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Current Price 652.18p | Bid 651.50p | Ask 652.50p | Change -0.38%

Company Overview

Electrocomponents distributes a wide range of products to development and maintenance engineers in all types of businesses around the world. We offer our customers unrivalled choice, support and reliability underpinned by an unrelenting commitment to service. This is reflected in our continued financial success. Our strategy is simple: to exceed the expectations of customers everywhere with our service levels and product offer; to exploit new opportunities through electronic trading; to develop new markets by rolling out our business model worldwide; and we do all of this with the support of our established process infrastructure and expertise. The Electrocomponents Group consists of the RS companies (operating in 24 countries and serving over 160 around the world through third-party distributors) and Allied Electronics (in the USA and Canada). RS is also known as Radiospares (France), Radionics (Ireland) and Amidata (Spain). The RS business model operates consistently around the world: Allied, acquired in 1999, has a similar model. All businesses sell through catalogues on paper and CD-Rom and via the Internet. Our market-leading levels of service differentiate us from high-volume distributors, and allow us to make consistently high gross margins across the Group. The RS businesses typically have 50% gross margins from an average £80 order value. We offer over 350,000 products, and the very high number of small-value orders they generate, together with the high service levels we offer, makes heavy investment in facilities and systems vital. This investment and the trust that our customers have gained in our RS and Allied brands over many years make considerable barriers to entry.

Stock Details

ISIN GB0003096442
Shares in Issue 440,843,661
Market cap £1,352.95m
Sector Support Services
Indices FTSE 250
FTSE 350
UK FTSE All Share
FTSE techMARK All Share

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/03/2016

Turnover £1291.10 million
Operating Profit £40.10 million
Dividend Yield 3.83
Dividend Per Share 11.75
Dividend Cover 1.66
P/E Ratio 61.38
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Key Personnel

Ian Mason CEO
Simon Boddie Finance Director

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Price Summary

Mid Price ? 652.50p
Bid Price ? 651.50p
Ask Price ? 652.50p
Volume ? 767422
Change Today -2.50p
% Change Today -0.38%
Open 653.00p
Previous Close 652.50p
Intraday High 656.00p
Intraday Low 649.50p
52 Week High 312.50p
52 Week Low 168.00p

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