Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Manx Telecom LSE:MANX London Ordinary Share IM00BHY3RF70 ORD 0.2P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +4.50p +2.54% 182.00p 181.00p 183.00p 184.00p 177.50p 177.50p 401,050 13:49:58
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Fixed Line Telecommunications 78.5 11.9 10.5 17.3 209.45

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Happy to have made my maiden purchase last week, and added each day since....looks like traction here is nailed on along with appreciation of the company value/share price in the short to medium term. My prime intention here is income though, which looks like an upward moving provider for the same time period at least.
In the week that mobile phone giants hit the headlines for making customers pay for their phones twice over, a new product from a small company in the Isle of Man went largely unheeded. Yet MT Clearsound, a medical device from Manx Telecom, could end up transforming the quality of the calls we make and receive. The innovation, which is due to be launched with the phone company EE in the UK next year, is designed to fine-tune incoming phone calls so that people can hear them better and has been hailed as the “hearing aid in the sky”. We put our ear to the ground to test its parent company’s prospects. The history Manx Telecom is listed on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) of the London Stock Exchange and provides fixed-line, broadband and data services to 4,000 businesses and almost all the 85,000 residents on the Isle of Man. It was set up in January 1987 as a spin-off from British Telecom after the UK giant won a government tender to operate telephone services on the island. BT owned the company until November 2001, when it was bought by the Spanish company Telefonica. In June 2010 it was sold to HG Capital, a UK private equity investor and floated on the Aim in 2014. The Isle of Man may be remote — nestling in the Irish Sea between the northwest English coast and Northern Ireland, it measures only 33 miles by 13 miles — but its telecommunications are advanced. The island’s telephone exchange began in 1889 (albeit with only four subscribers) and a direct telephone link with the UK was established in 1929. In 2001 Manx Telecom was one of the first operators in the world to launch fast broadband services and the first in Europe to create a live 3G network. The Isle of Man government is encouraging technology investment in an attempt to move the island away from a reliance on the financial services sector, which has given it a reputation as a haven for tax avoidance and evasion. Gaming and other high-tech industries now make up almost one third of the economy. Manx Telecom has a spin-off, Vannin Ventures, which invests in technology start-ups and products. Vannin has a large shareholding in Goshawk Communications, a Cambridge-based company that develops hearing products, and their partnership produced MT Clearsound. It works by creating a hearing profile on a user’s mobile so that every call they receive is pitched for their level of hearing. The company says the technology has a “huge potential addressable market”, working well for those with good and poor hearing. It says that during clinical trials it worked for 90 per cent of participants. Analysts say MT Clearsound’s potential for growth is good, but just how good is uncertain. According to Ofcom, the communications regulator, the number of mobile phone calls made last year in the UK fell 1.7 per cent, the first drop since mobiles were invented, and the trend is expected to continue because of the growing popularity of messaging apps. The performance Manx Telecom’s first-half results put revenue at £38.1 million (down 0.9 per cent compared with revenue of £38.5 million for the first half of 2017) and profits 1.4 per cent down at £6.6 million. The company said it had suffered a reduction in roaming revenue after EU rules made it cheaper. Manx Telecom’s dividend was raised from 3 .9p to 4.1p, and shares have risen more than 2 per cent to 173.5p since the launch of the Goshawk hearing device. Graham Spooner, an investment research analyst at the Share Centre, a stockbroker that has placed a “buy” rating on the shares, says they are attractive for those prepared to invest in a company with an unusual niche and a promising technological product. Gary Lamb, Manx Telecom’s chief executive, said the company had completed a “solid six months” and that its long-term prospects were good. The verdict Manx Telecom is at the forefront of the Isle of Man’s fast-growing high-tech sector with its new hearing product, which has strong potential for growth. The company’s shares are near four-year lows, but those willing to take a risk should consider pouncing while the price is cheap. BUY.
turbomouth could you post the article if you can as i don't have access thanx
Share of the Week in the Times today. Buy.
looks as though Cambridge is a leading centre for audio technology; wondering how this company will do compared with, say, audiotelligence?
Manx Telecom PLC 20 September 2018 Manx Telecom Plc Isle of Man launch of Goshawk's MT clearSound Manx Telecom Plc (AIM: MANX; the "Company"), the leading communication solutions provider on the Isle of Man, is delighted to announce the launch of MT clearSound, a hearing loss product developed by Goshawk Communications. The product was unveiled yesterday on the Isle of Man and the following press release was published. Manx Telecom launches world first mobile call quality product MT clearSound -- Mobile telecoms product and registered medical device offering dramatic improvement in call clarity and quality -- 90% of trialists agreed that speech was clearer and easier to hear when using the service -- A global first; researched, trialled and developed on the Isle of Man; coming to the UK in 2019 Manx Telecom is delighted to announce the launch today on the Isle of Man of MT clearSound, a new, personal mobile phone product which dramatically improves the clarity of mobile phone calls. The product is available at no additional cost to PayMonthly customers on the Manx Telecom network. The technology behind the MT clearSound registered medical device is located within the network and requires no purchase or installation of specialist equipment by the user. A user completes a short online registration and a hearing assessment using any mobile phone on the Manx network, enabling MT clearSound to create a tailored individual hearing profile. This fine tunes all incoming and outgoing telephone calls to meet the user's personal hearing needs. The profile can be changed at any time by the user if their requirements change, for example with the adoption of a new hearing aid or purchase of a new mobile phone. MT clearSound will help people suffering from moderate to severe hearing loss to communicate and to maintain the art of conversation, enabling and empowering them to use their mobile phone with more confidence. During the clinical trial, 80% of respondents said they felt stress-free while using the service. According to 89% of the trialists, the product should be available to everyone who has a hearing need. MT clearSound is the first such product worldwide and has a huge potential addressable market, being suitable for both people with varying levels of hearing loss and those wanting to enhance the quality of their mobile phone conversations in general. The introduction of the product on the Isle of Man, where it was researched, trialled and developed by Vannin Ventures, Manx Telecom's business incubator, with Goshawk Communications, the lead investment in its portfolio, is just the latest example of the island serving as a test-bed for innovation; but the technology will also be made available off island as soon as 2019, when BT will leverage its EE mobile network to launch the technology, targeting the eleven million UK consumers who experience hearing loss. MT clearSound was inspired by Goshawk founder Matthew Turner's own experiences with hearing loss. Deaf since the age of four, his determination to create a solution lead to the creation of MT clearSound, which is based on the algorithms of Professor Brian Moore of the University of Cambridge, one of the world's leading authorities on auditory perception. The product is backed by further medical and audiology professionals in the UK and on the Isle of Man, including Doctor Charles Stone, Senior Research Fellow in Audiology / Hearing Sciences at University of Manchester, who have worked closely with Goshawk and Manx Telecom on the ground-breaking mobile phone technology. Gary Lamb, CEO of Manx Telecom, said: "MT clearSound will empower people suffering from a moderate to severe hearing loss, and every mobile user seeking greater call clarity, to use their mobile phones with greater confidence. The launch of MT clearSound in the UK next year in partnership with BT has the potential to change the lives of millions of people and is further evidence of Manx Telecom's investment in innovation and technology." Matthew Turner, CEO and Founder of Goshawk Communications, said: "I created a 'hearing aid in the sky' because of my frustration with telecoms companies who did not understand people with hearing loss. Engaging with Manx Telecom was very different - it was easy to reach the decision-makers and the work environment was very open. We know MT clearSound can make a huge difference to people's lives. Ideally this should set the Global Standard - that for me would be a wonderful achievement."
Whether it is possible to use the technology in such things as TV's and radio's I guess this is a different story and would need a large amount of funding from a partner/JV
Essentiallinvestor Yes getting a return from this investment could be a problem From my own point of view I appear to have a hearing that means I have to have the volume at a high point on my phone and i still have difficulty hearing what is being said. I would be very happy to pay extra per month to able to hear what is being said. You would have hope they would get a very good deal as there doesn't appear to be anything quite like it on the market. It sounds like it caters for an individual so could have many personal uses for the technology. Hearing aids can be annoying as you have to take them out or put them back in or switch them on to answer a phone call. Though have to admit I don't personally use one currently and i am just going on what people have said As no commercial terms have been stated then we just have to wait and see. Happy to wit and see with the current yield
Anyone here monitoring the institutional holdings ? Miton was an early big fan and they have, I believe. just launched a new "Income" fund.
Agree it may be very useful, however earning adequate returns on their investment is another matter. Net debt keeps creeping up here, while MANX continue to increase the payout.
Goshawk is an interesting product. Being able to hear on the telephone clearly will make life much better for a lot of older people. I don't if they would be able to make the product also available for the radio and TV users with hearing problems I did some work in a small village once and an old old boy had to have his TV so loud i could hear it outside his bungalow. Laughed about it then but now i am going slightly deaf it isn't so funny. It will make a lot of difference to mobile phone users who are partially deaf and if BT are going to use it and maybe make it industry standard then it could be a company maker
might be some growth in the data centres and global divisions also but competition is stronger on the IoM by the looks of it.
Robsy,yes agreed.Solid results lacking in growth but stability and reliability on the dividend is high. They seem to have a incubator possibility for growth in goshawk. Cash flow conversion was higher. All in all good to keep for the dividend and some possibilities from growth from goshawk in the future.
Results at the manx. Calm down everybody!solid results. Hard to see how this company can grow much but the godhawk looks like an interesting development. Brexit may help the IOM in general so it looks like a hold for me. R2
I guess the drift downwards has stopped. Temporary or permanent? Who knows? Good share to hold for income and uncertain times regarding Brexit.
It's hard to see why the drift down in share price over the last few months. Although fixed line telecoms are out of favour, a solid company like Manx paying a solid dividend should hold its share price up.
Grabbed a few first thing. Solid, if unexciting, update this morning. Should set any fears to rest. High yield, low PE ratio, IHT BPR relief, solid update, these days what more can you expect? Only very slight minus might be the data centre revenue being flat but even there they say there looks to be opportunity to grow for the remainder of the year. Pre-Close Trading Update Manx Telecom Plc (AIM:MANX; the "Company"), the leading communication solutions provider on the Isle of Man, is pleased to provide this pre-close trading update prior to the release of its interim results for the first six months of 2018, due to be announced on 12 September 2018. The Board confirms that trading during the first half of 2018 has been in line with management expectations and has continued to generate positive free cashflow, supporting the increased dividend announced with our 2017 results. The Company's core domestic business of Fixed Line, Broadband, Data and Mobile performed well, delivering another solid revenue performance. Our high-speed broadband services are available to 93% of customer premises on the island, with penetration of this premium service in our customer base having now reached 56%. The rollout of our ultrafast FTTP broadband service ('Fibre to the Premise') has progressed well with over 2,500 premises now passed increasing to 4,600 due to be passed by the year end. The Mobile business performed as expected with good take up of our UK and EU roaming package, Smartroam, introduced last year. Our Global Solutions business continues to experience further growth, whilst Data Centre revenue remained broadly flat. Both of these areas show opportunity for growth through the remainder of the year. The Company's Transformation Programme remains on track with the associated benefits starting to accrue and further investment made into our systems and processes. As previously stated these exceptional costs will continue into the second half of the year as the programme comes to completion. Vannin Ventures, our business incubator, continues to provide exciting opportunities with significant medium-term growth expected from its investment in Goshawk Communications and the development of its telecom solution for those with hearing difficulties. This is progressing well, with good results seen from our current pilot, ahead of an Isle of Man launch in the second half of the year and subsequent launch in the UK in 2019.
and let's face it, the Directors are paying tax only at the highest rate of 20% in the IoM. Very different from the UK where the highest marginal rates are over 60% should you be a high rate taxpayer and have exceeded the pension thresholds.
Just been having a look at this. There's a lot to like but not overly impressed with the directors incentive scheme. The 2016 LTIP has a threshold split equally between 'underlying' EPS growth of 2% (25% award) to 6% (100% award) and 'underlying' cashflow ranging from average annual cashflow of £17.21m (25% award) to £18.21m (100% award). Doesn't seem very ambitious. Payment for little more than as is. This is on top of an annual cash bonus of up to 100% of salary!!
xs Director's remuneration, dividends and relatively unsuccessful diversification into data centres; think shareholders would be better served by a reduction in their debt.
....answer yes.see results.
Manx Telecom is featured in the latest Investor’s Champion magazine: "Big dividend payers on AIM - can they keep giving?". More on our website.
Healthy share volume yesterday. Seems to be a little more interest in Manx Telecom in 2018 than there was in the last quarter of 2017 already. There was a pre-close trading update last year on the 13th January - so hopefully next week we will have the same for 2018. Fils
Half-year Report - HTTPS:// Interim dividend dates not showing in above report but MANX website indicates: 12th September 2017 - announcement date 12th October 2017 - ex-dividend date 13th October 2017 - record date 6th November 2017 - payment date HTTPS://
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