.13
61.9
Shiller P/E 160.40
SCX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
96% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 23.69 vs. SCX: 160.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SCX' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.43  Med: 20.76 Max: 714.33
Current: 160.4
11.43
714.33
Current Ratio 5.71
SCX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. SCX: 5.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.59  Med: 5.34 Max: 7.02
Current: 5.71
3.59
7.02
Quick Ratio 3.01
SCX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. SCX: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.82  Med: 2.65 Max: 3.65
Current: 3.01
1.82
3.65
Days Inventory 145.44
SCX's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 1705 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 97.66 vs. SCX: 145.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SCX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 117.47  Med: 133.89 Max: 153.71
Current: 145.44
117.47
153.71
Days Sales Outstanding 53.51
SCX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 78.02 vs. SCX: 53.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SCX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.81  Med: 60.05 Max: 67.93
Current: 53.51
48.81
67.93
Days Payable 24.81
SCX's Days Payable is ranked lower than
86% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 61.98 vs. SCX: 24.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SCX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.98  Med: 21.94 Max: 38.88
Current: 24.81
15.98
38.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.62
SCX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SCX: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SCX' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.81 Max: 8.57
Current: 3.62
1.6
8.57
Dividend Payout 8.97
SCX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
100% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. SCX: 8.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SCX' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.40 Max: 5
Current: 8.97
0.17
5
Forward Dividend Yield 3.66
SCX's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
79% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SCX: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.89
SCX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1949 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. SCX: 4.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SCX' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.16  Med: 3.80 Max: 11.58
Current: 4.89
2.16
11.58
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.20
SCX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. SCX: -1.20 )
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: -0.50 Max: 2.3
Current: -1.2
-1.2
2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.51
SCX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. SCX: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SCX' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.86 Max: 3.26
Current: 2.51
0.61
3.26
Price/Tangible Book 0.80
SCX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1646 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SCX: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SCX' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.8
0.23
1.46
Price/Projected FCF 0.64
SCX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. SCX: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SCX' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.64
0.27
0.94
Price/Median PS Value 0.92
SCX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SCX: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SCX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.64
Current: 0.92
0.47
2.64
Price/Graham Number 3.13
SCX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 1196 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SCX: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SCX' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.93
Current: 3.13
0.45
2.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.86
SCX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. SCX: 6.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 10.60 Max: 28.7
Current: 6.86
0.7
28.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.54
SCX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Tools & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. SCX: 8.54 )
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: -18.7  Med: 5.80 Max: 48.3
Current: 8.54
-18.7
48.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $216.5
EPS (TTM) $ 0.04
Beta1.09
Short Percentage of Float0.10%
52-Week Range $8.40 - 19.28
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7.01
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