THat's a very optimistic way of looking at today's result. As most of the comment says the company is low on residual assets and there's not much definite in the pipline either. Why would anyone sweat the no confidence business again? I'm mainly here because I bought into the standby power story but I'm not sure sure I would be a fresh buyer now. PS does anyone know where we are on the standby/capacity mechanism plans? Thatr would make a difference .
The votes were close. 55 percent voted to keep them in with 45 percent wanting them out. That shows a lot of unhappy investors out there. Dangerous - think they'll stay or sell?! Expect to see some big sales next few days/weeks.
But gross income is scheduled to push up to £5m now the CM is reinstated and backdated. New CM auctions also slated for the new year. It also frees up potential new development now that the CM market is back in play. At the very least this is a recovery stock and possibly better if we get a cold winter and more power failures.
Why disappointing? THe RNS didn't say anything we don't already know and concluded positively with the expectation of a return to end-year profitability. It also focussed on the development of the manufacturing side as opposed to the product breakthrough side which if that is left unscathed by Brexit should provide the long term, growth story for OXB with the product development side offering upside options occasionally . Would be nice to have a divvi on the horizon; maybe 2020?
I sometimes think these delivery firm tie-ups are a red herring, probably designed to kntroduce some feelgood PR for the delivery firm. UPS partnered Smith Electric Vehicles (part of AIM-quoted Tanfield years ago), who made EVs. No fleet order ever came through despite at the time a compelling case especially for the inner city routes. But maybe this time . . . .?
Agree, this seems to set a base and the JV with Linde opens up new sales opportunities on top of what's already in the ITM pipeline (which i thought wasn't bad anyway). I've topped up and if I get a chance to buy at 40 in the open offer will certrainly do so though i image that will be oversubscribed. Can't seem much downside here unless somebody lights a match near a leak.
Did anyone actually notice what was in the RNS! There is a question mark over the going concern sign off down the road as the debt holders will get close to the 30 per cent threshhold which allows them to control the company, i.e de-list and stuff the PIs. Happens all the time with smaller speculative minng companies. And there's nowt the management can do other than agree in order to save their jobs. Two things will make a difference - an upturn in the diamond market and finding some big stones. I've always said this stock is a call option on the latter. So far we're not having much luck! The silver lining is this sell off is low volume. £26k on a £4 cap. on what is generally a bad day in the markets.
The article was dated Sept 18. THat said the article is broadly correct on its history. If we're lucky we must see good cash generation and the sales pipeline turning into sales in the second half, twelve months at most. Otherwise it's a fresh fundraise.
THe danger with this level of price - which rules out a rights issue - is that we're heading for a de-listing and FDI going into private equity/personal ownership by a few. Small shareholders are left with nowt and the new owners get a perfectly good functioning mine with a bit of debt, which they will renegotiate in the absence of a debt for equity swap and possible default. Happened before with mines. Usual AIM mining sector rip-off. Multi carat good news required soon
Agree not too bad at all. Debt's running high which suggest maybe a debt for equity conversation sometime in the foreseeable future, perhaps when the fundamentals are improving. Meanwhile it's a call option on finding big stones. I'm holding.
He must have known about the rights issue announced today so yes, I agree, a vote of confidence. But today's RNS screams one thing - cash flow . Clearly the business model was built initially on capacity mechanism payments and these are now stuck. HM Govt is broken and non-functioning for the foreseeabe future so I can't see much improvement till well into 2020, i.e. after winter. Can we hang on? We're not in a particularly strong position for another rights issue.