BREAKING Versarien’s Neill Ricketts tells another lie as he prepares to break podcast cover: placing ahoy
Payment platform company, Bango (BGO) has updated “on trading for the six months ended 30 June 2018”. This commences “End User Spend (EUS) continues its four-year growth trend of at least doubling every twelve months. The total EUS for 1h2018 was £220m compared with £92m in 1h2017, and £271m for all of 2017. As in previous years, EUS in the second half of the year is expected to be significantly higher than in the first”. Er, ok – but that is not about how the company is trading. What about financials?...
Jam tomorrow producer Bango (BGO) has served up a ramptastic trading statement which distinguishes itself by missing out all of the metrics a sane investor would want to know about. Lads, Ronan understands.
As you can see from our coverage HERE I have been a long term bear of Bango (BGO). As far as I can see it is just another jam tomorrow company run by utterly overpaid tossers. But even I am mystified by its share price collapse.
I have never understood the vagaries of how companies are valued on AIM. Select ten companies at random, have a brief trawl of their recent financials and try to guess their market caps and I defy anybody to even get close. In this spirit I had a look at Bango (BGO) the other day and, forewarned that it was a little on the expensive side, decided to aim high.
I have noted before how Bango (BGO) merits an AIM Casino jam tomorrow promises. Floated in 1999 it has sent £27.5 million to money heaven and has never made a profit. Interims today are thus par for the course but the cash position looks tight. At 102p the market cap is £46 million and the shares are a screaming sell.
Does Bango (BGO) deserve some sort of award for its record for not making profits? The company was established in 1999, floated on the AIM Cesspit in 2005 and is still not actually making a profit? To date investors have lapped up its jam tomorrow story of enabling folks to make payments via apps, etc. and circa £25 million has gone to money heaven. But surely as yet another cash call looms this farce cannot pay on forever?
SyQic comes to market Monday with a cloud of all that is unknown on listing day. However the strong press coverage from the Telegraph here coupled with an air of popularity for IPO stocks like Royal Nail or, at the other end of the scale Rapid Cloud, suggests this may fly.
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