On Tuesday 24th August 2021 Edge Performance VCT (EDGH and EDGI) released its Annual Report for the year to February 2021 – almost two full months after the usual four month reporting deadline. It was the only VCT to claim an extension lamely citing Covid as the reason. In that report we were told, under the Statement of Corporate Governance on page 25 that:
Here is an odd thing: last night, after hours at 4.48pm, AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced that someone had issued an exercise notice in respect of 500,000 warrants issued back in July 2017 to subscribe for ordinary shares at 25p. Application to admit the shares has been made and admission is expected on or around August 20th. So what, you might ask. And that brings me to Advanced’s Annual Report for FY20.
Grossly overvalued AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) finds itself if the dock today. The full Annual Report for 2019 has finally been published – and buried in the usual waffle we find that a new Auditor was appointed. Now according to the rules, this should have been notified at companies house– but there is no sign of that anywhere. Specifically, there should be a statement from the previous auditor as to the circumstances of its removal and it is a shocker to find no such notification. This raises all sorts of questions.
Neil Woodford’s former Patient Capital Fund, now in the hands of Schroder under its new name (but not new performance!) Schroder UK Public Private Trust (SUPP) has released the January month-end update. Not as delayed at the 2019 year-end update which took almost two full months to appear), this is still remarkably late and it is easy to see why.
Why would a company which claims to have had a year….of highly encouraging progress sneak out its results at approaching quarter past five in the evening – no-one-is-watching o’clock? Let us turn to the auditor’s report for AIM-listed Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR) in its Annual Report for the year to May 2019 – in particular the Going Concern section. Here we are told:
AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) has released its FY18 results. Last year’s numbers were full of holes and I thought it pretty clear that it needed more cash, even if the auditor thought otherwise. But the Tern rocket went into full gear, the shares raced ahead and it got its cash. Now the shares have again crashed back to earth, changes have been made to accounting matters and Device Authority seems to have been downgraded – although its valuation seems to equate to sticking your finger in the air! But it is the same old jam tomorrow story and not enough cash...
I see that AIM-listed Milestone Group (MSG) has had its shares marked down below their nominal price of 0.1p today: they are now 0.09 – 0.1p bid to offer. Given that the company has a desperate need for cash, that’s a problem – especially when it passed on the opportunity to put resolutions for a capital reorganisation to its forthcoming AGM.
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BNN Technology (BNN) published its Annual Report last week along with an update on its current cash position and the appointment of a new Non-Exec Chairman. The share price has rallied 6% but is still shy of the 80p at which broker Mirabaud recently raised £25 million - and, looking through the bluster, there are some serious issues that holders might care to consider.
If you thought that the accounts of some of the crap Roland "fatty" Cornish floated on AIM smelled bad, you need to look at the annual report of his own firm Beaumont Cornish Limited. I shall be urging both the FCA and the HMRC to have a butchers as it looks well iffy. But if you have lost a packet in any, or all, of the junk Fatty has floated or acted for - not least Daniel Stewart and New World Oil & Gas - you will be delighted to know that in 2015 his "takings" from dividends alone were £270,000. How's that for transferring wealth from the 99% to the 1%?
The only matter of note in the Berkeley Energia (BKY) annual report for the year to June 30th 2016, in terms of financials, is cash and trade receivables. They totalled $18.6 million which is a very comfortable position to be in. What is really interesting are the footnotes. We quote:
Last night at no-one-is-watching o’clock ISDX-listed Etaireia Investments released its annual numbers to 31 March 2016. The balance sheet held a few horrors, such as net current liabilities of £130,586 which in interesting in the wake of the RNS released on 17 August 2016 which told us that the company had ponied up £50,000 (deferred for a year) in addition to 203,076,923 new shares at 0.065p (although it took two goes for the company to get that bit right) in order to acquire a commercial property.
DIRECTOR PURCHASES SHARES screams the headline – in capitals - of an RNS from AIM-listed Frontera Resources (FRR) - not to be confused with Frontier Resources - this morning. Ooooh quick, let’s all pile in – follow the money, as they say, because the insiders know what’s really going on. Er, hang on a moment….
I just love Companies House. You can flick through so many companies in just a few moments and last night I came across a share allotment filing for ex-AIM Casino stock Teathers Financial (TEA) which turned up out of the blue only yesterday, and was filed on 25 June 2016 – just two days after Justin Drummond stepped down from the board. It seems that 3.05 million shares were issued on 29 Sept 2015. So why does this smell so badly of anchovy-stuffed rotting kippers?
Jason Drummond assured us that the Teather's Financial 2015 annual report would look better than some folks feared HERE. But having signed it off, he has now quit (HERE) and having seen it I am not so sure.
Shareholders in AIM-listed cancer-buster ValiRx (VAL) rejected a disapplication of pre-emption rights special resolution at the AGM held last Monday. The company said a further announcement would follow “in due course” but since then there has been silence. But it seems that there might be a few implications for the financing of the company going forward.
This morning saw AIM-listed ValiRx (VAL) appoint Beaufort Securities as Joint Broker. This coincided with a quarterly update RNS full of good news and Beaufort included a generous write-up in today’s morning note, with a “speculative buy” rating. All jolly good, but I fear that yet more errors have been made by the company.
Delisted from AIM and so now only listed on the ISDX lobster-pot AfriAg (AFRI) published its FY15 Annual Report the other day. You can read it HERE. There remain plenty of unanswered questions (see HERE) but on one point the Annual Report reveals an extraordinary cynicism in the boardroom as it was before former Exec Chairman David Lenigas departed the scene.
The last we heard Sefton Resources (SER) had c£250,000 in the bank but how much is left and when will we find out? The answer to the latter question is...potentially never thanks to the strange laws of the British Virgin Islands where this company has always been registered.
I indicated in part 1 of my results analysis that there were a few bits and bobs in the Tern (TERN) Annual Report which had not made in into the RNS version of the FY15 results. Often it pays, when studying a company’s numbers, to begin with the notes to the accounts and then work backwards from there. And so here are a few things which caught my eye.
AIM-listed investment company Tern plc (TERN) released its results for calendar year 2015 this week. ShareProphets has been taking an interest in the AIM investment company world so it seems a good time to take a look at what Tern had to say in its RNS….and what was saved for the Annual Report only. In this part we look at the increase in net assets and where the added value came from.
The Year end of Worthington PLC (WRN) end was September 30th. But as yet we have not seen an annual report. For the avoidance of doubt I refer not to the year ended 30 September 30 2015 but September 30 2014.
Tern’s jewel-in-the-crown investee company, Cryptosoft, appointed a new Company Secretary on 24 July this year in the form of Gravitas Company Secretarial Services Ltd. They seem to have had their work cut out, as we shall see. But in the process of filing various amendments to Companies House a few questions are thrown up over Tern’s investment into Cryptosoft. And then it is back (yawn, yawn) to those pesky warrants where is starts to look as though the giveaway was less accidental than first appeared.
The Real Man year-end is just five weeks away. We are a private company and so it makes not a blind bit of difference to us. Sure we have to fill in a few forms which we will do. But does it impact on our behaviour? Not in the slightest. How different life is at a PLC where what is termed "window dressing" takes place. What odd things it makes folks do.
As you know I am thick as two short planks and so I am sure that there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for what appears to be another red flag in the ever growing red flag forest at Quindell (QPP). Perhaps a Bulletin Board moron out there can enlighten me regarding the missing 100 million shares?
I know that I am not as clever as the average Bulletin Board Moron when it comes to Quindell (QPP) but its apparently contradictory statements have me baffled. Perhaps one of the Rob Terry worshipping Bulletin Board Morons out there might help me explain why apparently contradicting statements regarding the Himex acquisition are not a red flag?
Angus Forrest the chairman of Tern (TERN) and his sidekick Bruce Leith must be sacked at once for the series of lies they told while running AIM Cesspit listed Digital Learning Marketplace between June and September 2012 and for the clear corporate malfeasance that took place. The are now officially "In sights" and the Sheriff of AIM is on the warpath - see HERE. The list of Forrest's crimes exposed here is growing so just to start of what will be a blitz of revelations I offer him an easy opener. When did DLM part company with its CEO Andy Hasoon?
I have written before how I understand very fully how Quindell (QPP) CEO Rob Terry wants to hang out with those few people who stuck by him after he presided over the near collapse of The Innovation Group. But there are limits and this brings me to some statements issued by Quindell regarding Quindell Property Services (QPA) which just do not stack up. Rob now has very serious questions to answer.