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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Ecsc Group LSE:ECSC London Ordinary Share GB00BYMJ4J99 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +5.00p +4.88% 107.50p 100.00p 115.00p 107.50p 102.50p 102.50p 4,022 11:12:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Technology Hardware & Equipment 4.1 -3.4 -37.7 - 9.78

Ecsc Group Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
22/1/2019
10:17
Yes a good news day but as someone who is long and currently wrong the key continues to be what Ravinder Bahra will do with her holding and there is no way of knowing.
cerrito
22/1/2019
09:35
Taken a few, hopefully correct call!
mustau
22/1/2019
08:01
Excellent update time to buy
hamidahamida
17/1/2019
09:05
Delighted that the price has gone up so much but surprised given the figures of £100k pa seem small in light of managed services order book of £2.4m at the Interims and first half 2018 revenue of £770k. Also note absence of any trading update. I guess the company would say nothing has changed but would be good to explicitly confirm that.
cerrito
15/12/2018
16:02
Fall in share price had rather passed me by till I saw the RNS and the price paid. I see that last week’s volume on LSE was officially 14k shares and the week before 12k shares..ie Mathewson’s purchase was half of last week’s volume. Perhaps a lot of other trades going on elsewhere..anyone have any views? Never sure what it tells us when directors make such token purchases. As per their website, they still have a large amount of vacancies
cerrito
26/11/2018
16:23
Let us hope that Ravinder Bahra has no need/ wish to sell more shares in the immediate future; the reality is that the possibility of more sales will dampen the share price certainly until we get firm news of how the company is doing; I see we had a Trading update this time last year but would not have thought that all that much had changed since the Interims were published on September 11.
cerrito
12/11/2018
23:08
Thanks for that, Psharpy and will be interested to read the report. You are right that the website shows many vacancies-there seem to be --more than the last time I looked but my memory is a bit vague. I guess it is par for the course in this industry. You are right that the board changes have been odd but have no idea if what you suggest is true and if it is, if it is now water under the bridge. I see that Friday and today were active days in ECSC terms with 10 thousand odd shares traded each day. I would think this is a dangerous share to short given the low level of trading which reflects, the presence of many EIS investors and the shareholding structure. Of course if either of the two large investors want to sell, heaven knows what will happen to the share price.
cerrito
24/9/2018
13:27
£25 per month fee
euclid5
12/9/2018
09:10
>>>>Ali You have to register (which is free) to get the dashboard and the updates, this also gives you access to a few of the broker notes. If you want access to all the broker notes, you will need to register and subscribe (there is a 10% discount for ShareSoc members I believe)
timbo003
12/9/2018
07:26
Hi Tim- went to website reasearch tree- cant locate the dash board- please indicate how?
ali47fish
11/9/2018
08:58
>>>>Cerrito Unicorn are in the enviable position of being able to raise new "soft" VCT money each year, so hopefully there should be no need for them to sell in order to satisfy investor redemptions (as in OEICs)
timbo003
11/9/2018
08:53
Morning Ali I use Research Tree to keep up to date on research notes, you can customize their dash board to list all the shares you are interested in and they will also send out regular updates on new research
timbo003
11/9/2018
08:45
Thanks timbo003 for posting that Allenby link and let’s hope for all concerned that we have a stable management in place. I note no forward guidance, which to me is strange. The only comment is that they are moving closer to break even post period end. This does not tell me much except that losses continue being reduced. This is key as cash continues to be a concern. I note their Going Concern is robust and they should be alright but there is not much margin for error. I note their comment that no further need for cash restructuring payments. I do not see a resumption of dividend payments in the next 18 months at least. The Chairman was right to refer to significant progress and good to see that with increased revenue COGS was constant compared to H2 17 and a good reduction in admin/sga and operating cash flow deficit. I am reminded of the small size of the company. I fret abit that they do not have the financial resources to do the investment in systems/AI that is required. Let’s hope that the £80k additions to Development Costs in this half year are sufficient. Well done to those who bought sub 100p; I have all I need at the moment so will not be buying more but have zero intention to sell. I see the next six months as a period of slow but consistent improvement in trading. Possible there could be a takeover bid for them given the industry will need to consolidate. Do not see them having either the cash resources or buoyant share price to make acquisitions. PS Let’s hope that Unicorn have patience and no need to sell
cerrito
11/9/2018
08:34
Http://www.allenbycapital.com/research.html
euclid5
11/9/2018
08:27
Timbo Hi- in spite of the reasonable update the share price after a slight rise is down more than 10pc - good about allenby so how do you follow that reseach?
ali47fish
11/9/2018
08:01
That was a nice surprise, although it's a bit bizarre the way the directors are changing jobs and then changing back again Good to see that Allenby are taking over as broker. They make their research available to retail investors and they appear to have started today: http://www.allenbycapital.com/research/research-ecsc.html
timbo003
11/9/2018
06:26
Great results - looks like ECSC have found their feet and moving forward in the right direction. Mr Market was clearly very prescient in recent days. Whilst not yet at breakeven it is clearly within sight. The market post-GDPR and mandatory reporting of data breaches should mean that there are plenty of opportunity to go for. Regards, Maddox
maddox
10/9/2018
13:23
Hmmmm Mr Market seems to think that the ECSC results are going to signal a more positive outlook. I wonder how he got that idea? Regards, Maddox
maddox
10/9/2018
10:52
Just me on here?!
qs99
10/9/2018
09:17
Any views?
qs99
10/9/2018
08:35
Interesting moves ahead of update tomorrow I believe? Any views/
qs99
11/8/2018
10:46
Thanks for the update.
sbs
15/6/2018
11:39
made it to the AGM. Only three others there all of whom were ex employees/ pre float Directors. About half the shares voted and all resolutions easily passed. Directors very friendly and available for questioning. Note that current market 2018 expectations as per a note their broker Stockdale put out yesterday are for sales to be £5.6m and the ebitda loss to be reduced to £0.7m from last year's £2.9 m and for net cash to be £1m. Interesting to note that these 2018 market expectations are markedly better than those given in February with revenue at £4m and ebitda loss at £3 m. Note that IFRS15 is now in force: I did not get the impact that will have. I did not really get the chance to go into the background of the board changes of April except to learn that there was an inevitability as to what happened. Both Mathewson and Gooch gave me the impression of being actively involved and are more high powered than one would expect to see in such a small company..indeed it's HO can most charitably be described as functional and interestingly one has to hand in one's mobile before going into the building. Note they do not have a FD at the moment with the Chairman overseeing the Financial Controller. Given the simplicity of the finances as long as receivables are collected I am fine with that. The message the Board sent was that quietly things are getting back on track; I was also encouraged to focus on contract wins in the Managed Service Division- where of course the visibility is much better-than in the consulting business. I have been concerned about their cash position given that as far as I can see they have little flexibility ie no overdraft with Barclays and they have been draining cash. I note the Going Concern Statement was quite robust. Suffice it to say they are comfortable with the cash position, and I came away more comfortable. One area that their relatively tight cash position does concern me is how much they can spend on R&D , given innovation is important ; last year was only £124k. I did not get a very clear answer on that. The Brisbane operation under review; never understood why a company which has minimum ex UK revenues needs an Australian operation. They have, as known, a broad range of customers covering both the public and private sector where the emphasis is on SME sector and there more M than S. I got good eye contact when they assured me that they never lost a deal because of their financial strength. Given they have so many clients covering such a wide range of industries , the Board looking as to whether they should focus. This area of the IT market is so atomised that they do not feel they have direct competitors per se; often in the managed services business they do not know who they are competing against though do come up against NCC. Too bad I did not ask what their selling points are when trying to close a deal. Also I should have spent more time on their marketing approach. I saw comment on telesales in the AR..I would have thought people would like a more personalized approach. The fact that there are so many companies in this field means that consolidation is likely to happen ie eat or be eaten. I personally cannot see them doing acquisitions in the near future; they have no access to debt financing; their share price is low and they need more management and board stability. Indeed if I had had my wits about me I would have asked if they were not surprised that no one made them an offer when the price was low in April. They are aware of the lack of liquidity in their shares and the wide bid offer spread; this of course is the flip side of their stable shareholder base..all the more stable because of the EIS investors. This lack of liquidity is one inconvenience in owning this share; the other for me is that one does need to press the flesh given the nature of the company. I do not sense they will have an active IR activity with retail shareholders- I can understand that given their current shareholder base, size and fact that in the immediate future have to get the business on track so they have a good story to tell. This means a time consuming trip to Bradford- something happy to do yesterday as had never been there before and was able to get a feel that in its heyday it must have been an impressive place. Went away comfortable that the business back on track but they cannot afford any more Board/Management changes.
cerrito
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