Entirely predictably, AIM-listed John Zorbas vehicle URU Metals (URU) has slipped out its interim results on deadline day (never a good sign) in no-one-is-watching week, the few trading days between Christmas and New Year. As such it is a fabulous day to bury bad news……and there is, of course, plenty of bad news.
Our old friends at Aquis-listed TruSpine (TSP) have been at it again, releasing interims results to September and announcing yet more delays for its Cervi-LOK product during no-one-is-watching week. Oh, and the cash is running out yet again. What’s not to like?
AIM-listed Mediazest (MDZ) offered up a trading statement yesterday and I wonder why. There were positive noises, of course, but this was a trading statement apparently covering the second half of the year ending 30 September 2021! Last year it offered up its year-end statement, including the second lockdown, on November 12th 2020. Why has it taken Mediazest an extra month in an environment somewhat less affected by Covid this year?
I cannot help but notice that shares in AIM-listed John Zorbas vehicle URU Metals (URU) have crashed by 19% thus far today, on no news. Having called it a sell at 405p in August, a sell at 320p in September and a sell at 270p earlier this month, the stock is now down to 190p. Of course, it is still a sell but perhaps it is time for an early Ouzo as the shares have now more than halved.
Tom Winnifrith has plenty more, but here are three shares you just don’t want to own. All look like they should be toast.
AIM-listed Igas Energy (IGAS) has reported its interim numbers to June 30 2021 this morning and despite tables covering EBITDA (bullshit earnings), adjusted EBITDA (double bullshit earnings), underlying cash operating costs (more bullshit earnings) and operating cashflow numbers (yet more BS) the bottom line shows that Igas lost another whopping amount and the balance sheet shows that it was technically insolvent. If this isn’t another trainwreck in the making then I’m a banana (to borrow a phrase from Ian Hislop).
I cannot help notice that John Zorbas’ AIM-listed URU Metals (URU) continues to slide. At the end of July I noted that the shares, then at 405p, seemed to represent over-valuation to the point of madness. By the end of August the shine had started to come off with the stock at 390p. Now they are 320p – and still monstrously overvalued.
The last time I commented on AIM-listed Mediazest (MDZ) in May, having previously noted a balance sheet calamity, I called for a statement from the company regarding its chairman, Mr Lance O’Neill and his relationship with Claremont Capital Assets Limited (CCAL) as a related party.Needless to say, we’ve heard nothing from the company about that. This morning, however, we have a trading statement. Given that its next reporting period end is September 30th, one has to wonder why….until you consider its car-crash of a balance sheet. I suggest this is all leading up to a bucket shop special.
It has been a busy few weeks for AIM-listed John Zorbas vehicle URU Metals (URU). The “sale” of its Zebediela nickel project in South Africa to Toronto Venture Exchange listed (lack-of) cash shell Blue Rhino (RHNO), now renamed ZEB Nickel (ZBNI) has completed, with Zeb having raised some cash along the way. But it seems that the Toronto market is less than impressed.
AIM-listed Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced its delayed FY20 results and Interims to March 2021. You can’t say we didn’t warn you: in short, the numbers are calamitous and the shares are an outstanding sell. It is Ouzo on Cornflakes time!
AIM-listed Yu Group (YU.) had its AGM this week. All the resolutions were passed, as one might expect, but the company talked of being profitable in the second half of last year and continued momentum from FY20 as 2021 got off to a good start. But profit – as we all know – is a matter of opinion; cash – where Yu’s dangers lie – is a matter of fact.
I last commented on AIM-listed Mediazest back in March when it released its accounts for the extended period to September 2020, noting the balance sheet calamity which surely shows that without a big fundraise it is headed for the corporate knackers’ yard. But the Winnileaks service has served up something very interesting and which leads me to ask whether there an absolutely shocking undeclared related party deal going on.
I was a little confused as I scanned through the financial headlines: Alliance News apparently was telling readers yesterday (Wednesday) that Kier Group (KIE) Swings to interim profit as restructuring costs fall. But was that really true? No it is #fakenews as is so often the case from Alliance.
I commented back in January on AIM-listed URU Metals (URU) and its proposed sale of the Zebediela project in South Africa to Canadian-listed cash (-less) shell Blue Rhino Capital. Suffice to say I wasn’t impressed. Yesterday the company called its AGM and on the agenda is this “disposal”.
AIM-listed Mediazest (MDZ) has finally released results for its extended 18-month period to September 2020, and the numbers are a calamity as the Red Ink dribbles from every page. Of course, ShareProphets readers were forewarned, so I hope you have missed out on today’s share price drop of 10.5% thus far.
Last night, at 5.32pm on a Friday – no-one-is-watching o’clock – AIM-listed John Zorbas outfit URU Metals (URU) issued an RNS related to its death spiral financing package first announced in May last year. It is good news for the loan sharks, but surely shareholders deserve better.
AIM-listed technically insolvent POS Trafalgar Property (TRAF) today announced a director share purchase: CEO Paul Treadaway has bought a million golden tickets. The stock is up on the news, but I fear that this is just a textbook spoof.
The good news is that we did not have to wait until after-hours on New Year’s Eve for the latest set of Interim Results to September from AIM-listed John Zorbas POS URU Metals (URU). But the numbers are, as predicted, truly awful – it is Red Flags ahoy from this technically insolvent joke company.
At 1.25pm AIM-listed POS Inspirit Energy (INSP) issued a statement relating to fellow AIM-listed Octagonal, where its CEO and Chairman John Gunn, and Finance Director Nilesh Jagatia also reside in the same roles, whose subsidiary, Global Investment Strategy is Inspirit’s sole broker – the very same subsidiary which has been charged by the SEC – alongside John Gunn, for aiding and abetting – with violating US broker-dealer registration provisions of the Securities Exchange Act 1934. Given that Jagatia and Gunn make up two thirds of the board of Inspirit, there clearly is a problem here!
AIM-listed Karelian Diamonds (KDR) has had six months to release its full year numbers to the end of May. For a company with no income and operating expenses of €447,000 one can only wonder why it took a full six months to get the numbers out – but the Red Flag of releasing them after everybody in the City has gone home is surely a warning. And so at 6pm last night came the results RNS – no-one-is-watching o’clock. But ShareProphets was watching…..
Well blow me down: AIM-listed John Zorbas POS URU Metals (URU) has rattled the tin and got someone to fork up at 230p per share. Apparently that is around a 10% discount, but given the paltry return for the company it says nothing that is good about the company. A few coins for the electricity meter and, er…..that’s about it.
Shares in John Zorbas AIM outfit URU Metals (URU) are up today on the news of an advisory board appointment. The company announced the hiring of Mr Justin Cocharne to URU’s advisory board and the shares have motored by 6.4% to 250p but I just have one question: how will URU pay for his services, given that the company is quite clearly technically insolvent?
AIM-listed technically insolvent John Zorbas POS URU Metals (URU) announced yesterday that it has for the second time extended the initial 90-day initial notice period on its convertible death-spiral loan by a further 90 days. With the shares at 260p, the initial deal to convert the loan is massively more attractive for the loan shark than the 35% discount that would otherwise apply – so why is URU doing this?
AIM-listed John Zorbas vehicle URU Metals (URU) – the one described by Cynical Bear as being happier mining its own shareholders than anything in the ground – has updated on its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) at the Zebediela Project in South Africa. Bear in mind that it announced in April that it planned to spend £250,000 it hadn’t got on this back in April.
I have been warning about AIM-listed jam-tomorrow, next year, never investment company Tern (TERN) for years, but this year made it my sell of the year on the grounds that I thought this would be the year when investors finally gave up on the jam-tomorrow promises. Having hit a high point this year of 15.75p, this morning the stock is down to just 5.5p. But its (claimed) NAV per share is 7p – surely that makes Tern a buy? Er…..
AIM-listed Catenae Innovation (CTEA) is rapidly losing its Covid appeal. Having ended the pre-Covid period at around 0.26p per share, the company jumped on the Covid bandwagon and saw its shares roof it to peak at over 9p. But since the end of August Catenae’s lustre had dulled and now the shares are at 2.3p. It seems that what goes up must come down and as such there seems to be a long way to go. One reason could be related to its bandwagon Onsite-ID App, which we were led to believe would see some results as part of Newcastle Premier Health’s Access Planning Control. So what has happened? On 25 August we were told:
Tom Winnifrith hinted at a perceived problem in the last placing by technically insolvent POS AIM-listed URU Metals (URU) and I fear history is about to repeat. Back at the beginning of May the shares raced ahead to 200p and then a placing at 85p was announced. Now the shares have raced ahead again to 285p on minimal volume…..are shareholders about to be plundered again?…
AIM-listed URU Metals (URU) – the company which drills shareholders as opposed to anything in the ground, according to Cynical Bear – has launched a new Corporate Presentation. That means its next confetti-fest is now under starters orders…
Share in AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) ended last week at 7.7p – a 10% premium to the last stated net asset value per share of 7p. It was a better week, having seen the share price hit a low point of just 6.25p at the beginning of September. Of Tern’s net assets of £20.1 million at the interim stage, its principal investee Device Authority (DA) accounts for £13.8 million – or 68.7% and last week DA’s accounts appeared at Companies House. Oh dear……
At least we weren’t told anybody was pleased to announce these results on Wednesday morning, but the numbers offered up by AIM-listed Trafalgar Property (TRAF) were once again horrific. And something simply does not ring true.
In August I noted that my list of five slam-dunk sells for 2020 was up, rather than down, by an amazing 41% – even though one is now a zero. Earlier this month the gains had been pared back to 25.5% but now, just two weeks later it seems that gravity is finally reasserting itself.
Tom Winnifrith has already laid out his concerns over the state of play with too many stocks being quite obviously overvalued to a massive extent. One such play I have been following is John Zorbas’ BVI-registered (and therefore not subject to the Takeover Panel’s 30% rule) and AIM-listed URU Metals (URU).
AIM-listed Karelian Diamonds (KDR) – the junior sibling of Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR) – has announced a placing to raise £420,000 at 4p per share, a whopping 24% discount to yesterday’s closing price. That’s all very well, but by my maths it still leaves the company technically insolvent…
Good news this morning for AIM-listed jam- (or, rather, gold) tomorrow explorer Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR) as it has raised a fairly decent amount of cash – £800,000 – at 25p. Heck, if this goes on for much longer the company will no longer be technically insolvent! It might not be already, although I wouldn’t be too sure. So are the shares now a buy?…
Sometimes something comes out of left field and takes you by surprise. This morning, AIM-listed Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) announced a proposed joint venture with fellow AIM-listed Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) aimed at bringing Conroy’s Irish gold assets to production. Anglo Asian is a serious player, so this deal is a great achievement for Conroy – even if, as things stand, it remains heavily technically insolvent.
It is ouzo time once again at Tom Winnifrith Towers: just 15 days ago he suggested that all was perhaps not at it might immediately seem at AIM-listed Trafalgar Property (TRAF) in that its disaster of a balance sheet with piles upon piles of debt – and thus, ordinarily, a slam-dunk sell –was tempered by the debt not being held at parent company level, but within subsidiaries. He suggested that disappearing and reappearing broker Peterhouse might have a plan involving Chris Ackers and so it has proved.
Technically insolvent AIM-listed POS Trafalgar Property (TRAF) has announced a bailout placing/subscription, courtesy of a Peterhouse special, to raise £750,000 at just 0.08p. Alongside that, there is a corporate loan restructuring which will see £600,000 of intercompany debt morphed into convertible loan notes issued to a director but still leave behind a further £1.4 million debt to said director. Well, you can’t say you were not warned…….
AIM-listed serial property dog Trafalgar Property (TRAF) has announced the sale of land in Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead for £687,500 which has seen a stonking 40% rise in the share price this morning. Good news - or is it?
So ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Walcom (WALG) lives to fight on for a few more days after the bank blinked again and allowed Walcom to extend its payment plan, now with RMB 150,000 due on Friday but with CEO and CFO Mr Chi’s loan still nowhere to be seen, at some point the bank will lose patience and then either Mr Chi will have to cough up or it will be a one-way trip to corporate heaven.
Cynical Bear had a great run following the shenanigans at Standard-Listed Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) as it failed to see its ‘wonder-investment’ in the New York Wheel generate anything other than massive losses and red faces all round. But things seem to have taken a turn for the better - at least in entertainment terms - following the arrival of that fine duo of Jonathan Tidswell and - perhaps Lucky Lord this time - George Lucan. If only the balance sheet wasn’t such a mess……
I see that shares in URU Metals (URU), a company run by John Zorbas which Cynical Bear observed seemed to be more interested in mining its shareholders than digging anything of value out of the ground, have dropped to just 80p to sell. This is in the wake of the disgraceful fundraise at a massive 57.5% discount (which was advertised as a 24% discount) to its previous 200p share price. That is bad enough, but there are implications of far worse to come.
Markets in general have had an amazing upswing since reaching the bottom of the Coronavirus sell-off. I don’t think it will last, but there is one area where the market seems to have gone utterly bonkers – and that is where a company puts out news of anything to do with Coronavirus, whether it is a test, a potential cure, tracking technology or some other spurious news and my slam-dunk sells have been at it too, with two of the five riding on the back of speculation that they will suddenly make the big time.
Tom Winnifrith has already added to my comments yesterday about the ridiculous aluation of AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN), which even after yesterday’s 25% crash and a further 10% drop today is still monstrously overvalued. Tern is not alone, which brings me on to AIM-listed URU Metals (URU) which has been rising steadily from a low point of 90p on 27th April to the current 200p. So what has been the catalyst for this meteoric rise? After all, URU is – as I have pointed out before – technically insolvent!...
Back on 2 April, AIM-listed jam-next-century gold play (apparently) Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR) finally got around to fessing up that its much celebrated fundraise six weeks previously has seen a shortfall in that £188,000 of the £302,500 supposedly raised (ie well over half) had not arrived. The whole episode stank of AIM Rules breaches and a letter duly landed on Oxymoron-in-chief Marcus Stuttard’s desk. We were told a further update would follow as soon as possible and in classic Red Flags at Night fashion, yesterday at 4.51pm on a Friday evening – no-one-is-watching o’clock – the update duly arrived. Now if all the money had arrived, I reckon we would have found out at a more normal time like 7am……
Last Friday I called the announcement by AIM-listed Catenae Innovation (CTEA) that it was joining a consortium to track Covid data, an absurd spoof. The only questions were how partner fm2x had worked with fellow partner Z/Yen for over 25 years when it had only been in existence for 13 years and at what price the placing would be. Yesterday Tom Winnifrith was even more specific, naming the placing price and that there would be warrants attached in his Bearcast. By the time his dulcet tones transferred from recording to the internet, Catenae announced a placing. So much for not knowing how to play this Covid game!...
AIM-listed URU Metals (URU) has announced an update on its mining right application as announced on 11 December 2019. Except it was first announced not in December just gone but at least as far back as May last year. Still, never let the truth get in the way of a good story with which to ramp the shares. We are told that...
AIM-listed serial dog Inspirit Energy (INSP) released its interims yesterday at 2.33pm and it is same old, same old: the bills keep on coming in but where's the progress on its boiler? And when will the cash run out? – and why was its broker - a subsidiary of housemate Octagonal plc - holding such a proportion of its cash?...
AIM-listed former Rob Terry favourite Imaginatek (IMTK) published its half year results to the end of September this morning – what a dog’s breakfast! Of course, the majority of the period was under the old management so as much as I would like to point the finger at new CEO Angus Forrest, that would be grossly unfair. Indeed, judging by the balance sheet he’s done very well to have kept the grim reaper at bay – and he nearly pulled off a dream proposal to bring the very saintly Vin Murria in….but that fell apart. The shares as I write are up just 10% at 1.375p in the middle, having peaked earlier in the day at 2.25p in an initial burst of enthusiasm. It looks to me like the market has taken fright at the balance sheet.
Aussie law form Slater & Gordon must be getting pretty pissed at having to issue Oz RNS releases clarifying the lies issued by Quenron. Once again a Quisling journalist has made definitive statements about an offer made by S&G for Quindell’s QLS unit. The Quisling’s claims are preposterous but in clarifying Quindell does not deny them forcing S&G to publicly bitch slap. So this time, I recap:
Having seen its shares rocket in a ramparoonie special from 0.375p prior to a 22nd October announcement that “the US retail chain Target Corporation and UK supermarket J Sainsbury plc will stock Fitbug products in their wearables ranges from November 2014” to approaching 8p, Fitbug (FITB) has updated that, noting the recent move in its share price, it “wishes to announce that it continues to trade in line with the board's expectations” before a couple of hours later seemingly being made to further announce that “it knows of no reason for the move in its share price other than its agreements with Target Corporation and J Sainsbury plc to stock Fitbug products in their stores”. Now at 6.22p, capitalising the company at £10.5 million, what is the outlook from here?