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 48 days ago
I must admit to having a slightly morbid fascination with the various death spiral variants. They all look so similar on the face of it but the devil is in the detail and although the one announced by Tern (TERN) on Thursday looks harmless enough, it could easily crucify the share price, much more so than has been seen already.
Published 76 days ago
I last covered BOS Global (BOS) in early September when the CEO and founder, Michael Travia, quit suddenly (HERE) and I warned about the future. At the time the share price was over 7p; it’s now 3p. For the avoidance of doubt, I don’t think it’s a bargain now but I thought it worth commenting on the continued role of Mr Travia in this ongoing decline as he is currently playing an idiotic, poor-man’s version of Darwin or Yorkville.
Published 122 days ago
AIM-listed, Cayman Islands registered, Houston (USA)-based and with Georgia operations Frontera (FRR) has announced that YA II PN Ltd (aka Yorkville) has cashed in by converting convertible stock at just 0.09p. With the shares having raced up from sub-0.1 pence to 0.3625p earlier today, on the back of a series of soft PR interviews, website updates and corporate musical chairs, private investors are once again being screwed.
Published 150 days ago
Wishbone Gold (WSBN) has announced an £800,000 fund raise at 0.7p. Well we wish it was that simple. The mechanism is really very complicated but involves Yorkville so we imagine that there are people out there saying Death Spiral. They are wrong.
Published 156 days ago
When serving up god-awful FY numbers on deadline day ( June 30th) it was shown that uber dog Servision (SEV) had serially misled investors and indeed told outright lies over the prior half year. Rover also served up its second profits warning in two weeks with the god-awful numbers and 'fessed up "Our working capital position is tighter than we anticipated" - I should cocoa. Today it got worse.
Published 157 days ago
I’ve been keeping my powder dry on Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) in recent weeks despite the rampfest extraordinaire going on in all the usual places. However, the two RNS’s yesterday have got me banging at my keyboard as it highlights the shoddy behaviour going on. It’s clear who the CEO, Mark Gustafson, is really working for here, namely the death spiral funders backing this piece of crap.
Published 164 days ago
Xtract Resources (XTR) can’t help itself. In a carbon copy of the manoeuvre back in February earlier this year, it has announced a placing at a shockingly low price just as some positive sentiment was returning around the potential alluvials revenue. Let’s take a closer look.
Published 190 days ago
Not that Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) has bothered with an RNS but the wheels are literally falling off here with disastrous news pertaining to its only real asset, the New York Wheel. If you haven’t got out already I suggest you do so now and save a few pennies while you can.
Published 204 days ago
The other day Red Rock Resources (RRR) announced a deal to fund the Steelmin smelter in Bosnia which involved some alternative financing from Yorkville. At once the critics of boss Andrew Bell - of whom there are more than a few - screamed "death spiral, dilution, the man hads gone mad." A few critics disagreed, arguing that Bell had always been mad. But perhaps before leaping to conclusions it is worth looking atnthe actual structure of the deal?
Published 213 days ago
I thought I would pause before commenting on yesterday’s RNS from Xtract Resources (XTR) relating to the Manica alluvials as I felt it was odds-on that more dilution would come from one source or another following the ramping off the back of it. Surprise, surprise, Yorkville cashed in and announced a loan note conversion today, but let’s take a closer look at the announcements in any event.
Published 242 days ago
Any reader of my pieces will know I hold Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) in pretty low regard but the outrageous ramping that has now gone on for the last four trading days is an absolute disgrace and the FCA should take a look. I’ll explain.
Published 246 days ago
I’ve been away for a few days so just catching up on matters and first things first, I need to pick up my normally excellent colleague, Steve Moore, on a couple of glaring ommissions in his piece on Kin Group (KIN) and its funding announcement earlier this week. It was rather rude after all to not give a warm welcome to an old friend.
Published 288 days ago
Just catching up with an after-hours RNS from Xtract Resources (XTR) on Wednesday and although I was hoping for an update on how it is going to finance Manica, it was in fact just more dilution taking the total number of shares to over 34 billion…..with more to come...
Published 337 days ago
I started writing this article on Xtract Resources (XTR) yesterday morning and was going to comment on how sentiment was turning and Colin Bird’s straightforward approach in recent RNS’s was to be applauded and then – WHAM - a placing RNS from hell and I’ve had to rewrite the whole piece. Thanks Colin!
Published 399 days ago
Earlier this week, Xtract Resources (XTR) announced an upcoming EGM to authorise the issuance of a further 9 billion shares, a mere 50% of the current share capital! Sounds like a lot but one needs to have a look again at the last heavily dilutive funding round in November to ascertain whether this is actually going to help.
Published 408 days ago
My analysis of interim results from AIM dog Servision (SEV) which came out in September was that it was not generating cash and that its balance sheet was a trainwreck. I summarise of course but you can see the full analysis here.
Published 425 days ago
At 6.15pm on Friday – truly no-one-is-watching o’clock – AIM-listed Vast Resources (VAST) released an RNS detailing the exercise of warrants and consequent issue of equity. It is comedy central. Perhaps readers can explain the 10% commission part…..
Published 443 days ago
I was starting to warm to Colin Bird at Xtract Resources (XTR) with his decisive action and straight-talking, although today’s hugely disappointing funding RNS which needs about five reads and three espressos to understand leaves me feeling cold, although I’m guessing Beaufort Securities and Beaumont Cornish should shoulder some of the blame.
Published 444 days ago
Having pumped up the share price at the start of last week with yet another ramptastic operations update, all rather predictably comes the dump. This morning AIM-listed Frontera Resources (FRR) announced the draw-down of another £382,550 under a Standby Equity Distribution Agreement (SEDA) – for which read death spiral – with YA II PN Ltd (for which read Yorkville). Another wheelbarrow-load of confetti, 402,684,211 shares, has been issued at 0.095p per share. We are told this will be used to advance work programs of the Company.
Published 477 days ago
Servision (SEV) has today announced its interim results and they are dismal. The company is bust and why it's advisors (Nomad Allenby, broker Belfort Securities & PR himbo Christian Taylor Wilkinson at Cadogan Leander) do not call it a day and walk defies belief. It shows all three are morally bankrupt.The results are analysed in a bearcast special HERE. But I flag up in itw own right a loan Servision has taken from Yorkville which seems to be the new, most expensive loan , in AIM Casino history - at 33% - it is 5 percentage points dearer than the loan the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) took out from Katrina Clayton, the wife of its FD. Frankly Servision would be better off borrowing on Christian T-W's credit card and splitting the difference.
Published 542 days ago
DIRECTOR PURCHASES SHARES screams the headline – in capitals - of an RNS from AIM-listed Frontera Resources (FRR) - not to be confused with Frontier Resources - this morning. Ooooh quick, let’s all pile in – follow the money, as they say, because the insiders know what’s really going on. Er, hang on a moment….
Published 557 days ago
In a market filled with companies that have wasted a small fortune and haven’t got a lot to show for it, Frontera Resources still manages to stand out from the rest as having taken both to a new level!
Published 560 days ago
Tom Winnifrith has stuck the knife into AIM-listed Servision plc (SEV) more times than Avanti (AVN) has missed performance targets – see HERE. And so today we learn that the company has amended the terms of a financing package with YA II PN Ltd (otherwise known as Yorkville) which involved a loan agreement backed by a standby equity distribution agreement (SEDA) – for that, read “death spiral”. But the comedy is in the text of the RNS.
Published 741 days ago
Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) was always going to be a car-crash in slow motion. The IPO on 19 February 2015 raised £1.1 million with significant support from Yorkville Advisors so Challenger started life as a public company with a 30% overhang. It then funded its first acquisition, the investment in the New York Wheel, via £3 million of relatively short-term convertible debt – there was clearly potential for death spiral funding to come.
Published 813 days ago
Yesterday I urged you to back rebel shareholders who wish to oust the useless board at AIM listed confetti issuing machine, PeerTV (PTV) – HERE. You have until 3.30 PM today to contact the registrar to vote at the AGM on Monday and I urge you to do so NOW. Details on what to do can be obtained by emailing [email protected] - the rats are already deserting but the confetti issuance also continues.
Published 855 days ago
Forget all the jam tomorrow garbage from serial cash burning biotech loser ValiRX (VAL) the half year report out this morning is a dog’s dinner. Look at the numbers.
Published 977 days ago
Not all death spirals are death spirals - that was the theme by the presentation of my pal Brian Kinane of Yorkville at the UK Investor Show 2015.