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KAPE

Kape TechnologiesAIM:KAPE Stock Report

Market Cap

UK£1.2b

7D

1.8%

1Y

149.7%

Updated

18 Oct, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
KAPE fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health1/6
Dividends0/6

KAPE Overview

Kape Technologies Plc, together with its subsidiaries, develops and distributes digital products in the online security space.

Kape Technologies Competitors

Avast

LSE:AVST

UK£5.8b

NortonLifeLock

NasdaqGS:NLOK

US$15.0b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Kape Technologies
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£4.07
52 Week HighUK£1.50
52 Week LowUK£4.50
Beta0.82
1 Month Change-3.10%
3 Month Change35.67%
1 Year Change149.69%
3 Year Change242.02%
5 Year Change1,030.56%
Change since IPO291.35%

Recent News & Updates

Oct 08
Here's Why Kape Technologies (LON:KAPE) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly

Here's Why Kape Technologies (LON:KAPE) Can Manage Its Debt Responsibly

The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says...

Jul 28
Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Kape Technologies Plc (LON:KAPE)?

Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Kape Technologies Plc (LON:KAPE)?

Kape Technologies Plc ( LON:KAPE ), is not the largest company out there, but it saw a double-digit share price rise of...

Jun 30
I Ran A Stock Scan For Earnings Growth And Kape Technologies (LON:KAPE) Passed With Ease

I Ran A Stock Scan For Earnings Growth And Kape Technologies (LON:KAPE) Passed With Ease

Some have more dollars than sense, they say, so even companies that have no revenue, no profit, and a record of falling...

Shareholder Returns

KAPEGB SoftwareGB Market
7D1.8%1.5%1.7%
1Y149.7%4.4%23.5%

Return vs Industry: KAPE exceeded the UK Software industry which returned 4.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KAPE exceeded the UK Market which returned 23.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is KAPE's price volatile compared to industry and market?
KAPE volatility
KAPE Beta0.82
Industry Beta0.75
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: KAPE is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: KAPE's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
n/a430Ido Erlichmanhttps://www.kape.com

Kape Technologies Plc, together with its subsidiaries, develops and distributes digital products in the online security space. It operates through two segment, Digital Security and Digital Privacy. It offers CyberGhost, Zenmate, and Private Internet Access that provide cybersecurity SaaS with a focus on providing of virtual private network solutions.

Kape Technologies Fundamentals Summary

How do Kape Technologies's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
KAPE fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$1.68b
Earnings (TTM)US$36.99m
Revenue (TTM)US$158.73m

45.4x

P/E Ratio

10.6x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
KAPE income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$158.73m
Cost of RevenueUS$15.46m
Gross ProfitUS$143.27m
ExpensesUS$106.28m
EarningsUS$36.99m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.12
Gross Margin90.26%
Net Profit Margin23.30%
Debt/Equity Ratio47.0%

How did KAPE perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

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

31.4%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: KAPE (£4.07) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£5.93)

Significantly Below Fair Value: KAPE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: KAPE is good value based on its PE Ratio (45.4x) compared to the UK Software industry average (60.7x).

PE vs Market: KAPE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (45.4x) compared to the UK market (21.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: KAPE is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KAPE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.4x) compared to the GB Software industry average (4.3x).


Future Growth

How is Kape Technologies forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

39.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: KAPE's forecast earnings growth (39.9% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: KAPE's earnings (39.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the UK market (14% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: KAPE's revenue (33.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: KAPE's revenue (33.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if KAPE's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Kape Technologies performed over the past 5 years?

82.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KAPE has a large one-off loss of $6.9M impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: KAPE's current net profit margins (23.3%) are higher than last year (1.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KAPE has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 82.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: KAPE's earnings growth over the past year (2003.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (82.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: KAPE earnings growth over the past year (2003.9%) exceeded the Software industry -1.9%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: KAPE's Return on Equity (14.1%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Kape Technologies's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KAPE's short term assets ($66.2M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($101.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: KAPE's short term assets ($66.2M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($128.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KAPE's debt to equity ratio (47%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if KAPE's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: KAPE's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.7%).

Interest Coverage: KAPE's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

5.3yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Ido Erlichman (40 yo)

5.42yrs

Tenure

US$1,650,119

Compensation

Mr. Ido Erlichman has been Group Chief Executive Officer of Kape Technologies Plc (formerly known as Crossrider Plc) since May 31, 2016. Mr. Erlichman has more than nine years' experience in the technology...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ido's total compensation ($USD1.65M) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.44M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ido's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Board Members

Experienced Board: KAPE's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

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 88.9%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Kape Technologies Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Kape Technologies Plc
  • Ticker: KAPE
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: NaN
  • Industry: Systems Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: UK£1.223b
  • Shares outstanding: 300.53m
  • Website: https://www.kape.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Kape Technologies Plc
  • LABS Hawley lock
  • 1 Water Lane
  • London
  • Greater London
  • NW1 8NZ
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/18 21:45
End of Day Share Price2021/10/18 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.