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
  42.00 2.28% 1,882.00 1,798.00 1,816.00 1,838.00 1,756.00 1,756.00 114,059 16:45:48
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 317.4 38.8 59.0 31.9 1,081

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Sounds promising , not that you would notice from the share price . I suppose you have to see the share price as quite buoyant compared to the rest of the market in the last few weeks/months.
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Two positives stand out in the figures. Order book year end up 12% and last year's cashflow, which meant that debt rose substantially less than the cost of the acquisitions. I suspect that the long term decline may be over now that the company has cut costs, rationalised and stripped out the less attractive businesses. It would be nice to see the chart break through the two and a half year downtrend. Looks to be right at that point.....
Bought on this morning's rather odd dip. Feeling very smug now!
With the continuing slow share price slide , I have been looking at the latest broker guesses . They are quite conflicting , but the 2017 eps estimates of 47-56p look quite enticing now. Time to add? I want to squeeze a few more pence lower though.
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Hi Only just started looking at this one. I have read your comments on Austin, half yearly acc. and trading update. Thanks Is there an opinion of how other ideas, potential products are developing? Do do you have ideas about how much growth there is to come with the NanoTech Tools business? I am attracted to the company because the chart looks quite good considering all the bad news that is in the price. Shall start Googling for technical/professional news.
Up 80p this afternoon , no news I can see.
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Well it has smashed 600 anyway. Oxford Instruments plc Trading Update Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, today issues a trading update for the period 1 October to 31 December 2015 ("the period"). Orders were ahead of the same period in the prior year, on both a reported and organic, constant currency basis. The trend seen in the first half of the year has continued with NanoTechnology Tools performing well, and ahead of last year, whilst Industrial Products has suffered from the continuing weakness of industrial markets. Service sector orders were ahead of the same period last year. The successful acquisition of the service business, MIR, earlier in the year has more than offset the effect of the completion of the Siemens MRI service contract in the prior year. As expected, revenues for the period in NanoTechnology Tools and Service were marginally down on the same period last year on a constant currency organic basis following weaker long lead time order intake in previous periods. The order book for future deliveries is now ahead of the same period last year on a constant currency organic basis and has grown since the end of the half year. Revenues in the period were slightly up in Industrial Products. Operating cash flow was strong with net debt at the period end of GBP146 million. Summary and Outlook Performance in the period has been in line with our expectations. Our NanoTechnology Tools businesses continue to perform well, although the markets served by our Industrial Products businesses remain difficult in the face of macroeconomic uncertainty. The growing order book and strength of our NanoTechnology Tools and Service businesses support our confidence in meeting expectations for the Group for the full year.
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This should smash through 700p tomorrow
Sp is moving towards a 3 month high in the long climb back to respectability , though you wonder when the next bad news will appear.
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Disposal of Austin Scientific ("Austin") Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, today announces that it has completed the disposal of its non-core Austin business for a cash consideration of $1.3 million. In the six months to September 2015 Austin had revenues of GBP1.7 million and made an operating loss of GBP0.4 million. The business was classified as discontinued and 'held for sale' in Oxford Instruments' Half Year accounts. Hard to value loss making subsidiaries ; the buyer knows the score.
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Half yearlys out .There appears to be no new bad news , though easy to hide in accounts. The market seems positive ; currently up 7%. long climb back though and not much of an income on 3.7p divi. 10 November 2015 Oxford Instruments plc Announcement of Half Year Results for 2015/2016 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 2015. Highlights: -- Order book up 21% since start of the year (excluding acquisitions and joint ventures) -- Adjusted operating profit* up 7.0% to GBP20.0 million (2014: GBP18.7 million) and operating margins up from 10.7% to 12.1% -- Reported revenue down 5.8% to GBP164.8 million (2014: GBP175.0 million) -- Adjusted EPS* up 1.9% to 21.3 pence (2014: 20.9 pence) -- Nanotechnology Tools and Service sectors performed well. Difficult trading environment for Industrial Products sector -- Cost reduction programme delivering planned savings -- MIR Acquisition and Scienta-Omicron joint venture performing as expected -- Good cash performance with inflow before acquisitions and dividends of GBP1.4m (2014: GBP9.2m outflow) -- Proposed half year dividend of 3.7 pence (2014: 3.7 pence)
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The Telegraph also carries a piece today in its Questor column-'one to say away from'.Major concerns about debt. Major factor being the Andor deal for £175m. (Suspect it was worth more like £17.5m!?)
Flattered that you have the time to search through my posts , I won't bother searching for your £4 price prediction here earlier this year. Yes , I am sitting on a paper loss here , but I am big enough to acknowledge that I did not call it right. And mature enough not to be wound up by a poster who names himself after a fantasist . And rich enough not to worry about one under-performing stock . I expect I will get my money back in the end; I usually do.
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Down 11% today ; seems like a big drop just from one newspaper article. Oxford Instruments shares should be sold, said the Sunday Times' Inside the City column. The high-tech device maker spun out of Oxford University in 1959 needs to operate right on the bleeding edge of technology, and often depends on acquisitions to stay relevant - but not even that strategy is guaranteed to deliver reliable profits. The company has suffered two profit warnings in the last year, blamed on the sanctions on Russia and China's economic slowdown. Although OxInst is trading at an attractive discount to rivals on a price-to-earnings basis, the balance sheet is a worry. With the squeeze being felt from weak Japanese demand, slowing industrial sales and lower prices for superconductor parts, management cut 7% of staff last year and recently negotiated better credit terms from lenders. Broker Jefferies has warned that the company's leverage ratios could get close to the higher level its banks have allowed, which any worsening of the Chinese economy, for example, will land OxInst in big trouble. from digital look
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Did I say slowly ?
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Dare I say it but the price has begun to stabilise around £6 now. I suspect a long slow haul upwards will ensue , barring more bad news.
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In my experience they stay on the gravy train till they get booted off. There is nearly always a back story-the RNS releases are designed to smooth over any issues.But some may do as you suggest and leave voluntarily.
Such cynicism. There must often be an element of CEOs departing because they know bad news is coming and don't want it to be their swansong.
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If that's right than I stand corrected because that's not long enough to make a difference. It is rather remiss of me not be on top of the detail but I had rather put this into the box to forget about. No one should be judged much before 18 months really. As an aside its simply staggering how many companies undergo profit warnings/kitchen sink provisioning after a new ceo is installed. Wonder if its linked to options!
I suppose that it could be argued that he has only been in post for 5 months so cannot reasonably held accountable for recent performance. But at some point he must ....
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What do you have to do to lose your job as ceo. The man running this company is incompetent yet keeps his job -very strange. Chairman and non-execs supine.
It's looking like this pattern and target will be confirmed today. No position.
From Motley Fool today Oxford Instruments Oxford Instruments designs high-tech tools and systems for research and industry. Until recently, the company was a darling of investors — from the start of 2009 to the start of 2014 its shares soared from 150p to nearly 1,800p. However, there has been huge fall since, showing what can happen when a highly-rated growth company doesn’t live up to earnings-growth expectations. A statement ahead of the company’s AGM today saw the shares take another downward lurch — a 15% dive to 680p, as I write — with the Board announcing: “we have reduced our expectations for the full year”. The company cited “the sudden tightening of trade sanctions for sales to Russia, a slower-than-expected recovery in Japanese markets, and weaker trading in our Industrial Analysis business” as the primary factors. The group has been in the process of restructuring and lowering its cost base, and, while the Board believes the company is “well positioned to deliver its growth strategy over the medium term”, today’s news shows a continuing challenging environment. The once high P/E is now down into the low teens, but, with sentiment weak, the shares could fall further yet, and I would be looking for clear evidence of the company getting back on track before buying in. Of course, backing winners and avoiding losers are key to successful investing. But there are a number of other simple and straightforward steps that can help you on the road to stock-market riches and financial security.
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