Acme United Corporation. trades as part of the consumer defensive sector and is part of the consumer packaged goods industry. The company CEO is Walter C. Johnsen. Acme United Corp is a supplier of cutting, measuring, first aid and sharpening products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting goods and industrial markets.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The ACU shares had a previous change of -8.96% which opened at 21.22 and closed at 19.51. It moved to an intraday high of 21.22 and a low of 19.51.

SeekingAlpha:  Acme United Corporation (ACU) CEO Walter Johnsen on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ACU shares returned -5.89% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.66%. Over three months, it changed 21.42%. In one year it has changed -7.54% and within that year its 52 week high was 23.56 and its 52 week low was 13.50. ACU stock is 44.52% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 18.20 and a 50 day moving average of 19.31. Right now, ACU stock is trading 7.22% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Acme United beats by $0.06, revenue in-line


The company has a market cap of $65.4m with 3.4m shares outstanding and a float of 2.4m shares. Trading volume was 24,842 shares and has experienced an average volume of 27,135 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


The last annual reported EPS for Acme United Corporation. was 1.29 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 15.12. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.18. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 1.28 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 1.31), which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 15.24. Historically, the PE high was 22.90 and the PE low was 9.90. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 12.67, which is a decrease of -35.04%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1st Qtr 2019 0.24
4th Qtr 2018 0.17
3rd Qtr 2018 0.23
2nd Qtr 2018 0.67
1st Qtr 2018 0.21

The dividend per share is currently 0.48, which is a dividend yield of 2.46%. Also, the payout ratio is 37.50%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 33.05, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 40.97%.

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Acme United Corporation.; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 7.80% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 27.40% of insider ownership and 69.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 6,844, which was 0.20% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.24. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

The beta was calculated to be 1.30.

SeekingAlpha:  Acme United beats by $0.06, revenue in-line

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 4.26%, profit margin is 3.39%, price-to-sales is 0.52 and price-to-book is 1.24.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 2  : Past Performance Result
 5  : Valuation Result
 4  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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