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Previous Close
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Day High
572.50 GBp
Day Low
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52 Week High
12/12/13 - 1,191 GBp
52 Week Low
06/20/14 - 475.00 GBp
Market Cap
436.7M
Average Volume 10 Days
238.3K
EPS TTM
0.43 GBp
Shares Outstanding
76.5M
EX-Date
05/21/14
P/E TM
13.2x
Dividend
8.89 GBp
Dividend Yield
1.56%
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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 Sales Guidance for the First Half, Second Half and Full Year of 2014

Xaar plc provided sales guidance for the first half, second half and full year of 2014. For the period, the company expects to report revenue of £60 million compared to £67.2 million a year ago. As reported previously given normal seasonal patterns the Board expects a higher level of sales in the second half of the year. The company expects full year revenue of approximately £130 million projected for 2014.

Xaar plc Launches Xaar 501 GS8 Graphics Printhead

Xaar plc has launched the Xaar 501 GS8, a new graphics printhead. The new printhead incorporates PrecisionPlus, a brand new architecture from Xaar designed to enable indoor and outdoor signage printers to remain at the print performance. In addition, the Xaar 501 combines PrecisionPlus architecture with the option of Xaar's unique TF Technology to deliver exceptional reliability, even in the harshest environments. OEMs and print service providers taking up this new printhead can therefore set themselves apart from their competitors. The Xaar 501, the first in a family of printheads to incorporate Xaar's PrecisionPlus, is the result of considerable investment in R&D over recent years. This new printhead can print in binary mode at up to 1440 dpi with an 8 pL drop size or with 4 grey levels at 360 dpi to deliver high productivity with an effective resolution of over 600 dpi. It is compatible with a range of solvent and UV inks. This new architecture, which builds on Xaar's highly-successful Hybrid Side Shooter design, optimises actuator performance to deliver unprecedented drop velocity, drop volume and drop placement profiles for consistent colour across the print swathe. This results in outstanding print quality with smooth tints, gradations and excellent edge definition. Industrial levels of reliability are achieved using Xaar's unrivalled TF Technology. TF Technology reduces sedimentation when using heavily pigmented inks such as white, extends maintenance cycles and improves reliability. As an option in the Xaar 501, TF Technology combined with PrecisionPlus is available in two modes - Pulsed mode and High Flow mode. TF Technology in High Flow mode ensures continuous ink flow at a high rate directly past the back of the printhead nozzles during drop ejection. This carries away any air bubbles or unwanted particles in the fluid and radically improves production reliability.

Xaar plc Provides Revised Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014; Plans to Launch Two New Products for 2014

Xaar plc provided revised earnings guidance for the full year of 2014. For the year, revenue is projected to be approximately £130 million, versus the £134.1 million achieved in 2013, reflecting a lower contribution from ceramics and slower than expected progress in other applications. The expected reduction in average sales price into ceramics is forecast to lead to a lower gross profit margin percentage than previously anticipated for 2014. The combined impact of a lower gross profit margin percentage and an increased level of R&D investment in 2014 compared to 2013 is expected to result in a reduction in adjusted operating profit margin of approximately six percentage points versus the 30% achieved in 2013. However, this margin reduction is expected to be offset by four to five percentage points from the impact of the capitalisation of Thin Film development costs, in compliance with accounting standards (IAS 38), following the successful completion of the internal technical demonstration in December 2013. An adjusted operating margin of 28% to 29% is therefore projected for 2014. The company announced that there are two other new products for 2014, the Xaar 501 printhead, targeted at both the graphics and packaging markets, and the Xaar XPM, a gigabit-Ethernet based electronics sub-system. In total, five new products are expected to commence commercial shipments over the next twelve months.

 

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