Johnson Matthey is a speciality chemicals company that specialises in platinum. The business is organized into four units: catalysts & chemicals, precious metals, colours & coatings and pharmaceutical materials, all of which revolve around the white metal. The bread and butter business is the platinum refining and making catalytic convertors to filter car pollutants, but the long term attraction comes from its research into platinum-based cancer drugs and fuel cells.
Johnson Matthey Plc Ord 110 49/53P is listed on the London Stock Exchange trading with ticker code JMAT.L, and is part of the Industrial Chemicals sector. It has a market capitalisation of £651,046m, with approximately 194m shares in issue. Over the last year, Johnson Matthey share price has been traded in a range of 1299, hitting a high of 3,873.00, and a low of 2,574.00.
Johnson Matthey, officially known as Johnson Matthey Plc Ord 110 49/53P was formed in April of 1891, making the company one hundred and twenty eight years old. The company filed its latest accounts on 31st March 2015, showing a turnover of approximately 10.06 billion GBX with gross profits of 817.70 million, or 4.2251 per issued share, and a pre-tax profit margin of 4.93%. Johnson Matthey currently has 10 directors, and has had 37 previous directors over the last 128 years. In the last set of accounts produced by Kpmg Llp, the company showed 591.50 million paid in salaries to the 13,359 staff (average wage of 44 thousand), with the directors receiving an average 595 thousand each. In the accounts filed in 2015, the company paid 129900000 in dividends, or 0.6712 per share. These accounts also showed Johnson Matthey to have a net worth of 1.08 billion, with 59.40 million held in cash.
Johnson Matthey is in the Industrial Chemicals sector.
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|Shares in Issue||194m|
|52 Week High||3,873.00|
|52 Week Low||2,574.00|