Versarien (VRS) shares have surged of late: last week, they lounged at 15p; yesterday, they reached 24p. This surge is all the more remarkable given the company’s May 12 warning: within a year, it could run out of money. My guess? The spike is driven by chatroom speculation and is, in effect, a concerted pre-placing ramp. In that vein, I have two questions for loathsome CEO, Neill Ricketts:
As its old auditor walked, and the new one needed more time, today’s results for the 12 months to March are unaudited interims – the prelims will be for the 18 months to 30 September. But one cannot dodge the numbers: even Neill Ricketts is forced to ‘fess that Versarien (VRS) may soon run out of other folks’ cash. Anyone holding the shares is, thus, certifiably insane.
I start with Pure Gold (PUR) and today's utterly misleading release; the red flags do flutter in force here. The onto Kefi Minerals (KEFI), where 'arry bloody Adams does not understand why his NEDs are 100% discredited. Finally, I have two challenges for loathsome Neill Ricketts, as he steers Versarien (VRS) towards a crash landing.
Of course ,for the diehard cultists it will all be different this time. Or next time. Or the year after. But it will not be. A hat tip to reader G for this table of Versarien’s (VRS) track record up to the end of March 2021. When we update it with the next numbers it will look even worse.
You don’t need to be Greta, the doom Goblin, Thunberg to know that in today’s environmentally friendly RNS Reach (i.e not financially significant) announcement from Versarien (VRS), the loathsome bore Neill Ricketts is talking out of his fat posterior. Here’s why.
Yes it is Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer who appears to be having a bit of a meltdown. Yesterday she sent me an email saying that publishing THIS ARTICLE was a crime. Then she took to twitter accusing this website of being a “Bristol based Terrorist Organisation” (BBTO). I kid you not! Her meltdown is below.
Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) will today be boasting of how he has settled his libel claim against Bulletin Board poster Ian Westbrook and that it is a triumph for him. Au contraire! Only now can I reveal what Ricketts really wanted out of this case.
This is so desperate it is almost pathetic. Instead of serving up its traditional January end of year lack of sales, mounting losses, lies about contracts exposed and perilous cash position statement, Verditek (VDTK) has a spoof RNS which is a joke. What investors need to know is the cash position and how the company is going to raise more money to keep the lights on. So to the spoof. It is almost worthy of Neill Ricketts. Apparently solar panels might be even better if they contained graphene.
I end with a question for you. Who should feature in the Christmas carol here on ShareProphets? Past Scrooges include Chris Oil, Rob Terry, Neill Ricketts and Neil Woodford. Who should join that merry band of fine upstanding citizens? Before then I discuss a chat with a broker about placing ennui, Tungsten (TUNG), what was WPCT (SUPP) and Rutherford Health (RUTH) where we await imminent news of the bad variety.
I am all for patience when it comes to investing, but the forbearance of small retail investors when it comes to continual promises made and broken by small and disreputable companies never ceases to amaze. Amazon and Apple are two examples, often cited by dreamers, of plucky minnows which struggled for years before exploding into being behemoths. If they can do it, the thinking seems to be, why not anyone? Give them more time and money.
The shares are today trading at 29.5p, valuing this POS at c£58 million, but are slipping gently. The reason: Versarien (VRS) the AIM listed jam tomorrow stock run by serial ramper Neill Ricketts is, according to a City source, sounding out investors about a fund raise of £30million at 18p. The rationale?
I noted yesterday that a rapid turnover of Non Execs is never a good sign. Today we discover that James Stewart CBE who joined Versarien (VRS) as its non exec chairman on June 30 last year has had enough and is leaving on December 31. His departure is a red flag, his successor is another.
A company does not have to say anything on trading, on its prospects or on other matters at an AGM but it can do so and if it has anything good at all to say you can bet the ranch, especially with smaller AIM promotes, that it will say it. And that brings us to the Versarien (VRS) AGM yesterday.
The annual report for worthless cash-guzzling promote Versarien (VRS) came out on Friday. Hmmm just before a bank holiday weekend, a good day to bury bad news or in this case snouts in the trough and rewards for failure.
The good news is, and I thank so many generous Shareprophets readers, that Ian Westbrook has – as you can see here – raised £20,000 and so, in January, the loathsome pig Neill Ricketts will get to sweat in Court. I shall be preparing my deposition for Ian’s barrister next week. Natch the Bulletin Board cultists were driven to a frenzy of rage by this.
Ian Westbrook is now just £800 from making loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat in Court in January like the pig he is. Please keep those tenners, twenties and fifties coming in HERE. I look at today’s bombshell on the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) and explain why that makes it a slam dunk zero. Then it is Central Copper Resources where I am sending out numerous emails to get its AIM Sewer IPO strangled at birth.
I look at the shock suspension of trading by the FCA of City broker Pello. I look at Braveheart Investment Management (BRH) and how Trevor Brown has made £7.5 million from pump and dump while mug punters have lost up to 85% on one pump and 60% on another. Finally, tomorrow will see an explosive dossier on the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME). It is a zero. Meanwhile, Ian Westbrook has now raised £19,105 on the make loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat like a pig appeal. We need just £895 to hit target so keep those £10 and £20 donations coming HERE
I start with a discussion on the forest fires in this region of Greece then move onto the impending total humiliation of Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer after today’s shocker HERE. Then I look at Supply@ME Capital (SYME) asking if its boss owns any shares at all. He certainly does not own 26% as claimed. Then I look at the Optibiotix (OPTI) trading statement discussing it and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). Finally back to a wretch: Versarien (VRS) and its shite results which show why we must get Ian Westbrook over the line – he is now, with a slightly extended deadline – just £1775 shy of making the loathsome Neill Ricketts sweat in court. Please keep giving those tenners and twenties HERE
There was a large donation late yesterday and that means that brave Bulletin Board commentator Ian Westbrook, aka Club Sandwich, has now raised £18,110 of the £20,000 needed to see loathsome pig Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat like the AIM CEO he is with a January Court appearance. As a result…
I start with the refugees which leads nicely into the vicious and Orwellian attack by Channel 4 News on Steve Brown of Orcadian Energy (ORCA) where I am a loyal shareholder. What has happened here is a direct attack on free speech, an attack by the media itself. It is horrific. Then it is onto Versarien (VRS). Ian Westbrook may well be within £1950 of being able to make the loathsome pig Neill Ricketts sweat like an AIM CEO so with 22 hours to go, please keep donating HERE. Meanwhile, Neill is up to his old tricks of disseminating over-egged “news” via non RNS means as I expose HERE. Surely the Oxymorons must act?
Shares in Versarien (VRS) are being pumped by Bulletin Board speculation that the company has won a “major role” in HS2. If that is the case Versarien should announce the deal with hard numbers via an RNS. But it has not, it has leaked the story to “Punchline” the No 1 source of Business News in Gloucester. And then cult followers have spread the link all over the internet.
While I was recording bearcast, Zoetic (ZOE) announced that since promising results in July on May 17 – by when it would already have done much of the audit work – it had discovered all about covid so would not now be releasing, what will be piss poor, results (for the year to March 31 2021) until this month. Good news travels fast, bad news is delayed. The real reason for the delay is explained in this podcast. I also cover discussions with the regulators on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Supply@ME Capital (SYME), the John Story episode and getting the shyster resigned from Escape Hunt (ESC). I speculate on what he did next. And there is a final appeal for Ian Westbrook. Do not let the loathsome pig Neill Ricketts win by default, please donate HERE
This is all about Ricketts who runs the worthless POS that is Versarien (VRS) trying to bully his critics into silence. Please listen and if each listener agrees that Ricketts must be stopped and donates £10 here, we will stop him. Please donate NOW!
The Bulletin Board cult followers of the dog Versarien (VRS) never look under the bonnet at hidden horrors. That is why critics such as Ian Westbrook are so useful. Ian has now raised more than 70% of the cash needed to make loathsome stock hustler Neill Ricketts sweat with a court hearing. He has six days to raise the rest. Please donate, even if it is just a tenner, HERE. If the full £20,000 is not raised you get your cash back. Please give now. So what is this little horror I have stumbled across?
At time of writing, the Versarien (VRS) share price is 29.55p, below the crucial 30p support/resistance. If it hits the low 20s or high teens in the next month or two I don’t think anybody except the die-hard bulls on ADVFN would be surprised. And the company is due to release some numbers soon, expected to continue the pattern of declining revenues and to show profitability as far away as ever. With the number of covid cases declining sharply (and very welcome it is too), the bounce in revenues from selling graphene-enhanced face nappies will prove to be very temporary indeed, I suspect.
I end with another appeal for brave Ian Westbrook. We are now just over £7,000 from making Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat like the loathsome pig he is. Please do donate HERE. I start with a comment on Kefi (KEFI) from the horse’s mouth, and a look at the fraud Zoetic (ZOE), Deepverge (DVRG), Moonpig (MOON), Uru Metals (URU) and the Zak Mir top of the market call.
Forgive the crude title or love it if you are Matthew and his dog. I could not resist. I start with a discussion of the tyranny of village facebook pages prompted by my latest spat with some villagers of Holt in Wales HERE. Then I look at Kefi (KEFI), Zoetic (ZOE), Kanobo (KNB), Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Block Energy (BLOE) and the bitcoin pump by America’s Neil Woodford and others. Ian Westbrook is now at just under £12,000 and has ten days to reach £20,000 to see the loathsome Neill Ricketts at the next stage. To call the bluff of the Versarien (VRS) bully, please donate HERE. PS Darren points out it is the 26th not the 27th. He is correct.
I apologise for a late bearcast. I was meeting up with my mentor on goat milking. Meanwhile, brave Ian Westbrook is now halfway to target to ensure that bully boy Neill Ricketts does not steamroller his second biggest critic - please do donate HERE. After 24 hours, I still cannot tell you what shares I will be buying. Maybe on Monday. In the podcast, I look at Predator Oil & Gas (PRD), Simec (SAE), Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) and Acceler8 Ventures (AC8) where my take may surprise you.
The Morons who believe in the cult of Neill Ricketts and the cash guzzling POS that is Versarien (VRS) think that Ian Westbrook (Club Sandwich), the Bulletin Board poster Ricketts wishes to destroy will fail to raise the £20,000 needed to keep his defence going. They are wrong. Here is one cultist posting on ADVFN today. Hap tip JD:
No sniggering at the back please. This press article from 2011, the year the loathsome Neill Ricketts founded that great British company Versarien (VRS) is presented without comment.
We have seen previously, through his emails, group chat posts and postings to ADVFN bulletin boards, how Graham Wood had many deeply “interesting” interactions with Versarien management, including CEO Neill Ricketts. It seems that as far back as May 2017 Wood ‘popped’ into the Versarien offices apparently at will whenever he was in Cheltenham (only 27 or so miles from where he lives), where he was exposed – deliberately or accidentally – to highly price-sensitive information which he then relayed to other investors in a series of thinly-disguised nudges and winks. He also openly admitted to meeting Versarien company officers for friendly little chats, relaying what they said in bulletin board posts the next day. None of this is in question, it is all backed up by his own words in verifiable emails and bulletin board posts.
Loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) seems intent on destroying his Bulletin Board critic Ian Westbrook in order to preserve his good name. Really I meant that – seriously, stop sniggering at the back! But Mr Westbrook is not backing down and has hired the legal team which has helped me see off so many bullies who are working at a very reasonable rate to defend the brave Westbrook. But costs will mount up so Ian, Club Sandwich on the boards, has launched a crowdfunding operation to raise an initial £20,000. I ask of you two things:
Shoddy AIM promote Versarien (VRS) presents and markets itself as graphene led business. Its annual reports contain huge narrative detail on its graphene business but the plastics and hardware business barely get a mention (limited to a paragraph or two for each). Furthermore, its recent acquisitions being Hanwha Aerospace for £4.34 million and Gnanomat for £3.0 million were both in the graphene space and the graphene business now represent the majority of the goodwill on the balance sheet. It had a recent strategic investment by a South Korean firm called Graphene Lab. Its retail investor base is clearly focused on the potential for hockey stick growth in revenue and profits from graphene products as relentlessly promoted by loathsome CEO Neill Ricketts.
The loathsome boss of Versarien (VRS) Neill Ricketts has made what, the king of the fraudsters, my pal Sam Antar would call out as a cardinal error for a stock promoter. He has not only threatened Bulletin board critic Ian Westbrook (Club Sandwich) with a libel case, he has now lodged formal proceedings. So why is Claim Number QB-2021-002159 such a blundering mistake by the AIM boss?
Most AIM sewer companies have, perhaps, 2 Nomads every five years. Sometimes your company grows so you upgrade to a bigger firm. Or the reverse can happen. Or maybe a Nomad goes bust. Or perhaps you just have a personality clash. But to have multiple Nomads suggests something worse is afoot, that the Nomads might actually be baulking at what is going on. In that vein, consider the record of Versarien (VRS).
Neill’s hero who he used to retweet was Elon Musk. Boy how Neill worshipped the old fraudster. But perhaps Elon is too respectable for Neill these days. After all he has not yet been convicted of fraud. So Neill has a new hero, a convicted felon, who he can retweet as you can see below.
Oh dear, the crashing share price of Versarien (VRS) seems to be getting to its loathsome boss Neill Ricketts. He has already threatened one Bulletin Board critic with a libel action, sending the fascist lawyers letter you can see HERE. Now on twitter he appears to be threatening another as you can see below. So Neill is this just bullying by a failing CEO or will you give us all the fun of a full disclosure process by actually taking legal action? Please let it be the latter, my guess is that even you are not that stupid and it will not be.
Even at 34.1p to sell, a new low for 2021 achieved despite the raging bull market in small cap shares, Versarien (VRS) is capitalised at £66 million which for a company with negligible net cash and burning cash is a preposterous joke. Let’s start with a reminder of what fair value is…
Of course, there are some instances when it is appropriate to take legal action against some critic. If, for instance, the attacks are against wives and children, there is a threat of actual body harm or the allegations are just so outrageous (paedophilia for example) then a company might justifiably take action. But simply to bring in lawyers, who are always expensive, to try to silence someone who criticises a company’s business model, or its valuation, is a monumental red flag.
Graham Wood is the most enthusiastic shareholder in the con that is Versarien (VRS). He does not like me because I point out the lies the company told and so has discussed having me killed and was on the private chatroom which discussed how my (then pregnant) wife could be harassed at work so that she was fired. Now thanks to Neill Ricketts trying to gag a Bulletin Board critic with fascist lawyers letters, we may find out whether Wood rides solo or if he is rather more connected to Versarien than folks think.
I start with two bits of civic duty today. I end with an appeal to those of you ( 90%+) listening who are yet to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks – we are now at over £19,000. Help us get past twenty please by giving HERE. Then I have a warning of “incoming” for loathsome Neill Ricketts at Versarien (VRS), discuss Trevor Brown and then at length Bidstack (BIDS) and its clear rule-breaking. Then Verditek (VDTK) – looking more and more a zero – Watchstone (WTG) – Quindell as was and the jail cell waiting for Rob Terry, today’s update on that.
I discuss Abi the teenage curtain twitcher snitching on me HERE and also my training walk today. Please, please, please do donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE. Then into Versarien (VRS), Glaxo SmithKline (GSK), executive greed and ESG nonsense.
This is like admitting that I have a secret habit of watching old episodes of the Dick Emery show. I might accept that what I watch is utter rubbish, that I learn nothing from it at all and that I really should not admit it in polite society but what the hell, I am becoming addicted to Proactive’s new interviewer Katie Pilbeam whose “good news as the shares crashed” special with ScotGold (SGZ) I flagged up yesterday. Katie, ooh, you are awful… but I like you! Now she has recorded a 5 minute special with loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) as you can see below.
Shares in Versarien (VRS) have been ramped, in as much as you can ramp a cash guzzling POS, on the back of its graphene enhanced face masks. But as I pointed out yesterday, there is, despite Ricketts’ misleading RNS claims, no scientific study on humans to show that they either stop one human transmitting covid to another but, worse still, there is no proof they do not harm wearers. It gets worse: there is evidence from a scientific study that they may well harm wearers which is why Spain, Ireland and Canada have already moved to ban and recall such products.
The most read non-Tom article is Centamin Q1 Report: All on Track – BUY by – wait for it – Nigel Somerville at number nine, or number 16 including Bearcasts and Tom’s new shareshow. Which one is the best of the week? You don’t need to tell me in the comments – it’s clearly the pub quiz which somehow missed the leaderboard.
Oh dear, oh dear. It never rains but it pours for loathsome Neill Ricketts, the boss of grossly overvalued AIM promote Versarien (VRS). Now realising that his attempts to gag a Bulletin Board critic will end in a humiliating climbdown, his week just got even worse news with developments in Eire. You will remember how Canada has moved to ban graphene enhanced face nappies?
On Monday I published the fascist and third rate lawyers letter sent on behalf of loathsome Versarien (VRS) boss Neill Ricketts to a Bulletin Board critic. Ricketts has nmot got a hope in hell of winning in court and the disclosure process would ruin him and destroy Versarien. the critic knows that and so has responded to the muddle headed 12th rate lawyers acting for Ricketts. That response is below.
Yesterday I published the fascist lawyer’s letter sent by 10th tier law firm Hugh Paddison of Cheltenham and explained why on matters of libel it makes no case at all – this is merely an attempt to bully a Bulletin Board poster into silence. But it gets worse for loathsome and disgraced AIM boss Neill Ricketts.
How did Versarien (VRS) get its shares, now c40p, from 10p up to 79.5p in 2017, eneabling 4 bailout placings and offering a platform for boardroom share dumping. As history show that was a grossly inflated valuation. Thanks to Winnileaks I can reveal how.
I start with Neil (one L) Woodford after today’s exposes from Nigel on this website. Then it is onto Neill ( 2Ls) the loathsome Ricketts who will be sweating like a pig ahead of 8.30 AM tomorrow for reasons I explain HERE and who has blundered big time with a fascist lawyer’s letter. Today’s Woodlarks training walk was just 11 miles – a stroll – but I had to listen to daughter Olaf with her woke views for the whole of it so show sympathy and donate HERE
I alluded to this earlier in the week but can now reveal that the AIM CEO going after a bulletin board critic is none other than loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS). The crazy thing is that this critic who was once a shareholder and big fan of loathsome Neill has, in many of the posts which Ricketts claims to be libellous said exactly what has been said on this website. Yet…
This is the take of Tweeting CEO, an occasional poster on Bulletin Boards. I do know who this poster really is and he is not an AIM CEO but talks an awful lot of sense. My own take on the deal which saw a Korean firm, Graphene Labs, invest £1.93 million to get a 2.2% stake in the Neill Rickett’s dog is HERE but here is another view:
I may have given the impression that Canada was a semi-socialist woke hell hole run by the biggest poltroon on this planet where within a few years the economy will be such a trainwreck that folks like Darren Atwater will be forced to eat their cats. If so, I’d like to apologise, for Canada is a progressive paradise run by a visionary statesman, Mr Justin Trudeau, who wears his Eid socks to the Pride parade, or vice versa (I forgot); a chap who is eerily reminiscent of FDR or Churchill. Where this dynamic and free nation leads, the rest of the world surely will follow which is bad news for loathsome promoter Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS).
As Q1 draws to a close, I have few regrets about having been inactive in the market particularly on the short side.
I can exclusively reveal that Neill Ricketts will be announcing later today the launch by Versarien (VRS) of a new range of graphene-enhanced CBD Range and that in order to maximise value for shareholders, this new division, Versarien Blockchain CBD, is to be spun off onto the AIM casino via a separate IPO. In terms of the cash needed for the project, Ricketts says “funding secured.”
Let’s be clear. Although it might be deemed best practice for a company the size of Versarien (VRS) to issue a year-end trading update, there is no legal obligation for it to do so. And the only best practice Versarien adheres to is in industrial-scale share issuance and deceptive share ramping activities. Had it won any material business at all, new contracts for graphene which actually generated real sales – as opposed to taxpayer handouts from his Tory chums – you can bet the ranch that loathsome Neill Ricketts would have been itching to shout about them via an RNS. He hasn’t so there are not any.
On 21 January, joke graphene company Versarien (VRS) published interim results which misled investors as to its net debt position by classifying a £1.96 million (illegal) Government loan as a trade payable not as a loan. Having deceived folks with this presentation, loathsome boss Neill Ricketts was again selling shares, this time 1.65 million of them. Now, after I complained to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and hapless Nomad SP Angel of fraud MySquar infamy, Versarien has ‘fessed. But even so, it does so in a misleading and deceptive fashion reinforcing why its shares are so utterly uninvestable.
AECOM was the arch collaboration that was going to be a company maker for sleazy Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS). Just look at the Bulletin Boards back in July 2019. How the morons salivated. And then last spring things were ramped up again. On February 25 2020 we were told:
Earlier I broke the story of how desperate Supply@ME Capital (SYME) owning morons were gathering on Redditt to try to replicate the GameStop effect in the UK and to “FuckTheLondonStockExchange”, manipulating shares in the, currently suspended, con from a £122 million value to £12 billion! I will have some bad news for them from the FCA later. But there is another group on Redditt now trying to organise a GameStop on a range of stocks and guess which sleazy, share dumping, lying CEO of a cash guzzling AIM listed POS has signed up, as I demonstrate below.
It helps when shorting a company’s shares to have a tailwind and there are few more favourable tailwinds than if that company is resorting to death spiral finance. This desperate measure tells you that all normal financing options are closed to it and that realising cash at punitive and dilutive rates is the only way to survive. The reality of death spiral financing is so grim that it is little wonder that many companies attempt to obfuscate it by hoodwinking investors into thinking that the finance provider is an institution willing to invest in their shares…
To misquote Mark Antony: “I come not to bury Caesar, but to praise him”. Yesterday morning, it was announced that the odious boss of Versarien (VRS), Neill Ricketts, had sold 1.65 million shares at 53.919p. Normally you would expect me to say this was yet another red flag. But on this occasion, I do not.
The results were so shockingly bad that it is hard to see why Versarien (VRS) bothered to mislead investors. But it did and in a material way and thus I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation to flag this up and suggesting that odious Neill Ricketts and his disgraced Nomad, SP Angel of the fraud MySquar infamy, be forced to restate reissue a corrected version. The letter is below.
You would need a Nomad without any morals whatsoever to sign off on junk like this. Luckily Versarien (VRS) employs SP Angel of the fraud MySquar infamy so that’s alright then. These, delayed, numbers for the six months to 30 September 2020 are just piss poor, and also deceptive.
Have I judged Oisin Fanning of San Leon (SLE) by a different standard to, say, Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS)? Sure. Would I not judge, for instance, Cheryl Cole by a different standard in the looks department than, say, Diane Abbott? Yes I would. And I bet Cheryl is also better at singing, counting and more or less everything else than Ms Abbott too. Management is key to it all in the world of investing as I discuss today.
I have used Excel Sheets, Cray Supercomputers, and consulted the Necromicon and I cannot see a pattern in these 20 articles. The only thing that they have in common is they thare the the 20 most read articles on ShareProphets in 2020.
‘Twas the night before Christmas and as the snow fell faster and faster and harder and harder outside his mock Tudor mock Georgian newly build Gloucestershire mansion, Mr Neill Ricketts was of a troubled mind. The ghost of Christmas Past was bad enough, but then he had been visited by the ghost of Christmas Present. What would happen next?
‘Twas the night before Christmas and Neill Ricketts levered his corpulent self into a grand four poster bed in his newly built fake Tudor come fake Georgian Gloucestershire mansion. Bloody Hell, he thought to himself, the boy who left school at 16 with one GCSE in woodwork (grade D) has done good. He stared at the wall at a large picture of his idol. And Elon stared back.
Shares in Versarien (VRS) have plunged from 137p when loathsome boss Neill Ricketts last made hundreds of thousands of pounds dumping stock to just 29p today as the company heads full speed towards running out of cash and a bailout placing shortly after Christmas. And as the losses for some of the cult members, who believed Ricketts promises of jam tomorrow mount, they have taken to twitter to quiz the High Priest, Ricketts, himself. His response, below, is extraordinary.
In March, Versarien (VRS) announced a £6 million funding facility with a supposed institutional investor, Lanstead. Thanks to my work, AIM Regulation forced it then to ‘fess that actually, if the shares stayed at 53.3p, it would realise only £5.5 million net. But they have not. So how much has the Neill Ricketts promote actually raised?
You know that if a board member farted in a positive way, shameless Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) would rush to issue an RNS stressing what good news this was for his company. And that brings us to today’s AGM.
On 23 March 2020, POS AIM promote Versarien (VRS) announced “ subscription to raise £6 million”. Natch the headline was misleading and indeed Versarien was forced to issue a clarification at a later date. On 16 October, the lies started to reveal themselves big time.
In today’s podcast, I look at Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Berkeley Energia (BKY), Novacyt (NCYT), Franchise Brands (FRAN) and also at Versarien (VRS), its loathsome boss Neill Ricketts, the death spiral provider Lanstead and what it is not telling us all.
As things stand, Versarien (VRS) has drawn down the first 40% of a £5 million low interest loan from taxpayer-funded Innovate UK despite demonstrably being ineligible for what is the body’s biggest ever loan - indeed admitting in its own annual report that it breaches the eligibility criteria. That is a scandal. But I can now show why this scandal is far worse and suggests that Innovate UK hands out cash to favoured companies on an utterly indiscriminate and un-monitored manner which no assessment of whether its funding delivers any return or benefits for taxpayers. What follows is shocking. A co-conspirator has raised the issue of the illegitimate loan with Innovate UK and has this response from a Matthew Oswin:
I guess under the Tories it is about who you know, not whether you are qualified when it comes to accessing taxpayer cash. It worked for the pole dancing American bimbo who was a “close friend” of Boris when London’s Mayor and, as you can see below, with the blues in power, Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) is a man well positioned to open the right doors. Today, his firm confirmed that it had received the first £1.96 million of a £5 million soft taxpayer loan from Innovate UK. Senior Tories such as Alok Sharma and Rishi Sunak were warned that Versarien did not qualify but the loan went ahead regardless. Let’s be clear this is the biggest ever loan by Innovate UK by a mile and this is pure and simple sleaze and here is why.
It seems that some of Neill Ricketts’ biggest fans do not like my investigative probing into Versarien (VRS). This time they are not going after my heavily pregnant wife (as they have in the past) but after me.
Yesterday I published a letter from Amanda Solloway MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, to fellow Tory MP Bim Afolami in which she explained why Versarien (VRS) should receive a £5 million loan from taxpayer-funded Innovate UK, its largest ever such loan. Either this is Tory sleaze, Versarien boss Neill Ricketts boasts of his visits to No 10, or Ms Solloway has been badly misled. As such, I have written to her to alert her to that possibility. The letter is below:
Thanks to Winnileaks, we have a letter from Amanda Solloway MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, to fellow Tory MP Bim Afolami confirming that Versarien (VRS) will get a £5 million loan from Innovate UK even though this is in clear breach of the rules. Is Ms Solloway mired in Tory sleaze or is she just thick as two short planks?…
A number of MPs have now been contacted by constituents about the £5 million loan from taxpayer-backed Innovate UK to Versarien (VRS) which appears to breach a fact of Innovate UK’s own rules. It seems that now, even chancellor Rishi Sunak is looking into the matter as the letter below demonstrates.
I pointed out yesterday that £5 million of your cash as a taxpayer is going to the serial liars at Versarien (VRS) via Innovate UK when Versarien quite clearly does not qualify for such funding. I have asked Innovate boss Nigel Walker to explain this but he has declined to comment. However, as his tweets below show, Nigel has been very close to Versarien and its corpulent boss Neill Ricketts for three years.
I realise that Versarien (VRS) boss Neill Ricketts, pictured below, is well connected in Government circles but I simply do not understand how Innovate UK has today agreed to a £5 million loan to his company. Let us be clear, this breaches its own rules. I smell a rat and wonder if Her Majesty;s Loyal opposition might wish to pursue this matter.
It was in April last year that oily Neill Ricketts first announced that Chinese Investors were going to buy new shares giving them 15% of Versarien (VRS). The shares roofed it and he dumped vast amounts at 137p - today the shares are 42p. First it was BIGT, the CIGIU and finally YG, a newly established Hong Kong entity set up to source funds working with those other companies that had no websites or offices or phone numbers. Quelle surprise! Guess what?
Sorry this is late. I have been distracted by the mad world we live in so musing too much on www.TomWinnifrith.com and tomorrow Joshua and I try to bust out of lockdown Wales, like the - now erased from history - Dukes of Hazzard, to visit my Dad so limited copy from me then. Ahead of that I discuss Avacta (AVCT), Versarien (VRS), Sound Energy (SOU), Cineworld (CINE) whose managers I despise, and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Okay I am not firing Darren tonight, you can now book your MineProphets tickets HERE
The China investment into Versarien (VRS) farce began on 15 April 2019 and should have seen boas Neill Rickets sacked by now so what is meant to happen by midnight tomorrow and will we get an RNS?
Excluding ShareProphets Radio 27, the most read non-Tom article this week is Gold: Dislocation, dislocation, dislocation! It is all going only one way by Nigel Somerville, at number four or number 12 including Bearcasts.
As I noted earlier, the RNS issued by Versarien (VRS) is a shambles and opens up all sorts of questions about share dumping by boss Lyin' Neill Ricketts last April. I was set to contact AIM Regulation and the FCA about it but it seems that valiant Tim Kempster has beaten me to it. The Regulators really do need to act on this at once. Tim writes
It is like extracting teeth. Getting the proven liars at Versarien (VRS) and the morally bankrupt evil PR spinners at Yellow Jersey, of the Frontera fraud infamy, to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is a nightmare. And we are still not there yet. Today, however, the company has been forced to start to clarify.
I am afraid it is true. I have today, April 1, given three months notice to ShareProphets as I have accepted an offer from the London Stock Exchange to head up a new unit tackling fraud on AIM. I cannot lie, I am doing it for the money. Marcus Stuttard has been remarkably honest in today’s release announcing the hire. The head of AIM regulation says:
In today's bearcast I start by apologising to someone who is not a pest at all. Then I again discuss Covid 19 and have another podcast on my own website up today which has some relevance to this. I look at surging markets and am sceptical, at Yourgene (YGEN), Genedrive (GDR), FastJet (FJET) and at Versarien (VRS) which has announced a big China deal which cannot be a fraud given the involvment of top nomad SP Angel in doing due diligence and honest as they come Neill Ricketts in constructing the deal.
Canaccord quit as Nomad to Versarien (VRS) partly because of the social media antics of its CEO Lyin’ Neill Ricketts. Obviously, new Nomad SP Angel does not care about that as it was happy to act for proven fraud MySquar (MYSQ). Do John Meyer and his cronies have any standards at all? And how will AIM Regulation take Neill’s latest lies
I start with a few personal thoughts on phoning my elderly relatives in the era of Coronavirus. Then I look at Versarien (VRS), Open Orphan (ORPH), Tasty (TAST), Burford (BUR) and Carson Block of Muddy Waters and N Brown (BWNG) which prompts me to ask when the taxpayer will have to bail out the banks?
Versarien (VRS) this morning announced “subscription to raise £6 million”. Folks looked at the headline and the shares soared to 31p. Ha! Mugged by Ricketts again! Then they read the release. It is bullshit. Death spiral provider Lanstead is not putting up a cent up front and the total amount handed to Neill Ricketts’ bag of shite company over the next two years could well be well below its monthly cashburn! Ricketts really is the most shameless bullshitter and only scumbags like SP Angel, who took over as Nomad after Canaccord resigned, would sign off on such misleading gibberish which contains one MONSTER lie.
Well here is my estimate of when and at what price. But perhaps you have a better idea and might win some Greek Hovel olive oil as a result. Let’s start with a reminder of when Versarien (VRS) runs out of cash. Methinks the maths have got worse.
Versarien (VRS) shares raced ahead yesterday as Doc Holliday pumped away, He has now admitted that he has sold most of his stock into that pump. Suckers! Today Neill Ricketts has done an interview with IG where the questions were blowjob soft and even so the bullshitter struggled as you can see below.
In today's podcast I first discuss the denial of some Versarien (VRS) poltroons wilfully misquiting Patrick Abbott in the whistleblower podcast. Then I turn to what it means for a company to be insolvent and why that is not necessarily trading whilst insolvent. Finally back to Versarien and Neill Ricketts trying to silence a critic using the Police. A) given the way he eggs on the mob to harass me and my wife this is nauseating hypocrisy, b) the Police do not have a leg to stand on and I urge the critic to keep posting so the Police look like fascist arseholes, c) it shows just how desprate Lyin' Neill has become and as such this is a massive red flag.
Sadly Lyin' Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) has not been in touch about my offer to record a podcast but I have a former senior executive turned whistleblower to interview instead and I shall do that tonight and it will go live, togerher with a chat with Lucian Miers in the next edition of ShareProphets Radio out soon, Elsewhere I discuss NMC Heath (NMC) and lessons learned, Zenith Energy (ZEN) and Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG), whether Tullow (TLW) could be a sero, Aston Martin (AML), Cobra Resources (COBR) and finally ask when Telit (TCM) will serve up a profits warning. Surely it is due.
The FCA and AIM Regulation are now looking at Neill Ricketts claim to have sold shares to fund the building pf a laboratory at a school which has not built the lab and claims a much smaller sum is NOT coming from Neill persobnally. While the regulators deal with that act of market abuse here is another twitter lie from Ricketts.
A start with a few more thoughts about yesterday's dire warning from Versarien (VRS), going on to say why the FCA should now get involved. I explain 2 scenarios which might lead to the company going bust within weeks rather than suffering a slow death and I challenge its boss Neill Ricketts to record a podcast with me. Then, following an exchange on the comments section last night about the frauds One True View and Appbox Media I discuss common misconcepions about fraud.
I am not saying that Versarien (VRS) should be slung off the AIM Casino although it is a worthless POS heading rapidly for a cash crisis as it, again, runs out of other people’s money. However, the latest expose about the antics of its CEO Neill Ricketts makes it abundantly clear that he is not fit to run a listed PLC. Since Nomad SP Angel of MySquar infamy will act for any old fraud and does not care I have written to AIM Regulation, which yesterday- after communications from me – forced the company into a fourth fess up RNS in a little over a month - asking that it force him to stand down from the Versarien board.
Nope, this is nothing to do with Cheryl Cole. Instead the chart below is intended to show how obsessed I am with the Versarien (VRS) car crash. The chart was published before today's shock warning and aims to show that I am obsessed or desperate and thus to be ignored. I fear those who have ignored me are rather poorer as a result. But fear not morons, when you have lost all your money and Versarien has been booted off AIM, a then 100% vindicated Sheriff will cease coverage... meanwhile I bet Neill Rocketts is glad he sold so many shares even if he was not 100% honest about the reason!
This is an easy way for SP Angel to show it really is a serious Nomad. Does it think that Versarien (VRS) boss Neill Ricketts lied about share sales he made? If so will it issue a corrective RNS tomorrow and/or resign? Let me start with two tweets made by Ricketts after he dumped £153,750 of shares on 4 January 2018.
I start with the rising flood waters here at the Welsh Hovel, which are now about two or three yards from the bottom step leading to the back door. Then it is onto Coronavirus, where it is starting to sink in as to how bad it could be in terms of fear and our behaviour if not actual deaths. Then onto what filing management accounts means and the question of possible securities fraud at Dev Clever (DEV), which I have flagged up with the FCA today. Then, as per the screenshot below, it is the changing behaviour of Neill Ricketts at Versarien (VRS) and what that tells us about the regulatory hole he is in and why Canaccord quit as Nomad. Finally a comment on Bahamas Petroleum (BPC), its piss poor death spiral and crazy valuation.
Yesterday, for the third time in less than a month, Versarien (VRS) was forced by an article on this website and then by AIM regulation to come clean on something, this time a founder director dumping all his shares. Let’s go for a fourth win, the relationship, or lack of it, with BIGT. My letter follows.
In my prior analysis of Versarien’s (VRS) track record I looked at the Plastics and Graphene segment and demonstrated that Graphene sales were trivial and the Graphene businesses were hugely loss making. In this note I have had a look at the other trading segment namely the Hard Wear and Metallic Products segment.
Today we have the shock news that Versarien (VRS) has a new Nomad. Not a better Nomad, SP Angel is clearly massively inferior to Canaccord and this begs the question whether Versarien lied to investors on February 10. I have thus written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and to the FCA with a question so simple that even they should be able to answer it.
Who the hell is William Battrick you say? Easy, he was one of the founders of Versarien (VRS) and so knows the company better than most folks. Indeed William was a director up until 10 March 2016. In 2015 he helped ramp the shares, buying 54,000 at 17p to take his holding to 7.69 million shares, 7.3% of the then equity.
I have, for several years, warned that the valuation of Bulletin Board darling Versarien (VRS) was crackers. At one point it reached £200 million. As I write, ahead of the market open, it is still – with the shares at 49p – valued at c£70 million. Given that its core graphene business generated sales of just £27,000 last year and that the cash guzzling PLC is fast running out of cash, I am sure you’d agree the valuation is bonkers.
When forced to fess up on 21 January 2020 that its, much RNS vaunted, US hub was in fact a serviced office with no staff, cash strapped Versarien (VRS) tried to sugar coat the pill by referring to discussions with a leading US tyre manufacturer. That rang a bell. For whom the bell tolls, etc, etc.
Only two subjects today. Firstly, and most importantly, my father and I were expecting to console ourselves with the thought that at least Olaf will be happy. But I am delighted to say we need no such consolation. I refer to Ireland's triumph today. Then Versarien (VRS) and a stack more questions for multi millionare Neill Ricketts and a personal challenge to Neill...
Yes i am calling out Versarien (VRS) for fraud and explain why. Feel free to take legal action Neill Ricketts, I shall see you bitchez in court and triumph. The meat of this podcast looks at the seven stages of madness and gref in the life of a Bulletin Board thread covering a Norfolk, with Versarien as my case study. Enjoy.
If you are an AIM listed company and want t tell lies via RNS your go to Nomad must be Bobbie Hilliam of Cannacord. Hilliam signed off on the RNS statements by Quindell that enabled Rob Terry to commit fraud. Now he is in charge of Versarien (VRS) which has also told repeated lies via RNS.
In May of last year uber ramp Versarien (VRS) proudly announced a major US move. Unfortunately what it said was grossly deceptive and after I wrote to AIM Regulation last week it has today been forced to ‘fess up to this. Neill Ricketts is increasingly like the naughty boy sat outside the headmaster’s study almost every lunchtime hoping it is just another beating not a letter to his parents saying he must leave the school in disgrace.
In today's bearcast I look at Versarien (VRS), Sosandar (SOS), Toople (TOOP), Audioboom (BOOM), ADVFN (AFN), Fevertree (FEVR), Zenith Energy (ZEN) and Eden Research (EDEN).
Oh dear, Oh dear. Last week I exposed the private Discord chat room where Versarien (VRS) shareholders discussed how to leak inside information, Neill Ricketts told folks what to post on Bullettin Boards and the groupies discussed how to deal with me. Well guess what?
It was indeed a Versarien (WRS) owning moron who picked up this award… yes its ADVFN paedo guy ( that is he claims I am one) bgt1
Neill Ricketts continues to operate an almost Trappist new media silence suggesting that my letter to AIM Regulation and his Nomad Bobbie Hilliam of Canaccord about the private Versarien (VRS) Discord chat room is being taken very seriously indeed. However, over the weekend evidence emerged HERE of just how fragrantly Neill Ricketts breaks AIM Rules and so I have written again.
Just for one week, the contest is being brought back at the request of reader Juicin. The rules are slighty changed in honour of Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS). What we are looking for is the most moroniic comment on shares on the LSE, iii or ADVFN Asylums or twitter. But this week you can also add in comments on the private Discord chat room where Ricketts tells lies to investors without his Nomad, hapless Quindell loving Bobbie Hilliam at Canaccord, knowing anything about it! The deadline for entry is midnight on Sunday 12 January ( my birthday). Entries in the comments section below.
Yesterday I asked you to guess who was daft enough to make this threat. There were a number of plausible candidates and, as you can see HERE, 77% of you guessed wrong.
Oh dear, ShareProphets has exposed Versarien rampers getting all excited in private chatrooms. I suspect that this is going to be something we get to mine for quite awhile until the deadwood press catches on.
On 9th August 2019, following comments here and a letter to the authorities, Versarien (VRS) was forced to put out a statement relating to a twitter post a day earlier by its boss Neill Ricketts. But it gets far worse as I can reveal today.
I have not had a threat of legal action for some months so I knew there was something missing from my life. So can you guess which poltroon or poltroons has or have been daft enough to threaten The Sheriff of AIM with legal action? With a deadline of midnight tonight to guess I offer you six options. Do your best!
All the signs are that AIM Regulation and hapless Nomad Canaccord is clamping down on the private Versarien (VRS) chatroom inhabited by Neill Ricketts and his Versarien cronies after shocking revelations like this HERE. However Winnileaks now has material from a similar chatroom on the private Telegram platform where Eurasia Mining (EUA) boss Dmitry Suschov and his proxies are "at play".
Say what you wish about shameless ramper Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) but he is a man who would turn up at his local Women's Institute meeting if there was an opportunity to ramp his shares. He'd never turn down an opportunity, however small, for a spot of ramping. But right now he is embroiled in a regulatory tangle with his Nomad and AIM Regulation over the secret Discord Group exposed HERE and HERE. Ricketts was set to fly on Tuesday of next week to host a lunch in God's chosen lands of Ulster...
Yesterday's shocking expose of how Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) was using a private chat room to pass unverified and price sensitive information to select investors should have forced AIM Regulation and hapless Nomad Bobbie Hilliam of Canaccord to act. So far nothing. So thanks to Winnileaks I have more screen shots, maybe this will finally see order restored...
Last year I forced Versarien (VRS) to issue a clarifying RNS after Neill Ricketts made unverified and it seems untrue claims on twitter. Nomad Bobbie Hilliam at Canaccord read Ricketts the riot act and his twitter outpourings have been greatly diminished. But I can reveal that he has a new conduit on a private chat group on Discord. I doubt his Nomad or AIM Regulation are aware of it but thanks to Winnileaks they will be soon and will be horrified as I have a series of screenshots to share.
In today's podcast I look at mini-bond scandal house Wellesley Finance and why it once again shames new Bank of England Governor Andrew "asleep at the wheel" bailey and the shitheads round at the FCA. I comment on another of its failings in light of today's Neil Woodford News. I comment on Big Dish (DISH), have a theory about Angloa African Oil & Gas (AAOG), comment on Optibiotix (OPTI), Versarien (VRS) and ask how long its Nomad will tolerate Neill Ricketts and finally on Aston Martin Lagonda (AML).
I start with me voting and the Mrs not being able to vote here in Wrexham earlier today. Then there are two reports I have had that the Vox markets IPO has been pulled, I wonder if Justin the Clown will mention this in his podcast or will he be too busy blowing off Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) whose abject results I discuss. I look at IP Group (IPO), Purplebricks (PURP), Premier African Minerals (PREM) and Bidstack (BIDS) wondering if it will serve up its overdue warning after hours tonight? Finally there is a plea on behalf of my cats.
At 4.30 PM today Neill Ricketts, the shameless ramper and boss of Versarien (VRS) will meet with his dwindling band of core disciples at Bangers in the City of London to spout more bullshit, the sort oif bullshit that even his limp dick Nomad Canaccord would not allow him to include in today’s atrocious interims. Surely even the disciples can now see that they have been spun an almighty yarn.
You may remember former Versarien (VRS) US boss Patrick Abbott who had to be resigned after revelations on this website. A sinner, that is to say a collaborator with uber ramper Neill Ricketts, repenteth. Praise be the Lord as you can see below.
Neill Ricketts has already had one bollocking from his Nomad after his twitter comments forced, thanks to my efforts, his Nomad to force Versaien (VRS) into issuing an RNS "to clarify". But the poor old Nomad must be livid after this spat last night. Remember that results are on bury bad news on General Election day. It started when Neill did not like a tweet from a chap called EasyBrent to which the shameless ramper responded...
Last week, Bill Gates once again became the world's richest person at $110 billion. Here's a short animation that shows what your £5.99 per month could do.
It is day 1 of the olive harvest and ShareProphets reader K is a hero. I swear he is a closet bubble. I give a progress report on that and then turn to Fastjet (FJET), Versarien (VRS), the useless FCA and mini bonds and the imploding and smelly ramp that is Eurasia Mining (EUA).
Do not get me wrong. I am a big fan of Steve O’Hara. I think he is doing a cracking job at Optibiotix (OPTI) where – as a loyal and very material (for me) shareholder – I expect to see the shares more than double from 62p within the next year. However, I’d be a hypocrite if I did not hold O’Hara to the same standards as obvious scallywags like Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) when it came to the disclosure of material information.
In the absence of any real news or even fake news to support the utterly ludicrous valuation of uber-promote Versarien (VRS), not even a response to the press reports from Friday, its talented moron cartoonist has been at it again as you can see below. Natch Neill Ricketts is the hero and myself and Lucian Miers are about to get burned. Whatever…
In today's podcast I look at the news for Neil Woodford dog Xeros (XSG) and what it says about the company, its new Nomad and Broker FinnCap (FCAP) and about the hapless auditors at Grant Thornton Leeds. Then with reference to the photo below it is questions, questions, questions for shameless share ramper Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS)
On the occasion of the news that Neil Woodford had been fired as manager of his soon to be wound down flagship Equity Income Fund, the great man posted a comment on his Pravda-esque blog saying that he could not accept the decision. His arrogance did not surprise me. What shocked me, as I noted HERE, were the comments by unit holders which were universally supportive of Neil.
At the Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) AGM this year that scallywag Neil Woodford suggested that if I had any interest in beating the disease that would incdeed kill my dear Uncle Chris within weeks, that is to say cancer, I should be getting behind the joke company Rutherford Internationbal (RUTH) into which he had spunked vast amounts of other folks cash. This is a common meme among shameless promoters.
There is still no sign of any clarity from Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) on his company’s tie up with BIGT, an enterprise without a website, phone number or any web presence at all. But to keep his disciples happy, the Messiah of Graphene hype has borrowed Adam Reynold’s laptop to hammer out news of another exciting collaboration.
We were promised news of the investment by China's BIGT into Versarien (VRS)"on or around its AGM". The AGM has gone and come and still no-one can find a web presence or phone number for BIGT or its supposed backer CIGUI. So folks ask perfectly reasonable questions which boss Neill Ricketts declines to ansswer as you can see below. Why are you so evasive Neill?
In the days before his Nomad ticked him off for his ludicrous tweets, Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) would have been on twitter like a maniac 24 hours ahead of the AGM telling folks of all the good news in store. Well tomorrow, in a dingy side room at Gloucester Rugby Club the faithful will gather for an AGM where Neill has promised big news from China. But has he got any?
Earlier this month Haydale Graphene (HAYD) released an announcement with the headline: Haydale Awarded Funding to Develop Airbus Approved Space Technology, in which a contract awarded by the European Space Agency was proudly proclaimed. The size of both the funding and the contract were not disclosed as is usually the case with these trifling disclosures and the Haydale share price (sub 2p) scarcely moved, leaving its market cap little changed at around £5 million. It struck me, however, that had Versarien (VRS) - market cap £167 million - made an identical RNS the market cap would probably have risen, at least temporarily, by several times that of Haydale’s total worth, such is the fervour that the company still inspires amongst its loyal retail following. But the point at which Versarien must start to deliver is approaching...
The AIM casino ramp de jour Versarien (VRS) has made great claims about its US operations but if you start digging it all looks rather less transparent so here are a few easy questions for the twitter obessessed CEO Neill Ricketts.
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Yesterday AIM uber-ramp Versarien (VRS) was forced to issue a statement about a tweet posted by its boss Neill Ricketts the day before as a result of Thursday's bearcast and an email I'd sent to regulators that day. But the response itself is nonsensical and raises the very real question of whether Ricketts sold shares in April while sitting on inside price sensitive information. I have thus sent another email to regulators at AIM Regulation (the Oxymorons) and to Bobbie Hilliam of Quindell infamy who acts as Nomad to Versarien at Canaccord.
Yesterday I raised issues for Versarien (VRS) HERE which forced a statement today. But that statement itself now begs the question of whether Neill Ricketts is an insider dealer. Another email to the shamed Nomad Bobbie Hilliam (of Quindell infamy) at Canaccord and to AIM Regulation is on the way. I also look at Burford (BUR), Kier (KIE) and Verseon (VERS).
The tweet below from Versarien (VRS) boss Neill Ricketts is surely against AIM Rules. I am referring it to nomad Canaccord and AIM Regulation and discuss in a podcast which also covers swimming pool ways, folks who insult me to ask a favour, Burford (BUR) its rebuttal (very strong) but its red flag antics elsewhere and the limp dick behaviour of the deadwood press, notably The Times. I also look at Cabot Energy (CAB) which is surely AIM Casino toast.
Once again this website stands 100% vindicated in l'affaire Burford (BUR) where our coverage for months has been ahead of the game. Natch the deadwood press will ignore all of that as well as our brave call of yesterday. I look at Burford, its insane reaction, which was a red flag in itself, and then the equally insane reaction of Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) and where this all leaves disgraced Neil Woodford...
I start with a look at how well meaning Government intervention in the free market can often have dire economic consequences. then in light of 24 hours of abuse from Neill Rickets and his cultist followers I look at some of the Versarien (VRS) Red flags.
In today's bearcast I discuss Hammerson (HMSO) and its 9.5% yield and the outlook for its sector, semi naked women on a cornish beach, Versarien (VRS), Feedback (FDBK) and MotifBio (MTFB).
In today's bearcast I look at Versarien (VRS), Telit (TCM) and Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) . Three dogs.
I see that Versarien (VRS) has finally got rid of Patrick Abbott so that he can devote more time to defending the charges of securities fraud for which he has been indicted. I wrote back in March that his employment demonstrated a huge lack of judgement by CEO Neill Ricketts – as did the failure to disclose the matter at the time. That he should be fired so soon (eight days) after publicly standing by him a second time after further charges were revealed compounds the sense of management incompetence...
As I explained on Saturday, there is no reason why Neill Ricketts cannot say the value of his spoof US order. The only reason he will not is that it is tiny. None the less Ricketts took to his usual medium, twitter, to find a new reason not to admit how small his dick, sorry I meant order, is. And look at how dumb his followers are with their replies!
Listeners can you decide who is right on this massive issuew: the Mrs or myself? Then it is onto Sosandar (SOS) where cowardly Nigel Somerville today fails to answer my question and where I discuss what would make me buy. Finally onto Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS) after yesterday's bombshell. But Neill is an honourable man, right?
In this bearcast I ask a series of questions for PR spinners for Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). References to 210p should be 227p. Let's see what answers I get. I also look at Optibiotix (OPTI), RM2 (RM2), Mysale (MYSL), Agronomics (ANIC) and have a big question for Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS)
These are the 24 most-listened-to Bearcasts by Tom so far this year. By my reckoning, if you queue them all up, you'll have eight hours of Tom's dulcet tones to play for the family.
Versarien (VRS) shares have now fallen to just 98p with the stink around share sales at 136p by boss Neill Ricketts amid the whiffy China deal announcement now getting stronger and stronger. In light of that there is only one person to guide Neill forward. I invite you to supply a suitable caption for the photo below in the comments section by midnight tonight. The winner will, as ever, get a photo of Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer filling out her tax return.
In today's bearcast I cover Diageo (DGE), Versarien (VRS), Mayan (MYN), Vela (VELA), Dev Clever (DEV) and i3 Energy (i3E). No doubt Mr Ricketts wants to be a hero and ahead of my next training walk tomorrow I beg you to be one too and get us past £20,000 raised by donating HERE
When a share price suffers a setback, often it is the evil cabal of short sellers who are blamed by retail investors. In the case of Versarien (VRS), even CEO Neill Ricketts is at it.
Versarien (VRS), “the advanced materials engineering group, is pleased to announce that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Advanced Insulation Limited”. Any financials with this one? And any update on how other collaborations are coming along, Neill?...
Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien (VRS), the graphene company which is currently the number one pin-up stock on AIM, can be forgiven for thinking that he can walk on water.
Having stuck my todger in the hornet’s nest as Tom so eloquently put it with my first ever piece on Versarien (VRS) (HERE), I thought I would dig a bit deeper into the products as perhaps one can make a case for a £200 million business after all?
It is easy to dismiss Versarien (VRS) as just another overhyped AIM stock but, as today’s results show, that does not do it justice. It is currently in a class of its own. In fact, I would say you have to go back more than a decade to Pursuit Dynamics to find something with a valuation, pound for pound, as unhinged as this one.
I’ve been following darling of the bulletin boards, Versarien (VRS) for some time finding the ever-increasing share price more and more incredulous. I thought I would use today’s results to take a closer look and come up with a considered valuation. In short, this appears to be the in the top 5 most overvalued shares on AIM – get out while the going’s good!
Versarien (VRS) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2017 and despite emphasising that - with “revenues having increased, losses halved and high levels of interest in our graphene products” as well as a successful recent net £2.8 million placing - “we are viewing the future with much optimism”, the shares have responded approaching 12% lower below 40p. However, this still compares to sub 20p earlier in the month and little more than 11p at the commencement of 2017…