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|This is looking like a death spiral -a rudderless ship heading for the rocks.
Time for the ceo to get off the sun lounger I think.|
My view of XAAR is that the story of the firm has changed fundamentally. I've had colleagues leave to join XAR in the past and it was focussed on its technological advantages, regardless of the extreme lumpiness of the results. It had a clear and impressive culture.
A bought in general purpose manager creates far too much risk for me (might sell the company I suppose, but it ain't no ARM) so I bailed out about a year ago.
I am very risk averse when the story changes, so my reaction assumes the worst.
I think it is a shame. Always look outside a company not inside can be a dreadfully destructive policy (e.g. ARM!)
GLA, I hope I'm wrong.
|Just for clarification, Doug Edwards joined as CEO on 05 Jan last year.
Why hasn't there been a Trading Statement...there was one on 04 Nov last year? The lack of one may account for some of this continuing weakness.
I should have sold out on 31 Oct when I first noted there seemed to be a problem.|
|That is not good at all.|
|Yes Butthead turned him down -chortle..|
|I would say cfo is leaving cos he didn't get chosen to be CEO judging by the timing.|
|Following an extensive international search process, the Company is pleased to announce that Dr Doug Edwards will join the Board as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Doug joins the Company from Kodak (Eastman Kodak Company) where most recently he was President, Digital Printing and Enterprise and has been a member of the Executive Board since 2006. He started his career in the UK in a variety of technical roles with Ilford Limited, ICI, Zeneca and International Paper before moving to the US 14 years ago with Kodak Polychrome Graphics (a joint venture company between Sun Chemical Corporation and Kodak). Doug holds a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Conducting Organic Materials from London University.|
|Departure of Alex Bevis, XAR's CFO for last five years, may be unsettling Xar's share price.He is moving next door on the Cambridge Science Park to Frontier Development, a video gaming company with a market cap a fifth of Xar's size. Hardly a reassuring omen for what is supposed to be a high growth company.|
|Why the big drop on the share price (today and the last month)?
Is it too with the change in sentiment with emerging markets (ie China)?|
|uplift in markets and Xaar dead as a dodo|
|Probably wanted to pay a decent dividend instead of handouts to the board!|
|Something not right here judging by recent share price weakness...CFO leaving may suggest a problem. Anyone know anything?|
|when i posted on 3 oct, was rather hoping for signs of life on the upside not the downside..|
|I've made my first maiden purchase today.|
my retirement fund
|not a great deal happening to share price though...
market is forward looking , hence with China stabilisng, would expect Xaar to begin to re-rate..
happy to stick with the stock for next 12 - 24 months... would be pleasant to see some sign of "life" in the share price though..|
|The UK's first Xaar Print Bar now being used in digital printing etc:
"Proprint Group Invests in UK's First Graphium Hybrid UV Inkjet Press Released: 28/09/2016 13:13:00
ProPrint Group are the first UK company to invest in the FFEI Graphium hybrid flexographic and UV inkjet label press. Supplied by Edale, the Graphium will be installed at ProPrint’s Wellingborough facility later this year and will add highly flexible digital label, packaging and light carton printing capabilities to the company’s production environment. The press also features the UK’s first Xaar Print Bar for the application of inline digital special effects."
"‘The time is right for us to add digital printing now and the Graphium is very strategic investment for us which marks an exciting new phase for ProPrint which also sees us expanding our production space by 50%,” says founder and director James Denny. “The label market is dynamic and changes rapidly and our philosophy is to change with it and meet the evolving needs of customers. My co-director Nigel Tollman and I looked at the digital technologies currently available but were most impressed by the Graphium and the FFEI, Edale, and Xaar technologies it incorporates. The combination of conventional and digital printing capabilities gives us the power and flexibility to produce a wide range of products with the ability to add variable data and a variety of special and tactile effects all on the one press.”
ProPrint’s 420mm width, four-colour + white Graphium press combines workflow, digital and flexographic print and automated semi-rotary finishing in one complete production system. The system delivers the ultimate in 50m/min single-pass flexibility, quality and efficiency by integrating an Edale FL3 web transport with two flexo stations, an FFEI digital print engine using Xaar 1002 printheads, an inkjet Xaar Print Bar, followed by lamination and automated semi-rotary die cutting. The Xaar Print Bar System incorporates Xaar 1002 printheads with TF Technology™ giving the ability to jet a range of inks and fluids enabling the application of digital special effects using protective lacquers, high-build spot varnish and cold foil adhesives. The Graphium uses Fujifilm UVijet inkjet ink to deliver high quality results on a wide range of coated and uncoated label and light carton board substrates from 40-600 micron in thickness."|
|Reasonable results this morning given low expectations, with H1 adjusted PBT slightly down at £8.8m, a 5% dividend increase and £69m net cash (before the 1/7 EPS acquisition for £8.5m).
More importantly for this H2:
- "the recent devaluation of sterling provides a significant competitive benefit to us since over 95% of our production is exported world-wide, with the majority being denominated in sterling"
- "the Board anticipates revenue growth in the second half of 2016 compared to the first six months of the year, before the addition of the newly acquired EPS business which contributes from 1 July 2016"
- "our vision to grow annual sales to £220 million by 2020 supported by four strategic pillars: ceramics, packaging and product printing, Thin Film, and partnerships and acquisitions"|
|A better article re the above with the missing paragraph below:
"“The wide-format graphics market has been waiting for a flexible, high-resolution printhead which delivers the very best combination of photo quality and productivity, at an affordable cost,” says Bob Bobertz, Director of Sales, Asia. “No other printhead comes close to producing the impressive levels of performance delivered by the new Xaar 1201 and we are not surprised by the response to this printhead from manufacturers around the world. Xucheng has moved quickly to take advantage of the new printhead and, in addition to their new eco-solvent printers, the company plans to introduce aqueous models using the Xaar 1201 in the future.”"|
|Good news today from China:
"Xaar announces the launch of the first Xaar 1201 printers in China
Cambridge: 22 August 2016 – Xaar plc, the leader in industrial inkjet technology, is delighted to announce that Guangzhou Xucheng Electronic Technology Ltd “Xucheng” is the first OEM partner to develop, and launch, wide-format inkjet printers based on the innovative new Xaar 1201 Thin Film piezo printhead.
Xucheng, under the brand name Xu Li, has produced four wide-format, roll-to-roll eco-solvent printers with the Xaar 1201 and recently demonstrated two models ‒ the X7-3207 and X7-2007 ‒ for the first time at ISE in Guangzhau, China.
"It’s an honour to work with Xaar, a leader in the world wide inkjet industry,” says James Zhao, General Manager of Xucheng. “Xaar already dominates the coding and marking and ceramic tile inkjet printing markets and I am certain that with the Xaar 1201 we are entering a new era in the graphics industry. Xucheng is very proud to be part of this.”
The Xaar 1201, announced at drupa in June, is a versatile and compact greyscale printhead. It prints 1, 2 or 4 colours, delivers a high level of quality and performance, and is capable of handling aqueous and eco-solvent inks. Designed for easy integration...... "|
|The spread is now down to only 3p - it just needs a little patience. Seen it too often with other stocks too (i.e RNWH). As the day goes on the spread gets whittled away to nothing.|