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Last 449.50 GBp
Change Today -4.70 / -1.03%
Volume 168.9K
VSVS On Other Exchanges
As of 11:28 AM 05/5/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

vesuvius plc (VSVS) Snapshot

460.70 GBp
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03/19/15 - 530.00 GBp
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10/16/14 - 388.80 GBp
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0.37 GBp
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17.92 GBp
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vesuvius plc (VSVS) Details

Vesuvius plc provides engineering services and solutions to steel and foundry industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Steel and Foundry. The company develops refractory materials and services for the iron making process, such as coke ovens, hot blast stoves, blast furnaces, and torpedo and iron ladles, as well as for casthouse floor applications, including taphole clay, trough and runners, and industrial temperature measurement system. It also provides a range of steel making refractory products for BOF and repair, and electric arc furnaces, as well as steel ladle, slide gate systems, slide gate refractories, slag detection systems, purging systems, and ladle shrouds and gaskets. In addition, the company offers products and services in continuous casting applications, such as monolithic refractory products for tundish linings; tundish furniture, including internal flow modifying shapes, impact pads, diffusers, tundish covers, and ceramic fiber products; tundish systems comprising tundish gates and gate changers, tube and nozzle changers, and stopper control systems; and tundish flow control refractories, such as tundish stoppers, submerged pouring tubes, monobloc tundish shroud and nozzle plates, tundish nozzles and gaskets, and tundish slide gate plates, as well as products for advanced applications comprising automation, strip casting and thin slab casting. Further, it provides products and services in ingot casting applications, such as anti-piping compounds, casting flux, and heading systems; and refractory systems for the reline and maintenance of reheat furnaces, as well as metallurgy roll used in continuous heat treating processes. Additionally, the company offers construction services, including design and engineering, installation and supervisory/inspection, project management contracts, contact documentation and control, and specialized equipment services. Vesuvius plc was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

11,792 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/7/15
Founded in 1916

vesuvius plc (VSVS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive, Executive Director and Membe...
Total Annual Compensation: 992.0K GBP
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 559.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

vesuvius plc (VSVS) Key Developments

Chris O'Shea to Leave Vesuvius plc as Chief Financial Officer, Effective September 2015

Vesuvius plc announced that Chris O'Shea, the Chief Financial Officer, will leave the Company during September 2015 having accepted the position of Group Finance Director for Smiths Group plc.

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.


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