I still reckon AIM-listed graphene outfit Haydale (HAYD) needs to get a placing away pronto but today comes the bombshell that the CFO – who has only been in the job for 10 months – is stepping down. Do I detect a case of rats and sinking ships?
Having suggested that AIM-listed graphene outfit Haydale (HAYD) was once again a slam-dunk sell, partly in view of there being no sign of its results, the company finally delivered them last Tuesday. But I had also pointed to the preponderance of RNS Reach announcements, one of which accompanied the FY results. And this morning there was another.
My most recent call to sell fashionable graphene promote Haydale (HAYD) was on its full-year trading update back in July, an update which told readers very little: I said sell at 1.775p and the shares are now just 1.125p. More ouzo for me!
I’ve been a bear of AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) all the way down from 120p, and saying sell at 78p, to today’s miserable 1.775p but this morning’s trading statement gives me no reason to change my stance. I may have closed out in my five slam-dunk sells for this year but even then I warned that I would still be inclined to sell and I certainly wouldn’t buy here. Well, we’ve had a trading statement this morning – more remarkable for what it does not say rather than what it does, and that is never a good sign.
Oh dear – things are going from bad to worse at AIM-listed Haydale. The bailout refinancing had to be repriced down to just 2p and the open offer raised less than half the amount wanted. And now the shares have fallen below the bailout price – which was set at 2p, the nominal (or par) value of the shares which make raising any more cash a tad difficult.
They say that a week is a long time in politics (attributed to Harold Wilson), and so it seems with the equity markets. A week ago my portfolio of five shares to sell was actually up by 4.6%. Now, all of a sudden we are at minus 8.6%.
I sincerely hope that no ShareProphets readers were left holding this particular baby we warned you often anough.
Well here we are: I’ve been saying for months that AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) had to raise cash in a material way, all the way down from 78p last June and now we have word of a placing at just 5p which Steve Moore published yesterday. Amazingly, even after the company more-or-less confirmed our story (or failed to deny) the shares still sit at 12.25p, having been as low as 9.75p. Some people simply won’t be told. But Proactive should be shame-faced.
We hear it's bailout placing ahoy for Haydale Graphene (HAYD) - at just 5p. Ouzo o'clock imminent for Nigel Somerville...
Back on 27 November 2018, AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) announced (via RNS Reach, mind you) a collaboration with NEX-listed Wheelsure (WHLP) was being joined by Manchester University’s Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) in a project to develop an intelligent new product pairing Haydale's functionalised graphene sensor technology with Wheelsure's failsafe locking solution. Of course, Haydale needed cash then (as it does now). But then so did Wheelsure (see HERE). As such it all looked like a ramp.
I see that AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) has released yet another RNS Reach to tell of an eighteen month supply agreement. The shares have jumped once again, by 12%, But, of course, it is an RNS Reach and thus should be viewed as a marketing, rather than anything significant such as mega-earnings.
AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) is still seeing its management selling shares and another institution seems to be bailing out. Of course, we know that Haydale needs a placing and it is only a matter of time before the £3.2 million black hole in the balance sheet as predicted by paid-for researcher Hardman (so I’ll bet it is more) has to be addressed.
It was announced on Friday that the former CEO and now former board member of AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) has been selling shares. Back in December it was his two colleagues at Haydale Ceramic Technologies dumping shares (over £110,000 worth). In September, former boss Ray Gibbs sold about 38,000 bits of confetti and now he’s sold a further 80,000 shares. That’s a fair bit of selling by insiders!
I have been calling AIM-listed Haydale lower from 78p last June, in the wake of a nasty profit warning. Since then we have had two more, and even the company’s paid-for ramper research company Hardman admits the company needs more cash but Haydale sat on its hands instead of biting the bullet until raising a pitiful £250,00 in a placing at 20p shortly before Christmas and kicked the can down the road with a further £750,000 loan (at 11% interest).
And so, at long last, AIM-listed graphene play Haydale (HAYD) has raised some money. With the shares closing at 25.5p last night, it raised just £250,000 in a placing at 20p (a 21.5% discount) and £750,000 by way of a loan from the Development Bank of Wales at 11%. Oh, and we have a new finance director (did he jump or was he pushed), the former CEO (who stepped down on the profit warning back in June) is off (did he jump or was he pushed too?) and so is a NED.
We all know that AIM-listed Haydale needs to raise money, and we have had all forms of pumping to support it in the form of RNS Reaches and paid-for broker notes. Now we see reannounced old news from NEX-listed Wheelsure (WHLP) regarding the joint venture with Haydale and the University of Manchester which Haydale announced on 27 November (and Wheelsure announced on the 26th)! Even Haydale didn’t even bother with an RNS Reach, although an announcement went out via Alliance News: never miss the opportunity to re-inform! But this does beg one or two questions.
AIM-listed purveyor of all things graphene, Haydale (HAYD) has been on an RNS Reach-fest, the latest of which came this morning. Of course, RNS Reach announcement are by definition immaterial and are best viewed as free advertising. But the market has bought into the ramp and the shares are markedly up on the 12p low point they reached when it emerged – along with proft warning No. 3 in six months – that Haydale had been unable to raise loan finance it had planned to. The stock is now up at 36.5p – still a long way down from the 78p at which I wrote about the company last June.
AIM-listed and almost out of cash Haydale (HAYD) has issued yet another RNS Reach, this time to tell us that it has signed an exclusive deal with TKS Siampress Management for an anti-counterfeiting product. Whoopie doo – but there are, predictably, no numbers offered. And an RNS Reach is for news which is, effectively, not material.
As covered here on ShareProphets many times, AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) is in deep trouble as finally admitted last Friday. I’ve been saying sell all the way down from 78p in June of this year and the shares plunged to just 13.5p on Friday – after the company warned it was short of cash and offered, effectively, yet another profit warning (the third in three months). Last night the shares were 12.25p and Hardman, which ramped the shares after hours in September only to see the shares fall in response the next day, has had another go. It is laughable.
Having warned repeatedly on this website that AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) was in trouble and that the shares were a sell all the way down from 78p only in June of this year (and steered a wide berth at 120p in October last year), yesterday the shares crashed to just 14p last seen – a fall of 40% on the day. This follows a Financing Update which is a calamity in every way.
AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) has announced that it has got a grant of £120,000 from a package worth £249,600 and the shares have raced ahead by 21% to 32p. Of course, the RNS announcing the funding was an RNS reach and therefore does not affect the dire financial position of the company, which I fear may be doomed. Shareholders would be well advised to look skywards in gratitude and view the rise as a welcome opportunity to exit.
I can’t help but notice that shares in AIM-listed Haydale have been on the slide once more. Today they are off by another 13.2% - I wonder if the company wants to issue a statement as to the reason why? Na….thought not. Well, just to help out Haydale (‘cos we are such nice guys)…..
Yesterday afternoon while the city was tuning in to the Ryder Cup, AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) released an RNS announcing the sale of 38,233 shares (about 7.7% of his holding) by director Ray Gibbs – the CEO who announced his intention to step down in June on the back of a profit warning – on 26th September, the day before Hardman issued its after-hours ramptastic buy note.
Yesterday at 5.20pm – no-one-is-watching o’clock – paid-for research house put out some piffle about AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD). The shares are attractively valued compared with their peer group, on P/NAV and EV/sales, and also on a DCF basis don’cha know. Well, maybe – apart from the fact it is loss-making, going to run out of cash and the last placing was at a 32% discount! If the company thought that would get a lift in the share price, I’ve got bad news….
Shares in AIM-listed graphene play Haydale (HAYD) are off again to 44p (mid, last seen) following full year results to June this morning. Following a profit warning in June, when I said this was a bargepole stock at 78p and suggested that we were in for a £6 million loss before tax, cash would be down to around £5 million at year-end and another big cash-call was on the way, let’s see how my Mystic Meg powers are holding up……
AIM-listed graphene play Haydale (HAYD) announced a Contract Updates % Notice of Results RNS this morning. Don’t be fooled: there’s a placing coming and the updates are a tad over-dressed to help.
Shares in AIM-listed Haydale have been a one-way bet to financial destruction ever since it conducted a placing at 120p (a discount to the then share price of some 32%). In the wake of a trading warning and the stepping aside of its CEO, the stock has now crashed to just 50.5p – the stock gave up a further 14% on Friday alone. The problem is that it needs to get another bailout placing away.
AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) has issued another RNS Reach announcement to add to the one released on June 19th. But we all know (don’t we?) that RNS Reach announcements are effectively marketing ploys, not hard news of cashflow. And we also know that Haydale has to get a placing away in order to get its accounts signed off as a going concern.
You have been warned (see HERE) that AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) is a nailed-on certainty for a discounted placing. We also know that the last placing was at a mammoth 32% discount (at 120p!) and the CEO has recently stepped aside following a (lack of) sales warning. Since then, the shares have been a one-way bet southwards, and we reckon a placing at 50p was on the cards.
AIM-listed Haydale offered a terrible trading update the week before last, announced the CEO was moving aside and we know it needs to raise cash. In that context, the ramptastic pre-placing RNS Reach of Tuesday and a sub-£9,000 director’s-wife’s buy announced on Wednesday would appear to need taking with a large pinch of salt. Last night, at 4.20pm, however, we learnt that Legal & General had been selling.
Yesterday afternoon, AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) announced a buy by the wife of one of the NEDs. That should be good news, but I see it as bad news - especially as we all know the company needs to get a placing away and has just announced a crap trading update.
AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) has offered the market an RNS this morning describing “Strong Commercial Progress”. Bearing in mind the profit warning of last week, and the inevitability of another bailout placing one wonders if this marks the appearance of pastures new in the distance, or whether it is just a pre-placing ramp.
I previously looked at AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) last October (HERE), concluding It may be a great business in the making, but the lack of visibility of earnings (just £6 million over the next 3.5 years) is too thin – profits seem an awfully long way away and the carefully crafted obfuscation in the trading statement makes me steer a wide berth…. Today we got a warning that sales have been disappointing, the CEO stepping aside and cash sitting at £5.6 million. Given that it raised £9.3 million last October (at a 32% discount) one has to wonder how long it will be before the tin is rattled again.
AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) joined Applied Graphene (AGM) on the heavily discounted fundraising trail yesterday from the graphene sector of AIM (albeit it has other products as well). Not only has it announced its full year results to June, it offered the begging bowl at not less that 120p per share. Given that the stock closed last night at 176p, it suggests that the company was expecting a frosty reception. At the low point the stock was trading down 54.5p at 121.5p before a recovery to 125.5.
Having left a second rate public school in 1984, and having not been attentive in Chemistry at the time, I am fully absolved from not knowing one end of a Graphene molecule from another., as the term was only coined in 1987.
While the daily chart of Haydale Graphene Industries since this time last year has been something of a rollercoaster, the post December configuration here on the daily chart does look very encouraging.
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