Acme United Corporation. (ACU): Price and Financial Metrics

Acme United Corporation. (ACU)

Today's Latest Price: $31.58 USD

1.32 (-4.01%)

Updated Jan 15 8:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 62 in Consumer Goods

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ACU Stock Summary

  • Acme United Corp's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.8% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of Acme United Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 88.05% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.7, Acme United Corp has a higher such ratio than just 17.14% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Acme United Corp are JBSS, CRWS, SVT, BKE, and GTS.
  • Visit ACU's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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ACU Price/Volume Stats

Current price $31.58 52-week high $35.49
Prev. close $32.90 52-week low $17.10
Day low $31.58 Volume 11,900
Day high $32.94 Avg. volume 12,090
50-day MA $30.81 Dividend yield 1.65%
200-day MA $24.71 Market Cap 105.45M

Acme United Corporation. (ACU) Company Bio

Acme United Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies cutting, measuring, first aid, sharpening, and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting good, and industrial markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. It offers scissors, rulers, pencil sharpeners, paper trimmers, safety cutters, lettering products, glue guns, and other craft products under the Westcott brand name; and cutting tools for hardware and industrial, lawn and garden, food processing, sewing, and housewares channels under the Clauss brand. The company also provides fixed blade, folding knives, line of sight cutting tools, and tactical tools under the Camillus brand name; fishing tools and knives, as well as cut and puncture resistant gloves, telescopic landing nets, net containment systems, and fishing gaffs under the Cuda brand name; and sharpening tools for knives, scissors, chisels, skis, skates, and other edges under the DMT brand name. In addition, it offers first aid kits, refills, and safety products under the First Aid Only brand; portable eyewash solutions and over-the-counter medications, including active ingredients aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen under the PhysiciansCare brand; and bodily fluid and spill clean-up solutions under the Spill Magic brand, as well as through Pac-Kit brand. The company sells its products directly and through its independent manufacturer representatives to wholesale, contract, and retail stationery distributors; office supply super stores; school supply distributors; industrial distributors; wholesale florists; mass market and ecommerce retailers; and hardware chains, as well as sells a selection of products through its websites. The company was formerly known as Acme Shear Company and changed its name to Acme United Corporation in 1971. The company was founded in 1867 and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.

ACU Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$31.58$50.55 60%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Acme United Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Acme United Corp ranked in the 63th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 61%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for ACU, they are:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 9.46 -- which is good for besting 71.31% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Consumer Defensive sector with positive cash flow).
  • Acme United Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than just 10.37% of tickers in our DCF set.

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There's A Lot To Like About Acme United's (NYSEMKT:ACU) Upcoming US$0.13 Dividend

Acme United Corporation ( NYSEMKT:ACU ) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in four days. Investors can purchase shares...

Yahoo | January 2, 2021

The Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU) Share Price Has Gained 77% And Shareholders Are Hoping For More

If you buy and hold a stock for many years, you'd hope to be making a profit. Better yet, you'd like to see the share...

Yahoo | December 24, 2020

Acme United Corporation to Present at the 13th Annual LD Micro Main Event Conference

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Dec. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acme United Corporation (NYSE American: ACU), today announced that it will present at the 13th Annual LD Micro Main Event investor conference on Monday, December 14 at 11:20AM – 11:40AM ET. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Walter Johnsen will present to a live, virtual audience. Acme United’s presentation will be broadcast live here and available in the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.acmeunited.gcs-web.comLD Micro’s Main Event will feature a new format, with companies presenting for 10 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A by a panel of investors and analysts.View Acme United’s profile here: Acme United ACME UNITED CORPORATION is a leading worldwide supplier of...

Yahoo | December 11, 2020

What You Need To Know About Acme United Corporation's (NYSEMKT:ACU) Investor Composition

The big shareholder groups in Acme United Corporation (NYSEMKT:ACU) have power over the company. Institutions will...

Yahoo | November 25, 2020

Sidoti Virtual Microcap Investor Conference

* Presentation Times and Weblinks Released for Over 60 Presenting Companies * Today: Thursday, November 19, 2020NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 19, 2020 / Sidoti & Company, LLC proudly releases the presentation schedule, with weblink click-throughs, for today's Virtual Microcap Investor Conference.

Yahoo | November 19, 2020

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ACU Price Returns

1-mo 7.99%
3-mo 15.96%
6-mo 42.91%
1-year N/A
3-year 40.86%
5-year 150.51%
YTD 5.26%
2020 29.39%
2019 71.41%
2018 -37.83%
2017 -6.95%
2016 50.23%

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