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Grafenia – “trading and strategy update”. Er, what’s the net cash/debt position?!

2021-04-16 15:54:00

“trading and strategy update” announcement from Grafenia (GRA) includes “revenue in March 2021 improved and was 80% of the same period last year. This April has started well… there's lots of reason to believe our clients will reopen to increased demand… using our software platform to smooth the process” and “we made significant and permanent reductions to our overhead base during 2020, to reduce our breakeven point”. Why then are the shares currently little changed, at 5.625p, in response?...


Grafenia – argues “increasingly confident in the merits of our transformation strategy”, so why the share price decline?

2018-11-28 07:12:43

Grafenia (GRA) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2018 – including noting “we're increasingly confident in the merits of our transformation strategy”, so why a current approaching 10% share price decline, to sub 10p?...


Grafenia – trading “in-line with our internal budgets”… but what does that mean?!

2018-07-27 14:53:49

Grafenia (GRA) has updated including “we've continued to expand our Nettl network both in the UK and overseas” and “in the first quarter, trading has been in-line with our internal budgets”. The shares, at 13p, though remain down from 16p+ reached before results for the company’s year ended 31st March 2018 were announced last month…


Grafenia – FY results argue transition “has progressed well”. Has it?

2018-06-13 01:25:14

Results for its year ended 31st March 2018 from Grafenia (GRA) include the Chairman’s statement commencing “the transition of Grafenia plc has progressed well since I last wrote to you”. The shares have though responded lower, back towards 12p…


Grafenia – equity raise to fund acquisitions… or is it?

2018-04-13 08:19:02

A 1:15pm announcement of a change of adviser from AIM-listed Grafenia (GRA). Hmmm, a strange time to announce that – though I note it accompanied with Issue of Equity


Grafenia – argues positioning to exploit ‘graphics sector convergence’… but for now it’s another trading warning!

2018-03-24 01:49:47

Though down from 16p+ in 2016, shares in Grafenia (GRA) had recovered from circa 7p in the summer to above 12p before a latest Trading Statement


Grafenia – interims; balance sheet deterioration & profit warning

2017-11-07 01:31:47

Though down from more than 15p in Summer 2016, shares in Grafenia (GRA) have recently risen from 7p in July to more than 10p. However, they are currently heading back towards the latter following the company’s half-year report for the period ended 30th September 2017…


Grafenia – updates on “strong” print revenues & results “in line”, so why are the shares still depressed?

2017-04-11 00:36:37

Grafenia (GRA) has updated that “revenues from print in March were strong, significantly ahead of both our internal budget and the same period last year” and that “the board expects full year results to be in line with revised market expectations for revenue, EBITDA and net cash” - yet the shares presently remain at a depressed 6.5p. Why?...


Grafenia – as cautioned, another profit warning was ahoy…

2017-02-21 04:05:50

“Trading update” announcement from Grafenia (GRA) commences that “in our update to the market on 8th November 2016, we highlighted the inconsistent nature of transactional print volumes and this has continued”. Uh oh – that announcement saw me note profit warning ahoy!...


Grafenia – “delighted” to announce acquisition, but it looks no panacea to recent woe

2017-01-16 07:30:51

Printing company Grafenia (GRA) is “delighted” to announce an acquisition of Liverpool-based Arthur Diamond Design (ADD Signs), seeing it as a first step of “ambitious plans”. Hmmm…


Grafenia – director share purchase, a positive signal… Or not?…

2016-11-09 07:53:55

Having concluded bearishly on half-year results from Grafenia (GRA), I note a “Directors' Dealings” announcement from the company today…


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

2016-11-08 07:04:26

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…


Grafenia – trading update reckons “market expectations remain achievable”. Hmmm…

2016-10-14 03:29:50

Having previously reviewed Grafenia (GRA) with the shares at 9.5p in August, I note they currently 13.5% lower today, at sub 9p, on the back of a “Period End Trading Update and Notice of Results” announcement…


Grafenia – review as shares crash back having soared in Q2

2016-08-10 08:49:06

I previously wrote on Grafenia plc (GRA) on the back of a February profit warning – noting that I hope readers heeded my previous calls to sell or avoid at much higher prices than the then 8.5p and, whilst wishing new CEO Peter Gunning the best of luck, I retained that stance on the shares - see HERE. They subsequently recovered to more than 16p, but are now back at 9.5p following a recent AGM Statement...


Grafenia – hopefully my previous calls on this heeded; it’s another profit warning

2016-02-24 06:01:16

“Trading Update” announcement from Grafenia plc (GRA) commences “Post the last market update, trading has been more challenging in the company's domestic channels. Our markets have never been more competitive, with established players, aggressive pricing from new European entrants and domestic commercial printers diversifying into the trade print sector”. Uh oh…


Grafenia plc – following last month’s ‘no one watching o’clock’ profit warning, what now?…

2015-11-12 00:46:30

I concluded a previous piece on Grafenia plc (GRA) HERE by saying that, despite the shares having fallen to 15.5p, withfurther detail of interim results expected to be announced on 9th November, it looked one to avoid. This has proven wise, with the share price now 12.875p…


Grafenia plc – profit warning at end of an announcement at ‘no one watching o’clock’…

2015-10-07 05:50:39

Grafenia plc (GRA) has commenced its most recent announcement with news that it has completed the sale of its Dutch subsidiary for €2.35 million. It has also completed a derisory double of making the announcement at ‘no one watching o’clock’ (5:32pm) and it including towards the end a ‘material’ profit warning…


Grafenia plc – interim results, company's transition taking longer than initially envisaged: sell

2013-11-04 17:53:44

Grafenia plc (GRA), the former, has reported results for its half year ended 30th September 2013 noting that its planned transition to a more Software-as-a-Service type business “is taking longer than we would have initially envisaged”. That makes the stock a sell and here's why.


Grafenia plc – change in name (from, but not in trading (profit warning)

2013-10-22 16:33:13

Ahead of an expected 4th November announcement of its results for the six months ended 30th September 2013, the former – now Grafenia plc (GRA), apparently “to reflect the broad 'graphic nature' of the group's activity” – earlier this month warned to “expect the results for the year to be below market expectations and skewed towards the second half's trading”. Is this another case of a change of a company’s name but the same old problems?

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