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Trakm8 Holdings Plc LSE:TRAK London Ordinary Share GB00B0P1RP10 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.00 6.45% 16.50 15.00 18.00 16.50 15.50 16.00 23,534 16:28:34
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Technology Hardware & Equipment 18.1 -0.1 0.4 44.6 8

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16/11/2020
08:18
trakm8fan - Telematics companies revenues are derived from the sale of the actual units, installation charges and monthly fees (per device) after installation. At the last reported results (March 2020) Trakm8 revenues were 50% sale of units and installation fees, and 50% recurring revenues (monthly fees per device). Sale of units and installation costs are low margin. Recurring revenues are high margin. That's why the installed base of units figure is so important. If you look at QTX you'll see that their recurring revenues (installed base) makes up more than 80% of their overall revenues. It gives them gross margins around 65%-67% overall. So despite overall revenues not dissimilar to Trakm8 these recurring revenues give them profitability and comfortable FCF. It's the reason that QTX has a market cap more than 20 times greater than Trakm8 presently, but you can see the potential for Trakm8. That's where we want Trakm8 to head in the medium term. As pointed out, installed devices are creeping up again for Trakm8 which is good news. Also good news is that at the interim stage, Trakm8's gross margins had improved to 60% (excellent), costs had reduced and as a consequence losses have greatly reduced. The greatly reduced losses are chiefly because the high margin recurring revenues are currently a greater proportion of overall revenues. These high margin revenues are gold dust. That's why I believe that trakm8 is a recovery play. If they can improve the financial performance then expect a share price many multiples higher, if they can't then it's highly likely interested buyers will compete to buy them. This is just my reasoning.
michaelmouse
16/11/2020
07:08
Trakm8Fan - Quartix are not ‘losing’ customers. They are stepping away from what they once made money on - which is now unprofitable. You don’t make money on a £3 a month unit with nothing upfront. No matter what you write, the next set of numbers from Trak will be awful. Then you will try to roll that in glitter too.
andre
16/11/2020
06:18
Blonde - SAAS is an acronym. You can Google what that means. Domt get it confused with acrimonious. It means software as a service. This is where you provide software as a service and customers pay on ongoing recurring fee for this SOFTWARE a bit like you would do for any other SERVICE. Trakm8 provide software - yes - but the little box of tricks we call a tracker - what's that - is it software - no its hardware. They are not selling HAAS - I made that up - hardware as a service. So it is my belief that trakm8 sell their hardware on the simple basis where you pay for it immediately or up front. Then you pay an ongoing recurring fee for the software. Perhaps this explains why they have 10m revenue from recurring and 10m from somewhere else? No one has explained where this extra 10m is coming from. Everyone is talking about the 10m recurring revenue. Thats only half the story right. Come on people. There is a big elephant in this board and its got 10 million written all over it.
trakm8fan
16/11/2020
06:06
Andre - Quartix are losing ins customers and trakm8 are winning them - this you say is bad news for trakm8 - I say this is positive for trakm8.
trakm8fan
15/11/2020
21:37
trakm8Fan - You like facts. Let’s look at some. Trak lost a lot of customers this year through lockdown. Source -TrakM8. Trak are moving to insurance heavy balance. Low/no margin (when all costs take into account). Quartix are a serious company in the space. Resourceful, well funded, very profitable. Yet they don’t see a future in insurance. That should tell you a lot. If you think Trak can do better than Quartz then you absolutely no nothing about this market. Quartix are superior in every way. And they see no point in wasting resource on make work, low return business. Your entire reasoning for being bullish resides in then ‘scaling up and selling a lot more’. Except themes haven’t managed so far and now have no sales people!! I’m checking out. There really is no point in pointing out the errors in your entire argument.
andre
15/11/2020
20:48
Andre I'm talking about revenue in my calculations not profit. I realise costs have to be taken off those revenues.
dave2608
15/11/2020
20:31
Dave - we know trakm8 switched to SAAS model a few years ago. Perhaps some of the older fleet deals are more front loaded than ongoing recurring revenue. £3 is not good if you don't have any other revenue unless you scale up massively. But recurring revenue is only half of their income.
trakm8fan
15/11/2020
20:28
Andre - if cheaper units from competitors are rubbish thats obviously good news for trakm8. I dont see how it can be bad for trakm8. If your competition is rubbish then you win. Surely I don't need to explain how that works. We know trakm8 are winning new deals with ins companies. Even blonde says quartix are leaving ins company space. Again I see this as good news. Other companies leaving this space and failing with poor units. Thats all good news for Trakm8. Where has this information come from that Trakm8 units are failing. We know they had some problems with the new rh600 but there has been no talk about problems with any others. Not from Trakm8 themselves that I know of. Direct line renewed a couple of years ago. Why would they do this if they were seeing lots of failures. That makes no sense. RH600 failures is not great but that's newer bleeding edge technology. Not the bread and butter ins co stuff Trakm8 have been doing for years and years.
trakm8fan
15/11/2020
20:21
Solutions, licenses, hardware, camera sales? I'm not sure exactly.
dave2608
15/11/2020
20:18
MM/dave- you are both obviously talking about revenue here in your calcs. Profit comes after all costs including maintenance. If these are not reliable then the maintenance/replacement cost makes it look a lot worse. Fleet customers are being lost due to failures and poor repair times (meaning downtime for vehicles whilst the units are fixed/switched. How good the insurance unit is is anyone’s guess. I’ve mentioned before that we had two in our family. One from Trak Global and another from a different supplier. Both were insurance and both were unreliable. This doesn’t mean TrakM8’s is bad, but it goes to show that cheap units may well be unreliable. Finally on churn. They already told us how much they are losing due to their Covid explanation. That doesn’t bode well for upcoming numbers.
andre
15/11/2020
20:13
I thought revenue was £20m for the year. If recurring is only 10. Where has the other 10 come from? If they have churned 100000 - for simpler maths - of the 168000 ins / auto then thats roughly £100 each. So perhaps this is up front money paid on top of recurring. Its coming from somewhere?
trakm8fan
15/11/2020
19:59
You'd think it was less than £3.33 for insurance / auto. Even less than £3.00 in fact. Calculation for ins / auto customers at £3.00 168,000 x £3 x 12 = £6,048,000 £9.8 million - £6,048,000 = £3,752,000 £3,752,000 for 77,000 fleet leaves £4.06 a month for each fleet customer. That can't be right. Fleet surely wouldn't be as low as that. Let's go with the scenario of £6 for each fleet customer. 77,000 x £6 x 12 = £5,544,000 £9.8 million - £5,544,000 = £4,256,000 £4,256,000 for 168,000 insurance / auto customers = £2.11 a month for each insurance / auto customer. It's probably somewhere inbetween the two scenarios but it doesn't look exciting does it?
dave2608
15/11/2020
19:17
In all seriousness, there are one or two interesting areas for discussion. The £3 per unit per month (that the bears keep quoting) doesn't come from any insider knowledge, but from a simple calculation that they've made. In the March 2020 Finals, the recurring revenue was £9.8m. Recurring revenue is directly correlated to the installed base which was 245,000. So £9800000/(12x245000) = £3.33 per unit per month. It's a very crude calculation but does emphasize why the connected base is so important. It's a semi valid point about churn because although the installed base had increased by 2000 devices over the year the recurring revenue had dropped by £0.3m. Explained as follows, "Recurring revenue generated from service and maintenance fees decreased by 3% to £9.8m (FY-2019: £10.1m) due to the reduction in Connections from Insurance customers earlier in the year, which were not offset by the growth from the newly launched customers towards the end of the financial year." So ideally you want that churn to be as low as possible, and naturally that is easier to achieve with Fleet customers. However, as long as that installed base keeps growing then it's not a major problem unless churn is absolutely massive (in which case it'd be unlikely that the installed base would grow significantly). Also from the previous year the average price per unit (on the simple calculation) gives £3.50 per unit, so not much different even with no allowance for the churn explanation. The £3.33 per unit per month figure is (as stated) very crude because of the fleet/insurance ratio and churn but I'll use it for a bull case. What Trakm8 need to do is simple. Ramp up that installed base e.g. 300,000 devices at £3.33 per unit per month is £12m in recurring revenues, 350,000 devices is £14m in recurring revenues, 500,000 devices is £20m in rr etc. The big margins are on this installed base so if this ramps up in the next 2/3 years then Trakm8 will really prosper, if not I suspect they'll be bought out because their existing recurring revenue base is with blue-chip clients and that's very attractive.
michaelmouse
15/11/2020
14:16
Maybe it would be more appropiate to look at the recurring revenue?
dave2608
15/11/2020
13:59
Oh no we are back to this £3 per month number which is now apparently a fact. I don't believe it to be fact. I don't believe trakm8 are selling these things at £3 per month without any additional up front charges. I'm sorry the numbers don't add up. Its simple maths. They have 250000 connections now and showing £20m revenue. How does that work?
trakm8fan
15/11/2020
13:53
Andre - yes I do like facts and real numbers. Obviously I can't know for sure if yours are accurate, can I? What I do know is you attacked me for asking Blonde if he has a position here for absolutely no good reason. That is a fact. Blonde asked me how big my position was here not so long prior which I answered. That is a fact. I can try not to dwell on these small details as they are not the purpose of this forum right. So back to business. I can agree with you that £3 per month for an ins co with no upfront fees on top and no extra money anywhere else sounds like not good business. See I can agree with facts if they make sense. Even though I am a raging bull here and blinded - not blonded - by the burning obsession to be right at everything I say and do all the time..... Yes just in case anyone missed that is was meant as humour.
trakm8fan
15/11/2020
13:42
dave2608 - I don't think you're a fool Dave. I like to distinguish between facts and fiction. You did contractadict yourself in that one post. This is a fact. You have not denied or admitted to it. This is a fact. Tracker companies leaving this market decreases supply. This is a fact. Trakm8 are signing up more and more ins companies. This is a fact. Trakm8 numbers of connections have not dropped during covid. This is a fact. I think it went up right but I'm not certain. Drawer your own conclusions on if this is fact. We know new drivers are not entering the market during covid so there is decreased demand in this sector. This is a fact. We know the ins co business is higher churn. This is a fact. We would expect trakm8 connections numbers for ins co to reduce if demand is dropping but theirs have stayed flat or increased slightly. This is a fact. So either demand is increasing elsewhere or supply is decreasing elsewhere. That's your economics Dave I know you'll appreciate that. I dont know if thats a fact. I'm not the economics expert. What we do know is businesses are struggling during covid. If Trakm8 have managed to keep their head above water and maybe even improved slightly that will be good - that's my opinion so not a fact. In a week or so we will get a forward looking statement from Trakm8, both telling us how they have been doing recently and how they think they will do going forward. Hopefully this will contain some facts. If the new lock down had not hit us in the last few weeks then this statement would have probably been clearer. Unfortunately now they will have the option of being vague because we are still not yet fully out of lock down and back to business as usual in UK plc.
trakm8fan
15/11/2020
13:04
trakm8Fan - just to satisfy your desire for real numbers, I called and asked my tracking friend if Trak could make £2 on a £3 unit. When he stopped laughing he informed me that they would be lucky to break even and that insurance companies are not offering either to pay for shipping or do what he would call ‘first line support’. If the unit isn’t working then Trak are called to replace it - at their expense. So very marginal profit per unit and all the risk and replacement cost. That’s why he won’t go near it. “If Trak want the business so as to claim big unit numbers then crack on”, were his words. “We’ve got better things to do”. I remain a believer that with fleet numbers dropping and reliability problems rife, this company is in trouble. All IMHO of course.
andre
15/11/2020
13:00
A couple of good quotes. hTTps://www.quora.com/Do-not-argue-with-a-fool-He-will-drag-you-down-to-his-level-and-beat-you-with-experience-How-do-you-identify-and-tackle-these-kinds-of-people hTTps://www.goodreads.com/quotes/518524-never-argue-with-a-fool-onlookers-may-not-be-able
dave2608
15/11/2020
12:48
dave2608 - oh no Dave don't give up because you made one slight mistake contradicting yourself. Lets just move on. We can't all be brilliant all the time Dave. What do you think about trakm8 winning more business with more ins companies. Good or Bad Dave? Lets put this one to bed. That would be a positive result for you.
trakm8fan
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