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OneView – as shares soar on “Multi-Million Dollar” agreement, caveat emptor?

Published 2 hours ago

Shares in OneView Group (ONEV) are currently soaring ahead on the back of a “Multi-Million Dollar Cloud-Based Hosting Agreement”. With I previously having been bearish here and the ramptastic use of “Multi-Million Dollar” in the announcement title, does this remain a case of caveat emptor?...

Driver Group – full-year loss & bailout fundraising. “Renewed confidence”?

Published 5 days ago

Driver Group (DRV) has announced self-admitted “disappointing” results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and a bailout fundraising, though argues that stakeholders should soon be able to “look forward to the future with renewed confidence”. Hmmm...

Plastics Capital – with trading conditions “generally good”, what of my previously cautious stance?

Published 9 days ago

Niche plastics products manufacturing group, Plastics Capital (PLA) has updated that it “continues to trade in line with market expectations” and that “trading conditions are generally good”. Should I thus alter my previous cautious stance?…

Hornby – claims turnaround “on track” and “robust current trading”. A recovery play?

Published 15 days ago

Hobby products group, Hornby (HRN) has emphasised “turnaround plan on track and robust current trading” - and the shares have responded currently just over 7% higher to 33.5p. Is it recovery ahoy here?...

DX Group – another profit warning, from 100p IPO to sub 10p in less than 3 years…

Published 15 days ago

I previously cautioned on parcels, mail and logistics group DX (DX.) with the shares at 30p HERE and 16p HERE. Hopefully the warnings were heeded as a “Trading update” announcement currently sees the shares 60% lower, heading towards 7p…

Pebble Beach Systems (formerly Vislink) – change of name announced Friday, now profit warning ahoy!

Published 16 days ago

Friday 3rd February 2017: “Vislink confirms that it has changed its registered name to Pebble Beach Systems Group plc” (PEB). Monday 6th February 2017: “The company informs shareholders that the results for FY2016 are expected to be materially below the board's previous expectations”. Well, that didn’t take long!...

Eagle Eye Solutions – claims ‘confidence in prospects’, but cash crunch ahoy?

Published 21 days ago

Digital promotions technology company, Eagle Eye Solutions (EYE) has updated that during its half year ended 31st December 2016 it “has continued to trade well delivering revenue… ahead of market expectations”. But what’s that? A swing into a net debt position. Uh oh…

Quarto – 2016 impacted by Books & Gifts Direct business, but potential value?

Published 22 days ago

Shares in illustrated book publishing group Quarto (QRT) currently trade approaching 9% lower, at 290p, despite a trading update for 2016 including that “a resilient performance in the core publishing businesses means the group expects to report profits in line with management expectations,…”. Ah. “… excluding the impact of our Books & Gifts Direct business”

Flowtech Fluidpower – states dividend “in line with current market expectations”, but not profit. Wonder why?...

Published 30 days ago

Updating on its 2016 performance, fluid power products supplier Flowtech (FLO) notes that it intends to propose a 5% increased dividend “in line with current market expectations” and “expects underlying profit before tax will be in the range £7.0m to £7.2m”. How does the latter compare with expectations then?...

SIG – trading update review as shares rise

Published 40 days ago

Shares in building products distributor SIG plc (SHI) are currently recovering approaching 11%, above 100p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement…

Cobham – ANOTHER profit warning, though still worse to come?

Published 42 days ago

Aerospace and defence group Cobham (COB) has released a “Post-close Trading Update”, with the shares currently around 15% lower, at 140p, in response. Uh-oh…

eServGlobal – full-year results, to “provide further evidence of our success”. Really?

Published 64 days ago

eServGlobal (ESG) has announced results for its year ended 31st October 2016 emphasising “steady progress in the re-alignment of the business” and “we are confident we will provide further evidence of our success in the year ahead”. Hmmm…

OneView Group – half-year results show reason for additional loan facility

Published 78 days ago

Having most recently warned on OneView Group (ONEV) last month HERE, the company has now announced an additional loan facility and results for its half year ended 30th September 2016 showing why…

Hayward Tyler – “momentum is continuing to build”, but it needs to…

Published 85 days ago

Engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) has recently been “pleased to announce a series of contract wins, totalling in excess of £4.5m which… confirm that momentum is continuing to build”. However, the shares remain down on the year at a current 83.5p…

Hornby – turnaround progress any smoother than half year results issuance?

Published 90 days ago

Hobby products company, Hornby (HRN) announced results for the six months ended 30th September 2016 at 7am claiming “good progress with turnaround plan”. This didn’t though extend to the announcement itself - as the financial tables weren’t included! A replacement announcement was then made at 09:41 – does the company's turnaround progress look smoother? …

Redcentric – “Accounting misstatements” announcement. Uh Oh…

Published 107 days ago

“Redcentric plc (RCN), a leading UK IT managed services provider, announces that an internal review by the company's audit committee in relation to the interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2016 has discovered misstated accounting balances in the group's balance sheet”. Uh-oh…

Gattaca – full-year numbers suggest compelling value, but is it?

Published 111 days ago

Shares in engineering and technology recruitment group, Gattaca (GATC) are currently 15% lower today, at sub 300p, despite a results announcement emphasising “profits in line with market expectations”. Hmmm…

RTC Group – having “successfully navigated… period of market anxiety leading up to the EU referendum”, a profit warning…

Published 124 days ago

Having in August stated that its engineering and technical recruitment consultancy ATA “has successfully navigated through the period of market anxiety leading up to the EU referendum”, RTC Group (RTC) has now announced its short-term performance has been impacted by delays in the commencement of infrastructure projects…

NCC Group – “Trading update” announcement a profit warning or not?, what day is 31 November 2016?

Published 125 days ago

Cyber security and risk mitigation group NCC (NCC) has updated on four month to 30th September organic revenue growth of 21% in an announcement that also includes that “rate of growth in profitability will now be more biased towards the second half of the year than initially expected, but remains in line with the board's expectations”. Hmmm...

Hayward Tyler – disappointing H1, but reckons still to meet full year expectations. Hmmm…

Published 125 days ago

Shares in specialist engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) currently trade more than 10% lower, heading towards 80p, despite a trading update announcement including “management is positive in the group's ability to meet full year market expectations”. Hmmm…

Hotel Chocolat – “pleased” with full-year results, but valuation tasty?

Published 126 days ago

Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) co-founder and CEO, Angus Thirlwell emphasises “I am very pleased with our performance since we were admitted to trading on AIM in May this year. Our results are strong, the Hotel Chocolat brand has continued to strengthen and we have made good progress with our three strategic priorities of investing further in our British chocolate manufacturing operations, growing our store estate and developing our digital offering”. Let’s take a look…

LightwaveRF – “pleased to announce”… an uber-expensive loan (& trading warning)…

Published 130 days ago

LightwaveRF (LWRF), “enabling domestic and commercial users to remotely monitor and control light, heat, power and security by smartphone, tablet or PC… is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with its principal shareholder, Committed Capital Financial Services Limited for a loan of £150,000”. Uh oh – sounds like ‘keep the lights on’ stuff…

Carclo – after dividend failure, an acquisition & placing…

Published 131 days ago

Having recently cancelled its full-year dividend after the ex-dividend date, specialised plastics company Carclo (CAR) has now announced an acquisition! (along with a trading update and placing)…

Progility – “pleased to present results”, shares down approaching 40% in response...

Published 137 days ago

16 Sep 2016: “Progility plc (PGY), the Professional Services, Healthcare and Communications firm… intends to publish its full year results for the period to 30 June 2016 in the week commencing 26 September 2016”27 Sep 2016: “the company now intends to publish its final results, for the year ended 30 June 2016, on or before 7 October 2016”07 Oct 2016, 11:06am: “Final Results” announcement. All sounds a bit disorganised… and the shares slumped by 39% lto 1.6p, despite Executive Chairman Wayne Bos being “pleased to present Progility's results for the twelve months to 30 June 2016”.

CAP-XX – full-year results, talks CrAP (XX)…

Published 141 days ago

Having previously updated sceptically on supercapacitor and energy management systems company CAP-XX (CPX), I note it is now “pleased to announce its audited results for the year ended 30 June 2016”. Let’s take a look…

Digital Globe Services – full-year results it’s “pleased to report”, shares down a further more than 17% in response…

Published 141 days ago

“Digital Globe Services (DGS), a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for large, consumer-facing organisations, is pleased to report its final results for the year ended 30 June 2016”. Hmmm, the shares are currently more than 17% lower, at 38p, in response…

Vislink – half-year results, TIMBERRR!

Published 145 days ago

July profit warning meant results for the first half of 2016 from Vislink (VLK) were not going to be good but, on revenue 15% lower than in the corresponding 2015 period, at £22.6 million, a loss of £32.8 million!?! And there’s worse…

Nature Group – “pleased to announce” results as shares slide on another ludicrous statement…

Published 147 days ago

Following an absolutely ludicrous results statement previously, Nature Group (NGR) is “pleased to announce the unaudited interim results for the six months to 30 June 2016”. The shares are currently approaching 8% lower, at 4.375p, in response. Is the company at it again? …

MediaZest – “New business update” announcement sees shares soar. Hmmm…

Published 148 days ago

At 3:48pm (why?) yesterday it was announced that “MediaZest (MDZ), the creative digital audio visual company, is pleased to update shareholders with more detail on recent business wins”. The shares responded more than 18% higher to 0.1625p. Hmmm…

SpaceandPeople – half-year results suggest it’ll be profit warning ahoy!

Published 149 days ago

Shares in shopping centre and other high footfall venue promotional and retail company SpaceandPeople (SAL) currently trade approaching 30% lower, at well below 30p, on the back of its results for the first half of 2016. Let’s take a look…

Majestic Wine – review of a far from majestic “Trading Update”

Published 154 days ago

Specialist wine seller Majestic (WINE) has announced, despite its retail operations “trading on track”, Naked Wines UK and Australia performing “on plan” and “a return to growth for Lay & Wheeler”, that “EBIT for the current financial year ending 3 April 2017 is expected to fall below current market expectations”. Uh-oh…

Judges Scientific – interims show earnings down & suggest more such woe to come

Published 155 days ago

Half-year results from scientific instruments company Judges Scientific (JDG) include Chairman Alex Hambro “pleased to be able to report, for the eleventh consecutive year, record revenues and dividends”. The shares are currently more than 9% lower, at sub 1300p, in response. Hmmm…

Driver Group – confirms a second half year return to profit, so why are the shares crashing again?

Published 161 days ago

Construction and engineering industries consultancy group Driver (DRV) “is pleased” to confirm a return to profit during the second half of its year ending 30th September on turnover expected to be roughly 7% ahead of that recorded at the interim stage. The following though reviews, with the shares currently more than 11.5% lower, at 42p...

Goals Soccer Centres – half-year results, recovery well underway?

Published 162 days ago

Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has announced results for the first half of 2016, emphasising “recovery well underway”. The following updates with the shares currently unchanged at 108.5p on the announcement…

EU Supply – half-year results, working capital looks tight…

Published 168 days ago

Having risen from just above 4p in the first half of June, shares in e-procurement SaaS provider, EU Supply (EUSP) are holding steady above 10p currently post its results for the first half of 2016…

Starcom – half-year results, “sufficient working capital”?

Published 168 days ago

“Starcom (STAR), which specialises in the development of wireless solutions for the remote tracking, monitoring and protection of a variety of assets and people… (is) pleased to report the unaudited results for the six months period ended 30 June 2016”. The shares are currently more than 15% lower, at 3.375p, in response. Hmmm…

HSS Hire – half-year results, appalling balance sheet, also of interest to Speedy Hire shareholders…

Published 174 days ago

UK and Ireland tool, equipment and related services group, HSS Hire (HSS) has announced results for the 27 weeks to 2nd July 2016 – and the shares are currently circa 8% lower, to below 80p, in response. With the results also coming as 19% shareholder in the group, Toscafund, prepares for a General Meeting dust-up with the board of fellow hire group Speedy (SDY) - which it has urged to consider merging with HSS - the following reviews…

Molins – “Half-year Report” announcement = Profit Warning…

Published 182 days ago

Half year results from Molins (MLIN) – the company's first stated “Key point”“Results in line with management expectations”. Good, good. Final such point: “the board is taking a more cautious view of the short-term trading outlook and has revised downwards its trading expectations for the current year”. Uh-oh...

Empresaria – Half Year results, gains banked prematurely?

Published 188 days ago

We recommended shares in staffing group Empresaria (EMR) on the Nifty Fifty subscription site at a 28.5p offer price in January 2013, banking gains at a 65p bid price last year citing a cautious view on stockmarket valuations. The following updates with the latter decision currently proving further premature on the back of a positive results announcement for the first half of 2016…

Robinson plc – H1 results, reported “soft market conditions” concern on macro, as well as micro, level

Published 188 days ago

Commenting on an AGM update in May from packaging company Robinson plc (RBN), I concluded, with the shares at 155p, that I’d tread cautiously with it looking that the first half year performance at least wasn’t going to be pretty. The following updates, with the shares currently down to 145p, on the results announcement…

MediaZest - “pleased to provide shareholders with final results for the year ended 31 March 2016”. Hmmm…

Published 194 days ago

“MediaZest (MDZ), the creative audio-visual company, is pleased to provide shareholders with final results for the year ended 31 March 2016… Best ever financial results with turnover of £3,144,000 and EBITDA profit of £58,000”. Hmmm, let’s take a closer look…

St Ives – shares soar on results “expected to be in line with current market expectations”. Hmmm…

Published 195 days ago

Marketing services group, St Ives (SIV) has made a “Trading Statement” announcement including that results for its year ended 29th July 2016 “are expected to be in line with current market expectations” - and the shares are currently approaching 24.5% higher, at 122.25p, in response. Hmmm…

Cloudcall – told ya; from ‘clearly enough cash to reach break-even’ to placing in less than 5 months!

Published 196 days ago

Synety, now Cloudcall Group (CALL), - 22 Mar 2016: “clearly shows us having enough cash to deliver this company to break-even without the need to raise further funds”05 Aug 2016: “Interim results announcement… Proposed Placing to raise up to £3.77m”. Hmmm...

Utilitywise – wariness vindicated as company updates on “weaker overall performance than we would have liked”

Published 198 days ago

“Utilitywise (UTW), the leading independent utility cost management consultancy, today provides an update on trading for the year ended 31 July 2016. The group expects to report significant revenue growth in the period with revenues of at least £82m (£69.1m 2015)”. Sounds promising, so why are the shares currently a further 6.5% lower, heading towards 133p? ...

Matchtech – full-year trading update, these shares are a buy

Published 201 days ago

Having commenced the year at above 500p and been around 400p just before the Brexit vote, shares in specialist engineering and technology recruitment group, Matchtech (MTEC) are currently recovering to above 350p on the back of a “Trading Update for 12 months ended 31 July” announcement…

Portmeirion – half year results (following profit warning), does forward confidence look merited?

Published 202 days ago

Following its recent profit warning“Portmeirion Group (PMP) is pleased to announce its performance for the six months ended 30 June 2016”. Hmmm…

Flowtech Fluidpower – acquisition & a penultimate paragraph profit warning

Published 204 days ago

Flowtech Fluidpower (FLO) opens an announcement today with that it “is pleased to announce the further strengthening of its product offering in the hydraulics sector through the acquisition of Triple Six Limited, and provide an update ahead of the release of the company's half-year results”. The shares are currently 5% lower, at 105p, in response. Hmmm…

Renold plc – review of post-profit warning AGM & “Directorate Change” announcements

Published 217 days ago

Having warned on profit in February – as reviewed HERE, today there is an AGM update and a “Directorate Change” announcement from industrial chains and related power transmission products company Renold (RNO). Let’s take a look…

Mirada – CEO “pleased to present” full-year results, though shares down 9.5% in response. Hmmm…

Published 218 days ago

The CEO of provider of software for digital TV Mirada (MIRA), José Luis Vázquez, is “pleased to present the group's financial results for the year ended 31 March 2016”. The shares are though more than 9.5% lower, at 4.75p, in response. Hmmm…

Gulf Marine Services – clients are “seeking cost efficiencies”, Uh oh…

Published 232 days ago

Provider of support vessels to the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has released an “Operational and Trading Update” commencing that clients in the Middle East are “seeking cost efficiencies as a result of the challenging low oil price environment”. Uh oh…

Plastics Capital – after interim numbers failed to impress, what about the full-year?

Published 233 days ago

Having sold on the Nifty Fifty subscription site last year at above 100p, the following updates on Plastics Capital (PLA) with the shares currently at 93p following results for its year ended 31st March 2016…

Hornby – self-declared “disappointing” results, can further new money fund a recovery?

Published 245 days ago

Hobby and toy products group Hornby (HRN) has announced results from an “extremely challenging” year, along with a placing and open offer to fund a new business plan which it is “confident… can be delivered successfully and that Hornby can return to being a profitable and cash generative business which will progress to delivering shareholder value”. Hmmm…

Filtronic – “Trading Update”; it reckons “strong”, but is it?

Published 247 days ago

Electronics products for the wireless telecoms infrastructure and adjacent markets-focused Filtronic (FTC) has released a “Trading Update” announcement emphasising “a strong sequential second half (to 31st May 2016) performance” and helping the shares up currently approaching 7.5%, to 10.875p, in response. Let’s take a look…

Christie Group – AGM statement, relying on second half year recovery. Hmmm…

Published 252 days ago

Shares in provider of professional business services and stock & inventory systems and services, Christie Group (CTG) are currently trading lower on the back of an “AGM Statement” announcement. Let’s take a look…

Starcom – review following recent share price gains

Published 266 days ago

Though currently slipping back today, a still circa 3.5p share price of Starcom plc (STAR) compares to 1.25p hit post the company’s announcement of results for 2015 in March and a 1.5p per share placing later that month. Hmmm, what’s happening here?

Nature Group – full-year results statement absolutely ludicrous

Published 270 days ago

Shares in provider of port reception facilities and waste treatment solutions for the oil, marine and process industries, Nature Group (NGR) are down approaching 24%, at 5.625p, on the back of a “Final Results” announcement. Recently-appointed Chairman Berend van Straten is though “pleased to announce the 2015 results”. Hmmm…

Imagination Technologies – “underlying performance… broadly in line”, but it’s another profit warning…

Published 272 days ago

Imagination Technologies (IMG) has updated that “the group's underlying performance, before one-off items, has continued to be broadly in line with expectations, as stated in the announcement published on 17 March 2016… (though overall performance) materially below market expectations, as a result of one-off System-on-Chip design services revenue contract adjustments and bad debt write-offs on two specific customers”. Hmmm…

eServGlobal – trading & research update, “on track”... or not?

Published 272 days ago

Shares in mobile financial services company eServGlobal (ESG) have recently moved higher on the back of a trading update particularly emphasising that “the company confirms it remains on track to achieve a small EBITDA* surplus for the core business”. However, researcher Edison has now updated including “we have revised our forecasts to reflect H116 performance, reducing our revenue and EBITDA forecasts”. Hmmm…

Driver Group – interims fail to provide post profit-warning boost as dividend axed

Published 273 days ago

Having updated earlier this month that profit would be “significantly short of market expectations” and an increase in the bad debt provision – see HERE, Driver Group (DRV) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2016. As expected, they ain’t pretty…

Portmeirion – shares down 9% despite AGM update including “we expect profit before tax to be in line”. Hmmm…

Published 278 days ago

AIM-listed homewares group encompassing the Portmeirion, Spode, Royal Worcester and Pimpernel brands, Portmeirion (PMP) concludes an AGM update that “we expect profit before tax to be in line with market expectations for the full year”. The shares have though responded currently approaching 9% lower, at 1155p. Hmmm…

Ubisense – it’s so long, farewell, Auf Weidersehen, goodbye... to CEO Richard Green & his “performance payments”

Published 279 days ago

Previously on Ubisense Group (UBI), I reviewed a November profit warning and noted an idea where the “further cost actions” can start – see HERE. That was with the shares then at 66p. With them now at 29p, an announcement from the company begins with “that it is to expand the remit of its chairman, Peter Harverson, to become executive chairman with immediate effect”. Hmmm, why’s that then?

Solid State – trading update post shares being trashed by MoJ contract termination

Published 299 days ago

Two months after a Ministry of Justice contract termination trashed its shares (see HERE), Solid State (SOLI) “is pleased to announce that trading results in respect of the year ended 31 March 2016 at the group's core businesses are expected to be in line with market expectations”. Hmmm...

WANdisco – share price rise despite funding crunch ahoy; there’s not a bargepole long enough

Published 306 days ago

March-announced results for 2015 from WANdisco (WAND, the self-described provider of whatever “enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure storage, scalability and continuous availability” are) included that the company had required to make the first drawings on a $10 million revolving credit facility after a $26.1 million net cash outflow before new financing saw year-end cash at $2.6 million. This saw the shares on the retreat back towards 100p, but they have since recovered to a current 175p. Hmmm…

Utilitywise – half year results, same old problems currently remain

Published 309 days ago

Utilitywise (UTW), which seeks to leverage relationships it has with energy suppliers to business customers, has announced results for the six months to 31st January 2016, emphasising “continued strong performance… delivering another period of revenue and profit growth”. What about the all-important cash generation and balance sheet though?

Tricorn Group – revenue warning & worse to come?

Published 316 days ago

Tricorn (TCN), which describes itself as a “manufacturer and specialist manipulator of pipe and tubing assemblies to niche markets worldwide in the Energy and Transportation sectors”, has released a “Trading Statement” including that revenue “is lower than anticipated at the time of the group's interim results announcement released on December 2nd 2015 and reflects further slowing in demand from key markets, particularly within the Energy division”. Hmmm…

Goals Soccer Centres – 2015 results, relegation form

Published 345 days ago

Having most recently warned on shares in Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) in January HERE, the following updates on today’s self-declared “disappointing” results for 2015…

600 Group – industrial products company “Trading Update” suggests increasing macro woe

Published 371 days ago

Distributor, designer and manufacturer of industrial products, 600 Group (SIXH) has updated that continued weakness within Europe and the UK is now also being encountered in the USA market. Uh oh…

Renold plc - another case of “Trading Update” = Profit Warning

Published 378 days ago

“Trading Update” from manufacturer of industrial chains and related power transmission products used in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transportation, energy, steel and mining, Renold plc (RNO) sees the shares currently down more than 25% to 32p. Another case of “Trading Update” = Profit Warning then…

Why I made Tesco the largest holding in my pension fund this morning

Published 908 days ago

Last business day of the month.  Last day of a departing CEO’s corporate reign.  Last chance to ‘kitchen sink’ the corporate earnings guidance numbers in the UK’s largest food retailer? A share price back to the level of a decade ago and a 75% cut in the interim dividend does not make pretty headlines.

Thomas Cook – Not a Profits warning but not inspiring: Harriet Green still on borrowed time

Published 937 days ago

Sadly Thomas Cook (TCG) did not as I had hoped serve up a profits warning today. Its shares are broadly unchanged at 122p but its trading statement is far from inspiring and the City knives are still out for PR obsessed CEO Harriet Green. She cannot afford to slip.

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