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A £1.4 billion cash guzzler run by a prize bullshitter – still a short

By Tom Winnifrith | Wednesday 7 February 2024

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

I cannot imagine what institutions were thinking as they piled into Oxford Nanopore (ONT) at 425p in its September 2021 IPO. Maybe it was the Neil Woodford hype? The deadwood press has certainly sucked up press releases and gave it the full promote. But a valuation of £3.7 billion for a business which was a massive cash guzzler and would be for years to come was insane, as I suggested at the time.
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