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Last 376.20 GBp
Change Today +1.90 / 0.51%
Volume 173.7K
LRD On Other Exchanges
As of 11:35 AM 09/3/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

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laird plc (LRD) Details

Laird PLC designs, manufactures, and supplies components and solutions to the electronics industry in North America, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Its components and solutions protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat, and enable connectivity through wireless applications and antennae systems. The company operates in two divisions, Performance Materials and Wireless Systems. The Performance Materials division designs and supplies a range of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials comprising board level shields, electrically conductive elastomers, fabric-over-foam shielding gaskets, vent panels, form-in-place, microwave absorbers, electronit mesh, and fingerstock gaskets. This division also provides thermal management solutions, including thermal interface materials, thermoelectric modules, thermoelectric assemblies, and thermally conductive printed circuit board materials; and signal integrity products, such as standard and custom board level EMI solutions, ferrite cable cores, and small ferrite inductor toroids. This division serves information technology, telecom, smartphone, consumer, medical, transportation, and other markets. Its Wireless Systems division designs, manufactures, and supplies machine to machine and telematics products, such as antennae solutions, low-profile antennae with wireless radios, input/output circuitry, and firmware; and infrastructure antenna systems, such as broadband infrastructure, advanced base station, client, and backhaul antennas. This division also offers wireless automation and control solutions, such as wireless remote control systems, which enable the operation of heavy machinery; and hosted networked applications software to monitor remote controlled assets, as well as after-sales support. This division serves transportation, industrial, information technology, telecom, and other markets. Laird PLC was incorporated in 1898 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

8,922 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/26/15
Founded in 1898

laird plc (LRD) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 705.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

laird plc (LRD) Key Developments

Laird PLC, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 30, 2015

Laird PLC, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 30, 2015

Laird PLC Announces Management Changes; Declares Interim Dividend for the Year 2015, Payable on December 4, 2015; Reports Unaudited Group Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Laird PLC announced that Tony Quinlan was appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer, effective from July 28, 2015, having joined Laird on 1 July 2015. The company also welcome Kjersti Wiklund to the Laird Board as a non-executive director, effective from July 1, 2015. Kjersti brings significant experience as a senior operations director for several global telecoms companies, including Vodafone, where she is currently Director, Global Technology Operations. Professor Michael Kelly stepped down on June 30, 2015 after nine years on the Laird Board. The Board declared an interim dividend of 4.40 pence, a 3% increase over last year's interim dividend of 4.27 pence. The interim dividend will be paid on December 4, 2015 to shareholders on the register on November 6, 2015. The company reported unaudited group earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2015. For the period, the company reported total revenue of £305.9 million compared to £252.6 million a year ago. The increase driven by organic growth, a full six months' contribution from Model Solution (acquired in April 2014), and foreign currency exchange translation. Operating profit was £23.9 million compared to £21.8 million a year ago. Profit before tax from continuing operations was £21.6 million compared to £16.0 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity shareholders of the parent company was £14.7 million or 5.5 pence per diluted share compared to £9.4 million or 3.5 pence per diluted share a year ago. Underlying profit before tax was £26.9 million or 7.8 pence per diluted share compared to £19.8 million or 6.0 pence per diluted share a year ago. Net cash flows from operating activities were was £33.6 million compared to £22.3 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £8.0 million compared to £10.9 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets (internally developed) was £7 million compared to £6.0 million a year ago.

Laird PLC Announces Board Changes

Laird PLC announced the appointment of Kjersti Wiklund as a Non-Executive Director with effect from July 1, 2015. Kjersti will become a member of the Audit Committee. Kjersti is currently Director, Group Technology Operations of Vodafone. Previously, Kjersti held a series of senior global roles including Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom Russia, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Kyivstar in Ukraine, and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Digi Telecommunications in Malaysia, and Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Telenor in Norway. The company also announced that Professor Michael Kelly will retire as a Non-Executive Director on June 30, 2015 after nine years on the Laird Board.


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