Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Softcat LSE:SCT London Ordinary Share GB00BYZDVK82 ORD £0.0005
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +3.80p +1.19% 323.90p 322.40p 324.20p 325.00p 320.00p 325.00p 164,942.00 16:35:27
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 672.4 42.4 16.9 19.2 640.05

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20/2/201710:00UKREGSoftcat PLC Notice of Results
10/2/201709:57UKREGSoftcat PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding
12/1/201715:08UKREGSoftcat PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding
04/1/201716:55UKREGSoftcat PLC Directorate Change
13/12/201610:26UKREGSoftcat PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding
08/12/201617:42UKREGSoftcat PLC Result of AGM
08/12/201617:35UKREGSoftcat PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding
23/11/201607:42ALNCSoftcat Says Investments Will Push Operating Profit To Second Half
23/11/201607:04ALNCFAlliance News Flash Headline
23/11/201607:00UKREGSoftcat PLC Q1 2017 Trading Update
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Softcat Daily Update: Softcat is listed in the Software & Computer Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SCT. The last closing price for Softcat was 320.10p.
Softcat has a 4 week average price of 316.11p and a 12 week average price of 304.01p.
The 1 year high share price is 383.80p while the 1 year low share price is currently 275p.
There are currently 197,606,143 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 284,574 shares. The market capitalisation of Softcat is £640,046,297.18.
igoe104: 2 cheap technology small-caps for 2017. Softcat Softcat (LSE: SCT) is a provider of IT infrastructure to the corporate and public sectors. The £590m market cap company provides organisations with datacentre, networking and security solutions and provides the services to design, implement, support and manage these solutions. Although Softcat only listed on the London Stock Exchange in November 2015, the company has been in existence for over 20 years, growing significantly in this time. In the last five years alone, revenue has more than tripled from £219.2m in FY2011 to £672.4m in FY2016 and the impressive growth is forecast to continue, with City analysts pencilling-in revenue of £744.4m and £813.0m for the next two years. The stock enjoyed a strong yet volatile run immediately after floating, rising from 240p to around 380p, however the Brexit result caused investors to panic and the shares were sold-off heavily. Softcat now trades at just under the 300p mark and at this price, the shares trade on a forward looking P/E ratio of 15.1, which seems relatively low given the company's growth history. Softcat also has appealing dividend prospects, with the company rewarding its shareholders last year with regular dividends of 5.3p as well as a generous special dividend of 14.2p. Analysts anticipate regular dividends of 10.3p per share for FY2017, a yield of 3.5%. Although Brexit could potentially affect earnings, I believe that demand for cyber security and data storage services will remain robust in the coming years, and management recently stated that the company was off to a good start in 2017. After a 20% share price drop in the last six months, Softcat appears to offer broad exposure to the IT sector at a reasonable valuation
shareholder7: I think softcat would look cheap at 250 and might attract a US company that what's to get into the UKMight be the best bet now for this share to move as company is not making much attempt to correct the share price with any positive news
igoe104: Brexit? No impact at all, chuckles reseller juggernaut Softcat warned of storm cloud in UK ahead of referendum, now says it blew over. The storm clouds Softcat pointed to gathering over the industry in the months prior to the EU referendum didn’t rain on the firm’s parade after all, judging by financial results outlined to the City today. The mid-market reseller said in the spring that business confidence could be dented by political uncertainty, but as it transpired, sales for the year ended July grew 12.8 per cent to £672m, ahead of analysts' consensus, but slightly slower than in recent years. “We have continued to win large numbers of new customers and earn increased spend from our existing customers,” bellowed Martin Hellawell, Softcat CEO. Demand “remained solid despite the distraction of the referendum,” the exec claimed. He reiterated there was no magic formula to filing its 44th plus quarter of consecutive growth, just attention paid to customer service by an “engaged team” at the company. Softcat added a Glasgow branch in the year, and hired 133 incremental staff - management have always laboured under the idea that more account managers equates to more sales. “To build scale we have continued to recruit more people into sales, technical specialist and service roles to advice on, implement and support technology for customers,” said Hellawell. The revenue mix in the year saw £319.97m generated by software, up 11.3 per cent year-on-year, hardware accounted for £250.7m versus £233.8m and services some £101.6m, up by nearly a fifth. Hellawell claimed the top line numbers were “significantly ahead of the market” and a 17.5 per cent spike in gross profit to £120.7m showed it was “taking significant share from competitors”. Customer numbers and gross profit per customer grew 7.5 and 9.2 per cent respectively in the year. Administrative expenses grew to £78.5m from £63.19m in fiscal ’15, leaving operating profit at £42.2m, up 6.6 per cent, which included exceptional costs (the IPO). After tax, net profit was £33.15, up from £31.11m. Softcat floated on the London Stock Exchange in November at 240 pence, the share price peaked at 380 pence but has settled around 300 pence. “This has been a busy year for Softcat. It hasn’t been an easy year and never will be. We constantly need to prove our worth to existing and new customers in a very competitive world,” said Hellawell. "While it is always difficult to know exactly what is affecting demand in our industry, we did see some customers making slower decisions leading up to the vote… in the aftermath of the referendum, we have seen no obvious impact on trading in what remains a tough and fiercely competitive market
smokybenchod: Computacenter reported a 5% fall in UK revenue recently and 2.8% rise overall. Today they are up 7% as they are upgraded to Buy from Neutral by UBS. Softcat report an overall 12.8% growth in revenue, and the share price is currently down 1%. I give up.
maverick82: Very pleased. Nice little dividend tooFingers crossed the markets responds accordingly and the share price adjusts accordingly!
shareholder7: Really strange how the share price keeps falling with the results due next weekMust mean that they might not be as good as expected
shareholder7: I think the share price is being linked with sterling and this is why it's falling People see softcat as a U.K. Company and feel that sterling will effect their growthThis is how I see it 1 they are an extremely well run company and have a unique sales methodology 2 they have just hired a bunch more people and are growing 3 their customers have international earnings so this won't slow down their spending on IT 4 uk customers without overseas earning would be wise to buy any software now before it goes up so I would except higher sales in the first quarter 5 uk customer will still have to buy Microsoft and other branded products as technology is the key to reducing overheadsI might be wrong but I am buying as much as I can before the results Let's see, I might be eating humble pipe on 19th and need a beer ?
rhodris: Can anyone shed some light on why the share price has come off in the last few days. Wider market issues I suspect?
smokybenchod: shakeypremis, current PE is NOT 30. Forecast EPS for this year is 18p and 20p next which at share price of 2.90 makes a PE of 16 for this year, NOT 30. Forward PE of 15 for next year. You were only circa 100% out.
shakeypremis: Fairly typical SoftCat share price action here. After a rise, the retrace seems to usually wipe out almost all of the gains before another subsequent rise.
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