Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Scientific D. LSE:SDI London Ordinary Share GB00B3FBWW43 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.50p +1.04% 48.50p 1,274,876 13:48:32
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
48.00p 49.00p 51.70p 48.00p 48.00p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 1.45 1.71 1.81 26.8 47.1

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Scientific Digital Imaging Daily Update: Scientific D. is listed in the Electronic & Electrical Equipment sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SDI. The last closing price for Scientific Digital Imaging was 48p.
Scientific D. has a 4 week average price of 39.50p and a 12 week average price of 31.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 51.70p while the 1 year low share price is currently 30.50p.
There are currently 97,203,951 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 536,355 shares. The market capitalisation of Scientific D. is £47,143,916.24.
davidosh: Rhomboid....indeed and worth mentioning that a lot of companies are attending Mello for the very first time.....Manolete Partners, Rosenblatt, Crossword Cyber Security, Sosandar, Marshall Motors, Science in Sport, Tarsus, CPP Group, President Energy, Eagle Eye Solutions and Ultimate Products to name just a few. I suspect lots of companies will have been suffering poor share price actions over the last six months and are planning ahead to meet investors and get their profile raised.
hastings: It's a difficult call for management and they did what they thought was best. To be fair, I saw the announcement pretty quickly but wasn't able to acquire any! Am I bothered, no, as there has been ample opportunity to buy at the same level recently and in quantity. The most important thing for me is where the share price will be in a couple of years time, which should be a good deal higher than where we are now.
rivaldo: Good to see buying now coming in at the full 37p offer. Perhaps all this activity has now cleared the overhang which has held the share price back recently.
rivaldo: Excellent news - just a shame I missed the PrimaryBid deadline! Some juicy extracts too from today's RNS: - "The Company continues to trade comfortably in line with its expectations" - I like the sound of "comfortably" - the placing was "significantly oversubscribed" - and brought in "new institutional investors". As if the share register wasn't top-notch enough already for a £33m tiddler - Graticules brings in strong recurring revenues, as well as being earnings enhancing Finncap now forecast 3.1p EPS for the year starting 1st May. It's not hard to see the share price approaching that 51p target level in the near/medium-term.
hastings: Personally don't see a bid on the horizon and would prefer to see this progress just as it has been. As others have said, it's a great model and if the next acquisition/s replicate the likes of Sentek, then the share price should look after itself and of course investors.
jaf111: So since the start of the year Octopus has reduced its stake from 8.15% to 4.15%..... Share price on the rise which is certainly encouraging bid or no bid....
pugugly: hastings - Done it for you - Good seach engine in your local paper!! Is this the one you refer to?
rivaldo: It's ironic that SDI's share price has fallen just as sector comparator JDG jumps after reporting on Wednesday that trading is ahead of expectations. There should be some encouragement from a fellow scientific instrument group reporting such strong trading.
hastings: Here we go, hopefully of interest. The perfect morning for a bike ride to the other side of Cambridge, where I duly arrived with a good 15 minutes to spare. On my arrival, it was good to meet two other private investors who had travelled to the AGM where we were soon joined by the SDI people who had just concluded a board meeting. Fortunately we convened in a room large enough to seat everyone which included representatives from each arm of the Group, including the chap who assists Mike Creedon and Ken Ford in identifying potential acquisitions, (he has in the past worked with Judges too). After the formal business Ken Ford opened the meeting up to questions which saw each of us putting forward various points that also carried on after the meeting was concluded. Rather than say who asked what, I'll just give a summary although given that we weren't together the whole time, there may be one or two aspects that I wasn't privy to. The acquisition was not surprisingly raised and they agreed that it was a good one executed at a good price for SDI. The background is that Applied Thermal Control which is also based in Leicestershire was already aware of Fistreem and had raised its presence to the board. It appears the main player of the Fistreem business is in his seventies now and was looking to exit. No doubt the various pre-nuptials were played out before a tying of the knot, where now complete, there would certainly appear to be potential in terms of synergies going forward as it does indeed look another good fit. In terms of a positive contribution to the Group, Fistreem will be wholly earning enhancing in its first full year, the FD John Abell pointing out that the performance in the remainder of the current year will include acquisition costs, although there will be a small positive benefit. Expanding on the buy model, it was pointed out to us that SDI has a strict criteria for bolt-on-buys particularly where Mike Creedon is concerned, who is keen to not overpay, rather secure a deal at a good price to the company and shareholders. There are it appears plenty of potential targets and SDI has a strong pipeline of these in what is a very fragmented space, many smaller players being out there which wouldn't appeal to the bigger boys, but do make for ideal earning enhancing additions. There have however been a couple of instances where SDI has walked away, which is no bad thing in the grand scale of things. With the banking facility in place (which could be upped if they chose) and positive cash on the balance sheet they can do two or three more similar purchases with this mix, although further ahead they wouldn't rule out a placing to support something larger. On this aspect Ken Ford said that they are extremely mindful of not biting off more than they can chew, so I don't think SDI would ever over reach, more a case of continuing the current way of doing things. There is certainly nothing planned in terms of a placing at present, but both Ken and Mike said that if they were to undertake a raise again in the future, this time there would be some provision in place for private investors to take part alongside the Institutions the latter of which would readily support the process. The various aspects of the company are pleasingly all going well as per the TU, but we also heard more close at hand from a couple of those. ATIK was represented by Steve Chambers who filled us in on the purchase made earlier this year of assets and IP of Quantum Scientific Imaging. The background here was that Quantum's owner had passed away which left the business seemingly without direction thus opening the door for ATIK to acquire the brand. Chambers pointed out that Quantum had a good reputation and served the higher end of the market and now sits nicely alongside its own products. The real positive though is that through Quantum the profile of ATIK's offerings have been raised positively providing for new or expanded markets. Next up for a word was Kate George sales and technical director at Synoptics who filled us in on ProReveal's progress. As far as the NHS goes she says ten per-cent of the total Hospitals that should be conforming with DOH guidelines have now adopted the system and they continue to push with the remainder, but it is difficult dealing with the NHS. Perhaps more positively there are talks now with the actual washing machine manufacturers which with a more recent development has seen a player focused on the cleaning of endoscopes improving the cleaning process which would as part of its operation include ProReveal. Kate also confirmed that the wider Synoptics division is now into a second year of profitability having been for so long operating at break even. As a company, Ken Ford confirmed that they will only release news when it is required or noteworthy, adding that they are not into trying to fluff the share price up. He's also very relaxed about the latter at present and is intent on building the business to a substantial size, much greater than the current market cap. John Abell added that since he came on board he's been impressed having worked in much bigger organisations and wonders just how Mike managed to do so much on his own, which I think is what many of us have thought, so a good addition to my mind. Going forward, Abell talks of the company now needing to get the earnings per share up, which would then see the share price follow to the benefit of investors. Potential dividends were also raised and Ken Ford said this had been discussed and could be implemented in the future for a progressive path without affecting the buy-build strategy. He does point out that high cover would be a prerequisite and talks of 4-5x being the marker. All in all a good hour well spent where it was nice to be warmly welcomed alongside catching up with a couple of very nice fellow investors.
mudbath: "Whilst under the terms of the Bridge Facility the funding available under that facility is only available for two months following the Acquisition, the Directors believe that, subject to agreement on the terms, the Company would be able to refinance the Bridge Facility so as to enable the amount outstanding under the Bridge Facility to be repaid over the medium term. There can, however, be no guarantee that such a refinancing would be available, leaving the Company in default, and the terms of any such refinancing, if available, may be on terms that are more onerous than the terms of the Term Loan Facility." The date for any potential default has now passed. On the basis that the bridge has now been refinanced over a medium term,I am of the opinion that the SDI share price might now start to edge upwards,reflecting the possibility of the Company being able to surprise the market,on the upside,come the next RNS.
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