A spokesman for Versarien (VRS) has got back to me after the articles I ran yesterday saying that the 3D printing equipment is not for sale ( at present) however much the ex CEO Neill Ricketts may want to buy it and that my predictions that all the cash would have gone by October were unduly pessimistic. Okay let’s call it November then. But the real shocker is that, whatever it has said publicly Neill Rickets is still in the building.
Such is the cash crisis at Versarien (VRS) that it is not just the non-core operations that are up for sale. The reality is that anything can go whether it is nailed down or not. The cash runs out in early October, at the latest, and the rumours from those close to the struggling operation is that disgraced ex CEO Neil Ricketts (still costing the company £21,000 a month until next Spring) is on manoeuvres.
I am back with these bonus video shows. I am still re-adjusting myself to zoom so if my face looks a bit funny there is a reason. In this show I interview Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) and short seller Lucian Miers on 4 short ideas. I also comment on Versarien and the inevitability of Neill Ricketts dumping his shares. I hope you enjoy the show.
Versarien (VRS) has today, after hours natch, announced that it cant find an external chap to act as CEO as it heads towards insolvency so has promoted Stephen Hodge from CTO to CEO to steer the Titanic for its last few yards. It has also announced that Neill Ricketts has finally left the board. as a reminder:
Just 1p! Yes you read that right. Gone are the days when Neill Ricketts was dumping shares at almost £2 and mug punters used to discuss whether fair value was £10 or £100 and how to get myself and Lucien Miers killed. That is in the past. Today Versarien (VRS) has raised just £650,000 gross to keep the lights on for another three months. But it is still screwed.
At a GM called to authorise the issuance of lorry loads more worthless shares, the chairperson of Versarien (VRS) claims its turnaround is on track. Bollocks. Chairperson Dianne Savory has yet to apologise for not stopping a culture where, egged on by the ex-CEO, shareholders discussed having me killed and plotting to get my wife sacked so is someone not fit to chair a public company. Worse still, her claims are utterly delusional.
This is so simple that even the most moronic or Bulletin Board morons or spiv, Scouse, penny share grifter, share promoters should get it: companies do not set out to raise £531,624 (gross) in a deeply discounted placing. They go for a round number. A company running on vapours raising a non round number and way below what it had the authorities to raise is a sign that only forward sellers and flippers were interested. I refer to Versarien (VRS). Its latest placing is a disaster.
In today's bearcast I look at Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) on what is a great day for we loyal shareholders, Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), Graft Polymer (GPL) - should that be Grift Polymer - and MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC). Then it is onto Versarien (VRS) and the Neill Ricketts payoff and bailout placing and Pensana (PRE) which must by now be at death's door: a £55 million market cap looks full in the circumstances and a statement is needed. Finally, that old scallywag Lenigas of Pennpetro (PPP) has doubled down after my earlier expose. He would not dare behave like this in America.
With time on his hands, many have wondered what Neill Ricketts, the founder and former CEO of Versarien (VRS) will do next. I can exclusively reveal that at a meeting of Tewkesbury & Gloucester Conservatives this morning, Mr Ricketts has been selected as the Parliamentary candidate in what is one of the Party’s safest seats.
Oh dear, oh dear, as the disgraced share tipster "old mother" Mike Walters used to say when one of his many disastrous share tips collapsed. Versarien (VRS) is just the sort of blue sky company churning out lies and issuing new shares whenever it could that would have attracted Walters, like shit attracts flies. That even Walters did not tip Versarien tells you something. Today we have an AGM in Cheltenham and the statement from chair Diane Savory has just been released. It is dire. Everything is for sale, it is cash crisis ahoy!
I guess with a looming cash crisis and possible insolvency as soon as June, the clowns running Versarien (VRS) in the post Neill Ricketts era probably have more to worry about than breaking AIM Rules. They may, like Ricketts himself, regard rules as for little people and as such view what follows as pedantry.
Pride, they say, comes before a fall. Welcome to Neill Ricketts on twitter just before Christmas Day 2020 celebrating the "first ten years". Then look at the wretchedly sycophantic replies. I wonder how many of the 2020 sycophants are now, as Versarien (VRS) faces insolvency by June, still in the fan club?
The AGM of Versarien (VRS) will be held on 29 March, just 6 days time in Gloucester. If there was anything good to say, chairwoman Diane Savory would be giving a long talk. But there will be nothing to say so we will not be told if odious ex CEO Neill Ricketts has been paid off and if he has, at what cost. Critically you can bet the ranch that Versarien will not ‘fess up how little cash it has left. Put it this way…
Why do such a fund raise now folks ask? Because it can is the reason, thanks to thuggish share plugging involving bent journalism and forward selling, Versarien (VRS) has an extra £275,000 net cash. Versarien says it is going to be spent on growth opportunities and working capital but that is obviously a lie. Some may go on funding ongoing losses. It could go on giving Neill Ricketts a £197,000 payoff. Or….
You thought Ricketts had gone, he had resigned. Today’s bombshell expose HERE seems to have forced the hand of Versarien (VRS) and it has now ‘fessed up. Ricketts and the associated stench has not left the building after all ...
What on earth is actually going on at Versarien (VRS)? Sources within the company suggest that those who think loathsome, ex CEO as of 10 March, Neill Ricketts has left the company are very wide of the mark.
On Friday 10 March Versarien (VRS) announced that its disgraced CEO Neill Ricketts had resigned. It said it would determine the management structure going forward and Ricketts was not listed as a contact. But was that true?
I start with Versarien (VRS), the potentially £200,000 scandal and Neill Ricketts. Then to the demise of Silicon Valley Bank, a bubble blow up with associated crime and the wider ramifications: which listed companies could it screw up?
At least Cowie, one of Britain’s most senior personal finance journalists, is honest that he is a poltroon, admitting to buying shares in Versarien (VRS) at 177p. They closed Friday at just 3.5p although in his column today where he explains why he is hanging on for a bounce, Cowie says the shares are 5p. But the dishonesty of the journalism is epic.
There seems some uncertainty among some investors as to the departure of the loathsome Neill Ricketts from cash strapped Versarien (VRS). Some still think he remains as a consultant or in some other role. Au contraire. He has left the building. And others seem to think he actually resigned. Again no, he was forced out by the board. I have been in contact with advisers on the subject of apologies, meanwhile Ricketts carries on lying.
Now that Neill Ricketts has been resigned as CEO of Versarien (VRS) the board and its PR advisors need to get to grips urgently with some of the outrageous claims made by the loathsome old barstool. For only when investors are told the ghastly truth can disgraced Nomad SP Angel consider allowing a bailout fund raise. And, as I pointed out in bearcast, a string of apologies are also needed to show that the culture has changed at Versarien and is no longer toxic. In terms of the truth, we might start with Ricketts’ claims about IP.
The cleansing of the Augean stables that is the AIM sewer has seen loathsome Neill Ricketts fired, oops sorry resigned, today but there is another high profile ramper walking the plank, Paul Johnson of Power Metal Resources (POW). Johnson’s departure is buried at the bottom of a release about a “strategic business update”. Whatever…I smell bull.
There was no thanks offered up by his fellow board members for his tremendous services to Versarien (VRS). Just an acknowledgement that loathsome charlatan Neill Ricketts has resigned with immediate effect. Did he resign or was he resigned?
In the abjectly bad results for the 18 months to 30th September one of the proud boasts of loathsome and porcine CEO Neill Ricketts was "We have secured IP with over 130 patents and trademarks." I have now engaged with a specialist IP lawyer to examine that claim. This may be a long series, but here is an appetizer....
The funder of the lifestyle of disgraced, porcine CEO, Neill Ricketts, that is to say Versarien (VRS), will run out of cash and still have debts of almost £8 million by April or May. It has been knocked back on its big grant application to Innovate UK – as revealed here – and so must get a placing away PDQ otherwise the Fat Lady and the Fat Man will be singing a late Spring duet. Can you smell the desperation? For the second time in five days, we have an RNS Reach.
As it struggles to remain solvent, Versarien (VRS) has, in effect, admitted breaching AIM Rule 11 in its annual report. I have written to the Oxymorons asking for formal censure of the company and its loathsome CEO Neill Ricketts.
Finally, a week after publishing dreadful results Versarien (VRS) has published its full annual report for the 18 months to 30 September 2022. When this company goes bust, what it was hiding will be used to drag it and auditors BDO through hell and back, via the FRC. The main issue is goodwill and the balance sheet but there is also the pay rise loathsome Neill Ricketts was given.
HSBC (HSBA) published its 500 page annual report on the same day as announcing its full year numbers. But it had nothing to hide. Almost all companies do exactly the same but three days after Versarien (VRS) published its full year numbers there is still no sign whatsoever of its annual report. I have now had a response from the company’s PR team. It is hilarious.
I now have it double sourced that the supposed deal between Versarien (VRS) and Superdry is just bull. It is dead. Not that it was ever alive. What is even more shocking is how the regulators have treated this allegation that Versarien has lied to investors.
The images below should amuse you. Together with the discussions about getting my wife sacked and me killed, Versarien shareholders - egged on by the vile Neill Ricketts - have given it to me in spades over the years. Natch, today is a good day for me. I discuss many lessons learned and where next. 0p. I also look at Okyo Pharma (OKYO) and Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI).
In today’s, utterly dreadful, results from Versarien (VRS) the auditors make it clear that the company will go bust if it cannot get a material cash injection from grants, loans or share issues. There is something Versarien is not telling investors about that. I wonder if it has told auditors BDO or its hapless Nomad SP Angel.
I realise that I have yet to post the olive oil for to the winner of the readers tips of the year contest. Fear not I shall. But the prize in this contest is a small jar of my home grown and picked radishes. This competition is brought to you thanks to Versarien (VRS) a favourite company of this website whose shares are worth 0p and which is run by a loathsome bully and disgraced ramper Neill Ricketts. To the contest…
In today's Bearcast I look at Zamaz (ZAMZ), Love Hemp (LIFE), Mirriad (MIRI) and in depth at Versarien (VRS) as its shares slide again ahead of what will be appalling results and an auditors warning within 10 days. Neill Ricketts...it could not happen to a nicer bloke.
In the days before Christmas Versarien (VRS) sacked a large number of employees as I revealed here. This is a material financial event with some folks suggesting that the effect will be to slash the company’s monthly cashburn from £450,000 to £250,000 which implies that the cost of the exercise is at least £600,000 – more than a third of the net proceeds of the most recent bailout placing. So this is material. AIM Rule 11 is clear:
I got up early to do part one of my Christmas Carol series today. I had been lying in bed thinking about it and some of the jokes for hours. I hope you enjoyed it. Part two will be tomorrow when we also start our tips of the year, a series of 20. Today I discuss Versarien (VRS), Cellular Goods (CBX) and "the gang" and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) where - with the shares now at less than half of par - matters are getting critical and the final collapse could be imminent.
The word on the street is that the “consultation period” with Versarien (VRS) staff where they were ALL told by the loathsome Neill Ricketts that their jobs were “at risk) ended yesterday. As such, a material number of P45s will be issued in time for Christmas. Its Neill: “Happy Christmas colleague, you are fired!”
Shares in Versarien (VRS) now linger at just over 10p. Just over four years ago they were 182p. Some folks have lost 94% of their money. Many more who believed the promises of jam tomorrow and the outright deceit of boss Neill Ricketts, a man who himself is the largest shareholder having invested a paltry £4,000 for his shares. He has taken out millions in salary, bonuses ( for what FFS?) and by dumping shares as he urged others to buy. So who does Neill Ricketts say is the real victim here? Guess...
It is day one of the harvest and feeling rather wet and very tired I explain a bit of what has gone on. Then it is onto Versarien (VRS), Chill Brands (CHLL) and musicMagpie (MMAG) two of which I expect to go bust in 2023.
As I warned you, my analysis showed that Versarien (VRS) was going to run out of cash by Christmas. And so today, after shameless ramping this website exposed HERE, HERE and HERE, a bailout placing is announced, though raising just £1.85 million gross, call it £1.7 million net, at just 10p. Where does one start?
Make no mistake, today’s news from Versarien (VRS) is a £5 million dollop of sleaze from the Tories. It also suggests that the bailout discounted placing is coming soon. To what seems wholly corrupt, first.
With a majority of just 834 Tory MP, almost, lifelong career politician, Andrew Bowie is probably already trying to find secure employment for after 2024 when he loses his seat. If so he was in the wrong place yesterday as, as a junior export minister, he pitched up to meet the blubbery lardball that is Neill Ricketts, the loathsome boss of Versarien (VRS) which is set to run out of money by Christmas. It won't be in a position to make him a NED come 2024. From the winner of a reality TV show 21 years ago to a Tory MP who is not even a household name in his own household, Versarien sure pulls in the all the big stars.
I look at unemployment data and why it is utterly misleading whatever the wretched Tories claim. Lies, damned lies and statistics. Then at what share prices can tell you: Versarien (VRS), Nightcap (NGHT) and Argo Blockchain (ARB).
You can sometimes get some borrow in Versarien (VRS) and if you can you should even with the shares, which were once almost 200p, having slumped to below 15p. The next collapse will happen and happen fairly soon. It is a when not an if.
My Aunt Lucy ticked me off this morning for writing nasty things about folks. She wants me to be nicer to EVERYONE even folks like Colin Bird and Neill Ricketts. Hmmmmmmmmmm. In today's podcast I look at Versarien (VRS), musicMagpie (MMAG), Saga (SAGA) and in detail at Tiger Royalties & Investments (TIR), Birds's collapsing house of related party cards.
By my rough calculations the second of Versarien’s (VRS) disastrously expensive death spirals struck with Landstead has come to an end. The good news is that this prevents roughly 25,000 shares being dumped in the market every day. The bad news is that Versarien no longer receives around £100,000 a month from Lanstead. It’s also bad news for the unnamed “agent” who has been trousering a 2.5% cut of the money!
You will remember that when the old auditor to Versarien (VRS), run by loathsome charlatan Neill Ricketts, walked, the new bean counter said that it would not have sufficient time to sign off on results to March 31 so Ricketts extended the year end to September 30. But the shares are today sliding (again), off 10% to 18p, as chickens prepare to come home to roost.
Versarien (VRS) shares have surged of late: last week, they lounged at 15p; yesterday, they reached 24p. This surge is all the more remarkable given the company’s May 12 warning: within a year, it could run out of money. My guess? The spike is driven by chatroom speculation and is, in effect, a concerted pre-placing ramp. In that vein, I have two questions for loathsome CEO, Neill Ricketts:
As its old auditor walked, and the new one needed more time, today’s results for the 12 months to March are unaudited interims – the prelims will be for the 18 months to 30 September. But one cannot dodge the numbers: even Neill Ricketts is forced to ‘fess that Versarien (VRS) may soon run out of other folks’ cash. Anyone holding the shares is, thus, certifiably insane.
I start with Pure Gold (PUR) and today's utterly misleading release; the red flags do flutter in force here. The onto Kefi Minerals (KEFI), where 'arry bloody Adams does not understand why his NEDs are 100% discredited. Finally, I have two challenges for loathsome Neill Ricketts, as he steers Versarien (VRS) towards a crash landing.
Of course ,for the diehard cultists it will all be different this time. Or next time. Or the year after. But it will not be. A hat tip to reader G for this table of Versarien’s (VRS) track record up to the end of March 2021. When we update it with the next numbers it will look even worse.
You don’t need to be Greta, the doom Goblin, Thunberg to know that in today’s environmentally friendly RNS Reach (i.e not financially significant) announcement from Versarien (VRS), the loathsome bore Neill Ricketts is talking out of his fat posterior. Here’s why.
Yes it is Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer who appears to be having a bit of a meltdown. Yesterday she sent me an email saying that publishing THISARTICLE was a crime. Then she took to twitter accusing this website of being a “Bristol based Terrorist Organisation” (BBTO). I kid you not! Her meltdown is below.
Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) will today be boasting of how he has settled his libel claim against Bulletin Board poster Ian Westbrook and that it is a triumph for him. Au contraire! Only now can I reveal what Ricketts really wanted out of this case.
This is so desperate it is almost pathetic. Instead of serving up its traditional January end of year lack of sales, mounting losses, lies about contracts exposed and perilous cash position statement, Verditek (VDTK) has a spoof RNS which is a joke. What investors need to know is the cash position and how the company is going to raise more money to keep the lights on. So to the spoof. It is almost worthy of Neill Ricketts. Apparently solar panels might be even better if they contained graphene.
I end with a question for you. Who should feature in the Christmas carol here on ShareProphets? Past Scrooges include Chris Oil, Rob Terry, Neill Ricketts and Neil Woodford. Who should join that merry band of fine upstanding citizens? Before then I discuss a chat with a broker about placing ennui, Tungsten (TUNG), what was WPCT (SUPP) and Rutherford Health (RUTH) where we await imminent news of the bad variety.
I am all for patience when it comes to investing, but the forbearance of small retail investors when it comes to continual promises made and broken by small and disreputable companies never ceases to amaze. Amazon and Apple are two examples, often cited by dreamers, of plucky minnows which struggled for years before exploding into being behemoths. If they can do it, the thinking seems to be, why not anyone? Give them more time and money.
The shares are today trading at 29.5p, valuing this POS at c£58 million, but are slipping gently. The reason: Versarien (VRS) the AIM listed jam tomorrow stock run by serial ramper Neill Ricketts is, according to a City source, sounding out investors about a fund raise of £30million at 18p. The rationale?
A company does not have to say anything on trading, on its prospects or on other matters at an AGM but it can do so and if it has anything good at all to say you can bet the ranch, especially with smaller AIM promotes, that it will say it. And that brings us to the Versarien (VRS) AGM yesterday.
The annual report for worthless cash-guzzling promote Versarien (VRS) came out on Friday. Hmmm just before a bank holiday weekend, a good day to bury bad news or in this case snouts in the trough and rewards for failure.
The good news is, and I thank so many generous Shareprophets readers, that Ian Westbrook has – as you can see here – raised £20,000 and so, in January, the loathsome pig Neill Ricketts will get to sweat in Court. I shall be preparing my deposition for Ian’s barrister next week. Natch the Bulletin Board cultists were driven to a frenzy of rage by this.
Ian Westbrook is now just £800 from making loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat in Court in January like the pig he is. Please keep those tenners, twenties and fifties coming in HERE. I look at today’s bombshell on the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) and explain why that makes it a slam dunk zero. Then it is Central Copper Resources where I am sending out numerous emails to get its AIM Sewer IPO strangled at birth.
I look at the shock suspension of trading by the FCA of City broker Pello. I look at Braveheart Investment Management (BRH) and how Trevor Brown has made £7.5 million from pump and dump while mug punters have lost up to 85% on one pump and 60% on another. Finally, tomorrow will see an explosive dossier on the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME). It is a zero. Meanwhile, Ian Westbrook has now raised £19,105 on the make loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat like a pig appeal. We need just £895 to hit target so keep those £10 and £20 donations coming HERE
I start with a discussion on the forest fires in this region of Greece then move onto the impending total humiliation of Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer after today’s shocker HERE. Then I look at Supply@ME Capital (SYME) asking if its boss owns any shares at all. He certainly does not own 26% as claimed. Then I look at the Optibiotix (OPTI) trading statement discussing it and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). Finally back to a wretch: Versarien (VRS) and its shite results which show why we must get Ian Westbrook over the line – he is now, with a slightly extended deadline – just £1775 shy of making the loathsome Neill Ricketts sweat in court. Please keep giving those tenners and twenties HERE
There was a large donation late yesterday and that means that brave Bulletin Board commentator Ian Westbrook, aka Club Sandwich, has now raised £18,110 of the £20,000 needed to see loathsome pig Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat like the AIMCEO he is with a January Court appearance. As a result…
I start with the refugees which leads nicely into the vicious and Orwellian attack by Channel 4 News on Steve Brown of Orcadian Energy (ORCA) where I am a loyal shareholder. What has happened here is a direct attack on free speech, an attack by the media itself. It is horrific. Then it is onto Versarien (VRS). Ian Westbrook may well be within £1950 of being able to make the loathsome pig Neill Ricketts sweat like an AIMCEO so with 22 hours to go, please keep donating HERE. Meanwhile, Neill is up to his old tricks of disseminating over-egged “news” via non RNS means as I expose HERE. Surely the Oxymorons must act?
Shares in Versarien (VRS) are being pumped by Bulletin Board speculation that the company has won a “major role” in HS2. If that is the case Versarien should announce the deal with hard numbers via an RNS. But it has not, it has leaked the story to “Punchline” the No 1 source of Business News in Gloucester. And then cult followers have spread the link all over the internet.
While I was recording bearcast, Zoetic (ZOE) announced that since promising results in July on May 17 – by when it would already have done much of the audit work – it had discovered all about covid so would not now be releasing, what will be piss poor, results (for the year to March 31 2021) until this month. Good news travels fast, bad news is delayed. The real reason for the delay is explained in this podcast. I also cover discussions with the regulators on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Supply@ME Capital (SYME), the John Story episode and getting the shyster resigned from Escape Hunt (ESC). I speculate on what he did next. And there is a final appeal for Ian Westbrook. Do not let the loathsome pig Neill Ricketts win by default, please donate HERE
The Bulletin Board cult followers of the dog Versarien (VRS) never look under the bonnet at hidden horrors. That is why critics such as Ian Westbrook are so useful. Ian has now raised more than 70% of the cash needed to make loathsome stock hustler Neill Ricketts sweat with a court hearing. He has six days to raise the rest. Please donate, even if it is just a tenner, HERE. If the full £20,000 is not raised you get your cash back. Please give now. So what is this little horror I have stumbled across?
At time of writing, the Versarien (VRS) share price is 29.55p, below the crucial 30p support/resistance. If it hits the low 20s or high teens in the next month or two I don’t think anybody except the die-hard bulls on ADVFN would be surprised. And the company is due to release some numbers soon, expected to continue the pattern of declining revenues and to show profitability as far away as ever. With the number of covid cases declining sharply (and very welcome it is too), the bounce in revenues from selling graphene-enhanced face nappies will prove to be very temporary indeed, I suspect.
I end with another appeal for brave Ian Westbrook. We are now just over £7,000 from making Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat like the loathsome pig he is. Please do donate HERE. I start with a comment on Kefi (KEFI) from the horse’s mouth, and a look at the fraud Zoetic (ZOE), Deepverge (DVRG), Moonpig (MOON), Uru Metals (URU) and the Zak Mir top of the market call.
Forgive the crude title or love it if you are Matthew and his dog. I could not resist. I start with a discussion of the tyranny of village facebook pages prompted by my latest spat with some villagers of Holt in Wales HERE. Then I look at Kefi (KEFI), Zoetic (ZOE), Kanobo (KNB), Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Block Energy (BLOE) and the bitcoin pump by America’s Neil Woodford and others. Ian Westbrook is now at just under £12,000 and has ten days to reach £20,000 to see the loathsome Neill Ricketts at the next stage. To call the bluff of the Versarien (VRS) bully, please donate HERE. PS Darren points out it is the 26th not the 27th. He is correct.
I apologise for a late bearcast. I was meeting up with my mentor on goat milking. Meanwhile, brave Ian Westbrook is now halfway to target to ensure that bully boy Neill Ricketts does not steamroller his second biggest critic - please do donate HERE. After 24 hours, I still cannot tell you what shares I will be buying. Maybe on Monday. In the podcast, I look at Predator Oil & Gas (PRD), Simec (SAE), Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) and Acceler8 Ventures (AC8) where my take may surprise you.
The Morons who believe in the cult of Neill Ricketts and the cash guzzling POS that is Versarien (VRS) think that Ian Westbrook (Club Sandwich), the Bulletin Board poster Ricketts wishes to destroy will fail to raise the £20,000 needed to keep his defence going. They are wrong. Here is one cultist posting on ADVFN today. Hap tip JD:
We have seen previously, through his emails, group chat posts and postings to ADVFN bulletin boards, how Graham Wood had many deeply “interesting” interactions with Versarien management, including CEO Neill Ricketts. It seems that as far back as May 2017 Wood ‘popped’ into the Versarien offices apparently at will whenever he was in Cheltenham (only 27 or so miles from where he lives), where he was exposed – deliberately or accidentally – to highly price-sensitive information which he then relayed to other investors in a series of thinly-disguised nudges and winks. He also openly admitted to meeting Versarien company officers for friendly little chats, relaying what they said in bulletin board posts the next day. None of this is in question, it is all backed up by his own words in verifiable emails and bulletin board posts.
Loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) seems intent on destroying his Bulletin Board critic Ian Westbrook in order to preserve his good name. Really I meant that – seriously, stop sniggering at the back! But Mr Westbrook is not backing down and has hired the legal team which has helped me see off so many bullies who are working at a very reasonable rate to defend the brave Westbrook. But costs will mount up so Ian, Club Sandwich on the boards, has launched a crowdfunding operation to raise an initial £20,000. I ask of you two things:
Shoddy AIM promote Versarien (VRS) presents and markets itself as graphene led business. Its annual reports contain huge narrative detail on its graphene business but the plastics and hardware business barely get a mention (limited to a paragraph or two for each). Furthermore, its recent acquisitions being Hanwha Aerospace for £4.34 million and Gnanomat for £3.0 million were both in the graphene space and the graphene business now represent the majority of the goodwill on the balance sheet. It had a recent strategic investment by a South Korean firm called Graphene Lab. Its retail investor base is clearly focused on the potential for hockey stick growth in revenue and profits from graphene products as relentlessly promoted by loathsome CEO Neill Ricketts.
The loathsome boss of Versarien (VRS) Neill Ricketts has made what, the king of the fraudsters, my pal Sam Antar would call out as a cardinal error for a stock promoter. He has not only threatened Bulletin board critic Ian Westbrook (Club Sandwich) with a libel case, he has now lodged formal proceedings. So why is Claim Number QB-2021-002159 such a blundering mistake by the AIM boss?
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).
Neill’s hero who he used to retweet was Elon Musk. Boy how Neill worshipped the old fraudster. But perhaps Elon is too respectable for Neill these days. After all he has not yet been convicted of fraud. So Neill has a new hero, a convicted felon, who he can retweet as you can see below.
Oh dear, the crashing share price of Versarien (VRS) seems to be getting to its loathsome boss Neill Ricketts. He has already threatened one Bulletin Board critic with a libel action, sending the fascist lawyers letter you can see HERE. Now on twitter he appears to be threatening another as you can see below. So Neill is this just bullying by a failing CEO or will you give us all the fun of a full disclosure process by actually taking legal action? Please let it be the latter, my guess is that even you are not that stupid and it will not be.
Even at 34.1p to sell, a new low for 2021 achieved despite the raging bull market in small cap shares, Versarien (VRS) is capitalised at £66 million which for a company with negligible net cash and burning cash is a preposterous joke. Let’s start with a reminder of what fair value is…
Of course, there are some instances when it is appropriate to take legal action against some critic. If, for instance, the attacks are against wives and children, there is a threat of actual body harm or the allegations are just so outrageous (paedophilia for example) then a company might justifiably take action. But simply to bring in lawyers, who are always expensive, to try to silence someone who criticises a company’s business model, or its valuation, is a monumental red flag.
I start with two bits of civic duty today. I end with an appeal to those of you ( 90%+) listening who are yet to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks – we are now at over £19,000. Help us get past twenty please by giving HERE. Then I have a warning of “incoming” for loathsome Neill Ricketts at Versarien (VRS), discuss Trevor Brown and then at length Bidstack (BIDS) and its clear rule-breaking. Then Verditek (VDTK) – looking more and more a zero – Watchstone (WTG) – Quindell as was and the jail cell waiting for Rob Terry, today’s update on that.
I discuss Abi the teenage curtain twitcher snitching on meHERE and also my training walk today. Please, please, please do donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE. Then into Versarien (VRS), Glaxo SmithKline (GSK), executive greed and ESG nonsense.
This is like admitting that I have a secret habit of watching old episodes of the Dick Emery show. I might accept that what I watch is utter rubbish, that I learn nothing from it at all and that I really should not admit it in polite society but what the hell, I am becoming addicted to Proactive’s new interviewer Katie Pilbeam whose “good news as the shares crashed” special with ScotGold (SGZ) I flagged up yesterday. Katie, ooh, you are awful… but I like you! Now she has recorded a 5 minute special with loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) as you can see below.
The most read non-Tom article is Centamin Q1 Report: All on Track – BUY by – wait for it – Nigel Somerville at number nine, or number 16 including Bearcasts and Tom’s new shareshow. Which one is the best of the week? You don’t need to tell me in the comments – it’s clearly the pub quiz which somehow missed the leaderboard.
How did Versarien (VRS) get its shares, now c40p, from 10p up to 79.5p in 2017, eneabling 4 bailout placings and offering a platform for boardroom share dumping. As history show that was a grossly inflated valuation. Thanks to Winnileaks I can reveal how.
I start with Neil (one L) Woodford after today’s exposes from Nigel on this website. Then it is onto Neill ( 2Ls) the loathsome Ricketts who will be sweating like a pig ahead of 8.30 AM tomorrow for reasons I explain HERE and who has blundered big time with a fascist lawyer’s letter. Today’s Woodlarks training walk was just 11 miles – a stroll – but I had to listen to daughter Olaf with her woke views for the whole of it so show sympathy and donate HERE
I alluded to this earlier in the week but can now reveal that the AIMCEO going after a bulletin board critic is none other than loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS). The crazy thing is that this critic who was once a shareholder and big fan of loathsome Neill has, in many of the posts which Ricketts claims to be libellous said exactly what has been said on this website. Yet…
I may have given the impression that Canada was a semi-socialist woke hell hole run by the biggest poltroon on this planet where within a few years the economy will be such a trainwreck that folks like Darren Atwater will be forced to eat their cats. If so, I’d like to apologise, for Canada is a progressive paradise run by a visionary statesman, Mr Justin Trudeau, who wears his Eid socks to the Pride parade, or vice versa (I forgot); a chap who is eerily reminiscent of FDR or Churchill. Where this dynamic and free nation leads, the rest of the world surely will follow which is bad news for loathsome promoter Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS).
I can exclusively reveal that Neill Ricketts will be announcing later today the launch by Versarien (VRS) of a new range of graphene-enhanced CBD Range and that in order to maximise value for shareholders, this new division, Versarien Blockchain CBD, is to be spun off onto the AIM casino via a separate IPO. In terms of the cash needed for the project, Ricketts says “funding secured.”
Let’s be clear. Although it might be deemed best practice for a company the size of Versarien (VRS) to issue a year-end trading update, there is no legal obligation for it to do so. And the only best practice Versarien adheres to is in industrial-scale share issuance and deceptive share ramping activities. Had it won any material business at all, new contracts for graphene which actually generated real sales – as opposed to taxpayer handouts from his Tory chums – you can bet the ranch that loathsome Neill Ricketts would have been itching to shout about them via an RNS. He hasn’t so there are not any.
On 21 January, joke graphene company Versarien (VRS) published interim results which misled investors as to its net debt position by classifying a £1.96 million (illegal) Government loan as a trade payable not as a loan. Having deceived folks with this presentation, loathsome boss Neill Ricketts was again selling shares, this time 1.65 million of them. Now, after I complained to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and hapless Nomad SP Angel of fraud MySquar infamy, Versarien has ‘fessed. But even so, it does so in a misleading and deceptive fashion reinforcing why its shares are so utterly uninvestable.
AECOM was the arch collaboration that was going to be a company maker for sleazy Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS). Just look at the Bulletin Boards back in July 2019. How the morons salivated. And then last spring things were ramped up again. On February 25 2020 we were told:
It helps when shorting a company’s shares to have a tailwind and there are few more favourable tailwinds than if that company is resorting to death spiral finance. This desperate measure tells you that all normal financing options are closed to it and that realising cash at punitive and dilutive rates is the only way to survive. The reality of death spiral financing is so grim that it is little wonder that many companies attempt to obfuscate it by hoodwinking investors into thinking that the finance provider is an institution willing to invest in their shares…
To misquote Mark Antony: “I come not to bury Caesar, but to praise him”. Yesterday morning, it was announced that the odious boss of Versarien (VRS), Neill Ricketts, had sold 1.65 million shares at 53.919p. Normally you would expect me to say this was yet another red flag. But on this occasion, I do not.
The results were so shockingly bad that it is hard to see why Versarien (VRS) bothered to mislead investors. But it did and in a material way and thus I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation to flag this up and suggesting that odious Neill Ricketts and his disgraced Nomad, SP Angel of the fraud MySquar infamy, be forced to restate reissue a corrected version. The letter is below.
You would need a Nomad without any morals whatsoever to sign off on junk like this. Luckily Versarien (VRS) employs SP Angel of the fraud MySquar infamy so that’s alright then. These, delayed, numbers for the six months to 30 September 2020 are just piss poor, and also deceptive.
Have I judged Oisin Fanning of San Leon (SLE) by a different standard to, say, Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS)? Sure. Would I not judge, for instance, Cheryl Cole by a different standard in the looks department than, say, Diane Abbott? Yes I would. And I bet Cheryl is also better at singing, counting and more or less everything else than Ms Abbott too. Management is key to it all in the world of investing as I discuss today.
I have used Excel Sheets, Cray Supercomputers, and consulted the Necromicon and I cannot see a pattern in these 20 articles. The only thing that they have in common is they thare the the 20 most read articles on ShareProphets in 2020.
‘Twas the night before Christmas and Neill Ricketts levered his corpulent self into a grand four poster bed in his newly built fake Tudor come fake Georgian Gloucestershire mansion. Bloody Hell, he thought to himself, the boy who left school at 16 with one GCSE in woodwork (grade D) has done good. He stared at the wall at a large picture of his idol. And Elon stared back.
Shares in Versarien (VRS) have plunged from 137p when loathsome boss Neill Ricketts last made hundreds of thousands of pounds dumping stock to just 29p today as the company heads full speed towards running out of cash and a bailout placing shortly after Christmas. And as the losses for some of the cult members, who believed Ricketts promises of jam tomorrow mount, they have taken to twitter to quiz the High Priest, Ricketts, himself. His response, below, is extraordinary.
In March, Versarien (VRS) announced a £6 million funding facility with a supposed institutional investor, Lanstead. Thanks to my work, AIM Regulation forced it then to ‘fess that actually, if the shares stayed at 53.3p, it would realise only £5.5 million net. But they have not. So how much has the Neill Ricketts promote actually raised?
You know that if a board member farted in a positive way, shameless Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) would rush to issue an RNS stressing what good news this was for his company. And that brings us to today’s AGM.
On 23 March 2020, POSAIM promote Versarien (VRS) announced “ subscription to raise £6 million”. Natch the headline was misleading and indeed Versarien was forced to issue a clarification at a later date. On 16 October, the lies started to reveal themselves big time.
In today’s podcast, I look at Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Berkeley Energia (BKY), Novacyt (NCYT), Franchise Brands (FRAN) and also at Versarien (VRS), its loathsome boss Neill Ricketts, the death spiral provider Lanstead and what it is not telling us all.
I guess under the Tories it is about who you know, not whether you are qualified when it comes to accessing taxpayer cash. It worked for the pole dancing American bimbo who was a “close friend” of Boris when London’s Mayor and, as you can see below, with the blues in power, Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) is a man well positioned to open the right doors. Today, his firm confirmed that it had received the first £1.96 million of a £5 million soft taxpayer loan from Innovate UK. Senior Tories such as Alok Sharma and Rishi Sunak were warned that Versarien did not qualify but the loan went ahead regardless. Let’s be clear this is the biggest ever loan by Innovate UK by a mile and this is pure and simple sleaze and here is why.
Thanks to Winnileaks, we have a letter from Amanda Solloway MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, to fellow Tory MP Bim Afolami confirming that Versarien (VRS) will get a £5 million loan from Innovate UK even though this is in clear breach of the rules. Is Ms Solloway mired in Tory sleaze or is she just thick as two short planks?…
I realise that Versarien (VRS) boss Neill Ricketts, pictured below, is well connected in Government circles but I simply do not understand how Innovate UK has today agreed to a £5 million loan to his company. Let us be clear, this breaches its own rules. I smell a rat and wonder if Her Majesty;s Loyal opposition might wish to pursue this matter.
It was in April last year that oily Neill Ricketts first announced that Chinese Investors were going to buy new shares giving them 15% of Versarien (VRS). The shares roofed it and he dumped vast amounts at 137p - today the shares are 42p. First it was BIGT, the CIGIU and finally YG, a newly established Hong Kong entity set up to source funds working with those other companies that had no websites or offices or phone numbers. Quelle surprise! Guess what?
It is like extracting teeth. Getting the proven liars at Versarien (VRS) and the morally bankrupt evil PR spinners at Yellow Jersey, of the Frontera fraud infamy, to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is a nightmare. And we are still not there yet. Today, however, the company has been forced to start to clarify.
I am afraid it is true. I have today, April 1, given three months notice to ShareProphets as I have accepted an offer from the London Stock Exchange to head up a new unit tackling fraud on AIM. I cannot lie, I am doing it for the money. Marcus Stuttard has been remarkably honest in today’s release announcing the hire. The head of AIM regulation says:
In today's bearcast I start by apologising to someone who is not a pest at all. Then I again discuss Covid 19 and have another podcast on my own website up today which has some relevance to this. I look at surging markets and am sceptical, at Yourgene (YGEN), Genedrive (GDR), FastJet (FJET) and at Versarien (VRS) which has announced a big China deal which cannot be a fraud given the involvment of top nomad SP Angel in doing due diligence and honest as they come Neill Ricketts in constructing the deal.
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
I start with a few personal thoughts on phoning my elderly relatives in the era of Coronavirus. Then I look at Versarien (VRS), Open Orphan (ORPH), Tasty (TAST), Burford (BUR) and Carson Block of Muddy Waters and N Brown (BWNG) which prompts me to ask when the taxpayer will have to bail out the banks?
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.
Well here is my estimate of when and at what price. But perhaps you have a better idea and might win some Greek Hovel olive oil as a result. Let’s start with a reminder of when Versarien (VRS) runs out of cash. Methinks the maths have got worse.
Versarien (VRS) shares raced ahead yesterday as Doc Holliday pumped away, He has now admitted that he has sold most of his stock into that pump. Suckers! Today Neill Ricketts has done an interview with IG where the questions were blowjob soft and even so the bullshitter struggled as you can see below.
In today's podcast I first discuss the denial of some Versarien (VRS) poltroons wilfully misquiting Patrick Abbott in the whistleblower podcast. Then I turn to what it means for a company to be insolvent and why that is not necessarily trading whilst insolvent. Finally back to Versarien and Neill Ricketts trying to silence a critic using the Police. A) given the way he eggs on the mob to harass me and my wife this is nauseating hypocrisy, b) the Police do not have a leg to stand on and I urge the critic to keep posting so the Police look like fascist arseholes, c) it shows just how desprate Lyin' Neill has become and as such this is a massive red flag.
Sadly Lyin' Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) has not been in touch about my offer to record a podcast but I have a former senior executive turned whistleblower to interview instead and I shall do that tonight and it will go live, togerher with a chat with Lucian Miers in the next edition of ShareProphets Radio out soon, Elsewhere I discuss NMC Heath (NMC) and lessons learned, Zenith Energy (ZEN) and Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG), whether Tullow (TLW) could be a sero, Aston Martin (AML), Cobra Resources (COBR) and finally ask when Telit (TCM) will serve up a profits warning. Surely it is due.
A start with a few more thoughts about yesterday's dire warning from Versarien (VRS), going on to say why the FCA should now get involved. I explain 2 scenarios which might lead to the company going bust within weeks rather than suffering a slow death and I challenge its boss Neill Ricketts to record a podcast with me. Then, following an exchange on the comments section last night about the frauds One True View and Appbox Media I discuss common misconcepions about fraud.
I am not saying that Versarien (VRS) should be slung off the AIM Casino although it is a worthless POS heading rapidly for a cash crisis as it, again, runs out of other people’s money. However, the latest expose about the antics of its CEO Neill Ricketts makes it abundantly clear that he is not fit to run a listed PLC. Since Nomad SP Angel of MySquar infamy will act for any old fraud and does not care I have written to AIM Regulation, which yesterday- after communications from me – forced the company into a fourth fess up RNS in a little over a month - asking that it force him to stand down from the Versarien board.
Nope, this is nothing to do with Cheryl Cole. Instead the chart below is intended to show how obsessed I am with the Versarien (VRS) car crash. The chart was published before today's shock warning and aims to show that I am obsessed or desperate and thus to be ignored. I fear those who have ignored me are rather poorer as a result. But fear not morons, when you have lost all your money and Versarien has been booted off AIM, a then 100% vindicated Sheriff will cease coverage... meanwhile I bet Neill Rocketts is glad he sold so many shares even if he was not 100% honest about the reason!
This is an easy way for SP Angel to show it really is a serious Nomad. Does it think that Versarien (VRS) boss Neill Ricketts lied about share sales he made? If so will it issue a corrective RNS tomorrow and/or resign? Let me start with two tweets made by Ricketts after he dumped £153,750 of shares on 4 January 2018.
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.
Who the hell is William Battrick you say? Easy, he was one of the founders of Versarien (VRS) and so knows the company better than most folks. Indeed William was a director up until 10 March 2016. In 2015 he helped ramp the shares, buying 54,000 at 17p to take his holding to 7.69 million shares, 7.3% of the then equity.
I have, for several years, warned that the valuation of Bulletin Board darling Versarien (VRS) was crackers. At one point it reached £200 million. As I write, ahead of the market open, it is still – with the shares at 49p – valued at c£70 million. Given that its core graphene business generated sales of just £27,000 last year and that the cash guzzling PLC is fast running out of cash, I am sure you’d agree the valuation is bonkers.
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.
Only two subjects today. Firstly, and most importantly, my father and I were expecting to console ourselves with the thought that at least Olaf will be happy. But I am delighted to say we need no such consolation. I refer to Ireland's triumph today. Then Versarien (VRS) and a stack more questions for multi millionare Neill Ricketts and a personal challenge to Neill...
Yes i am calling out Versarien (VRS) for fraud and explain why. Feel free to take legal action Neill Ricketts, I shall see you bitchez in court and triumph. The meat of this podcast looks at the seven stages of madness and gref in the life of a Bulletin Board thread covering a Norfolk, with Versarien as my case study. Enjoy.
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.
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.
Oh dear, ShareProphets has exposed Versarien rampers getting all excited in private chatrooms. I suspect that this is going to be something we get to mine for quite awhile until the deadwood press catches on.
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.
I have not had a threat of legal action for some months so I knew there was something missing from my life. So can you guess which poltroon or poltroons has or have been daft enough to threaten The Sheriff of AIM with legal action? With a deadline of midnight tonight to guess I offer you six options. Do your best!
All the signs are that AIM Regulation and hapless Nomad Canaccord is clamping down on the private Versarien (VRS) chatroom inhabited by Neill Ricketts and his Versarien cronies after shocking revelations like this HERE. However Winnileaks now has material from a similar chatroom on the private Telegram platform where Eurasia Mining (EUA) boss Dmitry Suschov and his proxies are "at play".
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...
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.
In today's podcast I look at mini-bond scandal house Wellesley Finance and why it once again shames new Bank of England Governor Andrew "asleep at the wheel" bailey and the shitheads round at the FCA. I comment on another of its failings in light of today's Neil Woodford News. I comment on Big Dish (DISH), have a theory about Angloa African Oil & Gas (AAOG), comment on Optibiotix (OPTI), Versarien (VRS) and ask how long its Nomad will tolerate Neill Ricketts and finally on Aston Martin Lagonda (AML).
I start with me voting and the Mrs not being able to vote here in Wrexham earlier today. Then there are two reports I have had that the Vox markets IPO has been pulled, I wonder if Justin the Clown will mention this in his podcast or will he be too busy blowing off Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) whose abject results I discuss. I look at IP Group (IPO), Purplebricks (PURP), Premier African Minerals (PREM) and Bidstack (BIDS) wondering if it will serve up its overdue warning after hours tonight? Finally there is a plea on behalf of my cats.
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.
You may remember former Versarien (VRS) US boss Patrick Abbott who had to be resigned after revelations on this website. A sinner, that is to say a collaborator with uber ramper Neill Ricketts, repenteth. Praise be the Lord as you can see below.
It is day 1 of the olive harvest and ShareProphets reader K is a hero. I swear he is a closet bubble. I give a progress report on that and then turn to Fastjet (FJET), Versarien (VRS), the useless FCA and mini bonds and the imploding and smelly ramp that is Eurasia Mining (EUA).
Do not get me wrong. I am a big fan of Steve O’Hara. I think he is doing a cracking job at Optibiotix (OPTI) where – as a loyal and very material (for me) shareholder – I expect to see the shares more than double from 62p within the next year. However, I’d be a hypocrite if I did not hold O’Hara to the same standards as obvious scallywags like Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) when it came to the disclosure of material information.
In the absence of any real news or even fake news to support the utterly ludicrous valuation of uber-promote Versarien (VRS), not even a response to the press reports from Friday, its talented moron cartoonist has been at it again as you can see below. Natch Neill Ricketts is the hero and myself and Lucian Miers are about to get burned. Whatever…
In today's podcast I look at the news for Neil Woodford dog Xeros (XSG) and what it says about the company, its new Nomad and Broker FinnCap (FCAP) and about the hapless auditors at Grant Thornton Leeds. Then with reference to the photo below it is questions, questions, questions for shameless share ramper Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS)
On the occasion of the news that Neil Woodford had been fired as manager of his soon to be wound down flagship Equity Income Fund, the great man posted a comment on his Pravda-esque blog saying that he could not accept the decision. His arrogance did not surprise me. What shocked me, as I noted HERE, were the comments by unit holders which were universally supportive of Neil.
At the Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) AGM this year that scallywag Neil Woodford suggested that if I had any interest in beating the disease that would incdeed kill my dear Uncle Chris within weeks, that is to say cancer, I should be getting behind the joke company Rutherford Internationbal (RUTH) into which he had spunked vast amounts of other folks cash. This is a common meme among shameless promoters.
There is still no sign of any clarity from Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) on his company’s tie up with BIGT, an enterprise without a website, phone number or any web presence at all. But to keep his disciples happy, the Messiah of Graphene hype has borrowed Adam Reynold’s laptop to hammer out news of another exciting collaboration.