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FY16 results confirm solid progress made
08 Sep 16
Mobile money specialist Monitise has released full year results to June 2016 in line with guidance from the mid July update and consistent with the outlook given at the half year, with the company achieving EBITDA breakeven and substantially lower cash spend in the second half following significant rationalisation. For the full year, EBITDA losses halved to £19.6m on revenues down 25% to £67.6m, whilst the statement contained a cautiously positive outlook, noting traction on the new FINKit bank-grade PaaS platform. Whilst the outlook remains uncertain, a significant cash balance (£42m) and a much lower cost base at least mean that the company is far better placed than this time last year.
Strong H2 financial performance
21 Jul 16
Monitise’s Trading Update for the period to June 30 reveals a strong H2 financial performance. In line with previous guidance, revenues were stable compared to H1, and the group reported positive EBITDA. Cash outflows were significantly reduced vs comparable periods, and the group saw initial revenues from the FINK it platform. Management commentary that the transition from legacy products to FINK it will make for a decline in revenues in FY17 versus FY16 is consistent with our (unchanged) earnings estimates.
Moving towards profitability
29 Mar 16
Although Monitise’s recent history has been somewhat turbulent, we believe the outlook is increasingly bright. The new management team (CEO, COO) has re-focussed the business on six key product lines and re-energised the organisation, having made significant reductions to the ongoing cost base and capital expenditure requirements. In this note we provide detail on some of the key measures undertaken to improve business performance.
H1 2016 results in line
12 Feb 16
Mobile money specialist Monitise has announced H1 2016 results in line with the January trading update. Turnover fell 21%, primarily reflecting lower licence revenues. More positively, the period saw significant reductions in opex and capex. Management re-iterated guidance of EBITDA profitability in the second half of FY 2016 and the company being sufficiently funded through to cash breakeven.
Technology Review - FinTech: The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese...
08 Oct 15
The FinTech market is a vast and still largely uncharted ocean of opportunity. Trillions of dollars move around hundreds of countries every day; and that is just between banks, never mind individual customer transactions. The banking systems that facilitate this activity are by and large 30 to 40 years old and have evolved from multiple systems developed in many different countries. The opportunities to improve the systems are equally as vast as the market, though by necessity it will be a process of evolution rather than revolution, as no one company is going to persuade all the banks to change all the systems in one go. There is therefore plenty of market to go for. The first wave of “FinTech” companies has now blazed the trail. Some have succeeded and some have fallen over. Most have had to re-think and re-invent their models many times. In all respects the big prizes are still there, but there is now much more information on how best to access them.
Business resized; fully focused on cloud platform
29 Sep 15
Monitise has suffered the classic shortfall in revenues often seen in the transition from custom software to SaaS provider. Restructuring the business to lower the cost base and focus sales on the cloud platform should enable the company to reach EBITDA break-even in H216. Our forecast for a return to revenue growth in FY17 is dependent on adoption of the cloud platform, and will be the key driver of share price upside from this point.
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.
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.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 16-01-2017
16 Jan 17
As the birthplace of Stephenson, Armstrong and Swan, the North East of England has a proud history of industrial and technological innovation. Despite local economic challenges, the region’s industrial heritage lives on through continuing success in high end engineering and technology. The recent takeovers of private equity backed SMD (subsea robotics) and Nomad Digital (wi-fi on the railways) are testament to this. The North East has also emerged as a leader in genetics and genomics with an enviable life sciences and healthcare infrastructure. Against this backdrop, we expect the region to continue to throw up attractive IPO candidates to build on the six new listings in the past three years. We expect 2017 to be far kinder to the existing portfolio of North East plcs than 2016 (a year to forget) with recent management changes one important theme for the new year. Our top picks are Hargreaves Services, Quantum Pharma and Zytronic (all N+1 Singer Corporate clients) and we are Buyers of Northgate and Grainger.
The Cybersecurity Rebellion: “No, I’m Spartacus!”
07 Jun 16
Steve “Woz” Wozniak, infamous co-founder of Apple, was the latest culprit to send shivers across the tech world by claiming Cybersecurity is the greatest threat the world has faced since the atom bomb. Mr Wozniak was alluding to the heightened sense of fear that recent high profile breaches have caused Cybersecurity to be put at the forefront of political, corporate and now it would appear, investor agendas. As the topic gains increasing awareness, it gives rise to a number of companies claiming to be a “thought leader” in the Cybersecurity space, holding the best IP and the best routes to market. With many companies singing from the same loss making hymn sheet it is making it ever difficult to spot the true “Spartacus” from the crowd.
Shareholder approval sought for revised terms
19 Jan 17
Vislink has modified the terms of the agreement to sell the assets of Vislink Communication Systems (VCS). The total consideration payable remains $16m. This will now be split into an initial cash consideration of $6.5m and $9.5m deferred consideration payable in secured loan notes, which must be redeemed within 45 days of the disposal completing. Shareholder approval of the modified terms is required before the disposal can complete. We leave our estimates, which assume that VCS remains within the group, unchanged and will review them on completion.
Joy of Techs
21 Nov 16
ICT evolution is driven by technological development as advances are made which both meet and shape customer requirements. Our 2011 note No such thing as a telco described the modern reality in that former ‘telcos’ now deliver varying elements of a range of managed services. We built on this theme last year, exploring in further detail their evolutionary paths, operating fundamentals, and cashflow yield similarities. In the consumer environment, demand for bundles of technology is complemented by demand for content. Across the pond, the mooted combination of AT&T and Time Warner typifies the bundled need of ‘pipe’ and content, since unbundled alternatives such as FaceTime and WhatsApp can be easier and clearer to chat over, and Amazon and Netflix are easier to watch anywhere. In the UK, BT’s defensive actions cover delivery, content and capabilities, acquiring EE yet also buying football rights. While TV was long ago added to triple play to become quad play, voice is now merely an app, and fixed and mobile seen as just dumb pipes: it's the content that will influence consumer choices. Growth of TV and film as well as music and gaming over IP leads to UK small cap opportunities. In context of the drive to maximise value from pipes and access by offering content and data, we look at some amongst the potential tech small cap beneficiaries: Amino*, Keyword Studios, ZOO Digital*, 7digital*, KCOM* and CityFibre*.