Articles by: STEVE MOORE

EPIC STG
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Strip Tinning – director share purchase doesn’t inspire recovery confidence...

Previously writing on supplier of specialist connectors to the automotive sector Strip Tinning Holdings (STG), earlier this week I noted the shares down to 115p from a 185p AIM IPO little over three months earlier after a trading warning, though the company stating “great care is being taken to ensure that overheads are reduced where appropriate in line with lower than budgeted sales… in addition, the company is currently putting through a number of price rises across its product range”. And now a director share purchase. Good news?...

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-05-20 16:30:59
EPIC DMTR
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DeepMatter – contract announcements, attempted ramptastic?...

‘Digital chemistry data and software’ group DeepMatter (DMTR) states that it is “delighted” to be working with Springer Nature to provide the “leading global research publisher” with products and services making sharing research data faster, easier and more impactful. So what of a current more than 4% higher share price response to 0.12p?...

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-05-20 15:51:37
EPIC WRKS
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TheWorks.co.uk plc – reckons can deliver further sales growth… but consumer pressures starting to bite?

Arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery retailer TheWorks (WRKS) has issued a full-year trading update including “trading performance… well ahead of pre-COVID levels… net cash of £16.3m… Dividend re-instated; the board expects to recommend a dividend of approximately 2.4 pence per share alongside its FY22 results in September and maintain a progressive dividend policy thereafter”. With though also the EBITDA forecast only “reiterated”, what of a current more than 13% increased share price to 57p?...

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-05-20 14:23:39
EPIC DIA
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Dialight – states “traded well”… but does that mean any net cash generation?

Describing itself as a “global leader in LED lighting for heavy industrial applications” Dialight (DIA) has issued an AGM trading statement including that it “has traded well… Longer term we are increasingly confident of our prospects given our leading sustainability products and significant market opportunity”. So what of a share price currently up to 336p?...

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-05-19 14:55:34
EPIC PMP
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Portmeirion – “encouraged that the group continues to grow”, but will that continue?...

Homewares group Portmeirion (PMP) has issued an AGM trading statement including that it “is encouraged that the group continues to grow and… confident that our ongoing strategic investments in factory automation and online platforms will enable future growth in top line sales and that ongoing improvements in productivity will further enhance margins over the long term”. So what of a share price currently of 435p, down over 8%?...

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-05-19 11:48:58
EPIC STG
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Strip Tinning – trading warning little over three months since listing!, AIM IPO roll-call of shame...

On 16th February Strip Tinning Holdings (STG), describing itself as “a leading supplier of specialist connectors to the automotive sector”, was “pleased to announce the admission… to trading on AIM… £11.5 million of gross proceeds have been raised… at a price of 185 pence per ordinary share… £8.0 million for the company and £3.5 million for certain selling shareholders… The directors believe the placing and admission will enable the company to accelerate its growth plans and underpin its early mover advantage in the EV battery sector, further enhance its profile in the markets in which it operates and assist with attracting, retaining and incentivising high calibre employees”. So what of now a “trading update” little over three months later?...

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2022-05-18 12:45:09
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