Last 2,176 GBp
Change Today -21.00 / -0.96%
Volume 200.5K
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spectris plc (SXS) Snapshot

2,207 GBp
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2,228 GBp
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03/4/14 - 2,456 GBp
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10/16/14 - 1,606 GBp
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1.14 GBp
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51.67 GBp
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spectris plc (SXS) Details

Spectris plc designs, develops, and markets measuring instruments and controls worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Materials Analysis, Test and Measurement, In-line Instrumentation, and Industrial Controls. The Materials Analysis segment provides products, which enable customers to assess structure, composition, quantity, and quality of particles and materials during their research and development process, when assessing raw materials before production, or during the manufacturing process. This segment serves metal, mineral and mining, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, cement, and electronics industries; and academic research institutes. The Test and Measurement segment supplies test, measurement, and analysis equipment and software for product design optimization, manufacturing control, and environmental monitoring systems. This segment serves automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, and environmental industries. The In-line Instrumentation segment offers process analytical measurement, asset monitoring, and on-line controls for primary processing and converting industries. This segment serves various customers in the electronics, petrochemicals, oil and gas, pulp and paper, energy, manufacturing, automotive, medical, converting, and Web and packaging industries; and utilities. The Industrial Controls segment provides products and solutions that monitor, control, inform, track, and trace during the production process. This segment serves industrial manufacturing, automotive, electronics, packaging, life sciences, and general manufacturing industries; and industrial distributors and machine builders. The company was formerly known as Fairey Aviation Company Ltd. and changed its name to Spectris plc in May 2001. Spectris plc was founded in 1915 and is based in Egham, the United Kingdom.

8,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
Founded in 1915

spectris plc (SXS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 634.0K GBP
Group Finance Director and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 389.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

spectris plc (SXS) Key Developments

John Warren to retire as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Spectris plc

Spectris plc announced changes to the membership of its Board Committees. The company appointed two additional non-executive directors with effect from January 1, 2015 and reflect the imminent retirement of John Warren (currently Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee) at the 2015 Annual General Meeting. The changes are effective immediately.

Spectris plc Proposes Final Dividend, Payable on June 26, 2015

The Board of Spectris plc is proposing to pay a final dividend of 30.5 pence per share which, combined with the interim dividend of 16.0 pence per share, gives a total of 46.5 pence per share for the year, an increase of 9%. The dividend is covered 2.7 times. This is consistent with policy of making progressive dividend payments based upon affordability and sustainability. The dividend will be paid on 26 June 2015 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 29 May 2015.

Spectris plc Reports Preliminary Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014

Spectris plc reported preliminary audited consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported revenue of £1,173.7 million against £1,202.0 million a year ago. Operating profit was £168.3 million against £185.9 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £171.1 million against £271.7 million a year ago. Profit after tax for the year from continuing operations attributable to owners of the parent company was £135.1 million against £200.0 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 113.4 pence against 168.5 pence a year ago. Net cash flow generated from operating activities was £155.2 million against £152.3 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment and software was £27.4 million against £31.7 million a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was £198.1 million against £215.5 million a year ago. Adjusted operating cash flow was £175.7 million against £187.4 million a year ago. Adjusted earnings were £147.8 million or 124.4 pence per diluted share against £157.5 million or 132.9 pence per diluted share a year ago. Net debt was £125.6 million against £104.1 million a year ago. Adjusted profit before tax was £192.5 million against £206.4 million a year ago.


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