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These Factors Make CompX International Inc. (NYSEMKT:CIX) An Interesting Investment

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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of CompX International Inc. (NYSEMKT:CIX), there's is a company with great financial health as well as a a strong history of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on CompX International here.

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record

Over the past few years, CIX has demonstrated a proven ability to generate robust returns of 7.6% Unsurprisingly, CIX surpassed the industry return of 6.5%, which gives us more confidence of the company's capacity to drive earnings going forward. CIX's strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. Investors should not worry about CIX’s debt levels because the company has none! This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is typically normal for a small-cap company. Therefore the company has plenty of headroom to grow, and the ability to raise debt should it need to in the future.

AMEX:CIX Income Statement, June 11th 2019

Next Steps:

For CompX International, there are three essential aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CIX’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CIX’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is CIX worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether CIX is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CIX? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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