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June 30th, 2008

Oxford Instruments: focused and flourishing - BUY

Abstract:
London-listed since 1983, for most of its quoted life Oxford Instruments has been admired more for its science than its investment attractions. But that has changed under CEO Jonathan Flint, who is successfully implementing a five-year plan to double its size and expand margins. While the wider economy falters, Oxford Instruments offers investors exposure to defensive end markets where demand is being driven by environmental and safety issues.

The company designs and makes high-technology tools for sectors including industry and research, education, space, energy, defence and healthcare. It also aims to be the leading provider of tools and systems for the emergent nanotechnology and bioscience markets. Customers typically need to ‘observe and manipulate matter at the smallest scale', and its products, delivering increased efficiency and productivity, are in demand in industries where environmental and safety concerns are paramount.

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