We have written extensively on the various related party deals at Tom Cross fiefdom Parkmead (PMG) but belated companies house filings now allow us to follow the complete money trail and this stinks. I really cannot see how Nomad Arden can tolerate this unless, of course, it is morally bankrupt and only cares about getting another retainer.
Having commented on the Parkmead (PMG) deal to buy a farming business here and here, I questioned if the replacement farmhouse at Pitreadie was being constructed. It would appear it is, as confirmed by Aberdeenshire Council in public domain information. Not only does it have an indoor swimming pool with a bar overlooking from a mezzanine level, it also has a snooker room and enough room in the kitchen / sitting room to have a secondary use for indoor football.
I looked earlier at Fridays announcement about Parkmead (PMG) buying a farm in Scotland and questioned that deal as being apparent madness. Perhaps it is not – if shareholders want to own a share of a swanky c.12,000 square foot rural farmhouse, and of course a second farm south of Aberdeen. I have a few questions I think Parkmead need to answer PDQ on these matters.
I commented on Parkmead (PMG) last month and noted I saw real potential in the oil and gas assets, but expressed my displeasure in both the news flow and the related party loans to a company controlled by Linda Cross, the CEO’s wife. Gary Newman has already commented on today’s deal that see’s Parkmead buying a company largely owned by Linda Cross. It is a farm in Scotland! I view this deal as outrageous.
I’ve always been a fan of Parkmead Group (PMG), but after the last couple of RNSs there have been for this company, I can’t help wondering if my faith in it to succeed may have been misplaced.
Many AIM oilers just frustrate me with RNS announcements that either don’t need to be made or fail to disclose key information investors need to make sense of the investment case. The Parkmead Group (PMG) is at the opposite end of the spectrum. Ignoring price monitoring extension and holding RNS’s, we have had a grand total of 9 RNS’s in 18 months, 2 of which relate to loans to the Exec chairman’s wife’s company! That just bloody irritates me, but I hold.
I can understand why longer term investors in Parkmead Group (PMG) may be somewhat unimpressed with the performance of the share price recently, but the company itself is continuing to make good progress. I hold shares in the company myself, and whilst the share price has generally been trading in the mid-30p to low-40p range, in spite of the strength that the oil price has been showing in recent months, I’m happy to remain invested and see how things unfold in the coming months and years.
Often the valuation of resource companies on the AIM market seems to revolve more around how popular they are amongst private investors, than having much to do with the progress that they have made, and how well they are likely to do in the future.
Usually it takes far longer for companies to move forwards operationally than the majority of investors expect, and it is at times when most people have become bored and moved on elsewhere, that opportunities can present themselves.
Parkmead Group (PMG) is not only one of the better bullish prospects around in terms of the smaller companies zone, in terms of its daily chart we are also being provided with several lessons as to how the kind of extended rally being witnessed here actually gets off the ground.
On 23rd May it was announced that Parkmead (PMG) was to buy Lochard Energy (LHD) in an all share deal worth c 4.9p per share. 41% of Lochard shareholders have agreed unconditionally but some – including the former CEO are trying to block the deal.
Clearly, it does not require too much imagination to work out that after finding support at 12p or just below over the past couple of years, shares of Parkmead may finally go up and stay up. But the problem is trying to work out what will be different this time in terms of the stock being able to find lasting support at the bottom of the range on this occasion versus the other eleven?
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