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Eckoh – trading update… what was already in the price?

2020-10-26 11:52:00

Previously writing on secure payment and customer contact technology company Eckoh (ECK), last month with the shares at 68.5p I was cautious – concluding that the valuation looked to demand further rapid business growth amidst “the current macro-economic and COVID-19 uncertainty”. Now a “Half Year Trading Update”...


Eckoh – dividend reinstated… but what’s already in the price?

2020-09-16 16:23:39

Secure payment and customer contact technology company Eckoh (ECK) has updated including having previously “did not intend to propose a year-end dividend… Given the continued resilience of the business combined with its high levels of repeat and recurring revenues… is pleased to announce that the board has approved the payment of a special dividend of 0.61p per ordinary share” – and the shares are currently a further few percent higher...


Eckoh – emphasises “a very strong first half”… but what does the valuation already demand?

2019-10-29 11:10:19

Previously writing on secure payment and customer contact technology company Eckoh (ECK) I cautioned just over a year ago. The shares are though currently higher on the back of a half-year trading update including “it has been a very strong first half to the year with excellent levels of contracted business and double-digit revenue growth in both the UK and US”


Eckoh – “significant US contract win worth $7.4m”, but enough to suggest the shares are a buy?

2018-10-01 10:10:40

Secure payment and customer contact technology company Eckoh (ECK) is “delighted to have won our largest ever secure payments contract and with such a prestigious client” - and the shares have currently responded 8% higher to 41p…


Eckoh – “US Contract Win and Partnership”, but set for a step-change in earnings growth?

2018-02-26 05:43:00

Eckoh (ECK) has announced it “has secured a four-year contract to provide its Secure Payments solution, CallGuard, to a US Fortune 250 retailer, and a partnership with a global payments solutions company in the US”. Sounds good, what’s the detail?...


Eckoh – “secures six sizeable UK contracts”. Significant growth ahoy then?

2018-02-05 08:08:52

Secure payment and customer contact technology company Eckoh (ECK) is “very pleased with the recent progress we have made in the UK”, this including that it “has since interim results on November 22nd 2017 secured six sizeable UK contract wins across the payments, insurance, healthcare and mobile telecoms sectors - the latter being a contract with one of the UK's largest mobile network providers”. Significant growth ahoy then? Er…


Eckoh – full-year results argue “excellent” future prospects, but what’s already in the valuation?

2017-06-12 08:40:21

“Eckoh plc (ECK), the global provider of secure payment products and customer contact solutions, is pleased to announce its final results for the year ended 31 March 2017”. Hmmm, this though follows a profit warning in September


Eckoh – “comfortably in line with market expectations”... but what about September’s profit warning?

2017-05-08 04:39:00

“Eckoh plc (ECK), the global provider of secure payment products and customer contact solutions, today issues a trading update for the year ended 31 March 2017. The board of the company confirms that trading for the year ended 31 March 2017 was comfortably in line with market expectations”. Hmmm, what about the September announcement that “it is expected that the company's pre-tax profits for the year to 31 March 2017 will be below market expectations and is expected to be in line with the performance last year” though?...


Eckoh – announces US contract wins, but how material?

2016-10-24 06:05:32

Eckoh (ECK) “is pleased to announce that it has recently secured three significant contracts in the US worth over $2.5m in total over the next three years… Our trading performance at the end of the first half of the year has been strong and we remain confident that the revised market expectations for this financial year will be achieved”. Revised market expectations? Oh yeah…


Eckoh – CEO & Chairman buy shares, but of how much financial significance are these in context? …

2016-09-08 00:05:00

Following the shares having fallen more than 27.5%, to 35.5p, when I wrote on a “Trading Update” (i.e. profit warning) announcement from Eckoh (ECK) last week HERE, they had since continued falling – closing on 6th September at 32.5p. Now, “the company announces that on 7 September 2016, Nik Philpot, Chief Executive Officer of Eckoh, and Chris Batterham, Non-Executive Chairman of Eckoh, have both increased their shareholdings in the company”


Eck-oh no! – profit warning from Eckoh, hopefully my previous warning heeded…

2016-09-02 03:01:09

Previously writing on Eckoh (ECK), with the shares above 40p just over a year ago, I warned that a Benjamin Graham ‘Margin of safety’ – “available for absorbing the effect of miscalculations or worse than average luck” e.g. an earnings miss or negative change in stock market sentiment – looked to continue to not really exist here. Hopefully this warning was heeded as the shares are currently more than 27.5% lower today, at 35.5p, on the back of a “below market expectations” ‘Trading Update’ (i.e. profit warning) announcement…


Zak Mir's Bull Call of the Day No.2: Eckoh (ECK): Breakout Towards 75p

2015-11-25 05:29:02

Although it may be argued that we are only a few weeks late in terms of coming to the party at shares of Eckoh on the daily chart, it does feel like this is a situation which has been a closely guarded secret to a small coterie of bulls.


Zak Mir's Bull Call of the Day No.1: Eckoh: 56p Price Channel Target

2015-11-01 04:12:57

It may have been years since I last looked at the daily chart of Eckoh, and this may be something to apologise for. However, to make up for this omission we have this stock as the Bull Call of the Day.


Eckoh plc – contract news sees Edison talk of upside, but would Benjamin Graham agree?

2015-08-18 03:01:42

Having previously warned on shares in Eckoh plc (ECK) towards the end of last year at more than 45p (see HERE), the following updates with them currently recovering above 40p following an announcement of “a number of new contract wins for its secure payments products”


Eckoh – do interims suggest the recent share price momentum is justified?

2014-12-09 00:57:45

Shares in provider of secure payment products, Eckoh plc (ECK) have recovered to a current more than 45p – to capitalise the company in excess of £100 million – having fallen to below 35p in October. The following updates post recent interim results.


Eckoh plc – being born in the USA, but still a sell?

2014-10-17 06:29:25

In August I concluded that, at 43p, shares in secure payment and customer service products-focused Eckoh plc (ECK) already looked to anticipate some quite impressive growth with resultant substantial downside risk. The following updates on the back of an announcement from the company of a new US contract win and that interim results, to be announced on 25th November, “will report a significant increase in revenue and margin compared to the previous year, in line with market expectations”.


Eckoh plc – positive AGM trading update, but would Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett buy?

2014-08-13 21:29:36

Provider of secure payment and customer service products, Eckoh plc (ECK) has updated that it “has seen a significant increase in revenue and margins during the first quarter of the new financial year and that current trading remains in line with market expectations”. However, with the shares up from 15.5p as recently as June 2013 and around 30p earlier in 2014 to a current 43p – capitalising the company at approaching £93 million – does there remain any value left here?

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