Good morning, it's just Paul here today, because Jack is busy with other things today.

Today's report is now finished. I'm about to check out of the Melia Mare Hotel (in Madeira) and relocate to a little Airbnb apartment further to the west of the island, for another week. Pictures to follow on Monday! Have a lovely weekend.

Agenda -

Paul's Section:

Smartspace Software (LON:SMRT) - profit warning, with guidance for FY 01/2022 lowered considerably. Not a very convincing growth story now, with growth having slowed. Difficult conditions re return to office delays are blamed.

Nexus Infrastructure (LON:NEXS) - FY 9/2021 trading update says its in line with expectations, but no figures on profitability are provided. Lack of broker notes available, leaves me in semi-darkness. Large order book, of over 2 years revenues. I don't have enough information to form a proper view on this, but based on broker consensus numbers, it doesn't look cheap.

Sig (LON:SHI) - this building products distribution group sounds positive, beating expectations, but that means it's barely above breakeven. Looks a poor quality business, with erratic performance, and little to nothing to attract me to the shares. Harsh, but true.

Zytronic (LON:ZYT) - an encouraging improvement in H2, back to profitability. Cash pile is almost half market cap.


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Paul’s Section

Smartspace Software (LON:SMRT)

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