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|Greg - If it becomes a serious threat to an incumbent in its chosen sector of the payments field in the US it could be subjected either to a targeted squeeze (ouch!) or a takeover. The latter would no doubt be profitable in the short term although I would rather see multi years of independent growth.|
|'responding to an increasing number of tenders.'
Ha! I have been waiting for this for a while. I think we are now at the threshold for mass market uptake of ECK's services in the US. Hopefully the profits will start to grow at a real pace and push the share price towards £1-2 in the next year or so.
greg the grinch
|Hero to zero to hero as far as my portfolio is concerned|
|More progress today.|
|Nothing not to like.
Secure payment product and consumer contact solutions provider Eckoh updated the market on its trading for the year to 31 March on Monday, confirming it was "comfortably" in line with market expectations, with revenue and margin growing by over 20% for the fourth year in succession.
The AIM-traded company said it continued to make "good progress" in the UK, and the group's operations in the United States had produced a record year in terms of revenues and order book.
As a result, US-derived revenues would again represent a growing proportion of total group revenues.
"The group continues to benefit from increasing revenue and earnings visibility driven by the increasing proportion of US sales attributable to longer term, software-as-a-service style commercial relationships with customers," the board said in a statement.
"As announced on the 22 March, the company has secured its largest ever payment contract worth $3.7m, and during the year US payment contracts valued at $8.3m were won, with over 90% of this contract value derived from agreements using the preferred SaaS-style pricing model."
Eckoh said its balance sheet remained "robust" with net cash ahead of market expectations at the period end.
The group had a strong pipeline and was responding to an increasing number of tenders.|
|Lampran, does the Singer page say much more than the RNS (just to save me the faff of joining up)?|
Eckoh sitting pretty on four years of 20%+ growth
The management of Eckoh, the AIM-listed provider of contact centre and secure payment solutions, are signalling that the year to the end of March 2017 was “comfortably8221; in line with market expectations, continuing its run of double digit growth. The UK continues strongly, but the rising star is definitely the US. Here there is a rapid shift to SaaS-style contracts (two years ago US companies were generally wedded to enterprise implementations) and a move to larger contracts (see Eckoh goes up-sale in US).
Demand for the company’s secure payment solutions for call centres remains strong and appears to provide some real competitive differentiation. Increased sales and marketing emphasis has generated a strong pipeline. More details should be available on Monday 12th June as the results are published.|
|Eckoh (LSE:ECK) rising today on upbeat trading update.
Exactly the same business model as PCI-PAL (LSE:PCIP) i.e. Contact Centre PCI compliance solutions.
ECK valuation over £100m vs PCIP valuation only £15m.
Makes PCIP a better buy imo.
Also, note that recent PCIP contracts have been won via competative tenders. Taking business from legacy providers.|
|The announcement appears to be a restrained comment on a rather good result, noting that it "comfortably" met expectations and thereby implying that the figures will come in nearer the top end of the predicted range.
I partcularly like the cash ahead line -
"Eckoh's balance sheet remains robust with net cash ahead of market expectations at the period end. The Group has a strong pipeline and is responding to an increasing number of tenders."|
|Good news, steady as ye goes, RNS this morning.|
|Bought at 8p should be well rewarded. Felt sorry for them with the ITV phone -in they should never have been fined.|
|Been there, stayed faithful well before the ITV phone-in debacle and often wondered why, still it finally found its way and now waiting for the breakout....!|
|yes I know I was joking. I think I have had them since 2001. got them at 17p watched them drop until about 4p and now finally profitable|
|I can’t give you a 15yr chart but can summarise its performance over the period. I’ve been holding it (in and out) for most of that time. Between 2003 and 2013 ECK’s share price languished well below 10p for virtually a whole decade, with a few brief (very brief) excursions above 10p before eventually coming to life in 2014 and reaching 40’s in 2015, the rest is shown on the 2 yr chart. Hope that helps.|
|Can you show it over 15 years it will look better lol|
|No idea, probably an increased major shareholding, so may see an RNS reflecting this soon. I have added a Long Term Chart to the Header to show where the sp's currently placed over a 2 year time frame.|
|Sharp tick up today, any rumours?|
|AISHAH - Not sure I agree about lack of competition in the broad payments field but they do appear to have a notably good product in the particular area they specialise in. Given the recent signs of contract progress there should be a cheerful commentary on growth prospects to accompany the results, which is just as well because we know that there is some catch-up required following the interims.
I am hoping for some pointers soon and expect a trading statement within the next two to three weeks.|
|Interesting that Adam Moloney the departing FD increased his overall shareholding when recently exercising his options.|
|Contract value this year around 5 times that of last year. US mkt seven times larger than UK and ECK have one of the leading secure payments offering. With not many competitors, ECK could be a natural choice for contact centre security solutions. Expect re-rating and upgrades as move to SaaS starts to pay off. imo.|
|That must be why the finance director recently increased his holding by over 500,000 shares, because they are going to issue a warning, why didn't I think of that, oh yes I know why, because I am not shorting them and trying to talk them down when they have just won a near $4M contract|
|or pay school fees|
|Maybe they needed a new kitchen|
|Oldish news but between them they sold 8.6% of their combined holding|