IRESS is a company that we love at Montgomery Investment Management and it’s been frustrating to watch the company’s share price trade at a material premium to our estimate of its intrinsic value. But has its latest acquisition presented an entry opportunity?
In times of market turmoil defensive names increasingly attract attention. For many in the market this suggests stocks such as healthcare plays and supermarkets. According to ABN Amro another name to add to the list is Iress Market Technologies (IRE) as the data processing and outsourced services group offers many of the same characteristics.
The company has won a contract with Emergency Services and State Super to provide a full back-office service. Morgans observes a shift from being a software supplier to a full service provider significantly expands the company's revenue opportunity.
Credit Suisse remains broadly positive about the company's UK operations, highlighting supportive industry conditions for advice/wealth software amid likely consolidation in advice that is aligned to the company's focus.