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Company Overview

Alent plc was demerged from Cookson plc and is a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals (advanced surface treatment plating chemicals and electronics assembly materials) used in the global electronics production industry and also in automotive and other industrial markets. The specialty chemicals industry is characterised by companies focusing on customised specialty materials that are generally important for the end application but represent only a relatively small share of customers' overall production costs. Specialty chemical materials are used in a broad range of end-markets, including, for example, the electronic, automotive, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, plastics, personal care, coatings, aerospace and agrochemical industries. Specialty chemical businesses typically have close customer relationships and relatively high R&D intensity, and benefit from high barriers to entry. By contrast to bulk or commodity chemical products, specialty chemical products are generally tailored to meet specific customer requirements and are primarily sold based on the value they add to a customer's manufacturing process or final product. Therefore, in the specialty chemicals industry, relationships with customers tend to be closer as compared to bulk or commodity chemicals businesses. The timely introduction of new and enhanced applications is a key driver of future growth, and higher-growth specialty chemicals players tend to benefit from underlying shifts in technology in their end-markets. Electronics component manufacturers are dependent on specialty chemical materials to drive their technology to the next level. For example, in the case of integrated circuit manufacturers, specialty chemical materials help facilitate the manufacture of smaller microchips with a higher transistor density. Therefore, although specialty chemical materials such as those supplied by Alent generally account for a small portion of total manufacturing costs, these products are critical in supporting technological development, ensuring product quality and allowing a customer to optimise its manufacturing processes.

Financial Highlights Year Ended 31/12/2014

Turnover
£644.80m
Operating Profit
£77.00m
Dividend Yield
0.00
Dividend Per Share
9.00
Dividend Cover
2.83
P/E Ratio
29.56

Key Personnel

Andrew Heath
Chief Executive
David John Egan
Finance Director
Peter John Hill
Non-Executive Chairman
Dr Emma Theresa FitzGerald
Non-Executive Director
Lars Forberg
Non-Executive Director
Elizabeth Noel Harwerth
Non-Executive Director
Mark David Williamson
Non-Executive Director

Stock Details

EPIC
ALNT
ISIN
GB00BQ1XTV39
Shares in Issue
268,233,775
Market cap
£1,347.88m
Sector

Analyst Views (0)

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Price Summary

Mid Price
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Bid Price
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Ask Price
0.00p
Volume
0
Change Today
0.00p
% Change Today
0.00%
Open
0.00p
Previous Close
502.50p
Intraday High
0.00p
Intraday Low
0.00p
52 Week High
502.50p
52 Week Low
502.50p
52 week high and low figures quoted above are calculated from intraday price data.

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Alent News

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Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2014
31 Dec 2013
Tangible Assets
85.9
85.2
Intangible Assets & Goodwill
294.3
288.5
Investments & Other Non-Current Assets
22.0
19.2
Total Non-Current Assets
402.2
392.9
Inventory
51.5
51.6
Trade & Receivables
128.4
131.0
Cash & Receivables
49.5
63.1
Other Current Assets & Assets Held for Resale
2.2
1.1
Total Assets
633.8
639.7

Liabilities (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2014
31 Dec 2013
Short Term Liabilities
118.6
110.4
Long Term Liabilities
229.3
216.9
Other Liabilities / Pension etc
0.0
0.0
Total Liabilities
347.9
327.3

Net Assets (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2014
31 Dec 2013
Net Assets
285.9
312.4

Equity (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2014
31 Dec 2013
Share Capital
27.8
27.8
Minority Interests
0.0
0.0
Retained Earnings
697.1
722.3
Share Premium Account
0.0
0.0
Other Equity
-439.0
-437.7
Total Equity
285.9
312.4

Cashflow (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2014
31 Dec 2013
Cashflow from Operating Activities
73.0
0.0
Cashflow Before Financing
59.9
0.0
Increase / Decrease in Cash
-12.0
0.0

Income (£m)

Data has been provided by MoneyAM

Reporting Date
31 Dec 2014
31 Dec 2013
Turnover
644.8
684.7
Cost of Sales
0.0
0.0
Gross Profit
0.0
0.0
Operating Profit
77.0
84.6
Pre-Tax Profit
73.4
77.7
Profit / Loss for the Year
46.8
61.6

Dividend History

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Period
Ex-Dividend Date
Payment Date
H2 Dividend
14 May 2015
19 Jun 2015
Special Dividend
24 Sep 2014
17 Oct 2014
H1 Dividend
24 Sep 2014
17 Oct 2014
H2 Dividend
14 May 2014
19 Jun 2014
H1 Dividend
11 Sep 2013
18 Oct 2013
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