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Smiths Group is a global technology company. Co. is organized into five divisions: John Crane, which provides mechanical seals, seal support systems, engineered bearings and power transmission couplings; Smiths Medical, which provides infusion systems and vascular access products; Smiths Detection, which provides sensors and systems that detect and identify explosives narcotics, weapons, chemical agents, biohazards and contraband; Smiths Interconnect, which provides electronic and radio frequency board-level and waveguide devices; and Flex-Tek, which provides engineered components flexible hosing and tubing that heat and move fluids and gases.
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Our key takeaways from Smiths Group's first-half results are that broadly, the businesses are tracking in line with expectations, at 2% revenue growth with some margin softness from temporary regulatory issues. Medical and detection's growth this year will be back-end loaded as expected. Management's guidance is for at least 2% underlying revenue growth. We are sticking to our 4% growth forecast. However, we suspect greater margin pressure on both of those businesses than we previously thought. All in, we still expect the company to meet our modest forecast of a 10-basis-point margin expansion...
Our key takeaways from Smiths Group's first-half results are that broadly, the businesses are tracking in line with expectations, at 2% revenue growth with some margin softness from temporary regulatory issues. Medical and detection's growth this year will be back-end loaded as expected. Management's guidance is for at least 2% underlying revenue growth. We are sticking to our 4% growth forecast. However, we suspect greater margin pressure on both of those businesses than we previously thought. ...
Une fois de plus, la société est à féliciter en terme de communication puisqu'elle met à dispostion des actionnaires son rapport annuel dans un temps record. Le mandat de Laurence Verdickt arrive à échéance le 8 avril 2019 et n'est pas renouvelé. Le conseil d’administration propose la nomination de Mathilde Yagoubi comme administratrice libre de conflits d'intérêts potentiels qui sera soutenue (résolution 6). Malgré quelques faiblesses en terme de transparence et de structure, les rémunérations des dirigeants mandataires sociaux pour les exercices 2018 et 2019 (résolutions 7 à 9) semblent ac...
Proxinvest attire l’attention des actionnaires sur les points suivants : Tout d’abord les rémunérations attribuées au titre de 2018, résolutions Ex Post, rencontrons des recommandations négatives du fait que la société ne communiquent pas les taux d’atteintes de chacun des critères de performance pour la rémunération variable. Concernant les politiques de rémunération, Proxinvest recommande l’approbation des politiques du fait de l’amélioration en termes de transparence et l’inclusion d’un critère lié au RSE.
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