|Bid||1,574.50 x 0|
|Ask||1,540.00 x 0|
|Day's range||1,560.50 - 1,580.50|
|52-week range||1,257.00 - 1,701.00|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.50|
|PE ratio (TTM)||27.96|
|Earnings date||20 Sep 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.46 (2.99%)|
|1y target est||1,664.33|
Global threat detection and security technologies company, Smiths Detection is showcasing for the first time an integrated checkpoint solution at inter airport Europe 2019, which harnesses biometric technology to enable risk-based screening practices. With air passenger growth predicted to double by 2037, the aviation industry will be challenged to support this capacity growth whilst providing operational efficiencies and meeting shifting passenger expectations of the airport experience.1 To cope with this growth, biometric technology is being increasingly adopted at airport Border Control gates, bag drop and boarding gates.
Smiths Detection has today launched its new HI-SCAN 145180-2is pro, specifically designed to meet the demands of air cargo screening as international e-commerce and fast freight continue to grow. Additionally, the generators are digitally controlled, offering advanced analysis and diagnosis capabilities as well as an internal memory, storing important lifecycle data. “We are constantly investing in new technology to take security screening into new territory and the new generators in the HI-SCAN 145180-2is pro are a significant development,” explained Matthew Clark, Vice President Technology, Smiths Detection.
Smiths Detection Inc. received a $96.8m award from the Transportation Security Administration for HI-SCAN 6040 CTiXs, Computed Tomography 3-D Scanners. This multi-year contract was awarded under the TSA Advanced Technology X-ray program which aims to improve aviation efficiencies, passenger experiences and security.
Global threat detection and security technologies company, Smiths Detection today announces the opening of an office at Imperial College London’s White City Campus within the I-Hub, with the intention of establishing a research and development (R&D) partnership between the two organizations. Imperial’s co-working facility in the I-Hub provides a space for Smiths Detection’s scientists and engineers to work more closely with the Colleges network of academics and researchers on cutting edge technologies for the defence and security markets. Smiths Detection’s new office adds to Imperial’s larger initiative to create a hub that focuses on security research, innovation and engagement led by the Institute of Security Science and Technology (ISST).
Smiths Detection has won a contract with Meridian Port Services Limited (MPS) to provide cargo inspection technology for the major Tema Port Expansion project in Ghana - designed to accommodate the world’s largest container ships, improve cargo handling productivity and increase trade to both Ghana and the rest of Africa. Four Smiths Detection HCVPZ60 scanning portals were selected to deliver the Ghanaian authorities more efficient border security, while safeguarding state revenue derived from duties and taxes on containerised goods. With trade anticipated to grow in Ghana in the coming years, these portals have been selected in part because of their ability to facilitate fast and effective security processing of a high volume of container traffic.
Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 18 points at 7,278 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 20 points ahead of the cash market open. * SMITHS GROUP: Smiths Group Plc on Friday named JehanZeb Noor, an executive at Australia-based packaging company Amcor Flexibles, to lead its healthcare business and oversee its separation from the group next year. * BANKS: Britain's banks and building societies will have to charge the same amount for all overdrafts from April 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday in what it called the most radical change of its kind in a generation.
Smiths Detection has added weapon detection to the innovative iCMORE family of smart and adaptable object recognition algorithms. It provides invaluable support for security operators, customs officers and other controlling authorities. iCMORE is designed to identify threats and help combat the movement of unsafe, undeclared or illegal goods.
Smiths Detection Inc. supplier Dainippon, has received an order to supply HI-SCAN XCT 10080, a next generation, high-speed explosives detection system , to Dainippon for Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Smiths Detection Inc. has adapted ScanVan, its vehicle-mounted mobile X-ray system originally developed to help protect ports and borders, for use in the commercial security market, at locations such as concerts, sports arenas, convention centers, schools, and at other places where temporary checkpoints are needed.
Smiths Detection is pleased to announce that it has received an order to support the upgrade to ECAC Standard 3 explosives detection systems (EDS) at Malpensa and Linate Airports in Milan. Operators SEA S.p.A required an innovative and efficient solution which would not only deliver compliance, but also high levels of security and operational efficiency. “The key factors in winning this competitive tender were our technical expertise and also the strength of our service organisation,” explained Jacques Bernardi, Sales Director Europe South/West & Africa, Smiths Detection.
The healthcare business has suffered from product delays, stricter European regulations and two lost contracts in the United States. A plan to merge it with U.S.-based ICU Medical fell through in September because Smiths and ICU could not agree on terms. "Pursuing a demerger of Smiths Medical will lead to two stronger companies, each...maximising the opportunities in their respective markets," Chief Executive Andy Reynolds Smith said.
Smiths Detection has achieved ECAC Standard 3.1 approval for its CTX 9800 DSi™ 0.5 m/s hold baggage explosives detection system. This is the second Smiths Detection scanner to achieve 3.1 approval - the highest defined hold baggage screening standard in the EU.
Smiths Detection has been awarded an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction office (CWMD) to provide radiation portal monitors (RPM). Shan Hood, President of Smiths Detection Inc., said: “Smiths Detection’s extensive experience with radiation detection and checkpoint solutions, as well as our research & development investment in data solutions, makes cutting-edge screening technology a reality. Solutions, like the RPM and our ability to deliver 24/7/365 service sets Smiths Detection’s solutions apart for their efficiency and effectiveness.
Smiths Detection has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense ’s Joint Project Manager, Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance to be one of the suppliers to design and engineer an Aerosol and Vapor Chemical Agent Detector .
Smiths Medical, which has 8,050 employees, has been hit by delays in product launches, a loss of certifications under new regulations and two contract cancellations in the United States. Investors welcomed the move with shares in Smiths Group rising more than 7 percent to 1,411 pence. Chief Executive Andy Reynolds said on a call that all options were being considered for the medical unit, which analysts said could either be sold or separately listed.