Last 342.75 GBp
Change Today +5.50 / 1.63%
Volume 337.1K
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xaar plc (XAR) Snapshot

Open
339.75 GBp
Previous Close
337.25 GBp
Day High
353.50 GBp
Day Low
313.00 GBp
52 Week High
02/21/14 - 1,147 GBp
52 Week Low
10/6/14 - 217.50 GBp
Market Cap
262.3M
Average Volume 10 Days
875.1K
EPS TTM
0.34 GBp
Shares Outstanding
76.5M
EX-Date
09/3/14
P/E TM
9.9x
Dividend
9.44 GBp
Dividend Yield
2.76%
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xaar plc (XAR) Details

Xaar plc is engaged in the development and commercial exploitation of a patented inkjet printing technology in the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Product Sales, Commissions, and Fees; and Royalties. The company offers piezoelectric drop-on-demand industrial inkjet print heads, inks, and systems components. It develops and sells ink systems, electronics, and a fluid optimization service to accelerate inkjet system development and adoption. The company sells its technology in component form to original equipment manufacturers that produce and sell the end digital printing product to the end market. Its products are used in a range of industries, including graphics, labels, packaging, ceramic tile decoration, décor, and outer case coding, as well as printing with specialist fluids for advanced manufacturing techniques. The company also provides training and consulting services. It operates in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Xaar plc was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Cambridge, the United Kingdom.

795 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/16/14
Founded in 1990

xaar plc (XAR) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 487.0K GBP
Finance Director, Company Secretary and Direc...
Total Annual Compensation: 302.0K GBP
Operations & Quality Director and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 340.0K GBP
Director of Research & Development 2
Total Annual Compensation: 268.0K GBP
Sales & Marketing Director and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 332.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

xaar plc (XAR) Key Developments

Xaar plc Provides Financial Guidance for the Full Year of 2014 and 2015

Xaar plc provided financial guidance for the full year of 2014 and 2015. The Board now expects 2014 full year Group revenue to be approximately £108 million. As a result, profit for the year is now expected to be higher than current market expectations. Forward visibility remains low and the Board's expectations for 2015 remain unchanged. The Group continues to anticipate that total sales in 2015 will not exceed £100 million, reflecting a broadly consistent level of sales across all applications at the present level of demand.

Xaar Cuts 160 Jobs as China Stalls

Xaar announced it would cut 160 jobs, 20% of its workforce, due to a sales slowdown in China. The staff cuts are to prepare for what it expects to be lower revenue in 2015.

Xaar plc Provides Sales Guidance for the 2014 and 2015

Xaar plc provided sales guidance for the 2014 and 2015. For 2014, the company expects total revenue to be 5%-10% below the bottom of the previously announced range of £115-125 million. The group is planning to take action to reduce costs in anticipation of total group revenue for 2015 being below £100 million. This is expected to result in a 15% reduction in operating expenditures, and potentially a total reduction in headcount (subject to consultation) of approximately 20% of the current global workforce of around 800 employees.

 

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Price/Book 2.0x
Price/Cash Flow 9.3x
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