Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Blue Prism Group Plc LSE:PRSM London Ordinary Share GB00BYQ0HV16 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.00 0.07% 1,531.00 535,303 16:35:20
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1,531.00 1,535.00 1,544.00 1,500.00 1,530.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 141.40 -81.40 -92.95 1,444
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:26:14 O 3,513 1,523.902 GBX

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Blue Prism Daily Update: Blue Prism Group Plc is listed in the Software & Computer Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker PRSM. The last closing price for Blue Prism was 1,530p.
Blue Prism Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 1,477p and a 12 week average price of 1,365p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,900p while the 1 year low share price is currently 797.50p.
There are currently 94,300,133 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 386,630 shares. The market capitalisation of Blue Prism Group Plc is £1,443,735,036.23.
mccore: You have no idea of his personal financial or tax situation, regardless of how much he earns. The options were awarded in 2018, he probably just needed the money for something now and exercised while the share price is above the 2018 strike. This share price is volatile so it might have been best for him to do it now.
orange1: Sure. But if you thought the share price would be going up 50% or more on the back of the US listing you would make alternative financial arrangements wouldn't you? Particularly if you are the Finance Director. You wouldn't sell your options now to raise 80k if you could get far more for them a few months down the road. And given he earns 300k a year he can't be desperate to raise money for a home improvement. It all points to him thinking that there is no great likelihood of his option sale yielding very much more in the short term. Pointless discussing this much further - just my take on matters.
orange1: But the options had a lapse date of 31 January 2028 so it was not as if he had to exercise them. By exercising them and selling them now, when the price was falling, he clearly indicates that he does not expect any short term hike in share price.
orange1: The finance director selling selling a total amount of 39517 shares on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week is not exactly positive news. If a US listing was around the corner and this was going to lead to a large increase in PRSM's share price surely he would have hung on, particularly as they were share options he was selling.
dg1966: Hughie1234 , I would suggest your response of garbage is wide of the mark. If you know the BRSM EMEA sales structure you'll know the individuals that fit the description accurately. my point is there are too many of them. As you will also be aware oddly, a significant percentage of Stock in PRSM are held by employees that may contribute to the company weakness I highlight , why do ' Fat Cat last position guys go ' ? they don't unless pushed and for £$€ . The goal is to stay in hopping for a company buy out. They are ' legends in their own reflections '. Where are the new Big Logo Global new customers ???? There aren't any , you may know of them if you work their . But any other failing is that if they exist then why won't they go public with PRSM with joint announcement PR etc.why ????? Companies of comparable positions as PRSM in their sectors have NEW Logo's and Testimonials in their quarter results PRSM can't , wont, don't = poor I do agree 100% with the CEO's commentary re US listing YES they need to do this as an industrial Estate in Warrington company is laughable . Hughie you my friend know all these points are correct. I'm back in at 1400 with 100K shares so YES I'd like all the good that is possible to be delivered. Perhaps a CISCO former Executive is what is needed , The Timoc guy is week and VMware Guy he could be good if from EMC heritage if not a fluffy failure I fear , I'm hoping for 30% growth in New Logo's and profitable come Oct . Here's hopping again HGW
dg1966: Sadly I'm out just now as sold peek of share price on Good News update in November and tied in to AML & RR just now. It will be interesting to see if PRSM have been able to secure any New Logo sale to ' buyers / Boards ' working from home in lock down with a very to replace 30% their work flows and Staff . I suspect the numbers will be in their old favourites a diminishing no. of existing customers . The Sales force are a 'a lazy fat cats club' as you'll know... GLA i'll get back in when the others move, and before the merger.
bensug: Dannyboy, Thanks for the counter arguments - always good to have both sides. I should hold my hand up and say I was long PRSM until the Shadowfall article hit, then I went short just because I knew it would hit sentiment. Then when I read the article properly and did more research I felt that the drop was unwarranted and went back in long. The data on PRSM is of course open to interpretation. My view is that PRSM revenue data is unlikely to be fraudulent (especially given the fact they plan to list in the US and will therefore be subject to much greater scrutiny). If the revenue is not fraulent (and there have been no suggestions that it is)then the growth relative to the market looks good. I don't agree that RPA cost reductions are insignificant - as implementations are scaled up, the amount of work that is being replaced scales accordingly and will result in major cost reductions. See recent artcle below. hTTps:// "RPA also comes with the promise of up to 45% automation of work activities and US$2 trillion savings in global workforce cost. Specifically, in the Asia Pacific region (APAC), the RPA market size is expected to worth US$2.9 billion and grow by 203% by 2021." Again to respond to the price erosion issue. You may be right in terms of a "price per bot" as an industry average. But I think in common with every other tech industry the winners wil be those who are able to climb fastest up the value ladder, adding additional functionality that make managing RPA easier at scale, and adding addional features with AI & ML that lead step by step to RPA becoming "Intelligent Automation". I do think Blue Prism rested on its laurels for too long in the R&D area, but this has been recognised and is being addressed now. From another ecent article on "RPA is continually evolving. The next-gen RPA is integrated with artificial intelligence and machine learning. With such integration, the bots learn each time a task is performed. There are several organizations that provide robotic process automation services combining their expertise in business process management. This results in a result-oriented productive business ecosystem." On the switching costs, it may be easy if you have a few bots on desktop, running a few procedures. Once you roll out a scale though I would question how easy this is to do. Finally on the point about other tech automation areas doing much better than RPA during the pandemic. At first this does look bad, but when I looked into it, the difference seemed to be for the following reasons. i) The industries that RPA is used in were particularly badly affected by the pandemic. ii) The priority during the pandemic was mission critical areas like staff communication, remote access etc that were needed to keep the wheels of the organisation running. Large infrastructure projects that fell outside that remit were necessarily delayed. iii) Implementing RPA is actually quite a staff intensive process, so understandable that companies would not prioritise this till staff are back in.
bensug: SHADOWFALL IS CHASING SHADOWS I have been researching more into this company and have come to the conclusion that this is a classic example of a short seller writing a note on an industry they don't really understand. I came across this note at the weekend hTTps:// which gives a completely different take on the company. One of the key points made is that Gartner has indicated the RPA market growth has fallen from 62.9% in 2019 to 11.9% in 2020 due to COVID-19 affecting customers investment in infrastructure projects. However Blue Prism has been growing at 40% despite this market slowdown, which makes the results even more impressive than they seemed at first sight, and seems to indicate that Blue Prism has actually been gaining market share during the pandemic, which undercuts the main thesis behind ShadowFalls note. Gartner also forecasts a strong rebound in 2021 as we emerge from the pandemic and companies invest in new models of working - see this article for more commentary on this hTTps:// Also the note above focuses on the differences between PRSM and the other two players in the market. ShadowFall got their facts wrong on Blue Prism's product being focussed on the commodity end of the market - in fact they focus on the enterprise segment of the market and have 20% of the Forbes Global 2000 as customers. A key differentiator here is the cloud version as this enables rapid scaling of the solution which is something reviewers of the other two main solutions have said is a challenge. PRSM's solution is growing at 147%. I looked into some of the other claims made by Shadowfall about commission payments etc and my conclusion is that they don't really understand the technology sales process (my background is 15 years of SAAS technlogy sales). High levels of commission payments in a growing technology business are a leading indicator of high and stable future revenues. As a technology company gains credibility amongst its customers and in the marketplace, the company begins to be able to lock in customers with longer contracts. To achieve this the sales reps are incentivised to create longer term contracts by being given up front commissions for achieving these lock-in arrangements. This is standard industry practice and understandable as reps are unlikely to close deals if they can’t be sure they will be paid if they leave etc. The flipside of this is that commission payments for locked-in deals then fall to zero over the rest of the life of the contract. For customers who do not have a multi-year contract yet it makes sense for sales reps to be given commission for renewals as there is still work to be done in keeping competitors out and upselling as part of the new contract. So again Blue Prism is following industry norms in relation to its commission structures and in a manner which rewards its high performing reps, while maximising future revenues. i.e. nothing to see here, and it’s intelligent of Blue Prism to recognize the value of its sales reps – anyone who has worked in tech sales will tell you that however good the product is it never sells itself. I also looked into the claims about falling revenue per customer and sales and marketing employee. Again Shadowfall seems to have misunderstood the industry. Revenue per sales and marketing employee decreased over the last couple of years for a simple reason - they were hiring to create future revenue growth. Anyone who has worked in technology sales will know that it takes time to train a sales rep and get them ramped up to full productivity especially for the type of large-scale enterprise sales that Blue Prism specializes in. Typically it is not until the second year that reps can be expected to earn full quota, and for enterprise deals the sales cycle can last up to a year. Similarly with new marketing hires it takes time for the investment in new talent and strategies to pay off. This years sales hires will pay off mostly next year, and Blue Prism has demonstrated year after year that hiring in one year leads to revenue acceleration in the next. Similarly revenue per customer has decreased simply due to the addition of so many new customers including many who are just beginning in their roll out journey. My conclusion that Shadowfall has (deliberately or mistakenly) interpreted the COVID-19 related industry slowdown as a weakness in PRSM's model. In fact as we emerge from the pandemic and the cloud of uncertainty lifts, the reactivation of paused opportunities, plus accelerated post pandemic interest in RPA gives Blue Prism the potential to increase its growth rate considerably. And since Blue Prism has invested so significantly in people over the last two years it can comfortably handle this growth without significant headcount increase as last years hires are now ramped up and ready to perform. The reduction in hiring in 2020 and large reduction in other sales related expenses implies much more of this accelerated growth can now fall to the bottom line. So 2021 could easily be a stellar year for PRSM and see a move to cash profit as reiterated by the CEO in the latest trading statement. Moreover given that the Brexit uncertainty is about to disapear, a wall of international money is poised to enter the UK market. If they are looking for bargains in the tech space, PRSM would seem to fit the bill, trading at 1/4 of the multiple of their US peers (on a recurring revenue basis), and being the only major RPA player in the world that you can buy shares in. The short interest is listed by ShadowFall at 14.3% - at average volumes this would take 49 days to cover, so there is potential in my view for a serious short squeeze.
joep1: I agree with hazel, We are using PRSM in the company I worked for (large/international. Companies put their critical business process knowledge into PRSM which PRSM makes very easy. Also related to SAP/HANA recently. So great! But then all RPA processes need to be managed and this can get complex, especially in case of IT breakdowns. And exactly that's where PRSM shows its supremacy. This combined with upfront contracting makes it powerful + PRSM customer support afterwards
dg1966: I'm not so sure this obvious ' empty $ ' PR is really share price effecting . Give the uncertainty and 2nd wave looming, surely rational for the share price hitting 16ish still applies now due to the virtues of RPA. But its slipped away ! Why ? I'm concerned they've had no Business wins to announce and celebrate ? If there are then why are they saving them for Nov 17th next bis up-date . Its as if they are shy that RPA Cognative replaces humans in this climate ? Thoughts ???? is there anybody there ?
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