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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the explicit case for sacking Alison Rose as NatWest CEO if she was the source of the BBC Coutts Farage leak

I start with Ms Rose and NatWest (NWG). then I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) and why I would not sell at 15p after interviewing Steve O'Hara today. I look at Cakebox (CBOX), AMT Energy (AMTE), Lansdowne Oil & Gas (LOGP) and at IOG (IOG).
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Another ouzo for the Sheriff as Procook swings into loss and warns yet again

I explicitly told you to duck this IPO in November 2021 when founder shareholders dumped 27.4 million shares at 145p and Procook (PROC) raised nothing for itself. Time and time again I have been vindicated and though CEO Daniel O’Neill periodically spoofs the mugs with token share purchases, a fraction of his IPO “winnings”, the shares have continued to slide. Today after piss poor finals and a profits warning they are just 25p. And that is generous.

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A graphic display of why Cakebox will struggle over the next year

I realise that the cakes made by CakeBox (CBOX) are not strictly comparable with those you can buy at Tesco, Aldi, or for metropolitan elitists like my pal Jonathan Price, Waitrose. Cakebox cakes contain no eggs so are great for Hindus (1.7%of the population) and vegans ( 4.5%). And there are some with a sweet tooth and, almost certainly type 2 diabetes, like Lucian Miers who really dig the taste. But...
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Wildcat, I have rarely read such nonsense, Cakebox still does not stack up

I start with a few comments on the pound vs Euro and nonsense talked by my pal the Euroloon Jonathan Price and others. Then it is Deepverge (DVRG), MicroSaic (MSYS), Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL), now in the 2s, ETA the 1s?, Premier African (PREM), run by George (Cock)Roach, Chesterfield (CHF) and finally a long look at Cakebox (CBOX)
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Cake Box – “full year trading update”, why’s “like-for-like sales growth” detail now omitted?

Cream cakes specialist retail franchise company Cake Box (CBOX) states that it “is pleased to announce a full year trading update for the 12 months ended 31 March 2023” and the shares have currently responded approaching 6% higher to 125p on the back of the update. However, what’s the detail of the announcement, with the shares still down from 200p just last summer?
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VINDICATED AGAIN: CakeBox: Dismal interims, don’t believe in the jam promised tomorrow: Told y'all!

Cakebox (CBOX) has already warned that results for the six months to 30 September would be piss poor and it did not disappoint but folks who have lost a packet ignoring our numerous red flag warnings had a straw to clutch at, one covered with jam tomorrow.

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Cake Box – appointment of a joint broker “with immediate effect”, now why might that be?

Specialist retailer of fresh cream cakes Cake Box Holdings (CBOX) states that it “is pleased to announce the appointment of Liberum Capital Limited as joint corporate broker to the company with immediate effect”. With the shares currently down, to 108p, in response, why might the market not be pleased?

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Ignore director spoof share purchases, fundamentals will out: ref Cake Box

Back in November of last year the CEO of Cake Box (CBOX) sold 3 million shares at 350p to mug fund managers. That means that over the past two years he has trousered £16.4 million at 170p and 350p. Lucky him. The company, which I have called out for months as a slam dunk car crash waiting to happen, has recently served up a horrific profit warning and its shares touched 90p. But then the CEO invested £250,000 at 121p and hey presto the shares are now 142p – more than halfway back to the pre-warning 180p level. This is absurd.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Would I push Stuart Ashman of Skinbiotherapeutics in the river for making me look like a fool?

In today's bearcast I look in detail at Cake Box (CBOX), nanosynth (NNN) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). 

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Cake Box Told y’all! Disastrous warning and it will get worse

Lucian Miers may have become a big fan of Cake Box’s (CBOX) egg-free mega calorie cream cakes but it seems that others are taking a different view. You have been repeatedly warned that this was a disaster in waiting and today there is a catastrophic profits warning and it is only going to get worse. How jolly glad the CEO and his Mrs who sold 3 million shares at 350 to poor dumb sheeple fund managers last November and 3.75 million 170p in September 2020 will be to have banked £16.88 million as the shares are now just 98p. And things will get worse.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Shield Therapeutics or Verditek - which sees a share price collapse first?

I start with my wonderful son, Joshua, losing every race at Sports Day with bravery and humour. Then, onto UK Network Agency; Innovation Agri-Tech; Eden Pharma; the wretched FCA's failure on £65 million fraud, Appbox Media/One True View; Ocado (OCDO); Morses Club (MCL); Cake Box (CBOX) - where Steve is wrong; Verditek (VDTK); and Shield Therapeutics (STX).

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Cake Box – full-year accounts now also have a ‘technical compliance issue’!...

Specialist retailer of cream cakes Cake Box (CBOX) has announced it will publish full-year results on 27th June following an end of year audit process which has raised “an issue” in terms of the Companies Act 2006 and past dividend payments. Hmmm!

Cake Box – “pleased to announce” trading update… what about those areas having been identified as needing improvement though?

“Trading Update” announcement from Cake Box Holdings (CBOX) commences that “the specialist retailer of fresh cream cakes, is pleased to announce a full year trading update for the 12 months ended 31 March 2022” and concludes that “with a strengthened team and investment in our operations and processes, we have all the right ingredients to continue to sustainably grow the Cake Box customer base, brand and Family”. So what of the announcement and a share price responding up to above 200p?...

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TomWinnifrith Bearcast: My SIPP buys more Optibiotix, Bluebird vs Kefi, & much more

This is a very long podcast, covering: Optibiotix (OPTI); Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX); Kefi (KEFI); Bluebird (BMV); Ten Lifestyle (TENG); CakeBox (CBOX); Deepverge (DVRG); Petropavlovsk (POG); Eurasia (EUA); and Amur Minerals (AMC).

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 bigger threats to share prices than what is happening in Ukraine

I discuss those threats and at a company level I add commentary on Nightcap (NGHT), Cake Box (CBOX) Chill Brands (CHLL), Cellular Goods (CBX) and Supply@ME Capital (SYME)

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Cake Box – management including CFO change, argues organised “to ensure an orderly handover”. Er...

Following, in January, excellent analysis noting accounting issues by Maynard Paton and added to by Tom Winnifrith on this website, Cake Box Holdings (CBOX) played it down as “commentary from a retail investor blogger”. Now “Management Changes and Trading Update”

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Accepting the resignation of Peter Brailey as there is a line in the sand

I want to be 100% transparent with you so I explain why, as of 8 AM today, Peter is no longer a member of this parish after apologising for yesterday’s poor sound quality for which there was a good reason. I look at two shocking economic statistics and what they mean. I then cover: SkinBiotherapeutics (SBTX), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV),  AEX Gold (AEXG), Novacyt (NCYT), Avacta (AVCT) and Cake Box (CBOX). 

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Cake Box – just why are the shares slumping? Why isn’t the CEO filling his boots?

Both on Friday and today shares in Cake Box (CBOX) have fallen sharply. When Maynard Paton and this website first raised questions about the accounts and other matters just three weeks ago the stock was 325p. It is now 180p. So what is going on?

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Amur Minerals, no insider dealing natch

A late and short bearcast. I have been distracted by news coming out about historic incidents at my old school Warwick. It is all very disturbing. In the podcast I look at Cake Box (CBOX), Amur Minerals (AMC), Novacyt (NCYT), Verditek (VDTK) and Red Rock Resources (RRR) where Andrew Bell has somemore explaining to do to we long suffering shareholders.

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Photo Article: Lucian goes to Cake Box Eastleigh as the company serves up weedy response to bear case

Today we were told that the COO of Cake Box (CBOX) had bought £50,000 of shares yesterday. Compared to the £10.5 million dump by his boss in November it is peanuts. Showing rather poor form, Dr Jaswir Singh made the purchase BEFORE rather than AFTER the company put out a weedy and patronising RNS trying to refute the bear case as explained HERE on Sunday.  Surely the good Dr was aware that a refutation was coming and thus had price sensitive information? While Dr Singh was dealing like a dervish, Lucian Miers went to visit the franchise stores in Eastleigh and Southampton. The photo below is from Eastleigh.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lucian doing due diligence in Eastleigh as Wrexham is too posh for Cake Box

This podcast contains reference to various chats with Lucian on the markets, millennials and on Cake Box (CBOX) after yesterday’s bearcast & the Maynard Paton expose. I discuss what Trustpilot says about the company HERE and Lucian’s road trip to do more due diligence. Re Lucian I also discuss other big blowups that will happen this year and bitcoin. Then there is Amigo (AMGO), Chill Brands (TOAST), MyHealthchecked (MHC), Novacyt (NYCT) and Argo Blockchain (ARB) in light of today’s NFT nonsense but also the collapsing bitcoin price.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Cake Box is NOT another Patisserie Holdings but it looks a stonking red flag & macro short

I start with a few words on Oxford Cannabinoid (OCTP). I have not said fill your boots nor should you. The issue here is management allegedly lining their own pockets ahead of corporate action which they know all about. One should not buy shares in such companies. Then I reflect on an excellent piece by Maynard Paton on Cake Box (CBOX) which you can read HERE. I comment on some of the excellent points he makes but add in half a dozen of my own, notably comparing boasted net cash and net interest costs but also the shameful CEO pump and dump and the macro headwind given the demographic of its end user base. This is probably not another Patisserie Valerie but at 320p it is a stonking short.

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Cake Box Holdings – CEO shares sale, including “in response to investor demand” you say?...

Earlier this month-announced half-year results from egg-free cakes retailer Cake Box Holdings (CBOX) included CEO Sukh Chamdal stating “I’m delighted to report another strong performance… it’s clear that our unique customer proposition remains highly attractive… we look ahead with confidence”. Now a shares transaction from Sukh Chamdal. Good news?…

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I coulda, woulda, shoulda on Cake Box shares...but are they still cheap?

Almost 13 months ago I observed about Cake Box (CBOXthat ‘all I have to do to complete my due diligence is…eat one of its cakes’. For a couple of reasons it did not happen, but the shares are up 4% today and up by more than 120% during the last year. That is far from shabby! But how do I feel now about the ‘Eggfree Cake’ company, where ‘having an egg free, fresh cream, celebration cake is as easy as 1,2… that’s it’?

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Cake Box – announces “a data breach”… experienced in 2020!

“Statement re Share Price Movement”-titled announcement from cakes retailer Cake Box Holdings (CBOX). That share price movement has recently been downward – from above 330p early this month to a last close 288p. With this statement also at an intra-day 10:49am, I somehow don’t expect it to be good news!…

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Let them eat...Cake Box?

Cake Box (CBOX) describes itself as a ‘specialist retailer of fresh cream cakes’ and has a store a few miles from where I live…not that I have troubled its doors. Whilst the company has traded positively since its 2018 IPO, the stock has had its issues above and beyond the high profile failure at Patisserie Valerie…

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Cake Box Holdings – “further details on the purchases”. Er...

“Director/PDMR Shareholding” announcement from Cake Box Holdings (CBOX) commences; “The following notification, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, gives further details on the purchases”. The major transaction is though a director shares sale!…

Cake Box – trading update & more...

Franchise cakes retailer Cake Box Holdings (CBOX) has updated including “by 1 June 2020, 131 of the 133 stores had reopened, offering a limited menu of products. In the last three months, since the reopening of the estate, trading has been very strong, with like-for-like sales growth of c.14.1% in franchise stores. Online sales continue to grow, up c.74% compared to the previous year three-month period” and a “decision to pay a special dividend of the same amount as the final dividend (3.2p per share) for the year ending 31 March 2020 that was withdrawn on 14 April” – and the shares have currently responded to above 180p, more than 5% higher…

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Cake Box – results see it emphasise ‘confident in prospects’… but already in the valuation?

Having IPO’d in 2018 at 108p per share emphasising “a franchise retailer of cakes… specialises in making high quality, individually-crafted and personalised fresh cream cakes”, Cake Box Holdings (CBOX) has now announced results for its year ended 31st March 2020 – and the shares have currently responded to 161.5p...

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Broker and tipster sentiment differs towards newly-listed companies

Newly-listed firm Cake Box (CBOX) has been making headlines, as its share price rocketed over 40% in the space of a few days since the company’s IPO last week. Meanwhile, speculation continues to mount over the specifics regarding Aston Martin’s expected IPO later in the year. With new listings making the news, we take a look this week at broker and tipster stances towards firms following their admission to the London Stock Exchange. Using IPO data going back to the beginning of 2015, we retrieved broker and tipster recommendations in the calendar year following each new listing. A “Buy” or “Risky Buy” rating is scored as a 5, a “Hold” rating as a 3 and a “Sell” or “Avoid” rating as a 1. The data throws up some interesting results, which are summarised in the two charts below.

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