LSE:OXIG

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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with acceptable track record.


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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.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.0%

OXIG

-0.9%

GB Electronic

-0.7%

GB Market


1 Year Return

21.7%

OXIG

21.3%

GB Electronic

-8.5%

GB Market

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.


Shareholder returns

OXIGIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.0%-0.9%-0.7%
30 Day-6.7%4.0%3.8%
90 Day17.6%6.4%14.6%
1 Year21.7%21.7%22.3%21.3%-4.7%-8.5%
3 Year99.2%94.0%42.9%37.4%3.9%-8.8%
5 Year171.5%155.9%181.6%161.6%47.6%14.1%

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?


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Valuation

Is Oxford Instruments undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

33.71x

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).


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Future Growth

How is Oxford Instruments forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?

15.7%

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


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Past Performance

How has Oxford Instruments performed over the past 5 years?

52.5%

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.


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Financial Health

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).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Oxford Instruments's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.42%

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.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

4.8yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Ian Barkshire (54 yo)

4.67yrs

Tenure

UK£1,839,000

Compensation

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.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Ian Barkshire
Chief Executive & Executive Director4.67yrsUK£1.84m0.022%
£ 244.3k
Gavin Hill
Group Finance Director & Executive Director4.67yrsUK£1.39m0.0011%
£ 11.9k
Richard Friend
Independent Non-Executive Director6.33yrsUK£50.00kno data
Thomas Geitner
Independent Non-Executive Director8yrsUK£57.00kno data
Neil Andrew Carson
Independent Chairman of the Board2.08yrsUK£180.00k0.014%
£ 155.2k
W. L. L. Alison Wood
Independent Non-Executive Director0.33yrno datano data
Stephen Blair
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director3.5yrsUK£57.00kno data
Mary Waldner
Independent Non-Executive Director4.92yrsUK£57.00k0.0017%
£ 19.4k

4.8yrs

Average Tenure

58.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: OXIG's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Oxford Instruments plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • 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


Location

  • Oxford Instruments plc
  • Tubney Woods
  • Abingdon
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX13 5QX
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
OXIN.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJan 1992
OXIGLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJan 1992
OXIGLBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJan 1992
OX3DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJan 1992

Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/18 01:26
End of Day Share Price2021/01/15 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
Annual Earnings2020/03/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.