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

Acme United Corporation. (ACU): $41.89

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Industry: Consumer Goods


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  • Sentiment is the dimension where ACU ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 89.42% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for ACU is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • ACU ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 27th percentile.

ACU Stock Summary

  • Acme United Corp's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.76% of US equities in our set.
  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for ACU is currently 31.79, higher than 84.31% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • Of note is the ratio of Acme United Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 86.68% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to ACU, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ECHO, BKE, TITN, PLPC, and ISIG.
  • Visit ACU's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

ACU Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, ACU's price/sales ratio is 66.04% lower, now standing at 0.9.
  • ACU's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 6.9 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, ACU's price/earnings ratio has gone up 5.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for ACU.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
ACU 2018-08-21 0.5 1.4 19.0 15.4
ACU 2017-09-25 0.7 1.7 14.8 15.6
ACU 2016-07-08 0.6 1.5 12.9 13.1
ACU 2010-09-20 0.5 1.3 9.7 11.3
ACU 2004-11-30 1.0 3.2 15.3 9.0
ACU 2001-10-29 0.3 1.3 9.6 9.7

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ACU Price/Volume Stats

Current price $41.89 52-week high $48.31
Prev. close $41.90 52-week low $21.18
Day low $41.00 Volume 11,256
Day high $42.49 Avg. volume 19,692
50-day MA $43.28 Dividend yield 1.24%
200-day MA $36.80 Market Cap 145.94M

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:
$41.89$6.9 -84%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Acme United Corp. To summarize, we found that Acme United Corp ranked in the 16th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Acme United Corp, consider:

  • Acme United Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 10.51% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • The company's cost of debt, derived from its interest coverage, tax rate, and market capitalization, is greater than only 0% of stocks in its sector (Consumer Defensive).

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Jumbo News | July 22, 2021

ACME United Reports 16% Net Income Increase and 2% EPS Increase for Second Quarter of 2021

SHELTON, Conn., July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acme United Corporation (NYSE American: ACU) today announced that net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 were $44.8 million compared to $44.0 million in the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 2%. Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2021 were $88.4 million, compared to $79.8 million in the same period in 2020, an increase of 11%.

Intrado Digital Media | July 22, 2021

Acme United Corporation Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call

SHELTON, Conn., July 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acme United Corporation (NYSE American: ACU) will release its financial results for the Second Quarter of 2021 on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

Intrado Digital Media | July 16, 2021

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ACU Price Returns

1-mo -8.39%
3-mo -6.01%
6-mo 34.42%
1-year 81.87%
3-year 99.41%
5-year 113.80%
YTD 40.50%
2020 29.39%
2019 71.41%
2018 -37.83%
2017 -6.95%
2016 50.23%

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