I’m glad to finally get confirmation from Seeing Machines that the Mercedes S Class contains its driver monitoring system. Especially, as this website was the first to reveal this 4 years ago. The additional models announced today are all good news too.
Okay, we all know about NDAs and lead times in the auto industry by now but, as the deadline for mandatory DMS in Europe nears, SEE is clearly benefitting from a rush for its tech from OEMs.
The good news is that there is a growing pipeline of auto wins that I expect over the next 6 months, My firm view is that Seeing Machines will (eventually) be in a position to announce wins with VW (and Audi), Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Volvo etc. etc.
Seeing Machines has effectively crushed the opposition and with the help of Qualcomm and Xilinx is scaling up its auto operations beyond the expectations of many.
It’s also making huge strides in getting its technology into the real world via Fleet and Aviation. More on that in due course.
My view is that overall it’s heading for A$1bn+ turnover by 2025. Of course, until the news is ‘official’ and house brokers have put the numbers out, there will be justifiable scepticism. Still, the exact number is less important than the massive revenue and profit acceleration path it is forging. That is now becoming increasingly clear to a host of sweet-toothed companies that would love to acquire a de-risked jam factory.
That is why I expect there to be a massive battle to acquire SEE well before 2025. By late 2022, early 2023, I reckon.
The leading runners and riders will doubtless include some or all of the following:
- AMD (following its takeover of Xilinx)
Expect at least one left field bidder, who could even start the auction off with an opportunistic bid.
As to the price? Well, my minimum is £1 a share. My maximum is £4 by 2023.
A warning: I could be completely wrong. After all, maybe it really was blind luck that I guessed about the Mercedes S Class back in 2017. Moreover, circumstances and stock markets can change quite rapidly, defying conclusions based on fairly accurate analysis.
If you’re in two minds about this you have to ask yourself one question: “Do you feel lucky?”
“Well do you punk?” (2m 11sec)
In any case, do your own research before investing.
The writer holds stock in Seeing Machines.