Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Blackbird Plc LSE:BIRD London Ordinary Share GB0004740477 ORD 0.8P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.50 -3.08% 15.75 84,303 10:01:02
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15.50 16.00 16.25 15.75 16.25
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 0.87 -2.60 -1.07 53
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
10:22:15 O 10,000 15.62 GBX

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Blackbird Daily Update: Blackbird Plc is listed in the Software & Computer Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BIRD. The last closing price for Blackbird was 16.25p.
Blackbird Plc has a 4 week average price of 15.75p and a 12 week average price of 12p.
The 1 year high share price is 19.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 5.28p.
There are currently 335,239,092 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 486,856 shares. The market capitalisation of Blackbird Plc is £52,800,156.99.
_m_k: Happy new year to all! Share Price Compo Well done Aimster4400, the reigning 2018 champ retains the crown to take the 2019 title for the share price prediction competition, with your prediction of 17p and a closing price of 17.0 (up 100% from 8.4 last year). The thread awaits Aimster4400's 2020 prediction with bated breath! Second place to gnmartin with a prediction of 18p. Hopeless optimist awards go to des998, NickB and _m_k. The 2020 competition has fifteen entries already and an average price of 80p (up from 51p in 2019). Thread Title hxxps:// ((01+02+12+23+41+55)%13)+1 == 5 Last UK national lottery draw numbers of 2019 added together then modded by the number of entries (13), adding 1 to offset from zero gives a winning entry number of 5. Congratulations pat_cash. Flag Counter New flag counter added. At 73k the 2019 thread attracted 15% more page views compared to 2018. Visits from the US in 2018 were 123. Lets see how that changes over 2020, perhaps a good metric to baseline. Let's see what 2020 brings.
chriscallen: Knowingly granting a share option to employees when a major deal is very certain imminently would be of interest to HMRC. I would expect them to take the line that the strike price was too low and that the difference between the share price when the news became public and the strike price is taxable in the current year and not when the option is exercised - potentially a large sum for employees to find when they cannot sell the shares. So I think Bonio10000 is right. The only issuea in my mind are whether BIRD can break the £1M barrier for the first time and by how much the total turnover since it floated now falls short of capital raised from shareholders. The option grant is only what they have done before so investors should not be surprised.
chriscallen: All that is lacking from these conversations are the several large wins alluded to a year ago by IM. I don't think the State Dept was in his mind when he said this but I might be wrong and anyway "one" is not several. There is nothing else they need to do other than to book some more decent new contract wins. That will transform BIRDs situation and the share price. The importance of the Player cannot be over emphasised in IMs strategy as set out in a published interview in July: "The company's growth is dependent on large-scale rollout of cloud post and distribution, but Blackbird believes the "problem of visibility" is industry wide. "We can solve this issue by rolling out our Player and content creation tools within large OEM systems," says McDonough. "This is how I believe the demand for Blackbird will expand rapidly."
mcsean2164: It's been a year and nothing. Huge fanfare about a player that died not with a shout but a whimper. Here it is: htTps:// The player has been live for ages. If you think that referencing a section of a video and tagging it is HUGEEEE maybe think again. Here is how I would do it: That it, the original video is referenced so that if it is taken down the video doesn't have a source and doesn't play. It would be ridiculously easy to record any video by cloaking a screen grabber program to run as part of the LCD transmission physical section. You don't have to record the screen with a mobile phone. Coming up to Christmas and still nothing. I'm sure most recognise ramping when they see it. "Why isn't IM buying more?" Answer: Maybe he has spent all he can afford. I went to school with some people who were very rich. To them, spending a few million on something to make them look good and give them a leg up to something better might be considered worth the risk. As it stands, IM has actually profited from his investment. He is 2 years in and can now look for another job having doubled the share price of BIRD. A fabulous achievement. "BIRD have secret communication channels that means they don't need to communicate with the general public or share holders". Ans: Yeah right, whisper rooms. As Chris has eloquently pointed out BIRD won the state department through a veterans group. That sounds to me like they got lucky through their A&E association. This is 100% not good enough. They are still massively loss making despite their 'secret' communication channels. The level of BS of late of stultifying. This is a discussion board, why not discuss the facts honestly?
chriscallen: Since IMs appointment was announced on 31/08/2017 the BIRD website shows there have been 61 Press Releases classified as RNS or RNS Reach. 10 of those Press Releases related to actual income producing sales (though others involved tie ups that could well lead to sales e.g. Google). TownNews (4) and IMG (1) related to the expansion of an existing pre IM customer. The remaining 5 all occurred in this current year, namely: Peloton, Australian National Rugby League, A+E Networks, Corrivium and the US State Dept. Peloton and Corrivium are akin to start ups (the first having a capital raising recently) and the second having a turnover of less than Australian $500,000 on the latest figures I have been able to locate. The unreservedly good news is that the RNL, A+E Networks and the US State Dept look like substantial wins that could expand rapidly. Whether the contacts made in Amsterdam and at earlier events can be turned into paying customers is the burning question. BIRD now has tie ups with Microsoft, AWS and Google and that if nothing else must build their credibility. The current share price suggests that the market is still uncertain so actually signing up one or more large contracts or several medium sized contracts appears to be be a precondition of a re-rating of the shares. The jury is still out but the actions taken by IM seem to be pushing BIRD along the right track and the signs remain positive.
invest360: Given that the value of Blackbird is based on the sales it makes - and that those sales (we expect) will start to come in faster and faster over the next 12 months or so - and if they come in at the volume we anticipate, even at a mundane level (say £15m - £20m), then the effect on the share price in the medium term will be at the scale of order(s) of magnitude, so short term share price movements even of scale of 30%-50% are just local noise - tantalising thought they are.
invest360: I agree about your binary point, NickB. About a year ago there was a, say, equal risk that they'd make it big (10x-50x) or run out of money (in 30 months as it was then) and go bust. We knew they had great tech but the $bn question was whether any large companies would want to buy the product? That question has been answered, now, given the type of corporates they�ve sign-up recently, like A+E (Disney). The next question was, having bought the product, would there be any proof of it going down well? I think that question was answered by TownNews - increased penetration from 3 - 46 news stations in a year. And on Monday we learned that their partner Deltatre will be increasing its penetration into NFL from just Europe to another 181 countries (having increased the online viewership of NFL by 48%). And the Senior Director of Production at A+E says that he is "Psyched ... about the deployment of Bird" and even though it's a 6-figure deal it's only penetrated about 10% of the corporation. So that risk has been dealt with, too. Next hurdle is whether there are any competitors about to eat their lunch? It's hard to be sure about this, but we know that the issues involved in producing Codecs of this sophistication (Cloud + Faster than real time ingest + 2Mb download + Pro-editing + java script + zero-latency + 21 USP player + 8m hours of professional usage) are going to be challenging for anyone to emulate/better. And SS and his team have had 30 years of doing nothing other than this � so they know a thing or two. More to the point, people at the cutting edge of this market, like CTO of Deltatre say �Best of breed� and CEO of TownNews: �� can�t get anywhere else.� Then Google announce that BB are one of only 6 founding partners in their big push into becoming the dominant player in the Cloud. With all this in mind my view is that BB have now removed that barrier, as well. If that is the case then the pipeline that 5 salespeople have been working on over 2 years must be around 200-300 major corporates, will start to turn into deals pretty soon. This includes the work of 10 global partners, plus AWS, Azure (who delivered A+E) and now Google. From this evidence, my belief is that we can finally say with some confidence that it�s highly likely that deal flow is about to start coming pretty thick and fast. If that is the case, then as soon as they break even, and with a gross margin of 85% then for EVERY �100k deal (ie tiny) you can imagine how this will affect the share price on a P/E ratio of 20-30. I invite you to do the maths� There are companies quoted on the FTSE 250 that might have �bn turnover but < 10% net profits. But BB is a SaaS company where even a �50m turnover would create a similar market cap. If I�m right, then the share price is a shadow of it's potential. As Adam said on the first night �Stand back, Eve, I�m not sure how big this thing is going to get.�
cabi1: Horneblower, I don’t think the BIRD share price will be effected by the dip in the Dow. I believe we are going through a re-rating. The Google seal of approval, and the interest in everything relating to the Cloud will see the share price back up above 12p and beyond. News of a significant deal into the 20’s, large seven figure deal, and we are talking 40+. The movement in the share price this week, plus the Google partnership will feed through over the weekend, and early next week, so I think we still have further to go. No one in the right mind, even McSean is going to bail out now, just as it’s about to take off. This could be huge. You’ve got to be in it to win it. IMHO.
sideshowbull: 3...2...1! Woosh LSE:BIRD Blackbird Share News (BIRD) 2 Following BIRD BuySell Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description Blackbird Plc LSE:BIRD London Ordinary Share GB0004740477 ORD 0.8P Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade +0.00p +0.00% 7.00p 6.75p 7.25p - - - 0 01:00:00 Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m) Software & Computer Services 0.9 -2.6 -1.1 - 20.68 Print Alert Blackbird PLC Blackbird signs A+E Networks 19/06/2019 7:00am UK Regulatory (RNS & others) Blackbird (LSE:BIRD) Intraday Stock Chart Today : Wednesday 19 June 2019 Click Here for more Blackbird Charts. TIDMBIRD RNS Number : 6793C Blackbird PLC 19 June 2019 19 June 2019 Blackbird plc ("Blackbird" or the "Company") Blackbird signs A+E Networks Blackbird plc (AIM: BIRD), developer and seller of market-leading cloud video platform Blackbird, is pleased to announce that it has agreed a significant six-figure, multi-year deal with A+E Networks. A+E Networks, a joint venture between Hearst Communications and Disney, will incorporate Blackbird within its media infrastructure for a range of key video workflows. The use of Blackbird is designed to deliver major productivity enhancements across A+E Networks' business. A+E Networks has a portfolio of global brands that includes A+E, History, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, fyi and Viceland. The integration of Blackbird will enable A+E Networks' vast video library to be rapidly ingested and accessed in the cloud. Executives, producers, editors, marketers and others within A+E Networks will be able to view, edit and enrich content from anywhere, on any device. Blackbird will significantly accelerate the visibility, immediacy and management of A+E Network's video archive for the repurposing of content. Blackbird will also enable live clipping workflows. With the growth of live video aired across its portfolio, A+E Networks can quickly deliver content highlights to social media channels. In addition, the Blackbird Review app enables A+E Networks to review, comment and approve video content on handheld devices. The agreement with A+E Networks continues Blackbird's growth across North America and internationally. It follows recent deals with Peloton, MSG Networks, Deltatre, IMG, NRL and TownNews. Contacts:
chriscallen: The share price will as we all know in market terms always be dominated by prospective earnings and the best sign of that is having some significant earnings now and possibly even a profit. In terms of numbers this is essentially a specialised software business in a fast growing sector. So taking a very conservative p/e ratio of 10 and a profit margin of 80% on sales (many software companies are higher because the bulk of the cost of the product has already been borne before a sale is made). There are just short of 300M shares in issue. On these assumptions to get a share price of 50p the company needs to have profits of 5p per share. That requires a net profit of £15M and sales of £18.75M. If the p/e ratio were 20 this drops to less than £10M sales. So we can speculate as much as we like but it all comes down to sales and margins achieved. If we take what IM said in November 2018 as his view of what could be achieved that level of sales is clearly feasible. It is the sales record that is keeping the share price nailed to the floor and no matter what the BoD say or the optimistic PR that is put out the share price won't change significantly until one or more large customers sign on the bottom line. Only then it will take off.
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