Thursday, May 31, 2018

STARCHAIN , being developed exclusively by Enterprise Group (TSX: $E.TO ) is the only product that will track, diagnose, and effect meaningful costs savings in the #resource industry


STARCHAIN , being developed exclusively by Enterprise Group (TSX: $E.TO ) is the only product that will track, diagnose, and effect meaningful costs savings in the #resource industry

 


May 31, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Commentary on Enterprise Group (TSX:E)- A 10 inch by 10 inch by 4-inch electronic module dubbed STARCHAIN is to GPS what a CGI movie is to tintype.
STARCHAIN is being developed exclusively by Enterprise Group (TSX:E) and falls squarely into the IoT service genre. While there are similar products in other sectors, STARCHAIN is the only product that will track, diagnose, and effect meaningful costs savings in the resource industry for Enterprise and its lease/rental customers. As well it will provide much useful data back to STARCHAIN allowing it the ability to scale up continuously.   
Particularly for Enterprise, which rents or leases 100's of pieces of expensive industrial equipment to far-flung areas and  winters that are almost otherworldly, weatherproof the units. STARCHAIN modules replace simple GPS units in two ways: First, it negates the monthly cost of each GPS unit saving thousands of dollars. Second, data access, unlike a straight GPS unit, provides unlimited data critical to its R&D.



Eventually STARCHAIN will evolve into a neural network to impact the most cost-effective client equipment decisions.
“While some might be satisfied with STARCHAIN in its current form, we see it as a base platform for future development utilizing collected data,” stated Desmond O’Kell SVP of Enterprise. “If a piece of equipment fails or experiences a mechanical deficiency on a remote project site, STARCHAIN alerts Enterprise and the fleet manager immediately so that a repair can be effected, or a replacement can be deployed, which in turn raises revenues, efficiency and asset life.”
The STARCHAIN ‘plug and play’ modules also include an accelerometer which can measure movement from the smallest vibration to a catastrophic failure. A real-world example in a moment. Equipment is built with an obsolence factor. Therefore, when a company rents heavy equipment to a myriad of users and weather conditions, it is not just smart business but critical to ensuring the maximum asset life for revenue generation. Followed of course by the ultimate sale at a premium price.


Asset Control = More Revenue, Longer Life
Enterprise has more than 200 industrial light towers that it rents to customers. Currently, once it leaves the yard, the Company has only a 3rd party GPS tracker on it. The onus is on the client to report any issues. In the past maybe 1, 2 or 3 lights would fail before they would indicate. With STARCHAIN, Enterprise will know when the first bulb blows and can send a repair. It can also check the other bulbs and help ensure they aren’t at their lives end. The customer is happy, revenue increases due to the repair and the light tower (and lamps) are kept in good long-term re-rentable condition.
As well, the module can STARCHAIN schedule on/off times, brightness, number of bulbs on to ensure cost-effectiveness, and again, produce less stress on the asset. Extrapolate that technology onto trucks, dozers, drilling equipment, and the benefits are many and profound; primarily asset life, increasing revenue and margin increases.
Putting a value on STARCHAIN is difficult. While it is included in Enterprise’s total asset value of just over $1.00 a share (shares trading at $0.57), it is a minor balance sheet contributor. STARCHAIN will be a growth entity on its own as it evolves as well as giving Enterprise a continuous and humongous competitive advantage.
Enterprise's technology development group is currently performing infield testing with success. Management expects to offer its customers specialized equipment capable of several remote controllable features in Q3-Q4 of 2018.
Oh yes, There's Lots More.





From CNN:
The downward pressure on oil continued on Monday (May 28/18) as traders considered data showing a jump in the number of US oil rigs, indicating potential growth in US production. US crude production has increased by about 25% since mid-2016 as producers look to capitalize on rising prices. Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes (BHGE: NYSE) released data on Friday showing the rig count in North America hit its highest level of the year last week. The current global rig count now stands above the average set in 2017.
In 2014-15, the oil price collapsed, and Enterprise got nailed hard but pretty much as collateral damage. Through savvy and bold decision taking, the Company remained cashflow positive throughout the decline and returned to profitably last year.
While many companies were simply worried about survival following the downturn, Enterprise paid down $54 million of debt, streamlined operations and came out of the debacle stronger and debt-free.
Bottom Line




As oil climbs (and yes, it will remain volatile) investors can participate in a company that is so much more than when it traded at $3.50 pre-decline. The Enterprise share price has doubled YTD. With the STARCHAIN tech development Enterprise could well morph into the industrial and perhaps national industrial rental firm of choice. The proprietary technology is already moving toward becoming a leader in the fields of logistics, deployment efficiency and even AI in the resource and infrastructure realm.
Also, there are the further investor enticements such as no debt, a significant acquisition chest, lean corporate structure and aggressive and effective management.
Also, it is TSX listed.
So, you are waiting for for...?
For questions or additional information, please contact:
Leonard Jaroszuk: President & CEO or
Desmond O'Kell: Senior Vice - President
contact@enterprisegrp.ca
780-418-4400
Article source – Baystreet.ca
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Enterprise Group (TSX: $E.TO): The Leader in Industrial Leasing. Next, Technology


 Enterprise Group (TSX: $E.TO): The Leader in Industrial Leasing. Next, Technology




May 30, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The following commentary on Enterprise Group (TSX:E) is released today.
A 10 inch by 10 inches by 4-inch electronic module dubbed STARCHAIN is to GPS what a CGI movie is to tintype.
STARCHAIN (TSX:E) and falls squarely into the IoT service genre. While there are similar products in other sectors, STARCHAIN is the only product that will track, diagnose, and effect meaningful costs savings in the resource industry for Enterprise and its lease/rental customers. As well as it will provide useful data back to STARCHAIN allowing it the ability to scale up continuously.
Particularly for Enterprise, which rents or leases 100's of pieces of expensive industrial equipment to far-flung areas and winters that are almost otherworldly, weatherproof the units. STARCHAIN modules replace simple GPS units in two ways: First, it negates the monthly cost of each GPS unit saving thousands of dollars. Second, data access, unlike a straight GPS unit, provides unlimited data critical to its R&D.


Eventually STARCHAIN will evolve into a neural network to impact the most cost-effective client equipment decisions.
“While some might be satisfied with STARCHAIN in its current form, we see it as a base platform for future development utilizing collected data,” stated Desmond O’Kell SVP of Enterprise. “If a piece of equipment fails or experiences a mechanical deficiency on a remote project site, STARCHAIN alerts Enterprise and the fleet manager immediately so that a repair can be effected, or a replacement can be deployed, which in turn raises revenues, efficiency and asset life.”
The STARCHAIN ‘plug and play’ modules also include an accelerometer which can measure movement from the smallest vibration to a catastrophic failure. A real-world example in a moment. Equipment is built with an obsolence factor. Therefore, when a company rents heavy equipment to a myriad of users and weather conditions, it is not just smart business but critical to ensuring the maximum asset life for revenue generation. Followed of course by the ultimate sale at a premium price.


Asset Control = More Revenue, Longer Life
Enterprise has more than 200 industrial light towers that it rents to customers. Currently, once it leaves the yard, the Company has only a 3rd party GPS tracker on it. The onus is on the client to report any issues. In the past maybe 1, 2 or 3 lights would fail before they would indicate. With STARCHAIN, Enterprise will know when the first bulb blows and can send a repair. It can also check the other bulbs and help ensure they aren’t at their lives end. The customer is happy, revenue increases due to the repair and the light tower (and lamps) are kept in good long-term re-rentable condition.
As well, the module can STARCHAIN schedule on/off times, brightness, number of bulbs on to ensure cost-effectiveness, and again, produce less stress on the asset. Extrapolate that technology onto trucks, dozers, drilling equipment, and the benefits are many and profound; primarily asset life, increasing revenue and margin increases.
Putting a value on STARCHAIN is difficult. While it is included in Enterprise’s total asset value of just over $1.00 a share (shares trading at $0.57), it is a minor balance sheet contributor. STARCHAIN will be a growth entity on its own as it evolves as well as giving Enterprise a continuous and humongous competitive advantage.
Enterprise's technology development group is currently performing infield testing with success. Management expects to offer its customers specialized equipment capable of several remote controllable features in Q3-Q4 of 2018.
Oh yes, There's Lots More.





From CNN:
The downward pressure on oil continued on Monday (May 28/18) as traders considered data showing a jump in the number of US oil rigs, indicating potential growth in US production. US crude production has increased by about 25% since mid-2016 as producers look to capitalize on rising prices. Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes (BHGE: NYSE) released data on Friday showing the rig count in North America hit its highest level of the year last week. The current global rig count now stands above the average set in 2017.
In 2014-15, the oil price collapsed, and Enterprise got nailed hard but pretty much as collateral damage. Through savvy and bold decision taking, the Company remained cashflow positive throughout the decline and returned to profitably last year.
While many companies were simply worried about survival following the downturn, Enterprise paid down $54 million of debt, streamlined operations and came out of the debacle stronger and debt-free.
Bottom Line




As oil climbs (and yes, it will remain volatile) investors can participate in a company that is so much more than when it traded at $3.50 pre-decline. The Enterprise share price has doubled YTD. With the STARCHAIN tech development Enterprise could well morph into the industrial and perhaps national industrial rental firm of choice. The proprietary technology is already moving toward becoming a leader in the fields of logistics, deployment efficiency and even AI in the resource and infrastructure realm.
Also, there are the further investor enticements such as no debt, a significant acquisition chest, lean corporate structure and aggressive and effective management.
Also, it is TSX listed.
So, you are waiting for for...?
For questions or additional information, please contact:
Leonard Jaroszuk: President & CEO or
Desmond O'Kell: Senior Vice - President
contact@enterprisegrp.ca
780-418-4400
Article source – Baystreet.ca
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Earnings Alert for #Energy and #Infrastructure Stock Enterprise Group (TSX: $E.TO) @EnterpriseGrp; Q1/2018 eps $0.06 vs. Q1/2017 eps ($0.02)


Earnings Alert for #Energy and #Infrastructure Stock Enterprise Group (TSX: $E.TO) @EnterpriseGrp; Q1/2018 eps $0.06 vs. Q1/2017 eps ($0.02)



May 16, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Earnings commentary - Enterprise Group (TSX:E) has experienced almost four years of share price consolidation, following the vicious 2014 resource sector decline. The Company is now stronger and leaner than pre-2014, and management’s aggressive initiatives have seen the stock price rise to new 52-week highs. The Company remained cashflow positive throughout and profitable Q3, Q4 2015 and Q1 2018.






Background Facts:

·        Book Value $1.01
·        Current share price $0.55
·        No debt
·        NCIB of 5% of E stock ongoing.
·        $40 million in bank lines available for funding acquisitions
·        Q1 2018 eps $0.06 vs. Q1 2017 eps ($0.02)
·        Net income Q1 2018 $3.2 million versus Q1 2017 ($50,627)
·        Q1 2018 Revenues down 3% from Q1 2017
·        Development of proprietary ‘Star’ inventory tracking software system will cut costs and significantly enhance revenues.





One-quarter of profits can be a fluke; two, lucky but three a reasonable trend. For Enterprise, it is the result of planning and execution. From the depths of the resource malaise, the shares are now debt free, cash flow positive and profitable. Not to mention on the acquisition trail with $55 million of cash. 

Management has positioned the Company to be the premier resource for industrial equipment rental; initially in the West, ultimately North America and possibly further afield.

Just as the shares received an unfair shellacking as the oil price fell, there seems to be a renaissance afoot that sees oil, currently $70 plus, hitting $100 by 2019. Not that would drive the shares back to their all-time high of $3.50 in 2014, but one has to figure there is excellent potential to regain a good chunk of that decline should oil, and the sector continues to improve.

Given the initiatives put in place and arguably to come, the price may also benefit from proper, old fashion management.

Yes, management is still a thing.


Consolidated:

Three months ended
March 31, 2018
Three months ended March 31, 2017, restated (2)


Change
Revenue
$6,810,906
$7,015,278
($204,372)
Gross margin
$2,126,160
$2,695,739
($569,579)
Gross margin %
31%
38%
(7%)
EBITDA (1)
$1,487,253
$1,835,990
($348,737)
Income before tax
$290,616
$210,495
$80,121
Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss)
$3,190,242
($50,627)
$3,240,869
EPS
$0.06
$0.00
$0.06


Revenues Down 3%? Should investors Care?

“In the first quarter of 2018 no construction work was completed on a major construction project in Northeastern B.C,” states Desmond O’Kell, SVP of Enterprise. “Otherwise the Company continues to see increased activity.  The increased activity experienced by other customers did not fully offset the loss of revenue earned in the first quarter of 2017 associated with that project resulting in a slight decrease in revenues for the quarter. At March 31, 2018, after adjusting for goodwill and deferred taxes, the Company has assets more than total debt of approximately $54,000,000.  Enterprise will continue to look for and secure opportunities that improve its financial position and opportunities that will allow the Company to diversify and expand.”

Management owns 21 percent of the outstanding shares.

StarChain

While maximizing revenues and reducing costs is often espoused by the management of most companies, Enterprise has developed StarChain technology, proprietary software, and attendant hardware. Modules will be attached to each piece of rental equipment.

Simply put, Star technology enables its customers to automate and schedule the utilization of the equipment which delivering several benefits that include reduced fuel expenses, lowering onsite maintenance costs and real-time reporting. Several features will be available to the customer in Q3, Q4 2018.

The Company has a history of developing solutions for its customer and has fifteen plus patents in its IP portfolio.

One of the initial cost savings is several thousand dollars a month the technology gains by rendering individual GPS. Other benefits are utilizing the SaaS tech as a base platform for future applications, improves margins and of course maximizes revenues.

Not to mention the incredible competitive advantage afforded Enterprise as it has no plans to sell or license StarChain at this juncture. There appears to be no competitive software.

So, What Now?

As business continues to build, Enterprise has been able to raise its pricing in line with demand. One of the first things it did when the sector imploded was to reduce costs to remain competitive. It also became a resource to customers and prospects to ensure not just its viability but that of its customers. That practice has served the Company well as the business builds.

Enterprise also recently sold its infrastructure subsidiary Calgary Tunneling (CTHA), to focus on the industrial rental business that brings its subsidiaries’ strength to the fore and provides a stable base for growth. The last four years meet as the culmination of two cycles. First, it heralds that the Company is ready and capable of exceptional growth as it enters this new phase with a clean balance sheet. Second, it proves that the planning, execution as well as pain and suffering since June 2014 has been constructive.

There are many acquisition targets currently being evaluated by the Company. Each will be acquired with not only growth in mind but immediately accretive and strongly complement its existing subsidiaries.
 YTD 2018 Enterprise Group (E: TSX)



For questions or additional information, please contact:
Leonard Jaroszuk: President & CEO or
Desmond O'Kell: Senior Vice - President
780-418-4400

Article source – Baystreet.ca

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Disclosure this news article is a paid for news release on the Investorideas.com newswire by Enterprise Group, Inc. (TSX: E) and was not created or originated by Investorideas. Learn more about costs and our newswire service http://www.investorideas.com/News-Upload/  Enterprise Group, Inc. (TSX: E) is a previous featured monthly company on Investorideas expiring on May 1 2018 .More info http://www.investorideas.com/About/News/Clientspecifics.asp