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EnSilica Shares (LON: ENSI) Turn A Corner

Analyst Team trader
Updated 26 Jun 2024

EnSilica shares (LON: ENSI) have been rebuilding after a period of uncertainty, with the last 5 months of gains (from Jan 25th close) amounting to 60%. With the 6 months preceding this run up amounting to 50% in losses, holders of the stock have been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride. So what is driving the business?

The AIM-listed integrated circuit (IC) designer based in Oxfordshire, has been gradually carving a niche in the specialised application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) market. This “fabless” ASIC designer focuses primarily on creating tailor-made chips for specific functions and applications, and it has been building a reputation for its circuit design and development capabilities, leveraging the outsourcing of manufacturing to achieve efficiencies and scale.

The company has a diverse clientele spread across various sectors that include automotive, industrial, healthcare, and communications. In what could be considered a significant coup, EnSilica has secured automotive industry contracts that are poised to bolster the company's financials with revenues expected to hit record figures. These contracts are valued at EUR3.8 million and USD20 million for the year 2024, with projected revenue reaching at least GBP25 million.

Keeping a prudent focus on financial health, EnSilica has also managed to reduce its debt by GBP900,000. Complementing this is a healthy cash pile of GBP1.3 million, which underscores the company's sound financial positioning in a competitive marketplace. Additionally, a GBP4.9 million fundraising initiative completed in May has given EnSilica the working capital required to make strategic investments in research and development, and to expand its engineering workforce.


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While EnSilica operates on a significantly smaller scale when compared to industry giants like Nvidia, its impressive contract wins, and ability to fight back and turn sentiment can be commended.

A particular area of focus for EnSilica is cutting-edge technologies such as millimeter waves (mmWave), which are becoming increasingly important in various applications including automotive and communication sectors. With recent fundraising efforts enhancing its capabilities, EnSilica is positioning itself to harness future growth opportunities in these and other high-tech areas.

The future may hold more periods of uncertainty for EnSilica, but the sentiment has certainly shifted in the short term. Whether this momentum can be maintained over a longer period will be answered in time. A market cap a little under £50 million makes this one an interesting company to watch as far as small cap UK tech.

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