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21/4/2021
09:20
Kape Technologies Daily Update: Kape Technologies Plc is listed in the sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker KAPE. The last closing price for Kape Technologies was 289p.
Kape Technologies Plc has a 4 week average price of 281p and a 12 week average price of 185p.
The 1 year high share price is 297.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 152p.
There are currently 210,596,993 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 139,815 shares. The market capitalisation of Kape Technologies Plc is £614,943,219.56.
09/4/2021
22:16
mrnumpty: Happy thought ! The latest copy of Small Company Share Watch stated , with regard to Reach Plc that , if it attained a price of £ 2.35 a share , it would be on course for inclusion in the FTSE 250 , with the evident implication that inclusion in this index would force funds to buy the shares . My maths indicate that , at £ 2.35 a share , Reach would have a market cap of £ 733 million . The market cap of Kape isn’t far short of that ( currently £ 662 million ) , with a share price of £ 3.27 needed for Kape to reach the same market cap of £ 733 million to start the process towards inclusion in the FTSE 250 . Furthermore , apart from the possibility of Kape getting in to the FTSE 250 , surely it’s not implausible that it might become dual-listed in the USA . After all , even before the recent purchase of Webselenese , but after the purchase of PIA , about half ic Kape’s revenues came from the USA . Thoughts ? Good luck all .
17/3/2021
07:55
mrnumpty: Fantastic . As a long-term holder , this is my largest holding , and I intend to retain my holding for the foreseeable future . I'm delighted that my previous comments here have been vindicated , such as when the share price just last autumn was languishing at about £ 1.60 after the oversubscribed IPO at £ 1.50 . I commented at the time that all those professional investors who took part in the IPO , together with the consortium of banks which increased the loan available to Kape , had carried out far better analysis than any of us are capable of . More recently , I wrote that the fact that Mr Tedi Sagi owns 65% of Kape , through Unikmind , gives me confidence as , with such a dominant holding , he will surely be determined to make a success of Kape . A slight caveat , but merely about the way markets work - it is feasible that the share price might drop a little today , due to the time-honoured stock market dictum of " buy on the rumour , sell on the news " ( but DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH ) . Furthermore , with quite a small percentage of shares on the open market , share price movements for Kape tend to be exaggerated . Personally , I'm not looking at short-term movements but at the potential here in future years . Great day for Kape investors . Good luck all .
09/3/2021
08:16
mrnumpty: Toptomcat . I agree with you that Simon Thompson ( the small-cap share tipster of the Investors' Chronicle ) can be " conservative " in his predictions . I would also say that he tends to be incremental , in the sense that he doesn't look far ahead with his share price predictions . The other publication which has long tipped Kape is Small Company Share Watch , which is bound to have a comment in the next edition , but that won't reach subscribers until the beginning of April . Having been a subscriber to both publications for many years , my impression is that SCSW tends to take a longer-term view of company prospects . There was an article about the deal on page 3 of yesterday's Telegraph Business section , which I reproduce below in its entirety , especially as it gives an insight into what Webselenese does . The article is titled " Israeli billionaire buys web publisher in $ 149 m takeover " , and it was written by Ben Woods . " The cybersecurity company controlled by Israeli billionaire Teddy Saga has mounted a near-$ 150 m ( £ 108 m ) takeover of online publisher Webselenese . Aim-listed Kape has struck a cash-and-shares deal for Tel Aviv-based Webselenese , which pulls in 8.5 m monthly readers to its digital security review websites . The move will hand Kape one of the largest audiences in its field , bolstering attempts to become a market leader in security software . Chief executive Ido Erlichmann said the deal gave it control over one of the " most respected " businesses within its industry . He said " By combining this deep level of consumer know-how with our fast-growing product footprint , we believe the acquisition will be a force multiplier for Kape in our product development and customer reach " . Kape plans to keep Webselenese as a separate division after buying the platform's owners Uma Capital and Ani Ariel for around $ 149 m . Webselenese employs 29 staff , who test the latest security and privacy products before recommending them to users in more than 30 languages " . Some posters here have raised doubts about Teddy Sagi's dominant position in Kape as the main shareholder , but I look at it differently - because he has so much " skin in the game " , Mr Sagi is surely absolutely determined to make a success of Kape . It seems to me that Mr Sagi's position as dominant shareholders means that it is extremely unlikely there will ever be a hostile takeover bid for Kape , but I am certain that long-term holders such as I will greatly benefit . Good luck all .
08/3/2021
19:10
cravencottage: Tap into an eye-catching earnings cycle Simon Thompson highlights a cyber security software company set for an earnings boost March 8, 2021 By Simon Thompson Acquisition of Webselense massively earnings accretive. Debt funding could be repaid from free cash flow by end of 2022. Analysts push through 60 and 85 per cent EPS upgrades for 2021 and 2022. It certainly paid to buy shares in cyber security software provider Kape Technologies (KAPE: 245p) ahead of this month’s annual results. Not only had the figures been well flagged – full-year cash profit of $39m was well ahead of guidance ($35m-$38m) with margins surging from 22 to 32 per cent on the back of the transformational acquisition of Colorado-based Private Internet Access – but the risk to 2021 earnings remained heavily skewed to the upside, a factor not reflected in an enterprise value to cash profit multiple of 13 times (‘Profit from the small-cap bull market’, 25 January 2021). Even after Kape’s share price soared 27 per cent following its US$149m earnings accretive acquisition of Webselense, an independent digital platform that provides 8.5m users with unbiased insight driven content focused on cyber security and privacy trends that attracts software vendors (McAfee, NortonLifeLock, Dashlane and Kape), the valuation is not stretched by any means. Like Kape, Webselense is fast growing and hugely profitable: cash profit trebled to US$30.7m on 91 per cent higher revenue of US$64.5m in 2020, with both financial metrics increasing more than 10-fold in the past three years. Its owners will receive 12.1m Kape shares worth US$32.5m in part consideration to give them a 5.44 per cent stake in the software group. That’s important as Kape will benefit from their extensive expertise in growing the business. Kape part funded the US$116m cash element from its own cash resources and an US$85m bridging loan provided by its majority shareholder which will be refinanced in due course. The point is that after factoring in Webselense’s contribution, Kape’s directors are guiding investors to expect proforma 2021 cash profit of US$78m to US$81m on a margin of 38 per cent. Prior to the acquisition, Kape was expected to deliver 2021 cash profit of US$41.5m, so profit estimates have doubled. However, the share count only rises 5.8 per cent, so even after factoring in higher interest costs, earnings per share (EPS) will soar. To put this into perspective, analysts at Progressive Equity Research raised their 2021 cash profit estimate by 80 per cent to US$74.5m on revenue of US$200m, an outcome that will see 2020 pre-tax profit of US$34.4m surge to US$64.6m in 2021. On this basis, expect EPS to rise 60 per cent to 25.4¢ (18.4p). The 85 per cent EPS upgrade to 32.5¢ (23.5p) for 2022 is even greater as Kape will benefit from a full 12-month contribution from Webselense, as well as ongoing organic growth across all its businesses. Moreover, because free cash flow is set to surge by more than half to US$31.3m in 2021, and could almost treble to US$81m in 2022, Kape is set to pay down all debt by the end of 2022. On this basis, the shares are trading on PE ratios of 13 and 10, respectively, for 2021 and 2022. However, enterprise value to cash profit multiple is a better measure – 2021 multiple of 11 times drops to 8.5 times in 2022 – as it takes into account the transfer of debt holders’ economic interest in Kape to shareholders as debt is reduced. Kape’s share price is up 412 per cent since I advised buying, at 47.9p, in my 2017 Bargain Shares portfolio, and the re-rating is far from over. In fact, I am raising my target price from 275p to 325p given the scale of the earnings upgrades. For good measure the shares have registered a major chart break-out, too. Buy.
08/3/2021
07:03
epicsurf: Kape (AIM: KAPE), the consumer-focused digital privacy and security business, announces the acquisition of Webselenese Ltd. ("Webselenese"), a digital platform which provides independent and highly valued consumer privacy and security content to millions of users globally via market leading review sites. The total consideration for the acquisition is c. US$149.1 million (the "Acquisition") on a net cash basis.   Highlights ·    Provides Kape with one of the broadest audiences for consumer digital privacy and security ·    Deepens Kape's go-to-market capabilities and ensures Kape is ahead of the market in consumer trends providing a competitive edge ·    Brings Kape closer to the consumer - unrivalled insights and expertise will support Kape's product development roadmap ·    Key pillar in Kape's strategic roadmap to become a world leader in consumer digital privacy and security ·    Highly accretive acquisition with adjusted EPS increased by 65%, accelerates Kape's earnings growth with the enlarged group expected to generate on a reported basis 2021 revenues of US$197-202 million and adjusted EBITDA of US$73-76 million*   * Consolidating Webselenese as from the 5 March 2021, being the deal's closing date   Ido Erlichman, Chief Executive Officer of Kape, commented:   "The acquisition of Webselenese is highly strategic for Kape, providing us with one of the most respected and far-reaching consumer privacy and security content businesses globally. By combining this deep level of consumer knowhow with our fast-growing product footprint, we believe the acquisition will be a force multiplier for Kape in our product development and customer reach.   "This significantly earnings accretive acquisition accelerates our strategic objective of becoming the go-to brand for consumer privacy and security globally."   Ran Greenberg, and Ariel Hochstadt, Co-founders of Webselenese, added:   "After working with Kape over the last few years we are excited to join forces to create a company which will be able to deliver on its promise to promote and provide digital privacy and security to consumers worldwide."   Investor and analyst audio webcast   Kape Technologies plc will today host an audio webcast for analysts and investors at 12.30 p.m. GMT. In order to join, click on the below link.
05/2/2021
08:38
ggbarabajagal: tipped by Simon Thompson, Investors Chronicle, at 12pm today. Kape Technologies (KAPE:198p), a provider of cyber security software, has released a bullish pre-close update ahead of annual results on Wednesday, 17 March 2020. It’s hardly surprising given that home working and remote working restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased adoption of Kape’s cyber security software (which protects data security and privacy against piracy and phishing attacks). Demand for virtual private network (VPN) solutions that encrypt and secure internet connections has been rising notably in both North America and Europe, regions that account for almost three-quarters of Kape’s annual revenue. Kape is also benefiting from the transformational acquisition of Colorado-based Private Internet Access (PIA) at the end of 2019. These strong drivers have delivered full-year cash profit of $39m, well ahead of previous guidance ($35m-$38m), on 85 per cent higher revenue of $122m. Margins shot up from 22 to 32 per cent, helped in part by a 31 per cent reduction in PIA’s operating expenses. On this basis, analysts at Progressive Equity Research forecast a trebling of full-year pre-tax profit to $34.4m, EPS of 15.8¢ (11.6p), up from 6.4¢ in 2019, and closing net cash of $25.7m. Furthermore, higher marketing activity in the final quarter of 2020 has laid the platform for accelerated organic growth in 2021. In addition, Kape has completed a cutting-edge infrastructure upgrade that has significantly cut costs as well as enhancing the customer experience for its 2.5m paying subscribers, a tenfold increase since I first advised buying the shares, at 47.9p, in my 2017 Bargain Shares portfolio. Analysts forecast a further increase in cash profits to $41.5m in the current year, but I expect this to be easily beaten. However, even on this basis, the shares are not highly priced on an enterprise value to cash profit multiple of 13 times, one reason why they have made decent headway since I last suggested buying at 170p (‘Four tech companies with high growth potentialâ€482;, 18 November 2020). I expect the positive share price momentum to be maintained. A chart breakout above last summer’;s highs around 225p would signal that a share price move towards my 275p target price is under way. Buy. mfhmfh - 22 Dec 2020 - 10:22:35 - 2268 of 2397 KAPE TECHNOLOGIES: cybersecurity for consumers - KAPE nice start this morning. ST's last target price was 275p. ONJohn - 29 Oct 2020 - 08:05:20 - 2137 of 2397 KAPE TECHNOLOGIES: cybersecurity for consumers - KAPE ic Fifthly, the shares registered an important triple top chart break-out when they smashed through the 200p resistance level into blue sky territory. On a 2020 price/earnings (PE) ratio of 18.8, and with potential to deliver double-digit EPS growth in 2021 and beyond, I lift my target price to 275p. Buy.
25/1/2021
12:08
sev22: Just tipped by Simon Thompson, Investors Chronicle, at 12pm today. Kape Technologies (KAPE:198p), a provider of cyber security software, has released a bullish pre-close update ahead of annual results on Wednesday, 17 March 2020. It’s hardly surprising given that home working and remote working restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased adoption of Kape’s cyber security software (which protects data security and privacy against piracy and phishing attacks). Demand for virtual private network (VPN) solutions that encrypt and secure internet connections has been rising notably in both North America and Europe, regions that account for almost three-quarters of Kape’s annual revenue. Kape is also benefiting from the transformational acquisition of Colorado-based Private Internet Access (PIA) at the end of 2019. These strong drivers have delivered full-year cash profit of $39m, well ahead of previous guidance ($35m-$38m), on 85 per cent higher revenue of $122m. Margins shot up from 22 to 32 per cent, helped in part by a 31 per cent reduction in PIA’s operating expenses. On this basis, analysts at Progressive Equity Research forecast a trebling of full-year pre-tax profit to $34.4m, EPS of 15.8¢ (11.6p), up from 6.4¢ in 2019, and closing net cash of $25.7m. Furthermore, higher marketing activity in the final quarter of 2020 has laid the platform for accelerated organic growth in 2021. In addition, Kape has completed a cutting-edge infrastructure upgrade that has significantly cut costs as well as enhancing the customer experience for its 2.5m paying subscribers, a tenfold increase since I first advised buying the shares, at 47.9p, in my 2017 Bargain Shares portfolio. Analysts forecast a further increase in cash profits to $41.5m in the current year, but I expect this to be easily beaten. However, even on this basis, the shares are not highly priced on an enterprise value to cash profit multiple of 13 times, one reason why they have made decent headway since I last suggested buying at 170p (‘Four tech companies with high growth potential’, 18 November 2020). I expect the positive share price momentum to be maintained. A chart breakout above last summer’s highs around 225p would signal that a share price move towards my 275p target price is under way. Buy.
10/12/2020
20:23
mrnumpty: Thanks for the replies . I tend to agree with igoe that we might soon Oh-so-surprisingly see that a large purchase has gone through , having mopped up shares on the cheap , especially now that Kape has plenty of cash available for a further purchase . There seems nothing wrong with Kape , and I don’t see any proof of any large market sell-off in general today to explain Kape’s share price drop these last few days . So , for what little it’s worth , my view is that some important people know of or suspect an announcement is coming soon and that they are using this share price weakness to buy in . A final point - as U.K. investors , it’s far too easy to think that Kape is a U.K. company , with perhaps some involvement in the US . However , last September , Kape supplied a pie chart of its market and , whilst the US accounts for almost half , the U.K. is only about 10% of sales , with the rest being accounted for by Germany , France , Switzerland etc , so Kape is very much an international company .
27/11/2020
08:19
mrnumpty: ali . Kape has recently created a large sum of cash , both through the recent ( oversubscribed ) placing of new shares and by obtaining a commitment by a consortium of banks to lend to the Company . Tedi Sagi put more of his own money into the Company during the placing in order to maintain the percentage of the Company which he holds . Without wishing to refer to any comments which may or not have been published elsewhere , it is obvious that all of this hasn't been done for the sake of it , and that Kape now has the firepower to purchase another company . So far , Kape has been successful in integrating its new purchases ( from memory , five ? ) , so there is reason to presume that this success will continue . I have held Kape for quite some time so , although we shouldn't presume that past experience will be repeated , a look at the share price both prior to , and subsequent to , the purchase of Private Internet Access gives hope : prior to the purchase , Kape's share price had declined from about £ 1.35 ( August 2018 ) to a nadir of £0.77 on 19th November 2019 , which was the date when Kape announced the proposed takeover of PIA . The share chart shows that Kape's share price rose vertically from 19/11/2019 , to reach £1.95 . Tedi Sagi is a billionaire , but his dominating investment in Kape ( total market cap about £ 400 million ) is only worth about £ 260 million , so my assumption is that he intends Kape to become much bigger . I have absolutely no idea whether the same share price rise as occurred after the PIA purchase will happen again if or when Kape announces another purchase , but past history is encouraging . Also , all of the banks and institutions which have recently put a lot of money in to Kape have done far more due diligence than any of us here are capable of . I have great hopes for Kape , but DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH . Good luck all .
20/11/2020
08:45
rivaldo: For the record, here's Simon Thompson's tip from yesterday: "Kape poised for re-rating ■ Oversubscribed placing and retail offer raises US$115m. ■ Trading update at upper end of earnings guidance. Kape Technologies (KAPE:170p), a provider of cyber security software, has successfully raised US$115m (£88m) in an oversubscribed placing and retail offer at 150p. The company has used US$72.5m of the proceeds to buy out the two major vendors of Colorado-based Private Internet Access (PIA), the transformational acquisition Kape completed at the end of 2019. On completion of the deal, Kape paid US$85m of the US$162m consideration in cash and issued 10.5m shares to the vendors. The company was then scheduled to settle 21m of the 28m deferred share element next month. So, to avoid a stock overhang, Kape has bought back the 10.5m shares issued and has made a cash payment to settle the deferred share element rather than issuing further shares to PIA’s vendors. There is an also additional tax-related cash benefit of US$50m over 15 years available to Kape following the change to the PIA deal structure. The remaining US$43.5m proceeds wipes out Kape’s net debt of US$25.6m and means the company is well funded to continue making selective earnings accretive acquisitions. Kape also revealed in a brief trading update that user growth in its Privacy division hit a run rate of 14 per cent annual growth during the third quarter, and customer retention rates remain strong. The board is maintaining guidance of annual revenue of between US$120m-$123m and cash profit of US$35m-$38m. On this basis, analysts at Progressive Equity Research are pencilling in full-year adjusted pre-tax profit of US$30.9m and EPS of 14.2¢, rising to US$36.4m and 15.8¢, respectively, in 2021. Closing net cash improves to US$22m and US$31m, respectively, implying the shares are rated on a cash-adjusted PE ratio of 13 for the 2021 financial year, a low rating for a company operating in a high growth industry. Kape’s shares are showing a healthy 256 per cent paper profit on the entry level in my 2017 Bargain Shares portfolio, albeit the price is well shy of the summer highs around 230p. However, with the potential stock overhang cleared, and the shares rated on an unwarranted three point discount to larger rival Avast (AVST), I can see scope for a much higher rating. From a technical perspective, look for a chart break-out above 180p. Buy."
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