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ECK Eckoh Plc

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24 May 2024 - Closed
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Share Name Share Symbol Market Stock Type
Eckoh Plc ECK London Ordinary Share
  Price Change Price Change % Share Price Last Trade
0.00 0.00% 37.00 08:00:00
Open Price Low Price High Price Close Price Previous Close
37.00 37.00 37.00 37.00 37.00
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Posted at 12/3/2024 10:25 by nickelmer
Yes, ECK tends to drift on lack of news but management seems to be improving in this area, years ago they would not have reported this deal, but I am encouraged by their change of attitude and most certainly by the sales performance which has been impressive, I firmly believe this deal is currently under the radar and investors are yet to realise the full significance of the sheer size of RingCentral people should looks them up on the NYSE
Posted at 12/3/2024 08:11 by nickelmer
I think this announcement may be much bigger than many may think, Ring Central are NYSE listed with turnover in the billions a great partner and perhaps a potential future buyer of ECK???
Posted at 06/2/2024 11:33 by boadicea
Good to se ECK performing better, at last. I have held it since 2009 and had built up a significant (for me) holding by 2018. However it looked distinctly frothy in 2020-21 so I substantially reduced, returning last autumn as it seemed to have stabilised. The current rise with the prospect of further recovery to follow puts it back in my significant holdings list.

Good luck to other followers.
Posted at 21/12/2023 17:21 by rabbrooks
It would be wonderful if the company made even a small gesture to shareholders that there is some semblance of life in Eck. It maybe some competitor can pick it up ,brush it down and let us get out with a better return than what is on offer at present. Eck should realise it is not a private company. Exam results this year should show FAILED.
Posted at 23/11/2023 16:09 by rabbrooks
I contacted head office on the last trading day of this year. I was unable to obtain a reply as the telephonist said there were no staff working in the office in what i would have thought impossible on E O Y. She explained that W.F.H. was the method of operation at ECK.
Posted at 21/11/2023 17:47 by nickelmer
I sold a big chunk of these in the mid-sixties, they were ridiculously overvalued at that price. They are in danger of becoming undervalued if things continue as they are. The biggest issue I have with ECK is that they are quite possibly the worst plc when it comes to PR, no news on contract wins (when clearly they are getting some) only the bare minimum updates and so quite rightly shareholders sell up and move on and why not with no information coming out other than twice yearly results. They need to win, and announce some decent-sized new contracts in the 2nd half because otherwise, it will be the same slow fall in price as shareholders lose patience, worry over lack of information, so sell up and move on, take a look at their competition PCiPal despite being much smaller they make news announcements all the time, keeping shareholders engaged and encouraged, maybe they should headhunt pcipal's PR team
Posted at 01/11/2023 09:06 by nickelmer
So continued growth and Eckoh are now sat on over £7 million in cash, if the USA opportunity is as the directors suggest, organic growth is undoubtedly the sensible route, with no more wasted acquisitions that always depress the share price. That would seem to leave the door open to some form of raised dividend or share buybacks to improve shareholder value, IMHO
Posted at 15/6/2023 08:43 by nickelmer
Solid results and good to see the dividend being increased. So this puts Eck on a PE multiple of 25 at 40p. I would be interested to know what the forecast for the next year's profits is expected to be as it would give a guide as to the likely EPS and therefore the forward-looking PE. I don't know what is considered a fair multiple in this sector, 25 does not sound cheap by any means but that could obviously fall in 12 months, which is why forward guidance on next year would be so helpful to investors.
Posted at 19/4/2023 16:50 by wjccghcc
Well rightly or wrongly, I've been buying back at 31p. I hold both ECK and PCIP and not sure I agree with you Simon regarding superiority of one over the other. They both also seem to be expanding in different directions.

PCIP have a narrower product set and are focussed on the SME market through their channel partners. They are developing new products to make payments easier/cheaper for their client base.

ECK have a broader product set, sell less through channel partners, and are focussed more on the larger enterprise market. They are developing new products to make them more secure in their customer interactions.

PCIP ARR grew 8% in H1. ECK growth in the US ARR was 16% but the flat mature UK side reduced that to 10% for the company. ECK has much better cashflow, owns the freehold of its head office and doesn't have the downside of the patent dispute. PCIP is currently more nimble so will probably grow faster as a whole.

It will be interesting to see which path is the more successful.
Posted at 29/11/2022 17:33 by tole – Cloud Security has Sunny OutlookBy Mark Watson-Mitchell 28 November 2022 3 mins. to readEckoh – Cloud Security has Sunny OutlookAs the shift towards greater remote working continues apace, it creates a number of security threats for this group's clients.Strong order momentum, especially in new business, has been a marked improvement in the interim period to end September for Eckoh (LON:ECK).Previously it has focused solely on the UK and US markets, but it now has an increasingly cloud-based security proposition enabling increased activity to come from an expanding international market.Engage your customers safelyBased in Hemel Hempstead, the £118m capitalised group provides Customer Engagement Security Solutions, which enable enquiries and transactions to be performed on whatever device the customer chooses, allowing organisations to increase efficiency, lower operational costs, while also providing an omnichannel experience for the customer.Its solutions include advanced interactive voice response (IVR), speech recognition IVR, visual IVR, chatbots, and AI customer service.The company's secure payment solutions include: CallGuard, an automated IVR system; DataGuard for payments made over the web or a mobile; ChatGuard for payments made through a web chat or chatbot; EckohPAY, automating recurring payments through secure IVR; Pay by Link, a secure digital payment link; online payments, payment methods, personal customer data, remote agent payments; and payment card industry compliance solutions.Clients are helped to take payments and transact securely with their customers through all customer engagement channels. The solutions offer merchants a simple and effective way to reduce the risk of fraud, and to secure sensitive data.Across various sectors in both the UK and the US, Eckoh has an extensive portfolio of large enterprise clients including government departments, telecoms providers, retailers, utility providers and financial services organisations.The customer engagement industry is already facing new security challenges from the permanent shift towards greater remote working, and a deteriorating global economic environment is likely to only exacerbate the number of security threats.Halfway advance points to strong yearLast Wednesday the group announced its interim figures to end September. They showed a 33% growth in group revenues at £19.6m (£14.7m), while the group's adjusted EBITDA was 44% better at £5.0m (£3.5m), lifting earnings per share up 32% to 1.06p at the halfway.The group's CEO, Nik Philpot, stated that: "These are a great set of results, showing the anticipated strong progress in key areas. I am particularly pleased with the increasing organic and overall levels of ARR and contracted orders. They reflect our organic growth, the successful integration of Syntec, strong growth in the key North American market, and the ongoing momentum from cloud deployments.The group's interims show that it is on track to deliver some material growth in the current year. Importantly what came through was the strength of the North American business.The EquityThere are some 292.6m shares in issue.Larger holders include Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management (16.74%), Liontrust Asset Management (14.04%), Chelverton Asset Management (6.24%), Herald Investment Trust (5.49%) and Blackrock Investment Management (4.45%).Broker's Views – a Price Objective of 80pBrokers Singer Capital Markets have current year estimates to end March 2023 for £40.0m revenues, up from £31.8m, while adjusted pre-tax profits are set to rise from £5.2m to £7.6m, with earnings of 2.0p (1.6p) and dividends of 0.70p (0.67p) per share.Already they have pencilled in further growth in the coming year with £43.2m revenues, £8.3m profits, 2.0p earnings and a 0.80p dividend per share.At Canaccord Genuity Capital Markets, their analyst estimates £40.5m current year sales, with £7.3m adjusted pre-tax profits, worth 1.91p in earnings and amply covering a 0.80p dividend per share.The brokers are going for a Price Objective of 80p compared to the current 40p in the market.Both sets of brokers agree that there are significant cross-selling opportunities for the group as both its operational base and its service offerings expands.My View – setting a Target Price at 50pThe very positive tones emitted from the Interim results shows that the shares are undervalued and capable of very good growth in the next year or so.At the start of 2022 this group's shares were trading at around 52.5p, since when they have been as low as 36.2p, which was just a couple of weeks ago.Now at 40p, I do feel that the current year's prospects will help to increase the group's share price.I will now set a Target Price at 50p, which could well be achieved early in 2023.

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