Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Interquest Group LSE:ITQ London Ordinary Share GB00B07W3X22 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.50p +1.15% 44.00p 42.00p 46.00p 44.00p 43.50p 43.50p 13,831 16:55:05
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 143.6 -0.5 -3.4 - 16.55

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24/5/201713:20Interquest - IT Recruitment528
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Interquest Daily Update: Interquest Group is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker ITQ. The last closing price for Interquest was 43.50p.
Interquest Group has a 4 week average price of 37.25p and a 12 week average price of 32.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 97.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 26.50p.
There are currently 37,612,000 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 372,475 shares. The market capitalisation of Interquest Group is £16,549,280.
ir35: The management are really having a laugh with their takeover. This is obe of the reasons they give: "The Management Team believes the continued volatility of InterQuest's share price and the disproportionate effect of negative news on its share price has negatively impacted the perception of InterQuest by clients and staff". Looking at the last 6 months I don't see a lot of volatility - just a share price bumbling along at what I considered t be the bottom. The disproportionate effect of negative news clearly means that around the 35-37p they have been trading at for the last 6 months they are massively undervalued - so why do management think they are only worth 42p. If they really wanted to see value in the share price then Eldridge and Bygrave could have been buying shares in the market for a couple of hundred thousand each and that would have sent a clear signal to investors, clients and staff that the business was undervalued. I trust that those 2 understand that if a bid doesn't go through then there will be a majority of shareholders who don't want them running the company any longer. Quite why anyone has irrevocably accepted the offer of 42p is hard to understand. I'm not quite sure why anyone is buying at 47p either. I don't think there is a big buyer because I couldn't get a quote to sell more than 10,000 this morning.
malc999: With the mid-price closing at 46.5p the market is expecting a higher offer to materialise from somewhere, and for now there is a 42p floor under the share price. It will be interesting to see what happens here, in particular if any other bidders come out of the woodwork. The future of the company must be bright or else Ashworth wouldn't be wanting to take it private. I wouldn't be surprised to see any trading update issued following the AGM on 23rd May to be all doom and gloom with some sort of indication from Ashworth being the only solution to the current malaise is the management buyout. Usual tactics from management wanting to buyout a listed company on the cheap. Sit tight for now, this company is now in play and other companies will surely be evaluating ITQ to see whether it's worth making an offer.
dangersimpson2: It shows how crazy 42p was that when the independent directors reject the offer the share price goes up to 46p!
dangersimpson2: Malc999, do you know what factors influence an MM's decision making when moving their prices up or down? I have no direct experience of market making but my understanding is that the vast majority of the time they are simply reacting to supply & demand. The way they profit is by having the maximum volume of trading so they will simply move the price to reflect the buys and sells and end with a neutral book. Of course buying and selling behavior is not as logical as economists would have us believe. While normally a price drop in a commodity would cause people to consume more, when it comes to small cap shares then a drop in price might actually cause selling due to people worried that someone else knows something they don't or due to stops. I'm sure market makers do make use of this behavioral anomaly occasionally to generate sells by dropping the price not raising it - the so called 'tree-shakes'. But it is probably indistinguishable from them simply receiving a large sell order. It is also a risky strategy for them since they may just generate buying volume. And of course there is usually more than one market maker so the response they want cannot be assumed. I personally think this tactic will be used a lot less frequently than most assume. The answer to this is to know your companies well, invest in companies that don't tend to leak information and don't use automatic stops (or if you do accept that they have done what you asked them to.) Anyway back to ITQ - I was pleasantly surprised with the results today - in line on adjusted EPS, vast majority of adjustment genuinely non-cash and one-off (goodwill impairment) net debt down and relatively positive outlook. If they can deliver on that outlook then I expect the share price to be significantly higher in a year's time.
malc999: Just noticed that Sharescope and Stockopedia have updated their broker forecasts, so we now have FYE 31.12.2016 Rev 150 PTP 3.32 EPS 6.90, FYE 31.12.2017 Rev 176 PTP 3.70 EPS 7.60, FYE 31.12.2018 Rev 189 PT 3.70 EPS 9.62. Best to ignore FYE 2018 for now and wait for the trading statement in March and if we are trading in line with managements expectations then this is clearly good value and should hopefully prompt the next leg up in the share price.
the shuffle man: I am tempted to add. Looks like new management have now got a hold of what has been going on and addressed the underperforming areas of the business. Recent acquisition looks interesting. I am hoping for a pick up in second half of the year which will make the current share price look like an attractive entry point.
imranawan: Pj1 as I said I sold out at 59p. I didn't like how they sneaked out the profit warning in the afternoon and share price has been duly hammered. I think recruiters will face sig headwinds for the time being. I also sold out of Empresaria at the open but should have sold out of Interquest to to minimise the loss. In terms of Interquest the share price is now around the 2009 lows so could well be worth hanging on for now. Depends what your thoughts are.
wiseacre: Today's share price movement reflects fears over Brexit. Vote Brexit: vote stupidity; for isolation and poverty. Pip pip!
effiert: o/t Paul scott mentions TRD as strikingly cheap in yesterdays Stockopedia hxxp:// Triad (LON:TRD) Share price: 32.7p (up 29.4% today) No. shares: 15.1m Market cap: £4.9m Results, y/e 31 Mar 2016 - a reader has asked me to have a look at these figures. I must say, I'm impressed. This share looks very good value for a company that has just reported very good profit growth. If profits are sustainable, then I could see this share gaining another 50-100%. It's too small & illiquid for me, and I don't really want to buy anything new at the moment. Triad seems to be an IT consultancy, for both private & public sector clients. I'm not entirely clear what its activities are exactly. Key points: Turnover up 20.6% to £28.3m Operating profit up a very impressive 112% to £980k. Quite a slim profit margin though, at 3.5% of turnover. EPS is heavily boosted by a negative tax charge (as previous tax losses are brought back onto the balance sheet). So the jump in diluted EPS from 2.32p last time, to 7.72p this time, needs to be treated with caution. Balance sheet - looks OK overall. Debtors has risen a lot, as you would expect from the increase in turnover. There's negligible debt, and overall it seems to have net cash of about £0.9m - pretty good. Note the provisions for empty properties, which will be a cash outflow in due course. They don't capitalise development spend, which is a positive thing in my eyes. Outlook comments sound fairly good. Although presumably increasing headcount means increasing overheads? So maybe that might hit profits in the short term, possibly? Further to the progress achieved during the year we have started the new financial year with a strong order book and healthy pipeline of opportunities. Underpinning the Group's success will be our ability to develop new and existing accounts and deliver successful outcomes for our clients. In order to capitalise on the opportunities being developed efforts to strengthen our business model continue. A key aspect is the need to increase the headcount across the business. My opinion - overall this share looks strikingly cheap. Just £4.9m market cap, for a business that's just reported a profit of just under £1m. The key question is whether that profit is sustainable, or whether this was just a one-off bumper year for some reason? So more digging is needed I think. I've not found anything untoward in the figures - the accounts look clean to me, with real profit, and positive cashflow. Overall, it's probably too small & illiquid for me, but it certainly looks worthy of more research for any readers who delve into the really tiny end of the market. It would be interesting to meet the Directors, and better understand the business model, and strategy. That's me done for today. See you tomorrow! Regards, Paul. (usual disclaimers apply)
rivaldo: Hi bb2. I've followed ITQ for years, but never quite been convinced enough to buy. Anyway, the reason for the share price fall is that today's results are worse than forecast. Forecast EPS was 10.9p, compared to actual 10.1p, whilst forecast PBT was £5.17m compared to actual £5m. The dividend was less too, at 3p compared to forecast 3.2p. Good results and decent valuation even so. I can't see much downside, but then, like any company whose share price has been in the doldrums for aeons, where will there be a spark to get things going (apart from likely ramping by TW and his crew!)?
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