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spectris plc (SXS) Snapshot

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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.

7,900 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/25/14
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

Spectris plc Announces sales Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year Ended December 31, 2014

Spectris plc announced sales results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the fourth quarter, the company reported that sales increased by 5% compared to the same period last year on both a reported and constant currency organic basis. During the fourth quarter the Group made three acquisitions, resulting in net debt of approximately £126 million at December 31, 2014. For the full year, sales grew by 2% compared to 2013. After adjusting for acquisitions, which contributed 1%, and foreign currency exchange movements, which had a negative effect of 5%, reported sales for 2014 decreased by 2% compared to the previous year. For the full year, the company expects adjusted operating profit to be approximately £198 million.

Spectris plc, 2014 Sales/ Trading Statement Call, Jan 16, 2015

Spectris plc, 2014 Sales/ Trading Statement Call, Jan 16, 2015

Spectris plc Announces Board Changes

Spectris plc announced the following changes to the composition of its Board: Bill Seeger will join the Board as Non-Executive Director with effect from January 1, 2015 and will assume the role of Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee from John Warren following the approval of the 2014 report & accounts. Bill retired as Group Finance Director of GKN plc in August 2014, a position he had held for seven years, and currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee at Smiths Group plc. Ulf Quellmann will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from January 1, 2015. Ulf is currently Global Head of Treasury at Rio Tinto plc. Ulf has worked in the metals, minerals and mining industry for the past 12 years, and prior to that he held a number of senior management roles at General Motors. John Warren will retire as a Non-Executive Director immediately following the annual general meeting on April 24, 2015. With effect from January 1, 2015 he will stand down as Senior Independent Director and Russell King will assume this role in addition to remaining Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.


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