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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020

 

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from ___ to ____

Commission file number 1-13905

COMPX INTERNATIONAL INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

57-0981653

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

5430 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1700

Dallas, Texas  75240-2620

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 448-1400

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A common stock

 

CIX

 

NYSE American

 

No securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act.

 

Indicate by check mark:

If the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes      No  

If the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    Yes      No  

Whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes      No  

Whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registration was required to submit such files).    Yes      No  

Whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company”, and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

 

  

Accelerated filer

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

  

Smaller reporting company

 

Emerging growth company

 

  

 

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

Whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.  

Whether the Registrant is a shell Company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes      No  

The aggregate market value of the 1.7 million shares of voting stock held by nonaffiliates of CompX International Inc. as of June 30, 2020 (the last business day of the Registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter) approximated $23.3 million.

As of February 24, 2021, registrant had 12,451,157 shares of Class A common stock, $.01 par value per share, outstanding.

Documents incorporated by reference

The information required by Part III is incorporated by reference from the Registrant’s definitive proxy statement to be filed with the Commission pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report.

 

 

 

 


 

PART I

 

ITEM 1.

BUSINESS

General

CompX International Inc. (NYSE American: CIX), incorporated in Delaware in 1993, is a leading manufacturer of security products used in the recreational transportation, postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare and a variety of other industries.  We are also a leading manufacturer of stainless steel exhaust systems, gauges, throttle controls, wake enhancement systems and trim tabs for the recreational marine industry. Our products are principally designed for use in medium to high-end product applications where design, quality and durability are valued by our customers.

At December 31, 2020, (i) NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NL) owns approximately 86% of our outstanding common stock, Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI) owns approximately 83% of NL’s outstanding common stock and a subsidiary of Contran Corporation owns approximately 92% of Valhi’s outstanding common stock.  As discussed in Note 1 to our Consolidated Financial Statements, a majority of Contran's outstanding voting stock is held directly by Lisa K. Simmons and various family trusts established for the benefit of Ms. Simmons, Thomas C. Connelly (the husband of Ms. Simmons’ late sister) and their children and for which Ms. Simmons or Mr. Connelly, as applicable, serve as trustee (collectively, the “Other Trusts”). With respect to the Other Trusts for which Mr. Connelly serves as trustee, he is required to vote the shares of Contran voting stock held in such trusts in the same manner as Ms. Simmons. Such voting rights of Ms. Simmons last through April 22, 2030 and are personal to Ms. Simmons. The remainder of Contran’s outstanding voting stock is held by another trust (the “Family Trust”), which was established for the benefit of Ms. Simmons and her late sister and their children and for which a third-party financial institution serves as trustee. Consequently, at December 31, 2020, Ms. Simmons and the Family Trust may be deemed to control Contran, and therefore may be deemed to indirectly control the wholly-owned subsidiary of Contran, Valhi, NL and us.

Our corporate offices are located at Three Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1700, Dallas, Texas 75240.  Our telephone number is (972) 448-1400.  We maintain a website at www.compx.com.

Unless otherwise indicated, references in this report to “we,” “us,” or “our” refer to CompX International Inc. and its subsidiaries taken as a whole.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended.  Statements in this Annual Report that are not historical facts are forward-looking in nature and represent management’s beliefs and assumptions based on currently available information.  In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “believes,” “intends,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “anticipates,” “expects” or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategies or trends.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know if these expectations will be correct.  Such statements by their nature involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could significantly impact expected results.  Actual future results could differ materially from those predicted.  The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from those described herein are the risks and uncertainties discussed in this Annual Report and those described from time to time in our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Future demand for our products,

 

Changes in our raw material and other operating costs (such as zinc, brass, aluminum, steel and energy costs) and our ability to pass those costs on to our customers or offset them with reductions in other operating costs,

 

Price and product competition from low-cost manufacturing sources (such as China),

 

The impact of pricing and production decisions,

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Customer and competitor strategies including substitute products,

 

Uncertainties associated with the development of new products and product features,

 

Future litigation,

 

Our ability to protect or defend our intellectual property rights,

 

Potential difficulties in integrating future acquisitions,

 

Decisions to sell operating assets other than in the ordinary course of business,

 

Environmental matters (such as those requiring emission and discharge standards for existing and new facilities),

 

The ultimate outcome of income tax audits, tax settlement initiatives or other tax matters, including future tax reform,

 

The impact of current or future government regulations (including employee healthcare benefit related regulations),

 

General global economic and political conditions that disrupt or introduce instability into our supply chain, impact our customers’ level of demand or our customers’ perception regarding demand or impair our ability to operate our facilities (including changes in the level of gross domestic product in various regions of the world, natural disasters, terrorist acts, global conflicts and public health crises such as COVID-19),

 

Operating interruptions (including, but not limited to labor disputes, hazardous chemical leaks, natural disasters, fires, explosions, unscheduled or unplanned downtime, transportation interruptions, cyber-attacks and public health crises such as COVID-19); and

 

Possible disruption of our business or increases in the cost of doing business resulting from terrorist activities or global conflicts.

Should one or more of these risks materialize or if the consequences worsen, or if the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from those currently forecasted or expected.  We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of changes in information, future events or otherwise.

Industry Overview

We manufacture engineered components utilized in a variety of applications and industries. We manufacture mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in recreational transportation, postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage and healthcare applications. We also manufacture stainless steel exhaust systems, gauges, throttle controls, wake enhancement systems, trim tabs and related hardware and accessories for the recreational marine and other industries. We continuously seek to diversify into new markets and identify new applications and features for our products, which we believe provide a greater potential for higher rates of earnings growth as well as diversification of risk.  See also Item 6 – “Selected Financial Data” and Item 7 – “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”

Business Segments

We have two operating business segments – Security Products and Marine Components.  For additional information regarding our segments, see “Part II – Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Manufacturing, Operations and Products

Security Products.  Our Security Products segment manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in a variety of applications including ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets,

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desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, high security medical cabinetry, integrated inventory and access control secured narcotics boxes, electronic circuit panels, storage compartments, gas station security, vending and cash containment machines. Our Security Products segment has one manufacturing facility in Mauldin, South Carolina and one in Grayslake, Illinois which is shared with Marine Components. We believe we are a North American market leader in the manufacture and sale of cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms. These products include:

 

disc tumbler locks which provide moderate security and generally represent the lowest cost lock to produce;

 

pin tumbler locking mechanisms which are more costly to produce and are used in applications requiring higher levels of security, including KeSet® and System 64® (which each allow the user to change the keying on a single lock 64 times without removing the lock from its enclosure), TuBar® and Turbine; and

 

our innovative CompX eLock® and StealthLock® electronic locks which provide stand-alone or networked security and audit trail capability for drug storage and other valuables through the use of a proximity card, magnetic stripe, radio frequency or other keypad credential.

A substantial portion of our Security Products’ sales consist of products with specialized adaptations to an individual customer’s specifications, some of which are listed above. We also have a standardized product line suitable for many customers, which is offered through a North American distribution network to locksmith and smaller original equipment manufacturer distributors via our STOCK LOCKS® distribution program.

Marine Components.  Our Marine Components segment manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, wake enhancement systems, trim tabs and related hardware and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats.  Our Marine Components segment has a facility in Neenah, Wisconsin and a facility in Grayslake, Illinois which is shared with Security Products. Our specialty Marine Component products are high precision components designed to operate within tight tolerances in the highly demanding marine environment.  These products include:

 

original equipment and aftermarket stainless steel exhaust headers, exhaust pipes, mufflers and other exhaust components;

 

high performance gauges such as GPS speedometers and tachometers;

 

mechanical and electronic controls and throttles;

 

wake enhancement devices, trim tabs, steering wheels, and billet aluminum accessories

 

dash panels, LED indicators, and wire harnesses; and

 

grab handles, pin cleats and other accessories.

For information regarding our three principal manufacturing facilities, see “Item 2 – Properties.”

 

Raw Materials

Our primary raw materials are:

 

Security Products - zinc and brass (for the manufacture of locking mechanisms).

 

Marine Components - stainless steel (for the manufacture of exhaust headers and pipes and wake enhancement systems), aluminum (for the manufacture of throttles and trim tabs) and other components.

These raw materials are purchased from several suppliers, are readily available from numerous sources and accounted for approximately 12% of our total cost of sales for 2020.  Total material costs, including purchased components, represented approximately 43% of our cost of sales in 2020.

We occasionally enter into short-term commodity-related raw material supply arrangements to mitigate the impact of future price increases in commodity-related raw materials, including zinc, brass and stainless steel.  

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These arrangements generally provide for stated unit prices based upon specified purchase volumes, which help us to stabilize our commodity-related raw material costs to a certain extent.  At other times we may make spot market buys of larger quantities of raw materials to take advantage of favorable pricing or volume-based discounts. Markets for the primary commodity-related raw materials used in the manufacture of our locking mechanisms, primarily zinc and brass, remained relatively stable through 2019 and 2020. Similarly, over the same periods, the market for stainless steel, the primary raw material used for the manufacture of marine exhaust headers and pipes and wake enhancement systems, remained relatively stable. While we expect the markets for our primary commodity-related raw materials to remain stable during 2021, we recognize that economic conditions could introduce renewed volatility on these and other manufacturing materials. When purchased on the spot market, each of these raw materials may be subject to sudden and unanticipated price increases. When possible, we seek to mitigate the impact of fluctuations in these raw material costs on our margins through improvements in production efficiencies or other operating cost reductions.  In the event we are unable to offset raw material cost increases with other cost reductions, it may be difficult to recover those cost increases through increased product selling prices or raw material surcharges due to the competitive nature of the markets served by our products. Consequently, overall operating margins can be affected by commodity-related raw material cost pressures. Commodity market prices are cyclical, reflecting overall economic trends, specific developments in consuming industries and speculative investor activities.

Patents and Trademarks

We hold a number of patents relating to our component products, certain of which we believe to be important to us and our continuing business activity.  Patents generally have a term of 20 years, and our patents have remaining terms ranging from 1 year to 19 years at December 31, 2020.  

Our major trademarks and brand names in addition to CompX® include:

 

Security Products

 

Security Products

 

Marine Components

CompX® Security Products™

National Cabinet Lock®

Fort Lock®

Timberline® Lock

Chicago Lock®

STOCK LOCKS®

KeSet®

TuBar®

StealthLock®

ACE®

ACE® II

CompX eLock®

 

Lockview®

System 64®

SlamCAM®

RegulatoR®

CompXpress®

GEM®

Turbine™

NARC iD®

NARC®

ecoForce®

 

 

 

 

CompX Marine®

Custom Marine®

Livorsi® Marine

Livorsi II® Marine

CMI Industrial®

Custom Marine® Stainless Exhaust

The #1 Choice in Performance Boating®

Mega Rim®

Race Rim®

Vantage View®

GEN-X®

Sales, Marketing and Distribution

A majority of our component sales are direct to large OEM customers through our factory-based sales and marketing professionals supported by engineers working in concert with field salespeople and independent manufacturer’s representatives. We select manufacturer’s representatives based on special skills in certain markets or relationships with current or potential customers.

In addition to sales to large OEM customers, a substantial portion of our Security Products sales are made through distributors. We have a significant North American market share of cabinet lock security product sales as a result of the locksmith distribution channel. We support our locksmith distributor sales with a line of standardized products used by the largest segments of the marketplace. These products are packaged and merchandised for easy availability and handling by distributors and end users.

We sell to a diverse customer base with only one customer representing 10% or more of our sales in 2020 (United States Postal Service representing 17%). Our largest ten customers accounted for approximately 48% of our sales in 2020.

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Competition

The markets in which we participate are highly competitive. We compete primarily on the basis of product design, including space utilization and aesthetic factors, product quality and durability, price, on-time delivery, service and technical support. We focus our efforts on the middle and high-end segments of the market, where product design, quality, durability and service are valued by the customer. Our Security Products segment competes against a number of domestic and foreign manufacturers. Our Marine Components segment competes with small domestic manufacturers and is minimally affected by foreign competitors.

Regulatory and Environmental Matters

Our operations are subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the use, storage, handling, generation, transportation, treatment, emission, discharge, disposal, remediation of and exposure to hazardous and non-hazardous substances, materials and wastes (“Environmental Laws”). Our operations also are subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to worker health and safety. We believe we are in substantial compliance with all such laws and regulations. To date, the costs of maintaining compliance with such laws and regulations have not significantly impacted our results. We currently do not anticipate any significant costs or expenses relating to such matters; however, it is possible future laws and regulations may require us to incur significant additional expenditures.

Human Capital Resources

Employees Our operating results depend in part on our ability to successfully manage our human capital resources, including attracting, identifying, and retaining key talent. We have a well-trained labor force with a substantial number of long-tenured employees. We provide competitive compensation and benefits to our employees. In addition to salaries, these programs can include annual bonuses, defined contribution plans with employer matching opportunities, healthcare and insurance benefits, health savings and flexible spending accounts, paid time off, family leave, family care resources, employee assistance programs, and tuition assistance.

As of December 31, 2020, we employed 513 people, all in the United States.  We strive to maintain good relationships with all of our employees at each of our facilities.

Health and Safety Protecting the health and safety of our employees, our customers, our business partners and the natural environment is one of our core values. We are committed to conducting our business in ways that provide all personnel with a safe and healthy work environment and have established safety and environmental programs and goals to achieve such results. We expect our manufacturing facilities to produce our products safely and in compliance with local permits and policies intended to protect the environment and we have established global policies designed to promote such compliance. We require our employees to comply with legal and regulatory requirements and our policies, standards and practices.

Diversity and Inclusion We recognize that everyone deserves respect and equal treatment. We embrace diversity and collaboration in our workforce and our business initiatives. We are an equal opportunity employer and we base employment decisions on merit, competence and qualifications, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation or other characteristics protected by applicable law in the jurisdictions in which we operate. We promote a respectful, diverse and inclusive workplace in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.

Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”)

We seek to operate our business in line with sound ESG principles that include corporate governance, social responsibility, sustainability, and cybersecurity. At our facilities, we undertake various environmental sustainability programs, and we promote social responsibility and volunteerism through programs designed to support and give back to the local communities in which we operate. At a corporate level, we engage in periodic reviews of our cybersecurity program, including cybersecurity risk and threats, and have established stock ownership guidelines for our non-employee directors.

 

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Website and Available Information

Our fiscal year end is always the Sunday closest to December 31, and our operations are reported on a 52 or 53-week fiscal year. For presentation purposes, annual and quarterly information in this Form 10-K are presented as ended on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, as applicable. The actual date of our fiscal years ended December 31, 2018, 2019 and 2020 are December 30, 2018, December 29, 2019, and January 3, 2021, respectively. Our fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 was a 53-week year. We furnish our stockholders with annual reports containing audited financial statements. In addition, we file annual, quarterly and current reports; proxy and information statements and other information with the SEC. We also make our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and all related amendments, available free of charge through our website at www.compx.com as soon as reasonably practical after they have been filed with the SEC. We also provide to anyone, without charge, copies of the documents upon written request. Requests should be directed to the attention of the Corporate Secretary at our address on the cover page of this Form 10-K.

Additional information, including our Audit Committee Charter, our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and our Corporate Governance Guidelines, can also be found on our website. Information contained on our website is not a part of this Annual Report.

We are an electronic filer. The SEC maintains an internet website at www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding issuers, such as us, that file electronically with the SEC.

 

ITEM 1A.

RISK FACTORS

Listed below are certain risk factors associated with us and our businesses.  In addition to the potential effect of these risk factors discussed below, any risk factor which could result in reduced earnings, or increased operating losses, or reduced liquidity, could in turn adversely affect our ability to service our liabilities or pay dividends on our common stock or adversely affect the quoted market prices for our securities.

Operational Risk Factors

We operate in mature and highly competitive markets, resulting in pricing pressure and the need to continuously reduce costs.

Many of the markets we serve are highly competitive, with a number of competitors offering similar products.  We focus our efforts on the middle and high-end segment of the market where we feel that we can compete due to the importance of product design, quality and durability to the customer.  However, our ability to effectively compete is impacted by a number of factors.  The occurrence of any of these factors could result in reduced earnings or operating losses.

 

Competitors may be able to drive down prices for our products beyond our ability to adjust costs because their costs are lower than ours, especially products sourced from Asia.

 

Competitors’ financial, technological and other resources may be greater than our resources, which may enable them to more effectively withstand changes in market conditions.

 

Competitors may be able to respond more quickly than we can to new or emerging technologies and changes in customer requirements.

 

A reduction of our market share with one or more of our key customers, or a reduction in one or more of our key customers’ market share for their end-use products, may reduce demand for our products.

 

New competitors could emerge by modifying their existing production facilities to manufacture products that compete with our products.

 

We may not be able to sustain a cost structure that enables us to be competitive.

 

Customers may no longer value our product design, quality or durability over the lower cost products of our competitors.

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Our development of innovative features for current products is critical to sustaining and growing our sales.

Historically, our ability to provide value-added custom engineered products that address requirements of technology and space utilization has been a key element of our success. We spend a significant amount of time and effort to refine, improve and adapt our existing products for new customers and applications. Since expenditures for these types of activities are not considered research and development expense under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”), the amount of our research and development expenditures, which is not significant, is not indicative of the overall effort involved in the development of new product features.  The introduction of new product features requires the coordination of the design, manufacturing and marketing of the new product features with current and potential customers. The ability to coordinate these activities with current and potential customers may be affected by factors beyond our control. While we will continue to emphasize the introduction of innovative new product features that target customer-specific opportunities, we do not know if any new product features we introduce will achieve the same degree of success that we have achieved with our existing products. Introduction of new product features typically requires us to increase production volume on a timely basis while maintaining product quality. Manufacturers often encounter difficulties in increasing production volumes, including delays, quality control problems and shortages of qualified personnel or raw materials. As we attempt to introduce new product features in the future, we do not know if we will be able to increase production volumes without encountering these or other problems, which might negatively impact our financial condition or results of operations.

Higher costs or limited availability of our raw materials could negatively impact our financial results.

Certain raw materials used in our products are commodities that are subject to significant fluctuations in price in response to world-wide supply and demand as well as speculative investor activity. Zinc and brass are the principal raw materials used in the manufacture of security products. Stainless steel and aluminum are the major raw materials used in the manufacture of marine components. These raw materials are purchased from several suppliers and are generally readily available from numerous sources. We occasionally enter into short-term raw material supply arrangements to mitigate the impact of future increases in commodity-related raw material costs.  Materials purchased outside of these arrangements are sometimes subject to unanticipated and sudden price increases.

Certain components used in our products are manufactured by foreign suppliers located in China and elsewhere. Global economic and political conditions, including natural disasters, terrorist acts, global conflicts and public heath crises such as pandemics, could prevent our vendors from being able to supply these components. Should our vendors not be able to meet their supply obligations or should we be otherwise unable to obtain necessary raw materials or components, we may incur higher supply costs or may be required to reduce production levels, either of which may decrease our liquidity or negatively impact our financial condition or results of operations as we may be unable to offset the higher costs with increases in our selling prices or reductions in other operating costs.

COVID-19 has affected our operations and may continue to affect our operations during 2021.

Our results of operations during 2020 were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily in the second and third quarters, specifically through reduced demand for many of our products resulting from the rapid contraction of the global economy. The extent of the COVID-19 impact on our future operations will depend on the time period and degree to which the COVID-19 pandemic persists in the global economy thereby reducing customer demand for certain of our segments’ products, including the timing and extent to which our customers’ operations continue to be impacted, our customers’ perception as to when consumer demand for their products will return to pre-pandemic levels and on any future disruptions in our operations or our suppliers’ operations, all of which are difficult to predict.

We have 513 employees and operate three facilities, each of which specializes in certain manufacturing processes and is therefore dependent upon the other facilities to some extent to manufacture finished goods. With the onset of COVID-19, within each facility we enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures, mandated social distancing and implemented other health and safety protocols. We are designated an essential business in the states where we operate and are therefore permitted to fully operate during the pandemic, but because the COVID-19 pandemic affected the health and safety of our employees, we temporarily closed our Illinois facility for one week in

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the second quarter.  It is possible we may have additional temporary closures at one or more of our facilities for the health and safety of our workforce before the end of the pandemic if conditions warrant.

Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Risk Factors

Failure to protect our intellectual property rights or claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property rights could substantially harm our business.

We rely on patent, trademark and trade secret laws in the United States and similar laws in other countries to establish and maintain our intellectual property rights in our technology and designs. Despite these measures, any of our intellectual property rights could be challenged, invalidated, circumvented or misappropriated.  Others may independently discover our trade secrets and proprietary information, and in such cases we could not assert any trade secret rights against such parties. Further, we do not know if any of our pending trademark or patent applications will be approved. Costly and time-consuming litigation could be necessary to enforce and determine the scope of our intellectual property rights. In addition, the laws of certain countries do not protect intellectual property rights to the same extent as the laws of the United States. Therefore, in certain jurisdictions, we may be unable to protect our technology and designs adequately against unauthorized third party use, which could adversely affect our competitive position.

Third parties may claim that we or our customers are infringing upon their intellectual property rights.  Even if we believe that such claims are without merit, they can be time-consuming and costly to defend and distract our management’s and technical staff’s attention and resources. Claims of intellectual property infringement also might require us to redesign affected technology, enter into costly settlement or license agreements or pay costly damage awards, or face a temporary or permanent injunction prohibiting us from marketing or selling certain of our technology. If we cannot or do not license the infringed technology on reasonable pricing terms or at all, or substitute similar technology from another source, our business could be adversely impacted.

Global climate change legislation could negatively impact our financial results or limit our ability to operate our businesses.

All of our production facilities are located in the United States and we believe all of our production facilities are in substantial compliance with applicable environmental laws. To date, legislation and regulatory actions related to climate change have not had a material adverse effect on our financial results. However, if new legislation or regulatory actions related to climate change were to be enacted or implemented, it could negatively impact our future results from operations through increased costs of production, particularly as it relates to our energy requirements. If such increased costs of production were to materialize, we may be unable to pass price increases on to our customers to compensate for increased production costs, which may decrease our liquidity, operating income and results of operations.

General Risk Factors

Technology failures or cyber security breaches could have a material adverse effect on our operations.

We rely on information technology systems to manage, process and analyze data, as well as to facilitate the manufacture and distribution of our products to and from our plants. We receive, process and ship orders, manage the billing of and collections from our customers, and manage the accounting for and payment to our vendors. Although we have systems and procedures in place to protect our information technology systems, there can be no assurance that such systems and procedures would be sufficiently effective. Therefore, any of our information technology systems may be susceptible to outages, disruptions, or destruction as well as cyber security breaches or attacks, resulting in a disruption of our business operations, injury to people, harm to the environment or our assets, and/or the inability to access our information technology systems. If any of these events were to occur, our results of operations and financial condition could be adversely affected.  

ITEM 1B.

UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

None.

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ITEM 2.

PROPERTIES

Our principal executive offices are located in leased space at 5430 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75240. The following table sets forth the location, size and business operating segment for each of our principal operating facilities. 

 

Facility Name

 

Business

Segment

 

Location

 

Size
(square feet)

 

Owned Facilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National (1)

 

SP

 

Mauldin, SC

 

 

198,000

 

Grayslake(1)

 

SP/MC

 

Grayslake, IL

 

 

133,000

 

Custom(1)

 

MC

 

Neenah, WI

 

 

95,000

 

SP – Security Products business segment

MC – Marine Components business segment

 

(1) 

ISO-9001 registered facilities

We believe all of our facilities are well maintained and satisfactory for their intended purposes.

ITEM 3.

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

We are involved, from time to time, in various environmental, contractual, product liability, patent (or intellectual property), employment and other claims and disputes incidental to our business. See Note 10 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. We currently believe the disposition of all claims and disputes, individually or in the aggregate, should not have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

ITEM 4.

MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

Not applicable.

 

 


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PART II

ITEM 5.

MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

Common Stock and Dividends.  Our Class A common stock is listed and traded on the NYSE American (symbol: CIX).  As of February 24, 2021, there were approximately 18 holders of record of CompX Class A common stock.

Performance Graph.  Set forth below is a line graph comparing the yearly change in our cumulative total stockholder returns on our Class A common stock against the cumulative total return of the Russell 2000 Index and an index of a self-selected peer group of companies for the period from December 31, 2015 through December 31, 2020.  The peer group index is comprised of The Eastern Company and Strattec Security Corporation.  The graph shows the value at December 31 of each year assuming an original investment of $100 at December 31, 2015 and reinvestment of dividends. 

 

  

December 31,

 

 

  

2015

 

  

2016

 

  

2017

 

  

2018

 

  

2019

 

  

2020

 

CompX International Inc.

  

$

100

  

  

$

144

  

  

$

120

  

  

$

125

  

  

$

136

  

  

$

137

  

Russell 2000 Index

  

 

100

  

  

 

121

  

  

 

139

  

  

 

124

  

  

 

155

  

  

 

186

  

Peer Group

  

 

100

  

  

 

88

  

  

 

104

  

  

 

84

  

  

 

90

  

  

 

112

  

 

Equity compensation plan information.  We have a share based incentive compensation plan, approved by our stockholders, pursuant to which an aggregate of 200,000 shares of our common stock can be awarded to non-employee members of our board of directors. At December 31, 2020, 140,950 shares are available for award under this plan.  See Note 8 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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ITEM 6.

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

The following selected financial data should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and Item 7 - “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”

Our fiscal year end is always the Sunday closest to December 31, and our operations are reported on a 52 or 53-week fiscal year.  2020 was a 53-week year; all other years shown are 52-week years.

 

 

Years ended December 31,

 

 

2016

 

 

2017

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

(In millions, except per share data)

 

Statements of Operations Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

108.9

 

 

$

112.0

 

 

$

118.2

 

 

$

124.2

 

 

$

114.5

 

Gross margin

 

35.2

 

 

 

34.8

 

 

 

38.3

 

 

 

39.0

 

 

 

32.8

 

Operating income

 

15.6

 

 

 

15.2

 

 

 

17.8

 

 

 

17.7

 

 

 

11.8

 

Non-operating income - interest income

 

0.4

 

 

 

1.9

 

 

 

2.7

 

 

 

3.3

 

 

 

1.7

 

Provision for income taxes

 

5.5

 

 

 

4.0

 

 

 

5.2

 

 

 

4.9

 

 

 

3.2

 

Net income

 

10.5

 

 

 

13.2

 

 

 

15.3

 

 

 

16.0

 

 

 

10.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings

$

.84

 

 

$

1.06

 

 

$

1.23

 

 

$

1.29

 

 

$

.83

 

Cash dividends

 

.20

 

 

 

.20

 

 

 

.20

 

 

 

.28

 

 

 

.40

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

12.4

 

 

 

12.4

 

 

 

12.4

 

 

 

12.4

 

 

 

12.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheet Data (at year end):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and other current assets

$

59.2

 

 

$

56.4

 

 

$

76.3

 

 

$

95.1

 

 

$

101.2

 

Total assets

 

144.0

 

 

 

151.0

 

 

 

166.4

 

 

 

178.5

 

 

 

184.0

 

Current liabilities

 

13.3

 

 

 

11.3

 

 

 

13.7

 

 

 

13.1

 

 

 

13.2

 

Stockholders' equity

 

125.8

 

 

 

136.6

 

 

 

149.6

 

 

 

162.2

 

 

 

167.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statements of Cash Flow Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash provided by (used in):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

$

13.9

 

 

$

12.6

 

 

$

17.2

 

 

$

18.5

 

 

$

15.5

 

Investing activities

 

(30.6

)

 

 

(13.6

)

 

 

1.1

 

 

 

2.9

 

 

 

(3.1

)

Financing activities

 

(2.5

)

 

 

(2.5

)

 

 

(2.5

)

 

 

(3.5

)

 

 

(5.0

)

 


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ITEM 7.

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Business Overview

We are a leading manufacturer of engineered components utilized in a variety of applications and industries.  Through our Security Products segment we manufacture mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in recreational transportation, postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage and healthcare applications.  We also manufacture stainless steel exhaust systems, gauges, throttle controls, wake enhancement systems, trim tabs and related hardware and accessories for the recreational marine and other industries through our Marine Components segment.

Operating Income Overview

We experienced normal sales volumes and operations during the first quarter of 2020.  Beginning in late March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we began receiving requests from certain customers of both our Security Products and Marine Components segments to postpone shipments, in some cases because our customers’ production facilities were temporarily closed. The second quarter of 2020 sustained the greatest impact from COVID-19 related order cancellations and delays. In the third and fourth quarters, Marine Components experienced significant recovery in sales, while Security Products sales generally recovered, though not to pre-pandemic levels. We reported operating income of $11.8 million in 2020 compared to operating income of $17.7 million in 2019 and $17.8 million in 2018. The decrease in operating income in 2020 over 2019 is primarily due to a decline in net sales and gross margins discussed below. Operating income in 2019 was comparable to operating income in 2018.

Our product offerings consist of a large number of products that have a wide variation in selling price and manufacturing cost, which results in certain practical limitations on our ability to quantify the impact of changes in individual product sales quantities and selling prices on our net sales, cost of sales and gross margin.  In addition, small variations in period-to-period net sales, cost of sales and gross margin can result from changes in the relative mix of our products sold.

Results of Operations - 2020 Compared to 2019 and 2019 Compared to 2018

 

 

Years ended December 31,

 

 

 

% Change

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2018-19

 

 

 

2019-20

 

 

 

(In millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

118.2

 

 

$

124.2

 

 

$

114.5

 

 

 

5

 

 

%

 

(8

)

%

Cost of sales

 

79.9

 

 

 

85.2

 

 

 

81.7

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

(4

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

38.3

 

 

 

39.0

 

 

 

32.8

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

(16

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating costs and expenses

 

20.5

 

 

 

21.3

 

 

 

21.0

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

$

17.8

 

 

$

17.7

 

 

$

11.8

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

(33

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percent of net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

67.6

 

%

 

68.6

 

%

 

71.3

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

32.4

 

 

 

31.4

 

 

 

28.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating costs and expenses

 

17.3

 

 

 

17.1

 

 

 

18.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

15.1

 

 

 

14.2

 

 

 

10.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Sales. Net sales decreased approximately $9.7 million in 2020 compared to 2019 primarily due to lower Security Products sales across a variety of markets due to reduced demand resulting from the COVID-19

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pandemic, offset slightly by higher Marine Component sales to the towboat market. Relative changes in selling prices did not have a material impact on net sales comparisons.

Net sales increased approximately $6.0 million in 2019 compared to 2018 primarily due to higher Marine Components sales to the towboat market. Relative changes in selling prices did not have a material impact on net sales comparisons.

Cost of Sales and Gross Margin.  Cost of sales decreased in 2020 compared to 2019 primarily due to the effects of lower sales for Security Products slightly offset by the higher Marine Component sales discussed above. Gross margin as a percentage of sales decreased over the same period primarily as a result of lower gross margin percentage at Security Products.

Cost of sales increased in 2019 compared to 2018 due to the effects of increased sales for both Security Products and Marine Components and increased labor costs at Security Products.  As a result, gross margin as a percentage of sales decreased over the same period. The decrease in gross margin percentage is the result of the decline in Security Products gross margin percentage in 2019 as compared to 2018.

Operating Costs and Expenses. Operating costs and expenses consist primarily of sales and administrative-related personnel costs, sales commissions and advertising expenses directly related to product sales and administrative costs relating to business unit and corporate management activities, as well as gains and losses on sales of property and equipment.  Operating costs and expenses as a percentage of sales increased in 2020 compared to 2019 due to the effect of lower sales. Operating costs and expenses as a percentage of sales in 2019 were comparable to 2018.

Operating Income. As a percentage of net sales, operating income decreased from 2019 to 2020 and decreased from 2018 to 2019. Operating margins were primarily impacted by the factors impacting cost of sales, gross margin and operating costs discussed above.  

General. Our profitability primarily depends on our ability to utilize our production capacity effectively, which is affected by, among other things, the demand for our products and our ability to control our manufacturing costs, primarily comprised of labor costs and materials.  The materials used in our products consist of purchased components and raw materials some of which are subject to fluctuations in the commodity markets such as zinc, brass and stainless steel. Total material costs represented approximately 43% of our cost of sales in 2020, with commodity-related raw materials accounting for approximately 12% of our cost of sales. During 2019 and 2020, markets for the primary commodity-related raw materials used in the manufacture of our locking mechanisms, primarily zinc and brass, remained relatively stable. Over those same periods, the market for stainless steel, the primary raw material used for the manufacture of marine exhaust headers and pipes and wake enhancement systems, also remained relatively stable. While we expect the markets for our primary commodity-related raw materials to remain stable during 2021, we recognize that economic conditions could introduce renewed volatility on these and other manufacturing materials.

We occasionally enter into short-term commodity-related raw material supply arrangements to mitigate the impact of future increases in commodity related raw material costs.  See Item 1 - “Business- Raw Materials.”

  Interest Income. Interest income in 2020 decreased compared to 2019 primarily due to lower average loan balances and lower interest rates on our loan to an affiliate as well as lower interest rates on our cash investments. Interest income in 2019 increased compared to 2018 primarily due to higher average loan balances and higher interest rates on our loan to an affiliate as well as higher average investment balances and higher interest rates on our cash investments. See Note 9 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Provision for income taxes. A tabular reconciliation of our actual tax provision to the U.S. federal statutory income tax rate of 21% is included in Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. As a member of the group of companies consolidated for U.S. federal income tax purposes with Contran, the parent of our consolidated U.S. federal income tax group, we compute our provision for income taxes on a separate company basis, using the tax elections made by Contran.

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Our effective income tax rate was 25% in 2018 and 24% in each of 2019 and 2020. Our effective income tax rate was lower in 2019 as compared to 2018 primarily due to recognizing a current cash tax benefit of $0.2 million in 2019  resulting from a deduction under the foreign derived intangible income provisions ($0.1 million of such current cash tax benefit is related to 2018). See Notes 7 and 10 to our Consolidated Financial Statements. We currently expect our effective income tax rate for 2021 to be comparable to our effective income tax rate for 2020.

Segment Results

The key performance indicator for our segments is the level of their operating income (see discussion below).  For additional information regarding our segments refer to Note 2 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Years ended December 31,

 

 

 

% Change

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2018-19

 

 

 

2019-20

 

 

 

(In millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security Products:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

98.4

 

 

$

99.3

 

 

$

87.9

 

 

 

 

1

 

%

 

 

(12

)

%

Cost of sales

 

65.5

 

 

 

67.1

 

 

 

62.1

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

(7

)

 

Gross margin

 

32.9

 

 

 

32.2

 

 

 

25.8

 

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

(20

)

 

Operating costs and expenses

 

11.0

 

 

 

11.2

 

 

 

10.9

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

(3

)

 

Operating income

$

21.9

 

 

$

21.0

 

 

$

14.9

 

 

 

 

(4

)

 

 

 

(29

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

33.4

 

%

32.5

 

%

29.4

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income margin

22.3

 

 

21.2

 

 

 

17.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security Products.  Security Products net sales decreased 12% to $87.9 million in 2020 compared to $99.3 million in 2019. Certain security products market segments were slower to recover from the negative impact of COVID-19, primarily in the second and third quarters, including transportation which had $4.4 million lower sales than the 2019, distribution customers which were $2.5 million lower than 2019, and office furniture which was $1.8 million lower than the same period in 2019. Gross margin and operating income margin for 2020 declined as compared to 2019 primarily due to lower sales and higher cost inventory produced during the second and third quarters and sold in the last half of the year. Security Products inventory produced during the second and third quarters of 2020 had a higher carrying value compared to prior periods due to higher cost per unit of production as a result of lower production volumes during these quarters of 2020. This negatively impacted our gross margin and operating income margin as this higher cost inventory was sold during the last half of 2020. Additionally, gross margin and operating income margin were unfavorably impacted by employer paid medical costs, unrelated to the pandemic, which increased $2.1 million in 2020 compared to 2019.

Security Products net sales increased 1% to $99.3 million in 2019 compared to $98.4 million in 2018, primarily due to higher sales to government security and medical cart manufacturing markets, partially offset by lower sales to the transportation, electronic control panel and distribution markets. As a percentage of sales, gross margin and operating income for 2019 declined as compared to 2018 primarily due to increased labor rates and associated payroll costs resulting from regional pressure on wages for certain skilled labor positions, partially offset by favorable medical costs.

 

 

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Years ended December 31,

 

 

 

% Change

 

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2018-19

 

 

 

2019-20

 

 

 

(In millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Components:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

19.8

 

 

$

24.9

 

 

$

26.6

 

 

 

 

26

 

%

 

 

7

 

%

Cost of sales

 

14.4

 

 

 

18.2

 

 

 

19.6

 

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

Gross margin

 

5.4

 

 

 

6.7

 

 

 

7.0

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

Operating costs and expenses

 

2.7

 

 

 

3.1

 

 

 

2.9

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

(4

)

 

Operating income

$

2.7

 

 

$

3.6

 

 

$

4.1

 

 

 

 

33

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

27.2

 

%

 

27.0

 

%

 

26.4

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income margin

13.8

 

 

14.6

 

 

15.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Components. Marine Components net sales increased 7% in 2020 as compared to 2019 primarily due to increased sales of $2.9 million to the towboat market, primarily wake enhancement systems and surf pipes to an original equipment boat manufacturer, predominantly in the second half of the year. Gross margin as a percentage of sales in 2020 was slightly below 2019 due to higher cost inventory produced during the second quarter and sold in the third quarter of the year, as well as higher depreciation expense resulting from the timing of capital expenditures. Operating income as a percentage of net sales increased in 2020 compared to 2019 principally due to the slight decrease in operating costs and expenses.

Marine Components net sales increased 26% in 2019 as compared to 2018 primarily due to increased sales to the towboat market, primarily wake enhancement systems and surf pipes to an original equipment boat manufacturer. Gross margin as a percentage of sales in 2019 was comparable to 2018. Operating income as a percentage of net sales increased in 2019 compared to 2018 principally due to improved coverage on operating costs and expenses facilitated by higher production volumes.

Outlook. In the second half of 2020, our sales began to recover from the historically low levels we experienced during the second quarter, with sales steadily improving for the remainder of the year. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our operations and demand for our products particularly in the transportation, office furniture and distribution markets served by our Security Products segment. In the second half of the year, our manufacturing operations returned to more normal production rates as demand from our customers began to return, although for our Security Products segment, below pre-pandemic levels. Our global and domestic supply chains remain intact, and we have experienced minimal supply chain disruptions. The markets we sell to have recovered to varying degrees, and we continue to work closely with all our customers and monitor their progress as they continue to adjust their operations. Even with the severe downturn during the second quarter, Marine Component segment sales outpaced prior year as demand for recreational boats increased as people sought socially distanced, outdoor activities.  We expect these trends to continue for at least the first part of 2021.  

Considerable effort continues at all our locations to manage COVID-19 conditions including enhanced health and safety protocols and cleaning and disinfecting efforts. Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have focused our efforts on maintaining efficient operations while closely managing our expenses and capital projects. In this regard, we are constantly evaluating our staffing levels and we believe our current staffing levels are aligned with our sales and production forecasts for the first part of 2021.

The advance of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global efforts to mitigate its spread have resulted in sharp contractions of vast areas of the global economy and are expected to continue to challenge workers, businesses and governments for the foreseeable future. Government actions in various regions have generally permitted the gradual resumption of commercial activities following various regional shutdowns, but further government action restricting economic activity is possible in an effort to mitigate increases in COVID-19 cases in certain regions. The success and timing of these mitigating actions will depend in part on continued deployment of effective tools to fight COVID-19, including availability of testing, effective treatments and vaccine distribution, before economic growth is likely to return to pre-pandemic levels. Even as these measures are implemented and become effective, they will not directly address the business and employment losses already experienced. As a result, we expect U.S. and worldwide gross domestic product to be significantly impacted for an indeterminate period.

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Based on current conditions, we expect to report increased revenue and operating income in 2021 compared to 2020 but we do not expect Security Products to return to pre-pandemic levels experienced in 2019. As noted above, our Security Products production volumes remain below 2019 levels. As a result, we expect to continue to experience the negative impact of higher fixed costs per unit of production during 2021 which will continue to challenge gross margins in the segment. The severity of the impact of COVID-19 on 2021 will depend on customer demand for our products, including the timing and extent to which our customers’ operations continue to be impacted, on our customers’ perception as to when consumer demand for their products will return to pre-pandemic levels and on any future disruptions in our operations or our suppliers’ operations, all of which are difficult to predict. Our operations teams meet frequently to ensure we are taking appropriate actions to maintain a safe working environment for all our employees, minimize operational disruptions, manage inventory levels and improve operating margins. It is possible we may temporarily close one or more of our facilities for the health and safety of our employees before the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Our significant accounting policies are more fully described in Note 1 to our Consolidated Financial Statements. Our Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) which requires us to make estimates, judgments, and assumptions we believe are reasonable based on our historical experience, contract terms, observations of known trends in our company and the industry as a whole and information available from other outside sources. Our estimates affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and related disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenue and expense during the reporting period. Actual results may differ from initial estimates.

We believe the most critical accounting policies and estimates involving significant judgments and estimates primarily relate to the considerations in the impairment assessments for goodwill and certain long-lived assets. We have discussed the development, selection and disclosure of our critical accounting estimates with the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors.

 

Goodwill – Our goodwill totaled $23.7 million at December 31, 2020, all relating to our Security Products reporting unit, which corresponds to our Security Products operating segment. Goodwill is required to be tested annually or at other times whenever an event occurs or circumstances change that would more-likely-than-not reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying value. We perform our annual goodwill impairment test in the third quarter of each year, or at other times whenever an event occurs or circumstances change that would more-likely-than-not reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying value. Such events or circumstances may include: adverse industry or economic trends, lower projections of profitability, or a sustained decline in our market capitalization. These events or circumstances, among other items, may be indications of potential impairment issues which are triggering events requiring the testing of an asset’s carrying value for recoverability. An entity may first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to complete the two-step quantitative impairment test using a more-likely-than-not criteria. If an entity believes it is more-likely-than-not the fair value of a reporting unit is greater than its carrying value, including goodwill, the two-step quantitative impairment test can be bypassed. Alternatively, an entity has an unconditional option to bypass the qualitative assessment and proceed directly to performing the two-step quantitative impairment test.

When performing a qualitative assessment, considerable management judgment is necessary to evaluate the qualitative impact of events and circumstances on the fair value of a reporting unit.  Events and circumstances considered in our impairment evaluations, such as historical profits and stability of the markets served, are consistent with factors utilized with our internal projections and operating plan.  However, future events and circumstances could result in materially different findings which could result in the recognition of a material goodwill impairment.

Evaluations of possible impairment utilizing the two-step quantitative impairment test require us to estimate, among other factors: forecasts of future operating results, revenue growth, operating margin, tax rates, capital expenditures, depreciation, working capital, weighted average cost of capital, long-term growth rates, risk premiums, terminal values, and fair values of our reporting units and assets.  The

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goodwill impairment test is subject to uncertainties arising from such events as changes in competitive conditions, the current general economic environment, material changes in growth rate assumptions that could positively or negatively impact anticipated future operating conditions and cash flows, changes in the discount rate, and the impact of strategic decisions.  If any of these factors were to materially change, such change may require revaluation of our goodwill.  Changes in estimates or the application of alternative assumptions could produce significantly different results.

In 2020, we used the qualitative assessment for our annual impairment test and determined it was not necessary to perform the quantitative goodwill impairment test, as we concluded it is more-likely- than-not the fair value of the Security Products reporting unit exceeded its carrying amount.  See Notes 1 and 5 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Long-lived assets – The net book value of our property and equipment totaled $28.9 million at December 31, 2020. We assess property and equipment for impairment only when circumstances indicate an impairment may exist.  Our determination is based upon, among other things, our estimates of the amount of future net cash flows to be generated by the long-lived asset (Level 3 inputs) and our estimates of the current fair value of the asset.  

 

Significant judgment is required in estimating such cash flows. Adverse changes in such estimates of future net cash flows or estimates of fair value could result in an inability to recover the carrying value of the long-lived asset, thereby possibly requiring an impairment charge to be recognized in the future.  We do not assess our property and equipment for impairment unless certain impairment indicators are present. We did not evaluate any long-lived assets for impairment during 2020 because no such impairment indicators were present.  

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Summary

Our primary source of liquidity on an on-going basis is our cash flow from operating activities, which is generally used to (i) fund capital expenditures, (ii) repay short-term or long-term indebtedness incurred primarily for capital expenditures, business combinations or buying back shares of our outstanding stock and (iii) provide for the payment of dividends (if declared).  From time-to-time, we may incur indebtedness to fund capital expenditures, business combinations or other investment activities.  In addition, from time-to-time, we may also sell assets outside the ordinary course of business, the proceeds of which are generally used to repay indebtedness (including indebtedness which may have been collateralized by the assets sold) or to fund capital expenditures or business combinations.

Consolidated cash flows

Operating activities.  Trends in cash flows from operating activities, excluding changes in assets and liabilities, for the last three years have generally been similar to the trends in our earnings.  Depreciation and amortization were comparable in each of 2020, 2019 and 2018. See Note 1 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.

Changes in assets and liabilities result primarily from the timing of production, sales and purchases.  Such changes in assets and liabilities generally tend to even out over time.  However, year-to-year relative changes in assets and liabilities can significantly affect the comparability of cash flows from operating activities. Cash provided by operating activities was $15.5 million in 2020 compared to $18.5 million in 2019.  The $3.0 million decrease in cash provided by operating activities was primarily the net result of:  

 

A $5.8 million decrease in operating income in 2020,

 

A $1.0 million decrease in interest received in 2020 due to and lower average interest rates and to a lesser extent lower average loan balances on our loan to an affiliate, partially offset by the relative timing of interest received,

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A $1.8 million decrease in cash paid for taxes in 2020 due to lower operating income, and

 

A higher amount of net cash provided by relative changes in inventories, receivables, payables and non-tax accruals of $2.2 million.

Cash provided by operating activities was $18.5 million in 2019 compared to $17.2 million in 2018.  The $1.3 million increase in cash provided by operating activities was primarily the net result of:  

 

A $1.1 million increase in interest received in 2019,

 

A $0.7 million increase in cash paid for taxes in 2019 due to the relative timing of payments, and

 

A lower amount of net cash used by relative changes in inventories, receivables, payables and non-tax accruals of $0.6 million.

Relative changes in working capital can have a significant effect on cash flows from operating activities.  As shown below, our total average days sales outstanding decreased from December 31, 2019 to December 31, 2020 primarily as a result of the timing of sales and collections in the last month of 2020 as compared to 2019.  For comparative purposes, we have provided 2018 numbers below.

 

Days Sales Outstanding:

  

December 31,
2018

 

 

December 31,
2019

 

 

December 31,
2020

 

Security Products

  

43 Days

 

 

38 Days

 

 

35 Days

  

Marine Components

  

30 Days

 

 

27 Days

 

 

24 Days

  

Total

  

40 Days

 

 

36 Days

 

 

33 Days

  

As shown below, our average number of days in inventory decreased from December 31, 2019 to December 31, 2020, particularly for Marine Components. The average number of days in inventory for Marine Components decreased primarily as a result of rapid sales growth in the fourth quarter of 2020. For comparative purposes, we have provided 2018 numbers below.

 

Days in Inventory:

  

December 31,
2018

 

 

December 31,
2019

 

 

December 31,
2020

 

Security Products

  

77 Days

 

 

76 Days

 

 

75 Days

  

Marine Components

  

91 Days

 

 

100 Days

 

 

75 Days

  

Total

  

80 Days

 

 

81 Days

 

 

75 Days

  

Investing activities.  Capital expenditures have primarily emphasized improving our manufacturing facilities and investing in manufacturing equipment, utilizing new technologies and increased automation of the manufacturing process, to provide for increased productivity and efficiency in order to meet expected customer demand and properly maintain our facilities and technology infrastructure.  Capital expenditures were $3.1 million in 2018, $3.2 million in 2019 and $1.7 million in 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we limited 2020 expenditures to those required to meet our expected customer demand and those required to properly maintain our facilities and technology infrastructure.  See Note 2 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.  

Capital expenditures for 2021 are estimated at approximately $4.0 million primarily to maintain and improve the cost-effectiveness of our facilities and equipment.  Capital spending for 2021 is expected to be funded through cash on hand and cash generated from operations.

We have entered into an unsecured revolving demand promissory note with Valhi whereby we have agreed to loan Valhi up to $40 million. Our loan to Valhi, as amended, bears interest at prime rate plus 1.00%, payable quarterly, with all principal due on demand, but in any event no earlier than December 31, 2022.  Loans made to Valhi at any time under the agreement are at our discretion. During 2019, Valhi repaid a net $5.9 million under the promissory note for an outstanding balance of $28.1 million at December 31, 2019 ($34.9 million of gross borrowings and $40.8 million of gross repayments). During 2020, Valhi borrowed a net $1.4 million under the promissory note for an outstanding balance of $29.5 million at December 31, 2020 ($34.8 million of gross borrowings and $33.4 million of gross repayments). See Note 9 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Financing activities.  Cash dividends paid totaled $2.5 million ($.20 per share, or $.05 per share per quarter) in 2018, $3.5 million ($.28 per share, or $.07 per share per quarter) in 2019, and $5.0 million ($.40 per share, or $.10 per share per quarter) in 2020. On March 3, 2021 our board of directors declared a first quarter 2021 dividend of $.20 per share, to be paid on March 23, 2021 to CompX stockholders of record as of March 15, 2021. The declaration and payment of future dividends and the amount thereof, if any, is discretionary and is dependent upon our results of operations, financial condition, cash requirements for our businesses, contractual requirements and restrictions and other factors deemed relevant by our board of directors.  The amount and timing of past dividends is not necessarily indicative of the amount or timing of any future dividends which we might pay.

Future Cash Requirements

We believe cash generated from operations together with cash on hand will be sufficient to meet our liquidity needs for working capital, capital expenditures, debt service and dividends (if declared) for the next twelve months and our long term obligations for the next five years.  To the extent that actual operating results or other developments differ materially from our expectations, our liquidity could be adversely affected.

All of our $70.6 million aggregate cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2020 were held in the U.S.

We periodically evaluate our liquidity requirements, alternative uses of capital, capital needs and available resources in view of, among other things, our capital expenditure requirements, dividend policy and estimated future operating cash flows.  As a result of this process, we have in the past and may in the future seek to raise additional capital, refinance or restructure indebtedness, issue additional securities, repurchase shares of our common stock, modify our dividend policy or take a combination of such steps to manage our liquidity and capital resources.  In the normal course of business, we may review opportunities for acquisitions, joint ventures or other business combinations in the component products industry.  In the event of any such transaction, we may consider using available cash, issuing additional equity securities or increasing our indebtedness or that of our subsidiaries.

Off balance sheet financing arrangements  

Neither we nor any of our subsidiaries or affiliates are parties to any off-balance sheet financing arrangements.

Commitments and contingencies

As more fully described in the notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements, we are a party to various agreements that contractually and unconditionally commit us to pay certain amounts in the future.  See Note 10 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.  The following table summarizes such contractual commitments as of December 31, 2020 by the type and date of payment.

 

 

Payments due by period

 

 

Total

 

 

2021

 

 

2022-2023

 

 

2024-2025

 

 

2026 and

after

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Operating leases

$

65

 

 

$

62

 

 

$

2

 

 

$

1

 

 

$

 

Purchase obligations

 

13,142

 

 

 

13,124

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes

 

952

 

 

 

952

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed asset acquisitions

 

324

 

 

 

324

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total contractual cash obligations

$

14,483

 

 

$

14,462

 

 

$

20

 

 

$

1

 

 

$

 

The timing and amount shown for our commitments related to operating leases and fixed asset acquisitions are based upon the contractual payment amount and the contractual payment date for those commitments.  The timing and amount shown for purchase obligations, which consist of all open purchase orders and contractual obligations (primarily commitments to purchase raw materials), is also based on the contractual payment amount and the contractual payment date for those commitments.  The amount shown for income taxes is

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the consolidated amount of income taxes payable at December 31, 2020, which is assumed to be paid during 2021. Fixed asset acquisitions include firm purchase commitments for capital projects.  

Recent accounting pronouncements

See Note 12 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.

ITEM 7A.

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

General.  We are exposed to market risk from changes in interest rates and raw materials prices.

Interest rates.  We are exposed to market risk from changes in interest rates, primarily related to our note receivable from affiliate. The outstanding principal amount of the note receivable from affiliate of $29.5 million at December 31, 2020 bears interest at prime plus 1.0% (4.25% at December 31, 2020). We received interest income of $1.5 million from the note during 2020.  

Raw materials.  We will occasionally enter into short term commodity-related raw material supply arrangements to mitigate the impact of future increases in commodity-related raw material costs.  We do not have long-term supply agreements for our raw material requirements because either we believe the risk of unavailability of those raw materials is low and we believe the downside risk of price volatility to be too great or because long-term supply agreements for those materials are generally not available. We do not engage in commodity raw material hedging programs.

ITEM 8.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

The information called for by this Item is contained in a separate section of this Annual Report.  See “Index of Financial Statements” (page F-1).

ITEM 9.

CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

None.

ITEM 9A.

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures. We maintain disclosure controls and procedures which, as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e), means controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit to the SEC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Act”), is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information we are required to disclose in the reports that we file or submit to the SEC under the Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and our principal financial officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions to be made regarding required disclosure. Our management with the participation of Scott C. James, our President and Chief Executive Officer, and Amy A. Samford, our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has evaluated the design and operating effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of December 31, 2020. Based upon their evaluation, these executive officers have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of the date of such evaluation.

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Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.  Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting which, as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f), means a process designed by, or under the supervision of, our principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, and effected by our board of directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), and includes those policies and procedures that:

 

Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of our assets,

 

Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP, and that receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of our management and directors, and

 

Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.

Our evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting is based upon the framework established in Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission in 2013 (commonly referred to as the “2013 COSO” framework).  Based on our evaluation under that framework, our management has concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2020.

This annual report does not include an attestation report of our registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting.  Management’s report was not subject to attestation by our registered public accounting firm pursuant to rules of the SEC that permit us to provide only management’s report in this annual report.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.  There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended December 31, 2020 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

Certifications.  Our chief executive officer and chief financial officer are required to, among other things, quarterly file a certification with the SEC regarding the quality of our public disclosures, as required by Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  We have filed the certifications for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 as exhibits 31.1 and 31.2 to this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

ITEM 9B.

OTHER INFORMATION

Not applicable.


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PART III

ITEM 10.

DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference to our definitive Proxy Statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Regulation 14A within 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report (“Proxy Statement”).

ITEM 11.

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference to our Proxy Statement.

 

ITEM 12.

SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference to our Proxy Statement.

ITEM 13.

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference to our Proxy Statement.  See also Note 9 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

ITEM 14.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference to our Proxy Statement.

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PART IV

ITEM 15.

EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

(a) and (c) Financial Statements

The consolidated financial statements listed on the accompanying Index of Financial Statements (see page F-1) are filed as part of this Annual Report.

All financial statement schedules have been omitted either because they are not applicable or required, or the information that would be required to be included is disclosed in the notes to the consolidated financial statements.

(b)

Exhibits

We have retained a signed original of any of these exhibits that contain signatures, and we will provide such exhibits to the Commission or its staff.  Included as exhibits are the items listed in the Exhibit Index.  We, upon request, will furnish a copy of any of the exhibits listed below upon payment of $4.00 per exhibit to cover our costs of furnishing the exhibits.  Instruments defining the rights of holders of long-term debt issues which do not exceed 10% of consolidated total assets will be furnished to the Commission upon request.  Such requests should be directed to the attention of our Corporate Secretary at our corporate offices located at 5430 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1700, Dallas, Texas 75240.

 

Item No.

 

Exhibit Item

 

 

3.1

 

Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Registrant – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for quarter ended June 30, 2018.

 

 

3.2

 

Certificate of Retirement – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed November 5, 2018.

 

 

3.3**

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws of Registrant, adopted by the Board of Directors March 3, 2021.

 

 

4.1

 

Description of Capital Stock – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed on February 26, 2020.

 

 

10.1

 

Intercorporate Services Agreement between the Registrant and Contran Corporation effective as of January 1, 2004 – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 filed on March 4, 2004.

 

 

10.2*

 

CompX International Inc. 2012 Director Stock Plan – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed on March 6, 2013.

 

 

10.3

 

Tax Sharing Agreement between the Registrant, NL Industries, Inc. and Contran Corporation dated as of January 1, 2020 – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed on February 26, 2020.

 

 

 

10.4

 

Second Amended and Restated Agreement Regarding Shared Insurance among the Registrant, Contran Corporation, Kronos Worldwide, Inc., NL Industries, Inc., and Valhi, Inc. dated January 25, 2019 – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed on February 27, 2019.

 

 

 

10.5**

 

Unsecured Revolving Demand Promissory Note dated December 31, 2020 in the original principal amount of $40 million executed by Valhi, Inc. and payable to the Registrant.

 

 

 

10.6*

 

Form of Indemnification Agreement – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed May 26, 2016.

 

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Item No.

 

Exhibit Item (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.1**

 

Subsidiaries of the Registrant.

 

 

 

23.1**

 

Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

 

 

 

31.1**

 

Certification

 

 

 

31.2**

 

Certification

 

 

 

32.1**

 

Certification

 

 

 

101.INS**

 

Inline XBRL Instance – the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document

 

 

 

101.SCH**

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema

 

 

 

101.CAL**

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase

 

 

 

101.DEF**

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase

 

 

 

101.LAB**

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase

 

 

 

101.PRE**

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase

 

 

 

104

 

Cover page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

 

 

 

*

Management contract, compensatory plan or agreement.

**

Filed herewith.

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

 

COMPX INTERNATIONAL INC.

 

 

 

 

Date: March 3, 2021

 

 

 

By: 

 

/s/ Scott C. James

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott C. James

 

 

 

 

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Loretta J. Feehan

  

Chair of the Board

 

March 3, 2021

Loretta J. Feehan

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert D. Graham

 

Vice Chairman of the Board

 

March 3, 2021

Robert D. Graham

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Amy A. Samford

  

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

 

March 3, 2021

Amy A. Samford

 

(Principal Financial Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Amy E. Ruf

  

Vice President, Controller

 

March 3, 2021

Amy E. Ruf

  

(Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Thomas E. Barry

  

Director

 

March 3, 2021

Thomas E. Barry

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ David A. Bowers

  

Director

 

March 3, 2021

David A. Bowers

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Terri L. Herrington

  

Director

 

March 3, 2021

Terri L. Herrington

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Ann Manix

  

Director

 

March 3, 2021

Ann Manix

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Mary A. Tidlund

  

Director

 

March 3, 2021

Mary A. Tidlund

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annual Report on Form 10-K

Items 8 and 15(a)

Index of Financial Statements

 

Financial Statements

  

Page

 

 

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

  

F

2

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets—December 31, 2019 and 2020

  

F

4

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Income—Years ended December 31, 2018, 2019 and 2020

  

F

6

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity—Years ended December 31, 2018, 2019 and 2020

  

F

7

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows—Years ended December 31, 2018, 2019 and 2020

  

F

8

 

 

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

  

F

9

All financial statement schedules have been omitted either because they are not applicable or required, or the information that would be required to be included is disclosed in the notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of CompX International Inc.

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of CompX International Inc. and its subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of January 3, 2021 and December 29, 2019, and the related consolidated statements of income, of stockholders’ equity and of cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended January 3, 2021, including the related notes (collectively referred to as the “consolidated financial statements”). In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of January 3, 2021 and December 29, 2019, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended January 3, 2021 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  

 

Basis for Opinion