Endava (DAVA): A Hidden Gem in the Digital Transformation Theme

Joe Kunkle
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Shares of Endava (NYSE: DAVA) are technically flagging just under new highs.

This is a bullish formation that caught my eye over the weekend and caused me to do some research.

Endava – Fundamentals

Endava is a $1.79B UK-based provider of technology services for the digital evolution, cloud, IoT and other growth areas of spending across Tech.  

Shares of Endava (DAVA) trade 30.2X Earnings and 4.5X EV/Sales with 13% FCF margins in 2018.

In 2018 it reported 33.2% gross margins and 15.7% EBIT margins. It last reported on 2-28-19 beating estimates and posting 43.6% Y/Y revenue growth and impressive client metrics. Note that the statistics and information are sourced to Sentieo and company filings / presentations.

Endava generated 45% revenue growth in 2018 and forecasts call for 26.8% in 2019 and 22% in 2020 while EPS seen growing 30% and 18% respectively those years.  It calls itself a pure play next generation technology company targeting a massive $390B digital transformation spending market expected to grow at a 20% CAGR through 2021.

Endava generates the majority of its revenues in Europe while also seeing Latin America exposure, but very little North America revenues.  Payments and Financial Services is 53% of its verticals for revenues while Tech, Media and Telecom 27% and Other is 20% which includes Consumer Products, Healthcare, Retail and Logistics. 

In summary, Endava (DAVA) is a combination of rapid revenue growth, improving profitability, strong client metrics, and low capex with strengthening free cash flows.  It recently priced a 5M share secondary at $27.25 that was well received.

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