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CompX International Inc.
Public limited company
Traded as AMEX: CIX
Industry Security & Protection Services
Founded August 4, 1993
Headquarters Dallas, Texas
Area served
the United States
Key people
David Bowers
Services Security Products, Furniture Components and Marine Components
Operating income
Increase US$ 083.2 million (2012)
Net income
Increase US$ 035.0 million (2012)
Total assets Increase US$ 0150.2 million (2012)
Total equity Increase US$ 0102.1 million (2012)
Number of employees
466 (2013)
Website www.compx.com

NL Industries (NYSE: NL), formerly known as the National Lead Company, is a lead smelting company currently based in Houston, Texas. National Lead was one of the 12 original stocks included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the time of its creation on May 26, 1896.

It began business in Philadelphia in 1772. The name "National Lead Company" was used since 1891 after a series of mergers. National Lead changed its name to NL Industries in 1971.

NL Industries has encountered legal problems based on their long history of selling lead paint. Exposure to lead paint can cause numerous health and developmental problems in children and adults, and its use has been banned or restricted in many countries.

In January 2014, the Santa Clara County Superior Court ruled that NL Industries, along with Sherwin-Williams and ConAgra were jointly and severally liable for $1.15 billion, to be paid into a lead paint abatement fund to be used to remove lead paint from older housing. The judge ruled that the paint companies manufactured, marketed, and sold lead paint without disclosing the health risks to the consumers in spite of "actual and constructive knowledge that it was harmful."

in 1907, National Lead entered the consumer market for titanium paints, creating a product line under the name "Dutch Boy". Dutch Boy paints competed with other brands that contained mineral products supplied by National Lead. The "Dutch Boy Painter", which was created by Lawrence Carmichael Earle, became National Lead's symbol for many years.

NL Industries sold off the Dutch Boy brand in 1980 to Sherwin-Williams, two years after the CPSC's directive banning on the manufacturing of lead housepaint went into effect.

CompX International Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers of security products and recreational marine components in the world. Located in Dallas, Texas, CompX International Inc. is also a subsidiary of NL Industries, Inc. The business of the company is divided into three segments: Security Products, Furniture Components and Marine Components. Their products are designed to meet the high-end applications. CompX International Inc. offers its products through original equipment manufacturers and distributors.

Based in Dallas, Texas, the company was founded to open business on August 4, 1993. In March 1998, CompX International Inc. completed its Initial Public Offering, making it a public company with stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol of ‘’’CIX’’’.

In 1999, CompX International moved the corporate headquarters from Mauldin, S.C. to Houston.

On Jan 11, 2000, CompX International Inc. acquired Chicago Lock Co. successfully for about $9.2 million in cash, which was borrowed under its existing credit facility. In May 2002, CompX International achieved an agreement to close its Dallas corporate office.

In September 2004, NL Industries completed the acquisition of 68% of CompX International for $168.6 million.

In December 2012, CompX International Inc. sold its Furniture Components operations to Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company for approximately $59 million in cash.

The main officers of the company are listed as follows

Q reports

Period Date Adjusted Actuals EPS GAAP EPS
Q4 2020 2021-03-03 0.00 0.00
Q2 2020 2020-08-04 0.00 0.17
Q1 2020 2020-05-05 0.00 0.34
Q4 2019 2020-02-26 0.00 0.26
Q3 2019 2019-10-30 0.00 0.31
Q2 2019 2019-08-06 0.00 0.39
Q1 2019 2019-05-07 0.00 0.32
Q4 2018 2019-02-27 0.00 0.22
Q3 2018 2018-10-31 0.00 0.32



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Major Shareholders

Name Relationship Total Shares Holding stocks
SIMMONS GLENN R Chairman of the Board 1.01%  (24315) CIX / KRO / NL /
HARDIN EDWARD J 0.83%  (20000) CIX / IVR /
WATSON STEVEN L 0.75%  (18000) CIX / KRO / NL / VHI /
EDELCUP NORMAN S 0.54%  (13000) CIX / VHI /
BOWERS DAVID A Vice Chairman, President & CEO 0.46%  (11000) CIX /
SIMMONS HAROLD C 0.25%  (5900) CIX / KRO / NL / VHI /
Feehan Loretta J. 0.17%  (4000) CIX / KRO / NL / VHI /
O BRIEN BOBBY D Executive Vice President 0.14%  (3300) CIX / KRO / VHI /
POSTON GEORGE E 0.12%  (3000) CIX / KRO /
MANIX ANN 0.09%  (2175) CIX /
Tidlund Mary A. 0.08%  (2000) CIX / VHI /
Fisher Elisabeth C. 0.08%  (2000) CIX / VHI /
BARRY THOMAS E 0.08%  (2000) CIX / VHI /
MOORE CECIL H JR 0.08%  (2000) CIX / DGIT / KRO / NL / SZMK /
CONNELLY SERENA S 0.08%  (2000) CIX /
COMPX INTERNATIONAL INC VP, CFO and Controller 0.05%  (1221) CIX /
HALBERT DARRYL R Vice Pres., CFO & Controller 0.04%  (1021) CIX /
GRAHAM ROBERT D Chairman of the Board 0.04%  (1000) CIX / KRO / NL / VHI /