The Leitch Legacy; Five Companies Filling the Void. Five years ago this month, October 25th, 2005 to be precise, Canadians lost the head office of one of our most promising companies. Toronto’s Leitch Technology (TSX:LTV), was a worldwide leader in a host of broadcast technologies. The Company’s Viewguard encryption system, for instance, was used worldwide. […]
Canadian 3D Beyond TV There’s more to 3D than television. And right now, there are several Canadian 3D technology stocks exploring the possibilities of the technology in the medical and mining fields, for instance. While most of the companies profiled below are still at the earlier stages of their journey, there is a least one […]
Four years ago, SXC Health was lost in the shuffle -a mid sized healthcare IT provider from Milton, Ontario with just over $80 million in revenue. Today, after aggressive acquisitions and organic growth, the company is an international healthcare IT King. SXC is a pioneer in the pharmacy benefit management sector, with revenues in excess of $1.4 billion. Recently named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the 100 fastest Growing Companies, SXC Health has become one of the biggest Canadian technology success stories in recent memory. Mark Thierer is the man who has been at the helm of SXC since 2006. Cantech Letter readers quiz him on what’s next.
It’s been a wild month for Mississauga’s 01 Communique. On July 5th, their thinly traded stock was mired in a two year slump, closing at $.175 cents. But on July 8th, the company, whose products, such as the I’m InTouch line, give you the ability to access and control your desktop personal computer from anywhere […]
Innovate or die. That phrase was absolutely everywhere during the dot-com era. While a startup company that delivers pet food by mail, for instance, is hardly an innovation that resonates, this phrase has proved one worth remembering for more established companies looking to stay relevant. Last year, Cambridge’s COM DEV, a Company whose roots in aersopace go all the way back to the 70’s, launched exactEarth. This technology can aid in search and rescue, can help optimize shipping routes and, (perhaps most apropos of all) allows better environmental investigation and monitoring. We sat down with COM DEV CEO John Keating for “5 Questions” from Cantech Letter readers.
1. Price to sales: 0.5 x sales As of November 30th, 2009 (Q3 2010) Serenic had 15.19 million shares outstanding. The price as of April 26th, 2010 was $0.36 This gives The Company a market capitalization of $5.47 million. Sales in the trailing four quarters totaled $10.94 million. 2. Cash to Market Cap: 57% As […]
Toronto based GuestLogix, which recently moved to a full TSX listing from the Venture exchange, is a provider of onboard retail technology. The Company helps carriers build, manage and control onboard stores. On the strength of an ever-improving balance sheet, the stock has nearly doubled in 2010. We break down the numbers.
On September 26, 2008 Cantech Letter (then know as “The DVC Smalltech Letter”) profiled its first Canadian tech stock. While that pick, Intrinsyc Software (TSX:ICS), marked a rather inauspicious debut (the stock is down more than 50% from our profile price) the remainder of this collection of Canadian tech stocks more than has made up for it. At last check, Cantech Letter was up 31.2%, while the TSX as a whole was down 6.45% over the same period (September 26th, 2008 to January 22nd, 2010). This month, we pick profile company #17.
Whether it’s a toaster on eBay or a complex insurance policy, your access to critical decision making information about the purchases in your life has increased ten-fold over the past decade. Paul Timoteo, President and CFO of Armada Data, which operates business to business and business to consumer automobile web sites, takes us inside how this change has affected the car business in Canada. And how it led to a breakout quarter for this decade old venture listed company.
DVC client Serenic (TSXV) just reported results for their Q2 2010. The Company increased its revenue by 23% while earning .03 cents per share. It was The Company’s fourth consecutive quarter of year over year growth. We update our “Quant Snapshot” to include these numbers.