Kainos Group Plc
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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Kainos Group Plc LSE:KNOS London Ordinary Share GB00BZ0D6727 ORD 0.5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 1,354.00 0.00 00:00:00
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1,350.00 1,354.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 302.63 45.99 29.10 46.5 1,680
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
- O 0 1,354.00 GBX

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Posted at 23/3/2023 08:20 by Kainos Daily Update
Kainos Group Plc is listed in the Software & Computer Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker KNOS. The last closing price for Kainos was 1,354p.
Kainos Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 1,225p and a 12 week average price of 1,225p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,760p while the 1 year low share price is currently 954.50p.
There are currently 124,078,432 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 190,199 shares. The market capitalisation of Kainos Group Plc is £1,680,021,969.28.
Posted at 18/3/2023 19:49 by someuwin
As a software developer myself, and an investor in software companies (currently TRD and KNOS) I'm trying to work out what effect Chat GPT (and similar AI tools) are going to have on these businesses.

Make no mistake, what GPT is capable of is jaw dropping. We haven't seen anything like this before. A total game changer (and not just in the software development world!)

GPT 4 can produce code that a good coder would do in a week in a matter of seconds. GPT 4 is over 4 times better than chat GPT 3 which only came out 5 months ago. GPT 5 is already in training mode. The advances in performance will accelerate exponentially.

So simplistically you might think that software companies will be able to do as much with far fewer coders. Which would massively push up margins. However the downside is that software production will become commoditized. With low barriers to entry there will be more competition which will drive down prices.

Any thoughts?

To see what I'm talking about see here...

Posted at 18/1/2023 07:58 by netcurtains
PS - TRIAD GROUP had great trading annoucement this morning (IT consultants same
GOV business as KAinos) so looks like the entire sector is doing well.

FTSE Small Cap (give 6% dividend and have large cash pile)

Posted at 11/1/2023 09:16 by scallywag
Posted at 15/12/2022 11:16 by someuwin
Being a software company, KNOS can work in any industry segment. This means limitless opportunities.

Just re-reading the HY report we can see that they've moved into Defence (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory DSTL - Artificial Intelligence Delivery Partner), and Policing (Secure Policing HQ - Cloud Migration Partner).

But the news I'm particularly excited about is their concerted move into the Finacial sector...

"In the UK, the commercial sector expenditure on IT is over three times that of the public sector. While this represents significant opportunity, to increase our likelihood of success, we have initially chosen to focus our activity on financial services customers.

Like all large organisations post-pandemic, those within banking and insurance are increasing their levels of investment in digital transformation. This, coupled with our growing references in the sector has driven a rapid increase in activity as we have helped established customers like Concardis and New Ireland and new customers such as IMCO, Danske Bank and Federated Hermes Limited."

These banking / insurance companies tend to have huge legacy IT infrastructures that need constant modernisation. Many opportunities for winning more very large, long term contracts here imo.

Posted at 13/12/2022 17:02 by volsung
I sometimes park outside the KNOS office when I go to my night class
Posted at 14/11/2022 12:42 by kalai1
Kainos Group plc posted its HY report this morning. Revenue was up 26% to £179.8m, adjusted PBT was up 16% to £34.0m. Period-end cash was up to £97.1 million. The business generated very strong international growth, up 53% to £61.0 million and continues to transition to a global business with over 1/3 revenues now generated internationally. The team has grown to 2,920 people an increase of 20% from 2,438 in H1 22. The share price is moving back higher through H2 with the wider market. The Group is also high quality with solid balance sheet. Valuation looks a little unhelpful with forward PE ratio at 32.6x and in the bottom quartile for the Software & IT Services market. But the share has traded on multiples much higher than this over the past 5 years. BUY....

...from WealthOracle


Posted at 14/11/2022 11:44 by sunshine today
Big V small: Both appear to be excellent value, same sector.

KNOS Dividend yield 1.5%
KNOS Growth 15%
PE 43

TRD dividend yield 5%
TRD Growth 70%
PE 18

Posted at 03/10/2022 21:46 by someuwin
From the 01/09/22 Trading Update:

"...As a result of the continued growth of our Workday Services and Workday Products businesses the results will show both businesses as separate divisions in the accounts."

This is highly relevant imo.

As we know, KNOS have been hugely successful with their Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY) services (deployment, integrating, testing etc of customer Workday installations) these generate good revenues, but each roll out is different so probably requires a lot of resources and time.

Workday Products, however, should be much more profitable as they're standalone software products which can be sold over and over. So far, these products have been mainly admin tools such as testing, auditing, mentoring etc.

Now however, KNOS have created a new product: "Employee Document Management" which allows users to create, manage, store and access employee documents, such as contracts, policies and compensation statements, inside Workday.

This is product accessible through WDAY's Extend cloud platform - a bit like the app store where trusted developers can develop 3rd parts Workday apps.

So, this seems to me like a product which a lot of WDAY customers will want to pay for. Furthermore, it shows the direction of travel. WDAY are making a big push with their Extend platform and KNOS, as one of their most respected partners are ideally placed to roll out many more of these app products.

Posted at 28/7/2022 12:18 by hedgehog 100
"Belfast IT firm Kainos to float on London Stock Exchange

By Clodagh Rice
Business Reporter, BBC News NI

7 July 2015

Belfast-based IT firm Kainos is set to float on the London Stock Exchange.

The initial public offering on Friday is set to raise £52m in shares, and values the company at £161m.

Kainos is headquartered in Belfast and has approximately 730 staff across its seven offices.

It was founded in April 1986 as a joint venture between ICL and QUBIS Ltd. Kainos reported profit before tax of £11.8 million last year.

The firm's floatation is being supported by the bank Investec.

The flotation will make it one of three publicly listed companies in Northern Ireland, along with First Derivatives in Newry and UTV.

Kainos's chief executive Brendan Mooney said the company had been "delighted" by the response to the initial public offering.

"The task for us now is simple - to maintain our growth trajectory," he added.

"We have a clearly defined strategy in place to see that happen and are looking forward to life as a listed company."

Law firm Pinsent Masons aided Kainos with the process.

Paul McBride, the head of its Belfast office, said that although the number of listed companies in Northern Ireland was small, there is "potential fit for many more firms to access investment via the markets"."

Rockpool Acquisitions (ROC) is a main-listed cash shell, which may be of interest to investors seeking other Northern Ireland investments to KNOS:-

"A listed acquisition vehicle seeking opportunities in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland has a good availability of high quality, often internationally-focused, companies. Despite having an estimated 70,000 registered businesses, there are only two other publicly-listed companies predominantly based in Northern Ireland and Rockpool believes that more Northern Ireland businesses could benefit from the ability to tap into deeper pools of capital which access to the public markets provides.

With extensive knowledge and experience of the Northern Ireland market, the directors are seeking to identify and acquire a highly ambitious, Northern Ireland-based company that is focused on significant growth, and provide it with that access, helping that company meet its aspirations and full potential. Target companies will have a valuation of up to £20m."


Rockpool Acquisitions (ROC) 4.75p Market cap. £604K.;symbol=L%5EROC

ROC has about £950K. cash, and extremely low cashburn.

ROC's large discount at the moment to its cash, despite this extremely low cashburn, looks like a temporary discrepancy - and one that is gradually being addressed by ROC's share price rise, as the market wakes up to the opportunity.

Posted at 05/1/2022 14:03 by johnsoho
Knos share price seams to be bouncing about like a yo-yo, anyone any idea why ?
Kainos share price data is direct from the London Stock Exchange
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