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.
Alice grew up in Stockholm and studied at the University of the Arts London, where she gained a first-class BA in Journalism. She has written for several publications in Stockholm and London, and joined MoneyWeek in 2017.
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