Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Stilo Intl LSE:STL London Ordinary Share GB0009597484 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 5.00p 4.50p 5.50p 5.00p 5.00p 5.00p 0 06:41:48
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 1.8 0.3 0.3 17.2 5.70

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
17/8/2017
14:35
michaelmouse, its a shame the stl 1.5% annual divi is not closer to 30%, if it were you may have an investment case. Unfortunately for you it is not and will not prevent further double digit falls. Steve asks good questions, why pay a divi at all and at a mc9m why is it even listed. Bailout placing soon just to pay the divi, r&d and plc costs. bod are using divi payment to pull the wool. I am surprised you have not spotted this trick yet. Its been played before.
slartybartfaster
17/8/2017
14:16
Shares in Stilo International (STL) currently trade more than 9% lower today, at just over 7p, on the back of the company’s half year results announcement. This follows them also having fallen by more than 14% following the company’s announcement of 2015 results in March. Hmmm. The latest P&L shows profit increased from a corresponding 2015 period £0.16 million to £0.18 million on revenue 11.5% higher at £0.87 million - and the company notes a 33% increase in the interim dividend per share to 0.04p. However, a 33% increase in the total annual dividend would still only equate to a yield of 1.5% at the current share price and the latest results show, after particularly £56,000 in dividends paid and £83,000 of “development costs capitalised”, only a £75,000 increase in cash. The announcement notes “an uplift in OmniMark sales being offset by a reduction in Migrate revenues” - OmniMark being the company’s content processing platform, though it noting “over recent years, the company has made a significant investment in the development of Migrate, the world's first cloud XML content conversion service”. Yet, it is now reporting “a reduction in Migrate revenues”! The announcement concludes that “trading in 2016 continues in line with management expectations overall… We continue to invest in the development of innovative new products that will serve to underpin our future growth”. Thus, “development costs capitalised” look set to be a recurring feature here – and to be considered in valuation calculations. The market cap is currently just over £8 million – with the balance sheet showing net tangible assets of £1.30 million, including cash (net) of £1.39 million. I’d thus suggest material growth is required from here to justify the valuation and, indeed, the company bothering being stock market listed – and that the noted share price declines on the results, at least partly, reflect the announcements reminding of these. This compares to a May AGM update, for example, eschewing profit and revenue information, whilst including the likes of “following extensive testing by a very prestigious client, it (AuthorBridge, a new cloud XML authoring tool) is now scheduled to be deployed by them in full production in May 2016, representing a significant milestone for the company”. At the current stage here, I avoid.
slartybartfaster
16/8/2017
16:34
That is a surprise , as a better look at H1 & H2 2016 , now with H1 2017 added , shows how the fall in underlying sales is accelerating on a constant currency basis . More worrisome than at first glance. Authorbridge can't come soon enough .
baa
16/8/2017
14:42
Perhaps you'd like to start at post 1907:- http://uk.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=25760470&from=1907 This was when last year's finals were released. Run post 2009 past me again??????
michaelmouse
16/8/2017
14:16
I only talk facts ...if some have no manners to respect them , more fool them . I said 7p was too high at the time of the finals, you derided that view and I've been proved correct . Go figure
baa
16/8/2017
14:07
On a serious note making statements like, "no catalyst for re-rating until at least H2 2018, probably H1 2019" suggests that you're either one of Advfn's clown traders or highly inexperienced. STL is a micro-cap is every sense of the word. Several events could cause a "major" re-rate e.g. special dividends, trading ahead of expectations, bid for the company, major contract win, acquisition, any combination of the factors mentioned........
michaelmouse
16/8/2017
13:48
LOL. "no catalyst for re-rating until at least H2 2018, probably H1 2019." Oh golly gee whizz, thanks Nostradamus. ;)
michaelmouse
16/8/2017
13:31
No change from the 2016 finals. On a constant currency basis , revenue would have been down 6-8% and net profit reduced to c £50K . Shame on the directors for not fronting up to the underlying sales performance. As noted previously a 6-7p price was too high 6 months ago & the share price looks about right at 5p . Upside if authorbridge performs , downside if the f/x reverts before then . Divi is nice , but no catalyst for re-rating until at least H2 2018, probably H1 2019.
baa
16/8/2017
11:58
Market cap. is around £4m minus cash. If they do around £288,000 profit this year (double the interim figure but less than last year) then p/e would be around 14. If they pay a final dividend of, say, 0.05p then that's a 2% return pa (and increasing/not to mention a possible special dividend). That's ok for starters. However, operational gearing will kick in during 2018 (start is less than 5 months from now) if AuthorBridge and Migrate JATS are ready for full release. That p/e figure will rapidly change from thereon in. Markets are forward looking. Meanwhile excellent cash generation means progressive dividend policy is virtually guaranteed.
michaelmouse
16/8/2017
11:37
For a company with a market cap of almost 6m less cash, so say 4.5m to only make £142k is not very impressive unless it has huge growth prospects, which STL has proved is beyond its capability based on its history. Bar being sold,when the share rich directors want, in the interim period I can envisage them awarding themselves more options that will dilute other small stakeholders, then selling the business at little premium to its current price. Just looking into the crystal ball based on its past. Remind me what old highs were many years ago and the issue price?
clocktower
16/8/2017
09:53
varies - The jam is already on the scone - profitability, cash generation and rising dividends. We're now after the clotted cream that we hope comes in the form of AuthorBridge and Migrate JATS.
michaelmouse
16/8/2017
09:47
I am struck by the high level of R&D : £290K of which £91K is capitalised, which relates to the development of AuthorBridge, and £199K is presumably set against profits. This latter figure amounts to nearly 22% of sales (£910K). Whilst money spent on R&D can often prove to be money wasted, several of my more successful investments (eg Delcam and Sopheon)had similar R&D/Sales ratios and I take this as a good omen here. This looks a good stock to accumulate in the hope that the long-promised jam will materialise in 2018.
varies
16/8/2017
09:08
That is all well and good but the share price is down from around 8p in Sept 2016 and unless someone makes an acceptable offer for the company, there seems nothing exciting around the corner that will have any marked impact for anyone seeking capital growth, rather than dividend income.
clocktower
16/8/2017
09:04
Hello mudbath. Nice to see you contributing again. Yes I do believe it's "excellently managed" indeed. I can't really add anything to my previous post, although I'd just ask the rhetorical question, how many small listed AIM companies valued at £4m (if you strip out their cash) are consistently profitable, generating cash and paying a progressive dividend whilst at the same time developing products that could potentially transform their growth? Whilst every investment involves some risk and nothing is ever a no-brainer, this is as close as it gets imo.
michaelmouse
16/8/2017
08:47
michaelmouse. It is good to read your opinion that Stilo is "excellently managed",for this has been my own strongly held view over the past decade.
mudbath
16/8/2017
08:26
Yes CT something we can agree upon. Profit would be up nicely but of course operating costs are up. That's hardly surprising at this point as they invest in their two new revenue stream contributors - Author Bridge and Migrate JATS. These won't contribute significantly to sales until 2018, but they will be worth waiting for and eventually we should see a significant jump in profitability. Most importantly this company is being managed conservatively and well. Overall revenues are up with Migrate sales up 34%. Cash is significantly improved again and that's even without an FX boost. Consequently, the dividend has been hiked by 25%. A small company but excellently managed with a great balance sheet. They have even got the results out two weeks earlier than normal, just 1.5 months after the year end (as it should be for these smaller companies). Growth will hopefully kick in further when they are totally happy with their development of AuthorBridge and Migrate JATS. That should begin in 2018 and beyond. Meanwhile investors can sit back and enjoy increasing dividends from a small consistently profitable and cash generative company with an excellent balance sheet.
michaelmouse
16/8/2017
08:03
Though profit is down, it is a good result with cash up as is dividend.
clocktower
14/8/2017
07:43
this POS still going? i remember them back a long time ago and thought, what a weak product.
monkeyspanker2000
14/6/2017
22:58
So, so, so, so, so many silent lurkers lurking around with nothing to add and absolutely nothing to say So, so, so, so ,so many lurkers hoping that small private investors will get cold feet and start selling their holdings with the hope and anticipation that they will then be able to see the share price fall and then those very, very, very silent lurkers who never have anything to say will hope that they can then jump in and purchase the shares on the cheap! Cheap! Cheap! Problem is those small private investors just don't want to sell now. They want to sit on the shares and take the dividends! Take the juicy special dividends! and take the growth in the share price as products start to kick in after so many years of waiting! Silent lurkers! Silent lurkers! Not much to say! Silent lurkers! Silent lurkers! You want cheap Stilo shares at 2p, 3p and 4p but the shares are going the other way. Silent lurkers! Silent lurkers! I'm sorry to say you have missed the boat!
stilolosses
14/6/2017
13:02
A very neat summary of where we presently stand StiloLosses.
michaelmouse
14/6/2017
10:14
Hi Slarty. Stilo is so incredibly solid that management now feels that it is right to throw cash back at shareholders after around 15 or 20 years. They have far too much money coming in, more than sufficient for their day to day running costs, products are building, entering new markets, cash pile getting so big that they feel it is only appropriate to offload it not only through dividends but by undertaking additional development, sales and marketing efforts. Some of the board have been around for so long that they know only too well that they will not spend a single penny unless they know that they have more money coming in and the penny that they do spend will be spent after so much analysis and due diligence being conducted. One thing that this management will never do now is spend a single penny that they cannot justify with everything that has gone before. We all know there will ALWAYS be lurkers about hoping that the share can be sold down so that they can then COME IN and MOP UP on the CHEAP! That's natural as they missed the boat at 2p, 3p and 4p and would LOVE TO GET BACK IN ON THE CHEAP. Problem is the cheap sell off days in Stilo are over and nearly all the private small investors want to sit on these shares and not sell them as they know only too well what is around the corner in the next 18 to 24 months. We all know Stilo slowly but surely continue to build their customer base on a scale that will get huge as time goes on. Just imagine the amount of money they will throw back at investors once Migrate JATS and Authorbridge starts to fill their coffers? Actually I can answer that question immediately! They will be able to throw a huge lot more money back at those long standing, supportive and patient investors. At the same time Ashman will be able to fill his boots on scales never seen at Stilo
stilolosses
14/6/2017
01:39
Stilo, Michael knows a thing or two about small cap bribes. Trak pays a divi. Guess the common denominator, other than michael? Like STL, it pays a divi, then has an emergency cash call, where only the bod are able to prop the fundraising up by mopping up the slack the insti's don't want. The question is, will STL like Trak own up to cooking the books to pay a divi it can't afford? I am truly interested to see how STL develops its tech. It is interesting and yet expensive to keep ahead of the field, which is my main concern. I don't usually get many votes, 6 is something of a record, which suggests i may well have hit the nail on the head, or at least have 6 lurkers in agreement. That in itself is interesting because the option to short STL is not there.
slartybartfaster
13/6/2017
19:30
"bribes" will also do.
stilolosses
13/6/2017
17:58
I totally agree! "Well done Farty! Well done". Yes! Fantastic! Actually it also reminds me of a "DFS closing down sale" Michael! One that goes on for years and years. I have also just checked on the Groupon voucher website. According to them I can get a much better deal over there. They have just "confirmed financial suicide". They are offering all of them for "free"! Migrate, Omnimark and Authorbridge can now be gotten free of charge with any of the following voucher codes: "Farty"! "PBS" and if you don't know already, you will now: "Financial Suicide" If your lucky you could quote all 3 voucher codes and they will throw a free photograph session in with Les Burnham sat on one of your knees and David Ashman sat on your other knee! They are getting the "Stilo Financial Suicide" placards done as we speak. Well! It was great knowing you all!
stilolosses
13/6/2017
16:33
SL - I was laughing hysterically since you're correct. Financial suicide has clearly been the aim for many years. A company loaded with debt, no cash left and a huge market cap. We're doomed indeed. I believe that you can buy a triple pack of Omnimark, Migrate and Migrate JATS for £1.99 at Lidl with an AuthorBridge free gift thrown in for free. Hurray it's a closing down sale so offer ends soon! :)
michaelmouse
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