Quarterhill Inc

QTRH-T

TSE:QTRH

1.69
0.01 (0.59%)
Quarterhill Inc. is a Canadian public technology holding company, based in Ottawa, Ontario. It was founded in 1992 as a wireless technology company. In the mid-2000s, it gradually transitioned into a patent licensing company.
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Analysis and Opinions about QTRH-T

Signal
Opinion
Expert
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 7, 2015

On his watch list. They constantly put out announcements in the media and are constantly doing deals. There are a number of companies that he just can’t completely understand. They generally lose money. They look like they should do well and they don’t.

On his watch list. They constantly put out announcements in the media and are constantly doing deals. There are a number of companies that he just can’t completely understand. They generally lose money. They look like they should do well and they don’t.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$2.720
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
April 27, 2015

It is much harder to go after companies for royalties than it used to be. They lost a couple of rounds with Apple. There is not a lot of downside risk to revenues. He does not see a lot of upside, however.

It is much harder to go after companies for royalties than it used to be. They lost a couple of rounds with Apple. There is not a lot of downside risk to revenues. He does not see a lot of upside, however.

Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Mgr, Lester Asset Management
Price
$3.150
Owned
Yes
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
March 26, 2015

Does not follow it closely. They have been working on finding ways to fund these legal battles they fight. They are looking at partnering with legal firms. It is not a steady state in terms of earnings growth. The payout is safe at the moment.

Does not follow it closely. They have been working on finding ways to fund these legal battles they fight. They are looking at partnering with legal firms. It is not a steady state in terms of earnings growth. The payout is safe at the moment.

Jeff Young
Co-CEO & CIO, NexGen Financial
Price
$3.010
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
February 4, 2015

Raised their dividend about a week ago. Sitting on tons of cash. Earnings are pretty good, but forecast is pretty bad. They had such a bad time with predictions that they decided to set the bar very low. Yields 6% and they have cash to pay it. A nice little way to play the tech sector.

Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
February 4, 2015

Raised their dividend about a week ago. Sitting on tons of cash. Earnings are pretty good, but forecast is pretty bad. They had such a bad time with predictions that they decided to set the bar very low. Yields 6% and they have cash to pay it. A nice little way to play the tech sector.

Peter Hodson
CEO & Head of Research, 5i Research Inc.
Price
$3.350
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 13, 2015

They get involved in patent lawsuits and it’s a company that is very hard to model. It tends to be very lumpy and volatile. This is not a name that she would own because it is very unpredictable.

Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
January 13, 2015

They get involved in patent lawsuits and it’s a company that is very hard to model. It tends to be very lumpy and volatile. This is not a name that she would own because it is very unpredictable.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$3.780
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 16, 2014

(Top Pick Jan 21/14, Up 5.54%) A roller coaster ride. They are hell bent on signing a licensing deal or winning in court with AAPL-O. Some good upside.

Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
December 16, 2014

(Top Pick Jan 21/14, Up 5.54%) A roller coaster ride. They are hell bent on signing a licensing deal or winning in court with AAPL-O. Some good upside.

Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Mgr, Lester Asset Management
Price
$3.470
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 8, 2014

A patent portfolio. It is a tough business to predict. You don’t know when they might get a licensing deal.

Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
December 8, 2014

A patent portfolio. It is a tough business to predict. You don’t know when they might get a licensing deal.

Jeff Young
Co-CEO & CIO, NexGen Financial
Price
$3.710
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 7, 2014

The potentially positive news is that the downtrend from early 2012 seems to be breaking. There has been a little bit of consolidation, so that is some encouraging news from a technical perspective. Still in the early stages so he would be a little cautious. If they can break above $4 and stay there, it could be a good story.

Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
November 7, 2014

The potentially positive news is that the downtrend from early 2012 seems to be breaking. There has been a little bit of consolidation, so that is some encouraging news from a technical perspective. Still in the early stages so he would be a little cautious. If they can break above $4 and stay there, it could be a good story.

Keith Richards
Portfolio Manager, ValueTrend Wealth Management
Price
$3.820
Owned
Unknown
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
October 1, 2014

Strong from end of September to early January. It has not shown too much in the last couple of years. This stock has been trending higher recently. They key is that it is currently in an upward trend. It is slightly below its 20 day moving average. 2 out of 3 indicators are good. There are lots of other opportunities in technology but this one is okay. It is a news-driven stock and there is volatility.

Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
October 1, 2014

Strong from end of September to early January. It has not shown too much in the last couple of years. This stock has been trending higher recently. They key is that it is currently in an upward trend. It is slightly below its 20 day moving average. 2 out of 3 indicators are good. There are lots of other opportunities in technology but this one is okay. It is a news-driven stock and there is volatility.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$3.930
Owned
Unknown
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
September 15, 2014

Technology stocks can do quite well from October into January, through to the run-up in the Consumer Electronic Show. Chart shows this has been breaking out of a longer-term down trend. This looks appealing to Buy on weakness.

Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
September 15, 2014

Technology stocks can do quite well from October into January, through to the run-up in the Consumer Electronic Show. Chart shows this has been breaking out of a longer-term down trend. This looks appealing to Buy on weakness.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$4.050
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 12, 2014

A very unpredictable company. If you look at all of the lawsuits coming down and the cash that they could potentially get, it would be undervalued. If they lose any of those, it is a significant hit. This is for play money only.

Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
September 12, 2014

A very unpredictable company. If you look at all of the lawsuits coming down and the cash that they could potentially get, it would be undervalued. If they lose any of those, it is a significant hit. This is for play money only.

James Telfser
Partner & Portfolio Manager, Aventine Management Group
Price
$4.190
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 21, 2014

(Market Call Minute) He doesn’t like the business.

Quarterhill Inc (QTRH-T)
August 21, 2014

(Market Call Minute) He doesn’t like the business.

Michael Smedley
Exec VP & Chief Investment Officer, Morgan Meighan & Associates
Price
$4.210
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 30, 2014

They came in with earnings that were higher than expected. They don’t have any litigation costs at present so are going higher. But he feels it is a momentum move and should be a growth play. It should be flat for now.

They came in with earnings that were higher than expected. They don’t have any litigation costs at present so are going higher. But he feels it is a momentum move and should be a growth play. It should be flat for now.

Peter Imhof
Vice President & Portfolio Manager, AGF Investments Inc
Price
$3.510
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 29, 2014

Had this rated as an A-. It is now down to a B because they kept screwing up and missing earnings estimates. They also had a huge run-up in legal costs. Have signed quite a few deals. The big problem is that when they announce these deals they don’t disclose financial terms, and you have to wait for the next quarter to see if there is any significance to that deal. He likes the deals. Raised dividends 25% a few months ago, following the failed takeover. He thinks this has now transferred into just an income stock. It’s lost that exciting big deal takeover potential.

Had this rated as an A-. It is now down to a B because they kept screwing up and missing earnings estimates. They also had a huge run-up in legal costs. Have signed quite a few deals. The big problem is that when they announce these deals they don’t disclose financial terms, and you have to wait for the next quarter to see if there is any significance to that deal. He likes the deals. Raised dividends 25% a few months ago, following the failed takeover. He thinks this has now transferred into just an income stock. It’s lost that exciting big deal takeover potential.

Peter Hodson
CEO & Head of Research, 5i Research Inc.
Price
$3.350
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
June 16, 2014

This is in a sub sector of technology where they get intellectual properties and then trying to enforce those patents. This industry was in its glory back in 2010-2011. Since then there have been a number of rulings out of the US that has sided more with the companies that were infringing patents. He has recently bought some stock, and thinks the prospects over the next year are pretty good.

This is in a sub sector of technology where they get intellectual properties and then trying to enforce those patents. This industry was in its glory back in 2010-2011. Since then there have been a number of rulings out of the US that has sided more with the companies that were infringing patents. He has recently bought some stock, and thinks the prospects over the next year are pretty good.

Alex Ruus
Portfolio Manager, Arrow Capital Management
Price
$3.330
Owned
Yes
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