Published 95 days ago
Another bad day at the office for Neil Woodford as this morning he is mourning the loss not only of Halosource (HAL) – whose revolutionary water was not good enough to put out the insolvency fire – and Utilitywise (UTW) which called in the administrators as announced at no-one-is-watching o’clock last night (6.20pm) and confirmed this morning. Clearly Utilitywise couldn’t provide the water either.
Published 107 days ago
In today's podcast after discussing late night sex in Clerkenwell, I discuss the history of Daniel Stewart (DAN) and how pride, real pride, came before its fall and the lessons one can learn. I look at Neil Woodford dog Utilitywise (UTW) and i look at the newspaper industry and the £10 million loss making Evening Standard and the reasons that its wanker journalists may today claim credit for other folks work but tomorrow they will have to #learntocode in order to put bread on the table.
Published 112 days ago
Previously writing on Utilitywise (UTW), in July it was a “Strategy Update” only David Brent & major shareholder Neil Woodford are clever enough to understand? – with that including CEO Brendan Flattery attempting to reassure that “the strategy update outlined today will enable Utilitywise to meet its two new financial targets, as well as maximising the medium term potential from the business”, though I concluding of course though, there is no guarantee that it will – and I’ll continue to avoid at least until there is some clear net cash generation demonstration. Today a “Strategic Review and Formal Sale Process” announcement…
Published 112 days ago
In today's podcast there are repeated references to Cheryl Cole as I discuss Utilitywise (UTW), Sensyne Health (SENS), Neil "smug bastard" Woodford, Flybe (FLYB), Eqtec (EQT), Phontonstar Led (PSL), Active Energy (AEG) and Altona Resources (ANR)
Published 319 days ago
“Evolving the proposition channel strategy”, “differentiated segment and channel propositions”, “technology-led efficiency proposition, adopting a more consultative sales approach”, “invest in the development of a multi-channel ‘go to market’ strategy”. Welcome to a “Strategy Update” announcement from Utilitywise (UTW). Who’s swallowed the dictionary of management bullshit?...
Published 402 days ago
Shares in Utilitywise (UTW) are currently approaching 10% further lower, towards 30p, on the back of an update on the financial impact to it of accounting standard IFRS 15 (Revenue from Contracts with Customers), interpretations of which are mandatory for future accounting periods from the start of 2018…
Published 424 days ago
Previously writing on Utilitywise (UTW) it was as the Woodford-backed dog currently suspended as unable to publish audited accounts, updates. The shares are today trading again after publication at last of results for the company’s year ended 31st July 2017!...
Published 472 days ago
Yesterday Utilitywise (UTW) was “pleased to announce that the group has agreed amendments to its banking facility agreement… based upon forecasts that have been shared with the bank in respect of the group's plans for cash generation over the coming months”. Today there’s a Half-year net debt announcement (couldn’t these have been announced at the same time then?). Anyway…
Published 473 days ago
My conclusion to The Big Short series over Christmas was that although it was a long-term play, Neil Woodford was only a few pieces of “bad luck” away from a speedier, more dramatic implosion. This week’s Capita (CPI) news is the second of those already and we’re only one month in. Further to the excellent pieces on Capita yesterday (HERE and HERE), a few further observations on the wider Woodford story from me.
Published 476 days ago
Yes indeed it is THAT Bruno Brooks, the one who was shagging Anthea Turner, etc, etc. who runs AIM uber dog Immedia (IME). I explain why its RNS today is the biggest F*ck of all. I also explain why no article on Julie Meyer today - I've been too busy cooking and serving poisonous pizza NOT! Then I look at Defenx (DFX) in some detail before having a butchers at another Neil Woodford dog Utilitywise (UTW).
Published 476 days ago
Having less than two weeks ago stated that it “expects to complete its year-end audit process in respect of FY17 and announce its final results by 31 January 2018”, today Woodford-backed dog Utilitywise (UTW) has announced “the directors have now concluded that the company will not be able to publish its annual audited accounts for the year ended 31 July 2017 by 31 January 2018”. Cue share suspension…
Published 486 days ago
As I anticipated in my RM2 International (RM2) piece yesterday, the December monthly updates finally came out yesterday afternoon and I thought it appropriate to provide monthly updates on The Big Short in conjunction with those each month so here goes. Quick summary: it’s not getting any easier for Woodford.
Published 488 days ago
A “Final results update” from Utilitywise (UTW). Such an announcement would not normally be a cause for alarm, but here Woodford Investment Management has a major shareholding - and it was previously Auditor requests estimation methodology review by a third-party, results delayed again!…
Published 551 days ago
Having previously noted transparency and visibility concerns about Utilitywise (UTW), I today note the shares currently more than 10% lower at around 50p on the back of a “Final results timing update” announcement…
Published 633 days ago
With its direction of financial performance reflected in a share price down from not far off 200p at the commencement of 2017 to 73p, an “in line” trading update from Utilitywise (UTW) might be expected to boost the shares. It hasn’t…
Published 658 days ago
Previously writing on Utilitywise (UTW) it was a case of it having been wise to red flag, as (Utility)unwise energy consumption projections see the shares crash. I concluded ‘is there anything else to emerge from the changes required to ‘increase transparency’? The visibility here sees me continue to avoid’. The shares are today further lower on “Early Adoption of IFRS 15” and “Trading update” announcements…
Published 690 days ago
Previously writing on Utilitywise (UTW), I concluded continue to avoid as the shares recovered a bit from sub 130p - Flattery from the company for Brendan, but will he be able to rectify the red flags ahoy? There is today a “Projected under-consumption of energy contracts” announcement – and the shares are currently crashing below 80p…
Published 1014 days ago
With a business model which has seen red flags ahoy noted and recent performance “weaker… than we would have liked” (sorry, in order to help the company ‘realise its considerable potential’), Utilitywise (UTW) has announced the appointment of Brendan Flattery as CEO, effective 1st October 2016…
Published 1015 days ago
“Utilitywise (UTW), the leading independent utility cost management consultancy, today provides an update on trading for the year ended 31 July 2016. The group expects to report significant revenue growth in the period with revenues of at least £82m (£69.1m 2015)”. Sounds promising, so why are the shares currently a further 6.5% lower, heading towards 133p? ...
Published 1126 days ago
Utilitywise (UTW), which seeks to leverage relationships it has with energy suppliers to business customers, has announced results for the six months to 31st January 2016, emphasising “continued strong performance… delivering another period of revenue and profit growth”. What about the all-important cash generation and balance sheet though?
Published 1187 days ago
Having previously highlighted areas of particular interest in the accounts of Utilitywise plc (UTW) HERE, a recent “Trading Update” notes that “the group has performed in line with management expectations”. But what does this mean for the areas I highlighted?...
Published 1251 days ago
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at shares in Sareum Holdings (SAR), Strategic Minerals (SML) and Utilitywise (UTW) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
Published 1257 days ago
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at shares in Numis Corporation (NUM), Parity (PTY) and Utilitywise (UTW) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
Published 1296 days ago
In part one of this two part look at Utilitywise plc (UTW), I highlighted areas of particular interest in the accounts. The following reviews post announcements from the company this week, including of a “Change to payment terms with existing supplier”…
Published 1297 days ago
Last month I noted recent short interest in shares of 'utility cost consultancy', Utilitywise plc (UTW) and concluded that I don’t like the accounting treatments HERE. With the company having this week announced results for its year ended 31st July 2015, the following details the evolution of its accounts having listed on the AIM market in 2012, highlighting areas of particular interest…
Published 1317 days ago
Featuring shares in Ithaca Energy (IAE), JKX Oil & Gas (JKX), Paternoster Resources (PRS), Tern (TERN) and Utilitywise (UTW) with share price targets for all five stocks
Published 1346 days ago
The Daily Telegraph has a cunning wheeze for its readers to avoid Inheritance Tax – buy AIM stocks. In fact this is a double wheeze. Not only are these IHT free assets but the Torygraph has selected a top 10 which seems guaranteed to smash the value of your estate. It is ‘avin’ a bubble with its top 10 dogs, oops I meant AIM Casino shares to buy.
Published 1346 days ago
Ahead of results for its year ended 31st July 2015 scheduled for the end of next month, I note recent short interest in shares of 'utility cost consultancy', Utilitywise plc (UTW) – see HERE and HERE. Are there further red flags ahoy? …
Published 1411 days ago
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at Petroceltic (PCI), Strat Aero (AERO), Utilitywise (UTW).