Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Acal LSE:ACL London Ordinary Share GB0000055888 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -9.50p -2.93% 314.50p 313.00p 319.00p 329.75p 311.00p 323.25p 86,141 16:35:01
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 338.2 4.8 5.3 59.3 222.40

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
17/10/2017
12:06
Buy rating today re-iterated for ACAL in IC's tip updates section.
mfhmfh
17/10/2017
07:23
Today's Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/trust-puts-faith-in-eastern-promise-hwl89sh86 Acal This time last year Acal was emerging from a patch of difficult trading. It supplies customised electronic components to a range of industries. Orders are reliant on customers’ willingness to invest in new ranges, which itself has been dependent on factors such as pre-Brexit uncertainty in the UK, a new president in the US and concerns about the eurozone recovey. The lower pound was making products sourced in dollars more expensive, hitting margins. A year later it looks quite different. The first-half trading update to the end of September notes an improvement in end-markets, particularly on the Continent. Acal’s organic revenue grew by 9 per cent, stripping out currency movements, with earlier acquisitions chipping in another 6 per cent. The past year has added only one of these but the company has the balance sheet strength for more. Design and manufacturing, key to performance as it is a higher-margin division where Acal collaborates most directly with those customers, was ahead by 11 per cent. Group orders are ahead by 10 per cent. The shares, up 20¾p at 334½p, have come on by about a pound since the start of the year, but, on 16 times earnings, look good long-term value. My advice Buy Why Acal is heading for a significant period of growth
hawaly
16/10/2017
22:09
"This company is cylindrical" :o)) I'm only interested in the share price graph, which is going vertical and should continue to do so for some time to come.
rivaldo
16/10/2017
14:00
Here are some quick views on Acal Is this a competitive company? When a business talks about customise design and manufacture of electronics, you think of a high margin business. But operating margin is around 4%, which is small. Acal has two divisions and their profitable division is business design and manufacturing, which accounts for 52% of revenue £175.6m (2017) and employ 3,299 staff. Their custom distribution turnover £162.6m, but employ 443 staff. The division with the most staff earns the company a higher margin than the high expertise division where the staff are the high earners. The company is cylindrical and can suffer from falling demand. For example, sales can fall by 30% and the share price gets a pummelling. Have sales peaked? Sales haven’t peaked because Acal has been acquiring businesses in the last four years, as acquisitions total £87m. And that has shown in first-half revenue increasing by 21% (£33m) to £190m compared with last year (H1 2016/17: £157m). The question is: Will profit margin suffer due to numerous acquisitions? Valuation Looking at the PER (PE Ratio) is slightly above their 10-year historical average of 15 times comes to 18 times. Using the CAPE ratio (Cylindrical adjusted PE) this came to a record high of 30 times earnings. The 15-year average is 12 times. With revenue rising the market is expecting higher profits, so it is no wonder the share price is rising. Final Thoughts This isn’t a sector I specialise in, so can’t make any share price projection. Interested in other companies’ updates and results, then click http://bit.ly/2ypK3dk
walbrock82
16/10/2017
12:08
buy rating re-iterated in today's IC.
mfhmfh
16/10/2017
11:18
Lovely stuff to read whilst on hols! The rerating still has some way to go given tne transdormation to in-house products, and acquisitions are also highly likely. More to come......
rivaldo
16/10/2017
10:27
Numis target price 370p.
mfhmfh
16/10/2017
08:35
happy holder here
mfhmfh
16/10/2017
07:26
'As a result, full year earnings are now anticipated to be slightly ahead of our expectations.' ....blah blah............ '........ lifting the Group's forward order book to another record period end high.'
soundbuy
16/10/2017
07:18
That'll do...........
soundbuy
10/10/2017
15:19
Lively today.........
soundbuy
10/10/2017
11:33
Another new agreement from the last 2-3 weeks (dated 21st September): Http://www.acalbfi.com/uk/articles/articlesContentPage/Acal-BFi-signs-exclusive-pan-European-agreement-with-onboard-video-and-image-processing-system-specialist--SightLine-Applications/NA-000763 "Acal BFi signs exclusive pan-European agreement with onboard video and image processing system specialist, SightLine Applications Acal BFi has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to provide advanced video processing products from SightLine Applications across Europe. SightLine’s advanced embedded systems deliver high performance video processing in compact, lightweight, low-power packages, which can now be integrated into more customer designs with the support and expertise of Acal BFi. SightLine’s suite of products is field proven and ideal for both aerial and ground based applications, including manned and unmanned systems. Deployed across many environments - including emergency response, forest fire detection, ISR missions, and wildlife observation - the technology has proven to be instrumental in the capture of critical data used to protect and save lives. When combined with Acal BFi’s extensive imaging and thermal core portfolio of solutions, including FLIR, for which Acal BFi is an official European solutions provider, SightLine’s products enable system designers to create truly innovative, complete imaging solutions. SightLine’s low size, weight, and power solutions add video stabilisation, scene and object tracking, detection algorithms, focus telemetry, multi-camera presentation, and image enhancement to a customer’s existing design, adding incredible value. Alex Schneider, Business Development Director at Acal BFi commented; “The addition of SightLine video processing hardware and software products to our thermal core and imaging portfolio represents a great opportunity for the fast moving civil and military surveillance market. SightLine modules are among the smallest available and provide critical functions like video stabilisation and the automatic detection and tracking of moving objects, bringing immediate value to security, surveillance and monitoring system designers” Mark Zanmiller, Business Development Director at SightLine Applications added “Acal BFi was uniquely positioned in the market to offer the level of customer support required to integrate our technology into customer designs. Acal BFi is also well established in the military and aeronautical marketplaces, providing innovative solutions to the industry. These can now be greater enhanced with our technology with the support from both Acal BFi and SightLine engineers.”"
rivaldo
09/10/2017
17:23
£427,000.00 buy today 305p.
mfhmfh
09/10/2017
14:12
Cheers mfh - next Monday it is then. You prompted me to find the ACL investor calendar :o)) Http://www.acal.co.uk/acal/en/investors/cal
rivaldo
09/10/2017
08:59
trading update on 16th this month.
mfhmfh
09/10/2017
08:44
News - great to see ACL's subsidiary described as "European leader in advanced technology solutions in photonics and lasers". Anyone invested in IQE will know all about the hyper-growth being experienced in these areas: Http://www.novuslight.com/qioptiq-announces-distribution-partnership_N7376.html "Qioptiq Announces Distribution Partnership Published on 9 October 2017 Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies company, announced a new distribution partnership with Acal BFi, the European leader in advanced technology solutions in photonics and lasers. This partnership effectively increases application support and enables more sectors to benefit from Qioptiq’s leading laser technology across Europe. Recognized on a global scale for its high-quality, ultra-stable solutions, Qioptiq designs and manufactures precision lasers to serve a wide range of applications across medical technology, life science, scientific research and discovery, advanced manufacturing, semiconductor, defense and aerospace. Supporting customers with three decades of technical expertise Acal BFi has supported customers in this market space with technical expertise for more than three decades, and is uniquely positioned in the market to advance customer designs with Qioptiq’s leading-edge laser technology. Together, Qioptiq and Acal BFi can develop and provide complex, custom laser solutions quickly and efficiently."
rivaldo
09/10/2017
08:18
Peel Hunt today reiterate their Buy and 360p target price: Http://investing.thisismoney.co.uk/broker-views/
rivaldo
26/9/2017
12:00
I've just seen a review of ratings in ACL's previous Support Services sector. The average current year EV/EBITDA is 12.5 - ACL's is only 8.8, and the lowest of all the 7 companies listed in the review. This falls to 8.2 next year. As for P/E, the average current year P/E is 20.2 - ACL's is 14.1, the second lowest. The average falls to 18.4 next year, with ACL's falling to 13.1, again the second lowest.
rivaldo
20/9/2017
17:14
some big buys today
mfhmfh
14/9/2017
07:16
Interesting RNS - ACL are to be reclassified to the Electronic and Electrical Equipment sector from the Support Services sector. I wonder if this sector commands a higher average rating....? Https://www.investegate.co.uk/acal-plc--acl-/rns/sector-reclassification/201709140700026814Q/ "This reclassification reflects Acal's successful transformation over recent years, from a distribution company to an international designer, manufacturer and supplier of custom electronics including the acquisition of 13 businesses and five non-core disposals."
rivaldo
05/9/2017
12:03
Continuous weak pound should help even more. IMHO.
mfhmfh
05/9/2017
09:36
Agreed, looking for a return to highs barring macro upsets/WW3 etc..........
soundbuy
05/9/2017
09:06
...and now paying 305p. Next month's H1 trading update should be strong given the excellent Q1 update in July: ""We have had a good first quarter with widespread sales growth. Additionally, our order book has grown further which will drive sales growth in the year ahead. We are confident of delivering further progress through the year."
rivaldo
31/8/2017
13:29
Good to see buyers paying 300p again.
rivaldo
18/8/2017
13:00
Saw the dip - had to log into dealing account and..............grrrrrr
soundbuy
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