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DARK Darktrace Plc

0.40 (0.12%)
01 Dec 2023 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Darktrace Plc LSE:DARK London Ordinary Share GB00BNYK8G86 ORD GBP0.01
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.40 0.12% 347.30 1,397,325 16:35:24
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
347.50 348.50 348.10 340.50 346.70
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Prepackaged Software USD 545.43M USD 58.96M USD 0.0834 41.67 2.46B
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:04:13 O 48 346.347 GBX

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Posted at 01/12/2023 08:20 by Darktrace Daily Update
Darktrace Plc is listed in the Prepackaged Software sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker DARK. The last closing price for Darktrace was 346.90p.
Darktrace currently has 706,755,492 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Darktrace is £2,455,975,335.
Darktrace has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 41.67.
This morning DARK shares opened at 346.70p
Posted at 17/10/2023 06:39 by r9505571
Consensus EPS estimates fall by 26%The consensus outlook for fiscal year 2024 has been updated.2024 EPS estimate fell from US$0.081 to US$0.06 per share.Revenue forecast steady at US$668.1m.Net income forecast to shrink 28% next year vs 13% growth forecast for Software industry in the United Kingdom .Consensus price target broadly unchanged at UK£5.09.Share price fell 8.6% to UK£3.57 over the past week.
Posted at 07/7/2023 05:49 by masurenguy

London Stock Exchange-listed Darktrace (LSE:DARK.L) uses machine learning to scan regular business operations and detect tiny irregularities that can be vulnerable to cyber attacks. Cyber security is already a $200bn market and demand is only likely to increase, says Streeter, who suggests the shift to digital should open up new opportunities and markets for the firm. It is a relatively new entrant to the stock market, having only listed in June 2021, but its share price is up 14% this year to 302p.

“Tricky macroeconomic conditions mean there are some short-term headwinds to new customer additions but 99% of revenue is subscription based which should provide a sticky revenue scheme. Management expects full-year annual recurring revenue to grow by around 30%. However, profits are likely to remain slim while the business scales which is an added risk.” said Susannah Streeter, head of Money and Markets for Hargreaves Lansdown.

No position but just added to my watchlist.
Posted at 15/6/2023 15:00 by doctorbird
Suddenly no posts for a while,just when DARK looks interesting? So much gloom.

I have come here because I know nothing about the company and wondered what views are held by those with positions. My interest was sparked by the weekly price chart showing narrowing Bollinger bands. It is an example of this setup with NB7, the narrowest band in seven periods, followed in one or two more periods by a breakout, direction unknown. See Alan Farley's Master Swing Trader for numerous examples.
So my first trade DARK1 from 24th April to 24th May gained 9.11%. DARK2 entry 22nd May was only 3p lower than DARK1 exit, not brilliant. Worse, the BOA assessment that I have read about here was an immediate setback, but that was short-lived and the chart continued looking good, today breaking above last month's high.
Looking at the charts up above shows a very steady improvement in price over several months. ForeverBull says bizarre. Please let me know if there is a real reason for concern. What is it about competition that DARK cannot match?
Posted at 27/3/2023 16:05 by clive7878
Gas prices are falling but food prices are very strong.
I do believe that Sunak is doing a good job, and he will succeed in reducing inflation and subsequently interest rates. So by the end of the year things could be better.
However the Investors Chronicle - and I agree with them - for Dark we do need positive evident that their targets are in fact being met before we see any substantial rise in share price, which may not be in the immediate future.
It could be a dead duck for the time being. Now at 266p. So the share price could just bum along, and even weaken.
Posted at 09/3/2023 23:31 by clive7878
Thought the Guardian report was a bit down beat, although thr positive reason why I am in is for the potential growth prospects. Although more evidence of the growth prospects is required to kick start the share price past £3.00. The share price has been bouncing around a bit of late. There does appear to be a few buts that keep cropping up.

IC this morning Friday, did say that more positive evidence of higher earnings,
is needed before the share price breaks out, of its current range though.
I agree with that. Growth prospects appear to be good, but more actually confirmation
is required.
Posted at 08/3/2023 16:56 by clive7878
Share price is very volatile at present, not breaking out above 275, after a continued drift since the dizzy heights of nearly £10.
When the company confirms the growth potential of 30% actually happens,
the share price could very well see the Berenberg reiterated price of 600,
and it could even then fly - but for the time being it may well stagnate .

when one reads simply wall it does has good prospects,
and I am in for the potential re-rating at some stage.
I was surprised today that the share price did not response though.

Trading at 65.2% below our estimate of its fair value - (as per Berenberg)
Earnings are forecast to grow 81.2% per year - (maybe a bit optimistic)

Risk analysis
Volatile share price over the past 3 months - (one could say over the last 2 years)
Shareholders have been diluted in the past year - (Not so good)
Posted at 14/2/2023 19:04 by albert arthur
Nice price action here, Think I've figured out whats going on (Heavy Short covering)Read This ( The results came out in October when the £ had bottomed out on the $):Considering the recent foreign exchange ("FX") rate environment, Darktrace is now also reporting USD ARR to provide context for its revenue reporting and expectations, which are provided in U.S Dollars ("USD"). Darktrace's USD ARR at 30th September 2022 was $494.4 million, highlighting that, particularly late in the first quarter, exchange rate movements created a $17.1 million headwind that is likely to impact the conversion of constant currency ARR to USD revenue for the rest of FY 2023.Though the U.S. Dollar continues to be unusually strong relative to Darktrace's other operating currencies, its key FX rates have recovered somewhat from the lows experienced in late September. On this basis, Darktrace is maintaining its expectation for FY 2023 year-over-year revenue growth of between 30% and 33%, though it will continue to monitor FX rates, and their potential impacts on revenue, for downside movement relative to rates at this reporting date. To reflect that future FY 2023 revenues are likely to experience increasing drag from FX rate impacts, however, Darktrace now expects that 46% to 47% of its revenue will be recognised in the first half of FY 2023 (previously 45% to 46%). Date: are closing heavily here, se my analsysis, I think the above is why, somthing I've coed called the short D has crossed over, which indicates abnormal closing
Posted at 01/2/2023 15:15 by bbmsionlypostafter mk2
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Re: Follow up questions concerning Darktrace

Darktrace has issued a lame “non-response” to our 70-page report issued yesterday. We note that in its recent RNS, management has not denied any of our allegations, limiting themselves to express “full confidence” in their own accounting practices. In our book, confidence is reserved for the Divine Providence, and we invite DT’s investors to instead follow Ronald Reagan’s advice: “trust, but verify”.
Or rather, given Darktrace’s association with Autonomy, “don’t trust and verify”.

Given the gravity of what we allege, Darktrace should provide quick, concise, and factual answers as a duty to its investors and to the market. Should the substance of the allegations be confirmed correct, we expect Darktrace’s executives to admit their responsibility and resign at once.

None of our concerns have been addressed, so we have compiled a list of follow up questions for the company:

1) What is the nature of Darktrace’s relationship with Strategic Bridge Monaco and why did Strategic Bridge present its partnership with Darktrace sponsoring a motorcycle team whose CEO had just been arrested for fake invoicing and money laundering for the Italian mafia?

2) Why are there as many as four companies named “Strategic Bridge” in different countries all claiming to be resellers of Darktrace? Why do these companies have similar beneficial owners, websites and show few signs of obvious operations?

3) What is the relationship between Darktrace, I-quasar and Strategic bridge? Have any circular transactions been taking place between these entities?

4) Which clients bought Darktrace’s product through Strategic Bridge, I-Quasar, and Strategic Risk Consulting?

5) Why does a former director of Strategic Bridge and current director of I-Quasar figure in a criminal investigation concerning a $2bn VAT dodging fraud?

6) Has Darktrace sold anything to suspected shell company Alfatrade & Services? Why does this company have seemingly no employees, website traffic or an office but has a turnover of $31m?

7) Has Darktrace sold its products to Bolton Group via HWG? Has that revenue been booked? Why does Bolton’s Group IT manager claim that no sale took place?

8) Has Darktrace sold its system to the Verona airport through its partner Eurosystem? Has the Airport ever paid for such purchase? Why did Eurosystem hold three cyber events sponsored by Darktrace shortly after that “sale”? Why were the related webpages deleted? How much did Darktrace pay for such sponsorship?

9) What was the amount of Darktrace’s sale to Bonfiglioli through its partner Yarix/VAR? Was there a price gap between the price paid by the end user and the one paid the partner? Was the event in Rimini hosted by Yarix/VAR sponsored by Darktrace for a comparable amount of the price gap?

10) Has Darktrace booked a sale to Maserati (a renewal) in July 2020? Has Maserati renewed the sale? Was such sale ever charged back?

11) What is the nature of Darktrace’s relationship with Multicomputos? Which clients have purchased Darktrace’s product through such Central American partner? Why did Darktrace sponsor a marketing event organized by this partner? What was the amount of the sponsorship? Was the amount comparable to the amount of the purchases made by Multicomputos?

12) Please provide a table comparing the amounts purchased and the end user identities for the purchases made by the following partners:
a. PC System srl
b. Project Informatica
c. Alkimia Consultores
d. Newtech (Malta)
e. Omnitech IT
f. Eurosystem
g. Strategic Risk Consulting (RHO), Strategic Bridge (Pavia), Strategic Bridge (Lugano),
Strategic Bridge (Monaco)
h. Infinite Insight, Nap IT Solutions, Calibra, Inquest, TBSEK, Proctiv, AVB Group,
Hanzolo, Ipway Networks, ALASCOM SRL, Quantum Security Solutions, GlobalSequr,
NetSpec, Kilele, Ifinet Srl, HadronBit, Perfitcom, Bolton Technologies

13) What is the nature of Darktrace’s relationship with the Innovation Group?

14) Why has deferred revenue (long term) dropped from 33% to 8% of sales in five years? Which procedures are in place to make sure that deferred revenue is not booked as actual revenue?

15) Has Darktrace sold a sizeable portion of its product up to 2020 as “capex” rather than “opex” as stated in the annual reports?

16) Why have we found multiple instances of contracts online clearly pointing to Capex sales?

17) What is meant by the mixed “capex/opex” contracts that partners routinely offer to their clients? Is the same hardware appliance depreciated simultaneously by both DT and the end users?

18) How many “immaterial” instances of “missing end users” were found by DT’s auditors? Which partners were involved?

19)How much revenue does Darktrace generates from Malta, Cyprus and Monaco (relatively small markets)?

20) What % of DT’s marketing budget is used to sponsor partners’ events?

21) Is the huge % of SG&A expenses (mostly marketing) explained by the fact that DT frequently rewards its partners through sponsorships and participation to marketing events as an incentive to engage in anticipated sales and ‘backfilling”?

22) Why is there an apparent 15% gap between the 5% commission salespeople claim to receive [source: Glassdoor] and the 20% that we estimated appeared on the 2021 financial statements?

23) According to DT’s statements, Darktrace was paying Invoke Capital over $4m for
“management support services”. Please clarify in detail the nature of the services provided by Invoke Capital to Darktrace. Were Mike Lynch and Sushovan Hussain remotely running the company?

24) How come most of the executives we profiled in our report did not disclose their prior affiliation with Autonomy Plc in their biography appearing on DT’s website?

25) How come was Mr. Corrado Broli hired at Darktrace with the same position he held at Autonomy despite the allegations that emerged during the Autonomy lawsuit?

26) Why has the quality of account receivables been rapidly deteriorating in the last couple of years reaching as much as 12% of sales (including bad debt and credit loss provisions)?

27) Why have many executives and directors been selling stock aggressively in the recent months?


QCM Team
Posted at 01/2/2023 07:17 by hamhamham1
01 February 2023
Darktrace plc

EBT Market Purchase Programme

Darktrace plc (DARK.L) (together with its subsidiaries "Darktrace" or the "Group"), a global leader in cyber security AI, today announces that Equiniti Trust (Jersey) Limited (the "Trustee"), as Trustee of the Darktrace Employee Benefit Trust (the "EBT") will commence on or about 1 February 2023 making further market purchases of ordinary shares of £0.01 each in Darktrace ("Shares") for up to 10 million Shares (the "EBT Market Purchase Programme").

Purchases under the EBT Market Purchase Programme are for a maximum aggregate consideration of £25 million (inclusive of brokerage and dealing charges). The EBT Market Purchase Programme will complete on or before 30 April 2023, unless extended by Darktrace (subject to applicable law). Shares purchased under the EBT Market Purchase Programme will be used to satisfy existing, planned and anticipated options and awards under Darktrace's employee share schemes, or as otherwise permissible within the terms of the EBT trust deed.
Posted at 14/11/2022 08:30 by the chairman elect
London listed Darktrace / LSE:DARK - Sees Strong Demand for PREVENT Products as Organizations Seek Proactive Cyber Security Solutions

· New data commissioned by Darktrace shows almost two-thirds of organizations do not have high confidence in identifying their greatest vulnerabilities

· 81% believe AI technology would help them to automate their security posture

Cambridge, UK - Monday, November 14, 2022 - Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence (AI), today announced strong demand for its new Darktrace PREVENT ™ product family as organizations seek to prevent cyber-attacks, rather than waiting for breaches to happen. In the three months since PREVENT became generally available in August 2022 , Darktrace has seen the longest list of customer opt-ins than for any product launch in its history.

New data commissioned by Darktrace from International Data Corporation (IDC), a global market intelligence firm, shows that almost two-thirds of organizations do not have high confidence in identifying their greatest vulnerabilities or weaknesses, leaving them exposed to attack.[1] 81% of organizations surveyed stated that AI insights would help them to automate their security posture. This comes as global economic losses due to cyber-crime per year are estimated at $6 trillion and are forecast to rise to $10.5 trillion by 2025.[2] Darktrace PREVENT offers a predictive and preventative approach for tackling cyber-threats and business risk by using AI to 'think like an attacker,' finding pathways to an organization's most critical assets from inside and outside. It is the third product area in Darktrace's delivery of its Cyber AI LoopTM, the industry-first set of always-on AI capabilities that work together to optimize an organization's state of security through a continuous feedback loop.

In the three months since August, customers across all major industries have purchased PREVENT, including, but not limited to:

· ProPhase Diagnostics, a NASDAQ-listed BioTech company based in the U.S.

· Sellen Construction, a leading construction company in the U.S.

· Rudin Management, one of the largest privately owned real estate companies in New York City

· Direct Federal Credit Union, a U.S. credit union serving tens of thousands of members

Other new PREVENT customers include a UK-based housing provider with over 50,000 customers, an international manufacturing and distribution company operating across 100+ countries and a U.S. hospital facility with 700+ employees, among others. All of the PREVENT customers announced today already use Darktrace DETECT ™ or RESPOND ™ , or both of these capabilities, creating a technology ecosystem which continuously learns from the threat landscape as it enhances protections, pre-empts threats and hardens security.

Commenting on his company's use of Darktrace PREVENT, Sergio Miralles, EVP, Chief Information Officer at ProPhase Diagnostics, said : "As a BioTech business with many divisions providing vital healthcare testing services to tens of thousands of customers every day, ensuring that our IT environment is secure is absolutely critical. Darktrace is a staple product for us. One of the first questions we ask ourselves when deploying or developing any new IT programmes is how we can make sure that Darktrace can monitor the stack and ensure they have full visibility of our activities. Historically, that meant they had all the information to defend us against attacks when they happened, but now through the addition of PREVENT, they are also able to proactively shore up our defences before we encounter any breaches. Darktrace's technology is something we can't live without and the ROI has been more than we ever expected."

Commenting on the customer announcements made today, Poppy Gustafsson OBE, CEO at Darktrace, said: "The potential of PREVENT is clear as we see it reflected in the longest list of customer opt-ins for any product launched in Darktrace's history. This technology is making the job of the attacker much harder as it arms security teams with unprecedented, AI-powered tools, which can pre-empt even the most complex cyber-attacks. It represents a fundamental shift in cyber-security, putting security teams on the front foot as they seek to protect their organizations and build cyber resilience."

Commenting on the research, Chris Kissel, Research Director at the International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence for the IT, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets, said: "As organizations contend with an increasingly complex set of cyber security challenges, a reactive approach does not go far enough. CISOs are starting to look at cyber security just like any other operational risk and are turning to a more proactive approach that pre-empts cyber-attacks before they happen, rather than waiting to be breached. It is clear that organizations must adopt a preventative approach and will be increasingly reliant on AI to do so."

Commenting on the geopolitical and macroeconomic environment, Amber Rudd, Former UK Home Secretary and member of Darktrace's Advisory Board,said: "Cyber security risks are one of the most pressing but least well understood risks organizations face today. As the geopolitical landscape becomes more fractious and the world continues on a path of rapid digital transformation, businesses are facing a greater, more complex set of cyber security challenges than ever before - and these are constantly evolving. The predicted global economic losses resulting from cyber disruption are significant. Being proactive requires organizations to understand what their weaknesses are and proactively address these before attackers take advantage. It's exciting to see how Darktrace PREVENT can help organizations to build their cyber resilience in the face of this evolving landscape and against a backdrop of global economic uncertainty."

Commenting on the global cyber security landscape, Alan Wade, Former CIO, US Central Intelligence Agency. President, Wade Associates Inc, said: "There's no question that the next stage of innovation in cyber security must improve the ability to predict and prevent threats from highly organized, and increasingly sophisticated, cyber criminals. The need for this capability is felt even more acutely at a time of escalating geopolitical conflict and when skilled cyber technologists are in short supply. Demand for Darktrace PREVENT clearly reflects a more determined focus among CISOs on solutions that empower them to be proactive and to take action before their systems are breached. It's a game-changer."

Notes to Editors

Read more about proactive security here from Max Heinemeyer, Darktrace's Chief Product Officer: ' What I Learned from My Life as an Ethical Hacker: Prevention is Everything'.

Please see below for additional quotes from Darktrace PREVENT customers:

"For us, it's a huge game changer. We see a substantial ROI in having the tools and capabilities. For us, we've never really had this in a delivery mechanism that was this easy to use." - Mike Sherwood, Chief Innovation Officer at City of Las Vegas

"I like the fact that PREVENT is continuously looking for assets that live outside of our internal IT environment. With PREVENT constantly doing vulnerability testing on our behalf, I don't need worry about missing something - that is very reassuring. It is well worth the cost." - Jim Webber, Vice President of Information Technology at Direct Federal Credit Union, a U.S. credit union serving tens of thousands of members

"We know that the bad guys are gaining knowledge every day. We need to as well. And I think that this proactive approach we're gaining with Darktrace's PREVENT is a requirement now. I don't think it is just an option." - James Davies, Director of IT at Ongweoweh, a Native-American owned supply chain services company

"At Vixxo, the Darktrace ecosystem provides a true feedback loop between the different components of the Darktrace product set that we are using. By introducing PREVENT into our ecosystem, we've been able to identify assets that we previously thought business units had retired." - Klint Price, Head of Technology & Cybersecurity at Vixxo, a facilities management company covering the U.S. and Canada

About Darktrace

Darktrace (DARK.L), a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence, delivers complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. Breakthrough innovations from the Darktrace Cyber AI Research Centre in Cambridge, UK and its R&D centre in The Hague, The Netherlands have resulted in over 115 patent applications filed and significant research published to contribute to the cyber security community. Darktrace's technology continuously learns and updates its knowledge of 'you' for an organization and applies that understanding to achieve an optimal state of cyber security. It is delivering the first ever Cyber AI Loop, fueling a continuous end-to-end security capability that can autonomously prevent, detect, and respond to novel, in-progress threats in real time. Darktrace employs over 2,100 people around the world and protects over 7,700 organizations globally from advanced cyber-threats. It was named one of TIME magazine's 'Most Influential Companies' in 2021.
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