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GHH Gooch & Housego Plc

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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Gooch & Housego Plc LSE:GHH London Ordinary Share GB0002259116 ORD 20P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.00% 470.00 470.00 472.00 471.00 470.00 470.00 20,548 14:30:40
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Optical Instruments & Lenses 148.48M 4.05M 0.1570 29.94 121.2M
Gooch & Housego Plc is listed in the Optical Instruments & Lenses sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker GHH. The last closing price for Gooch & Housego was 470p. Over the last year, Gooch & Housego shares have traded in a share price range of 450.00p to 680.00p.

Gooch & Housego currently has 25,786,397 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Gooch & Housego is £121.20 million. Gooch & Housego has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 29.94.

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"One of our more recent investments has been Gooch & Housego (LSE: GHH), a leading manufacturer of photonics and electro-optics solutions selling to a blue-chip client base of healthcare, industrial and aerospace customers around the globe. The group’s end markets are growing strongly, and G&H is well-placed with unique capabilities in optical coatings and materials. Having historically been built up through mergers and acquisitions, the group recently appointed a new CEO, who is focusing on boosting margins significantly by integrating historic deals better. Today the stock is on an enterprise-value/sales (EV/sales) ratio of around one, compared with a ten-year average of 2.2. We feel the market is giving little credit to the growth and improvement potential in a group with world-leading intellectual property (IP)." Odyssean Investment Trust 12/10/23

No current position but added to my watchlist.

There's going to be mega mega demand for GHH expert sighting systems required for weaponry over the next year's ahead in both unmanned aerial vehicles and manned ground vehicles supplied by GHH owned companies around the world.
11 October 2023 • 1:49pm
A surge in US defence spending fuelled by growing geopolitical tensions has boosted British weapons maker QinetiQ, which revealed a record order book in the first half of the year.
This will also be applicable for the defence and aerospace arm of Gouch &Housego.

This month, G&H sites all around the world are coming together to celebrate our remarkable 75th Anniversary! 💎

Yesterday, was a special day for us as NatWest, our corporate bankers, made a heartwarming visit to Ilminster. They presented G&H with a beautifully engraved Bristol Blue Glass Bowl, commemorating not only our 75 years of excellence, but also our partnership with the bank. 🏦

During this significant moment, the lineup, from left to right, included Charlie Peppiatt, our Chief Executive Officer; Chris Jewell, our Chief Financial Officer; Justin Smith, the Regional Director for Southwest & Wales at NatWest Bank; and Stuart Allison, the Corporate Relationship Director at NatWest Bank.

Thank you to NatWest for their continued support and to everyone who has been part of our incredible journey. Here's to 75 years of innovation, growth, etc.

Pity it's not reflected by the share price

John Foster's article in the Armchair Trader:

G&H reported that its trading for the year was ahead of expectations. The new acquisitions were bedding in well with revenues up by more than expected and the company said: “[we] expect the strong revenue performance to translate into a full-year adjusted pre-tax profit above the current market expectations.”

IC were bullish after the interim results in June.

The company will benefit from huge US and EU industrial policy initiatives;

As the field of counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) continues to evolve, the choice of optics becomes paramount for effective detection and response. Shortwave imaging systems, particularly SWIR zoom lenses, offer distinct advantages over visible and midwave systems, especially during daytime range detection. They excel in atmospheric transparency, are less susceptible to solar glint and background radiation, exhibit a reduced heat signature, and provide superior target discrimination. Among SWIR zoom lenses, G&H StingRay's FireAnt series stands out as an industry leader. The latest addition, the ruggedized F/6 80-800mm zoom lens, is designed for optimal performance, incorporating SWIR-specific materials and anti-reflection coatings. Its constant aperture feature enhances target acquisition, depth of field control, and power density consistency, making it an ideal choice for C-UAS applications. G&H StingRay's commitment to innovation continues to address the evolving challenges posed by unmanned aerial systems, ensuring reliable and effective solutions in the fight against emerging threats.
Up another 2p today to take the share price to £5.50.
The global armoured vehicles market will continue to grow due to rising tensions worldwide.

The report was put together as part of Defence iQ's International Armoured Vehicles conference, returning to Twickenham Stadium, London on 22-25 January 2024.

Good for GHH who supply the viewing equipment for these AV's.

FTSE AIM all-share now at multi year lows due a bounce sometime and I wouldn't want not to be holding GHH when that happens especially with the positive trading update two days ago.
Quite a few sells today but shares still managed to finish slightly higher.
Gooch and Housego hails ‘strong’ second half trading

The Somerset-based tech components firm forecast profits to be ahead of expectations

By Andrew Arthur
09:48, 3 OCT 2023

Bosses at tech components company Gooch and Housego (G&H) have said they expect profits for this year to be ahead of expectations after “strong” trading in the second half.

The AIM-listed firm, which makes photonic systems used in the aerospace and defence sectors as well as for scientific research, said “momentum was sustained”, after it reported revenue of £71.3m and a statutory pre-tax profit of £3.3m during the first six months of its current financial year.

The business, which has its global headquarters in Somerset, said volumes of its parts used in advanced lithography systems grew more than offsetting the effects of some de-stocking by its customers in industrial laser markets.

The board said G&H had made “good progress” with its embedded imaging periscope systems, which it said had the potential to unlock “significant orders” based on its forecasts. Revenues from medical diagnostic devices also grew as clients started new programmes over the last six months.

G&H said its performance had been enhanced by “operational improvements and capability investment” over the last year, as it looked to reduce lead times after increasing production capacity.

Bosses said the integration of two acquisitions it had made during the period were “proceeding to plan”. In June the 75-year-old business bought US-based GS Optics in a deal worth up to $15.7m (£12.9m), and in July it snapped up Plymouth-based coatings company Artemis for £8.9m.

G&H said its medical diagnostic devices business ITL had been relocated to GS Optics’ facility in Rochester, New York, as part of expansion plans for the site, where it plans to grow its engineering and manufacturing workforce.

The group said “strong” cash generation during the second half had allowed it to reduce its borrowing by $5.5m (£4.5m) from the level immediately following the completion of its two purchases.

G&H’s order book stood at £124.9m at the end of September, marginally up from the first half of the year but down from £147.7m recorded at the end of September 2022. Around 75% of its order book is for work set for delivery in FY2024, which bosses said would provide “a good underpin” for trading in the new financial year.

Chief executive Charlie Peppiatt said: "I am delighted with the positive progress the group has made in FY2023. Our operational performance has shown sustained improvement with on time delivery and lead times both improving significantly.

"The integration of GS Optics and Artemis into the G&H Group is on track. Both businesses are already benefiting from the additional market access and investment that being part of G&H brings. The detailed activities supporting the delivery of our recently announced strategic plan are now in place and support our budgeted plans for FY2024."

G&H will announce audited results for its full financial year on December 5.

Broker Cavendish has upgraded 2023 earnings per share forecasts by 1.8%, keeping 2024 and 2025 expectations unchanged.
Finished strongly , a lot of buys coming in well above £5.40.

Closed at £5.46 UP 9.2%

Gooch & Housego operating in futureproof industries
Happy with this - globally renowned photonics technology specialist products and back on track now it seems - said before, who might be looking to acquire this - odyssean have proven very savvy owners of many companies that have been subsequently acquired
value viper
A new thread at the beginning of a new bull run.

First target is £10


03 October 202

Full Year Trading Update:

In light of the positive trading performance in H2, enhanced by the focused operational improvements and capability investment over the last year, the Board expects the strong revenue performance to translate into a full year adjusted pre-tax profit above the current market expectations.

Cash generation in the second half of the financial year has been strong and allowing the Group to reduce its borrowing by $5.5m from its level immediately following the completion of the two acquisitions. Net debt (pre-IFRS 16) at the financial year end is, therefore, expected to be slightly better than market expectations.



note Odyssean slightly increased holding yesterday, results look good apart from the slight decline in the order book which may partly be explained by ability to fulfil orders more quickly now that the supply chain for components has eased.
Not only are profits ahead of market expectations but the future profits will be underpinned by the recent acquisitions plus 75% of the backdated orders are due for delivery within the next fiscal year.
That will do nicely - sitting duck potential remains - NRI
value viper
Laser or optical communication is an exciting technology that’s been in the works on both commercial and government sides for many years. We’re getting to an inflection point where we’re seeing satellites that would normally be talking to each through radio frequencies, or RF, now able to talk in the optical frequencies, or lasers.

Above taken from a recent defence article.

Yet another revenue stream for GHH.

Got some sub 500p with more buy orders placed. Cheap as chips.
The Bundeswehr, Germany’s unified armed forces, has announced the successful conclusion of Laser Weapon Demonstrator (LWD) trials conducted onboard the German frigate Sachsen.

Notably, during this demonstration, the LWD successfully shot down a drone. The event was also attended by representatives from the British, Netherlands, and Norwegian navies.

Highlighting its potential applications, the press release mentioned that an operational laser weapon system is ideal for “countering the threat from drones, drone swarms, speedboats and possibly missiles at close to very close range.” It also hinted at future enhancements which could make it capable of neutralizing supersonic missiles, rockets, and mortar and artillery rounds.

This was the headline ten years ago,

Ilminster-headquartered Gooch & Housego has posted record results driven by acquisitions and "unprecedented" demand in its core industrial market.

My money is on the company doing even better this time around and the aerospace/defence arm gaining momentum.

FY update next month.

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