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FFI Holdings – having listed little more than 20 months ago... not again surely!…

Published 19 days ago

In June 2017, at 150p per share, “FFI Holdings (FFI), the world leader in the provision of completion contracts to the entertainment industry for films, television, mini-series and streaming products, is pleased to announce… admission of its ordinary shares to trading on AIM” and in September of that year CEO Steven Ransohoff was emphasising “following our successful IPO, FFI has been working diligently on improving costs associated with our Completion Contract business. To that end, I am excited to announce the formation of our captive insurer, FFI Insurance, together with our long-time partner, MS Amlin”. But since…

Carclo – “significantly below” expectations profit warning sees CEO ‘resign’… to then become CEO of the “critical” division!

Published 71 days ago

Previously writing on Carclo (CAR), I noted last summer as the shares headed down towards 90p that I’d want to see at least some consistent financial delivery before having confidence here. Today a “Trading Statement” – and shares in this fine-tolerance, injection-moulded plastic parts manufacturer currently down more than 30% on the back of it, at 55p!...

Gulf Marine Services – warns but argues there will be longer-term improvement; It’s got to be around for that first though!

Published 94 days ago

“Gulf Marine Services (LSE: GMS), the leading provider of advanced self-propelled self-elevating support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, provides the following trading update”. Not ‘is pleased to provide’ then. Let’s see why…

RA International – project delays… less than six months after AIM admission!

Published 96 days ago

Support services provider to remote locations in Africa and the Middle East, RA International (RAI) has updated including CEO Soraya Narfeldt “pleased with the progress made by RA International since Admission to AIM… we have a strong pipeline of projects across a range of sectors and a project management team capable of executing and delivering larger projects”. So why are the shares currently approaching 20% lower on the day, at around 50p?...

Bilby – reckons “pleased to announce” interims… I don’t reckon the recent institutional shareholders will be as pleased!

Published 102 days ago

Gas heating, electrical and building services provider Bilby (BILB) reckons it “is pleased to announce its interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2018”. So why then are the shares currently circa 20% lower on the back of them, to below 75p?...

Tekmar – interims. Given the recent listing should be fine, surely?

Published 109 days ago

On 20th June James Ritchie, CEO of Tekmar Group (TGP) - “a market-leading technology provider of protection systems for subsea cable, umbilical and flexible pipes and offshore engineering services” - hailed the company listing on AIM, with a 130p per share fundraise “well supported by blue chip institutional investors… we firmly believe it will enable us to accelerate our growth and maximise our potential”. The shares closed yesterday at 127.5p – and now a half-year results announcement. Given the recent listing should be fine, surely?...

Photonstar LED – partnership announcement… when’s the attempted new funding then?

Published 154 days ago

Photonstar LED (PSL) has announced a partnership with a housing association in the south of England which “manages over 80,000 homes”, emphasising “the opportunity to work with the Association as part of their Smart Estates vision is one we are very pleased to be part of”. Hmmm, what’s the detail?...

Fusion Antibodies – from “positive outlook” to “significantly behind” expectations in little more than 5 months (& within 8 months of listing)!

Published 222 days ago

A trading update from Fusion Antibodies (FAB) commences that it “announces that the company's results for the year ended 31 March 2018 will be announced on 16 August 2018. The results for FY18 are in line with current market expectations”. Hmmm – but it updated in March including “at least 40% revenue growth expected; adj EBITDA broadly in-line with expectations”, so why is the latest update needed so soon before the results announcement?...

Eagle Eye Solutions – full-year trading update emphasises a “Breakout year”, so why a 12%+ share price decline?

Published 240 days ago

A trading update for its year ended 30th June 2018 from Eagle Eye Solutions (EYE) is headlined “Breakout year sees delivery of world leading digital loyalty programme for Loblaw”. The shares have responded… er, currently circa 12% lower to around 150p…

GYG – from confidence “can deliver continued growth” on AIM IPO to trading “significantly weaker than expected” just a year later!

Published 253 days ago

On 5th July 2017 it was “GYG, a market leading superyacht painting, supply and maintenance company, is pleased to announce the commencement… of dealings of its ordinary shares on AIM… Placing price 100p, gross proceeds of the placing £6.9 million… Zeus Capital is acting as the company's nominated adviser and broker”. Now a trading update commencing “trading has been significantly weaker than expected”. Uh oh…

Carclo – rejects takeover proposal, another move coming?

Published 263 days ago

Plastic components and LED-based lighting systems manufacturing company Carclo (CAR) has hit back following a “Non-Binding Proposal for Carclo plc” announcement from Consort Medical (CSRT)…

Pressure Technologies – “several notable successes” & “a strong position”… and then “substantially below” expectations!

Published 296 days ago

A trading update from Pressure Technologies (PRES) commences “the Alternative Energy Division has scored several notable successes since the start of the current financial year, which demonstrates our continued leadership in the biogas upgrading market” and includes “the biogas market offers substantial potential” and “our Manufacturing Divisions continue to have a strong position in the global, safety critical markets they serve… an upturn in the oil and gas market and a well developed position in the defence market”. The shares have responded to the update, er, more than 22% lower, to 144p…

Van Elle – argues growth “against a strong comparative period”, but what about against expectations?

Published 323 days ago

In January, as the shares slid below 90p, I was cautious on geotechnical contractor Van Elle (VANL). There’s now a “Trading update and CEO succession process” announcement…

CyanConnode – trading update initially seems promising… but is it?

Published 347 days ago

Trading Update from self-styled “world leader in narrowband radio mesh networks” CyanConnode (CYAN) commences “since the start of the year, the company has seen increasing momentum and demand for its products across multiple jurisdictions, which will result in the company generating more revenues in the first half of 2018 than in the full year for 2017”. Sounds promising…

Earthport – argues “confident”… though now increased loss follows CEO, CFO & a NED recently departing their roles!

Published 401 days ago

Payment network company Earthport (EPO) is “pleased” to provide a trading update for its half year ended 31st December 2017, including “we are confident that our core services remain strong and are of increasing importance in the changing payments landscape”. Sounds encouraging…

Filtronic – “broadly in line” & “pleased with order intake and new contract wins”, so why the share price decline?

Published 460 days ago

Microwave electronics products for communications markets-focused Filtronic (FTC) has updated on trading including performance “broadly in line with our expectations” and “we are pleased with order intake and new contract wins in both businesses during the period, which support our strategic development goals”. So why are the shares currently circa 8% lower towards 10p?...

Earthport – from a placing & “we look forward to FY2018 with confidence” to trading warning in a couple of months!

Published 460 days ago

On an early October £25 million placing at 20p per share, Earthport (EPO) CEO Hank Uberoi was “very pleased to announce this placing… we truly appreciate the support of our existing shareholders and a number of new institutional investors” and in end of that month results “look forward to FY2018 with confidence in both our operational and financial performance”. We now have a Trading Update and Directorate Changes announcement...

Universe Group – as warned, profit warning…

Published 481 days ago

Point of sale, payment and on-line loyalty systems developer and supplier Universe Group (UNG) was until recently a constituent of the Nifty Fifty portfolio. However, we concluded a couple of months ago to sell now and bank a small gain at 8p due to fears of a profit warning. Today a “Trading Update”

Intercede – from “confidence that we will experience a strong second half” to “material” warning in 1 month… & why not until 1:58pm?

Published 502 days ago

A 5th October trading statement saw Intercede Group (IGP) Chairman & CEO Richard Parris conclude with “confidence that we will experience a strong second half to the financial year, notwithstanding likely budget difficulties in our traditionally large US government customer base”. Now another “Trading Update”?...

Gulf Marine Services – 3:21pm “Trading Update” announcement. Uh oh…

Published 597 days ago

A 3:21pm (and thus clearly unscheduled) “Trading Update” announcement from Gulf Marine Services (GMS). However, it starts “overall the group is continuing to see good levels of tender activity and is progressing a number of opportunities”. Not as bad as feared then? Er…

Plexus Holdings – another warning as conditions remain “challenging”

Published 676 days ago

“Trading Update” announcement from Plexus Holdings (POS) includes early that “although Plexus continues to pursue a number of specific opportunities in the North Sea and overseas, where discussions are progressing well, some of these are taking longer than anticipated to conclude” and that “a number of encouraging new contracts are currently being negotiated and are now likely to be concluded early in the next financial year, to June 2018”. Uh oh…

Blancco Technology – “Q3 Trading Update, Cash Flow Review and Funding”. Uh oh…

Published 697 days ago

An announcement from Blancco Technology Group (BLTG) entitled “Q3 Trading Update, Cash Flow Review and Funding”. Hmmm, I’d guess it ain’t gonna be positive…

Digital Barriers – trading warning (you were warned). Timberrrrrr…

Published 729 days ago

Shares in surveillance technology company Digital Barriers (DGB) are currently more than 17.5% lower, at 25.5p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement. Trading warning ahoy! You were warned

BATM – March 2017 announcement of “delay in revenue” (& profit warning) for 2016!?!...

Published 750 days ago

Earlier this week, BATM Advanced Communications (BVC) announced “an update on trading for the year ended 31 December 2016”. This includes notice of “certain expected revenue streams falling outside of the period”. And this hasn’t been announced until March 2017?!?...

Hayward Tyler – second half weighting, though not ‘as expected’…

Published 761 days ago

An update from engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) commences that, “as expected”, there is proving to be a second half weighting “with aggregate order intake of £24.3 million secured in the four months to 31 January 2017… and a significant increase in the order book to £52.2 million”. Sounds promising… but what? “The board now anticipates reporting lower revenue for the financial year ending 31 March 2017”?!?...

Kalibrate Technologies – profit warning from leading 'bullshit earnings' exponent

Published 788 days ago

Shares in provider of bullshit earnings (Oops sorry, “provider of strategy and technology services to the global fuel and convenience retail industry”), Kalibrate Technologies (KLBT) are currently more than 18% lower, at 57.5p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement. Profit warning AHOY!...

OneView Group – from “remains confident” to “likely to be below market expectations” in 6 weeks! …

Published 885 days ago

“Winning its first hosted customer in the UK was a pivotal event for OneView (ONEV) in the first half of the year, creating an important new recurring revenue stream… The company continues to see strong interest in its software and is confident that the current pipeline will deliver growth in the future”. Sounds encouraging, but what? The shares currently down circa 30% to sub 4p? …

Sepura – less than 2 months after bail-out fundraising, a profit warning extraordinaire!

Published 920 days ago

After 4th April 2016, “adjusted EBITDA lower than expectations… possibility of covenant breaches”27th April; “short term cash constraints… ongoing discussions with stakeholders regarding liquidity and capital structure” and 27th June “management actions taken to revise business model - impacting FY17 financial performance”, a now 12pm “Trading update” announcement from Sepura (SEPU). Uh-oh…

Monitise – FY results, claims “positive” client response, but then admits contracts taking longer to conclude than anticipated! …

Published 926 days ago

Monitise (MONI) has announced results for its year ended 30th June 2016 emphasising “substantial improvement” in second half operating figures and “FINKit®, our new business unit which enables banks and financial services organisations to transform their digital services, launched during the year generating initial revenues in the second half of FY 2016, and received a positive response from current and potential clients and partners”. Sounds good…

Ebiquity – relying on some improved performance to achieve FY expectations, future profit warning?

Published 969 days ago

Marketing analytics company Ebiquity (EBQ) has released a half year trading statement including that its “Marketing Performance Optimization practice has generated significant growth across all markets”, though that overall company performance is only “broadly in line with” (i.e. slightly behind) market expectations. The following reviews, with the shares currently 3% lower at 115p…

Monitise – MONI, MONI, MONI, another “Trading Update” that’s not funny for shareholders

Published 975 days ago

Long-time specialist in draining shareholder money (sorry, “specialist in financial services technology focused on accelerating the digital transformation of banks and financial institutions”), Monitise (MONI) commences the first two bullet points of a trading update with “in line with previous guidance”, though the last includes that it “expects FY 2017 revenue to be lower than FY 2016 as a result of the continuing transition for the business”. Uh oh…

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