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Robert Dennis Graham
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
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NL stock data

FINRA relative short interest over last month (20 trading days) ?


11 Mar 20
5 Apr 20
31 Dec 20


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Dec 19 Sep 19 Jun 19 Mar 19
Revenue 29.6M 29.7M 33.7M 31.2M
Net income 6.3M -1.6M 5.9M 15.2M
Diluted EPS 0.13 -0.03 0.12 0.31
Net profit margin 21.28% -5.39% 17.51% 48.72%
Operating income 2.95M 5.81M -12.89M 2.52M
Net change in cash 20.31M -19.16M 17.22M -4.9M
Cash on hand 129.73M 109.42M 128.58M 111.36M
Cost of revenue 20.71M 20.23M 22.79M 21.55M
Annual (USD) Dec 19 Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 16
Revenue 124.24M 118.22M 112.04M 108.92M
Net income 25.84M -41.02M 116.1M 15.33M
Diluted EPS 0.53 -0.84 2.38 0.31
Net profit margin 20.80% -34.70% 104% 14.07%
Operating income -1.61M -60.67M 1.7M -715K
Net change in cash 13.47M 17.94M 5.15M -3.3M
Cash on hand 129.73M 116.26M 98.32M 93.16M
Cost of revenue 85.28M 79.95M 77.21M 73.75M

Financial data from company earnings reports

Date Owner Security Transaction Code $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
13 Mar 20 Bryan A. Hanley Common Stock, par value $0.125 Buy Aquire P 2.7056 1,000 2.71K 1,000
16 May 19 Meredith W. Mendes Common stock $0.125 par value Grant Aquire A 0 5,650 0 7,750
16 May 19 Loretta J. Feehan Common stock $0.125 par value Grant Aquire A 0 5,650 0 14,250
9.6% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 53 54 -1.9%
Opened positions 3 6 -50.0%
Closed positions 4 4
Increased positions 19 16 +18.8%
Reduced positions 15 17 -11.8%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 26.17M 21.52M +21.6%
Total shares 4.69M 4.22M +11.2%
Total puts 0 5 -100.0%
Total calls 10.8K 13.71K -21.2%
Total put/call ratio 0.0
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
Dimensional Fund Advisors 2.33M $9.11M -0.8%
BLK BlackRock 546.02K $2.14M +0.3%
Aristides Capital 449.97K $1.76M NEW
Renaissance Technologies 238.2K $931K +5.9%
Vanguard 202.31K $791K -1.2%
STT State Street 142.13K $556K +3.7%
NTRS Northern Trust 117.79K $460K +0.4%
STRS Ohio 69.7K $272K 0.0%
Geode Capital Management 62.1K $242K +0.4%
MS Morgan Stanley 60.26K $235K +185.5%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Aristides Capital 449.97K +449.97K NEW
MS Morgan Stanley 60.26K +39.15K +185.5%
ZPR Investment Management 0 -21.57K EXIT
Dimensional Fund Advisors 2.33M -17.82K -0.8%
Denali Advisors 16.76K +16.4K +4505.5%
Susquehanna International 0 -14.96K EXIT
Renaissance Technologies 238.2K +13.3K +5.9%
Zebra Capital Management 0 -12.52K EXIT
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. 10.95K +8.21K +299.4%
Charles Schwab Investment Management 47.5K +5.96K +14.3%

Financial report summary

  • Our development of innovative features for current products is critical to sustaining and growing our sales.
  • Failure to protect our intellectual property rights or claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property rights could substantially harm our business.
  • Higher costs or unavailability of our raw materials could negatively impact our financial results.
  • Higher costs or limited availability of our raw materials may reduce our earnings and decrease our liquidity. In addition, many of our raw material contracts contain fixed quantities we are required to purchase.
  • Demand for, and prices of, certain of Kronos’ products are influenced by changing market conditions for its products, which may result in reduced earnings or in operating losses.
  • Kronos’ leverage may impair our financial condition.
Management Discussion
  • We are primarily a holding company.  We operate in the component products industry through our majority-owned subsidiary, CompX International Inc.  We also own a noncontrolling interest in Kronos Worldwide, Inc.  Both CompX (NYSE American: CIX) and Kronos (NYSE: KRO) file periodic reports with the SEC.  
  • CompX is a leading manufacturer of engineered components utilized in a variety of applications and industries.  Through its Security Products operations, CompX manufactures mechanical and electronic cabinet locks and other locking mechanisms used in recreational transportation, postal, office and institutional furniture, cabinetry, tool storage and healthcare applications.  CompX also manufactures stainless steel exhaust systems, gauges, throttle controls, wake enhancement systems and trim tabs for the recreational marine and other industries through its Marine Components operations.
  • We account for our 30% non-controlling interest in Kronos by the equity method.  Kronos is a leading global producer and marketer of value-added titanium dioxide pigments.  TiO2 is used for a variety of manufacturing applications including coatings, plastics, paper and other industrial products.  
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