The December 2017 edition of the UK Investor Magazine is now live: What will Father Christmas be putting in the stockings of the writers of ShareProphets, nine share tips , plus sexism at the BBC
Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - classic cars, Begbies rad flags, insider dealing and Carpetright - it is all ending in tears
Published 41 days ago
BOS Global (BOS) is teetering on the brink of insolvency while the company's founder Michael Travia also tries top oust current directors led by serial fuck-up merchant Adam Webb. I have now seen letters sent by those very close to the situation which act as a second source for me of the most damning allegations about Webb who should stand down at once and never be allowed to run a public company again.
Published 46 days ago
Cometh the day cometh the broker who will raise cash for any old shite even if it is bust both before and not long after the exercise, as long as it can hand stock at a huge discount to its mates so they can flip and earn lots of lovely jubbly commission as well. Peterhouse Corporate Finance meet Strat Aero (AERO).
Published 50 days ago
Yesterday I described the FY17 results of Karelian Diamond (KDR) and a series of Red Flags to be found. Today we look at its stable-mate, AIM-listed Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR) and find a similar story. It is a car-crash festooned with more Red Flags.
Published 59 days ago
Today's pre-placing ramp is for serial offender in this regard, Strat Aero (AERO). The totally insolvent AIM dog boasts that it has signed a "significant" Commercial Agreement with Alnahdi Aviation Technology , experts in aviation technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to collaborate on establishing a UAV Training Centre in the KSA." Fab. So how much will this bring in? Er...
Published 65 days ago
The ongoing farce at BOS Global (BOS) continued with an out-of-hours Company Update yesterday which may not be good news for shareholders but it is certainly providing a bit of light relief for the neutral as a high stakes game of chicken seems to be ongoing where the “winner” gets to run a loss-making, close to insolvent, horror show of a business.
Published 67 days ago
We have had no news from the Inspirit (INSP) boiler room run by John Gunn and once graced by the great Dave Lenigas since its last placing completed in early September. By my maths the company is once again insolvent so how about another placing Mr Gunn? As a reminder of the maths...
Published 74 days ago
Strat Aero (AERO) is quite clearly insolvent. That its shares have not been suspended pending clarification is just another badge of shame for the world's most successful growth market, that is to say the AIM Casino. Today sees another pathetic attempt to sucker in mug punters to try to pump this worthless stock ahead of another bailout placing.
Published 74 days ago
On 25 October the fraud African Potash (AFPO), now listed on the NEX lobster pot having been slung off AIM, managed to raise £60,000 gross (call it £45,00 net) at just 0.06p to keep the lights on. It is still drowning in liabilities and clearly insolvent. Hey ho, wind forward 12 days to today....
Published 80 days ago
Yesterday I pointed out that Andalas Energy (ADL) was almost insolvent and that house broker Beaufort was in denial. But now let us turn to something which Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald somehow thought it apppropriate to omit. Sarah Wharry at Caantor you should be ashamed and if/when Andalas goes tits up you may well get sued just as your firm is over its negligence at the African Potash (AFPO) fraud.
Published 80 days ago
Andalas Energy (ADL) has today announced the departure of its, once greatly hyped, chairman Paul Warwick. How will we live without his blog? It has also served up a set of accounts which show that it is without doubt completely and utterly insolvent. If, like its house broker Beaufort whose comment to clients today is a disgrace, you can't read a balance sheet, the notes to the accounts make that 101% clear to all.
Published 113 days ago
AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has released its interims results on deadline day. The highlights (if that is the right word) come from the cashflow statement, where cashburn appears to be almost £2 million a month. And then there is the company’s statement of working capital which, although technically correct, is a grossly misleading figure.
Published 116 days ago
At the weekend I flagged up that Westminster Group (WSG) was at death's door and needed a bailout placing ASAP. Today it announced that it has raised a paltry £750,000 gross at just 10p. Any company chaired by the loathsome ex Tory MP Tony Baldry, of 3DM infamy, is a no go for me but it seems that Mr Market agrees with the Sheriff. Here is why Baldry's Westminster is toast.
Published 140 days ago
A chance wander through the NEX Exchange website (formerly ISDX and Plus Markets) market notices page saw me turn up a NEX Exchange disciplinary notice dated 11 August 2017. I wondered what that was about and who had been done over, so naturally I took a look. The good news is that one Corporate Adviser has been hauled over the coals for failing to ensure its client company kept the market informed about important matters. The bad news is that it is released on an anonymous basis by the exchange.
Published 170 days ago
The sad tale of Mkango Resources (MKA) , the TSX dog listed on the AIM Casino by SP Angel in June 2016 continues but for how much longer? The grim reaper is polishing his scythe and CEO William Dawes better start brushing up on the rules of battleship if he is to avoid what seems an inevitable fate. It all started so well. Mkango was insolvent and so SP Angel raised it some cash about eight months behind schedule and listed it to great fanfare.
Published 194 days ago
Yesterday I explained at length HERE why I would not touch Paternoster Resources (PRS) shares with a bargepole - they look cheap in relation to asset value but are not. Indeed I think that the real realisable NAV today is far lower than the last, March 31, stated NAV. Let us just look at an unlisted investment as a case study - Elephant Oil.
Published 235 days ago
Hello fascist, journalist smearing, PR fecking geniuses at Citigate Dewe Rogerson, your favourite follower of the dog that is FastJet (FJET) is writing today from my home village in Greece. You have done a good job at polishing the turd that are the calendar 2016 results from Fastjet (FJET) but if folks read beyond your spin to the bottom of the statement they will realise this is a basket case and the shares - at 16p are a stonking sell - the target price is 0p.
Published 240 days ago
It seems to be perfectly acceptable for companies on the Casino to complete fundraisings inadequate to see them solvent. Yesterday at 4.22pm shares in AIM-listed Redx Pharma (REDX) were suspended “pending an announcement” by AIM Regulation (the RNS following at 4.35pm – bit of a rush there fellas?) At no-one-is-watching o’clock (6.35pm: after-after-hours) the company announced that administrators had been appointed - just 3 months after the company had apparently raised £12 million in a placing and open offer. Coke and hookers all round for the Nomad and Brokers concerned. Stale bread and water for those sold this particular pup.
Published 242 days ago
With some great investigative journalism of which this website would have been proud, Brokerman Dan flushed it out a few weeks ago. The former bank robber - correctly - stated that Andalas (ADL) was looking to raise £1 million at 0.06p and the AIM listed crock of shit suspended its shares. Today they are unsuspended after the company raised £600,000 at 0.1p. It says this is at a premium to the suspension price. But it is a spoof, Andalas is still bust. It is insolvent as of today!
Published 311 days ago
Yesterday I praised Strategic Minerals (SML) for the open and honest way it described a possible deal involving a bank Letter of Credit that was yet to be signed. I did not say the shares were cheap or expensive but I offered praise - HERE. I take it all back after a ramptastic release today which sees the shares, quite rightly, 10% down at 0.825p. Scumbags.
Published 317 days ago
I am beginning to think that the 32p I invested in buying one share in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) may be dead money sooner than I think. The silence on certain matters relating to the £11 million it owes Metric is deafening and leads me to believe that on March 31 this company could be insolvent. Or is it already insolvent? The first question is whether Advanced has breached covenants on the loan already and so is in technical default, i.e. insolvent. If that is the case investors should be told at once should they not. Perhaps hapless Nomad Stockdale might force a clarification of this matter?
Published 320 days ago
When AIM uber dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced that instead of going for non dilutive funding ( as no-one would provide it) it was being forced to resort to a dreadful £13 million death spiral from loan sharks Bracknor, its shares were 65p. When the death spiral started the shares were 58p. Now it just £100,000 of the death spiral loan notes on the first £1.3 million tranche converted, the shares are just 43p to sell. Bracknor now has three reasons to panic.
Published 327 days ago
If you had raised £10 million for the AIM dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) less than 5 months ago at 100p then your stance on the stock - at 54p-58p- would be some sort of buy. Oh no. broker Beaufort who did indeed raise that cash has today downgraded its stance to, what may be termed a corporate "hold" (i.e. sell) and makes it clear that the shares will fall allowing lower entry points. I should cocoa. Beaufort today opines after the Bracknor death spiral announcement of Friday - the underlines are mine:
Published 346 days ago
Oh dear, Oh dear. Another source has come forward to expose yet another monstrous lie told by the fraud African Potash (AFPO) back in the autumn of 2015 as part of its pre bailout placing series of ramptastic lies. The undisclosed bungs, the $10m LOCs that did not exist, the bogus orders all were aimed at getting awasy the January 12 rescue bailout. It worked, the shares were ramped higher. But it was on the basis of lies. That is fraud. Let us rewind to 25 September 2015.
Published 352 days ago
With a hat tip to the pizza hard man Darren Atwater, I start with the sad tale of the demise of wearables darling Vinaya. Does this hold any lessons on investing or warnings for Cloudtag (CTAG) and Fitbug (FITB)? Oh yes! Then it is on to London Capital Group (LCG), Kennedy Ventures (KENV), Autins (AUTG) where - in my view - the now ex CEO Jim Griffin should face a full stewards at the FCA, insolvent dog Andalas (ADL) and finally a look at Corero (CNS) where I crunch the hard numbers for you and the results are not good.
Published 353 days ago
Andalas Energy (ADL) is bankrupt but pretends that it is a proper company. Anyone reading train wreck interims to October 31 2016 can only wonder why its directors have not been charged with trading whilst insolvent. It's a total rum and coke but it gets worse.
Published 355 days ago
I wrote a while back about Avocet (AVM), suggesting that the share price fluctuations, which were linked to the fortunes of 1392 ounces of gold seized by workers at its Inata mine in Burkina Faso, ignored the fact that the company was essentially insolvent.
Published 356 days ago
This is becoming something of a ritual. Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is tardy in releasing very bad news but eventually fesses up. But it misleads investors. Its (now very clearly former) partner Sinophi then, effectively, accuses it of lying. Oh dear, for the second time Sinophi has stated that (almost insolvent) Advanced is telling porkies.
Published 358 days ago
Now booted off AIM and listed on the NEX Markets lobster pot the fraud African Potash (AFPO) is almost out of cash, owes the FD's fragrant wife Katrina Clayton $985,000 so where is the rescue placing it admitted it needed? Admit it CEO lyin' Chris Cleverley your company is almost insolvent - when will you fess up and suspend the shares?
Published 361 days ago
Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) said in September that it would secure additional non dilutive funding by the year end. Today it is clarified where it stands but has neglected to point out how perilous its financial position is. Net current assets will be negative within five weeks which begs a real question regarding whether this company is solvent
Published 367 days ago
I understand that Mark Gustafson, CEO, of Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) is more than happy to treat its shareholders with disrespect and utter contempt but, come on, surely you can’t just sit on price-sensitive information about whether you are bust or not?
Published 418 days ago
Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholders might expect that Amit Ben Haim, the supposedly superstar CEO, would be wholly focused on building Cloudtag’s business but based on filings at Companies House he has a number of other directorships. Let's look at how a few other businesses led by the great man are doing....
Published 445 days ago
On 31 October 2016 (the last day permitted for publication), Andalas (ADL) published its results for the year ended 30 April 2016, which showed that it was insolvent to the tune of $1.5 million after recording a net loss of $4,673,000.
Published 506 days ago
My thanks go to Cynical Bear for spotting the latest missive from the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of biblical plagues, Asian Citrus (ACHL). Having seen a pretty complete disaster unfold over the last few years, the company has decided to make a move into the property game in order to broaden the sources of income and to boost the business performance of the group. Call me a cynic: given the history of natural disasters, plague, locusts and invasions by Martians, how long will it be before the buildings in question are found to be suffering from concrete cancer?
Published 507 days ago
Mkango Resources (MKA) the companyu with worthless (not so) Rare Earth assets in African which no-one else wants and which was trading whilst insolvent at the time of its AIM IPO has released its debut quarterly results on the Casino."When in Rome"...Mkango has marked the occassion with a great big fat lie.
Published 567 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China New Energy (CNEL) has seen us hoist the Red Flag on several occasions before (see HERE) but its FT15 results, released on deadline day (Thursday) take the biscuit. The company is, quite simply, a disgrace and its advisers (Nomad Cairn and disgraced Broker Daniel Stewart) should be ashamed.
Published 606 days ago
It appears that almost insolvent TSX listed Mkango Resources might finally be about to get the dual listing it told us, via RNS, would be in December and then January. I guess there is an appetite for utter shit but look at the price Mkango is paying...
As you can see from the screenshot below the company has been a little tardy in updating its website. Given that its bosses have been unable to afford to take any pay since March 2015 maybe that is no shock.
Published 611 days ago
Back on 30 October 2015 long suffering shareholders in Environmental Recycling (ENRT) were promised a change of direction, a new beginning. Having seen its shares plunge from 150p, when it sent me a barrage of lawyers letters for pointing out that it was a total fraud back in 2005, to just 0.05p today the punters must have had some hope at last. But today Environmental ( formerly 3DM) fessed up. As disgraced Michael Walters who has tipped this piece of Turkish for 14 years and who told his readers to report me to the FSA for exposing the fraud, would say "oh dear, oh dear".
Published 650 days ago
I had a few questions about the funding package which out-of-cash AIM-listed Cloudbuy announced on 31 March. The reward-for-failure options re-pricing already stuck in the throat (see HERE) but the GM circular really takes the biscuit.
Published 665 days ago
On 22nd March Sir Stelios sent to Fastjet (FJET) the letter which appears below as he upped the ante big time. The response of the Fastjet board has been lamentable with two holding statements and no outright refutation. No wonder the shares have collapsed to 27.5p. It is going to get worse. The target price is 0p or near as damn it.
Published 670 days ago
I covered proposals by the board of fully-listed Goldenport Holdings (GPRT) to dispose of its remaining fleet of container ships last weekend with an unequivocal “sell” stance, having previously given the company a wide berth (by more than the length of your average bargepole). The shares duly collapsed by more than 50% last week but I think that they are worthless and so still a sell at any price. But I have grave misgivings about how this whole thing has been handled by the company.
Published 676 days ago
Five days ago we revealed that David Lenigas himself was trying to arrange a £5 million bailout placing for insolvent LGO Energy (LGO) which would see Jabba go back on the board and hapless CEO Neil Ritson pushed into the long grass a couple of months later. We have emails from broker Dowgate to potential investors explaining Jabba's plans and saying that the placing would close well before the end of last week. There has been no RNS. Clearly - and not surprisingly - the placement is struggling big time and so LGO has today released ramptastic bollocks from Goudron to try to spoof punters into backing the bailout.
Published 676 days ago
On Saturday we showed why we think that main market listed Goldenport Holdings (GPRT) is a zero following its after-hours burial of bad news on Friday. With the shares (last seen) down 52.6% today, on a spread of 8p – 9p it is red faces all round at Panmure Gordon which rated the stock a buy with a price target of 125p as recently as November 2015 (down from its previous buy recommendation with a target of 200p - itself reduced from 450p - back in April of last year).
Published 722 days ago
Just when you thought PeerTV (PTV) could sink no lower in the AIM Cesspit it comes up with another shocker. The company is clearly insolvent, it has today admitted to lying to investors which is fraud as it issued shares after that lie and its Nomad ZAI Corporate Finance has formally walked. No-one else will act for it so after one month of suspension its shares will be booted off the AIM Casino. The next point of call will be the administrators and hopefully the rozzers as well.
Published 726 days ago
Earlier today I explained why Servision (SEV) is ramping its shares ahead of a placing - it is because it is almost insolvent as is burning cash. The company responded with news of a new distribution agreement in the US. But I dont believe a word these tossers say. Why? Lets look at the last big US distribution agreement signed. I put it to you that this stinks to high heaven.
Published 731 days ago
You may remember the strange tale of TSX listed Mkango Resources, a company in which market abuser, liar and criminal Chris Oil invested £100,000 in the late summer ahead of an AIM Listing on December 2nd. Of course, what Nomad SP Angel and Mr Oil failed to realise is that Mkango is as we speak insolvent, I guess the self-styled Britain's Buffet (sic) is just too clever to do any basic balance sheet analysis. So where are we now Mr Oil?
Published 745 days ago
Why has Nomad Roland "fatty" Cornish not yet had shares in insolvent Golden Saint Resources (GSR) suspended? After all it is totally bust. Perhaps it is in the hope that its crowd funded debt death spiral organised by Richard "Gollum" Gill would be a saviour? If so I have bad news because after 88 days...
Published 787 days ago
How long can this joke go on? Floated at 10p, 18 months ago shares in Golden Saint now trade at just 0.035-0.04p as it has announced a placing to raise a £170,000 ( net £158,000) at 0.025p but it is still bust, insolvent, dead. What’s the point? Death is postponed but only for a few weeks.
Published 791 days ago
Floated on the AIM casino 18 months ago at 10p, shares in the insolvent Golden Saint Resources (GSR) are sliding again today and are now just 0.035p to sell (loss since IPO of 99.965%) so how is its crowd funded debt death spiral doing. I am afraid that the news is not good on day 42.
Published 808 days ago
Totally insolvent AIM Golden Saint Resources (GSR) had a cracking day 26 on its live crowd funded debt death spiral – some mug punter pledged £1000. That means that £3,200 has now been pledged (admittedly at least £800 of that coming from imbecilic Northern slum refugee Richard “Gollum” Gill and colleagues at crowdforangels) and so the net proceeds (inc VAT outflows are now) a massive £88. Yes after 26 days Golden Saint has raised a net £88, enough to pay for the invaluable services of PR genius Stefania for approximately twenty two and a half hours. So …
Published 833 days ago
This gets more hilarious by the day, the slow public execution of Golden Saint Resources (GSR) as it endeavours to secure £250,000 via a crowd funded convertible debt death spiral. On day 2 the net proceeds so far are MINUS £1,938.50. Death ahoy. The hard maths are just appalling.
Published 841 days ago
One of the joys of being in London is that folks come to see me from the Square Mile bearing documents of great interest. I shall not name my City Source. But I have obtained documents showing why the £10 million claim by Law Financial against Rangers (RFC) is utterly bogus, that Worthington (WRN) knows it is bogus and how Worthington boss Doug Ware tried to line his own pockets in an obscene fashion at the expense of Worthington going behind the back of poor Aiden Earley and Craig Whyte.
Published 847 days ago
Hat tip to one of our readers who I know works in the small cap area and thus knows his onions for today's bit of Sherlocking on Worthington (WRN). For any Worthington investors this is yet another Red Flag 'fest. For any Rangers (RFC) fans scared that the claims of Law Financial & Craig Whyte may make against the club have any grounds, read this and LOL. Enjoy.
Published 851 days ago
Words fail to convey the contempt with which I read yesterday's after-hours interims statement issued by AIM Cesspit poster boy Golden Saint Resources (GSR) - a company that is almost certainly insolvent, numbers don't lie. It almost matches the contempt with which the management of this POS treats its own shareholders.
Published 854 days ago
Way back at the start of the year one big picture investment theme I had a good deal of sympathy for was that bond investors would have to get used to the term ‘haircut’ (a cut in anticipated coupons/principal repayment cash flows) reflecting the reality of too many crud balance sheets out there. I still believe Greek government bonds have that capability given time and a variety of energy sector bonds look deeply shocking but yesterday the Ukrainian Parliament voted through an agreement struck with its largest bond creditors which included a 20% haircut on its sovereign bonds.
Published 1038 days ago
Another day and another statement is issued from the madhouse that is the bunker, I mean boardroom at US Oil & Gas (USOP). These folks are delusional. Their Company is also, by my sums, pretty much insolvent within weeks.