Acal is a leading value-added distributor providing specialist design-in, sales and marketing services for international suppliers in the fields of Electronic Components and Medical and Scientific products. In addition, the Supply Chain Division provides parts and services for the IT industry. Founded in 1986 Acal has, through a combination of acquisition and organic growth, developed into a major player in these product groupings. Acal employs approximately 750 people, offering particularly strong sales and marketing expertise. It is through these skills that Acal can focus on the demand creation and high standards of technical support which differentiate it from other distributors. The business provides opportunities for growth, a high return on capital employed and a positive cash-flow. Acal plans to continue investing cash-flow in organic growth and complementary business opportunities. Organised into three Divisions based around the above activities, Acal has 15 principal trading companies of which 8 are in Continental Europe and 7 in the United Kingdom.
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Wokingham, GB
Size (employees)
3,757 (est)
Acal was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Wokingham, GB
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Acal Office Locations

Acal has offices in Wokingham, Bletchley and Maynooth
Wokingham, GB (HQ)
3 The Business Centre Molly Millars Lane
Bletchley, GB
Challenge House Sherwood Dr
Maynooth, IE
14 Maynooth Park
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Acal Financials and Metrics

Acal Financials

Acal's revenue was reported to be £338.20 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

338.2 m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

111 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

3.5 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

15.3 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

7.7 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

199.9 m

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Mar-2017)

22.2 m


179 m
Acal's current market capitalization is £199.9 m.
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

500 k(37 m)(6.6 m)1.7 m2.1 m2.1 m3.7 m2.9 m7.2 m3.5 m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.1 m(6.6 m)1.5 m400 k6.9 m3.7 m4.1 m1.6 m8.2 m14.5 m

Dividends Paid

5.8 m4.8 m1.6 m2 m2.3 m2.7 m3.6 m4.9 m5.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(15.9 m)(4.9 m)(1.8 m)700 k(3.1 m)4.2 m4.5 m54.1 m5 m(800 k)
GBPY, 2017


11.7 x


23.2 x


12.3 x


89.4 k

Financial Leverage

2.2 x
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Acal Operating Metrics

Acal's Customers was reported to be 25 k in FY, 2016.
FY, 2015FY, 2016


20 k25 k
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