Golden August for Subex

Since its turnaround, Subex has continued to plot an upward course. At the end of July, the Indian giant posted Q1 results that reaffirmed the healthy state of the business; see Subex’s summary here. Following that, August has seen Subex make six positive news announcements in the space of just sixteen days. On the sales front, Subex told us that:

Regarding the last story, further research indicates that Mobinil’s old Fraud Management system was supplied by HP (see here). Two major multinational groups have a significant stake in Mobinil: France Telecom and Egypt’s Orascom. The loss of Mobinil will be a blow for HP whilst it potentially opens more doors for Subex.

I cannot remember ever seeing a similar vendor announce so many sales in such a short space of time. However, perhaps the most positive signal about Subex’s long-term future is the news they will receive an equity injection from the investment vehicle of an unnamed telecom operator; see the press release here. A maximum of 8 million shares will be issued. The agreed price of Rs. 80 per share represents a premium of roughly 45% to the current market. If all 8 million shares are issued, the value of the investment will be approximately USD 13.5 million at current exchange rates. The shares will be issued following AGM approval on September 13. Subash Menon, boss and founder of Subex said of the deal:

This investment from an entity that understands the telecom software sector well vindicates our stand on the bright future of the company. They were particularly impressed with our positioning and strategy around Revenue Operations Centre (ROC) and Managed Services. The fact that they are investing at a price that is significantly higher than the current market price establishes their confidence in the company.

Subex are enjoying an Indian summer. Now it is time for them to make hay, whilst the sun shines.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.