Latest Updates On Five AIM Stocks – NBI, MTR, IKA, BOKU and NASA

Northbridge Industrial Services Plc

Northbridge Industrial Services Plc (NBI) is a United Kingdom based company, which is engaged in the manufacturing, selling, hiring and servicing of electrical testing equipment, which are widely used for industrial purposes and is also involved in the development of drilling tools and other ancillary items that are rented by the oil, gas and geothermal industries. The company has two business divisions: Crestchic, which is involved in the electrical testing business and Tasman, which is involved mainly in the drilling tools business.

NBI Financial Performance (Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2019)

On 26th September 2019, the company announced its interim results for the six months ended 30th June 2019. The company reported a rise of 33 per cent year on year in the group revenue from £12.6 million in H1 2018 to £16.8 million in H1 2019. This was driven by robust growth in the drilling tool market revenue at 29 per cent year on year. The company also reported a massive 50 per cent growth in gross profit from £5.0 million in H1 2018 to £7.5 million in the first half of 2019. This was also the first time since 2014 that the company reported a profit before tax. The company also reported a cash generation from operations in the period at £2.6 million, a growth of 33 per cent as compared to the previous year same period.

NBI Share Performance

On 9th October 2019, at 08:06 A.M., while writing, Northbridge Industrial Service’s stock’s current market price was at GBX 118.00 per share, no change in the stock price as compared to the previous day’s reported closing price. At current market price, the company’s shares were trading 9.77 per cent above the 52 week low price of GBX 107.50 per share, which the stock hit on January 04, 2019. The company’s market capitalisation (M-Cap) was currently reported at £32.92 million.

Metal Tiger Plc

Metal Tiger Plc (MTR) is a company that makes direct equity investments in resource companies which are listed on the UK Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The company has made some strategic investments with interest in companies like MOD Resources Limited and Thor Mining Plc. The company’s significant investment in terms of On Market Portfolio includes Greatland Gold Plc and Arkle Resources plc (previously known as Connemara Mining Plc). The company also has some direct ownership interest in resource projects such as Copper/Silver projects in Botswana, VMS Deposits in Australia, Tungsten/Gold projects in Spain and a Multi Commodity project in Thailand.

MTR Financial Performance (Interim result for six months ended 30th June 2019)

The company reported a net gain on investments at £6.31 million in H1 2019 as compared to a net loss on investments reported in H1 2018 at £3.43 million. This translated into an operating profit for the company at £4.37 million in H1 2019 as compared to an operating loss £5.11 million in H1 2018. Profit for the period was reported to be at £4.52 million in H1 2019 as compared to a loss of £4.50 million in the first half of 2018. The company reported a cash and cash equivalents balance of £2.57 million as on 30th June 2019.

MTR Share Performance

On 9th October 2019, at 08:01 A.M., while writing, Metal Tiger Plc’s stock’s current market price was at GBX 1.35 per share, no change in stock price as compared to the previous day’s reported closing price. At the current market price, the company’s shares were trading at 34.37 per cent above the 52 week low price of GBX 1.00 per share, which the stock hit on January 04, 2019. The company’s market capitalisation (M-Cap) was currently reported at £20.97 million.

ILIKA Plc

ILIKA Plc (IKA) is an R&D intensive company that acts as a material innovator to invent materials for energy-related and electronics applications including applications in the fields like Automotive Industry, Aeronautical and Aviation Industry as well as ancillary support for electronic parts. The company’s long-term partners include brands like Rolls Royce and Toyota. The company has operations across the United States of America, Japan and China apart from the United Kingdom.

IKA Financial Performance (Final results for the year ended 30th April 2019)

The company reported a 26 per cent year on year an increase in turnover to £2.6 million in 2019 as compared to a turnover of £2.1 million in 2018. Loss after tax for the year was reported to be at £2.3 million, a decline of 20.68 per cent year on year from £2.9 million loss reported in 2018. This translated into a loss per share of GBX 2.4 per share in 2019. As on 30th April 2019, the company reported cash, cash equivalents and bank deposits of £4.0 million. The company also reported having raised £4.1 million at a price of GBX 20 per share in the month of July 2018.

IKA Share Performance

On 9th October 2019, at 08:03 A.M., while writing, ILIKA Plc’s stock’s current market price was at GBX 22.00 per share, no change in the stock price as compared to the previous day’s reported closing price. At current market price, the company’s shares were trading 95.56 per cent above the 52-week low price of GBX 11.25 per share, which the stock hit on December 19, 2018. The company’s market capitalisation (M-Cap) was currently reported at £22.17 million.

BOKU Inc.

BOKU Inc (BOKU) is a United Kingdom based payment solutions company that provides its services to both Merchants and Carriers in the form of BOKU Checkout, which acts as a payment gateway for Web-based merchants. The company’s payment solutions include Carrier Billing and mobile wallets which delivers a seamless experience of digital payments and also ensures that the consumers have the most appropriate payment options. The company also provides identity verification solutions to combat identity threats, promotion abuse or account takeovers by its stringent compliance methods and a two-factor authentication process that provides additional security to the users of the company’s products and applications.

BOKU Financial Performance (Interim results for the six months ended 30th June 2019)

On 10th September 2019, the company announced its interim results for the six months ended 30th June 2019. The company highlighted that there was 39 per cent year on year rise in the revenue from US $16.9 million in H1 2018 to US $23.5 million in H1 2019. The company also reported that the Adjusted EBITDA for the period was at US $4.3 million, an increase as compared to US $2.5 million in the first half of 2018. The company also stated that the Gross Profit Margin at Group level was at 87.5 per cent in H1 2019. As on 30th June 2019, the cash balances were reported to be at US $27.9 million. In operational highlights, the company reported a 100 per cent growth of Billable identity transactions to 141 million in H1 2019. The company also reported a 48.3 per cent year on year growth in the Monthly Active Users to 15.3 million in H1 2019.

BOKU Share Performance

The stocks of the company last traded on On 8th October 2019, at 08:08 A.M. At the current market price, the company’s shares were trading 57.93 per cent above the 52 week low price of GBX 63.00 per share, which the stock hit on December 13, 2018. The company’s market capitalisation (M-Cap) was currently reported at £249.67 million.

Nasstar Plc

Nasstar Plc (NASA) is the United Kingdom based IT enabled services company that provides its services to various sectors such as Legal, Recruitment, Finance, Media and Property. The company has two categories of services: host managed and cloud computing. These services include Hosted Desktop, SAAS, Managed Networks and Managed Telephony, along with Certification as a service and other professional and IT Consulting services.

NASA Financial performance (Interim results for six months ended 30 June 2019)

On 30th September 2019, the company announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2019. The company reported a 2 per cent year on year growth in the revenue from £12.5 million in H1 2018 to £12.8 million in H1 2019 most of which came from Contracted recurring services. The EBITDA was flatlined as compared to H1 2018 at £2.8 million same as of H1 2019. The company reported the operating profit for the period at £0.5 million. The company also reported a flatlined Adjusted profit before tax of £1.8 million in H1 2019. The company’s cash position as on 30th June 2019 was reported to be at £2.4 million.

 

NASA Share Performance

On 9th October 2019, at 08:15 A.M., while writing, Nasstar Plc’s stock’s current market price was at GBX 10.99 per share, an increase of 0.83 per cent or GBX 0.09 per share as compared to the previous day’s reported closing price at GBX 10.90 per share. In today’s trading session, the company’s shares hit a new 52-week low when it reached GBX 10.50 per share. The company’s market capitalisation (M-Cap) was currently reported at £62.68 million.