Compass Diversified Holdings reported a 5 percent sales increase to $309.9 million last year for 5.11 Tactical, and its gross margin went up to 41.2 percent, but a stock compensation expense precipitated it into an operating loss of $7.1 million for the year. Crosman, another company that the group acquired last June, saw its operating income slip by 66 percent to $3.7 million while its sales inched up by 1.1 percent to $120.0 million. Hit by the lagging demand for firearms in the U.S., Liberty Safe saw its revenues drop by 11.4 percent to $91.9 million, leading to 28 percent drop in operating income to $9.5 million.