Acme United Company Profile (NYSEMKT:ACU)

About Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)

Acme United logoAcme United Corporation is a supplier of cutting, measuring, first aid and sharpening products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting goods and industrial markets. The Company operates in three segments: United States (including Asian operations), Canada and Europe. Its operations in the United States, Canada and Europe are involved in product development, marketing, sales, administrative and distribution activities. Its product offerings across various segments include scissors, shears, knives, rulers, pencil sharpeners, and related products, which are sold primarily to wholesale, contract and retail stationery distributors, office supply super stores, mass market retailers, industrial distributors, school supply distributors, drug store retailers, sporting goods stores, hardware chains and wholesale florists. It markets and sells in various brands, such as Westcott brand, First Aid Only, PhysiciansCare and Pac-Kit brands.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrials
  • Industry: Business Support Supplies
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSEMKT:ACU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $78.98 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 3,371,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $26.12
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $27.03
  • 52 Week Range: $19.49 - $29.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.515
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.95
  • P/E Growth: 1.430
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $124.88 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.63
  • Book Value: $14.64 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.60
  • Annual Dividend: $0.40
  • Dividend Yield: 1.8%
  • EBIDTA: $10.56 million
  • Net Margins: 7.33%
  • Return on Equity: 23.79%
  • Return on Assets: 10.89%
  • Average Volume: 4,339 shs.
  • Beta: 0.53
  • Short Ratio: 0.33

Frequently Asked Questions for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)

What is Acme United's stock symbol?

Acme United trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)MKT under the ticker symbol "ACU."

How often does Acme United pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Acme United?

Acme United announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share on Tuesday, October 24th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 2nd. View Acme United's Dividend History.

How were Acme United's earnings last quarter?

Acme United Co. (NYSEMKT:ACU) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 25th. The company reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.25. The business earned $38.85 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $45.20 million. Acme United had a net margin of 7.33% and a return on equity of 23.79%. View Acme United's Earnings History.

When will Acme United make its next earnings announcement?

Acme United is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 19th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Acme United.

Where is Acme United's stock going? Where will Acme United's stock price be in 2017?

1 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Acme United's stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $28.00. On average, they expect Acme United's stock price to reach $28.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Acme United.

Who are some of Acme United's key competitors?

Who are Acme United's key executives?

Acme United's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Walter C. Johnsen, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Brian S. Olschan, President, Chief Operating Officer, Director
  • Paul G. Driscoll, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
  • Rex L. Davidson, Independent Director
  • Richmond Y. Holden Jr., Independent Director
  • Susan H. Murphy Ph.D., Independent Director
  • Stevenson E. Ward III, Independent Director

Who owns Acme United stock?

Acme United's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include North Star Investment Management Corp. (17.95%), Bard Associates Inc. (4.35%), Royce & Associates LP (3.87%), Teton Advisors Inc. (3.79%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.67%) and Vanguard Group Inc. (2.28%). Company insiders that own Acme United stock include Brian S Olschan, Paul G Driscoll, Richmond Y Holden Jr and Walter C Johnsen. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Acme United.

Who sold Acme United stock? Who is selling Acme United stock?

Acme United's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Management Corp VA, North Star Investment Management Corp., Granite Investment Partners LLC, Moors & Cabot Inc., Bard Associates Inc. and Delphi Management Inc. MA. Company insiders that have sold Acme United stock in the last year include Brian S Olschan, Richmond Y Holden Jr and Walter C Johnsen. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acme United.

Who bought Acme United stock? Who is buying Acme United stock?

Acme United's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royce & Associates LP, FMR LLC, Advisor Group Inc., Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Northern Trust Corp and MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acme United.

How do I buy Acme United stock?

Shares of Acme United can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Acme United's stock price today?

One share of Acme United stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.43.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Acme United (NYSEMKT ACU)
Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  60 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  38 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  98
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Acme United and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $28.00

Analysts' Ratings History for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/31/2017DA DavidsonReiterated RatingBuy$28.00View Rating Details
8/10/2016Singular ResearchBoost Price TargetBuy$21.00 -> $24.50View Rating Details
1/14/2016Avondale PartnersInitiated CoverageMarket PerformView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
Earnings by Quarter for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
Earnings History by Quarter for Acme United (NYSEMKT ACU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/25/2017Q2 2017$1.00$0.75$45.20 million$38.85 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2017Q1 2017$0.18$0.18$27.60 million$27.75 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2017Q416$0.16$0.15$25.80 million$26.38 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$0.36$0.40$32.05 million$31.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2016Q216$0.78$0.91$37.15 million$41.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2016Q116$0.23$0.16$24.90 million$25.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.17$0.16$26.64 million$23.12 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/16/2015Q315$0.40$0.35$32.40 million$29.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2015Q215$0.76$0.74$36.40 million$34.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/17/2015Q115$0.13$0.12$24.50 million$22.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.19$0.19$27.40 million$24.67 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q3$0.35$0.34$22.10 million$30.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.71$0.72$31.60 million$33.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/17/2014Q1$0.11$0.11$19.06 million$19.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q4$0.15$0.15$19.50 million$21.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/18/2013Q313$0.29$0.29$22.50 million$22.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/19/2013Q2 2013$0.68$0.68$31.89 million$28.41 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/19/2013Q1 2013$0.11$0.10$19.50 million$17.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.750 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.960 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
Next Dividend:10/24/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:1.71%
Payout Ratio:26.32% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
22.86% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
20.41% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)

Dividend History by Quarter for Acme United (NYSEMKT ACU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/22/2017Walter C JohnsenCEOSell2,108$27.12$57,168.96View SEC Filing  
8/21/2017Walter C JohnsenCEOSell2,104$27.12$57,060.48View SEC Filing  
7/26/2017Richmond Y Holden JrDirectorSell450$27.58$12,411.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2017Brian S OlschanCOOSell3,010$28.07$84,490.70View SEC Filing  
6/5/2017Brian S OlschanInsiderSell687$28.30$19,442.10View SEC Filing  
5/26/2017Walter C JohnsenCEOSell1,393$27.51$38,321.43View SEC Filing  
5/25/2017Walter C JohnsenCEOSell6,350$27.71$175,958.50View SEC Filing  
4/22/2016Paul G DriscollCFOSell4,817$17.20$82,852.40View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Brian S OlschanCOOSell175$17.50$3,062.50View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Brian S OlschanInsiderSell174$17.50$3,045.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Walter C. JohnsenCEOSell4,240$16.65$70,596.00View SEC Filing  
10/13/2015Brian S. OlschanCOOSell2,293$18.25$41,847.25View SEC Filing  
7/17/2015Brian S OlschanCOOSell2,900$18.27$52,983.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2015Brian S OlschanCOOSell2,871$18.25$52,395.75View SEC Filing  
6/9/2015Richmond Y Holden JrDirectorSell3,800$18.02$68,476.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015Brian S OlschanInsiderSell804$18.45$14,833.80View SEC Filing  
5/4/2015Brian S OlschanInsiderSell100$18.55$1,855.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2015Brian S OlschanInsiderSell49$18.55$908.95View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015Brian S OlschanCOOSell1,042$18.61$19,391.62View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015Walter C JohnsenCEOSell6,434$18.45$118,707.30View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015Walter C JohnsenCEOSell2,466$18.75$46,237.50View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Walter C JohnsenCEOSell2,000$17.50$35,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2014Walter C JohnsenCEOSell2,781$17.20$47,833.20View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014Walter C JohnsenCEOSell1,419$17.19$24,392.61View SEC Filing  
10/29/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell5,763$17.30$99,699.90View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014Walter C JohnsenCEOSell10,800$17.29$186,732.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell1,897$17.50$33,197.50View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell5,100$16.74$85,374.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell1,700$16.87$28,679.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell1,615$16.75$27,051.25View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell3,100$17.05$52,855.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell2,555$16.86$43,077.30View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Brian S OlschanInsiderSell605$16.86$10,200.30View SEC Filing  
7/29/2014Brian S OlschanCOOSell9,700$16.86$163,542.00View SEC Filing  
7/21/2014Brian S OlschanInsiderSell300$17.02$5,106.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Paul G DriscollCFOSell3,000$16.75$50,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014Walter C JohnsenCEOSell10,000$17.51$175,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Walter C JohnsenCEOSell6,800$15.25$103,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Walter C JohnsenCEOSell8,000$13.57$108,560.00View SEC Filing  
4/30/2013Brian S OlschanCOOSell6,351$12.25$77,799.75View SEC Filing  
3/20/2013Walter C JohnsenCEOSell6,070$12.23$74,236.10View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
Latest Headlines for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
DateHeadline logoAcme United Co. (ACU) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.11 - September 20 at 5:28 PM logoAcme United: A Better Price Doesn't (Totally) Offset A Concerning Quarter - August 29 at 1:38 AM logoAcme United Corp. : ACU-US: Dividend Analysis : July 20th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 24, 2017 - August 24 at 3:31 PM logoWalter C. Johnsen Sells 2,108 Shares of Acme United Co. (ACU) Stock - August 23 at 8:28 PM logoAcme United Co. (ACU) CEO Walter C. Johnsen Sells 2,104 Shares - August 23 at 8:28 PM logoAcme United Corp. :ACU-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 8, 2017 - August 8 at 3:25 PM logoAcme United Co. (ACU) Director Sells $12,411.00 in Stock - July 31 at 8:11 PM logoAcme United Co. (NYSEMKT:ACU) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.25 EPS - July 26 at 12:29 PM logoAcme United (ACU) Reports Q2 EPS of $0.75, Reaffirms Guidance - July 26 at 1:24 AM logoAcme United's (ACU) CEO Walter Johnsen on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - July 26 at 1:24 AM logoEdited Transcript of ACU earnings conference call or presentation 25-Jul-17 4:00pm GMT - July 26 at 1:24 AM logoAcme United Reports Second Quarter Results; Reaffirms Guidance for 2017 - July 25 at 3:20 PM logoInvestor Network: Acme United Corporation to Host Earnings Call - July 25 at 3:20 PM logoFirst Aid Only, a supplier of Smart Compliance® first aid kits, refills, and safety products, is pleased to announce the launch of the FAO SafetyHub App - July 24 at 6:54 PM logoAcme United Corporation Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call - July 19 at 8:46 PM logoAcme United Co. (ACU) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday - July 13 at 9:20 PM logoAcme United Co. (ACU) Increases Dividend to $0.11 Per Share - July 11 at 4:24 PM logoAcme United Co. (ACU) Lifted to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - June 21 at 10:02 PM logoETFs with exposure to Acme United Corp. : June 9, 2017 - June 9 at 3:24 PM logoBrian S. Olschan Sells 687 Shares of Acme United Co. (ACU) Stock - June 7 at 11:16 PM logoInsider Selling: Acme United Co. (ACU) COO Sells 3,010 Shares of Stock - June 7 at 8:20 PM logoInsider Selling: Acme United Co. (ACU) CEO Sells 1,393 Shares of Stock - May 31 at 10:46 PM logoAcme United Co. (ACU) CEO Walter C. Johnsen Sells 6,350 Shares - May 30 at 8:06 PM logoETFs with exposure to Acme United Corp. : May 23, 2017 - May 23 at 3:19 PM logoAcme United Corp. :ACU-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 3:19 PM logoAcme United Still Looks Attractive - May 9 at 9:27 AM logoWestcott Launches New, Innovative Hot Glue Guns and Hot Glue Pen - May 2 at 3:22 PM logoSomewhat Positive Press Coverage Very Unlikely to Impact Acme United (ACU) Share Price - May 2 at 10:08 AM logoAcme United (ACU) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of -0.18 - April 29 at 8:17 AM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Unlikely to Affect Acme United (ACU) Stock Price - April 26 at 9:24 AM logoAcme United Co. (ACU) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - April 25 at 10:29 PM logoAcme United (ACU) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.09 - April 23 at 7:36 AM logoEdited Transcript of ACU earnings conference call or presentation 20-Apr-17 4:00pm GMT - April 21 at 1:35 AM logoAcme United Corporation (ACU) - April 20 at 8:35 PM logoAcme United's (ACU) CEO Walter Johnsen on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - April 20 at 3:17 PM logoAcme United Corporation Reports First Quarter Sales Increase of 10% and 13% Increase in EPS - April 20 at 3:17 PM logoAcme United (ACU) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.39 - April 20 at 7:35 AM logoAcme United Co. (ACU) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Thursday - April 18 at 7:34 AM logoAcme United (ACU) Receives News Impact Score of 0.35 - April 15 at 8:46 AM logoAcme United Corp. : ACU-US: Dividend Analysis : April 03rd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 12, 2017 - April 12 at 12:09 PM logoTop Ranked Growth Stocks to Buy for March 23rd - March 23 at 3:29 PM logo5 Ultra-Safe Stocks to Counter the Worst Sell-Off in 5 Months - March 22 at 3:20 PM logoIs Acme United (ACU) a Great Stock for Value Investors? - March 16 at 4:50 PM logoWPP's Ogilvy Forms Strategic Partnership with Demandbase - March 15 at 3:23 PM logoACME UNITED CORP Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 10 at 8:22 PM logoTop U.S. Scissors Maker Says It Fears China, Not a Trump Border Tax - March 10 at 3:19 PM logoTop Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for March 8th - March 8 at 3:19 PM logoTop Ranked Momentum Stocks to Buy for March 2nd - March 2 at 3:22 PM logoAcme United's (ACU) CEO Walter Johnsen on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - February 23 at 8:21 PM logoQ4 2016 Acme United Corp Earnings Release - 09:00 am ET - February 23 at 3:20 PM


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