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Now I would have published this yesterday, but my internet was rather crap and being sorted. Talking of crap, that brings me onto the matter of Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN). This company was a cornerstone of my crap quartet this time last year and had a clear place in the Vomit list of shite oil stocks when I reviewed the forthcoming year last Christmas. In my view yesterday’s monumental share price rise just illustrates the full extent of “lockdown gambling culture” combined with total lack of understanding of what the investment case is.
One of my first material engagements with ShareProphets was occasioned by Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN) back in 2016. Tom Winnifrith reported on a letter sent to the FCA about Mosman telling porkies about contingent resources Mosman did not have - the company had no choice but to fess up as Tom noted here. Yep – I wrote that letter. I monitor what I call my Crap Quartet of stellar oily investment cases and Mosman is a cornerstone member by clear merit.
Two days ago Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) , share price at peak ramp 44p, put out its latest meaningless RNS. But it was the pump and I am afraid to say that the City's No 1 oil analyst Zac Phillips and his colleagues at SP Angel played their part....
Private investors often seem to have very short memories, and although many have previously been badly burned by putting money into Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN), some were flocking back into the company again today, sending its share price rocketing.
Finally the joke AIM company that is Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) has got around to posting notice of its forthcoming General Meeting at where there is just one motion - the re-election of Technical Director and the face of Mosman, Andy Carroll, to the board. This is our chance - we urge you all to vote Carroll of the board.
Today's RNS from Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) is not new ramptastic news but just a recycling of yesterday's ones with the factual errors corrected. What is it with this company and its inability to tell the truth to investors? Anyhow.. the RNS is pretty clear, it is placing ahoy.
Even with all of the other craziness in the markets, the ridiculous share price rise in Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN) still managed to stand out!
That was an easy pull down of the shysters at Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) lead by Andy Carroll. Is it too early for a celebratory ouzo? Perhaps hapless Nomad SP Angel should send a case of ouzo to the Sheriff of AIM to thank me for doing its job for it? At the weekend I exposed how Mosman has mislead investors for more than a year HERE. This morning it fessed up:
I am now aware that the FCA has been asked to investigate whether Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) has been misleading investors in its RNS releases with regards to the Murchison permit operations. The matter does seem pretty black and white to me.
Having failed repeatedly to make anything other than vast losses and a pigs ear from the oil and gas sector, Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) finds itself sitting on A$4.5 million (£2.2 million) and so appears determined to find new ways to spunk what is shareholders cash.
Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) had already flagged that the STEP acqusition was a non-runner at current oil prices and that it had a break clause at sub $40 oil so it should have been no shock that it has today formally pulled out of what was a crap deal anyway. But it seems that the morons who owned the shares were surprised as the shares have almost halved on the AIM Casino to just 1.25p. So what next?
Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN) has seen its share price rise dramatically recently, almost doubling from its lowest point just a week or so ago.
Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) has walked away from its duff STEP deal having raised A$6.47 million before ( no doubt grotesque) costs to do the deal. Without that cash it would have gone bust as cash as at 8 December 2015 was just $5.4 million. But where does it go now? Down the plughole is the best guess.
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This morning, Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) announced yet another deeply discounted placement. If this caught you out, you probably have no one but yourself to blame, as this was always going to happen. Mosman is a dire business, run by consummate stock promoters, who seem to have have serious difficulty in making full disclosures to the market (HERE and HERE). Despite all this, Mosman’s share price surged from just under 3p to an intraday high of 9.4p within the last month. Today it placed at 4.5p. Does any of this matter so long as some are making money?
After last year’s highly selective reporting of its New Zealand oil “discoveries” (which didn’t turn out to be commercial), the board of Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) is back up to its old tricks. If you don’t read today’s RNS carefully enough, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the STEP Royalty is a cracking bit of business. The market has clearly fallen for the spin, with Mosman’s share price up 21% at 7.875p, last seen. Once again sentiment traders have blindly piled into a stock, which stands little to no chance of ever delivering shareholders a fundamental return. Here’s why.
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It’s no secret that by early 2010 I had failed at what I was doing. Miserably. Facing up to that realisation was incredibly tough. A hair’s breadth from bankruptcy, the following couple of years were a surprisingly liberating experience. There is nothing like a period of enforced penury to help one reassess what matters in life and redefine one’s course. At some point, in the not too distant future, the directors of Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) are likely going to share this experience, as they finally come to terms with the fact their business has no serious future on AIM.
POS AIM casino dog Mosman Oil & Gas (MOSMN), is – I can exclusively reveal – right now struggling to get away yet another keep the lights on placing at just 1.75p a share. This story gets worse. And worse.
POS Aim casino poster boy Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) has today put out the most ridiculous and desperate operational update in an attempt to spoof mug punters to buy the shares. For the fact is that Mosman is almost out of cash – though it won’t admit it – and needs a bailout soon.
I love Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN). I really do. Taking a step back from the daily outrages on AIM and Mosman has to be one of the funniest stocks around. That is, unless you are a shareholder. After the controversy of last year’s oil “discoveries” that weren’t commercial, Mosman’s board has been on a bizarre trip of nonsensical deal making. Whatever is being slipped into the directors’ tea every morning is having a marvellous effect. I am not sure how I would best characterise their behaviour, but someone less kind than I might call them utterly bonkers.
The competition for which shitty little AIM Casino POS oil stock is guilty of the greatest over promotion of its prospects in 2014 was a stiff one. But among the clear front runners was Mosman Oil & Gas which hyped its dull prospects in Oz and NZ to all and sundry. The shares flew to 44p. They are now 4.75p-5p just days after a “keep the lights on” placing to raise half a Bernie at 5p. This is my third sell tip for Easter.
Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) really should give up on trying to discover oil and just concentrate on what it is good at – comedy. Its RNS today is a classic in understated denial. Its laugh a minute stuff.
Oh dear, Oh dear, it seems as if the board as ASX listed MEO has been listening to my advice HERE and HERE as it has just now advised its shareholders to reject the all share bid from AIM casino listed Aussie based POS Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN). The technical term for where that leaves Mosman is “fucked”.
Aussie based AIM casino listed Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) shares were at one stage last year ramped up to 45p on the back of some fairly “aggressive” claims about drilling success. They are now just 4.875p after interim results beg the question of whether this business is insolvent yet?
It really is time that I took the mantle up and commented on some of the so-called “Bulletin Board Heroes” for exactly what they are. At best lifestyle companies run for the benefit of their Board at worst out and out frauds using the London Stock Exchange as a mechanism for Corporate self-aggrandisement. Of course not all are fakirs or frauds some are just badly run companies while others have failed through poor management decisions or been subject to the vagaries of the market in which they operate. I hear an awful lot about the “China frauds” but there’s another class of dodgy geezers operating out of Perth Western Australia. The “Aussie Lurkers. What’s a Lurk? Google it!
One of the more interesting aspects of the Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) story involves the nature of price sensitive information. When Mosman announced its first oil “discovery”, at 11:42am on June 13th, the share price went ballistic. Having opened at 11.85p, Mosman’s stock had just hit an intraday low of 10.5p before the company delivered its joyous news. By the end of the next trading day, Mosman’s share price had peaked at 56p, giving the company a market cap of £36.3million. Four days later and Mosman placed at 23p to raise £3million. There is no doubt that Mosman’s news release was a price sensitive event, but is it time to revisit the definition of what constitutes price sensitive information?
So much for not needing to place! The more I watch Mosman Oil & Gas (MSNM), the more certain I am that there is going to be a lot of anger and disappointment in the coming months at the flow test results of the oil “discoveries” at Cross Roads-1 and Crestal-1. The actions of Mosman’s board don’t exactly betray a great deal of genuine confidence in what the company has found. The selective release of information about the “discoveries”, the timing of this placement and the lack of director participation all point to fears of imminent downside. I accept I am making highly speculative points here, but so far I’ve been bang on the money about this company, so I’m happy to fire away. What will be extremely interesting is if this stock takes a hammering in the event overblown expectations are dashed, will that lead to a buying opportunity?
The development of Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) is fascinating to watch. The company has executed an extremely well defined strategy, almost flawlessly. Since listing in March, the directors have taken the company’s share price from 8p to an intraday high of 56p. They have achieved this without announcing commercial discoveries of oil and without telling any lies. This high wire act is very impressive.
I had a good old chuckle yesterday when I read Mosman Oil & Gas’ (MSMN) latest promotional ramp... sorry, I mean RNS. Whatever else is said about this company, these guys have been brilliant at devising new ways of hinting at a worthwhile oil discovery without telling any lies or actually claiming what they have found is commercial. The company’s announcements have been true works of art. Sadly for Mosman’s directors it looks like the fun and games are now over. In suggesting that the little dribble of oil found settled on the mud at Crestal-1 could have similar properties to the apparently much-tested Kotuku oil seep, I bet they were surprised to see their company’s share price fall a penny to 21.5p. Something tells me that wasn’t part of the plan...
Yesterday, Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN) gave the market an update on its acquisition of the privately held Trident Energy. The critical message shareholders were probably meant to pick up was that Mosman’s board has waived Condition 2 of the transaction i.e. for Mosman to “complete an equity capital raising of at least A$2million”. In its accompanying statement, Mosman’s board claimed it waived this condition, as a result of “the success of the recent fund raisings”, but how creditable is this assertion?
In case you haven’t heard, I think I am right in saying that Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) has discovered oil. Today’s latest double “discovery” hasn’t been greeted with the usual fanfare, as the share price has taken a sharp dive to 33.5p (last seen). Given that this precipitous drop is in response to the announcement of two “discoveries” at Crestal-1, perhaps the market is unimpressed at the total absence of detail of what has been found? Or perhaps people are more concerned about the pending placement?
On Monday, I had a discussion with Mosman Oil & Gas’ (MSMN) technical director Andy Carroll. I wanted to find out more about Mosman and the gaps I reported last week in its reporting of two oil “discoveries” in its Cross Roads-1 exploration well. To be honest, I don’t think Mr Carroll expected the conversation we had. Like most executives on AIM, he is probably more used to the anodyne questioning of some other websites we could mention - “so then Mr Carroll on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, how would you rate your project? 9, 10 or 11?”
Today’s RNS from Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) isn’t a helpful one to quell the growing hysteria around this stock. The company has informed the market that the “petrophysical analysis from its third party consultants including SRK and has determined the oil encountered in the Cobden Limestone at Cross Roads-1 meets the definition of a discovery in accordance with the New Zealand ("NZ") legislation”. This is the second “discovery” at Cross Roads-1 (the first being the “total potential pay of 17 metres” in the Eight Mile formation) and the share price has jumped 8.5p to 35.1p (last seen), valuing Mosman at £27.4million. This is crazy, when you consider key details are either not clearly explained in Mosman’s announcement or are missing entirely.
I had lunch yesterday in Bristol with an old pal from the oil industry. A few months ago his AIM listed company tied to raise a few hundred thousand pounds and boy was it hard work. The other day he raised well over a million quid and he said he could have done it twice over. Has anything changed with his company? Not really. This is just sentiment.
As sure as night follows day, Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) conducted a deeply discounted placement this morning, at 23p. If nothing else, the wild run Mosman has been on is another indicator of life returning to the AIM resource sector, for better or worse. On a fundamental basis it is very hard to make a case for owning Mosman, but this is AIM. What the hell do fundamentals matter?
Today folk I want to start by congratulating everyone who is in profit with Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN). The shares ballooned higher last week, just like a number of Wayne Rooney's shots yesterday. The returns some of you are sitting on are phenomenal so well done
Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN) recently caught my eye when it listed on AIM and its share price doubled a month or so later. At its peak of over 15p ten days or so ago I’d have been very wary of buying, especially as it had risen so fast and only has a market cap of circa £6 million, with just 61 million odd shares in issue.
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