Fever-Tree Drinks – a “Trading Statement” lacking financial specifics… & a recovered £2.7 billion valuation?
Red Flags at Night – CentralNic Group: NED dumps £155k worth of shares... & look at the balance sheet!
Wherever I go on the internet I am plagued by banner adverts inviting me to sign up for a seminar with “award winning journalist and broadcaster” Naga Munchetty of the BBC. Naga earns a six figure salary from the state broadcaster funded by a poll tax on rich and poor alike extracted by threat of jail. But Naga is greedy and so lends the good name of the BBC to her commercial enterprises, this one sponsored by salesforce, as you can see in the banner below.
I’m pleased to read that Sage (SGE) - one of my tips at this sites recent online investor show - enjoyed a solid first half (to the end of March), with organic recurring revenue of 10.3%. Naturally, life is tougher for its fiscal second half but it has already guided for this in early April as I discussed previously. For me, the continuing subscription / cloud shift is a positive that helps counter the classic slowdown from a suppressed SME environment. Anyhow, good to see the share pushing forward today on a mildly rough day on the markets. But onto the main event...
You cannot say you were not repeatedly warned here on ShareProphets – we have been bears from the start of Aston Martin’s latest incarnation as a listed vehicle (geddit?) and this morning we learn that having listed at a stonking £18 per share in October 2018, there is a rights issue on offer at just 207p. Oh, and the full year results are out….
I guess if you are an embattled Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) shareholder then you have a mild spring in your step this morning, with the shares over 25% up. Only another 300+ percent to go until they are back at the IPO price...
The comedy that is life as a publicly listed stock of Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) continues apace. I see Nigel was moved a few weeks ago to highlight the lunacy around rumours about a big potential new investor into the business. Meanwhile, I observed in my latest bearish update in November that 'my favourite line for insight remains the x5.5 net debt to adjusted ebitda multiple'. Well I must apologise for the conservatism of my comments back then...because today's update places it squarely in the x6s...
Perma-dog Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) has been a predictable disaster for investors since its latest iteration joined the stockmarket last year and ShareProphets readers were well warned off by Gary Newman ahead of the IPO and Chris Bailey was no less scathing HERE. Indeed, Tom Winnifrith wondered HERE whether it would go bust for the seventh time. On Friday evening after hours, at 5.05pm – no-one-is-watching o’clock on General Election results day - the company issued a statement. Uh-oh…….
The best line from today's crop of regulatory news statements is undoubtedly the observation from Hornby (HRN) that 'We regret not producing a Brexit themed model. Our new grasp of social media has shown us that people are passionate about sharing their views on the topic. If the situation persists, we have plans for a locomotive that reliably gets stuck between stations'. Very good! Also before we get to the main event…
In a manner reminiscent of a blundering, multi-take shoot of a James Bond film scene where his pristine ride is written off as part of a plot twist, I see Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) shares are once again having a shocker. Today's 20% odd fall follows the publication of a trading update which included the words 'revised outlook' in the headline. And you can guess already that this is not going to be an upward revision…
Lots and lots of numbers out today but something that really stuck out to me was the quarter one update from Aston Martin Lagonda (AML), which floated less than a year ago above 1800p a share...and today is on sale only for a few percent above 800p a share. Now that is ugly from anyone's perspective…
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