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Last 1,946 GBp
Change Today +12.00 / 0.62%
Volume 132.6K
As of 6:54 AM 08/4/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

spectris plc (SXS) Snapshot

Open
1,939 GBp
Previous Close
1,934 GBp
Day High
1,957 GBp
Day Low
1,930 GBp
52 Week High
05/27/15 - 2,420 GBp
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - 1,606 GBp
Market Cap
2.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
257.5K
EPS TTM
1.08 GBp
Shares Outstanding
119.0M
EX-Date
10/15/15
P/E TM
18.0x
Dividend
53.11 GBp
Dividend Yield
2.65%
Current Stock Chart for SPECTRIS PLC (SXS)

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spectris plc (SXS) Details

Spectris plc manufactures and sells 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 and services, which enable customers to determine structure, composition, quantity, and quality of particles and materials during their research and development process, when assessing materials before production, or during the manufacturing process. This segment serves metals, minerals and mining, pharmaceuticals, and fine chemicals industries; and academic research institutes. The Test and Measurement segment supplies test, measurement, analysis equipment, and software and services for product design optimization, manufacturing control, microseismic monitoring, and environmental noise monitoring systems. This segment serves automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, environmental noise monitoring, and energy industries. The In-line Instrumentation segment offers process analytical measurement, asset monitoring, and on-line controls, as well as associated consumables and services for primary processing and converting industries. This segment serves various customers in the process, pulp, paper, tissue, converting, Web, and packaging industries; and energy and utilities. The Industrial Controls segment provides products and solutions that measure, monitor, control, inform, track, and trace during the production process. This segment serves general manufacturing industries. The company was formerly known as Fairey Group plc and changed its name to Spectris plc in May 2001. Spectris plc was founded in 1915 and is based in Egham, United Kingdom.

8,300 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/30/15
Founded in 1915

spectris plc (SXS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 661.0K GBP
Group Finance Director and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 412.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

spectris plc (SXS) Key Developments

Spectris plc Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Tax Rate Guidance for 2015

Spectris plc announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2015. For the period, the company reported revenues of £563.2 million compared with £539.8 million for the same period a year ago. Operating profit was £49.4 million compared with £58.2 million for the same period a year ago. Profit before tax was £49.2 million compared with £58.6 million for the same period a year ago. Profit after tax from continuing operations attributable to owners of the parent company was £40.4 million or 33.9 pence per diluted share compared with £46.8 million or 39.3 pence per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net cash flows generated from operating activities was £52.9 million compared with £51.6 million for the same period a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment and software was £11.9 million compared with £12.3 million for the same period a year ago. Net debt at June 30, 2015 was £148.7 million compared with net debt at June 30, 2014 of £107.4 million. Adjusted operating profit was £67.4 million compared with £70.1 million for the same period a year ago. Return on sales was 12.0% against 13.0% a year ago. Operating cash flow was £57.3 million compared to £60.3 million a year ago. Adjusted earnings were £50.0 million or 42.0 pence per diluted share compared with £51.5 million or 43.4 pence diluted per share for the same period a year ago. For 2015, the company estimate the interest charge, full-year interest charge, to be about £5 million, £5.5 million, somewhere in that range, so about £2.5 million, £3 million in the second half of interest cost assuming no further acquisitions. Tax rates is expected to be 23.0% for the full year, a little bit better than the company thought at the start of the year but in line with last year's rate, which was at 23.2% full year rate.

Spectris Seeks Acquisitions

Spectris plc (LSE:SXS) is seeking acquisitions. Spectris has a good pipeline of new products and acquisitions.

Spectris plc, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 30, 2015

Spectris plc, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 30, 2015

 

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Valuation SXS Industry Range
Price/Earnings 18.0x
Price/Sales 1.9x
Price/Book 2.6x
Price/Cash Flow 18.0x
TEV/Sales 1.9x
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