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

Acme United Corporation. (ACU): $46.82

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ACU Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for ACU is 2.61 -- better than 81.42% of US stocks.
  • ACU's went public 35.33 years ago, making it older than 92.8% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Of note is the ratio of Acme United Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 87.29% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Acme United Corp are MYE, CRWS, JBSS, BKE, and OBCI.
  • ACU's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Acme United Corp's official web site, go to

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ACU Price/Volume Stats

Current price $46.82 52-week high $48.31
Prev. close $43.00 52-week low $19.55
Day low $42.57 Volume 125,600
Day high $47.50 Avg. volume 20,189
50-day MA $38.28 Dividend yield 1.11%
200-day MA $29.75 Market Cap 156.47M

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:
$46.82$48.99 14%

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 58th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Acme United Corp, consider:

  • The compound growth rate in the free cash flow of Acme United Corp over the past 5.63 years is 0.46%; that's higher than 75.47% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Consumer Defensive sector.
  • Acme United Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than just 9.65% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Consumer Defensive that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as ACU, try BRBR, PSMT, MO, GO, and NWL.

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Acme United reports Q1 results

Acme United (ACU): Q1 GAAP EPS of $0.52.Revenue of $43.53M (+21.7% Y/Y)Press Release...

Seeking Alpha | April 19, 2021

Acme United Corporation (ACU) CEO Walter Johnsen on Q1 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Acme United Corporation (ACU) Q1 2021 Earnings Conference Call April 19, 2021, 12:00 PM ET Company Participants Walter C. Johnsen - Chairman and CEO Paul G. Driscoll - Vice President and CFO, Secretary and Treasurer Conference Call Participants Michael Mork - Mork Capital Management Presentation Operator Good day, and welcome...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | April 19, 2021

Acme United Corp. to Host Earnings Call

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / April 19, 2021 / Acme United Corp. (NYSE:ACU) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2021 First Quarter Earnings call to be held on April 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time.

Yahoo | April 19, 2021

Acme United Reports 22% Sales Increase and 44% EPS Increase for First Quarter of 2021

SHELTON, Conn., April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acme United Corporation (NYSE American: ACU) today announced that net sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 were $43.5 million compared to $35.8 million in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of 22%. Net income was $2,046,000 or $0.52 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 compared to $1,277,000, or $0.36 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year, an increase of 60% in net income and 44% in diluted earnings per share. Chairman and CEO Walter C. Johnsen said, “Net sales in first quarter of 2021 continued the strong performance we achieved in 2020, with revenues in all of our operating units increasing. We had particularly strong sales of our Westcott cutting tools and DMT sharpeners, and our European ...

Yahoo | April 19, 2021

Acme United Corporation First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call

SHELTON, Conn., April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acme United Corporation (NYSE American: ACU) will release its financial results for the First Quarter of 2021 on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. A conference call to discuss these results will be broadcast over the Internet on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. To listen or participate in a question and answer session, dial 800-367-2403. International callers may dial 334-777-6978. The confirmation code is 7892281. Access to the live webcast of the conference call can be found in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, A replay may be accessed under Investor Relations, Audio Archives. Acme United Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative safety solutions and cutting ...

Yahoo | April 13, 2021

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ACU Price Returns

1-mo 18.27%
3-mo 50.08%
6-mo 73.42%
1-year 121.52%
3-year 127.94%
5-year 196.53%
YTD 56.58%
2020 29.39%
2019 71.41%
2018 -37.83%
2017 -6.95%
2016 50.23%

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