TOP IDEAS: Sangoma Technologies' (TSXV: STC) transformation is ready to reignite
revenues and profits from sales of new products.
past few years buying shares of Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSXV: STC -
$0.21) have proven to be a value trap for small cap investors. But in 2014,
stock of Sangoma may prove to be a prudent small cap value buy.
2012, Sangoma Technologies needed a makeover. Sales for the Company’s legacy
products used in PC-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony systems
for Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) connectivity were on the decline
and, so too, the Company’s financial performance and stock price.
forward two years: The stock price is at a low but, after a focused R&D
program, Sangoma Technologies has completed the transformation of its product
portfolio of hardware and software components that enable or enhance Internet
Protocol (IP) Communications Systems for both telecommunications and data
communications applications. This transformation should begin to pay off for
shareholders of Sangoma Technologies with improved financials and a higher
more devices, networks, clouds and systems needing to interoperate, the VoIP communications landscape continues to grow in
complexity. Sangoma Technologies' new portfolio of products enables Service
Providers, Carriers, Enterprises, Small Medium Businesses, Original Equipment
Manufacturers (OEMs) to leverage their existing infrastructure with the most
advanced applications and services from the latest telecom and datacom
technologies available to maximize their financial returns.
Company’s latest product innovations include Session Border Controllers, a
suite of Microsoft Lync compatible products, VoIP Gateways, Call Tapping, Call
Center Software, to name a few, each having specific applications and solutions
for a worldwide customer base. Significant to note is that today, nearly 50%
(and growing) of the Company’s revenues are coming from new products developed
and introduced over the last one to two years to counter the decline in sales
from the Company’s legacy products.
the current product mix, gross margins on the sales at the Company average a
healthy 67%. Coupled with a cost restructuring completed at the end of 2013
(which seeks to maintain the momentum of new product sales while reducing
selected operating costs), the profitability picture becomes much clearer for
the coming quarters for Sangoma.
fiscal year, sales at Sangoma totaled $12.95 million and the Company lost a
little money (excluding one-time charges). In Q1 for fiscal 2014 (traditionally
a slow quarter), Sangoma was cash-flow positive. With that historical
information in mind, a modest 10% increase in sales year over year (driven by
new products introduced),would position the Company to return a good
profit. If sales rise quicker from the economic recovery, then Sangoma can earn
believe that Sangoma sales will be higher in 2014 and therefore today we see
value in the Company’s stock price for small cap investors. Trading at $0.21,
the Company’s stock multiple is a very inexpensive 3.5 times Enterprise Value (EV)
to EBITDA, based on fiscal 2013 results. With modestly higher sales levels
anticipated and the full effect of lower costs as a result of the
restructuring, Sangoma should be positioned to earn $1.2 million of EBITDA over
the next four quarters. Based on this premise we recommend the shares of
Sangoma Technologies should be accumulated to a price of $0.40 which is equal to
6 times EV/EBITDA looking forward 12 months. If Sangoma’s sales growth momentum
builds beyond 2014 then the Company’s current stock price and our accumulation
target of $0.40 will prove to be extremely cheap.
positive for small cap investors is the strength of this Company’s balance
sheet. Sangoma Technologies is comfortably liquid with working capital of $10.4
million, of which $4.33 million is held in cash. The Company is also debt-free.
Technologies has 28.8 million shares outstanding, 709,000 less shares
outstanding than at the beginning of fiscal 2013. The Company bought back some
of its own shares last year.
largest shareholder is the Company’s Chairman of Board, controlling about 18.5%
of Sangoma’s outstanding shares.
Technologies website: www.sangoma.com
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