ASX:LNU

Stock Analysis Report

Linius Technologies

Executive Summary

Linius Technologies Limited engages in the development of technology products, software development, and commercialization and licensing of computer software.

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Fundamentals

Adequate balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Linius Technologies's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-4.5%

LNU

-5.7%

AU Software

0.1%

AU Market


1 Year Return

-26.3%

LNU

42.6%

AU Software

11.9%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: LNU underperformed the Australian Software industry which returned 42.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LNU underperformed the Australian Market which returned 11.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LNUIndustryMarket
7 Day-4.5%-5.7%0.1%
30 Day20.0%-6.0%-1.1%
90 Day2.4%-4.7%-1.4%
1 Year-26.3%-26.3%43.8%42.6%18.5%11.9%
3 Year-30.0%-30.0%125.8%116.7%36.4%18.1%
5 Yearn/a165.9%144.1%50.9%16.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Linius Technologies's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Linius Technologies undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

7.73x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate LNU's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate LNU's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LNU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Software industry average.

PE vs Market: LNU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Australian market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LNU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LNU is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.7x) compared to the AU Software industry average (4.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Linius Technologies forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

35.2%

Forecasted Software industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Linius Technologies has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Linius Technologies performed over the past 5 years?

-36.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LNU is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -36.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LNU's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: LNU is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (22.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LNU has a negative Return on Equity (-210.08%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: LNU is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: LNU is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is Linius Technologies's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LNU's short term assets (A$2.6M) exceeds its short term liabilities (A$583.0K)

Long Term Liabilities: LNU has no long term liabilities


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LNU is debt free.

Reducing Debt: LNU had no debt 5 years ago.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: LNU has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if LNU's debt is covered by short term assets.


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: LNU has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: LNU has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -56.8% each year


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Dividend

What is Linius Technologies's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%2.4%markettop25%5.6%industryaverage1.2%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LNU's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LNU's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LNU's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LNU's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LNU's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.


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Management

What is the CEO of Linius Technologies's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

2.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Chris Richardson 0

3.5yrs

Tenure

AU$327,889

Compensation

Mr. Christopher W. Richardson, also known as Chris, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Linius Technologies Limited (formerly Linius (Aust) Pty Ltd.) since April 18, 2016. Mr. Ri ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD225.11K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD260.53K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

2.4yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: LNU's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

1.8yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: LNU's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyAU$68,22201 Oct 19
Technical Investing Pty Ltd
EntityCompany
Shares2,000,000
Max PriceAU$0.034

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Gavin Campion (47yo)

    Consultant

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: AU$1.30m
  • Tom Slowe

    Executive vice President of Security & Defense Division

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
  • Ken Ruck

    Executive Vice President of Personalized Advertising

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
  • Chris Richardson

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 3.5yrs
    • Compensation: AU$327.89k
  • Stephen Kerr

    CFO & Company Secretary

    • Tenure: 3.5yrs
    • Compensation: AU$128.56k
  • Kevin Kyer

    Executive Vice President of Search

    • Tenure: 2.4yrs
  • Peter Cohen

    Executive Vice President

    • Tenure: 2.2yrs
  • Lachlan James

    Director of Marketing & Communications

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Giuseppe Rinarelli

    Company Secretary

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • David Butorac

    Member of Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
  • Steve McGovern

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 3.5yrs
    • Compensation: AU$98.33k
  • Chris Richardson

    CEO & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 3.5yrs
    • Compensation: AU$327.89k
  • Gerard Bongiorno

    Executive Chairman & Chairman of Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 2.7yrs
    • Compensation: AU$448.13k
  • Simon Gallagher

    Member of Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
  • Camilla Dahlin-Andersson

    Member of Advisory Board

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs

Company Information

Linius Technologies Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Linius Technologies Limited
  • Ticker: LNU
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: AU$51.430m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.17b
  • Website: https://www.linius.com

Location

  • Linius Technologies Limited
  • Suite 0313
  • Level 3
  • South Yarra
  • Victoria
  • 3141
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LNUASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDSep 2014
LNUCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDSep 2014
LNNT.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDSep 2014

Biography

Linius Technologies Limited engages in the development of technology products, software development, and commercialization and licensing of computer software. Its core product is Linius Video Virtualizatio ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/23 10:33
End of Day Share Price2019/10/23 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.