Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
SQS Software Quality Systems AG LSE:SQS London Ordinary Share DE0005493514 ORD EUR1
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +1.00p +0.18% 565.00p 550.00p 580.00p 565.00p 564.00p 564.00p 51,632 10:28:04
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 278.8 12.6 27.3 20.0 180.83

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
15/9/2017
18:20
Very solid report.
spaceparallax
13/9/2017
13:04
reasonably informative statement
cellars
13/9/2017
08:46
Half year results look OK, not spectacular at all but OK
spreadsheetsteve
13/7/2017
11:57
Do you have a target WJ? Can you see £6 being tested in due course?
mr.oz
03/7/2017
08:49
Much more positive than the recent statements. Bought back in at 455p.
wjccghcc
03/7/2017
08:39
any comments? valuation looks conservative
mr.oz
01/6/2017
02:29
You could have written my response Orange. Said pretty much the same as you in reply and also sent him links to a range of trading updates from other Co's that I thought were demonstrative of the information that could be provided by a well run, shareholder friendly business. Not expecting much back !!
tudes100
31/5/2017
14:45
The point is that in past years they have not issued one sentence statements on current trading on the day of the AGM but full trading updates which included comments on current performance and an outlook statement dealing with market potential. The only difference between this year and previous years is that this year they will look back on the previous 6 months rather the previous 5 months.
orange1
31/5/2017
01:38
Response from CEO as to why the trading update in May had been delayed - "We believe that a more detailed communication on the first half business performance will give us more opportunities to comment on current performance as well as the market potential than just a typical one sentence statement on current trading. Therefore we have taken the decision to do this at the end of the first six month’s period in the first few days of July 2017".
tudes100
25/5/2017
13:18
We will put out our next trading update in the first few days of July, but not today. Best regards René Gawron Chief Financial Officer Apologies, forgot to post.
tudes100
25/5/2017
11:35
> Tudes Did you get an answer to your email?
orange1
24/5/2017
10:27
Hardly any eps growth fcst in 2017/18. Avg consensus is 1.26%(2017) followed by 4.6%. Good yield though at 3+%. I've put it back on my watchlist having exited over 20 months ago.
aishah
24/5/2017
09:32
Share performance is a bit odd, its a big fall from the highs.
spooky
24/5/2017
08:45
Was expecting an update this morning, have emailed company to find out if we're going to get one later.
tudes100
12/5/2017
01:50
Forgot to add trading update due with the AGM on May 24th so hoping we'll have some reassurance on how well they're travelling particularly in the US. I'm currently holding a few but plan to add further on share price picking up with some volume attached.
tudes100
12/5/2017
01:46
Read a few of the previous posts MCT. I think some of the concern was that the Co was going ex growth as headline revenue growth was only +2% in FY results. Some commentary earlier about why this happened although PBT & EPS were both still moving forward strongly. Co have a very low profile (watch the BRR media presn to get an idea of how much charisma the CEO has !) so this has probably not helped. Current management team have very modest shareholdings other than Heinz Bons (who sits on supervisory board) who holds 12%.
tudes100
11/5/2017
12:27
Sure - but what caused the fall after the March results and why has it persisted? Any opinions?
mctmct
11/5/2017
12:17
Ex-dividend today for 15c, so no problem
welsheagle
11/5/2017
10:45
This looks like a decent company that has become very unloved recently. I see it has a dual listing (presumably the other is in Germany - can anyone confirm?) What's the explanation for the continuing fall? I wonder why the insiders are not buying. If they are buying on the other exchange, would it be RNSed on AIM?
mctmct
08/3/2017
02:26
www.brrmedia.co.uk/broadcasts/58b9a145b21c9975cca46f5e/sqs-full-year-results-2016
tudes100
08/3/2017
02:25
Forgot to add global quality assurance service market forecast to grow at 7% p.a medium term
tudes100
08/3/2017
02:23
Have had a little more time to do wade through the results/Co presentation and compare to prior reporting in the last few yrs and on that basis I think its worth outlining a few points. 1. Revenue growth - managed decline in professional service division is part of Co strategy (now 29% rev's but expected to decline to 25%), performance of Managed Services disappointing & combination of the two outweighed excellent growth in Management consultancy. Strategy of driving growth from higher margin MS & MC divisions seems sensible. 2. Growth in US - 3 yrs ago Co generated 2-3% of rev's from US market, now up to 16%, €56m. Target is to be largest territory in 2-3 yrs, €95m ($100m). US is the largest software quality assurance market, approx 50% of global rev's. Given the reduced earn out liability on Galmont its fair to say that performance in the smaller of its two 2015 US acquisitions has been not at the level at which they expected. However Trissential growth has been strong although boosted by exchange rate benefits. Co are highlighting big growth drivers such as continued US expansion & the growth of digital consulting particularly in areas such as automotive & manufacturing. The move to autonomous vehicles which require significant software (and therefore quality testing) as well as process automation in manufacturing via robotics suggests to me that SQS are far from going ex-growth despite 2016 not being a stellar year.
tudes100
08/3/2017
01:53
From proactive investors.... These are testing times for quality control specialist SQS Software Quality Systems AG (LON:SQS), which saw amortisation of goodwill put a dent in profits. Profit before tax in 2016 fell to €7.99mln from €11.65mln the year before, as the company took a €5.6mln charge relating to the book value of its Galmont acquisition. Adjusted profit before tax (PBT) rose 17.2%, however, to €24.4mln from €20.8mln the previous year, with the PBT margin hitting its highest level since the global financial crisis in the previous decade. Total revenue rose 2.0% to €327.1mln from €320.7mln, with the top-line figure not helped by foreign exchange movements, which effectively reduced 2016’s revenue by €7.1mln. Revenue from the group’s largest division, Managed Services, declined 4.4% to €146.4mln from €153.2mln the year before, contributing 45% of total group revenue. The decrease in revenue was largely due to a number of products coming towards the end of their life-cycle. The group expects its Management Consultancy (MC) arm, currently chipping in with 18% of total revenues, to be the main engine of growth as it capitalises on the growing demand for digitisation and automation. MC revenue rose 56.6% to €57.3mln from €36.6mln in 2015. Revenue from the Professional Services arm eased 5.9% to €93.4mln from €99.3mln the previous year, contributing around 29% of group revenue. The group has proposed a dividend of 15 cents, up from 13 cents the year before. "We enter 2017 with confidence,” declared Diederik Vos, the chief executive officer of SQS. “The broader industry trends driving our business remain strong and supportive. We will continue to invest in our intellectual property and services portfolio to ensure they evolve in line with key market developments and remain relevant for future demand,” he added. Shares were down 12% at 550.75p in mid-morning trading.
tudes100
07/3/2017
13:33
Above average market growth predicted at Techmarketview.com: ¨SQS is positioning itself to benefit from some of the more exciting areas across the sector, such as Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation (key areas highlighted in TechMarketView’s 2017 Research theme of Unlocking the Intelligence) and this should enable above market average growth for SQS, particularly given the general shortage of skills in these areas. The company’s spread of vertical capability should provide lots of opportunity for it to leverage its growing experience and reputation in these high-growth technologies.¨ http://techmarketview.com/ukhotviews/ ¨
orange1
07/3/2017
10:09
A slow growth year but chances that there is no future growth in software development and testing seem slim
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