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280.90 GBp
Previous Close
276.20 GBp
Day High
287.80 GBp
Day Low
279.10 GBp
52 Week High
04/7/14 - 295.30 GBp
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - 181.90 GBp
Market Cap
973.1M
Average Volume 10 Days
424.3K
EPS TTM
0.13 GBp
Shares Outstanding
339.9M
EX-Date
06/4/15
P/E TM
21.5x
Dividend
8.67 GBp
Dividend Yield
2.56%
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synthomer plc (SYNT) Details

Synthomer plc, a specialty chemical company, produces aqueous polymers for coatings, construction, healthcare, and automotive industries worldwide. It provides synthetic binders for paper and board coating; paints, lacquers, and chemical products for the building industry, such as acrylic, styrene acrylic, and vinyl acetate based binders for architectural and industrials coatings; cement mortar and industrial floor screeds; and nitrile, polychloroprene lattices, and prevulcanised natural latex for health and protection sectors. The company also offers butadiene based lattices and dispersions for textile floor covering applications, as well as high solids styrene butadiene rubber lattices to produce latex foams for the bedding industry and the cushioning segment; and functional polymers, such as aqueous acrylic, butadiene, and vinyl acetate based polymer dispersions for the industrial segments of adhesives, technical textiles, and fiber bonding. In addition, it provides performance polymers, including polyvinyl alcohols for PVC manufacturing; liquid polybutadienes for use in sealants and binders; and polyvinyl acetate homopolymer and acid copolymer solids for application in a range of solvent based adhesives, including hobby glues, parquet floor, and laminating types. The company was formerly known as Yule Catto & Co plc and changed its name to Synthomer plc in 2012. Synthomer plc was incorporated in 1908 and is headquartered in Harlow, the United Kingdom.

Founded in 1908

synthomer plc (SYNT) Top Compensated Officers

Group Finance Director and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 312.6K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

synthomer plc (SYNT) Key Developments

Croda International plc Announces Resignation of Jez Maiden as Senior Independent Director of Synthomer plc, Effective April 30, 2015

Croda International plc announced that Jez Maiden, Group Finance Director, has resigned from his position of Senior Independent Director of Synthomer plc to take effect from April 30, 2015.

Synthomer plc Recommends Final Ordinary Dividend and Special Dividend, Payable on July 3, 2015; Reports Preliminary Audited Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Capex Guidance for the Year 2015

The Board of Synthomer plc has recommended an increased final ordinary dividend of 4.8 pence per share, making a total ordinary dividend for the year of 7.8 pence. The full year ordinary dividend represents an increase of 30% over the previous year. The Board also recommends a special dividend of 7.8 pence per share, bringing the total dividend for the year to 15.6 pence. The final ordinary dividend and a special dividend are payable on July 3, 2015 to those shareholders registered at the close of business on June 5, 2015. The company reported preliminary audited earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, on underlying basis, the company reported total sales of £990.5 million compared to £1,054.9 million a year ago. Operating profit was £96.5 million compared to £104.8 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was £86.0 million compared to £90.1 million a year ago. Profit for the year was £67.6 million compared to £72.1 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was £67.6 million or 19.3 pence per diluted share compared to £70.3 million or 20.5 pence per diluted share a year ago. On IFRS basis, the company reported total sales of £990.5 million compared to £1,054.9 million a year ago. Operating profit was £65.1 million compared to £75.0 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was £53.8 million compared to £59.1 million a year ago. Profit for the year was £46.3 million compared to £49.6 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was £46.3 million or 13.2 pence per diluted share compared to £49.6 million or 14.1 pence per diluted share a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £64.2 million compared to £65.8 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £22.0 million compared to £39.1 million a year ago. Net capital expenditure and financial investment was £21.5 million compared to £35.0 million a year ago. Total management EBITDA on IFRS and underlying basis was £118.0 million against £124.0 million a year ago. Net debt, at £112.1 million, was £21.5 million lower than the start of the year. For the year 2015, the company expects a fairly normal CapEx, probably in £25 to £30 million range, probably near the £25 million CapEx.

Synthomer Seeks Acquisitions

Synthomer plc (LSE:SYNT) is seeking acquisitions. Calum MacLean, Chief Executive Officer, said, "If you look at the existing business, we've got a very stable robust cash-generative business that we will see growth in. But if we want to make a step change in the future, then we'll have to also look at acquisitions as well."

 

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