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D4t4 Solutions plc D4t4 delivered strong growth in the first half with group revenue rising by 194%, which represented 89% of total sales compared to 60% in 2017. With a strong pipeline of opportunities, the company is experiencing exciting times and its international offering continues to go from strength to strength.
CML Microsystems plc CML updates that trading across the first six months of the financial year to the 30th September has been in line with management expectations. This has been despite the continued influence from extended raw material lead times and disrupted customer purchasing patterns. Revenue for the half year is expected to be £15m, pre tax profit £2.3m and adjusted EBITDA £5.1m.
1PM plc OPM An excellent performance by Positive Finance which was acquired only in June involved hitting some challenging growth targets. This has enabled OPM to pay-out in full the first year of Positive’s earnout .
PCF Group plc PCF reports that new business “originations” for the year to the 30th September were 75% ahead of last year at £148m. August and September were consecutive record new months.The first full year as a bank has been extremely encouraging says the CEO, with excellent progress being made against ambitious targets
Catenae (AIM:CTEA), the AIM quoted provider of digital media and technology, is pleased to announce that it has signed a 3 year agreement with Southend United Community and Educational Trust for the provision of its OnSide application.
The agreement will attract a modest one-off Implementation fee in respect of initial set-up and customisation and an ongoing annual licence fee payable in advance.
OnSide is a centralised management tool specifically developed for sports organisations. It deals with all the key elements of community coaching from scheduling of staff and timesheet processing through to attendee management and reporting in a GDPR compliant platform.
Tony Sanders, CEO of Catenae, commented:
“We are having conversations with a number of football clubs regarding their community programmes and how they operate. We have found there are a number of recurring themes; from the difficulty of proving validated outcomes for their funding providers, GDPR compliance, through to providing safe environments for their participants. OnSide has been developed directly with football clubs’ community trusts to provide the necessary information and controls they require. Southend United Community and Educational Trust are placing themselves as one of the front runners having recognised the importance of bringing together various information sources into a centralised system to increase efficiency and help improve their outcomes. We are extremely pleased to be working with them and look to add agreements for further clubs in the near future”
This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014. The person who arranged for release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Tony Sanders (Chief Executive Officer).
For further information:
Catenae Innovation PLC
Tel: 020 7929 7826
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP, Nominated Adviser
Liam Murray / Jo Turner Tel: 020 7213 0880
Alexander David Securities Limited, Broker
David Scott / James Dewhurst
Sativa Investments (SATI) has signed heads of terms for an option on a lease for a 7.53 acre site in Wiltshire that would be used for medicinal cannabis production. There will be a 25-year lease. The cost of the development could be more than £10m. Sativa has already raised £3.75m at 6p a share.
AfriAg Global (AFRI) has made its first medicinal cannabis investment. A £61,000 investment has been made at $146.439 a share in 546 Tilray Inc.
Chapel Down Group (CDGP) chairman John Dunsmore has sold one million shares at 60p each, which has reduced his stake by one-quarter to 2.17%, and finance director Richard Woodhouse has sold 150,000 shares, which were options exercised at 10p each, for 60p a share. Michael Spencer has bought nearly 1.3 million shares, taking his stake to 27.4%.
Training services provider Milamber Ventures (MLVP) has decided to expense, rather than capitalise, development costs. In the year to March 2018, revenues increased from £449,000 to £755,000, while the loss jumped from £1.26m to £2.14m. The outflow from operating activities increased from £973,000 to £1.17m. Milamber is planning to acquire health and social care training provider Orchard Rock.
Wishbone Gold (WSBN) has raised £567,000 at 0.1p each. This is part of the process of terminating the equity sharing agreement with D-Beta, which sold 88.2 million shares. The final payment for the termination could be around £120,000. Directors have capitalised £233,000 of fees and expenses into 212.2 million shares issued at 0.11p each. Turner Pope has been appointed as joint broker.
Angelfish Investments (ANGP) has issued 2.35 million, 7.1% preference shares at 100p each. That means that there are 4.6 million preference shares in issue and due for redemption on 31 March 2021. Ken Hillen has been appointed as a non-executive director.
Tectonic Gold (TTAU) has completed the drilling of nine holes at the Specimen Hill gold prospect in Queensland. The first six holes intersected sulphide mineralisation. Drilling will be completed in the next few days.
VI Mining (VIM) has completed 1,150 metres of drilling out of a planned 6,000 metres at Rosario. Negotiations continue concerning the acquisition of the mining assets from the sellers. A company controlled by chief executive David Sumner and two other VI Mining directors has acquired 6.1 million shares at 257p each, taking the stake to 75.8%. Perko Ltd has reduced its stake to below 3%.
Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings (IDH) has put out its latest trading statement at 5.15pm on Friday. No surprise there. Interim revenues continue to decline. Gross margins are also falling.
Futura Medical (FUM) has raised £5.6m at 7p a share (a 27.5% discount to the market price) via a placing and offer through PrimaryBid. Up to £1m more could be raised via an open offer to existing shareholders. The cash will finance further phase III clinical trials for the MED2002 topical gel for erectile dysfunction. Data from the first European phase III study is expected early next year.
Construction consultancy Driver Group (DRV) expects to report a 2017-18 pre-tax profit well above the forecast of £3.8m. Overall utilisation levels have been 80%. Net cash was £6.9m at the end of September 2018.
Juniper Networks has made a $2m (£1.5m) investment in Corero Network Security (CNS) and this will provide cash to get the cyber security software supplier nearer to breakeven. The subscription price is 8.9p a share.
Frontier IP (FIPP) says that investee company Molendotech (14.1% stake) has signed a collaboration agreement with fresh produce company G’s Group. Molendotech will create tests for bacteria in produce and water that could reduce the test time from two days to less than one hour. Molendotech already has a deal with Halma for faecal matter in bathing water.
Although the interims from musical instruments retailer Gear4Music (G4M) appear disappointing, the second half should be much stronger and the profit shortfall will be more than made up. Revenues grew by 36% to £45.5m, but there was a first half loss. Margins were reduced on branded instruments in order to win market share. Full year pre-tax profit is expected to increase from £2.4m to £3.8m on a similar rate of growth in revenues.
Disinfection products Tristel (TSTL) generated nearly all its growth in international markets. Revenues improved from £20.3m to £22.2m in the year to June 2018, while pre-tax profit increased from £4m to £4.7m. The dividend was raised by 14% to 4.58p a share. Net cash is £6.7m. FDA approvals in the US have been delayed further, although there could be a small contribution from some disinfectants the US this year.
Summerway Capital (SWC) raised £5.73m net at 100p a share. The shares ended the week at 102.5p. The shell is seeking a UK business in the household and consumer goods sector.
Trading in the shares of Fishing Republic (FISH) has been suspended and the proposed chief executive is not taking up the role. Some major shareholders are no longer willing to provide financial assistance. Rivals are taking advantage of the weakness of the group and it is suffering from strong competition.
Payment data collector PCI-PAL (PCIP) has won a five year contract with a Canadian client worth an initial C$280,000.
Trading in the shares of satellite communications equipment provider Global Invacom Group (GINV) has been suspended ahead of a potential reverse takeover.
ClearStar Inc (CLSU) will integrate its mobile background screening services with Virtual Badge, which has developed a smartphone ID badging system. The new services will be launched by the end of the year.
Vianet (VNET) says the improvement in operating profit in the first half will be in line with expectations. This is thanks to a good performance from the smart machines division. The interim dividend will be maintained at 1.7p a share.
Kape Technologies (KAPE) has acquired ZenMate for €4.8m. Berlin-based ZenMate has 50,000 subscribers for its security software. There should be a small uplift to earnings per share next year.
Customer engagement services provider Netcall (NET) reported a flat underlying pre-tax profit of £3.4m in the year to June 2018. That includes 11 months from MatsSoft and this helped cloud revenues to more than quadruple to £4.8m. There will be higher investment in product development and marketing this year so pre-tax profit is expected to decline to £2.1m.
AssetCo (ASTO) has been told by the Abu Dhabi customer for firefighting services that it will withdraw from the contract in three months. This is the only contract the company has.
French Connection (FCCN) is carrying out a strategic review that could lead to the sale of the company. Four interested parties are in initial discussions. Sports Direct International (SPD) holds a 26.2% stake in the fashion retailer.
Hemogenyx Pharma (HEMO) has entered a collaboration agreement with US biopharma company Orgenesis Inc. The deal involves the development and commercialisation of the advanced hematopoietic chimeras (AHC) mouse model. This could be used to test the safety and efficacy of drug candidates. Orgenesis will provide a convertible loan of $1m and this can be converted into shares in the Hemogenyx subsidiary that owns the technology. Orgenesis will have a non-exclusive licence for the technology and will pay a 12% royalty on net revenues generated by the technology. There is a separate collaboration with a Johnson and Johnson subsidiary t develop a mouse model for lupus.
Cadmium-free quantum dots producer Nanoco (NANO) reduced its full year loss from £9.1m to £6m. There was £10.7m in the bank at the end of July 2018. Commercial production revenues could start to be generated in 2019-20.
Standard list shell Spinnaker Opportunities (SOP) says that it has terminated discussions for the purchase of a supplier of cannabidiol oils from industrial hemp. Other potential cannabis-focused acquisitions are being considered. Existing shareholders have sold 4.2 million shares at 5p each.
Safestyle UK plc SFE The Board has rushed out a clarification of yesterdays rather surprising announcement about its trading prospects and admits that it is considering arrangements with key stakeholders in NIAMAC Developments Ltd which could benefit Safestyle’s business and accelerate its recovery.
Interco. Hotels Group plc IHG delivered a good third quarter with the best performance for signings and openings in a decade. Nineteen thousand rooms were opened in the quarter, a year on year rise of 70%. Net system size rose 5.1% year on year to 826k rooms.$500m will be returned to shareholders via a special dividend with share consolidation to be paid in Q1 2019, subject to shareholder approval. This will bring the total returns to shareholders to $13.5bn since 2003.
Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc DPH updates prior to its AGM today that the first quarter produced continued year on year above market growth. The Board is confident that for the current financial year, it will continue to out-perform the markets in which it operates.
Intu Properties plc INTU confirms that on 11 October 2018 it received an indicative proposal of 205 pence per share in cash, subject to an adjustment for dividends. The proposal came from a consortium comprising the Peel Group, the Olayan Group and Brookfield Property Group. On the 17th October the proposal was revised upwards to to 215 p. per share.
Salt Lake Potash Limited advises that trading in the shares of the Company have been halted on the Australian Securities Exchange effective from Friday 19 October 2018. The halt was requested by the Company pending an announcement regarding a change of chief executive officer.
The trading halt will remain until the earlier of an announcement to the market regarding the above or the opening of trade on ASX on 23 October 2018.
Trading in the Company’s ordinary securities will continue on AIM during this period.
For further information please visit www.saltlakepotash.com.au or contact:
Salt Lake Potash Limited
Tel: +61 8 9322 6322
Colin Aaronson/Richard Tonthat/Ben Roberts
Grant Thornton UK LLP
Tel: +44 (0)207 383 5100
Andalas Energy and Power Plc, the AIM listed upstream oil and gas and energy company (AIM: ADL), is pleased to announce that a new Company presentation is now available on the Company’s website (www.andalasenergy.co.uk).
Furthermore the Company will be presenting at the forthcoming Oil Capital Conference at 1pm on 24th October 2018. The Conference will be held at The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD. For more information and to register attendance for the event please visit: http://www.oilcapital.com/conferences or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact:
Andalas Energy and Power Plc
Tel: +62 21 2965 5800
Roland Cornish/ James Biddle
Beaumont Cornish Limited
Tel: +44 20 7628 3396
Novum Securities Limited
Tel: +44 207 399 9427
Optiva Securities Limited
Tel: +44 20 3411 1881
Cassiopeia Services Limited
PowerHouse Energy Group plc (AIM: PHE), the UK technology company pioneering hydrogen production from waste plastic and used tyres and developer of the DMG® System continues to seek additional commercialistion opportunities for its technology.
In conjunction with its Project Development Partner, Waste2Tricity, Ltd, PHE has met with 2 substantial waste suppliers to advance negotiations, supply detailed technical information, discuss detailed operational matters, and explore realistic deployment opportunities interfacing with existing installations. Both negotiations have the possibility to lead to multiple DMG® System deployments, however at this stage there is no assurance that either of these, or any other, negotiations that Waste2Tricity are engaged in on behalf of PHE will come to fruition.
PHE has also engaged with, and have provided significant technical detail to, a major UK-based, multi-national EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) company to support Waste2Tricity’s negotiations on behalf of both itself, and PHE, to obtain a system “wrap” and guarantee on the first deployment of the DMG® System and that these negotiations are ongoing. However, as previously stated, these, and other negotiations, may not result in reaching a satisfactory commercial agreement.
Per our joint-development agreement of January 2017, PowerHouse Energy Group continues to support Waste2Tricity’s efforts in building a pipeline of commercially viable potential projects.
PowerHouse yesterday announced the successful receipt of the “Statement of Feasibility” from DNV-GL under the RP-A203 Technical Assessment protocol.
For more information, contact:
PowerHouse Energy Group plc Tel: +44 (0) 203 368 6399
Keith Allaun, Chief Executive Officer
WH Ireland Limited (Nominated Adviser) Tel: +44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce / Chris Viggor
Turner Pope Investments Ltd (Joint Broker) Tel: +44 (0) 203 621 4120
Ben Turner / James Pope
Ikon Associates(Media enquiries) Tel: +44 (0) 1483 271291
Adrian Shaw Mob: +44 (0) 7979 900733
About PowerHouse Energy
PowerHouse Energy has developed a proprietary process technology called DMG® which can use waste plastic end-of-life-tyres and other waste streams to convert them into cost efficient energy in the form of electricity and ultra clean hydrogen gas fuel for use in cars and commercial vehicles (FCEV: Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) and other industrial uses. The PowerHouse technology is the world’s first proven, modular hydrogen from waste (HfW) process.
The PowerHouse DMG® process can generate in excess of 1 tonne of road-fuel quality hydrogen, and in excess of 28 mW/h of exportable electricity per day.
The PHE process produces low levels of safe residues and requires a small operating footprint, making it suitable for deployment at enterprise and community level.
PowerHouse is quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Market. The Company is incorporated in the United Kingdom.
For more information see www.powerhouseenergy.net
About Waste2tricity, Ltd
Established in 2008, Waste2Tricity is a structured solutions provider to the energy-from-waste (EfW) sector, an industry supplying increasing amounts of electricity using feedstock diverted from landfill. Waste2Tricity works with clients and partners to develop, fund and support EfW deployment projects that use proven technology, are profitable and progressive. In the case of PHE these projects will use high temperature thermal conversion and ultra-efficient gas engines to convert waste plastic to energy and in the future can produce hydrogen to support the growth of the hydrogen economy.
For more information see www.waste2tricity.com.
About DNV GL
Today DNV GL is a globally leading quality assurance and risk management company. With 100,000 customers across the maritime, oil and gas, energy, food and healthcare industries, as well as a range of other sectors, DNV GL helps companies to become safer, smarter and greener.
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping our customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.
In the power and renewables industry
DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.
For more information see www.dnvgl.com
Games Workshop Group GAW Issues a strange update covering the short period to the 7th October from the date of the last update in September. Sales are ahead and profits are at a similar level to last year, so why the need for an update. Well there seems to be a big “but” in that suddenly the Board decided that it should warn that there are some uncertainties and it remains aware of them.i.e. it has not just discovered them, since September and these uncertainties, are not just any old uncertainties, they are uncertainties about future trading which the Board is keeping secret.So why issue a warning and keep secret the reason for the warning.That makes it sound serious. An update about the update will be given “as appropriate” makes it sound even more mysterious.
RWS Holdings plc RWS has enjoyed its best year ever, with group revenues in the year to the 30th September having risen by 85%. Adjusted profit before tax is also expected to have been slightly ahead of market expectations. The Chairman eulogises that this has been a transformational year underpinned by a strong financial performance and increasing momentum.
Zytronic plc ZYT Preliminary results for the year to the 30th September showed that trading in the second half of the year produced a 10% improvement in revenues over the first half, resulting in total revenues for the year of £22.3m which is in-line with market expectations.The cost of new designs and production techniques however, resulted in lower than expected margins, and in particular a spurious patent claim was settled for £72k, plus legal costs of triple that amount, resulted in full year profits before tax being behind market expectations. Query, why settle a patent claim if it is spurious.
Renishaw plc RSW Saw revenue for the 3 months to the 30th Setember rise by 8% on a like for like basis. Despite a 27% rise in Healthcare adjusted profit before tax for the quarter declined by 9%