Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Touchstar LSE:TST London Ordinary Share GB00BD9YDB55 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.50p -0.57% 86.50p 85.00p 88.00p 87.00p 86.50p 87.00p 0 13:26:41
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Technology Hardware & Equipment 7.6 0.2 7.5 11.5 5.46

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22:10 mention here ( i hope). ///////; In matters of competition, the report identifies key players in the global automatic data capture market and profiles them for distinguishing attributes. The key players in the market are
The Chart is just starting to look a little more interesting imo, a little more 'consolidation' and I may be tempted to start adding. Always dangerous though following charts, especially with such illiquidity, so may look for some positive news flow.
pj 1
apols wrong thread
pj 1
Do you have a link?
New contract signed.
Moving higher today. f
Implying takeover soon?
Surely at some point this will amalgamate with (non private) telematics? Its seems crazy to me that, for example, Fuel delivery drivers have a fitted telematics box, and a portable ''tablet''.
pj 1
Thanks for that rivaldo interesting.The real game changer of course will be if they can secure what Ian Martin describes as a biggie. Not, beyond the realms of possibility.
Interesting posts on another board from someone who attended TST's recent presentation: "Very informative session, further confirming my confidence within the management." "Just an example of how the management are trying to optimise the revenue stream: They mentioned the airline case study whereby they were previously charging £10200 per annum for device application fee. They have optimised the system by now providing both the back office based solution and application software as a complete and more attractive solution - now earning £46000 per annum. On a different note, they have also launched the TS3200 rugged android tablet last week, the most rugged terminal in its class. This will re-rate, a question of time and seriously believe we could see 400p to 500p, if management are able to implement their plan."
Evidently not hastings :o)) New product release - good to see: Http:// "New TS3200 Rugged Android Tablet 14 July 2017 TouchStar launch the ultimate shock-absorbent tablet for the Fuel Delivery Industry Manchester, UK – 14th July, 2017: TouchStar Technologies PLC, specialist in the design, supply and support of rugged mobile computers, has announced the release of the TS3200 tablet mobile computer. Drawing on over thirty years of experience of manufacturing mobile technology, TouchStar has built the TS3200 around three core principles: durability, safety and ease of use. Designed to be rugged from the inside-out, each of the TS3200’s components are housed in an ultra-shock-absorbent rubber matrix. This unique approach to shock dispersal differentiates the TS3200 from its competitors by placing durability at the heart of the device, rather than adding a boot or bumper as an afterthought to the standard tablet. The result is unparalleled protection from shockwaves and vibration that can dramatically reduce the lifespan of crucial hardware. Operations Director, Jon Hall, added: “In making the TS3200 we changed our approach. We designed the tablet to be slimmer, smarter and stronger than its competitors starting from the inside out.” The cradle’s revolutionary magnetic dock and lock system facilitates one-handed docking, locking and rapid removal in landscape or portrait orientation. Once docked, the TS3200 becomes the nerve centre of in-cab operations with minimal dashboard clutter and maximum driver visibility. Going mobile is effortless due to the lightweight, ergonomic shape and 7” glare-proof screen. Operational in even the harshest environments, the TS3200’s IP65 rating provides full protection against dust, water and oil ingress. It is fully compliant with the ATEX IECEx directive, allowing safe use in potentially explosive environments, such as fuel distribution. The unit can also withstand drops of up to 1.5m on to concrete and operate in temperatures of -20o C to +50o C, marking it as the most rugged terminal in its class. The TS3200 runs on Android 6.0.1, with additional features including front and rear-facing cameras, a high specification barcode imager and 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communication systems. For further information visit hxxp:// "
Anyone manage to attend the presentation in London yesterday?
Good coverage: Http:// "Touchstar Citywire A-rated income investors David Horner and David Taylor have upped their stake in mobile business computing specialist Touchstar (TST), after its shares fell back slightly from a five-year high. The managers increased their stake in the business to a little over 10%. At a share price of 97p, the position is worth £621,000. Over the past year, the shares have risen by 61.7%. The position is the second largest in their £4.8 million Chelverton Growth trust, a specialist investment fund that holds micro-cap businesses. Touchstar has slid a little since climbing to 113p in April, the highest price demanded for the shares since mid-2012. The company, which provides tech support to warehouse, logistics and delivery staff, completed a major overhaul of its business in 2016, but was hit by a profit warning at year-end. House broker WH Ireland upgraded it to a buy in January, on a price target of 119p. "
Contract win: Http:// "Karndean Designflooring decision based upon TouchStar's superb post-sale support 28 June 2017 Karndean Designflooring decision based upon TouchStar's superb post-sale support Karndean Designflooring is a global leader in flooring design with operations in the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Karndean started as a small family business in 1973, and has since grown into one of the world’s most renowned and respected luxury flooring companies. The business remains family owned, allowing it to stay true to its roots and focused on its customers. By offering a wide range of colours, textures and finishes, Karden products allows its customers to create looks that are unique to their home or business and are guaranteed to last. Challenges Karndean had been using RF units in its warehouse to carry out general tasks such as order picking and pallet tracking. But eight years after launch the businesses decided they had been used for as long as they could be and were coming towards the end of their lifecycle. The main driver for change was that Karndean had come to the end of its support contract. Spare parts for existing units were becoming harder to source and repairs were unavailable, so the decision was made to upgrade. Solutions After contacting a few suppliers and reviewing various options, Karndean decided that the products presented by TouchStar offered the best value for money and also came with the best support package – including a minimum of ten years of support for repairs. Touchstar offered a selection of devices that were robust enough to fit into Karndean’s fast-paced warehouse environment. Karndean narrowed the choice between a couple of products and to help them decide, TouchStar loaned out units to test in the warehouse so Karndean could get a feel for the products. Karndean then decided to invest in rugged TouchStar TS8000 handheld devices based on the feedback from its warehouse team. The TS800 is packed with features, including a 3.5” colour touchscreen, 3M camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and several different scanning options. Touchstar assisted with configuring the devices and provided the additional support required to get up and running. Results and benefits The new devices have been a great success and have delivered the reliability, accuracy and efficiency improvements that Karndean required. Since the devices have been deployed, Karndean has had one instance of accidental damage. After it was reported to TouchStar, the issue was dealt with it in a timely manner and the device was back up and running in the warehouse within a week. Richard Crook, operations director of Karndean, commented: “These devices and the support we’ve received, from the initial meeting to installation and live running, has met all our expectations. With our old devices becoming redundant, this was a necessary investment which has enabled the continued smooth running of our fast-paced warehouse. These new devices are more efficient and will support our growth and allow for future development.”
Yesterday's RNS showed Chelverton Growth Trust buying more, going above 10% with 640,000 shares. As at 11th Jan'17 they only had 8.92%.... Http://
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PJ1, many thanks for your AGM report on this - and on INSE as well.
Thanks PJ1, I've held these for a long time but reduced over the years and now at c.40% of my maximum holding. I certainly hold enough of these to pay attention but quite happy to hold and let things roll along.( Reasonable good return over this time and it is trading comfortably above my average) Much more confident with current management in place and even more confident with their quite low key predictions as "gush" never ends well. Thanks again PJ1
pavey ark
I suspect the BoD are going about their business and letting the share price take care of itself. I did note that AVS always appeared cheap on a fundamental basis. They have some serious Customers and there is always the chance another big one could land at any time I am caught between slowly adding now, or perhaps waiting for a bump in the road (which may not happen!)
pj 1
PJI Thank you so much for letting us benefit from your exertion. Although the Board have plainly nothing exciting to report, it is gratifying that they gave you plenty of time and appreciation as a shareholder and straight answers. Many years ago I went to an AGM of Delcam, found myself the only outsider and was treated equally well. I could tell that the directors were honest, industrious and very able and I increased my holding. This proved a great success and my trouble was amply rewarded. I hope very much that yours will be too. The IHT exemption encourages older shareholders like me to hang on indefinitely and so I shall.
Thanks PJ1, it looks as though patience and perseverance may be required. I am currently out of the stock but i will continue to monitor developments.
Here you go guys, and gals. Hope it's of some use. Its quite brief and it was a worthwhile trip for me to make. Touchstone Technologies (TST:AIM) 7 Commerce Way Trafford Park Manchester M17 1HW AGM- 14th June 2016 9:30 AM Attendees Ian Martin Exec Chairman, Jon Hall COO, Mark Hardy CEO, Natasha Rourke CFO, John Christmas NED This was my first attendance at this Companies AGM. The usual disclaimers apply. I am not licensed to give financial advice and no advice is intended. All views are my own and should be treated as such. I am a shareholder of the Company. The meeting started promptly at 9:30 AM which is perhaps too early for anyone travelling any distance. Other than the Board and senior Managers I was the only other attendee. I was given a warm welcome prior to the meeting with the usual courtesies. The Company operates in the mobile computing solutions market and is what I would class as a turnaround/ future growth stock after years of erratic and generally under achievement. The Board has been almost totally replaced with previously proven Directors which under pinned a bright start in 2016. Unfortunately, the Company then issued a profit warning and a bad debt provision on the 5th January 2017. A great start to the new year! There was no trading update given on the day of the AGM. All motions were passed with a show of hands. The only question raised was why the Company would want to possibly buy back up to 10% of its shares in the future. The answer given was that it was more of a customary motion to have included if ever the Company became cash rich. This then prompted the question of Dividends where the Company confirmed the current preferred route with spare cash would be to return cash via dividends although it should be noted there is no intention to pay a dividend currently. The meeting then became more informal with a tour of the Manchester site with Jon Hall and Mark Hardy and a brief discussion after. Please note that I am far from a ‘’techie’’ and a lot of the conversation would have gone over my head during the tour. As expected the Directors were very positive, and all questions were, as far as I know, answered to the point. The key answers to questions from my recollections, in no particular order, follow: • Recurring Revs are currently 50%. 70% targeted • Currently targets are via organic growth. No planned acquisitions • Bradford site to shut. Other amalgamations possible • Current Market expectations are ‘’challenging’’ but achievable. There is a definite risk of more ‘’bumps in the road’’, and Investors need to realise this is a long-term growth Plan (3 to 5 years) targeting £15/£20m Revs. at similar margins • Currently 10 employed sales staff. Relationships are still key (people buy from people) • Contracts are now starting to become all-inclusive with any repairs included etc but over a longer time frame. Customers often are not aware of developments in the Industry. • A major shareholder rejected TRAKS’s approach immediately • Bad debt -contingency has been put in place to reduce the chances of a repeat. The BoD believe it was a one off and have not had this problem before. The bad debt was via a University who insisted on the chain of contractors, resulting in the problem as one went ‘bust’ • I got the impression the BoD have no intention to ‘manage’ the share price. The 3/5-year plan was repeated again and they stated they do not want short term shareholders • The BoD connection to Avesco (AVS) was mentioned • India is a key area for development. No communication issues. • Private Investor presentations were mentioned, the Company does have plans to present to Institutions I believe (check), or some sort of B2B roadshow. The illiquidity has stopped some II’s buying in. I suspect the Company would prefer to have some more good news (market performance) though before any PI presentations. Sharesoc Manchester/ London was mentioned • Exit Plan-the question wasn’t answered other than by reference to the 3/5 year plan being in place The meeting was cut slightly short at the end as there was a Board meeting following. However, to be fair, I was on site for 90 minutes! PJB 18/06/2017
pj 1
PJ1, poor show from PIs and must have been a disappointment for the management. (my excuse is the many hundreds of miles to travel) Glad you could make it and I'm sure we would all like a report from you. Thanks in advance.
pavey ark
I will be interested to hear what they had to say.
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