Company profile

Walter C. Johnsen
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
IRS number

ACU stock data



8 May 20
15 Jul 20
31 Dec 20


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Mar 20 Dec 19 Sep 19 Jun 19
Revenue 35.78M 33.87M 37M 40.22M
Net income 1.28M 978K 1.06M 2.67M
Diluted EPS 0.36 0.29 0.3 0.77
Net profit margin 3.57% 2.89% 2.86% 6.64%
Operating income 2.01M 1.4M 1.73M 3.77M
Net change in cash -2.55M 1.12M 3.77M -1.87M
Cash on hand 4.27M 6.82M 5.7M 1.92M
Cost of revenue 22.24M 21.58M 23.86M 25.45M
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 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
20 Apr 20 Holden Richmond Y JR Stock Option Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 21.75 5,000 108.75K 20,000
20 Apr 20 Stevenson E Ward Iii Stock Option Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 21.75 5,000 108.75K 43,250
20 Apr 20 Davidson Rex Lynn Stock Option Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 21.75 5,000 108.75K 34,000
20 Apr 20 Barker Brian Stock Option Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 21.75 5,000 108.75K 9,000
20 Apr 20 Susan H Murphy Stock Option Common Stock Grant Aquire A No 21.75 5,000 108.75K 43,250
61.1% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 31 38 -18.4%
Opened positions 2 7 -71.4%
Closed positions 9 6 +50.0%
Increased positions 10 10
Reduced positions 10 8 +25.0%
13F shares
Current Prev Q Change
Total value 41.34M 49.03M -15.7%
Total shares 2.04M 2.06M -1.0%
Total puts 0 0
Total calls 0 0
Total put/call ratio
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
North Star Investment Management 490.43K $9.94M -12.8%
Capital Management 370.21K $7.5M +23.4%
Renaissance Technologies 182.84K $3.71M +3.9%
Dimensional Fund Advisors 164.15K $3.33M +2.2%
Bard Associates 131.16K $2.66M -0.8%
TETAB Teton Advisors 127.2K $2.58M 0.0%
Royce & Associates 122.76K $2.49M -4.6%
Vanguard 109.55K $2.22M +7.0%
Mork Capital Management 70K $1.42M 0.0%
FIL 64.17K $1.3M -1.5%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
North Star Investment Management 490.43K -72.11K -12.8%
Capital Management 370.21K +70.2K +23.4%
Bridgeway Capital Management 59.11K +28.1K +90.6%
First Wilshire Securities Management 0 -26.5K EXIT
Moors & Cabot 0 -11.39K EXIT
California Public Employees Retirement System 0 -9.3K EXIT
N Price T Rowe Associates 0 -9K EXIT
FMR 24.24K +8.19K +51.1%
Vanguard 109.55K +7.2K +7.0%
Renaissance Technologies 182.84K +6.9K +3.9%

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
  • The Company may from time to time makes written or oral “forward-looking statements” including statements contained in this report and in other communications by the Company, which are made in good faith pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on our beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to us. When used in this document, words like “may,” “might,” “will,” “except,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “potential,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from our current expectations.
  • Forward-looking statements in this report, including without limitation, statements related to the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, intentions and adequacy of resources, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including those arising as a result of the effects of the global COVID-19 outbreak and measures taken to limit its spread, including the on-going world-wide economic downturn and further actions that may be taken by governmental authorities or by businesses or individuals on their own initiative in response to the pandemic, any of which could adversely impact the Company’s ability to manufacture, source or distribute its products, both domestically and internationally, or reduce demand for its products.  These risks and uncertainties further include, without limitation, the following: (i) changes in the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions, which may be made at any time at the discretion of the Company; (ii) the impact of uncertainties in global economic conditions, including the impact on the Company’s suppliers and customers; (iii) changes in client needs and consumer spending habits; (iv) the impact of competition and technological changes on the Company; (v) the Company’s ability to manage its growth effectively, including its ability to successfully integrate any business it might acquire; (vi) currency fluctuations; (vii) international trade policies and their impact on demand for our products and our competitive position, including the imposition of new tariffs or changes in existing tariff rates; and (viii) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • For a more detailed discussion of these and other factors affecting the Company, see the Risk Factors described in Item 1A included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year December 31, 2019 and below under “Financial Condition”. All forward-looking statements in this report are based upon information available to the Company on the date of this report. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.
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