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Down 20% and falling fast, why UK cyber security specialist Sophos is suffering despite demand boom

Growth is being strangled by intensifying competition for UK cyber security tools supplier Sophos (SOPH), as today’s third quarter billings blow makes all too clear. At 10am the share price is down more than 20% at 296p, valuing the FTSE 250 firm at £1.42bn. Today’s trading update shows no sign of improvement from sluggish trading in the first half, with constant currency billings ...

Why slowing ‘billings’ at cyber security firm Sophos has triggered share price crash

On the face of it today’s interim results from IT security firm Sophos (SOPH) look pretty decent. Revenue was broadly in line at $350m, up 18% year-on-year, the company continues to expand it route to market through a bolstered channel partner network (more than 43,000, up from 39,000 in March and 30,000 18 months ago), while overall customer numbers have risen to 317,000. INVESTORS TAKE ...

Market report: Superdry soars on special dividend and trading recovery; Primark fails to halt ABF sugar sell-off

Fashion chain Superdry (SDRY) on Thursday posted double-digit growth in full year revenue and underlying pre-tax profit, helped by its wholesale segment, sending its share price racing to the top of the FTSE All-Share in early trade. The company has also declared a special dividend worth 25p per share. Reported pre-tax profit fell to £65.3m, from £84.8m in the previous year due to currency ...

Cyber flop Avast has scope to rally nearly 50% if analysts have their sums right

Analysts at broker Jefferies have issued a rallying call to investors to back cyber security business Avast (AVST) with what they see as ‘significant scope for the shares to re-rate’. Jefferies’ Vijay Anand has slapped a 320p target on the share price, implying 48% upside from the current price. The Czech Republic-based consumer antivirus provider has struggled to build investor support ...
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