And Boatman, which exposed the accounting howlers at Babcock (BAB) in its March 31 2017 and 2018 accounts is dead right. The fines and censures handed out today will deter no accountant at all from enabling fraud
The new executive “incentive scheme” at Amaroq (AMRQ) has come in for some stick so, below, are some questions from reader T and some answers from CEO Eldur Olafsson. But before then here is why I, as a supportive long term shareholder, feel betrayed.
Gold finished the week at a sickly $1748, down from last week’s more hopeful $1804. Gold stocks have again gone into reverse and the Fed is talking about hiking rates further. It is all grim for Gold bulls…..or is it?
On 23 September 2021 the AGM of Versarien (VRS) voted to reappoint PWC as its auditors. Today we discover PWC has resigned and been replaced with the rather less top drawer BDOLLP. And there is more. This stinks.
I start with a few minutes on Woodlarks. This may be my last year doing the Rogue Bloggers Walk but myself, Lucian Miers, and Jonathan Price are minded to do it once more in May or June. On the basis that it could be a last hurrah and that you may want to consider a way of shifting that Christmas belly bulge how about you join us in 2022? Then onto Optibiotix (OPTI) where its NEDs have behaved in a most disgraceful way with free money share option troughing. As a loyal shareholder this is another kick in the gonads for me and I urge Steve O’Hara to sack three of the four of them and replace them with one new, less greedy, individual. Actually I’d go for all four booting out chairman Neil Davidson as well.
On his LinkedIn profile the former CFO of M&C Saatchi (SAA) Jamie Hewitt says: “After 15 very good years at M&C Saatchi as Global CFO, I decided to leave in search of new and exciting CFO challenges. I am particularly keen to identify and work with fast scaling media and tech businesses, in either a permanent or interim role.” Before hiring Jamie, Prospective employers may care to check out this Winnileaks expose, a report from PWC into accounting fraud at Saatchi from December 2019.
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.
I start with a few notes on Covid hysteria, referring you to my earlier piece on perceived death rates HERE but also to research showing how pointless wearing face nappies is HERE. I look at R4E (R4E) and how Richard Jennings asks me to explain why Dr Green’s valuation of Bluebird Merchant (BMV) is a joke. I am a Good German and oblige. The shares, which I own, are – I believe – very cheap, but the analysis of Green is piss poor. Indeed it is so piss poor that the journalist-smearing old bastard should be fired at once. I look at Watchstone (WTG), Quindell as was, and its £63 million claim against PriceWaterhouseCoopers filed in the High Court today. I shall happily give evidence for PWC. I comment on Avacta (AVCT), Versarien (DOG), and Red Emperor (RMP).
Recruitment and training company Staffline (STAF) has announced CEO Chris Pullen has “tendered his resignation to the board”. It seeks to reassure that he will “continue… during his notice period in order to facilitate an orderly succession and maintain business continuity”, that “the board's outlook for 2020 remains unchanged” and that it “expects to reach agreement with respect to revised terms that will remove the risk of covenant issues and ensure that the company retains sufficient liquidity headroom”. The shares are though still lower, below 45p…
Back in March, I suggested that PWC might like to brush up on the definition of a “Current Asset” with regard to the huge levels of inventory carried by PureCircle (PURE) relative to its annual sales...
Jim Mellon says he loves listrening to my podcasts and has sent over a very interesting article following the pulled We Work IPO which I discuss at length. The into PureCircle (PURE) which Lucian has called brilliantly, notably here. Yesterday's shock warning tells us so much about the disgraceful apathy of folks like Numis and PWC when evidence of aggressive accounting was there for all to see over many years. I discuss another company shown to be swmming with no trunks. It will not be the last.
Neil Woodford cash-hungry dog Atom Bank has produced its Annual Report for the year to March 2019. As you can see HERE it is a beautiful document full of nice pictures and lots of blurb to keep the sheep happy. But no amount of presentation can hide the truth: it burning cash and – incredibly – lending at a loss! That’s not a business, that’s a charity!
The other day the Leeds office of PWC was fined heavily and slammed by the FRC for professional negligence in the case of not spotting accounting fraud at Redcentric (RCN). It was the second such notice in two years for PWC Leeds and the office is on a warning. Thus I am sorry to say but it is in the soup again over the massive undeclared payments going, over many years, to the CEO of Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG), Mr Paul Teasdale, which I exposed in full on Saturday HERE. Now here is why PWC is in the soup…
With the added bonus that kiss of death. disgraced fund manager Neil Woodford is a major shareholder, the bears are certainly sniffing around litigation funding giant Burford Capital (BUR). Our own Nigel Somerville expressed his concerns here. One bear (Paddington) has asked if this is the new Quindell (QPP) in terms of revenue recognition. So I asked a former partner of a big 4 accountants to review the 2018 accounts. He notes:
In today's bearcast I comment on Quindell fraudster Rob Terry in light of my earlier artice, I look at the FRC, PWC and Redcentric (RCN), ValiRx (VAL), Plutus Powergen (PPG) and at Neil Woodford and IP Group (IPO) which might be next to unravel as the contagion spreads.
As I noted in my earlier bonus bearcast, Diversified Gas & Oil (DGOC) or its agents at Cenkos, Stifel and Mirabaud are almost certainly briefing the dumb fucker insitutions who own this stock that I do not understand IFRS 3 and so my claim that its accounts grotesquely overstate "profits" and must all be restated are hogwash. Au contraire...I now refer you to PWC.
I know that Thirsty Paul Scott was a major bull of Staffline (STAF) and a shareholder. Today's shocking news of allegations of accounting irregularities made by the company's own auditor PWC and a share suspension is enough to turn any man to drink. In this podcast I give background and explain what I think the outcome will be. It is bad but not, I suspect, a Patisserie Holdings (CAKE) but it might get very nasty.
Back on 24th October, AIM-listed Yu Group (YU.) issued a devastating RNS regarding accrued income recognition, impairments of trade debtors and the shares collapsed 80%. Then on 5th November the company announced that it had appointed PWC and DLA Piper to carry out independent forensic investigations and promised to update the market in due course. So how about that update?
The Sunday Times has been leaked news that the FRC is fining PWC and 2 audit partners over the Redcentric (RCN) scandal which we covered and, indeed, helped to expose as you can see HERE. But the real villains are not the bean counters. I name who they are and ask if the UK is really serious about tackling white collar crime? I suggest that it is not and have a few suggestions to change that.
Purecircle (PURE), the jam-tomorrow sugar substitute shambles about which I have written in the past is a difficult stock to trade. The share price seems to do nothing for ages and then move violently for no obvious reason in a very short space of time. Late in August it lost 25% of its value, from 400p-300p, in three straight trading days. Since then it has rallied to 375p after publishing dire results for the year to June 2018.
Hello Share Squirters. The Beaufort saga has caused many shareholders a lot of anxiety. That’s not just among clients of this relatively small broker. As there are dangerous principles here which concern all investors. While I wish the administrators had offered smaller estimates of the damage expected to be done by Beaufort’s collapse.
Like Malcolm Stacey, I too had a Beaufort account. I was taking a casual peek through my Junk mail late this afternoon and to my horror found an email telling me the deadline to get a claim in for my small handful of shares, in the event that PWC's charges for the fishing expedition saw them sell my shares. Since there was no cash (I took it all out a long time ago), I expect the portfolio to take a hit.
Hello Share Cavaliers. There’ll be more than a few readers whose hearts sink whenever they see something about the Beaufort affair on this glittering website. But my purpose today is to try to add a little cheer if I can. So I’ve been looking at a few of the more positive points in this scary affair. Well, perhaps ‘positive’ is a wrong word in this context. So let’s say ‘less scary’ instead.
Over the past six years I have handed over details of numerous frauds to the FCA and they have been so utterly fecking useless that I have now just given up. The FCA is the Inspector Clouseau of financial crime busters. Now I know what they spend their time, and your taxes, sending threatening letters to journalists whose main job is fraud busting! The - name redacted - letter is below.
Oh well I had not had a take down lawyers letter for at least a few weeks so welcome back to England Mr Winnifrith. The deadline for voting is midnight Wednesday as I shall be responding on Thursday. So who do you think wants to gag the Sheriff of AIM? Vote now:
The scandal at Beaufort is that fat cat administrators are pillaging the accounts of 14,000 customers to fund theior own bloated fees of £100 million, something - that as explained here - is totally unnecessary since 10 other firms would have bought and transferred these accounts weeks ago. Customers are being screwed. So what is the FCA doing to help protect investors - step forward mentally retarded employee of the month xxxxxx xxxxxxx ( name redacted following a fascist letter from the FCA see HERE).
Today I have a new exclusive on the shambles that is the administration of Beaufort Securities where 14,000 clients are having their savings pissed away by fat cat administrators PWC. This will shock you.
After recent events if Conviviality (CVR) boss Diana Hunter told me that 2 + 2 =4 I would ask her to provide credible third party verification before accepting her at her word. So today, with the shares suspended pending clarification following the "discovery" that £30 million of tax was due by month end, MS Hunter has updated poor investors and it seems everyone loves the company. What bollocks. Here are Ms Hunter's words with a ShareProphets translation service in bold.
Beaufort clients will get their cash and shares back but it looks as if it may take a while. Special Administrators to the City broker, PWC, has just written to all customers and it looks as if this is an almighty mess. I suspect there are a few connected with Beaufort who will be sweating. PWC writes:
Its troubles started with a rogue salesman last year. Beaufort fessed up and compensated clients but the FCA insisted on a total overhaul of its compliance systems and clients found themselves unable to withdraw cash for a while. Broking is a tough business anyway with the staff demanding the fat via bonuses in good years and the shareholders picking up the tab in bad years. And so that run in with the FCA was the straw that broke this camel's back. The FCA said it feared Beaufort was insolvent and so...
I haven’t commented on fully listed Interserve (IRV) for a while. This, of course, is another outsourcing company doing our blessed government’s good works for it – and, like Carillion (RIP) is struggling with its debt (albeit we are to believe to a lesser extent). It is also a company which has delivered less than complete clarity. But it is under new management. So I wonder why the shares (now down to just 64.9p to sell as at Friday’s close) have again been slipping.
The only UK financial watchdog that is anything other than a poodle has again bared its teeth and again it is the auditors at KPMG that are in the firing line, this time over Carillion (CLLN). Still being investigatred over its role in the Quindell fraud, let off the hook on HBOS, KPMG at least knows how the Financial Reporting Council works.
On 4 September shares in AIM listed China, er.. investment, BNN Technology (BNN) were suspended as the FD quit making serious allegations about founder and CEO Darren Mercer and CEO of China Ops Wei Qi. Today came the whitewash. Remember that shareholders not the board own any company.
You may remember that at the last AGM of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) its chairman,, Donald Brydon CBE, 'fessed up to being a ShareProphets reader and as we chatted afterwards he came over as a thoroughly decent man. But he has, yet again, been failed by his minions in their handling of the biggest AIM fraud of the year, so far, Telit (TCM). Lowly gofers such as the head of AIM Regulation, the fake Sheriff Mr Marcus Stuttad, have allowed Telit to avoid any independent scrutiny of its accounts & business practices despite clear evidence of fraud. That has to change and maybe Brydon will push for that. I have sent him a letter.
Back before the world went crazy in the nineties when folks committed or abetted financial wrongdoing they were named, shamed and punished as individuals. That was a real deterrent to crime. Then the world changed and we started fining corporations, banks, accountants and other advisers. The regulators announce seemingly large fines which meant they got newspaper headlines and seemed smart. But the banks and other advisers just treated the fines as a cost of business and so were not deterred from breaking the rules going forward. At least my very good friends at the Financial Reporting Council seems to appreciate that. The FRC is, as such, the UK's best regulator.
The Financial Reporting Council has announced that it has opened a formal investigation into the accounts of outsourcing group Mitie Group (MTO) for the years to March 31st 2015 and 2016. Mitie is in the spotlight and auditors Deloitte will also be investigated. So what has Baroness Ruby got to say about this?
Slater & Gordon (SGH) spunked £649 million on buying the worthless, fraudulent assets of Quindell (QPP) in 2015, a deal that has seen its shareholders suffer a 99% wipeout. It has now filed a UK High Court claim against Watchstone (WTG), Quenron as was for £637 million and we have obtained the papers and, in a major scoop, publish the Claim in full below.
There are some folks who think that the failure of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to arrest king fraudster Rob Terry of Quindell means that Mr 2+2 can = 5 is off the hook. Think again. A source has been in touch.
Oh joy upon joy, the accounts of ex-AIM Cesspit posterboy Daniel Stewart Securities plc and its subsidiary Daniel Stewart & Co plc have been published. As plcs they should have filed accounts to Companies House for the year to 31 March 2015 by the end of September that year, so the date stamp of Companies House of 22 December 2016 means that they were filed almost a year and three months late. But what joys there are to be had!
PriceWaterhouseCcoopers, PWC, is acting as administrator to the subsidiaries of Gable Holdings (GAH) and has published a damning report making clear the black hole that has existed there since the start of the year. The shares were suspended only on September 12. This is a scandalous failure on the part of Nomad Zeus and the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation.
Himex was the biggest single acquisition fraud perpetrated by Rob Terry at Quindell (QPP) and today the scale of that £100 million plus fraud has been laid bare as the re-branded Watchstone (WTG) has published 2015 results. These show that statements made by new management with 2014 results were rash reckless and misleading but also that the Serious Fraud Office is still going after Terry and his cabal.
The tawdry tale of fraud involving Canadian listed penny dreadful Biosign (as of 2 weeks ago bust) and fraudster Rob Terry is finaly drawing to a close. Terry has fessed up to the final chapter on his lamentable Knob Park blog.
What a total joke. Daniel Stewart (DAN) the AIM-listed (for now) Broker (and ex-Nomad) has published its interims for the half year to Sept 30 2015. It has managed this even though its FY numbers to the previous March are still not published and so anyone unfortunate enough to be left lobster-potted in this disaster story has not had the benefit of an audited set of numbers for any period since March 2014.
The Globo (GBO) scandal brings up the issue once again of what an auditor is there to do. Yesterday’s admission that, essentially, Globo’s accounts could not be relied upon suggests that there has been a massive failure. Auditor there: Grant Thornton. But Globo is by no means the only case of investors being misled as to the true picture in a company’s accounts.
We have pointed to a number of anomalies in the accounts of AIM Casino listed Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN) and its main trading subsidiary Daniel Stewart & Company plc. The share capital of the latter appears to be in a complete mess, as described HERE. There looks to me a mis-match of numbers between the parent and the subsidiary, as described HERE. And it would appear that the subsidiary accounts (which were filed to Companies House 11 months late, and four months after the parent accounts) are riddled with errors, as described HERE.
The FY14 Accounts of AIM Cesspit posterboy Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN) and its main trading subsidiary Daniel Stewart & Company plc (DSC) look to be in real trouble. One wonders how new Auditor PWC passed them, given anomalies already highlighted HERE. But it gets worse. With thanks to an avid reader – let’s call him David – there are yet more questions to ask as a result of a devastating analysis. I have added a few comments [in bold] but I leave the rest to ‘David’. He writes…..
Finally, dated 26 August 2015 – eight months late and four months after the parent, AIM-listed Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN) accounts were filed – we have the full year accounts for Daniel Stewart & Company plc to 31 March 2014. Two sets of numbers previously highlighted do not stack up. Perhaps there are more, but this will do for starters - along with an un-notified change of auditor.
One of the things that jumps out from the 2014 Quindell (QPP) accounts was the candid level of disclosure about the NIHL business. Rob Terry and the rest of the committing fraud squad would never have given this much info. Schoolboy errors all round from the Newbies. Bearing in mind that previously the first anyone ever heard of this shit was the investor presentation in June 2014 and that which we at ShareProphets subsequently pulled to pieces, the starting point has to be the numbers of claims.
The fraudster Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) infamy is a busy guy as he prepares for the inevitable dawn raid by the Serious Fraud Office as a precursor to a trial and a custodial jail sentence. His latest posting on the website of his new vehicle Quob Park is quite simply delusional.
Trawling through the dog’s breakfast of Companies House filings by Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN – the parent company) and its subsidiary, Daniel Stewart & Company plc I came across some loans by the Employee Benefit Trust. Tom Winnifrith has long held the view that the only people who make any money out of Daniel Stewart are those associated with its top dog, Peter Shea. In good years, pay and bonuses balloon. In bad years the equity is diluted and the share price gets pummelled. What, pray tell, is the total sum of dividends paid out to investors over the years?
AIM-listed Daniel Stewart Holdings plc (DAN) released an unaudited FY14 results statement in Dec 2014. Apart from being late – and containing a number of restatements of previous years’ numbers – we then saw those results themselves restated in Mar 2015 after the new Auditors (Rob Terry’s good friends at PWC) had done their work. What had changed?
Hat-tip to eagle-eyed ‘Keith’ in the comments section of my last piece on Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN) HERE, my question over how a £1 million share issue to the parent by subsidiary Daniel Stewart And Company plc was accounted for in the parent FY14 accounts has been answered. It is a bit complicated, but worth looking at because it appears to raise a few more questions.
Having posed a few questions (HERE) about AIM-Cesspit poster boy Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN) and its unlisted plc subsidiary Daniel Stewart & Company plc, I’ve had something else pointed out by an avid reader. I wondered how it was that the parent company had managed to produce audited FY Mar14 results (albeit months after the deadline, which saw the shares suspended) when the subsidiary accounting for the vast majority of revenues had not. Given that the two share the same financial year, this seems all rather odd. And given that the parent was audited by PWC, how on earth has PWC been able to verify what is reported with reference to the contribution to group revenues (ie almost all of it) without itself auditing the subsidiary accounts?
Former Tory leader Michael, now Lord, Howard recently joined the board of Quindell (QPP) as a non-exec. The man is actually a Ned at about half a dozen little companies but I am sure that he is not a grubby ex politician using his good name to make a few bob in retirement but actually wants to help these companies move forward. And in that vein I have today written to him about the biggest – proportionate – fraud at Quindell, the 2011 accounts.
I am reminded of an old story – I think as told by Alan Coren on the BBC Radio 4 show, The News Quiz – of a man who called the police in the dead of night to report that there was a burglar in his garden shed stealing his tools. He was told that there wasn’t much could be done about it as there was nobody available to attend. A few minutes later the man phoned back to say that it was alright now, because he had shot the intruder. Within minutes his house was crawling with armed police and helicopters swirled the sky above. The burglar was arrested, unharmed. Afterwards, the police chief said to the man ‘I thought you said you had shot him’. The man replied ‘I thought you said there was nobody available to attend’.
Slater & Gordon overpaid grotesquely for the Quindell (QPP) legal business but the Aussie company is now beginning to pick up the tab as the bears move in. Two of the bear pit panel at UK Investor Show are already short of Slater & Gordon as is well known Aussie bear raider John Hempton of Bronte Capital. Lucian Miers opens the batting for the UK bears.
For someone who has been completely wrong about the possibility of a significant cash offer being made for Quindell (QPP), I should be thankful that I haven't lost more money on my last short trade, which I entered into at an average of about 115p. I have previously made a considerable amount shorting Quindell, but it would appear to be more down to luck than judgement, considering the levels at which I shorted successfully from.
Slater & Gordon shares have just been suspended in Australia for 24 hours which means that an announcement for Quindell looms today and amazingly it seems as if it may well pay £640 million for QLS. What now for Quindell?
I am in a good mood today for two very good reasons (here and here) and I sense that this will endear me all the more to the Morons on the LSE Asylum especially on the Worthington board but also Quindell as we head towards PWC. Thus- in response to reader requests – with a deadline of Sunday midnight, Bulletin Board Moron of the Week is back.
In 2014 the esteemed firm of KPMG (Southampton office, three partners) started its audit of Quenron just after Christmas and by March 31 had done enough to allow Quenron to publish the 2013 results – less than three months and the job was largely done. When did PWC start work on reviewing Quindell’s fraudulent accounting policies? Early December 2014.
Aussie law form Slater & Gordon must be getting pretty pissed at having to issue Oz RNS releases clarifying the lies issued by Quenron. Once again a Quisling journalist has made definitive statements about an offer made by S&G for Quindell’s QLS unit. The Quisling’s claims are preposterous but in clarifying Quindell does not deny them forcing S&G to publicly bitch slap. So this time, I recap:
After working on reviewing the fraudulent accounting policies of Quenron (QPP) for almost three months – as long as it takes to do an audit – Quindell still cannot publish the PWC report. It promises that it will do so in “another few weeks.” The statement released today is a disaster but for those who need assistance I shall translate what it says into what it actually means.
We flagged up early yesterday that a change of auditor is always worth looking into especially when the firm is one link blinkx (BLNX) which has issued profits warnings, attacked its critics with lawyer’s letters and was spun out of Autonomy whose accounts have been questioned a tad. And thus hat tip to Tempress for pointing this out picking up a very perceptive post on ADVFN. Over to temptress
AIM is owned by the London Stock Exchange and regards itself as the junior market for the world. I regard it as a casino and its regulation department headed up by Marcus Stuttard, the self-styled Sheriff of AIM, as the biggest joke in London. I now have a shocking revelation for you which exposes the conflict of interest which will destroy what little credibility the casino still has.
Hats off to Morgan Stanley which has made a quick £2 million plus killing in four working days. It correctly identified Quindell (QPP) shareholders as being among the stupidest people on this planet and it has played them like a kipper. It is all perfectly legal and for this Robin Hood in reverse raid on the lobotomy and strong brigade, hats off to the banksters.
Minster Law is a York based law firm operating in the Personal Injury market and with 800 employees is a material player. And its results for last year are just out and are dire and that has a dramatic read across for Quenron (QPP).
The detailed interim statement from Slater & Gordon out overnight throws into focus the depth of the cash crisis at Quindell (QPP) and how the bastards have serially deceived investors about this. This is really shocking.
Quindell (QPP) now exists only because its banks have not pulled the overdraft. Each week a new crisis emerges as it struggles to pay all its bills. Reports are now coming to me from all over this creaking fraud showing how desperate things are. Today: Maine Finance Ltd.
Last week, websites supportive to Quindell (QPP) claimed that there would be a bid for QLS from Slater & Gordon by the weekend because its exclusivity deal with Quenron ran out on Friday. Quindell ignored that comment. Today, with its shares in freefall, it has in a raher panicked way “responded to press comment” and said exclusive talks are still on. So what does that tell us?
It has been a quiet week on the Quindell (QPP) front although none of the ludicrous bull calls have come good: S&G exclusivity ended Friday and we were told that a bid would happen last week and that Quenron had lined up a big bank to advise it. Well …it did not happen and it will not happen.
As you know, ShareProphets reader 42 knows Quenron (QPP) better than most and as such his predictions on what PWC will say about the company are worth paying attention to. They make for terrifying reading if you are long. 42 posts:
It is probably the least of the problems of the insider dealing fraudster Laurence Moorse at Quindell (QPP) but he really does seem to be in a spot of bother with Companies House over non-disclosure at Ingenie. What is Larry so desperate to hide?
If it was not bad enough that PWC will be issuing a report eviscerating Quindell’s (QPP) fraudulent accounting policies and balance sheet it seems as if famed campaigners for truth and justice Gotham City Research is now about to re-join the party.
Quindell (QPP) is spinning for its life. I examine how it spins what is bad news. The only 2 guys it can find as new NEDS are proven failures. The trading statement is dire. Look at the miss on cash generation in Q4. And look at the real net cash position. This is woeful. The statement on revenues and earnings is telegraphing that PWC is going to be red ink City and the fact that there is no PWC until the end of Febuary shows how bad things are.
Really just a few matters on the agenda in this special prompted by the suspension of shares in Naibu (NBU) today. I have been calling this out as a fraud for a year. I win. I look at the read across to China Chaintek, Camkids and Jiasen, to what it says about ZAI Corporate Finance and its other clients and what it says about any other stock I call out as a fraud. I look at Quindell, rumours about a new chairman, PWC and the fact that it too is a fraud. I also have more to say on the matter of free speech.
All things Quindell in this Bearcast. Congratulations to the morons. You are only 90% down now. Enjoy your day of gloating. Now back to reality and I deal with Tosca, The Daily Mail, PWC and have some more shocking revelations about Biosign in this podcast.
Who is Phil? He is a big cheese at Quindell Legal Services. So why did he leave the Quenron (QPP) sinking ship so suddenly on New Year’s Eve – filings at company’s house show that his directorship was terminated on that date.
There are some new questions now in place for the chumps now nominally in charge of Quindell (QPP) following a bit of post-Christmas digging but also some oldies. As you know I regard this fraud as worthless and it is my number 1 sell of the year (HERE) but for any who are still strong, long and wrong here are ten questions you might want to ask your board. Or perhaps readers might care to post their answers in the comments section below?
Some of you may regard this as boring. There is after all, ALMOST, nothing written below that I have not written before. But I promised my top 5 shorts as part of my 10 tips of the year and Quindell (QPP) is my top short. Quite simply these shares are worthless. And so selling at 42p or whatever you can get is a sure fire 100% win. This is a “niller” at so many levels. Where do we start?
Even on a day with no news there is plenty to say. I start with President Petroleum in this podcast but then move on to look at EMED and Gulfsands Petroleum where there are similarities in terms of how failing management seeks to defend themselves from attack. And then, in detail onto Quindell where the silence is ominous re both Mr Fielding and also PWC where I hear that an interim report has been presented.
If Quindell (QPP) was not in serious trouble with its Nomad Cenkos and facing an imminent suspension of trading in its shares it would have issued an RNS today. It did not. That deafening silence must set alarm bells ringing in the heads of even the dimmest of shareholders - are you reading Tom Dobell at M&G because that means YOU!
Last week I revealed that Cenkos, the Nomad to Quenron (QPP) was letting it be known that it was going to quit as Nomad soon (HERE). The Sunday Times today reports that Quindell fall guy – acting chairman David Currie is scouring the City looking for a new Nomad, because without a Nomad the shares get suspended then – a month later – booted off the AIM casino. Our when will Quindell shares be suspended prize sweepstake is HERE The Sunday Times report states:
I guess the in-tray for Laurence Moorse, the insider dealing Finance Director at Quindell (QPP), is getting to be a little on the bulging side: folks owed £180 million by the cash strapped company demanding immediate payment; letters from the FCA, letters from AIM regulation, the PWC memos on his dodgy accounting and now to add to his woes …Companies House has confirmed that its on his case.
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.
What is happening at Quindell (QPP)? Blind panic is what is happening. That death is the outcome is now beyond all doubt, the only question is when and how. To win a bottle of freshly pressed olive oil from my Greek place enter our “when will Quindell shares be suspended sweepstake” here. This is fascinating as so many parties are involved.
All my work since I first used the word Red Flag in April 2013 has been vindicated. My scoops of this weekend on Quindell (QPP) have been shown as true - today's statement is a total disaster for Quenron. Bulletin board morons who abused and threatened me get your sorry arses round to Real Man Pizza today to buy a large pizza and expensive bottle of wine and give my fantastic staff a large tip to say SORRY. The following points stand out:
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’.
A copy of the Northern Petroleum (NOP) annual report lands on my desk. Thud. A lot of trees went to produce this weighty tome which places undue prominence on 'elf n safey, Corporate & Social Responsibility, etc, etc. That is all a smokescreen of sanctimony to mask an act of brutal AIM Cesspit crony capitaism. Naturally I turn straight to page 87 of 96 and there it is. Bonuses for directors! WTF?