Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Taptica LSE:TAP London Ordinary Share IL0011320343 ORD NIS0.01 (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -7.50p -2.13% 345.00p 340.00p 350.00p 350.00p 330.00p 350.00p 119,005 11:19:05
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 125.9 19.6 26.3 13.1 212.09

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Taptica Daily Update: Taptica is listed in the Media sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker TAP. The last closing price for Taptica was 352.50p.
Taptica has a 4 week average price of 330p and a 12 week average price of 330p.
The 1 year high share price is 437.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 139p.
There are currently 61,476,075 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 276,610 shares. The market capitalisation of Taptica is £207,481,753.13.
mad foetus: To be frank, I have never understood the share price here. I've never seems a share price so reluctant to move for such long periods or where the price seems out of kilter with the apparent public mood. I know the price has trebled over the last year, but it has seemed to do so reluctantly, if that makes sense. I can't see why forward looking prospects might be negative in any way: there may be bedding down from the Telaria acquisition, but the market is growing fast and I would have thought we will get bought out within a year or so. But I expected another pound in the share price by now and am genuinely baffled. Perhaps it is a warning to sell now!
eh9: MT very helpful and agreed. Tremor seemed to be growing 22%pa and had reached break even in most recent period. Plugging into Tapticas thousands of existing blue chip clients to video adds and vice versa tremors to taptica non video should accelerate revenue growth. Profitability will be delivered by growing out of more slowly growing cost base (mostly fixed) as well as consolidation synergies putting the two businesses together (e.g. Tremors San Francisco hq now seems to be tapticas usa hq).In all take tapticas top 10 ad tech capabilities and potentially double through tremor over 20 months or so. Share price could easily treble if executed well.
kcr69: Auldmart, firstly there are lots of buys and sells today, for example you can currently buy decent volumes for 380.2p, would be recorded as a sell but if you made the purchase you would know it was a buy. Please don't ever look at reported buys and sells as a means determining market activity. Secondly, only the individual who sold the stock knows why they sold, and often for very good reasons. No one can actually answer the question you asked. Thirdly, the stock has risen 2,3 4,5,6 and 7 fold over the past 18 months. Lots of reasons to take profit if you were party to any of those uplifts, particularly given that volumes are far higher currently than they were 12 months ago. Finally, excessive selling of a stock (if that were the case which it is not in the case of Taptica) has absolutely nothing to do with business performance and future share price action. Just take a look at XLM over the past couple of weeks. There are many more possible reasons but all are speculative. I hold plenty of these and am 100% confident of the short and medium term direction of the business and share price. Hope that helps while trying not to patronise.
eh9: Imo the tap upside much greater than xlm as tap has a cutting edge technology proposition and this is being applied to video through the Tremor acquisition with potential for the business to double in size over next 18 months. Share price will at least treble if tap executes well.
mad foetus: Never seen a share price be as sticky as TAP. When it moves, it rerates, but otherwise it stays static for weeks and months at a time. Very odd. Fortunately, it generally moves up and I expect a big move by month end.
deltrotter: Agreed - I find the market can tend to underestimate the impact of such aquisitions in this sector. If TAP have chosen wisely, and I have to presume they have, then I think we should see real earnings growth it coming through over the next 12 months. Lets see what the interims bring, how the share price reacts, and what the brokers make of it. Still needs a 50% rise to get to Berenberg's target as it stands....
moneygenxyz: Just a fair warning - I bought TAP for £2 before updates last Jan and the price hardly changed despite the insane jump in EBITDA from $12m to $25m. Eventually the market woke up but don't expect explosions. I'm quite okay with a lack of share price movement as it gives me chance to buy, buy, buy. It's a slow grower this one.
nurdin: Just a reminder of their 7 July trading update ..Specifically, the Company saw increasing demand from the Asia-Pacific region as Taptica continued to build its presence in the region. As a result, the Company expects to report H1 2017 revenue and adjusted EBITDA significantly ahead of the corresponding period in the prior year..... ...In the second half of the year, the Company remains confident of achieving sustained strong growth as it continues to grow through its international expansion in the Asia-Pacific region as well as other regions. As a consequence of this and the strong first half performance, the Company expects adjusted EBITDA for FY 2017 to be higher than market expectations.
rivaldo: The FD/CFO is almost always the lowest paid Board member. To sell a reasonable amount after the share price rise experienced by TAP, and particularly with TAP being so illiquid as others have pointed out, is perfectly reasonable. It's also encouraging that buyers were evidently easily found at above 300p for an unusually large tranche of shares. The share price fall is a fuss about nothing. I suspect it will be quickly reversed in stable market conditions.
dibbs: Interesting write up on TAP below, taken from III. Investec forecasting 21.1 cents for this year. I like the "Our 2017 forecasts are unchanged though now look conservative," admits Liechti" Plenty of room for upgrades if momentum continues to build further. Very happy to be holding here with very good scope for the share price to appreciate further over the coming months. It's a big day for Taptica (TAP). Floated on AIM in 2014, the Israeli firm is back above its IPO price for the first time in 18 months. Demand is driven by blockbuster first half results and a special dividend, with bosses bullish on prospects for the full-year. No wonder the shares surged by 29% Wednesday. Taptica's clever software allows advertisers like Amazon (AMZN), Disney (DIS), Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) reach the right market via mobile devices. This work helped revenue increase by 53% to $51.8 million (£39.6 million) in the six months ended 30 June. That swelled adjusted cash profit to $9.2 million from $2.8 million a year ago, and pre-tax profit sixfold to $6.85 million, giving bosses confidence to pay a one-off dividend of 5.79 cents, or 4.4p a share. We'd been told back in July that business had been better than expected, largely due to surprisingly high margins on campaigns run for clients. Gross margin rose from 26.4% to 34.4% in the six months, and chief executive Hagai Tal tells Interactive Investor he's "comfortable" to say Taptica will achieve "at least what we did in the first six months". Steve Liechti, an analyst at Investec Securities, keeps sales estimates for this year unchanged at $111 million, up from $75.8 million in 2015. But he thinks Taptica will more than double cash profit to $18.4 million, up from his previous estimate of $17.7 million, and grow underlying earnings per share from 8 cents to 21.1 cents. He'd pencilled in 20.2 cents before. "Our 2017 forecasts are unchanged though now look conservative," admits Liechti. Taptica's first half certainly vindicates a decision to target mobile advertising rather than the web, a move aided by the $17 million acquisition of AreaOne in September last year. Mobile business now accounts for 79% of revenues versus 51% in the first half of 2015. It's been a long slog, however, and the share price slumped by two-thirds last summer after the firm, then known as Marimedia, warned its decision to shift emphasis from the display business would damage revenue. "As we went into mobile, we were strong, but focusing on Tier One clients took time," Hagai Tal explained to Interactive Investor. "We've now proved ourselves and it’s easier to attract new advertisers." That includes giant US retailers, which are increasingly focused on mobile ads. "The whole market is growing, and this is just beginning," reckons Hagai Tal. "They haven’t moved all their budget yet, but understand they need to engage with potential customers on mobile. Once they see the light, they start to shift their business." Marimedia floated in May 2014, raising £29.8 million via a placing at 153p. Two months later it bought the Taptica business whose name it took the following year. After hitting a low of 57p last summer, the share price has soared from just 63p in June to a high of 165p Wednesday, a gain of 162%. At that level, the shares trade on a forward price/earnings (PE) ratio of 10.2 times, dropping to single digits based on 2017 estimates. That doesn’t sound expensive, and it's not, but the market has been reluctant to rate Taptica more highly given its track record, preferring instead to see how the transition to mobile goes. It's gone well so far, and investors are clearly happy to pay much more for the shares. As that track record improves, so too should the rating. Investec has raised its price target to 160p based on today's results, but clearly there is room for further upside if the second half goes as well as Taptica predicts. As Investec says, their forecasts could be conservative. This is an exciting business, but at these elevated levels is a 'buy on the dips' for brave investors only.
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