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
  -3.00p -0.99% 300.00p 300.00p 303.00p 306.00p 300.00p 306.00p 20,507 12:02:11
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 338.2 4.8 5.3 56.6 212.04

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
21/7/2017
09:44
SP rising prior to 1st Quarter Trading Update/AGM on 25th July. Dividend being paid on 28th July.
mfhmfh
21/7/2017
09:22
This morning's £8k buy is at a new recent high of 306p.
rivaldo
19/7/2017
15:01
Tipped... Http://www.aol.co.uk/money/2017/07/17/2-hot-value-stocks-for-growth-and-dividend-hunters/ "2 hot value stocks for growth and dividend hunters By The Motley Fool 17 Jul 2017, 12:19 Investor appetite for Acal(LSE: ACL) shows no signs of slowing down. Just today the electronics play hit new record tops north of 300p per share, taking total gains during the past three months to 29%. This comes as little surprise as sales volumes accelerate and Acal banks the benefits of sterling's slide. The business saw revenues glide 18% higher in the year to March 2017, it advised last month, to £338.2m. On an organic basis revenues rose 6%, the small-cap witnessing improving sales and order growth as the year progressed. And Acal's record order book of £109m as of March -- up 22% at real exchange rates or 13% organically -- suggests that revenues should continue to pound higher. Profits hero It comes as little surprise that the City expects Acal's long-running growth history to continue with earnings rises of 8% in the years to March 2018 and 2019 respectively. As a consequence, Acal changes hands on a forward P/E ratio of just 14.1 times, falling comfortably within the widely-considered value territory of 15 times or under. This is striking value given Acal's improving momentum. Those seeking access to hot dividend growth dynamos need to give special attention to the Guildford firm too. Last year's 8.5p per share is anticipated to march to 9.3p in the present period, and to 9.7p during fiscal 2019. Subsequent dividend yields clock in at a very-handy 3.1% and 3.2% for this year and next. And I expect shareholder rewards to keep marching higher in line with profits."
rivaldo
17/7/2017
11:12
..and there are the new recent highs, after buying at 305p.
rivaldo
14/7/2017
12:10
Good AT trade buying coming in today - 15,500 shares bought in the last few minutes at 300p and 301p in 3 trades. I suspect we'll see more new highs soon.
rivaldo
07/7/2017
09:33
Cheers for that........
soundbuy
07/7/2017
09:29
Nice mention for ACL in a Shares Mag feature on the top performing companies in its sector: Https://www.sharesmagazine.co.uk/news/shares/top-performing-support-service-companies "Niche electronic components manufacturer Acal (ACL) released a strong set of preliminary results earlier this month for its year ending 31 March. The company has transitioned from a distributer to a manufacturer of specialised items such as those needed in CAT scanning machines. Acal has also been driving through cost savings such as removing an entire level of management."
rivaldo
07/7/2017
07:31
Peel Hunt today reiterate their Buy and 360p target: Http://investing.thisismoney.co.uk/broker-views/
rivaldo
29/6/2017
23:00
Great finish - hopefully up to 320p now for new almost 2-year highs.
rivaldo
29/6/2017
15:41
Holding up............
soundbuy
29/6/2017
14:29
£90,000 of shares just bought at 300p...pressure is building for another break upwards.
rivaldo
29/6/2017
12:23
Looking at some figures issued by Finncap this week, the following are relevant comparator sector P/E's for this year and next year: Trifast : 17.5 falling to 17 Electrocomponents : 25.6 falling to 22.7 Diploma : 25.4 falling to 22.7 ACL are on a P/E of 14 falling to 12.9. ACL have a long way to rise from here to catch up. Not only that, ACL have by far the best dividend yield, at 3.1% against the other companies ranging from 1.6%-2.1%.
rivaldo
27/6/2017
14:17
Buying at 299p now....
rivaldo
20/6/2017
11:17
Good to see ACL picking up on the IC Buy tip: Http://www.acal.co.uk/acal/uploads/featuredpress/investors-chronicle-19-june-2017.pdf
rivaldo
19/6/2017
12:20
Finncap has today issued its quarterly note on the Support Services sector. ACL is one of its 7 favoured picks (amongst the others is RNWH, which I also own), with a Buy and a 339p target price: "Take advantage of the weakness of the pound Buy overseas earners. Our favoured picks are: Acal – 82% of sales are outside the UK, with the largest markets being the Nordics at 22% of sales, Germany at 18% and France at 10%. Acal designs, manufactures and distributes electronic components and assemblies. It has virtually no cross-border trading between the UK and Continental Europe."
rivaldo
15/6/2017
09:39
ex-divi today, 6p and bits.......
soundbuy
14/6/2017
14:03
Good to see the first buy just now at 300p.
rivaldo
14/6/2017
07:37
Peel Hunt today reiterate their Buy and 360p target price: Http://investing.thisismoney.co.uk/broker-views/
rivaldo
13/6/2017
15:51
ACL seems to be specialising in afternoon buying surges at present - I wonder if this suggests American interest?
rivaldo
12/6/2017
23:16
Great close today - lots of AT (institutional?) buys at 300p and another 2k buy at 298p. The re-rating is beginning.
rivaldo
12/6/2017
15:58
Hmmm........must be a few delayed trades...... Nice :)
soundbuy
12/6/2017
12:15
Finncap's summary in their note from last Wednesday reads as follows FYI - they say Buy with a 339p target: "Strong H2 backed by cash flow, strategy delivering BUY Acal reported FY 2017 adj. EPS up +13% (our forecast: 11%) driven by H2 organic sales growth of +6% (up from a -7% decline in H1), a continued rise in margins, a strong contribution from acquisitions and favourable FX translation. Cash flow was also strong, with pre-exceptional operating cash conversion of 151%. With the year-end order book up +22% CER (+13% organically), the outlook remains positive. We make no changes to our PBT/EPS forecasts and reiterate our view that Acal has the market opportunity and services to build a significantly larger business. Underlying sales accelerating. H2 organic sales grew +6% (+3% in Design & Manufacturing and +9% in the more cyclical Custom Distribution) up from a -7% decline in H1. Restructuring benefiting. £4m annual cost savings are being targeted, with £1.7m realised in FY 2017. The exceptional cost of delivering these was £6.4m (lower than the originally anticipated £8m). Margins continue to rise. Gross margins increased to 32.8% from 32.2% in the year and EBIT margins to 5.9% from 5.7% despite the weakness of sterling, affecting purchase pricing in H2. Overall, we continue to expect progress at the Group EBIT margin level, aided by the cost savings and improved organic growth. Stronger than expected cash flow. Net debt of £30m was better than our forecast £41m. While some of this difference is beneficial timing, we have improved our net debt forecasts and highlight that with our forecast of 0.9x net debt/EBITDA in FY 2018 (falling to 0.4x in FY 2020) enhancing acquisitions remain likely as the group strengthens its market position. £20bn opportunity. The addressable market in niche electronic components is worth £20bn globally. Our view remains that Acal’s true potential value lies in taking advantage of the digital transformation of industry. With its growing expertise in power supplies, fibre optics, wireless and sensors (amongst others) and its design to delivery services, Acal is very well placed to produce significant long-term growth. Modest valuation against the opportunity. FY 2018E P/E of 12.4x represents a 30% discount to our peer group and the 3.2% dividend yield a 47% premium."
rivaldo
09/6/2017
09:24
Nice £25,000 buy at 286.53p this morning has sent the price up. And ACL have been tipped in today's IC: "The management team at Acal (ACL) have their eyes on acquisitions. Since 2009 the supplier of customised electronics has bought 13 businesses, 10 of which have been in the design and manufacturing division, which contributed three-quarters of group revenue growth during the period. Reported profits were held in check by £6.9m in exceptional items, including a £4.8m restructuring charge for Acal BFi, but underlying pre-tax profit was up 19 per cent to £17.2m. Those acquisitions have not only broadened Acal's commercial offering, but have resulted in a significant increase in cross-selling revenues, a process augmented by the group's latest acquisition Variohm Group, a maker of braking sensors. Meanwhile, the group’s efficiency plan, which saw a layer of management stripped out and some manufacturing moved to cheaper countries like Poland and Sri Lanka, is expected to save £4m annually at a one-off cost of £6.4m. Analysts at Peel Hunt expect pre-tax profits of £20.7m in the year to March 2018 giving an EPS of 21.3, compared to £17.1m and 18.7p in FY2016. IC VIEW: It appears that Acal can afford to continue ahead with its acquisition plans - net debt fell from £38.1m to £30m over the year, giving a gearing ratio of 1.2 times net debt to cash profits, below the company’s 1.5-2 times target range, and operational cash flow was up 66 per cent. Shares are trading around the mid-range of their five year historical valuation at 12 times earnings. Buy."
rivaldo
08/6/2017
10:10
It was good in the interview link posted by SoundBuy to hear Nick Jefferies talking about more acquisitions being likely this year, which would presumably push up forecasts still further: http ://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/7582/acal-plc-firing-on-all-cylinders-ceo-nick-jefferies-7582.html
rivaldo
07/6/2017
12:07
The IC also say Buy - hopefully a fuller Buy tip still to come: Http://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/2017/06/06/shares/news-and-analysis/news-tips-ao-world-easyjet-acal-more-zqJ0YhynxZMRrfdOkTDX3N/article.html "Custom electronics supplier Acal (ACL) reported that revenue was up 6 per cent on a constant exchange rate basis in the year to March on the back of a strong second half of the year where organic sales grew 6 per cent and orders by 7 per cent. The company’s efficiency programme generated £4m of annualised benefits, giving a 23 per cent boost to underlying productivity. Shares fell nearly 4 per cent in early trading, but shareholders can look forward to a 6 per cent higher dividend payment. Buy."
rivaldo
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