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Monday, 22 December 2003
December 22, 2003 CompuDyne (CDCY)
Hello Friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. I know mine certainly was hectic. This morning the news carried the story of the terror alert for the United States being raised to Orange, the second highest level. This made the market a little nervous, but made us once again aware of the risks of day-to-day life in our once tranquil nation. Anyway, CompuDyne (CDCY) may be the stock to turn to in troubled times. Just like Ceradyne and Armor Holdings which we have mentioned already on this site, CDCY is involved in National Defense and may benefit from the increased spending on national security. Currently, CDCY is trading at $10.051 up $.0851 or 9.25%.

According to money.cnn.com, CompuDyne (CDCY) "...designs, installs and maintains detention hardware and security systems; manufactures embassy grade attack resistant windows and doors; and provides other security/detention related services and products."

On November 6, 2003, as picked up by Yahoo Finance and reported by BUSINESS WIRE, CompuDyne (CDCY), reported their third quarter results for the quarter ended September 30, 2003. Revenues for the third quarter were $53.1 million, an increase of $11.7 million or 28.4% over the same quarter last year. Net income for the third quarter was $1.0 million an increase of $.8 million or 404% over the third quarter 2002 results. Earnings per share in 2003 were $.12 compared to $.02 in the third quarter of 2002.

Morningstar.com shows an increasing revenue picture with only a couple of "hiccups". Revenue in 1998 was $32 million, $111 million in 1999, $131 million in 2000, $127 million in 2001 (hiccup), $156 million in 2002 and $180 million in the trailing twelve months. Extrapolating the current quarter, the company is operating at an over $200 million rate presently.

Free cash flow has been inconsistent but improving recently. $1 million reported in 2000, ($4) million in 2001, ($1) million in 2002 and $10 million in the trailing twelve months.

The balance sheet as presented on Morningstar looks nice with $4.1 million in cash and $68.3 million in other current assets...as opposed to $43.7 million in current liabilities and $21.4 million in long-term liabilities.

Key statistics shows this company with a TINY market cap of $79.68 million. The trailing p/e is at 26.52 and the forward p/e is at 12.43 which are both nice numbers. The PEG is at 0.57, one of the lowest on this site, and the price/sales also cheap at 0.38.

There are 7.93 million shares outstanding but only 5.60 million of them float. Currently there are 66,000 shares out short (as of 11/10/03) representing 1.158 trading days. No dividend is paid and no stock dividend noted on Yahoo.

I like this stock quite a bit. I do not currently own any shares...and need to sell a winning issue before adding another position...but this would be a good candidate to purchase. One of my only concerns is that it is such a tiny company. Often this brings added volatility...but certainly the valuation of this stock is nice to see!

Thanks again for stopping by. Please be sure to consult with your investment advisor prior to making any decisions based on material on this website. If you have any questions, comments, or words of encouragement, you can email me at bobsadviceforstocks@lycos.com

Bob


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