A leading UK IT managed services provider.
Appointment of CEO and Trading Update (for the 6 months to end September 2017) – New CEO announced and trading confirmed as “in-line with management expectations”. Net debt is down to £33.3m (from £39.5m according to Stockopedia), which is ahead of management’s expectations.
This update may help the depressed share price here somewhat, not tempting enough for me though.
29-Nov-2017 – 87.5p – £130.3m – PER 16
Interim Results For The 6 Months To End September 2017 – Headline is “Solid first six months withstrong operating cash flows and a reduction in net debt”. Solid here means Revenue and Profits are flat and the Net Debt has been reduced a whopping 2.6%. The CEO comments “The issues surrounding the accounting misstatements have been addressed and so my focus is on providing the business with a clear strategy to enable the business to grow”.
It’s too early – I’m not yet convinced.
4-Oct-2018 – 89p – £132.7m – PER 15.8
Trading Update For The 6 Months To End September 2018 – In-line with Net Debt down 20% or so to £22.6m.
Some attraction here but eyes on a full set of results needed – I remain Neutral for now.
22-Nov-2018 – 77.5p – £115.6m – PER 13.1
Results For The 6 Months To End September 2018 – Revenue down -7.6%, Loss of -£0.1m (break-even last time). A 0.4p Interim Dividend has been reinstated.
I am Neutral and cannot get excited here at present.