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Softcat PLC 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
  +0.00p +0.00% 320.30p 320.20p 324.80p - - - 0 05:00:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services - - - - 632.29

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Softcat Daily Update: Softcat PLC is listed in the Software & Computer Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SCT. The last closing price for Softcat was 320.30p.
Softcat PLC has a 4 week average price of 325.77p and a 12 week average price of 328.23p.
The 1 year high share price is 383.80p while the 1 year low share price is currently 0p.
There are currently 197,406,143 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 162,774 shares. The market capitalisation of Softcat PLC is £632,291,876.03.
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.
iamkhan: Chaps. I'm looking to invest in this but I am scared off by the volatility. Any reason why the share price is so volatile?
ayl30: Wheres the share price chart above? I thought there was one when I looked before?
the prophet: -optimism vanished with the share price! -even if they 10 bag from here, I'm down about 80% or whatever! -Tom Jarman has proved even more inept than the guy he followed....least the previous guy didn't run out of money! -all the more surprising when you consider TJ was a venture capitalist before joining SCT. -love to be proved wrong, could then cash in me remaining chips and treat myself to a big mac! don't think I could get much more than that for them!
malc999: Well guys, my patience ran out today and after doing my own little evaluation of the available scenario's to existing shareholders as I see them, I sold out today at a thumping loss. Of course I'm not happy about it, the only positive being a crystallisation of a loss which I can offset against other future gains, and of course releasing some cash for other investments. As far as I see it, the scenarios are: 1. MTI or another third party lend the required cash to SCT via a convertible preference share issue. MTI are easily in the best position to do this (assuming they have millions of pounds of cash to lend in this way), but they must have been receiving regular updates from SCT on their current trading & cash positions, and no deal has been struck as yet, so I really cant see this happening, especially when there are better options for them (see 4 below). 2. A major order is received, or combination of smaller orders, that is enough for SCT to borrow against the order book. This hasn't happened as yet, and its too late for retailers to order with Christmas in mind, so I don't see the orders coming through in time. 3. Some other company makes a bid for SCT, and a bidding war breaks out between MTI the other company. But with MTI the current major shareholder, they can block any takeover by a 3rd party if they wish. More likely is that a predator is waiting until SCT falls into administration and then a bidding war breaks out with MTI, thus SCT is sold to the highest bidder (and current shareholders get nothing of course). 3. Enough naive share rampers (chancer6 et all) pile in and drive the share price above 5 p for enough time to allow SCT to arrange a rescue rights issue. Out of options 1 to 3, this seems the best realistic case scenario to me, which just shows how desperate the position is!!!!!! And finally, the most likely outcome in my opinion..... 4. MTI let the company fall into administration and buy the company back, and at that point providing whatever finance is required. Once the company has a good trading history (I would guess at least 2 years), they re-float SCT ensuring that enough cash is raised at the IPO stage to allow for any further hiccups (SCT will be coming to market with a patchy history, remember). As far as I can see, this provides MTI with the greatest profit potential for them. The risk issue here for MTI is that some other company buys SCT from the administrators, which will of course reflect very badly on MTI's reputation. As I've mentioned in previous posts, IMHO MTI ain't stupid, they will have seen this coming and I'm sure will have worked out what their next move is. So I'll be watching developments with interest, and a final thankyou to chancer6 and his fellow share rampers who have provided me with a very small and IMHO a temporary share rally to sell into!! Without them I'm sure the share price would be lower than it is now.
char1iegeorge: Treacherous conditions, I hope the blizzard clears soon. Word on the vine is that there are blue skies ahead. I caught a glimpse of the summit yesterday, boy o boy it's going to be a tough climb. Well I suggest we all get an early night, and before you ask VNP I'm sleeping in TP's quarters tonight, the floor seems a good compromise, since last night under your bunk, I didn't know which end to cork. If hastings or jonwig had turned the gas lamp on you would have blown us sky high! (No offence intended) My View: - Like everyone associated with SCT I am very unhappy about the recent share price movement which I feel is a disproportionate response to what is a relatively small piece of news (an 8 week delay and the need to find an alternative asset funder) – the take-over of Wilden was most unexpected news which I found genuinely surprising – however I guess this has fuelled uncertainty and no-one likes to hear that. The good news about this is that as uncertainty is addressed and the good news flows (both of which are issues we should see progress on in the coming weeks) confidence should return. The real test of any emerging high growth business like SCT is how well it can respond and deal with challenges as they occur – not whether they can avoid challenges – this happens! Screen Technology is extremely fortunate to have a wide band of loyal supporters – both private investors together and some excellent blue chip institutions. SCT supporters understand that they are a medium term play, building a very exciting business. They have a unique and compelling product with a huge market opportunity. So while most shareholders are all rightly frustrated I believe that we don't see short term hiccups as the real issue. The real issue is getting the business into a position that it is worth many times the current share price (and many times the 75p it sat at a couple of months ago) – and that will only happen once we have the production and sales really motoring which is a medium term play with inevitable challenges along the way. I believe that putting out a statement that contains more background will help reassure current / prospective investors. In the mean time can I suggest we all sit tight and take this window of opportunity to reduce our average to an absolute ridiculous level? All in my humble opinion. DYOR
char1iegeorge: - A great post as usual TP. I didn't know you had a twin brother? - Marking the share price down from 65p - 35p is absolutily ridiculous. - We are now a year and a bit on from flotation. We have new premises, deals struck, a great management team and two high speed machines being built / installed. The current share price is now half of the original flotation price. - I have also toped up considerably at 36p to reduce my overall average price, as funds are released I will be adding to my stake. I believe Screen Technology is a company with excellent potential. When high speed machines start churning out screens they will be pulling in some serious revenue. This in turn will multiply the current share price, making SCT a multi bagger from here on in..............imo.....dyor.
veryniceperson: Taken from the Cambridge Evening News Looking to make a fast buck, a quick turnaround on your investment, then read no further. By contrast, if like me, you are interested in accumulating stock in a medium-long term situation, then you might like to read on. Regular readers of this column, will no doubt be aware, that last September i visited Screen Technology, then based in rather humble offices at Harston. Since then however, the Company, which designs and manufactures a patented revolutionary high-resolution large screen display system has more than doubled its workforce and moved into 20,000 sqft of offices just a couple of miles outside of the city. Having raised around £7mln at the time of floatation, which saw existing investors joined by new Institutions, the Companies share price has hardly set the World alight. Currently languishing at 37p against a listing price of 63p, one can be forgiven for thinking that Screen Tech may be one share to avoid. But, I would like to suggest that now is a good time for me to add to my position, something that i have already done on more than one occasion. Although the Company has had to warn the market on this years revenues, the new estimated figure of £1.3mln against last years 110k gives a glimpse of the huge potential, as new high speed machines are set to come on stream. While there has been some inevitable slippage here, due to production and timing issues the new machines should be up and running by the end of this year and into early 2007. Of course, it's all very well having the production facilities in place, but what about the business pipeline. Here, Chief Exec Tom Jarman, who is also a senior partner with major shareholder MTI explained. There are plenty of sales to be won and SCT has a strong pipeline of business, with current firm quotes now exceeding £16mln. Of course, as Tom added, some customers will not be prepared to wait and will inevitably walk away. But, others, desperate for the advantages provided by Screen Tech are prepared to bide their time . Right now, the Company is poised to increase its production vastly and believes it is possible to return sales of £15mln next year, if all goes according to plan. This would be a defining point and if achieved would put SCT and its shares well on their way. As for the Screens, these are likely to be found in locations that include Railway Stations, Airports, Shopping Malls and Financial trading floors. The advantages being that SCT,s ITrans screen, can deliver an enviable picture that is able to operate in an environment with a high degree of natural and artificial lighting. But, the Company is not looking to restrict its opportunities and is already pushing ahead with a modular product and also has Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM,s) in place, who purchase the tiles used in the Screens for their own application. This area has the appeal of potentially, providing high volume business, but sees the intellectual property within the tile remain with SCT. Of course, there is competion as in any field, but Tom Jarman was comfortable in this area, he believes that SCT is itself competitive and although targeting something of a niche area, the potential sales have the ability to multiply many times. Clearly, SCT does not intend to be a small player, rather, the Board is looking to build a very big business. Funding at the current time is adequate, but if an opportunity arose to further enhance the business, then the Company would consider raising further funds, but it is inconceivable this would happen at current levels. So, SCT has now more than laid the foundations for growth and is ready to push forward, with 2007 very much being the make or break year in my opinion. If, as i believe, Tom Jarman and his team deliver, then the shares have the potential to multi bag or increase many times over. In fact, the current mkt cap of £12mln would, i suggest, increase to a valuation of nearer £50mln, which would equate to a share price of £1.50p. Of course, this is pure conjecture on my part, but not i believe without foundation, which is why i have built up a decent holding. SCT is certainly not without risk, has much to prove and needs to move quickly. But, the rewards could be well worth waiting for
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