PCI – PAL Plc
PCI – PAL Plc (PCIP), previously known as IPPlus Plc is a United Kingdom based company that is engaged in providing Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) and telephony services. The company’s services include four major solutions – Agent Assist, which is the core solution of the company, leverages the usage of Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) masking technological capabilities to provide an extremely secure way of handling payments by the medium of their phones, IVR Payments, which allows payments 24/7, without the access of a website or speaking to the agent but through Interactive Voice Response. The management of payments is done through a secure cloud and can be joined with the company’s Interactive Voice Response Platform or can be outsourced to PCIP, Legacy Data Solution, through which the companies can manage their historical data, especially audio data, by archiving call recordings and electronic documents, SMS and Web Chat Solutions, through which the company provides a secure way for their clients to communicate and take payments. All of the mentioned solutions provided by the company are utilised across various industries such as Leisure, Retail, Utilities, Financial Services, Logistics, Business Process Outsourcing and Not for Profit Organisations.
PCIP Trading Update and Financial Performance
On 23rd July 2019, the company announced a trading update for the financial year ended 30 June 2019. The company highlighted that the group made major progress globally by increasing both the new contract wins as well as developing their channel partnerships. Total Contract Value (TCV) for the new contracts won globally worth £5.58 million in 2019, a 224.41 per cent year on year increase from £1.72 million in 2018. This was driven by the North American Region with TCV at £1.42 million in 2019, 343.75 per cent year on year increase from 0.32 million in 2018. The recurring Annual Contract Value (ACV) of the new contracts signed by the company stood at £1.88 million in 2019 as compared to £0.47 million in 2018. The company reported that the Loss before tax for the 12 months ended 20 June 2019 will be in line with the expectations of the management. The company announced that the closing net cash as on 30 June 2019 was £1.49 million, trade debtors were reported at £1.09 million.
PCIP Share Price Performance
On 7th October 2019, at 08:05 AM GMT, while writing, PCIP stock traded at GBX 27.50 per share; with no change in comparison with the previous day’s closing price. While writing, PCI – PAL Plc shares traded 25.17 per cent below its 52-week high price of GBX 36.75, set on July 11, 2019. The market capitalisation of the company has been reported to be around GBP 11.70 million.
The average volume of trading per day for last one year has been 17,260. The Beta of the stock was at 1.2262, which means that the movement in the stock price, is more volatile as compared to the movement in the comparative benchmark index.”
Ramsdens Holdings Plc
Ramsdens Holdings Plc (RFX) is a Middlesbrough, the United Kingdom based Financial services company that engages in the retailing of financial products like foreign currency exchange, pawnbroking loans and precious metals trading for both second-hand products and new products. The group has both online presence and operates through 160 brick and mortar stores across the United Kingdom, which includes four of its franchised stores. In 2014, there was an exit of the previous shareholders of the company through a management buyout for the use of repayment of its existing debt. In the preceding financial year, the company served around 832,000 customers throughout its four business divisions.
RFX Trading Update and Financial Performance
On 12 June 2019, the company announced its annual results for the year ended 31 March 2019. The company announced a group revenue of £46.8 million, a year on year increase of 17 per cent from £39.9 million in 2018. The group revenue’s increased growth was driven by excellent performances across all the business segments. The group reported an Underlying Earnings before Interest Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (uEBITDA) at £8.3 million in 2019, a 5 per cent year on year increase from £7.9 million in 2018. The company also reported an underlying Profit Before Tax (uPBT) growth of 4 per cent year on year from £6.5 million in 2018 to £6.7 million in 2019. The company pencilled the Basic Earnings per Share (BEPS) at GBX 16.7 per share in 2019, a 2 per cent year on year increase from GBX 16.3 per share in 2018. The company recommended a final dividend of GBX 4.8 per share in 2019, to take the full-year dividend to GBX 7.2 per share, an increase of 9 per cent year on year from GBX 6.6 in the previous year.
On 7th October 2019, the company announced a pre-close trading update for the six months ended 30 September 2019 in which it was mentioned that the group continued to trade well during the period and the profit performance for the period would be in line with the management’s expectations. During the period, the company reportedly scrapped some of the slower moving business jewellery stock at a high price and hence the company is in line to report an additional £600,000 of gross profit which will be non-recurring in nature in the results for the period which will be announced on 3 December 2019.
RFX Share Price Performance
On 7th October 2019, at 09:20 AM GMT, while writing, RFX stock traded at GBX 197.00 per share; an increase of 1.81 per cent or GBX 3.50 in comparison with the previous day’s closing price which was at GBX 193.50 per share. While writing, Ramsdens Holdings Plc shares traded 1.50 per cent below its 52-week high price of GBX 200.00, set on August 01, 2019. This was also 35.62 per cent above its 52-week low price of GBX 145.25 per share set on November 28, 2018. The market capitalisation of the company has been reported to be around GBP 59.67 million.
59,630 shares of the company have been traded by the time of writing in today’s trading session. The average volume of trading per day for last one year has been 40,670. The stock has shown an increase of 12.57 per cent from last year’s trading price of GBX 174.1 per share.
Physiomics Plc (PYC) is an Oxford, United Kingdom based company that is involved in the provision of computational biology services such as PK/PD modelling, Virtual Tumour and Quantitative systems pharmacology to various research organisations and pharmaceutical companies. The company is focused on the treatment of cancer-related research and development. The company is also involved in the business of personalised treatment and cure of cancer and related problems through an innovative tool that it is developing of docetaxel dosing in late-stage prostate cancer which will allow the physicians to understand the effects of dose changes of drugs in specific patients.
PYC Financial Performance (Final results for the year ended 30 June 2019)
On 30th September 2019, the company announced its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2019. The company highlighted that the total income increased 53 per cent year on year to £783,101 in 2019 as compared to £512,899 in 2018. This was the highest revenue recorded in a full-year period by the company. This led to a reduction in operating loss of about 23 per cent year on year from £260,391 in 2018 to £201,219 in 2019. The company also reported a reduction in Loss after tax of 43 per cent year on year at £104,040 in 2019 from £183,341 in 2018. As on 30 June 2019, the cash balance was reported at £405,366.
PYC Share Price Performance
On 7th October 2019, at 09:44 AM GMT, while writing, PYC stock traded at GBX 2.61 per share; a decrease of 3.33 per cent or GBX 0.09 in comparison with the previous day’s closing price which was at GBX 2.70 per share. While writing, Physiomics Plc shares traded 4.40 per cent above its 52-week low price of GBX 2.50, set on October 03, 2019. This was also 118.77 per cent below its 52-week high price of GBX 5.71 per share set on November 20, 2018. The market capitalisation of the company has been reported to be around GBP 1.94 million.
204,850 shares of the company have been traded by the time of writing in today’s trading session. The average volume of trading per day for last one year has been 214,180. The stock has shown a decline of 36.34 per cent compared to the last year’s trading price of GBX 3.98 per share. The beta of the stock has been reported at -6.5701, which means stock price movement is inversely correlated to the movement of the comparative benchmark index.