I am going through my current portfolio and sharing thoughts on my holdings in hope of getting some feedback from readers. At the very least, it’s a therapeutic exercise for me. Please don’t expect clear succinct thoughts from these posts, it’s more of a mental dumping ground for my brain.
I originally wrote up Sangoma way back here and briefly mentioned it here. Since writing Sangoma has made some acquisitions (and integrated them), invested new products and services, and is seeking a larger share of wallet from customers. Since coming onboard, the CEO has stated that he wants to grow top line and move away from one time product sales towards having recurring revenue to remove lumpiness in the business.
All this has led to a shift in the financials as the new services, acquisitions, and legacy products all have different margin profiles. As with many analysts on the conference calls, I was somewhat skeptical of the desire for top line growth given how much cash was sitting idle. Most of the high cash net-nets sit on cash and do nothing with it. At least with Sangoma, management was acting.
All the hard work has led to a higher top line, less lumpiness through the year, and still have the combined gross margins above 60%. Operating margins have been challenged as this work was integrated and more expenses were required to market to new verticals and geographies. All this was done while maintaining positive net income over the last two years in a corner of the market that is not booming.
The tone from management has been consistent stable growth in top line will translate into a stronger bottom line eventually. Around 40% of revenue is now coming from services and the legacy products now make up about 30% of revenue.
Below is a look at their product vs. service revenue mix. Quite a change. And you can see the working capital required as a % of revenue has declined as well.
Here is a look at the new IP phones that bundle several of their products together. Demand has been strong according to the last two conference calls.
Over the last two years there have been some angry investors attending the conference calls that were not supportive of management’s actions (I could only imagine how many emails and calls the company has gotten directly). From my vantage point, management has executed the plan that they have consistently communincated to investors.
Will 2017 be the year that we see the hard work bear fruit? I am betting on it.
STC.v was also mentioned on Investorfile.
Q1 2017 results should be out really soon.
*author is long shares at time of writing