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Gooch & Housego PLC Company Snapshot
Gooch & Housego PLC is a United Kingdom-based photonics technology company, which manufactures optical components and systems. The Company provides photonics solutions for industrial, aerospace and defense, life sciences and scientific research applications. It operates through four market sectors: Aerospace & Defence, Life Sciences, Industrial and Scientific Research, together with the Corporate cost centre. Aerospace & Defence includes target designation and range finding; guidance and navigation; countermeasures; Space Photonics, and surveillance, displays and secure communications. Industrial comprises the industrial laser market for use in the semiconductor and microelectronic industries, and also includes other industrial applications, such as metrology and telecommunications. Scientific research covers academic and government-funded research, including multi-national projects. The Life sciences business includes optical coherence tomography, laser surgery and microscopy.

Sales Analysis. Gooch & Housego PLC reported sales of £112.02 million (US$153.03 million) for the fiscal year ending September of 2017. This represents an increase of 30.2% versus 2016, when the company's sales were £86.05 million. Sales at Gooch & Housego PLC have increased during each of the previous five years (and since 2012, sales have increased a total of 84%). Sales of Aerospace and Defense saw an increase that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up 74.5% in 2017, from £19.98 million to £34.86 million. Not all segments of Gooch & Housego PLC experienced an increase in sales in 2017: sales of Scientific Reaearch fell 14.2% to £3.33 million. (However, this segment's sales were only a very small portion of the company's overall sales).
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  Stock Performance Chart for Gooch & Housego PLC
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (1/12/2018): 1,460.00p
(Figures in Pounds Sterling)
1 Week -2.2%   13 Weeks -3.4%  
4 Weeks 6.5%   52 Weeks 35.5%  
Gooch & Housego PLC Key Data:
  Ticker: GHH Country: United Kingdom
  Exchanges: LON Major Industry: Health Care Equipment & Services
    Sub Industry: Optical Instruments & Lenses
  2017 Sales 112,016,000
(Year Ending Jan 2018).
Employees: 775
  Currency: Pounds Sterling Market Cap: 357,912,591
  Fiscal Yr Ends: September Shares Outstanding: 24,514,561
  Share Type: Ordinary Closely Held Shares: 945,247
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