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Sophic Capital: Latest Research

UGE Backlog Continues to be Undervalued

UGE Backlog Continues to be Undervalued

Industry valuations of solar projects under development suggest that UGE International’s current 83.7MW project backlog is undervalued.

UGE’s goal of 120MW of project backlog by the end of 2021 makes the Company’s current undervaluation even more compelling.

Applying peer transactions to UGE’s 357MW (net of backlog) pipeline potentially puts the stock in future multi-bagger territory.

HIRE Technologies (HIRE) – CEO Interview 3

HIRE Technologies (HIRE) – CEO Interview 3

The Human Resources / Staffing industry is ripe for consolidation. Sophic Capital client HIRE Technologies closed three acquisitions in the back half of 2020, and its funnel is growing.

Killi (MYID) – The Bomb About to Drop on the Data Industry

Killi (MYID) – The Bomb About to Drop on the Data Industry

Apple allows users to opt-out of app tracking. Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari have clamped down on cookie-tracking. 30 state governments are moving data privacy bills through their houses (California, Virginia, and Colorado already have laws). The result – data businesses could see either increased litigation or revenues disappear.

Sophic Capital: Latest Research

UGE Backlog Continues to be Undervalued

Industry valuations of solar projects under development suggest that UGE International’s current 83.7MW project backlog is undervalued. UGE’s goal of 120MW of project backlog by the end of 2021 makes the Company’s current undervaluation even more compelling. Applying peer transactions to UGE’s 357MW (net of backlog) pipeline potentially puts the stock in future multi-bagger territory.

HIRE Technologies (HIRE) – CEO Interview 3

The Human Resources / Staffing industry is ripe for consolidation. Sophic Capital client HIRE Technologies closed three acquisitions in the back half of 2020, and its funnel is growing.

Killi (MYID) – The Bomb About to Drop on the Data Industry

Apple allows users to opt-out of app tracking. Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari have clamped down on cookie-tracking. 30 state governments are moving data privacy bills through their houses (California, Virginia, and Colorado already have laws). The result – data businesses could see either increased litigation or revenues disappear.

Killi (MYID) – Voting for Personal Data Privacy

Facebook data from 533 million people in 106 countries was published on a hacking forum this past April. Facebook seemed to shrug it off. Most companies do and have dismissed consumer data breaches for decades. Governments are fighting back, enacting data privacy rules that could destroy the revenue models of businesses reliant upon the collection of consumer data without consent.

Sophic Capital: Past Research

AnalytixInsight’s MarketWall at the Confluence of Emerging Fintech Trends

Despite the fury from the WallStreetBets / Robinhood saga, investors downloaded trading apps at record levels.
The SEC and Congress aren’t laughing – many retail investors were financially devastated.
AnalytixInsight’s machine learning/artificial intelligence solutions are poised to benefit from these trends.

Market Undervalues UGE Versus Peer Transactions

After strong shareholder returns in 2020, 2021 could be another strong year for UGE International, a developer and operator of community solar projects (mostly in the U.S.). Why? Compared to solar project peer transactions, the market is undervaluing UGE shares. Plus, almost C$7 million was added to UGE’s balance sheet this week, in an oversubscribed offering.

Luckbox (TSXV:LUCK) – Meet the Company

Esports offers an absurdly large number of betting opportunities.Esports bettors are a young and growing demographic – a generation that grew up with video games.Luckbox’s stock (TSXV:LUCK) is one of the few ways investors can invest in esports betting.

Luckbox (private) – Meet the Company

esports betting accelerated in 2020 as traditional sports leagues suspended matches but esports leagues continued. This is not a short term blip. esports bettors are a young and growing demographic that has grown up with video games. Today’s fans will be tomorrow’s bettors where as traditional sports bettors are a shrinking market. esports bettors require community and trust. Luckbox management’s esports and betting backgrounds, building of community, as well as an Isle of Man license that is one of the strongest for consumer protection are some reasons why Luckbox can dominate esports betting..

Luckbox (private) – Meet the CEO: Quentin Martin

esports audiences are surpassing those of traditional sports leagues, including NFL and MLB.esports betting could be a $12 to $15 billion business in 2020 and attracts a younger and growing demographic.Luckbox is a privately held esports betting firm.We spoke with Luckbox CEO Quentin Martin to learn about the opportunity.

AnalytixInsight’s Hidden Value in an AI-Powered FinTech Play

Capital markets regulations are pressuring traditional business models for producing investment research.

MiFID II, for example, requires the separation of research costs and trading commissions. This resulted in less buy-side spending on sell-side research.

Machine-generated research could be an attractive alternative across the broker dealer spectrum, especially in Europe where the discount broker business is evolving.

MarketWall, AnalytixInsight’s stock trading and financial apps subsidiary, could be a big beneficiary from these trends.

UGE Sells Solar Facility Well Above Current Implied Valuation

UGE International announced the sale of one of its completed solar projects (AND 3 new ones AND the completion of another).

Last week, Sophic Capital wrote that solar projects under construction have sold for multiples much higher than what the market values UGE International.

UGE’s project sale multiple shows that the market still undervalues the Company.

AnalytixInsight AI/ML Financial Services Platform

Investment research is under pressure.

Capital markets regulations forcing the separation of “sell-side” investment research costs from trading fees is massively disrupting the business model for producing traditional equity research.

Unless a broker invests in a team of analysts, the only way to provide equity research on thousands of issuers and ETFs is to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning.

CapitalCube by AnalytixInsight [TSXV:ALY; OTC: ATIXF] leverages artificial intelligence/machine learning to generate comprehensive company analysis on over 50,000 global equities and North American ETFs.

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