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|can somebody be bothered to create a new thread - this company is now called Kofax
Year on year looks acceptable, especially when currency effects are factored in.
Half-year on half-year (i.e. H1 compared compared to preceding H2) gives a less favourable slant unless seasonality is typically that way - which I haven't checked.
Anyway, the market seems happy enough on first impression although, as with all early reactions, it may reverse later in the day.|
|Well something seems to be making people happier.
I don't mind speaking to myself as sometimes when there is nobody about it can be a good sign.|
|Another contract win. This one looks like it wants to rise and should do if we ever get a little calm after the storm.|
|Seem to be winning one or two new contracts. New management looks active.
Maybe Dicom (or Kofax) is on the way back at last.
Also possible bid target if it stays at this level.
Another contract win today.|
|Well, it looks like a new beginning.
Let's hope the share price can now once again reflect the potential of this co.|
|Smart move Gerd, I bought yesterday so you can thnk me for today's drop.|
|Bought a few this am.
I believe at this level these could easily become a takeover target.
Market cap now only £124m. Holding £38m in cash on BS.
Market leading company which produces high level of cash flow.
New management should help these get back on track.|
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Shares in Dicom (DCM) rose 3% to 201.5p after the appointment of Reynolds Carl Bish as chief executive, continuing their recovery from August's 155p four-year low. Bish will start work immediately at the information capture expert and replaces Rob Klatell, who stepped down in July. Bish had previously co-founded key rival Captiva, which was sold to EMC (EMC:NYSE) in 2005 for around $275 million. Bish's industry expertise should prove vital as Dicom seeks to rebound from this year's pair of lukewarm trading statements.
Shares says: Investors should hold while recovery takes place. RM|
|breakout??? off to 220p now|
|I think your question has been answered. Market seems to like the news, back to £2 again. Although I no longer hold many of these let's hope they can start to sort themselves out from here.
Last ceo was terrible for the share price.|
|Strange share price behaviour and also company behaviour too. Lots of share buy backs for treasury and directors dealngs but most odd is the announcement in july that klatell was standing down and they were looking for a new ceo and still no news, after over three months.
i would have expected siginificant interest in the post, it's a sound business.
I have held and sold and now hold again but feel it's strategically a little rudderless with this ceo position unresolved.
|There is an encouraging bit in Shares mag. Refers to Directors buying, Severn Trent and US Air Force orders, share buy back , targeting double-digit growth , PE of less than 12.
"Shares says: There is scope
for further significant share
price progress as the company
pushes its trading
performance forward. Buy"|
|Somebody must be building a stake in this. I just cannot believe the change in direction.
A few weeks ago this one could do nothing right.
Results were ok but the change in direction has been amazing.|
|One wonders whether they may not be more to this recovery than a new non-exec director with a large holding.|
|You can now read the above as 21.6% above low point.|
|bench - 17% above low point and results not as poor as feared so looks probable, but anything could happen in current markets.|
|Plenty of director buying, have we turned the corner?|
|recovering well - breaking up thru the 20 and 50 day MA; the activist shareholder having the desired effect|
|I'm surprised no-one has commented on today's interims which look slightly better than might have been feared from the recent share price performance.
Reading between the lines (and I have not been following this very closely of late) it looks as if the company may have been concentrating too hard on its margins and too little on its customers - a typical short-termism attitude much prevalent in British industry, imho. ('Little Chef' is a text-book example of this.)
The hope now should be that this is about to change. It may take a year or so become clear and probably longer to restore its market rating.|
|Looks to be like someone who may be about to get the company for £1 per share less than they would have paid a year ago.
Seems a case of very poor management losing a lot of shareholder value in what was not long ago a very good company.|
|Interesting Development with the following announcement.
DICOM appoints 27.6 pct shareholder as non-executive director
LONDON (Thomson Financial) - Business communications company DICOM Group PLC has appointed William T Comfort III, a 27.6 pct shareholder in the company, as a non-executive director.
Comfort has extensive experience in investing in the public and private
In 2003 he founded Conversion Capital Partners, an investment partnership
which takes significant stakes in public companies in Europe and the US, working with management to help drive value. Through Conversion Capital, Comfort holds a 27.6 pct stake in DICOM.
Prior to Conversion Capital, Comfort worked for CVC Capital Partners and
advised Citicorp Venture Capital in London, focusing on European mid-to-large
Greg Lock, chairman of DICOM, said he was "pleased" that Comfort had agreed
to join DICOM.
"I look forward to using his experience and skills in strategy and business
management as we consolidate our position as a leader of intelligent capture and exchange solutions," he said.
Could this be a start of a takeover or just a major shareholder keeping an eye on the board in view of the downward drift of the shares|
|Reducing the price to shift stock.|
|What gives with the sp? 650,000 bought today, 2,000 sold, and it's down 2.5p.|