Shareholders in Lombard Risk Management (LRM) do not care – they got a 13p cash offer from Vermeg and have banked the cash. But now the low countries acquirer is hopping mad. It has fired Lombard’s CEO and FD announced widespread redundancies and stated that the Lombard team lied about their prospects so results for the year to March 31 2018 will be way below forecast. The statement is damning and begs big questions of many. Surely the Lombard bosses stand accused of fraud? Should not the FCA and SFO have a butcher's?
I discuss the slew of retail trading statements. At a company level this podcast covers Card Factory (CARD), Lombard Risk Management (LRM) and Fishing Republic (FISH) where today's RNS is very er...fishy.
Lombard Risk Management (LRM) is “delighted that OneSavings Bank has chosen Lombard Risk as its partner”. The market though remains somewhat less delighted with Lombard…
Shares in On Line (ONL) are - as I record - up c350%. Is this peak blockchain insanity or is Clem Chambers simply the greatest spoofer in the history of mankind? What happens next is the big question. Then I look at murky share dealings in Mkango Resources (MKA) by market abuser and serial fantasist Chris Oil. Does he not care about TR1 rules at all? Then it is onto Lombard Risk Management (LRM) where I have 2 more questions about its overdraft but a very big question about how the silky words of Phil "InterX" Crawford on July 19 tally with the utterly shite H1 results. Does Nomad Finncap of Telit (TCM) infamy care? I suspect it does not. I look again at BCA Marketplace (BCA) - THE BIG SHORT - in light of recent macro data. It remains a stupendous short. I look at management greed and an impending placing to fund that at Arian Silver (AGQ) and then at the dire interims from System1 (SYS1) and profits alert from Attraqt (ATQT). It is the former which remains a stonking sell even after today's share price collapse. And I have a question or two for AIM dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).
I have repeatedly warned that Lombard Risk Management (LRM) was hexed the moment that Phil "interX" Crawford seized control. Today's interims validate that thesis - all the money's gone!
An AGM Statement from Lombard Risk Management (LRM) commences that “the company continues to see a positive market for its products with the landscape largely unchanged since we announced our 2017 full year results in May”. Yet the shares are leading fallers, currently down circa 15% at around 11p…
Lombard Risk Management (LRM) has updated that it anticipates exceeding analyst consensus expectations for its year ended 31st March 2017 and “remains confident” looking ahead. What’s that though expected to be “in the region of £2.4m to £2.8m”? “Adjusted EBITDA”. Hmmm…
The fraud African Potash (AFPO) has until 7 January ( saturday) to find a new Nomad or its shares get booted off the AIM casino first thing Monday. On the ISDX lobster pot (now known as the NEX lobster pot) it can't get a placing away - for reasons explained in this podcast - so it will be tits up within weeks. That has implications for Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR). Jamie Oliver is blaming Brexit as he shuts six of his over-priced branded eateries. But he is just another celeb tosser don't you think? I look at the real macro headwinds the UK faces. There is comment on Crawshaw (CRAW) and then a very detailed review of Lombard Risk Management (LRM) which is, I reckon a car crash in waiting.
Under its old management led by John Wisbey, Lombard Risk Management (LRM) used to make profits and pay dividends. How fucking old hat and boring is that? Think like a millennial and get the cashburning vibe, that is the way forward and who better to do that than a man fired by Oracle (yet who boasts about his Oracle career ) & who was at the helm of a spectacular dotcom disaster, Phil "Interx" Crawford. Interims today score straight 10s for bullshit headline blather. But look at the hidden cashburn, extrapolate and panic.
In this podcast I refer to my non financial podcast today on the great Olympic Con - sport is not making Britain Great again (HERE) and also to part 4 of the new series: The Chairman's Blog by Sir Benjamin Dover HERE. Then I go onto how the corrupt financial press and PR flunkies use and abuse you as readers and investors with special reference to bank closures and Lombard Risk Management (LRM) in the Mail on Sunday and, especially, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) in today's Sunday Times.
Having pissed on private investors (followed a results statement noting “a position of strength” and “great confidence” and the announcement of a “Significant Contract Win” with a discounted fundraising), Lombard Risk Management (LRM) has further updated...
Phil "InterX" Crawford is still to answer the question of the circumstances of his departure from Oracle. Meanwhile there are increasing questions about yesterday's £8 million rescue bailout, in addition to the ones posed HERE. Lets start with that profits warning on 19 April.
This morning Lombard Risk Management (LRM) announced an £8 million bailout placing and open offer at 8.75p - news which reveals to all the utter contempt with which chairman Phil "interX" Crawford treats shareholders. Crawford is still refusing to explain why he left Oracle in a hurry, and his presence - at a cost of £400,000 last year - makes this stock toxic, at 8.75p.
I start with the murder of Jo Cox MP and the disgusting way EU suporters are using it to lie and smear as you can read HERE. In Greece today it is 40 degrees plus and I am a sweating wreck after a session of olive pruning, braving the snakes which brings me to Phil "InterX" Crawford of Lombard Risk Management (LRM) and the question he has to answer NOW. Elsewhere I look at Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) following up on this piece, C-Dialogues (CDOG), XCite Energy (XEL) - all shout Timber!!!!!! - Scancell (SCLP) and the uber dog Mkango Resources (MKA).
The trainwrecking of Lombard Risk Management (LRM) by Phil "InterX" Crawford continues apace with another bailout placing. The funds managers, it seems, cannot get enough of Phil because the fund managers are too young to remember the InterX scandal, because someone has airbrushed that scandal from google history as revealed here and because of Phil's glittering career at Oracle of which he always boasts. Really Phil?
Chairman Philip Crawford is “pleased to report on a year of considerable development and growth for Lombard Risk” (LRM). The results suggest he shouldn’t be…
Back in 2001 my Valentine's day was ruined by the first of a series of profits warnings from a company called InterX which eventually went bust. Its chairman Phil Crawford had told me so many great things when we met up with his PR bird. She swallowed anything Phil wanted. But the trouble was everything he said about InterX was just fantasy.Wind forward 14 years and Phil staged a coup to take the helm at dull but profitable Lombard Risk Management (LRM). It has not taken him long to weave his "magic" - today's (lack of) profits warning is dire.
I am in a rush, as I explain in this podcast. But I am also in a good mood. I may well have a celebratory ouzo for lunch as I think of the Council House morons who bought shares in Globo (GBO) last week just because I was a bear. Enjoy poverty peasants. So I cover Globo, Sareum (SAR), Trinity Exploration (TRIN), Lombard Risk Management (LRM), Eden Research (EDEN), CEB Resources (CEB) and Scancell (SCLP)
I tipped shares in Lombard Risk Management (LRM) but cut (very small) losses at 11p when founder John Wisbey was ousted and replaced at the helm by Phil “InterX” Crawford. That company train wrecked with Crawford at the helm back in 2001 and interims last week from Lombard suggest that Crawford is going for a repeat performance at Lombard.
Another mellow, okay not entirely mellow podcast from Greece. Naturally there is mention of snakes in the introduction and then a few words on how Zak Mir simply is not dominating this website but even though charting is palpable nonsense we aim to please. Then onto a detailed look at why markets are being driven higher by crony capitalists using other folks cash and HAVE to retrace sharply. Then there is another see you in Court bitchez challenge - to a lying scumbag from Lombard Risk, comment on the China Norfolk China Chaintek and then onto a detailed look at the dog Tungsten.
Two days after announcing the departure of John Wisbey as Chief Executive and a director “with immediate effect in order to pursue other opportunities”, Lombard Risk Management (LRM) has now announced his return as a non-executive director, though fellow non-exec John McCormick has now stated his intention to resign. The following updates with the company also having released results for its year ended 31st March 2015…
Lombard Risk Management (LRM) has announced that “John Wisbey has informed the board of his intention to stand down as Chief Executive and director of the company with immediate effect in order to pursue other opportunities”. We understand differently.
Yes, this time it was at the Greek Hovel less than 15 yards from the building. And I was just 3 or 4 foot away. Cripes. I really do not like snakes which brings me on to Philip Crawford on Lombard Risk and Nomad Charles Stanley which today signed off on an OUTRIGHT LIE of an RNS penned by Crawford. I have a 14 year old score to settle with the tosser Crawford and so accuse him of lying to investors today. Is that not against AIM rules? Elsewhere I look at Tungsten, Plus 500, Sefton, Coms and Rose Petroleum which are all sells. Events at Rose have moved fast since the bearcast vindicating me (see HERE)
Having disappointingly updated last month that earnings would be “materially lower” than expectations “as the result of regulatory delay leading to deferrals in the signing of certain contracts and delays in achieving revenues from certain of the alliance partnerships”, Lombard Risk Management (LRM) has now more positively updated that its collateral management, clearing, inventory management and optimisation solution, COLLINE, “has recorded a significant number of sales and 'go-lives' in the past few months”…
I think that at 13p shares in Lombard Risk Management (LRM) are cheap. 20p seems fair to me. Bt do you agree? Watch CEO John Wisbey in video action from the UK Investor show and decide for yourself.
Lombard Risk Management (LRM) has issued a trading update that it “remains on target to achieve the market growth forecasts for the current year… supported by recent new licence wins and additional new orders won with existing customers” as well as announcing the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer, Nigel Gurney.
Tech firm focused on risk management and regulatory compliance for the financial services industry, Lombard Risk Management (LRM) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2014 and that it has “entered the new financial year with recurrent revenues at another all-time high of around £8.6m, our highest ever year end level of order book at £5.2m, and with a good sales pipeline”.
Direct from the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre a video featuring a UK Investor Show 2014 presentation by John Wisbey of Lombard Risk (LRM)
It is funny how some companies bury good news. Lombard Risk Management (LRM) issued an RNS on Friday headlined “notice of results.” I just assumed that it stated “Lombard will issue its results on such and such a date” and as such did not bother to read the actual release. Daft old me.