Having asked for readers tips for 2019 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2019)...
RockRose Energy (RRE) has been one of the real success stories amongst smaller oil and gas producing companies in recent times and has grown its business at an incredible rate via a number of acquisitions. It has come an awful long way since I first covered it as a buy here back in April 2018 at around the 350p level, and today it relisted following a deal which constituted a reverse takeover of the Marathon UK and Marathon West of Shetland assets for $140 million. Currently it is trading at around the 1,900p level with a market cap of circa £240 million, representing a profit of nearly 450% for anyone who followed my original buy recommendation...
With oil prices remaining buoyant and this trend looking likely to continue going forwards, there are still plenty of opportunities to invest in companies in this sector.
I’m surprised by the seeming lack of interest amongst private investors when it comes to RockRose Energy (RRE), as even amongst those who focus on oil and gas stocks, this isn’t a company which you see being mentioned on social media and the bulletin boards.
I introduced the idea of the Sub-Standard Shockers X1 in May last year on the basis that I felt that the Standard List was becoming a home for companies unable to get on AIM for one reason or another so I believed that, almost by definition, they were destined to fail. I had firmed up the original squad of fifteen over the summer (see HERE). I have since added others but thought it worth looking at those original squad members in a “Where are they now?” type feature.
(Sub-) standard-listed Rockrose Energy (RRE) has posted half-year numbers to June 2016 which show a loss of £303,344. The company came to market on 13 Jan with a business strategy of targeting acquisitions to deliver shareholder value – in other words it is (pro tem) an investing company with much to commend its inclusion in Cynical Bear’s Sub-Standard XI. Since listing it has yet to announce a deal and having raised £4.4 million (before expenses) it finished the period with net assets of £3.9 million, and just £3.1 million of cash.
We still don’t have an answer to the question posed regarding a share issue of 700,000 shares at 50p a pop in November 2015 (ignored in the Admission Document). Nor do we have an answer to the question over how share with a nominal value of 0.5p were consolidated 4:1 into share of 20p. I would argue that the Companies House filings of LSE Main Market (Standard) Listed RockRose Energy (RRE) has serious questions to answer. Who benefits from the Employee Benefit Trust is (at least for now) in no longer a question – but there another error.
We have already flagged up a bit of a mis-match of data between the Admission Document and the Companies House filings of the newly floated RockRose Energy (RRE) on a Standard Listing of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange – see HERE. But on the day of that first article, Companies House later showed that a correction had been filed (on 7 Jan 2016, as it turns out). A further filing appeared the next day (filed on Christmas Eve). What it seems to show is that the Admission Document was just plain wrong. Or the filings are wrong – even after the correction. This is turning into a farce from Andrew “Piggy” Austin, formerly of IGAS.
I raised questions over the veracity of either the Admission Document or the Companies House filings (HERE) of disgraced former Igas boss Andrew "piggy" Austin's new vehicle, RockRose Energy (RRE) with its Standard Listing on the main board of the London Stock Exchange. Now it seems that there are one or two corrections being processed by Companies House.
This morning saw the return of Andrew “piggy” Austin of IGAS infamy to the London Stock Exchange with the Standard Listing of his new vehicle, Rockrose Energy (RRE). Incoming punters paid 50p a share for (at best) about 41p of assets – nice work for the Broker, Macquarie Capital. But there are a few problems which arise when comparing the Admission Document (HERE) with the company’s Companies House filings. For starters, what is the nominal value of the shares? Is it 2p or 20p? And just how many shares have been issued? This looks to be a pig in a poke.
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