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Pure Gold – Or Fool’s Gold?

I am asked what I think of Pure Gold (TSXV:PGM and PUR on the sub-standard list). Obviously as a Gold play it ticks my main box, but is it making any money for its current market capitalisation – according to Google - of C$71 million (around £43 million) which puts it at a similar size to AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) which is currently valued at £52 million.

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Barkby – Dog BARKs Loudly With Interims, zero in waiting!

AIM-listed Barkby Group (BARK) reported its interims to December 2021 yesterday morning. Having picked up on this outfit over Christmas, when it reported diabolical FY results to 1 July 2021 on Christmas Eve – an automatic Red Flag – was there any improvement this time?

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Haydale – Interim Results Show Placing On The Way: SELL

AIM-listed graphene play Haydale (HAYD) announced its interim results to December 2021 this morning and despite the advertised £3.84 million of cash, yet another placing is surely inevitable. Revenues fell from £1.28 million to £1.19 million, pre-tax losses increased from £1.93 million to £2.46 million year on year – what’s not to like? But the real problem is the balance sheet.

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Applied Graphene – Small Riser From Another AIM Graphene Play, another bargepole

A rise in the shares of AIM-listed Applied Graphene (AGM) caught my eye today. Like Haydale (HAYD) and Versarien (VRS) – apparently – it is a graphene play on the world’s most successful growth market. So how is the growth here? Er…..

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Haydale – Welcome Aboard FinnCrap As Nomad/Broker: should We Draw A Conclusion?

AIM-listed Graphene play Haydale (HAYD) has appointed FinnCap as Nomad and Broker. So is it fundraising ahoy?

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The Mode share price has dropped a lot recently, but for good reason after issuing a dodgy RNS! Bargepole!

Mode Global Holdings (MODE) is typical of many small technology companies in that it burns through cash at an alarming rate whilst trying to grow its revenues to any sort of meaningful amount.

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Rurelec – Interims Paint a Dreadful Picture: SELL

AIM-listed Rurelec (RUR) has been an untold disaster on AIM. Having ditched the Peter Earl regime, the directors who somehow managed to keep this crock afloat have now left and the outlook is truly grim.

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Advanced Oncotherapy – Diabolical Interims as Market is Softened up for Delay to First Operational LIGHT System

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy has announced its interims to June: the numbers are predictably dreadful but the killer is surely the indication of a delay to the completion of the company’s first proton therapy LIGHT system.

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Igas – Diabolical Interims and Technically Insolvent: What’s Not to Like?

AIM-listed Igas Energy (IGAS) has reported its interim numbers to June 30 2021 this morning and despite tables covering EBITDA (bullshit earnings), adjusted EBITDA (double bullshit earnings), underlying cash operating costs (more bullshit earnings) and operating cashflow numbers (yet more BS) the bottom line shows that Igas lost another whopping amount and the balance sheet shows that it was technically insolvent. If this isn’t another trainwreck in the making then I’m a banana (to borrow a phrase from Ian Hislop).

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Haydale – Ouzo on Cornflakes as Placing at just 6p announced

In my last piece on AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) at the beginning of this month I discussed a ramparoonie RNS revealing an undeclared related party and a tin-pot organisation casting a very different light on matters as presented by the company. What was the point? Of course – it was a pre-placing ramp and this morning it was time for Ouzo on cornflakes as Haydale revealed a fundraise at just 6p per share. That, against a peak last week of 7.55p.

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RUR
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Rurelec – Late Accounts and Worse….

As we all know, intra-day trading statements are usually bad news and today’s update from AIM-listed and holed below the waterline by former management Rurelec (RUR) is no exception.

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Sosandar – Full Year Trading Update as Placing surely imminent, but perhaps attractive

AIM-listed online purveyor of ladies fashionwear Sosandar (SOS) has offered up its full year trading update this morning. There is much to celebrate – particularly as this time last year the question might have been whether AIM-listed loss-making stocks would even survive! In fact the company seems to have made quite a success of the past twelve months as Covid restrictions closed the high street, giving online retailers a clear run. But is it all roses?

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SHOCKING EXPOSE Tern – Taking a walk on the Wyld side as annual report is released - massive accounting red flag

AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) has released its Annual Report for FY20, which contains a few surprises (not least of which Boardroom pay) but the shocker is the FY20 accounts which investee Wyld Networks – which Tern claimed a £2 million uplift on – has filed at Companies House. I’m no accountant, but I wonder what Tern’s Auditor, Smith & Williamson, was smoking.

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Uh-Oh - Going Concerns as IGAS releases FY20 Numbers: save the insomnia and SELL!

It is a while since I took a look at AIM-listed Igas Energy (IGAS) – the last big round of coverage followed Andrew Austin and his dodgy deal with Equities First, and the subsequent refinancing which we correctly called as the oil price plummeted. Today, the company revealed its accounts for FY20 and there was a striking similarity……

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EVE

Eve Sleep – FY Results: good effort but not for me

AIM-listed former Neil Woodford favourite has released its FY20 results. The company makes great hay of the fact that it beat twice raised expectations, which is all very well, but it still racked up a pre-tax loss of £2.4 million. The bigger question for me is what happens when the high street finally reopens – assuming any bricks-and-mortar outfits are left.

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Catenae – Another rampfest on the back of an RNS Reach

AIM-listed Catenae Innovation (CTEA) offered up more than its fair share of RNS Reaches last year and this morning we have another. Remember, and RNS Reach is classified essentially as marketing material, yet the shares are up by a whopping 45% at 2.75p, having climbed as high as 3.15p!

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(Sub-) Standard-listed AIQ…..now founding exec directors depart with immediate effect! Shame on you Andrew Monk

Sub-Standard-listed AIQ has had a chequered history since it floated on the London Stock Exchange courtesy of Andrew Monk and VSA Capital. The founding executive directors’ full details had not been correctly disclosed, there was the mother of all shambles as IPO share certificates failed to arrive in a timely manner and at the same time a buying frenzy – perhaps by people who thought there was a relationship to Mama Captain (denied), the stock spent most of its first four months as a listed entity suspended and even a placing to address the IPO shambles was messed up. Meanwhile, the stock was trading (when not suspended) at a ridiculous premium to cash, with no business.

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Red Flags At Night: Immunodiagnostic Systems Interims

At 6.22pm on Friday – no-one-is-watching o’clock – AIM-listed Immunodiagnostic Systems (IDH) released its Interim results to the end of September. Getting the numbers out in November seems a decent enough effort, but why on Friday night when everybody has gone home for the weekend? My first thought was to wonder what they are hiding……

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Haydale “Pleased to Announce” Interims – when’s the placing?!

AIM-listed graphene outfit Haydale Graphene Industries (HAYD) was “pleased to announce” its interims to June this morning – I’m not sure why, for a £14 million market capitalisation company to offer up a pre-tax loss of £4.4 million in just six months is surely nothing to be pleased about.

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Valeura – Sale Agreement but is this a buy or a sell?

Looking through the leaders and laggards for today I see that TSX-listed (VLE) and Standard-listed (VLU) Valeura is having a good day, with its shares up by 23% last seen. This is on the back of an agreement to sell shallow conventional gas assets in Turkey for $15.5 million and up to $18 million. With apparently $31 million of cash on its balance sheet as at 30 September and no debt, the market capitalisation sits at just £21 million (according to ADVFN). So it is a buy, right? Or is it?

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Sosandar – Half Year Trading Update sounds positive, but once again there are also questions...

Once again AIM-listed online ladieswear purveyor Sosandar (SOS) has offered up a trading statement which at first glance looks extremely positive. But once again, there are also questions……

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Tern: Device Authority accounts posted at Companies House……Yikes!

Share in AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) ended last week at 7.7p – a 10% premium to the last stated net asset value per share of 7p. It was a better week, having seen the share price hit a low point of just 6.25p at the beginning of September. Of Tern’s net assets of £20.1 million at the interim stage, its principal investee Device Authority (DA) accounts for £13.8 million – or 68.7% and last week DA’s accounts appeared at Companies House. Oh dear……

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Eve Sleep – Interims from former Woodford dog pointing to a brighter future?

Former cash-hungry Woodford dog, AIM-listed Eve Sleep (EVE) has released its interims this morning. On the face of it there is plenty to cheer but a deeper look still offers plenty to worry about for shareholders.

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RR
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Innovate UK and the Rolls-Royce of cash-hungry blue-chip applicants - this is £206m of your cash spunked!

Tom Winnifrith has been railing against Innovate UK with regard to splurging taxpayer cash on less that wholly deserving applications for funding from companies which could turn to the public markets or which have returned time and time again for more taxpayer cash with no discernible advance shown from the last payout. Today I turn to the Rolls-Royce of taxpayer cash consumption. It is indeed Rolls Royce (RR.)

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Red Flags at Night – CentralNic Group: NED dumps £155k worth of shares... & look at the balance sheet!

Last night, at no-one-is-watching o’clock (four minutes to six pm) it was announced that Mr Samuel Dayani, a NED at AIM-listed CentralNic Group (CNIC) has been dumping shares – the best part of £155,000 worth. We are told that he still has a boat-load of the stock (11.36% of the shares) but nonetheless that’s quite a bit of cash especially when the company has recently done a 'Capital Markets event' and seen paid-for researcher Edison produce a gushing note last month. Goodness me, that was good timing!...

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Sosandar delivers a Curate’s Egg of a Trading Statement

AIM-listed online ladies fashionwear purveyor Sosandar (SOS) has released a trading statement covering its reporting Q1 from 1 April to 30 June. As per the trading and Covid-19 update provided last month, on the surface this morning’s statement appears reassuring, but is it?

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Stobart Group – Placing (as predicted) at 40p to raise £100m and FY results at no-one-is-watching o’clock

Last time I wrote about former Woodford favourite Stobart Group (STOB), on April 6th, I predicted a placing…..and so it came to pass that on Thursday night it did indeed pass the hat around – time for an Ouzo, methinks! And the discount? Well, the stock closed Thursday (at 4.30pm) at 69.2p, having traded as high as 74.1p and the bookbuilding exercise was announced at seven minutes past six in the evening. On the closing price, the discount was a whopping 42%. Ouch.

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SUPP (former WPCT): Former Woodford Equity Income Fund dumps entire stake

In its FY19 report and accounts, Schroder UK Public Private Trust (SUPP) – the former Woodford Patient Capital (WPCT) announced a NAV per share of 49.46p per share. With a hotchpotch of cash-guzzling investments, no income and an almighty overdraft, even before the impact of Covid-19 it was clear there would be casualties to come, and it largest holding was the joke that is Rutherford Health (RUTH) whose valuation is clearly absurd and only supported by Neil Woodford’s policy of overpaying, it was clear to us at ShareProphets that the stated NAV was a total fiction. Now the former Woodford Equity Income Fund (WEIF) has dumped its entire stake.

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Finablr – what are the conditions attached to that share pledge, as the stock continues to tumble? Margin call, anyone?

I have a question for Finablr (FIN). Last month we learnt that BRS Investment Holdings 1 Limited, which is controlled by Finablr’s Co-Chairman Dr Shetty and holds 56% of the stock, had pledged its entire holding to cover bank loans on 10 January 2020. Of course, this suggested that all is not well with regard to BRS’ coffers and it left me wondering if the whole show was a house of cards at 95p. Indeed, the announcement saw the stock plummet by 27%. With the stock down again, to 70p, it sure is windy out there.

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Woodford Dog Eve Sleep releases Interims….oh dear, Neil, got any cash?

Neil Woodford’s revolutionary bedding company, AIM-listed Eve Sleep (EVE), has released its interim results and whilst the company boasts of the halving of EBITDA losses (bullshit losses), revenues are down and it reported losses of £6.7 million on revenues of £12.9 million. Of course, Neil Woodford knows best and has thrown ever more good money after bad into this one-way ticket to financial oblivion and now sees net current assets of £13 million as at 30 June, which the mathematicians of you will see is less than twice the H1 loss – and that was almost three months ago. Eve Sleep needs yet more cash…..and Neil hasn’t got any.

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Kier Group – dismal FY19 results see Neil Woodford continue to look a right Charlie

Fully-listed Kier Group (KIE) has released its full year results to June this morning, and alongside them came the announcement that the Chairman is off. The market doesn’t seem to know how to take the numbers, and having closed yesterday at 132p the shares have wandered between 113p and 140p so far today and last seen sat almost unchanged. But one thing is sure: Neil Woodford looks a right Charlie, having piled in for ever more stock since the long-term collapse from around £8 per share at the start of last December as a flopped rights issue, management change, a strategic review and the scrapping of the dividend all took their toll...

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Edge Performance VCT – what a shambles as the shit-show continues

Once upon a time I had shares in Edge Performance VCT over several classes of share. It proved a disaster, and I sold out at a loss. I did cover some of the problems (see HERE) some time ago, but it seems that the shit show has continued ever since. On 29th August the shareholders decided enough was enough at the AGM, booting out three of the board and the auditor. This leaves the company with just one director – I believe company law is that it must have two as a fully listed plc, but the shares have not been suspended, nor has there been any announcement of an interim appointment.

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Red Flags at Night (with bells on): Neil Woodfjord Oslobors Dog Thin Film (yet again!)

This really is taking the piss. Having released its FY18 results at one o’clock in the morning, a 6pm on a Friday release covering another major round of redundancies and news of share dumping by Neil Woodford at 9pm on a Wednesday, now Oslobors-listed Thin Film (THIN) has offered up more news, this time at half past midnight on a Saturday and it once again features Neil Woodford, who has again been selling shares. To err once might be seen as forgivable, but four after-hours releases of bad news, two of them in the middle of the night over the past (less than) four months? It is appalling behaviour for a listed company - a serial offender in the issuing of bad news at no-one-is-watching o'clock.

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Updated: Seedrs – another Woodford Dog sees its own shares suspended as it touts for cash in its own game

You couldn’t make it up: angel investor firm Seedrs has had its shares suspended pending a financing deal which it says is at an advanced stage, according to The TimesThe company wants it made clear that the suspension is simply what happens on this lightly regulated market established by Seedrs when a refinancing is in progress. So nothing to worry about.

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BREAKING: Atom Bank – FY report from this Neil Woodford cash-guzzler shows what a non-investment it is

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!

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Redx Pharma – great news, but…..

AIM-listed Redx Pharma (REDX) has released great news in that it has sold one of its products for $3.5 million upfront plus up to $203 million in milestone and royalty payments, plus a cut of any sales. That’s a lot of cash – or it may be, if all the hurdles are passed successfully – but of course, those hurdles may not be quite so easy to clear, and it certainly won’t be any time soon. The shares are up heavily by 124% at 14p on the news, but I just wonder if the market is suffering from over-enthusiasm.

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Why Short-Term Punts Nearly Always Annoyingly Turn Into Long-Term Holdings.

Hello, Share Munchers. There was a time when day traders were rather common. And in those days, spreads were no smaller and broker commissions were generally higher. Yet nowadays hardly any armchair tycoons like us end up short-term trading, never mind using a 24-hour turnaround.  

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Brave Bison – not so brave Neil Woodford!

Amongst this morning’s crop of RNS announcements was a TR-1 from AIM-listed Brave Bison (BBSN). I can’t say that I’m an expert on this one, but I do know that Tom Winnifrith and Steve Moore have had some fun with it in the past and that it seems to have been a bit of a cash-guzzler. Steve Moore’s last comment being avoid would perhaps sum it up.

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LEK
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Lekoil – how was my crystal ball?

After pontificating on the position of Lekoil (LEK) prior to the results, it merits a review now that the results have been issued. So how did I do with my crystal ball, and where does it leave the company? 

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Lekoil – What will the 2018 year accounts reveal? Yet more red flags?

I have followed Lekoil (LEK) for some years now, and as each year goes by, I’ve become more questioning of the investment case. Like so many Nigerian based oilers, the potential seems high but is the reality ever realised? 

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As the five year launch anniversary approaches for Woodford Equity Income Fund, another line in the sand approaches as the race to the bottom accelerates

The horrific performance of Neil Woodford’s Equity Income Fund (EIF) looks set to cross another terrible mark as its fifth birthday approaches on June 19th – less than a month away. We know that EIF has been rooted to the bottom of the unit trust performance league for some time, but most folks would accept that you need to give a unit trust a decent run to see how things work out. Five years certainly looks like enough time for that!

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Trafalgar Property – FY trading statement shows this is a crock of….”exciting times”! SELL.

Last time I commented on AIM-listed Trafalgar Property (TRAF) I responded to the claim it was well placed to deliver with the observation that since listing on AIM it had only delivered one set of profitable account out of five when the housing market was on fire, and that current borrowing of £3.1 million plus longer term loans of £4.9 million meant that the lenders would benefit long before shareholders. This morning we had a trading statement: how does the well placed to deliver company find itself?

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Yu – reading through the numbers

As Tom Winnifrith said in his Bearcast on Wednesday, Yu Group (YU.) offered numbers in its latest trading statement which are completely meaningless – and thus its net cash position could be anything. I’ve been trying to piece some of it together.

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IRV

Interserve: you were warned - bring out the ouzo!

Whilst Tom Winnifrith enjoys an early morning glass of ouzo upon confirmation that MySquar (MYSQ) has finally departed the Casino amid allegations of fraud and someone’s fingers in the till, there is another party going on at Deputy Sheriff Towers: fully-listed Interserve (IRV) has finally confessed that its shareholders are going to get clobbered. Indeed, the shares this morning fell way below their nominal price of 10p in the scramble to get out and currently sit 47% down on the day at around 12p...

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Dividend Munchers: Vodafone calms market with interims

I was really worried I had made a grave error is buying into Vodafone (VOD) for my mini Dividend Munchers’ portfolio. Of course, on the basis of having paid over 190p and the shares subsequently collapsing to well under 150p I clearly had – but fortunately had only piled up half of what I had wanted so by good fortune I escaped the worst. The question was then whether to pile in for more – so the market was wrong – or to accept I had made a mistake. This morning Vodafone offered up its interims.

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TMO
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Why I would short Time Out Group

Time Out Group (TMO) is a name that most people will be familiar with, as many of you will have used it when travelling around the world to make the most of wherever you are staying, and to discover local attractions and restaurants.

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Trafalgar Property – full-year results: “well placed to deliver…”. Really?

I last commented on AIM-listed Trafalgar Property Group (TRAF) back in July 2015, after it snuck out its results at 5.23pm on a Friday, announcing losses for its year to March 2015 but saying it was seeking a return to profitability in 2016 and 2017. So how has it done?

WMH
WMH

William Hill Has a High Hill to Climb to Overcome the Recent Curb on Gambling Machines.

Hello Share Pushers. First of all, an admission of bias. I avoid investing in gambling firms. This is because I like to think my money goes into making stuff or providing services which actually add to world values. And I think most gambling is often a waste of money with little concrete being produced. I realise this is kill-joy puritanism, but I can't help it.

 

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Mobile Streams faces an uphill battle - just to avoid bankruptcy

Mobile Streams (MOS) appears to be yet another AIM company where it is hard to see it ever actually returning any money to investors, and whilst it certainly isn’t unique in that regard, I do have to wonder how long it can keep going for before the ability to raise funds finally dries up.

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Haydale – disappointing sales, CEO steps aside. Oh, and surely a placing on the way. Timber….

I previously looked at AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) last October (HERE), concluding It may be a great business in the making, but the lack of visibility of earnings (just £6 million over the next 3.5 years) is too thin – profits seem an awfully long way away and the carefully crafted obfuscation in the trading statement makes me steer a wide berth…. Today we got a warning that sales have been disappointing, the CEO stepping aside and cash sitting at £5.6 million. Given that it raised £9.3 million last October (at a 32% discount) one has to wonder how long it will be before the tin is rattled again.

The People's Operator remains one of the worst companies on AIM!

The People’s Operator (TPOP) is one of a number of AIM companies where you have to wonder whether there is really any point in it continuing to stay in business, other than generating fees for its brokers.

Cloudbuy – FY17 numbers are better (or less bad), but good enough to justify market cap?

I just can’t help fearing for AIM-listed Cloudbuy (CBUY) and its shareholders. Here we are heading for two years after a £5.75 million rescue refinancing by Mr Roberto Sella and now post a further rescue refinancing last December (another £3.5 million committed, of which £1.7 million has been drawn) and I still wonder if the company will ever make any money. Yesterday morning we had its FY17 numbers: they are not as awful as the last lot, but it still look pretty bad.

Despite the name change to Maistro, blur looks set to continue to perform badly!

Despite changing its name from blur Group (BLUR) to Maistro (MAIS) at the start of the year, it is hard to see much of a change when it comes to the fortunes of the company. Basically, it offers businesses a platform for the procurement of business services, including marketing and human resources, and on its website it boasts that it has been in the business for over a decade. With that in mind, it doesn’t exactly look great that the company is still racking up heavy losses each year, and looks like it is going to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.

LightwaveRF – why’s new route to market news really so “fantastic to confirm”?

LightwaveRF (LWRF) has announced “its next generation Apple HomeKit certified product range, for controlling smart devices with iOS apps and Siri voice commands, is now available to purchase via the Apple Online Store”, with CEO Andrew Pearson stating this “fantastic to confirm”. I bet it is…

UBI
UBI

Ubisense – placing, more to support growth plans or needed to strengthen the balance sheet?

Arguing it is positioning “to capitalize on significant projected increases in spending” as suggested by it having “reported a strong set of financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017”, Ubisense (UBI) “is pleased to announce it has raised £5.5 million (before expenses) from a placing in order to support growth plans and strengthen its balance sheet”. Hmmm, let’s review…

IMM
IMM

A Promising Pocket Pharma Like This Could Pluck Perky Pickings. But You Need Nerve.

Hello, Share Choosers. As we've often said on this glittering website, investing in small drugs companies is fraught with peril. Cures and remedies take ages to develop, and then you have to steer them through a punishing licence minefield. I’m a great believer, though, in this kind of punt, as the world becomes older and less healthy. And investment in the right pharma could reap big rewards for shareholders, but mainly the sick among us. Today’s suggestion seems a more promising pocket pharma than most.

HSS
HSS

HSS Hire – half-year results, why are the shares slumping on the announcement after an update last month?

With the company having updated in early July on its performance to 1st July, I note shares in HSS Hire (HSS) amongst today’s biggest fallers – on the back of a results announcement for its half year to… 1st July!...

NBB
NBB

Norman Broadbent – “Corporate Update & Change of Adviser”. Hmmm, how’s the balance sheet?

Self-described ‘talent acquisition & advisory services’ company Norman Broadbent (NBB) “announces the appointment of Gary Browning as Strategic Adviser to the Board and CEO, the appointment of WH Ireland as Nominated Adviser and Broker, the issue of a £300,000 loan note and the commencement of CFO succession planning”. Hmmm…

PFG
PFG

Provident Financial – calamitous “Trading Statement”, shares plunge, another nightmare for Neil Woodford

Earlier this month in Neil Woodford - how long before The Deadwood Press admits that he does not walk on water?, Tom noted a bad record – recently including Provident Financial (PFG). The Mail on Sunday had written “the FTSE 250 doorstep lender whose profits halved after it struggled to move to a new operating model” - the struggles have got considerably worse…

Imaginatik – full-year results, “a year of good progress”. Really?

Innovation technology and consulting company Imaginatik (IMTK) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2017, arguing “a year of good progress as we continue to position the business to capitalise on the growing market opportunity available”. The shares though are at a depressed 2p, so what’s the story?...

NBI
NBI

Northbridge Industrial Services – half year update it’s “pleased to issue”… shares further slide

Northbridge Industrial Services (NBI) “is pleased to issue” a half year trading update, which includes “expects the results for the first six months of 2017 to be in line with management's expectations” and that “the growth of renewable power generation in advanced economies have already provided profitable opportunities”. So why are the shares sliding back below 100p?...

blur Group – “pleased to announce” (late) results. It shouldn’t be…

Following it having missed the six month deadline for full-year accounts publication (as, pending the securing of funding, it was “unable to sign-off the audit”) – and the shares resultantly having been suspended, blur Group (BLUR) now “is pleased to announce its audited final results for the year ended 31 December 2016”. Hmmm, “pleased” hey?…

TMO
TMO

Time Out Group – argues “well positioned”, so why are the shares muted?

Time Out (TMO) has updated on the first half of 2017, arguing “we are well positioned to drive further growth, transactional traffic and monetisation of our unique content”. The shares though, at 138p, remain below the 150p June of last year AIM listing price…

Proxama – dire results, though emphasises “exciting transition” as needs to get away a confetti issuance extraordinaire

Proxama (PROX) “is pleased to announce its Full Year Results for the year ended 31 December 2016” and “pleased to announce the successful completion of an upsized bookbuild for the placing”. Shareholders probably aren’t so pleased – the shares having responded approaching 70% lower, to 0.04p…

AAA
AAA

F40 – All Asia FY16 numbers: way overvalued

I haven’t covered ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty All Asia Asset Capital (AAA) much before its shocking contender for most expensive loan on AIM, but since our list is now only 13 members long, and with an 'interesting' disposal to record now seems as good a time as any to take a peek. And so, with the Chairman pleased to present the results… (and the shares down by 30%)...

FRP
FRP

Fairpoint Group – accounts delayed, shares suspended. A fair point towards disaster?

Updating towards the end of March, Fairpoint Group (FRP) stated “the audit of the 2016 results is expected to complete in April”. Towards the end of April, it then updated that results “will be announced mid-May”, then on 24th May that it then expected to announce in June. Now, the shares have been suspended as the company “will not be in a position” to publish its annual report and accounts in the six months from year-end it has under AIM rules – and it gets still worse…

The People's Operator – “Make a call, make a change”… shareholders make a loss…

“The People's Operator (TPOP), the cause-based commercial mobile virtual network operator, is pleased to announce its full year results for the period ended 31 December 2016”. Hmmm, these being announced approaching six months after the year-end – rarely a good sign…

HRN
HRN

Hornby – major holder’s purchase means a mandatory cash offer

Last month saw a regime change General Meeting requisition withdrawn at Hornby (HRN) and now the major shareholder, Phoenix, has unconditionally agreed to acquire the rebel’s (New Pistoia Income’s) shares – seeing it required to make a mandatory cash offer for the whole company...

Microsaic Systems – from in December sales to be “substantially ahead” of 2016’s, to now “significantly lower than for 2016”

“Trading Statement” announcement from Microsaic Systems (MSYS) includes Chairman Eric Yeatman commenting “we are very encouraged with the progress since our 21 March 2017 update, when we introduced our biopharma strategy, specifically around bioprocessing. We are engaging with several of the leading players in the global market for bioprocessing equipment”. However, the statement also includes that “the company now expects its H1 and full year 2017 revenue to be significantly lower than for 2016”. Hmmm…

EU Supply – framework agreement signed, but valuation merited?

Shares in e-procurement software provider, EU Supply (EUSP) are currently a further more than 17% higher, at 17p, on the back of a “Framework agreement signed” announcement. Hmmm, a framework agreement – so no specific financials then?...

Starcom – shares soar on “Major Supply and Support Agreement”, but how ‘major’ is it?

Having been bearish on Starcom (STAR) – from with the shares at above 7p HERE and most recently HERE – I note the stock currently 50% higher today, at 2.25p, on the back of a “Major Supply and Support Agreement” announcement…

Entu – from bad (en)tu worse, issues “more complex and extend further” than expected

October 2014, 100p per share, IPO, Entu (ENTU) has issued a trading update commencing that its strengthened executive team is progressing with the implementation of a detailed action plan, as set out in the full-year results statement, to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, leverage its supply chain, improve cash collection and strengthen controls. Good, good. But what? The shares currently more than 30% lower on the day at well below 20p. Uh oh…

VIP
VIP

Vipera – “pleased to announce” new agreement, but what’s happened to funded “through to cash flow profitability”?

Vipera (VIP) “is pleased to announce a multi-year agreement with Bankart d.o.o., a leading payment processor” and CEO Marco Casartelli is “delighted to have agreed such a significant and multi-year agreement with Bankart and we very much look forward to delivering more innovative solutions together in the future”. Sounds good, but what's the detail?...

DCD
DCD

DCD Media – 2016 results argue “measures… will ensure that the business can deliver value”. Will they?

An 11:26am results announcement from tv distribution and production group DCD Media (DCD). Hmmm, why not a standard 7am release? Let’s take a look…

NGR
NGR

Nature Group – 2016 results make clear material improvement needed otherwise it’ll soon be cash crunch ahoy!

Having most recently warned on shares in Nature Group (NGR) in January as they jumped above 12p, I note they currently down 12% today, heading towards 8p, on the back of the company’s 2016 results announcement…

Starcom – order delays, but reckons second half growth. Hmmm…

An AGM statement from Starcom (STAR) includes that “gross margin is ahead of the average for 2016 and better than expected” and “some increases in order value on last year”. However, “revenues for the first four months of the year are slightly behind budget”. Hmmm...

C21
C21

21st Century Technology – from “good” recent progress in December, to now-stated “poor” second half 2016 financial performance!

Fleet and passenger systems company 21st Century Technology (C21) has, tardily, announced results for the 2016 calendar year, though with CEO Russ Singleton emphasising “we made real strides last year with major framework renewals, organisational restructuring and innovative new sales”. Sounds promising. However...

Tungsten Corp – CEO Hurwitz claims “remarkable headway in fiscal '17”, so why are the shares lower?

“Pre-close FY17 Trading Update” announcement from Tungsten Corp (TUNG) sees CEO Rick Hurwitz claiming “Tungsten made remarkable headway in fiscal '17”. With the shares responding, er, more than 3% lower to 66.25p, the following reviews...

PSL
PSL

PhotonStar LED – results see CEO McKenzie claim “steady progress”, so why are the shares a further more than 7% lower?

PhotonStar LED Group (PSL) CEO James McKenzie commences his comments on 2016 in the company’s results announcement that “steady progress was made in transitioning the group into becoming a retrofit connected lighting and building management business. We have installed a number of trials in a variety of sectors”. Sounds promising, so why are the shares currently 7.5% lower, at 1.85p, on the back of the announcement?...

ITQ
ITQ

InterQuest – an angry shareholder writes…

Having announced it is to make a 42p per share offer for InterQuest (ITQ) (Tom made his thoughts clear on the offer HERE) the following features the management buyout team’s (Gary Ashworth, Christopher Eldridge and David Bygrave, (‘Chisbridge’)’s) reasonings for the offer (in bold italics) and my responses following…

LightwaveRF – follows ramparoonie with half-year results showing continued cash burn

Commenting yesterday on the “Launch of Google Assistant voice control” ramparoonie (Oops) RNS announcement from LightwaveRF (LWRF), I suggested it clearly currently remains cash burn ahoy, with results for the six months ended 31st March 2017 following today

LightwaveRF – “Google Assistant voice control” ramparoonie

Shares in LightwaveRF (LWRF) are currently circa 65% higher on the day, above 25p, on the back of a “Launch of Google Assistant voice control”-entitled ramparoonie (Oops) RNS announcement...

POS
POS

Plexus Holdings – another warning as conditions remain “challenging”

“Trading Update” announcement from Plexus Holdings (POS) includes early that “although Plexus continues to pursue a number of specific opportunities in the North Sea and overseas, where discussions are progressing well, some of these are taking longer than anticipated to conclude” and that “a number of encouraging new contracts are currently being negotiated and are now likely to be concluded early in the next financial year, to June 2018”. Uh oh…

C21
C21

21st Century Technology – “Contract Win” & “Directorate Change” announcements, but what about the financial position?

I previously commented on 21st Century Technology (C21) “having admitted ‘liquidity issues’, it’s expensive debt ahoy (it hopes!)”. The company has today made “Contract Win” and “Directorate Change” announcements…

MDZ
MDZ

MediaZest – “Significant Project Completion” ramparoonie (Oops, sorry) ‘announcement’

“Significant Project Completion” announcement sees shares in MediaZest (MDZ) currently around 30% higher on the day. Oh, it’s a “Non-regulatory”, RNS Reach ramparoonie (Oops, sorry) ‘announcement’…

Audioboom – results more than five months after its year-end, the accounts show why…

Spoken word audio on-demand platform company, Audioboom (BOOM) has announced results for its year ended 30th November 2016. Hmmm – more than five months after the year-end then, rarely a good sign…

RIC
RIC

Richoux – review as shares crash on full-year results announcement

I looked at Richoux Group (RIC) in October – review as shares soar on appointment of founder and former CEO of Prezzo – and today note the shares currently more than 27% lower, at 20p, on the back of a results announcement for the company’s year ended 25th December 2016...

Imaginatik – what’s with the radio silence?

I previously updated on Imaginatik (IMTK) following results for its half year ended 30th September 2016. Those showed further underlying cash burn seeing cash to a low level, though noted recent improvement. However, I noted the company also stating it was now further “investing in our sales and marketing resources and technology suite”. Having released trading updates on 9th March 2016, 11th February 2015 and 14th April 2014, what about this year?...

Hayward Tyler – does trading update support recently stated “good progress”?

Last week I questioned stated “continued good progress” by Hayward Tyler (HAYT), with it having produced a profit warning as recently as 20th February. The following updates with the shares currently on the rise, at around 55p, on the back of a trading update the company “is pleased to provide” for its year ended 31st March 2017…

WSG
WSG

Westminster Group – emphasises “pleased” & placing “oversubscribed”. Hmmm…

Westminster Group (WSG) “is pleased to announce a placing” (to raise a gross £1 million at 10p per share) and “the conversion of the balance of the convertible loan notes issued to Darwin Capital Ltd eliminating the facility”. The shares have though responded more than 15% lower…

BNN
BNN

BNN Technology – placing “to fund exciting and transformational new developments”. Really?...

Lucian Miers previously warned on BNN Technology (BNN) HERE and will update here in due course. But the following just takes a quick look at the numbers and placing the company has announced today...

Hayward Tyler – reports “continued good progress”, what about the February profit warning?

Hayward Tyler (HAYT) has announced £3.7 million of new order wins, emphasising these “in addition to those already announced in March as evidence of our ability to convert our strong pipeline into order intake”. Hmmm, this follows a profit warning as recently as 20th February though…

Inspirit Energy – half-year results claim “adequate resources”. Really?...

Having featured in the ‘New Year bury bad news stakes’ and with questions having been raised about CFO Nilesh Jagatia, I note shares in Inspirit Energy (INSP) remain in the doldrums following half-year results announced on 31st March. I also note the announcement was made at 9.49am. An attempt to miss the usual 7am RNS scrutiny?...

HaloSource – 2016 results, cash crunch AHOY!

I most recently cautioned on water technology company HaloSource (HALO) in February HERE. It has now announced results for the 2016 calendar year…

Strat Aero – “Trading Update”, what’s the real balance sheet picture though?

Strat Aero (AERO) “announces a trading update ahead of its full year results for the year ended 31 December 2016”. Hmmm – it’s already April 2017 though. I’d suggest this doesn’t bode well…

CloudCall – 2016 results, sufficiently funded to reach break-even?

Having previously updated on CloudCall (CALL) HERE, I note the integrator of voice communications into customer relationship management platforms has now announced results for the 2016 calendar year. These emphasise “a year of excellent progress for the business” and a “strong start to 2017”, though have currently seen the shares slip back towards 100p…

SNT
SNT

Steve Moore Sell tip of the year, Sabien Technology - TIMBERRRRR…

Noting the balance sheet in conjunction with its trading, towards the end of 2016 I put forward Sabien Technology (SNT) as a sell tip for 2017 at 3p – questioning at what price another attempted bailout fundraising so soon after the previous one? We now have the answer…

RCI
RCI

AIM still shrinking as another two bite the dust and more to come this week

As at the end of February the number of companies listed on AIM had fallen to 973 – down from 982 at the end of 2016. Having seen 7 new admissions in the first two months of this year, that means that 16 companies disappeared off into the ether during the same period and the world’s most successful growth market has shrunk back to levels not seen since 2004 in terms of the number of companies listed. This morning saw the demise of Rapidcloud (RCI) and North RiverResources (NRRP).

Starcom – “pleased to present” 2016 results, shares slump again…

Chairman of tracking, monitoring and protection technology company Starcom (STAR), Michael Rosenberg, is “pleased to present the final audited accounts” for 2016. The shares have currently responded more than 17.5% lower, to 1.75p. Hmmm…

EPO
EPO

Earthport – interims argue ‘confidence in continued growth & prospects’, but include a net cash generation warning

Cross-border payments network company Earthport (EPO) is “pleased to announce” results for its half year ended 31st December 2016. This is with stated “highlights” including 5 million transactions (prior year corresponding period: 2.7 million) and payment volume of $7.80 billion (prior year corresponding period: $3.95 billion) – and CEO Hank Uberoi emphasising “confidence in our continued growth and prospects”. Why then are the shares currently more than 8.5% lower, at 24p?...

CPX
CPX

CAP-XX – interims argue “excellent progress”, but financials look CrAP (XX)

Self-described “world leader in the design and manufacture of supercapacitors, which considerably extend the performance of batteries”, CAP-XX (CPX) has announced results including that it “has again made excellent progress over the six months to 31 December 2016 and beyond in building on and refining its strategy”. Sounds positive. What? The shares currently 16% lower, at 8.5p?!?…

SEE
SEE

Seeing Machines – interims include “multi-sector strategy continues to gain momentum”, but also “reduced expectations”. Er…

“Seeing Machines (SEE), the AIM listed technology company with a focus on operator monitoring and intervention sensing technologies and services is pleased to announce its unaudited financial results for the six months to 31 December 2016” and CEO Ken Kroeger is “pleased with the progress towards the achievement of our long-term goals as our multi-sector strategy continues to gain momentum”. Good, good… er, what? The shares currently more than 15% lower in response?!?...

ZIN
ZIN

Zinc Media – emphasises EBITDA profit for "first time in recent years", so why are the shares materially lower?...

The results announcement for its half year ended 31st December 2016 from the former Ten Alps plc, now Zinc Media Group (ZIN), emphasises “decisive action taken” and “for the first time in recent years, the company reported a profit at the adjusted EBITDA level”. So why are the shares more than 9% lower, heading towards 1.20p, on the back of the release?...

Audioboom – claims “impressive KPI performance”, but what about cash?

Shares in spoken-word audio platform company Audioboom (BOOM) are currently recovering above 3p on the back of a “First Quarter KPI Update” announcement. Hmmm, let’s take a look…

IGP
IGP

Intercede – following a bullish January announcement, now blames ‘The Donald’ for another profit warning ahoy!

Having previously gone from “well positioned for future growth” to trading “below expectations” in just over 3 months, cybersecurity group Intercede (IGP) has now followed a January announcement of a record $3 million order (“demonstrates that Intercede continues to win orders for its MyID technology platform in spite of the continuing budget constraints within the US Government”) with that “the order book as of 2 March 2017 indicates that, unless further orders are received that can be recognised as revenue in the current period, the revenue outturn for the financial year ending 31 March 2017 will be approximately £8 million”. Uh oh…

Hayward Tyler – further extension of debt repayment, what of funds recently raised?

My previous update on engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) noted “repayment of £2.4 million of short term banking facilities, currently extended to 28 February”. The following updates with the shares currently further below 40p on the back of an “Update on banking support” announcement...

VIP
VIP

Vipera - “well funded… through to cash flow profitability”. Hmmm, really?

Mobile financial services provider Vipera (VIP) “is pleased to announce a trading update in respect of the year ended 31 December 2016”. So why are the shares currently more than 5% further lower at 4.5p?...

Hayward Tyler – second half weighting, though not ‘as expected’…

An update from engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) commences that, “as expected”, there is proving to be a second half weighting “with aggregate order intake of £24.3 million secured in the four months to 31 January 2017… and a significant increase in the order book to £52.2 million”. Sounds promising… but what? “The board now anticipates reporting lower revenue for the financial year ending 31 March 2017”?!?...

DRV
DRV

Driver Group – full-year loss & bailout fundraising. “Renewed confidence”?

Driver Group (DRV) has announced self-admitted “disappointing” results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and a bailout fundraising, though argues that stakeholders should soon be able to “look forward to the future with renewed confidence”. Hmmm...

SCE
SCE

Surface Transforms – claims “successful six months”. In response… the shares slide...

Surface Transforms (SCE) has announced results for the six months ended 30th November 2016, claiming “a tough, albeit exciting and successful six months”. The shares have responded… approaching 7% lower, towards 20p. Hmmm…

NBI
NBI

Northbridge Industrial Services – another trading update it’s “pleased to issue”, yet sees the shares slide

Northbridge Industrial Services (NBI) is “pleased to issue” a trading update for the 2016 calendar year, yet the shares have responded more than 8% lower to 123.5p. Hmmm...

HRN
HRN

Hornby – claims turnaround “on track” and “robust current trading”. A recovery play?

Hobby products group, Hornby (HRN) has emphasised “turnaround plan on track and robust current trading” - and the shares have responded currently just over 7% higher to 33.5p. Is it recovery ahoy here?...

Adgorithms – claims trading “in line”, so why are the shares crashing again?

Online advertising software company Adgorithms (ADGO) has updated that it “continues to execute its stated growth strategy and expects trading for the year ended December 2016 to be in line with management's expectations”. So why are the shares currently 25% lower, at 16.5p?...

PSL
PSL

PhotonStar LED – loss warning, product modifications needed & cash crunch ahoy as CEO claims “good progress”!?!

“James McKenzie, Chief Executive of PhotonStar (PSL), said: ‘In 2016, we made good progress in transitioning the group into becoming a retrofit connected lighting and building management business’”. Good, good. You what? The shares currently more than 15% lower, at sub 1p, in response to the announcement…

Biome Technologies – trading update, sales struggle against even recently reduced guidance

Shares in Biome Technologies (BIOM) have retained a slight recovery above 100p following a 2016 “Pre-close Trading Statement, though “the board expects the loss before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation… to be similar to the level achieved in 2015”

NGR
NGR

Nature Group – Sale of Gibraltar operations sparks shares, but what of trading?

Previously writing on another ludicrous results statement from Nature Group (NGR), I noted ‘we’ll see on the loss-making Gibraltar entity (“held for sale” net assets on the balance sheet £0.79 million)’. Today there is a “Sale of Gibraltar Operations” announcement, though which also includes a trading update…

TEA
TEA

Teathers releases Annual Results: where has all the money gone?

Formerly AIM-listed Teathers Financial (TEA) has released numbers for the year to 31 October 2016. They are truly shocking. In its year to October 2015 the group balance sheet sported a net assets value of about £800,000 having raised just over £1 million in the year. That is pretty bad. But as at 31 October 2016 (having raised no further cash) net assets came in at about just under £70,000 with just £658 in the bank. Where did it all go?

Crawshaw – argues “we continue to be encouraged”, the market isn’t…

Fresh meat and food-to-go retailer, Crawshaw (CRAW) has updated on trading including “we have continued to build on the progress noted in our last update with the improvements in sales and customer numbers being maintained through December as planned” and “we continue to be encouraged by the customer response to the recent changes we've made”. So why are the shares currently approaching 8% lower, at 23.5p?...

Guscio – attempts to sneak full-year results out today, a review shows why…

Friday 23rd December, “Final Results & Notice of AGM”. Uh-oh, what has this worryingly-timed announcement from Guscio (GUSC) got in store? ...

Tungsten Corp – interims, claims “very encouraged by the emerging momentum”. Hmmm…

Tungsten Corp (TUNG) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2016, with CEO Richard Hurwitz statedly “very encouraged by the emerging momentum across our business”. Hmmm…

Audioboom – claims “reached a crucial tipping point”. Er, yep… nearly all the money’s gone AGAIN!

Previously writing on spoken-word audio platform company, Audioboom (BOOM) I noted “agreement for investment from China ‘not yet been reached’, surely not to be cash crunch ahoy AGAIN!”. The company is now “pleased to provide an update on its Q4 KPIs and trading for the year ended 30 November 2016” and, well, er…

JLH
JLH

John Lewis of Hungerford – full-year results, “fifth consecutive year of sales growth” BUT…

Specialist kitchen manufacturer and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford (JLH) has announced results for its year ended 31st August 2016 – including a “fifth consecutive year of sales growth, which exceeded £8 million for the first time”. However…

Imaginatik – half-year results note “tangible results for our customers”, but what about for shareholders?…

Having fallen towards 1p after being above 5p as recently as May, shares in Imaginatik (IMTK) are currently recovering to around 2p on the back of results for the company’s half year ended 30th September 2016…

OneView Group – half-year results show reason for additional loan facility

Having most recently warned on OneView Group (ONEV) last month HERE, the company has now announced an additional loan facility and results for its half year ended 30th September 2016 showing why…

DPP
DPP

DP Poland – sale and sub-franchising of Krakow stores, shares further higher…

The company with the exclusive right to develop, operate and sub-franchise Domino's Pizza stores in Poland, DP Poland (DPP) has announced the sale and sub-franchising of 4 stores in Krakow – and the shares have reacted further higher…

Scholium Group – half-year results admit non-delivery of the expected return on increased capital…

I previously warned on rare books and collectibles group Scholium (SCHO) on the back of an October trading statement – and the shares are currently further lower, at 34p, on the back of the results announcement for the company’s half-year ended 30th September 2016…

SNT
SNT

Sabien Technology – yet more delays. Cash crunch ahoy (again)?

Previously writing on boiler technology company Sabien (SNT) last month, I noted a considerable improvement in sales performance needed otherwise its funds will continue being used just to keep the lights on. The following updates with the shares currently more than 6% lower, at 3.75p, on the back of an “AGM Statement”.

DGB
DGB

Digital Barriers – H1 results, claims a clear, strong organic growth engine. But is there?

Provider of surveillance technologies, Digital Barriers (DGB) has announced results for the six months ended 30th September 2016 including “it is clear that we have now established a strong organic growth engine”, though later also stating “organic revenues… were broadly flat at £6.9m”. Hmmm…

Hayward Tyler – “momentum is continuing to build”, but it needs to…

Engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) has recently been “pleased to announce a series of contract wins, totalling in excess of £4.5m which… confirm that momentum is continuing to build”. However, the shares remain down on the year at a current 83.5p…

AVO
AVO

Why I've Sold All My Advanced Oncotherapy Shares.

Hello Share Mongers. About two years ago I suggested you take a look at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). I was glad I did as I seem to recall that the shares rose from about 3p at the time to around 18p. 

Imaginatik – argues “confident”, but should it be?

A trading update for the six months ended 30th September sees innovation software and consultancy company, Imaginatik (IMTK) “confident we have the foundations in place for future success”. Investors though don’t seem as confident – the shares currently remaining slumped at around 1.6p...

HRN
HRN

Hornby – turnaround progress any smoother than half year results issuance?

Hobby products company, Hornby (HRN) announced results for the six months ended 30th September 2016 at 7am claiming “good progress with turnaround plan”. This didn’t though extend to the announcement itself - as the financial tables weren’t included! A replacement announcement was then made at 09:41 – does the company's turnaround progress look smoother? …

MOS
MOS

Mobile Streams – reckons “pleased to announce” full-year results, shares down 30%...

“Mobile Streams (MOS), the emerging markets focused mobile media company, is pleased to announce its final results for the year ended 30 June 2016 which are in line with management's revised expectations”. Ok. Er, what? The shares currently 30% down, at 9.625p, in response...

TAL
TAL

Ten Alps – results “extremely disappointing”, but reckons to now be profitable. Sound familiar though?

Shares in Ten Alps (TAL) have continued to fall on the back of results for its year ended 30th June 2016, which noted “a disappointing and painful period for the group”, but also that “hard decisions have been made and remedial actions taken to structure the business for success”. Hmmm...

GRA
GRA

Grafenia – half-year results, another profit warning ahoy!

Having last month concluded on Grafenia (GRA) that I wouldn’t want to bet on expectations being achieved and currently continue to avoid, I note the half-year results announcement sees the shares currently more than 14% lower at 7.5p…

DIS
DIS

Distil – half-year results, banking gains correct?

Having recommended shares in drinks brand owner Distil (DIS) on the subscription Nifty Fifty website last year at a 0.9p offer price, we last month opted to bank gains at a 1.35p bid. The following reviews on the back of results from the company for the six months ended 30th September 2016…

EPO
EPO

Earthport – “is pleased to announce”… dire full-year results…

“Earthport (EPO), the leading payment network for cross-border payments, is pleased to announce its final results for the year ended 30 June 2016”. The shares are currently down 4%, to sub 16p, in response. Hmmm…

SNT
SNT

Sabien Technology – dire full-year results, expects “considerable improvement”. Er?

I previously wrote on boiler technology company Sabien (SNT) last month – ‘£750,000 placing “to continue growth strategy”, AKA to keep the lights on…’. The company has now announced results for its year ended 30th June 2016...

Hayward Tyler – disappointing H1, but reckons still to meet full year expectations. Hmmm…

Shares in specialist engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) currently trade more than 10% lower, heading towards 80p, despite a trading update announcement including “management is positive in the group's ability to meet full year market expectations”. Hmmm…

DGB
DGB

Digital Barriers – credit facility ahead of interim results?

Having warned on shares in Digital Barriers (DGB) last year, I note an announcement of a £10 million credit facility – with this following a trading update announcement last week…

LightwaveRF – “pleased to announce”… an uber-expensive loan (& trading warning)…

LightwaveRF (LWRF), “enabling domestic and commercial users to remotely monitor and control light, heat, power and security by smartphone, tablet or PC… is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with its principal shareholder, Committed Capital Financial Services Limited for a loan of £150,000”. Uh oh – sounds like ‘keep the lights on’ stuff…

TMO
TMO

Time Out – claims “incredible milestone” in it to bring “highly successful” market format to London. Hmmm…

Having recently been “very excited” to announce a second ‘Time Out Market’, Time Out Group (TMO) is now “absolutely delighted to announce that we will be bringing our unique Time Out Market format to London”. The following reviews with the stock market not particularly delighted – the shares currently 1.4% higher at 141p, still comfortably below the 150p June IPO price…

Nanoco – full-year results; claims “excellent position”, but actually en-route to cash crunch ahoy (again)?

Nanoco Group (NANO) Chairman Dr Christopher Richards considers it “a pleasure to be introducing Nanoco's results for the year to 31 July 2016”. The shares are currently more than 6% further lower, at 55p, in response…

SCE
SCE

Surface Transforms – full-year results; management ‘confident’ and ‘excited’, market response less so…

Developer and manufacturer of carbon ceramic products for the brakes market, Surface Transforms (SCE) “is pleased to announce its preliminary results for the year ended 31 May 2016”. The shares are currently 7.5% lower, at below 25p, in response…

PGY
PGY

Progility – “pleased to present results”, shares down approaching 40% in response...

16 Sep 2016: “Progility plc (PGY), the Professional Services, Healthcare and Communications firm… intends to publish its full year results for the period to 30 June 2016 in the week commencing 26 September 2016”27 Sep 2016: “the company now intends to publish its final results, for the year ended 30 June 2016, on or before 7 October 2016”07 Oct 2016, 11:06am: “Final Results” announcement. All sounds a bit disorganised… and the shares slumped by 39% lto 1.6p, despite Executive Chairman Wayne Bos being “pleased to present Progility's results for the twelve months to 30 June 2016”.

Brammer – Q3 trading & financial position update, from bad to worse…

Having joined industrial supplies distributor Brammer (BRAM) as CEO on 1st August, Meinie Oldersma has purportedly “been impressed by the market position and the expertise and the quality of people the group has built over the last few years”. However, the shares are currently more than 30% further down, at 87.5p, on the back of the “Update on Q3 Trading and Financial Position” announcement. Hmmm…

EYE
EYE

Eagle Eye Solutions – a management either trying to fool you or fooling themselves, whilst at the trough. Oink, oink…

Shares in “SaaS technology company that validates and redeems digital promotions in real-time for the grocery, retail and hospitality industries”, Eagle Eye Solutions (EYE) have recently been on the rise – with recent announcements including a share purchase by CEO Tim Mason and results for the company’s year ended 30th June 2016 including “overall the board is pleased with the significant progress made”. Sounds interesting…

SRT
SRT

SRT Marine Systems – trading update; disappointing first half, better to come?

Having soared towards 60p in August, shares in SRT Marine Systems (SRT, formerly Software Radio Technology) are currently around 8% lower today, at circa 40p, on the back of a “Half Year Trading Update” announcement. Hmmm, let’s take a look…

CPX
CPX

CAP-XX – full-year results, talks CrAP (XX)…

Having previously updated sceptically on supercapacitor and energy management systems company CAP-XX (CPX), I note it is now “pleased to announce its audited results for the year ended 30 June 2016”. Let’s take a look…

DGS
DGS

Digital Globe Services – full-year results it’s “pleased to report”, shares down a further more than 17% in response…

“Digital Globe Services (DGS), a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for large, consumer-facing organisations, is pleased to report its final results for the year ended 30 June 2016”. Hmmm, the shares are currently more than 17% lower, at 38p, in response…

Audioboom – agreement for investment from China “not yet been reached”, surely not to be cash crunch ahoy AGAIN!

On 5th August Rob Proctor, CEO of spoken word audio platform Audioboom (BOOM), was “pleased to report that Audioboom has made further tangible progress in H1 2016, growing revenue, securing significant new content partners and further broadening its geographic distribution”. However, the financials showed it was cash crunch ahoy. Less than an hour later it was placing ahoy and there is now a “Strategic investment discussions update”

Igas – dire interims, bondholders take box seat as covenant breach looms

Rarely does one find good news in results which are released at the last minute, and in the case of Igas the recent record of fairly prompt reporting suggested that leaving the interims to deadline day would be a bad omen. This morning’s numbers and, more to the point, update on the bond situation reads badly – for all the positive spin applied. The numbers aren’t good, a bond covenant breach is expected in the second half of next month and then there is the question of how long it may be before the cash simply runs out.

VLK
VLK

Vislink – half-year results, TIMBERRR!

July profit warning meant results for the first half of 2016 from Vislink (VLK) were not going to be good but, on revenue 15% lower than in the corresponding 2015 period, at £22.6 million, a loss of £32.8 million!?! And there’s worse…

C21
C21

21st Century Technology – half-year results admit “liquidity issues”! …

Technology provider to the transport industry, 21st Century (C21) has announced results for the first half of 2016 including that “there are a number of positive initiatives happening within the group”. The following updates with the shares currently remaining slumped at 1.625p…

NGR
NGR

Nature Group – “pleased to announce” results as shares slide on another ludicrous statement…

Following an absolutely ludicrous results statement previously, Nature Group (NGR) is “pleased to announce the unaudited interim results for the six months to 30 June 2016”. The shares are currently approaching 8% lower, at 4.375p, in response. Is the company at it again? …

AGY
AGY

Despite Posting a Loss, Allergy Therapeutics is Not to Be Sneezed at

Hello Share Puzzlers. Thank goodness the hay fever season is over. I no longer suffer, having moved to the seaside, but the horror of a blocked conk and streaming eyes remains. You may have noticed that allergies seem to be on the rise. At least the number of folk who complain about them is.

SAL
SAL

SpaceandPeople – half-year results suggest it’ll be profit warning ahoy!

Shares in shopping centre and other high footfall venue promotional and retail company SpaceandPeople (SAL) currently trade approaching 30% lower, at well below 30p, on the back of its results for the first half of 2016. Let’s take a look…

EGS
EGS

eg solutions – half year results show marked declines… & so emphasise lashings of jam tomorrow

Having warned in June that “first half trading performance and cash generation will be lower than previously anticipated”, eg solutions (EGS) has now announced the results for its half year to end July 2016…

NetDimensions – do half year results offer positives following July warning?

Having warned in July of “delays in deal roll-outs affecting revenue growth”, NetDimensions (NETD) has now announced results for the first half of 2016…

Fitbug – half-year results claim “encouraging progress” & “confident”. Really?

Fitbug (FITB) has announced results for the first half of 2016, including claiming that its “strategy has seen encouraging progress… with our additional working capital and reduced levels of debt following our successful fundraise in July, the board is confident as to the company's future prospects”. The shares have lapped it up by approaching 12%, to 0.28p, but is there really “encouraging progress” and ‘confidence’ here? ...

DPP
DPP

DP Poland – half-year results; seeks to emphasise “EBITDA loss reduced”, but…

The company with the exclusive right to develop, operate and sub-franchise Domino's Pizza stores in Poland, DP Poland (DPP) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and the shares have responded back above 50p. Let’s take a look…

AVR
AVR

Avarae Global Coins – review of full-year results, tender offer & proposed delisting

Avarae Global Coins (AVR) describes itself as “the UK's only publicly traded specialist company dedicated to purchasing, holding and selling rare and high quality coins”. If it gets its way, that is not to be the case for much longer…

IGP
IGP

Intercede – from “well positioned for future growth” to trading “below expectations” in just over 3 months…

Intercede (IGP), a software and service company specialising in jargon to describe what it does (sorry, specialising in “identity, credential management and secure mobility”) has announced it “has had a slow start to the current financial year and is continuing to experience delays in the receipt of anticipated MyID license orders from both new and existing customers”. Uh-oh…

IND
IND

IndigoVision – half-year results suggest potentially good value

Despite the company arguing that “results for the first half of 2016 are a strong improvement on 2015”, shares in video security systems group IndigoVision (IND) are currently more than 5% lower, at 150p, on the results announcement. Let’s take a look...

DRV
DRV

Driver Group – confirms a second half year return to profit, so why are the shares crashing again?

Construction and engineering industries consultancy group Driver (DRV) “is pleased” to confirm a return to profit during the second half of its year ending 30th September on turnover expected to be roughly 7% ahead of that recorded at the interim stage. The following though reviews, with the shares currently more than 11.5% lower, at 42p...

HAL
HAL

HaloSource – half-year results claim ‘optimism for the future’, but is there?

HaloSource, Inc. (HALO) has announced results for the first half of 2016 emphasising that a “new technology platform, coupled with our focus on penetrating the fast-growing Reverse Osmosis markets in China and India continues to reinforce the optimism we feel for the future performance of the business”. In response, the shares are approaching 14% lower, at 3.125p. Hmmm…

EU Supply – half-year results, working capital looks tight…

Having risen from just above 4p in the first half of June, shares in e-procurement SaaS provider, EU Supply (EUSP) are holding steady above 10p currently post its results for the first half of 2016…

Starcom – half-year results, “sufficient working capital”?

“Starcom (STAR), which specialises in the development of wireless solutions for the remote tracking, monitoring and protection of a variety of assets and people… (is) pleased to report the unaudited results for the six months period ended 30 June 2016”. The shares are currently more than 15% lower, at 3.375p, in response. Hmmm…

VIP
VIP

Vipera – “pleased to announce” half-year results, shares respond more than 10% lower...

“Vipera (VIP), the specialist provider of mobile financial services, is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016”. The shares are though currently 10.5% lower, at 4.25p, on the back of the announcement. Hmmm…

Pressure Technologies – “Update on Recent Trading” = Another Profit Warning…

Having initially warned of further downside risk with the shares at 166p HERE, I note shares in Pressure Technologies (PRES) are currently more than 11% lower today, at 140p, on the back of an “Update on Recent Trading”

LoopUp Group – shares to loop up or down following AIM IPO?

“LoopUp Group plc (LOOP), a global software-as-a-service provider of remote meetings, is pleased to announce… admission of its ordinary shares to trading on the AIM market… The reception from investors… reinforces our belief that our differentiated product, business model and plans for the future provide the foundation needed to deliver on our potential as a public company”. With the shares currently at 112.5p, up from a 100p admission price, let’s take a look…

Molins – “Half-year Report” announcement = Profit Warning…

Half year results from Molins (MLIN) – the company's first stated “Key point”“Results in line with management expectations”. Good, good. Final such point: “the board is taking a more cautious view of the short-term trading outlook and has revised downwards its trading expectations for the current year”. Uh-oh...

Cyan – a “world leader” adopting a model “similar to ARM Holdings plc”. Really?!? …

Self-declared “world leader” in technical jargon to describe what it does (Oops, I meant “in narrowband RF mesh networks for Omni Internet of Things communications”), Cyan (CYAN) has announced results for the first half of 2016 – noting its “financial performance reflected the increasing maturity of our offering and relationships” and that it’s “excited by the group's growth prospects”. Hmmm…

IGE
IGE

Image Scan Holdings – does latest “Trading Update” justify recent share price gains?

Having risen from 2.375p a month ago to 5.75p, shares in Image Scan Holdings (IGE) are currently further higher, at 6.25p, on the back of a “Year End Deliveries Trading Update” including that “the company anticipates to have recognized the sale of approximately half this £800k order by the end of the financial year and therefore now expects to materially exceed current market expectations”

C21
C21

21st Century Technology – you were warned & it’s now profit warning ahoy

Unlike its previous “Trading Update” announcement, it’s not ‘no one watching o’clock’ this time - but it is the same end result for shares in 21st Century Technology (C21); they're crashing...

KLN
KLN

Kellan Group – Half-Year results. “A market leading recruitment business”, Really? …

Self-described “market leading recruitment business” Kellan (KLN) has announced results for the first six months of 2016. The shares are currently down 24%, to 0.95p, in response...

Imaginatik – FY results, claims “pleased” with the growth & progress. Hmmm, really?…

Provider of innovation software and related professional services to large and medium-sized enterprises, Imaginatik (IMTK) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2016 and states it is “pleased with the growth achieved in the year and the underlying progress within the business”. The shares are though currently a further more than 6.5% lower, at 1.75p. Hmmm…

blur Group – “is pleased to present” its half year results, it shouldn’t be…

Prodigious cash-burning machine (sorry, services platform and marketplace group), blur (BLUR) “is pleased to present its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016”. Hmmm – this with the shares down from a start of the year 17p (and much, much higher when we first started warning) to a current little more than 7p…

MDZ
MDZ

MediaZest - “pleased to provide shareholders with final results for the year ended 31 March 2016”. Hmmm…

“MediaZest (MDZ), the creative audio-visual company, is pleased to provide shareholders with final results for the year ended 31 March 2016… Best ever financial results with turnover of £3,144,000 and EBITDA profit of £58,000”. Hmmm, let’s take a closer look…

Cloudcall – told ya; from ‘clearly enough cash to reach break-even’ to placing in less than 5 months!

Synety, now Cloudcall Group (CALL), - 22 Mar 2016: “clearly shows us having enough cash to deliver this company to break-even without the need to raise further funds”05 Aug 2016: “Interim results announcement… Proposed Placing to raise up to £3.77m”. Hmmm...

Purplebricks – now Old Mutual heading for the exit?

We spotted that that the Chief Marketing Officer of AIM-listed Purplebricks (PURP) had been beating a hasty retreat the other day, selling £341,000 worth of shares acquired from the exercise of options almost as soon as the certificate arrived. But it seems that Old Mutual had a similar idea.

Brave Bison – shares up on H1 trading update, but is this previous wrongster really to now become a rightster?

Shares in previous wrongster Rightster Group, now Brave Bison Group plc (BBSN), currently trade more than 17.5% higher today, at 5p, on the back of a trading update ahead of its results for the first half of 2016, expected to be announced on 31st August. Is it really now recovery ahoy here?

Tungsten – claims “special operating assets”, but currently just another ’specially bad financial performance

Tungsten (TUNG) has announced results for its year ended 30th April 2016 and that “the board is confident the company is well positioned for further sustainable growth”. The shares are further lower, at a current 43p, in response. Hmmm…

Pants on fire

The Guardian Newspaper set to lose £173 million but sadly years away from going bust

According to reports elsewhere in the deadwood press, the appalling left wing Guardian Newspaper is set to report a full year loss of £173 million. That is the good news. The bad news is that the Guardian it is years away from going bust.

Sprue Aegis – H1 operating loss lower than feared, but what about the full-year and outlook?

I commented on home safety products supplier Sprue Aegis (SPRP) in April as its shares were crashing on the back of a profit warning plus - see HERE. The following updates with the shares currently up today, to 181.5p, on the back of a trading update ahead of late September-expected results for the first half of 2016...

DPP
DPP

DP Poland – trading update emphasises “confidence”, but what about valuation?

Last commenting on the company with the exclusive right to Domino's Pizza stores in Poland, DP Poland (DPP), I was sceptical of the valuation (and management greed). However, a “Trading Statement” announcement today sees the shares further higher. Hmmm…

RUR
RUR

Rurelec – FY15 report published; finger of blame pointed

Blow me down! Having been suspended for failing to get its accounts out on time AIM-listed Rurelec has finally got its calendar FY15 numbers out. Fair play to the two-man board: with an ongoing cash-crisis as they try to rescue the company from its dire situation the workload must be extreme. With the numbers now out (after-hours, of course!) the shares are expected to resume trading on Monday. As to the report, it is dreadful – and the finger of blame is firmly pointing in the direction of the old guard under Peter Earl. It is a shocking read.

IND
IND

IndigoVision Group – “camera volumes increased markedly” & cash up, but…

Having previously been positive on shares in IndigoVision Group (IND), I last concluded, with the shares then at 267.5p, that it was difficult to be particularly confident and that I’d look for safer value elsewhere (see HERE). I now update with the shares currently approaching 6% lower today, at 123.5p, on the back of a trading update for the first half of 2016…

IKA
IKA

Ilika – full-year results beg the question when’s it attempted discounted fundraising ahoy?

Commenting on today-announced results for the company’s year ended 30th April 2016, Ilika (IKA) Chairman, Mike Inglis, notes “since my appointment as Non-Executive Chairman at the AGM last September, I have been very encouraged to see the technical progress and increased commercial focus at Ilika. The definition of a clear solid state battery roadmap and the launch of the Stereax M250 have been important milestones on the road to commercial success”. The following reviews with the shares currently more than 14% lower, at 45p…

TAL
TAL

Ten Alps - “Directorate Change” announcement = CEO walking the plank

Having recently noted that TV and multimedia content producer Ten Alps (TAL) faced an unenviable combination of issues, the company has now announced that “Mark Wood, Chief Executive Officer, has notified the board of his decision to step down as CEO and as a company director with immediate effect, which was accepted… The company has no immediate intentions to appoint a new CEO”. Hmmm…

Strat Aero – 2015 results at the last minute & after AGM, I wonder why? …

Drone company Strat Aero (AERO) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year ridiculously late and after its AGM earlier on 30th June. I wonder why? …

IGE
IGE

Image Scan Holdings – “Distribution Agreement”, how’s the jam tomorrow looking?

Long-time purveyor of jam tomorrow (sorry, of X-ray screening systems to the security and industrial inspection markets), Image Scan (IGE) has followed results for its half year ended 31st March 2016 with a “Distribution Agreement” announcement. Let’s take a look…

HRN
HRN

Hornby – self-declared “disappointing” results, can further new money fund a recovery?

Hobby and toy products group Hornby (HRN) has announced results from an “extremely challenging” year, along with a placing and open offer to fund a new business plan which it is “confident… can be delivered successfully and that Hornby can return to being a profitable and cash generative business which will progress to delivering shareholder value”. Hmmm…

FTC
FTC

Filtronic – “Trading Update”; it reckons “strong”, but is it?

Electronics products for the wireless telecoms infrastructure and adjacent markets-focused Filtronic (FTC) has released a “Trading Update” announcement emphasising “a strong sequential second half (to 31st May 2016) performance” and helping the shares up currently approaching 7.5%, to 10.875p, in response. Let’s take a look…

CloudTag – the equity issues go on and on…. And on and on…

“CloudTag (CTAG), the company that brings personal monitoring to the health, wellbeing and fitness markets, is pleased to announce an operational update and to announce it has raised £470,000 by way of a subscription for new ordinary shares”. At 6.05p, this now means a market cap here of more than £19.5 million. Hmmm…

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