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Andrews Sykes Share Chat (ASY)

Share Price: 365.00Bid: 350.00Ask: 380.00Change: 0.00 (0.00%)No Movement on Andrews Sykes
Spread: 30.00Spread as %: 8.57%Open: 365.00High: 365.00Low: 365.00Yesterday’s Close: 365.00

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10 Nov '15
Is a yield over 7% too good to be true? Combined with an AIM listing it initially suggests a dubious enterprise i.e. the stock priced for a high yield to compensate for risks. Yet the five-year table for Andrews Sykes (ASY) shows robust if variable financials, with cash flow significantly above earnings - the typical profile for a group of mature businesses.

Capitalised near £140 million, it principally combines two long-established equipment hire operations: Andrews air conditioning and heating, and Sykes pumps for de-watering in situations like mining and construction.

Stretching criticism, the group appears rather well-consolidated in this structure, possibly due to majority ownership by the Murray family - with Tony Murray as chairman and his son as vice-chairman. Yet the accounts are clean, capable management is in place, and the board prioritises shareholder returns - so this stock has use in a diversified portfolio.

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