Sometimes with recovery plays like Petra Diamonds it becomes clear you've got it wrong and it is time to cut your losses
“Audioboom (AIM: BOOM), the leading global podcast company, is pleased to provide an unaudited trading update for the 12 months ended 31 December 2019” – with it emphasising “91% revenue growth and significant year-on-year EBITDA improvement”. The shares have though currently responded to 237.5p – a few percent lower...
I have long criticised the cash guzzling daft business that is Audioboom (BOOM) and its senior management, notably the former CEO free speech denying knobhead Rob Proctor. Now it is the chairman Michael Tobin who today talks patent bollocks. Do these folks not realise how ridiculous they look?
Saying that he wished to pursue more entrepreneurial opportunities, the founder and CEO of Audioboom (BOOM), free speech denying Rob Proctor has quit the company with immediate effect. Feck off Rob, the only question is whether other family members on the payroll (employed on merit natch) will be going too. And what, or who, prompted the departure of Proctor pere?
I have noted on this website several times how Audioboom (BOOM) has real form in giving a misleading indication of its cash position and cashburn ahead of a bailout placing. I warned you that it was up to its old tricks again in the final months of 2018 and early 2019 ahead of two placings which came along as predicted. Now the scale of that naughtiness is revealed with dismal interims out today. Here is your timeline.
Last Thursday evening I revealed in a bit of a scoop that Audioboom (BOOM) was trying to raise £8 million at 2.5p. The next morning the company was forced into a statement and said it was trying to raise £5 million at 2.5p. That was not really true - I published the deck the wretched company had sent to potential investors showing it was trying to raise £8 million. Today it fessed up that it has raised just £2.8 million with £1.2 million of that coming from the board and the Candy Brothers chucking good money after bad. What a shower…
Yesterday I revealed that Audioboom (BOOM) was running around trying to raise £8 million at 2.5p HERE. The Company has responded with an RNS "Statement re Online Commentary on proposed fundraising." Oh come on CEO Rob Proctor you free speech denying knobhead, surely you can brinmg yourself to recognise which fine website scooped you and forced the statement. The statement natch dissembles as I shall demonstrate below.
The codename for the latest bailout funding of Audioboom (BOOM) is Project Coffee. The presentation, which I have seen, gushes about growth opportunities but that is always the way with this serial deliverer of jam tomorrow. There is no mentioning of burgeoning trade payables. That is always the way with Audioboom and its bailout placings. Anyhow, the company is, according to its jargin filled document "now seeking to raise a ‘growth’ capital round of c£8m at c2.5p per share." With the stock at 2.3-25p that might be a bit of an ask. Time for an official comment on this ShareProphets scoop methinks...
Free speech denying, relative employing, value destroying serial bullshitter Rob Proctor of Audioboom (BOOM) is at it again with a trading statement that Nomad Allenby should be thoroughly ashamed of, in every respect.
Following a week of intense share price weakness, Audioboom (BOOM) has served up, what looks like, a panicked trading statement. It is long on blather but fails to mention the one thing that really matters: the looming cash crisis. This company could be out of money and insolvent by Christmas, indeed sooner, but free speech denying, family on the payroll poltroon of a CEO Rob Proctor fails to address that elephant in the room. I suppose that there is some good news.
Oh dear, oh dear. At what point will those who have backed this crock of shit decide that it is not worth chucking any more cash down this black hole. I know that free speech denying boss Rob Proctor and his relatives on the payroll need jobs but but this company is just a disaster zone. As he wakes up for a meeting with Karma today, Proctor tries to polish the turd but today’s lack of profits/almost out of cash warning is his worst yet. And that takes some doing given his track record of abject operational failure and of consistent value destruction
Podcasting platform company Audioboom (BOOM) has announced results for its half year ended 31st May 2018, including emphasising “revenue increased by 43% to £2.6 million (H1 2017: £1.8 million)… adjusted EBITDA loss reduced to £2.2 million (H1 2017: £2.6 million)… Fully funded through to expected cash break even”. Hmmm…
Audioboom Group (BOOM) has announced that it is to announce results for its half year ended 31st May 2018 “on or around 20th July” - and also taken the opportunity to hit out at the share price decline since restoration of trading in its shares on 14th June. Hmmm…
I cannot hide my pleasure at today's catastrophic news from Audioboom (BOOM). Media companies should believe in free speech - Rob Proctor's outfit buckled at once forcing me to move bearcast elsewhere. And now Proctor's company faces possible bankruptcy in four weeks time. Ha fucking ha. This is a shambles.
Spoken word audio on-demand platform company Audioboom (BOOM) has announced a proposed $185 million reverse acquisition of USA-headquartered online audio industry technology provider Triton Digital, Inc. – this following shares in Audioboom having risen from 3.34p to above 3.6p yesterday (hmmm!)…
Low grade Broadcast platform Audioboom (BOOM) has served up a year end trading statement today which is stuffed full of jam tomorrow but cannot hide the fact that it remains a cash guzzling monster and that nearly all the money has gone. Yet another bailout placing is inevitable.
I sense that this is the start of another pump before the dump of yet another bailout placing by the free speech-denying tossers at Audioboom (BOOM). Today we have news that Oli Walters has joined as head of UK sales. Oli pretentious millennial twist on Oliver perhaps? I am sure that he will fit in brilliantly and help rack up an admin overhead which is now closer to £600,000 a month than £500,000.
Audioboom (BOOM) was able to get its shares up by more than 12%, above 2p, yesterday on the back of a “Third Quarter Update”. Unfortunately though this was achieved by CEO Rob Proctor again substituting jam tomorrow verbiage for meaningful financials – as Tom Winnifrith noted in a BearCast HERE. There has since been an update by house broker Allenby Capital…
Has Roger Lawson of ShareSoc not heard of the Streisand Effect? Last week his lawyers sent a take-down letter to Audioboom about a bearcast that he asserted ( wrongly) was defamatory and libellous. Since the podcast is more than a year old and so was rarely listened to these days his act was pointless but, more importantly,, Audioboom had no legal liability as libel is time limited by statute. But Audioboom has no cojones just like it has no FD after the last chap resigned without any explanation given but with immediate effect the other day. We explained this tale of media cowardice in full HERE. However...
Roger Lawson of ShareSoc is determined to use his wealth to stop publication of legitimate comments about his writing and share dealing activities and has thus threatened me, Tom Winnifrith with both a libel case and an injunction for harassment.
Audioboom (BOOM) has today announced that CFO, David McDonagh has left "with immediate effect". It says it is looking for a replacement but gives no reason for the departure. And oddly this resignation occurs just one week after the company published interims. It was clearly not planned.
Audioboom (BOOM), which describes itself as “the leading spoken word audio on-demand platform”, has announced results for its half year ended 31st May 2017, with CEO Rob Proctor arguing “we are ideally placed to be a leading player in this next evolution of the internet”…
Audioboom (BOOM) has updated on the second quarter of its year, emphasising “strong performance for the first quarter of the year continued”. However, the shares have currently responded lower. Hmmm…
Spoken word audio on-demand platform company, Audioboom (BOOM) has announced results for its year ended 30th November 2016. Hmmm – more than five months after the year-end then, rarely a good sign…
Noting the balance sheet position (and related-party transactions) suggested continued caution, I previously updated on spoken-word audio platform company Audioboom (BOOM) earlier this month as the shares were recovering above 3p on the back of a “First Quarter KPI Update” announcement. Now BOOM – it’s discounted placing ahoy!...
Shares in spoken-word audio platform company Audioboom (BOOM) are currently recovering above 3p on the back of a “First Quarter KPI Update” announcement. Hmmm, let’s take a look…
Audioboom (BOOM) has updated that it “has received a further acceptance of its offer to purchase the entire issued share capital of SONR” and “is in the process of exercising the squeeze-out rights… to acquire, on a compulsory basis, the remaining balance”. It looks like the 100% acquisition in a murky related-party transaction is thus nearing completion…
Having last month noted on spoken-word audio platform company Audioboom (BOOM) that nearly all the money’s gone AGAIN, I note an announcement today of an agreement to acquire SONR News Ltd for an all-share £1.42 million and the issue of a £1 million, 10% interest, convertible loan note...
No-one quite got the exact answer I was looking for which explained why the Hindenberg was the odd one out in the four images below. The wrong answers are here.
Previously writing on spoken-word audio platform company, Audioboom (BOOM) I noted “agreement for investment from China ‘not yet been reached’, surely not to be cash crunch ahoy AGAIN!”. The company is now “pleased to provide an update on its Q4 KPIs and trading for the year ended 30 November 2016” and, well, er…
Later today I shall record another most excellent Bearcast using the Audioboom (BOOM) platform which to date appears to have generated advertising revenue for me of er...nothing at all. That is somewhat below what I was led to expect but who cares, I bring you my expletive ridden thoughts for the sheer pleasure of it. Let's start early today with the tourette's: The Audioboom trading statement is just plain shite.
On 5th August Rob Proctor, CEO of spoken word audio platform Audioboom (BOOM), was “pleased to report that Audioboom has made further tangible progress in H1 2016, growing revenue, securing significant new content partners and further broadening its geographic distribution”. However, the financials showed it was cash crunch ahoy. Less than an hour later it was placing ahoy and there is now a “Strategic investment discussions update”…
Often it can be hard to value companies in the media sector, and at times quite a lot of future revenue potential is being factored into the current share price and the rate of growth plays a big part in that.
I noted a week ago, here, that Audioboom (BOOM) shares were weak and that since it was running out of cash I reckoned a placing was afoot. Lo and behold there is indeed a £2.55 million placing at 2.5p today but there is also a stream of other announcements which are a red flag festival. This is a horror story.
Shares in spoken‐word audio platform company Audioboom (BOOM) currently trade more than 20% higher at 3.5p on the back of an announcement that its Chief Executive Rob Proctor has purchased 650,000 shares in the company at 2.98p each. Hmmm…
Rob Proctor, CEO of spoken-word audio platform, Audioboom (BOOM) states “I and the team are obviously delighted with our progress during Q1. With the appointment of commercial directors in the USA, UK and India, combined with increased activity of the Cumulus media sales team, I believe that Audioboom is now acutely focussed on the key elements of its business, allowing it to target revenue growth and long-term profitability for shareholders”. The shares though are currently down more than 10%, at 3.125p. Hmm…
Audioboom (BOOM) has announced “it has been selected as one of 11 podcast/spoken word content partners for the new look Google Play application in the USA”. This follows an announcement last month of the signing of a partnership Heads of Terms with leading Indian film company Eros, but the shares are continuing to head lower – currently at 3.375p having commenced the year at more than 4p and been briefly over 16p in 2014. The following reviews…
Featuring shares in Argoes Resources (ARG), Audioboom (BOOM), Earthport (EPO), Ortac Resources (OTC), Sareum (SAR) and Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA) with share price targets for all six stocks.
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at email@example.com - Today I look at shares in Audioboom (BOOM), Avanti Communications (AVN) and IQE (IQE) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
A kind reader points out that Rob Proctor of Audioboom (BOOM) has committed a clear breach of AIM Rules in a podcast recorded with Justin the Clown on ADVFN on Tuesday this week following the latest dire (lack of) profits warning.
Spoken-word audio platform group Audioboom (BOOM) has updated first on its ‘KPIs’ (including the likes of record total monthly and quarterly listens, 859 new content channels added during the quarter and over 275,000 new registered users signing up) and then on its financials & outlook; including “revenues increased significantly on the previous year but are below market expectations” and “shift in timing and pace of adoption will have an impact on expected full year revenues for 2016”. Uh-oh…
Featuring shares in Audioboom (BOOM), Arria NLG (NLG), Falcon Oil & Gas (FOG), InternetQ (INTQ) and Westminster Group (WSG) with share price targets for all five stocks
Featuring shares in Audioboom (BOOM), Bellzone Mining (BZM), Hague & London Oil (HNL), Pantheon Resources (PANR), Scancell Holdings (SCLP), Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA), together with some share price targets.
Since I previously updated on Audioboom Group (BOOM) and its “global strategy to create the world's first audio content syndication and advertising network”, the company has announced ‘Quarterly key performance indicators’ and, today, a ‘Resignation of director’…
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org - Today I look at Audioboom (BOOM), Infrastrata (INFA), Savannah Resources (SAV)
AudioBoom (BOOM) is a perplexing company. It feels like a tech start-up but, rather than pursue round after round of venture capital, AudioBoom last year instead listed on AIM. It currently sits at 5p per share. Two days ago, it was announced that YOLO Leisure & Technology (the Candy Brothers) had bought one million shares at 3p each.
With its shares have risen towards 17p last year and commenced 2015 at more than 10p, a bearish stance on Audioboom Group (BOOM) has proven wise since – with the shares slipping below 4p last month. The announcement of the placing out of an existing equity stake of 10.8% in the company has though currently helped the shares recover a further approaching 17%, to 5.25p, but does this change the picture here?
Russell Brand, hero to millions, and thought leader of our time, has an envious track record. That is a track record of supporting something and it then going horribly wrong. Will the Brand kiss of death also curse Audioboom (BOOM)?
Since I previously updated in June HERE, Audioboom Group (BOOM) has warned on near-term financial performance – though at the end of an announcement of “an agreement with Cumulus Media Holdings, Inc., the second largest radio group in the USA” from which “we expect to benefit from a considerable increase in monthly listens and registered users but also a steady flow of advertising revenues”…
Featuring Audioboom (BOOM), Blinkx (BLNX), Cap-XX (CPX), Castleton Technologies (CTP), Netscientific (NSCI), Proxama (PROX)
Audioboom Group (BOOM) has announced “key performance indicators” for the second quarter of its year to end November 2015. How helpful though are these in assessing the investment promise on offer?
It is Doc Holiday here. Let me declare that I have a small shareholding in Audioboom (BOOM) and I met up with its boss Rob Proctor last week to create the interview below. I rate the shares as a buy and while I know that some on ShareProphets disagree I am glad that because it is a website dedicated to free speech and a two way exchange of opinion, it is running this article.
Audioboom Group (BOOM) – which describes itself as “the leading spoken-word audio on-demand mobile platform” - has announced results for an 11 month period ended 30th November 2014. Does “a period of continued growth in its active userbase and content partners” suggest long-term investment promise or is this another over-hyped social media play?
You will note that the by-line on this article is mine. Just as it was on yesterday’s where I then reprinted the words of my pal Waz Shakoor. Presumably all the bears of Audioboom (BOOM) will now go attacking me too. What follows is actually a response from Audioboom CEO Rob Proctor. It is a response I asked him to pen.
My pal Waz Shakoor has posted a precis of why he has gone short of Audioboom (BOOM) over on TMF. As ever his research is detailed and interesting. The Great Waz writes of a company which at 11.5p is valued at £62 million on the AIM Casino:
Audioboom (BOOM) was the second company presenting on Monday night at the ShareProphets seminar and its talk was followed by a lively Q&A. We hope you take something away from the video of the event.
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