After my weekend revelations, following on from Friday’s bombshell admission of rank dishonesty, I had expected Kinovo (KINO) shares to be suspended by now. For those weekend reports suggest that, very soon, the company will be reliant on its banks for its survival. I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation, about what is a major scandal of non-disclosure.
On Friday, I showed how Kinovo (KINO) had misled investors about the £5 million sale of its construction business, DCB, by hiding the fact that it could – and now is – on the hook for potentially unlimited liabilities. But, as a sharp reader explains, this scandal could be far worse. This is truly shocking, and heads at Nomad Canaccord, or Kinovo, must surely roll. must surely roll.
Hello, Share Lovers. In the past, this old punter has avoided companies with ‘Cloud’ in the title. But despite my earlier forebodings, there’s a lot of good business going on in ‘clouds’ these days. That’s because more and more companies and individuals find it’s cheaper and easier to ‘outsource’ data to the ether.
Hello, Share Swipers. The building trade seems to be thriving. Most house builders are reporting strong sales, heftier house prices and rising profits. Where people can’t buy new homes, they’re using some of the extra time at home caused by covid to carry out improvements.
Previously writing on defence, aerospace & energy technology and services group TP (TPG), last week with the shares at 5.2p I suggested further swift changes are needed from TP Group otherwise Science Group may well be able to negotiate a very hard bargain indeed. Today a further statement from Science Group (SAG)…
Most AIM sewer companies have, perhaps, 2 Nomads every five years. Sometimes your company grows so you upgrade to a bigger firm. Or the reverse can happen. Or maybe a Nomad goes bust. Or perhaps you just have a personality clash. But to have multiple Nomads suggests something worse is afoot, that the Nomads might actually be baulking at what is going on. In that vein, consider the record of Versarien (VRS).
Hello, Share Checkers. Continuing my occasional search for green shares you may not have come across before, I give you Eqtec (EQT). This futuristic outfit has developed a technology that allows it turns all sorts of rubbish into a clean gas.
Hello, Share Swappers. Another of my modest selections is breaking through its all-time record today. Creightons (CRL) makes hand sanitisers for which there has been an obvious demand. But the fact that supermarkets have been ordering lots more of the stuff has given the overall brand more prominence.
Canaccord quit as Nomad to Versarien (VRS) partly because of the social media antics of its CEO Lyin’ Neill Ricketts. Obviously, new Nomad SP Angel does not care about that as it was happy to act for proven fraud MySquar (MYSQ). Do John Meyer and his cronies have any standards at all? And how will AIM Regulation take Neill’s latest lies
Versarien (VRS) this morning announced “subscription to raise £6 million”. Folks looked at the headline and the shares soared to 31p. Ha! Mugged by Ricketts again! Then they read the release. It is bullshit. Death spiral provider Lanstead is not putting up a cent up front and the total amount handed to Neill Ricketts’ bag of shite company over the next two years could well be well below its monthly cashburn! Ricketts really is the most shameless bullshitter and only scumbags like SP Angel, who took over as Nomad after Canaccord resigned, would sign off on such misleading gibberish which contains one MONSTER lie.
I start with the rising flood waters here at the Welsh Hovel, which are now about two or three yards from the bottom step leading to the back door. Then it is onto Coronavirus, where it is starting to sink in as to how bad it could be in terms of fear and our behaviour if not actual deaths. Then onto what filing management accounts means and the question of possible securities fraud at Dev Clever (DEV), which I have flagged up with the FCA today. Then, as per the screenshot below, it is the changing behaviour of Neill Ricketts at Versarien (VRS) and what that tells us about the regulatory hole he is in and why Canaccord quit as Nomad. Finally a comment on Bahamas Petroleum (BPC), its piss poor death spiral and crazy valuation.
Today we have the shock news that Versarien (VRS) has a new Nomad. Not a better Nomad, SP Angel is clearly massively inferior to Canaccord and this begs the question whether Versarien lied to investors on February 10. I have thus written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and to the FCA with a question so simple that even they should be able to answer it.
Yet again shares in Versarien (VRS) have risen on a rumour which appears to come from the company itself. Once again there is a false market and so once again I have written to AIM Regulation urging it to force the company to come clean.
Versarien (VRS) has today issued an RNS which suggests that its Nomad, Bobbie Hilliam at Canaccord, has allowed it to drive a coach and horses through AIM Rules 10 and 11. I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation asking that Versarien and Hilliam be sanctioned and that it force the company to issue a clarifying RNS.
Jeepers I know that Bobbie Hilliam signed off on most of the fraudulent releases made by Quindell (QPP) but how on earth has he signed off from today’s cobblers from Versarien (VRS) which may impress the morons but should set alarm bells ringing. The issue is cash.
When forced to fess up on 21 January 2020 that its, much RNS vaunted, US hub was in fact a serviced office with no staff, cash strapped Versarien (VRS) tried to sugar coat the pill by referring to discussions with a leading US tyre manufacturer. That rang a bell. For whom the bell tolls, etc, etc.
A week ago, I demonstrated that by March 31 2020 Versarien (VRS) would be down to cash of £600,000 but net debt of £270,000. So, when is the day that it cannot pay its bills and goes bust? It is April 21, now just 11 weeks away!
If you are an AIM listed company and want t tell lies via RNS your go to Nomad must be Bobbie Hilliam of Cannacord. Hilliam signed off on the RNS statements by Quindell that enabled Rob Terry to commit fraud. Now he is in charge of Versarien (VRS) which has also told repeated lies via RNS.
As part of the ramp of Versarien (VRS) shares in the summer of 2018 ahead of the September bailout placing, the company announced a string of exciting deals. Hmmm. Given that revenues from graphene are still negligible maybe it is worth hapless Nomad Bobbie Hilliam of Canaccord asking a few questions. He would not want to get caught with his trousers down as he did with the Quindell fraud would he? Take the 18 June 2018 RNS “Collaboration agreement with MediaDevil."
In today's podcast, interrupted by the pest Lucian, I look at Chris Akers and what he knows about Dev Clever (DEV), at Versarien (VRS) and an RNS from February 2017 which I urge its hapless Nomad Bobbie Hilliam at Canaccord to consider carefully as his client runs out of money again, at Andalas (ADL), Eurasia (EUA) and Tesla (TSLA). I consider the woes of Bidstack (BIDS) and a company with even less money, the curious trading statement from Zoetic (ZOE) and then do the maths, again, on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).
Two days ago Versarien (VRS) was forced by AIM Regulation, following a complaint by me, to ‘fess up that its much vaunted US “hub” was in fact an empty serviced office where nobody works. But in that ‘fess up RNS it made another claim which may or may not have been verified by the hapless Nomad, Bobbie Hilliam of Quindell infamy, now working at Canaccord. Thus, I have again written to AIM Regulation as you can see below.
In May of last year uber ramp Versarien (VRS) proudly announced a major US move. Unfortunately what it said was grossly deceptive and after I wrote to AIM Regulation last week it has today been forced to ‘fess up to this. Neill Ricketts is increasingly like the naughty boy sat outside the headmaster’s study almost every lunchtime hoping it is just another beating not a letter to his parents saying he must leave the school in disgrace.
AIM Regulation has now acknowledged my complaints about the secret chatroom inhabited by Versarien (VRS) boss Neill Ricketts and his disciples where Neill told them what to post on Bulletin Boards and where the disciples discussed how to get around insider dealing rules and how to attack me. The complete radio silence from Ricketts since then suggests that investigations are very much ongoing. In that vein I have another matter to raise with the regulators, that of possible investor deception. My letter just sent is below.
Neill Ricketts continues to operate an almost Trappist new media silence suggesting that my letter to AIM Regulation and his Nomad Bobbie Hilliam of Canaccord about the private Versarien (VRS) Discord chat room is being taken very seriously indeed. However, over the weekend evidence emerged HERE of just how fragrantly Neill Ricketts breaks AIM Rules and so I have written again.
Just for one week, the contest is being brought back at the request of reader Juicin. The rules are slighty changed in honour of Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS). What we are looking for is the most moroniic comment on shares on the LSE, iii or ADVFN Asylums or twitter. But this week you can also add in comments on the private Discord chat room where Ricketts tells lies to investors without his Nomad, hapless Quindell loving Bobbie Hilliam at Canaccord, knowing anything about it! The deadline for entry is midnight on Sunday 12 January ( my birthday). Entries in the comments section below.
On 9th August 2019, following comments here and a letter to the authorities, Versarien (VRS) was forced to put out a statement relating to a twitter post a day earlier by its boss Neill Ricketts. But it gets far worse as I can reveal today.
Say what you wish about shameless ramper Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) but he is a man who would turn up at his local Women's Institute meeting if there was an opportunity to ramp his shares. He'd never turn down an opportunity, however small, for a spot of ramping. But right now he is embroiled in a regulatory tangle with his Nomad and AIM Regulation over the secret Discord Group exposed HERE and HERE. Ricketts was set to fly on Tuesday of next week to host a lunch in God's chosen lands of Ulster...
Yesterday's shocking expose of how Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) was using a private chat room to pass unverified and price sensitive information to select investors should have forced AIM Regulation and hapless Nomad Bobbie Hilliam of Canaccord to act. So far nothing. So thanks to Winnileaks I have more screen shots, maybe this will finally see order restored...
Earlier today I exposed how in a private chat room group, Neill Ricketts, the shameless boss of AIM listed Versarien (VRS) was communicating information not verified by his Nomad and therefore not demonstrably true but clearly price sensitive. I have now written to AIM Regulation and to the company’s Nomad Canaccord which, surely cannot be aware of this. The letter follows:
Last year I forced Versarien (VRS) to issue a clarifying RNS after Neill Ricketts made unverified and it seems untrue claims on twitter. Nomad Bobbie Hilliam at Canaccord read Ricketts the riot act and his twitter outpourings have been greatly diminished. But I can reveal that he has a new conduit on a private chat group on Discord. I doubt his Nomad or AIM Regulation are aware of it but thanks to Winnileaks they will be soon and will be horrified as I have a series of screenshots to share.
At 4.30 PM today Neill Ricketts, the shameless ramper and boss of Versarien (VRS) will meet with his dwindling band of core disciples at Bangers in the City of London to spout more bullshit, the sort oif bullshit that even his limp dick Nomad Canaccord would not allow him to include in today’s atrocious interims. Surely even the disciples can now see that they have been spun an almighty yarn.
Yesterday AIM uber-ramp Versarien (VRS) was forced to issue a statement about a tweet posted by its boss Neill Ricketts the day before as a result of Thursday's bearcast and an email I'd sent to regulators that day. But the response itself is nonsensical and raises the very real question of whether Ricketts sold shares in April while sitting on inside price sensitive information. I have thus sent another email to regulators at AIM Regulation (the Oxymorons) and to Bobbie Hilliam of Quindell infamy who acts as Nomad to Versarien at Canaccord.
On Wednesday Versarien (VRS) held a 'Transport Infrastructure Technology Preview Event' for 12 'randomly' chosen investors. The whole episode stinks and the hapless Nomad, Bobbie Hilliam of Quindell infamy, now at Canaccord, should be forced to issue a statement
We warned you two days before the most recent profits warning from IQE that one was on the way, HERE, and when it arrived it meant that the company was a slam dunk cert to need a bailout placing. Today we discover that Canaccord has been axed as Nomad and replaced by Peel Hunt while Citigroup joins the party as co broker. This can only mean one thing, that bailout placing is imminent. So with the shares at 52.4p on Friday (and overvalued at that) at what price do you think the placing will be at? Vote below with a deadline of midnight tonight.
Yesterday, shares in Versarien (VRS) raced ahead by 10% as it announced an order with an (un-named, natch) US oil and has explorer for 12 kg of its high purity graphene nano platelets (GNP-HP) integrated into a polymer masterbatch by Neill Rickett’s great British Company. But the RNS did not spell out the value. And doing his, almost, weekly ramp on Justin the Clown’s promotional limp dick podcast he again refused to say. So here is some hard maths: I suggest this order may be a spoof.
The demented Bulletin Board and twitter followers of Versarien (VRS) boss Neill Rickets claimed the court documents I published HERE covering two fraud charges were false. Or that I had the wrong Patrick Abbott. Or that I was just making it all up to please my masters in the global shorting conspiracy.As ever the morons were wrong. Versarien has finally bowed to our pressure and let Abbott, who was only appointed a few months ago, go as head of its US operations.
Last week I revealed that the man who was to take Versarien (VRS) forward in the USA, Patrick Abbott faced two new charges of fraud which could see him going to jail for 20 years and that his lawyer had quit. Abbott, a man whose skills will be "invaluable" to Versarien according to boss Neil Ricketts, responded on twitter saying this was fake news from TW. Oh dear. The indictments are below, Patrick you are a liar.
In light of Saturday’s bombshell revelation HERE I have written to the Nomad of Versarien (VRS) suggesting a statement is needed pronto. The letter is below.
Hello, Share Clangers. When I’m away on business, which is rather too often for my liking, I prefer to stay in Premier Inns. My reason is not that I think they’re great but that because, as a shareholder, I nab two nights for one at weekends. However, I don't hold the shares for this handy perk, but because the room prices are comparatively cheap – which is what stingy customers want these days...
As avid readers of ShareProphets will know, we have been bearish on Imaginatik (IMTK) for ever – firstly for being a duff business, secondly for being a Rob Terry of Quindell infamy stock market darling and more recently because it was going to run out of cash. Despite all that, we almost tipped it as a short term play when the saintly Vin Murria was announced to be considering getting involved but were scared off big time by the share price reaction (the stock shot through the roof) and advised many times that readers give it a wide berth, partly because they would be over-paying and partly because Vin Murria could walk.
My last update on Metals Exploration (MTL) was greeted with a yawn and, such is the credibility gap - for the company if not my commentary on it as this has been a duff share tip - the shares have yet to add any lustre to the gold coming out of the ground. Yet along with year end figures last Thursday the company has confirmed that its BIOX treatment plant, after so many hitches, is now working fully up to speed.
Shares in AIM-listed Tern (TERN) seem to have stabilised after the bloodbath of last week, at 2.875p in the middle – having started last week at 4.5p and only in mid-August having completed a hugely discounted placing via Primary Bid at 6.6p. Ouch. This is all in response to the RNS last week announcing that it had signed up for death spiral funding. Yesterday, at 11am, Tern announced that was to issue 800,000 shares from the exercise of a warrant at 3p, and Alliance News picked up the story that Tern Issues New Shares Above Current Share Price To Settle Warrants. Don’t be fooled….
I promised last week to go in to the numerous inconsistencies in the numbers presented by Purplebricks (PURP) but that is going to have to wait as this week’s story has got to be Telit (TCM).
You might have thought that the 1991 Boston Real Estate fraud was the only brush Telit Communications (TCM) boos Oozi Cats/ Uzi Katz had enjoyed with the law. Think again. Though there has been no RNS from Telit on the matter of the BAMES bankruptcy which saw 1400 Italians lose their jobs and a massive criminal investigation, perhaps it might give us an update now.
I am not sure if Neil Woodford had a big stake but Telit Communications (TCM) ticked all the other red flag boxes for AIM casino disasters waiting to happen. UK Investor Show attendees know that this has been high on the bear's hit list for a while. Today the train wreck happened and as I write, shares in what was the most shorted stock on the casino, are 39% down at 156p. But a £199 million market cap is still a rum and coke. The shares could be 20p and I still would not buy. Pro tem I count this as another big win for the Sheriff of AIM.
Bellzone Mining (BZM) was floated by Canaccord in 2010 (on April Fool’s day as it happens). It raised £30 million at 35p to fund the development of an iron ore project in Guinea, West Africa, the baby of Aussie entrepreneur Nikolajs Zuks, valuing the company at £184 million. Seven years on the company is still in the feasibility stage, having spent $336 million of shareholders’ money and, with the share count having more than tripled, the market cap is £33 million.
Hello Share Smackers. After a long - and for me nervous - wait, the full results for IQE (IQE) are in. And as I predicted on this terrific website, the shares fell on the announcement.
In the December 2015 from my winter base in Greece I ran a series of articles, starting from Athens with Love, which, I believed, quite clearly showed that the Greek, AIM listed company InternetQ (INTQ) was a fraud. Specifically I demonstrated that its music streaming business Akazoo was a sham. The company denied this and in the end its boss Panagiotis Dimitropoulos and fund manager Tosca paid c£20 million to buy out minority shareholders and take InternetQ private. A cute deal or burying the truth in private? This is going to shock you.
I would not like to say who is right and who is wrong, but it will certainly be an interesting to follow events at AIM- and Dublin ESM-listed Petroneft (PTR) in the run-up to an EGM shin-dig on 18 April. The largest shareholder, BVI-registered Natlata Partners Ltd (with just under 30% of the shares) requisitioned a sack-the-board EGM. Now it seems that the incumbent board has issued a Restriction Notice to Natlata preventing it from attending, speaking or voting at the EGM. The handbags are out!
Paul Scott disappointed his army of fans with a refusal to pen a drunken 3 AM blog this Christmas. Shame. Shame. Instead he penned a very sober slating of the quoted brokers prompted by the profits warning from Panmure Gordon (PMR). I have been saying for ages that this sector is uninvestable and but Paul puts it far more clearly.
Up until it quit as joint broker to the Fareham fraud, Canaccord had its tech analysts urging clients to buy shares in the POS Quindell (QPP). Four days before the Globo (GBO) fraud saw its shares suspended the same monkeys published a buy note on that stock. And now for the hat-trick.
Just think about the late Richard Nixon. It is sometimes not the act but the cover-up that nails you. Having described my bombshell article yesterday as "innacurate", InternetQ (INTQ) has spent the past 24 hours attempting to hide the evidence that allowed me to ask such grave question. Presumably Non Executive Chairman Tim Weller and advisers RBC capital Markets and Canaccord are happy about this?
How odd that two Greek companies represented by the same Nomad and Broker team of RBC and Canaccord should both make the same howling error in responding to allegations made by my good self and this website.
The Nomad and broker team that brought us the Globo (GBO) fraud from Greece was RBC Capital Markets and Canaccord. This dynamic duo act for another Greek Company InternetQ (INTQ). And here I am - with a hat tip from a good reader - reporting on the spot in the Hellenic Republic with some very hard questions for InternetQ. The GlobalShortingConspiracy also has agents on the ground in Moscow and Poland as well as myself in Greece. This is, as they say, developing...
Shares in Greece-originated technology company InternetQ (INTQ) have fallen sharply having closed last week at 218.25p. This has prompted a statement from the company including that “the board would like to advise the market that it is not aware of any undisclosed reason for this decline”. Hmmm…
Is this the worst research note in history. Buy a fraud at 30p target 90p with suspension happening within days. How Canaccord must be wishing they could bring back Kevin Ashton as their tech analyst now? This dreadful note is below. Enjoy.
We all know about Rob Terry’s insider dealing in shares in November 2014 thanks to the shysters at Equities First Holdings. But that was small beer compared to the level of insider dealing had attempted to undertake in April 2014. His “get out of jail card” on that one came, ironically, from Gotham City Research.
Oh dear, a Nomad who was approached by Equities First Holdings LLC urging it to get its corporate clients to engage in its dodgy share trades has come forward and revealed that brown envelopes were involved. So which Nomad or Nomads have taken one and is this not a conflict of interest?
You know that I am just a plain and simple nice guy. Well if you do, don’t tell anyone as I have a reputation to preserve. But as a nice guy I thought I’d drop a memo to the new team at Quenron (QPP), Jim “Hammer” Sutcliffe and Richard Rose about how to spin the looming disaster that is the PWC Report into Quindell’s fraudulent accounting policies.
Kevin Ashton was the analyst at Canaccord tasked with covering Quindell. When he handed in a note refusing to say buy or set a price target Rob Terry told Canaccord it would be fired as joint broker if it published it. So Ashston was fired. He is a feared analyst with a forensic mind and great integrity and he will now be speaking at the UK Investor show on April 18.
Okay none of you guessed, my first lawyer’s letter of the year came from Lse.co.uk. Apparently I have damaged its good name and caused it distress. Yes, that is the website which each day carries at least 50 posts smearing me with all sorts of abuse and lies. Next up, Prince Andrew is going to give me a lecture for inappropriate behaviour because my wife is six years younger than I am.
In my macro themes for 2015 article HERE I stated that I was fundamentally bearish on equities and as such half of my ten tips of the year would be shorts. Another theme for 2015 (as it was for 2014) was an extreme aversion to oil stocks. In that vein I return to Igas (IGAS) which I first suggested shorting at 56p a month or so ago HERE but where I am now halving my target price to 10p making this my second top short for 2015.
Law firm YourLegalFriend will tomorrow launch an initiative aimed at pursuing both Quindell PLC and its current board of directors as well as Rob Terry in order to get back the vast losses suffered by investors in Quindell.
Thanks to the joys of the internet we have a sample contract for those Equities First Holdings LLP (EFH) so-called loan deals. It makes fascinating reading - you can read it HERE.Note that it is held on the USA’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website: I think we can assume it is genuine! Given that EFH is a one product company, this contract gives us a solid basis for a model contract with directors the EFH Six (Optimal payments, IGAS, Cloudbuy, IQE, Quenron and Aengle), which we can now test against disclosures made.
The chocolate teapots that are the SFO/FCA have prosecuted just 46 people for insider dealing and 29 have been found guilty and not one has been sent to prison. But the scale of Rob Terry’s Quindell crimes mean he should be the first. I suggest he face the maximum 7 year prison stretch and a fine of £19 million (fines can be unlimited) – the question is how many times has he dealt on inside knowledge.
IGAS CEO Andrew “piggy” Austin still has not come clean on his shoddy Equities First Holdings LLC loan/share sale deal – FFS at what price is your margin call piggy? But that is the least of his woes. I reckon that the shares are worth 20p at best (see HERE) but now even his own house broker Canaccord ( yes those mothers of Quenron fame) is flagging up a potential gaping balance sheet issue.
No apologies but this Bearcast contains strong langauge. Fraudster Rob Terry has dumped nearly all his Quindell (QPP) shares. It is time for the morons to apologise to me as I am now 110% vindicated. I discuss lessons learned (other than do not mess with the Sheriff) and also what folks should do next. Start by apologising to me and my staff then have a measured go at Terry, AIM Regulation, Cenkos, Daniel Stewart, Canaccord and KPMG.
Taking a look at Optimal Payments (OPAY) 2013 Annual Report has been an interesting experience. Having looked at the remuneration of Andrew Austin at IGas (IGAS) – which looked generous to a fault – I wondered what sort of package Mr Joel Leonoff might be on. I have thus far clocked up no less than seven different routes by which Optimal has been rewarding Mr Leonoff. Now I have no quibble with top-notch work getting suitably rewarded - don’t get me wrong. But the value of his packages does seem to me to be right up there with the best of the snouts-in-the-trough merchants. But first, a big fat porkie pie Gotcha!
Quindell (QPP) shares have dived again today to just 57.75p. Remember when they were 600p plus and all those analysts who now refuse to tell you to buy said that the shares were worth £10 plus? Oh Daniel Stewart, Canaccord and Cenkos where are you now, you bent motherfuckers? The questions today concern the lack of buying.
We have received not one but two MORE bullyboy lawyers letters from Canaccord. The adviser to Quenron’s abortive move to the main market and until last week co-broker to the fraud that is Quindell does not even want us to quote from its recent volte face note on Quenron. You will no doubt have seen Canaccord notes on other matters quoted verbatim widely all over the media. So why is it so ashamed of this research report?
When Canaccord was ramping Quindell with its crap research notes it was happy for them to be plastered all over the internet. It fired analyst Kevin Ashton who wanted to say sell and ignored his dossier on crimes at Quenron as it just wanted to earn vast fees and commission for acting for Quenron or raising cash for it. How times have changed.
First thing today we heard that hapless (soon to be ex) Quindell (QPP) finance director and insider dealer Laurence Moorse had received a margin call under his Equities First Holdings LLC shoddy share sale/loan deal. Larry did not met the margin so officially said goodbye to 20,000 shares. After hours it was revealed that fraudster in chief Rob Terry had made the same call so waving goodbye to 8.85 million shares.
I touch on a few other companies in this podcast, notably 3Legs Resources, Wandisco and Security Resources which is leaving the AIM casino. But I focus on Quindell analysing how and why its remaining shareholders are simply in denial. I also discuss at length today's bombshell research note from Canaccord (HERE) and what it means. It means death and 0p.
Well here you go. You will note the lack of any earnings forecasts. This is a total climbdown from Canaccord on the company that just six months ago it was trying get a Full Listing for. It was also trying to help Rob Terry flog £30 million of his own shares as recently as April. A link to the full note is below.
Canaccord has not only quit as broker to Quenron (QPP) but it has now withdrawn its forecsats, buy stance and target price. In a note packed with red flag alerts it says its stance is “under review”. As I explained here the other day that means SELL! The note reads:
Kevin Ashton, the analyst that Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) forced Canaccord to sack because he would not advise investors to buy the shares, last night predicted that Quindell would go bust as more details emerged on the note that Terry managed to supress.
Prompted by the Kevin Ashton, Quindell and Canaccord revelations HERE but also by the pickle Daniel Stewart finds itself in with Naibu Tom Winnifrith explains why the City analyst system is inherently bent and conflicted in this week's video postcard.
Following on from comment in today's Telegraph I reveal the truth about the NARS stake and discuss all the signs that the company is behaving is if it is on the verge of bankruptcy. I ask a question of Canaccord about a rescue placing and note how Quindell (QPP) can string things along for a while and what it needs to do to come cllean and tell the truth for once.
The Sunday Times today carries some but not all of the story of how Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) forced Canaccord to gag and then fire its star analyst Kevin Ashton. In this podcast I give you the full story and the questions it raises mainly for Canaccord. Its reputation is now in tatters and it has serious questions now to answer. It needs to come clean
Well done to foxy Bex and her colleagues at PR outfit Redleaf Polhill, until now the spinners for the liars, fraudsters and insider dealers at Quindell (QPP). Foxy and her team have today quit. And it gets better..
Each year a sell-out dinner takes place attended by over 1300 AIM company directors, Nomads, brokers, accountants, lawyers, analysts, people from the financial PR and investor relations industries and the media. It is the largest AIM gathering in the City calendar, according to the AIM AWARDS website, http://www.aim-awards.co.uk . Lots of mutual back-slapping goes on as they ‘celebrate outstanding achievement on the world’s most successful growth market’.
On Friday, following revelations on this website HERE, Optimal Payments (OPAY) released an RNS which was misleading regarding how its CEO had dumped shares in this fine company. We are helpful fellows and have thus started the ShareProphets Translation service in which we offer up what the RNS SHOULD have looked like.
I despair. Quindell “needs to sort me out” – so says Tycoon Ted on ADVFN. Well why doesn’t it launch legal proceedings as it threatened three months ago if I did not shut up and grovel? Or does Ted think it should just have me killed. What do you think Ted? Ted posts:
Yesterday I wondered aloud whether Optimal Payments (OPAY) was going to be the sixth company in the EFH scandal. I was right on the money. The shares fell pretty much through the day, dropping 22% at the close – yet there was no news. All day long. Then after the market had closed, at twenty-one minutes past five GMT on Friday evening (no-one is watching o’clock, local time) out came this statement:
Having on Wednesday written on the recent dealings of IQE plc (IQE) directors with Equities First Holding LLC and on the same day contacted both the company and its Nomad, Canaccord Genuity, emphasising that further information should be provided and pointing to the questions my article raised, I have had no direct response from either, but note a 12:53pm Thursday announcement “to provide… further information”. The following reviews.
Infamous bear raider Lucian Miers has today written to the FCA regarding the Equity First Holding LLC scandal that iis tearing the heart out of the AIM Casino. Explianing clearly why market abuse has taken place he demands that heads roll. The letter follows:
In this BearCast Special I explain exactly how Equities First Holdings LLC operates. When it sells the shares AIM directors transfer to it and why that means that ALL of the AIM directors involved have broken the law. That is Quindell (QPP), IGAS (IGAS), Cloudbuy (CBUY), IQE (IQE) and Angle (AGL). There then follows the misleading statements. But then I turn to the negligence of Nomads, Cenkos, Canaccord and Hanson Westhouse and why that should be career ending for some. And the to why Equities First and its employees should be struck off by the FCA. This scandal is enormous and for many involved professional disgrace is the least of their worries.
In response to a number of requests I have created another Quindell (QPP) downfall video featuring all your favourite characters in this gripping tale: Rob Terry, Laurence Moorse, Cenkos, Equity First Holdings LLC, Steamy, bullyboy lawyers Schillings, Canaccord, Daniel Stewart, foxy Bex at Redleaf PR, Paul Murphy and Dan McCrum from the FT, the FCA and of course the press chearleaders for the bulls, Shares Magazine and Zak Mir.
Quenron (QPP) is not the first company to do business with Equity First Holdings LLC – step forward IGAS Energy (IGAS) which for reasons I shall explain below may well be the first domino to topple in what is brewing up as a mammoth scandal.
As they discuss how all their shares are about to be flogged to Bulletin Board Morons who reckon they are buying we bring you an exclusive shot from the Quindell boardroom of Rob, Steve and Larry in action. With a deadline of Friday midnight how about you suggest a suitable caption for the picture below. For what it is worth:
I see that various Bulletin Board Morons accuse me of threatening 4,000 jobs at Quindell (QPP). Just for them, I offer a basic lesson in markets and economics.
Both companies have engaged in aggressive accounting with regard to accruals. One has already been shown to have overstated profits, managers have been fired, the forensic accountants are in and the Serious Fraud Office is now said to be looking into the matter. The other is Quindell (QPP).
It’s time that I updated you on Rockhopper Exploration (RKH) and Falklands Oil & Gas (FOGL). The City may be distracted by the Scottish loons but next week we see the Rockhopper Exploration AGM on Monday and Falkland Oil & Gas 3D interims on Tuesday.
The Times Newspaper yesterday published an article on Quindell (QPP) and myself which is so palpably inaccurate but also sufficiently sinister that I reproduce it in full. If the Times pulls its lies in full and publishes a full retraction, clarification and apology I will withdraw the copyright breach. I sense that Quindell’s PR flunkies at Redleaf Polhill may be behind this article as part of their job of smearing me.
Having fallen to 40.5p earlier this month, shares in ‘mobile money’ technology company Monitise plc (MONI) traded more than 14% higher yesterday, at 48.25p. This follows the announcement of a further extension of its relationship with IBM. In the following I review the announcement and share price move.
I emain ungagged despite the Orwellian legal threats made by Rob Terry & Quindell (QPP). Naturally the question I want answered by Quindell was which company was the 41% customer in 2011 – was it TMC Southern?. To see why that is critical and a potential nuclear landmine for Rob Terry read HERE. But there are two pressing questions anyone still daft enough to own Quindell must ask from the interims released yesterday.
Gosh I wish I was a pal of Rob Terry’s. Then Quindell (QPP) could offer millions of quid for my business irrespective of its true value. Heck it’s only shareholders cash. Actually that' a joke, I'd rather drink Ebola than work for Rob Terry. Earlier I reported Quindell to its auditors over a series of sweetheart deals with Terry’s pal Mark Ford. Now I turn to Business Advisory Service Limited.
Sorry to be a pedant but I have to ask – who was Quindell’s (QPP) largest trading partner in its IPO year of 2011? Quindell has never made this clear and its use of language on the Gotham denial puzzles me. Perhaps Mr 2+2, Rob Terry, can assist? And while he is about it can he expain why he is so keen on handing over millions of quid belonging to shareholders to buy shelf companies worth £68.40 from his old pal Mark Ford ( spelt with an R) - see HERE.
I gather that my first Mark Ford article HERE has had some effect round at the Country Club. Skillwise, the shelf company with no assets bought by Quindell from (I think Mark Ford) for £2.76 million in cash on August 30th 2013 has finally appointed some directors (Rob Terry and Laurence Moose). And it has extended its year end. So I guess some revenues will be put through it and it will not be struck off. But while we are on the subject of Mark Ford, let’s move onto BE Insulation Ltd.
All the players in the Quindell (QPP) tale are in there: Rob Terry, Laurence Moose, Mark Ford, PR girl Foxy Bex, Steamy from the ridiculous QPPSAG, Cenkos, Kevin Ashton, Daniel Stewart, Gotham City, ebola, the UKLA and Canaccord. I hope you enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed producing this video.
In the run up to September 30th Quindell (QPP) faces not only a critical cash crunch but also the unpleasant task of filing annual returns for a host of associate and subsidiaries and these will – I guarantee – prove to be a veritable red flag forest. The first of these reports is now in, Brand Extension, and this will shock even the #QPPSAG as they ask where shareholders cash has gone. Do Nomad Cenkos and broker Canaccord – to whose compliance department this article is going – have no qualms about this company?
Today’s shock news about the RAC has sent Quindell (QPP) shares diving – they are now at 180p. The whole thing stinks. You can read my initial take HERE. But I now move on.
The Financial Times today reports that the much heralded Quindell (QPP) deal with the RAC has stalled big time. This is the start of the great unravel for at the bottom of it all is cash. Or lack of it. The FT states:
Oh boy I am confused now about Quindell (QPP) and its revenue recognition policy please can a Bulletin Board Moron help me out on this one? Once again I refer to the note from house broker Canaccord – which you can see here – this time with reference to Slater & Gordon another ambulance chaser firm of lawyers.
In 2014 Quindell (QPP) will book revenue of £228 million (28% of group sales) from Industrial Deafness claims where it will generate not a cent of cash. Those revenues are based on the estimates provided by Mr 2+2 Can =5 Rob Terry and his fellow directors and will ensure Quindell hits EPS forecasts. But anyone looking at this industry must recognise that Terry is bullshitting. Here’s why. Meet The Hearing Clinic.
As I write I am in 27 degree heat, with piles of invoices to be issued, litigation strategies to be completed, marketing to be planned, and the biggy for any law firm - the annual indemnity insurance round (where we have to find an insurer willing to put with taking tens of thousands of pounds in return for covering any errors we may make). Meanwhile, there are a bunch of sycophantic private investors writing on Bulletin Boards, saying how great Quindell (QPP) is and also its visionary leader Rob Terry.
How much revenue will Quindell book for Industrial Deafness work this year? And how much cash will it earn. The answer according to its own house broker Canaccord is £228.4 million (well over 25% of group sales) and er….zippo. This begs incredibly serious questions about the revenue recognition policies of Quindell in this new, Quindell untested, area.
I am sorry to be a pedant but why is it that the joint broker to Quindell (QPP) Canaccord appears to think that ithe company's projections for cash collection in the critical QLS division are wildly optimistic?
I am sure that AIM Regulation now know full well who Phorm (PHRM) PLC are. But following my revelation’s earlier today HERE I have asked my good pals to investigate whether Phorm PLC but also Mirabaud Securities (broker) and Canaccord (Nomad) were guilty of market abuse in 2011 and 2012 or of extreme negligence or both or neither.
Oh gosh this is complicated. Perhaps I am just a bit stupid and a Bulletin Board Moron can assist with answers to the questions about Quindell’s (QPP) relationship with Himex because it is all jolly complicated. Let’s start in July 2013 when Quindell bought a 19% stake in Himex for £1.8 million in cash and 64.8 million shares. Easy...
Quindell (QPP) did not issue an H2 profits warning for 2013. Instead it hit targets and managed to get away a £200 million equity raise. Without that cash it would have gone bust in January. But my attention is drawn to the recent Canaccord buy note (page 18) which begs the question of just how Mr 2+2 can =5, Rob Terry, managed to hit his numbers and avoid a profits warning.
Oh dear. How Canaccord must wish that it still had a proper analyst covering Quindell (QPP). But Kevin Ashton asked too many hard questions of Rob Terry and so found himself on gardening leave. His replacement – Arun George – published a 54 page note yesterday (slashing his target price by 70% and slashing earnings forecasts – see HERE) but absolutely tied himself in knots on PT Healthcare. This is a shambles from the house broker and begs even more questions.
What happened to Kevin Ashton the Canaccord analyst who refused to publish a buy note on Quindell (QPP)? He was put on gardening leave. A new gopher is in place and he has resumed coverage with a buy stance (quelle surprise as Canaccord is joint broker) and 354p target. That is a 70% cut in target price. Earnings forecasts for 2014 and 2015. It would be fair to say the Mr Ashton would have regarded such a target price as wildly optimistic. Perhaps that is why Canaccord suspended him.
Cenkos, Canaccord and Daniel Stewart are the three City firms that have made most money from listing Quindell (QPP), advising it and helping it raise cash. For these three City firms Quindell has been an enormous money spinner. And the last published research reports from these three fine houses all advise investors to BUY Quindell stock with price targets a multiple of where the shares are now. But ….
This October the Crony Capitalists who make money from AIM will gather to celebrate another year of making money as Nomads, brokers, PR advisers, lawyers and overpaid directors at a lavish awards dinner. The poor investors whose wealth has been transferred to the crony capitalists will not need to get their DJ’s cleaned as awards for “excellence” are handed out. But if any pissed off peasants want to revolt we suggest you nominate now for researcher of the year Mr Kevin Ashton.
When things begin to go pear shaped at a party in my Manor of E13, the savvy punters, who often got the whole thing going in the first place, generally sidle off the dance floor and head off home making their excuses and leaving others to the punch ups, the damage and more often than not the arrival of the law.
Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) has always been so bullish about his stock urging us all to buy. And he buys shares too – he’d never try to sell would he? Oh yes, I have now seen and email which reveals a very dirty secret indeed. This will shock you to the core. But before we come to the attempted dump let’s deal with the pump.
Tangent Communications (TNG) has today served up its results for the year to 28th February which were marginally ahead of forecasts and have prompted broker Canaccord to reiterate a BUY stance at 9p with a target price of 12.7p: 37% upside.
Some folks get terribly excited about broker research reports. Henry at JP Morgan upgrades his stance from overweight to buy, Goldman’s removes a stock from its Conviction List but still rates it as buy. You know it all means sweet FA. Sorry to market reporters who fill column inches with this stuff but it is meaningless.
Ahead of interim results scheduled for 25th June, AIM-listed technology provider to the attractions and leisure industry, Lo-Q plc (LOQ), has announced it has signed five year agreements with both Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas and Wet'n'Wild Phoenix to install its patented ‘Q-band’ virtual queuing wristband solution at both parks.