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MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 1st, 2020, 7:33 am

Smallcap Sweep. 01-May-20


Shield Therapeutics (STX) guides FY(Dec) rev only £0.7m due to AEGIS-H2H study fail and the agreement to repay Norgine €2.5m. Has cash to Q1 2021.
Kromek (KMK) guides FY(Apr) flat due to contract delays and lockdown. Co "good visibility over future revenues, and it has a healthy pipeline of projects." Cash at hand £10m. No guidance.
Arden Partners (ARDN) H1 trading: "materially higher corporate finance revenues, higher retainer levels but lower equity commissions. The equity trading operation suffered material losses." Guides loss but down YoY. Has cash well in excess of its regulatory requirements. Continues to sign up quality clients.
Cropper(James) (CRPR) guides FY(March) adj pretax well ahead of market expectations at over £6m. Guidance: Q1 large negative impact and loss making. Q2-3 continues to be loss-making, albeit with some recovery evident. Q4 being back into profitability.
Quadrise Fuels (QFI) cost cuts means has cash to mid Q2 2021. Equipment and MSAR fuel for the first phase pilot plant trial in Morocco now on site, awaiting end of site lockdown.
Avacta Group (AVCT) collaboration with Adeptrix to develop a high throughput COVID-19 antigen test using Adeptrix's tech. Aims for clinical validation, regulatory approval and manufacturing in June. "We believe that the BAMS test will be hugely attractive as an adjunct to PCR testing because it uses laboratory equipment that is already in hospital labs."
SpaceandPeople (SAL) gets £1m covid loan, will allow the Group to trade through the current period of venue closures.
LSL Property Services (LSL) new CEO, old one thanked.
Immedia Group (IME) CEO scarpers. He is thanked.
Gulf Marine Services (GMS) FY rev down 13%, adj loss $20m ($5.1m). Q1 adj EBITDA slightly better than plan. Needs new loan signed by end June or it's lights out. What a crock.



Notes (do not rely on the data)
STX: Price=124.5. Cap=146m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Shield Therapeutics is focused on the development and commercialization of late-stage, hospital-focused pharmaceuticals. It is a specialty pharmaceutical company.
KMK: Price=20. Cap=69m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Kromek Group is the developer of radiation detectors based on cadmium zinc telluride, providing improved detection and characterisation capabilities within the medical imaging, nuclear detection, and security screening markets.
ARDN: Price=6.15. Cap=2m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Arden Partners is a multi-service stockbroker. The Company provides financial services to corporate and institutional clients. Its business divisions are Equities Division and Corporate Finance Division.
James: Price=NA. Cap=NA. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
QFI: Price=1.51. Cap=15m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Quadrise Fuels International is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of emulsion fuel for use in power generation, industrial and marine diesel engines and steam generation applications.
AVCT: Price=95.5. Cap=199m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Avacta Group is a United Kingdom based company, which caters to the healthcare sector. It develops medical diagnostic products such as reagents and arrays which are helpful in drug discovery.
SAL: Price=6.75. Cap=1m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
SpaceandPeople is engaged in marketing and selling of promotional and retail licensing space on behalf of shopping centers. The company’s segments are Promotional Sales and Retail with geographic locations in the United Kingdom and Germany.
LSL: Price=161. Cap=168m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
LSL Property Services provides residential property services to consumers. Some of its offerings include residential sales, lettings, surveying, conveyancing and advice on mortgages and non-investment insurance products.
IME: Price=8. Cap=1m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Immedia Group provides music and communications solutions helping companies in retail, banking, leisure and hospitality, energy, sport, tourism, and education achieving customer’s expectations by creating sensory content and marketing communications.
GMS: Price=6.2. Cap=22m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Gulf Marine Services is a provider of self-propelled, self-elevating accommodation jack-up barges in the Middle East and globally. The Company's business segments are Small Class vessels, Mid-Size Class vessels, Large Class vessels, and Other vessels.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 4th, 2020, 7:47 am

Smallcap Sweep. 04-May-20
Expect sag at SAG

Carclo (CAR) guides FY(March) in line. "Given the division's focus on the medical market, overall demand across the Technical Plastics business has remained relatively resilient." Social distancing has impacted efficiency and throughput. Aerospace business now weak. "As previously reported, discussions continue with the Group's lending bank and pension trustees in order to agree a long-term financing position." No FY21 guidance.
Zambeef Products (ZAM) guides FY(Sept) in line underlying but hit by weak Zambian kwacha. H1 has been satisfactory.
Northbridge Industrial Services (NBI) recent Q in line. Has largely been able to maintain factory production. New orders mean factory will be running at near capacity for the remainder of the year. "The longer-term impact of lower oil and gas prices has yet to be ascertained, and it is still too early to predict the level of trading for the rest of 2020, but our assumptions remain that Q2 and Q3 will be the most directly affected by COVID-19 and that the energy price downturn will continue to impact activity levels in Q4 and into 2021."
Zoo Digital (ZOO) repeats March guidance. Cash collection has been much stronger than forecast. Recent trading encouraging. Majority of the localisation orders to date have been for subtitling, but we are seeing increasing demand for the ZOOdubs cloud platform,
Beximco Pharmaceuticals (BXP) manufacturing operations unaffected but some disruption to international distribution and supply chain. Does not expect major shortage of raw materials near term. Some covid hit expected in Q4 so guides lower FY rev growth.
Premier Veterinary Group (PVG) H1 rev up 5%. April rev up 2% vs Feb. Being kept alive by related party loans.
Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) hit by store closures. Online sales up. New bank facility. "Our market leadership in digital and subscription chocolate is more valuable than ever." Not a lot of competition there though, especially for digital chocolate. Perhaps they'll diversify into teapots and fireguards.
Science Group (SAG) Cabinet Office says Sagentia Ventilator is still being supported and provided more funding but new designs will again need full certification so it's unlikely the Sagentia Ventilator will be manufactured. April trading continued broadly in line with mgmt expectations.
Iofina (IOF) lower oil production cuts brne supply at plant plant IO#8. Co will probably miss H1 production target.
Valirx (VAL) £1.2m placing at 41% discount (on a SP boosted frm 4p last weke) to keep the light on. Warrants attached.
Open Orphan (ORPH) £3.5m contact with US Biotechnology Company for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) human challenge study. CEO who came frm hVIVO acquisition scarpers. He is thanked.
Gulf Marine Services (GMS) rejects approach from Seafox. Price too low.
Hargreaves Servs (HSP) first major commercial contract on Unity, a mixed use development site located at Hatfield, South Yorkshire. Worth £25m of revenue for the JV. Trading still in line.



Notes (do not rely on the data)
CAR: Price=5. Cap=4m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Carclo is a technology light-emitting diode (LED) plastics group which is engaged in four segments; Technical Plastics, LED Technologies, Aerospace and Conductive Inkjet Technology. The company is also a supplier of control cables in Europe.
ZAM: Price=7.11. Cap=NA. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Zambeef Products is an integrated agri-business company. The Company through its subsidiaries engages in the production, processing, distribution & retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, edible oils, stock feed and flour.
NBI: Price=71. Cap=20m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Northbridge Industrial Services is engaged in hiring & selling specialist industrial equipment to a non-cyclical customer base. The Company operates in two segments namely Crestchic loadbanks and transformers and Tasman oil tools and loadcells.
ZOO: Price=74.5. Cap=56m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Zoo Digital Group provides cloud-based media production services and software to creative organisations, predominantly in the entertainment industry. It offers localisation and access services for audio-visual materials.
BXP: Price=36.95. Cap=NA. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
PVG: Price=31.5. Cap=5m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Premier Veterinary Group is a non-medical service provider mainly to veterinary centers. The company business operates in the veterinary industry and mainly provides support services for day to day running of veterinary centers.
HOTC: Price=330. Cap=414m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Hotel Chocolat Group is engaged in the manufacture and retail of chocolate in the United Kingdom and overseas. The company sells its chocolate direct to customers via subscription, online and through its 96 stores.
SAG: Price=197.85. Cap=80m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Science Group through its subsidiaries provides independent advisory and product development services focused on science and technology initiatives.
IOF: Price=19. Cap=36m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Iofina is engaged in the exploration and production of iodine, iodine specialty chemical derivatives, water and natural gas. The presence of iodine, water, and natural gas has been discovered on its properties.
VAL: Price=10.25. Cap=2m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
ValiRx is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing technologies and products in oncology therapeutics and diagnostics focused on the treatment of cancer and associated Biomarkers, specializing in epigenomic & genetic analysis.
ORPH: Price=9. Cap=49m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
GMS: Price=5.62. Cap=20m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Gulf Marine Services is a provider of self-propelled, self-elevating accommodation jack-up barges in the Middle East and globally. The Company's business segments are Small Class vessels, Mid-Size Class vessels, Large Class vessels, and Other vessels.
HSP: Price=206. Cap=67m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Hargreaves Services is a coal mining company. It delivers key projects and services in infrastructure, energy and property sectors. Its offer services to sectors namely Coal Distribution, Industrial services, Logistics and Specialist earthworks.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 5th, 2020, 7:44 am

Smallcap Sweep. 05-May-20


Tekmar (TGP) gudes FY(March) rev up 40% in line despite lockdown. Order book up 39%.
Itaconix (ITX) cash runway now until August. Cash at hand $0.3m. Has received $10k (sic) covid grant so far from US Gov't. First 4 months rev $0.6m, up 42%.
Entertainment AI (EAI) guides Q1 adj pretax in line. "Whilst the Group's Multi-Channel Network showed strong growth in audience views and watch minutes, because of the impact of Covid-19 and the market-wide reduction in digital video advertising spend, the Company does not expect this growth to translate into a similar increase in revenue...we believe that demand for our technology products will be acute given the pullback in digital ad spend and increased reliance on online sales."
1PM (OPM) approved for accreditation as a lending partner in Gov't covid scheme. One third of staff furloughed. Worst hit sectors are vehicles and property loans brokerage. Has agreed some payment deferrals. 25% of clients have requested such.
Mincon (MCON) Q1 rev up 4%. ross margin up to 35.2% from 33.6% reflecting a higher proportion of Mincon manufactured product. South Africa restrictions have started to ease. Order book remains generally steady. No problems with trade receivables.
GetBusy (GETB) trading: recurring rev up 20%, total rev up 15%. Some clear stretching of payment terms by customers in the UK. Conversion of new customer leads at Virtual cabinet has slowed considerably. Co confident that the Group's balance sheet is sufficiently resilient to withstand covid. "In the medium to longer term, therefore, we expect this situation to be a catalyst for significant growth in the market."
SEC Newgate (SECG) all businesses performing in line with or ahead of budget and management expectations. "Group has committed banking facilities available with maintainable covenants."
600 Group (SIXH) trading still tough and ongoing restrictions continue to create supply challenges, particularly in the general engineering sectors. Guides FY(March) broadly in line with previously revised expectations. Debt flat YoY and co is covenant compliant with adequate banking facilities.
LiDCO Group (LID) Q1(April) rev £4.4m up 179%.
Argo Blockchain (ARB) CFO steps down to NED.
Cambridge Cognition (COG) strong start to 2020 with £2.61m of orders booked in Q1.
BATM Advanced Communications (BVC) has launched ELISA Serological test to test if someone has had covid. Tests 3 antibodies, co believes this enables the detection of antibodies at an earlier stage than with many competing tests.
Mears (MER) guides operating losses during the full lockdown period, where an emergency only service is being provided, will be modest, and a small positive free cash flow should be generated. Co thinks it has sufficient liquidity but is agreeing extra £22.6m loan.

In line: GETB

Notes (do not rely on the data)
TGP: Price=112.75. Cap=58m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
ITX: Price=0.84. Cap=2m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Itaconix designs and manufactures proprietary specialty polymers to improve the performance of its customer’s and partner’s products. It primarily serves the Household, Personal Care, and Industrial sectors.
EAI: Price=23.5. Cap=12m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
OPM: Price=15.9. Cap=14m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
1pm is a provider of financial services. Its offering includes lease finance, hire purchases and business loans.
MCON: Price=68. Cap=NA. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Mincon Group is an engineering company. It is engaged in the designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing of rock drilling tools and associated products. The company also provides after sales support and service to customers.
GETB: Price=61.85. Cap=30m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
GetBusy through its subsidiaries provides document management software with a highly secure form of digital document distribution. Its products include SmartVault, and Virtual Cabinet.
SECG: Price=29. Cap=7m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
SEC SpA engaged in public relations and advocacy business. Its activities comprise Public Relations, Advocacy and Integrated Services.
SIXH: Price=9.15. Cap=11m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
600 Group (The) is engaged in designing and distribution of machine tools, and the design, manufacture and distribution of precision engineered components and laser marking systems.
LID: Price=7.05. Cap=17m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
LiDCO Group supplies non-invasive and minimally invasive hemodynamic monitoring equipment to hospitals. The company’s products are used principally in the treatment of high-risk patients in both critical care units and in the operating theatre.
ARB: Price=5.55. Cap=16m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
COG: Price=21.72. Cap=7m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Cambridge Cognition Holdings is a neuroscience digital health company specialising in the precise measurement of clinical outcomes in neurological disorders.
BVC: Price=58. Cap=255m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
BATM Advanced Communications is an Israel-based technology company. The principal activities include research and development, production and distribution of biomedical products as well as data and networking and cyber products.
MER: Price=163.29. Cap=180m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Mears Group is engaged in providing full housing management, repairs and maintenance, turnkey solutions for energy efficiency, personal care services for older and disabled people. It also provides contact center solution in UK.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 6th, 2020, 7:53 am

Smallcap Sweep. 06-May-20


Ricardo (RCDO) Q1 good with order intake £30m pcm, declined to £19m in April. Covid: "no immediate concern, we have taken action to strengthen the Group's funding to provide further headroom against the risk of the more pessimistic scenarios materialising...exercised £50m of the accordion option." Also net debt /EBITDA) covenant increased from 3.0x to 3.75x.
Metro Bank (MTRO) Capital and MREL ratios remain in excess of regulatory minima.
LoopUp (LOOP) rev for Jan to April up at least 40%. Gross margins stable and overheads broadly in line with market expectations. Confident of exceeding current market expectations for FY.
Empiric Student Property (ESP) guides 19-20 academic year rev down up to 12% (£8m) cf worst case £21m guided. In this year 47% of rooms reserved (54%). Demand from international students is continuing albeit at lower levels, but starting to see increase in bookings from UK. Increase in requests for self-contained studios and en-suite accommodation, 83% of Group's beds meet these requirements. Co remains well capitalised with significant headroom against covenants.
ULS Technology (ULS) guides FY(March) in line with market expectations. "Difficult to predict when and how quickly the housing market will recover at this point. However, the Company has sufficient cash reserves to allow it to continue to invest in its sales channels and product development."
Inspiration Healthcare (IHC) Q1 'very strong' at 27% up. Without the recent exceptional orders the order book remains strong.
Card Factory (CARD) covid loan approved, confident co has access to sufficient liquidity, even in the event of a prolonged store closure period. Huge jump in online sales but still small fraction of rev. Still supplying Aldi Australian Reject Shop.
Modern Water (MWG) Increase of water hygiene controls means "production volume has doubled to a list price value of £500k per batch." What does that mean?
Clear Leisure (CLP) Sipeim claim hearing, scheduled for 6 May has been postponed. Sosushi claim may be affected as well, although a preliminary ruling on a possible arbitration rather than a trail in court should not be affected.
Braveheart Inv Group (BRH) Update in response to social media speculation and SP movements re investee cos companies which have projects in association with the Aptamer Group. "Paraytec are in discussions with Aptamer Group and the University of Sheffield to define a project to develop a COVID-19 test. If successful, this test would enable potentially infectious individuals to be identified quickly...Kirkstall's Quasi-Vivo systems are being considered by Aptamer Group to provide a possible test bed for testing of aptamer based cancer therapeutics."
One Media IP (OMIP) to pay 0.055p interim div.
Clearstar (CLSU) FY rev up 14% as guided. This FY rev down 16% so far and current run rate ~50% down. CO unable to drawdown further funds from bank facility and expects to be required to make debt repayments in the coming months, based on its existing covenants. Covenant tests waived to June and negotiating new ones. "If the existing covenants continue, and based on the current level of trading, the Board believes that the Company has sufficient liquidity to remain viable until year end."
Mpac Group (MPAC) AGM stmt: Q1 cash generation unchanged from pre-covid plan. Remains "well positioned to meet our liquidity requirements beyond 2020 from existing resources" even under extreme assumptions.
Accrol Group (ACRL) guides FY in line with market expectations with rev up 14%. "With margins significantly recovered and core revenues at record levels in FY20, the Group has entered the new financial year in a stronger position than ever."



Notes (do not rely on the data)
RCDO: Price=370. Cap=198m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Ricardo is a provider of business solutions. Its srvices include engineering programmes and technology projects, together with environmental and management consultancy services.
MTRO: Price=86.76. Cap=150m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Metro Bank is a retail banking company based in the United Kingdom. Its segments comprise of retail and commercial banking.
LOOP: Price=140. Cap=77m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
LoopUp Group is a software-as-a-service provider of remote meetings. Its products LoopUp helips in conferencing solution for remote enterprise meetings.
ESP: Price=58.5. Cap=353m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
ULS: Price=40. Cap=26m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
ULS Technology is a holding company. The Company provides SaaS online comparison service for for brokers, solicitors, estate agents, lenders, network/associations and customers.
IHC: Price=61.6. Cap=24m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Inspiration Healthcare Group supplies outcome improving medical devices in the areas of neonatal intensive care and patient warming. The company operates in three segments: Critical Care, Operating Theatre, and Home Healthcare.
CARD: Price=38.3. Cap=131m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Card Factory is a UK's specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings and gifts. It focuses on the value and mid-market segments of the UK's large and resilient greeting cards market, & also offers small gifts and gift dressings.
MWG: Price=1.26. Cap=6m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Modern Water owns, develops and supplies technologies, products and services related to the provision of fresh water and treatment and disposal of waste water.
CLP: Price=0.17. Cap=1m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Clear Leisure is an investment company. Its activity includes creating a portfolio of companies within the leisure, entertainment, interactive media and financial services sectors.
BRH: Price=39.1. Cap=12m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Braveheart Investment Group provides debt/equity and advisory services to SMEs and services the investment requirements of business angels, high net worth individuals, family offices, and public sector organizations.
OMIP: Price=6. Cap=8m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
One Media iP Group is a B2B and B2C digital content provider, exploiting intellectual property rights around music and video. It also licenses its music content for use in TV and film, advertising, video games and corporate websites.
CLSU: Price=39. Cap=14m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
ClearStar Inc is a technology and service provider to the background check industry. It supports background screening companies, employers and employees with their recruitment and employment application decisions.
MPAC: Price=240. Cap=48m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
ACRL: Price=41.5. Cap=81m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Accrol Group Holdings manufactures soft tissue products. Its products are away from home, toilet rolls, kitchen towels, and facial tissues.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 7th, 2020, 7:44 am

Smallcap Sweep. 07-May-20


Vertu Motors (VTU) sales showrooms will open when restrictions are lifted with a phased return. Adj net debt, excluding used vehicle stocking loans, £2.8m. Freehold land and buildings have a book value of £186m. Additional credit approved by banks.
Reach (RCH) Jan-Apr rev down 13% with a covid impact from mid-March. April rev down 30%. Cash at hand £58.2m of which £25m is debt.
Superdry (SDRY) Q4 rev down 37%. Online rev doubled in last 4 weeks. £39.8m net cash. Passing div.
Hansard Global (HSD) New business for Q3 up 13% but this is unlikely to be maintained in Q4. YTD up 9%. AuM down 12% in Q3.
Reach4Entertainment Enterprises (R4E) reduced cash outflow by 76% to £0.5m pcm. Running costs halved. Net cash £10.3m (excluding a deferred consideration). "This should enable the Group to continue to meet its working capital requirements whilst it explores additional funding options."
Microsaic Systems (MSYS) distribution and OEM channels have been unable to operate normally but "continues to make progress with existing and prospective partners through remote communication channels." Cost cutting has effectively offset the effects of covid on the cash runway in 2020.
Origo Partners (OPP) covid: co has been unable to conclude its strategy of disposing of the Company's remaining assets and placing the Company in liquidation.
Best Of The Best (BOTB) guides FY rev and profit ahead of current market expectations.
Theworks (WRKS) guides FY(Apr) rev up 3.5%. LFL up 0.7% up to lockdown. Online sales up 3x since lockdown driven by home schooling. Net debt £7.9m. £25m revolving credit facility. Co able to operate within its existing banking facilities in modelled scenarios. Talks with bank re forecast covenant breaches under these scenarios.



Notes (do not rely on the data)
VTU: Price=24.4. Cap=90m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Vertu Motors is an automotive retailer in the United Kingdom sells new and used vehicles, with related after-sales services.
RCH: Price=70.9. Cap=212m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
SDRY: Price=118.2. Cap=97m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
HSD: Price=33.66. Cap=46m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Hansard Global is a specialist long-term savings provider. It is engaged in distribution and servicing of long-term investment products. The company's products comprise of Vantage Platinum II, Capital Builder Family and Universal Personal Portfolio.
R4E: Price=0.42. Cap=5m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
reach4entertainment Enterprises provides creative, advertising, marketing and other solutions to the theatrical, film and live entertainment industries.
MSYS: Price=0.8. Cap=4m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Microsaic Systems is engaged in developing and marketing a new generation mass spectrometry (MS) instruments for the analysis of gaseous, liquid and solid samples providing solutions to enhance workflow and productivity.
OPP: Price=0.15. Cap=1m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
BOTB: Price=428. Cap=40m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Best of the Best is a luxury car competition operator. The company is engaged in organizing various competitions including supercar competition displayed in the retail space within airport terminals, at shopping centers and online.
WRKS: Price=26.8. Cap=17m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 11th, 2020, 7:31 am

Smallcap Sweep. 11-May-20


iEnergizer (IBPO) operating at 80% to 90% efficiency on all services to its clients, "balance sheet, net cash position along with our long-term customer relationships remain strong."
Cake Box (CBOX) put in place new processes which will allow our franchise stores to operate safely. 79 franchise stores are open with a limited menu, expects full high street estate open by early June.
Dignity (DTY) Q1 broadly in line with mgmt expectations, allowing for the number of deaths in the period and some early operational impacts of COVID. Rev up 2%, deaths up 1.2%. Ssupending divs. Cash at hand similar to Dec.
KRM22 (KRM) received a firm commitment for an equity investment of ~£1m at 30p, a 28% premium.
Avacta (AVCT) is shipping Affimer reagents for COVID-19 antigen testing to its diagnostic test development partners. As reported, they will be used to develop a point-of-care saliva based COVID-19 antigen test strip.
Open Orphan (ORPH) Quotient (a US commercial-stage diagnostics company) has entered into an exclusive contract with hVIVO to support COVID-19 antibody testing in the UK.
Science Group (SAG) passing div but may pay interim div later.

In line: CER

Notes (do not rely on the data)
IBPO: Price=205. Cap=390m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
iEnergizer provides integrated software and service. The company offers Content and Publishing Process Outsourcing Solutions and Customer Management Services including transaction processing, customer acquisition, customer care, technical support.
CBOX: Price=154.5. Cap=62m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
DTY: Price=234. Cap=117m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Dignity is engaged in the provision of funeral services including funeral directing, crematoria operation and the marketing and administration of pre-arranged funeral plans.
KRM: Price=25. Cap=5m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
AVCT: Price=113. Cap=235m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Avacta Group is a United Kingdom based company, which caters to the healthcare sector. It develops medical diagnostic products such as reagents and arrays which are helpful in drug discovery.
ORPH: Price=10.6. Cap=58m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
SAG: Price=205. Cap=85m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Science Group through its subsidiaries provides independent advisory and product development services focused on science and technology initiatives.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 12th, 2020, 7:44 am

Smallcap Sweep. 12-May-20
Angling for profit

Brickability (BRCK) guides FY(March) rev £188m and adj EBITDA £19.4m, says it's 'solid'. F/C rev 190.5m. Cash at hand £27m. No FY21 guidance.
Moss Bros (MOSB) to restart online sales. Further cost saving means co could continue trading through H2 FY21 and beyond. No news on buyer trying to pull out.
FRP Advisory (FRP) traded strongly in H2 with a number of high-profile appointments Restructuring division. Guides FY rev £63.2m up 16%.
Marlowe (MRL) guides FY(March) rev £185m up 44% with organic up 7%. Site access has begun to improve in recent weeks, expects majority of works deferred by customers to be recovered in the months ahead.
Octagonal (OCT) FY trading for principal and wholly owned trading subsidiary, Global Investment Strategy UK. Rev up 7% but profit down 7% due to reduction of overall profit margins reported( in 2019) and additional administration cost in development of its subsidiaries. Covid caused a decrease in event driven equity volumes, but an increase in credit trading. Net cash over £5m. Delays launch of SynerGIS (specialist lending) until normal market conditions restored.
Wey Education (WEY) H1(Feb) rev up 43%, pretax £215k (-£895k). No current trading!
Treatt (TET) H1(March) rev down 5%, adj EPS 8.08p down 3%, div 1.84p up 8%. No adverse impact from covid. Guides FY in line but warns "There may be a slowdown in some of our customers' new product development activities in the short term."
Zytronic (ZYT) H1(March) rev down 22%, pretax £0.5m (£1.4m), div passed due to covid. Blames decreases in Gaming, Financial and Vending. Op cashflow £2.0m (£0.2m).
Angling Direct (ANG) positive trends continue. Online sales in April up 24% with a further acceleration in May. Notes that fishing restrictions will be relaxed from Wednesday.
Escape Hunt (ESC) exploring options to access further capital, appoints joint broker - placing coming?



Notes (do not rely on the data)
BRCK: Price=46.18. Cap=106m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
MOSB: Price=16.6. Cap=17m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Moss Bros Group along with its subsidiaries retails and hires formal wear for men, predominantly in the United Kingdom. It operates through Moss Bros branded mainstream stores.
FRP: Price=117. Cap=278m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
MRL: Price=402.14. Cap=185m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Marlowe provides fire protection services and security systems installation and maintenance business. It is focused on fire protection, security systems and water treatment services.
OCT: Price=1.2. Cap=7m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Octagonal invests and acquires companies and projects with growth potential. Its main activity is that of a financial services business offering a wide range of services to institutional, family office and high net worth clients.
WEY: Price=22.54. Cap=31m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Wey Education is an online educational services company using an online platform to deliver teaching both in the UK and overseas. It operates two schools, a B2B business and an online language school.
TET: Price=500. Cap=297m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Treatt is engaged in manufacture and supply of ingredient solutions for the flavor, fragrance and FMCG markets.
ZYT: Price=103.9. Cap=17m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Zytronic develops and manufactures touch sensor products. Its products are used in various applications through the industrial, public access and service applications such as information and financial kiosks, digital signage and medical devices.
ANG: Price=60.5. Cap=39m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Angling Direct is a fishing tackle retailer. The Company sells fishing tackle products and related products through a network of 15 retail stores located in the UK.
ESC: Price=7.79. Cap=2m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Escape Hunt is the provider of live escape the room experiences. The escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are locked in a themed room and have to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape against a countdown clock.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 13th, 2020, 7:24 am

Smallcap Sweep. 13-May-20
Quietest day for ages

AorTech (AOR) says FY(March) polymer licensing and royalty revenue £490k (£463k). What about total rev? Cash (net?) £1.7m. Early prototype polymeric heart valves now available for eavluation.
ASA International Group (ASAI) challenging trading conditions in Q2 with lower collections and limited credit issued. "Recently, lockdowns in Pakistan, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Myanmar and Sierra Leone have gradually begun to be relaxed, which has allowed our field operations in these countries to re-open their branches. Operating performance has been in line with expectations, with collections gradually returning to customary levels." $87m cash at hand. May be ovenant breaches in the majority of the loans made to our holding and operating companies by the end of June. Confident of waivers and/or amendments.
Lamprell (LAM) FY. Outlook: Balance sheet will support current project work but conventional term debt mkt challenging. Discussions around alternative funding options ongoing. Further delays to new major contract awards likely. Going concern stmt.

In line: CNCT

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AOR: Price=70.05. Cap=11m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
AorTech International through its subsidiary is engaged in the development, exploitation & commercialization of biomedical polymer technology, components and medical devices.
ASAI: Price=87.74. Cap=88m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
LAM: Price=10.55. Cap=36m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Lamprell plc is a United Kingdom-based provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the offshore and onshore oil and gas, and renewable energy industries.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 14th, 2020, 7:44 am

Smallcap Sweep. 14-May-20
Duke's script a let down.

Global Invacom (GINV) Q1(March) rev down 31% due to reduced orders from our customers and some impact on our production facilities. "Group continues to see demand from its customers during this pandemic period and the Group is deemed an essential supplier for its supply of equipment to the Communications, Entertainment, Medical and Military markets."
PipeHawk (PIP) orders down in building services, automotive, aerospace etc but Adien and Thomson Engineering Design has remained buoyant. Unhelpfully, no figures. Confident in the Group's ability to withstand the current situation.
Sensyne Health (SENS) guides FY(Apr) rev £2.1m, slightly ahead of guidance. "Increasing demand for its products and technology as individuals, healthcare systems and the biopharmaceutical industry adapt to the current situation and make plans for a rapidly digitising healthcare future.". Guides FY21 in line.
Wincanton (WIN) April rev down 15%. Deferring pension deficit recovery payments by twelve months. £40m credit facility extended to May 2021.
Byotrol (BYOT) Sees record sales in Q1. Rev running at £1m pcm. 10 year exclusive license in Americas for Byotrol24 germ kill sanitiser spray. Initial fee $250k and quarterly royalty payments based on product sales. Also the new license previously alluded to is a multi-year agreement (previously short-term) with SC Johnson Professional in alcohol-free hand sanitisers.
Duke Royalty (DUKE) mgmt "pleased with the ongoing resilience demonstrated by the Group's portfolio as a whole". To help some partners has decided to accrue, capitalise or equitise its monthly cash payments. Apr cash payments £600k (March £1m), the reduction has not been waived or lost by Duke. Cash on hand of over £3m. Will pay script div in next Q. What's the point? Should call it 'window-dressing div'.
Brighton Pier Group (PIER) cutting costs and using covid loans. "Group continues to adopt a conservative approach to debt and will focus on reducing leverage below 1.5x by the end of FY 2022."
Immupharma (IMM) progressing Lupuzor into a new optimised Phase III trial this year in lupus patients. Study shows that Critically ill covid patients display lupus-like hallmarks of extraordinary B cell activation. Hopes Lupuzor may help to reduce or perhaps prevent the occurrence of the cytokine storm.
React Group (REAT) £400k 35-week contract to provide specialist deep cleaning services to one of its Tier-1 rail customers.
Mountfield (MOGP) £1.2m flooring contract.
Safestyle UK (SFE) AGM stmt: "Outlook remains uncertain, the Board has considered various scenarios as part of plans to re-start operations safely in response to customer demand and continues to target progress made in the Group's Turnaround Plan. Moreover, the business is more resilient with a leaner fixed cost base and considerable liquidity to underpin its ability to navigate through the challenges presented by the pandemic."
Bango (BGO) 3 year platform agreement with a major global telecoms provider. Worth at least £1.5m.



Notes (do not rely on the data)
GINV: Price=4. Cap=26m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Global Invacom Group develops, manufactures and distributes various communications solutions both under its own name. It is also an original equipment manufacturer for its clients.
PIP: Price=4.63. Cap=2m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
PipeHawk is engaged in the development, assembly and sale of test system solutions and ground probing radar (GPR) equipment; the provision of GPR based services and the undertaking of complementary Research and Development assignments.
SENS: Price=44. Cap=57m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
WIN: Price=228. Cap=284m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Wincanton provides supply chain and logistics solutions and services. Its segments are Retail & Consumer and Industrial & Transport.
BYOT: Price=4.62. Cap=20m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Byotrol is engaged in the development, patenting and sale of products based on microbial technology. Its operations are located in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
DUKE: Price=19. Cap=46m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
PIER: Price=37.25. Cap=14m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Brighton Pier Group (The) is an operator of premium bars trading in major towns and cities across the UK. It consists of two divisions: The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier company and Eclectic Bars Limited.
IMM: Price=14.25. Cap=26m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
ImmuPharma is a drug discovery and development company. The Company along with its subsidiaries is engaged in the research and development of novel drugs based on peptide therapeutics to treat serious medical conditions including autoimmune diseases.
REAT: Price=1.23. Cap=5m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
REACT Group is a specialist provider of rapid response deep cleaning and emergency decontamination services. It offers kitchen cleaning, graffiti removal, clearing up sites after rail fatalities, fly tipping removal, and removal of spillages.
MOGP: Price=0.9. Cap=2m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Mountfield Group is engaged in the construction and fit-out of Data Centres for the IT industry together with office fit-out and refurbishment. Its segments are Construction and Fit-out.
SFE: Price=27.08. Cap=36m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Safestyle UK manufactures and installs replacement doors and windows. Its products include double glazed doors and windows which are marketed under the EcoDiamond brand.
BGO: Price=120.95. Cap=90m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Bango is an investment holding company. The Company is enagged in development, marketing and sale of technology to enable mobile phone users to make payments for content and media on connected devices. Its product line include Bango Payment Platform.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 15th, 2020, 7:38 am

Smallcap Sweep. 15-May-20
Shrink Panther.

discoverIE (DSCV) trading in China at the end of the final quarter was stronger than expected in March. Guides FY(March) rev up 6% with 2% organic. Expects earnings slightly ahead of revised expectations.
Zoetic (ZOE) The prospective wholesale hemp seed business "has made significant progress towards commercialisation". Plus lots of other hopeful talk.
EKF Diagnostics (EKF) further reagent orders from Longhorn totalling $9.4m for two months ending July. Guides H1 rev £25m. Also substantially increasing manufacturing capacity to meet the demand for the Primestore MTM Device.
Ocean Wilsons (OCN) Q1 rev down 9%. Port terminal and logistics revenue down 21%. Subsidiary Wilsons Sons Q1 EBITDA $36.1m down 3.3%. Wqas up 14.4% in Brazilian Real. Q1 was little impacted by Covid, although Q2 expectations are significantly lower. April container terminal and towage volumes down 7.2% and 5.6% resp. NAV £10.87/sh.
Panther Securities (PNS) FY(Dec). Property written down by £8.8m. Div 6p. Comments on its Beales (went bust in Jan) acquisition: "Many people would consider this a disaster and in many respects it is. When a large enterprise that has been trading for over 130 years fails, especially if within a town’s central shopping area or heart, it has several implications...However, I see this group of properties coming back into our fold as an opportunity for our team. Beales was only 6% of income and <10% of assets. Some whinging from Andrew Perloff: "Of course, as usual, the property industry has been completely overlooked whereas a vast number of other businesses have a one year business rates holiday...I am hoping and expecting that this pandemic will not be quite as bad as some doom-mongers predict and within 6 to 9 months we will be back to a normal free enterprise system." The usual storytelling follows.

In line: GHE

Notes (do not rely on the data)
DSCV: Price=431. Cap=386m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
discoverIE Group designs, manufactures and distributes customer specific electronic components and solutions. The company organizes its business operations into two divisions: Design and Manufacturing and Custom Distribution.
ZOE: Price=4.2. Cap=8m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
EKF: Price=40.2. Cap=183m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
EKF Diagnostics Holdings provides diagnostic solutions. It addresses needs such as detection of diabetes, sports related injuries and needs of blood banks.
OCN: Price=601. Cap=213m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Ocean Wilsons Holdings is an investment holding company, which, through its subsidiaries, operates a maritime services company in Brazil and holds a portfolio of international investments.
PNS: Price=290. Cap=51m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Panther Securities is a property investment company. It is engaged in property investing and managing of secondary retail, industrial units and offices, and also owns many residential flats in several town centre locations.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 18th, 2020, 7:30 am

Smallcap Sweep. 18-May-20


Norman Broadbent (NBB) FY(Dec) and trading. Lockdown slowed Search activity but the Interim and Solutions markets have yielded business opportunities from new and existing clients. Rev fall offset by cost cuts. EBITDA still positive in in March and April.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) Q1 sales of LPLDL and SlimBiome as ingredient or final product up 928%. Total Gp rev? "Investors are cautioned that at this stage of a company's development, both costs and income can vary widely month to month and the Company is not yet at a stage where it believes quarterly or half yearly income figures can be extrapolated to full year results."
e-Therapeutics (ETX) initiation of experimental testing on the first set of compounds for covid treatment that were identified Drug Discovery (NDD) platform.
Open Orphan (ORPH) re SP rise: confirms that MosaiQ COVID Antibody testing machine is on site at hVivo's. Has capacity of 3k tests/d.
Collagen Solutions (COS) as result of Strategic Review co has received indications of interest for (i) a purchase of the whole co, (ii) a purchase or investment in a part of the business or (iii) refinancing.
Catenae Innovation (CTEA) commenced trialling and finalisation of the Cov-ID app previously announced.
Slingsby (SLNG) FY(Dec). Has agreed £0.3m a year in deficit reduction contributions - no div to June '21. Q1 rev down 4%. "Large falls in demand from customers in certain adversely affected sectors and order concentration on a limited number of product lines and from a smaller number of customers." Going concern stmt: material uncertainty exists.
Augean (AUG) lodged a claim with HMRC for repayment of £11.1m of Landfill Tax. "This protects the Augean position in the light of legal challenges brought by other waste site operators that have successfully argued before the Upper Tax Tribunal that they can reclaim LFT accounted for on the 'Fluff layer'...The claim is in part a reclaim of Landfill Tax overpaid and in part a set off against the £40.4m Landfill Tax assessment paid."

In line: SEIT

Notes (do not rely on the data)
NBB: Price=5. Cap=3m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Norman Broadbent is a provider of Talent Acquisition and Advisory Services, consisting of board and executive search, senior interim management, leadership consulting and assessment, and mezzanine level search.
OPTI: Price=53.6. Cap=47m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
OptiBiotix Health is a life sciences company. The Company through its subsidiaries is engaged in the research and development of microbiome modulators.
ETX: Price=15.33. Cap=49m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
e-Therapeutics is a drug discovery company. The company's discovery platform is based on the network of pharmacology and chemical biology. e-Therapeutics operates in a single business segment of drug discovery and development.
ORPH: Price=12.95. Cap=71m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
COS: Price=2.01. Cap=9m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Collagen Solutions is a supplier, developer, and manufacturer of collagen-based biomaterials and medical devices, including tissue scaffolds for use in regenerative medicine. The company derives most of its revenue from North America.
CTEA: Price=2.1. Cap=2m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
SLNG: Price=50. Cap=1m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Slingsby (H C) is engaged in merchanting and distribution of a range of industrial and commercial equipment or various sectors, such as material handling and lifting, access, storage and shelving, safety and security.
AUG: Price=146. Cap=152m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Augean provides hazardous waste management services. Its services include hazardous landfill and treatment services. Its management service covers the final disposal of hazardous & difficult waste streams.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 19th, 2020, 7:47 am

Smallcap Sweep. 19-May-20
bit of blue for Brown

HydroDec (HYR) still grim. Negotiating loan extension with major shareholder. Blames covid for delaying FY19 results to Sept! Pathetic.
N Brown (BWNG) struggilng catalogue clothes co says trading improved from the sudden fall in March with product sales down 25% in the last 6 weeks. Gets £50m covid loan, covenant amendments. Co has modelled various scenarios, including a "severe but plausible" scenario.
French Connection (FCCN) online sales up 44% over the last 6 weeks. Talks with potential funding partners, process is proceeding well. Co "has taken a number of actions to conserve cash and reduce costs" but not including pay cuts for the board it seems.
Portmeirion Group (PMP) partially reopened pottery factory on 6 May. Q2 cash burn less than £1m.
McBride (MCB) guides FY adj pretax 15% ahead of market expectations which averages £18.6m. Demand for household products slowed from speak but still above pre-covid levels.
Quixant (QXT) signs of recovery are starting to show, has started to see the first reopening of gaming venues in the US. Densitron business is performing well. Net cash $14.8m.
CAP-XX (CPX) guides FY(June) rev up 15%, hit by some customers have delayed delivery dates and covid mfr delays. The order book for the underlying CAP-XX product lines are 2x year ago. Patent action: now not forecasting any significant financial return from Ioxus as co has sneakliy has sold all its assets. Three month delay in completion of the transfer of Murata's manufacturing assets. Co "confident that the Company will have sufficient cash to complete the integration of the ex-Murata customers and the former Murata manufacturing assets."
AFC Energy (AFC) plans return to the office for many staff towards the end of May. Has seen no slow down across the science, engineering and manufacturing teams. More commercial enquiries for its H-Power system. "Seeing a strong Government and industrial commitment towards large scale stimulus packages where fiscal commitment to green energy, air quality, pollution reduction."
Live Company Group (LVCG) a few zoos have re-opened and some states in the US plan to open zoos from the end of May. Withdrawing guidance. NEDs will forego their fees for Q2 and Q3.
Alumasc (ALU) wins orders for over £4m over 2 years.
Hardide (HDD) H1. Order book strong and trading has started well and has not been significantly affected by covid. Confident co can withstand a likely worst-case scenario.

In line: IDOX, DXRX, RNWH

Notes (do not rely on the data)
HYR: Price=3.79. Cap=1m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Hydrodec Group is a specialist re-refiner of industrial oils. The company re-refine used and contaminated waste oil to produce, market and distributes SUPERFINE transformer oil and naphthenic base oil.
BWNG: Price=18.8. Cap=54m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Brown (N) Group is a direct home shopping retailing company. It offers clothing, household, footwear and electrical goods. It also provides financial services to its customers, which include flexible credit plans.
FCCN: Price=5.3. Cap=5m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
French Connection Group is a retailer and wholesaler of fashion clothing and accessories which designs, produces and distributes branded fashion clothing for men and women.
PMP: Price=384. Cap=42m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Portmeirion Group manufactures ceramic homeware products under Portmeirion, Spode, Royal Worcester, and Pimpernel brands. The company has a business presence in the UK, USA and also has a distributor network in South Korea, India, Taiwan and Thailand.
MCB: Price=57.4. Cap=105m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
McBride is a supplier of private label household and personal care products. The company and its subsidiaries develop and produce products for the majority of retailers and major brand owners in Europe and Asia.
QXT: Price=91. Cap=60m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Quixant and its subsidiaries are in the business of designing, manufacturing and selling of advanced PC based gaming platforms for the pay to play gaming and slot machine industry.
CPX: Price=3.38. Cap=15m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
CAP-XX is engaged in manufacturing and selling of super capacitors, used in portable electronic devices and automotive applications.
AFC: Price=14. Cap=67m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
AFC Energy develops alkaline fuel cell technology using hydrogen to produce electricity. It provides alkaline fuel cell technology in an industrial application and the technology to provide electricity in the United Kingdom.
LVCG: Price=11.75. Cap=10m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Live Co Group is engaged in live music and entertainment events. It operates through two segments Events, and Issuing licences.
ALU: Price=73.96. Cap=27m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Alumasc Group along with its subsidiaries is engaged in the design and supply of custom solar shading and architectural screening solutions mainly to commercial and public buildings in the UK and North America.
HDD: Price=26.05. Cap=14m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Hardide is engaged in producing advanced tungsten carbide coatings for metal components operating in abrasive, erosive, corrosive and chemically aggressive environments.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 20th, 2020, 7:34 am

Smallcap Sweep. 20-May-20
Water stops flowing uphill at Malvern

Newmark Security (NWT) guides FY(Apr) rev marginally lower, as previously anticipated, due to lockdown. Unable to give profit guidance. Some momentum in sales of new products at Safetell seen before covid. "The Group is also looking ahead to the "new normal" for its customers with expected market evolution towards 'contactless' methodologies being adopted in the HCM sector. Additionally, Safetell's advanced door portals would provide safer employee working conditions and/or customer interaction." One of Grosvenor's US customers, Ultimate Software, announced a merger with Kronos Inc. Expects that Grosvenor will switch Ultimate to using its own timeclock.
Aeorema Communications (AEO) guides FY(June) pretax loss at lower end of previous guidance of £150 - 250k. Still confident that rev and profit from postponed events will fall into FY21. Well, some might, I doubt all will.
Judges Scientific (JDG) AGM stmt: organic YTD order intake down 18.5% due to caused by the closure of universities, the cancellation of scientific conferences and inability to travel. Co has been profitable in each month. Co has only suffered minor supply chain issues, all of which have been mitigated and managed accordingly.
Frenkel Topping Group (FEN) activist shareholder Christopher Mills climbs aboard the board, no doubt eyeing the tiller.
Malvern(MLVN) the anticipated fundraise thumps down at 15p, a 61% discount to the astonishingly levitated recent SP (up to 55p) of this car-crash cash-bleeding education outfit. £1.17m to keep the lights on.



Notes (do not rely on the data)
NWT: Price=1.1. Cap=5m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Newmark Security is engaged in the design, manufacture and supply of products and services for the security of assets and personnel. It has two main reportable segments, which are electronic division and asset protection division.
AEO: Price=20. Cap=2m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Aeorema Communications is a live events company. It specializes in devising and delivering corporate communication solutions.
JDG: Price=4802.52. Cap=300m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Judges Scientific is engaged in designing, manufacturing and sale of scientific instruments.
FEN: Price=36. Cap=27m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Frenkel Topping Group is engaged in the financial services sector. Its activities include specialist independent financial advice and wealth management with the objective of growing the assets under management.
MLVN: Price=0.44. Cap=1m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Malvern International is engaged in investment holding and provision of educational consultancy services.It provides the educational offering that is broad and geared towards preparing students to meet the demands of business and management.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 21st, 2020, 7:50 am

Smallcap Sweep. 21-May-20


Zinc Media (ZIN) guides rev down 40% on pre-Covid levels in the period July-Dec. Wins £2.5m of new business since lockdown began. £2m of business that was already in production was paused but expected to resume and be recognised later in 2020. £0.2m of revenue was cancelled. £6m of production proposals at an advanced stage which can be produced under social distancing guidelines.
Begbies Traynor (BEG) guides FY(Apr) broadly in line with market expectations with rev up 16% and adj pretax £9.2m, up 31%. £0.6m hit from lower property services activity. Net debt £2.8m (£6.0m) significantly lower than expectations.
Cohort (CHRT) guides FY(Apr) in line. Expects that restrictions on international travel may result in short term constraints on export activity so guides FY21 flat YoY.
Mission Group (TMG) vague trading stmt: "While visibility on how trading will be impacted remains limited, we are encouraged to see some early signs of increased activity in certain sectors, including technology, healthcare and property, as economies start to exit lockdown." Will pass div.
Oxford BioDynamics (OBD) covid has delayed some projects due to delays in receipt of blood samples. Cash and near cash at Sept £15.5m, sufficient to fund planned activity for several years.
MTI Wireless Edge (MWE) to buy out 40% holding in JV Mottech China. "China has become Mottech's fastest growing market and the team are focused on supplying solutions to Chinese municipalities and large scale agricultural organisations as they seek to better manage their water resources and adapt to climate change." Co previously consolidated 100% Mottech China so no material change to results.
Motorpoint (MOTR) has recommenced customer Home Delivery and Click & Collect services. Click & Collect on cars! Offering free home delivery.
Yu Group (YU) FY(Dec) in line. FY20 rev to Apr €1.8m, up almost 200% but below initial expectations. Hopes to benefit from a number of prospects, not least in covid related applications.
Belvoir Group (BLV) trading in line. Less than 5% of tenants in arrears cf usual 2%. Confident of achieving revised forecasts.
Shield Therapeutics (STX) FY inc material uncertainty stmt as cash only to Q1 2021. "Confident that further financing will be secured, either from future out-licensing opportunities in the US and elsewhere or from other forms of finance such as royalty financing."
Eddie Stobart (ESL) buys "Eddie Stobart" and "Stobart" brands from Stobart Group Limited for £10m of which £4m deferred. Saves an annual fee of £3m. Tradng: "some volume reductions in parts of the business [but] has benefited from its traditional strong exposure to fast-moving consumer and grocery goods, as well as its e-commerce related activities and volumes in these areas remain strong."

In line: KRM, BBB

Notes (do not rely on the data)
ZIN: Price=48. Cap=4m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Zinc Media Group is a multimedia producer of TV programming with publishing and communications content. The company operates in three segments namely TV, Publishing and Communicate.
BEG: Price=109. Cap=139m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Begbies Traynor Group is a professional services consultancy. It is engaged in providing professional advice and solutions in areas of corporate recovery, restructuring, corporate finance, risk consulting and forensic investigations.
CHRT: Price=553.42. Cap=227m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Cohort through its subsidiaries provides technology business services and products for the United Kingdom and international customers in defense and related markets. The company’s operating segments are MASS, MCL, SCS, and SEA.
TMG: Price=56. Cap=51m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
OBD: Price=90. Cap=83m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Oxford BioDynamics is a biotechnology company. It is focused on the discovery and development of novel epigenetic biomarkers for use within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
MWE: Price=38.25. Cap=34m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
MTI Wireless Edge through its subsidiary is engaged in the development, design, manufacturing and marketing of antennas and accessories. It also provides remote control solutions for water and irrigation applications.
MOTR: Price=200. Cap=180m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Motorpoint Group an independent vehicle retailer engaged in the business of selling nearly-new vehicles which are up to two years old & covered less than 15,000 miles. It operates from 12 retail sites in UK. It also operates Auction4Cars.com.
Dec: Price=NA. Cap=NA. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
BLV: Price=121.25. Cap=43m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Belvoir Lettings is engaged in the selling, supporting and training residential lettings franchises. It also operates letting agencies which is engaged in the collection of rent, and management of residential properties, let on behalf of landlords.
STX: Price=110. Cap=129m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Shield Therapeutics is focused on the development and commercialization of late-stage, hospital-focused pharmaceuticals. It is a specialty pharmaceutical company.
ESL: Price=7.3. Cap=28m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Eddie Stobart Logistics is a logistics and supply chain company. It provides transport, warehousing, rail and freight logistics services to United Kingdom and international customers.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 22nd, 2020, 7:42 am

Smallcap Sweep. 22-May-20


Headlam (HEAD) all principal distribution centres in the UK now open on a limited basis, to provide nation-wide coverage. Phased full reopening of UK trade counters started. Rev averaged 10% of normal since 25 March, but 29% in last 5 days. Revised covenant tests. No FY guidance.
Spectris (SXS) LFL down 12% in first 4 months. China recovered strongly in April, Europe and North America slowed sharply. Still cash positive.
Pennant International (PEN) guides FY rev only £16m as no new contracts will contribute. Co retains a sizeable pipeline of potential contracts. Refinanced with HSBC. £2m payment from General Dynamics triggered. Middle East order delayed to 20H2.
OPG Power Ventures (OPG) guides FY(March) output and load factor flat YoY. Average tariff up 5%. Cash saving and bank support "put the Group in a stronger position to manage the difficult market conditions".
Proactis (PHD) £11.3m of new contracts YTD. Business model as a whole is proving resilient.
Open Orphan (ORPH) £12m placing and PrimaryBid offer at 11p, a 26% discount. Will be used for covid stuff, expanding laboratory testing services to 3rd parties and enable the Group to take advantage of significant and growing opportunities to boost director remuneration. Last 4 words not in the RNS.
Time Out Group (TMO) £49m placing at 35p, a 15% discount. Will be used to redeem £22.5m of loan notes, continue developing London Waterloo and Porto Markets and working cap.

In line: OMIP

Notes (do not rely on the data)
HEAD: Price=310. Cap=263m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Headlam Group trades in floor covering products through its independent operating structure with over 50 different businesses. Its operations are spread across UK, and the Headlam also has its presence in France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
SXS: Price=2689. Cap=3120m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Spectris designs, develops and markets productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Its businesses are grouped into four segments: Materials Analysis, Test and Measurement, In-line Instrumentation and Industrial Controls.
PEN: Price=41.7. Cap=15m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Pennant International Group is engaged in the delivery of integrated logistic support solutions. These comprise of simulation, virtual reality and computer based training systems, software solutions and Logistic Support Analysis Software.
OPG: Price=10.96. Cap=44m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
OPG Power Ventures is engaged in the development, owning, operation and maintenance of private sector power projects in India. The electricity is sold to public sector undertakings and heavy industrial companies in India or in the short-term market.
PHD: Price=35. Cap=33m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
PROACTIS Holdings is a global spend management solution provider which creates, sells and maintains spend management software that enables organisations to streamline, control and monitor all expenditure, other than payroll.
ORPH: Price=14.95. Cap=83m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
TMO: Price=40. Cap=59m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Time Out Group is engaged in global media and entertainment business.It helps to discover, book and share what the world's cities have to offer. it is connected to multiple platforms comprising digital app, mobile, social and print media.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 26th, 2020, 7:44 am

Smallcap Sweep. 26-May-20
Door slammed on AML CEO

Panoply Holdings (TPX) $5.2m contract over 14 months. Other wins in last 8 weeks of £4.3m. Guides Q1 organic growth with margins unchanged pre-covid.
Gateley (GTLY) guides FY(Apr) rev £108m up 5%. Confident balance sheet is robust and able to withstand pandemic.
InnovaDerma (IDP) guides FY(June) rev at least flat. H2 expected to be profitable and cash generative.
Synairgen (SNG) expands SG016 trial of SNG001 in COVID patients to the home setting. "The expansion of the trial aims to dose patients earlier in the illness, within three days of symptoms developing." Top line data for Phase II of SG016 trial now expected in July.
FBD Holdings (FBH) litigation between FBD and three publican customers claiming cover for business interruption as a consequence of lockdown scheduled for hearing in the Commercial Court in Oct. "FBD intends using these cases to seek a determination in court of the overall question of whether losses due to Covid19 related closure, claimed by public house owners, are covered."
ScS (SCS) 80 of its stores in England reopened on 23 May. £48.3m cash at hand.
Revolution Bars Group (RBG) extension to debt facilities, confident will provide Group with sufficient liquidity for the foreseeable future.
Yourgene Health (YGEN) expands laboratory capabilities to offer COVID testing service, developing own test kit and targeting a pipeline of opportunities. Preliminary data shows competitive performance and low false negatives. Co aims to release a "Research Use Only" version in July.
Marshall Motor Holdings (MMH) aftersales facilities are now open for all customers and for all services.
Foxtons (FOXT) will start re-opening branches this week and all branches by 1 June. Physical viewings and valuations will recommence. Commission earned in last 8 weeks down 44% of which lettings 40% and sales 61%.
Checkit (CKT) 3 mon ths to Apr rev up 13%. "There are early signs of customer plans to resume installation projects in Checkit UK for building management systems but both timing and quantum remain difficult to determine. Healthcare opportunities remain strong and the Connected Workflow Management solution is seeing increased interest as a result of new product features." Cash at hand £12.8m end Apr, down £0.3m on month.
Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) CEO gone. He is thanked for his "hard work, personal commitment and dedication". What if he'd been lazy and indifferent eh? SP down 98% since IPO as it is.



Notes (do not rely on the data)
TPX: Price=47.84. Cap=26m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
GTLY: Price=151.25. Cap=178m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Gateley (Holdings) is a full-service legal firm. It provides commercial legal service with complementary non-legal services which includes trustees to pension schemes and offering tax incentive advice.
IDP: Price=68.92. Cap=10m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
InnovaDerma sells anti-ageing, body contouring, hair loss treatment and wellbeing products. It markets its products under brands such as Leimo Unisex & Leimo Instant Hair.
SNG: Price=51. Cap=76m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Synairgen is a drug discovery and development company. The Company is engaged in the drug discovery and development of therapies for respiratory diseases, particularly in the areas, including severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
FBH: Price=7.7. Cap=NA. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
FBD Holdings is an insurance company which insurance service for car, home, business and farm. It also provides financial services such as life and pension brokerage, premium installment services and other financial solutions.
SCS: Price=128. Cap=49m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
ScS Group operates as a sofas, carpet and flooring retailer in the United Kingdom. The company focuses in fabric and leather sofas and sells an exclusive range of branded and ScS branded products.
RBG: Price=19. Cap=10m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Revolution Bars Group is an operator of premium bars across the United Kingdom under the Revolution and Revolución de Cuba brands.
YGEN: Price=18.25. Cap=113m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
MMH: Price=106.1. Cap=83m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Marshall Motor Holdings is engaged in the business of automotive retailing and leasing. The company through its franchise offering involves in the car and commercial vehicle sales, leasing, servicing of vehicles and associated activities.
FOXT: Price=41.8. Cap=138m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Foxtons Group is a London estate agency, offering residential property sales and lettings services through its Foxtons business.
CKT: Price=35.88. Cap=22m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
AML: Price=35.46. Cap=539m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for May 2020

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Postby MrContrarian » May 27th, 2020, 7:43 am

Smallcap Sweep. 27-May-20


Caffyns (CFYN) co will pass div due to using govt support. It's "confident that the Company has sufficient liquidity to effectively manage its exit from the lockdown restrictions and to capitalise on the trading opportunities which are expected to arise"
Nuformix (NFX) has cash to for key commercial and operational events in the wake of COVID. The dispute between Newsummit Biopharma" and its parent company will further impact the Company's receipt of £2.5m in milestone payments. NXP002 licensing talks progressing well, albeit at a slower pace. "COVID-19 has impacted the timelines for concluding both commercial and research activities...has moved into 2020 focussed primarily on securing an out-licencing agreement for its NXP002 programme, progressing R&D within its NXP004 programme and securing further revenue."
ECSC Group (ECSC) reduction in consulting bookings since lockdown but managed services recurring revenue is unaffected. Cash at hand £1.2m. No guidance on how long this will last.
Plant Health Care (PHC) positive update on 2019 field trials of PREtec peptide PHC279 for the control of plant diseases in corn, wheat and lettuce with yields up 9 to 22%. Aims to launch the first peptides as soon as regulatory permits obtained.
Vitec Group (VTC) Q1 rev down 20%. Demand remains significantly impacted. High-end film and scripted TV production is shut down, sporting events postponed, professional photographers impacted and many retail outlets remain closed. Apr rev down 60%, in line with revised expectations, but trading in May starting to improve. Chinese market is slowly recovering.
Ramsdens (RFX) second interims to March: U/L pretax up 19%. Net cash £11.1m. Co has a "good cash position and an ability, if needed, to quickly convert jewellery stock into cash."
Zoetic (ZOE) sells its 75% share in DT Ultravert Interest and also Kansas Nitrogen Assets. Will gets 15m shares in Path Investments(PATH) (worth £1.1m at 0.75p), warrants and royalties.



Notes (do not rely on the data)
CFYN: Price=329. Cap=8m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Caffyns is a motor retailer and after sale service provider in southeast England. The company is engaged in the sales and maintenance of motor vehicles like Audi, Skoda, and Volvo. It also sells parts and accessories through dealers.
NFX: Price=5.45. Cap=27m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Nuformix is a pharmaceutical development company using cocrystal technology to unlock the therapeutic potential of approved drugs with lead programmes in oncology supportive care and fibrosis.
ECSC: Price=70. Cap=7m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
ECSC Group provides cyber security services. Its solutions include incident response, technical penetration testing, cyber security reviews, managed services and consulting to help clients achieve ISO 27001 information security certification.
PHC: Price=6.75. Cap=17m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Plant Health Care is engaged in providing agricultural biological products and technology solutions to improve the crop performance. The two areas of focus for the business are New Technology and Commercial.
VTC: Price=630. Cap=287m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Vitec Group (The) designs, manufactures and distributes products for broadcasting, film and video production to broadcasters and independent content creators.
RFX: Price=141.5. Cap=44m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.
Ramsdens Holdings is provider of financial services and retailer. Its segments include foreign currency exchange, pawnbroking loans, precious metals buying and selling and retailing of second hand and new jewellery.
ZOE: Price=4.68. Cap=9m. F/C for current FY*: EPS= NA, Prospective PE= NA, Revenue=NA.

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