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Victrex director Tim Cooper buys 17 August 2018

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Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Tim Cooper bought 4 shares worth GBP126 ($US161) on August 16. The purchase price was GBP31.59.

SECTION 1 TIM COOPER REPORTED BUYING IN 2018

+ In 2018 a total of 31 shares worth GBX85,696 were bought. The highest number of shares 5 worth GBX13,155 were bought in the month of April.

MonthNo. of SharesPrice, GBXValue, GBX
August 17, 201843,159.012,636
July 17, 201842,992.011,968
June 19, 201843,046.012,184
April 17, 201852,631.013,155
March 19, 201852,503.012,515
February 19, 201852,510.012,550
January 17, 201842,672.010,688
Total312,764.3985,696

SECTION 2 TIM COOPER PREVIOUS 7 YEARS REPORTED BUYING

+ In the 7-year period 2011 to 2017 a total of 164 shares worth GBX290,007 were bought.

YearNo. of SharesPrice, GBXValue, GBX
2017672,064.12138,296
2016451,651.3374,310
2015NANANA
2014141,818.1425,454
2013NANANA
2012NANANA
2011381,367.0351,947
Total1641,768.34290,007

Source: London Stock Exchange

SECTION 3 BIOGRAPHY TIM COOPER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tim Cooper was appointed as an executive director to the Board in October 2012. Tim joined Victrex in January 2010 as Managing Director of Victrex Polymer Solutions. Tim has over 30 years of international business management and commercial experience, having held senior leadership positions in a number of industries. Prior to joining the Victrex business, Tim was with Umeco Plc, initially as Managing Director of Aerovac Systems Ltd, but later becoming Group Managing Director of Umeco Composites Process Materials. He has been Managing Director of Tellermate Plc and of Avery Berkel Ltd, having developed his international career with GEC, BP and Land Rover.

SECTION 4 VICTREX PLC PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (United Kingdom:VCT):

4.1 Victrex PLC is placed 102/1,367 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of the United Kingdom stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 92.

4.2 The Past Five Years

Victrex jumps 146% in 5 years

Victrex PLC (L:VCT), has jumped GBX1,866.87 (or 145.9%) in the past five years to close at GBX3,146.0 today. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 16.6% over the same period, this is a relative price increase of 129.4%.

4.3 MCap History:

MCap: 5-Year Perspective

In the past 5 years Market Capitalization has increased by GBP1.4 billion from GBP1.3 billion to GBP2.7 billion. Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, there has been only 1 decline in MCap over the last 5 years.

PriceMCap (GBP M)MCap (US$ M)
LastGBX3,146.02,709.93,446.5
1 Year agoGBX1,949.071,754.82,256.4
2 Years agoGBX1,431.181,307.11,688.5
3 Years agoGBX1,694.681,599.12,498.1
4 Years agoGBX1,492.201,474.32,462.1
5 Years agoGBX1,279.131,285.51,992.6

4.4 Moving Annual Return (Past 5 years)

Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has been positive in 4 of the last 5 years. An investment a year ago in VCT would have produced a return of 67.7%.

VCTClose (GBX)Dividends (GBX)Capital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
Aug 163,146123.0261.46.367.7
1 Yr ago1,949.0747.2936.23.339.5
2 Yrs ago1,431.1846.82(15.5)2.8(12.8)
3 Yrs ago1,694.6895.4913.66.420.0
4 Yrs ago1,492.244.0416.73.420.1

Close 5 years ago GBX1,279.13

4.5 Present Value of GBP1000 invested in the past

The present value of GBX1000 invested a year ago is GBX1,694

PV10001-week1-month1-year
VCT.L9721,0641,694
FTSE 100 Index9769871,017

4.6 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change of 61.4% for Victrex outperformed the change of 2.3% in the FTSE 100 Index for a relative price change of 59.1%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
VCT6.415.961.4
Chemicals sector-2.3-81.0-80.2
FTSE 100 Index-0.6-2.32.3

SECTION 5 VICTREX PLC FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (United Kingdom:VCT):

5.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

EPS Growth has improved from 9.3% in 2014 to 20.2% in 2017 and Revenue Growth has improved from 13.8% in 2014 to 15.0% in 2017.

VCTRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
20171520.238.420.8
2016-4.3-1.439.921.2
20154.34.440.423.3
201413.89.340.722.7

5.3 Performance (All figures in %)

Net Profit Margin 10-year average is 30.2% and Return on Equity 10-year average is 22.9%.

DescriptionAnnual10-year Avg
EBITDA Margin38.442.7
Operating Profit Margin38.439.2
Net Profit Margin34.330.2
Return on Equity20.822.9
Return on Assets18.518.6
Return on Capital Employed22.427.5

5.4 High Performance Indicators and rank of Victrex in the United Kingdom market:

DescriptionVCT ValueRank In United Kingdom Market
Turnover in QuarterGBP512.4 million (US$651.7 million)In Top 7%
Relative Price Change % (1 Year)59.1In Top 8%
Interest Cover278.5In Top 9%
Return on Assets [ROA] %18.5In Top 10%
3-mo Price Change %15.85In Top Quartile
Price/MAP2001.18In Top Quartile
Return on Capital Employed [ROCE] %22.4In Top Quartile
Price/MAP501.03In Top Quartile

SECTION 6 VICTREX PLC GLOBAL RANK (United Kingdom:VCT):

6.1 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,647 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)3.4B3,511Top
Total Assets (US$)683.4M11,866Top
Revenue (US$)368.5M11,448Top
Net Profit (US$)126.4M4,736Top
Return on Equity %20.83,996Top
Net Profit Margin %34.33,196Top
Price to Book6.031,136Third
Price Earnings26.912,647Second
Yield %3.97,344Top
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*1,6602,989Top
US$* Change (1Year) %59.33,285Top
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)885,813Top

* 1 year ago GBP 1 = USD 1.29

Aug 16, 2018: GBP 1 equals USD 1.2718

SECTION 7 OTHER DIRECTORS OF VICTREX PLC

Jakob Sigurdsson, Chief Executive Officer

Lawrence Pentz, Chairman

L C Pentz, Director

P J Kirby, Director

P J M De Smedt, Director

L S Burdett, Director

Martin Court, Executive Director

Tim Cooper, Executive Director

D R Hummel, Executive Director

David Thomas, Non-Executive Director

Jane Toogood, Non-Executive Director

Janet Ashdown, Non-Executive Director

SECTION 8 VICTREX PLC ACTIVITIES

Victrex plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of high performance polymers. It provides VICTREX PEEK polymer used in the design and manufacture of high performance applications to replace metals and other materials; APTIV film, a PEEK film used in various markets, including electronics, acoustics, aerospace, automotive, industrial, and energy; and VICOTE coatings available in powder and aqueous dispersions used in industrial, oil and gas, automotive, food processing, semiconductor, electronics, or pharmaceutical parts. The company also offers biomaterial solutions for the surgical and medical device markets for use in various applications, such as spinal fusion, arthroscopy, spinal non-fusion, joint-replacement, orthopedic, trauma, and cranialmaxillo facial. Victrex plc provides its products through a network of sales, distribution, and technical centers in approximately 30 countries internationally. The company is headquartered in Thornton Cleveleys, the United Kingdom.

SECTION 9 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

9.1 CHANGES IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS

14 May 2018

Victrex appoints David Thomas as director

Victrex has appointed David Thomas as Non-Executive Director. The appointment takes effect from May 14, 2018.

9.2 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS

01 April 2018

Martin Court starts fourth year as Victrex Executive Director

Martin Court was appointed Executive Director of Victrex (L:VCT) three years ago on April 01, 2015. The shares were up from GBX1,706.0 to GBX2,568.0 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 19%. The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth GBP1,684, a gain of GBP505 and dividend reinvested of GBP178.

9.3 RECENT REPORTED BUYING

17 August 2018

Victrex director Martin Court buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Martin Court bought 4 shares worth GBP126 ($US161) on August 16. The purchase price was GBP31.59.

26 July 2018

Victrex chief executive officer Jakob Sigurdsson buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Chief Executive Officer Jakob Sigurdsson bought 3,250 shares worth GBP99,856 ($US131,217) on July 25. The purchase price was GBP30.72.

18 July 2018

Victrex director Tim Cooper buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Tim Cooper bought 4 shares worth GBP120 ($US159) on July 16. The purchase price was GBP29.92.

20 June 2018

Victrex director Tim Cooper buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Tim Cooper bought 4 shares worth GBP122 ($US162) on June 18. The purchase price was GBP30.46. The shares hit a seven-day low on the day.

20 June 2018

Victrex director Martin Court buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Martin Court bought 4 shares worth GBP122 ($US162) on June 18. The purchase price was GBP30.46. The shares hit a seven-day low on the day.

18 May 2018

Victrex director Martin Court buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Martin Court bought 5 shares worth GBP134 ($US181) on May 16. The purchase price was GBP26.78. The shares hit a five-day high on the day.

18 May 2018

Victrex director Tim Cooper buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Tim Cooper bought 5 shares worth GBP134 ($US181) on May 16. The purchase price was GBP26.78. The shares hit a five-day high on the day.

18 April 2018

Victrex director Tim Cooper buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Tim Cooper bought 5 shares worth GBP132 ($US185) on April 16. The purchase price was GBP26.31.

18 April 2018

Victrex director Martin Court buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Martin Court bought 5 shares worth GBP132 ($US185) on April 16. The purchase price was GBP26.31.

20 March 2018

Victrex director Martin Court buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Martin Court bought 5 shares worth GBP125 ($US174) on March 16. The purchase price was GBP25.03. The shares hit an 11-day low on the day.

20 March 2018

Victrex director Tim Cooper buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Tim Cooper bought 5 shares worth GBP125 ($US174) on March 16. The purchase price was GBP25.03. The shares hit an 11-day low on the day.

20 February 2018

Victrex director Tim Cooper buys

Victrex (L:VCT) Executive Director Tim Cooper bought 5 shares worth GBP126 ($US176) on February 16. The purchase price was GBP25.10.

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