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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23/11/2011
09:14
Fantastic results - 16.6p EPS in H1, up from 10p, and pretty much up to my optimistic hopes: http://www.investegate.co.uk/Article.aspx?id=201111230900046124S Given the defence project phasing I'd still expect 35p+ EPS this year. Every division is thriving, the outlook is great, the divi is up 50% to 1.5p. Couldn't ask for more.
rivaldo
23/11/2011
07:57
Good post Mr T. Your figures chime perfectly with mine from prior posts where I proposed around 35p and possibly even 40p EPS this year, i.e say 17p-18p in these H1 results. With the US contract perhaps the weighting will be a little more to H2. Not long until we find out :o)) I'm pretty confident the figures will be good.
rivaldo
22/11/2011
09:46
Any predictions for the next interim results? Here's my first guess, based on previous results. Exceptionals and a changing tax rate slightly distorted last year's EPS, so I've looked at the Turnover and PBT trends. I make the last four halves figures (H1 10, H2 10, H1 11, H2 11) as below: Sales: 18.1m 22.9m 25.4m 28.9m PBT (pre Exceptional): 1.2m 2.1m 2.6m 3.7m If they repeat H2's results of £3.7m pbt and pay the standard 26% rate of tax then MSI would earn about £2.7m after tax. With 18m shares in issue that makes about 15p EPS. If we assume progress continues steadily and they do £4m pbt in H1 this year then MSI would earn about £3m after tax and 16.5p EPS. If they do £4.5m pbt in H1 then that would make £3.3m after tax and 18.5p EPS. If the tax rate is only 20%ish again, then you can add an extra 1.5p or so to those figures. Given MSI's positive signals in their recent announcement, my guess is that we'll see EPS of about 17p in H1 this year. What do you think?
mr. t
20/11/2011
07:51
Patricia, is the next letter S?
rivaldo
18/11/2011
14:42
You're right - another 1k buy resulted in a 5p rise. Running out of time for the next 15p though....:o))
rivaldo
17/11/2011
07:15
well, you only have to buy 1,000 to move the price 5p at the moment. Looks like we could go up 20p today ;-)
mikepompeyfan
17/11/2011
06:59
340p or maybe more if 35p-40p EPS is on the cards. Robbie Burns has started to take an interest again (he already holds MSI): http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/columns/the-naked-trader/7426/well-they-continue-to-surprise-a-bit-youd-have-thought-with-all-the-economic-woes-wherever-you-look-there-would-only-be-downside-7426.html "Little MS International (LON:MSI) creeps a little higher every day, half year results due next week, I wonder whether they will surprise to the upside? I had another look at them today, they look cheap still and they have a whole heap of cash."
rivaldo
16/11/2011
17:08
A feel a steady climb to £3.40 after results DYOR Stormy
onlyonestorm
16/11/2011
14:53
Mike, MSI never let anyone know when the results are coming out - they seem to like it being a surprise :o)) However, it's normally a nice surprise, and since the results have in the last 4 years been out on the 29th, 27th, 26th and 25th November (not in that order) we can be fairly sure about a rough date for them!
rivaldo
16/11/2011
14:40
Rising into interims as expected. Has the date been confirmed yet ?
mikepompeyfan
16/11/2011
11:39
Interesting - looks like sales are getting a premium at 275p, well above the quoted 270p.
rivaldo
15/11/2011
15:36
Good to see a 1k buy moving the price up 5p :o))
rivaldo
15/11/2011
10:25
IMO the interims and finals may well surprise the market on the upside. The director share buying certainly indicates confidence, and previous such buying has been very profitable for the directors to date! Global-MSI and Forgings should both continue to thrive. As for MSI-Defence, it seems that there's a growing global market for MSI's gun systems on patrol boats/frigates, particularly in Asia and to protect the East African coastline. The US contract may skew things a little, but I'm happy that demand for MSI-Defence will steadily grow.
rivaldo
14/11/2011
22:01
The business with Shell is most likely filtering through now, just like you say Rivaldo. I can imagine MSI's buyout of Portman's 50% stake in Global MSI last year may also be bringing new opportunities. Like you, I think the interim results will look very nice. The question for me is the future. MSI have had a real boom year with the US Navy contracts. Can they follow it with more business, or will revenue plateau?
mr. t
14/11/2011
09:25
Fantastic post Mr.T, brilliant research. I hadn't realised there was an option for the US Navy to increase the value of the contract? I posted a while ago about Shell's purchase of a large package of additional petrol stations, and I have no doubt that Global-MSI, as the market leader, will have picked up a load more work as a result, which is probably coming through now. Interims in the next couple of weeks should be excellent imo.
rivaldo
13/11/2011
15:01
Some news that may be of interest: 1. Global MSI is recruiting. It looks like there are a number of positions, and they say they are all new. A sign of growth? http://global-msi.com/http:/global-msi.com/recruitment 2. MSI's order to the US Navy seems to be progressing well. The US Navy recently delivered the 6th of 12 (or 15 - I think there's an option to increase) Swiftships to Iraq yesterday, fitted with the MSI International Seahawk DS30M gun: http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Swiftships-Shipbuilders-Gets-181M-for-Iraqi-Navy-Patrol-Boats-05812/ (see the green writing a third of the way down for the last update on 3rd Nov) and http://www.swiftships.com/pressrelease.php There's some more background on the original order: http://content.yudu.com/A1st9m/WTJulAug11/resources/36.htm There's also two other off-shore supply vessels that have just been launched for Iraq, Riverhawk OSVs, which has MSI kit on. See the last section of: http://content.yudu.com/A1st9m/WTJulAug11/resources/38.htm and: http://rhfsf.com/2011/11/riverhawk-fast-sea-frames-llc-launches-offshore-support-vessel-for-iraqi-navy/
mr. t
08/11/2011
11:33
Moving up prior to the interims - last year's were on 25th November, so not long to wait.
rivaldo
29/10/2011
04:53
Patricia, I first heard about them when the naked trader bought them back in June. http://www.nakedtrader.co.uk/ I researched them and liked what l saw but did not buy then as the price raced ahead over £3. When l saw the price fall back in August l started accumulating and now have them in my isa. As rivaldo has pointed out, the director buying and confident comments about the performance of all the group's divisions are giving out the right signals to me. They do seem undervalued but l think the large spread and illiquidity make them a share to buy and hold rather than trade. Could become a takeover target too with the relatively small market cap and strong financial position.
mikepompeyfan
28/10/2011
23:37
Hi mikepompeyfan, I have noticed you have bought quite a few MSI shares. Can you tell me how you heard about this share, as their are no brokers covering them.
patricia59
28/10/2011
08:51
With almost 31p EPS last year one would hope to see say 35p EPS this year, and with the US contract coming to fruition perhaps as much as 40p EPS if the other divisions continue to prosper. The dividend is worth noting too - up to 6.5p last year from 4.5p the previous year! Maybe 7p-8p this year? So MSI could be on a current year P/E of 7.9 and perhaps only 6.9. A 50% rerating from here to a P/E of 10 to 12 would hardly be out of place.
rivaldo
28/10/2011
05:56
Thanks Patricia. I did wonder if the weaponry part of the business meant that they have to keep a bit quiet about it. I guess they're ok saying 'we're selling loads of arms for fork lifts though' ;-)
mikepompeyfan
28/10/2011
03:08
mikepompeyfan, The reason their is no brokers covering this stock is that figures are completely top secret, and they don't want brokers interfering in their affairs. They would love to put a buy on this stock, but can't because of the secrecy of the weaponry; they can only class it as good value. This extract is from the Investers Chronical:- Unfortunately, MS's internal targets are kept secret and, with 44 percent of the company owned by management, analysts don't follow the stock. Still - and after successfully weathering the recession - the group is clearly a leader in the field. Yet the shares, rated on just nine times earnings,are hardly pricey.
patricia59
27/10/2011
19:37
'This is a stock for those content to read the RNS's and wait' - well that's the reason l'm here and those 'smoke signals' you mention ! I think/hope the interims may surprise on the upside.
mikepompeyfan
27/10/2011
15:30
Sounds good CR. No idea what it means though :o))
rivaldo
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