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|03Jan17 04:17||RNS||Notification of Major Interest in Shares|
|03Jan17 07:00||RNS||Purchase of Ordinary Shares by Eckoh EBT|
|15Dec16 03:35||RNS||Exercise of Options|
|29Nov16 07:00||RNS||Interim Results|
|25Nov16 03:40||RNS||Notification of Major Interest in Shares|
|24Nov16 04:33||RNS||Notification of Major Interest in Shares|
|22Nov16 05:00||RNS||TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES|
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N+1 Singer - Eckoh - In line interims, US secure payments gathers pace
29 Nov 16
Eckoh delivered interims in-line with expectations. UK growth was 11% whilst the US, reflecting a full period for PSS now accounts for 30% of sales. US Secure Payments wins gathered pace, with much larger contracts being won on SaaS-style pricing models and the pipeline at record levels. With contracts won in the first half feeding through strongly into the second half and given the group’s high level of recurring revenues (76%), the outlook remains positive for the rest of the year and we make no changes to forecasts. Eckoh has exceptional growth opportunities, particularly in the US, and we believe it can convert this to strong shareholder value.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 29-11-2016
29 Nov 16
Vp has reported another impressive set of interims, confirming strong growth in most markets and a positive outlook. Recent acquisitions are bedding in well and the full year outturn is set to exceed previous expectations (5%/6% EPS upgrades in FY17/FY18). The recent Capital Markets Day provided a reminder of Vp’s qualities (specialist focus, high returns, strong cash generation) and its growth potential, which in our view are not reflected in a modest <11x P/E rating. We firmly believe the shares are due a re-rating and see intrinsic value in excess of 800p.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 03-11-2016
03 Nov 16
Overall trading for the year appears to have started slightly slowly overall but with underlying revenues making progress and profits flat for the period. Slow profit progress was already expected due to the previously signalled growth orientated investment being made. A material timing change on a Compliance unit contract, strong growth in AXCO and buoyant Health performance bode well for revenue performance looking forward. Visibility levels are said to be good underpinning managements confidence that the group is on track for the year. Wilmington remains a good play on the growth in global regulation and compliance. BUY
N+1 Singer - Eckoh - >$2.5m from three US contracts won
24 Oct 16
Eckoh announced it has recently secured three significant contracts in the US worth over $2.5m in total over the next three years. Two of the contracts are for Eckoh’s secure payments solution charged on a SaaS basis, one of which was a cross-sold deal. This provides good underpinning to our current forecasts and reflects the shift to a SaaS model in the US which the group highlighted in its September trading update. We believe the group continues to have a substantial pipeline in the US. We remain positive on its growth prospects.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 24-10-2016
24 Oct 16
Sigma has announced that a major £39m regeneration scheme near Liverpool Lime Street has been launched with funding from a new partner, Curlew. The scheme will include retail/leisure space, a 101 bedroom hotel pre-let to Premier Inn and a 412 student accommodation building. Construction will begin by the end of 2016. Sigma continues to pursue regeneration opportunities which reinforce delivery capabilities and are complementary to core PRS activities. We make no changes to our forecasts as a result of this launch. We continue to follow Sigma’s delivery of both managed and self-funded PRS housing, leveraging the new HCA facility secured in September.
N+1 Singer - Eckoh - Trading update
02 Sep 16
Eckoh issued a trading statement saying it expects PBT to be below expectations in the year to March 2017. The reasons are two-fold: 1) it has experienced cost overruns in a large, complex project in a non-core division of PSS and 2) it is seeing a faster than expected transition towards a pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) pricing model in the US, where until recently, deals were predominantly on an upfront fee model. Consequently, we cut our adjusted PBT forecasts in the year to Mar 17/18/19 by 23%/20%/17%. The group’s opportunities have not diminished (sales pipeline remains substantial) and we believe the medium-term growth outlook remains very healthy. The accelerated transition of the US business to recurring revenue also bodes well for the overall quality of earnings. However, we recognise that today’s news is disappointing and that steps will have to be taken to rebuild investor confidence.
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
What is The Slide Rule? The Slide Rule has been designed to dramatically simplify the identification of the best companies in the UK small/mid-cap sector by making a quantitative assessment of the relative potential of each company. At its core, The Slide Rule aims to identify those companies that create genuine shareholder value through strong returns on capital and solid growth, but also present a value opportunity with the potential tailwind of earnings momentum. Companies are assessed within a Quality, Value, Growth and Momentum (QVGM) framework.
N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - Momentum screen refresh + 10 focus stocks
12 Jan 17
We have refreshed our momentum style screen for the first time since inception on 26 July 2016. As before, the screen selects the 25 stocks exhibiting the most extreme momentum characteristics, according to our measurement method. From these we have selected 10 to focus on. Since inception the screen has underperformed both the main small-cap and micro-cap indices against a background of generally rising momentum. We have noted a subset of the basket, where decelerating momentum at the time of measurement appears correlated with significant share price falls since selection. We shall monitor this factor with the new screen, albeit there are only two such stocks showing this pattern, namely Lamprell (not rated) and Gear4music (not rated).
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 12-01-2017
12 Jan 17
As anticipated, the second half has again been stronger than H1 and results will be broadly in line with expectations. In line with this, the order book has continued to grow and is at record levels. This confirms that significant progress has been made in the Group’s shift towards its Technology Products division which, as targeted, contributed c.60% of group revenue in FY16. The small acquisition of Cable Power also gives a complementary boost to the product range. It is also worth noting the significant reduction in net debt, £1.0m ahead of our forecast. We remain supportive of the Group’s strategy and continue to see a bright future as this transition towards a design led technology solutions business continues. We look forward to more detail in March at the final results.
N+1 Singer - Best Ideas 2017 - Top picks
04 Jan 17
Today we publish our Best Ideas for 2017 - 12 stocks that we believe have excellent prospects in the current year together with a detailed discussion of what we see as the key sector and market themes for 2017. Our top picks are Cineworld, Elementis, Herald Investment Trust, Hill & Smith, IQE, MySale, Redde, ReNeuron, RhythmOne, SDL, Servelec and Severfield.
The Monthly January 2017
09 Jan 17
Despite all the hullaballoo of the Brexit vote and the subsequent election of Donald Trump as the next US President, the UK stock market prospered last year, especially in the latter few months of 2016. The combination of a depreciating currency – making $ earnings more valuable in relative terms - and the Trump emphasis on infrastructure expenditure drove the stock market higher
Making Mobiles Better
17 Jan 17
Mobile phones are increasingly the key connection for the modern world. This means that the performance of mobile phones, and their networks, is going to become more critical for all the apps and businesses that rely on them. New technologies such as VR, AR, and AV will need better, more reliable connections to really move into the mainstream. In this thematic piece we attempt to identify some of the most important issues facing mobile phone networks and their users, and start to identify solutions and enablers that will solve these problems and create value by doing so.