Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Softcat Plc LSE:SCT London Ordinary Share GB00BYZDVK82 ORD �0.0005
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -9.50 -1.01% 930.50 24,718 12:48:38
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
929.50 930.50 949.00 926.50 949.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 1,081.68 68.14 27.90 33.4 1,845
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
12:47:06 AT 115 930.50 GBX

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Softcat Daily Update: Softcat Plc is listed in the Software & Computer Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SCT. The last closing price for Softcat was 940p.
Softcat Plc has a 4 week average price of 911p and a 12 week average price of 881.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,001p while the 1 year low share price is currently 551p.
There are currently 198,250,486 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 521,512 shares. The market capitalisation of Softcat Plc is £1,844,720,772.23.
mfhmfh: Looks like share price still in the rising channel but only just
sigod: You could be right there Trickyricky. I've been caught out quite a bit with some of my portfolio recently when trading updates have been announced, expecting big rises on good results only to be disappointed. However, as you say there is the possibility the results could be exceptional in which case I wouldn't rule out another significant spike in the share price. All will be revealed next week but whatever happens it's been quite a ride over the last couple of months!
toyin: From IR This morning one of the analysts that follows us, Jefferies, published an updated note. Their previous rating (published on the 6th of February 2018) was Buy with a price target of £6.00. Obviously since then our share price has moved beyond this. Today they have upped the price target to £6.90 but lowered the rating to Hold. We have released no new news today and will be publishing our Q3 trading update next Wednesday (the 23rd). Historically we have not included any numbers in our Q1 and Q3 trading updates. Thanks
kenmitch: This bit might also explain some of the share price fall. "We saw no particular evidence of change to market dynamics, whether due to the beginning of the Brexit process or the upcoming General Election." "No particular evidence," suggests some doubt about this. Without adding the word "particular" I doubt the share would have fallen as far. "No evidence" would have been taken as no risk of any Brexit or election effect on the business. "Particular" gives a hint of uncertainty about that. Election result looks a certain Tory win, so that just leaves Brexit where they might have misgivings, but see no signs of that YET.
velod: What's astonishing about this re-rating rise is that it's continuing to rise WHILST THE SHARE PRICE IS IN EX DIVIDEND mode! Extraordinary! . . . Be a long time before you see another share, rise this strongly after it enters XD. . . . Candlesticks are hot-to-trot and hotter than ever for SCT. Only momentum indicators are warning of being extremely overbought - but the market appears not to care. 410p? That can't be right, can it??? . . . PE is high now @ PE21 but seen worse with no ill effect. Only the momentum indicators are showing 'overbought' and as good as saying: Take cover! . . . Everything else has gone loco for SCT. . . . Market can't get enough of it. I keep saying it can't last but realise I've now been relegated to the position of the proverbial 'Broken Clock' Attendant.
noirua: Getting close to the 350p peak hit twice in the last 16 months, ignoring the spike to 380p in June last year. General range was 280p - 350p. Should be a lot more to come but always difficult to know what value for results is built into the share price and how many speculators are holding a bit too much stock.
igoe104: 2 cheap technology small-caps for 2017. Softcat Softcat (LSE: SCT) is a provider of IT infrastructure to the corporate and public sectors. The £590m market cap company provides organisations with datacentre, networking and security solutions and provides the services to design, implement, support and manage these solutions. Although Softcat only listed on the London Stock Exchange in November 2015, the company has been in existence for over 20 years, growing significantly in this time. In the last five years alone, revenue has more than tripled from £219.2m in FY2011 to £672.4m in FY2016 and the impressive growth is forecast to continue, with City analysts pencilling-in revenue of £744.4m and £813.0m for the next two years. The stock enjoyed a strong yet volatile run immediately after floating, rising from 240p to around 380p, however the Brexit result caused investors to panic and the shares were sold-off heavily. Softcat now trades at just under the 300p mark and at this price, the shares trade on a forward looking P/E ratio of 15.1, which seems relatively low given the company's growth history. Softcat also has appealing dividend prospects, with the company rewarding its shareholders last year with regular dividends of 5.3p as well as a generous special dividend of 14.2p. Analysts anticipate regular dividends of 10.3p per share for FY2017, a yield of 3.5%. Although Brexit could potentially affect earnings, I believe that demand for cyber security and data storage services will remain robust in the coming years, and management recently stated that the company was off to a good start in 2017. After a 20% share price drop in the last six months, Softcat appears to offer broad exposure to the IT sector at a reasonable valuation
shareholder7: I think softcat would look cheap at 250 and might attract a US company that what's to get into the UKMight be the best bet now for this share to move as company is not making much attempt to correct the share price with any positive news
igoe104: Brexit? No impact at all, chuckles reseller juggernaut Softcat warned of storm cloud in UK ahead of referendum, now says it blew over. The storm clouds Softcat pointed to gathering over the industry in the months prior to the EU referendum didn’t rain on the firm’s parade after all, judging by financial results outlined to the City today. The mid-market reseller said in the spring that business confidence could be dented by political uncertainty, but as it transpired, sales for the year ended July grew 12.8 per cent to £672m, ahead of analysts' consensus, but slightly slower than in recent years. “We have continued to win large numbers of new customers and earn increased spend from our existing customers,” bellowed Martin Hellawell, Softcat CEO. Demand “remained solid despite the distraction of the referendum,” the exec claimed. He reiterated there was no magic formula to filing its 44th plus quarter of consecutive growth, just attention paid to customer service by an “engaged team” at the company. Softcat added a Glasgow branch in the year, and hired 133 incremental staff - management have always laboured under the idea that more account managers equates to more sales. “To build scale we have continued to recruit more people into sales, technical specialist and service roles to advice on, implement and support technology for customers,” said Hellawell. The revenue mix in the year saw £319.97m generated by software, up 11.3 per cent year-on-year, hardware accounted for £250.7m versus £233.8m and services some £101.6m, up by nearly a fifth. Hellawell claimed the top line numbers were “significantly ahead of the market” and a 17.5 per cent spike in gross profit to £120.7m showed it was “taking significant share from competitors”. Customer numbers and gross profit per customer grew 7.5 and 9.2 per cent respectively in the year. Administrative expenses grew to £78.5m from £63.19m in fiscal ’15, leaving operating profit at £42.2m, up 6.6 per cent, which included exceptional costs (the IPO). After tax, net profit was £33.15, up from £31.11m. Softcat floated on the London Stock Exchange in November at 240 pence, the share price peaked at 380 pence but has settled around 300 pence. “This has been a busy year for Softcat. It hasn’t been an easy year and never will be. We constantly need to prove our worth to existing and new customers in a very competitive world,” said Hellawell. "While it is always difficult to know exactly what is affecting demand in our industry, we did see some customers making slower decisions leading up to the vote… in the aftermath of the referendum, we have seen no obvious impact on trading in what remains a tough and fiercely competitive market
smokybenchod: Computacenter reported a 5% fall in UK revenue recently and 2.8% rise overall. Today they are up 7% as they are upgraded to Buy from Neutral by UBS. Softcat report an overall 12.8% growth in revenue, and the share price is currently down 1%. I give up.
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