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Xaar – I having consistently warned… now dire results announcement & to be mass boardroom change

2019-09-26 11:38:29

I first cautioned on inkjet printing technology company Xaar (XAR) with the shares rising above 800p in 2013, and have consistently warned since – most recently earlier this month here. Now “2019 Interim Results” and “Board Changes and Succession” announcements – and the shares currently approaching 40% lower on the back of them, to around just 42p!...


Xaar – why “pleased to announce” a deal including granting an option on “an attractive business with the potential for significant value realisation in the future”?

2019-09-12 12:56:42

“Proposed investment by Stratasys in Xaar 3D” announcement from Xaar (XAR) – with CEO Doug Edwards “pleased that this transaction will create good value for Xaar shareholders and unlocks the ability for more significant value in due course”


Xaar – “Trading update & revised date for interim results”. Uh oh…

2019-09-03 11:30:10

Previously writing on digital inkjet technology company Xaar (XAR), in March with the shares sliding below 115p I concluded the cash burn and current clear trading challenges see me note that “strong portfolio” still very much has to be proven – and to currently retain a stance of avoid. That was with the company having updated including “we are confident that the transformation we are undergoing will lead us to become a more diversified and customer-centric organisation, with an appropriate balance between established and developing technologies. We remain focused on delivering the benefits of our strong portfolio and technology advantages to shareholders”. Today a “Trading update & revised date for interim results”. Doesn’t sound encouraging!...


Xaar – 2018 results, “strong portfolio” to deliver benefits to shareholders?

2019-03-21 07:30:10

Inkjet printing technology company Xaar (XAR) has announced 2018 results including “we are confident that the transformation we are undergoing will lead us to become a more diversified and customer-centric organisation, with an appropriate balance between established and developing technologies. We remain focused on delivering the benefits of our strong portfolio and technology advantages to shareholders”. The shares have responded, er… further lower, below 115p…


Xaar – “Trading Update”, problems behind it… or are they?

2019-03-11 07:32:45

“Xaar plc (XAR), a world leader in industrial inkjet technology, provides an update in advance of its forthcoming preliminary results”. This including “the integration issues experienced leading to the delays are now behind us and sell-through is expected to increase. Furthermore, the minimum volume commitments from our supplier have now been met. The company will announce its preliminary results on 21 March 2019 at which time it will also provide an update on its review of strategic options for more extensive partnering in the Printhead business unit”. Having also provided a trading update on 28th December, why a current 6% share price fall today though, to below 130?...


Xaar – attempted no-one watching “Trading Update”. Uh oh…

2018-12-28 06:00:28

Previously writing on industrial inkjet technology company Xaar (XAR) on half-year results in September, I concluded the scale of deterioration, lack of visibility and continued difficult trading see - despite the shares currently sub 200p - me presently continue to avoid. Now a 28th December - i.e. attempted no-one watching o’clock - “Trading Update”. Uh oh…


Xaar – H1 results, reception of new products “positive” & “firmly believe in the potential”. Really?

2018-09-05 15:00:39

Xaar (XAR) has announced results for the first half of 2018, including “the long term opportunity for Xaar remains very significant, but trading continues to be impacted by the aggressive decline in our Ceramics business, and the unpredictability of the adoption of our new products”. Hmmm…


Xaar – below expectations sales & little visibility… but still “expect full year profit to remain in line with our expectations”?!

2018-06-27 07:20:26

Previously writing on Xaar (XAR) in November it was “shortfall against previous expectations… largely from fewer than planned new printer installs of Xaar's 2001 Printhead, and slower than anticipated ramp up of the Xaar 1201 Printhead due to supply constraints”. Today a further trading statement…


Xaar – prior H2 weighting & confidence evolves into a profit warning

2017-11-20 06:50:40

Previously updating on 2017 trading, inkjet technology company Xaar (XAR) stated an “in line” performance though “revenue will be more second half weighted than usual with growth anticipated from recently introduced new products”. A “Trading Statement” now opens with that “the board now expects that revenue in the second half year will be broadly in line with the first half”. Uh oh…


Xaar shows resilience in changed macro conditions

2016-08-24 06:39:47

Alphabet-busting inkjet technology company Xaar (XAR) released interim results this morning. The shares might be worth a look as the company continues to show good signs of resilience.


Zak Mir's Bull Call Of The Day No.1: Xaar: Bear Trap Rebound Points Back To 550p

2016-01-11 01:29:36

In the latest highlighting of Xaar's present technical credentials we are witnessing it in the wake of a clear bear trap rebound from below the former 427p intraday low.


Xaar – forecasts increased, but the picture bright enough to suggest the shares a buy?

2014-12-19 01:26:01

Following a recent more positive trading update from digital inkjet printing technology company, Xaar plc (XAR), researcher Edison has upgraded its (previously vastly reduced) earnings forecasts for 2014 and concluded that “the rating does not look demanding given the growth potential, IP and cash generation”. The following reviews.


Xaar plc – more positive trading update following profit warnings aplenty, but…

2014-12-17 05:03:50

Digital inkjet printing technology company, Xaar plc (XAR) has updated that 2014 profit is expected to be higher than (previously vastly reduced) market expectations on revenue of approximately £108 million, though that its expectations for 2015 remain unchanged – including total sales to not exceed £100 million. The following reviews the current state of play here.


Xaar plc – what for the shares as forecast downgrades follow profits warning?

2014-10-06 13:35:44

Having fallen to 222p (having been more than 1100p earlier this year) after another profit warning, shares in digital inkjet printing technology company, Xaar plc (XAR) have recovered slightly to a current 232.5p. The following updates as forecast downgrades flow through.


Xaar – shares crash further on another profit warning, what now?

2014-10-03 06:39:45

Shares in digital inkjet printing technology company, Xaar plc (XAR) plunged 37% to 231p yesterday after ots latest profits warning. Should you bottom fish? Don't be silly.


Xaar plc – profit warning drives lower, Edison updates its view

2014-09-02 06:48:56

Following another profit warning last week, shares in inkjet printing technology company Xaar plc (XAR) continued to fall – closing the week at 420p. I update in the following with them now having nudged slightly higher towards 423p and on the back of an update from researcher Edison.


Xaar plc – another profit warning vindicates me - but is this dog a recovery buy?

2014-08-29 10:43:45

Shares in inkjet printing technology company, Xaar plc (XAR) are more than 20% lower at 439p following its announcement of results for the first half of 2014, which included a warning that “during the third quarter, demand from the ceramic tile decoration sector has softened, which we believe relates to a slowdown in construction activity in China. In light of this, the board's expectation for 2014 revenue has reduced to £115-125 million, with adjusted operating margin projected to be broadly in line with the 26% achieved in the first half of the year”. Oh dear. Woof, Woof.


Xaar plc – do the recent director share purchases mean jack shit?

2014-07-04 10:55:25

Having fallen from 742.5p to 560p on the back of a profit warning as I wrote last month (see HERE), shares in digital inkjet printing technology company Xaar plc (XAR) would eventually fall to sub 500p. They have currently recovered a bit to 530p and the following updates in light particularly of some director share buying which looks to have sparked much of the recent rise.


Xaar - buy the overreaction to Tuesday's update

2014-06-19 10:42:18

Good buying opportunities often come soon after an over-reaction to bad news, and I believe that to be the case with Xaar (XAR). As long as the news itself doesn’t pinpoint any fundamental problems with the business model, and therefore future of the company, these overdone drops can create fantastic value-for-money opportunities, both in the short and long term.


Xaar plc – profit warning vindicates my earlier caution

2014-06-17 13:17:58

Shares in digital inkjet printing technology company Xaar plc (XAR) currently trade more than 24.5% lower today, at 560p, on the back of a disappointing trading update. Having been consistenly cautious on the shares since I first covered them on this website last Summer (see HERE) and as recently as April (see HERE), the following updates.


Xaar plc – 2014 thus far “consistent with the board's expectations”, but already more than in the price?

2014-04-16 11:15:46

Digital inkjet printing technology group, Xaar (XAR) has updated that trading thus far in 2014 has been consistent with expectations and that it is “confident that its expectations will be achieved for the full year”. The shares have currently nudged higher to 832p on the back of the announcement though the following reviews with the company having a “more stable” outlook following a prior year “rapid acceleration of the adoption of Xaar's technology into Chinese ceramic tile manufacturing”.


Xaar - do the analysts views mean a monkey's?

2014-03-25 06:56:05

In his weekly financial video postcard, Tom Winnifrith questioned the typical views of broker and research reports (see HERE) – and I have been reminded of this whilst reading some such reports on digital inkjet printing technology group Xaar plc (XAR). The following explains.


Xaar plc – exceptional 2013 results, but a buy?

2014-03-24 14:45:59

Digital inkjet printing technology group, Xaar (XAR) has announced “exceptional” results for the 2013 calendar year, “mainly driven from the acceleration of the adoption of Xaar's market leading technology in the Chinese ceramic tile market”. Why therefore has the share price fallen in response?


Xaar plc - Edison updates, further questions as to value v. that of 'big Sam Allard-ychee'

2014-01-17 15:31:05

In an update on the recent 2013 trading statement from inkjet printing technology group Xaar plc (XAR) it was noted HERE that the year was an exceptional one for the company but that the principal driver of the growth (a rapid transition of the ceramics industry to digital, particularly in China) was now reaching ‘steady state’. This saw me question the prevailing valuation and researcher Edison has also now updated with a note entitled ‘Return to normality’. What does it have to say about the current position?


Xaar - an exceptional 2013, but is it now more overvalued than Fat Sam Allardyce?

2014-01-16 12:57:31

Inkjet printing technology group, Xaar (XAR) served up a cracking 2013 trading update today but would I rush to buy the shares? Is it better to trevel than to arrive? Is fat Sam Allardyce worth his money as the world's 13th best paid football manager?


Xaar plc – ‘in-line’ Q3 trading update, but more than discounted?

2013-10-18 14:00:13

Inkjet printing technology company, Xaar plc (XAR) has announced its “expectations for full year revenue and profit remain unchanged” after third quarter sales “in line with the board's expectations”. The following updates with the shares having fallen back below 800p after material director share sales (which I updated on HERE) in August…


Xaar plc - directors sell shares following yesterday's interims - time to follow suit

2013-08-30 08:50:27

Following its results announcement yesterday for the first half of 2013, I updated on inkjet printing technology company Xaar plc (XAR) that the previous caution espoused looks to continue to hold – see HERE. The company has followed today by announcing a couple of director share sales…


Xaar plc - interim results review

2013-08-29 05:50:46

I previously updated on fully-listed inkjet printing technology company Xaar plc (XAR) following a stunning trading update from it in June – see HERE. The company has today announced results for the first half of 2013…


Xaar digital transition in full flow, buy at 790p

2013-06-27 00:51:31

Even after a 25% uplift in the share price of Xaar (XAR) seen since the start of May, there is still, I believe, scope for further gains for this printing company. At 790p it is calitalised at £594 million.


Xaar plc - stunning trading update, but also share price response; now fully valued?

2013-06-10 14:26:51

Shares in fully-listed inkjet printing technology company Xaar (XAR) are up from sub 200p less than a year ago – and are now a further more than 26.5% ahead – to 807p, capitalising the company at just over £600 million.

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