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Abcam (AIM:ABC) – AIM’s star Blue Chip continues to shine

14/09/2015 · Abcam (ABC) 

The provider of life science research tools, and a true AIM ‘Blue Chip’ issued the usual set of excellent results. Quality rarely comes cheap!

Abcam is a producer and marketer of high quality protein research tools. These tools enable life scientists to analyse components of living cells at the molecular level which is essential in a wide range of fields including drug discovery, diagnostics, and basic research. 

Headquartered in Cambridge, Abcam has nine global subsidiary offices enabling local services, multi-language support and next-day delivery in over 130 countries. The Company was founded in 1998, and now employs over 820 people.  It was admitted to AIM back in November 2005 at a share price of 167p and a market capitalisation of only £57.5m, having raised £10m. The shares had a one for five split in November 2010 which reduced the market price and increased the number of shares in issue, effectively reducing the admission price to only 34p. The share price is currently 588p!

Reported revenues for the year increased 12.6% to £144.0m. At constant exchange rate (CER) revenue growth from sales…

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