I Read The News Today Oh Boy! 22-Aug-2019

Thursday, Aug 22 2019 by

Morning all!

D4t4 Solutions ( £D4T4 ) – 238p – £96m – PER 16.5

AGM Statement – In-line, seemingly happy about the weak GBP, could perhaps be affected if it is not so weak (maybe not).

Still looks overvalued to me.

Macfarlane ( £MACF ) – 95p – £150m – PER 11.5

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End June 2019 – Revenue up 5.4%, PBT up 8.7%, Interim Dividend up 6.2%, Diluted EPS up 9.9% with Net Debt up from £13.2m to £15m (the Pension Deficit is down from £9.8m to £9m. Confident of meeting FY expectations (with increased H2 margins and normal Q4 seasonal uplift).

I mentioned last time that I sold out here at around 100p believing that to be about fair value – I retain that view at present, I also feel the notes on FY expectations are, perhaps, a little over cautionary.

Sopheon ( £SPE ) – 770p – £78m – PER 18

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End June 2019 – Revenue, EBITDA down, Net Cash, Recurring Revenue up, very bullish on a “rapidly advancing sales pipeline”. Doesn’t seem to be any guidance against FY expectations.

I remain on the side-lines here but that may change when I see the actuals, it’s a shame there was no FY guidance versus expectations.

As always, all comment most welcome!

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MrContrarian 22nd Aug 1 of 3

My morning smallcap tweet: Good wins for Goodwin

Castings (LON:CGS), Macfarlane (LON:MACF), Goodwin (LON:GDWN)

Castings (CGS) mixed AGM stmt. A slight softening in demand from majority of main commercial vehicle customers. However we continue to expect the result of CNC Speedwell to improve
Macfarlane Group (MACF) H1. Going concern stmt.
Goodwin (GDWN) FY pretax up 11%, div up 15%. No F/C on Stockopedia. Fwd order book up 94% "with yet more large long-term contracts, that we have been targeting over the past few years, still to be placed."

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cafcash49 23rd Aug 2 of 3

I agree regarding overvaluation. I would like, in some ways, to be back in but I sold because it is overvalued.

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cafcash49 23rd Aug 3 of 3

I am sorry I wasn't clear I was talking about D4T4

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