Let us be clear, Babcock (BAB) is not a fraud but it is a bad company. For several years now it has been poorly run. It has too much debt. It does not generate much cash, indeed it seems to be burning it. And on many of its contracts, the margins are so wafer thin that there really seems little point in deploying capital to win them. Who says so?
It started in October 2018. Boatman Capital published its first bear dossier on Babcock International (BAB) with the shares at 672p. After yet another dire warning today, the stock trades at just 215p and still looks overvalued.