Oxford Instruments plc, through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, manufactures, rents, sells, and services tools and systems in the United Kingdom, China, Japan, the United States, Germany, rest of Europe, rest of Asia, and internationally. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Oxford Instruments's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: OXIG is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: OXIG's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: OXIG matched the UK Electronic industry which returned 20.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: OXIG exceeded the UK Market which returned -8.7% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Oxford Instruments's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Oxford Instruments undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: OXIG (£19.4) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£5.81)
Significantly Below Fair Value: OXIG is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: OXIG is good value based on its PE Ratio (33.7x) compared to the GB Electronic industry average (37x).
PE vs Market: OXIG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (33.7x) compared to the UK market (22.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: OXIG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: OXIG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.6x) compared to the GB Electronic industry average (2.6x).
How is Oxford Instruments forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: OXIG's forecast earnings growth (15.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1%).
Earnings vs Market: OXIG's earnings (15.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (26% per year).
High Growth Earnings: OXIG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: OXIG's revenue (4.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (6.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: OXIG's revenue (4.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if OXIG's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Oxford Instruments performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: OXIG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: OXIG's current net profit margins (11%) are higher than last year (10.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: OXIG has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 52.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: OXIG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: OXIG had negative earnings growth (-2.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Electronic industry average (-6.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: OXIG's Return on Equity (13.8%) is considered low.
How is Oxford Instruments's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: OXIG's short term assets (£237.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (£164.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: OXIG's short term assets (£237.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (£6.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: OXIG's debt to equity ratio (11.6%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: OXIG's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 119.5% to 11.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: OXIG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (224.4%).
Interest Coverage: OXIG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (31.8x coverage).
What is Oxford Instruments's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: OXIG's dividend (0.42%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.55%).
High Dividend: OXIG's dividend (0.42%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.55%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: OXIG is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: OXIG is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: OXIG is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of OXIG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Ian Barkshire (54 yo)
Dr. Ian Barkshire has been the Chief Executive of Oxford Instruments plc since May 11, 2016 and its Executive Director since November 10, 2015. Dr. Barkshire served as the Chief Operating Officer of Oxford...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Ian's total compensation ($USD2.50M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.81M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Ian's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Executive & Executive Director||4.67yrs||UK£1.84m||0.022% |
|Group Finance Director & Executive Director||4.67yrs||UK£1.39m||0.0011% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||6.33yrs||UK£50.00k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||8yrs||UK£57.00k||no data|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||2.08yrs||UK£180.00k||0.014% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Senior Independent Non-Executive Director||3.5yrs||UK£57.00k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.92yrs||UK£57.00k||0.0017% |
Experienced Board: OXIG's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: OXIG insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Oxford Instruments plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Oxford Instruments plc
- Ticker: OXIG
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1959
- Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: UK£1.113b
- Shares outstanding: 57.39m
- Website: https://www.oxinst.com
Number of Employees
- Oxford Instruments plc
- Tubney Woods
- OX13 5QX
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|OXIN.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|OXIG||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1992|
|OXIGL||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Jan 1992|
|OX3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
Oxford Instruments plc, through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, manufactures, rents, sells, and services tools and systems in the United Kingdom, China, Japan, the United States, Germany, rest of E...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/18 01:26|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/15 00:00|
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