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ALFA Alfa Financial Software Holdings Plc

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08 Dec 2023 - Closed
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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Alfa Financial Software Holdings Plc LSE:ALFA London Ordinary Share GB00BDHXPG30 ORD 0.1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 148.00 51,729 16:35:17
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
147.50 149.50 150.50 147.00 147.00
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Prepackaged Software 93.3M 24.5M 0.0830 18.01 441.36M
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:02:23 O 111 148.007 GBX

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Posted at 08/12/2023 08:20 by Alfa Financial Software Daily Update
Alfa Financial Software Holdings Plc is listed in the Prepackaged Software sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker ALFA. The last closing price for Alfa Financial Software was 148p.
Alfa Financial Software currently has 295,224,881 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Alfa Financial Software is £441,361,197.
Alfa Financial Software has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 18.01.
This morning ALFA shares opened at 147p
Posted at 27/10/2022 12:25 by marktime1231
The share price enjoying a rally today on no news I can find. Because of exchange rate movements, or the end of a bad run because some analysts have been talking the price down for some reason?
Posted at 27/4/2022 12:03 by marktime1231
I think CHP is Andrew Page, the boss still owns 2/3 of the company, not a new investor. The biggest external investor is probably Blackrock at 5%.

Nice announcement today, the performance momentum is encouraging, the most productive month in March ever etc. Not the spectacular growth prospect which pushed this over £4 five years ago, but we might get back there eventually.

The extra 3p special dividend also welcome, small beer but every little helps. Actually I would prefer truly surplus cash directed towards buybacks, the current £18M programme over 18 months is pretty low level and in a couple of years we might regard today's share price as pretty cheap. But then I don't own 2/3 of the company.
Posted at 23/3/2022 16:43 by capitalist
I am confused by the RNS today saying that CHP Software and Consulting Limited have a 66% holding in Alfa with no previous notifiable interest.
Is this a new vehicle for Andrew Page? Is it a takeover?
Posted at 12/11/2021 14:51 by km18
From WealthOracle end-Q3, solid if unspectacular ...

Alfa Financial Software Holdings plc published a half year report for the 6 months to June 2021. The numbers are decent, if unspectacular. Revenues were up 8%, operating profit 9%, profit before tax 9% and diluted EPS 12%. The balance sheet is strong with £50m cash and no debt. Growth is decent if fairly modest. The company is profitable, operating margin is around 30%, ROE and RoCE are both top quartile for the sector. But valuation is relatively rich. The share price has been trending up for 18 months and has more upside to come, but it is not a particularly exciting story unless management can drive sales growth. ALFA is a stock to monitor for now.
Posted at 09/11/2021 15:55 by marktime1231
Well done again ALFA, now back to half what I paid for them 5 years ago.
Posted at 22/9/2021 09:25 by marktime1231
Another impressive report from ALFA, diversified customers and steadily expanding workload with good margin, and still so much surplus cash it will throw off another 10p special ex-div 7 Oct for payment 5 Nov.
Posted at 06/7/2021 11:44 by marktime1231
A welcome update from ALFA to say it has indeed successfully secured its three most promising contract targets, and is still working on another seven. Forecasting a 5% beat of full-year expectations to trump the concern of those analysts who saw contracted workload starting to drop off in H2 without sales.

No idea what the re-casting of how reports are structured means, tinkering in public. It would have been more useful to hear the status of what is left of the cash pile, and what plans the company has other than to keep going with more of the same.

The share price responding well today. H1s due on 22 September.
Posted at 27/5/2021 22:41 by sphere25
The MSCI Index re-jig moves has resulted in the expected anomalous closing uncrossing's in auction. Pretty smooth (ideally don't want smooth as it presents bigger price moves) on the whole with numerous price gaps in the auctions. The FTSE review's and the run up to them in particular show bigger moves.

We can see that with the likes of TYMN and FAN today. Even though they have been added to the FTSE 250 earlier than normal (due to RSA and SIG being taken over i.e. spaces opening up in the index), the market was already bidding them up in anticipation of joining the FTSE250.

Back to the MSCI. The Small Cap changes haven't been as pronounced:

ALFA has almost inevitably flirted with the key 120p mark and then uncrossed there.
LUCE made a move in the afternoon and then gapped big in the auction
RCH stayed flat and then gapped in the auction (the demand should help clear some of the larger sellers there holding the price back as per recent RNS)
STEM was abit perky yesterday with automated buy orders and then gapped in the auction toay.

Similar theme with others.

Some of the weakness in ALFA will be this forced index selling, but the last statement was rather iffy too and I just wonder if the used car prices increasing significantly of late could have some bearing on how it feeds through. It's hard to read the ALFA statements. You can't tell if they're going to deliver or miss on earnings, visibility doesn't seem to be there.

From a technical trading perspective, it's been in a nice range bound pattern so I'd definitely keep an eye to see if those buyers at 120p keep coming in. Clearly could be a short with a tight stop if the chart does threaten breaking down but need to be careful here too because these buyers often wait for the price to breach 120p and then bid it back up to that level.

Clearly if they keep coming in at 120p and it looks well bid (orders at 120p and preferably stacks i.e. a few sizable orders at price points from 117p-119p) then the sellers could get exhausted allowing a bounce higher. That's usually the key with shares that move like ALFA - it skews the risk reward in our favour. It's hard to see if you're not familiar with the order book.

I don't think I'll be watching this all the time now but something of note there. It is very illiquid and gaps too so have to be careful if the protection in the depth of those buy orders from around 117p isn't there.

There are a few of these range bound ones about where it really does pay to just watch the book and trades:

BWNG (directors putting a floor under the price near 60p) bounces in a range as the market gets excited by the director buying but then the larger sellers in the market feeding the directors exhaust the short term optimism and bring it back down.

RCH bounces in a range whilst at least a couple of the major shareholders sell down in significant ways. Those sellers could get exhausted soon allowing a bigger breakout though.

IBST - in a narrow range and clearly needs a big clearout to allow a sustained move higher.

Just some insight there.

Posts are long enough, maybe bore myself to finally get some decent sleep - tried! :-)

All imo
Posted at 27/5/2021 22:41 by sphere25
Thank you Tole.

A late one today with battling some ear issues and Tinnitus. It's giving me a good kicking so somewhat fatigued, on different timelines and behind of late so just do a bigger roundup here and then have a look at ALFA and some of the index moves.

Fortunately current issues haven't fed through to trading with some of the very recent share posts (GATC, BWNG, DWF and a couple of trades in RCH) moving well and providing some opportunities for folk.

It is also nice to see some of the more testing laggards like CAPD, SWG, SREI, HWG and RST actually significantly outperforming of late. SWG was the main balls up at one stage and now wondering whether to lob some or go for gold!

Still, they're not all working. The likes of INL, IBST and EPWN continue to be stubborn and just don't want to re-rate. INL and IBST are significantly off pre-covid levels too so it's more disappointing.

Just comment on XLM, because it is divisive. I can see XLM has come out with an iffy statement today. That is a veiled warning and why I only quickly nip in and out of that one outside of news (see previous posts there). Granted if their tone changes, it could be a different proposition but that's what they do.

There is a history there of that kind of statement, which disappoints investors, and then makes you wonder if they are going to come out with another such iffy statement or a full on warning. It becomes hard to back them fully when they keep doing it year after year. Hopefully for longer term investors there, there is a significant change in tone and longer term reward.

Overall though, nice markets and folk must be happy with how things have gone. As per previous posts, clearly have one eye on the US before making further moves and it looks like sideways there at the moment with the indices having tested support levels and bounced.

As also previously stated, their markets bend but don't break (market is siding with the FED that inflation and therefore rates won't become an issue for stock markets as well as the crypto and nutty valued shares sell off's not feeding through via any negative forced leveraged effect to the main indices), which will keep us in the UK stable.

It gets harder if there is bigger selling further down the line in the US because it will feed through here and that's when folk will have to make their minds up on how they're going to approach their portfolios.

I usually have stops or raise stops, and if it hits, it hits and then it'll be all quicker trading if the market is less forgiving than this one. At the moment, you have so much leeway. Folk have been able to buy and almost not have to worry about the buy prices because it has been one way, with dips getting bought and so much share price strength.

From a trading perspective, this has fed through to allowing folk to almost not use stops because it has almost been a given that the downside won't last long and prices will bounce back. It's a dangerous mentality to have once the market does get more challenging because the downside will be bigger and last longer, which has huge implications for not just normal share trades but the use of leverage in particular. It becomes so important to tighten things up and be very disciplined.

I know there are alot of seasoned pro's in this market, but this is the new world with an army of newcomers. We can see from the likes of AJB today, the average of new investors being younger and alot less experienced so hopefully we can all share some experience with them.

I'll have to split this post and move onto ALFA and the index moves.

All imo
Posted at 04/3/2021 18:03 by sphere25
Hello Doctorbird,

Which way will it break?

That is always the question, and if we always knew, I'm sure we would all be sat on a tropical island somewhere relaxing rather than posting messages at this time :-)

I guess that is the challenge of markets but these imbalances are interesting because we're all looking for a large imbalance that favours our position, which is nearly always on the long side.

There have been many examples recently where the search has been specifically for those imbalances where there has often been a single seller holding a share price back or some form of other imbalance involving a rather large buying mop to clear out more than one seller to then allow a price move higher.

ALFA statements aren't always the most straightforward to decipher and the price movements are difficult with price gaps during daily trading, gaps in closing auctions, gaps in opening auctions and it can move on nothing. Ultimately it makes ALFA a much harder share to trade.

The market is clearly very happy to sit in a price range awaiting a trading update.

All imo
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