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Acme United: Cost Savings And Facility Acquisition Will Boost 2014 EPS Growth And ROE

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Overview

Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU) is admittedly a boring business - the company manufactures and distributes knives, office supplies, and first aid products to school, home, office, and sporting goods markets. Despite selling seemingly commoditized products with zero barriers to entry, the company has achieved an EPS CAGR of 18% since 2002 while posting average return on equity of 15%.

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