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Sophic Capital: Latest Research

CEO Interview – Mega Opportunity from Small and MicroCustomers

CEO Interview – Mega Opportunity from Small and MicroCustomers

Managing digital assets is costly, time-consuming, and error prone for the products eCommerce merchants sell. Fortunately, Jasper Commerce offers solutions that simplify product information management for major brands such as, Samsonite, Skullcandy, and Jamieson Vitamins, among others. A key differentiator for Jasper Commerce is that they offer these solutions for even the smallest merchants, a cohort that is 17 million strong in the U.S. and who together with a larger enterprise merchant base, present a compelling opportunity for Jasper.

Solar is Hot – Community Solar is Hotter

Solar is Hot – Community Solar is Hotter

In the U.S., 80% of households and 90% of businesses can’t install solar systems. Community solar allows individuals and businesses to unlock power bill savings without having to install their own solar systems. UGE International is one of the few public companies for investors to participate in the U.S. community solar industry.

Sophic Capital: Latest Research

CEO Interview – Mega Opportunity from Small and MicroCustomers

Managing digital assets is costly, time-consuming, and error prone for the products eCommerce merchants sell. Fortunately, Jasper Commerce offers solutions that simplify product information management for major brands such as, Samsonite, Skullcandy, and Jamieson Vitamins, among others. A key differentiator for Jasper Commerce is that they offer these solutions for even the smallest merchants, a cohort that is 17 million strong in the U.S. and who together with a larger enterprise merchant base, present a compelling opportunity for Jasper.

Solar is Hot – Community Solar is Hotter

In the U.S., 80% of households and 90% of businesses can’t install solar systems. Community solar allows individuals and businesses to unlock power bill savings without having to install their own solar systems. UGE International is one of the few public companies for investors to participate in the U.S. community solar industry.

Smart Employee Benefits (TSXV:SEB) (OTCQB: SEBFF) – Significant Growth Opportunity Ahead

Smart Employee Benefits’ white labeling model is a proven disruptor in the benefits administration/processing industry.
Under this model, SEB’s channel partners can own plan member relationships, increase plan member spending, and generate multiple, sticky revenue streams. This is a recession-resistant, high margin business for SEB.

Putting Product Data Pieces Together

Enterprises are drowning in data. Extracting accurate, decision-ready data isn’t easy because business leaders don’t know how to navigate vast datasets siloed throughout the enterprise. Edge Total Intelligence has cloud-based intelligence software for centralizing business data/information into a single control platform that is rapidly gaining market share. Enterprise data management is a huge market – over US$72 billion in 2020 – and it could triple by 2028.

Sophic Capital: Past Research

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.

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.

UGE: Solar Projects Are Shining Due to Strong Economics

In spite of the Blue-Wave that didn’t materialize in the 2020 U.S. election, solar stocks and the Invesco Solar ETF are hot.

Why?

Solar projects are hot due to government and utility incentives as well as an abundance of solar project financing.

UGE International [TSXV:UGE; OTC:UGEIF], a community solar project developer and operator, is a way to invest in the growing solar energy theme.

Reciprocity: Connecting Brands to esports

Those aged under 35 years (“Under-35s”) make up almost 47% of the U.S. population, yet many brands still haven’t resonated well with them. Part of the reason is that Under-35s need to trust brands before committing. A second reason for this disconnect is that brands haven’t leveraged one of the most appealing channels for Under-35s – gaming & esports.Reciprocity has the gaming & esports network and industry influencers to connect brands to these young eyeballs.

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