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APTD - Aptitude Software Share Price

381.98p -15.0  -3.8%

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Market Cap £223.8m
Enterprise Value £193.0m
Revenue £59.7m
Position in Universe 706th / 1821
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the fiscal year ended 31 December 2019, Aptitude Software Group PLC revenues increased 14% to £59.7M. Net income before extraordinary items increased 24% to £6.7M. Revenues reflect United Kingdom segment increase of 46% to £32.2M. Net income benefited from Interest payable on bank borrowings decrease of 67% to £91K (expense), Acquisition Cost of Group Companies decrease from £162K (expense) to £0K. Dividend per share decreased from £0.08 to £0.06.
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Profile Summary

Aptitude Software Group PLC, formerly Microgen PLC, is engaged in the provision of information technology (IT) services and solutions. The Company's software-based activities include software licenses, maintenance, funded development and related consultancy. The Company is engaged in Aptitude Software business. The Aptitude Software business provides a series of financial management software applications. The software is developed on the Aptitude technology platform, which facilitates the processing of business event-driven transactions and calculations. It is also engaged in Application Management business.

Last Annual December 31st, 2019
Last Interim December 31st, 2019
Incorporated December 8, 1981
Public Since May 2, 1984
No. of Shareholders: 1,007
No. of Employees: 330
Sector Technology
Industry Software & IT Services
Index FTSE All Share , FTSE All Share Technology , FTSE All Share Software & Computer Services , FTSE Smallcap , FTSE Smallcap Ex Its , FTSE Techmark Focus , FTSE Techmark All Share ,
Exchange London Stock Exchange (Full)
Shares in Issue 56,377,962
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Frequently Asked Questions for Aptitude Software
What is the Aptitude Software share price?

As of 8:47am, shares in Aptitude Software are trading at 381.98p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £223.8m. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Aptitude Software share price performed this year?

Shares in Aptitude Software are currently trading at 381.98p and the price has moved by -11.53% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Aptitude Software price has moved by 1.59% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Aptitude Software?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Aptitude Software, there are there are currently 1 "buy" , 1 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Aptitude Software is Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Aptitude Software next release its financial results?

Aptitude Software is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2020-12-31
What is the Aptitude Software dividend yield?

The Aptitude Software dividend yield is 1.42% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Aptitude Software pay a dividend?

Last year, Aptitude Software paid a total dividend of 0.06, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 1.42%. Looking ahead, Aptitude Software has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Aptitude Software next pay dividends?

Aptitude Software has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Aptitude Software shares is currently 1.42%.

How do I buy Aptitude Software shares?

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What is the market cap of Aptitude Software?

Shares in Aptitude Software are currently trading at 381.98p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £223.8m.

Where are Aptitude Software shares listed? Where are Aptitude Software shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Aptitude Software:

Country of listing: United Kingdom
Exchange: LSE
Ticker Symbol: APTD
What kind of share is Aptitude Software?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Aptitude Software is currently classified as a Falling Star. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Aptitude Software share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Aptitude Software are currently priced at 381.98p. At that level they are trading at 36.65% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 602.97.

Analysts covering Aptitude Software currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.1285 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Aptitude Software share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Aptitude Software. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -22.98%. At the current price of 381.98p, shares in Aptitude Software are trading at -24.23% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Aptitude Software PE Ratio?

The Aptitude Software PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 31.02. The shares are currently trading at 381.98p.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Aptitude Software?

Aptitude Software's management team is headed by:

Philip Wood - CFO
Tom Crawford - CEX
Ivan Martin - NEC
Barbara Moorhouse - NID
Peter Whiting - NID
Jeremy Suddards - DRC
Georgina Sharley - SEC
Who are the major shareholders of Aptitude Software?

Here are the top five shareholders of Aptitude Software based on the size of their shareholding:

Schroder Investment Management Ltd. (SIM) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 11.98% (6.75m shares)
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 10.18% (5.74m shares)
Merian Global Investors (UK) Limited Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 9.77% (5.51m shares)
Barbour (Patrick Frank) Individual Investor
Percentage owned: 7.82% (4.41m shares)
Marlborough Special Situations Retail Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 6.55% (3.69m shares)
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