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Touchstar

AIM:TST
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet with limited growth.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
TST
AIM
£4M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. GB
  3. Tech
Company description

Touchstar plc, together with its subsidiaries, designs and builds rugged mobile computing devices in the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. The last earnings update was 209 days ago. More info.


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TST Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
6.4%
AIM:TST
1.4%
GB Communications
0.5%
GB Market
1 Year Returns
-39%
AIM:TST
8.5%
GB Communications
0.8%
GB Market
TST Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Touchstar (TST) 6.4% 15.3% 1.2% -39% -30.8% -45.4%
GB Communications 1.4% 4.3% 4.9% 8.5% 31% 21.2%
GB Market 0.5% 3.6% 7.6% 0.8% 15.9% 6.2%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • TST underperformed the Communications industry which returned 8.5% over the past year.
  • TST underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned 0.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility
TST
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

TST Value

 Is Touchstar 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 Touchstar. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is £0.415.
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 Touchstar's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Touchstar's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AIM:TST PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-06-30) in GBP £-0.54
AIM:TST Share Price ** AIM (2019-04-23) in GBP £0.42
Europe Communications Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 22 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 20.04x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 797 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.29x

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

** Primary Listing of Touchstar.

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

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

= 0.42 ÷ -0.54

-0.77x

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

  • Touchstar is loss making, we can't compare its value to the Europe Communications industry average.
  • Touchstar 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 Touchstar's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AIM:TST PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -0.77x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 1 Analysts
Not available
Europe Communications Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 13 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 1.31x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 564 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*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 Touchstar, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Touchstar's assets?
Raw Data
AIM:TST PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-06-30) in GBP £0.34
AIM:TST Share Price * AIM (2019-04-23) in GBP £0.42
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Communications Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 10 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 1.42x
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,367 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.51x
AIM:TST PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 0.42 ÷ 0.34

1.22x

* Primary Listing of Touchstar.

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

  • Touchstar is good value based on assets compared to the GB Communications industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Touchstar'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 Communications 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 Communications industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Touchstar 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.

TST Future Performance

 How is Touchstar expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

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
20.4%
Expected annual growth in revenue.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Touchstar expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Touchstar's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Touchstar's earnings growth to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Touchstar'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:TST Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AIM:TST Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 1 Analysts 20.4%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Communications Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 28.6%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Communications Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.9%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11%
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:TST Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (9 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in GBP Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AIM:TST Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 12 1
2019-12-31 10 1
2018-12-31 8 1
AIM:TST Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-06-30 7 0 -4
2018-03-31 7 0 -4
2017-12-31 8 1 -4
2017-09-30 8 1 -2
2017-06-30 7 1 0
2017-03-31 8 0 0
2016-12-31 8 0 0
2016-09-30 8 0 -3
2016-06-30 8 0 -6
2016-03-31 9 0 -6
2015-12-31 9 0 -6
2015-09-30 9 0 -3

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Touchstar is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Touchstar'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:TST Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (9 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Touchstar Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:TST Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31
2019-12-31
2018-12-31
AIM:TST Past Financials Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) EPS *
2018-06-30 -0.54
2018-03-31 -0.55
2017-12-31 -0.57
2017-09-30 -0.27
2017-06-30 0.03
2017-03-31 0.05
2016-12-31 0.08
2016-09-30 -0.44
2016-06-30 -0.96
2016-03-31 -0.98
2015-12-31 -1.00
2015-09-30 -0.48

*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 Touchstar will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Touchstar'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.
Touchstar has a total score of 2/6, 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.

TST Past Performance

  How has Touchstar performed over the past 5 years?

  • Touchstar's last earnings update was 209 days ago.
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 Touchstar's growth in the last year to its industry (Communications).
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.
  • Touchstar does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Touchstar's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Touchstar's 1-year growth to the Europe Communications industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Touchstar'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 Touchstar Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AIM:TST Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-06-30 7.13 -4.01 3.78
2018-03-31 7.50 -3.80 3.78
2017-12-31 7.87 -3.59 3.78
2017-09-30 7.66 -1.70 3.83
2017-06-30 7.46 0.18 3.88
2017-03-31 7.54 0.33 3.88
2016-12-31 7.62 0.48 3.88
2016-09-30 8.01 -2.78 3.95
2016-06-30 8.39 -6.04 4.03
2016-03-31 8.53 -6.19 4.03
2015-12-31 8.68 -6.34 4.03
2015-09-30 8.97 -3.03 4.12
2015-06-30 9.27 0.28 4.22
2015-03-31 9.34 0.40 4.22
2014-12-31 9.41 0.51 4.22
2014-09-30 9.16 0.45 4.03
2014-06-30 8.91 0.40 3.84
2014-03-31 8.67 0.31 3.84
2013-12-31 8.43 0.22 3.84
2013-09-30 8.43 0.23 3.74
2013-06-30 8.43 0.25 3.64
2013-03-31 8.55 0.29 3.64
2012-12-31 8.67 0.34 3.64
2012-09-30 9.69 0.55 3.71
2012-06-30 10.70 0.76 3.78

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

TST Health

 How is Touchstar'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 Touchstar's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Touchstar is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Touchstar's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Touchstar'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.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 3.3x 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 Touchstar Company Filings, last reported 9 months ago.

AIM:TST Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in GBP Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-06-30 2.89 1.61 1.79
2018-03-31 2.89 1.61 1.79
2017-12-31 2.17 2.50 2.16
2017-09-30 2.17 2.50 2.16
2017-06-30 5.76 2.57 2.40
2017-03-31 5.76 2.57 2.40
2016-12-31 5.76 2.54 2.21
2016-09-30 5.76 2.54 2.21
2016-06-30 5.61 0.20
2016-03-31 5.61 0.20
2015-12-31 5.32 2.94 3.17
2015-09-30 5.32 2.94 3.17
2015-06-30 11.65 0.02 0.41
2015-03-31 11.65 0.02 0.41
2014-12-31 11.66 0.03 0.73
2014-09-30 11.66 0.03 0.73
2014-06-30 11.37 0.03 1.41
2014-03-31 11.37 0.03 1.41
2013-12-31 11.25 0.04 0.22
2013-09-30 11.25 0.04 0.22
2013-06-30 11.07 0.04 0.24
2013-03-31 11.07 0.04 0.24
2012-12-31 11.13 0.05 1.61
2012-09-30 11.13 0.05 1.61
2012-06-30 10.92 0.05 1.62
  • Touchstar's level of debt (55.6%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0.4% vs 55.6% today).
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.

  • Touchstar has sufficient cash runway for 2 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Touchstar has sufficient cash runway for 2.4 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -23.6% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Touchstar'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. Touchstar 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.

TST Dividends

 What is Touchstar'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 Touchstar dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought £2,000 of Touchstar 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 Touchstar's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Touchstar'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:TST 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 1 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Communications Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 10 Stocks 2.5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 705 Stocks 4.2%
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:TST Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 0.00 1.00
2019-12-31 0.00 1.00
2018-12-31 0.00 1.00
AIM:TST Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in £) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2015-09-21 0.000 0.000
2015-04-21 0.000 0.000
2015-03-04 0.000 0.000
2014-03-05 0.016 2.044
2014-03-04 0.016 2.222
2013-03-06 0.016 2.897
2012-04-27 0.016 1.825
2012-03-07 0.016 1.222
2009-09-02 0.000 0.000
2009-04-24 0.000 0.000

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Touchstar has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Touchstar's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Touchstar's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Touchstar has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Touchstar'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 Touchstar'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 Touchstar afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Touchstar 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.

TST Management

 What is the CEO of Touchstar'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
Mark Hardy
COMPENSATION £215,000
CEO Bio

Mr. Mark William Hardy serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Touchstar plc (formerly known as Belgravium Technologies PLC) and has been its Executive Director since October 21, 2005. Mr. Hardy served as Group Managing Director at Touchstar plc. Mr. Hardy joined Belgravium in 1992 and has been involved in the mobile communications market. He worked for American based companies and was instrumental in driving sales of high-tech products into developing markets. With overall responsibility for the commercial running of Belgravium since 1997, Mr. Hardy still remains extremely active in the sales and key account management aspects of the business. He graduated from University with a BA Honours degree in Business Studies in 1986.

CEO Compensation
  • Mark's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Mark's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Management Team

Ian Martin

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£50K

Mark Hardy

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£215K

Jon Hall

TITLE
COO & Director
COMPENSATION
£140K
AGE
60
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Natasha Rourke

TITLE
Group Financial Controller & Company Secretary

Andrew Robb

TITLE
CEO & MD of Touchstar Telchnologies

Mark Moralli

TITLE
President of Touchstar Technologies
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure of the Touchstar board of directors in years:

3.6
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Touchstar board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Ian Martin

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
£50K
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Mark Hardy

TITLE
CEO & Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£215K
TENURE
13.5 yrs

Jon Hall

TITLE
COO & Director
COMPENSATION
£140K
AGE
60
TENURE
2 yrs

John Christmas

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
£28K
AGE
64
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Mark Lomax

TITLE
Director of Touchstar Technologies

Timothy Buchanan

TITLE
Director of Touchstar Technologies
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 (£)
28. Sep 18 Buy Ian Martin Individual 26. Sep 18 26. Sep 18 35,000 £0.45 £15,645
02. May 18 Buy Ian Martin Individual 27. Apr 18 27. Apr 18 32,000 £0.62 £19,840
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Management checks
We assess Touchstar'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. Touchstar 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.

TST News

Simply Wall St News

Could The Touchstar plc (LON:TST) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful?

A look at the shareholders of Touchstar plc (LON:TST) can tell us which group is most powerful. … As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, 'Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.'. … Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it's seems that.

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Touchstar plc (LON:TST): Time For A Financial Health Check

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like Touchstar plc (LON:TST), with a market cap of UK£3.2m. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? … the current state of its operations and pathway to profitability.

Simply Wall St -

Have Insiders Been Buying Touchstar plc (LON:TST) Shares?

So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Touchstar plc (LON:TST). … But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. … That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price

Simply Wall St -

How Financially Strong Is Touchstar plc (LON:TST)?

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like Touchstar plc (LON:TST), with a market cap of UK£3.6m. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business?

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Understanding Your Return On Investment In Touchstar plc (LON:TST)

and want a simplistic look at the return on Touchstar plc (LON:TST) stock. … Your return is tied to TST’s ability to do this because the amount earned is used to invest in opportunities to grow the business or payout dividends, which are the two sources of return on investment. … Thus, to understand how your money can grow by investing in Touchstar, you need to look at what the company returns to owners for the use of their capital, which can be done in many ways but today we will use return on capital employed (ROCE)

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Is It Time To Buy Touchstar plc (LON:TST)?

saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the AIM, rising to the highs of £0.68 and falling to the lows of £0.48. … A question to answer is whether Touchstar's current trading price of £0.48 reflective of the actual value of the? … Let’s take a look at Touchstar’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change

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What Does Touchstar plc's (LON:TST) Share Price Indicate?

Touchstar plc (AIM:TST), a communications company based in United Kingdom, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the AIM, rising to the highs of £0.68 and falling to the lows of £0.57. … Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. … Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

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Touchstar plc (LON:TST): Can It Deliver A Superior ROE To The Industry?

See our latest analysis for Touchstar Breaking down Return on Equity Firstly, Return on Equity, or ROE, is simply the percentage of last years’ earning against the book value of shareholders’ equity. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders Equity Returns are usually compared to costs to measure the efficiency of capital. … This is called the Dupont Formula: Dupont Formula ROE = profit margin × asset turnover × financial leverage ROE = (annual net profit ÷ sales) × (sales ÷ assets) × (assets ÷ shareholders’ equity) ROE = annual net profit ÷ shareholders’ equity AIM:TST Last Perf Mar 8th 18 Essentially, profit margin shows how much money the company makes after paying for all its expenses.

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Touchstar plc (LON:TST): Time For A Financial Health Check

Additionally, TST has generated UK£167.00K in operating cash flow during the same period of time, leading to an operating cash to total debt ratio of 6.59%, meaning that TST’s debt is not appropriately covered by operating cash. … Looking at TST’s most recent UK£4.83M liabilities, the company has maintained a safe level of current assets to meet its obligations, with the current ratio last standing at 1.18x. … In TST's case, the ratio of 3.31x suggests that interest is appropriately covered, which means that lenders may be less hesitant to lend out more funding as TST’s high interest coverage is seen as responsible and safe practice.Next Steps: At its current level of cash flow coverage, TST has room for improvement to better cushion for events which may require debt repayment.

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Is Touchstar plc's (LON:TST) PE Ratio A Signal To Sell For Investors?

Formula Price-Earnings Ratio = Price per share ÷ Earnings per share P/E Calculation for TST Price per share = £0.68 Earnings per share = £0.029 ∴ Price-Earnings Ratio = £0.68 ÷ £0.029 = 23.1x On its own, the P/E ratio doesn’t tell you much; however, it becomes extremely useful when you compare it with other similar companies. … For example, if you accidentally compared lower growth firms with TST, then TST’s P/E would naturally be higher since investors would reward TST’s higher growth with a higher price. … Alternatively, if you inadvertently compared riskier firms with TST, TST’s P/E would again be higher since investors would reward TST’s lower risk with a higher price as well.

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TST Company Info

Description

Touchstar plc, together with its subsidiaries, designs and builds rugged mobile computing devices in the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. It supplies, installs, and maintains software applications and hardware solutions for mobile applications in the airline, transport, logistics, and access control industries. The company offers supply chain data capture solutions; mobile computing hardware products; barcode/RFID/voice recognition technologies; and WMS/POD/TMS software products for the warehouse and logistics markets. It also provides on-board systems and various tools for crew; P.O.D solutions; and metering and vehicle system integration solutions, as well as designs, creates, and supports software and hardware for the oil and gas sector. In addition, the company offers security checking clearance, recording, and other services; GPS satellite tracking and vehicle telematics data; and PODStar, an EPOD solution for SMEs and other organizations. It provides its solutions under the Touchstar brand. The company was formerly known as Belgravium Technologies plc and changed its name to Touchstar plc in May 2016. Touchstar plc was incorporated in 1904 and is based in Manchester, the United Kingdom.

Details
Name: Touchstar plc
TST
Exchange: AIM
Founded: 1904
£3,517,125
8,475,000
Website: http://www.touchstarplc.com
Address: Touchstar plc
7 Commerce Way,
Trafford Park,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester, M17 1HW,
United Kingdom
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AIM TST Ordinary Shares London Stock Exchange AIM Market GB GBP 25. Oct 2005
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
75
Touchstar employees.
Industry
Communications Equipment
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/23 20:37
End of day share price update: 2019/04/23 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/25
Last earnings filing: 2018/09/26
Last earnings reported: 2018/06/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2017/12/31


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.