Kape Technologies (KAPE)

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The consumer security software business.

16-Jan-2018 – 72p – £98.2m – PER 17.9

Trading Update For The 12 Months To End December 2017 – In-line.

The growth looks OK here but probably fairly priced at best. Without seeing “real” profits, EBITDA only mentioned in the latest update, hard to make any kind of call. I’m going to wait to see the actuals.

17-May-2018 – 118.5p – £168.8m – PER 39.2

AGM Statement – Strong start to 2018.

I’m Neutral here whilst waiting to see the actuals.

26-Jul-2018 – 126p – £178.8m – PER 31.9

Trading Update For The 6 Months To End June 2018 – A solid start with EBITDA up 48%.

Looks impressive but will wait to see the actual results (profits) in September (will be interesting to see if those who made 9% yesterday will be selling out today!!!!).

Subsequent Note: As this was a current Standard Tech Screen Qualifier I bought in here today after reading a broker note on Research Tree – Details below…

14-Sep-2018 – 131p – £185.9m – PER 27.3

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End June 2018 – Revenue down 10% or so with Adjusted EBITDA up 45% or so, over $60m in Cash – FY to be in-line with expectations.

I am currently long here and will monitor the market reaction to this update.

15-Jan-2019 – 110p – £156m – PER 20.2

Trading Update For The 12 Months To End December 2018 – EBITDA to be slightly above market expectations on lower Revenue (due to the “divestment of the Media business, enabling the Group to fully focus on delivery of cybersecurity solutions”). Pleased with performance this year and expects to continue the growth trajectory in the medium term.

Would have liked to see a little more detail (like real profits info) – Will continue to hold but monitor reaction.

19-Mar-2019 – 101p – £143.6m – PER 18.6

Results For The 12 Months To End December 2018 – Revenue up slightly (53% recurring), EBITDA up 28.3% (slightly ahead of expectations), Adjusted EPS up 36.8%. Confident this year will be in-line with market expectations.

I am Long here and this seems to be good enough reason to continue to do so for now.

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