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|Valuation in header updated to reflect trading statement.|
|I'll never forget Trap Oil paying to get out of its oil price hedge just before the drop in oil prices, which meant that when the oil price collapsed they actually went bust. If that does not show the general idiocy of UK management nothing does.|
|Could be the overdraft!
The Group maintains an overdraft facility, which
it utilises in US Dollars and Euros, as part of
the hedging of its FX exposure. To complement
this, the Group also has an FX policy in place
whereby it is hedged in both currencies for a
minimum period of twelve months ahead up to
a maximum period of 18 months ahead to better
manage its net GBP inflows. As the timing of
the receipts is difficult to accurately forecast,
a sensitivity analysis has been applied to determine
a portion of the expected net exposure to be
hedged with any other surplus currency being
managed in the month in which it occurs.|
Agree, they also have a natural hedge in that they buy materials in Euro/USD for a decent portion of the sales they achieve in those currencies.|
|Cautious management who under promise and over deliver.|
|The FX hit is annoying. ZYT is cash rich and had no real need to hedge its currency exposure. No doubt another case of the bank flogging a product that is not really needed and the FD doesn't really understand.|
|Can't quite correlate the statement, significantly ahead of last year (which was 24.7p) and at least in line with market expectations (Stockopedia 25.9p).
The former to me suggests 28p+, whilst the latter 26-27p. Any other interpretations?|
|I thought you would have seen it coming crystalball!
A positive update.
Year on year revenue growth.
"Reported profit before tax for the full year will reflect the impact of a c. GBP0.9m non-cash provision arising from the Group's foreign exchange policy; however, the Group's underlying profit (before this non-cash item) is expected to be significantly ahead of last year and at least in line with market expectations.
A pity about the FX hit.I take it they over hedged.We will have to wait to see what significant is.|
|Should get a trading update next week?|
|Nice rise up from 320p on the chart, looks like a triangle formation, so should break one way or the other, hopefully up.|
|Saying that the Feb Interim statement was inline so i'm probably talking rubbish :-)|
|Thanks Glaws, wasn't one in 2012, subsequent 3 were all ahead of expectation statements so may not get one if inline?|
|I did enquire and the FD replied in the last week of Sept "we have not committed to a trading update" - but I would be very surprised if there wasn't one.|
|Trading Update Due? Sept and Oct in 14 & 15.|
|Leading manufacturer and supplier of heavy duty touch sensors Zytronic, through its Eastern European distribution partner Elatec, has landed another major design win for its Projective Capacitive Technology (PCT™). Hungarian systems developer AENSys has chosen PCT as the basis for its latest product – a data acquisition and workflow monitoring tool, which it is now rolling out across the continent.|
|Anybody know when the next trading statement is due? Last year it was around 15th Oct
|Looks like Zytronic have found some new customers for their products. Just scroll down and watch the video clip... hilarious...
|Zytronic showing good price strength at the moment.|
|Bought back into these this am - just needs to brake 375p and it's a new breakout into strength|
|Cyclists Benefit from All-Weather Kiosks Employing Zytronic Touch Sensing Technology
Zytronic’s proprietary Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT™) has become synonymous with providing the highest levels of robustness in unsupervised touchscreen implementations. The company has now announced that its innovative and proven interactive technology, through its Japanese distribution partner, Minato Electronics, been specified for a new outdoor, public-use application. Bike sharing pioneer Pedal LTD. has begun integrating PCT touch sensors into its environmentally-friendly Inter Street rental kiosks, allowing riders to select and hire a bike in a quick and easy manner.
The Inter Street systems are already in the process of being installed throughout Kawagoe city, close to Tokyo. Thanks to the rugged, high performance touch functionality provided by Zytronic, their user interfaces provide year round, reliable outdoor operation, as well as an accurate and fast touch response. Each rental kiosk has a 12-inch customized ZYBRID touch sensor, linked to a Zytronic ZXY100 touch controller using its latest ASIC for improved signal to noise performance. This highly successful, widely-used Zytronic product was chosen over alternative touchscreen technologies because of the high degree of reliability it can deliver in even in the most demanding
Applicable to sizes reaching 82-inches or more, PCT sensors consists of an XY matrix of ultra-thin (10μm diameter) copper capacitor elements embedded into a laminated substrate. The resulting touchscreens function in extreme weather conditions, and are virtually immune to most forms of accidental and deliberate damage that unattended self-service terminals are regularly subject to. In contrast, touchscreen technologies that are reliant on front mounted or surface based detection methods have considerable drawbacks in such applications. Resistive and surface capacitive touch sensors, for example, are susceptible to scratches as well as general wear and tear, while optical and infrared technologies require an exposed (and therefore vulnerable) front-mounted bezel to house the transmitting and receiving touch detection electronics.|
Zytronic has found success in yet another market for its digital signage touch sensors, with the company’s technology having recently been installed at self-service car washes across Europe.
Nilfisk Car Wash Business Unit chose the durable Projected Capacitive Technology touch sensors to provide the user interface and interactive digital signage features for its Wap WaschBär self-service car wash systems.
Nilfisk have over 1000 systems have been deployed in locations throughout Europe, with the company selecting the 12in ZyBrid touch sensors to power its experience; largely due to the fact that they promise to perform reliably, even when wet.
According to Martin Seitz, product manager for car wash products at Nilfisk: “Nilfisk pioneered the introduction of touch screens into self-service car wash installations. Currently, 80% of German customers and 50% of Russian and Polish customers specify the touch screen version of the Wap WaschBär over the lower cost version with control buttons.
“The screens make our car wash much easier and more intuitive to use, with short video clips on correct operation supplementing written instructions. Operators are also able to increase sales by promoting special offers. For example, it is common to offer a longer wash time during the night at 24 hour stations. Finally, operators can capture additional revenue by selling space on the screens for advertising.”
Self-service car washes represent a very demanding environment, as they are outdoor, in operation 24×7, used year round in all weather conditions and are almost constantly wet. Sometimes, for example, the user may direct the wash hose at the control unit.
The challenge for Nilfisk was identifying a touch technology that was completely sealable, worked reliably when wet and delivers a great user experience in all conditions. It found that many touchscreens performed erratically or failed altogether when water were present on the screen, causing great frustration to customers, particularly if the problems led to car wash selection errors.
Martin Seitz continues: “Zytronic touch sensors are completely unaffected by water even if it is on the screen itself. The sensors are exceptionally reliable and give the outstanding user experience that our customers expect from a market leader.”
In addition to providing operating instructions, the ZyBrid touch screens offer a flexible interactive digital signage platform. Nilfisk provide a web interface, enabling images and videos to be uploaded and changed from a remote, networked location. In addition to their own special offers, operators typically use the screens to promote car accessories and other products available within the forecourt store and even allows customers to make purchases direct from the terminal.|