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: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSEMKT:ACU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: N/A
  • Market Cap: $89.38 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 3,354,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $27.50
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $25.11
  • 52 Week Range: $17.50 - $29.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.21
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.60
  • P/E Growth: 1.54
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $127.03 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.70
  • Book Value: $13.96 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.91
  • Annual Dividend: $0.40
  • Dividend Yield: 1.5%
  • EBIDTA: $11.2 million
  • Average Volume: 7,744 shs.
  • Beta: 0.53
  • Short Ratio: 0.67

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 Tuesday, March 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, April 24th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 30th. View Acme United's Dividend History.

How were Acme United's earnings last quarter?

Acme United Co. (NYSEMKT:ACU) released its earnings results on Thursday, April, 20th. The company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.18. The company earned $27.75 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $27.60 million. 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, July, 20th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Acme United.

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

2 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Acme United's shares. Their forecasts range from $24.50 to $28.00. On average, they expect Acme United's stock price to reach $26.25 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Acme United.

Who are some of Acme United's key competitors?

Who owns Acme United stock?

Acme United's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include North Star Investment Management Corp. (18.99%), Bard Associates Inc. (0.00%), Teton Advisors Inc. (3.82%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.00%), Capital Management Corp VA (3.53%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%). 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, Bard Associates Inc., Granite Investment Partners LLC, Cubic Asset Management LLC, First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acme United.

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

Acme United's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including North Star Investment Management Corp., Royce & Associates LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Spark Investment Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Vanguard Group Inc.. 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.

How much does a share of Acme United stock cost?

One share of Acme United stock can currently be purchased for approximately $26.65.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $26.25

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 5/23/2015 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
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: $1.76 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.96 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU)
Most Recent Dividend:4/24/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:1.50%
Payout Ratio:26.32% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
22.73% (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
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 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 logoAcme United Reports 14% Sales Increase and 25% EPS Increase for Fourth Quarter - February 23 at 3:20 PM logoACME UNITED CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits - February 23 at 3:20 PM logoAcme United Corporation Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call - February 16 at 3:21 PM logoAcme United Corporation Launches PROJECTMATE® - DIY Craft Tool Line - February 16 at 3:21 PM logo4:34 pm Acme United acquires the assets of Spill Magic, Inc. for $7.2 million in cash; acquisition is expected to be accretive during 2017 - February 3 at 3:25 PM logoAcme United Corporation to Present at the 2nd Annual Disruptive Growth & Healthcare Conference - January 30 at 3:29 PM logoAcme United (ACU) Catches Eye: Stock Rises by 6.3% - January 18 at 3:47 PM logoAcme United Corporation Heavy Duty Pencil Sharpener Won the 2017 Teachers’ Choice™ Award! - January 10 at 3:17 PM logoAcme United Corporation Receives GOOD DESIGN™ Award - January 10 at 3:17 PM logoSodaStream (SODA) Looks Good: Stock Adds 5.1% in Session - December 8 at 3:28 PM logoAcme United Corporation to Present at LD Micro Main Event Conference on December 6, 2016 - December 2 at 3:21 PM logoACME UNITED CORP Financials - November 11 at 3:19 PM logoACME UNITED CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - November 4 at 9:21 PM logoEdited Transcript of ACU earnings conference call or presentation 20-Oct-16 4:00pm GMT - October 21 at 3:18 PM logoAcme United Corporation to Present at The MicroCap Conference on October 25th in Philadelphia - October 14 at 11:51 AM logoAcme United Still Has More Upside - July 29 at 3:18 PM logoAcme United (ACU) in Focus: Stock Jumps 5.1% in Session - July 25 at 3:18 PM logoAcme United's (ACU) CEO Walter Johnsen on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - July 22 at 8:20 PM logoEdited Transcript of ACU earnings conference call or presentation 22-Jul-16 4:00pm GMT - July 22 at 4:10 PM logoForm 8-K ACME UNITED CORP For: Jul 22 - July 22 at 3:18 PM logoACME UNITED CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition - July 22 at 12:41 PM logoAcme United Corporation Second Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call - July 18 at 2:18 PM logoCoverage initiated on Acme United by DA Davidson - July 1 at 8:03 AM


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