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Articles by: STEVE MOORE


ActiveOps – trading update, building on “strong foundations established since IPO”?

Describing itself as “a leading provider of Decision Intelligence software for service operations”, ActiveOps (AOM) states that it is today “pleased to provide an update on trading for the year ended 31 March 2024. Highlights include good growth in adjusted EBITDA, profit before tax and cash, with an 11% increase in SaaS revenue on a constant currency basis and exit Annual Recurring Revenue up by 14% CC versus the prior year”. However, revenue is vanity and adjusted EBITDA is manipulated bullshit earnings, what about the bottom-line profitability and cash?…
  • By Steve Moore
  • 2024-04-24 15:05:38

SRT Marine Systems – “remains in line with market expectations”, what those which were recently downgraded? And now with possible problems in the Philippines…

A “Response to reports in Philippine press”-titled announcement from SRT Marine Systems (SRT) at 09:48 today commences “SRT notes the recent share price movement and reporting in the Philippine press with regard to the IMEMS fisheries project. SRT wishes to clarify that the IMEMS contract was won following a competitive international tender, which has been successfully implemented and is operational”. The noted share price movement that dare not speak its name was a fall yesterday from 29.5p to 24p and further early this morning, so what are the reports in Philippine press on the Integrated Marine Environment Monitoring System contract and the further details of SRT’s response?
  • By Steve Moore
  • 2024-04-24 13:24:50

Filtronic – trading and “strategic agreement” announcements, was I too cautious to have just had the shares on the watchlist?

Previously writing on products for the aerospace, defence, space and telecoms infrastructure markets company Filtronic (FTC), last year with the shares back towards 15p I concluded they for the watchlist with forecast strong profit rises but delivery timing concerns. What then of today “Strategic Agreement with SpaceX” and “Trading Update” announcements currently sparking the shares beyond 50p?

  • By Steve Moore
  • 2024-04-24 10:49:00

Videndum – 2023 results, argues “strong” confidence in post-strikes recovery… but still currently below expectations!

Describing itself as an “international provider of premium branded hardware products and software solutions to the content creation market”, Videndum (VID) has announced results for the 2023 calendar year including noting significant impact from headwinds including strikes by US writers and actors but “strong” industry confidence in the post-strike recovery. So what of a share price currently down a further more than 2% to below 280p?
  • By Steve Moore
  • 2024-04-24 07:25:58

Ilika – “Capital Markets Day and Trading Update”, attempted ramptastic and cash burn?…

Describing itself as “a pioneer in solid-state battery technology”, Ilika (IKA) commences a trading update with that “trading for the year ended 30 April 2024 has been in line with current market expectations and the company expects to generate revenue of approximately £2.0m for FY 2024 (FY 2023: £0.8m)”. So what of a current share price of 28p, down from approaching 50p as recently as December?
  • By Steve Moore
  • 2024-04-23 13:09:38

tinyBuild – 2023 results argue “has the capability to deliver over the coming years”. Does it though?…

Describing itself as “a premium video games publisher and developer with global operations”, tinyBuild (TBLD) has announced 2023 calendar year results including noting an “opening gap in release windows that is being created by the recent series of titles cancellations and teams' closures industry-wide: in the next 12 to 36 months, there should be fewer competing titles launched than otherwise across all platforms, creating more space for our games to be seen and experienced”. That sounds like good news for it, so why a share price currently more than 20% lower back below 5p?
  • By Steve Moore
  • 2024-04-23 10:19:00

Mind Gym – emphasises “significantly improved second half performance”, but sufficiently improved for the valuation?…

Behavioural science-based business improvement company Mind Gym (MIND) has issued a trading update commencing that it “has delivered a significantly stronger performance in the second half” and including that its “opportunity… in the large and highly fragmented Learning & Development market remains strong”. How “strong” though in relation to a currently up to 38.5p share price?
  • By Steve Moore
  • 2024-04-22 15:00:19

Made Tech – “awarded £19.5m new contract”. Is it to be £19.5m though and should it could command a near 46% share price rise?…

Describing itself as “a leading provider of digital, data and technology services to the UK public sector”, Made Tech Group (MTEC) “is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, worth up to £19.5 million revenue to the group over a 24 month period with a 12 month extension option”. Is it though ‘pleasing’ enough for a current approaching 46% higher to 13.5p share price?
  • By Steve Moore
  • 2024-04-22 12:25:59

Aferian – “positioned… on the strongest possible foundation for the future”. Er, what about the trading warning, maturing banking facility & upcoming lack of CEO?!

B2B video streaming technology company Aferian (AFRN) has issued “Trading Update” and “Board Change” announcements, including Chairman Mark Wells stating “our 24i video streaming business has made good progress this quarter and I am confident that the timely management actions taken in the last twelve months have positioned the group on the strongest possible foundation for the future”. So what of a share price currently 30% lower to below 9p in response?
  • By Steve Moore
  • 2024-04-22 10:27:09

Xeros Technology – “pleased to announce” retail offer closing result, fooling itself or trying to fool everyone else?

Xeros Technology (XSG) has issued a “Result of Retail Offer” announcement which commences, “The board of Xeros Technology Group is pleased to announce that the Retail Offer launched on 4 April 2024 has now closed”. Good news then with it having been stated fundraising net proceeds will be used including for execution of contracts, pursuit of global opportunities and advancing commercialisation… and to “strengthen the company's balance sheet”?
  • By Steve Moore
  • 2024-04-19 15:20:59
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