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Big Sofa Technologies Group

AIM:BST
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
BST
AIM
£7M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Software
Company description

Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC provides video analytics to brand owners and market research agencies worldwide. The last earnings update was 72 days ago. More info.


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BST Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
AIM:BST
4.5%
GB Software
1.3%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-72.9%
AIM:BST
8.4%
GB Software
-5%
GB Market
BST Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Big Sofa Technologies Group (BST) 0% 3.9% 0% -72.9% - -
GB Software 4.5% 2.7% 11.7% 8.4% 34% 77.2%
GB Market 1.3% -1.6% 1.9% -5% 15.8% 2.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • BST underperformed the Software industry which returned 8.4% over the past year.
  • BST underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
BST
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

BST Value

 Is Big Sofa Technologies Group 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
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Big Sofa Technologies Group. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is £0.04.
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 Big Sofa Technologies Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Big Sofa Technologies Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:BST PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in GBP £-0.04
AIM:BST Share Price ** AIM (2019-05-17) in GBP £0.04
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 35 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 30.01x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 788 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.24x

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

** Primary Listing of Big Sofa Technologies Group.

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

= AIM:BST Share Price ÷ EPS (both in GBP)

= 0.04 ÷ -0.04

-1.07x

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

  • Big Sofa Technologies Group is loss making, we can't compare its value to the GB Software industry average.
  • Big Sofa Technologies Group 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 Big Sofa Technologies Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:BST PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -1.07x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 24 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 2.24x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 574 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.5x

*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 Big Sofa Technologies Group, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Big Sofa Technologies Group's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:BST PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in GBP £0.02
AIM:BST Share Price * AIM (2019-05-17) in GBP £0.04
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 74 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 2.89x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,368 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.51x
AIM:BST PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AIM:BST Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in GBP)

= 0.04 ÷ 0.02

2.12x

* Primary Listing of Big Sofa Technologies Group.

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

  • Big Sofa Technologies Group is good value based on assets compared to the GB Software industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Big Sofa Technologies Group'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 Software 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 Software industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Big Sofa Technologies Group has a total score of 1/6, 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.

BST Future Performance

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

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 Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

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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
17.5%
Expected Software industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Big Sofa Technologies Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Big Sofa Technologies Group's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Big Sofa Technologies Group's earnings growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Big Sofa Technologies Group's revenue growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AIM:BST Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.8%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.9%

*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:BST Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:BST Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
AIM:BST Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 2 -3
2018-09-30 2 -3
2018-06-30 1 -3 -4
2018-03-31 1 -3 -4
2017-12-31 1 -3 -4
2017-09-30 1 -4 -5
2017-06-30 1 -4 -6
2017-03-31 1 -4 -5
2016-12-31 1 -3 -4
2016-09-30 1 -1 -3
2016-06-30 1 1 -1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Big Sofa Technologies Group is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Big Sofa Technologies Group is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
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:BST Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Big Sofa Technologies Group Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:BST Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
AIM:BST Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.04
2018-09-30 -0.04
2018-06-30 -0.05
2018-03-31 -0.06
2017-12-31 -0.07
2017-09-30 -0.10
2017-06-30 -0.17
2017-03-31 -0.26
2016-12-31 -0.83
2016-09-30 -0.79
2016-06-30 -0.66

*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 Big Sofa Technologies Group will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine Big Sofa Technologies Group's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  2. Big Sofa Technologies Group's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Software companies here
  3. Big Sofa Technologies Group's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Big Sofa Technologies Group'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.
Big Sofa Technologies Group has a total score of 0/6, 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.

BST Past Performance

  How has Big Sofa Technologies Group 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 Big Sofa Technologies Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Software).
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.
  • Big Sofa Technologies Group does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Big Sofa Technologies Group's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Big Sofa Technologies Group's 1-year growth to the GB Software industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Big Sofa Technologies Group'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 Big Sofa Technologies Group Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:BST Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 1.68 -3.40 4.65
2018-09-30 1.54 -3.46 4.57 -0.28
2018-06-30 1.40 -3.51 4.48 -0.56
2018-03-31 1.35 -3.72 4.67 -0.56
2017-12-31 1.30 -3.92 4.85 -0.56
2017-09-30 1.03 -4.76 4.47 -0.46
2017-06-30 0.76 -5.59 4.10 -0.36
2017-03-31 0.76 -4.94 3.37 -0.36
2016-12-31 0.76 -4.28 2.64 -0.36
2016-09-30 0.71 -2.65 2.05 -0.31
2016-06-30 0.67 -1.01 1.45 -0.26
2015-12-31 0.17 -0.37 0.53 -0.26
2015-05-31 -0.16 0.16
2015-02-28 -0.10 0.10
2014-11-30 -0.03 0.02
2014-08-31 -0.03 0.01
2014-05-31 -0.04 0.04
2014-02-28 -0.03 0.03
2013-11-30 -0.03 0.02
2013-05-31 -0.01 0.01
2012-11-30 -0.09 0.09

*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 Big Sofa Technologies Group has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Big Sofa Technologies Group has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the GB Software industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Big Sofa Technologies Group 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 Big Sofa Technologies Group'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 Software 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.
Big Sofa Technologies Group 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.

BST Health

 How is Big Sofa Technologies Group'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 Big Sofa Technologies Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Big Sofa Technologies Group is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Big Sofa Technologies Group has no long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Big Sofa Technologies Group'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.
  • Big Sofa Technologies Group has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
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 Big Sofa Technologies Group Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago.

AIM:BST Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 2.01 0.00 0.82
2018-09-30 2.01 0.00 0.82
2018-06-30 1.98 0.00 1.11
2018-03-31 1.98 0.00 1.11
2017-12-31 0.44 0.71 0.38
2017-09-30 0.44 0.71 0.38
2017-06-30 0.58 0.63 0.40
2017-03-31 0.58 0.63 0.40
2016-12-31 2.53 0.60 2.54
2016-09-30 2.53 0.60 2.54
2016-06-30 0.22 0.00 0.27
2015-12-31 0.13 0.40
2015-05-31 0.42 0.00 0.43
2015-02-28 0.42 0.00 0.43
2014-11-30 0.57 0.00 0.57
2014-08-31 0.57 0.00 0.57
2014-05-31 0.58 0.00 0.59
2014-02-28 0.58 0.00 0.59
2013-11-30 0.60 0.00 0.61
2013-05-31 0.61 0.00 0.61
2012-11-30 0.63 0.00 0.62
  • Big Sofa Technologies Group has no debt.
  • Big Sofa Technologies Group had no debt 5 years ago.
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.

  • Big Sofa Technologies Group has less than a year of cash runway based on current free cash flow.
  • Big Sofa Technologies Group has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 43.4% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Big Sofa Technologies Group'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. Big Sofa Technologies Group has a total score of 4/6, 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.

BST Dividends

 What is Big Sofa Technologies Group'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 Big Sofa Technologies Group dividends.
If you bought £2,000 of Big Sofa Technologies Group 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 Big Sofa Technologies Group's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Big Sofa Technologies Group'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:BST 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 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Software Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 29 Stocks 2.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 705 Stocks 4.3%
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 5.2%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

AIM:BST Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Big Sofa Technologies Group has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Big Sofa Technologies Group's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Big Sofa Technologies Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Big Sofa Technologies Group has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Big Sofa Technologies Group'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 Big Sofa Technologies Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Big Sofa Technologies Group 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.

BST Management

 What is the CEO of Big Sofa Technologies Group'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
Kirsty Fuller
AGE 55
TENURE AS CEO 0.5 years
CEO Bio

Ms. Christina Cochrane Fuller, also known as Kirsty, has been Chief Executive Officer and Director at Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC since November 7, 2018 and October 1, 2018 respectively. She served as Chief Commercial Officer at Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC since October 1, 2018 until November 7, 2018. She is a leader in the global consumer insight and strategy industry. In 1997, she co-founded the Flamingo Group, which was acquired by Omnicom in 2006 and grew, under her leadership as co-CEO and latterly CEO until 2017. She has worked around the world with leading blue-chip companies including Unilever, PepsiCo, Diageo, Sony and Visa. Her Current Directorships / Partnerships: New Wine Trust, New Wine Resources, Purposeful Productions Ltd. and Past Directorships / Partnerships (past 5 years): Flamingo Research Limited, The Market Research Society.

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

Simon Lidington

TITLE
Co-Founder & Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£164K
AGE
63

Joe Maccarthy

TITLE
CFO, Company Secretary & Director
COMPENSATION
£183K
AGE
37
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Matt Lynch

TITLE
Chief Strategy Officer & Director
COMPENSATION
£153K
AGE
45

Kirsty Fuller

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
55
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Sam Paice

TITLE
Managing Director of Client Services

Sally Brogan

TITLE
Managing Director of Product

Martin Chapman

TITLE
Head of Engineering

Emily Grogan

TITLE
Managing Director of Global Accounts
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Big Sofa Technologies Group board of directors in years:

2.4
Average Tenure
51.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Big Sofa Technologies Group board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Nick Mustoe

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£80K
AGE
56

Simon Lidington

TITLE
Co-Founder & Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£164K
AGE
63
TENURE
2.4 yrs

Joe Maccarthy

TITLE
CFO, Company Secretary & Director
COMPENSATION
£183K
AGE
37
TENURE
2.4 yrs

Matt Lynch

TITLE
Chief Strategy Officer & Director
COMPENSATION
£153K
AGE
45
TENURE
2.4 yrs

Kirsty Fuller

TITLE
CEO & Director
AGE
55
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Steven Metcalfe

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£102K
AGE
48
TENURE
2.4 yrs

John Howarth

TITLE
Non Executive Director
TENURE
0.7 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 (£)
02. Jan 19 Buy Nicholas Mustoe Individual 21. Dec 18 21. Dec 18 400,000 £0.03 £12,400
13. Dec 18 Buy Steven Metcalfe Individual 12. Dec 18 12. Dec 18 500,000 £0.03 £15,500
13. Dec 18 Buy Nicholas Mustoe Individual 12. Dec 18 12. Dec 18 400,000 £0.03 £12,400
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Management checks
We assess Big Sofa Technologies Group'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. Big Sofa Technologies Group 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.

BST News

Simply Wall St News

Did Changing Sentiment Drive Big Sofa Technologies Group's (LON:BST) Share Price Down A Painful 74%?

Because Big Sofa Technologies Group is loss-making, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now. … Big Sofa Technologies Group grew its revenue by 29% over the last year. … We'd posit that the future looks challenging, given the disconnect between revenue growth and the share price

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Have You Considered This Before Investing In Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC (LON:BST)?

Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC (LON:BST) shareholders, and potential investors, need to understand how much cash the business makes from its core operational activities, as well as how much is invested back into the business. … Big Sofa Technologies Group generates cash through its day-to-day business, which needs to be reinvested into the company in order for it to continue operating. … The two ways to assess whether Big Sofa Technologies Group’s FCF is sufficient, is to compare the FCF yield to the market index yield, as well as determine whether the top-line operating cash flows will continue to grow

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Are Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC's (LON:BST) Interest Costs Too High?

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC (LON:BST), with a market cap of UK£9.09m. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business?

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Should You Be Concerned About Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC's (LON:BST) Investors?

See our latest analysis for Big Sofa Technologies Group AIM:BST Ownership_summary May 31st 18 Institutional Ownership In BST's case, institutional ownership stands at 44.55%, significant enough to cause considerable price moves in the case of large institutional transactions, especially when there is a low level of public shares available on the market to trade. … This size of ownership, while considerably small for a public company, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders. … Thus, investors not need worry too much about the consequences of these holdings.Next Steps: BST's considerably high level of institutional ownership calls for further analysis into its margin of safety.

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Is Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC's (LON:BST) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future?

Moving onto cash from operations, its operating cash flow is not yet significant enough to calculate a meaningful cash-to-debt ratio, indicating that operational efficiency is something we’d need to take a look at. … Running high debt, while not yet making money, can be risky in unexpected downturns as liquidity may dry up, making it hard to operate.Next Steps: BST’s debt and cash flow levels indicate room for improvement. … Its cash flow coverage of less than a quarter of debt means that operating efficiency could be an issue.

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Should You Buy Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC (LON:BST) For This Reason?

Today I’ve examined Big Sofa Technologies Group’s financial data from its most recent earnings update, to roughly assess when the company may need to raise new capital. … AIM:BST Income Statement Feb 12th 18 When will Big Sofa Technologies Group need to raise more cash? … Not surprisingly, if Big Sofa Technologies Group continues to ramp up expenditure at this rate for the upcoming year, it’ll likely need to come to market within the next few months, given the its current level of cash reserves.

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Why Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC's (LON:BST) Investor Composition Impacts Your Returns

See our latest analysis for Big Sofa Technologies Group AIM:BST Ownership_summary Jan 25th 18 Institutional Ownership BST's 51.35% institutional ownership seems enough to cause large share price movements in the case of significant share sell-off or acquisitions by institutions, particularly when there is a low level of public shares available on the market to trade. … This size of ownership, while considerably large for a public company, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders. … However, an ownership of this size may be relatively insignificant, meaning that these shareholders may not have the potential to influence BST's business strategy.

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Should Your Next Investment In The Tech Industry Be In Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC (LON:BST)?

Check out our latest analysis for Big Sofa Technologies Group What’s the catalyst for Big Sofa Technologies Group's sector growth? … Big Sofa Technologies Group recently delivered an industry-beating growth rate in earnings, which is a positive for shareholders. … If Big Sofa Technologies Group has been on your watchlist for a while, now may be the time to enter into the stock, if you like its ability to deliver growth and are not highly concentrated in the tech industry.

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Why Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC's (LON:BST) CEO Pay Matters To You

Simon Lidington took the reins as CEO of Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC's (AIM:BST) and grew market cap to GBP£7.56M recently. … Check out our latest analysis for Big Sofa Technologies Group What has been the trend in BST's earnings? … Typically I would use earnings and market cap to account for variations in performance, however, BST's negative earnings lower the effectiveness of this method.

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Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC (AIM:BST): Time For A Financial Health Check

With this growth in debt, the current cash and short-term investment levels stands at £2.5M , ready to deploy into the business. … With current liabilities at £1.0M liabilities, it appears that the company has been able to meet these obligations given the level of current assets of £3.1M, with a current ratio of 2.93x. … BST's large debt ratio on top of low cash coverage of debt in addition to low liquidity coverage of near-term commitments may send potential investors running the other way.

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BST Company Info

Description

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

Details
Name: Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC
BST
Exchange: AIM
Founded:
£6,550,027
163,750,692
Website: http://www.bigsofatech.com
Address: Big Sofa Technologies Group PLC
Finsgate 5-7,
Cranwood Street,
London,
Greater London, EC1V 9EE,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM BST Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 19. Dec 2016
OTCPK BGGF.F Ordinary Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 19. Dec 2016
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
35
Big Sofa Technologies Group employees.
Industry
Application Software
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/19 22:58
End of day share price update: 2019/05/17 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2018/06/04
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/08
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.