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Altitude LSE:ALT London Ordinary Share GB00B0LSFV82 ORD 0.4P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.50p +0.71% 70.50p 68.00p 73.00p 70.50p 70.00p 70.00p 52,546 11:48:36
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 4.3 0.1 0.2 414.7 35.85

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25/6/2017
09:20
Altitude Daily Update: Altitude is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker ALT. The last closing price for Altitude was 70p.
Altitude has a 4 week average price of 64.50p and a 12 week average price of 52p.
The 1 year high share price is 142.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 11.75p.
There are currently 50,845,192 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 31,758 shares. The market capitalisation of Altitude is £35,845,860.36.
18/5/2017
10:41
teddy boy1: I never used to have a lot of time for Paul Scotts views on small companies but I have had mu mind changed If Paul thinks that Altitude has REMARKABLE potential that is good enough for me.! I think that the present share price will be the new base line and that the share price movement from here will be upward (with a few small deviations along the way) I ,for one will be holding on to all my shares and adding to them from time to time. LETS KEEP THIS FORUM POSITIVE FROM HERE ON IN and ignore the "dirt diggers"They have their agenda ! Why else would they waste their time if Altitude is such a terrible company? If everyone ignores then eventually they will move elsewhere!
10/5/2017
16:17
stephen1946: My answer to malcolm and shep, with the erratic movements in share price it is common practise for any company to issue a statement to the effect that the board know of no reason why the share price has grown 20% since ?? or fallen 20% since??. Alt did this previously when the price rose, but has failed to do so when the price fell. ALT has deals in place that are currently delivering, what?? It is pure fantasy to believe that details of the current performance are not available. ALT, imho, are honour bound to inform holders of the progress across the entire medium, so that holders can make an informed decision. The CEO leaving his post was a cavalier decision that left many holders, old and new, badly out of pocket, to announce it in a presentation that was hurriedly arranged was, imho, wrong, totally wrong and unprofessional. As was the CEO decision to turn up looking like Worzle Gummidge. Downstairs was a slick promotional goods show, all ALT employees dressed smart and looking like they wanted to impress their audience. upstairs was what amounted to an unprofessional slide show, led by a what looked like a homeless bum. Very unprofessional, very lackadaisicle. Then he dropped the bombshell. I was staggered, i did not expect that, to be frank, nobody else did either, would i invest in ALT? No. The board so far have proved to be ineffective, toothless and dont seem to have any authority and as i have said previously, just what is the point of Gellen? Finally, the current wage bill will not be known for another 4-5 months, by which time the cash burn will have started to effect future growth. ALT is a car crash. A slow car crash. Anytime soon will come a rights issue.
22/4/2017
22:49
thebigshortfella: Sheep_Herder, An SEO company (it stands for "search engine optimisation") is basically a company that finds ways to cheat the google algorithms in order to rank their paying customers websites higher in the search results for certain keywords. In simple terms, the top 3 organic ranked websites for keywords will take the lions share of the organic search business. If your website is on the 2nd page, forget about it. You won’t be found as searchers don’t go that far. Thanks – I am a big believer in getting under the hood of companies to understand how they operate. I am taking more risk than most (due to spread betting) and therefore I am always going to look for that edge through a thing called knowl-edge. :-) This is why I am happy to email those distributors because if I get one or two positive responses, it tells me those sites are open for business and the distributor is motivated. Exactly. This is a fantastic opportunity for ALT. They are providing the infrastructure expertise (building websites) that Aprinta don’t have the skills to do. ALT are doing the opposite of what most disruptors are doing which is disintermediation or more commonly known as cutting out the middleman. ALT are entering as the middleman between Aprinta and their customers. Inspired! With regards to the emails – that’s exactly what I am saying. I strongly doubt that most distributors have their customers email addresses. They have not needed to have them. They send their customers catalogues and I strongly suspect that most customers either phone in, come in or post in their requirements. I am not saying that they can’t transition these customers to email/web but I don’t think it’s going to be at the “flick of the switch”. It’s going to take time and this will mean that ALT will slowly ramp up it’s revenues. Just to qualify that last remark. ALT’s revenues could explode just based on scale, but I believe that it will take them a few years to really “squeeze the juice out of the lemon” and get the full extent of what’s available. EDIT: let's not forget that distributors will need to do things like find an email service provider, get their IP's whitelisted, build an email list, create newsletters etc. All things they have never done before. Re: convert existing customers. Great! I couldn’t make the presentation, so it’s comforting to read that. I have looked around the distributor site and, unsurprisingly, it does seem well structured. The good news is that if ALT have overlooked something in the customer journey they can quickly add it and roll it out across all of the distributors sites. I completely agree with your point about Gellan joining for his branding skills. As I mentioned, I am a huge fan of his. However, Gellan is a creative guy (this is why we should lock up our daughters) and despite all of our excitement in ALT it is a very dull sector. I like dull sectors. As Scott Galloway says: people make lots of money in boring sectors, its the cool sectors where they don’t. However, I suspect that ALT have overlooked the fact that the sites that they create will generally not rank on the 1st page of google. How much of an issue this is unclear to me. I don’t know how Aprinta position the sites to their distributors. If they have “sold” it to them along the lines of the sites will streamline your operations, I think they will be OK. If they have sold it to them that it will streamline operations and that they will pick up additional customers through organic traffic, I think they will be very disappointed with the latter. My concern for Gellan is that as their marketing guru he may be expected to spot this issue. Hopefully I am wrong on all counts. Re: PPDLive. I agree. I respect any company that listens to their customers, realises that they got it wrong, admits it and sorts it out. Just to be clear, I am a big fan of ALT. I am probably in a different position to most on this board though. I have a significant spread bet running at 70p. (It was squeeky bum time for me for a while at 60p). Therefore, I can’t afford to sit out the long term ups and downs and vagaries of the market. My challenge is to figure out approximately where ALT really sits versus its share price and get out before the share price gets too disconnected from reality. Re: I only emailed 2 or 3 companies. It’s a good point that it’s not a statistically significant proportion but I would have expected at least one response. My gut feel (and that’s all it is) is that these sites are not fully live yet. I have you to thank for that insight – so thanks! My goal now is to figure out if that’s the case or not. Best of luck!
22/4/2017
18:55
thebigshortfella: sheep_herder - thanks for sharing the productsource.com website. I have looked at distributors in California, Pennsylvania and Texas and all are selling the same promotional goods. I suppose that this is understandable as they are all fulfilled by Aprinta. As you highlighted none of the sites I checked are indexed in Google, so none of them are going to be found via organic searches. I worked for a very large SEO company a few years back and I am positive that none of the distributor websites will end up on the first page of google. I did some searches and this sector is very competitive. Without a backlink building strategy (which is very expensive to do) these websites won’t rank on the 1st page for promotional items and therefore they won’t be found by new customers through organic searches. As a result, the vast majority of revenues will be by getting existing customers to order from the website. It's not really Altitude/Customer Focus that needs to do the email marketing. As SCSW highlighted back in September the distributors need to do email marketing to their existing "catalogue customers" in order to transition them from ordering via the catalogue and through the website instead. I doubt they will have their email addresses as this isn't something that you would have unless you had proactively collected it...If I am correct, this is even more reason why conversions could take a long period of time as they move a customer from a letter/catalogue to email/web and....most importantly...distributors are going to have to run both catalogues and websites in tandem…which is a bit of a balls ache…as they can’t afford to risk not still sending out catalogues for a long period of time… ALT still have a huge opportunity but, as you are pointing out, it's less a "jam tomorrow" and more a "jam next month/year" opportunity. I am not saying that the share price won't go northwards but it won't necessarily be in line with fundamentals and we will see some corrections based on revenue expectations. To be clear, I am concerned that ALT, who are not a digital marketing company, do not understand SEO and that these websites will not rank on the all important 1st page in organic searches. I am a very big fan of Gellan Watt but his background is not in SEO. This could cause a problem if distributors are under the false impression that they will win customers just by having a free ALT website. I guarantee that they won’t. If it were that easy, everyone would just have a website and let the orders flood in. I hate to say it but I wouldn't be surprised if stephen1946 is correct that Gellan won't be at ALT in a years time... It’s good to correspond with someone on this board who understands how ALT works. I get the impression that most here don’t have a clue!
22/4/2017
14:06
thebigshortfella: allstar4eva - "Traders are likely to push the share price up further heading into results." I agree. But this is not going to be of much value if there's an "over correction" in the share price due to the May update not having much content on progress since September. You see my point? The 138 high was due to a false euphoria IMHO. I believe that the share price will only move consistently higher on tangible data proving that the strategy is working and the way to show that is in the orders per new sites vs the numbers of new sites rolled out. It looks as though the May edition of SCSW will come out on the 6th May. It may provide an insight before ALT's May update. Here's hoping... ;-)
21/4/2017
00:01
buzztrader: Altitude (LON:ALT)Share price: 76p (up 27% today)No. shares: 46.4mMarket cap: £35.3m(at the time of writing, I hold a long position in this share)New supply agreements - this share is a bit too speculative for me, but a friend persuaded me to buy some recently. Graham wrote a section on it here on 14 Feb 2017.The company has a small existing business, but the excitement (and valuation) mainly rests on hopes for its new activities in America. The story is that the boss at Altitude has experience in the promotional goods sector, having been in a senior role previously at 4imprint (LON:FOUR) .Altitude's big idea is that it provides a software platform for a large number of promotional goods suppliers. This enables them to make personalised websites for their customers, instead of printed booklets. So customers can see products, with their own branding already applied, via 3D visualisation software online. They then place orders, and Altitude receives a cut of the gross profit from the manufacturer.It seems too early to be sure whether this is going to work or not. So in that sense, this share still looks jam tomorrow to me. Hence why I'm only a nervous holder at the moment, until some tangible proof emerges that the business model is actually working.This bit, in today's announcement sounds good;The first of the new agreements is with Market Brands LLC ("Market Brands"), based in Buffalo, New York State, USA. Under the agreement, Market Brands has undertaken to recruit 100 new sales staff who will target the creation of tens of thousands of branded web stores for small businesses throughout the USA. The stores will be powered by Altitude technology and fulfilled through Aprinta. Altitude will be remunerated through a percentage of the sales value of every order in line with the Group strategy.My opinion - it's very unusual for me to even consider jam tomorrow shares, as they nearly always go wrong. So I've no idea whether this one will be any different, or not. My friend reckons he's checked it out thoroughly, and he's got a good track record, so I'm hoping for the best, whilst expecting the worst.If I do get sucked into a jam tomorrow share, I always try to size the position so that a disastrous outcome isn't too financially damaging. The other key thing is to unceremoniously dump the shares once it becomes clear that things are not working out as planned. The really big losses are incurred by people who fall in love with a story stock, and cling on to the bitter end.Mind you, occasionally a jam tomorrow share does actually work, although I'm struggling to think of any examples.http://www.stockopedia.com/content/small-cap-value-report-wed-19-apr-2017-electionforex-lrm-alt-180150/
11/4/2017
12:10
teddy boy1: I have just joined this forum as I cannot believe some of the posts that I have been reading . Nothing has happened to this company that warrants this severe prop in the share price although,admittedly the shares were becoming very overvalued before the decline. It is very clear tome what is happening! As someone has very rightly pointed out ;this is a very tightly held share with not enough to satisfy the demand thus if the mmm,s get the sniff of a large buy order all, they can do is to drop the price (including the occasional tree shake) in the hope that a few more shareholders will be SCARED into selling some more shares. Then at the end of the day these shares are bundled together to satisfy the big buy order.this explains why you quite often see say,a £50000 Buy order go through last thing.. Thus the mm,s make good money on both the sells and buys during the day.. Make no mistake; the mm,s are DESPARATE for your shares, If only EVERYONE were to hold on to their remaining shares for dear life the share price would soon stabilise and resume its rightful upward trend. How many forum members are with me on this one?
05/4/2017
16:08
thebigshortfella: velod - it sure is. I was wondering if I was going to get stopped out today. So happy to see the share price stabilise. I am slightly concerned what the impact of the forthcoming French election may have on the market though...but no point worrying...Just need to set the stop at a comfortable position and hope for the best... Nope - it runs until September and then closes. Hopefully, this is enough time for Altitude to execute on their strategy and confirm that it is working and for the share price to go northwards. Nope - it's more than 2% but I don't do any trades where I "bet the house" or where I will end up in the street. I have another trade that I am using as a hedge where I am up and I am hoping that it will also jump higher on positive news. So if Altitude falters hopefully I will come out without an overall loss. I am a big believer in Altitude. They have a first class management team and I believe that they are right on the big opportunity and their disruptor approach (they really understand their market) and, most importantly, have the skills to make it happen. Whether they can make inroads before September though I am not so sure. But I don't want to be saying "I should have", so I got in this week for not an insignificant amount. Best of luck fella.
27/1/2017
01:20
bestace: buzztrader, I'll make no comment about historic share price movements; I consider that to be irrelevant and the gnashing of teeth over the last couple of days as pointless. However your comments about it being reasonable to expect some real numbers from the company and about making spreadsheets has prompted me to bash out the following, which has turned into a bit of a disquisition. Over the years so many companies have been brought to the AIM market which had a good story and a seemingly credible management. With hindsight many of those companies turn out to be flops led by salesmen in shiny suits selling snake oil in the form of a story of jam tomorrow that never arrives, and whose talents lie in being able to string along investors while they extract as much personal benefit from mug punters as possible. But sometimes the story is real and the directors are genuine and credible and the jam promised for tomorrow really does arrive, and I see it as my job as a private investor to try and sort the wheat from the chaff (excuse the mixing of food-based metaphors). For me, ALT is currently a stock with a good story with potential but not much more. When a story stock comes along I see it as imperative to take a dispassionate, critical view of the story and of management claims, to see whether it stacks up on a financial basis, having regard to the risks that may waylay a perfectly valid story before it has had a chance to deliver the jam. A necessary part of that process in my book is to build a spreadsheet and put some pro forma numbers together to calculate revenue and profit projections into the future. Such spreadsheet models are never spot on accurate, but that’s not really the point. The aim is to get a feel for what is possible, and by setting out all the key inputs behind the business model it quickly becomes obvious where and how profits are sensitive to the key drivers and assumptions, and what is not so important. For ALT, several different bases of calculation have been bandied around, i.e.: - 0.25% of market = $60m profit to ALT (from yesterday's presentation – SH post 1650) - 1% of market = $156m revenue to ALT (ALT presentation to SCSW on 28 December – see SH post 1063) - $1bn sales = $100m contribution to ALT (email from MV to SH earlier this month – see SH post 1087) All of these calculations are sourced ultimately to the ALT board (and MV specifically?) so you would think they should all be consistent with each other, but I’m finding it difficult to reconcile between them; it doesn’t help they are referring separately to revenue, profit and contribution! As it is, these calculations appear to be inconsistent with each other based on the information we have available to us. What I find frustrating is the lack of clarity about what the various numbers represent. I’m sure it would help having access to a comprehensive broker’s note which has crunched the numbers with guidance from the company, but that’s obviously off the table to us plebs. Questions I have about the above include: do references to percentages of ‘sales’ or ‘the market’ refer to the $22bn market or to the smaller chunk that represents the printers’ income? How does the 2.4m figure for ‘web stores’ in the SCSW slide relate to customer and distributor numbers? Do the various numbers quoted for customers and distributors refer to the Aprinta deal, the AIM deal, both or the whole market? What is the profit share that ALT earn on these deals? Is this based on the distributor’s gross margin or the printer’s? How is gross margin defined, e.g. how are sales taxes and other direct costs accounted for? What is the anticipated rate of roll out? To an extent, I fully appreciate this is not seeing the wood for the trees. Take any of the above methods, do the maths and it ends up as a Very Big Number compared to where ALT is now, and if you’re happy with the execution and competition risks, perhaps that should be enough to invest. But to me this all raises some questions, if not about the management themselves then certainly about their ability to communicate and clearly articulate their business case. Often the snake oil salesmen I referred to earlier use deliberate obfuscation as a key part of their toolkit, I would like to think that is not the case here but I still need some convincing this is more than just a good story. Given all this, I’ll remain sceptical unless and until ALT can demonstrate that the business and financial numbers stack up and that they are getting some traction in the form of website roll outs and free cash flow. Given where we are in the story, I expect this to follow fairly quickly. For any lawyers reading, I am emphatically NOT saying that ALT fall into the snake oil category.
09/9/2016
10:21
ggbarabajagal: Chairman speaks on Altitude gains 06 September 2016, 11:27 Altitude (ALT:AIM) chairman Peter Hallett attributes recent gains in the micro cap’s share price to the market cottoning on to the potential of two contract announcements in June and August. Shares in the business, valued at £20 million, have soared 116% in the past week even though no public announcements have been made to the stock exchange. Hallett pointed to two contract updates in June and August, as well as an online article published this week, as potential reasons for the share price gains. ALTITUDE GROUP - Comparison Line Chart (Rebased to first) In August, loss-making Altitude, which provides software-as-a-service products (SaaS) for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), signed a distribution deal with AI Mastermind (AIM). US-based AIM is a buying club for SMEs which claims to be able to offer bulk discounts on services like Sage accounting software. Under the terms of the deal, Altitude will provide AIM members with an e-commerce website and will receive a share of gross margin on orders processed through the platform. In July, Altitude signed a similar deal with Rochester, New York-headquartered Aprinta, which provides promotional materials to businesses like self-branded stationary, mugs and torches.
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