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MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 1st, 2021, 7:44 am

Smallcap Sweep. 01-Nov-21
Sucking the blood out of fresh dispatches

Shoe Zone (SHOE) hike FY(Oct) pretax guidance to £9-10m. Cites good trading, exchange rates and not having to put £1.5m one off additional pension contributions through P/L. [SP=90.5 Cap=45m]
TP Group (TPG) changes following investment by Science Group. CEO resigns, expects to leave in March. Co will focus on the UK-based Defence and Aerospace operations. Review of strategy of other ops. Trading broadly in line with market expectations [SP=5.19 Cap=39m]
Active Energy (AEG) gets Canada patent for for CoalSwitch. [SP=0.35 Cap=14m]
Allied Minds (ALM) sells holding in Spark Insights for only $700k in paper. "A previously reported, due to challenges posed by COVID-19, it has faced delays in fundraising for the continuing operation of the business." [SP=23 Cap=55m]
Sportech (SPO) exclusive talks to sell its terrestrial lottery supply contract extended to Dec 1. [SP=37.35 Cap=72m]
BATM Advanced Communications (BVC) €900k contract for agri-waste treatment solution in Botswana. [SP=83.9 Cap=370m]
KRM22 (KRM) £4.7m conditional private placing at 53p, a 58% premium. Warns H2 rev and adj EBITDA flat on H1, below expectations. Cites delay of significant tier one bank agreement to FY23. FY 2022 forecasts remain positive. [SP=32.25 Cap=9m]
Omega Diagnostics (ODX) partnership with DAM Health , a leader in fit-to-fly testing. Co to supply VISITECT professional use covid LFT.. May broaden the partnership to include VISITECT antigen self-test LFT [SP=48.85 Cap=89m]
LoopUp (LOOP) major strategic sales and distribution 'alliance' to resell Cloud Telephony with a leading international telecommunications provider. [SP=22.75 Cap=22m]
Nanosynth (NNN) sells Cloudveil to founder for nowt as co focusses on core capabilities. COO has resigned from the Board to focus on product management activities within P2F, co's main subsidiary. [SP=0.71 Cap=15m]
IXICO (IXI) £1m+ 7 year contract for clinical trial. Already included in rev expectations. [SP=71 Cap=34m]

In line: INL
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 2nd, 2021, 7:49 am

Smallcap Sweep. 02-Nov-21
Money spider bites your arm again

Feedback (FDBK) £10.5m placing and OO at 0.7p, a 12% discount, to support accelerated growth. [SP=0.8 Cap=9m]
Cambridge Cognition (COG) CFO scarpers. He is not thanked. [SP=136.1 Cap=42m]
Sensyne Health (SENS) hoists the For Sale sign after COE looks at MBO. Co "believes that the current market value of the Company does not reflect the fair value of the electronic patient record ("EPR") health data to which the Company has access". [SP=94 Cap=155m]
Avacta (AVCT) stops sale of AffiDX rapd covid test due to UK Health Security Agency's Medical Devices requiring a review of test data.. Can restart if it passes. "Avacta submitted, ahead of the 1 September 2021 deadline, all the information required for its AffiDX test to be validated under these regulations by the UK Health Security Agency." [SP=118 Cap=299m]
MTI Wireless Edge (MWE) $0.85m antenna orders for 2022 delvery. [SP=69.36 Cap=62m]
Warpaint London (W7L) guides FY(Dec) rev and adj EBITDA ahead of market expectations with rev flat on 2019 [SP=150.41 Cap=115m]
James Fisher (FSJ) sells James Fisher Testing Services for £5.7m. No NAV or profit fig given. [SP=417.54 Cap=210m]
Watkin Jones (WJG) guides FY(Sep) rev slightly below expectations (whose?) but op profit in line. [SP=242 Cap=620m]
Novacyt (NCYT) can only sell one covid test until the UK Health Security Agency completes its review of the additional nine products submitted. If no further products are added to the CTDA register the this FY rev hit c. £3m. £20m annualised? [SP=253.3 Cap=213m]
Electra Private Equity (ELTA) the demerged Hostmore (MORE) lists today. remaining biz Hotter trading "strong and extremely pleasing in light of the market wide supply chain issues". 12 months to OCt rev £50.4m with margins in line. [SP=550 Cap=214m]
Gaming Realms (GMR) Michigan gaming licences becomes full (from provisional). Q3 content licensing revenue increased 35% year on year, new licensing and games pipeline has also grown. In line? [SP=38.5 Cap=111m]
Up Global Sourcing (UPGS) FY. Current trading in line. [SP=173 Cap=155m]

In line: SWG, ECK
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 3rd, 2021, 7:46 am

Smallcap Sweep. 03-Nov-21
Grinding up bulk news for nuggets

Omega (ODX) Health Security Agency yet to approve co's covid tests "in line with the vast majority of available tests on the market". This is not expected to cause a delay in the supply of VISITECT test to DAM Health clinics in the UK. [SP=48.11 Cap=88m]
Chill Brands (CHLL) July-Sep sales to US distributor £0.5m, hit by logisitc delays. "All previously announced targets and distribution agreements remain in place despite international logistics issues influencing speed of rollout." No figs for sell-through. Backtracks on June's commitment to give Q sales updates. [SP=15 Cap=37m]
Nightcap (NGHT) guides FY(July 22) significantly ahead of market expectations. Q1 rev up 68% on 2019, LFL less. [SP=19.62 Cap=36m]
BATM Advanced Communications (BVC) 5 year contract for Edgility virtual networking solution. Expects sale of 50,000-100,000 licences over the period. [SP=84.4 Cap=374m]
International Personal Finance (IPF) Q3 "very strong operational performance as levels of demand for credit continued to increase." [SP=135 Cap=302m]
Fox Marble (FOX) JV with Al Bab Al Mumtaz Group in UAE to supply marble tiles and slabs to its outlets in the region. Expects year 1 rev €0.50m then €0.95m. Why do so many companies say a distribution of sales deal is a JV? [SP=1.31 Cap=5m]
Tekcapital (TEK) £3m olacing at 28p, an 18% discount, to "build inventory and progress product development for Lucyd, expand inventory for Salarius and provide CAPEX for Guident's remote monitoring and control centre. [SP=34.4 Cap=45m]
RUA Life Sciences (RUA) makes FDA Premarket Notification for a range of polymerically sealed vascular grafts. Also delays to patch production equipment have been resolved. Plus other updates. [SP=151.5 Cap=34m]
Image Scan (IGE) guides FY(Sep) rev down 17%. Order bookings £2.8m (£2.4m). Pre-tax trading profit (adjusted for capitalised R&D) £98k (£112k). In line? [SP=2.5 Cap=3m]

In line: WIL
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 4th, 2021, 7:46 am

Smallcap Sweep. 04-Nov-21
PURP burp, TEG bowling along

Superdry (SDRY) recent rev LFL turned positive vs 2 years ago against a comparable full price period. "We currently have no significant availability issues in our retail operations arising from supply chain delays." [SP=297 Cap=244m]
Cornerstone FS (CSFS) guides FY(Dec) rev significantly ahead yoy due to strong trading. [SP=27 Cap=5m]
Fulham Shore (FUL) continues to trade ahead of mgmt expectations. Net cash generation of almost £8m YTD. [SP=17 Cap=108m]
Gresham House (GHE) 2025 AuM target increased by 33% to £8bn, "reflects the growth opportunity the Group is seeing across its Strategic Equity and Real Assets division2. [SP=853 Cap=324m]
Ten Entertainment (TEG) guides FY(Dec) modest pretax profit (was guiding a modest loss). No change to FY22 guidance amid the continuing uncertainty. [SP=262 Cap=179m]
Purplebricks (PURP) warns FY EBITDA below previous guidance.due to new instructions slowing significantly in recent months. New instructions coming to whole market c. 23% down. [SP=52.6 Cap=161m]
SDI (SDI) sees FY(Apr) rev c. £45m and adj pretax £9.2m ahead of market expectations of £42m and £8.85m resp. [SP=189 Cap=188m]
Empiric Student Property (ESP) revenue occupancy of 81% at the start of the AY21/22 falls within guidance. Will pay FY div 2.5p min cf guided 1.5p min. Q divs restart from Jan. [SP=85.6 Cap=516m]
Hansard Global (HSD) Q1 new business down 8% "as distributors and clients took the opportunity to take extended summer breaks". [SP=50.44 Cap=69m]
Itaconix (ITX) temporary interruption to production at its Stratham factory due to roof damage. Only TSI 322 detergent polymer orders hit. Insurance expected to cover the costs and losses incurred. [SP=6.22 Cap=28m]

In line: TPFG, INHC, NCC
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 5th, 2021, 7:40 am

Smallcap Sweep. 05-Nov-21
Raging Bullshit

Ten Lifestyle (TENG) wins second contract with Norwegian bank. Included in existing growth plan. [SP=97 Cap=81m]
Argo Blockchain (ARB) squirms and grovels as it admits and clarifies mileading claims made by 'representatives' to some guy who then Tweeted the claims. [SP=126.3 Cap=590m]
Proton Motor Power System (PPS) wins order from a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn for a PM Frame fuel cell system plus maintenance services contract for 22 systems. [SP=45.45 Cap=352m]
Nichols (NICL) Q1-3 rev up 17%, ahead of mgmt expectations. Vomit strong. Guides FY(Dec) adj pretax £21m - £22m cf f/c £19.1m. Profit expectations for FY22 unchanged due to cost rses. [SP=1152.67 Cap=426m]
Stanley Gibbons (SGI) can't afford a stamp? SGI to sell fractions of the 1c-Black on Magenta stamp, the world's most valuable. Will provide "ownership to collectors in an effective and enjoyable way". Enjoyable? I'd rather lick Neill Ricketts' feet [SP=3.09 Cap=13m]
Quantum Blockchain Technologies (QBT) to start designing a mining chip (ASIC) this year. "Early internal calculations show a final chip that could perform 24% quicker than current best available ASIC." Pinch of salt. [SP=2.76 Cap=27m]


Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 8th, 2021, 7:46 am

Smallcap Sweep. 08-Nov-21
Snorkelling off smallcap shores

Inland Homes (INL) forward sells development for £43.5m over 3 years. [SP=56 Cap=128m]
Accsys Technologies (AXS) €17m secured loan (at 5.25-6.75% above EURIBOR) agreed to deliver Tricoya plant completion in Hull. [SP=158 Cap=303m]
Angling Direct (ANG) cyber security incident has crippled website and compromised some of co's social media accounts. Does not expect a detrimental impact on underlying trading. [SP=69.89 Cap=54m]
Invinity Energy Systems (IES) update on energy storage battery mfr. Supply chain problems "likely to continue into 2022 and although it is impossible to forecast accurately, Invinity's management believes that this is a temporary issue." [SP=121.63 Cap=108m]
Seeing Machines (SEE) notes that Biden's infrastructure requires DMS in new cars. Regulator will research DMS and begin the rulemaking process. [SP=10.74 Cap=419m]
Dignity (DTY) Q3 U/L op profit down 10%. Unable to give FY guidance. [SP=719 Cap=360m]

In line: CYAN, CBOX
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 9th, 2021, 7:50 am

Smallcap Sweep. 09-Nov-21
Sniffing financial fish to see if it's off

GYG (GYG) warns FY results much lower than mgmt expectations due to operational and financial disruption caused by Nobiksru shipyard administration. Has enough cash providing that the Nobiskrug situation is resolved before end Dec. [SP=57.1 Cap=27m]
Renalytix (RENX) partnership to improve kidney health in patients with type 2 diabetes and early-stage chronic kidney disease. The Renalytix KidneyIntelX platform will be integrated with St. Joseph's Health care management. [SP=835 Cap=812m]
Amala Food (DISH) expects to finish FY accounts by end Nov. Plant-based pepperoni products to be used by a restaurant by end Nov. Others in pipeline. [SP=0.9 Cap=3m]
Faron Pharmaceuticals (FARN) wins arbitration case against Rentschler Biopharm for breach of contract. Award is €3,8m but some will got to a third-party recovery service. [SP=330.2 Cap=176m]
Induction Healthcare (INHC) £4m gov't contract for communications services to support the virtualisation of the UK benefits system. 2 year option also. [SP=48 Cap=44m]
Harworth (HWG) conditional sale of Kellingley development site for £54m. [SP=173 Cap=558m]
Alfa Financial Software (ALFA) guides FY rev 3% above mgmt exp. Q3 rev up 25%. [SP=195 Cap=585m]
Eckoh (ECK) $1.5m+ 3yr contract for secure payment services. [SP=47 Cap=120m]
System1 (SYS1) files trademark case against US co against System1 LLC. I'm surprised they got a trademark on a generic term, used in Thinking Fast and Slow for example. [SP=367.25 Cap=47m]


Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 10th, 2021, 7:43 am

Smallcap Sweep. 10-Nov-21
Scraping the mould off investor cheese

Velocys (VLS) 15-year offtake agreement for 575m blended gallons of net zero fuel for Southwest Airlines. Also MoU for 73m gallons of arbon negative with International Consolidated Airlines. The deals cover 100% of planned Bayou output. [SP=6.3 Cap=67m]
Global Ports Holding (GPH) H1(SEp) rev at the cruise port operator up 32%.Bullish but "a decisive factor in the financial performance of GPH will be cruise ship occupancy levels." [SP=133 Cap=83m]
PCI-PAL (PCIP) AGM stmt. Sounds in line. [SP=69 Cap=45m]
HSS Hire (HSS) refinancing cuts interest cost. Alongside change in operating model and placing in late 2020 interest cut to c. £3m PA. [SP=17.54 Cap=122m]
BATM Advanced Communications (BATM) wins cyber security contract worth $3.5m and expects to receive the full value in 2022. [SP=NA Cap=NA]
Zenova (ZED) £3m PA 3yr contract in Australia. [SP=17.5 Cap=NA]
Zoo Digital Group (ZOO) H1(Sep) rev up 64% but pretax loss $1.5m (£700k). Co "will continue to invest in expanding capacity to support an increase in market share in H2 and into FY23, which is expected to generate increased profitability in future periods." [SP=129.5 Cap=113m]

In line: TRCS
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

RNSs
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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 11th, 2021, 7:48 am

Smallcap Sweep. 11-Nov-21
Clawing through the corporate carcass

Supply@ME Capital (SYME) slashes FY rev guidance to £0.5-0.8m from £3.8-4.9,m. Only 1 client expected by end Dec. Claims it's a delay to rev, not lost opportunities. CEO coughs ups torrent of positivity. [SP=0.23 Cap=82m]
Ten Lifestyle (TENG) contract to deliver content services for an existing major global financial services client. No £££ as usual. [SP=99 Cap=83m]
Sabien Technology (SNT) heads pf terms for a hydrogen processing licence with Proton Technologies. 20 tonnes of hydrogen per day, expansible to higher volumes, generated using Proton's tech. [SP=24.5 Cap=4m]
Gulf Marine Services (GMS) contract extensions, on improved dayrates, for 2 ships. [SP=6 Cap=61m]
Winkworth (WINK) guides FY(Dec) rev above mgmt exp and profit materially higher than expectations. "For the year ahead, with a return to more normal conditions in sales and an improved rental market in London, we look forward to the continued underlying growth of the business." [SP=200.56 Cap=26m]
SEC Newgate (SECN) Q1-3 rev ahead of management expectations and substantially up YoY. [SP=83 Cap=23m]
Live Company (LVCG) op update is all trees and no wood. Bullish. [SP=3.4 Cap=5m]

In line: FRP, BOTB, RST, NXR, TED, VLX
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

RNSs
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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 12th, 2021, 7:45 am

Smallcap Sweep. 12-Nov-21
Feeling the bumps of the market's skull

Water Intelligence (WATR) £10m+ placing at 1200p, a 4% discount. Will be used for growth. [SP=1279.4 Cap=208m]
TheWorks (WRKS) guides FY(Apr) in line despite H1 rev up 18% on 2 years ago, stronger than expected. Higher freight costs. [SP=57 Cap=36m]
Avon Protection (AVON) body armor plates product fails test. Final product approval delay. FY21 in line but FY22 hit since FY22 c. $40m of body armor revenue expected. Sstrategic review of our body armor business. [SP=1907 Cap=592m]
Steppe Cement (STCM) delays interim div payment until after AR published to avoid withholding tax. [SP=39 Cap=85m]
X5 Retail (FIVE) exciting news as its Pyaterochka store chain has launched operations in the Irkutsk region. [SP=NA Cap=NA]
Engage XR (EXR) six-figure $ contract to 2023 with a classical curriculum development company, to service the first VR-based Florida charter school. Learn more at MelloMonda 22 Nov. [SP=18 Cap=52m]
Northern Bear (NTBR) guides H1(Sep) adj op profit £1.4-1.5m (£0.5m). 2 years ago was £1.4m. Order book remains strong. [SP=52.97 Cap=10m]
Powerhouse Energy (PHE) development partner Hydrogen Utopia gets framework agreement with Linde Engineering. "Provides Linde Engineering with a five year exclusivity to supply Hydrogen Utopia in its development of Powerhouse DMG technology particularly in Poland, Hungary and Greece." [SP=4.53 Cap=179m]

In line: GFRD, PRES, SIXH
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

RNSs
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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 15th, 2021, 7:46 am

Smallcap Sweep. 15-Nov-21
Back To The Future Prospects

Cineworld (CINE) rev only 10% down on 2019 in Oct. UK and Ireland up 27%. C/F positive in Oct. Lists forthcoming blockbusters: a Ghostbusters sequel, a Matrix sequel, a Sing sequel etc etc etc. [SP=62.94 Cap=866m]
Kin and Carta (KCT) sells its two remaining venture businesses, Edit Agency and Relish Agency for £18.6m total before costs and adjustments for debt and working capital. The businesses made £2.9m adj op profit. Co now has net cash. [SP=339 Cap=585m]
Induction Healthcare (INHC) CFO scarpers. He is thanked. New one starts today. [SP=51 Cap=47m]
Getech (GTC) Collaboration Agreement with Shoreham Port giving co exclusive rights for development of all port-based hydrogen, ammonia, and new onshore wind and solar power generation capacity at the port. Initially co will supply hydrogen. [SP=28.2 Cap=19m]
Ocean Outdoor (OOUT) Strategic Review. Co thinks shares too low. Guides FY21 rev up 33-39% and adj EBITDA over £16m. No prev guidance. [SP=8.75 Cap=473m]
CMC Markets (CMCX) looking at a managed separation of the leveraged and non-leveraged divisions 'to unlock shareholder value'. To complete by by June. [SP=259 Cap=755m]
Urban Logistics REIT (SHED) £200m placing at 170p, a 4% discount. Moving to premium segment of LSE. [SP=176.11 Cap=572m]
Ideagen (IDEA) H1 in line. Makes $6m (contingent) acquisition. [SP=289.83 Cap=740m]
Cloudcoco (CLCO) £3m+ 3 year contractwith a new customer in the digital transformation services industry which services clients globally. [SP=1.62 Cap=12m]
Billington (BILN) steels holders for miss FY(Dec) F/C due to contracts slipping into FY22. [SP=266 Cap=33m]
Seeing Machines (SEE) will work with the world's largest Tier 1 Avionics company, Collins Aerospace, "to deliver its eye-tracking technology solutions to Commercial Air Transport, Business, Military, Rotary Wing, General Aviation and Flight Training customers to address improved safety and efficiencies for both pilot training and flight operations". [SP=11.1 Cap=429m]
Aeorema Communications (AEO) FY(June) rev down 7%, op loss a little better than Aug guidance. H1 outlook very strong. [SP=43.98 Cap=4m]

In line: GLE
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

RNSs
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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 16th, 2021, 7:56 am

Smallcap Sweep. 16-Nov-21
Dodging the market's missiles

Gear4Music (G4M) guides Q3 rev miss due to Brexit related supply chain problems persisting for longer than anticipated plus weak European Q3 sales. Cuts FY EBITDA to £12m min (FY21: £18.9m). Follows a long line of upgrades. [SP=796 Cap=167m]
AFC Energy (AFC) £4m order from ABB for Energy "S" Series fuel cell system for high power e-Mobility charging ABB has been granted warrants at 58.8p. [SP=58.6 Cap=430m]
Yew Grove REIT (YEW) contingent offer of €1.017. [SP=1.02 Cap=NA]
DCD Media (DCD) sells NDB for £1.4m net. [SP=220 Cap=5m]
Restaurant Group (RTN) ups FY21 adj EBITDA to £73m-£79m and net debt less than £190m. LFL rev out-performed. [SP=79.3 Cap=607m]
Tribal (TRB) guides FY21 adj op profit in line but will expense an extra c£1.4m of dev cost in 2021 and c£1.0m in 2022. Cost was previously capitalised in H1. [SP=94 Cap=198m]
Kinovo (KINO) guides H1(Sep) rev(cont) up 64%. Adj EBITDA up 75%. New contracts worth up to £43.6m over the life of the contracts. Any of these already RNSed? In advanced discussions for sale of non-core construction business. [SP=49.7 Cap=31m]
LoopUp (LOOP) 8 contacts worth £0.4m to £2.8. [SP=22.75 Cap=22m]
Stagecoach (SGC) PUSU deadline extended to 14 Dec. [SP=76.4 Cap=421m]
Trakm8 (TRAK) guides FY(Mar) rev miss but profit slightly ahead of market expectations. [SP=25.9 Cap=13m]

In line: GEN, BPT, CRW, IDOX, RBG
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

RNSs
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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 17th, 2021, 7:35 am

Smallcap Sweep. 17-Nov-21
Pulling financial fingernails to extract the truth

Biome Technologies (BIOM) the serial disappointer does not disappoint as expected orders melt away. Guides FY(Dec) rev significantly below market expectations. Previously reported engineering limitations at its second US customer for filtration mesh has been fixed but now the customer delays order blaming "conflicting production priorities". Plus logistics difficulties makes some customer delays in the implementation of new projects. [SP=377 Cap=14m]
McColl's Retail (MCLS) cuts FY21 guidance of adjusted EBITDA (pre IFRS 16) to £20m-£22m due to continued supply chain disruption .Morrisons Daily rollout accelerated roll out with over 150 stores expected by end of Nov. [SP=18 Cap=50m]
Wincanton (WIN) wns Primark contract. Co will make more than 50,000 deliveries. No £££. [SP=364 Cap=453m]
Silver Bullet Data Services (SBDS) first significant '4D' agency contract with pilot, one of the largest independent media agencies in Germany. "4D is a next-generation contextual solution used to target and deliver deterministic insights for advertisers blah blah blah." No £££. [SP=280 Cap=38m]
Mirada (MIRA) strategic collaboration with US-based Shift 2 Stream which will become an official reseller for Mirada. "Mirada expands its reach into North America and further in the Caribbean." Another 'strategic collaboration' that's just a reseller deal. [SP=65 Cap=6m]
Open Orphan (ORPH) £5.1m contract with a biopharmaceutical company. [SP=19 Cap=127m]

In line: AMTE
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

RNSs
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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 18th, 2021, 7:55 am

Smallcap Sweep. 18-Nov-21
Peering into the City through a hole in the plasterboard

Metro Bank (MTRO) mooted offer is off. [SP=132.3 Cap=228m]
Invinity Energy Systems (IES) £29m placing and OO at 100p, a 0.5% discount. Buyers get warrants too. [SP=98.05 Cap=85m]
Hyve (HYVE) £14.8m placing at 107p, a 0.7% discount, and £14.26m subscription at 112.35p. Will fund acquisition. [SP=107.8 Cap=286m]
Chill Brands (CHLL) US distributor 'has implemented' (huh?) products into 343 stores. [SP=11.25 Cap=24m]
Finsbury Food Group (FIF) AGM stmt sound in line. [SP=98.05 Cap=128m]
FIH Group (FIH) £17.3m contract to build houses for the Government and MoD. Shows "its' ability to deliver a high-quality product to discerning clients". Apostrophe after its! [SP=225 Cap=29m]
Eagle Eye Solutions (EYE) guides FY adj EBITDA comfortably ahead of management expectations after strong Q1. [SP=570 Cap=149m]
Mode Global (MODE) expanding its Bitcoin Cashback offering to 40+ merchants (including Ocado, Homebase, and Boots) in Q2 2022. "Mode is turning legacy rewards schemes on their head by providing customers in the UK with the opportunity to build a stake in Bitcoin, without taking on the risk of investing." That's right, because owning Bitcoin isn't investing. [SP=37.66 Cap=34m]
Mobile Streams (MOS) LiveScores Argentina revenue months ahead of target. $14,000 billed in first month. [SP=0.52 Cap=13m]
Tanfield (TAN) again complains about the low margins at 49% holding Snorkel where Q3 EDBITA loss is up despite sales rise. [SP=2.04 Cap=4m]
PCF (PCF) accounts still being prepared, suspended for another month. [SP=23.8 Cap=60m]

In line: KLR, FNX, FCAP
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

RNSs
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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 19th, 2021, 7:53 am

Smallcap Sweep. 19-Nov-21
Double, double toil & trouble; Balance sheets burn & Bitcoin bubble.

Cordel (CRDL) change of name today from Maestrano. [SP=NA Cap=NA]
Mode Global (MODE) rows back on yesterday's claim that "Mode brings Bitcoin Cashback to 40+ UK retailers" including Ocado, Homebase and Boots. Some of those specified brands have since withdrawn Mode as an affiliate. So at least 2 of the 3 mentioned don't want to be tainted with the Bitcoin casino energy bonfire. [SP=39.3 Cap=36m]
X5 Retail (FIVE) pilot launch of financial services under the X5 Bank brand. Intially will involve "digital cards that combine the functionality of Pyaterochka and Perekrestok loyalty cards with banking services such as payments, money transfers and rouble-denominated cash back, among others." [SP=NA Cap=NA]
GSTechnologies (GST) £1m placing at 2p, a 13% discount, even though it's only 3.5% dilution. Needed to "accelerate the implementation of the Group's strategy." Sounds like keeping the lights on. [SP=2.22 Cap=32m]
Ilika (IKA) guides H1(Oct) EBITDA loss £2.7m (£1m) "due to the reduction in revenue recognition [a grant] and the increase in operational costs associated with the commissioning of the Stereax manufacturing facility and an intensification of the Goliath development programme". Also "The environment for grant funding has become tighter but we expect around £0.2m in H2." [SP=142 Cap=223m]
Westminster (WSG) contract delays means H2 rev only marginally ahead of H1 and pretax loss broadly similar to H1.It's in discussions relating to a managed services contract with the Central African Republic. [SP=4.42 Cap=15m]
STM (STM) guides FY(Dec) rev only £22.5m and EBITDA £3.4m and pretax £1.5m. UK SIPP business and Gibraltar life business slow. Expects FY22 pretax £2m+. [SP=33.75 Cap=20m]
UK Mortgages (UKML) will hike Q divs to 1.25p for Q2-4. Q1 was 1.125p. [SP=70.6 Cap=126m]
Carclo (CAR) H1. GUides FY underlying trading slightly ahead of expectations (whose?). [SP=42.7 Cap=31m]

In line: EAAS, VANL
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

RNSs
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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 22nd, 2021, 7:39 am

Smallcap Sweep. 22-Nov-21
Wafer-thin minted news

Pelatro (PTRO) multi-year contract with African telco to provide its mViva Campaign Management Solution. Paid monthly, worth c.$1m for the initial period (which is?). [SP=37.4 Cap=17m]
Everyman Media (EMAN) guides FY(Dec) rev at least £46.3m and EBITDA at least £7m. Both above market expectations. Outlook: "early indications suggest the appetite for cinema remains strong". [SP=141 Cap=129m]
Dialight (DIA) guides FY in line apart from net debt now £12-£14m due to increased inventory levels to ensure supply continuity, [SP=330 Cap=108m]
Hermes Pacific Investments (HPAC) proposes changing investing policy from maily the financial sector in South East Asia to the property sector in Europe and the Middle East. This "will provide the Company with significantly more suitable investment opportunities that can provide offer significant growth potential." [SP=60 Cap=2m]
Amryt Pharma (AMYT) to delist from AIM, leaving US ADSs on Nasdaq. Co believes it will "further enhance the liquidity of trading in the Company's securities". [SP=167.84 Cap=728m]
IQE (IQE) finds CEO after a whole year's search. The splendidly named Americo Lemos starts in Jan. [SP=47.7 Cap=383m]
Esken (ESKN) 2 year extension to logistics services contract for Stobart Aviation Services at Southend airport. Note that ESKN owns that airport. [SP=13.54 Cap=139m]


Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

RNSs
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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 23rd, 2021, 7:52 am

Smallcap Sweep. 23-Nov-21
Deal of the century: Universe takeover

Universe (UNG) rec offer of 12p, a 129% premium [SP=5.01 Cap=13m]
Tremor International (TRMR) re press report that holders pushing for co to hoist For Sale sign: Co is "routinely engaged from time to time across a number of strategic discussions with both third parties and its shareholders and considers this 'normal course of business'...confirms that whilst it has entered into a non-disclosure agreement with a third party, no substantial discussions have taken place." [SP=587.82 Cap=904m]
River And Mercantile (RIV) appraches from AssetCo and Premier Miton [SP=284.5 Cap=243m]
Premier Miton (PMI) considering all paper offer for River and Mercantile. [SP=187 Cap=294m]
M&C Saatchi (SAA) guides FY21 rev and profit ahead of consensus expectations. New business continues to be strong with new client assignments including projects for Apple and Mars. [SP=164.5 Cap=201m]
Supply @ME Capital (SYME) Shariah fund arranger named as Intesa Sanpaolo Private Bank. See AUg RNS. [SP=0.16 Cap=59m]
TT Electronics (TTG) guides FY21 adj op profit c.£35m (in line?). Increased material and freight costs are being broadly offset by efficiencies and price management. No orders for contract mfr of the amazing Virolens 20 second covid tester. That is taking a long time for a world-beating device. [SP=255 Cap=446m]
4basebio (4BB) Joint Development Agreement with Leucid Bio to evaluate the use of 4basebio’s Hermes non-viral nanoparticle and synthetic hpDNATM technology. [SP=716.2 Cap=88m]
AO World (AO.) H1(Sep) rev up 6%, sinks to £10m pretax loss (£19m profit). Guides FY rev 0-5% down with adj EBITDA only £10-20m. Blames supply chain problems. [SP=124 Cap=595m]
CML Microsystems (CML) H1(Sept) ahead of mgmt expectations. [SP=420 Cap=70m]

In line: PHLL, TRT, KGH, DVO, CWK, IGP
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

RNSs
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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 24th, 2021, 7:46 am

Smallcap Sweep. 24-Nov-21
The am ATM of promissory notes

Johnson Service (JSG) guides FY slight beat against mkt f/c but pretax in line due to cost pressures. [SP=127 Cap=565m]
Zenova (ZED) €9.8m+ 3 yr contract with European distributor. It 'provides us with a foothold in Europe'. [SP=17.2 Cap=NA]
Wynnstay (WYN) guides FY21 U/L pretax significantly ahead of market forecasts. Cites "strong farmgate prices across almost all categories, which has continued to buoy farmer confidence and farm re-investment. After last year's historically poor harvest, tonnages and yields have reverted to more normalised levels," [SP=530 Cap=108m]
MyHealthChecked (MHC) launches Day 2 and Fit to Fly travel covid tests. [SP=2.18 Cap=16m]
Marlowe (MRL) guides FY22 ahead of market expectations as H1 rev rises 61% and 15% organic (covid adjusted). Seeing strong demand experienced across the business. [SP=826 Cap=683m]
Journeo (JNEO) wins 3 yr SaaS contract from Arriva worth £1.3m. [SP=105 Cap=9m]
IQE (IQE) wans FY(Dec) rev only £152m or £164m at constant FX (down 8%). Blames softening in smartphone supply chains and strong £. But £ has weakened since June! [SP=50.4 Cap=404m]
Seeing Machines (SEE) FY(June). Current trading ahead of budget. [SP=11.81 Cap=459m]

In line: ALT, GTLY, ECEL, ARE, DLAR
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

RNSs
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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby MrContrarian » November 25th, 2021, 7:58 am

Smallcap Sweep. 25-Nov-21
Bulging in tray of trading

T Clarke (CTO) guides FY21 in line but FY22 rev ahead of market expectations. [SP=159 Cap=68m]
Clipper Logistics (CLG) JV with US's Farfetch, the leading global platform for the luxury fashion industry, to kae a global e-commerce fulfilment solution for luxury brands. Apparently luxury goods have "complex and highly demanding fulfilment requirements". [SP=652 Cap=667m]
R.E.A. (RE.) refinancing. [SP=95.05 Cap=42m]
OTAQ (OTAQ) multi-year sonar contract with initial order of $200k+. Still scrabbling for funding following notice of end of contract from a main customer. [SP=25 Cap=8m]
Michelmersh Brick (MBH) guides FY(Dec) rev and profit ahead of market expectations. HAs "strong and well-balanced forward order book". [SP=126.5 Cap=121m]
Gresham Technologies (GHT) guides FY(Dec) rev and EBITDA ahead of market expectations. The lower margin non-Clareti businesses have been performing ahead of plan. [SP=171.08 Cap=143m]
Macfarlane (MACF) guides FY21 ahead of its previous expectations. YTD rev up 25%. "We expect the remainder of 2021 to remain challenging with input price inflation, supply constraints on certain raw materials and increased operating costs due to staffing pressures. Some customers are also experiencing supply chain issues which are affecting their demand for packaging. However, the Group's management team remains focussed on effectively managing these challenges." [SP=131.5 Cap=208m]
Headlam (HEAD) guides FY(Dec) U/L pretax marginally ahead of current market expectations of £35m desipite rev only broadly in line. "Residential sector has helped to offset a persisting subdued commercial sector, with other features of the market being the ongoing industry wide supply issues, and associated inflationary pressures, all of which the Company has been largely able to mitigate." [SP=428 Cap=365m]
Mears (MER) guides FY(Dec) rev c.£850m, slightly ahead of management expectations, and adj pretax c.£25m, towards the top end of guided range. CItes " good demand in reactive maintenance as clients prioritise the clearance of repair backlogs and by continued elevated volumes within the Group's Management-led contracts". Outlook: "normalisation of Management-led volumes and slower recovery in planned maintenance will impact revenues, partially offset by MOJ and other 2021 business wins...". [SP=185 Cap=205m]
Secure Trust Bank (STB) guides FY21 pretax above the top end of analysts' estimates due to lower IFRS 9 impairment charge. Pre IFRS 9 pretax unchanged. [SP=1300 Cap=242m]
Origin Enterprises (OGN) Q1 stong. "Favourable autumn/winter planting levels set a solid foundation for continued progress later in the financial year, subject to normal weather risks." [SP=3.32 Cap=NA]
Anexo (ANX) major 3 yr agreement with UK broker MCE Insurance to offer post-accident claims services to non-fault insurance customers. "Expected to have a materially positive impact on revenues and to enhance earnings from FY 2022." [SP=131.5 Cap=153m]
Forterra (FORT) guides FY21 in line. "Positive market demand dynamics looking into 2022 although business remains broadly capacity constrained until Desford brick factory commissioning." [SP=253.5 Cap=580m]
Good Energy (GOOD) acceleration of strategic shift to Energy & Mobility services. Will sell entire 47.5MW generation portfolio. Supplier bankruptcies incurs up to £1m extra cost plus £1.5m of additional commodity costs. Exempt from price cap so can hike trariffs. [SP=275.04 Cap=46m]
James Latham (LTHM) storming H1(Sep) as expected rev up 81%, EPS 133.5p (25.6p). Outlook :"slightly weaker volumes compared with H1, and margins are returning to more normal levels. We have seen a reduction in prices of some commodity products but most products are seeing prices remaining firm. The challenges persist in our supply chain, with shipment delays, congestion at the ports and container prices at all time high levels..." [SP=1231 Cap=245m]
Motorpoint (MOTR) H1. Guides FY significantly ahead of mgmt expectations. [SP=357 Cap=322m]

In line: GENI, CTO
Notes SP & cap are 20m delayed
DYOR, E&OE etc etc. I may have a position in any or all of the shares covered.

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Re: MrC's Smallcap Sweeps for Nov 2021

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Postby Pendrainllwyn » November 25th, 2021, 9:01 am

MrContrarian,

Thank you for these posts. Once in a while you alert me to something I find interesting and would otherwise have missed.

Pendrainllwyn


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