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Kape Technologies Plc LSE:KAPE London Ordinary Share IM00BQ8NYV14 ORD USD0.0001
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  -1.50 -1.0% 148.50 155,389 12:31:28
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  40.82 2.58 -0.24 211
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11/12/2019
08:20
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 150p.
Kape Technologies Plc has a 4 week average price of 76.50p and a 12 week average price of 68.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 154.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 64.50p.
There are currently 142,305,631 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 763,640 shares. The market capitalisation of Kape Technologies Plc is £211,323,862.04.
29/11/2019
11:00
abarclay: Cheers matey Just to recap how cheap this still is Kapes RNS of 19 NOVember 2019 says globally; -- Earnings growth: the enlarged group is expected to generate consolidated proforma 2020 revenues of between US$120-123 million and Adjusted EBITDA(2) of between US$35-38 million; -- Earnings accretion: c. 90% earnings accretion anticipated in the year ending 31 December 2020; -- Cash generation: LTMI is a highly cash generative business, generating c. US$16.3 million of adjusted operational cash flow in 2018 with cash conversion of over 100% with expectations of ongoing strong cash generation; Shore Capital note on the same day upgrades earnings per share (EPS) to 15.6 cents for the year which starts on 1st January 15.6 cents = 12p A P/E/R of 20 is a share price of 240p
28/11/2019
22:13
abarclay: Kapes RNS of 19 NOVember 2019 says globally; -- Earnings growth: the enlarged group is expected to generate consolidated proforma 2020 revenues of between US$120-123 million and Adjusted EBITDA(2) of between US$35-38 million; -- Earnings accretion: c. 90% earnings accretion anticipated in the year ending 31 December 2020; -- Cash generation: LTMI is a highly cash generative business, generating c. US$16.3 million of adjusted operational cash flow in 2018 with cash conversion of over 100% with expectations of ongoing strong cash generation; Shore Capital note on the same day upgrades earnings per share (EPS) to 15.6 cents for the year which starts on 1st January 15.6 cents = 12p A P/E/R of 20 is a share price of 240p
20/11/2019
16:29
john09: In basic terms, KAPE doubled in size yesterday, the share price will too. It also doubled in size at a low ebb for the share price, take into account the previous high was £1.40 and nothing has changed (except the scale of the company just doubled)
19/11/2019
11:02
rivaldo: KAPE's share price reached 130p or so based purely on the current business - and that was before the acquisition of ZenMate, let alone today's game-changing news. Which just shows how far the share price has fallen for no real reason, and how much upside there is.
23/9/2019
08:28
chimers: There is a glaring disconnect between the stock market’s miserly valuation of Kape Technologies (KAPE:70p), a provider of cyber security software and a constituent of my 2017 Bargain Shares portfolio when the shares were priced at 47.9p, and the operational performance of the company. Adjust for non-cash amortisation costs of $2m, exceptional costs of $0.5m for integrating the two acquisitions made last year, and almost $1m of share-based payments, and Kape’s underlying pre-tax profit surged by a third to $4.85m on revenue up 24 per cent to $29.9m in the first half of 2019. Key metrics are all moving in a positive direction: retention rates improved by 8 percentage points to 82 per cent, one of the highest rates in the industry, highlighting a high level of customer satisfaction; 347,000 new customers were added in the period to take the subscriber base to 1.02m of the 1.2m paying users, the vast majority of which signed up for three-year subscriptions; and forecast cash flow to be generated from the existing user base has increased to $45m over the next three years. Moreover, the integration of the October 2018 acquisition of Berlin-based ZenMate, a digital privacy company focused on encrypting and securing internet connections and protecting individuals' privacy and digital data through virtual private networks (VPNs), is working out incredibly well. That business is now operating profitably, and benefiting from Kape’s digital marketing expertise and improvements made to its product offering. These include the launch of ZenMate Pulse, a comprehensive web firewall extension that protects against pop-up ads, trackers, phishing schemes, malware and malvertising. This segment of the cyber security market is a core driver of Kape’s growth. Since acquiring CyberGhost, a leading cyber security software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of VPNs, in March 2017, Kape has more than trebled its user base and CyberGhost is on course to account for almost $30m of Shore Capital’s full-year group revenue estimate of $72m. On this basis, expect a 43 per cent increase in Kape’s adjusted pre-tax profits to $12.6m to produce earnings per share (EPS) of 6.8¢ (5.5p), up from 5¢ in 2018. It’s hardly surprising that Kape’s product suite is in demand given the increase in cyber crime, which has made internet users far more careful about protecting their data online. Cyberhost and Zenmate accounted for three-quarters of all new users signed up in the first half, and the heady growth rate shows no sign of abating given that the global VPN market is projected to post compound annual growth of 18 per cent until 2022 when it could be worth $35.7bn, according to Statista, a leading provider of market and consumer research data. Chief executive Ido Erlichman also pointed out during our results call that last summer’s $16m acquisition of Intego, a Mac and iOS cybersecurity and malware protection software-as-a-service (SaaS) business, is performing well, too, adding further weight to Shore Capital’s full-year numbers. Operational improvements aside, Intego’s profile in the industry has benefited from positive media coverage after Kape's macOS security analyst team discovered a number of important malware security threats for Apple users: OSX/CrescentCore malware, which installs malicious Safari extension software, and OSX/Linker, which seeks to capitalise on existing macOS Gatekeeper security flaws. True, Kape invested $7.1m of cash in new customer acquisitions, but the average payback period is only 15 months and, on a three-year subscription, cumulative revenue earned is 1.9 times its marketing investment, a very healthy return. I also like the fact that Kape is primarily focused on driving organic growth and maximising returns from previous acquisitions, although with a cash pile of $36.4m (20.6p a share), the directors have ample firepower. Strip out cash from the share price and the price/earnings (PE) ratio is only 9, a ridiculously low valuation for a company that remains well on track to deliver another step change in profitability in 2020 when Shore Capital predicts Kape will report revenue of $83m, pre-tax profit of $16.3m and EPS of 9.2¢ (7.4p). On that basis, the forward cash-adjusted PE ratio is only 7. Strong buy.
17/9/2019
08:05
mrnumpty: No mention of a dividend , despite having £ 30 million in cash against a market cap of about £ 100 million . Presumably Kape are hoarding this cash pile for further acquisitions . As for yesterday’s jump in the share price , followed by this morning’s drop , isn’t it just another example of the stock market adage “ buy on the rumour , sell on the news “ ? Personally , for what little it’s worth , these share price movements of the last couple of days are so predictable , so I see no reason for concern . By the way , it’s not only Simon Thomson of Investors’Chronicle who tips Kape : it’s also in the Growth Portfolio 3 , the portfolio of best share ideas , of Small Company Share Watch . Do your own research , though .
13/9/2019
12:56
dround87: Welcome! My feelings exactly. share price might be down but we're not looking at an ailing company. Underwhelming volume ahead of results. Suspect we'll be waiting a bit longer for aquisitions and some significant profits to raise up the share price. But looking stable, secure and in control while we wait. I'm sure tips will be updated following results which should help in the short term. I'll definitely sell some on an ST tip and rebuy once the hype dies down though. Bring down the average a bit.
13/8/2019
08:55
mrnumpty: Dround87 . I agree totally with your comment here on 8th August about the fact that 17% or less of the shares are freely traded , with this small free float leading to exaggerated rises and falls in the share price . The same situation prevails at Anexo , a completely different company ( it processes insurance claims ) . There is a similar very tight market in the shares of Anexo . Having floated last autumn , just before stock markets slumped in late October , the share price of Anexo drifted lower and lower . Fortunately I incresed my holding just before figures were released this spring and the shares jumped back into life . Let’s hope the same occurs here .
25/6/2019
15:13
mrnumpty: Although it is a completely different company , operating in a completely different market , it might be worth looking at Anexo , an insurance provider , which floated last year . Just as with Kape , the shares of Anexo were / are very tightly held ( at the moment , the five significant shareholders ( over 3 % ) hold 87.48 % of Anexo's shares ) . After the floatation , Anexo's shares rose nicely until they were hit at the end of last October , when unhelpful comments about inflation and interest rate policy by the new head of the US Federal Reserve hit stock markets globally . As I commented in my post of 2/4/2019 on the ADVFN chat site , the fact that so few of Anexo's shares were available on the open market would tend to have a magnifying effect on share price movements , both up or down . Fortunately , events proved me right when , just afterwards , Anexo released good figures and the share price recovered abruptly . Kape's website shows that the three significant shareholders hold a similarly dominant percentage of the shares ( 82.29 % ) . Perhaps I'm just an old Numpty , but I suggest / hope that , when Kape reports positive progress , the lack of availability of the shares on the market will have a similar magnifying effect . Do your own research .
04/2/2019
15:06
rimau1: A full-year pre-close trading update confirmed that 2018 cash profits will be slightly above market estimates, up by 25 per cent to $10.4m (£8m), to deliver a similar percentage rise in pre-tax profits to $8.4m. The trading update also revealed that last summer’s acquisition of Intego, a Mac and iOS cybersecurity and malware protection software-as-a-service (SaaS) business, is progressing ahead of management’s expectations. Intego’s purchase price of $16m equated to 11 times its 2017 pre-tax profit of $1.4m, so was sensibly priced and that’s before Kape’s management got to work on ramping up Intego’s user acquisition strategy as it has done so well with the 2017 acquisition of CyberGhost, a provider of secure virtual private networks (VPNs) that securely pass data traffic over public networks. Furthermore, having trebled its customer base to 830,000 over the course of last year, Kape can target market cross-promotion campaigns to try to entice its customers in 160 countries to take more than one of its products. Bearing this in mind, the directors say that the integration of last autumn’s acquisition of Berlin-based ZenMate, a digital privacy company focused on encrypting and securing internet connections and protecting individuals' privacy and digital data through VPNs, is ahead of expectations, too. So, with customer retention rates up from 69 to 74 per cent in the past 12 months, margins improving and Kape set to reap the full benefits of last year’s acquisitions, then expect another step change in profitability in 2019. House broker Shore Capital forecasts 2019 cash profits of $14.3m and pre-tax profits of $12.2m on revenues of $77m. On that basis, expect EPS to rise from 3.7¢ in 2017, to 4.6¢ in 2018 and 6.7¢ in 2019. I would flag up that Kape ended the year with net funds of $40.3m, a sum worth 22p a share, giving it ample firepower to fund future earnings-enhancing bolt-on acquisitions in this high-growth sector. This means that net of cash on the balance sheet, Kape’s shares are priced on a forward PE ratio of 15 for 2019, hardly a punchy rating for a company that is generating organic growth and making sensibly priced acquisitions to scale up its operations and create cross-selling opportunities, too. I feel that another leg up in the share price is warranted and next month’s annual results could be just the catalyst. Buy.
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