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|I see Numis has reduced its target price from 880p to 815p. I expect the new chairman to invigorate the company but it may take some time before the effects are clear.
|I missed that . Agree the price fall seems unrelated. Good trading share for the brave!
Looking ahead, we expect the second half to benefit from a normal seasonal bias, assisted by favourable currency benefits and the delivery of further business efficiency improvements. Taking into account our current pipeline and improved order book, the Board continues to expect that we will make progress in the year and we remain well positioned to take advantage from future growth in our markets|
|Steady enough AGM statement-not sure there is anything there to warrant a price fall.|
|Diddly squat ; suggest filter the ramper .|
|What's that got to do with OXIG?|
|REDS, remarkable recovery story not yet well known. Trading update 5th September.
REDS provides software applications for smart buildings and counts pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and real estate player Meyer Bergman among its customers.
Constant flow of new contracts with large multinationals.
They got recently a 12 million contract with UBS which represented 50% of REDS' market capital! UBS have 700 more branches needing possibly the same service.
New CEO Mark Braund very positive and invested his own money along with the financial director. Mark is a specialist in turning around struggling companies. He has already done it with REDS in less than a year.
|Whats the share price saying now?|
|Sounds promising , not that you would notice from the share price . I suppose you have to see the share price as quite buoyant compared to the rest of the market in the last few weeks/months.|
|"Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, delivered good performance in FY 2016. The company's revenue fell owing to structural changes within the superconducting wire market and completion of a service contract. Oxford Instrument's profit levels surged, driven by improved performance nanotechnology tools and service sectors. The company continued active portfolio management with timely
acquisitions and joint venture agreements. Oxford Instrument's focus on cost- saving programmes and operational enhancements boosted operating cash flow. The company has a strong order book of £140.4m, 12.1% higher than the previous year. Oxford Instruments started FY 2017 on a positive note with revenue in line with last year and profits marginally higher."
Beaufort note: hTTps://www.research-tree.com/Company/GB0006650450|
|Two positives stand out in the figures. Order book year end up 12% and last year's cashflow, which meant that debt rose substantially less than the cost of the acquisitions. I suspect that the long term decline may be over now that the company has cut costs, rationalised and stripped out the less attractive businesses.
It would be nice to see the chart break through the two and a half year downtrend. Looks to be right at that point.....|
|Bought on this morning's rather odd dip. Feeling very smug now!|
|With the continuing slow share price slide , I have been looking at the latest broker guesses . They are quite conflicting , but the 2017 eps estimates of 47-56p look quite enticing now. Time to add?
I want to squeeze a few more pence lower though.|
Only just started looking at this one. I have read your comments on Austin, half yearly acc. and trading update. Thanks
Is there an opinion of how other ideas, potential products are developing? Do do you have ideas about how much growth there is to come with the NanoTech Tools business?
I am attracted to the company because the chart looks quite good considering all the bad news that is in the price.
Shall start Googling for technical/professional news.|
|Up 80p this afternoon , no news I can see.|
|Well it has smashed 600 anyway.
Oxford Instruments plc
Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, today issues a trading update for the period 1 October to 31 December 2015 ("the period").
Orders were ahead of the same period in the prior year, on both a reported and organic, constant currency basis. The trend seen in the first half of the year has continued with NanoTechnology Tools performing well, and ahead of last year, whilst Industrial Products has suffered from the continuing weakness of industrial markets. Service sector orders were ahead of the same period last year. The successful acquisition of the service business, MIR, earlier in the year has more than offset the effect of the completion of the Siemens MRI service contract in the prior year.
As expected, revenues for the period in NanoTechnology Tools and Service were marginally down on the same period last year on a constant currency organic basis following weaker long lead time order intake in previous periods. The order book for future deliveries is now ahead of the same period last year on a constant currency organic basis and has grown since the end of the half year. Revenues in the period were slightly up in Industrial Products.
Operating cash flow was strong with net debt at the period end of GBP146 million.
Summary and Outlook
Performance in the period has been in line with our expectations. Our NanoTechnology Tools businesses continue to perform well, although the markets served by our Industrial Products businesses remain difficult in the face of macroeconomic uncertainty.
The growing order book and strength of our NanoTechnology Tools and Service businesses support our confidence in meeting expectations for the Group for the full year.|
|This should smash through 700p tomorrow|
|Sp is moving towards a 3 month high in the long climb back to respectability , though you wonder when the next bad news will appear.|
|Disposal of Austin Scientific ("Austin")
Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, today announces that it has completed the disposal of its non-core Austin business for a cash consideration of $1.3 million.
In the six months to September 2015 Austin had revenues of GBP1.7 million and made an operating loss of GBP0.4 million.
The business was classified as discontinued and 'held for sale' in Oxford Instruments' Half Year accounts.
Hard to value loss making subsidiaries ; the buyer knows the score.|
|Half yearlys out .There appears to be no new bad news , though easy to hide in accounts. The market seems positive ; currently up 7%. long climb back though and not much of an income on 3.7p divi.
10 November 2015
Oxford Instruments plc
Announcement of Half Year Results for 2015/2016
Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, today announces its Half Year Results for the six months to 30 September 2015.
-- Order book up 21% since start of the year (excluding acquisitions and joint ventures)
-- Adjusted operating profit* up 7.0% to GBP20.0 million (2014: GBP18.7 million) and operating margins up from 10.7% to 12.1%
-- Reported revenue down 5.8% to GBP164.8 million (2014: GBP175.0 million)
-- Adjusted EPS* up 1.9% to 21.3 pence (2014: 20.9 pence)
-- Nanotechnology Tools and Service sectors performed well. Difficult trading environment for Industrial Products sector
-- Cost reduction programme delivering planned savings
-- MIR Acquisition and Scienta-Omicron joint venture performing as expected
-- Good cash performance with inflow before acquisitions and dividends of GBP1.4m (2014: GBP9.2m outflow)
-- Proposed half year dividend of 3.7 pence (2014: 3.7 pence)|
|The Telegraph also carries a piece today in its Questor column-'one to say away from'.Major concerns about debt. Major factor being the Andor deal for £175m.
(Suspect it was worth more like £17.5m!?)|
|Flattered that you have the time to search through my posts , I won't bother searching for your £4 price prediction here earlier this year.
Yes , I am sitting on a paper loss here , but I am big enough to acknowledge that I did not call it right. And mature enough not to be wound up by a poster who names himself after a fantasist . And rich enough not to worry about one under-performing stock .
I expect I will get my money back in the end; I usually do.|
|Down 11% today ; seems like a big drop just from one newspaper article.
Oxford Instruments shares should be sold, said the Sunday Times' Inside the City column. The high-tech device maker spun out of Oxford University in 1959 needs to operate right on the bleeding edge of technology, and often depends on acquisitions to stay relevant - but not even that strategy is guaranteed to deliver reliable profits. The company has suffered two profit warnings in the last year, blamed on the sanctions on Russia and China's economic slowdown.
Although OxInst is trading at an attractive discount to rivals on a price-to-earnings basis, the balance sheet is a worry. With the squeeze being felt from weak Japanese demand, slowing industrial sales and lower prices for superconductor parts, management cut 7% of staff last year and recently negotiated better credit terms from lenders. Broker Jefferies has warned that the company's leverage ratios could get close to the higher level its banks have allowed, which any worsening of the Chinese economy, for example, will land OxInst in big trouble.
from digital look|
|Did I say slowly ?|
|Dare I say it but the price has begun to stabilise around £6 now. I suspect a long slow haul upwards will ensue , barring more bad news.|