Company profile

Walter C. Johnsen
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
IRS number

ACU stock data

FINRA relative short interest over last month (20 trading days) ?


13 Mar 20
3 Apr 20
31 Dec 20


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Dec 19 Sep 19 Jun 19 Mar 19
Revenue 33.87M 37M 40.22M 31.37M
Net income 978K 1.06M 2.67M 807K
Diluted EPS 0.29 0.3 0.77 0.24
Net profit margin 2.89% 2.86% 6.64% 2.57%
Operating income 1.4M 1.73M 3.77M 1.53M
Net change in cash 1.12M 3.77M -1.87M -611.04K
Cash on hand 6.82M 5.7M 1.92M 3.8M
Cost of revenue 21.58M 23.86M 25.45M 19.57M
Annual (USD) Dec 19 Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 16
Revenue 142.46M 137.32M 130.55M 124.57M
Net income 5.51M 4.6M 4.05M 5.85M
Diluted EPS 1.6 1.3 1.09 1.64
Net profit margin 3.87% 3.35% 3.10% 4.70%
Operating income 8.43M 7.46M 7.88M 8.44M
Net change in cash 2.41M -4.93M 3.43M 3.48M
Cash on hand 6.82M 4.41M 9.34M 5.91M
Cost of revenue 90.46M 86.67M 82.65M 79.02M

Financial data from Acme United earnings reports

Date Owner Security Transaction Code $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
5 Mar 20 Driscoll Paul G Common Stock Sale back to company Dispose D 23.78 7,500 178.35K 31,940
5 Mar 20 Driscoll Paul G Employee Stock Option Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M 10.1 7,500 75.75K 153,800
5 Mar 20 Driscoll Paul G Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M 10.1 7,500 75.75K 39,440
4 Mar 20 Olschan Brian S Common Stock Sale back to company Dispose D 23.75 15,400 365.75K 39,576
4 Mar 20 Olschan Brian S Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M 10.02 15,400 154.31K 54,976
4 Mar 20 Olschan Brian S Employee Stock Option Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M 10.02 15,400 154.31K 302,700
3 Mar 20 Stevenson E Ward Iii Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M 11.63 4,500 52.34K 20,200
3 Mar 20 Stevenson E Ward Iii Employee Stock Option Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M 11.63 4,500 52.34K 38,250
2 Mar 20 Stevenson E Ward Iii Common Stock Sale back to company Dispose D 23.59 4,500 106.16K 15,700
2 Mar 20 Susan H Murphy Common Stock Sale back to company Dispose D 23.22 4,500 104.49K 8,406
61.5% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 38 37 +2.7%
Opened positions 7 6 +16.7%
Closed positions 6 3 +100.0%
Increased positions 10 8 +25.0%
Reduced positions 8 7 +14.3%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 49.03M 56.51M -13.2%
Total shares 2.06M 2.02M +1.9%
Total puts 0 0
Total calls 0 0
Total put/call ratio
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
North Star Investment Management 562.54K $13.38M -3.3%
Capital Management 300.01K $7.14M +8.6%
Renaissance Technologies 175.94K $4.19M +2.7%
Dimensional Fund Advisors 160.55K $3.82M +0.8%
Bard Associates 132.21K $3.15M -1.2%
Royce & Associates 128.66K $3.06M 0.0%
TETAB Teton Advisors 127.2K $3.03M 0.0%
Vanguard 102.35K $2.44M 0.0%
Mork Capital Management 70K $1.67M 0.0%
FIL 65.18K $1.55M +0.3%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Capital Management 300.01K +23.88K +8.6%
North Star Investment Management 562.54K -19.45K -3.3%
Seizert Capital Partners 15.87K +15.87K NEW
FMR 16.04K +15.19K +1780.9%
Granite Investment Partners 0 -12.94K EXIT
California Public Employees Retirement System 9.3K +9.3K NEW
N Price T Rowe Associates 9K +9K NEW
Acadian Asset Management 0 -5.59K EXIT
RY Royal Bank of Canada 5.8K +5.33K +1139.3%
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. 0 -4.87K EXIT

Financial report summary

  • The Company is subject to a number of significant operational risks that might cause the Company’s actual results to vary materially from its forecasts, targets or projections, including:
  • Because our products are primarily sold by third parties, our financial results depend in part on the financial health of these parties and any loss of a third party distributor could adversely affect the Company’s revenues.
  • The ability to deliver products to our customers in a timely manner and to satisfy our customers’ fulfillment standards are subject to several factors, some of which are beyond our control.
  • Reliance on foreign suppliers could adversely affect the Company’s business.
  • The Company’s operations are increasingly global in nature. Our business, financial condition and results of operations could be adversely affected by the political and economic conditions in the countries in which we conduct business, by fluctuations in currency exchange rates and other factors related to our international operations.
  • Continuing uncertainty in the global economy could negatively impact our business.
  • Changes in trade policies, including the imposition of tariffs and their enforcement, may have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations, and outlook.
  • The Company’s business is subject to risks associated with seasonality which could adversely affect its cash flow, financial condition, or results of operations.
  • Failure to manage growth and continue to expand our operations successfully could adversely affect our financial results.
  • The loss of key management could adversely affect the Company’s ability to run its business.
  • Execution or the lack thereof, of our e-commerce business may reduce our operating results.
  • Failure to protect the Company’s proprietary rights or the costs of protecting these rights could adversely affect its business.
  • The Company is subject to intense competition in all of the markets in which it competes.
  • The Company may not be able to maintain or to raise prices in response to inflation and increasing costs.
  • The Company may need to raise additional capital to fund its operations.
  • Product liability claims or regulatory actions could adversely affect the Company's financial results and reputation.
  • The Company is subject to environmental regulation and environmental risks.
  • Our shares of common stock are thinly traded and our stock price may be volatile.
Management Discussion
  • Traditionally, the Company’s sales are stronger in the second and third quarters and weaker in the first and fourth quarters of the fiscal year, due to the seasonal nature of the back-to-school market.
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