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Boku (BOKU)

Business description

Boku is the largest independent direct carrier billing (DCB) company. It operates a billing platform that connects merchants with mobile network operators (MNOs) in more than 50 countries. Its main offices are in the US, UK, Germany and India.

Stock data

Market cap.£284.8m
Last close133.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)146.5p / 59.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net cash (US$m)21.4
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamTechnology
SectorTechnology

Price performance

%1m3m12m
Actual6.833.0N/A
Relative *9.236.9N/A

* % Relative to local index

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Investment summary

Boku’s H1 trading update confirms the company continues to see strong growth in total processed value (TPV +153% y-o-y) and revenues (+62-67% y-o-y). Positive EBITDA for H118 supports our forecast for Boku to report its first full year of EBITDA profitability in FY18. The company anticipates meeting earnings expectations for FY18. We see the potential for revenue upside in FY18 to be reinvested in longer-term growth opportunities, providing support to the share price. We maintain our forecasts pending interims in September.

Last updated on 27/07/2018

Y/E Dec Revenue (US$m) EBITDA (US$m) PBT (US$m) EPS (fd) (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2016A 17.2 (12.3) (15.0) (8.0) N/A N/A
2017A 24.4 (2.3) (6.4) (3.2) N/A N/A
2018E 32.7 4.9 2.7 0.9 194.9 N/A
2019E 40.1 11.6 9.8 3.2 54.8 N/A

Last updated on 24/07/2018

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Executive interview - Boku

Industry outlook

Direct carrier billing is an alternative payment method that uses a consumer’s mobile bill (pre-paid credit or post-paid monthly bill) as the means to pay for digital content or services such as games, music or apps. Growth in the underlying digital content markets as well as the increasing penetration of smartphones is expected to drive growth in DCB transactions.

Last updated on 27/07/2018

Key management

Jon Prideaux, CEO
Stuart Neal, CFO
Camelia Ion-Byrne, VP Finance

Company address

2nd Floor, 735 Battery Street
San Francisco
94111
United States
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