Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Strix Group LSE:KETL London Ordinary Share IM00BF0FMG91 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.50p -1.05% 141.50p 142.25p 144.00p - - - 141,417 16:35:25
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Household Goods & Home Construction - - - - 268.85

Strix Group Share Discussion Threads

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18/11/2017
14:32
martin - the debt was well-flagged in the prospectus. They seem to have pulled a fast one by advertising the IPO as "debt free", but as explained, their major shareholder, AAC Capital, wanted exit payment. Note too that none of the IPO monies went to the company. With an IPO, I never invest within a year or so without reading the prospectus. I suppose this is a decent company, but the way they've engineered the float looks a bit iffy to me.
jonwig
18/11/2017
12:24
I need to amend my above comment about debt. I have become aware that the debt moved from net Cash of C:£12m to a net debt of C:£60m towards the end of July. It seems that this is what is referred to as a 'post balance sheet event', meaning that the change took place after the accounting period end. It therefore wasn't included within the Interims but was significant enough that the directors felt they should disclose it in some way. As such it's not reflected in the headline figures. You'll notice it says that this happened on the 27th of July, meaning that as of the end of June, the total debt figure was indeed still just £1m, but that increased to £60m by the end of July. I was annoyed with myself for not reading the Cash Flow statement properly and relying on 3rd party sites for information. However, I am still happy enough to retain my position there. Sorry if this created any problems for anybody. Martin
martinthebrave
17/10/2017
10:11
Just bought an opening position. Nice dominant market position, no Debt, priced at Book value with a relatively low PE. Too good to miss out on!
martinthebrave
15/10/2017
19:08
Excellent following SCSW
nw99
15/10/2017
18:38
Midas share tip today http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/investing/article-4980778/MIDAS-SHARES-TIPS-Drink-Strix-Group.html
tanneg
15/10/2017
17:25
KETL Strix group recent new float, lovely uptrend channel formed and share price on the very base of the channel. Trades on a forward P/E of just over 11. Techie company. Last update....https://www.investegate.co.uk/strix-group-plc--ketl-/rns/interim-results/201709270700069001R/ About Strix Group plc Isle of Man based Strix, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of kettle safety controls and other components and devices involving water heating and temperature control, steam management and water filtration. Strix's core product range comprises a variety of safety controls for small domestic appliances, primarily kettles. Kettle safety controls require precision engineering and intricate knowledge of material properties in order to repeatedly function correctly. Strix has built up market leading capability and know-how in this field since being founded in 1982.
3rd eye
02/10/2017
16:03
ST has updated his target price from 150p to 165p in the IC online today which usually drives an intraday surge in interest. We will have to see if today's high holds. I was a bit squiffy here having bought on IPO day and been underwater until last week.
steve3sandal
02/10/2017
14:33
440k buy nice
nw99
27/9/2017
06:59
7% yield nice
nw99
08/9/2017
09:06
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investorschampion
05/9/2017
19:10
Strix heyday was in the noughties, different world for them now. Core patents have expired which puts them at the mercy of copyists and others, hence the drop in market share. R&D activity also appears to have slowed. Without patent protection, this is a tough market with constant price pressure and reduced margins. AIM rewards growth, I can only see decline from this position.
adnatrob
05/9/2017
11:29
Ready to run
middlesboroughfc
04/9/2017
07:10
Tipped in Sharewatch
nw99
29/8/2017
07:08
You're probably wondering why it's up 3% this morning. It's because I sold most of my holding last week. No need to thank me if you hold.
runthejoules
15/8/2017
15:38
From Twitter Investor's Champion‏ @investchampion 40m40 minutes ago More Strix - Admin Doc fails to elaborate on covenants attached to credit facility propping up this business - awful! http://bit.ly/2uXTPjC
halifax121
15/8/2017
11:30
Investors Champion has a research note headed "If it Looks too Good to be True ..." and cites some omissions in the prospectus. Not free, costs £3.20 (I think). Haven't bought it myself.
jonwig
10/8/2017
09:01
lots of 135p buys, bodes well
malcolmmm
09/8/2017
19:56
Regarding patents - from the admission document, "Strix has a portfolio of intellectual property protecting a variety of product features across its product range.The portfolio includes over 150 patents, and Strix actively defends these from infringement, taking legal action where appropriate. The strength of Strix’s intellectual property portfolio has been tested on numerous occasions and enforcement of its IP rights has resulted in payment of license fees or damages in various countries around the world, including cases won by Strix in China."
tanneg
09/8/2017
12:05
We shall see, they aint standing still
malcolmmm
09/8/2017
11:43
Agreed, it was impressive then but it’s now that matters! Strix heyday was in the noughties, different world for them now.
adnatrob
09/8/2017
11:21
- even now Strix supplies 39% of the market by volume (50% by value) and it has relationships with numerous domestic appliance brands and retailers including Rowenta, Tefal, Tesco, Kenwood and Morphy Richards. In 1997, with its domestic manufacturing facilities straining to meet demand, Strix opened a factory in China, which also served as the base for its growth in the region, the biggest kettle market in the world. I can see these at 175p in the shortish term, very good dividend as well
malcolmmm
09/8/2017
10:41
Hussey left the company approx. 2 years ago and it appears that his R&D centric approach left with him. Apart from the control mentioned I can't see anything else that is new.
adnatrob
09/8/2017
10:26
No doubt the Chinese copycats have already copied the new controls too.
phowdo
09/8/2017
10:23
So they win damages and then the Chinese copycats carry on regardless
spob
09/8/2017
10:18
Kettle control maker brews up a counterfeit beating product 30 December 2013 by: Tanya Powley, Manufacturing Correspondent Financial Times It’s not every day a company goes to court over a cup of tea, but for Paul Hussey, chief executive of privately owned Strix, it was more than a storm in a tea cup. Strix, a thermostat specialist and the world’s leading maker of kettle controls, has fought more than 10 patent disputes in court over the past five years. Nearly half of these have been against Chinese companies, accused of copying its controls. In 2010, the Beijing Intermediate People’s Court ordered Zhejiang Jiatai Electrical Appliance Manufacturing and Leqing Fada Electrical Appliance to pay Strix damages of Rmb7.1m ($1.2m) and Rmb2m respectively. While all of the cases have been won or settled positively, the Isle of Man-based company knew it had to fight from another corner: by coming up with a new control that would be cheaper than the counterfeit products on offer. “One of the problems we faced was that we would win in the courts and we would win some damages but it didn’t really stop them from doing what they were doing. They were still able to produce at a lower price than us,” said Mr Hussey. Aware that its intellectual property around its current control was coming to an end in 2015, two years ago Mr Hussey challenged his research and development team to come up with a better and cheaper control that would enable it to compete on price with the copycats. “To be honest it was a bit of a Christmas wish list from Santa Claus,” said Mr Hussey. However, the first quarter of a million units containing these new controls appeared in stores worldwide, including Asda, last month – a year after the patent was registered. Strix expects its business to grow by between 15 to 20 per cent next year on the back of the new technology. “We’re able to grow in markets, such as eastern Europe, Middle East, South America and China, that were previously inaccessible to us because we couldn’t compete on price,” said Mr Hussey. Its emphasis on using intellectual property has been key to the growing success of Strix, which was founded in the mid-1980s. In 2009, 3 per cent of revenue came from products developed in the past five years; today it is 26 per cent. The target for 2014 is around 36 per cent. Turnover, which was £85m this year, is expected to rise to more than £100m next year. While its kettle-related business still represents 85 per cent of the company’s revenues, Strix has been expanding its product range into other appliances, such as instant flow heaters which can go into water dispensers. The company employs around 950 people worldwide, with around 75 based on the Isle of Man.
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