Tekcapital – Update on Investee Company Progress

Shares continue to trade at a discount to NAV and the wider UK IP sector despite a string of positive updates

AIM listed Tekcapital is an international provider of technology and intellectual property investment services. The company’s objective is to create value from investing in new, university-developed intellectual properties and to produce returns through capital appreciation.

  • Belluscura further funds product development

    On 17th May, 33% owned medical device business Belluscura raised an additional c.$603,000 via a private placement of new shares and converted c.$78,000 of loans to equity. The funds will be used for further product development, specifically the innovative CURV™ portable oxygen concentrator (POC) and Snap III™ level of consciousness monitor. Belluscura has also hired an experienced VP of Operations to work on the FDA clearance process and launch of new products.

  • Salarius strengthens management team and looks to the snack market

    Low sodium salt products business Salarius has appointed experienced executives Eduardo Souchon and Steve McCready to its board of directors. In addition, former Fortune 500 executive Victor H. Manzanilla has been appointed as CEO. Salarius has confirmed it is looking at the possible development & launch of low-sodium salt and healthy choice snacks.

  • Lucyd adds to management, opens e-shop & files new patent application

    Next gen eyeglasses developer Lucyd has hired Gina Avila as Global Marketing Manager and Dr. Ira A. Clement as a science advisor. Lucyd’s eyewear e-shop was recently opened and provides cutting-edge spectacles, with a new patent application also filed to improve the utility of Augmented Reality glasses.

  • Shares trade at a discount to NAV and the UK IP sector average

    Tekcapital shares currently trade at a 35.6% discount to NAV as at 30th Nov 2017 and at a 44% discount to the wider UK IP sector average price-to-book value ratio. This, combined with additional value creation opportunities, leads us to retain our stance of Conviction Buy.


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Table: financial overview
Year to Nov 2014A 2015A 2016A 2017A
Revenues ($m) 0.21 0.41 0.76 7.26
Pre-tax ($m) (0.99) (1.46) (2.56) 4.15
EPS (c) (5.0) (4.9) (6.3) 10.8
Source: Company accounts