Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Attraqt Group Plc LSE:ATQT London Ordinary Share GB00BMJJFZ18 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.50 -1.92% 25.50 24.00 27.00 26.00 25.00 26.00 86,923 09:52:35
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 19.4 -4.4 -2.7 - 46

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
16/10/2015
13:33
Another one: http://www.growthcompany.co.uk/news/2492921/attraqt-moving-towards-maiden-profit.thtml
webpax
15/10/2015
15:05
article from a year ago, but still a good read to explain what ATQT do and the progress they have made http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/investing/article-2809665/SMALL-CAP-SHARE-IDEAS-Online-merchandising-firm-ATTRAQT-gains-traction-Britain-s-biggest-retailers.html SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Online merchandising firm ATTRAQT gains traction with some of Britain's biggest retailers By Ian Lyall For Thisismoney Published: 14:46, 27 October 2014 | Updated: 15:24, 27 October 2014 View comments The next time you are out and about in your local shopping centre take time to pause in front of the main display window of the local John Lewis or House of Fraser. It may help you understand the magic AIM newbie ATTRAQT Group is trying to help online retailers weave. Stand back and take a more analytical look. At first glance you’ll see a clever, creative scene showcasing the latest autumn/winter collections. Display window: ATTRAQT’s Freestyle Merchandising platform allows e-tailers to arrange clothing on their websites as if they were high street retailers +2 Display window: ATTRAQT’s Freestyle Merchandising platform allows e-tailers to arrange clothing on their websites as if they were high street retailers Only on closer inspection will you recognise the lengths the merchandising department has gone to peddle those clothing lines. What you’ll see is a blend of new and top-selling items, accessories and some of the older, harder to shift stock all assembled together in order to maximise spend. It is an art. And among shopkeepers there is a saying often trotted out by Top Shop’s Philip Green and his one-time adversary, Sir Stuart Rose, formerly of Marks & Spencer. It is that retail is detail. The internet has done wonders transforming our buying habits – but it doesn’t always achieve the dynamism of the best bricks and mortar operations, where everything is arranged just so. According to André Brown, chief executive and co-founder of ATTRAQT, the blame for that lack of inspiration online is often due to data constraints imposed by enterprise resource planning systems as well as the e-commerce system itself. So the most exciting it gets with some e-tailers is being able to arrange clothing in order of price and gender. ATTRAQT at a Glance AIM ticker: ATQT Value: £11.1million Floated at: 50p Current price: 53.5p ATTRAQT’s Freestyle Merchandising platform brings that eye for detail to e-commerce sites by allowing the merchandisers to mix and match product lines in the most effective way that maximises sales. So the buyer of a new raincoat might be prompted to also consider acquiring a new pair of boots and a bag to match. ‘You look at e-commerce sites and merchandising is based on getting things into categories and then sorting by price or some other numeric,’ said Brown. ‘It is not about creating a mix. But for merchandising to be effective it needs to be a mix in things.’ A recent debutant on AIM, raising £1.25million, ATTRAQT is fast gaining traction with some of Britain’s largest retailers. Among its 84-strong client roster are Tesco, Boohoo and Screwfix. Freestyle Merchandising streamlines and optimises the display, search and recommendation functions. ‘Essentially it acts as an overlay for someone who has a commerce site but is struggling to merchandise effectively. And just about every site has issues around merchandising,’ said Brown. There are five key reasons why retailers like Freestyle like the platform and buy into it. Among ATTRAQT's 84-strong client roster are Tesco, Boohoo (pictured) and Screwfix +2 Among ATTRAQT's 84-strong client roster are Tesco, Boohoo (pictured) and Screwfix The first and most obvious is it offers an immediate uplift in sales; Brown cites one firm that saw a 20 per cent year-on-year boost, which is significant if you are turning over several million pounds a year via a website. ATTRAQT also offers three technologies in one (search, display and control over what is recommended), so the customer doesn’t have to go to multiple suppliers, giving a saving in time and cost. As mentioned earlier there is this ability to control the minutia of how products are merchandised, while the system is easy enough to use by non-technical staff to take the IT department out of the equation. And of course there are the knock-on productivity gains. The company makes its money from charging an installation fee and then from a monthly subscription to its software as a service based on usage. There is an in-built mechanism that means ATTRAQT’s income grows as the site’s popularity increases. The company is targeting a number of opportunities to expand the business including offering a wider array of services and producing additional overseas sites for international retailers. Here in the UK, it is targeting the top 2,000 biggest online retailers – so any company with internet sales of upwards of £750,000 a year. ‘Below that [figure] we probably can’t do enough to help online,’ said Brown. However ATTRAQT is considering developing a pared down version of Freestyle Merchandising for the 180,000 smaller operators here in the UK. The US is also a prime market where it has its eye on a prize of approximately 10,000 potential users of its software. As the broker N+1 Singer points out, the company is already gaining some traction there. Of the 21 new clients won in the first half of the year, five were US-based, it noted. ‘This early traction is encouraging and highlights the significant market opportunity for the group,’ said analyst Tintin Stormont. N+1 is expecting the company to break-even in the fourth quarter of next year, moving to a pre-tax profit of £500,000 in 2016 on sales of £3.9million. ‘We are working to a plan that gets us back to break-even without raising more cash,’ said Brown. ‘And at this stage it is all about delivering on that plan.’
the prophet
14/10/2015
11:52
perhaps Steve Frazer of Shares mag is doing another article on ATQT this tweeted a few mins ago...... Steven Frazer ‏@SharesMagSteve Had a fascinating chat w/ Attraqt #ATQT CEO Andre Brown y/day aft/noon, some very clever stuff under the bonnet
the prophet
09/10/2015
12:00
Been having a look at the past financial performance and the forecasts braking down the year to first half(1) and second half (2) the sales performance over the last few years is as follows: 2013 1 £737K 2013 2 £844K 2014 1 £961K 2014 2 £1125K 2015 1 £1342K The increases, half year on half year starting with 2013 are 14%, 14%, 17% and 19%. ie the sales are increasing at an increasing rate, in line with signing contracts of larger value and the numbers they are signing. Interesting to note margins are also on an upward trend. Forecasts for this year are for £2776K for the year as a whole, which represents a forecast 2nd half performance of 1434K, that looks, based on past performance, a pretty undemanding 7% increase on H1 figures. The forecasts for 2016 are for £3.852m and a maiden profit of £0.5m. That is a 39% sales increase forecast for 2016 over the 2015 figures. Demanding forecasts, but on past performance ATQT look like they are capable of that. The original Techinvest tip for ATQT notes that take-over activity in this sector is high and the typical t/out price is 5-10 times sales, quoting a fair few examples in this range. Based on that, ATQT could have a value as high as £40m next year, equivalent to £2 although, to be fair, any t/over could only be by agreement with the directors as they own the majority of the stock. Bottom line, a year on from floatation ATQT share price has progressed moderately from the 50p float price, but they have performed very impressively on the sales and other financial criteria, with a move into profit/break even expected this current period. At £13m market cap and with a growing global business they look very reasonably priced. imo, dyor.
the prophet
08/10/2015
10:34
recent shares mag article on ATQT. Worth noting that although Sharesmag reckon there is no need to rush in, a break into the black could give a substantial re-rating. My understanding is that that move into profit is happening roundabout now, so given how tightly the shares are held, it may be tricky with +ve news on a move into profits to get hold of any/many shares around current levels. as ever, imo, please dyor. Fundamentals Attraqt’ion STEVEN FRAZER Sep 28, 2015 Retailers are increasingly looking at multi-channel opportunities and international expansion to win customers and retain loyalty, and specialist platform start-up Attraqt (ATQT:AIM) looks well-placed to benefit. The company only joined AIM last year (19 August), raising £1.25 million from investors at 50p for a £10.3 million launch market valuation. The shares are currently trading at 17% premium to the float price at 58.5p While the digital commerce space has been littered with flops during the past 18-months or so, including Mporium (MPM:AIM), the old MoPowered business, Attraqt is rapidly building a customer base, signing 24 new deals in the first six months of this year to 30 June, both in the UK and overseas. This has taken the total to more than 100. Around 20% of those customers are pure online businesses, the bulk being bricks and clicks organisations looking to e-commerce to bolster their traditional store sales. This means Attraqt can leverage its Freestyle Merchandising platform from the ground up, becoming a trusted digital partner to many otherwise traditional businesses. But what makes Attraqt arguably stand out from other e-commerce hopefuls is that management demand cash generation from the business and are not simply chasing top line growth. Chief executive officer (CEO) Andre Brown is ‘very determined on cash positive and break-even,’ explains Panmure Gordon technology analyst George O’Connor after meeting management. This cuts the risk of future fund raisings simply to keep the business going despite having just £190,000 net cash on the balance sheet. ‘We believe the group is on target to reach EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) and cash break-even on a recurring monthly basis during the second half as planned with no further requirements for cash,’ spell out analysts at house broker N+1 Singer There seems no rush to dive in right now but ongoing signs of that vital break into the black could spark a substantial share price re-rating down the line. BROKER CONSENSUS Buy1
the prophet
08/10/2015
08:15
Last time that happened, they said it was a mistake, so I should hurry ;-)
b1ggles
07/10/2015
16:00
surprisingly the current October 2015 issue of Techinvest can be downloaded here: http://www.techinvest.ie/downloads/sample.pdf Don't know if this is a mistake or a generous offer, so be quick whilst stocks last, as it were. The ATQT write up is on page 6.
the prophet
07/10/2015
11:31
this was the well respected TechMarketView on ATQT's recent interim results. Well worth taking note of the last paragraph, as I have not seen those comments or similair elsewhere. ATTRAQT continues its eye-catching performance Michael Larner, 09:46, 09 September 2015 ATTRAQT (the provider of visual merchandising, eCommerce site search and personalised recommendation technology) continued its momentum in H115 with revenues growing 40% yoy to £1.34m. The company’s gross margin increased to 85% (from 79% in H114) leading to the EBITDA loss improving from £310K to £180K. The company singed 24 new deals in the first six months of this year (including All Beauty, Joules, StylistPick.com and Vix Swimwear) with the average value increasing by 31% yoy to £2,322 per month. North America is becoming an important market for the firm with the addition of six new clients in H1, bringing the total clients in the region to 15. At the end of June the total number of clients stood at 100 and by adding 22 client sites ATTRAQT now has 113 live sites. Usage of the Freestyle Merchandising platform surged with a 57% increase in page impressions to 4.2bn and a doubling in the number of transactions. ATTRAQT is expanding its engagements at existing clients with follow-on project work, such as implementing responsive web design. Going forward ATTRAQT is confident that the current success can be maintained thanks to low client revenue churn of 6% coupled with a strong pipeline in both the UK and North America. The fact that is becoming more entrenched among its clients and has been able to grow average contract values bodes well for the future. ATTRAQT's vision is to become the visual merchandising platform of choice for multichannel retailers. The company acknowledges that the firm won’t be able to deliver the vision by themselves. The business plan includes developing strategic partnerships (both in the sales and technology fields) in order to accelerate client growth and expand their product offering. There’s unlikely to be a shortage of potential tie ups.
the prophet
06/10/2015
10:29
Hi cyberbub The techinvest article gave a thorough review of the interim results in a very positive fashion -eg, 'continued sales momentum', 'revenue growth of 40%', 'US operations performed well' etc etc. it's bottom line comment was: 'Attraqt continues to gain traction with leading retailers in the UK, Europe and North America, having signed some important new clients in the first half. Increased average deal size as well as growth in the volume of client renewals and service upgrades, is further evidence of excellent progress'. They rate the shares a 'strong hold', although its worth pointing out they say that a 'hold' means that someone who bought in close to the tip price is advised that the shares are worth holding, even though they could still be a worthwhile buy'
the prophet
05/10/2015
22:16
What did it say in a nutshell, Prophet?
cyberbub
05/10/2015
11:29
Have bought a few of these the other week, like the recurring revenue and the strong growth. Looks a good'un. Decent write up in techinvest over w/end
the prophet
30/9/2015
17:46
I hope so!!
battlebus2
30/9/2015
16:32
Wow nice close... Could we be heading for 100p in the not too distant future?
cyberbub
28/9/2015
15:44
More large delayed trades... seems we do still have a block seller, but he's being taken higher by buying pressure ?
cyberbub
25/9/2015
16:44
Could be, I struggled to get a quote for another 5000 shares online but a dummy sell of 20000 got an immediate price.
webpax
25/9/2015
16:13
Would be great if the seller of the last few months is finally out?
cyberbub
25/9/2015
15:06
Agreed cyberbub looks like the market is finally waking up to the potential here.
webpax
25/9/2015
10:55
Interesting trading the last few days.. something is definitely building IMO...
cyberbub
19/9/2015
11:39
Yes I suppose that there are both technical limits and organisational capacity limits. But by all accounts the management are top notch and hopefully will be able to manage organisational growth. On the technical front they seem to be improving things, they mentioned installing some technology earlier this year which greatly increased platform capacity. Perhaps they will need to raise a bit more cash to expand their platform capacity, that could be by equity, or if they are now profitable they could raise most of it through debt. In any case let's hope they get on with it! As I said before, I have no problem with them doing a small placing say 500k - 1M, if that will accelerate growth.
cyberbub
19/9/2015
11:11
I appreciate these are only targets cyberbub but gaining 15% of the 2000 would take 5 years at the figures quoted. I'm just wondering if the limitation is due to the small size of the company (i.e. not enough staff to do the work) or the limits of their platform or some other reason?
webpax
19/9/2015
10:51
Webpax, 'targeting' doesn't mean they expect to get thousands of clients... The top 2000 retailers is their market... If they got to 2000 clients the share price would be on the moon... A nice steady stream of decent clients is what we need...
cyberbub
19/9/2015
10:07
Just bought in here, this looks like an interesting little company and as cyberbub says it seems to be still under the radar. The only concern I have is what constraints are there that might stop them growing quickly. The CEO said in a Proactive investors interview that they are targeting the top 2,000 retailers in the UK and the top 10,000 retailers in the US. However in the same interview he said with their current plan they are looking at taking on 4 or 5 clients a month. Obviously at that level of take up it's going to take an awful long time to make an impact on those targeted numbers. I wonder what prevents them taking on more clients each month?
webpax
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