Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
IQE LSE:IQE London Ordinary Share GB0009619924 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +1.00p +1.18% 86.00p 86.00p 86.25p 87.00p 85.50p 87.00p 4,358,397 16:35:27
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Technology Hardware & Equipment 132.7 19.0 2.9 30.0 593.39

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24/6/2017
09:20
IQE Daily Update: IQE is listed in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker IQE. The last closing price for IQE was 85p.
IQE has a 4 week average price of 65.25p and a 12 week average price of 51.25p.
The 1 year high share price is 91p while the 1 year low share price is currently 16p.
There are currently 689,990,739 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 7,499,113 shares. The market capitalisation of IQE is £593,392,035.54.
01/6/2017
08:46
rivaldo: Good news today. Also, thanks to bbd for the FT article - it's free to view if you go via Google, but anyway.....all PR is good PR: Https://www.ft.com/content/7b986bec-349e-11e7-99bd-13beb0903fa3 "Semiconductor maker IQE eyes a market in optical sensors A specialist electronics cluster in Wales would spur new industry 3 hours ago by John Murray Brown It has been known for years that dogs can detect disease, but a Welsh semiconductor company says that optical sensors in healthcare devices for the home could one day provide a similar early warning system. IQE of St Mellons, Cardiff, makes compound semiconductors composed of two or more chemical elements. These work faster than conventional, single-element silicon semiconductors. The wafers that are the base for semiconductors can be found in mobile phone handsets and are also used in lasers. They were a key technology in DVD and Blu-ray players. Three years ago, more than 80 per cent of IQE’s production was to support wireless technology in mobile handsets. But Chris Meadows, IQE’s head of marketing, says that has now dropped to around 70 per cent, because the fastest growing sector is photonics, the area of technology that is concerned with the properties and transmission of photons, such as fibre optics. “Dogs can [detect] compounds down to parts per million, or parts per billion even,” Mr Meadows says. “Until now, we have not been able to use technology to do that, but optical sensing is getting to the precision where that can happen using lasers and detectors.” He says the semiconductor industry is at an inflection point: “Mobiles have grown the industry, but compound semi­conductors are key to driverless cars and sensors in healthcare technology. Healthcare will be dependent on compound semiconductors.” Mr Meadows says the cost of compound semiconductors account for $10 of the price of a mobile phone. The part played by IQE represents about 30 per cent of that. The bulk of these processors are still made by the big telecommunications companies such as Motorola and Samsung. Of the specialist, standalone companies whose only activity is making compound semiconductors, IQE accounts for half the global market. IQE’s products are found in the sensors in the speaker-receiver part of a mobile phone, which tells touchscreens to switch off when they are brought close to the ear. They are also used in driverless cars and, once infrared sensing is deployed, could allow such cars to “see” through stationary vehicles. “We think this will be a growing market for us,” Mr Meadows says. IQE employs 600 people worldwide, including 160 at two facilities in Cardiff. Forty per cent are graduates and half of those are PhDs. The company was founded in 1988 by chief executive Drew Nelson, who had previously worked at BT’s global research headquarters at Martlesham, near Ipswich. It has grown through acquisition and has 11 sites, housing factories, research and sales teams, including five in North America. IQE floated on the Easdaq, the former Brussels-based market for fast-growth companies that is now part of Börse Berlin. It was briefly on the main UK market before switching to the Alternative Investment Market in London in 2003. The company had sales of £133m in 2016 and profit of £19.8m before tax. The share price has more than tripled over the past year. One explanation for its strong performance is that when the British smartphone chip designer Arm Holdings was bought for £24bn in July by Japanese telecoms group SoftBank, many UK technology investors switched allegiance to IQE. The company has become a driving force behind efforts by the Welsh government to create a cluster of specialist electronics companies in Cardiff and South Wales, dedicated to producing and selling compound semiconductors. Mr Meadows says there are already several clusters of semiconductor manufacturing in Europe. One is Eindhoven in the Netherlands, which is the centre of research and was the original headquarters for electronics company Philips. They also exist in university towns such as Leuven, Belgium, “but these clusters are all concentrated on silicon [semiconductor manufacturing],” he says. Cardiff already has some semiconductor research activity. Cardiff University tests radio frequency components for handset manufacturers — often these are companies supplied by IQE. Last month, Cardiff Capital Region announced it was allocating nearly £38m to fund a high-volume foundry specifically to make compound semiconductors. The facility will be owned by Cardiff and nine neighbouring councils. Equipment will be leased to manufacturers. “We will build a pilot line production to give us the critical mass needed to be seen as a ‘go to’ place for compound semiconductors,” says Mr Meadows, adding that there are already potential end users in Wales, such as Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer, and General Dynamics UK, the aerospace and defence company. Separately, Cardiff has been selected to be the home of the UK’s Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, a UK government-funded facility where technologies will be available to mid-tier and small companies to use for a fee. This is one of 10 hubs of high-performance manufacturing across the UK. Both initiatives are designed to encourage more supply-chain activity in Wales. “We have come across UK companies that are developing new healthcare technologies and they are importing lasers from China,” says Mr Meadows. ”We probably supplied China with the materials to make those lasers.”
16/5/2017
09:23
rivaldo: Indeed...sitting back and watching the IQE share price is rather satisfying :o))
09/5/2017
09:44
hannath: Hello Share Moochers. After I commended IQE (IQE) the shares have gradually improved, now by some 200%. I very much considered taking profits. Only one thing stopped me last week: the thought that surely some predator had the Cardiff company in its sights. I’m now glad I didn’t sell for a different, more tangible, reason. The case to buy more shares gets better. Ten local councils in the Cardiff region want to turn the area into a new Silicon Valley, like the one in California. This is no pie-in-the-sky idea. These local authorities have ponied up £38 million towards the project. The Welsh Assembly has already put down another £12 million. The idea is to make compound semi-conductors. If, like me, you don’t know what these are, suffice to say they are used in robotics, the quickly-growing area to definitely be in. Semi conductors are also a big part of G5 phones and driverless cars. And they are vital to efficient solar power. The facility to make these thrilling gismos will be housed in a foundry in Newport, South Wales, making another 2,000 jobs. Which brings me to IQE, which has become involved. It’s a specialist in compound semi-conductors. And demand for them is so strong that the share price has been slowly moving up from less than 20p to 64p as I write. In my view that share price has only just started to move. But I should add that there are other companies in South Wales which make semi-conductors and they will also get part of the action. Even so, you can see the potential here. Welsh politicians see a new Silicon Valley as totally revitalising the Welsh economy. Now as far as I know, IQE has not trumpeted this development very much. Which is refreshingly different to so many companies which come out with the least little thing in the hopes of hiking the share price. IQE is probably concentrating instead on turning itself into an extremely profitable company at the very forefront of some of the most exciting technologies currently available. And now the Punter’s Return is open again. - See more at: hxxp://www.shareprophets.com/views/28932/a-new-silicon-valley-is-planned-boy-o-and-iqe-is-part-of-it-look-you#sthash.f559F9fq.dpuf
28/4/2017
12:57
monkeywench1: Yump I am happy to review IQE share price in a year from now. That is all the validation I need. The problem is that if the share price is higher ( which i strongly suspect it will be ) you will be even more bitter. Move on chap.
22/3/2017
11:38
bestace: The fact that some people on here were disappointed with the results even though they exceeded broker forecasts says it all - expectations got too far ahead of reality, hence the sell off. I agree with most of toptrump1's post; in particular wireless seems to have surpassed even management's expectations given they had previously flagged mid single digit growth. However I disagree on a few points: Firstly on photonics growth. I'm not sure where £27m expectations for photonics came from, but if genuine it underlines the point about expectations being way too high. All the company told us in December was "Photonics continues to be the fastest growing business segment, enjoying strong double digit growth year on year." In the interims they also used the phrase "strong double digit growth" where photonics had grown by 45% in H1. A reasonable inference would have been to apply the same 45% figure to the H2 2015 figures to get a forecast H2 2016 of £12.5m, giving FY16 revenue of £23.2m. As it turns out that wasn't very far away from the actual H2 of £12.1m and FY16 of £22.8m. Maybe that's post hoc rationalisation, but to get to £27m would have required an increase of 69% YoY which may literally be consistent with "double digit growth", but would have required an acceleration in H2 to £16.3m, some 89% higher than H2 2015. Growth accelerating to that degree would surely have been described differently in the December trading update. Secondly on broker's forecasts. 12 months ago I reckon the brokers had 2.5p EPS pencilled in, not 3p. Prior to the December trading update they had 2.7p, which increased further to 2.9p post trading update. That's an increase of 16% over the last 12 months, still much less than the increase in share price over the same period, but then again their peers and the wider markets were re-rating upwards so to an extent it is understandable why the share price would appreciate by more than the fundamentals might have implied. Looking at those broker forecasts, and reading through the Edison notes, I think they were far more grounded in reality than some private investors. Edison said in September, when the price was 28p: "IQE’s rating still remains undemanding on a fundamental basis and relative to its peers, giving scope for further share price appreciation", then in November "Our indicative valuation range of 40-45p puts IQE on multiples that are close to the mean of our sample of listed peers", then in December "Our indicative valuation range of 45-49p... places IQE on multiples that are close to the mean of our sample." Now they are saying "... the shares look fairly priced at current levels. However, given the potential for upward earnings revisions based on commercial ramp-up of photonics projects, this higher than average rating does not seem totally unreasonable to us. We see the scope for upward price movement if greater clarity regarding the rate of volume ramp-up of photonics programmes results in estimate upgrades." That seems reasonable to me - mid to longer term price appreciation if the chips fall their way, but no reason to spike higher in the short term.
28/2/2017
12:39
rivaldo: SLX (quoted in Oz) issued an operational update yesterday about cREO technology "being advanced by IQE towards commercial deployment in several advanced semiconductor markets", including this: Http://www.silex.com.au/getattachment/61bc3c50-048c-4bed-bccf-7372f78019e8/SLX-Operational-Update-270217-(Final).pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf.ToString().Replace(%22~%22,%22%22) "2) Translucent – cREO™ Technology Silex subsidiary Translucent Inc developed a novel set of semiconductor materials known as ‘Rare Earth Oxides’ (cREOTM) for application to the manufacturing of next generation devices in the semiconductor, digital communications and power electronics industries. An exclusive License and Assignment Agreement was signed with UK-based IQE Plc (LON:IQE) on 15 September 2015. IQE is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced semiconductor wafer products. A license payment of ~US$1.4 million was paid to Translucent in IQE shares in March 2016, which with the increase in IQE’s share price since, are now worth ~US$3 million. The cREOTM technology was transferred in late 2015 to IQE’s Greensboro, North Carolina manufacturing facility for the completion of product development and commercialisation activities during a 30-month option period ending in March 2018. Should IQE elect to exercise the right to purchase the technology within this period, payment of US$5 million will be made. The potential commercial applications that IQE have identified for the technology may result in an attractive perpetual royalty stream of between 3% and 6% of revenues generated by IQE from use of the cREO™ technology. IQE continue to produce cREO™ templates on silicon wafers for testing in various commercial applications using two of Translucent’s production reactors. These production reactors continue to produce prototype templates for trialling within the IQE Group and select commercial partners, with initial focus on wireless communications devices and power electronics devices." There's a more detailed presentation here: Http://www.silex.com.au/getattachment/506c0204-8c09-4cf5-8ef3-34ebb8e44aad/SLX-Operational-Update-Presentation-270217-(final).pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf See slides 23-29 for the main info, particularly slide 26 illustrating cREO's uses in mobile phones, electrical appliances, lighting, solar, electric vehicles etc.
09/2/2017
21:54
tomyumgoong: Not sure I want to share this story but hey ho I'm not proud:.....I invested in ARM sometime in 2009 @ approx 90p( for the same reason I invested in IQE, they were involved in the next generation of computing....tablets and smartphones. I was a bit nieve back then). The share price rose to £4 and chatter on the bulletin boards said the PE was too high and the share price was overvalued.......I got nervous and sold out only to watch the share price rise within a few years to £11+ then eventually a buyout at £16 approx.... was I gutted?...too right I was, even though I made a tidy profit. So I suppose the moral of the story is we just don't know what will happen to the share price ...if your lucks in, your lucks in! Ps. I wanted to sell out of IQE a while ago but I kept researching and through my research I just couldn't bring myself to sell out! This is like finding Intel 40 years ago IMO. Silicon is at the end of its lifespan....compound semiconductors will enable a new wave of computers and electronics and this is just the beginning!
07/2/2017
08:58
yump: I love that when companies that have messed up or got over-hyped (that's polite) change their names. So presumably Blinkx are now a music publisher ? (Sorry, instead of over-hyped I should have said "failed to change the entire world, as promised") Anyway the IQE share price is being managed by the Grand Old Duke of York by the look of it.
06/1/2017
08:02
yump: sweetnoid Why are you quoting repeat major annual contract wins ? Amongst all your detailed knowledge, how did you miss the fact that when Kopin was taken over, the major ongoing contract with Skyworks was part of it ? Put it another way: without the renewal, the IQE share price would be up the Khyber. So its not exactly 'nice' to get another announcement - its critical. This was actually discussed twice when the Skyworks contract was up for renewal as it formed a major part of IQE revenue after Kopin Wireless and with the share price going nowhere, there were worries that the contract had not been renewed.
23/10/2015
17:10
yump: I'm curious as to why IQE share price is so active. I don't mean the major ups and downs, I mean the constant 10% oscillations. Other companies of the same size often seem relatively stable. They'll sit roughly at the same level for months without the ADHD stuff.
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