AIM:BST

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Big Sofa Technologies Group

Executive Summary

Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC provides video analytics to brand owners and market research agencies worldwide.

Risk Analysis

Earnings have declined by -34.84% per year over past 5 years

Has less than 1 year of cash runway

Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year

Currently unprofitable and not forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years

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Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BST has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.5%

BST

2.7%

GB Software

1.4%

GB Market


1 Year Return

14.5%

BST

25.6%

GB Software

12.4%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: BST underperformed the UK Software industry which returned 24.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BST exceeded the UK Market which returned 12.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BSTIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.5%2.7%1.4%
30 Day10.7%4.6%1.8%
90 Day5.1%17.7%8.8%
1 Year14.5%14.5%33.4%25.6%18.3%12.4%
3 Year-83.1%-83.1%17.0%-1.1%23.8%8.0%
5 Yearn/a65.3%36.3%41.8%8.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Big Sofa Technologies Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

2.86x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BST is good value based on its PB Ratio (3x) compared to the GB Software industry average (3.5x).


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Future Growth

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

28.0%

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 Big Sofa Technologies Group 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 Big Sofa Technologies Group performed over the past 5 years?

-34.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BST is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: BST is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BST is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -34.8% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: BST is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: BST has a negative Return on Equity (-117.09%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Big Sofa Technologies Group's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BST's short term assets (£2.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (£837.0K).

Long Term Liabilities: BST has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BST is debt free.

Reducing Debt: BST had no debt 5 years ago.


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if BST'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: BST has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: BST has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -10.3% each year


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Dividend

What is Big Sofa Technologies Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.8%markettop25%5.0%industryaverage2.5%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BST'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 BST's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

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

3.1yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Kirsty Fuller (55yo)

1.2yrs

Tenure

0

Ms. Christina Cochrane Fuller, also known as Kirsty, has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC since November 7, 2018 and October 1, 2018 respectively. She  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Kirsty's total compensation ($USD37.50K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD326.78K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Kirsty's compensation with company performance.


Board Age and Tenure

3.1yrs

Average Tenure

49yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BST's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

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


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 88.6%.


Management Team

  • Joe Maccarthy (38yo)

    CFO, Company Secretary & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 3.1yrs
    • Compensation: UK£197.09k
  • Matt Lynch (46yo)

    Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 3.1yrs
    • Compensation: UK£159.45k
  • Sam Paice

    Managing Director of Client Services

    • Sally Brogan

      Managing Director of Product

      • Kirsty Fuller (55yo)

        CEO & Executive Director

        • Tenure: 1.2yrs
      • Martin Chapman

        Head of Engineering

        • Emily Grogan

          Managing Director of Global Accounts

          • Lauren Kelleher

            Finance Controller

            • Sam Curtis

              Head of Client Partnerships

              • Daniel Barry

                Account Director


                Board Members

                • Nick Mustoe (57yo)

                  Independent Non-Executive Chairman

                  • Compensation: UK£79.83k
                • Joe Maccarthy (38yo)

                  CFO, Company Secretary & Executive Director

                  • Tenure: 3.1yrs
                  • Compensation: UK£197.09k
                • Matt Lynch (46yo)

                  Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Director

                  • Tenure: 3.1yrs
                  • Compensation: UK£159.45k
                • Steven Metcalfe (49yo)

                  Independent Non-Executive Director

                  • Tenure: 3.1yrs
                  • Compensation: UK£71.52k
                • Kirsty Fuller (55yo)

                  CEO & Executive Director

                  • Tenure: 1.2yrs
                • John Haworth

                  Non Executive Director

                  • Tenure: 1.3yrs

                Company Information

                Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


                Key Information

                • Name: Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC
                • Ticker: BST
                • Exchange: AIM
                • Founded:
                • Industry: Application Software
                • Sector: Software
                • Market Cap: UK£7.729m
                • Shares outstanding: 186.25m
                • Website: https://www.bigsofatech.com

                Number of Employees


                Location

                • Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC
                • Finsgate 5-7
                • Cranwood Street
                • London
                • Greater London
                • EC1V 9EE
                • United Kingdom

                Listings

                TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
                BSTAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPDec 2016
                BGGF.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDDec 2016

                Biography

                Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC provides video analytics to brand owners and market research agencies worldwide. Its cloud-based platform enables users to ingest, manage, search, and perform detailed analysis of video, images, and audio content. The company is based in London, the United Kingdom. 


                Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

                All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
                DataLast Updated (UTC time)
                Company Analysis2020/01/19 21:58
                End of Day Share Price2020/01/17 00:00
                Earnings2019/06/30
                Annual Earnings2018/12/31


                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.