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vesuvius plc (VSVS) Snapshot

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500.50 GBp
Previous Close
495.00 GBp
Day High
500.50 GBp
Day Low
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52 Week High
03/4/15 - 504.50 GBp
52 Week Low
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Market Cap
1.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
213.2K
EPS TTM
0.38 GBp
Shares Outstanding
271.2M
EX-Date
04/9/15
P/E TM
13.1x
Dividend
17.92 GBp
Dividend Yield
3.41%
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vesuvius plc (VSVS) Details

Vesuvius plc, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering services and solutions to steel and foundry industries in the United States, Germany, China, the United Kingdom, Brazil, India, France, Spain, and rest of the world. The company operates in two segments, Steel and Foundry. It offers specialized consumable ceramics, such as shrouds, stoppers, nozzles, slide gates, monolithic and pre-cast lining refractories, and fluxes; and automation equipment and sensors. The company also provides steel flow control products that include Viso, an isostatically pressed alumina graphite; VAPEX, an extruded clay graphite product; slide-gate refractories, which comprise nozzles, plates, and specialty shapes for furnace, ladle, and tundish slide gate systems; Accumetrix, a temperature measurement system; RADAR, a slag level detection system; tundish and mould fluxes; purging systems; and control devices to monitor and regulate steel flow into the mould. In addition, its advanced refractories materials include aluminum; minerals processing products, such as cement, lime, iron ore pelletizing, and calcinations; and hydrocarbon processing products comprise castables and gun mixes, abrasion resistant materials, ceramics fibers products and insulation boards, self flow castables, shotcrete materials, plastics, and alumina dense and insulating bricks. The company provides refractories materials for municipal waste incinerators; industrial waste applications; and utility boilers, circulating fluidized bed boilers, and cyclone fired boilers. Further, it designs and manufactures fused silica products and raw material for glass, photovoltaic, semiconductors, ceramics, and steel industries; and binders, coatings, feeding systems, filtration systems, melt shop refractories, and metal treatment products under various brands, as well as provides installation and construction, and hot stamping services. Vesuvius plc was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

vesuvius plc (VSVS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 1.2M GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 680.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

vesuvius plc (VSVS) Key Developments

Vesuvius plc Announces Board Changes

Vesuvius plc announced the appointments of Douglas Hurt and Hock Goh as Non-executive Directors with effect from 2 April 2015. In addition, in line with the UK Corporate Governance Code provisions on independence and length of service, Jeff Hewitt will step down from the Board at the forthcoming 2015 Annual General Meeting, having served on the boards of Vesuvius plc and its predecessor company Cookson Group plc for a combined period of nine years. Douglas Hurt will succeed Jeff Hewitt as Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman following the AGM. Hock Goh joins the Board as an additional Independent Non-executive Director. Both Douglas Hurt and Hock Goh will join the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Douglas Hurt brings significant financial experience to the Board, having served as Finance Director of IMI plc, the global engineering group, from 2006 to 2015. Prior to this he held a number of senior finance and operational positions at GlaxoSmithKline PLC, which he joined in 1983 previously having worked at Price Waterhouse. Hock Goh has more than 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, having spent 25 years with Schlumberger.

Vesuvius plc Recommends Final Dividend for the Year Ended December 31, 2014, Payable on May 22, 2015; Announces Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014

The Board of Vesuvius plc has recommended a final dividend of 11.125 pence per share, which if approved at the Annual General Meeting on 14 May 2015, will be paid on 22 May 2015 to shareholders on the register at 10 April 2015. The company paid final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2013 of 10.25 pence per ordinary share. The company announced audited consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported revenue of £1,444.4 million, operating profit of £125.8 million, profit before tax of £111.2 million, profit from continuing operations of £104.1 million or 38.3 pence per diluted share profit attributable to owners of the parent of £135.3 million or 35.4 pence per diluted share compared to revenue of £1,510.5 million, operating profit of £118.7 million, profit before tax of £104.1 million, profit from continuing operations of £110.4 million or 49.1 pence per diluted share profit attributable to owners of the parent of £593.0 million or 211.9 pence per diluted share reported in the same period last year. Headline operating profit was £142.8 million against £140.0 million reported last year. Headline profit before tax was £127.8 million against £125.2 million reported last year. Headline profit from continuing operations was £94.9 million against £92.7 million reported last year. Headline profit attributable to owners of the parent was £90.3 million against £87.7 million reported last year. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £1086 million against £118.5 million reported last year. Capital expenditure was £53.1 million against £46.3 million reported last year. Net debt at the end of the period was £268.3 million. Free cash flow from continuing operations was £59.2 million against £94.9 million a year ago.

Vesuvius plc, 2014 Earnings Call, Mar 03, 2015

Vesuvius plc, 2014 Earnings Call, Mar 03, 2015

 

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