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    Default Apx appen human annotated datasets for machine learning & ai

    With discussion about high PE stocks (FPH etc) i thought i put APX (on asx) on its own thread.PE 36 (ASB).Have mentioned this before on small disruptive tech stocks somewhere. Am nearly 350% up, breathtaking new highs.Im hanging on, and resisting temptation to take profits atp. A lot of growth here in a fast growing space with great clients. One of those quality growth stocks with very little discussion about on H/C

    Appen’s customers include the world’s leading technologycompanies, automakers and governments The company’s data is used for machine learning inmobile devices, digital assistants, vehicles, security andsurveillance, search, social media, ecommerce andconsumer electronics.Covering over 130 countries and 180 languages




    333 full time employees and over 400,000 on-demandglobal crowd Nearly 350% up

    Strong performance continues

    • Revenue up 39% to $74.1M
    • EBITDA up 44% to $12.8M
    • NPAT up 50% to $8.1M
    • EBITDA margin improvement from 14.5% to 17.2%
      , Strong cash conversion (99% of EBITDA)
    • Interim dividend of 3.0 cps, up 50% on 1H2016
      , ]Now working in multiple data formats: text, audio,image and video

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    Lightbulb 50,000,000 shades of black

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
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    333 full time employees and over 400,000 on-demandglobal crowd Nearly 350% up

    [COLOR=rgb(7.843138%, 9.411765%, 9.803922%)]Strong performance continues[/COLOR]

    • [COLOR=rgb(7.843138%, 9.411765%, 9.803922%)]Revenue up 39% to $74.1M[/COLOR]
    • [COLOR=rgb(7.843138%, 9.411765%, 9.803922%)]EBITDA up 44% to $12.8M[/COLOR]
    • [COLOR=rgb(7.843138%, 9.411765%, 9.803922%)]NPAT up 50% to $8.1M[/COLOR]
    • [COLOR=rgb(7.843138%, 9.411765%, 9.803922%)]EBITDA margin improvement from 14.5% to 17.2%[/COLOR][COLOR=rgb(7.843138%, 9.411765%, 9.803922%)]1[/COLOR]
    • [COLOR=rgb(7.843138%, 9.411765%, 9.803922%)]Strong cash conversion (99% of EBITDA)[/COLOR]
    • [COLOR=rgb(7.843138%, 9.411765%, 9.803922%)]Interim dividend of 3.0 cps, up 50% on 1H2016[/COLOR]
    • [COLOR=rgb(7.843138%, 9.411765%, 9.803922%)]Now working in multiple data formats: [/COLOR][COLOR=rgb(25.490200%, 25.098040%, 25.882350%)]text, audio,image and video

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    Pity they can not do human readable announcements.

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    Deleted that stuff once .Have done so again .Any advice on how to avoid that problem ?

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    Smashed through the $5 to $5.19 atm ,Bank Of America new 5% plus holder today.

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    The Gift that keeps on giving, another jump today up 23c to $5.38, I am 380% up atp.

    Citi has initiated coverage of Appen Limited (ASX: APX) with a buy rating and a $5.88 price target. Citi notes Appen is “a global leader in the development of high-quality, human annotated data for machine learning programs. We believe Appen is well positioned to facilitate leading global technology companies in advancements in voice-activated interfaces and improvements in internet search quality.”

    APX’s service facilitate client-companies’ technology, and Citi says it expects APX to expand beyond its traditional segments into new areas, including security, automotive and health sectors. Citi also says it expects voice-based human-machine interaction to grow “materially,” and APX’s language resources division should benefit through this.

    Citi’s forecast has 2017 financial revenue growing by 40% to $155 million and EBITDA growing by 50% (Guidance: 40%-50%, Consensus: 53%) to $26 million, with APX’s Content Relevance division contributing 90% of the EBITDA uplift (excl. Corp. costs).

    Citi notes that APX’s revenues are “primarily based on short term contracts and its top 5 customers represent 88% of revenue,” which they acknowledge as risks, but says they believe long-term client relationships and overall growth of artificial intelligence as medium-term demand drivers.

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    Up to $5.88 today, no news but now a 5 bagger plus , behaving like ATM with no end in sight !

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    APX looks to be recovering after a sell off. Some think Google will be an elephant dangerous competitor, others a collaborator.


    Google smart gadgets take on Amazon, Apple and Samsung



    John Davidson
    San Francisco | If someone or something from Google doesn’t mention ‘‘machine learning’’ to you the next time they try to sell you one of Google’s new hardware products, they’re not doing their job.
    As the search engine giant looks to take on the likes of Apple, Samsung and Amazon to become a big contender in the consumer electronics business, it’s leveraging the biggest asset it has – the huge database it built up from almost two decades of scouring and indexing the internet – and using it to teach its products how to do things, using socalled machine learning.
    At its annual Made by Google event here in San Francisco, the company said its new phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, used machine learning to let them take portrait shots with only one lens, where the similar function in Apple and Samsung phones required two lenses. Google’s huge database of selfies was used to teach the cameras what people look like, so they can be kept in sharp focus while everything behind them is blurred.
    It said its new headphones, Google Pixel Buds, would use machine learning to allow them to do near-simultaneous translation of two people conversing in different languages. The Bluetooth headphones, which work hand-in-glove with any new Android phones, send voice recordings over the internet to have them converted to other languages by machines that have learnt natural language translation in 40 languages.

    Made by Google: new earbuds, phones, speakers, virtual reality headsets and laptops.
    It said its new, powerful multi-room speaker, the Google Home Max, used machine learning to teach itself about the acoustics of thousands of different types of rooms, so it can adjust its sound quality to suit the room. The speakers, which can be linked together to form a stereo pair, and which can play the same music in multiple rooms around the house, can all be controlled by voice, a feature which itself used machine learning to improve the way the microphones separate human voices from background noise.
    And Google said its new alwaysrecording home camera, the Google Clip, used machine learning to work out when to save some scene that just happened in the home.
    ‘‘It is not just about applying machine learning in our products. It’s radically rethinking how computers should work,’’ said Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the launch of the company’s latest family of products.
    Not everything about them is machine learnt, of course. Some of it was learnt from Google’s competitors.
    The screen on the new Pixel 2 XL, for instance, is one of the near-bezel-free OLED displays that Samsung introduced with its Galaxy S8 phone earlier this year.
    Google’s new Home Mini, a small speaker that, like the Max, can be controlled by the voice and can be used to control other devices around the house, is learnt from Amazon’s competing Echo Dot. Indeed, the very platform that runs the Home Mini and Home Max, known as Google Assistant, has in large part been learnt from Amazon’s Alexa platform.

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    Been funny games odd lots selling down for quite some time and an announcement of a reduction of holdings. I considered selling/reducing as the chart didn't look good for a while. But i see a great future with this company albeit its tech could always be superseded anytime i guess.
    T/H today with a buy out of a USA company .Most of the funding sorted @ a very small discount to current price. Lots to like atp imo but im sure there will be grumbling at the tiny $5 mill raise offered to us small shareholders.

    Appen to Acquire Leapforce & Launch Capital Raising
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    Dear Diary
    Trading halt over s/p leaps, currently $1.30 higher.

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    This is shocking ,up $1.30 yest and now another 52c today to $7.66 atm and i paid $1.41 a paltry 543% gain, hardly worth it. Looks like im the only mug on share trader to have fallen into this annotated machine learning bot of a stock sa la vie, fool me once shame on.....etcetc

    Later..... Just read that UBS has a buy and a target of $9.80. Reminds me of a randy newman song"ohhh its lonely at the top".
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    And now a SPP offered at $5.80 and the s/p is $7.60!!! Not going to get many if any.

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    Looks like you picked a dog here JT! Ah well, you can't win them all.

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    Elles id like to thank you from the bottom of my harp for triggering a change in trend; its down today

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    Wild swings today 57c with s/p finishing near the high for the day($7.99)Im a bit more pessimistic that i may get the full $15000 spp because management reserve the right to increase the $5 mill offer to mere shareholders if applicationss are well above that $5 mill.

    Completion of purchase.Appen Completes the Acquisition of Leapforce

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    At which point would you be selling? Or are you gradually reducing as it's going up, just in case in comes down again?

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