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Sophic Capital: Latest Research

Swarmio Has Over 1 Billion Gamers in Its Sights

Swarmio Has Over 1 Billion Gamers in Its Sights

Swarmio Media is targeting the largest and youngest gaming markets where the greatest demand for its latency-reduction technology and gamer platform exists. Where these markets are may surprise you, but management has extensive relationships with telecom operators there. Gaming/Online communication, SaaS, and telco services companies are trading at less than half their 52-week highs. Now is the time to visit Swarmio Media.

The Lucrative Gen Z Market Won’t Be Bought

The Lucrative Gen Z Market Won’t Be Bought

Gen Z likes hanging out in “third places” that converge social media with other activities like gaming (Twitch), photo sharing (Instagram), and self-expression (Tik Tok). They’re also thrifty and view buying and selling second-hand goods as a social good. Mijem Inc. converges the second-hand goods and social media Gen Z trends.

Clear Blue’s Clear Business Model

Clear Blue’s Clear Business Model

​Backed by a strong management team with successful prior exits and a collective 100 years of engineering, tech, and power experience, Clear Blue Technologies services and solutions have been validated by an impressive list of global customers. In this report, we discuss Clear Blue’s revenue model and highlight the Company’s customer base.

Sophic Capital: Latest Research

Swarmio Has Over 1 Billion Gamers in Its Sights

Swarmio Media is targeting the largest and youngest gaming markets where the greatest demand for its latency-reduction technology and gamer platform exists. Where these markets are may surprise you, but management has extensive relationships with telecom operators there. Gaming/Online communication, SaaS, and telco services companies are trading at less than half their 52-week highs. Now is the time to visit Swarmio Media.

The Lucrative Gen Z Market Won’t Be Bought

Gen Z likes hanging out in “third places” that converge social media with other activities like gaming (Twitch), photo sharing (Instagram), and self-expression (Tik Tok). They’re also thrifty and view buying and selling second-hand goods as a social good. Mijem Inc. converges the second-hand goods and social media Gen Z trends.

Clear Blue’s Clear Business Model

​Backed by a strong management team with successful prior exits and a collective 100 years of engineering, tech, and power experience, Clear Blue Technologies services and solutions have been validated by an impressive list of global customers. In this report, we discuss Clear Blue’s revenue model and highlight the Company’s customer base.

A Particularly Taxing Time for Canadian Micro- and Small-Cap Stocks

After a strong start, 2021 obliterated Canadian sub-$100 million market cap stocks. As of November 30, the median stock in this group was trading at only ~38% of its 52-week highs.

Not down 38% – DOWN 62%!

As Jeff Bezos said over 20 years ago:

“The stock is not the company. And the company is not the stock.”

The same is true for THIS list of Canadian micro- and small cap names that have been pounded by 2021 tax loss selling.

Sophic Capital: Past Research

GameSquare Esports Inc. (GSQ) – The Real Deal in Esports Marketing

Customer targeting is critical in digital marketing, which can be extended to esports as well. GameSquare Esports has demonstrated that it can connect big brands to esports audiences, expanding brands’ reach. GameSquare’s M&A strategy, and execution, which is already off to a great start, could further accelerate the company’s growth in this secular growth market.

Renoworks Software Inc. (RW) – Building A Big Business with the Industry’s Biggest Enterprises

Following the initial business disruptions and lockdowns in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, home construction and renovations thrived. Sophic Capital client Renoworks Software (TSXV:RW, OTC:ROWKF) followed along, with 2020 revenues growing 20+% year-over-year.
Renoworks counts some of North America’s largest construction material manufacturers, distributors, and retailers as customers and should benefit from the continuing home renovation boom.

GameSquare Esports Inc. (GSQ) – A Cash Generative Esports Business

The number of hours of streamed esports content watched soared during 2020, with Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Facebook Gaming collectively increasing 81% in 2020. Esports audience growth hasn’t escaped the major brands. However, marketing to esports fans is very different than marketing to older generations. Old marketing methods don’t work. GameSquare Esports has proven that it can help major brands engage esports audiences.

Legend Power Systems Powers Ahead

Commercial real estate owners have excessive operating costs and unplanned capital expenditures due to power grid instability. The combination of electrification and renewable energy are going to compound grid instability and increase these excessive costs. Plus governments have implemented carbon emission reduction targets that commercial property owners will have to abide by. Legend Power Systems has the solutions to quantify and reduce these excessive costs.

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.

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