ACU Stock Overview
Acme United Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies cutting, measuring, first aid, sharpening, and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting good, and industrial markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
Acme United Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$32.99|
|52 Week High||US$48.31|
|52 Week Low||US$27.40|
|1 Month Change||-9.37%|
|3 Month Change||-17.07%|
|1 Year Change||2.04%|
|3 Year Change||106.19%|
|5 Year Change||53.87%|
|Change since IPO||676.24%|
Recent News & Updates
|ACU||US Commercial Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: ACU underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 21.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ACU underperformed the US Market which returned 21.3% over the past year.
|ACU Average Weekly Movement||5.8%|
|Commercial Services Industry Average Movement||5.8%|
|Market Average Movement||5.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.1%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.2%|
Stable Share Price: ACU is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ACU's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Acme United Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies cutting, measuring, first aid, sharpening, and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting good, and industrial markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. It offers scissors, shears, rulers, pencil sharpeners, paper trimmers, safety cutters, lettering products, glue guns, and other craft products under the Westcott brand name; and cutting tools under the Clauss brand. It also provides fixed blades, folding knives, sight cutting tools, and tactical tools under the Camillus brand name; fishing tools and knives, as well as cut and puncture resistant gloves, telescopic landing nets, net containment systems, and fishing gaffs under the Cuda brand name; and sharpening tools under the DMT brand name.
Acme United Fundamentals Summary
|ACU fundamental statistics|
Is ACU overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|ACU income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$113.36m|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||3.75|
|Net Profit Margin||7.54%|
How did ACU perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.6%Current Dividend Yield
Is Acme United 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: ACU ($32.99) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($11.47)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ACU is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ACU is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.8x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (30x).
PE vs Market: ACU is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.8x) compared to the US market (17.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ACU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ACU is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (2.5x).
How is Acme United forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Acme United has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Acme United performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ACU has a large one-off gain of $2.8M impacting its September 30 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: ACU's current net profit margins (7.5%) are higher than last year (4.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ACU's earnings have grown by 18.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ACU's earnings growth over the past year (90.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (18.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ACU earnings growth over the past year (90.1%) exceeded the Commercial Services industry 34.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ACU's Return on Equity (17.5%) is considered low.
How is Acme United's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ACU's short term assets ($92.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($19.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: ACU's short term assets ($92.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($45.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ACU's net debt to equity ratio (49.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ACU's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 86.6% to 56.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ACU's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16%).
Interest Coverage: ACU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (14.5x coverage).
What is Acme United current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ACU's dividend (1.58%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.32%).
High Dividend: ACU's dividend (1.58%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.58%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ACU's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ACU's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (13.3%), ACU's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Walter Johnsen (70 yo)
Mr. Walter C. Johnsen has been an Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Acme United Corp. since January 1, 2007 and November 30, 1995 respectively. Mr. Johnsen served as President of Acme Unite...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Walter's total compensation ($USD1.57M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD553.25K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Walter's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: ACU's management team is seasoned and experienced (17.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ACU's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 18.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.6%.
Acme United Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Acme United Corporation
- Ticker: ACU
- Exchange: NYSEAM
- Founded: 1867
- Industry: Office Services and Supplies
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$116.259m
- Shares outstanding: 3.56m
- Website: https://www.acmeunited.com
Number of Employees
- Acme United Corporation
- 1 Waterview Drive
- Suite 200
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/11/26 23:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/11/26 00:00|
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.