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78 days ago

J Sainsbury – full-year results show there is still income value

J Sainsbury (SBRY) has announced results for its year ended 6th March 2021 and that it has “carried good underlying trading momentum into the new financial year and started the year strongly”.

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131 days ago

Wm Morrison – full-year results, still an Income Buy

Wm Morrison (MRW) has announced its results for its year ended 31st January 2021 and that it is confident it can continue momentum into the new year, expecting both profit growth and a significant reduction in net debt.

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441 days ago

Tern Plc – at least 50% overvalued even if you believe its stated NAV ( which I don’t)

Nigel Somervile HERE and myself HERE both took apart yesterday’s ludicrous and dismal results announcement from AIM dog Tern (TERN).  Neither of us believe its NAV is real but even if you are credulous enough to swallow that canard the shares should surely be 50% lower. Here’s why.

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564 days ago

Shoe Zone – full-year results suggest still income and further recovery attractions: BUY

“The UK’s largest value footwear retailer”, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for the 53-week period ended 5th October 2019 and that it “has made a solid start to the year and is trading in line with market expectations. The board is positive about the outlook for the year with the refreshed strategy well underway”

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704 days ago

Rotala – interims and “confident about the prospects of the group in 2019 and beyond” - BUY

Rotala (ROL) has announced results for its half year ended 31st May 2019 and that it is “confident about the prospects of the group in 2019 and beyond”

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732 days ago

Synectics – results subdued again… but investment beginning to pay off? YES!

Surveillance technology and networked security systems company Synectics (SNX) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st May 2019 and a contract win…

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1079 days ago

Falanx – and the CEO resignation that was clearly not...

I have already covered results from Falanx (FLX) in bearcast but there is one matter than niggles me in the annual report – the “resignation” as a director of CEO  Stuart Bladen. Let me explain…

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1082 days ago

Rotala – half-year results, “confident about the prospects” - BUY

Rotala (ROL) has announced results for its half year ended 31st May 2018 and that it is “confident about the prospects of the group in 2018 and beyond”

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1117 days ago

Purplebricks – the only reason the shares have not completely crashed is it is hard to borrow stock

If Neil Woodford wants to make a few friends, as I sense right now he has none at all, he should put his stock in Purplebricks (PURP) up for borrow. Then at least the bears would like him. Because right now there is almost no borrow and the cost of shorting this company is c25% per annum which is a real deterrent. If there was some borrow these shares would halve at once after today’s shockingly bad results.

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1135 days ago

Norcros – full-year results emphasise “excellent progress”, still a buy

Bathroom and kitchen products company Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2018, emphasising “excellent progress towards our strategic objectives” and that “the board remains confident that the group should continue to make further progress for the year ending 31 March 2019”

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1146 days ago

Chamberlin – FY results; short-term margins undermined, but revenue growth and outlook encourage: BUY

Results for its year ended 31st March 2018 from foundries and engineering company Chamberlin (CMH) emphasise “very encouraging revenue growth”, though “technical issues at foundry operations undermined margins although these issues are now largely resolved”. The following updates after a chat with management…

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1156 days ago

Shoe Zone – a good first half & remains confident of the outlook - BUY

Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results from “a good first half” ended 31st March 2019 and “trading momentum has continued into the second half, in line with expectations for the full year”

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1217 days ago

Even when he wants to tell the truth Lyin Steve Sanderson at UK Oil & Gas can't manage it - results announcement

The results are for the year to 30th September 2017 as is clear if you read down the RNS. But sadly even when he tries to tell the truth UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) boss Steve Sanderson can't seem to get it quite right as the two screenshots below show...

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1225 days ago

IQE will please everybody with these results - bulls, bears, loons and Uncle Tom Cobbley

IQE (IQE) the manufacturer of wafers which pretends that it is the next ARM and is the darling of Bulletin Board Morons, brokers looking to earn 5% on the next placing so writing ramptastic research reports today, avid broker report reader Paul Scott and our own Malcolm Stacey, has served up results for calendar 2017 which will please everybody.

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1291 days ago

Shoe Zone – full-year results, still looks Income value - BUY

Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2017 and that “we are making good progress against our strategic objectives and the board remains positive about the outlook for the group for the remainder of the year”.

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1346 days ago

Norcros – interims, “remains confident”… BUY

Branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives company Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2017 and that it is “well positioned” with “strong brands, leading market positions and continued self-help initiatives”  - this is not discounted in the current share price.

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1448 days ago

Snoozebox Holdings – when will the lender pull the plug?

Snoozebox(ZZZ) interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2017 out yesterday showed a reduced loss of £1,006,000 down from £2,126,000 in the prior period. Worryingly for long suffering shareholders, the contribution to overheads was only £176,000 down from £986,000. 

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1472 days ago

Begbies Traynor – positive full-year results, a counter-cyclical buy

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its year ended 30th April 2017 and that “we anticipate a growth in earnings in the new financial year”

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1481 days ago

Pure Horse Shit from Jim Mellon's FastForward - the shares will continue to tank

FastForward (FFWD) the investment company chaired by my old friend, the offshore based asset stripper Mr Jim Mellon, served up results for the year to 31 March today. Cynical Bear will give them the full workover they merit over the weekend  but I could not give my old pal Jim a completely free pass. The numbers are shite

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1492 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy – when the Final Results don’t tell you everything you need to know

AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy(AVO)  has released its final results RNS for 2016 with four days to go before deadline day  Bully for Advanced. But there are no notes to the accounts and why is there no no auditor’s statement – the very things that we were looking for. What is the company hiding? We are told that the report WILL be made availlable on the website but hang on...this is crucial!

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1516 days ago

FastJet - PR fecking geniuses Citigate can't polish a turd - dismal results and a warning of worse: target price 0p

Hello fascist, journalist smearing, PR fecking geniuses at Citigate Dewe Rogerson, your favourite follower of the dog that is FastJet (FJET) is writing today from my home village in Greece. You have done a good job at polishing the turd that are the calendar 2016 results from Fastjet (FJET) but if folks read beyond your spin to the bottom of the statement they will realise this is a basket case and the shares - at 16p are a stonking sell - the target price is 0p.

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1517 days ago

Chamberlin – full-year results and management chat

Chamberlin (CMH), a 105p offer price share tip from ourselves last month, has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2017 and that ongoing growth is “supported by major new contracts coming on stream”. The shares are now 154p! Who's Da Daddy???

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1524 days ago

Sanderson Group – interim results and management chat

November 72p offer price share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2017 and that it has “a good level of confidence that the group will continue to make further progress and deliver trading results in line with market expectations for the current year”.

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1593 days ago

Interquest Results - still a recovery buy

Technology sectors-focused recruitment group, InterQuest (ITQ) has announced results from a “challenging” 2016 year of“transformation” following a change in executive management, though is “cautiously optimistic about 2017”.

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1600 days ago

Symphony Environmental Results - more good news

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that “we expect to build on the positive momentum and are optimistic for a successful year ahead”.

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1615 days ago

Cloudtag Results Prize Competition - win a bottle of Red Leg Rum

For a company with revenues of exactly nil despite all the lies about guaranteed sales of $5.2 million etc, the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) takes an awfully long time in publishing its (bound to be dire) results for the year to 30 September. If you want to win a bottle of Distil's finest Red Leg Rum then it is time to enter our Cloudtag results competition. Here is how.

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1655 days ago

Shoe Zone - buy on results

UK value footwear retailer, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its year ended 1st October 2016, that it has made a “solid start” to its current year and that “the board remains positive for the outlook of the group”.

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1662 days ago

Stanley Gibbons - dire interims but...

This is one of our worst share tips and also one of my (TW) worst investments of recent years. Collectibles group Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced further dire results - this time for the six months ended 30th September 2016 - though “is optimistic that the trading of the group is now beginning to reflect the giant strides made through the restructuring plan in a year of substantial transition” (including a completely new board of directors).

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1667 days ago

Buy Character Group

Following positive results at the start of December, shares in Character Group (CCT) went on to exceed 530p. However, following news of director share sales they slid to a 495p offer price at which point in December we tipped them to our readers on the Nifty Fifty website we run with Lucian Miers. The shares are now 510p and still a buy.

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1679 days ago

Begbies Results - still a buy

Business recovery and property services group Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2016 and that “for the year as a whole, we anticipate growth in earnings, in line with expectations”.

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1695 days ago

Sanderson: results and company chat - buy

Recent share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and, chatting to management, they remain conscious of macroeconomic risk but doesn’t currently detect any loss of confidence in the company’s areas of focus and are confident of making further progress.

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1730 days ago

Plexus Results "Pretty shocking" - and there is worse to come

In this, the 31st day of the tenth month in the year of Trump, we have today been delivered results from oil services group Plexus (POS) that are truly abysmal. One broker described them as "shocking" but that is unfair, we have been warning you for a long time that Plexus is in deep merde and things will only get worse.

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1731 days ago

International Consolidated Airlines (British Airways) Results - a broker who understands travel warns you

Andrew Monk does understand travel. Most brokers only understand it in that they collect air miles flying 1st class on expenses on Corporate jollies. Monk did actually run an airline as well as being a top City travel guru in days gone by. Thus his comment today on results from International Consolidated Airlines (IAG), the son of British Airways, are worth heeding.

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1734 days ago

1Spatial Interims - disappointing but now more than discounted

Geospatial and cloud services company 1Spatial (SPA) has announced self-admitted "disappointing"results for its half-year to 31stJuly 2016, though that “management believes the group is still on track to meet full year expectations which is an overall increase on the prior year revenues and adjusted EBITDA”.

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1738 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast : a word or two on the ADVFN Results

These numbers from ADVFN (AFN) were snuck out late on Friday. In part they relate to me and I can say that they are categorically misleading and so here  I set the record straight. And then I analyse. This may well be commercially damaging for me but I am not going to stay silent this time as I explained yesterday HERE

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1755 days ago

Stanley Gibbons Dreadful Results

Only posters on the LSE Asylum get it right 100% of the time. That is why they are all millionaires but are so generous that they still share their wisdom with the rest of us. Steve & I don't always get it right. Since we launched the Nifty Fifty website almost four years ago our second worst tip has been Stanley Gibbons (SGI). Overall we are still c20% per tip up with an average holding period of less than a year. But this one has not helped our average. 

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1758 days ago

Petropavlovsk Interims - buy

Half-year results from Petropavlovsk (POG) emphasise a return to profitability, though also reiterate that for the full year “expectations to be at the lower end of our original guidance of c.460,000-500,000oz” and net debt of $598 million.

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1759 days ago

Universe interims, minor glitch but still a buy

Universe Group (UNG) has announced results for the first half of 2016 showing increased earnings, but noting full-year performance “will be slightly below management expectations”.

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1768 days ago

Fox Marble Interims - getting there: Buy

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced results for the first half of 2016 – including admitted “disappointing” revenue of €0.262 million, but that the “board is positive about the outlook for the company for the remainder of this year and into 2017”.

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1768 days ago

Safestyle Interims - on track with this share tip

Safestyle UK (SFE) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and that it“remains confident of making further progress and delivering a full year outturn in line with management expectations”.

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1775 days ago

Reach4 Entertainment Interims - a curate's egg

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results for the first half of 2016, noting “we are pleased to report a strong first six months”, though that “the second half is expected to be more challenging”.

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1775 days ago

Action Hotels Interims - Buy

Action Hotels (AHCG) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and, noting “increasing demand for quality, internationally branded economy and mid-market hotels” in its Middle East and Australia areas of operation, “remains optimistic about the future as the group continues to deliver the pipeline”.

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1777 days ago

K3 Business Technology - more than decent prelims, leaves us c130% up on share tip but more to go!

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced results for its year ended 30thJune 2016 and we’ve had a chat with management. The shares are ahead on the news to 343-352p. Not bad given we tipped this at a 149p offer

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1819 days ago

Shite Results from Wandisco - have you seen the balance sheet?

Wandisco (WAND) has today published results for the half calendar year which indicate that at June 30th the company was bust. Thank heavens it got an equity placing away shortly afterwards but did it tell punters how bad things were before it got their cash? And how soon before the next bailout.

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1838 days ago

Begbies Results, no red flags: Buy

Insolvency, restructuring and property services group Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its year ended 30th April 2016 and that, although cautious, “the recent acquisition of the Pugh auction business, together with the Taylors valuation business, gives the opportunity for growth in earnings in the new financial year”

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1853 days ago

Servision - where are the ffing results - is a suspension looming?

I pointed out at the weekend why cash guzzling, dodgy accounting, jam tomorrow, RNS misleading, worthless piece of Turkish Servision (SEV) may have a few issues with its results. But where are those results for calendar 2015?

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1858 days ago

Prime People results - check out that yield

Recruiter Prime People (PRP) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2016 and that“current activity is resilient across the group”. The results show a pre-tax profit of £2.15 million on net fee income more than 20% higher than in the prior year, at £12.28 million, generating earnings per share of 13.84p, up from 9.28p. The dividend per share was maintained at 8.84p.

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1858 days ago

Jiasen Results Delay - For Whom the bell tolls...it tolls for thee

China fraud Jiasen (JSI) may well be enjoying its last few days on the AIM Casino as we have news today of a shock delay to its results. Do you want to bet if they will appear at all?

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1864 days ago

Norcros strong results - buy

Supplier of branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives, Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2016 and that “with our leading market positions, portfolio of strong brands, continued new product investment and self-help initiatives focused on market share gain, the board remains confident that the group should continue to make further progress for the year ending 31 March 2017”.

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1865 days ago

Shoe Zone - no slip up with results

Value footwear retailer with 518 stores across the UK and Ireland, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its half year ended 2nd April 2016 and that “the group has traded in line with management's expectations since the period end and the board continues to look to the future with confidence”. Its another solid share tip from us but there is more to come.

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1866 days ago

Avesco - very strong results still a buy

Avesco Group (AVS) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2016 and that “with net debt now at historically low levels and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to come over the summer, the outlook for the group remains very positive”.

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1867 days ago

Distil, FY results good now watch operational gearing kick in big time!

Distil (DIS), the owner of premium drinks brands including Blackwoods Gin and Vodka, RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blavod Black Vodka, Diva Vodka and Jago's Vanilla Cream Liqueur, has announced results for its year ended 31stMarch 2016 and that “we look forward to further growing revenues and expanding the reach of our brands over the coming year”.

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1867 days ago

LGO Results - a landmark in confetti issuing horseshit

Announcing your annual results at 1.38 PM ensures that some folks will miss the horrors you reveal. London's most useless Nomad, Mr Roland "fatty" Cornish will just be starting course two of four and so will not be back at his desk until the next trading day. So there is some point in sneaking out the bad news in the middle of the day. And that brings me to the trainwreck with Neil Ritson at the wheel, but David Lenigas driving from the back seat, LGO Energy (LGO). 

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1879 days ago

Fox Marble Results - no shock we knew they would be poor: the shares remain a buy

Having previously warned, calendar year 2015 results from Fox Marble (FOX) are unsurprisingly “disappointing”, though the Kosovo and Macedonia quarrier emphasises that it is now“seeing the results of our efforts in establishing our product in key marketplaces throughout the world and the benefit or having our marble actually installed in developments”.

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1879 days ago

LGO Energy: results preview: it will be a sea of red ink.

LGO Energy (LGO) should be publishing the year end accounts for 2015 within the next week. If the accounts are audited we will probably see LGO declaring an operating loss of between £10-15 million. I have not seen any analysts expectations so its hard to assess how the market will react to this.

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1905 days ago

1Spatial, Results and Confident Statement: Buy

1Spatial (SPA) has announced results for its year ended 31st January 2016 and that it “looks forward to the future with confidence”.

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1912 days ago

R4E - In line trading statement: hang on and hold tight

In announcing that calendar 2015 results will be published on May 25, R4E (R4E) has issued a pleasing, if brief, trading statement. Chairman David Stoller is quoted as saying:

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1920 days ago

Symphony Results -patchy but the shares are a buy

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced results for a 2015 year in which“revenues remained disappointingly static”, but that it “has sufficient working capital to execute its strategy and… as an operationally geared business, now running with a significantly lower cost base, the board looks forward to a financially more successful year in 2016”.

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1924 days ago

Action Hotels 2015 Results - Buy

Action Hotels (AHCG) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year – with it“pleased” with “another year of growth… as we continue to execute and deliver our pipeline of three and four star hotels across the Gulf Cooperation Council and Australia into our profitable operating portfolio”.

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1944 days ago

SpaceandPeople Results - buy (despite rude CEO)

SpaceandPeople (SAL) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year and its management“believes that SpaceandPeople is creating a solid platform for growth and a sustainable future”. We agree and think this is not discounted in the share price.

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1952 days ago

K3 Results, Company Chat and where next? Up!

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced results for the six months ended 31st December 2015 and the following updates on these following a post-announcement chat with management.

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1956 days ago

Safestyle - solid results and the shares march on

Leading retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors to the UK homeowner market, Safestyle (SFE) has announced results from a“record” 2015 and that so far this year “order intake has been significantly ahead of the same period in 2015 and the board looks forward to further progress in 2016”.

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1956 days ago

Gulf Keystone Full Year Numbers - What you smell is Toast, 1p best case target

As a bear of Gulf Keystone (GKP) since 180p, I note that the shares are now just 11p after the publication of results which are at every level just a disaster - even today this is a storming sell. Where to start?

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1957 days ago

Berkeley Energia Interims and more - buy

Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced half year results, that contractors have been selected for power line and road works and that “with all major approvals in place and with the strong support and backing of the authorities, activities on the ground will commence shortly”.

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1966 days ago

FDM Group - strong results, confident: buy

FDM Group (FDM) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year and that “2016 has started well for the group and we are confident that we are well placed to deliver another year of good progress”.

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1966 days ago

Interquest results more than decent - buy

Specialist recruiter InterQuest Group (ITQ) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year and that “the new financial year has started positively”. Good News.

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1976 days ago

Slater & Gordon Beer & Popcorn Results Debacle Podcast Part 3 - why did S&G's board crash the car

In part two of this series I showed why analysing today's interims leads to just one conclusion - shares in Slater & Gordon (SGH) are going to zero or near as damn it. That podcast can be accessed HERE. Now I look at quite why the poltroons who run S&G did the Quindell (QPP) deal in the first place and why they overpaid so monstrously for a fraud

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1976 days ago

Slater & Gordon Beer & Popcorn Results Debacle Podcast Part 1 - Good news for Watchstone

Slater & Gordon (SGH) interims are out and are disastrous for the Aussie poltroons. The Quindell (QPP) fraud has left S&G on its knees. But before I enjoy another ouzo I start with a look at how this car crash affects Watchstone (WTG) and for it the news is good.

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1987 days ago

Action Hotels Trading Update - stance upgrade to buy

Ahead of April scheduled results for 2015, Action Hotels (AHCG) has updated that its nine operational hotels performed strongly and in line with expectations” and that “an increase in reported net asset value is expected as a result of new hotel openings, upward revaluations of existing properties and new additions to the portfolio”.

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2002 days ago

Entu results - look to the yield & Buy

Provider of home improvement and energy saving & insulation products and services, Entu (UK) plc (ENTU) has announced results for its year ended 31st October 2015 - these impacted by the closure of its solar business, though with some confidence looking ahead.

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2021 days ago

Avesco cracking results, we are 100% + ahead but still a buy at up to 240p

Avesco (AVS) has announced results from a “record breaking year for the group with operating profit even higher than in 2012 when we had the benefit of the London Olympics in our home territory”, that it “has exchanged contracts for the sale of the freehold land and buildings at its television studios in Wembley” and that “we expect to be able to continue our drive to increase profitability, to generate cash and to grow dividends”.

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2067 days ago

IS Solutions, cracking interims but so big is the profit on this share tip that...

IS Solutions (ISL) has announced results for the six months ended 30th September 2015, together with some boardroom changes and that “the board remains very encouraged and expects the company to deliver results comfortably in line with current market expectations for the year ending 31 March 2016”. But...

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2184 days ago

Quindell Results Out - Bearcast from Tom Winnifrith part 2: what next for Quindell & Slater & Gordon Shares

You have to end on a high and so that is it for a while from me. Full stop. Unless Rob Terry is arrested (whch will happen at some stage), I am not filing here any more. Because it does not get much better than today. Quindell has just released its 2014 results and I am 100% vindicted now. And so there is a two part Bearcast. In part 2 (this one), I explain what next for shares in Quindell and Slater & Gordon. One more bearcast and it is ouzo o'clock.

You can listen to the other part of this podcast - the sher scale of the biggest stockmarket fraud for 30 years HERE

I suggest that UK Investor Show Magazine which came out this weekend now looks visionary on this fraud. You can read it here 

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2315 days ago

Vislink - results are encouraging: buy

Vislink (VLK) has announced results for the 2014 calendar year and that its “markets continue to be challenging”but that it is buoyed by its expanding higher-margin software offering and more efficient integrated communication division under new leadership.

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2323 days ago

K3 - solid results, bullish outlook

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced what it emphasises are “very encouraging” results for its half year to 31st December 2014 and that “we continue to be confident of the exciting growth prospects available to us”. The following updates post a chat with management...

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2329 days ago

Interquest - cracking results

Specialist recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) has announced results for the 2014 calendar year and that “early trading in 2015 has been in line with management's expectations and the benefits of a bigger contractor book are being seen”.

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2502 days ago

Reach4Entertainment Interims - buy at up to 6p

Reach4entertainment (R4E) has announced results for the first six months of the 2014 calendar year and that it is “confident that we will, at the very least, meet market expectations for the full year”. Good. We are well on track with this share tip but there is more to come.

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2502 days ago

Avanti Communications – Results all spin no substance & hidden revenue warning (again)

Avanti Communications (AVN) served up full year numbers today and it all looks great. Uber-bombast CEO David Williams, who admits to misleading investors in the past, has put a great spin on what is actually a dog’s dinner. Take the four bullet points financial highlights. Three of them are a half truth, misleading or an outright lie respectively. And there are good reasons not to believe the fourth at all!

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2517 days ago

Empresaria interims good - but more to come on this share tip

International specialist staffing group, Empresaria (EMR) has announced results for the first half of the 2014 calendar year and that “based on performance to date, we are confident that earnings for the full year will be in line with market expectations and look forward to delivering further growth”.  This has been a great share tip from me but what now?

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2578 days ago

Buy Plastics Capital – Results and Company Chat

Plastics Capital (PLA) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2014 and updated that “trading for the first quarter of FY2015 continues in line with management's expectations and there are indications that trading conditions will improve over the coming months”.  These shares look cheap as we explain below.

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2628 days ago

A Delay in results is nearly ALWAYS bad News

I compare and contrast two companies here: Totally (TLY) and Greka Drilling (GDL). The matter is the question of a delay in results.

The old market adage is that results are never delayed because of good news. The reality is that as a CEO you want good news out there in the market so that your share price goes up, folks write nice things about you on Bulletin Boards rather than accusing you of being even more useless than Tom Winnifrith, shareholders send you chocolates rather than shit in the post, etc, etc.

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