Ultra Electronics (ULE)

Business description

Ultra Electronics is a global aerospace and defence electronics company, with operations across three divisions: Aerospace & Infrastructure (26% of 2016 sales); Communications & Security (33%); and Maritime & Land (41%).

Stock data

Market cap.£925m
Last close1,190.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)2204.0p / 1190.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (£m)97.4
Forecast gearing ratio (%)19
TeamIndustrials
SectorAerospace & Defence

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual(35)(37.3)(38.9)
Relative *(33.8)(37)(44.7)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Ultra Electronics shares tumble after profit warning

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:13:03 GMT

Ultra Electronics woes continue after chief executive quits

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:33:17 GMT

What fired Ultra Electronics to record high?

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:37:30 GMT

Ultra Electronics to buy US partner Sparton for $235m

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:29:16 GMT

Ultra Electronics in talks to buy Sparton

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:22:51 GMT

Investment summary

Resilience of the ongoing activities is offset by temporary dilution from the recent share issue to fund the $235m Sparton purchase. Persistent budgetary pressures continue to constrain growth, but the strong balance sheet and the recent flow of orders are encouraging. The acquisition of Sparton seems logical and focused, expanding Ultra’s core business to leverage rising defence spending, which should accelerate in FY18. The deal looks financially compelling with $9m of cost savings delivering value creation in FY19. Completion should be in early 2018.

Last updated on 02/11/2017

Y/E Dec Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2015A 726.3 134.8 112.4 123.9 9.6 9.8
2016A 785.8 148.0 120.1 134.6 8.8 7.1
2017E 802.5 147.0 120.4 127.7 9.3 8.2
2018E 840.0 153.9 130.1 130.6 9.1 6.7

Last updated on 25/10/2017

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Industry outlook

With defence drivers moving towards greater demand for electronic equipment and information management, Ultra is well positioned to benefit from more frequent upgrade cycles. In addition, it appears that defence spending may have turned a corner in the western world. Also, with civil airport infrastructure booming in emerging economies and an increasing civil aircraft build rate, Ultra stands to benefit from its diversified end-markets.

Last updated on 02/11/2017

Key management

Douglas Caster, Chairman
Douglas Caster, Chairman & CEO
Ami Sharma, CFO

Company address

417 Bridport Road
Greenford
Middlesex
UB6 8UA
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 8813 4321
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