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Keyword results: marketing spend

Jaywing – argues “the pipeline of new business remains encouraging”, but what about its conversion?

‘Data science-powered’ marketing agency Jaywing (JWNG) commences a trading update today with that it “has continued to successfully implement cost saving measures” and “the pipeline of new business remains encouraging”. So what of a current 5.375p share price, down more than 20%?

Tandem – emphasises “in line with market expectations”, but how creditable is that?

Previously writing on sports, leisure and mobility equipment group Tandem (TND), in September with the shares down to 285p I concluded that with the trading headwinds and cash flow movements I continued to avoid. What now with the shares at 262.5p on the back of a trading update?


Victorian Plumbing – full-year results, how’s the “growth journey” now?

Online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing (VIC) has announced results for its year-ended 30th September 2022 emphasising “Results ahead of expectations, with H2 revenue growth as the Group demonstrates continued trading momentum and further market share gains, supported by a robust balance sheet… Board proposes maiden ordinary full year dividend of 1.1p and an additional special dividend of 1.7p”. Good news then?


Distil – trading slump, stated to ‘largely reflect’ UK business “remodelling”. Why are we only told now?!

Previously writing on alcoholic drinks company Distil (DIS), in April with the shares at 1.4p I questioned ‘pleased to announce campaign to further build RedLeg spiced rum, how’s the balance sheet now?’. The shares last closed at 1.35p but are currently 1.15p, a £7.9 million market cap, on the back of a trading update, so what’s the position now?


Xeros Technology – 2021 results, “a strong foundation for future growth”? Er...

Writing on Xeros Technology Group (XSG) last week as the shares rose above 70p I concluded ‘with this share price spike towards a £17 million market cap, I’d… be particularly wary – also with financial results scheduled for next Wednesday. Certainly ahead of that, I continue to avoid’. Hopefully that was heeded as the shares last closed at 41.5p and are currently below 40p on the back of the 2021 results announcement. So what’s the news?...


B90 Holdings – 2021 results, was the subscription for marketing activities and working capital?...

Previously writing on B90 Holdings (B90), last month I questioned a gross £0.731 million subscription “for marketing activities and working capital”?. Today the online marketing and operating company for the gaming industry has announced its 2021 calendar year results. What do they show?...


Victorian Plumbing – interims, but I thought the June last year IPO was ‘an exciting next step on the growth journey’?...

Online bathroom retailer group Victorian Plumbing (VIC) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March with founder and CEO Mark Radcliffe emphasising “relentless focus on investing in quality and innovation has resulted in revenue growing 39% on a two-year basis”. Having only though listed in June last year, what about on a one year basis and what’s the financial impact of its “investing”?...

Best of the Best – “pleased” with performance against most recent guidance. Should it be?...

Online competitions company Best of the Best (BOTB) states it “is pleased… revenue performance for the period has been consistent with the market guidance issued at the time of its interim results on 19 January 2022, with pre-tax profits slightly ahead”. What does that mean re. a share price currently up to 440p?...


Victorian Plumbing – having only listed in June, warns on trading AGAIN!...

Previously writing on online specialist bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing (VIC), in December with the shares at around 100p I noted ANOTHER warning having only listed in June. AIM IPO roll-call of shame…. The shares last closed at 82p, so what of an AGM trading update today?…


Distil – full-year results, further potential?

Despite covid response-related inefficiencies and challenges, alcohol drinks brands owner Distil plc (DIS) is “pleased to report another year of increased profit, revenue growth and continued investment in our brands” and the shares have currently responded up to 2.40p. Is there further potential?…


Distil – full-year trading update, how positive is the outlook?...

Previously writing on alcohol drinks brands company Distil (DISI noted I’d want to see sustained meaningful positive impact from the ‘up-weighted marketing investment’ to reconsider my cautious stance. What then from a now “pleased to provide” trading update for its year ended 31st March 2021?…


Distil – revenue up, shares up, profit?...

Alcohol drinks brands company Distil (DIS) has made a “Trading update and new product launch” announcement including “despite relatively muted Christmas and New Year celebrations, revenue increased by 22% year-on-year” in the quarter – and the shares have continued recent upwards momentum, to 2.35p…

Immotion – trading update, fundraising ‘mainly’ for new product expansion?

Previously writing on “immersive entertainment group” Immotion (IMMO), at the start of September with the shares at 4.65p I concluded with still a winning formula very much to be proven, I currently continue to avoid. Today “Trading Update, Proposed Placing & Subscription”…

Best of the Best – “very pleased” with trading… so why are the shares lower?...

Online organiser of weekly competitions to win cars and other lifestyle prizes Best of the Best (BOTB) has updated including that it “is very pleased that trading for the period has remained as strong as previously announced on 16 September 2020 and that momentum remains within the business”. The shares are though currently lower at 1355p…


Distil – emphasises revenue growth… but value?

Owner of RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blackwoods Gin and Vodka, Blavod Black Vodka, Jago's Cream Liqueur and Diva Vodka drinks brands, Distil (DIS) “is pleased to provide an update on trading for the first quarter of its current financial year” – and the shares have currently responded to 1.2p, more than 9% higher...


On the Beach Group – intra-day profit warning, but still argues “resilient”. Is it?...

“COVID-19 Update”, intra-day (2:15pm) from “the UK's leading online retailer for beach holidays”, On the Beach Group (OTB). Uh oh…


Bury bad news on Election day – shocking interims and the cash is running out. No3 – Purplebricks

Estate agency business which argues it “combines highly experienced and professional Local Property Experts and innovative technology”, Purplebricks (PURP) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2019 – on election day. Hmmm…

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TechFinancials – argues “considerable progress away from the historical business model to new products and technologies”, BUT…

Self-styled “fintech software provider of financial solutions including blockchain-based digital assets and traditional financial trading solutions for retail clients”, TechFinancials (TECH) has (eventually) announced 2018 calendar year results, noting “trading in second half adversely impacted by tightening regulation… but with considerable progress away from the historical business model to new products and technologies…We are confident about the long-term prospects of the group and will continue to invest for the future”

Starcom – placing “to pursue a more aggressive marketing strategy”… or not?

Provider of wireless solutions for remote tracking, monitoring and protection, Starcom (STAR) “is pleased to announce that the company has conditionally raised £637,500… at a price of 1.25 pence per subscription share”. The market is not pleased – the shares currently more than 20% lower in response…

Plus500 – “pleased to announce” results… so why a near 30% share price crash?

Writing on Plus500 (PLUS) in November with the shares rising above 1400p, I questioned it stating “a good position for 2019”. Today from the company “pleased to announce preliminary unaudited results for the year ended 31 December 2018”… but the shares currently approaching 30% lower, at around 1150p!...

Veltyco updates on launch of own financial trading brand – delay, or worse?

An “Update on launch of own regulated brand” announcement from Veltyco (VLTY), that “further to its announcement of 22 November 2018”

Veltyco – EBITDA “likely to be marginally below budget”… & receivables?

A previously successful tip on the Nifty Fifty, the HotStockRockets team thought shares in Veltyco (VLTY) again looked to represent an opportunity earlier this year - but apologised and moved to sell at 73p in June. The stock last closed at 64.5p – but is currently heading towards 50p on the back of a “Trading Update”

LightwaveRF – full-year results, it was cash crunch ahoy & “building a great company”?

Previously writing on LightwaveRF (LWRF) I noted, despite it stated on a £5 million discounted fundraising “the new funds will support further product development and bolster our sales and marketing activity, as we continue to scale up the business and strengthen our position as a leading player in the Smart Home market”what about that it was seemingly cash crunch ahoy? The company has now announced results for its year ended 30th September 2017…

MySQUAR: it’s all kicking off, let’s take a proper look

I feel partly to blame for the ongoing war between the bears and bulls on MySQUAR (MYSQ) as I started covering the company at the start of the year on this site with a piece that was largely a writing exercise to see if I could write 400 words without using the letter ‘e’ (HERE). So I thought I’d better give it a more considered view now as I do have a bit of relevant expertise.

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...


Digital Globe Services – CEO reckons “pleased with the overall growth of the business”, but for investors it’s over to Beyoncé & Jay-Z…

Provider of customer, lead, and inquiry acquisition and digital media services, Digital Globe (DGS) commences a “Trading Update” noting that it “expects to deliver revenue for the year of approximately $48.0m (FY15: $40.3m), marginally ahead of market expectations”. Good, good … “gross margins experienced compression in the second half of the year due primarily to increased marketing spend”. Uh oh…

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