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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Touchstar Plc 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
  0.00 0.0% 37.00 35.00 39.00 37.00 37.00 37.00 0.00 07:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Technology Hardware & Equipment 7.1 -0.8 -5.9 - 3

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
05/7/2017
08:35
Anyone manage to attend the presentation in London yesterday?
hastings
04/7/2017
08:40
Good coverage: Http://citywire.co.uk/money/four-shares-the-pros-are-trading/a1029970?ref=citywire-money-latest-news-list#i=3 "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. "
rivaldo
29/6/2017
13:43
Contract win: Http://www.touchstar.co.uk/blog/karndean-designflooring-decision-based-upon-touch "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.”
rivaldo
27/6/2017
13:27
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://www.investegate.co.uk/touchstar-plc--tst-/rns/holding-s--in-company/201706261520021944J/
rivaldo
24/6/2017
17:47
There is a report on Touchstar's recent AGM, which is available on ShareSoc's member network, here: hTTps://www.sharesoc.org/members-area/ To access the report, you'll need to be a full member of ShareSoc, which is a not-for-profit organisation that supports individual shareholders and campaigns for shareholder rights. If you're not already a member you can join here: hTTps://www.sharesoc.org/membership/ Once you've joined, you'll receive an invitation to register for our "members network" private social network, from where you'll be able to access the report (and reports on 100s of other meetings). If you're already a member and have any difficulty accessing the report, please do not hesitate to contact us here: hTTps://www.sharesoc.org/contact-us/
sharesoc
23/6/2017
08:57
PJ1, many thanks for your AGM report on this - and on INSE as well.
rivaldo
19/6/2017
11:11
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
19/6/2017
08:46
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
19/6/2017
08:32
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.
varies
18/6/2017
20:20
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.
spooky
18/6/2017
19:43
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
16/6/2017
09:11
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
14/6/2017
14:53
I will be interested to hear what they had to say.
spooky
14/6/2017
12:45
I attended the AGM. I was the only PI there along with the BoD's. It was more like a Job interview. I shall post up some notes when I can. p.s. I didn't get the Job.
pj 1
24/5/2017
08:16
Positive stuff from SND's interims this morning re their Logistics division (incorporating Proteus, who are partnered with TST) gaining new clients and increasing revenues nicely: "Enterprise - Wholesale Distribution and Logistics The Group has expanded the application of Sanderson solutions for the wholesale distribution, cash and carry and fulfilment sectors into the specialist warehousing, logistics and supply chain market sectors. Four new customers were gained during the period, including H B Clark & Co and Andertons Music Company. This compares with five new customers in the comparative period of 2016. Large orders from existing customers included Tottenham Hotspur and Clipper Logistics plc. Revenue increased by 15% to £4.21 million (2016: £3.66 million)."
rivaldo
18/5/2017
08:23
The only SIS products I use are the free ones they liberally distribute! I tend to use High5 stuff which is cheaper and doesn't have Aspartame in. SIS are definitely investing in the brand but whether they'll be profitable when just selling full price stuff I remain to be convinced.
cockerhoop
18/5/2017
07:23
It's the date not the time that counts me out PJ1 - I'm on a lads cycling trip to L'Ardeche that week. Frustrating as would like to attend.
cockerhoop
18/5/2017
07:11
Touchstar's Annual General Meeting will be held on 14 June 2017 at 9.30 a.m. at the offices of Touchstar Technologies Ltd, 7 Commerce Way, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1HW. I suspect the start time will not help some of those wanting to attend. I only live 15 miles away and due to motorway works I'll have to allow 90 minutes travelling time for a 9:30 AM start.
pj 1
03/5/2017
06:33
Excellent article hastings, many thanks. Looking forward to the investor events - hopefully attendance will be possible for PIs. I'm particularly impressed at the transformation and introduction of new products having occurred so quickly following the introduction of new management. The conclusion reads rather well: "Looking at the medium to longer term Martin says he really believes that if they can deliver and succeed over the next three to five years as hoped for, then Touchstar could prove to be quite a valuable company. For now, Broker WH Ireland is looking for revenues this year of £8.7m and pre-tax profits of £0.6m which in turn provides for EPS of 12.6p. On that basis and with a market cap of just £7m the shares remain attractive as an ongoing recovery/growth play. As a measure of its determination to increase awareness, Touchstar is out on the road next month with events in both London and the North of the England where as part of the process it will be demonstrating various aspects of its technology and products."
rivaldo
02/5/2017
21:22
Cheers Hastings, sounds pretty encouraging. Did you getting any details regards the investor events.......particularly interested in the northern event.
cockerhoop
02/5/2017
19:34
kemp99 Would you please remind us. Who or what is GWR ?
varies
02/5/2017
18:37
thanks Hastings very interesting.
norbert colon
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