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Laird PLC designs, manufactures, and supplies components and solutions to the electronics industry in North America, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Its components and solutions protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat, and enable connectivity through wireless applications and antennae systems. The company operates in two divisions, Performance Materials and Wireless Systems. The Performance Materials division designs and supplies a range of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials comprising board level shields, electrically conductive elastomers, fabric-over-foam shielding gaskets, vent panels, form-in-place, microwave absorbers, electronit mesh, and fingerstock gaskets. This division also provides thermal management solutions, including thermal interface materials, thermoelectric modules, thermoelectric assemblies, and thermally conductive printed circuit board materials; and signal integrity products, such as standard and custom board level EMI solutions, ferrite cable cores, and small ferrite inductor toroids. This division serves information technology, telecom, smartphone, consumer, medical, and transportation markets. Its Wireless Systems division designs, manufactures, and supplies wireless machine to machine and telematics products, such as antennae solutions, low-profile antennae with wireless radios, input/output circuitry, and firmware; and infrastructure antenna systems, such as broadband infrastructure, advanced base station, client, and backhaul antennas. This division also offers wireless automation and control solutions, such as wireless remote control systems, which enable the operation of heavy machinery; and hosted networked applications software to monitor remote controlled assets, as well as after-sales support. This division serves transportation, industrial, information technology, telecom, and other markets. Laird PLC was incorporated in 1898 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

9,279 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/26/14
Founded in 1898

laird plc (LARRF) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 708.0K GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 514.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

laird plc (LARRF) Key Developments

Laird PLC Declares Interim Dividend, Payable on December 5, 2014; Reports Unaudited Group Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2014

Laird PLC announced that the Board declared an interim dividend of 4.27 pence per share compared to 4.1 pence per share a year ago. The interim dividend will be paid on December 5, 2014 to shareholders registered on November 7, 2014. The company reported unaudited group earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported total revenue of £252.6 million compared to £243.5 million a year ago. In US Dollars, revenue was 12% higher year on year, with Performance Materials revenues up 15% and Wireless Systems revenues rising by 8%. Operating profit was £21.8 million compared to £13 million a year ago. Profit before tax from continuing operations was £16 million or 3.5 pence per diluted share compared to £10.2 million or 2.0 pence per diluted share a year ago. Profit from continuing operations was £9.4 million compared to £5.5 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity shareholders of the parent company was £9.4 million or 3.5 pence per diluted share compared to £5.5 million or 2.0 pence per diluted share a year ago. Underlying profit before tax was £19.8 million or 6.0 pence per diluted share compared to £17.3 million or 5.3 pence per diluted share a year ago. Net cash flows from operating activities were was £22.3 million compared to £19.7 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £10.9 million compared to £5.8 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets (internally developed) was £6 million compared to £5.8 million a year ago. The company remains on track to achieve expectations for the full year 2014. As in 2013, the company expects performance will again be significantly second-half weighted, with further revenue growth in the remainder of the year from product launches by the company and customers, the start of new contracts and seasonal demand for consumer products all contributing. Operational gearing will have a material beneficial impact in the second half, as it did in the same period last year.

Laird Mulls Acquisitions

Laird PLC (LSE:LRD) is seeking acquisitions. Laird said, "We have a strong balance sheet, providing us with the financial resources to continue to invest in both R&D and our capacity, as well as to take advantage of opportunities to make further acquisitions."

Laird PLC, H1 2014 Earnings Call, Jul 31, 2014

Laird PLC, H1 2014 Earnings Call, Jul 31, 2014


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