AIM Investor Focus: October 23rd

Friday, Oct 10 2014 by

AIM Investor Focus, the investor access event dedicated to AIM-quoted companies, will next run on October 23rd from 11:30 a.m at the City offices of stockbroker finnCap.

Four companies are participating at the event, see below for more details on each.

This will be the fifth occasion that AIM Investor Focus has run. The event is free for private investors to attend but places are limited. Apply now to avoid disappointment using the form here.

Cohort (LON:CHRT)

In the last five years, defence supplier Cohort plc has grown net profits from £3.8m to £5.9m. In that time, the dividend per share has been increased five years running: from 1.2p for 2009 to 4.2p for 2014.

Cohort is a group of four companies, typically providing electronic hardware/software or consultancy services to the armed forces or MoD.

The company has a strong balance sheet, with a net cash position of £16m, equal to around one fifth of the current market capitalisation.

AIM Prospector, the Blackthorn Focus publication, recently covered £CHRT here.

Sprue Aegis (LON:SPRP)

After many years listed on PLUS/ISDX, fire safety products firm Sprue Aegis is one of the most successful companies quoted on AIM today.

In 2008, the company reported revenues of £9.4m and a net profit of £1.1m.

For 2013, Sprue Aegis reported revenues of £48.4m and net profits of £4.2m for 2013.

The company initiated dividend payments in 2009. The payout has been increased every year since, from 0.5p for 2009 to 6p for 2013.

Results for the first six months of 2014 showed an 11% increase in sales, leading to a 34% increase in earnings per share. The company reported no debt and a net cash position if £11m.


SCISYS is a computer software supplier to specialist industry (media broadcast, defence etc.)

The company has been increasing its dividend to shareholders every year for the last four years. In that time, net profits have increased almost fourfold.

The company is expected to deliver a double-digit increase in earnings per share for 2014. SCISYS' recent half-year results showed a 19% increase in adjusted earnings per share and a 10% dividend hike.

Trakm8 Holdings (LON:TRAK)

Executive Chairman, John Watkins will be presenting at AIM Investor Focus.

Trakm8 is an automotive telematics business. The company has grown fast in recent years, through both acquisition and organic growth.

Revenues at the company have more than doubled in the last five years and the company has reported net profits in each of the last four years.

The company has recently completed a transformational acquisition and is successfully adding blue-chip customers.


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Cohort plc is a holding company. The Company's segments include MASS, MCL, SCS and SEA. Its subsidiaries include Systems Consultants Services Limited (SCS) and SEA (Group) Ltd. (SEA). Its sub-subsidiaries include MASS Consultants Limited (MASS) and Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL). SCS is a defense consultancy. SEA is an electronic systems and software company operating in the defense, transport and offshore energy markets. MASS is a specialist defense and technology business, focused on electronic warfare, information systems and cyber security. MCL is engaged in sourcing, design, integration and support of communications and surveillance technology for the defense and security markets. It provides a range of services and products for the United Kingdom, Portugal and international customers in defense and related markets. The Company operates in the United Kingdom, other European Community (EC) countries, Asia Pacific, and North and South America. more »

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SCISYS group PLC is a United Kingdom-based company, which is engaged in developing information technology (IT) services. The Company develops application solutions and products, and provides supporting services. The Company provides IT services to corporations and public sector organizations through four divisions: Space; Enterprise Solutions & Defence (ESD); Media & Broadcast (M&B) and ANNOVA Systems. The Space division provides various aspects of a space system, from fundamental research and onboard software solutions, to supplying ground segment infrastructure and services. The ESD division provides software solutions across various markets, including defense, security, marine, public sector and commercial. The M&B division is a supplier of digital radio production, archiving, asset-management and playout solutions. The Annova systems develops a portal for ARDAktuell based on the ground-breaking, product OpenMedia Newsboard. more »

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Fireangel Safety Technology Group plc, formerly Sprue Aegis plc, is engaged in the business of design, sale and marketing of smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and accessories. The Company also operates its own CO sensor manufacturing facility in Canada. The Company is also a provider of home safety products. The Company's principal products include smoke alarms and CO alarms and accessories. Sprue manufactures CO sensors for use in all its CO alarms. Sprue serves in the United Kingdom retail and the United Kingdom's fire and rescue services. The Company offers a range of brands, including FireAngel, AngelEye, Pace Sensors, First Alert, SONA, BRK and Dicon brands. The Company's subsidiaries include Sprue Safety Products Limited, which is engaged in distribution of smoke and CO alarms, and Pace Sensors Limited, which is a manufacturer of CO sensors. more »

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