10-K 1 cix-10k_20131231.htm 10-K

 

 

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, 2013

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,

Three Lincoln Centre, Dallas, Texas

 

75240-2697

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

 

(972) 448-1400

 

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

Title of each class

 

 

Name of each exchange

    on which registered    

Class A common stock

($.01 par value per share)

 

NYSE MKT

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None.

 

Indicate by check mark:

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

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

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 (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No   ¨

Whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files).    Yes  x    No   ¨

If disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of Registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.    Yes  ¨    No   x

Whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer or a non-accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).

 

Large accelerated filer

 

¨

  

Accelerated filer

 

¨

Non-accelerated filer

 

x

  

Smaller reporting company

 

¨

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

The aggregate market value of the 1.2 million shares of voting stock held by nonaffiliates of CompX International Inc. as of June 30, 2013 (the last business day of the Registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter) approximated $16.9 million.

As of February 27, 2014, 2,397,107  shares of Class A common stock were 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 MKT: 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 and throttle controls 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, 2013, (i) NL Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NL) owned 87% of our outstanding common stock; (ii) Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI) owns approximately 83% of NL’s outstanding common stock; and (iii) Contran Corporation and its subsidiaries own an aggregate of 94% of Valhi’s outstanding common stock.  Substantially all of Contran’s outstanding voting stock is held by family trusts established for the benefit of Lisa K. Simmons and Serena Simmons Connelly, daughters of Harold C. Simmons, and their children (for which Ms. Lisa Simmons and Ms. Connelly are co- trustees) or is held directly by Ms. Lisa Simmons and Ms. Connelly or persons or entities related to them, including their step-mother Annette C. Simmons, the widow of Mr. Simmons.    Prior to his death in December 2013, Mr. Simmons served as sole trustee of the family trusts.  Under a voting agreement entered into in February 2014 by all of the voting stockholders of Contran, the size of the board of directors of Contran was fixed at five members, each of Ms. Lisa Simmons, Ms. Connelly and Ms. Annette Simmons have the right to designate one of the five members of the Contran board and the other two members of the Contran board must consist of members of Contran management.   Ms. Lisa Simmons, Ms. Connelly, and Ms. Annette Simmons each serve as members of the Contran board.  The voting agreement expires in February 2017 (unless Ms. Lisa Simmons, Ms. Connelly and Ms. Annette Simmons otherwise mutually agree), and the ability of Ms. Lisa Simmons, Ms. Connelly, and Ms. Annette Simmons to each designate one member of the Contran board is dependent upon each of their continued beneficial ownership of at least 5% of the combined voting stock of Contran.  Consequently, Ms. Lisa Simmons, Ms. Connelly and Ms. Annette Simmons may be deemed to control 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 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),

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·

The impact of pricing and production decisions,

·

Customer and competitor strategies including substitute products,

·

Uncertainties associated with the development of new product features,

·

Future litigation,

·

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,

·

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

·

Potential difficulties in upgrading or implementing new manufacturing and accounting software systems,

·

General global economic and political conditions that introduce instability into the U.S. economy (such as changes in the level of gross domestic product in various regions of the world),

·

Operating interruptions (including, but not limited to labor disputes, hazardous chemical leaks, natural disasters, fires, explosions, unscheduled or unplanned downtime, transportation interruptions and cyber attacks); 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 that are sold to a variety of industries including recreational transportation (including boats), postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage, healthcare, gas stations and vending equipment.  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 currently 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 3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Manufacturing, Operations and Products

Security Products. Our Security Products segment, with one manufacturing facility in South Carolina and one in Illinois shared with Marine Components, manufactures mechanical and electrical cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in a variety of applications including ignition systems, mailboxes, file cabinets, desk drawers, tool storage cabinets, vending and gaming machines, high security medical cabinetry, electrical circuit

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panels, storage compartments and gas station security.  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) and TuBar®; 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 or keypad credentials.

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 distributors and smaller original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) via our STOCK LOCKS® distribution program.

Marine Components.  Our Marine Components segment, with a facility in Wisconsin and a facility shared with Security Products in Illinois, manufactures and distributes stainless steel exhaust components, gauges, throttle controls, hardware and accessories primarily for performance and ski/wakeboard boats.  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;

·

steering wheels and other billet aluminum accessories; and

·

dash panels, LED lighting, wire harnesses and other accessories.

Our business segments operated three manufacturing facilities at December 31, 2013.  For additional information, see also “Item 2 – Properties”, including information regarding leased and distribution-only facilities.

 

Security Products 

 

Marine Components 

Mauldin, SC

Grayslake, IL

 

Neenah, WI

Grayslake, IL

Raw Materials

Our primary raw materials are:

·

zinc and brass (used in the Security Products segment for the manufacture of locking mechanisms); and

·

stainless steel (used primarily in the Marine Components segment for the manufacture of exhaust headers and pipes and other components).

These raw materials are purchased from several suppliers, are readily available from numerous sources and accounted for approximately 11% of our total cost of sales for 2013.

We occasionally enter into short-term supply arrangements for our commodity related raw materials to mitigate the impact of future increases in raw material prices that are affected by commodity markets.  These arrangements generally provide for stated unit prices based upon specified purchase volumes, which help us

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stabilize our commodity related raw material costs to a certain extent.  Commodity related raw materials purchased outside of these arrangements are sometimes subject to unanticipated and sudden price increases.  We generally 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 are believed 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 less than 1 year to 18 years at December 31, 2013.  Our major trademarks and brand names include:

 

Security Products

 

Marine Components

CompX® Security Products™

 

Custom Marine®

National Cabinet Lock®

Fort Lock®

Fort®

Timberline®

Chicago Lock®

STOCK LOCKS®

KeSet®

TuBar®

StealthLock®

ACE®

ACE® II

CompX eLock®

Lockview®

System 64®      

 

Livorsi® Marine

Livorsi II® Marine

CMI™ Industrial Mufflers

Custom Marine® Stainless Exhaust

The #1 Choice in Performance Boating®

Mega Rim®

Race Rim®

CompX Marine®

Vantage View®

GEN-X®

SlamCAM®

 

 

RegulatoR®

 

 

CompXpress®

 

 

GEM®

 

 

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 significant 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.

In 2013, our ten largest customers, all customers of our Security Products segment, accounted for approximately 42% of our total sales.  San Mateo Postal Data and Harley Davidson accounted for approximately 13% and 12%, respectively, of total sales for the year ended December 31, 2013.  Overall, our customer base is diverse and the loss of any single customer would not in itself have a material adverse effect on our operations.

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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.

Discontinued Operations

On December 28, 2012, we completed the sale of our Furniture Components segment to a competitor of that segment for proceeds (net of expenses) of approximately $58.0 million in cash.  We recognized a pre-tax gain of approximately $29.6 million on the disposal of these operations ($27.6 million, net of income taxes of approximately $1.9 million) in the fourth quarter of 2012.  See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Employees

As of December 31, 2013, we employed 506 people, all in the United States.  We believe our labor relations are good at all of our facilities.

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.  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.

The general public may read and copy any materials we file with the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F. Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549.  The public may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330.  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.

 

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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 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.

Many of the markets in which we operate are mature and highly competitive 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.

·

Consolidation of our competitors or customers in any of the markets in which we compete may result in reduced 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.

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, there can be no assurance that 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, there can be no assurance that we will be able to increase production volume without encountering these or other problems, which might negatively impact our financial condition or results of operations.

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Future acquisitions could subject us to a number of operational risks.

A key component of our strategy is to grow and diversify our business through targeted acquisitions. Our ability to successfully execute this component of our strategy entails a number of risks, including:

·

the identification of suitable growth opportunities;

·

an inaccurate assessment of acquired liabilities that were undisclosed or not properly disclosed;

·

the entry into markets in which we may have limited or no experience;

·

the diversion of management’s attention from our core businesses;

·

the potential loss of key employees or customers of the acquired businesses;

·

the potential of not identifying that acquired products infringe on the intellectual property rights of others;

·

difficulties in realizing projected efficiencies, synergies and cost savings; and

·

an increase in our indebtedness and a limitation in our ability to access additional capital when needed.

Higher costs of our commodity related raw materials may decrease our liquidity.

Certain of the 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 tubing is the major raw material used in the manufacture of marine exhaust systems.  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 raw material costs.  Materials purchased outside of these arrangements are sometimes subject to unanticipated and sudden price increases.  Should our vendors not be able to meet their contractual obligations or should we be otherwise unable to obtain necessary raw materials, we may incur higher costs for raw materials or may be required to reduce production levels, either of which may decrease our liquidity as we may be unable to offset the higher costs with increases in our selling prices or reductions in other operating costs.

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, there can be no assurance that 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.

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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.  Legislation has been passed, or proposed legislation is being considered, to limit green house gases through various means, including emissions permits and/or energy taxes.  To date the climate change legislation in effect has not had a material adverse effect on our financial results.  However, if green house gas legislation were to be enacted, 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 onto our customers to compensate for increased production costs, which may decrease our liquidity, operating income and results of operations.

 

ITEM 1B.

UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

None.

 

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, business operating segment and general product types produced for each of our operating facilities.

 

Facility Name

 

Business

Segment

 

Location

 

Size
(square
feet)

 

 

Products Produced/

Distributed

Owned Facilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National (1)

 

SP

 

Mauldin, SC

 

 

198,000

 

 

Security products

Grayslake(1)

 

SP/MC

 

Grayslake, IL

 

 

120,000

 

 

Security products /

  marine products

Custom(2)

  

MC

  

Neenah, WI

  

 

95,000

  

  

Marine products

 

Leased Facilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distribution Center

 

SP/MC

 

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

 

 

11,500

 

  

Security products/

  marine products

SP – Security Products business segment

MC – Marine Components business segment

(1) 

ISO-9001 registered facilities

(2) 

ISO-9002 registered facility

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) and other claims and disputes incidental to our business.  See Note 13 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.  We currently believe that 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 MKT (symbol: CIX).  As of February 27, 2014, there were approximately 16 holders of record of CompX Class A common stock.  The following table sets forth the high and low closing sales prices per share for our Class A common stock for the periods indicated, according to Bloomberg, and dividends paid during each period.  On February 27, 2014, the closing price per share of our Class A common stock was $11.70.

 

 

  

High

 

  

Low

 

  

Dividends
paid

 

Year ended December 31, 2012

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

First Quarter

  

$

17.51

  

  

$

13.85

  

  

$

.125

  

Second Quarter

  

 

14.02

  

  

 

10.19

  

  

 

.125

  

Third Quarter

  

 

15.54

  

  

 

12.10

  

  

 

.125

  

Fourth Quarter

  

 

15.50

  

  

 

13.12

  

  

 

.125

  

 

Year ended December 31, 2013

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

First Quarter

  

$

15.72

 

  

$

12.65

 

  

$

.125

 

Second Quarter

  

 

13.96

 

  

 

11.00

 

  

 

.05  

 

Third Quarter

  

 

18.60

 

  

 

13.04

 

  

 

.05  

 

Fourth Quarter

  

 

15.40

 

  

 

11.84

 

  

 

.05  

 

 

January 1, 2014 through February 27, 2014

 

$

14.95

 

 

$

10.41

 

 

$

-

 

We paid regular quarterly dividends of $.125 per share during 2012 and the first quarter of 2013. Beginning in the second quarter of 2013, we reduced our regular quarterly dividends to $.05 per share.  Following our December 2012 sale of our Furniture Components business, earnings and cash flow generated by operations is expected to be significantly lower than in prior periods.  As a result, our board of directors determined that reducing the quarterly dividend from $.125 per class A and class B share to $.05 per share was appropriate.  In February of 2014, our board of directors declared a first quarter 2014 dividend of $.05 per share, to be paid on March 18, 2014 to CompX stockholders of record as of March 10, 2014.  However, 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.

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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, 2008 through December 31, 2013.  The peer group index is comprised of The Eastern Company and Leggett & Platt Inc.  The graph shows the value at December 31 of each year assuming an original investment of $100 at December 31, 2008 and reinvestment of dividends.

 

 

  

December 31,

 

 

  

2008

 

  

2009

 

  

2010

 

  

2011

 

  

2012

 

  

2013

 

CompX International Inc.

  

$

100

  

  

$

155

  

  

$

246

  

  

$

327

  

  

$

329

  

  

$

330

  

Russell 2000 Index

  

 

100

  

  

 

127

  

  

 

161

  

  

 

155

  

  

 

180

  

  

$

250

  

Peer Group

  

 

100

  

  

 

143

  

  

 

168

  

  

 

179

  

  

 

219

  

  

$

258

  

 

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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 members of our board of directors.  See Note 11 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. 2009 was a 53-week year, all other years shown are 52-week years.

 

 

  

Years ended December 31,

 

 

  

2009

 

 

2010

 

 

2011

 

 

2012

 

 

2013

 

 

  

($ in millions, except per share data)

 

Statements of Operations Data:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

  

$

67.9

  

 

$

76.1

  

 

$

79.8

  

 

$

83.2

  

 

$

92.0

  

Gross profit

  

 

17.3

  

 

 

22.5

  

 

 

24.1

  

 

 

24.3

  

 

 

27.6

  

Operating income

  

 

0.7

  

 

 

5.9

  

 

 

6.4

  

 

 

5.4

  

 

 

9.3

  

Provision for income taxes

  

 

 

 

 

1.9

  

 

 

2.5

  

 

 

1.4

  

 

 

3.2

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

  

$

(0.4

 

$

3.4

  

 

$

3.5

  

 

$

3.5

  

 

$

6.0

  

Discontinued operations, net of tax(1)

  

 

(1.6

 

 

(0.4

 

 

4.2

  

 

 

31.5

  

 

 

-

  

Net income (loss)

  

$

(2.0

 

$

3.0

  

 

$

7.7

  

 

$

35.0

  

 

$

6.0

  

 

Diluted Earnings Per Share Data:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

  

$

(.03

 

$

.28

  

 

$

.28

  

 

$

.28

  

 

$

.49

  

Discontinued operations

  

 

(.13

 

 

(.03

 

 

.34

  

 

 

2.54

  

 

 

-

  

Net income (loss)

  

$

(.16

 

$

.25

  

 

$

.62

  

 

$

2.82

  

 

$

.49

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends

  

$

.50

  

 

$

.50

  

 

$

.50

  

 

$

.50

  

 

$

.275

  

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

  

$

55.1

  

 

$

65.4

  

 

$

47.4

  

 

$

90.6

  

 

$

63.6

  

Total assets

  

 

154.0

  

 

 

160.1

  

 

 

141.5

  

 

 

150.2

  

 

 

121.7

  

Current liabilities

  

 

14.6

  

 

 

20.1

  

 

 

18.8

  

 

 

24.5

  

 

 

10.1

  

Long-term debt and note payable, including current maturities

  

 

42.2

  

 

 

45.2

  

 

 

24.2

  

 

 

18.5

  

 

 

-

  

Stockholders’ equity

  

 

85.0

  

 

 

83.9

  

 

 

84.7

  

 

 

102.1

  

 

 

104.7

  

 

Statements of Cash Flow Data:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash provided by (used in):

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

  

$

15.3

  

 

$

13.0

  

 

$

16.0

  

 

$

13.8

  

 

$

(4.1

)  

Investing activities

  

 

(2.1

 

 

(17.1

 

 

7.2

  

 

 

51.7

  

 

 

1.0

 

Financing activities

  

 

(7.1

 

 

(3.2

 

 

(26.7

 

 

(12.0

 

 

(21.9

)  

(1)  See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. In 2012, we sold our Furniture Components segment for a net gain of $27.6 million which is included in discontinued operations.

 

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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 and throttle controls for the recreational marine and other industries through our Marine Components segment.

In December 2012, we completed the sale of our Furniture Components segment for proceeds (net of expenses) of approximately $58.0 million in cash.  We recognized a pre-tax gain of approximately $29.6 million on the disposal of these operations ($27.6 million, net of income taxes of approximately $1.9 million) in the fourth quarter of 2012.  Our Furniture Components segment primarily sold products with lower average margins and higher commodity raw material content than other segments of our business.  We believe disposing of our Furniture Components segment has enabled us to focus more effort on continuing to develop the remaining portion of our business that we believe has greater opportunity for higher returns and with less volatility in the cost of commodity raw materials.  See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.  Unless otherwise noted the results of operations in management’s discussion and analysis is focused on continuing operations.

Operating Income Overview

We reported operating income of $9.3 million in 2013 compared to operating income of $5.4 million in 2012 and $6.4 million in 2011.  The comparison between 2013 and 2012 was primarily impacted by:

·

the positive impact of higher demand for our Security Products segment’s high security pin tumbler locks in 2013;

·

the assets held for sale write-down in 2012; and

·

the negative impact of an increase in self-insured medical expenses in 2013.

The comparison between 2012 and 2011 was primarily impacted by:

·

the positive impact of higher sales in 2012 from an increase in customer order rates across most markets due to somewhat improved economic conditions in North America;

·

the negative impact of an increase in self-insured medical costs in 2012; and

·

the negative impact of an increase in general and administrative expenses in 2012.

Our product offerings consist of a significantly 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 goods sold and gross profit.  In addition, small variations in period-to-period net sales, cost of goods sold and gross profit can result from changes in the relative mix of our products sold.

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Results of Operations - 2013 Compared to 2012 and 2012 Compared to 2011

 

 

  

Years ended December 31,

 

 

%Change

 

 

  

2011

 

 

2012

 

 

2013

 

 

2011-12

 

 

2012-13

 

 

  

(Dollars in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

  

$

79.8

  

 

$

83.2

  

 

$

92.0

  

 

 

4

 

 

11

Cost of goods sold

  

 

55.7

  

 

 

58.9

  

 

 

64.4

  

 

 

6

 

 

10

 

Gross profit

  

 

24.1

  

 

 

24.3

  

 

 

27.6

  

 

 

1

 

 

13

 

Operating costs and expenses

  

 

16.6

  

 

 

17.7

  

 

 

18.3

  

 

 

7

 

 

3

Write-down and loss on disposal of assets held for sale

  

 

1.1

  

 

 

1.2

  

 

 

-

  

 

 

2

 

 

100

 

Operating income

  

$

6.4

  

 

$

5.4

  

 

$

9.3

  

 

 

(16

%) 

 

 

72

 

Percent of net sales:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

  

 

70

 

 

71

 

 

70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

  

 

30

 

 

29

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating costs and expenses

  

 

21

 

 

21

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Write-down and loss on disposal of assets held for sale

  

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

  

 

8

 

 

7

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Sales.  Net sales increased approximately $8.8 million in 2013 principally due to higher demand for high security pin tumbler locks within the Security Products segment, and to a lesser extent from an increase in Marine Component sales outside of the high performance boat market through gains in market share.  Relative changes in selling prices did not have a material impact on net sales comparisons.

Net sales increased approximately $3.4 million in 2012 principally due to growth in customer demand within both of our segments resulting from somewhat improved economic conditions in North America.  Additionally, Marine Components experienced a $900,000 increase in sales to the ski/wakeboard boat market.  Relative changes in selling prices did not have a material impact on net sales comparisons.

Costs of Goods Sold and Gross Margin.  Cost of goods sold and gross profit both increased from 2012 to 2013 primarily due to increased sales volumes.  As a percentage of sales, cost of goods sold decreased 1% resulting in an increase in gross margin of 1% primarily due to improved cost efficiencies from higher sales, partially offset by higher self-insured medical costs in 2013 as discussed below.

Cost of goods sold and gross profit both increased from 2011 to 2012 primarily due to increased sales volumes.  As a percentage of sales, cost of goods sold increased 1% resulting in a decrease in gross margin of 1% primarily due to the net effects of the increase in sales partially offset by higher self-insured medical costs as discussed below.

Operating Costs and Expenses.  Operating costs and expenses consists 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 plant, property and equipment.  Operating costs and expenses increased in 2013 compared to 2012, and increased in 2012 as compared to 2011, as a result of increased administrative support costs relating to the higher sales.  Additionally, in 2012 we incurred higher costs relating to the assets held for sale.  

Write-down and loss on disposal of assets held for sale.  We recorded write-downs on assets held for sale of $1.1 million and $1.2 million (including a $757,000 loss on disposal of assets held for sale) in 2011 and 2012, respectively, relating to certain facilities held for sale that were no longer in use.  The write-downs are included in corporate operating expense.  See Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Operating Income.  As a percentage of net sales, operating income increased by 3% in 2013 compared to 2012, and decreased by 1% in 2012 compared to 2011 and was primarily impacted by the factors impacting cost of goods sold, gross margin and operating costs, and write-down and loss on disposal of assets held for sale 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 44% of our cost of sales in 2013, with commodity related raw materials accounting for approximately 11% of our cost of sales.  Worldwide commodity raw material costs increased throughout 2011, although during 2012 and 2013 they were mostly stable.  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.  These arrangements generally provide for stated unit prices based upon specified purchase volumes, which helps us to stabilize commodity related raw material purchase prices to a certain extent.  We enter into such arrangements for zinc and brass.  We expect commodity related raw material prices to moderately increase in 2014 in conjunction with higher demand as a result of the expected growth in the world wide economy.  These raw materials purchased on the spot market are sometimes subject to unanticipated and sudden price increases.  We generally seek to mitigate the impact of fluctuations in commodity raw material costs on our margins through improvements in production efficiencies or other operating cost reductions.  In the event we are unable to offset cost increases for these raw materials 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 may be affected by raw material cost pressures.

Interest income

Interest income was not significant in 2013 or 2012.  Interest income decreased in 2012 compared to 2011 primarily due to the maturity of our $15 million promissory note receivable in October 2011 and lower cash balances available for investment.  We expect our interest income to be insignificant in 2014.

Interest expense

Interest expense decreased in 2013 compared to 2012 due to the prepayment of the remaining outstanding principal amount of the note payable in July of 2013.  See Note 9 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.  Interest expense decreased in 2012 compared to 2011 as a result of the significant reduction in the principal balance of the note payable of $15.0 million in October of 2011 upon collection of the promissory note receivable discussed above.  The average interest rate on the note payable at December 31, 2011 and 2012 was 1.3% and 1.5%, respectively.  Our outstanding balance on the credit facility through October of 2012 was $2.0 million which was repaid in full in November of 2012 and terminated as of December 31, 2012.  During 2011, we averaged $2.4 million outstanding on our revolving credit facility (4.4% at December 31, 2011).  We expect our interest expense in 2014 to be insignificant.

Provision for income taxes

A tabular reconciliation between our effective income tax rate and the U.S. federal statutory income tax rate of 35% is included in Note 10 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.

Our effective income tax rate attributable to continuing operations increased from 29% in 2012 to 35% in 2013.  Our effective income tax rate attributable to continuing operations decreased from 42% in 2011 to 29% in

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2012.  The changes in our effective income tax rate is primarily related to changes in our deferred income tax asset valuation allowance, which resulted in an expense of $341,000 in 2011 and a benefit of $317,000 and $102,000 in 2012 and 2013, respectively.  See Notes 10 and 13 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.  We currently expect our effective income tax rate for 2014 to be comparable to our effective income tax rate for 2013.

Discontinued operations

On December 28, 2012, we completed the sale of our Furniture Components segment to a competitor of that segment for proceeds (net of expenses) of approximately $58.0 million in cash.  We recognized a pre-tax gain of approximately $29.6 million on the disposal of these operations ($27.6 million, net of income taxes of approximately $1.9 million) in the fourth quarter of 2012.  See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

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 3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

  

Years ended December 31,

 

 

% Change

 

 

  

2011

 

 

2012

 

 

2013

 

 

2011 – 2012

 

 

2012 – 2013

 

 

  

(In millions)

 

 

 

 

Net sales:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security Products

  

$

71.4

  

 

$

73.7

  

 

$

81.5

  

 

 

3

 

 

11

Marine Components

  

 

8.4

  

 

 

9.5

  

 

 

10.5

  

 

 

13

 

 

11

Total net sales

  

$

79.8

  

 

$

83.2

  

 

$

92.0

  

 

 

4

 

 

11

 

Gross profit:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security Products

  

$

23.1

  

 

$

23.0

  

 

$

25.8

  

 

 

-

  

 

 

12

%

Marine Components

  

 

1.0

  

 

 

1.3

  

 

 

1.8

  

 

 

31

 

 

43

Total gross profit

  

$

24.1

  

 

$

24.3

  

 

$

27.6

  

 

 

1

 

 

13

 

Operating income (loss):

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security Products

  

$

14.4

  

 

$

14.1

  

 

$

16.1

  

 

 

(2

%) 

 

 

14

Marine Components

  

 

(1.2

 

 

(0.8

 

 

(0.1

 

 

33

 

 

82

Corporate operating expenses

  

 

(6.8

 

 

(7.9

 

 

(6.7

 

 

(18

%) 

 

 

16

Total operating income

  

$

6.4

  

 

$

5.4

  

 

$

9.3

  

 

 

(16

%) 

 

 

72

 

Operating income (loss) margin:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security Products

  

 

20

 

 

19

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Components

  

 

(15

%) 

 

 

(9

%) 

 

 

(1

%) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating income margin

  

 

8

 

 

7

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security Products.  Security Products net sales increased 11% to $81.5 million in 2013 compared to $73.7 million in 2012.  The increase in sales is primarily due to an increase in sales to certain high security pin tumbler lock customers of $7.6 million.  Growth of our Security Products segment was aided by our ongoing efforts to diversify our products and customers.  Gross margin and operating income percentages increased in 2013 compared to 2012 by one percentage point primarily due to improved cost efficiencies from higher sales, partially offset by higher self-insured medical costs of $598,000 in 2013, $507,000 of which impacted cost of goods sold and $91,000 of which impacted selling and administration expenses.

Security Products net sales increased 3% to $73.7 million in 2012 compared to $71.4 million in 2011.  The increase in sales is primarily due to somewhat improved economic conditions in North America resulting in higher order rates across most markets.  Gross margin and operating income percentages decreased in 2012 compared to 2011 by one percentage point primarily due to higher self-insured medical costs of $925,000 in 2012, $815,000 of which impacted cost of goods sold and $110,000 of which impacted selling and administration expenses.  The impact of the higher medical costs on cost of goods sold was partially offset by a $300,000 decrease

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in depreciation expense relating to the timing of historical capital expenditures and retirements.  The 2012 medical costs were more in line with the historical average annual medical costs as compared to an unusually favorable 2011.

Marine Components.  Marine Components net sales increased 11% in 2013 as compared to 2012.  The increase was primarily the result of a $787,000 increase in sales to the ski/wakeboard boat market and other non-high performance marine markets.  As a percentage of net sales, gross margin and the operating loss percentage improved in 2013 compared to 2012 primarily due to increased leverage of fixed costs as a result of the higher sales.

Marine Components net sales increased 13% in 2012 as compared to 2011.  The increase was primarily the result of a $900,000 increase in sales to the ski/wakeboard boat market in connection with new products developed for that market.  As a percentage of net sales, gross margin and the operating loss percentage improved in 2012 compared to 2011 primarily due to increased leverage of fixed costs as a result of the higher sales and lower intangible amortization expense due to intangibles that became fully amortized in the first six months of 2011.

Outlook

Consistent with the current state of the North American economy, overall demand from our customers continues to be subject to instability.  While we experienced some increase in customer demand across most markets in 2013, it is uncertain the extent that sales will continue to grow during 2014.  While changes in market demand are not within our control, we are focused on the areas we can impact.  Staffing levels are continuously evaluated in relation to sales order rates which may result in headcount adjustments, to the extent possible, to match staffing levels with demand.  We expect our continuous lean manufacturing and cost improvement initiatives to positively impact our productivity and result in a more efficient infrastructure.  Additionally, we continue to seek opportunities to gain market share in markets we currently serve, to expand into new markets and to develop new product features in order to mitigate the impact of changes in demand as well as broaden our sales base.

Volatility in the costs of commodity raw materials is ongoing.  Our primary commodity raw materials are zinc, brass and stainless steel, which together represent approximately 11% of our total cost of goods sold.  We generally seek to mitigate the impact of fluctuations in commodity raw material costs on our margins through improvements in production efficiencies or other operating cost reductions.  In the event we are unable to offset commodity raw material cost increases with other cost reductions, it may be difficult to recover those cost increases through increased product selling prices or surcharges due to the competitive nature of the markets served by our products.  Additionally, significant surcharges may negatively affect our margins as they typically only recover the increased cost of the raw material without adding margin dollars resulting in a lower margin percentage.  Consequently, overall operating margins may be negatively affected by commodity raw material cost pressures.

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 will 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 expense decreased in 2013 compared to 2012 due principally to the disposal of our Furniture Components segment in December 2012.  The Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended

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December 31, 2011 and 2012 have not been revised for discontinued operations resulting from the sale of our Furniture Components segment.  Depreciation expense decreased in 2012 compared to 2011 due to lower capital expenditure requirements in recent years as well as the timing of certain assets that have become fully depreciated.  See Notes 1 and 2 to the 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 used in operating activities was $4.1 million in 2013 compared to cash provided by operating activities of $13.8 million in 2012.  The $18.0 million decrease in cash provided by both continuing and discontinued operating activities is primarily the net result of:

·

The negative impact of higher net cash paid for taxes in 2013 of $10.2 million for income taxes associated with our tax gain realized on the sale of our disposed operations recognized in the fourth quarter of 2012 and on the 2012 income of the disposed operations;

·

The negative impact of net cash provided by operating activities attributable to our discontinued operations in 2012 of $9.8 million, (exclusive of the impact of cash paid for income taxes in 2012 attributable to our discontinued operations, as discussed above); and

·

The negative impact of higher net cash used by relative changes in our inventories, receivables, payables and non-tax related accruals attributable to our continuing operations of $1.7 million in 2013.

Cash flows from operating activities resulted in a net use of cash in 2013 due primarily to a cash payment for taxes of approximately $11.6 million related to the sale of our disposed operations which was paid in the first quarter of 2013.  Under GAAP, cash paid for income taxes on the disposal of a business unit is reported as a reduction of cash flows from operating activities, while the pre-tax proceeds from disposal are reported as a component of cash flows from investing activities.  Consequently, we expect to generate positive cash flows from operating activities in 2014.  In addition, the operating cash flow comparison for the year ended December 31, 2013 was negatively impacted by the sale, since the operating cash flows of the disposed operations are included in our total cash flows from operating activities in 2012, through the December 2012 date of sale.  See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Cash provided by operating activities was $13.8 million in 2012 compared to $16.0 million in 2011.  The $2.1 million decrease in cash provided by both continuing and discontinued operating activities is primarily the net result of:

·

The negative impact of lower operating income in 2012 attributable to continuing operations of approximately $1.0 million, and lower operating income attributable to discontinued operations of $1.7 million;

·

The positive impact of higher net cash provided by relative changes in our inventories, receivables, payables and non-tax related accruals of $2.2 million in 2012;

·

The positive impact of lower cash paid for income taxes in 2012 of approximately $1.9 million; and

·

The positive impact of lower cash paid for interest in 2012 of $1.2 million due to the timing of interest payments discussed in Note 9 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

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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, 2012 to December 31, 2013 primarily as a result of the timing of sales and collections in the last month of 2013 as compared to 2012.  Marine Components experienced greater variability in their average days sales outstanding, however their receivable balances are not significant.  For comparative purposes, we have provided 2011 numbers below.

 

Days Sales Outstanding:

  

December 31,
2011

 

 

December 31,
2012

 

 

December 31,
2013

 

Security Products

  

39 Days

  

  

41 Days

  

  

35 Days

  

Furniture Components*

  

38 Days

  

  

41 Days

  

  

N/A

  

Marine Components

  

44 Days

  

  

32 Days

  

  

35 Days

  

Total

  

39 Days

  

  

40 Days

  

  

35 Days

  

*

Denotes disposed operations.  See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

As shown below, our average number of days in inventory increased from December 31, 2012 to December 31, 2013 primarily as a result of the increase in Marine Components average number of days in inventory relating to a more intentional build up of inventory in 2013 in advance of the 2014 boating season.  The variability in days in inventory among our segments primarily relates to the complexity of the production processes and therefore the length of time it takes to produce end products.  As a result, our overall December 31, 2013 days in inventory compared to December 31, 2012 is in line with our expectations.  For comparative purposes, we have provided 2011 numbers below.

 

Days in Inventory:

  

December 31
2011

 

 

December 31,
2012

 

 

December 31,
2013

 

Security Products

  

79 Days

  

  

71 Days

  

  

71 Days

  

Furniture Components*

  

59 Days

  

  

66 Days

  

  

N/A

  

Marine Components

  

114 Days

  

  

91 Days

  

  

110 Days

  

Total

  

71 Days

  

  

71 Days

  

  

76 Days

  

*

Denotes disposed operations.  See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Investing activities.  Net cash provided by investing activities totaled $7.2 million, $51.7 million and $1.0 million for the years ended December 31, 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively.  Capital expenditures have primarily emphasized improving our manufacturing facilities and investing in manufacturing equipment, which utilizes new technologies and increases automation of the manufacturing process to provide for increased productivity and efficiency.  The significant items impacting cash provided by investing activities for the noted periods are as follows:

During 2013,

·

we collected $3.0 million in principal payments on a note receivable; and

·

we received $1.6 million in net proceeds on the sale of assets held for sale.

See Notes 2 and 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements, respectively.

During 2012,

·

we sold our Furniture Components segment for net proceeds of $58.0 million less cash of the disposed operations of $5.4 million, and

·

we received $3.6 million in net proceeds on the sale of assets held for sale which were previously classified as assets held for sale.

See Notes 2 and 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements, respectively.

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During 2011,

·

we received the $15.0 million principal amount due to us under our promissory note receivable, and

·

we acquired a Furniture Components segment business for $4.8 million.

Capital expenditures for 2014 are estimated at approximately $3.2 million compared to capital expenditures of $3.2 million in 2011, $4.5 million in 2012 and $3.5 million in 2013.  Capital expenditures for 2011 and 2012 include amounts attributable to our disposed operations.  See Note 3 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.  Approximately $590,000 and $838,000 of our 2012 and 2013 capital expenditures, respectively, relates to the implementation of a new manufacturing and accounting system for our Security Products and Marine Components segments that was implemented in January of 2014.  Our capital expenditures over all three years were primarily related to expenditures required to meet expected customer demand and properly maintain our facilities and technology infrastructure.  Capital spending for 2014 is expected to be funded through cash on hand and cash generated from operations and relates to expenditures required to meet expected customer demand and properly maintain our facilities and technology infrastructure.

In February 2010, we entered into an unsecured demand promissory note with NL whereby we agreed to loan NL up to $8 million.  In December 2012, this promissory note was amended whereby we agreed to loan NL up to $40 million.  No amounts were outstanding as of December 31, 2011, 2012, and 2013.  See Note 12 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

In May 2010, for our investment purposes we purchased from NL for $15.0 million in cash a note receivable dated October 15, 2008 in the original principal amount of $15.0 million initially payable to NL by a third party.  We received the full $15.0 million in principal in October 2011.  

Financing activities.  Net cash used by financing activities totaled $26.7 million, $12.0 million and $21.9 million in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively.  These amounts were primarily impacted by the following items:

During 2013,

·

we prepaid the remaining outstanding principal on our long-term debt, plus accrued interest, without penalty; debt repayments related to principal for 2013 totalled $18.5 million.

See Note 9 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

During 2012,

·

we repaid $2.0 million that was outstanding under our credit facility at December 31, 2011,

·

we repaid $3.8 million in principal payments on our note payable.

During 2011,

·

we repaid $3.0 million that was outstanding under our credit facility at December 31, 2010,

·

we borrowed $5.3 million in connection with our acquisition of a Furniture Components segment business and subsequently repaid $2.9 million during 2011, and

·

we repaid $20 million in principal payments on our note payable.

Cash dividends paid totaled $6.2 million ($.50 per share) in each of 2011 and 2012 and $3.4 million ($.275 per share) in 2013.  Beginning in the second quarter of 2013, we reduced  our regular quarterly dividend from $.125 per share to $.05 per share.  Following our December 2012 sale of our Furniture Components business, earnings and cash flow generated by operations is expected to be significantly lower than in prior periods.  As a result our board of directors determined that reducing the quarterly dividend from $.125 per class A and class B share to $.05 per share was appropriate.  See Note 11 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

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At December 31, 2011, there was approximately $2.0 million outstanding under our revolving bank credit facility.  In January 2012, we amended and restated the facility to, among other things, decrease the size of the facility to $30 million.  The $2.0 million outstanding at December 31, 2011 was repaid in the fourth quarter of 2012 prior to the completion of the disposal of our Furniture Components segment, at which time we terminated the credit facility.  See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Off balance sheet financing arrangements.  Other than certain operating leases discussed in Note 13 to the Consolidated Financial Statements, neither we nor any of our subsidiaries or affiliates are parties to any off-balance sheet financing arrangements.

Other

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 $38.8 million aggregate cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2013, was 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.

Contractual obligations.  As more fully described in the notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements, we are a party to various debt, lease and other agreements that contractually and unconditionally commit us to pay certain amounts in the future.  See Note 13 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.  The following table summarizes such contractual commitments as of December 31, 2013 by the type and date of payment.

 

 

  

Payments due by period

 

 

  

Total

 

 

2014

 

 

2015–2016

 

 

2017–2018

 

 

2019 and
after

 

 

  

(In thousands)

 

Operating leases

  

$

256

  

  

$

116

  

  

$

140

  

  

$

-

 

  

$

-

 

Purchase obligations

  

 

16,329

  

  

 

16,329

  

  

 

-

 

  

 

-

 

  

 

-

 

Income taxes

  

 

345

  

  

 

345

  

  

 

-

 

  

 

-

 

  

 

-

 

Fixed asset acquisitions

  

 

422

  

  

 

422

  

  

 

-

 

  

 

-

 

  

 

-

 

 

Total contractual cash obligations

  

$

17,352

  

  

$

17,212

  

  

$

140

  

  

$

-

  

  

$

 -

 

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 the consolidated amount of income taxes payable at December 31, 2013, which is assumed to be paid during 2014.  Fixed asset acquisitions include firm purchase commitments for capital projects.

Commitments and contingencies.  See Note 13 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Recent accounting pronouncements.  Not applicable.

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

We have based the accompanying “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” upon our Consolidated Financial Statements.  We prepared our Consolidated Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP.  In preparing our Consolidated Financial Statements, we are required to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reported period.  On an on-going basis, we evaluate our estimates, including those related to inventory reserves, the recoverability of long-lived assets (including goodwill and other intangible assets) and the realization of deferred income tax assets.  We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses.  Our actual future results might differ from previously estimated amounts under different assumptions or conditions.

We believe the following critical accounting policies affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our Consolidated Financial Statements and are applicable to all of our operating segments:

·

Goodwill – Our goodwill totaled $23.7 million at December 31, 2013.  We perform a goodwill impairment test annually in the third quarter of each year.  Goodwill is also evaluated for impairment 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.  All of our goodwill at December 31, 2013 is related to our Security Products segment.  In September 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued ASU No. 2011-08, which provided new guidance on testing goodwill for impairment.  The new guidance allows an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform the two-step quantitative goodwill impairment test.  An entity is no longer required to calculate the fair value of a reporting unit unless the entity determines, based on a qualitative assessment considering the totality of relevant events and circumstances, that it is more likely than not that its fair value of the reporting unit is less than its carrying amount.  We adopted this accounting standard in the third quarter of 2013.  

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.

No goodwill impairment was deemed to exist as a result of our annual impairment review completed during the third quarter of 2013, as based on our qualitative assessment, a quantitative assessment was not required for 2013.  See Notes 1 and 6 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

·

Long lived assets – We assess property and equipment for impairment only when circumstances (as specified in ASC 360-10-35, Property, Plant, and Equipment) 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 out estimates of the current fair value of the asset.  Considerable management judgment is necessary to evaluate the impact of operating changes and to estimate future cash flows.  Assumptions used in our impairment evaluations, such as forecasted growth rates and our cost of capital, are consistent with our internal projections and operating plans.

As a result of continued losses in the Marine Components segment, we evaluated the recoverability of the Marine Components long-lived assets during the third quarter of 2013.  We determined that the undiscounted cash flows exceed the current net asset value and therefore the Marine Components long-lived assets are not impaired.  However, if our future cash flows from operations less capital expenditures were to drop significantly below our current expectations (approximately 85% below our expectations for each of the Custom Marine and Livorsi Marine reporting units), it is reasonably likely we would conclude an impairment was present.  At December 31, 2013, the net asset carrying values of Custom Marine and Livorsi Marine were $3.4 million and $2.8 million, respectively.  No other long-

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lived assets in our other reporting unit were tested for impairment during 2013 because there were no circumstances indicating an impairment might exist.

·

Income taxes – We recognize deferred taxes for future tax effects of temporary differences between financial and income tax reporting.  While we have considered future taxable income and ongoing prudent and feasible tax planning strategies in assessing the need for a valuation allowance, it is possible that in the future we may change our estimate of the amount of the deferred income tax assets that would more-likely-than-not be realized in the future resulting in an adjustment to the deferred income tax asset valuation allowance that would either increase or decrease, as applicable, reported net income in the period the change in estimate was made.

We record a reserve for uncertain tax positions in accordance with the provisions of ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes, for tax positions where we believe it is more-likely-than-not our position will not prevail with the applicable tax authorities.  Our reserve for uncertain tax positions is nil for each of 2012 and 2013.

·

AccrualsWe record accruals for environmental, legal and other contingencies and commitments when estimated future expenditures associated with the contingencies become probable, and we can reasonably estimate the amounts of the future expenditures.  However, new information may become available to us, or circumstances (such as applicable laws and regulations) may change, thereby resulting in an increase or decrease in the amount we are required to accrue for such matters (and, therefore, a corresponding decrease or increase of our reported net income in the period of such change.)

 

ITEM 7A.

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

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

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.

Other.  The above discussion includes forward-looking statements of market risk which assumes hypothetical changes in market prices.  Actual future market conditions will likely differ materially from such assumptions.  Accordingly, such forward-looking statements should not be considered to be our projections of future events, gains or losses.  Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties some of which are listed in “Business-General.”

 

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 a system of disclosure controls and procedures.  The term “disclosure controls and procedures,” as defined by regulations of the SEC, 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

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procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit to the SEC under the Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including its principal executive officer and its principal financial officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions to be made regarding required disclosure.  Each of David A. Bowers, our Vice Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Darryl R. Halbert, our Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Controller, have evaluated our disclosure controls and procedures as of December 31, 2013.  Based upon their evaluation, these executive officers have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of the date of such evaluation.

Scope of Management Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.  We also maintain a system of internal control over financial reporting.  The term “internal control over financial reporting,” as defined by regulations of the SEC, 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 accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“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.

Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, requires us to include a management report on internal control over financial reporting in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.  Under the rules of the SEC, our independent registered public accounting firm is not required to, and therefore has not, audited our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2013.

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.  Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f).  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 1992 (commonly referred to as the “1992 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, 2013.

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.  See “Scope of Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting” above.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.  There has been no change to our system of internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended December 31, 2013 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our system of 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, 2013 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 12 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.  We, upon request, will also furnish, without charge, a copy of our Amended and Restated Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, as adopted by the board of directors on February 22, 2012, 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

 

Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Registrant – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1/A (File No. 333-42643)filed on February 5,1998.

 

 

3.2

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws of Registrant, adopted by the Board of Directors October 24, 2007 – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed October 30, 2007 (File No 1-13905).

 

 

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 (File No. 1-13905) 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 (File No. 1-13905) filed on March 6, 2013.

 

 

10.3

 

Tax Sharing Agreement between the Registrant, NL Industries, Inc. and Contran Corporation dated as of December 1, 2012 - incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 (File No. 1-13905) filed on March 6, 2013.

 

 

 

10.4

  

Agreement Regarding Shared Insurance among the Registrant, Contran Corporation, Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., Kronos Worldwide, Inc., NL Industries, Inc., Titanium Metals Corporation, and Valhi, Inc. dated October 30, 2003 – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 filed on March 4, 2004 (File No. 1-13905).

 

 

 

10.5

  

$50,000,000 Credit Agreement between the Registrant and Wachovia Bank, National Association, as Agent and various lending institutions dated December 23, 2005 – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.9 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 filed on March 4,2010 (File No. 1-13905.)

 

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Item No.

 

Exhibit Item (continued)

 

 

 

10.6

  

First Amendment to Credit Agreement dated as of October 16, 2007 among the Registrant, CompX Security Products Inc., CompX Precision Slides Inc., CompX Marine Inc., Custom Marine Inc., Livorsi Marine Inc., Wachovia Bank, National Association for itself and as administrative agent for Compass Bank and Comerica Bank – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 22, 2007 (File No. 1-13905).

 

 

 

10.7

  

Second Amendment to Credit Agreement dated as of January 15, 2009 among the Registrant, CompX Security Products Inc., CompX Precision Slides Inc., CompX Marine Inc., Custom Marine Inc., Livorsi Marine Inc., Wachovia Bank, National Association for itself and as administrative agent for Compass Bank and Comerica Bank – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 21, 2009 (File No. 1-13905).

 

 

 

10.8

  

Third Amendment to Credit Agreement dated as of September 21, 2009 by and among the Registrant, CompX Security Products Inc., CompX Precision Slides Inc., CompX Marine Inc., Custom Marine Inc., Livorsi Marine Inc., Wachovia Bank, National Association and Comerica Bank – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 24, 2009 (File No. 1-13905).

 

 

 

10.9

  

Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement dated as of May 10, 2010 among the Registrant, CompX Security Products Inc., CompX Precision Slides Inc., CompX Marine Inc., Custom Marine Inc., Livorsi Marine, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as successor-by-merger to Wachovia Bank, National Association and Comerica Bank – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.10 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 19, 2010 (File No. 1-13905).

 

 

 

10.10

 

Fifth Amendment to Credit Agreement dated as of July 26, 2011 among CompX International Inc., CompX Security Products Inc., CompX Precision Slides Inc., CompX Marine Inc., Custom Marine Inc., Livorsi Marine, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and Comerica Bank – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on August 2, 2011 (File No. 1-13905).

 

 

 

10.11

 

Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of January 13, 2012 between CompX International Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 17, 2012 (File No. 1-13905).

 

 

 

10.12

 

Credit Agreement Termination Letter dated December 29, 2012 – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 4, 2013 (File No. 1-13905).

 

 

 

10.13**

 

Fourth Amended and Restated Unsecured Revolving Demand Promissory Note dated December 31, 2013 payable to the order of the Registrant and executed by the Registrant and NL Industries, Inc.

 

 

 

10.14

 

Securities Purchase Agreement by and among CompX International Inc., CompX Asia Holding Corporation, Knape & Vogt Canada Inc. and GSlide Corporation dated December 28, 2012 – incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 4, 2013 (File No. 1-13905).

 

 

 

21.1**

 

Subsidiaries of the Registrant.

 

 

 

23.1**

 

Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

 

 

 

31.1**

 

Certification

 

 

 

31.2**

 

Certification

 

 

 

32.1**

 

Certification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Item No.

 

Exhibit Item (continued)

 

 

 

101.INS**

 

XBRL Instance Document

 

 

 

101.SCH**

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema

 

 

 

101.CAL**

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase

 

 

 

101.DEF**

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase

 

 

 

101.LAB**

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase

 

 

 

101.PRE**

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase

 

 

 

*

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 5, 2014

 

 

 

By: 

 

/s/ David A. Bowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

David A. Bowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Chairman of the Board,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/ Steve L. Watson

  

Chairman of the Board

 

March 5, 2014

Steve L. Watson

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ David A. Bowers

 

Vice Chairman of the

 

March 5, 2014

David A. Bowers

  

Board, President and Chief

Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Darryl R. Halbert

  

Vice President,

 

March 5, 2014

Darryl R. Halbert

 

Chief Financial Officer

and Controller

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Norman S. Edelcup

  

Director

 

March 5, 2014

Norman S. Edelcup

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Loretta J. Feehan

  

Director

 

March 5, 2014

Loretta J. Feehan

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Edward J. Hardin

  

Director

 

March 5, 2014

Edward J. Hardin

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Ann Manix

  

Director

 

March 5, 2014

Ann Manix

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Bobby D. O’Brien

  

Director

 

March 5, 2014

Bobby D. O’Brien

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ George E. Poston

  

Director

 

March 5, 2014

George E. Poston

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annual Report on Form 10-K

Items 8 and 15(a)

Index of Financial Statements

 

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.:

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements listed in the accompanying index present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of CompX International Inc. and its Subsidiaries at December 31, 2012 and 2013, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2013 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management.  Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.  We conducted our audits of these statements in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States).  Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement.  An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.  We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

/s/PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Dallas, Texas

March 5, 2014