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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

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.

ALY: Workforce Optimization

When it comes to optimizing enterprise operations, many people think about machinery, supply and manufacturing chain logistics, and leveraging cloud computing.

However, optimizing employee performance is often overlooked.

AnalytixInsight [TSXV: ALY; OTC: ATIXF] has AI/ML-based workforce optimization solutions that could surface near-term value via a partnership with IFS.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

ALY:Extracting Value from Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Each day, humans create about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data (FYI: there are 18 zeros in one quintillion). By 2025, we will generate about 185 times more data. With adoption of ERP and CRM systems in the 1990s and cloud-based computing and IoT devices in the 2000s, enterprises are using artificial intelligence and machine learning (“AI/ML”) to unlock valuable insights from these big data sets. AnalytixInsight is a pure play AI/ML firm, against a backdrop where investors do not have many publicly traded small cap stocks to benefit from this secular theme.

AnalytixInsight – Meet the CEO of Sophic Capital’s Newest Client

AnalytixInsight Inc. is an artificial intelligence/machine learning firm that transforms massive amounts of data into knowledge. With clients including The Wall Street Journal and Refinitiv, AnalytixInsight is now moving into it’s largest market opportunity – workflow optimization. Sophic Capital interviewed CEO Prakash Hariharan to learn more about this market opportunity the Company’s, solutions, and its history.

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.

Esports & Advertisers: A Primer

Brands cannot ignore those aged under 35 years. But these “Under-35s” don’t respond to traditional advertising. What sets this lucrative demographic apart from their elders is their interest in playing video and mobile games. But few brands know how to advertise to gaming and esports markets. We know who’s figured it out, though. Learn more.

UGE International Ltd. – Time To Ride The Solar Coaster

According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and The Solar Foundation, solar energy in the USA has experienced an average annual growth rate of 49% per year over the past decade. What aided this growth were U.S. federal policies such as the solar Investment Tax Credit, rapidly declining costs, and increasing demand across the private and public sector for clean electricity.

Shining A Light On The U.S. Solar Industry A Primer on U.S. Incentives, Regulations, and Trends for Solar Energy

UGE: Shining A Light On The U.S. Solar Industry

According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and The Solar Foundation, solar energy in the USA has experienced an average annual growth rate of 49% per year over the past decade. What aided this growth were U.S. federal policies such as the solar Investment Tax Credit, rapidly declining costs, and increasing demand across the private and public sector for clean electricity.

America’s Paper Money Not Going Away Social Distancing and Keeping Hands Clean Won’t Lessen Banknote Need

America’s Paper Money Not Going Away

Through the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, health officials have inundated us with messaging about washing our hands thoroughly and regularly. This has morphed into a culture of not touching anyone or anything, including paper money. Some businesses fear that paper money carries the coronavirus and can transmit it to whomever handles it. Some businesses have gone as far to disinfect banknotes they accept (a new form of money laundering).

Legend Power - Insights into a Growing ESG Investment Theme

Legend Power – Insights into a Growing ESG Investment Theme

Whether or not you believe in the theory of anthropological climate change, you cannot deny that Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) investing is a real trend. Greenhouse gas emission regulations are in the crosshairs of institutional investors.

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