I Read The News Today Oh Boy! 24-Apr-2018

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Morning all!

Focusrite ( Focusrite (LON:TUNE) ) – 410p – £238.3m – PER 24.9

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End February 2018 – Revenue up by 21.2% (26% at constant currency) to £38.8m (HY17: £32.0m), PBT up by 26.8% to £5.8m (HY17: £4.6m), Diluted EPS up by 27.1% to 8.9p (HY17: 7.0p), Net Cash of £19.7m (FY17: £14.2m) and the Interim dividend is 1p, up 33.3% from 0.75p. ”Confident about the outlook for the rest of the year and beyond: future product plans are taking shape, the geographic expansion continues and the strategy developments are bearing fruit”.

I’m currently Long here but almost 20% of the High (earlier this month). Will keep an eye on it this morning as the market may have been expecting more here – If so, seems that some time early April some were expecting these numbers!

Sportech ( Sportech (LON:SPO) ) – 65p – £120.6m – PER 27.1

Final Results For The 12 Months To End December 2017 – Revenues flat with profit from continuing operations up from £0.7m to £1.5m.

Might be OK but the numbers here are just too complicated for me. I am going to, rightly or wrongly, put it on my Avoid list for now.

AB Dynamics ( Ab Dynamics (LON:ABDP) ) – 927p – £179.7m – PER 23.6

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End February 2018 – Revenues up 39% to £15.3m (H1 2017: £11.0m), PBT, excluding share option costs, up 34% to £3.30m (H1 2017: £2.46m), Diluted EPS up 82% to 12.03p (H1 2017: 6.61p) and the Interim dividend is up 10% to 1.465p (H1 2017: 1.331p). Good forward order book, providing visibility into FY2019, expects to meet market expectations. Still on the lookout for a new CEO.

Remains on my Watchlist at 850p for now – Although I am considering paying up.

IMImobile ( IMImobile (LON:IMO) ) – 279.4p – £173.5m – PER 20.4

Trading Update For The 12 Months To End March 2018 – Revenue up 45% ahead of market expectations, PAT in-line.

This looks pretty good, could be tempted to buy the break-out here – Else it will…

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Focusrite Plc is a music and audio products company supplying hardware and software products used by professional and amateur musicians. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of professional audio and electronic music products. It operates through three segments: Focusrite, Novation and Distribution. The Focusrite segment includes the sales of Focusrite branded products. The Novation segment includes the sales of Novation branded products. The Distribution segment includes distribution of third-party brands, including KRK speakers, Ableton, Stanton, Cakewalk and sE Electronics. The Company sells its products in approximately 160 territories and countries around the world. The Company offers Scarlett, which is an audio interface; Blocs Wave application, which is used by musicians to create their own sounds and songs on any iPhone Operating System (iOS) smartphone or tablet, and e-commerce Websites. more »

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AB Dynamics plc is a holding company, which is engaged in the provision of testing systems to the global motor industry. The Company is a designer, manufacturer and provider of testing and measurement products for vehicle suspension, brakes and steering to the global automotive research and development sector. Its geographical segments include the United Kingdom, Rest of the European Union, North America and Rest of the World. It designs and manufactures specialized testing systems to produce equipment for its customers to develop suspension, brake, chassis and steering systems; evaluate vehicle dynamics and safety systems on the track; employ driver in loop simulation for prototyping; develop and evaluate the next generation of safety systems in vehicles; test and evaluate the technology for use in future driverless cars/autonomous vehicles, and carry out end-of-line noise/vibration (NVH) testing of power train assemblies. more »

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IMImobile PLC is a cloud communications software and solutions provider. The Company's segments include Europe and Americas (Europe being substantially all to the United Kingdom), India and South East Asia (SEA), and Middle East and Africa (MEA). Its products include IMIconnect, IMIcampaign, IMIdigital, IMIchat, IMIsocial and Textlocal. IMIconnect is an enterprise cloud communications platform enabling information technology (IT) to create and deliver multi-channel digital customer journeys. IMIcampaign is a multi-channel campaign management platform to deliver personalized marketing campaigns in real time. IMIdigital is a content management system for end-to-end delivery of content services across all digital touchpoints. IMIchat is a mobile and social chat application for contact centers. IMIsocial is a built for radio and television broadcasters to develop audience engagement and live programming across mobile, digital and social. Textlocal is a cloud-based messenger platform. more »

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MrContrarian 24th Apr '18 1 of 1

My morning smallcap tweet:Normal service resumed at port co MPL ie delay in opening.

Palace Capital (LON:PCA), Mercantile Ports & Logistics (LON:MPL), IMImobile (LON:IMO), Vitesse Media (LON:VIS)

Palace Capital (PCA) Guides FY adj pretax, allowing for the major acquisition and fundraise, likely to be ahead of market expectations (before profits on disposals and any revaluation gains). Will go it alone at Hundon House, York - had wanted JV.
Mercantile Ports & Log (MPL) still hasn't received customs' clearance."As a result of the date of revenue receipts being later than anticipated, the Company has, pending receipt of customs' clearance, reduced the level of expansion activity on site, particularly in the expensive workstream of land reclamation...Theipeline that runs across the mouth of Karanja creek and which currently limits the draft capacity of vessels using the port, is proposed to be moved by the Government...we hope would be within the next three to four years, the Company's facility will, after additional dredging, be capable of receiving vessels with a draft of up to 11m." Nikhil Gandhi said "We are now very close to receiving our first paying vessel." Uninvestable for me.
Imimobile (IMO) FY trading. Rev ahead of market expectations, up over 45%, EBITDA and PAT in line.
Vitesse Media (VIS) warns pre-excep loss £380k, bigger than guided in Jan. FD says will resign, will stay till prelims out. He is not thanked.

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