Desperate to pump its share price as the fat Lady has pencilled in a gig for well before Christmas, Cellular Goods (CBX), David Beckham’s failed CBD play has announced more complete horse on the seaweed front. Make no mistake, its intent here is to deceive as any desk-top research will show.
Another day and it’s another meaningless RNS from David Beckham backed car crash Guild Eports (GILD). It has signed a technical partnership with Fanatec, moving from soccer to video motor racing. Whatever. This is not an RNS Reach but an RNS so it is meant to be material in a financial sense. Whatever.... I bet you it is not.
The reality is that after numerous claims of an imminent big ramp up in sales, CBD company Cellular Goods(CBX) is still selling almost no product. It seems that folks will not hand over three or four ponies for a small jar of potion even if it has the endorsement of a man who was once good at kicking a football.
I guess it is 2023 so one can identify as whatever you want. Today I have decided to be a German lesbian. And David Beckham’s Guild Esports (GILD) has said that “the Board looks to the future with confidence” after publishing interim numbers that show it to be technically insolvent. Whatever.
David Beckham backed disastrous CBD play Cellular Goods (CBX) has today served up truly disastrous inters which – whatever the oafs in charge insist – indicates very clearly that the company will run out of money. The level of delusion is just mind numbing. Take this comment on sales since the February 28 half year end:
Yet again I find myself writing to the FCA in its capacity as the regulator (no sniggering at the back) of the Standard List about Guild Esports (GILD), the penny share hustle company that has transferred almost ten million pounds from mug investors to Mr David Beckham. I believe that it has sinned again. Last time I complained, the FCA forced Guild to restate its issued annual results. So here we go once more.
Not for the first time I sit pondering whether cash strapped Guild Esports (GILD) – which has proved such a money spinner for David Beckham and such a disaster for mug punters – is playing fast and loose with stockmarket rules that you have to announce price sensitive information as soon as possible. Let me explain.
The proposed RTO with Cannary Limited never made sense. Cannary – as fronted on nauseating TV ads with Claudia Winkleman – had a horrible balance sheet with huge liabilities and is burning cash. Cellular Goods (CBX) has cash ( £4.37 million at August 31) but spunked it at £500,000 a month last year. So this proposed deal was like two drunks propping each other up. But now the transaction announced on 26 September is OFF. What next?
The most-read non-Tom article this week is actually the Visual Capitalist graphic, The Biggest Global Risks of 2023, which is a first. The most-read non-Tom non graphic article is by Chris Bailey with Why FTSE 100 stocks such as GSK and Vodafone are always worth thinking about (but only one of them is a buy today) at No 3 or No 8 including Bearcasts.
I start with an apology for Canadian lie-ins. Then I look at Darktrace (DARK) - Gabriel Grego's new target ,at Caracal Gold (GCAT) and 2 questions for Andrew Monk as the FCA enquiry continues, ITM Power (ITM) and David Beckham stock market disgrace Guild ESports (GILD) and why its deception today matters.,
Guild Esports (GILD) has today published piss poor annual results for the year to September 30 but it has not published the full notes to the accounts or the annual report and will not do so until later today and then only on its website. So what is it hiding? I suggest that its auditors may have flagged up a material uncertainty and that is what is being hidden. I have asked the company if this material omission from the results is what it is hiding but it has declined to comment. Here are the maths on how close Guild is to bankruptcy.
At the time of the IPO of David Beckham promoted CBD play Cellular Goods (CBX) in late 2021, the chancers Mike Edwards and Jonathan Bixby held 31% of the equity. Today they are at sub 7.7% and are still dumping. Soon they will be out. But with the IPO at 5p why are they selling at 0.7p and lower? Some, it appears, are more equal than others.
The David Beckham backed CBD play Cellular Goods (CBX) was listed at 5p in February 2021. Today the shares are plunging ( off 21% ) to 0.75p and things are only going to get worse. I did warn you. Let’s start with the rats.
So far this year 4 NEDS and the FD have departed from Guild E-Sports (GILD). Now one of the NEDs who came onboard on March 31 as others left has walked and the CEO has replaced the chump who floated this crock just over two tears ago. What next for a company now running on vapours?
I start today's Bearcast by agreeing with the vile Peter Mandelson on why the Tories really are toast. Then it is onto musicMagpie (MMAG), ProCook (PROC), Online Blockchain (OBC), ADVFN (AFN), Cellular Goods (CBX), Gild eSports (GILD) and Eden Research (EDEN). What a roll call of infamy.
I wish Bruna Nikolla the very best of luck as she becomes the new CFO at Cellular Goods (CBX) just in time to have a good chat with the auditors about whether this company can be viewed as a going concern.
In today's podcast, I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) - where I bought more shares; Kefi Gold & Copper (Kefi); Guild ESports (GILD) - is it breaking up with David Beckham?; Nanosynth (NNN); the shysters at Verditek (VDTK)l and Shield Therapeutics (STX). It is definitely ouzo, or rather an elderflower champagne, for supper tonight.
Nope, it doesn't ask Cheryl Cole for a hook-up; this petition is even more pointless. Hosted on Change.Org, it was launched by cash-strapped Cellular Goods (CBX), along with seven other “leading” companies.
I discuss both these corporates, and remind the 94% of you yet to support Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks: please do so, HERE. Then, I discuss Stuart Ashman of Skinbiotherapitics (SBTX), who has made me look like a complete git (again), as he withdraws from ShareStock. But, I will announce another BIG-name speaker tomorrow, and will replace Stuart. So, make sure you book your tickets, HERE. Then, I look at Cellular Goods (CBX) and Guild ESports (GILD), the David Beckham dogs.
Ooops - it looks as though the LGBT-friendly promoter of the world’s most homophobic regimes, Mr David Beckham, may need to rescue his CBD play, Cellular Goods (CBX), as today's interims are truly disastrous.
As you grow old, you should learn from investing. In that vein, I discuss my 1997 encounters with Adonis Pouroulis of Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR), and why I'd not touch Chariot with a bargepole. I also discuss investing in a bear market, what we should do and the irrational decisions others will make, looking at AAA, Asimilar (ASLR) and Audioboom (BOOM). I then examine Guild ESports (GILD), and what I believe is an upcoming placing at 1p. That will also kick Cellular Goods (CBX) in the golden balls. Finally, I discuss renting out the Greek Hovel, as you can see HERE, and urge the 95% of listeners yet to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, to do so HERE.
This is a farce. Losing your CEO less than a year after IPO, seeing your shares plummet, and facing insolvency by Christmas, is bad enough. But now, Cellular Goods (CBX) has got its knickers in a twist as to whether or not the Food Standards Agency is banning its products. This is sheer comedy.
Reader A alerts me to another player in the nest of related Andy Frangos party snakes: AIM-listed Blue Star Capital (BLU), a grossly overvalued investment company with a curious definition of profit, no cash at all and a barking-mad valuation. What’s not to like?
As I write, four of the top 12 fallers are stocks that I have exposed as total wronguns and one of the four even coughed up that I had gpt a scoop on Friday. In today’s podcast, which should please Matthew and his dog, I cover: Omega Diagnostics (ODX) and its porkies, MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC), a Turner Pope dog still valued at £40 million even now but not worth a fraction of that, Guild ESports (GILD) & the greed of David Beckham, Vast Resources (VAST) and the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL ) which could be going down the plughole for good within a couple of weeks. I forgot to discuss the latest news from Zak Mir and Lift Ventures. That will have to wait for another day.
Floated at 8p on the (sub) Standard list on 2 October 2020, football gaming shower Guild Esports (GILD) now sees its shares languishing at just 3p after the release of truly dreadful interims. The only shareholder laughing all the way to the bank is David “show me the money” Beckham.
In today’s podcast I cover Chill Brands (CHLL) and Guild E-Sports (GILD) as both prepare to publish results.I look at lessons learned, or rather not learned by the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation, from Deepverge (DVRG) and I comment on Union Jack Oil (UJO), its disgraced boss David Bramhill and its inevitable cashburn.
The RNS about today’s AGM Cellular Goods (CBX), the company that sold cheap shares to David Beckham to wallow in his *“brand glory” and ramp ahead of the IPO, said nothing other than resolutions were passed but there was a link to a shareholder Q&A and this should ring real alarm bells as the company rewrites history. Firstly let us all rewind to December 1.
I start with a discussion of why I have very wet feet. It was, a schoolboy error according to Joshua. Pictures explaining why can be found here. Then to some corrupt journalism in the Mail on Sunday and why it makes me more bearish on The Hut Group (THG) and a story about David Beckham cashing in which looks tome to be another top of the market signal.
When not earning millions promoting one of the most hateful homophobic regimes on this planet or appearing with his good pal Elton at a gay Pride event, Mr David Beckham has become a celebrated investor. There is Guild E-Sports (GILD) which will see him turn £250,000 into £15 million however badly the company does. And it is doing badly. And then there is Cellular Goods(CBX) with the same motley crew of pre IPO investors and advisors. It makes facecreams which must be useful if, like Becks, you have two of them. It had results today.
This is so tawdry even by the standards of the penny share world. It is more incestuous than a family get together in Norfolk. Only in a bull market, and NFTs are exhibiting all the craziness of a bull market, would regulators look away and investors swallow this bull. NFT Investments is a disgrace well known to readers of this website. Now meet the other players.
Aquis listed Pioneer Media (PNER) run by serial promoter and related party deal specialist Mike Edwards or, as he now likes to be known, “Mike Edwards”, has put out a release today about the acquisition of CryptoPunk 8869 in Canada. It is pure unadulterated gobbledygook but that is the point. I have asked several very smart folks including the Dark Destroyer and Jim Mellon if they understand it and can explain it but they cannot. Neither can I. But few are brave enough to admit it and so the narrative that this makes sense, that the Emperor’s New Clothes are just splendid goes unchallenged.
On 30 June 2021, Guild Esports (GILD) published its interim financial statements for the six months ended 31 March 2021 which showed cash and cash equivalents of £15.86 million. These interim financial statements were unaudited and unreviewed by their auditors. However, they did state that they had been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard No 34. Hmmmm.
As shares in the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) slid to a new year low today, this will have caused real pain for some of those holding shares on a CFD basis as they faced margin calls. Amazingly, more than 25% of the free float is held on margin and the largest single holder of CFDs is the proven liar John Story, with c6% of the company at risk of margin calls. We already know that Story has had to walk away from a couple of placing commitments he had made since early April due to his increasing margin pressure at Zoetic.
This is a simple enough question for Cellular Goods (CBX), the Standard Listed pot company backed by David Beckham in a shoddy IPO on 26 February which we exposed HERE. The shares zoomed to 22p in early trades from a 5p IPO but have since rolled back to 7.6p to sell suggesting that many BB punters have been royally shafted by the inaccurate media hype but also that some pre IPO investors who paid a fraction of the IPO price may have been dumping.
I have a few words about the disasters that are Deliveroo (ROO) and Parsley Box (MEAL). Okay the latter is a duff IPO and a disaster in waiting. Then I move onto NFT Investments, an IPO on the way from First Sentinel and the scumbags at Novum Securities. Hold your nose and brace yourself for just how opportunistic this is. I am only half kidding about Becks.
That will pay for a few month’s losses from his wife’s fashion chain. Cellular Goods (CBX), the cannabis skincare company, albeit without any products actually for sale yet, in which Becks invested on 28 January has got off to a flying stockmarket start. The whole thing is a farce.
I start with a joke about Lord George Young and the late Jimmy Savile prompted by a discovery my sister made today in Shipston. Then I look at IQE (IQE), Cineworld (CINE) and the scandal that is the David Beckham linked pot IPO.
On Thursday 4th February at 7 AM a CBD company Cellular Goods announced its plans to raise £8 million on a £20 million valuation and join the (sub) Standard List, home to so many frauds and dogs. The night before, Sky News came up with the “scoop” that this news could be revealed as soon as the following morning and that David Beckham had invested and would soon sign a deal to promote the CBD skin product. Oooooooh a nice photo of Becks and blow off comment with no questions asked, this is the corrupt MSM and a PR drop all over again as I noted with the other listed company where Becks has “invested”, Guild Esports (GILD) the other day HERE.
I start with the annual horror that is doing a tax return for the Mrs. It was a pleasant shock. Then onto Left and Gamestop. Then I look at MyHealthChecked (MHC), Novacyt (NCYT), Jubilee Metals (JLP), another man with a posh wife who might struggle with her tax return – Mr David Beckham and E-Guild (GILD) -, and the real issue at Supply@ME Capital (SYME).
I discuss both the article which you can see below which really is the worst piece of financial journalism seen this year. It does bring me to why celebrity endorsed investments are so often utter stinkers, looking back at those backed by David Beckham, Fergie, Linney himself, Fergie and at the NightCap AIMIPO driven by ghastly Sarah Willingham with no conflicts of interest at all!
Before I get to the most-read articles and most-listened-to Bearcasts of the week, let me talk about the EU–Canada Trade Agreement (officially, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement). It starts with the Vauxhall Envoy.
I start with a few notes on preparations for Thursday’s funeral following my piece on mad Covid rules and Dad’s ceremony HERE. Then I look at Verditek (VDTK) and Versarien (VRS) where the wheels realy are coming off. Then it is onto a defence of my friend Tim Blackstone and my analysis of Metals Exploration (MTL). Finally I look, in real detail (hence the length of this podcast), at Guild Esports (GILD) which was much hyped by the deadwood press at its IPO a few weeks ago partly because David Beckham was investing in it. I expose why that is so utterly misleading, Becks will make a killing from this IPO but I suggest mug punters will not. This whole thing stinks.