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
  +1.00p +0.49% 205.00p 200.00p 210.00p 206.00p 205.00p 205.00p 0 08:00:21
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Industrial Engineering 77.7 4.8 23.1 8.9 35

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23/6/2011
11:26
Cheers Mr T. Looks like bargain time is here - the MMs have dropped the price 25p on just £8k of trades!
rivaldo
22/6/2011
13:58
Patricia59 - as you said, MSI has worked out well in recent weeks. Rivaldo - thanks for your insights and analysis. I hope you're right about 40p eps this year; MSI are certainly performing and look nicely positioned for the future. Cheers, T
mr. t
22/6/2011
12:34
Shell are one of Global-MSI's biggest customers: http://global-msi.com/?page_id=88 I noticed today that Shell have just bought 254 new petrol stations costing £240 million - I'd assume that all of these will require rebranding and potentially big refurbishment: http://www.whatinvestment.co.uk/trading/share-dealing/uk-companies/1632178/shell-snaps-up-254-service-stations.thtml This could just be worth an awful lot of money for MSI.
rivaldo
21/6/2011
11:13
Further coverage I hadn't seen: 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........etc"
rivaldo
20/6/2011
12:59
Cheers connor - I'm now hoping for 40p+ EPS this year given that 20p EPS in the last H2, so on that basis there should be at least another 50% upside here.
rivaldo
19/6/2011
14:38
Geez, this one still going up. You make a fair point Riv. I was particularly interested in the segmental analysis from the Nov figs (shame they didn't include something similar in the final results). Using that as a read across for margins I estimated that the US deal could be worth £3.6m. Defence also seemed to be making up 60% or Rev but 100% of profits, so a positive outlook for that division bodes well. Kicking myself, but still plenty to play for as you say.
connor23
17/6/2011
10:28
Thanks rivaldo - found my 1035 - the low volume has a lot to do with one's inability to buy any kind of quantity.
nomunnofun
17/6/2011
10:23
Nomunnofun, try here: http://www.plus-sx.com/companies/plusCompanyDetail.html?securityId=10707 I was surpirsed to see so much activity on PLUS - £60k of trades already today on top of £35k on the main board equates to probably a month's worth of normal MSI trading in just a couple of hours! Very encouraging to see a good rise on such volumes.
rivaldo
17/6/2011
09:49
Any experts know how to find plus trades on advfn, presumably where mine is shown? My little buy seems to have sparked matters.
nomunnofun
17/6/2011
09:32
Had to buy @315p this am. Impossible to buy any quantity.
blueball
17/6/2011
09:14
Just dipped my toe in to buy 1035 - hard to get these and paid 309.9 . Even that small buy has bumped edged the share price upwards.
nomunnofun
17/6/2011
06:47
Ah, but there's plenty to go for here connor. As you said yourself, MSI achieved 20p EPS in the last H2 alone. If they achieve even a modicum of growth from there this year, they'll achieve 23p-25p EPS in each half - i.e getting towards 50p EPS for the year. At which stage a share price of 500p would seem reasonable on a P/E of 10. That's 70% upside from here.
rivaldo
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
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