Yesterday saw two trades of 2,005,106 and 2,550,000 Chill Brands (CHLL) shares dumped well below the offer at 14.25p. That is more than 2% of the equity. There were other big sells below the bid on Monday. Was a major shareholder at last accepting that I was right or was this just canny de-risking as today there is a trading statement which is so terrible it is hard to know where to start. No doubt the FCA will ensure there is no story of insider dealing to tell. So how bad is the statement? It is dire.
Remember Drive Software? This was, according to Julie” lingerie on expenses” Meyer, going to be Tesla meets Fitbit. More like British Leyland meets Enron. Accounts for the year to March 31 2021 are out and are a car crash.
Today I look at three companies. I start with Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) where I ask if it is better to travel than to arrive? Then it is onto Sarah Willingham, Allenby Capital, The Sunday Times and their collective shame in the disgraceful AIM IPO of car crash in waiting Nightcap (NGHT). Finally I look at Sosandar (SOS).
AIM-listed John Zorbas POS URU Metals (URU) has announced the issue of a stack of shares to settle directors’ fees and those of an adviser this morning. That to add to yesterday’s paltry subscription shares raising just £280,000 (before expenses). I would suggest that this latest splurge of confetti shows just how badly screwed the company is.
Victoria Oil and Gas (VOG) has had a rather turbulent recent few years, with changes of management combining with very material changes to the operating business. The company raised $17 million gross in April last year to refinance the business and set it on a positive route forward with a re-freshed board. It appears to me this was good money thrown after bad. I see little to like in this investment case.
Having first landed on fully-listed Finablr at the back end of January when I asked if it was a house of cards at 95p, I have been supping at the ouzo ever since – and the shares are down again today to just 46.75p last seen. But the stock remains a slam-dunk sell – especially in the light of what has happened at fellow Shetty-inspired vehicle NMC Health (NMC). And then there is the cyber-attack at its Travelex operation….and coronavirus…..and the continued silence from the company.
Chris Akers ramp AIM-listed Asimilar (ASLR) saw its shares suspended on Friday after the company announced it was buying a stake in Sentiance, an AI company in Belgium. But hang on, I thought another Akers ramp, Mesh Holdings (MESH), was supposed to be buying that!
In today's podcast I look at PureCircle (PURE), the roll call of shame and who should be publicly executed. I also look at Dev Clever (DEV), Tissue Regenix (TRX) and, once again, at Blackmore Bond a mini bond car crash which appears imminent and is another part of what will be one of the biggest financial scandals for years.
You all know what I think about the peer-to-peer lending Funding Circle (FCH) which i have written about negatively a couple of times in the last few months, most recently here Back then I concluded 'you do not need to get involved... unless you are a desperate business which really, really needs finance and the mainstream banks have prudently turned you down already. For the rest of us, grab some popcorn and watch the ongoing post-IPO car crash'. Broadly speaking this still feels a very, very prudent position to take.
Most material on twitter is unadulterated junk. But there is the odd gem. In the case of Tesla (TSLA) where the sell side analysts are all paid bulls, some of the best insight is on twitter. Like Lucian Miers, I regard this company as an accident, no an outright car crash, just waiting to happen. In that vein I bring you a most instructive series of tweets yesterday from @Polixines13 who knows his or her onions.
Ask a high quality fraudster like Sam Antar how to deal with critics in the media or on wall Street? It is easy. Do not give them the oxygen of publicity, ignore them and focus on what really matters: committing fraud. But Elon Musk of Tesla has a problem. To keep his cash guzzling baby Tesla going he needs to raise fresh debt and.or equity so tumbling bond and share prices matter and you can tell Elon is panicking. His latest outbursts show that. as you can see below.
Hat tip to Andrew Monk of VSA for spotting this paper from Hult Business School. It does give you food for thought. Certainly why would anyone invested in a heavily indebted business with bigg exposure to the carrying value of cars as we known them ( Northgate or BCA Marketplace for example) or the AA? Maybe Neil Woodford should read this and ponder before he buys any more shares in the AA or BCA?
Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) today provides a case study in death spiral share price destruction. The only question wis whether the provider converted another tranche a few days ago and UK has not bothered to tell us or whether it converted today and is already selling hard. Elsewhere I look at the Tony Baldry car- crash on the way at Wesztminster Group (WSG) and try to put director share purchases at Condor (CNR) and Concepta (CPT) - which we own - into perspective. I look at Yolo (YOLO) which does not impress me much and blockchain madness at Vela (VELA). I ask what I should get the Mrs for Christmas, I am out of ideas.
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.
In this regular bearcast I look at why this is not a one man site. I also explain reasons why I am getting more and more bearish about shares generally. There is brief comment on Altona (ANR) and International Personal Finance (IPF) and then a very detailed look at the Fairpoint (FRP) car crash and the wider lessons for us all.
It does not seem as if Wandisco's (WAND) attempts to find someone to buy it have come to much. Certainly it does not mention this in today's calendar 2015 results which are truly abject and suggest the company is hurtling at a rate of knots to the very edge of tits up canyon.
In part two of this series I showed why analysing today's interims leads to just one conclusion - shares in Slater & Gordon (SGH) are going to zero or near as damn it. That podcast can be accessed HERE. Now I look at quite why the poltroons who run S&G did the Quindell (QPP) deal in the first place and why they overpaid so monstrously for a fraud
The interims for the 6 months to December 31 2015 from Slater & Gordon are a car crash. A$1.2 billion was spent on buying the Quindell (QPP) fraud, now the madness of that is laid bare. Slater's board should be strung up with piano wire. The shares are heading to zero or near as damn it. This podcast contains a full results analysis.
Slater & Gordon (SGH) interims are out and are disastrous for the Aussie poltroons. The Quindell (QPP) fraud has left S&G on its knees. But before I enjoy another ouzo I start with a look at how this car crash affects Watchstone (WTG) and for it the news is good.
How does Slater Gordon Solutions rate when it comes to taking a replacement hire car to cover the period of having repairs made following a car crash? Did all go smoothly, or were there any nasty surprises?
David Lenigas tries his best to ramp the crock of shit that is Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) but its shares are now just 0.5p to sell (in small amounts), that is 90% down in just over 3 months. The excuses Jabba The Hutt is offering on twitter are lamentable as you can see below. And there are also the half-truths.
Hat Tip to reader "Inspector" for this point on the car crash IPO of the year 2015 Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) and its latest (failed) attempt to ramp the share price. On 9th February, Jabba The Hutt published the following update on his company's investment in Petro Australis:
What is it with Jabba The Hutt and rule breaking? The poor man seems addicted to it. His latest offence concerns the ISDX Lobster pot car crash of an IPO Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) where he has clearly broken ISDX Rule 32 (disclosure of price senistive information).
Oh no Paul Scott is giving me health advice again. If he promises never ever to waterboard me again with online retail gross margins I might just quit smoking. Away from that I look at car crash Slater & Gordon (SGH) following up from the earlier detailed piece HERE. In a similar vein I look at NAHL (NAH). Then it is onto EKF Diagnostics (EKF), Moneyswap (SWAP), Oilex (OEX), Forte Energy (FTE), Alliance Pharma (APH), Iofina (IOF) and the Fitbug (FITB) dog. There is no mention of Jabba The Hutt today, David Lenigas must wait for Gold & Bears on Saturday for his next drubbing. And boy will it be a drubbing.
I have already demonstrated that the “investments” made by AIM listed Octagonal (OCT) – director Da vid Lenigas – are not worth anything like their stated value and that balance sheet support is illusory. But at least there was some cash. Or there was.
I am asked to be nice to Globo (GBO) non exec Gavin Burnell. I am afraid that I cannot be because with reward ( and Gavin had made more than £100,000 a year as a Globo NED if one includes share sales) comes risk. For AIM to work he needs now to face risk as I explain. Then it is onto New World Oil & Gas (NEW) and why some folks are setting themselves up to lose money (again). Finally more bad news for market abuser Chris Oil regarding his latest car crash of an IPO, Mkango Resources
I have already demonstrated that the two “acquisitions” made by Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) post its car crash IPO on the ISDX lobster pot were er…not quite as fantastic as the PR puffery from fat aussie share ramper David Lenigas. Now let’s turn our attention to his partnership with Rushmans which was announced pre IPO. Hmmmmm.
Anyone who was mad enough to back the Octagonal (OCT) placing at 2p this June is already 57.5% down. I guess by the standards of most David Lenigas placings of late that has to be viewed as a roaring success. I first touched on Octagonal as a car crash underway HERE and yesterday discussed its first rum and coke balance sheet entry HERE. But it gets worse (for Dave) and better for me.
An explosive email has emerged, sent by David Lenigas on Friday to various brokers ahead of the disastrous Leni Gas Cuba (CUBA) IPO. Over the weekend false rumours spread across social media that there was a serious stock shortage ahead of the company’s calamitous market debut. The word was that conditions were primed for another potential New World Oil & Gas-style (NEW) short squeeze. If there were any doubt that this was all nonsense, yesterday’s crushing collapse in Leni Gas Cuba’s share price obliterated this. The rumours were completely untrue and it now seems that Lenigas himself forwarded the email below to a number of online stock rampers. Unsurprisingly this email is now doing the rounds.
David “I love the smell of newly issued confetti in the morning” Lenigas may no longer sit on the board of LGO Energy (LGO) having ducked out ahead of the shit hitting the fan, but the curse of Big Dave cannot be escaped. Today’s statement from LGO is a disaster and this is now officially another Lenigas car crash.
Welcome to the lobster pot that is ISDX. The screen shot below taken at close of play yesterday tells it all abut the car crash that is the Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) IPO.
Lenigas Cuba lists on ISDX on Monday and this is going to be beer and popcorn time as the flippers head for the exit. And so ahead of this car crash we ask you what will he closing bid price be on Monday. But there is a tie breaker as well.
Market abuser Chris Oil is a big investor in Lenigas Cuba whose IPO will be a car crash on Monday. Thus he and David Lenigas are best buddies these days. Their twitter exchanges last week are disgusting as they celebrate closing down their critics. Prepare to be made nauseous by these ghastly individuals.
The Lenigas Cuba IPO is going to be a car crash on Monday. We know that a number of the 2p flippers want out on day one and it will be beer and popcorn time as they struggle to sell on the illiquid ISDX tertiary market. But fat Aussie Share Ramper David "I just love the smell of newly issued confetti in the morning" Lenigas is going down fighting and has upped the twitter abuse after I flagged up this looming disaster HERE. Big Dave tweets:
Monday sees the IPO of Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) on the tertiary ISDX platform and there is clear evidence that the flippers are panicking and that this new issue will leave blood on Confetti Street next week.
The scandal surrounding how WH Ireland (WHI) staff led by John Molyneux systematicaly car crashed the discretionary portfolios of vulnerable and ageing clients such as Mr and Mrs Bagot is growing. But I now bring you a tale of another WH Ireland car crash...
You cannot say we did not warn you repeatedly but interims today from Wandisco (WAND) – although well spun – are a dog’s dinner. It is car crash ahoy time. When’s the next bailout placing and who would be mad enough to subscribe?
Oh dear. It is another dismal day for those invested in the Filthy Forty China Aim stocks with shares in Vmoto (VMT) suspended on the casino after a most bizarre statement. Let’s look at the timeline of what has – to date – been one of the star performing China AIM plays one of only three showing gains since IPO. Make that two now.
Quindell (QPP) is spinning for its life. I examine how it spins what is bad news. The only 2 guys it can find as new NEDS are proven failures. The trading statement is dire. Look at the miss on cash generation in Q4. And look at the real net cash position. This is woeful. The statement on revenues and earnings is telegraphing that PWC is going to be red ink City and the fact that there is no PWC until the end of Febuary shows how bad things are.