Sequans Communications SA

Sequans Communications SA

Sequans Communications SA

Overview
Date Founded

2003

Headquarters

Portes de la Défense,15-55, Boulevard Charles de Gaulles,Colombes,Paris, Ile-de-France 92700

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

40

Industries

Electrical Products
Appliances & Electronics
Internet Software & Services
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
IT Consulting & Services
Semiconductors
Computer Software

Company Description

Sequans Communications SA engages in the designs, development, and supply of 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for wireless mobile broadband and internet of things applications, with a specific focus on the single-mode device market. Its solutions include high speed LTE, ultra large cell range, non 3GPP frequencies, LTE for satellite, streamrichLTE customer devices, colibri LTE cat 4 platform, and calliope LTEcat M1/NB1 platform. The company was founded by Georges Karam and Bertrand Debray in September 2003 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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Executives & Employees

Founder

Founder

Vice President, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Vice President, Vertical & Strategic Business Unit

Head-Investor Relations

Chief Scientist

Vice President, Manufacturing Operations

Vice President, IOT & Broadband Business Unit

Board of Directors

Founder at Sequans Communications SA

Chief Executive Officer at HTC Corp.

Associate Professor at University of Southern California - Center for Laser Studies

Associate Professor at Stanford University

Research Analyst at Nokomis Capital LLC

Executive Partner at Siris Capital

Co-Chief Executive Officer at Alvarion Ltd.

Managing Partner at Cedexis, Inc.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Accelera Mobile Broadband, Inc.

Investment Director at BPIFrance Investissement SAS

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AWM Investment uses a number of investment strategies and techniques involving equity or debt securities, including purchasing securities with borrowed money, selling securities short and purchasing and writing listed put and call options. Two of the funds they manages, SSFQP and the Cayman Fund, seek to maximize capital appreciation through general analysis of equity and equity-related securities, while the Tech Funds focus primarily on publicly traded companies that provide products and services in the communications, information and other technology-related fields. The Life Sciences Fund invests primarily in publicly traded equity of companies that provide products and services in health care, life sciences and related fields. The Private Equity Fund invests primarily in privately negotiated and privately placed equity and equity-related securities of publicly traded companies which possess a technological, market or product niche. The Innovation Fund invests in various seed, early and developmental stage private companies in the assisted reproductive technology sector.

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Divisar Capital Management invests long/short in US small-cap equities

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BPIfrance Investissement is an active manager focused on small, medium and intermdiate-sized businesses with high-growth potential. They favor sectors related to industry and technology and focus on investments in France.The firm invests either directly through dedicated investment funds or indirectly through private equity funds, partnerships and fund of funds managed by third parties. They invest across development stages, from start-ups to small LBO operations resulting from corporate succession issues. Their deal-sourcing process is both regional and national.

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Sequans Communications SA issued USD American Depositary Shares

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Sequans Communications SA issued USD American Depositary Shares (ADS)

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Motorola Solutions, Inc. engages in the provision of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. It operates through the following segments: Products and Systems Integration. The Products segment offers an extensive portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software. The System Integration segment primary costumers are government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers who operate private communications networks and video solutions typically managing a mobile workforce. The company was founded on September 25, 1928 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL.

Lockheed Martin Corp. operates as a global security and aerospace company, which engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services. It operates through the following business segments: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) and Space. The Aeronautics segment researches, designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, sustains, supports, and upgrades advanced military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, and related technologies. The MFC segment provides air and missile defence systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations support, readiness, engineering support and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles; and energy management solutions. The RMS segment offers design, manufacture, service, and support for a variety of military and commercial helicopters; ship and submarine mission and combat systems; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; sea and land-based missile defence systems; radar systems; the Littoral Combat Ship; simulation and training services; and unmanned systems and technologies. The Space segment comprises of the research and development, design, engineering and production of satellites, strategic, and defensive missile systems and space transportation systems. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$164M
Total Enterprise Value
$104M
Earnings Per Share
$-1.56
Revenue
$40.2M
Total Debt
$42.7M
EBITDAMargin
-73.25%
EBITDA
$-29.5M
Net Profit
$-36.2M
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
23.99%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
7.51%
Total Equity
$-5.02M
Debt TEV
0.41x
TEVNet Income
-2.87x
Enterprise Value Sales
2.58x
Investors
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BPIfrance Investissement is an active manager focused on small, medium and intermdiate-sized businesses with high-growth potential. They favor sectors related to industry and technology and focus on investments in France.The firm invests either directly through dedicated investment funds or indirectly through private equity funds, partnerships and fund of funds managed by third parties. They invest across development stages, from start-ups to small LBO operations resulting from corporate succession issues. Their deal-sourcing process is both regional and national.

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Amundi PEF is an active multi-manager which utilizes in-house quantitative analysis tools to manage a range of private equity funds and unlisted infrastructure funds. Their proprietary database provides market coverage by geography, size of company and development stage.The firm manages a range of direct funds with distinct investment strategies and expertise, typically taking minority stakes of EUR 1-6 million in expansion capital/capital transmission transactions in medium-sized companies in Eastern Europe and EUR 5-15 million in North African expansion capital/capital transmission transactions.They employ a multi-sector approach to invest an initial EUR 1-2 million in new technology ventures, mainly in France, focusing on information technologies and communications and engineering sciences. They invest up to EUR5 million in subsequent financing rounds.Amundi PEF invests an initital EUR 1-2 million in biotechnology companies in Europe and the US and up to EUR10 million in subsequent financing rounds.

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Serena Capital is a venture capital investment manager focused on the ICT sector. The firm invests in technology-driven French and European startups with high growth potential. Their investment approach emphasizes operational development of their portfolio companies. They target early-stage companies at the pre-commercialization stage, with validated products or services and ready for a market launch.Serena Capital's investment criteria include a large potential market and an entrepreneurial management team with strong execution capabilities. They aim to invest between EUR 1 and 4 million, exceptionally up to EUR 8 million.

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Competitors
Qualcomm, Inc. Electrical Products - San Diego, California

QUALCOMM, Inc. engages in the development, design, and provision of digital telecommunications products and services. It operates through the following segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on technologies for the use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses and provides rights to use portions of the firm's intellectual property portfolio. The QSI segment focuses on opening new or expanding opportunities for its technologies and supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company was founded by Franklin P. Antonio, Adelia A. Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, Irwin Mark Jacobs, Andrew J. Viterbi, and Harvey P. White in July 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Intel Corp. Semiconductors - Santa Clara, CA

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