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Remote wireless technology company Starcom (STAR) has announced results for the first half of 2019 including “initial orders for the new Lokies smart padlock are encouraging and we have high expectations for this new product” and that it “is confident that the full year results will be in line with current market expectations in terms of revenue growth and that the company will achieve a positive EBITDA result for the year”. The shares have responded… further lower, to 1.1p…
Provider of wireless solutions for remote tracking, monitoring and protection, Starcom (STAR) “is pleased to announce that the company has conditionally raised £637,500… at a price of 1.25 pence per subscription share”. The market is not pleased – the shares currently more than 20% lower in response…
Provider of wireless solutions for remote tracking, monitoring and protection, Starcom (STAR) is “pleased to see WIMC indicating satisfaction with Tetis and planning for larger potential orders” – and its shares have currently responded slightly higher, to 1.275p…
Starcom (STAR), “which specialises in the development of wireless solutions for the remote tracking, monitoring and protection of a variety of assets, is pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed with a local distributor in North Africa” and “to ensure that this and other orders can be delivered as planned both for this year and early 2019, the company has conditionally raised £400,000 before expenses through a placing… at a price of 2p”. Hmmm…
Last week Starcom (STAR) was “pleased to announce the launch of the latest iteration of its awarding winning intelligent padlock, the Watchlock Cube… the company has high expectations for the Cube due to its electronic shell being able to fit a variety of C10 padlocks from various manufacturers, its lower price and a far more durable battery life”. And now… “Placing” (surprise, surprise!)…
Writing on Starcom (STAR) last month it was from “breakeven position or a small loss” to now a loss “materially higher” than this – with a placing inbetween!. The remote tracking and monitoring technology company has now announced its 2017 results…
On 18th January Starcom (STAR) was “pleased to provide an update in respect of the results for the year ended 31 December 2017, which are subject to final audit… it is anticipated that the consolidated net profit after tax will show a breakeven position or a small loss”. It was then placing ahoy. Now “although the audit process is not yet completed, it has become clear that the final results for 2017 will differ materially from those previously anticipated in that announcement”. It better hope in a good way then…
A “Major Supply and Support Agreement” announcement last week from Starcom (STAR) saw me question how ‘major’ is it?, as well as noting, as the shares soared above 2p, “sufficient loan facilities are available to cover its cash flow requirements” came before a warning last month of order delays. Now surprise, surprise…
Having been bearish on Starcom (STAR) – from with the shares at above 7p HERE and most recently HERE – I note the stock currently 50% higher today, at 2.25p, on the back of a “Major Supply and Support Agreement” announcement…
An AGM statement from Starcom (STAR) includes that “gross margin is ahead of the average for 2016 and better than expected” and “some increases in order value on last year”. However, “revenues for the first four months of the year are slightly behind budget”. Hmmm...
Chairman of tracking, monitoring and protection technology company Starcom (STAR), Michael Rosenberg, is “pleased to present the final audited accounts” for 2016. The shares have currently responded more than 17.5% lower, to 1.75p. Hmmm…
Starcom Systems (STAR) has just released a trading update which shows that progress is still slower than expected in terms of growth and actually making the company profitable.
Having previously questioned whether it has sufficient working capital, I note a “Litigation update” announcement from Starcom (STAR) and the shares currently 12.5% lower, at 2.625p, in response. Uh-oh...
“Starcom (STAR), which specialises in the development of wireless solutions for the remote tracking, monitoring and protection of a variety of assets and people… (is) pleased to report the unaudited results for the six months period ended 30 June 2016”. The shares are currently more than 15% lower, at 3.375p, in response. Hmmm…
Those lucky folks who got in on the most recent bailout placing for AIM dog Starcom (STAR ) in March at 1.5p have done brilliantly. The shares now trade at 4p mid and this is now le ramp de jour for certain morons on twitter and the bulletin boards. But the valuation is surely insane at £5.4 million given the ongoing losses, painful lack of tangible asset backing and the inevitability that another placing is imminent.
Though currently slipping back today, a still circa 3.5p share price of Starcom plc (STAR) compares to 1.25p hit post the company’s announcement of results for 2015 in March and a 1.5p per share placing later that month. Hmmm, what’s happening here?
The boy Moore is actually on holiday while I am at my keyboard so I shall do the crowing for him as his words of warning on uber-dog Starcom (STAR) came good with a keep the lights on placing at no-one is watching O'Clock (3.54 PM) the day before the Easter break.
I commented on shares in remote tracking and monitoring company Starcom (STAR) on the back of an April 2015 profit warning which saw them then trade approaching 15% lower at 7.125p. My caution of then has proved justified as I now update with the shares further lower, at just 1.5p, on the back of the company’s announcement of results for the 2015 calendar year…
Currently unloved Starcom (STAR), Israel-based specialist in remote tracking and monitoring of assets and people, is planning to launch a Mark 2 version of its Watchlock high-security padlock and hoping to clinch a big contract for its Helios vehicle tracking range, as founder and chief executive officer Avi Hartmann celebrates what he argues is a transformational joint venture to grow the company in the key North American market. Loss-making Starcom, whose shares spiked up to 21.75p in January on rumours of a deal with Japanese motor giant Honda before crumbling back to a lowly 2.25p now, has formed a distribution and product development partnership with Florida-based SATO Global Solutions, part of Japan’s £600 million-turnover SATO Holdings, market leader in automatic identification and data capture.
Shares in remote tracking, monitoring and management technology company Starcom (STAR) currently trade approaching 15% lower today, at 7.125p, on the back of an announcement that its recognition of revenues will see its “by the first week in May”-expected audited results for 2014 come in “materially below market expectations”…
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