Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Ms International Plc LSE:MSI London Ordinary Share GB0005957005 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -2.00p -1.10% 179.00p 172.00p 186.00p 181.00p 179.00p 181.00p 1,007 12:19:25
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Industrial Engineering 77.7 4.8 23.1 7.7 31

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
16/6/2011
13:45
...and buying coming in at 300p now.
rivaldo
16/6/2011
10:24
Nice to see MSI as the 5th highest riser on this rather poor day on the markets....
rivaldo
16/6/2011
10:08
Cool share...thanks to RB.
blueball
16/6/2011
08:23
Excellent point connor23. MSI made 20p in H2, which implies that this year they could make 40p EPS - or even more.... That would suggest a share price of around 400p, and perhaps a lot more as the market comes to appreciate MSI properly.
rivaldo
15/6/2011
13:59
Given that they did 20p EPS H2 and they have the US contract for this year, thats my line of thinking as well. Plus the outlook for the defence side of the business remain positive. Trying to be patient though!
connor23
15/6/2011
10:20
The results are actually even better than I first thought. Most companies disclose thier adjusted EPS as well as basic EPS, i.e removing the effect of intangible amortisation and share-based payments. MSI have left this to the reader to deduce. There are £448,000 of amortisation and share-based payments, giving rise to an adjusted profit after tax of £5.953m, against 18m shares. MSI therefore achieved 33p adjusted EPS. If you strip out the £422k exceptional gain, the true EPS for the year was 30.7p. One can easily foresee 35p and perhaps even 40p EPS this year given the confidence in the narrative.
rivaldo
14/6/2011
20:15
Just discovered this one. Thought the recent rise might put me off, but looking at the detail it still looks cheap. Of course it has come a long way fast, so being greedy I may just wait for a slight retrace.
connor23
13/6/2011
10:24
More new highs would be nice.
rivaldo
11/6/2011
14:15
Excellent review from the IC on Friday - will probably appear in next Friday's edition: http://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/Companies/ByEvent/Results/Analysis/article/20110610/a6ad38fc-9347-11e0-8a0d-00144f2af8e8/MS-International-shoots-ahead.jsp MS International shoots ahead Created: 10 June 2011 Written by: Lee Wild MS International's shares lost two-thirds of their value during the recession, but management at the Doncaster-based engineer kept faith in the group's diverse range of businesses. It makes naval equipment, fork arms for fork lift trucks, and canopies to cover petrol station forecourts - and that faith in the business is now paying-off after MS grew profits strongly last year. Most of that progress reflects performance at the core defence division, which generates 60 per cent of revenues, driven by demand for its stabilised small calibre guns that are made at the company's factory in Norwich. Navies around the world, including the Americans, love its 30mm weapons - worth up to £2m each - which are incredibly accurate and ideal for small patrol boats that are on the look out for drug smugglers and illegal immigrants. Moreover, improvement at the fork arms business toward the end of the financial year has encouraged hopes of a turnaround there. Indeed, the value of orders on hand now stands at twice that of a year ago and the forecourts division is also winning new supply contracts. MS INTERNATIONAL (MSI) ORD PRICE: 270p MARKET VALUE: £52m TOUCH: 265-275p 12-MONTH HIGH: 278p LOW: 109p DIVIDEND YIELD: 2.4% PE RATIO: 9 NET ASSET VALUE: 134p* NET CASH: £9.88m Year to 30 Apr Turnover (£m) Pre-tax profit (£m) Earnings per share (p) Dividend per share (p) 2007 47.9 4.40 18.2 3.6 2008 53.9 5.29 22.0 4.5 2009 51.6 4.92 19.5 4.5 2010 41.0 3.34 13.3 4.5 2011 54.2 6.68 30.6 6.5 % change +32 +100 +130 +44 Ex-div: 29 Jun Payment: 29 Jul Includes intangible assets of £5.2m, or 27p a share Guide to the terms used in IC results tables More analysis of company results TIP UPDATE Good Value Last IC view: Buy, 112p, 22 June 2009"
rivaldo
10/6/2011
12:33
Nice coverage in today's Times - which division is the "natural stone" in then? http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/markets/article3057364.ece "Tiddler to watch Shares in MS International, the leading distributor of natural stone in North America, soared by 62.5p to 277.5p yesterday after full-year pre-tax profits doubled to £6.68 million. The board said that this was a significant step in restoring its record of delivering a year-on-year improvement in trading performance."
rivaldo
10/6/2011
08:26
Glad to be of service alter ego :o)) Nice coverage here - a bit of profit-taking, but that just means MSI is now more of a bargain imho: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/business-news/msi_shares_soar_as_profits_hit_record_high_1_3467124 "MSI shares soar as profits hit record high Published on Friday 10 June 2011 06:00 ENGINEERING group MS International said annual profits doubled to a record high, sending its shares soaring by 29 per cent. The Doncaster-based group, which has three divisions spanning defence, forgings and petrol station forecourts, said pre-tax profits in the year to the end April hit £6.7m. Revenues increased by a third to £54.2m as all three divisions bounced back from the recession. "These results represent a group record, comfortably surpassing the previous peak performance achieved in the year to May 2008," said executive chairman Michael Bell. "This outcome is a significant positive step in restoring the group's record of delivering a year-on-year upward trajectory in trading performance, which was the norm prior to the global economic downturn." MSI grew its cash pile to £9.9m from £9.8m a year earlier. That was despite spending £3.53m on buying the other half of Global-MSI, its forecourt businesses. Mr Bell spent £290,000 in April on buying 150,000 shares in the company at 194p each. He now holds 26 per cent of the company but yesterday said he plans to retain the shares as a long-term investment. Shares in MSI yesterday closed up 62.5p at 277.5p. The group hiked its final dividend by 45 per cent to 5.5p per share from 3.8p a year ago. The group's defence business, which MSI said was unaffected by the recession, performed "admirably". It started the year with a large order book, which MSI said posed a challenge "as it immediately tested the fortitude of our much enhanced manufacturing facilities and systems, designed to facilitate this planned increase in activity". Defence ended the year with an 18 per cent increase in sales, which Mr Bell said reflected a significant expansion in direct export sales. The group earns about 60 per cent of its revenues from exports. It said orders for delivery this year include the first direct sales of its 30mm naval gun systems to the United States Navy. MSI's forgings division, which supplies fork arms for fork-lift trucks, was buoyed by an increase in orders in the second half, after a tough two years of "extraordinarily low demand". Mr Bell said it believes this division may be moving into a period of "more sustainable recovery", and current orders are double those a year ago. Its forecourt arm struggled during the recession as the appetite for new petrol stations in the UK and Europe waned. Mr Bell said this problem was exacerbated by the long spell of severe winter weather, which hit its construction projects. However, he said this hiatus allowed the group to merge its operations into its Doncaster site, where it has combined design, project management and manufacturing. This in turn boosted the division's efficiency, he added, and it has now become a "highly productive and competitive business", helping it earn nominated supplier status on a number of projects. The division offers design and build services, and holds the original construction drawings for the bulk of the UK's petrol station canopy estate. "Clearly, the world economic climate remains uncertain and although there has been some recovery, it still remains a long way short of the pre-recession heights," said Mr Bell. "Maintaining general economic momentum in the coming months of the summer holiday period will be critical if the revival is to continue without interruption. As a business, we must remain vigilant and be prepared for the possibility of some unsettled times ahead. "Overall, much has been accomplished in a difficult time. The group is in good shape and the board is optimistic.""
rivaldo
10/6/2011
00:36
Mr T I think we called this one right i've not sold any of my holding not many shares out there, and its a long way back to 80p, although I have been buying all the way up too 177. When company announced they were going to have record results and cash balance was going to be substantially higher. I bought thousands of pounds worth at 177. Couldn't believe no one else spotted this, as they did not rise. Some one name Rob spotted it at 195, but, i believe he will be out at 295 i believe he has some followers LOL
patricia59
09/6/2011
23:26
stunning results and great share price action.
london calling
09/6/2011
15:51
thanks Rivaldo for spotting the late RNS and posting here. I added as soon as I was able to transfer some funds to my ISA. I have to say , it's not only quiet here but also there doesn't seem to be much volume either. Hopefully we dopn't have too many short term traders here. Still, as you said, cracking results.
alter ego
09/6/2011
15:31
Hi Steg. Nice and quiet here considering MSI is the 5th highest riser on the entire Stock Exchange :o)) If you take out penny shares and warrants MSI is actually THE highest riser.
rivaldo
09/6/2011
10:58
Didn't see this till 20 percent up, but still bought anyway. Great statement, cash positive, margins and revenue recovering.
stegrego
09/6/2011
10:32
I don't think I've ever seen such a bullish and detailed narrative from this company. The outlook for all 3 divisions looks rosy, and the whacking increase in the dividend says everything about their confidence going forward. It's difficult to assess what the EPS could be this year - 33p-35p, or maybe even 40p EPS? Assuming say 35p EPS, and stripping out say £7m of the £10m cash pile to allow for the extra creditors, MSI are probably on an ex-cash P/E of only 5.5 or 6 at 260p. Plus they have another £12.5m of property, plant and equipment too.
rivaldo
09/6/2011
09:56
Missed them due to breakfast! Results are slightly flattered by the exceptional item from the purchase of the other 50% of Global-MSI. Gives underlying EPS of around 27-28p and a PE of around 9. The main issue I have with MSI is how much the directors pay themselves. Still, you can't deny they're good at running the business.
wjccghcc
09/6/2011
09:48
MSI, think I love you!
gorse
09/6/2011
09:17
Absolutely stunning results just out! The market is asleep, so I've grabbed some. 30.6p EPS, up from 13.3p EPS.... Plus £10m net cash against a £42m m/cap... Plus an extremely confident outlook and a big rise in the divi to 6.5p.
rivaldo
09/5/2011
13:53
aka Naked Trader,
blueball
09/5/2011
09:19
Robbie buys in ?? Robbie Burns Robbie Keane Robin Hood
davidosh
06/5/2011
16:34
Robbie buys in.
blueball
22/4/2011
12:44
Yes I am, Patricia59. They've had a nice run lately but, like you, I think business is good and we'll see that in msi's next figures. Time will tell!
mr. t
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