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spectris plc (SXS) Details

Spectris plc designs, develops, and markets measuring instruments and controls worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Materials Analysis, Test and Measurement, In-line Instrumentation, and Industrial Controls. The Materials Analysis segment provides products, which enable customers to assess structure, composition, quantity, and quality of particles and materials during their research and development process, when assessing raw materials before production, or during the manufacturing process. This segment serves metal, mineral and mining, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, cement, and electronics industries; and academic research institutes. The Test and Measurement segment supplies test, measurement, and analysis equipment and software for product design optimization, manufacturing control, and environmental monitoring systems. This segment serves automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, and environmental industries. The In-line Instrumentation segment offers process analytical measurement, asset monitoring, and on-line controls for primary processing and converting industries. This segment serves various customers in the electronics, petrochemicals, oil and gas, pulp and paper, energy, manufacturing, automotive, medical, converting, and Web and packaging industries; and utilities. The Industrial Controls segment provides products and solutions that monitor, control, inform, track, and trace during the production process. This segment serves industrial manufacturing, automotive, electronics, packaging, life sciences, and general manufacturing industries; and industrial distributors and machine builders. The company was formerly known as Fairey Aviation Company Ltd. and changed its name to Spectris plc in May 2001. Spectris plc was founded in 1915 and is based in Egham, the United Kingdom.

7,900 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/25/14
Founded in 1915

spectris plc (SXS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 634.0K GBP
Group Finance Director and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 389.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

spectris plc (SXS) Key Developments

Spectris plc Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014

Spectris plc announced consolidated earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported revenues of £539.8 million compared with £570.4 million for the same period a year ago. Operating profit was £58.2 million compared with £65.9 million for the same period a year ago. Profit before tax was £58.6 million compared with £154.8 million for the same period a year ago. Profit after tax for the period from continuing operations attributable to owners of the parent company was £46.8 million or 39.3 pence per diluted share compared with £107.1 million or 90.4 pence per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net cash flows generated from operating activities was £51.6 million compared with £51.8 million for the same period a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipments and software was £12.3 million compared with £13.6 million for the same period a year ago. Net debt at the end of the period was £107.4 million compared with £156.8 million for the same period a year ago. Adjusted operating profit excluding divested business was £70.1 million compared with £80.1 million for the same period a year ago. Adjusted earnings excluding divested business was £51.5 million or 43.2 pence per diluted share compared with £57.0 million or 48.1 pence diluted per share for the same period a year ago. In the first half, sales grew by 1% on a like-for-like (LFL) basis, adversely impacted by a weaker trading environment in the second quarter. Demand from customers in the metals, minerals and mining industries and academic research sector was weak, resulting in a 5% LFL sales decline in Materials Analysis compared to the same period last year. However, the company saw a solid performance from its Test and Measurement, In-line Instrumentation and Industrial Controls segments, which combined, posted LFL sales increases of 4%. Operating cash flow at £60 million. For the year 2014, the company expects tax rate of 23.6%. CapEx is estimated to be around £30 million compared to depreciation of £22 million.

Spectris plc Proposes to Pay an Interim Dividend, Payable on November 12, 2014

Spectris plc has proposed to pay an interim dividend of 16.0 pence per share, an increase of 8% over the same period last year (first half of 2013: 14.75 pence per share). The dividend is covered 2.7 times. The dividend will be paid on 12 November 2014 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 17 October 2014.

Spectris plc Seeks Acquisitions

John O'Higgins, Chief Executive of Spectris, said, "We focus on acquisitions, as you know. Large acquisitions, but also bolt-on acquisitions. And as I said in my introductory remarks, it's been a very positive first half, and we're very encouraged by the, let's say, somewhat higher activity in the marketplace; more projects, more things to look at."


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