Keyword results: keep the lights on

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BREAKING EXPOSE: Sarah Willingham’s Nightcap ramp planning bailout placing at 25p

Having ramped shares in Nightcap (NGHT) up to 32p-35p, the company’s managers led by Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham are, I can reveal, attempting a bailout placing to raise £5-6 million at just 25p. There is no specific acquisition planned and this is simply because less than four months after its IPO it is running out of cash.

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Live Company – “immediate effect” director ‘step downs’ follow December-argued moves to be “very excited” about!

Previously writing on live events group Live Company (LVCG), in December with the shares at 5.25p I questioned its emphasised moves to be “very excited” about. The shares are currently further lower today, towards 3.5p, on a “Directorate Changes” announcement…

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Tern – a Curate’s Egg. Well, an Egg anyway!

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. An old rule which it seems that AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) is adhering to. Last month it offered up a Portfolio Update which seemed to me to be meaningless drivel. Now, less than a month later, we have another.

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TWD

Trackwise Designs – acquisition & “provision of growth working capital”… or keep-the-lights on funds?...

Trackwise Designs (TWD) “is pleased to announce that it has conditionally acquired Stevenage Circuits Ltd for a total consideration of up to £2.457m… is also pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised approximately £5.87m”. Hmmm…

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BREAKING: Tern – more Ouzo for the team as a massively scaled back placing is announced at just 6p. Keep selling!

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. AIM-listed jam-tomorrow (if ever) Internet of Things investment company Tern (TERN) has announced a placing at just 6p to raise just £0.8 million as predicted HERE to keep the lights on as its auditor is surely raising going concerns. That is a whopping 22.6% discount to last Friday’s close and 35% down on my tip of the year to sell when the shares were 9.25p. But there is more....

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TYM
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Tertiary Minerals – placing at 0.275p to raise just £275k. SELL.

At eleven minutes past ten this morning AIM-listed penny-dreadful, to quote poor Malcolm Stacey, Tertiary Minerals (TYM) announced a placing of one hundred million bits of confetti at 0.275p to raise just £275,000 (before expenses) and a shiny new Broker in the form of Peterhouse, which arranged the issue and is set to receive five million warrants at the placing price. Nice work for the flippers – especially since the shares were 0.41p immediately before the announcement and thus the discount was a tasty 33%. And compared to the 0.87p the stock hit in the wake of the ramptastic announcement the day before (awful, as usual) results were released the placees must think it is Christmas.

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Veltyco – a struggling to keep the lights on company making a loss-making acquisition?!

On it previously updating last month, I noted on the directors of Veltyco (VLTY) “continue to actively explore further appropriate sources of capital”forget “to reduce it liabilities and to provide general working capital” first, it looks needed just to further keep the lights on! Now “Potential Bet90 Acquisition”

Windar Photonics – argues “pleased to announce”… but is it really more burying bad news on Election day?

“Windar Photonics plc (AIM:WPHO), the technology group that has developed a cost efficient and innovative LiDAR wind sensor for use on electricity generating wind turbines, is pleased to announce that it has raised £1,407,370 (before expenses) by way of a subscription… at 27.5 pence per share”

KDR
KDR

Karelian Diamonds – is this the most bonkers deal ever?

As has been pointed out on numerous occasions on the website, AIM-listed Karelian Diamonds has a balance sheet in a complete mess and I reckon it has been techinically insolvent in that it has negative net current assets for an age. Not only that, like Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR), it is run by the goodly Professor Conroy, has money owed back and forth between the two, used to be part of Conroy anyway, shares its head office, has been under attack from disgruntled shareholders (twice) and has little to show for its existence. So today someone has ponied up £240,000 to keep the lights on. Nothing surprising there – this is AIM, after all – but the price is surely bonkers!

Veltyco – creditors “materially in excess of the group's current cash resources”… and that’s not all…

Previously writing on Veltyco (VLTY), in September I noted the shares rising above 4.5p though it’s ‘keep the lights on’ funding – and possibly still not for very long and it still, even from an increased to £3.75 million market cap, remains good luck! – I certainly continue to avoid. Today a “Trading Update” commencing; “Trading within the group's Bet90 sportsbook and casino business, in which Veltyco has a 51% interest, continues to be in line with management expectations, with Bet90 achieving its highest revenues since launch”. The shares have currently responded, er… to around 1.875p, approaching a further 50% lower on the day!...

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KRM

KRM22 – “placing… to provide the company with additional working capital”... Or not?...

“KRM22 plc (AIM: KRM.L), the technology and software investment company, is pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised gross proceeds of approximately £1.0 million through a placing of 1,895,765 new ordinary shares… at a price of 52 pence per ordinary share”. Hmmm – having only joined AIM at 100p per share little more than 18 months ago and the shares last closing at 54.5p, it really “pleased to announce” this?!...

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Tern….…..and there’s the placing. Told y’all!

Well done to Al Sisto and his team at AIM-listed jam-tomorrow IoT Investment company Tern plc (TERN) – a great job raising c. £1.75 million at 11.15p per share, a discount of 19%. No matter that there are unanswered questions over an apparent $10 million fundraise at its principal investee Device Authority which seems not to be a fundraise at all. No matter about the webinar with Microsoft or the tweets about a visit to Microsoft HQ – the main development appears to be a fundraise at new-ish investee FundamentalVR, which has closed a £4.3 million fundraise which includes the conversion of a loan note by Tern at a 20% discount. So what about Device Authority?......

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Immotion – “pleased to announce agreements for three further installs” & interims argue “a winning formula”, but…

“Immotion Group PLC (AIM: IMMO.L), the provider of 'Out of Home' virtual reality experiences, is pleased to announce its interim results for the six months to 30 June 2019” and also “agreements for three further installs in its fast growing Aquarium sector”. However, a current 6.75p share price compares to a 10p IPO little more than a year ago…

CNS
CNS

Corero Network Security – interims argue “well-placed for growth”. Er… what about the required, material fund raise?!

Corero Network Security (CNS) has announced results for the first half of 2019, including emphasising “the board continues to believe the business is well-placed for growth”. Having commenced the year heading towards 13p, the shares are currently a further more than 5% lower today heading towards 2.5p. Hmmm…

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OSI

Osirium Technologies – why a lacklustre response to a “Substantial contract win” it’s “delighted” with?...

Osirium Technologies (OSI) is “delighted” with “a significant contract win with a major UK provider of software and IT services to the public sector. The contract represents a substantial expansion by this customer”. The shares are though currently back at 45.5p. Hmmm…

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TRT

Transense Technologies – Bridgestone collaboration agreement ‘delight’. Hmmm…

Shares in sensor systems company Transense Technologies (TRT) are currently more than 15% higher, above 70p, on the back of a “Joint Collaboration Agreement with Bridgestone” announcement…

Feedback plc – “working on completing a placing… in order to develop Bleepa”. It mean ‘in order to keep the lights on’?

“Statement re Online Commentary” from Feedback plc (FDBK) which “confirms that, in order to develop BleepaTM, the company's clinical messaging product, it is currently working on completing a placing of new shares”

Autins Group – “pleased to confirm” & “delighted to close”… significantly discounted placing. Wonder why?...

Previously writing on Autins Group (AUTG), in June I noted deteriorating finances and concluded bargepole / sell. The shares have recently been around the 28p of then, but now placing news…

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Atom Bank gives Neil Woodford another headache

Disruptive tech banking play Atom Bank has dealt Neil Woodford another headache to add to his migraine-inducing in-tray. ShareProphets reported HERE that major Spanish investor BBVA, which had taken a large stake in Atom Bank, had missed the deadline to take up its option to buy the bank out and now, according to Sky News, Atom plans to raise more cash – cash Neil Woodford hasn’t got.

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XSG
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Xeros Technology – 2018 results… to be calling Neil Woodford with a ‘bring the cheque book’ AGAIN!

Self-styled developer of “disruptive water saving technologies”, Xeros (XSG) has announced 2018 results headlined “good progress towards licensing model”. Natch, with “disruptive” being bandied about here, Woodford’s also about (39.71% shareholding). “Good progress” then?...

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Do the LSE BBMs need to find a new asylum?

I see that accounts to May 2018 have been posted by the LSE Asylum – and they are terrible: it is burning cash and drowning in debt. But worse still, one of its two directors walked earlier this month as the asylum mortgaged itself to keep the lights on a little longer. Is the end in sight for one of the main homes of bulletin board morons?

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Cloudbuy sells company formations business – still a sell

AIM-listed Cloudbuy (CBUY) announced this morning that it is selling its company formations business for cash proceeds of £279,090. Apparently this means it won’t now be calling on Mr Sella for further cash, which is probably a relief to the Sella coffers but I’m not so sure the company is out of the woods...

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DPP

DP Poland – 2018 “24% increase in System Sales, 18% growth in revenue”… so why continued share price decline?

The company with the exclusive right to develop, operate and sub-franchise Domino's Pizza stores in Poland, DP Poland (DPP) has announced 2018 results emphasising “24% increase in System Sales, 18% growth in revenue, 66 stores open to-date”“the share placing completed at the end of February gives the business the requisite funds for further corporate store openings and investment in sales and marketing… we have launched an innovative marketing campaign for 2019” and “we are trialling a partnership with the largest delivery aggregator, Pyszne (Takeaway.com) and early signs of significant incremental sales look promising”. However, already down from more than 20p as recently as December, the shares are currently further lower at around 8p…

HaloSource – “significantly below” trading warning & more bailout funds needed; step forward you know who…

Writing last month on HaloSource (HALO), I suggested to be wary of ‘pleasing’ news here as a next bailout fundraising looked necessary in the near-term. Yesterday, at an attempted no-one watching o’clock (6:09pm), an announcement; “Fundraise and Change of Adviser”

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AVO

Advanced Oncotherapy – £6.41m placing at 49p - time for me to flip flop again? Hell no!

This is undoubtedly good news for AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and the meagre 4% discount in quite a bonus. But I find it hard to get too excited.

AYM
AYM

Anglesey Mining – shares down 18% on no news, why?

Well here’s a blast from the past! I used to hold a few shares in AIM-listed Anglesey Mining (AYM) some years ago. What caught my eye was the 18% share price drop on no news – the last we heard being its interims to September 2017, released back on 30 November 2017 when we were told us that now is the opportune moment to move forward with the development of the Parys Mountain base metal project. Blimey - after all these years! But what with?

MDZ
MDZ

MediaZest – at 3:31pm “pleased to announce” a placing… because it keeps the lights on?

Creative media agency and audio-visual systems company MediaZest (MDZ) “is pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised £70,000 (before expenses) through a placing… at a price of 0.15p per ordinary share”. Hmmm, a ‘keep the lights on’ placing then?...

Tern – forget the portfolio update, it’s a death spiral, stupid

AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN) has issued a portfolio update RNS this morning, but that is not the story. It waxes lyrical about how well Device Authority is doing – but what about the $10m fundraising? Step forward the Statement Re Issue of Convertible Unsecured Loan Notes and Loan To Device Authority for that is where the real beef is. It’s not pretty.

The post ramp placing from Magnolia with a misleading RNS: insolvency merely postponed

It was just five days ago that Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) served up a gushing, ramptastic "operational update" neglecting to mention that it was insolvent. I warned you to sell then at 0.23p and here's why: today we saw a pitiful placing at 0.14p for spivs to flip which will keep the PLC lights on for just a couple of months more.

China New Energy - the fastest pump and dump in history?

This morning at 8.47am F40 AIM-listed China New Energy (CNEL) announced a contract worth CAD$3 million. The shares rocketed on the news, from an open at about 2p to peak at over 2.5p. Thirty-nine minutes later came the dump, in the form of a placing at just 1.5p in a keep-the-lights-on issue which raised just £200,000. Nice work, fellas - I'll bet anyone who piled in on the contract news at up to 2.5p is delighted with their purchase, with the shares now languishing at just 1.725p last seen. This is a disgrace.

Scoop: Mosman Oil & Gas placing at 1.75p underway

POS AIM casino dog Mosman Oil & Gas (MOSMN), is – I can exclusively reveal – right now struggling to get away yet another keep the lights on placing at just 1.75p a share. This story gets worse. And worse.

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