Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Oxford Instruments Plc LSE:OXIG London Ordinary Share GB0006650450 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -40.00 -2.51% 1,552.00 1,536.00 1,542.00 1,594.00 1,532.00 1,592.00 100,539 16:35:22
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 333.6 35.5 52.4 29.6 893

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05/12/2012
09:40
bouleversee 16 Nov'12 - 12:32 - 329 of 330 Yes, the yield isn't brilliant but that's partly because, although the dividend per share has increased in each of the last three years and is forecast to do so next/this year also, the price has run ahead of that increase - the yield on a smaller pay out per share was over 7% 4 years ago. In that period investment in R&D per share per year has roughly doubled - it's now over 5 times the dividend per share - and, as a holder with a long term view - I would much rather see that than a higher dividend (although of course a higher dividend too would be nice !)
bluebelle
05/12/2012
09:30
Getting close to new highs. EDIT : Just hit a new all time high. EDIT : Closed tonight at a new all time high.
bluebelle
16/11/2012
12:32
I bought OXIG at 535p in July 86 so although the share price has gone up a lot recently, it's not been a wonderful investment for me. What I don't understand is why they are still paying such a paltry dividend, over 6 times covered. An increase of 10% on next to nothing is still very little. I note, however, that their own remuneration packages, including loads of options and free matching shares (iirc), continue to escalate. Hikes in the share price may be OK for traders but can reverse sharply in short order so no good for the likes of me, an investor for the long term, which has arrived so far as I am concerned. The butcher isn't interested in e.p.s., only cash. I have never bought shares for a current high yield but I do expect the dividend to gradually increase over the years, if only to keep pace with inflation, but if you compare their dividend history with, for example, James Fisher (another company I have held for a long time), their dividend history is abysmal. Amazingly, apart from the founding family, the major shareholders are Blackrock and BAe Pension Fund. I don't know how long they have held but I think if I were an institutional holder I would be saying something about the yield in comparison to the remuneration packages.
bouleversee
13/11/2012
18:41
Very positive write up in the FT.
bluebelle
13/11/2012
09:16
Because both the order intake and the order book are 4% higher than they were at the beginning of the half just ended.
wjccghcc
13/11/2012
09:12
Why do you think H2 will be stronger? Is this typical or are you expecting something to improve? To me if the US is going to have some sort if fiscal tightening and Europe is tipping into recession prospects don't look great (growth from China bottoming out??)
alphabeta4
13/11/2012
09:04
On the positive side, order intake is up on the previous half (170mm vs 163mm). The order book is up on the last period (143mm vs 137mm). It looks as though H2 will be quite a bit stronger so forecasts should be well within reach if the margin improvement is maintained. A PE of 17 is not out of kilter with other structural growth stories.
wjccghcc
13/11/2012
07:59
Release Date: 7am Tuesday 13(th) November 2012 Oxford Instruments plc Announcement of Half Year Results for 2012/13 Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, today announces its Half Year Results for the six months to 30 September 2012. Highlights: -- Good progress in the first half, in line with meeting our 14 Cubed growth plan objectives -- Revenue up 7.4% to GBP170.8 million (2011: GBP159.1 million) -- Adjusted profit before tax* up 23.5% to GBP23.1 million (2011: GBP18.7 million) -- Adjusted EPS* up 20.2% to 33.9 pence (2011: 28.2 pence) -- Reported EPS up 25.1% to 20.9 pence (2011: 16.7 pence) -- Continued increase in global demand for nanotechnology tools -- Focused R&D programme continued to underpin organic growth -- New product pipeline remains strong -- Net cash of GBP37.1 million at period end (2011: GBP11.9 million) -- Interim dividend increased by 10.1% to 3.05 pence (2011: 2.77 pence) *Adjusted numbers are stated to give a better understanding of the underlying business. Details of adjusting items can be found in Note 2. Jonathan Flint, Chief Executive of Oxford Instruments plc, said: "We have delivered a strong result in the first half in line with our 14 Cubed objectives. We have a broad spread of geographies and technologies, exposure to markets with long term structural growth, a strong pipeline of new products and a focus on improving efficiency. These factors should help us to remain resilient against a backdrop of sustained global economic uncertainty. We are continuing our pursuit of acquisitions that have the potential to enhance shareholder value and add to our range of technical capabilities. The Board remains confident in the continued growth prospects of Oxford Instruments and the Group's ability to deliver shareholder value."
bluebelle
13/11/2012
07:27
Good numbers here this am
nw99
03/10/2012
05:09
LABORATORY TALK 1st OCT 12 Oxford Instruments' seminar to take place in India Oxford Instruments is holding a 2 day seminar on nanoscale systems at IISc Bangalore, India on 20th – 21st November 2012. The seminar will cover nanoscale processing, materials characterisation, surface science and cryogenic environments. This is the first time that Oxford Instruments has held such an event in India, which will comprise a full programme of talks by specialists within their scientific area. Two parallel sessions will focus on key areas of expertise for Oxford Instruments, 'Thin film processing', and 'Materials characterisation, surface science and cryogenic environments'. 'Thin film processing' workshop presentation topics will include: • Deep silicon etch - MEMS, ALD and silicon • III-V • Deposition for compound semiconductor processing • Plasma modelling and validation - ion densities, minimum ion energies • ICT etch • Nanotechnology • Different frequencies in plasma processing • Plasma processing hints and tips • Molecular beam epitaxy 'Materials characterisation, surface science and cryogenic environments' presentation topics will include: • Cryogenic environments and applications: Ultra-Low-Temperature (< 1 Kelvin) , superconducting magnets, software and measurement system capability • Using Nano-manipulators for surface characterisation and TEM sample preparation; including live demonstrations and hands on training. • Characterisation techniques such as EDS, thin film analysis using EDS including thin film ID technique details and demonstration • Ultra-High-Vacuum scanning probe microscopy • Electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis • Photoemission on heterogeneous Graphene +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ See:- http://www.laboratorytalk.com/services/-training-and-education/oxford-instruments-seminar-to-take-place-in-india/404808.article
peakedge
12/9/2012
14:50
Thanks Edwardt - I missed the blip but like you will consider buying on weakness.
cutlosses
11/9/2012
14:54
Well that little blip didn,t last long, could be blue by the days end !
wanttowin
11/9/2012
12:59
don't think you are. they are half way through their plan to increase margins and have done very well thus far in meeting the plan pitched to the city. i think with all these things, you can not keep delivering forever. i personally want some exposure to nanotechnology and this is a good company. i suspect, if there is some scope for them to come in above consensus prior to year end in november? and we could be off to the races again. as such, if the shares go a bit lower, i will top up.
edwardt
11/9/2012
11:08
I have been monitoring this share and wonder if this is a buying opportunity? The RNS seems mainly postitve, what was the market expecting? I note the previous comment and understand the market will punish anything less than 100% good news but the drop seems overdone unless I am missing something.
cutlosses
11/9/2012
10:33
market is reading a lot into this "Order intake from our research markets remains good although as expected there has been some softness in our industrial markets" I sold on the basis that valuation assumes high EPS growth. This is effectively a potential warning on earnings from industrial sector.
dasv
11/9/2012
09:16
Sell on the news I think... As for me.. I'm holding on the news
ib1905
11/9/2012
07:32
basically no upgrades - so suspect the fall reflects that...
edwardt
11/9/2012
06:23
11 September 2012 Release time & date: 7:00am 11/09/2012 Oxford Instruments plc Chairman's AGM Statement 2012 Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, is holding its annual general meeting today in which the Chairman, Nigel Keen will make the following statement: "In June 2011 we outlined our 14 cubed objective to achieve a compound annual revenue growth rate of 14% and a return on sales of 14% by the financial year ending March 2014. It is anticipated that this objective will be achieved predominantly through organic growth and continuing internal efficiency improvements, augmented by targeted bolt on acquisitions. The year to March 2012 was the first year of the 14 Cubed plan and we reported sales growth of 29% split equally between organic growth and the three bolt-on acquisitions we made to strengthen our competitive position. Return on sales also improved in line with our targets, increasing from 10.7% to 12.5% In the current year our Nanotechnology Tools business has made good progress as Oxford Instruments' customers use our equipment to work at the frontiers of science and improve the efficiency of high technology production facilities. The launch of our new XMax large area detector in August has further consolidated our position as a leading provider of advanced material analysis equipment. Over the same period our Industrial division has also continued to trade in line with expectations. Our customers use Oxford Instruments' equipment to implement high-tech manufacturing strategies for advanced materials and products. Sales have been helped by the launch of the new X-MET 7500 hand held material analyser which is helping to grow our market share. The Service division has performed well providing aftermarket service to the installed base of Oxford Instruments equipment. The Platinum Medical Imaging business acquired in November last year has integrated well and further strengthened our offering in this area. Order intake from our research markets remains good although as expected there has been some softness in our industrial markets. Despite the ongoing uncertainties in global economies, we believe the diversity of our activities combined with our strong pipe-line of new products will continue to provide good growth opportunities for the Group. The Board anticipates that Oxford Instruments will continue to make progress in line with our expectations for the financial year." - Ends -
bluebelle
04/9/2012
11:46
For years now whenever I've recommended it on various threads I've invariably been told that it's too expensive and that they'll wait for a pull back. Only one problem for them - it keeps hitting new highs!!!
bluebelle
04/9/2012
11:38
no retail demand here - seems all the good fund managers i look at own this one though!
edwardt
19/8/2012
17:11
Now for the next Oxford company to produce a chart like yours over the next two years. PTO: I have set up a research thread.
summer 18
25/7/2012
12:17
why the big fall today ?
arja
12/7/2012
07:06
12 July 2012 Oxford Instruments plc Interim Management Statement 12 July 2012 Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, today issues an Interim Management Statement which covers the period from 1 April 2012 to date. The Group has made an encouraging start to the year with orders, sales and profits all ahead of the same period last year on both an organic and reported basis. Save as described in this statement, there has been no significant change in the financial position of the Group in the period. Our markets remain strong despite continued economic uncertainty, particularly in Europe. A healthy pipeline of new product introductions is in place and we are investing across the business to increase efficiency, strengthen our market positions and drive further profitable growth. Accordingly, the Board anticipates that Oxford Instruments will continue to make good progress in line with its expectations for the financial year and consistent with its 14 cubed objectives.
bluebelle
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