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Van Elle Holdings – following “pleased to make” AGM statement, LTIP awards… for shares at 2p each!

2020-10-01 11:44:49

On Monday Van Elle Holdings (VANL), “the UK's largest ground engineering contractor”, was “pleased… operations have continued to improve… cash position remains strong at c. £12m… has a clear focus on the medium term strategy to improve the operational performance of the business, alongside developing positions for differentiation and growth with key customers in the housing, infrastructure and construction sectors” and Frank Nelson was “delighted to take over as Chairman”. Today “Director/PDMR LTIP Awards”...


Van Elle – placing ensuring “the company is well placed and sufficiently capitalised”… or not?...

2020-04-09 14:49:54

“Van Elle Holdings plc (AIM: VANL), a leading UK geotechnical engineering company offering a wide range of ground engineering techniques and services to customers in a variety of UK construction end markets, announces that further to its COVID-19 update announced on 26 March 2020, the company is undertaking a placing to raise gross proceeds of approximately £6.67 million”. The shares are currently circa 6% lower in response…


Van Elle – “Trading Update”. Not ‘pleased to issue’?

2019-12-17 08:29:21

“Van Elle (VANL), the UK's largest ground engineering contractor, is issuing the following trading update ahead of the announcement of its results for the six months to 31 October 2019”. Hmmm – not ‘pleased to issue’?...


Van Elle – after another profit warning last month, “Directorate Change”…

2019-05-08 11:37:12

Last month geotechnical engineering company Van Elle (VANL) updated including then current-year performance below expectations but that it “continues to make good progress on its transition plan” and that “momentum entering the new year underpins the board's confidence in the prospects for the group”. Today a “Directorate Change” announcement…


Van Elle – “the business continues to make good progress on its transition plan”… does it?

2019-04-26 10:40:07

Geotechnical engineering company Van Elle (VANL) has updated commencing, “The business continues to make good progress on its transition plan, announced in January”. The shares have responded higher – but a still sub 50p share price compares to 80p at the start of 2019…


Van Elle – first-half “in line with revised expectations”… so why a 25% share price slump?

2019-01-16 07:39:48

Last month geotechnical engineering company Van Elle (VANL) emphasised “positive momentum”but I noted I was particularly cautious of the “greater second half weighting” it envisaged. The shares were then just below 80p. Today there’s half-year results including “trading in H1 was in line with revised expectations”… but the shares are currently approximately 25% lower, at around 60p, on the back of the announcement…


Van Elle – emphasises “positive momentum”… so why a further share price fall?

2018-12-10 05:39:29

Having listed on AIM at 100p per share in late 2016 and the shares having recently slid towards 80p, a half-year trading update from geotechnical engineering company Van Elle Holdings (VANL) includes “new contract starts have progressively gained momentum”“gross margins have continued to improve” and “the positive momentum exiting the first half has continued into the start of the third quarter and the group's orderbook at 31 October 2018 was 16% ahead of last year at £32m”. So why have the shares responded further lower, below 80p?...


Van Elle – argues growth “against a strong comparative period”, but what about against expectations?

2018-05-04 00:14:20

In January, as the shares slid below 90p, I was cautious on geotechnical contractor Van Elle (VANL). There’s now a “Trading update and CEO succession process” announcement…


Van Elle – Carillion exposure update, interims due soon

2018-01-16 05:10:39

Geotechnical engineering contractor Van Elle (VANL) has updated regarding the demise of Carillion plc as it “carries out regular work for Carillion as a specialist lead sub-contractor, principally in respect of rail improvement and maintenance work where Network Rail is the end customer”


Van Elle – wins at EGM… but founder warns again

2017-12-21 01:20:01

Previously writing on Van Elle (VANL) I noted the founder-seeking-to-return EGM requisitioner hits out again ahead of the meeting. The company has since been “pleased to announce that, at the General Meeting… all the Ellis Resolutions were defeated by shareholders” - and Michael Ellis has responded…


Van Elle – founder-seeking-to-return EGM requisitioner hits out & company responds

2017-12-05 07:21:41

Previously writing on Van Elle Holdings (VANL) last month it was as it updates on trading & CEO to step down as responds to General Meeting requisition. The latter is from its founder seeking to return – and he has since detailed why, with the company now further responding…


Van Elle – General Meeting requisition from founder seeking to return

2017-11-13 07:12:24

Van Elle Holdings (VANL) listed on AIM at 100p per share little more than a year ago, with at the time Chairman Michael Ellis “absolutely delighted to have successfully brought Van Elle to the AIM market… there is significant opportunity ahead and admission to trading on AIM will help us to accelerate the growth of the business” and Chief Executive Jon Fenton; “I look forward to reporting on our progress as we embark on the next stage of our exciting journey”. Less than two months later it was announced that Ellis was to retire… but he is now seeking to return...


Van Elle – argues first quarter “encouraging”, BUT…

2017-09-12 03:53:37

An update from Van Elle Holdings (VANL) ahead of its AGM today includes “trading in the first quarter of the financial year has been encouraging” and that the board “remains confident in its expectations for the current financial year as well as the long-term potential of the group”. Sounds encouraging…


Introducing A Newly Listed Company which Is Making Piles of Cash

2017-05-19 00:10:39

Hello Share Twiddlers. Continuing my theme that companies which build houses should do jolly well out of the various election promises to stimulate house building, I offer for your critical perusal another lot which services the building industry.


Van Elle – profit warning less than 5 months after AIM IPO!

2017-03-22 04:43:53

Well that didn’t take long; 26th October 2016: “Van Elle (VANL), the geotechnical contractor offering a wide range of ground engineering techniques and services to customers in a variety of UK construction end markets, is pleased to announce the admission to trading on the AIM market”22nd March 2017: trading update including “delay and deferral of contracts”


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