SOS buys printing press, set for record profits

Stationery & Office Supplies announced the acquisition of assets of D&K’s Printing and Office Supplies including 10 additional book manufacturing machines effective, Monday, June 6, 2022.

Stationery & Office Supplies is back in the TOP 10 but could fall in prive this week before moving higher.

The purchase will diversify the product range and increase the manufacturing capacity of the range of products produced by SEEK. Seek which was acquired in April 2018 produces exercise and hardcover books steno books and binder refills. The acquisition will allow them to print books with working in them such as receipts books, invoice books, graph paper and notebooks. In short, it expands the range of products that it can now print, some of which it currently sells which will improve profit margins.
The acquisition which is expected to contribute some 20-25 percent to Seek’s revenues, ICInsder.com gleaned and continues the process of acquiring strategic assets or businesses to accelerate business growth and will add 12 employees to the printing operation.
In 2021 revenues from the book manufacturing were $48 million and in 2019, some $62 million which is expected to hit around $80 million in 2022 and should reach into the $100 million range in 2023.
Revenues seem to be back to normal with January 2019 generating revenues of $344 million that were overtaken this year and June 2019 being $295 million which seems set to be exceeded in the June quarter as well. Based on the acquisition which will add to revenues and profit and the expected continuation of the robust first quarter revenue growth of 36 percent. Revenues for the rest of the year could accelerate, with the economy opening up since the first quarter.
The company gave a glimpse of what the rest of the year could be like, with SOS setting a new record for monthly sales, of $140 million in February, with sales reaching $173 million in March, 25 percent higher than February. If the trend continues into the second quarter, revenues could reach $480 million and may well continue the acceleration to the end of the year.
ICIinsider.com has upgraded earnings to $1.70 excluding the $23 million gain on the sale of property in the first quarter and that would put the stock at a PE well under 10 times this year’s earnings, assuming no major negative developments that could impair revenues and profits.

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