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Boku

AIM:BOKU
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet with high growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
BOKU
AIM
£285M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Software
Company description

Boku, Inc. provides mobile billing and payment solutions for merchants and mobile operators. The last earnings update was 54 days ago. More info.


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  • Boku has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
BOKU Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-0.4%
AIM:BOKU
0.5%
GB IT
1.5%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
18.2%
AIM:BOKU
-0.2%
GB IT
2.1%
GB Market
BOKU Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Boku (BOKU) -0.4% 42.7% 58.1% 18.2% - -
GB IT 0.5% 7.4% 13.9% -0.2% 55.7% -5.1%
GB Market 1.5% 5.2% 9.7% 2.1% 17.8% 6.8%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • BOKU outperformed the IT industry which returned -0.2% over the past year.
  • BOKU outperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned 2.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Boku undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Boku to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Boku.

AIM:BOKU Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 8.2%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year GB Government Bond Rate 1.2%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for AIM:BOKU
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year GB Govt Bond Rate 1.2%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6.7%
IT Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.06
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.056 (1 + (1- 19%) (0.59%))
1.041
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.04
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.23% + (1.041 * 6.65%)
8.15%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for AIM:BOKU using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Boku is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

AIM:BOKU DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 8.15%)
2019 13.10 Analyst x1 12.11
2020 23.20 Analyst x1 19.84
2021 32.30 Est @ 39.24% 25.54
2022 41.30 Est @ 27.84% 30.19
2023 49.49 Est @ 19.85% 33.45
2024 56.56 Est @ 14.27% 35.34
2025 62.41 Est @ 10.35% 36.06
2026 67.16 Est @ 7.62% 35.89
2027 70.99 Est @ 5.7% 35.07
2028 74.09 Est @ 4.36% 33.84
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $297.33
AIM:BOKU DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $74.09 × (1 + 1.23%) ÷ (8.15% – 1.23%)
$1,083.27
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $1,083.27 ÷ (1 + 8.15%)10
$494.85
AIM:BOKU Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $297.33 + $494.85
$792.18
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $792.18 / 243.53
$3.25
AIM:BOKU Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Exchange Rate USD/GBP
(Reporting currency to currency of AIM:BOKU)
0.772
Value per Share
(GBP)
= Value per Share in USD x Exchange Rate (USD/GBP)
= $3.25 x 0.772
£2.51
Value per share (GBP) From above. £2.51
Current discount Discount to share price of £1.17
= -1 x (£1.17 - £2.51) / £2.51
53.4%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Boku is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is £1.17 vs Future cash flow value of £2.51
Current Discount Checks
For Boku to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Boku's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Boku's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Boku's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Boku's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:BOKU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $-0.02
AIM:BOKU Share Price ** AIM (2019-04-24) in GBP £1.17
AIM:BOKU Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ USD) 1.295 $1.51
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 24 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 27.44x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 797 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.16x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Boku.

AIM:BOKU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AIM:BOKU Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 1.51 ÷ -0.02

-75.89x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Boku is loss making, we can't compare its value to the GB IT industry average.
  • Boku is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Boku's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:BOKU PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -75.89x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts
85.6%per year
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 17 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 1.49x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 564 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.49x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Boku, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Boku's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:BOKU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $0.12
AIM:BOKU Share Price * AIM (2019-04-24) in GBP £1.17
AIM:BOKU Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (GBP/ USD) 1.295 $1.51
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 45 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 3.64x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,367 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.52x
AIM:BOKU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:BOKU Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 1.51 ÷ 0.12

12.72x

* Primary Listing of Boku.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Boku is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB IT industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Boku's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the IT industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the IT industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Boku has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Boku expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
85.6%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Boku expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Boku's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Boku's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
  • Boku's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AIM:BOKU Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AIM:BOKU Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts 85.6%
AIM:BOKU Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 2 Analysts 26.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.8%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
AIM:BOKU Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:BOKU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 81 21 1
2020-12-31 69 25 13 2
2019-12-31 53 14 2 2
AIM:BOKU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 35 13 -4
2018-09-30 33 12 -14
2018-06-30 31 10 -22
2018-03-31 28 1 -25
2017-12-31 24 -7 -29
2017-09-30 22 -9 -23
2017-06-30 19 -11 -17
2017-03-31 18 -11 -19
2016-12-31 17 -11 -21

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Boku's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Boku's revenue is expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
AIM:BOKU Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Boku Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:BOKU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 0.08 0.08 0.08 1.00
2020-12-31 0.05 0.06 0.04 2.00
2019-12-31 0.01 0.01 0.01 2.00
AIM:BOKU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.02
2018-09-30 -0.07
2018-06-30 -0.11
2018-03-31 -0.15
2017-12-31 -0.19
2017-09-30 -0.13
2017-06-30 -0.09
2017-03-31 -0.11
2016-12-31 -0.15

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Boku will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Boku's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Boku has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Boku performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Boku's growth in the last year to its industry (IT).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Boku does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Boku's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Boku's 1-year growth to the GB IT industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Boku's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Boku Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:BOKU Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 35.28 -4.33 30.78
2018-09-30 33.19 -13.56 28.88
2018-06-30 31.11 -22.22 26.41
2018-03-31 27.76 -25.16 25.75
2017-12-31 24.41 -28.67 25.67
2017-09-30 21.70 -22.90 26.21
2017-06-30 19.00 -17.13 26.74
2017-03-31 18.10 -18.86 27.32
2016-12-31 17.19 -20.60 27.90
2015-12-31 19.20 -17.00 18.38 9.91
2014-12-31 18.34 -15.37 16.20 9.38

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Boku has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Boku has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the GB IT industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Boku improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Boku's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the IT industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Boku has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Boku's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Boku's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Boku is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Boku's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Boku's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 38.3x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Boku Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

AIM:BOKU Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 26.65 2.19 31.33
2018-09-30 26.65 2.19 31.33
2018-06-30 28.17 2.22 29.55
2018-03-31 28.17 2.22 29.55
2017-12-31 28.03 2.53 18.89
2017-09-30 28.03 2.53 18.89
2017-06-30 -5.21 21.82 7.13
2017-03-31 -5.21 21.82 7.13
2016-12-31 -0.44 21.21 11.43
2015-12-31 18.01 5.35 8.98
2014-12-31 35.53 5.00 12.00
  • Boku's level of debt (8.2%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • Unable to establish if Boku's debt level has increased without past 5-year debt data.
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.

  • Whilst loss making Boku has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains the current positive free cash flow level.
  • Whilst loss making Boku has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by -86.3% per year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Boku's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Boku has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Boku dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Boku shares you are expected to receive £0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Boku's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Boku's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
AIM:BOKU Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland IT Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 20 Stocks 2.3%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 705 Stocks 4.1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.1%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

AIM:BOKU Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 0.00 2.00
2019-12-31 0.00 2.00

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Boku has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Boku's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Boku's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Boku has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Boku's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Boku's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Boku afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Boku has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

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

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Jon Prideaux
AGE 55
TENURE AS CEO 5.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Jonathan Peter Prideaux commonly known as Jon has been Chief Executive Officer of BOKU, Inc., since 2014. Mr. Prideaux has been Senior Advisor of Paymo, Inc. since December 2008. He served as Chief Business Officer of BOKU, Inc., since 2012. Mr. Prideaux served as Deputy Chief Executive of SecureTrading Limited. He was an early Visa Europe employee and key contributor to its growth, leaving in 2006 as Executive Vice President, Marketing. During a 17-year career at Visa, Mr. Prideaux was responsible for marketing and new products, he helped to design the business rules for Visa and oversaw the development of several Internet-facing products, including the Verified by Visa program for securing Internet transactions. Before Visa, Mr. Prideaux held a number of technical and sales positions at IBM. He served on the Board of EMVCo, was the Chairman of the Compliance Committee and was a member of Visa’s Global Product and Brand Councils. He has been a Director at Boku, Inc since June 22, 2014.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Jon to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Jon to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Boku management team in years:

5.3
Average Tenure
46.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Boku management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Jon Prideaux

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
55
TENURE
5.3 yrs

Stuart Neal

TITLE
CFO & Director
AGE
46

Mike Cahill

TITLE
Chief Operating Officer
AGE
47

Adam Lee

TITLE
Chief Product Officer
AGE
42
TENURE
7 yrs

Roy Chapin

TITLE
Head of Thailand Operations
TENURE
5.1 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Boku board of directors in years:

1.4
Average Tenure
55
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Boku board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Mark Britto

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
AGE
53

Jon Prideaux

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
55
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Stuart Neal

TITLE
CFO & Director
AGE
46
TENURE
1.4 yrs

Richard Hargreaves

TITLE
Senior Independent Director
AGE
72

Keith Butcher

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
AGE
55
TENURE
1.4 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (£) Value (£)
16. Jan 19 Buy Mark Britto Individual 16. Jan 19 16. Jan 19 400,000 £0.75 £300,000
11. Dec 18 Buy Stuart Neal Individual 10. Dec 18 10. Dec 18 30,000 £0.73 £21,750
11. Dec 18 Buy Jonathan Prideaux Individual 10. Dec 18 10. Dec 18 30,000 £0.73 £21,750
11. Dec 18 Buy Richard Hargreaves Individual 10. Dec 18 10. Dec 18 36,747 £0.72 £26,458
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Management checks
We assess Boku's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Boku has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Boku, Inc.'s (LON:BOKU) Path To Profitability

The UK£166m market-cap posted a loss in its most recent financial year of -US$28.1m and a latest trailing-twelve-month loss of -US$22.2m shrinking the gap between loss and breakeven. … As path to profitability is the topic on BOKU’s investors mind, I’ve decided to gauge market sentiment. … Take the survey and be part of one of the most advanced studies of stock market investors to date

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Boku Inc (LON:BOKU) Is Trading At A 30.98% Discount

by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today's value. … discounted cash flows (DCF). … If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the basis for my calcs can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model

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Boku Inc (LON:BOKU) Investors Are Paying Above The Intrinsic Value

by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today's value. … Discounted Cash Flows (DCF). … If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the basis for my calcs can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model

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Boku Inc’s (LON:BOKU) Insiders Ramped Up Holdings - Should You?

some insider buying over the past three months, with insiders investing in. … Generally, insiders buying more shares in their own firm sends a bullish signal … A two-decade research published in The MIT Press (1998) showed that stocks following insider buying outperformed the market by 4.5%

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Boku Inc's (LON:BOKU) Shift From Loss To Profit

Check out our latest analysis for Boku BOKU is bordering on breakeven, according to analysts. … AIM:BOKU Past Future Earnings Mar 9th 18 Underlying developments driving BOKU’s growth isn’t the focus of this broad overview, though, take into account that typically a high forecast growth rate is not unusual for a company that is currently undergoing an investment period. … Next Steps: This article is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis on BOKU, so if you are interested in understanding the company at a deeper level, take a look at BOKU’s company page on Simply Wall St.

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How Does Boku Inc (LON:BOKU) Compare To The Tech Sector?

AIM:BOKU PE PEG Gauge Dec 18th 17 The software tech industry is trading at a PE ratio of 35x, above the broader UK stock market PE of 18x. … If your initial investment thesis is around the growth prospects of Boku, there are other tech companies that have delivered higher growth, and perhaps trading at a discount to the industry average. … Although its growth has delivered lower growth relative to its tech peers in the near term, the market may be pessimistic on the stock, leading to a potential undervaluation.

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Dilution Ahead For Boku Inc (AIM:BOKU) Shareholders?

Cash is crucial to run a business, and if a company burns through its reserves fast, it will need to come back to market for additional capital raising. … Though, if opex continues to rise at this rate, given how much cash reserves BOKU currently has, it will actually need to raise capital again within the next couple of months! … The cash burn analysis result indicates a cash constraint for BOKU, due to its current opex growth rate and its level of cash reserves.

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Interested In Boku Inc (AIM:BOKU)? Here's What Its Recent Track-Record Looks Like

Today I will examine Boku Inc's (AIM:BOKU) latest earnings update (30 June 2017) and compare these figures against its performance over the past couple of years, in addition to how the rest of BOKU's industry performed. … See our latest analysis for BOKU Did BOKU's recent EPS Growth beat the long-term trend and the industry? … I like to use data from the most recent 12 months, which annualizes the latest 6-month earnings release, or some times, the latest annual report is already the most recent financial data.

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Company Info

Description

Boku, Inc. provides mobile billing and payment solutions for merchants and mobile operators. The company’s solutions enable consumers to make online payments using their mobile devices. It offers merchant solutions, including Boku Acquire, a mobile provisioning for operator led user acquisition; Boku Account, a mobile authentication for frictionless user activation; and Boku Checkout, a carrier commerce for comprehensive user monetization. The company also provides operator solutions comprising Boku Connect tools and resources for faster integration into digital retail channels; and Boku Optimise analytics and programs for achieving higher revenue and lower risk. Boku, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Boku, Inc.
BOKU
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 2008
£284,926,553
243,526,969
Website: http://www.boku.com
Address: Boku, Inc.
2-6 Boundary Row,
London,
Greater London, SE1 8HP,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM BOKU Common Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 20. Nov 2017
DB B04 Common Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 20. Nov 2017
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
152
Boku employees.
Industry
Data Processing and Outsourced Services
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/24 23:26
End of day share price update: 2019/04/24 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/04/12
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/01
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.