Why I’m considering buying this UK micro-cap growth stock

first_img Rachael FitzGerald-Finch has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Quartix. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Smaller companies can have a hard time competing for investors’ money. It’s often said that their futures may be more uncertain – they’re usually younger and less stable than their larger peers.  However, for an enterprising investor with a diversified portfolio and a taste for strong company fundamentals, I believe micro-cap Quartix Holdings (LSE: QTX) could be a great long-term growth stock pick.An expanding marketWith a market value of £195m at the time of writing, Quartix is a UK-based supplier of integrated tracking and telematics data analysis solutions for commercial fleets and motor insurance providers. With the global market for these systems predicted to grow at 18.9% between 2018 and 2024 – thanks to development of smart logistics and intelligent transportation systems – Quartix has a probable expanding customer base.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Good cashflowA current ratio of 1.12 is slightly lower than some investors would like. However, over half the company’s capital on-hand is cash – and only 10% inventory – meaning it can pay its way quickly and easily. In addition, and unusually for a technology micro-cap, Quartix has negligible long-term debt, freeing up cash for investing or dividends.Notably, Quartix includes money spent on upgrading its fleet business in its sales costs. An accounting technicality perhaps but one that could lower the company’s expected earnings and increase the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio.Repositioning for growthAt 31.3 the P/E ratio is lower than the software industry average of 32.2, suggesting that Quartix may underperform its peers. However, during the first half of 2019, the additional investment in marketing and distribution has grown the subscription base by 12% and the overall fleet business market revenues by 11%. These gains, though, have been offset by declining insurance business revenues but Quartix is keen to stress the refocussing of the company on fleet operations; only considering the cash-generating insurance business that properly values its offerings. The likely lower earnings for 2019 could put a small dent in the previous five years’ average 10% earnings growth.Increasing share price…but not assetsQuartix experienced a recent rapid increase in share price – indicating high demand for the stock and further inflating the P/E ratio.  The prior five years have seen Quartix delivering a 163% shareholder return, compared with an industry average of 29.6%, and its return on capital employed, at 46.24p, is impressive.However, the current stock price could be too high: net tangible assets per share was 1.77 at 268p per share, but the current higher share price of 407p will deflate this figure significantly.The share price increase also dampens the prospect of an average 3.1% dividend yield since 2015, but a dividend growth rate of 33% for this period is not to be sniffed at. Neither is the dividend policy of approximately 50% operating cashflow. The cash pay-out ratio of 46% signals the dividend is well covered by cash generated within the business.As an apparently well-run micro-cap in a growth market, Quartix has much potential. But at its current size, it maybe be too pricey for some. Why I’m considering buying this UK micro-cap growth stock I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Rachael FitzGerald-Finch | Monday, 17th February, 2020 | More on: QTX Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. 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News Now 2/13/19

first_img Previous articlePurple Black and White: A Conversation about leadershipNext articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: Working the Phones TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week printThis week on TCU News Now, an update on a cheating scandal at TCU, new changes to the campus’s shuttle system, and a special look at Valentine’s Day. News Now 2/13/19 from TCU Student Media on Vimeo. TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ + posts TCU News Now 8/26/20 Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ TCU News Now 4/24/20 Facebook TAGSbroadcastvideo Twitter Pantone: Color of the year 2020 Linkedin TCU 360 Staff Twitter Linkedin News Now 4/10/20last_img read more

County Board rejects speculation linking Jim McGuinness with Liverpool job

first_img Google+ Facebook Pinterest Jim McGuinness holds an MSc in sport psychology from John Moore’s University in Liverpool and is understood to have links with Antrim native manager Brendan Rodgers.This has lead to the Donegal Manager being linked with a backroom job at the Anfield club – but Donegal chairman PJ McGowan insists there is nothing in those reports.He pointed out to the Irish Times that Jim McGuinness was appointed for four years and he has only done two adding that Jim wanted four years himself and that’s what the county board agreed to.Mr McGowan said the the speculation was  total news to him and that talks had already taken place with Jim about plans for what he intends to do over the winter months and next year.Mr McGowen said that what Jim does in his own time is his business but a move to Anfield would be a total shock. Previous articleMaximum sentences for anyone assaults Gardai – FF Deputy CallearyNext articleConsultant ‘concerned’ over staffing at Letterkenny General News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Google+ Facebook Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota By News Highland – October 5, 2012 Pinterest WhatsApp County Board rejects speculation linking Jim McGuinness with Liverpool job Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Reportlast_img read more

Deputy Doherty says Government announcement on not needing second bailout changes nothing for people

first_img The finance minister says the decision not to take a second bailout means Ireland is getting its freedom back.Michael Noonan is this afternoon meeting his Eurozone counterparts to tell them Ireland won’t be asking for a financial backstop as it leaves the bailout.The minister says Ireland should make its exit now while economic conditions are good in the Eurozone.And he says saying goodbye to the Troika will return Ireland’s freedom:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/17noon1.mp3[/podcast]But Donegal South-West Deputy, Pearse Doherty  has played down the significance of the announcement today.Deputy Doherty, who is Sinn Feins Finance spokesperson,  says the government was never expected to seek a second loan in the first place.And he says todays announcement doesn’t change the current economic conditions in the county:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/troika.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Twitter Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleGarda fraud investigation continues after Donegal GAA is scammedNext articleDeputy Doherty plays down significance of Government not asking for second bailout News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp By News Highland – November 14, 2013 Deputy Doherty says Government announcement on not needing second bailout changes nothing for people Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more

Man charged in relation to recent CRI Alert issued by the Gardai

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Man charged in relation to recent CRI Alert issued by the Gardai Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews An 18 year old man is due in court in the North this morning in connection with child abduction.He was charged last night and is before Belfast Magistrates Court later.In a statement, the PSNI says the charges are in relation to a CRI Alert issued by the Gardai during the week. Previous articleAlan Matthews delighted Pat’s leaving Finn Park with a winNext articleYesterday biggest day yet in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout News Highland Pinterestcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp By News Highland – April 24, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterestlast_img read more

Out of the ashes: Adams Glass re-opens

first_img Print Article Adams was working downstairs at the “new” Adams’ place Tuesday because he had been banished from the work that was going on “upstairs.”“They told me to get down here and leave them alone,” Adams said, laughing. “I want things done my way and I get grumpy if they don’t go my way.”The Adams family and friends were working against the clock to get everything in place before the door opens for Open House at 5 p.m. Friday.“Open House the weekend after Thanksgiving has been an Adams tradition and that’s when we want to open the new studio and nut shop,” Adams said. “We knew it would be a push but we pushed.” Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Skip “When I sat and watched the studio go up in flames last Nov. 30, I thought it was all over,” Adams said. “What my daddy, Sam, started in 1953 in that little roadside stand under that old oak tree between Brundidge and Clio was coming to an end.”As the fire raged, Adams said that, yes, he would build back, but later that night, as the rubble continued to smolder, a hopeless feeling consumed him. Building back would be too much, too hard. It was over.“But my wife, Mary, and my children were determined,” Adams said. “This was a huge part of all their lives and of the grandchildren’s. Adams Nut Shop and later Adams Glass Studio were who we are. They made me realize that we didn’t have a choice. We had to build back – build our lives back.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The new “studio” will actually be two shops under one roof.“The south side will be the Adams Nut Shop will be much like Adams Nut Shop when my dad, Sam Adams, was around the run it and entertain folks,” Adams said. “The walls are from my Uncle Elmer’s bedroom in the old house over at Texasville and the counter was built from wood from my daddy’s smokehouse.“Adams Nut Shop will be filled with old stuff and unique stuff. We’ll have peanuts, pecans, a popcorn machine, an antique peanut roaster and an old Coke box. We’ll have jams and jellies, honey and syrup. Just like Sam did. We’ll have walking sticks, birdhouses and artwork by locals. It will be an interesting place.”Adams has always been known for its candy kitchen and the new candy kitchen will be a replica of Sam’s original nut shop complete with a shingled roof from the original Adams Nut Shop building. The candy kitchen has a glass front so visitors can watch the candy being made.The north side of the building will be Adams Glass Studio and will be more upscale. However, the walls have been painted Uncle Elmer Green to coincide with the Nut Shop décor.“The Glass Studio will feature all of our glass art — windows, panels, flat glass, sun catchers, clocks, lamps and angels and David (Adams) is creating some whimsical birds that are fun and unique,” Adams said. “Some of the larger items, we won’t have at Open House.We’re working long and hard but it’s going to take a lot of time to get back. But we will have Nativity scenes, Christmas ornaments and three new angels to offer this Christmas season.”Adams said he and his family have been so blessed to have had the support and encouragement of so many wonderful people.“We lost a big part of our lives but we have a chance now to begin again and we are so thankful for it,” he said.Sam Adams built his roadside business from the ground up.His son, Charles and his family, have built their business back “out of the ashes” of the flames of that dark November day. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:30 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Our passion are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.”A week to the day before Adams Glass Studio was destroyed by fire a year ago, the doors will again open and, out of the ashes “a new one rises.”Charles Adams, studio owner, hunched over the worktable in the downstairs of the newly constructed “Adams Nut Shop and Adams Glass Studio.” The solder was flowing as Adams crafted a stained glass “Sisters Holding Hands” angel that will be featured at the “Adams” Open House Friday through Sunday.Charles Adams Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Out of the ashes: Adams Glass re-opens By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like New art exhibit deeply ‘root’ed in Pike County The word “roots” usually applies to the part of a plant that attaches itself to the ground from which it… read more Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Remains of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell found on family property: Authorities

first_imgTennessee Bureau of Investigation(BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn.) —  Officials believe remains found Friday are that of Evelyn Boswell, the 15-month-old Tennessee girl that was last seen in December but was only reported as missing in February.Acting on new information developed in the case, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said it searched a property belonging to a family member of Evelyn’s mother, Megan Boswell, in Blountville, Tennessee.It was during this search Friday evening that Evelyn’s remains were believed to be found, according to the sheriff’s office.“I want to thank the community for their outpouring of love, support and prayers for the last 17 days when sweet Evelyn was first reported missing,” Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said at a press conference late Friday night.Leslie Earhart, public information officer for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, said this is still an active investigation. No new charges were announced at this time.Megan Boswell, and two others, were previously arrested in connection to her disappearance.Megan Boswell, 18, was charged on Feb. 25 with one count of false reporting. Evelyn’s grandmother, Angela Boswell, and another man William McCloud, were arrested and charged with possession of stolen property on Feb. 20.Angela Boswell and McCloud were found in a vehicle authorities were searching for in connection to the case. The sheriff’s office said those in the gray BMW were believed to have information regarding Evelyn’s whereabouts.Cassidy said last month that Megan Boswell had been cooperating, but she and other family members provided conflicting statements and changing stories.“Every time we talk to her, her story changes,” Cassidy said at a press conference last month. “And I’m serious when I say that. Every single time.”Evelyn was last seen wearing a pink tracksuit, pink shoes, and a pink bow on Dec. 26, 2019. She was not entered as a missing child until Feb. 18. An AMBER Alert was issued the next day.Prior to Friday’s discovery, authorities said they had received more than 870 leads in the case. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Prison whistleblower who exposed unsafe conditions in Arizona facility, found dead

first_imgMoreISO/iStock(BUCKEYE, Ariz.) — An Arizona correctional sergeant who blew the whistle on corruption and unsafe conditions inside a jail facility was found dead in an apparent suicide, officials confirmed to ABC News.Gabriela Contreras risked her position at the former Lewis Corrections Department in Buckeye last April when she leaked surveillance videos that revealed multiple jail units had cell doors that did not lock properly.Contreras initially turned over the videos and altered documentation regarding the broken locks anonymously, but came forward in an exclusive interview with ABC15 a month later.The whistleblower was suspended for a week when she was caught downloading the videos.“I had enough,” Contreras said during the May 2019 interview when asked why she downloaded and leaked the footage. “Because it’s a crime, what they were doing: allowing this to happen, allowing staff to get hurt, and not doing anything about it.”Contreras also wrote to Gov. Doug Ducey on May 15, 2019 after his office launched an investigation. The jail staffers were asked by the governor’s office to make comprehensive reports about each broken cell door, but were forced to make modifications to those documents by their superior.“The deputy warden was outraged that we reported all of the deficiencies we found,” Contreras wrote. “He told us that we were only to count the cell doors that opened on their own when the padlock was removed — and that we should not have included cell doors that opened with a slight juggle or push or be caused to register an Unauthorized Access alert on the computer on this report.”Contreras warned the governor that the deputy warden was trying to minimize or “present his office with false and/or misleading information and falsifying public records,” she wrote.Because of Contreras’ fight, over 1,000 cell doors were repaired and replaced, the prison took on new leadership and was renamed the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry.During the late evening of March 8, Goodyear Police Department responded to a “domestic disturbance” call at Contreras’ home. When the officers entered her residence, Contreras was in her bedroom “unresponsive, with an apparent self-inflicted gun-shot wound,” according to a spokeswoman with the police department.Despite “lifesaving measures” taken, Contreras was pronounced dead at the scene.“The Goodyear Police Department considers this a suicide and next of kin has been notified,” the spokeswoman said.The Maricopa County’s Medical Examiner’s office ruled Contreras’ manner of death as a suicide caused by a “gunshot wound of head,” according to online records.“Our beloved friend Gabriela Contreras was taken too soon … a loving and caring mother, daughter, and friend. A passionate person who was not afraid to stand for what she believed in,” wrote a family friend on an online funeral fundraiser page.Attempts to reach the family of Contreras were not successful on Wednesday. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Environmental constraints on life histories in Antarctic ecosystems: tempos, timings and predictability

first_imgKnowledge of Antarctic biotas and environments has increased dramatically in recent years. There has also beena rapid increase in the use of novel technologies. Despite this, some fundamental aspects of environmental controlthat structure physiological, ecological and life-history traits in Antarctic organisms have received little attention.Possibly the most important of these is the timing and availability of resources, and the way in which this dictatesthe tempo or pace of life. The clearest view of this effect comes from comparisons of species living in differenthabitats. Here, we (i) show that the timing and extent of resource availability, from nutrients to colonisable space,differ across Antarctic marine, intertidal and terrestrial habitats, and (ii) illustrate that these differences affect therate at which organisms function. Consequently, there are many dramatic biological differences between organismsthat live as little as 10 m apart, but have gaping voids between them ecologically.Identifying the effects of environmental timing and predictability requires detailed analysis in a wide context,where Antarctic terrestrial and marine ecosystems are at one extreme of the continuum of available environmentsfor many characteristics including temperature, ice cover and seasonality. Anthropocentrically, Antarctica isharsh and as might be expected terrestrial animal and plant diversity and biomass are restricted. By contrast,Antarctic marine biotas are rich and diverse, and several phyla are represented at levels greater than globalaverages. There has been much debate on the relative importance of various physical factors that structure thecharacteristics of Antarctic biotas. This is especially so for temperature and seasonality, and their effects onphysiology, life history and biodiversity. More recently, habitat age and persistence through previous ice maximahave been identified as key factors dictating biodiversity and endemism. Modern molecular methods have alsorecently been incorporated into many traditional areas of polar biology. Environmental predictability dictatesmany of the biological characters seen in all of these areas of Antarctic research.last_img read more

Keanna Williams Wins Region 14 Title

first_img Written by Brad James Tags: Juab Girls Tennis/Keanna Williams/Liberty Park/Region 14/Union/Wasatch Academy September 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Keanna Williams Wins Region 14 Title FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday, Juab girls’ tennis fell to Wasatch Academy in the Region 14 final at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. However, one Wasp was successful as Keanna Williams took the Region 14 title, prevailing 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 over competition from Union. The Wasps will compete at the 3-A state championship tournament Friday and Saturday 28 and 29 at Liberty Park.last_img read more