Results

21st Century Technology – from “good” recent progress in December, to now-stated “poor” second half 2016 financial performance!

Published 3 days ago

Fleet and passenger systems company 21st Century Technology (C21) has, tardily, announced results for the 2016 calendar year, though with CEO Russ Singleton emphasising “we made real strides last year with major framework renewals, organisational restructuring and innovative new sales”. Sounds promising. However...

Proxama – not just “New Contracts”, but new “revenue generating contracts”. Ooooh…

Published 4 days ago

Having recently concluded on Proxama (PROX), the explicit inclusion of “should it require further working capital” suggests to me it very much will, I note an announcement today that the company “is pleased to announce four revenue generating contracts for its Proximity Marketing and Data Division”“Revenue generating” rather than any useful financial information hey? And an ‘RNS Reach’ (i.e. not regulatorily significant) announcement hey? Ramptastic!...

PhotonStar LED – results see CEO McKenzie claim “steady progress”, so why are the shares a further more than 7% lower?

Published 5 days ago

PhotonStar LED Group (PSL) CEO James McKenzie commences his comments on 2016 in the company’s results announcement that “steady progress was made in transitioning the group into becoming a retrofit connected lighting and building management business. We have installed a number of trials in a variety of sectors”. Sounds promising, so why are the shares currently 7.5% lower, at 1.85p, on the back of the announcement?...

LightwaveRF – follows ramparoonie with half-year results showing continued cash burn

Published 10 days ago

Commenting yesterday on the “Launch of Google Assistant voice control” ramparoonie (Oops) RNS announcement from LightwaveRF (LWRF), I suggested it clearly currently remains cash burn ahoy, with results for the six months ended 31st March 2017 following today

Proxama – having spent “throughout 2016” trying to sell Digital Payments division, now asks us to believe it’s “the best owner” after all!

Published 12 days ago

Proxama (PROX), 13th December 2016: “We have been reviewing various options throughout 2016 to sell the Digital Payments division with a priority being to maximise shareholder value… The company remains committed to the sale and we believe that it will be completed”Today: “the board has concluded that we remain the best owner for Digital Payments division… retaining this division as part of the group, with an updated strategy”. Haha – so having spent “throughout 2016” trying to sell the business and stating it “committed to the sale”, we’re now asked to believe that the company is actually “the best owner” for the business after all!?!...

Kin Group – bailout funding reviewed (with help from Nicole Scherzinger)

Published 14 days ago

Having previously suggested future ramparoonies for the company to place into somewhat more limited, Kin Group (KIN, the former Fitbug) “is pleased to announce that it has… agreed to issue convertible unsecured loan notes with a term of three years, to raise up to £1.125 million (before expenses), to Belastock Capital L.P., an overseas based institutional investor”. Hmmm…

Ncondezi Energy – funding desperation continues, contention for AIM’s most expensive loan?

Published 19 days ago

Shares in Ncondezi Energy (NCCL) are currently more than 30% lower on the day, at around 2p, on the back of a “Project and Funding Update”

Cogenpower – from AIM listing to working capital “constrained” & auditor resignation in 15 months

Published 19 days ago

12th February 2016: “Our admission to AIM comes at an exciting point in the company's development and marks an important step in Cogenpower (CGP)'s evolution to becoming a leading low-carbon energy business for urban communities”3rd May 2017: “Working Capital and Operational Update”10th May 2017: “Resignation of auditor”. Uh oh…

Nyota Minerals – mega ramp & joke valuation following discounted, ‘keep the lights on’, placing?!?

Published 20 days ago

Last week Nyota Minerals (NYO) was “pleased to announce” a placing to raise up to approximately £93,880 (approximately Australian$120,000) at 0.02p per share. Despite this thus looking very much a ‘keep the lights on’ raise, the shares have currently reached 0.07p. Hmmm…

Blancco Technology – “Q3 Trading Update, Cash Flow Review and Funding”. Uh oh…

Published 34 days ago

An announcement from Blancco Technology Group (BLTG) entitled “Q3 Trading Update, Cash Flow Review and Funding”. Hmmm, I’d guess it ain’t gonna be positive…

Hayward Tyler – does trading update support recently stated “good progress”?

Published 39 days ago

Last week I questioned stated “continued good progress” by Hayward Tyler (HAYT), with it having produced a profit warning as recently as 20th February. The following updates with the shares currently on the rise, at around 55p, on the back of a trading update the company “is pleased to provide” for its year ended 31st March 2017…

ASA Resource – updates on cash “unaccounted for”...

Published 40 days ago

Having yesterday reported that there is strong evidence of funds “amounting to several million US dollars” being transferred to entities in China without full value being received and that “analysis reveals that there is a pressing need for cash”, ASA Resource Group (ASA) states it now “provides further information on the group's cash position”

Corero – 2016 results & “pleased to announce” placing. I bet it is…

Published 53 days ago

Corero Network Security (CNS) “is pleased to announce… it has conditionally raised approximately £5.6 million… at a placing price of 5p… to support SmartWall sales and marketing activities in the US and Europe, for further development of the SmartWall product and for the general working capital requirements of the group”. Hmmm, what do the also- (but not ‘pleased’ to be) announced results for the 2016 calendar year show?...

Digital Barriers – trading warning (you were warned). Timberrrrrr…

Published 66 days ago

Shares in surveillance technology company Digital Barriers (DGB) are currently more than 17.5% lower, at 25.5p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement. Trading warning ahoy! You were warned

eg solutions – full-year results emphasise “a real sense of momentum”, but a buy?

Published 68 days ago

Back-office workforce optimisation company, eg solutions (EGS) has announced results emphasising “in generating revenues of £5.7m and an adjusted EBITDA of £2.1m in a six-month period, we demonstrated just what the business is capable of”. Hmmm, “adjusted EBITDA” hey. Let’s take a closer look…

Kalibrate Technologies – interim results show how ‘bullshit earnings’ were the previously announced EBITDA

Published 75 days ago

After a profit warning in January, CEO of Kalibrate Technologies (KLBT), Bob Stein, is “pleased to report our results for the six months ended 31 December 2016. Hmmm. The shares have responded lower, back below 60p…

LoopUp – 2016 results emphasise “strong performance” & “positive outlook”, so why are the shares lower?

Published 82 days ago

A 2016 results announcement from remote meetings technology group LoopUp (LOOP) includes “we're very pleased to report strong business performance and a positive outlook in our first set of annual results as a public company”. So why are the shares currently more than 3% lower, at 156.5p, in response?...

Dialight – 2016 results review as share price recovery continues

Published 83 days ago

Previously writing on LED lighting technology company Dialight (DIA) I noted somewhat of a share price recovery to 759.5p, but that ahead of the results for the 2016 calendar year I avoided. The following now reviews post those results – and with the shares having risen further…

IndigoVision – 2016 results, a speculative buy?

Published 88 days ago

Previously writing on networked video security systems group IndigoVision (IND) late last year, I concluded that further trading and financial comfort was required. I now note the shares currently on the rise on the back of results for the 2016 calendar year…

Molins – 2016 results, argues “confident” so why are the shares down?

Published 88 days ago

An early this year recovery in shares in Molins (MLIN) is currently continuing to reverse on the back of its announcement of results for the 2016 calendar year…

Vipera - “well funded… through to cash flow profitability”. Hmmm, really?

Published 91 days ago

Mobile financial services provider Vipera (VIP) “is pleased to announce a trading update in respect of the year ended 31 December 2016”. So why are the shares currently more than 5% further lower at 4.5p?...

Monitise – reckons half-year results demonstrate transformation programme working. Hmmm…

Published 95 days ago

A half-year results announcement from cash guzzler (Oops sorry, “digital technology group specialising in financial services”), Monitise (MONI) emphasises “our transformation programme is nearing completion, and continued half on half EBITDA profitability demonstrates that it is working”. Hmmm, EBITDA is though of course bullshit earnings, so what’s the real story?...

OneView Group – following December bailout loan… another bailout loan!

Published 103 days ago

Having in December announced “an additional loan facility of $1 million on similar terms to that of the existing $3m facility, which is fully drawn… to cover short term working capital needs around the company's new business contracts”, OneView Group (ONEV) has now announced an additional $300,000 loan “to cover short term working capital needs”. Hmmm…

Prospex assures investors it is funded for 2017 - then carries out a placing two weeks later!

Published 115 days ago

Investors in Prospex Oil and Gas (PXOG) must have been left feeling a little confused and angry yesterday when an RNS landed stating that a placing at a huge discount was taking place.

Hardide – company reckons recent new funds for investment in growth, full-year results suggest different

Published 168 days ago

Previously writing on provider of advanced surface coatings, Hardide (HDD) in October, I noted its raising of £1.6 million at 0.8p per share – questioning “to progress with its plans for future developments and growth” or ‘to keep the lights on’? We now have results for the company’s year ended 30th September 2016…

Plexus Holdings – AGM update; argues strong position for next cyclical upswing, but how far away’s that?

Published 172 days ago

Shares in oil and gas engineering services company Plexus (POS) are currently more than 12.5% higher, at 73p, on the back of an “AGM Statement” which argues “with a strengthened balance sheet, a large wellhead inventory, an expanded suite of Plexus products, partners in strategically important territories, and a successful track record with a who's who of blue chip operators, Plexus is in a strong position to take advantage of and benefit from the next cyclical upswing”. Hmmm…

Imaginatik – half-year results note “tangible results for our customers”, but what about for shareholders?…

Published 174 days ago

Having fallen towards 1p after being above 5p as recently as May, shares in Imaginatik (IMTK) are currently recovering to around 2p on the back of results for the company’s half year ended 30th September 2016…

Mirada – profit warning, how’s “not currently expected to require further equity fundraising” looking now?

Published 175 days ago

Previously writing on digital technology company Mirada (MIRA) I concluded that the track record saw me continue to avoid with the shares at 4.25p. I now update with the shares, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement, currently 33% lower today, at 2.75p...

IndigoVision – trading update, shares good value?

Published 178 days ago

Previously writing on video security systems group IndigoVision (IND), I concluded that although a market cap of sub £11.5 million suggested there potentially good value, trading concerns saw it for now remain on the watchlist. The following updates on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement...

Digital Barriers – H1 results, claims a clear, strong organic growth engine. But is there?

Published 181 days ago

Provider of surveillance technologies, Digital Barriers (DGB) has announced results for the six months ended 30th September 2016 including “it is clear that we have now established a strong organic growth engine”, though later also stating “organic revenues… were broadly flat at £6.9m”. Hmmm…

Imaginatik – argues “confident”, but should it be?

Published 186 days ago

A trading update for the six months ended 30th September sees innovation software and consultancy company, Imaginatik (IMTK) “confident we have the foundations in place for future success”. Investors though don’t seem as confident – the shares currently remaining slumped at around 1.6p...

Westminster Group – having emphasised ‘elimination’ of Darwin Capital convertible loan notes in September, guess what…

Published 187 days ago

Having included as a ‘Key Point’ in its September-announced half year results statement “Darwin Convertible Loan Note debt reduced during period and eliminated shortly afterwards”, Westminster Group (WSG) is now “pleased to announce” £1.2 million of convertible loan notes… with Darwin! The following updates with the shares currently falling back well below 20p in response...

Ten Alps – results “extremely disappointing”, but reckons to now be profitable. Sound familiar though?

Published 201 days ago

Shares in Ten Alps (TAL) have continued to fall on the back of results for its year ended 30th June 2016, which noted “a disappointing and painful period for the group”, but also that “hard decisions have been made and remedial actions taken to structure the business for success”. Hmmm...

Grafenia – half-year results, another profit warning ahoy!

Published 202 days ago

Having last month concluded on Grafenia (GRA) that I wouldn’t want to bet on expectations being achieved and currently continue to avoid, I note the half-year results announcement sees the shares currently more than 14% lower at 7.5p…

Windar Photonics – does “orders from large scale US IPP” announcement merit the 20%+ share price rise?

Published 206 days ago

Shares in wind turbine technology company, Windar Photonics (WPHO) currently trade more than 20% higher, above 100p, on the back of an announcement of “a repeat order for its WindEYE LiDAR wind sensors from a large North American wind farm owner and operator for immediate delivery”

ADVFN – full Annual Report finally released: struck by cupid's arrow?

Published 208 days ago

I rather like the ADVFN service, and having met its CEO briefly a few times I rather liked him too. And as a house matter, there was much to commend about the staunch resistance to pressure being applied on ADVFN to put clear water between it and ShareProphets was over the way in which, for example,  the Quindell fraud was being systematically unpicked in these parts. That was not just an issue of free speech, it was a matter of exposing bad people and trying to save the shirts of our readers. So I have an awful lot of time for Clem Chambers, the CEO of ADVFN.

CAP-XX – tax rebate received… but needed to repay line of credit facility...

Published 210 days ago

“Further to the company's announcement of 4 October 2016, the board of CAP-XX (CPX) is pleased to announce that it has received an Australian Government R&D tax rebate of A$1.537m”. The following updates with me having previously commented here on the company looking to need to focus on ensuring it has a sustainable financial basis

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

Published 221 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…

Hardide – investment for growth or just keeping the lights on?

Published 223 days ago

I wrote on provider of advanced surface coatings for a wide range of engineering components, Hardide (HDD) in June – ‘half-year results dire, cash crunch & thus (explicitly) fundraising ahoy!’. I now update on developments on the back of a trading update from the company today…

Digital Barriers – credit facility ahead of interim results?

Published 223 days ago

Having warned on shares in Digital Barriers (DGB) last year, I note an announcement of a £10 million credit facility – with this following a trading update announcement last week…

Starcom – legal woes follow half-year results concern…

Published 224 days ago

Having previously questioned whether it has sufficient working capital, I note a “Litigation update” announcement from Starcom (STAR) and the shares currently 12.5% lower, at 2.625p, in response. Uh-oh...

Trendit – a shocking indictment of the Standard List

Published 226 days ago

If you thought that AIM was badly regulated then the Standard List seems to be making great strides to demonstrate how much worse it could all get. We already have Cynical Bear’s Sub-Standard Shockers XI but in the form of Trendit (TRIT) an extraordinary set of events suggests a real scandal is brewing. Will anyone step up to the plate and take action?

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

Published 226 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…

Mirada – shares soar on half-year trading update, but does it tell the full story?

Published 228 days ago

Having recently been declining, shares in digital technology company Mirada (MIRA) were the top gainer yesterday – up 26% to 4.25p – on the back of a “Trading Statement” announcement. Let’s take a look…

21st Century Technology – half-year results admit “liquidity issues”! …

Published 243 days ago

Technology provider to the transport industry, 21st Century (C21) has announced results for the first half of 2016 including that “there are a number of positive initiatives happening within the group”. The following updates with the shares currently remaining slumped at 1.625p…

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

Published 243 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 244 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…

Fitbug – half-year results claim “encouraging progress” & “confident”. Really?

Published 249 days ago

Fitbug (FITB) has announced results for the first half of 2016, including claiming that its “strategy has seen encouraging progress… with our additional working capital and reduced levels of debt following our successful fundraise in July, the board is confident as to the company's future prospects”. The shares have lapped it up by approaching 12%, to 0.28p, but is there really “encouraging progress” and ‘confidence’ here? ...

Sepura – less than 2 months after bail-out fundraising, a profit warning extraordinaire!

Published 257 days ago

After 4th April 2016, “adjusted EBITDA lower than expectations… possibility of covenant breaches”27th April; “short term cash constraints… ongoing discussions with stakeholders regarding liquidity and capital structure” and 27th June “management actions taken to revise business model - impacting FY17 financial performance”, a now 12pm “Trading update” announcement from Sepura (SEPU). Uh-oh…

EU Supply – does “Renewal of agreements” announcement merit the further share price gain?

Published 257 days ago

Shares in EU Supply (EUSP) are again on the rise – currently more than 8.5% higher at 11.125p – on the back of a “Renewal of agreements” announcement. Let’s take a look…

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

Published 264 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 264 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…

Cyan – a “world leader” adopting a model “similar to ARM Holdings plc”. Really?!? …

Published 279 days ago

Self-declared “world leader” in technical jargon to describe what it does (Oops, I meant “in narrowband RF mesh networks for Omni Internet of Things communications”), Cyan (CYAN) has announced results for the first half of 2016 – noting its “financial performance reflected the increasing maturity of our offering and relationships” and that it’s “excited by the group's growth prospects”. Hmmm…

Image Scan Holdings – does latest “Trading Update” justify recent share price gains?

Published 280 days ago

Having risen from 2.375p a month ago to 5.75p, shares in Image Scan Holdings (IGE) are currently further higher, at 6.25p, on the back of a “Year End Deliveries Trading Update” including that “the company anticipates to have recognized the sale of approximately half this £800k order by the end of the financial year and therefore now expects to materially exceed current market expectations”

Work Group – returns to AIM with Chairman Simon Howard escaping the financial pain of others

Published 282 days ago

Following the 31st December 2015 sale of its operating business to Capita as “it became clear to the board that the trading activities of the group could only survive as part of a much larger organisation”, Work Group (WORK) has now published results for 2015 and its shares have been re-admitted to AIM as an investing company…

21st Century Technology – you were warned & it’s now profit warning ahoy

Published 283 days ago

Unlike its previous “Trading Update” announcement, it’s not ‘no one watching o’clock’ this time - but it is the same end result for shares in 21st Century Technology (C21); they're crashing...

Imaginatik – FY results, claims “pleased” with the growth & progress. Hmmm, really?…

Published 285 days ago

Provider of innovation software and related professional services to large and medium-sized enterprises, Imaginatik (IMTK) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2016 and states it is “pleased with the growth achieved in the year and the underlying progress within the business”. The shares are though currently a further more than 6.5% lower, at 1.75p. Hmmm…

Ten Alps – restructuring of London publishing business fails, is to be closed down…

Published 286 days ago

Having slumped from 2p following a profit warning in May, shares in Ten Alps (TAL) are currently recovering slightly on the back of a “Closure of Ten Alps Media Limited” announcement...

blur Group – “is pleased to present” its half year results, it shouldn’t be…

Published 289 days ago

Prodigious cash-burning machine (sorry, services platform and marketplace group), blur (BLUR) “is pleased to present its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016”. Hmmm – this with the shares down from a start of the year 17p (and much, much higher when we first started warning) to a current little more than 7p…

Nanoco – claims “commercial, technological and organisational” milestone achievements, but financials?

Published 293 days ago

An announcement commences “Nanoco Group plc (NANO), a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, provides the following trading update ahead of its preliminary results for the year ended 31 July 2016. During the year, the company made substantial progress and achieved a significant number of commercial, technological and organisational milestones”. Hmmm, I note no mention of ‘financial’, wonder why? ...

APC Technology - “is pleased to announce”… another private investor screwing

Published 300 days ago

APC Technology (APC) “is pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised £1.1 million (before expenses) by way of a placing of 13,750,000 ordinary shares… together with two warrants for every five placing shares issued”. The market is not as pleased – the following updates with the shares currently more than 16% lower, at 8.375p, on the day…

Blur Trading Statement - Show Me The Lack of Money: Letts Must Go

Published 305 days ago

The hapless Phil Letts, founder and CEO of disaster story Blur (BLUR) must surely know that his time - and that of his grossly overpaid Mrs - is almost up. After another dire trading statement today, There's No Other Way, as Blur used to say:

HaloSource - another (lack of) revenue warning, seemingly remains on path to cash crunch ahoy!

Published 307 days ago

In May I questioned whether the HaloSource, Inc. (HAL) sale of its Recreational Water business was all as it initially seems – and the company now updates that “total revenue from continuing operations for the period ended 30 June 2016 was $1.4 million (H1 2015: $2.7 million)” and “a cash balance of $4.1 million”. Hmmm…

Tungsten – claims “special operating assets”, but currently just another ’specially bad financial performance

Published 307 days ago

Tungsten (TUNG) has announced results for its year ended 30th April 2016 and that “the board is confident the company is well positioned for further sustainable growth”. The shares are further lower, at a current 43p, in response. Hmmm…

Superglass Holdings – recommended takeover offer; from Russia with a bailout for shareholders

Published 310 days ago

Manufacturer of glass wool and mineral fibre insulation products, Superglass (SPGH) has announced a 5.6p per share, £8.7 million, takeover offer from Inflection Management Corp which it is recommending to shareholders...

WANdisco – where now following confetti issue approval?

Published 318 days ago

Having recovered back above 150p at the start of this month, shares in unique cash-burning machine (sorry, “unique… provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure storage, scalability and continuous availability”) WANdisco plc (WAND) have slipped back with the company having received General Meeting approval for a confetti (sorry again, equity) issue…

Digital Globe Services – CEO reckons “pleased with the overall growth of the business”, but for investors it’s over to Beyoncé & Jay-Z…

Published 319 days ago

Provider of customer, lead, and inquiry acquisition and digital media services, Digital Globe (DGS) commences a “Trading Update” noting that it “expects to deliver revenue for the year of approximately $48.0m (FY15: $40.3m), marginally ahead of market expectations”. Good, good … “gross margins experienced compression in the second half of the year due primarily to increased marketing spend”. Uh oh…

Sabien Technology – GM to reduce nominal value of shares + “three month's cash to cover working capital”. Hmmm…

Published 320 days ago

Sabien Technology (SNT) has released the update provided at a General Meeting held today. Why the General Meeting? … “to effect a reorganisation of the company's share capital… the nominal value of the company's ordinary share capital needs to be reduced in order to allow the company to issue new ordinary shares should it decide to do so”. Hmmm...

Strat Aero – announcement of “Board Change” after Hulsey Smith bombshell letter, but...

Published 325 days ago

Strat Aero (AERO) has announced that “Greg Kuenzel, non-executive director of the company, is stepping down from the board with immediate effect”. This follows just a day after W. Hulsey Smith released a third open shareholder letter to the board. But...

Ten Alps - “Directorate Change” announcement = CEO walking the plank

Published 332 days ago

Having recently noted that TV and multimedia content producer Ten Alps (TAL) faced an unenviable combination of issues, the company has now announced that “Mark Wood, Chief Executive Officer, has notified the board of his decision to step down as CEO and as a company director with immediate effect, which was accepted… The company has no immediate intentions to appoint a new CEO”. Hmmm…

Strat Aero – 2015 results at the last minute & after AGM, I wonder why? …

Published 332 days ago

Drone company Strat Aero (AERO) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year ridiculously late and after its AGM earlier on 30th June. I wonder why? …

Image Scan Holdings – announces largest portable X-ray order, but placing ahoy?

Published 333 days ago

Previously reviewing long-time purveyor of jam tomorrow (sorry, of X-ray screening systems to the security and industrial inspection markets), Image Scan Holdings (IGE) I concluded that it was looking more likely that the company can avert a cash crunch ahoy and move into profit and cash generation but that I awaited more evidence. The following updates post an announcement of “the single largest portable X-ray order ever received by Image Scan”

Imaginatik – having talked of gross proceeds “expected to be approximately £2.11 million”, fundraising falls well short…

Published 339 days ago

Having on 25th May announced a placing and open offer at 2.5p per share to raise expected gross proceeds of “approximately £2.11 million” and earlier this month the as-expected completion of the placing (for a gross £1.58 million), Imaginatik (IMTK) has now announced the result of the open offer…

Image Scan Holdings – “Distribution Agreement”, how’s the jam tomorrow looking?

Published 340 days ago

Long-time purveyor of jam tomorrow (sorry, of X-ray screening systems to the security and industrial inspection markets), Image Scan (IGE) has followed results for its half year ended 31st March 2016 with a “Distribution Agreement” announcement. Let’s take a look…

CAP-XX – “secured new orders for automotive applications”. Hmmm…

Published 341 days ago

Having previously written in March in a sceptical vein, I note shares in the company which modestly describes itself as “a world leader in the design and manufacture of thin, flat supercapacitors and energy management systems”, CAP-XX (CPX) currently trade higher, at around 5p, on the back of an announcement which begins with that the company “is pleased to announce that it has secured new orders for its supercapacitor solutions for both passenger vehicle and heavy vehicle automotive applications”.

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

Published 341 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…

EU Supply – CEO buys & shares on the rise, but concerns remain…

Published 342 days ago

Having previously remained at around the levels of my previous update, shares in e-procurement software provider, EU Supply (EUSP) have spiked in the last few days – from just above 4p to a current 6.5p. The following reviews…

Superglass Holdings – shares slumping as cash position has done likewise. Hmmm…

Published 342 days ago

I previously wrote on Superglass Holdings (SPGH) towards the end of last year HERE and now update with the shares currently fast-falling back to the levels of then…

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

Published 343 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…

CloudTag – the equity issues go on and on…. And on and on…

Published 347 days ago

“CloudTag (CTAG), the company that brings personal monitoring to the health, wellbeing and fitness markets, is pleased to announce an operational update and to announce it has raised £470,000 by way of a subscription for new ordinary shares”. At 6.05p, this now means a market cap here of more than £19.5 million. Hmmm…

Ten Alps – “Disposal” announcement not exactly a game-changer!

Published 350 days ago

Having recently gone in just over two months from being “on track to generate a full year profit for the first time in a number of years and to continue momentum into the medium term” to having “continued to sustain losses in certain parts of its publishing operations… these continued losses are likely to result in the group not being profitable for the year as a whole”, Ten Alps (TAL) sought to somewhat reassure with that it “is in advanced stages of discussion on the disposal of certain areas of its publishing business”. We now have an announcement of “the disposal of the trade of Grove House Publishing Limited, one of its publishing subsidiaries, for a cash consideration of”

Plexus Holdings – previous doubts borne out as “Conditional Placing” announced

Published 350 days ago

On Plexus Holdings (POS) announcing the raising of $5 million of new equity in April, I questioned whether it was to fast track its entry into the Russian and other markets or to keep the lights on – see HERE. We now further have an answer – with the company announcing a conditional (including on 28th June General Meeting approval) gross £6 million placing including to “strengthen Plexus' balance sheet during the current down cycle”...

Ten Alps – announced “Loan Agreement” just kicks the can down the road

Published 352 days ago

Having recently gone in just over two months from being “on track to generate a full year profit for the first time in a number of years and to continue momentum into the medium term” to having “continued to sustain losses in certain parts of its publishing operations… these continued losses are likely to result in the group not being profitable for the year as a whole”, Ten Alps (TAL) has now announced a “Loan Agreement”

AO World – full-year results, do the numbers reflect “deliver(ing) huge benefits to the business”?

Published 354 days ago

Online electrical retailer AO World (AO.) has announced results including that “the consistent focus we place on delivering amazing customer service along with the investment we have been making in our brand continues to deliver huge benefits to the business” and that “trading in the current financial year has started well”. The shares though are now down 6%, to 157p, on the back of the announcement. Hmmm, let’s take a look...

DCD Media – follows no-one watching o'clock "business update", with no-one watching o'clock results

Published 360 days ago

Following a true 'no-one watching o'clock’ “Business Update” from DCD Media (DCD), it has followed suit with the results announcement – with a 4:10pm release. I wonder why...

Imaginatik – shares on the rise despite admitted discounted fundraising discussions. Hmmm…

Published 375 days ago

Having fallen back towards 3p following a couple of RNS announcements earlier this week, shares in Imaginatik (IMTK) are currently on the rise again. With this coming after the shares had slumped to sub 2p by the start of April before soaring beyond 5p by the commencement of May, the following reviews the goings-on here…

Ten Alps – from “on track to generate a full year profit for the first time in a number of years”, to…

Published 377 days ago

8th March 2016: Ten Alps plc (TAL) “remains on track to generate a full year profit for the first time in a number of years and to continue momentum into the medium term”17th May 2016: “The group has continued to sustain losses in certain parts of its publishing operations, the turnaround of which has taken longer than expected. These continued losses are likely to result in the group not being profitable for the year as a whole”. Uh oh…

Driver Group – revenues projected to be ‘in line’, but profit? …

Published 384 days ago

Construction and engineering consultancy group Driver (DRV) has updated that “March and April revenues were strong and the current workload / pipeline indicates that the group will deliver revenues for the year ending 30 September 2016 at least in line with current market expectations. However… believes that profit for the current year will be significantly short of market expectations”. Uh oh…

Hotel Chocolat – IPO analysis part 1/2: financial performance

Published 387 days ago

Chocolatier and retailer Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) has announced it is to IPO on 10th May “by way of a conditional placing… based on the placing price (148p per share), the market capitalisation of the company on admission to trading on AIM will be £167 million”A second part of analysis will look at the company’s prospects, this first part reviews its recent financial performance…

Proxama – on the buses, but is it placing ahoy?

Published 389 days ago

AIM-listed Proxama (PROX) yesterday released an RNS Reach which described the launch of advertising campaigns on London buses. It all sounds terribly high-tech and exciting: it involves 500 buses using the company’s beacon technology and there is plenty of stuff about high click-through rates, a potential market of 2.3 billion passenger journeys a year to go for and how consumer targeting will mean adverts of quality and relevance. But…..

Fitbug – shares down as 2015 results awaited, another fundraising needed & ahoy?

Published 390 days ago

Having warned both during a late 2014 ramparoonie that would take the shares to 20p and then all the way down, I note shares in Fitbug Holdings (FITB) are currently a major faller – down more than 14% on the day at 0.45p. Hmmm…

eServGlobal – claims “significant contract”, but guidance only maintained; PLACING AHOY!

Published 402 days ago

eServGlobal (ESG) has announced what it immediately claims as “a significant contract to supply its PayMobile software”. However, despite approximately €2.5 million of the €6 million contract value to be recognised in the company’s current year to 31st October, it only “maintains” financial guidance. Hmmm…

SeaEnergy ‘fesses up to self-inflicted dire financial position. Blow me down with a feather….

Published 451 days ago

I’ve been classing AIM-listed SeaEnergy (SEA) as an outright sell since last September (see HERE) at 5.5p bid, but was bearish as long ago as last June at over 12p (see HERE). This has been an accident waiting to happen for months and this morning came the grim news.

F40 LED International Toasts Chinese New Year with a Rum’n’Coke of an RNS

Published 473 days ago

Already suspended for failing to produce its accounts to June 2015, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play LED International Holdings (LED) gave out a Chinese new year update on Monday which covered a number of matters – not least of which is the overdue accounts. And the binning of a JV which started life as a proposed RTO. And the non-completion of an acquisition first announced back in March 2013. And a warning that its working capital position is constrained because its customers are not paying their bills. And the company needs to raise cash or restructure debts. Apart from that everything’s fine!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 3rd February - Deltex dont give me that working capital crap

Published 481 days ago

I start with today's placing news from Deltex Medical (DEMG). I do not reckon that this will be its last placing and its language stinks at every level. The money will be used for "working capital". Bollocks. It means to "fund our ongoing fucking losses". And there is more. Yes this is a bad language special. And if you are a Guardian reading loser who thinks the NHS is cash starved you will also be offended.  I also look at Petro Matad (MATD), Petroceltic (PCI), Rose Petroleum (ROSE) and once again push Wandisco (WAND) for a statement. Is there a "strategic review" yet? How close are you to tits up time?

LED International Holdings – yet another Filthy Forty suspension

Published 514 days ago

Our apologies are due for overlooking one of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty companies. The RNS released by LED International (LED) three days before Christmas (HERE) almost passed us by: the company announced early in the no-one-is-watching o’clock holiday period that its shares were being suspended because it had become apparent that the Company [would] not be in a position to publish its audited report and accounts for the year ended 30 June 2015 by the deadline of 31 December.

Quindell – The Company (at last) Comments to Shareprophets re Bond Issue Position

Published 1114 days ago

Well done Quindell (QPP). It has finally offered a comment on the suggestion from a source of mine that it was considering a bond issue in 2014.  To those poltroons who suggested that Quindell would not bother speaking to me, only “proper” journalists

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