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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% 42.00 40.00 44.00 42.00 42.00 42.00 0.00 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Technology Hardware & Equipment 7.1 -0.8 -5.9 - 4

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08/1/2018
11:02
Reads extremely well. Looks like the company has really turned the corner and should now gain further traction next year. Just one question as they could have significantly added to or taken away from the final number. Anyone any thoughts on what the 'exceptional' items might be? 'profit, adjusted for exceptional items, after tax expected to be approximately GBP400,000'
microscope
08/1/2018
10:54
As a relatively long standing shareholder I did make a small top up at the bell this morning but then struggled to get anymore before the price ticked up. Certainly the higher gross margins will work wonders if they manage convert the investment in sales resource into increased revenue.
cockerhoop
08/1/2018
10:47
It seems many years since we had any good news from TST and this comes as a great relief to me. The shares look cheap but I suspect that most shareholders of long standing will be reluctant to buy more.
varies
08/1/2018
09:53
Like rivaldo I am very pleased with these results. I am not only pleased with the immediate financial results but very pleased with the dynamism and innovation that seems to be present in the company. This was my only holding that had net debt (albeit at a small level) these results will probably mean that the debt has gone or is now reduced to an insignificant level. All systems look to be firmly set on GO and the guy in charge certainly seems to know how to run a company. Very happy to hold and enjoy the trip.
pavey ark
08/1/2018
09:10
Moving nicely now. £400k PAT is a very good result indeed given the below-par H1, and the H2 upturn is very welcome. For a £4.5m m/cap company to introduce and commercialise two new products is a pleasing achievement. And they are selling them. Again, for a company this size to roll out the new Novostar product across the entire Sri Lankan Airlines fleet is no mean feat. The new Podstar electronic system is being rolled out in conjunction with React Transport. React sound established and impressive and should bring with them terrific contacts. Their accounts show £332,000 PAT last year (up from £265,000), and their web site states: Http://www.react-transport.co.uk/about-us/ "Our customer base reads like an A - Z of national and international commerce. Current clients include: Blue chip companies across many industry sectors Shower screen and bathroom product manufacturers & distributors High street retailers Printing companies Specialist computer component manufacturers Furniture manufacturers"
rivaldo
08/1/2018
07:54
400k not a bad effort, but they operate in a very tough environment. Unfortunately year after year new products barely ever fly off the shelf, as customers within this business seem reluctant to spend their bucks on infrastructure . Update should help support share price in near term.
cocker
08/1/2018
07:53
Indeed - which is in the past. The RNS is showing a present with a much improved - and highly profitable - last H2, and a future with high recurring income, a decent Balance Sheet and two new products coming on stream.
rivaldo
08/1/2018
07:42
Well below forecasts 12 months ago But they put lippy on it
larva
08/1/2018
07:37
Well, well....an encouraging trading update :o)) £400k PAT for last year is pretty decent value against the £4.3m m/cap. And TST will have made £267k PAT in H2, up from £133k in H1. Average that for this year and add a little growth, and you're looking at say £600k-£700k PAT for 2018. Then there's (a) NovoStar rolling out its front and back office solution across airlines and (b) a completely new product in EPOD also being rolled out from Jan 2nd, crucially in conjunction with a partner, React Transport. Pleasing stuff: Https://www.investegate.co.uk/touchstar-plc--tst-/rns/trading-update/201801080700031567B/
rivaldo
14/12/2017
15:20
Ditto, good post rivaldo.
hastings
14/12/2017
15:18
Thanks Riv / a great find and looks promising indeed.
norbert colon
14/12/2017
14:48
Interesting news today.... Http://www.touchstar.co.uk/blog/neworders "Influx of orders for Touchstar Warehouse & Logistics 14 December 2017 A strong finish to the year for Touchstar’s warehouse & logistics division Although the market for mobile computing hardware remains a highly competitive one, recent months have seen a multitude of significant orders for Touchstar’s Bradford-based warehouse & logistics division. Newly acquired clients include; Coach House The UK’s largest wholesale and trade-only furniture and giftware supplier, Coach House, has invested in more than 40 TS8000 devices. The TS8000 is a robust and reliable touchscreen device that provides high-speed data capture features, helping to optimise warehouse operations. Accrington-based Coach House selected a model with an extended range scanner to increase productivity and efficiency while reducing chances of user error. Uniserve Independent logistics and trade management provider Uniserve Group has ordered TS8000 devices across its UK and Singapore operations. Formed in 1984, the group remains a privately-owned company. In addition to the Uniserve brands the group also consists of other members include Zenith, James Kemball and Supply Chain Academy. PWS PWS, the market leader in the design and supply of quality kitchen components and work surfaces to manufacturers, retailers and installers, has purchased TS8000 devices to help with its distribution operation. With more than 8,000 products in stock at any one time, a slick distribution service is key to PWS continuing its reputation of being a reliable and innovative business. NGF Europe NGF Europe, a long-standing client of Touchstar, has ordered TS8000 handheld devices with Radio-frequency identification (RFID). NGF is a subsidiary company of the NSG Group of Japan, one of the World's leading manufacturers of glass products for building, automotive and information electronics applications. NGF will use the devices to build towards its goal of becoming the global leader in innovative high performance glass and glazing solutions, contributing to energy conservation and generation, working safely and ethically. Dr Organic Skincare products specialist Dr Organic has purchased a significant quantity TouchStar’s TS7000 vehicle-mounted terminals. The rugged devices offer the highest level of automation and are the ideal industrial terminals for warehouse- and logistics-based vehicle mount and fork lift truck applications. Swansea-based Dr Organic also invested in extended range scanners to further boost the functionality of the terminal. Third Party Products In addition to selling it’s own range of in-house manufactured mobile hardware, Touchstar also supply and support hardware from other leading manufacturers with whom it has established partnerships. For example, Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has invested in 22 Honeywell fixed scanners. Europa Worldwide, one of the largest privately-owned transport and logistics businesses in the UK, has purchased DLOG truck-mounted terminals to help improve its services. Europa owns warehouses and transit facilities throughout the UK and Asia, and has more than 600 employees."
rivaldo
11/10/2017
22:04
Last time there was a profit warning, the price dropped to 60p and climbed to 115p as people accumulated. An II was accumulating around 95p recently. Think this will rise to above 100p soon. I may start buying tomorrow.
jeevsje
11/10/2017
11:18
Good to see the CEO topping up. A £10k purchase isn't exactly huge for a CEO, but then TST is so illiquid it's not exactly easy to get hold of stock. I also note that the purchase took place on 29th September - IM and TST's advisers need to get their act together as the rules stipulate immediate notification to the market, not 12 days later.
rivaldo
11/10/2017
06:35
Director buying rns yesterday.
jeevsje
09/10/2017
07:10
Rivaldo my Omega friend, is this worth buying?
jeevsje
02/10/2017
08:51
Hi Pavey Ark. Great posts, thanks. I haven't really felt the need to comment as (1) you've summarised things very well, (2) I haven't got anything specific to add and (3) it's pretty obvious that the interims were disappointing and the turnaround has moved further down the line without me saying it too! I have faith in the "new" broom management - they seem to be doing all the right things for the medium/long-term. Despite the challenges TST still made an H1 PBT, which is more than many £4.6m m/cap companies do, let alone those with much bigger m/caps.
rivaldo
01/10/2017
15:48
Varies, I must apologise for bothering you with some facts and my considered opinion but the blame does lie with me as for some strange reason I got you confused with RIVALDO a constructive and long term poster here. On this point I'm surprised we have no comment (inside info?) from rivaldo. As I said, I've not posted here very often as I was just letting the new management get on with things and I certainly did not expect the turnaround to be completed at this stage. Yet again, if people take the time and effort to look closely at these results they will be pleasantly surprised.
pavey ark
01/10/2017
14:34
Pavey Ark Thank you for these further comments.
varies
30/9/2017
18:49
Pavey Ark I am so pleased to see that you take a less gloomy view than most of us.
varies
30/9/2017
14:21
Bit of a band waggon thing going on here. I am certainly not overly disappointed in these results but then again I've spent some time going over the figures and reading all the announcements for the last two years.( I know I should keep up but I decided last year to simply let thing go and see where the company gets to) It is the case that this company disappointed fairly regularly under the previous management but the new guy did point out when he took over what was needed to be done and we can see that he is heading in the right direction. Just a snippet from the old BVM days: the crucial turnover figure was always c. £7m-£8m as this figure always covered costs and produce a profit (albeit a variable and sometimes disappointing profit). I suspect this figure is still a critical one so if this guy can get T/O above this then most of the profit goes to the bottom line. Still happy to hold especially when they can still generate free cash and reduce their already small level of borrowing. Edit: The onboard airline retailing looked good. hxxp://www.onboard-retail.com/blog (remember to change xx to tt )
pavey ark
28/9/2017
20:49
We all seem to agree that TST is a perennial disappointer but it is at least solvent and Mr. Martin may bring it into profit one day. Yet another stock to keep at the back of the drawer.
varies
28/9/2017
19:25
Exactly how many times has this company failed to deliver. Although CEO has some balls, it seems it operates in a non stop challenging market where disappointment comes on a more regular basis than any signs of a decent profit. My view is at best Martin will take it private or a buyer may make a surprise bid. Worth a punt on a 2 year view at best.
cocker
28/9/2017
15:48
I sold my thimble full just after the bell @ 72p I'm sure they'll get there in the end, but I'm trying to focus on trimming "dead money" positions & this was only ever a place marker for me to follow events more closely. I'm likely to buy back in greater size once I can see the new product gaining traction...on the plus side they didn't blame Brexit ..did they🤔
rhomboid
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