Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Xaar LSE:XAR London Ordinary Share GB0001570810 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -3.00p -1.94% 151.80p 207,092 16:35:06
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
151.00p 152.60p 151.20p 151.00p 151.20p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Technology Hardware & Equipment 100.14 12.29 14.30 10.6 118.7

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16/11/2018
08:20
Xaar Daily Update: Xaar is listed in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker XAR. The last closing price for Xaar was 154.80p.
Xaar has a 4 week average price of 145p and a 12 week average price of 141.20p.
The 1 year high share price is 458.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 141.20p.
There are currently 78,210,110 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 174,796 shares. The market capitalisation of Xaar is £118,722,946.98.
13/9/2018
10:44
shieldbug: Xar looks increasingly interesting. If you take the cash out of the share price this is cheap. Currently 18% of the share price is net cash. Not in here yet. As for generating cash - ADVFN shows cashflow of 15.95p/s with dividend cover of 1.54. Admittedly I have not read more recent announcements. Looks like they have some great patents though not sure they can defend them against the likes of HP. Not a holder here.
31/7/2018
07:39
robow: from The Daily Telegraph Questor share tip: buy Xaar, a technology leader with global reach 31 JULY 2018 • 6:46AM Piling into a stock after a profit warning is always an exercise that comes with risk, especially as such disappointments tend to come along like buses, in packs and never alone. Anyone of a nervous disposition may therefore wish to stop reading now, or perhaps wait a little to see if another profit warning emerges from Xaar before they do any further research on the company. Patient investors who are willing – and able – to suffer losses in pursuit of portfolio gains, on the other hand, may be tempted to have a look now, given that the shares are languishing at levels last seen in late 2014. Cambridge-headquartered Xaar is a global leader in digital inkjet printing, and provides industrial inkjet printheads and industrial 3D printing systems, as well as ink systems and services to optimise ink flow. Client industries include 3D printing, textiles, packaging, ceramics, advanced manufacturing and the graphic arts. Xaar’s customers are able to customise the printheads to differentiate their services to their own clients, by firing substantially higher volumes of liquid, by operating at much higher speeds, or by laying down intricate and higher-quality designs on different surfaces, such as codes, batch numbers and markers for the packaging industry. Last year, Asia accounted for around half of the company’s sales, America a fifth and Europe, the Middle East and Africa the remainder, so Xaar truly operates on the world stage. To foster its competitive position and enable it to sell on the basis of technological edge and not just price, the firm spent £12m, or 12pc of sales, on research and development in 2017. This is all part of the “Vision 2020” plan laid down by Doug Edwards, the chief executive, who took the helm in early 2015. The goal was to take sales to £220m by 2020 and then £525m by 2025. These targets have proved tougher to achieve than hoped, however. Revenue peaked at £137m in 2013, when operating profit topped out at £40m as Xaar capitalised on a boom in demand for printing on ceramic tiles and laminates from China in particular. Since then, the market has begun to move away from ceramics and Chinese demand has cooled, leaving Edwards and his team to develop new markets and manage the transition towards “thin film” printheads. These challenges help to explain May’s profit warning as ceramics sales have been slower than hoped in 2018, and adoption rates for new products and technologies are proving unpredictable. But Xaar has been here before. Product cycles, or demand from particular countries, drove huge rises in earnings in 2006-07 and 2011-13, for example. In the latter case, operating margins reached 29pc (compared with the 8pc‑10pc now expected by analysts for 2018), and earnings per share reached 41.9p (against the 9.2p predicted for 2018). The lowly numbers for this year explain why the stock looks so expensive on nearly 30 times earnings. Any recovery in sales and margins towards the 2013 highs – let alone the 2020 and 2025 targets – would leave the shares looking very cheap. There are clear risks. Trading visibility is low at the moment and history shows that profits can be volatile – operating profit has fallen year on year nine times and risen eight times since 2000. But Xaar has a £44.7m net cash pile so it can continue to invest and position itself for the future without having any banks on its back. This buys management valuable time, which is a good thing as analysts expect a further drop in profits for 2018 and possibly 2019 too, and it means that investors can also afford to be patient. The next scheduled news is due at the interims on Sept 5. There is a chance of further near-term profit disappointment but Xaar could just as easily be targeted by an overseas predator on the hunt for a technology leader. Questor says: buy Ticker: XAR Share price at close: 250p
20/11/2017
09:17
rivaldo: N+1 Singer now go for £18.8m EBITDA for the year about to end, rising to £21.7m next year and £27.9m the year after. The dividend is 10.3p this year, rising to 10.8p and 11.4p. Obviously a disappointing update, but the share price should be reasonably well supported given XAR's place as a globally technology-leading company. As others have said, we may see some predatory interest given the lows. This is a relatively small holding for me given the timing of XAR's recovery and transformational status with all the new technologies being developed, but there may well now be top-up opportunities here.
22/3/2017
09:32
lampran: N+1 Singer called it this morning: "However near term growth is dependent on new products and management has guided to a higher than normal H2 weighting and reduced visibility, which is likely to restrain the share price."
22/3/2017
08:15
fez77: So the share price drops 30p! Ridiculous!
22/3/2017
07:36
fez77: Never-the-less, the Results don't seem to justify the drop in the share price from 479 a year ago to 360 now. On the basis of last years and this years Results alone, the share price should be back in the 400 region at least.
08/3/2017
14:01
fez77: OK thanks all. In which case I probably won't receive any reply from Edwards. The recent drop in the share price is never-the-less puzzling without any news (available to shareholders) to justify it!
08/3/2017
11:28
fez77: Email sent by me today to Xaar:- "Dear Mr Edwards and Bevis As a substantial shareholder of your company I am appalled by the drop in the share price which seems to be on the back of no information about the progress of the company whatsoever. I cannot believe that you are either unaware or unconcerned about the share price when firstly you are running the company and secondly you are both shareholders. Can you please issue a trading statement to reassure the market and us shareholders, before the value of our holdings diminishes into thin air!!!! I await your response. I will be publishing this letter in public media also. Yours sincerely" Lets see what reply I receive - if any! I will publish it here when received.
28/2/2017
18:24
fez77: I'm building a position here in the hope and expectation of a marked increase in the share price over the next few months. The company has a strong balance sheet and is in the forefront of the 3D printer technology which is set to become very important/significant in the near future. Latest British Bulls comment is:- "Our system’s recommendation today is to STAY LONG. The previous BUY signal was issued on 21/02/2017, 7 days ago, when the stock price was 372.7133. Since then XAR.L has fallen by -1.20%.". Latest FT comment is:- "As of Feb 25, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 8 polled investment analysts covering Xaar plc advises that the company will outperform the market.". And:- "The 3 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Xaar plc have a median target of 510.00, with a high estimate of 580.00 and a low estimate of 490.00. The median estimate represents a 35.64% increase from the last price of 376.00.". Even the FT analysts "low estimate" is substantially above the current price. I think these are ripe for a take-over. We will see if time proves me to be correct!
18/7/2014
08:52
rogerbridge: XAR share price has taken a hit from a high level, but now looks very undervalued to me. Taking a long term view, I have bought some for the ISA.
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