The L.S. Starrett Company was founded 1880 in Athol, MA, which is still the Company’s World Headquarters. Starrett has a history and reputation so rich and solid that the words “quality” and “Starrett” are virtually synonymous. The company employs about 2,000 people worldwide. Most precision tools continue to be manufactured in the Athol plant, where it is not uncommon to see devoted generations of toolmakers with 30 or more years of experience. Starrett, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of industrial, professional, and consumer products worldwide. The vast portfolio of over 5,000 products can be grouped in the categories of Precision Measuring Tools, Saws, Metrology Equipment, Precision Ground Stock, Granite, Job-site and shop tools. Starrett markets its products through distributors primarily to companies in the metalworking industry; and automotive, aviation, marine, and farm industries, as well as do-it-yourselfers and tradesmen, such as builders, carpenters, plumbers, and electricians.
Company Growth (employees)
Athol, US
Size (employees)
1,804 (est)
Starrett was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Athol, US

Starrett Office Locations

Starrett has an office in Athol
Athol, US (HQ)
121 Crescent St
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Starrett Financials and Metrics

Starrett Financials

Starrett's revenue was reported to be $209.7 m in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q1, 2018)

51.8 b

Gross profit (Q1, 2018)

16.5 b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2018), %


Net income (Q1, 2018)

426 m

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

449 m

Market capitalization (22-Dec-2017)

59.3 m

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

12.1 m


52.8 m
Starrett's current market capitalization is $59.3 m.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


247.1 m241.6 m209.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

166 m164.9 m162.7 m

Gross profit

81.1 m76.7 m47 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


57.5 m61.8 m58.3 m60.2 m63.8 m56.1 m51 b53.7 b50.3 m48.9 b53.2 m50.7 m51.8 b

Cost of goods sold

39.7 m41.5 m39 m41 m41.7 m37.4 m35.2 b37.7 b35.6 m35 b36.4 m36.2 m35.3 b

Gross profit

17.8 m20.3 m19.3 m19.1 m22.2 m18.7 m15.9 b16 b14.7 m13.9 b16.8 m14.5 m16.5 b

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


16.2 m11.1 m19.8 m

Accounts Receivable

43.7 m40.3 m34.4 m


65.6 m63 m56.3 m

Current Assets

147 m133.4 m120.9 m
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


12.9 m18.4 m22.2 m21.3 m16.7 m17.1 m12.1 m

Accounts Receivable

29.2 m31.2 m31.7 m27.4 m31.4 m28 m28.9 m


60.1 m58.3 m57.7 m59 m58.2 m58.2 m62.1 m

Current Assets

120.8 m118.2 m121.8 m115.5 m113.6 m110.7 m111.7 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

6.7 m5.2 m(14.1 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

8.2 m7.4 m5.8 m

Accounts Receivable

(4.5 m)(2.6 m)2.8 m


(7.5 m)(6.2 m)3.6 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

216 k2 m3.7 m923 k3.4 m5.8 m(178 k)280 k877 k759 k1.8 m1 m426 k

Depreciation and Amortization

2 m4.1 m6.1 m2 m4 m5.8 m1.6 m3.1 m4.4 m1.4 m2.7 m4 m1.4 m

Accounts Receivable

4.5 m3 m4.4 m5.8 m5.9 m5.7 m6.8 m4.7 m4.7 m6.6 m1.8 m6.2 m2.5 m


(1.1 m)(4.2 m)(8.8 m)(3.5 m)(6.2 m)(10.6 m)(2.3 m)(661 k)1.4 m(3.2 m)(3.4 m)(2.2 m)(2.6 m)
Y, 2017


0.1 x


61.7 x

Financial Leverage

2.1 x
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Starrett News and Updates

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