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Sopheon LSE:SPE London Ordinary Share GB00BSZM1369 ORD 20P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +20.00p +1.71% 1,190.00p 3,792 08:06:11
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1,160.00p 1,220.00p 1,197.50p 1,190.00p 1,197.50p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 28.53 5.14 71.92 16.5 120.6

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15/1/201911:58Your partner for innovation performance2,097
19/7/201808:08trading update-
12/7/201810:38shoritng execercise?-
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Sopheon Daily Update: Sopheon is listed in the Software & Computer Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SPE. The last closing price for Sopheon was 1,170p.
Sopheon has a 4 week average price of 1,027.50p and a 12 week average price of 920p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,405p while the 1 year low share price is currently 460p.
There are currently 10,131,707 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 31,297 shares. The market capitalisation of Sopheon is £120,567,313.30.
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'
investopia: Low volumes. Maybe the market makers will pull the share price down now to attract buyers
aimingupward2: Yes, known news is, and some hope and anticipation perhaps, but not the unexpected. There’s not much built into SPE’s share price yet in the way of anticipation of where the business will be in 18 months time.
davr0s: No one can predict share price movements - and beware of anyone that makes such claims. It's like flipping a coin and saying I predicted it was going to land heads so I called it right. It's all about probabilities. I trade and 50% of my trades can lose but the key is that winners need to be bigger than losers
robow: Sopheon (LON:SPE) Share price: 1020p (up 12.3% today, at 14:19) No. shares: 10.1m Market cap: £103.0m Trading update Sopheon plc, the international provider of software and services for complete Enterprise Innovation Management solutions, issues the following trading update. This company is really on a roll! There's another positive update today - here are the key points; ... a number of further transactions have been signed resulting in a record third quarter performance, traditionally our quietest quarter due to the holiday period ... We are therefore delighted to report that revenue visibility has now broken through $30m ... Sales pipeline activity for the balance of the year remains robust. The Board now expects the results for the year to exceed current market expectations2. By revenue visibility, I think they are referring to revenues for the full year to 31 Dec 2018. Plus, presumably whatever additional contracts can be won in Q4. Forecasts - have been increased, to 48.3p adjusted EPS this year, and 55.2p next year. That gives a 2018 PER of 21.1, falling to 18.5 for 2019. That seems a reasonable valuation, given that the company has established a track record of beating forecasts. Therefore, I wouldn't be surprised to see this share break out to new highs in the months ahead. My opinion - I failed to spot the opportunity here, which is a pity. Well done to holders! We have a good update out today, and comments from the house broker that a further beat against (upwardly revised) forecasts could be on the cards. That seems to me a strong reason to hang on to this share, if I held (which I don't unfortunately).
robow: from Shares Keep buying SPE as its share price rall has further to run. Expanding markets and more predictable revenue should take the stock higher. Full page write up.
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).
bamboo2: trinko, I do not think there is anything underhand going on here. My understanding is that Sopheon plan to buy back shares in order to build up a bank of shares that can be used to fulfil staff stock options in the future. This will help to support the share price The fall in the share price over the last few days is just profit taking after a good run for the shares. Price has returned to the upper trendline, after outperforming. Perhaps others have a viewpoint?
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