Acme United Corporation

Household & Personal Products
Consumer Defensive

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$89.92 million
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$193.96 million
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$63.56 million
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Company Profile

Acme United Corporation had its IPO on 1984-09-07 under the ticker symbol ACU.

The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector and Household & Personal Products industry. Acme United Corporation has a staff strength of 0 employees.

Stock update

Shares of Acme United Corporation opened at $27.54 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-09-12.

The stocks traded within a range of $27.46 - $28.38, and closed at $27.46.

This is a -0.87% slip from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 3,342 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of Acme United Corporation have slipped by -7.42%.

Acme United Corporation's Key Ratios

Acme United Corporation has a market cap of $89.92 million, indicating a price to book ratio of 1.0383 and a price to sales ratio of 0.4181.

In the last 12-months Acme United Corporation’s revenue was $193.96 million with a gross profit of $63.56 million and an EBITDA of $10.68 million. The EBITDA ratio measures Acme United Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, Acme United Corporation’s operating margin was 3.24% while its return on assets stood at 2.54% with a return of equity of 3.89%.

In Q4, Acme United Corporation’s quarterly earnings growth was a negative -96.4% while revenue growth was a negative 3.7%.

Acme United Corporation’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $0.82 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 0 and a PEG multiple of 1.43. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into Acme United Corporation’s profitability.

Acme United Corporation stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 0.7626 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 11.0787. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 0.4181.

Acme United Corporation stock pays annual dividends of $0.55 per share, indicating a yield of 2.14% and a payout ratio of 70.51%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

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Dividend Payout Ratio

Acme United Corporation ended 2024 with $164377.00 in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $164377.00 while shareholder equity stood at $79030.00.

Acme United Corporation ended 2024 with $0 in deferred long-term liabilities, $22127.00 in other current liabilities, in common stock, $72.91 million in retained earnings and $8189.00 in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $6100.00 and cash and short-term investments were $6100.00. The company’s total short-term debt was $1,130 while long-term debt stood at $60.61 million.

Acme United Corporation’s total current assets stands at $105600.00 while long-term investments were $0 and short-term investments were $0. Its net receivables were $32603.00 compared to accounts payable of $10514.00 and inventory worth $63325.00.

In 2024, Acme United Corporation's operating cash flow was $0 while its capital expenditure stood at $0.

Comparatively, Acme United Corporation paid $0.71 in dividends in 2024.

Other key metrics

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Acme United Corporation stock is currently trading at $27.46 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $34.1968 and a 52-week low of $34.1968. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $36.

Its 50-day moving average was $28.81 and 200-day moving average was $25.26 The short ratio stood at 1.23 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 1256.8% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 6290.5% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Acme United Corporation

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of Acme United Corporation is ACU

The IPO of Acme United Corporation took place on 1984-09-07

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Acme United Corporation supplies first aid and safety, cutting, sharpening, and measuring products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting goods, and industrial markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. The company offers scissors, shears, knives, rulers, pencil sharpeners, paper trimmers, safety cutters, lettering products, glue guns, and other craft products under the Westcott brand name; and cutting tools under the Clauss brand. It also provides fixed blades, folding knives, sight cutting tools, and tactical tools under the Camillus brand; fishing tools and knives, as well as cut and puncture resistant gloves, telescopic landing nets, net containment systems, and tools and fishing gaffs under the Cuda brand; and sharpening tools under the DMT brand. In addition, the company offers first aid kit and safety solutions under the First Aid Only brand; portable eyewash solution and over-the-counter medication, including active ingredients aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen under the PhysiciansCare brand; bodily fluid and spill clean-up solution under the Spill Magic brand; various first aid kit, refill, and safety supplies, including CPR kits, burn kits, and automotive and emergency first aid kits under the First Aid Central; and alcohol prep pads, alcohol wipes, benzalkonium chloride wipes, various antiseptic wipes, castile soaps, and lens cleaning wipes under the Med-Nap brand. It 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 e-commerce 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. Acme United Corporation was founded in 1867 and is based in Shelton, Connecticut.


1 Waterview Drive, Shelton, CT, United States, 06484