Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Sopheon Plc LSE:SPE London Ordinary Share GB00BSZM1369 ORD 20P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 720.00 12,661 08:00:06
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
700.00 740.00 725.00 720.00 725.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 33.92 6.41 68.60 10.5 73
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
15:50:22 O 3,252 700.00 GBX

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17/10/201911:04Your partner for innovation performance2,549
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Sopheon Daily Update: Sopheon Plc is listed in the Software & Computer Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SPE. The last closing price for Sopheon was 720p.
Sopheon Plc has a 4 week average price of 700p and a 12 week average price of 695p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,435p while the 1 year low share price is currently 640p.
There are currently 10,157,995 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 20,594 shares. The market capitalisation of Sopheon Plc is £73,137,564.
aimingupward2: Sopheon have a firm foothold in a growing area servicing business activity and growth. They have good prospects of continuing growth which is not reflected in the current share price. The lowly p/e of not much over 14 is attractive. There are only 10m shares so it won’t take much buying interest to move it up
mfhmfh: from my experience when a company announces a switch to a SaaS model there's always a short-term fall in profit and over-reaction of the share price. medium-term (not even longer term) the share price recovers and moves to new highs. KNOS is a good example of this. well done to people who bought at under 700 today. All IMHO.
toptrump1: The share price is up 50% though over 12mths and 200% over 15mths sam
mattboxy: Why is there no movement at all in the share price??
samsj: PTRO I looked at some time ago - seems incredibly risky and early stage compared to something like SPE. No sign it can really produce cash yet, placing risk (last placing a 15% discount to share price), acquisition risk (how does Subesh in London keep tabs on new staff in Nizhy Novgorod in Russia??!) good luck with it though
investopia: I don't like the look of the chart on this one -- big, wide swings not a good sign. I think it may need to reset before a big mover higher. That looks suspiciously like a triangular top forming on the chart, to me, and the sell volumes have been exceeding the buy volumes lately too. If it does prove to be a triangular top, I'd expect a sharp move lower taking the share price well below the bottom of the triangle. 800p to 900p looks like a decent target on the chart because of all the technical resistance there. From 800 or so, it could build a new base ready for another break upwards, but my guess is the process could take months rather than weeks. None of this a problem for long termers, of course, and I could be wrong
samsj: - Hershey is hardly in itself a game changer. They sign some big ones each year and have had names like PepsiCo for many years. What's great about SPE is the steady growth and growing client list over many years, although only in recent years showing in the numbers and share price. -The average last quarter performance over the last 3yrs has been $6m. Given bumper 4Q last year ($8.2m) market was presumably hoping for a further exceed on revenue. What we may have seen is that some of that 4Q revenue was booked last couple days of Q3 and that hit Q4? The question is how weak was 4th Q? No idea from this statement, which I agree was not necessary or helpful this year, both because of October update and because the market has cottoned on to the "under-promise, over-deliver" strategy with the forecasts. (SPE also seems to be more promotional these days, which might actually be a good sign given the company doesn't need to raise cash...). - 2017 revenue of 28.5m was almost 10% up from expectations of 26m for y/e 2017. Described in the end of January TU simply as "comfortably ahead of expectations". So what is "comfortably in line with expectations" in this early update this year? Could still plausibly be 5% on the updated forecast of 32.5, so about 34m. That would give about 4m to the 4Q which is still a little less than 2015 and 2016 4th quarters, due to some pulled forward into 3rd quarter. This would still give us 16-20% revenue growth. For the short-sighted this is "decelerating" from last year, but stronger than 2017's 11%, which saw share price bowl out for 2017, undecided, until the great 4th Q became evident. - As FinnCap suggest, interesting thing would be to see how this drops to bottom line, also cash position, and any other talk of outlook, dividend etc. - The other change which may have worried people was lack of any forward guidance sentence, but very minimal in first January 2018 statement. Let's see. I hope we get a crisp, clear statement end of January and not one like, e.g. the 2017 AGM statement that sounds like it's trying to bury average news. The long-term trajectory of SPE is I think clear so please just be honest and direct. - I am keeping my eye out for placings and corporate activity this year. By my sums, Barry Mence has £60 million tied up in Sopheon and it will be interesting to see what his plans are after building this company since 1993.
trinko: Finncap target price Sopheon (SPE) : Corp Contract win Key data Share price (p) 1 250.0 Target price (p) 1 295.0 Market cap (£m) 126.7 Enterprise value (£m) 114.5 Sopheon has announced that it is partnering with Hershey, the well known US based confectionery brand, to support digital transformation of Hershey’s product innovation portfolio. Sopheon’s Accolade solution will connect existing and new processes, enabling collaboration, synchronisation, focus and decision making to maximise the benefit of group innovation priorities. The partnership follows on from Sopheon’s experience assisting dozens of food and consumer goods companies in delivering insights and responding to opportunities to continue to compete in an increasingly fast moving and disrupted environment. We look forward to a trading update in the next few weeks as 2019 is expected to build on the momentum established in the past four years, attracting ever more high-profile global brands as customers. Andrew Darley | Highlighted this" We look forward to a trading update in the next few weeks as 2019 is expected to build on the momentum established in the past four years, attracting ever more high-profile global brands as customers."
aimingupward2: Sopheon says that it’s “Accolade® solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development (NPD) lifecycle. For the first time, businesses can access a single source of the truth across strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning.” But it’s more widely applicable than that. In their trading statement on 29th Jan ‘18, the company said that “An important aspect of 2017 growth was the increased adoption of Accolade as an enterprise platform for areas outside our traditional innovation arena. Licenses sold in 2017 included applications for Accolade as diverse as capital expenditure management, IP management, IT project and portfolio management and enterprise initiative management - each representing extension business beyond innovation. We believe our Accolade platform extension strategy represents a significant growth opportunity, and this will be a key area of investment in 2018. We’ve seen a strong surge in the share price today taking it to an all time high, and it now seems probable that this will continue through December and past the expected trading statement early in January. Even then it will very likely still be on a quite modest forward P/E ratio. All in all, a lot to look forward to and so still a 'buy' opportunity. A big 'buy' opportunity if the share price should come back below £11'
samsj: Really grasping at straws now. For those newer to Sopheon- "the dirs. have just sold 3% of the co." They sold the minimum amount and that held by insiders is very significant and greater than almost all other small companies. Include the Myrtledare and Rivermore holdings. Directors have a history of buying shares in the market and BVI holdings suggest an exit strategy. Placing at premium. "and they even go to the trouble of putting a share price graph in the accounts to arguably show off or ramp the share price even more...)" This is standard practice at SPE for years and many other companies, even when it is not flattering (see SPE's 2014 report or old TRD reports) "turnover in USA in 2017 was identical to 2016. ie. flat as a pancake there...and the dirs are American." Turnover in Europe was fairly flat between 2014 and 2016 too while US grew. It is a small software company with fairly lumpy revenues, an obvious risk and potential for reward (gearing) in this sector. (although now the largest customer has reduced from 20% to 7% revenue).
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