If you'd invested in: Blue Prism and Inmarsat
Software firm Blue Prism has doubled revenue in 12 months, while satellite operator Inmarsat has seen earnings plummet.
Blue Prism (Aim: PRSM) specialises in providing software that automates repetitive white-collar tasks for accountants, banks, and law firms. Investors who bought on flotation in 2016 have made 1,081%. For the year to 31 October revenue more than doubled to £24.5m from £9.6m. It also secured 609 software deals, a fivefold increase from 189 previously, due to a significant rise in new customers 324 from just 96 the year before.
Be glad you didn't buy
Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT) operates a global satellite network, offering mobile and fixed communication services. Its shares dropped to a five-year low in November when the company cut its revenue guidance for the year and struck a cautious note over its fast-growing aviation business, which has been installing in-flight broadband for airlines. Indeed, the main thing stopping Inmarsat's shares from diving further has been takeover speculation.