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Last 235.50 GBp
Change Today +1.20 / 0.51%
Volume 2.5M
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electrocomponents plc (ECM) Snapshot

233.80 GBp
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13.06 GBp
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electrocomponents plc (ECM) Details

Electrocomponents plc distributes electronics and maintenance products to research and development engineers, maintenance engineers, and machine and panel builders. The company operates through the UK, Continental Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific segments. Its electronics products portfolio includes semiconductors, and passive and electromechanical components, as well as associated development systems, test and measurement equipment, and tools for supporting various designs. The company also distributes a range of electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement products, as well as tools, and safety and consumable products; and transformers and passive components, LED replacement lamps and bearings, and screen cleaners and power tools. Electrocomponents plc offers its products primarily under the RS Components and Allied Electronics brands. It operates DesignSpark, an online electronics design community and resource centre. The company sells its products through e-commerce operations, catalogues, trade counters, and sales engineers. The company was formerly known as Radiospares and changed its name to Electrocomponents plc in 1967. Electrocomponents plc was founded in 1937 and is based in Oxford, United Kingdom.

5,200 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/22/14
Founded in 1937

electrocomponents plc (ECM) Top Compensated Officers

Group Finance Director, Executive Director, C...
Total Annual Compensation: 729.9K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

electrocomponents plc (ECM) Key Developments

Electrocomponents plc Announces the Resignation of Simon Boddie as Group Finance Director at the End of the First Half of the Financial Year

The Board of Electrocomponents Plc announced that Simon Boddie is to step down as Group Finance Director at the end of the first half of the financial year after 10 years in the role. In order for there to be a smooth transition for its new Group Chief Executive Officer and to give the company time to find a strong successor, Simon will continue with the business until the end of September.

Electrocomponents plc Declares Final Dividend, Payable on July 28, 2015; Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Capital Expenditure Guidance for 2016

Electrocomponents plc company declared a final dividend of 6.75 pence per share for the full year ended March 31, 2015. This will be paid on July 28, 2015 to shareholders on the register on June 26, 2015. The company announced consolidated earnings results for the year ended March 31, 2015. For the year, the company reported revenue of £1,266.2 million against £1,273.1 million a year ago. Operating profit was £101.2 million against £106.1 million a year ago. Financial income was £2.0 million against £2.5 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £96.1 million against £101.1 million a year ago. Profit for the period attributable to the equity shareholders of the parent company was £70.3 million against £71.5 million a year ago. Earnings per share diluted were 15.9 pence against 16.2 pence per diluted share a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was £86.5 million against £93.3 million a year ago. Capital expenditure and financial investment was £37.6 million against £35.7 million a year ago. Free cash flow was £49.0 million compared to £57.7 million a year ago. Headline free cash flow was £52.3 million compared to £58.3 million a year ago. The principal reason for that decline in free cash flow year-on-year is profit came down. Headline operating profit was £85.2 million compared to £106.1 million a year ago. Headline profit before tax was £80.1 million compared to £101.1 million a year ago. Headline diluted earnings per share were 13.2 pence against 16.2 pence per diluted share a year ago. This was slightly below the decrease in headline profit before tax, reflecting the decrease in the effective tax rate. Net debt as on March 31, 2015 was £152.6 million against £143.6 million a year ago. Underlying sales adjusted for trading days and currency were up 3.5%. The company provided capital expenditure guidance for 2016. The company expects capital expenditure to be around £35 million, consistent with the planned investment in global strategy.

Electrocomponents plc Identifies Two Ingenious Features of the Newly Launched Molex ML-XT™ Rugged

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc has identified two ingenious features of the newly launched Molex ML-XT™ rugged, sealed connector system that help ensure superior reliability at a highly competitive price point. The ML-XT plastic housing and seal are moulded using a one-piece design, which is not only economical but also supremely reliable. Permanent bonding using two-shot Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) moulding technology ensures IP68 ingress resistance as well as immunity to loss or misalignment of the seal. Accurate alignment ensures repeatable retention during unmating and mating of the plug and receptacle. In addition, an innovative rear seal cover provides an answer to the loss of sealing that can occur as wires exiting conventional connectors become bent or moved. The ML-XT rear seal cover prevents the cable flexing close to the seal and so maintains the perfect cable-entry angle. The seal is moulded in High-Consistency Rubber (HCR) for superior tear resistance during terminal insertion/extraction. Additional benefits of the ML-XT system include reduced inventory, assembly time and costs, since the plug and receptacle housings are supplied pre-assembled with the rear seal locked in by the cover. The connector terminals have current ratings up to 13A, and utilise the proven Molex XRC™ design thereby enabling harness makers to use their existing assembly tooling. The ML-XT system is designed for automotive applications, which demand extremely competitive pricing while at the same time imposing some of the toughest temperature, vibration and ingress-hazard conditions encountered by electrical wiring. The outstanding performance and cost-effectiveness of the connectors means they are also well suited to autosport applications, industrial automation and control in harsh environments, or equipment installed outdoors in extremely cold, hot or humid conditions.


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