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How to buy CompX International (CIX) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in CompX International stocks.

CompX International is a security & protection services business based in the US. CompX International stocks (CIX.US) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $21.09 – an increase of 8.11% over the previous week. CompX International employs 570 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $140.8 million.

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CompX International stock price (NYSE MKT:CIX)

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CompX International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-13.
Latest market close$22.26
52-week range$17.79 - $24.00
50-day moving average $22.65
200-day moving average $22.13
Wall St. target price$38.00
PE ratio 16.4045
Dividend yield $0.8 (4.68%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.34

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Is it a good time to buy CompX International stock?

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CompX International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $22.26 from 2022-05-13

1 week (2022-05-09) 8.11%
1 month (2022-04-14) -1.77%
3 months (2022-02-16) -3.43%
6 months (2021-11-16) 3.29%
1 year (2021-05-14) -9.29%
2 years (2020-05-15) 59.23%
3 years (2019-05-16) 43.61%
5 years (2017-05-16) 55.66%

Is CompX International under- or over-valued?

Valuing CompX International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CompX International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

CompX International's P/E ratio

CompX International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, CompX International shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

CompX International's EBITDA

CompX International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $24.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a CompX International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

CompX International financials

Revenue TTM $140.8 million
Operating margin TTM 14.58%
Gross profit TTM $42.7 million
Return on assets TTM 6.82%
Return on equity TTM 9.73%
Profit margin 11.77%
Book value $13.90
Market capitalisation $271.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

CompX International share dividends

64%

Dividend payout ratio: 64.33% of net profits

Recently CompX International has paid out, on average, around 64.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CompX International shareholders could enjoy a 4.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CompX International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

CompX International's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

CompX International's most recent dividend payout was on 21 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

CompX International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CompX International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.7937 up to $24. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while CompX International's is 0.4348. This would suggest that CompX International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

CompX International overview

CompX International Inc. manufactures and sells security products and recreational marine components primarily in North America. It operates in two segments, Security Products and Marine Components. The Security Products segment manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks, and other locking mechanisms used in various applications, including ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, high security medical cabinetry, integrated inventory and access control secured narcotics boxes, electrical circuit panels, storage compartments, gas station security, and vending and cash containment machines. This segment serves recreational transportation, postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare, and other industries. The Marine Components segment manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust headers, exhaust pipes, mufflers, and other exhaust components; gauges, such as GPS speedometers and tachometers; mechanical and electronic controls and throttles; wake enhancement systems, trim tabs, steering wheels, and billet aluminum accessories; dash panels, LED indicators, and wire harnesses; and grab handles, pin cleats, and related hardware and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats for the recreational marine and other industries. The company sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers, as well as through distributors.

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