On Stanley wells only 1, 2, 3 and 4 the company is producing circa 300 bopd (3 day average) and its share is about 16%- 18%. Ie gross revenue of $1 million revenue per year. Other wells currently been drilled Falcon, Greater Stanley, Arkoma and at least 4 other drilling opportunities. YET MARKET CAP IS ONLY £4m and £1.3m cash.
Other oil & gas companies still exploring like Bahamas Petroleum (with no oil yet) is valued at £30m?
I got the placing shares and warrants and i fully support the issuance of the shares with placing as this is what the subscribers wanted and its common on AIM. I dont agree with TB et al 's running of the company. I also feel the PI's pain but one thing i can suggest is if anyone wants to get warrants and broker placing in the future please see my link:
RE: IDEAS TO SHARE WITH VAL BOARD. PLEASE ADD YOURS23 May 2020 14:51
POINT 2. Aggressive cost management is required Looking at the last annual report the company spent £1.6m on salaries and directors fees with a total of 6 employees and 5 directors. The company of this size doesn't need 5 directors earning average of £100k in addition to directors bonus of £155k. Whilst we appreciate the need to reward management for performance, this kind of rewarding is way too much for a company with a market cap of £1m and with only 6 employees. The above does not include 17 million shares/share options issued to the directors/management in last year alone.
Administration costs (i presume this also includes employment costs for staff not related to the actual research work) are also way too much especially for a company of this size. You can tell the company has not figured this out by looking at the glossy and colourfully designed annual reports. I work in this industry - to design, print and mail such a gloss annual report to all shareholders at year-end costs at least £10k vs about £500 to print the same content on a simple black and white paper. Many small caps no longer print such gloss reports in an effort to combat costs.
The company pays at least £200k for accounting/tax & related corporate admin work. There are a lot companies that provide outsourced finance/corporate services services like the company i work for where we charge somewhere around £20k for all these services for listed companies like VAL and there is no need to have a finance director on board.
Aggressive cost cutting measures should be implemented NOW.Some companies we work with, in the same industry and of similar size have administration costs as low as £200k per year. I'm sure the new management are looking into this but there is more room to drain the swamp!!
RE: VAL SHAREHOLDERS GROUP - anyone interested?23 May 2020 12:53
Freddie, the problem with this forum is that whilst there are interesting comments from genuine shareholders with the intention to see value creation, there are also derampers who would thresh the company/board/management wanting to get in. If the objective is to come up with ideas and engage the management , then we want management on our side and not to air dirty laundry.
But if there have been two groups set up before with such hinderances then i'm with you.