Andalas Energy & Power #ADL – Bunga Mas PSC one of 6 licences to be converted to gross split PSC by mid-Feb 2019

Andalas Energy and Power PLC, is pleased to report that Arcandra Tahar, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (“Deputy Minister”) issued a press release on Friday 11 January 2019, that the Bunga Mas PSC will be one of 6 licences that will be converted to gross split PSC’s by mid-February 2019. As announced on 29 August 2018, Andalas has a conditional agreement to acquire an initial 25% (rising to 49% and then 100%) interest in the Bunga Mas PSC.

The operator of the Bunga Mas PSC applied to convert the PSC to a gross split PSC as part of the process to extend the exploration period, one of the key conditions to completion of Andalas’s acquisition of an interest in the Bunga Mas PSC.  Andalas regards the conversion to a gross split PSC as an important and positive step in this process.

The modelling performed by the Company to date indicates that the conversion of the PSC to the gross split PSC is likely to alter the economic profile of a successful development of Bunga Mawar.  Importantly, however, it does not alter Andalas’ view that the deal exposes shareholders to significant upside under both the original PSC terms and the gross split PSC terms.

In addition, Andalas believes that the new gross split PSC will provide operating advantages – the Deputy Minister highlighted that the gross split PSC regime was created to make oil and gas licences efficient, uncomplicated, simple and with more secure processes.

Andalas will advise on the terms of the extension at such time as approval is granted by the government.  The terms will include, amongst other things, the terms of the extension of the exploration period and the application of any transitional provisions between the old and the new regime.

Simon Gorringe, CEO of Andalas Energy and Power PLC said, “This change in licence terms is in line with the Indonesian government’s intention to have all oil and gas licences structured on a Gross Split basis and although we still do not know the exact terms of the new licence the company has the ability to renegotiate its economic interest with the operator to ensure the project meets our investment criteria.

“This news validates our decision to grant a short extension to the long stop date last month.  The announcement by the vice Energy Minister indicates that the PSC will be formally converted in February, during which time we will continue to work with the vendor towards finalising the acquisition. 

“We have established a good relationship with the Bunga Mas Operator who wants to close the deal as soon as possible and is willing to work with ADL to ensure that a satisfactory deal can be agreed.  I look forward to updating the market as we progress with what continues to be an exciting deal.

“Andalas is paying consideration for the acquisition of Bunga Mas of 19.2 million shares (£177,600 at the closing share price on 11 January 2019), which we believe would represent very good business should we be successful in the planned development of the Bunga Mawar formation that has 2.3 million barrels of best case contingent and prospective resources. 

“Furthermore, successfully developing Bunga Mawar is expected to provide cash flow to support the exploration and appraisal of the other leads and prospects on the licence that have total operator assessed best estimate prospective resources of 54 million barrels of oil and 26 BCF of.

“We look forward to an exciting few weeks and months as we provide the market with updates across our portfolio, including completion of our acquisition of an interest in the Bunga Mas PSC and both the forthcoming Colter new drill, which is targeting 22 million barrels of oil (1.76 million net to Andalas) and the additional studies on our Badger investment.”

Gross Split PSC Regime

Indonesia introduced a new PSC scheme based on gross production split in 2017.  The Government’s intention was to incentivise exploration and exploitation activities by providing spending and operational freedom to operators.

The new regime is based on a gross production split without regard to a cost recovery mechanism.  Hydrocarbons produced from the PSC are shared between the contractor and the government.  The production split is determined by reference to the characteristics of the project.  The base split for oil is 57% to the government and 43% to the contractor and for gas is 52% to the government and 48% to the contractor.  The base split is adjusted by reference to variable and progressive components.  The variable components include the status of the working area, field location, depth of the reservoir, availability of infrastructure, type of reservoir, carbon dioxide content, hydrogen sulphide content, specific gravity of oil and domestic component during the developments stage and the production stage.  The progressive components comprise oil and gas prices and cumulative oil and gas production.  By way of example, the first plan of development under a gross split PSC will attract an additional 5% contractors split and an off-shore field in water depths greater than 1000m would attract an additional 16% contractors split.

The role of SKK Migas is limited to control and monitoring of gross split PSCs and whilst it will approve work programmes it will not approve budgets which will be provided as a supporting document.  Contractors may carry out procurement of goods and services independently and the governments procurement regulations will not apply the same restrictions as under the former regime.

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (‘MAR).  Upon the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service (‘RIS’), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

For further information, please contact:

Simon Gorringe Andalas Energy and Power Plc Tel: +62 21 2965 5800
Roland Cornish/ James Biddle Beaumont Cornish Limited
(Nominated Adviser)
Tel: +44 20 7628 3396
Colin Rowbury Novum Securities Limited
(Joint Broker)
Tel: +44 207 399 9427
Christian Dennis Optiva Securities Limited
(Joint Broker)
Tel: +44 20 3411 1881
Stefania Barbaglio Cassiopeia Services Limited                                       (Public Relations) Stefania@cassiopeia-ltd.com

Andrew Hore – Quoted Micro 14 January 2019

NEX EXCHANGE

Bruce Pubs (PUB) has raised £100,000 from an issue of 7.2% bonds and trading has commenced on NEX. The pubs operator wants to raise up to £20m. The cash will be used to acquire pubs in Scotland. Bruce owns 18 licenced premises with another licence pending. Bruce Pubs is a subsidiary of the holding company Bruce Group, which had net assets of £3.8m at the end of June 2018.

Sativa Investments (SATI) is investigating ways of raising cash to finance the company’s glasshouse and working capital for the first cannabis crop. There are also talks with vets about using medicinal cannabis in animal health. Sativa is pleased with the platform that NEX has given the business. Imperial X (IMPP) is the latest NEX company to change its investing strategy to cannabis investments.

Trading in the shares of Clean Invest Africa (CIA) following news that it has negotiated an agreement to acquire the 97.5% of CoalTech LLC it does not own. The company has technology that can convert waste coal into coal pellets for industrial and commercial use. A circular will be sent to shareholders in the first quarter of 2019.

Primorus Investments (PRIM) has increased its stake in Greatland Gold (GGP) to 35 million shares, which is equivalent to 1.09%. The average cost is 1.71p a share. The investment has been made ahead of further drilling results at the Havieron gold/copper project in Australia.

EPE Special Opportunities (ESO) reported a NAV of 189.95p a share for the end of 2018.

AIM

President Energy (PPC) beat its production target for the end of 2018. The Argentina-focused oil and gas company was producing 3,300 boepd by the year end, which is 10% above the target. The latest drilling programme of three wells has been a 100% success. President intends to build on this base during 2019. The next reserves audit should be published in March. There should be a significant jump in profit in 2019. Panmure Gordon forecasts a 2019 pre-tax profit of $18.6m. The cash generated will help to finance forecast capital investment of around $40m during the year. The target price is 15p a share.

Gateley (GTLY) continues to trade strongly with organic growth supplemented by contributions from acquisitions. The legal services provider increased interim revenues by one-fifth to £46.4m, while pre-tax profit rose from £4.2m to £5m. Net debt increased from £7.1m to £8.2m after acquisitions spending and dividend payments. The second half tends to be more cash generative. More business is coming from litigation work but management is confident that its revenue recognition policies mean that the strong cash generation will not be hit.

Castleton Technology (CTP) is paying £1.8m for Deeplake Digital, which provides digital communications services between landlords and tenants. Thirty of its 90 customers are new to Castleton.

ATTRAQT (ATQT) is expecting to make a small EBITDA figure for 2018. The online shopping performance enhancement services provider will report its 2018 results on 14 February.

More woe for Footasylum (FOOT) as gross margins come under pressure. Revenues were in line with expectations over Christmas but less money was made from them as old stock was discounted. The 2018-19 loss forecast has been edged up to more than £5m.

Higher input costs mean that Accrol Group (ACRL) will not do as well as expected and it will make a significant 2018-19 loss after exceptional charges.

Packaging machinery supplier Mpac Group (MPAC) says 2018 trading was in line with expectations and the year has started with a strong order book. The company is assessing the potential additional cost of pension equalisation for its defined benefit scheme.

Bowleven (BLVN) is paying a 15p a share special dividend on 8 February. This will leave the oil and gas explorer with the cash it requires for its exploration programme.

Wealth manager Mattioli Woods (MTW) says that its interim EBITDA margin was substantially ahead of the 20% target. Gross discretionary assets under management were £2.4bn at the end of November 2018.

Churchill China (CHH) had a strong finish to the financial year with a better second half performance in the UK. The 2018 profit will be higher than expected. The figures will be published on 27 March.

Shoe Zone (SHOE) stands out amongst its peers because it has had strong 2017-18 figures and a good Christmas. Last year’s pre-tax profit improved from £9.5m to £11.3m. Forecasts have been upgraded with 2018-19 earnings per share increased from 16.4p a share to 17.6p a share based on flat profit and a higher tax charge.

Quiz (QUIZ) sales continue to decline, albeit at a slightly lower rate of 5% like-for-like. The fashion retailer had to discount and gross margins were two percentage points lower. Overheads are also too high because of the lack of growth. The full year profit forecast has been cut from £6m to £4.4m.

A North African order for the Helios product supplied by Starcom (STAR) has been delayed until 2019 so 2018 revenues will be lower than expected. The total order value is $1.1m and the majority was expected to be recognised in 2018. Even so, revenues were better than expected, but the loss will be higher.

A general meeting has been requisitioned at Angus Energy (ANGS) by shareholders owning 6.2% of the company. It is believed that former chairman Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorius is behind this requisition, which involves the proposed removal of Paul Vonk from the board and the appointment of the Earl of Lucan and George Bingham. Non-exec Rob Shepherd has resigned. Angus has entered into a 24 month, £3m loan facility with YA II PN Ltd and Riverfort Global Capital in order to finance the development of the Balcombe field in the Weald basin. A £1.5m drawdown is planned immediately.

Rose Petroleum (ROSE) has acquired additional acreage in the Paradox Basin in Utah at a cost of $35,000. Rose believes that the new acreage could have an NPV10 of around $12m. The deal follows the results of the Schlumberger study which suggests that the site of a proposed well in the area should be in an optimal position.

Diurnal Group (DNL) has been granted a second patent for hydrocortisone treatment Chronocourt, which already has orphan drug designation. The patent lasts until 2033.

A £2m subscription and $5m investment into an internal finance note by 1795 Volantis Fund will provide Obtala Ltd (OBT) with additional funds. 1795 Volantis Fund will own 12.9% of Obtala, as well as 40 million warrants exercisable at 10p each. The disposal of a Tanzanian agricultural business will bring in a further $2.5m. Obtala intends to acquire the 25% it does not own in Montara Continental for $5m, which will be reinvested in the internal finance note.

Fuel cell developer Proton Power Systems (PPS) will own 33.33% of Hamburg-based Clean Logistics, which is being set up to build heavy trucks powered by fuel cell hybrid systems in the range of 75kw-150kw. The other two equal shareholders are Hopen, which has interests in battery and electric vehicle developers, and modular transport service provider Hary.

Sopheon (SPE) had a strong end to 2018. The software provider will provide more details in its trading statement later this month, when finnCap says it will reassess its forecasts.

Dekeloil (DKL) says that fourth quarter volumes were in line with expectations with a 2% increase in crude palm oil production on the third quarter. The annual production was 15% lower because of the weak first half. Selling prices have been at a premium to the market price. The purchase of a 43.8% stake in the Tiebissou cashew processing project has been completed.

Imaginatik (IMTK) has decided to sell its software business and assets to Planbox. The initial cash payment is $1.7m and up to $800,000 more could become payable. If it is all paid then the selling price would be higher than the book value of the assets. Imaginatik will become a shell with around £1m in cash left from the initial payment. If the disposal is approved by sharehodlers the company will change its name to Abal Group.

Telematics firm Quartix (QTX) continues to grow fleet sales but lower insurance sales are partly offsetting that growth. A supplementary dividend will be announced with the final dividend when the 2018 figures are published on 25 February.

Brighton Pier Group (PIER) says problems with the railways are hampering the income generation of Brighton Pier and earning shave been lower. The trading of the bars division was flat last year. Pre-tax profit will be around £3.2m, which is 18% lower than previous expectations.

Frontier IP (FIPP) says that its investee company Exscientia has raised $26m and is collaborating with Roche in a deal worth up to CHF67m. Frontier IP owns 3.32% of artificial intelligence-driven drug developer Exscientia.

MAIN MARKET

InnovaDerma (IDP) has revealed a 6% dip in first half revenues to £3.9m, even though retail sales grew strongly. Direct sales fell, although there are indications that they are recovering. The cosmetic products supplier will have to do well in the second half to achieve full year forecast revenues of £14.4m.

Trident Resources (TRR) has £1.85m in the bank at the end of October. The shell raised £4m when it floated in October. The balance sheet includes trade receivables of £2.1m, although management says that it started the year with just under £4m in cash. Potential acquisitions are being assessed.

Andrew Hore

Ken Baksh – Enquest #ENQ1 Bond – Oily idea with very good short and longer term income attractions!

ENQUEST 7% 15/04/22 Bond-ENQ1-ISIN-XS0880578728

Company Overview

Enquest PLC is an independent United Kingdom-based petroleum and production company which operates mainly in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf. The shares are included on the main list of the London Stock Exchange as are the bonds, the subject of this article.

The Company is one of the largest UK independent oil producers in the North Sea, and as at 31st December 2017, operated assets including Thistle/Deveron, Heather/Broom, the Dons area, Magnus, the Greater Kittiwake Area, Scolty/Crathes, Alma/Galia and Kraken.Enquest also had an interest in the non-operated Alba producing oil field.

On the 5th December 2018 the company issued a confident operating update,stating 2018 production was on target and 2019 production was expected to be in the range of 63000 Boepd to 70000 Boepd,an increase of about 20% on the mid-point. Acquisition of additional interest in Magnus, the Sullom Voe Terminal and associated infrastructure was completed with effect from 1st December 2018, and the successful rights issue had enabled the early repayment of some bank debt.

See http://www.enquest.com/media-centre/press-releases/2018/12-05-2018.aspx for more detail

Bonds

The company has,in issue some corporate bonds ,ENQ1,for which details are explained in http://www.enquest.com/investors/retail-bond.aspx

These bonds trade freely on the LSE with live pricing, transparancy etc

Essentially, these bonds maturing in 15/04/22, have a 7% coupon on face value, payable in either cash or a further bond allocation, depending on the average level of the oil price over the previous period (see link above). Payments are made to bond holders in February and August. The last payment was made in cash ,and the imminent payment is also likely to be cash based on the average oil price over the qualifying period, with just two or three days to go.

At the current price of £80%, the annual yield is 7/80=approx 8.75%,and the yield to redemption, taking into account the capital uplift of the bond and the remaining coupon payments is approximately 20% p.a.

If held within a SIPP, the capital gain (25%), plus seven coupons (approx 31.5%) will be sheltered from tax.

Shorter Term

The next  “Cash payment conditional determination date” as explained in the bond notes  will be around 15th January 2019  i.e. a few days time.This will officially confirm that the next coupon will be paid in cash

The next “record date” will be end January with the appropriate payment being made to bond holders on 15th February according to the company bond prospectus

At the current bond price of £80% ,this one coupon will be worth 3.5/80=4.4%, not a bad income return for one month. However the real value lies in the longer term maths!

As ever, normal health warnings apply !

Independent Investment Research

Ken Baksh

Ken has over 35 years of investment management experience, working for two major City institutions between 1976 and 2002.

Since then he has been engaged as a self-employed investment consultant. He has worked with investment trusts, unit trusts, pension funds, charities, Life Fund,hedge fund and private clients. Individual asset managed have included direct equities and bonds pooled vehicles currencies, derivatives and commodities.

Projects undertaken in a number of areas including asset allocation, risk control, performance measurement, marketing, individual company research, legacy portfolios and portfolio construction. He has a BSc(Mathematics/Statistics) and is a Fellow Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

Disclaimer

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All investors are advised to conduct their own independent research into individual stocks before making a purchase decision. In addition, investors are advised that past stock performance is not indicative of future price action.

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Ian Pollard – Can Marks #MKS remain independent?

Marks & Spencer MKS looks like it has definately claimed top position as 2018’s big time Christmas loser. In the 13 weeks to the 29th December International sales collapsed by a frightening 15% which is not surprising when you look firstly at the poor service offered by some of its overseas stores and more importantly the fact that it started a major sales effort weeks before the advent of Christmas, having been forced into an offer of 20% off everything you see. Overall, group sales were down by what must have been a very disappointing 3.9%. Steve Rowe blames well publicised market conditions and then a full menu of management failures plus the combination of reducing consumer confidence, mild weather, Black Friday, and widespread discounting by competitors, all of which he claims made November a very challenging trading period. A list of major failures like that makes Marks future as an independent company, look decidedly dodgy.

Tesco TSCO Enjoyed a strong Xmas in the UK & and Republic of Ireland with Christmas like for like sales sales up by 2.6% and outperforming the UK market  in both volume and value terms. This applied in all key categories: food, clothing and general merchandise. In the third quarter the rise was 1.9%. Booker was particularly strong with third quarter sales rising by 11% and Christmas up by 6.7%. In Central Europe claims that the quality of the business is continuing to improve are hardly born out by by the figures which show increasing falls in each quarter as the year  progressed. The first quarter showed a fall of 1%, the second 2% and the third 3%.

Asia looked a bit like a disaster area with third quarter sales down by 8% nearly equalling the first quarters 9% but Christmas fighting back strongly with a a decline of only 2.8%. Strangely enough, online like-for-like sales did not enjoy the surge in sales of  some of its competitors, with the  increase over the Christmas period being a comparatively modest 2.6% over the Christmas period. It looks like Tesco still still knows how to get its shoppers out of their armchairs and into its stores.

Halfords Group HFD The 14-week period to 4 January 2019 was one of overall decline. Every part of the business saw sales fall on a like for like basis except for Autocentres and Travel Solutions. Car maintenance led the way with a drop of 4.6%. Again management sees no fault in itself and drags out the usual suspects, as being  responsible for the disappointing performance – mild weather and weak consumer confidence. In fact these two factors have become so important as face savers for Halfords management that the Chief Executive, thinks one mention is not enough and  it is worth bringing them in for a second just in case the board and the shareholders did not get the message the first time round.

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Catenae Innovation #CTEA – Posting of Report and Accounts and Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Company announces its audited annual report and accounts for the year to 30 September 2018 has been posted to shareholders.

Furthermore, the Company has posted a Notice of Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) to shareholders. The AGM will be held at the offices of WeWork, 1 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EX, at 11.00 am on Friday 1st February 2019.

For further information:

Catenae Innovation Plc

Tony Sanders

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

 

Tel: 020 7448 9820

 

#ECR Minerals’s Craig Brown says new Yilgarn gold properties look “highly prospective” – Proactive Investors

Shares in ECR Minerals PLC (LON:ECR) moved up by almost 10% to 0.8p at the end of the first week of the year, following the application for licences over 1,600 square kilometres of new ground in the Yilgarn in Western Australia.

The ground has been identified as having significant potential for hosting Archean greenstone belts of the kind that host many of Western Australia’s and the world’s richest gold deposits.

READ: ECR Minerals moves into Western Australia

“It looks like very prospective territory,” says Craig Brown, ECR’s chief executive.

“Everybody regards Western Australia as a very promising area to work in.”

The opportunity on the new ground is enhanced because it comes with pre-existing data.

“There was some work completed in the 1980s and 1990s,” says Brown.

“But they were looking for nickel at the time, and they also found molybdenum. So one of the first things we’re going to do is go over that old information. Because nobody’s ever looked for gold here.”

One reason for that is that the rocks that may be mineralised lie under cover, so opportunities for geochemistry are limited.

But ECR is hopeful that the cover may be fairly shallow, and that exploration work will be relatively straightforward.

“The best way to test it is to do aircore drilling,” says Brown.

“It’s very cheap at around A$40 or A$50 per metre, including assaying costs, so our plan is to do an aircore programme once we’ve reviewed the existing data.”

ECR is unlikely to move on that until the licences have actually been granted, although Brown doesn’t see any real issue with that.

After all, the deal that’s wrapped around them is pretty attractive: for 19 licences the company must pay A$1,400 each, plus an annual rent, that takes the total cost up to only A$88,000.

“Hopefully they’ll be granted in the next quarter,” says Brown, “and we’ll move pretty quickly after that.”

Australia projects

In the meantime, work is continuing on ECR’s other Australian gold projects, in particular, Bailieston and Creswick.

“At Bailieston we want to go back and have a look at Blue Moon, Black Cat and Byron targets,” says Brown.

“We’re planning on conducting a small programme of drilling at Blue Moon in the current quarter of this year. We’re just budgeting the whole thing out. We drilled at Blue Moon in May 2018 and we came across a zone of mineralisation where all the rocks were weathered and you could see that the mineralisation had already been leached out of the rock.”

What was really interesting though, was that the mineralisation in question showed considerable similarity to Mandalay’s Costerfield mine, 25 kilometres away.

“They mine between 150 and 200 metres below the surface,” explains Brown.

We believe we can hit fresh rock and sulphides beneath the leached material that we’ve already intersected.”

So that’s one intriguing aspect of the project. Another is that Newmont picked up ground adjacent to Bailieston in December. So we’re not just talking about small companies operating on the edge of geological speculation here. The big players are coming in too.

Then there’s the Avoca licence, which is likely to be the subject of a 1,500-metre rotary air blast (RAB) programme shortly, and Creswick over in Victoria which will also be investigated.

Creswick, in particular, holds significant potential, according to Brown.

“We’re quite optimistic there’s something down there,” he says.

So lots to look forward to over the coming months, especially since ECR Minerals already has the money in the bank to pay for all this work.

There’s £1.2mln currently in the treasury, according to Brown, following two fundraising exercises undertaken last year: a £650,000 raise in July, and a £700,000 raise in December.

And that means that shareholders will be able to enjoy the full benefits of any positive newsflow without having to look over their shoulders to worry about dilution any time soon.

ECR has, in any case, a very supportive cornerstone investor in Shenyang Xinliaoan Machinery, a connection Brown brought with him when he joined ECR, acquired during his days operating in Central Asia.

All told, ECR looks to be on a secure footing going into 2019, with plenty of exciting newsflow to come, and the nice backdrop of a rising gold price to put it all into context.

Grand Vision Media Holdings #GVMH – new contract with Chinese Cinema Partner

Grand Vision Media Holdings Plc today announces a contract with Dadi Cinema Group (“Dadi”) in China, whereby GVMH will install its 3D panels in 22 new cinema locations in the Dadi network with installation work starting immediately.   Dadi currently operates over 470 cinemas across China.

This represents the first collaboration between the two parties.   GVMH plans to roll out to additional Dadi locations after this initial installation programme.   In addition, GVMH has also secured the rights to cover all their advertising assets across Dadi’s 400+ cinemas with immediate effect.   This will include video advertising on the mega video walls in cinema foyers as well as the right to organize off-line events in the foyers.

GVMH CEO Jonathan Lo said: “We are delighted to have come to this agreement with Dadi as it provides us with the opportunity to take our advertising clients into Dadi’s popular cinemas in key locations across China.   The agreement also allows us to expand our advertising products to mega video walls and across a broader geographic coverage, thus offering our customers more options to best meet their marketing goals.“

**ENDS**

For further information, photos and enquiries please contact:

Grand Vision Media Holdings plc Jonathan Lo / Ajay Rajpal
info@gvmh.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7866 2145
Alfred Henry Corporate Finance Ltd, Corporate Advisor Nick Michaels / Jon Isaacs
enquiries@alfredhenry.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3772 0021
Alexander David Securities Ltd, Broker David Scott
david.scott@ad-securities.comJames Dewhurst
james.dewhurst@ad-securities.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7448 9820
Keene Communications, Public Relations Alex Glover
alex@keenecomms.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7887 610335

Company web site: www.gvmh.co.uk

About GVMH

As an integrated outdoor digital media company, GVMH is deploying innovative display and marketing technologies at strategic, high-traffic locations.   Our glasses-free 3D technology in digital OOH (Out-of-Home) media is enabling advertisers to engage with affluent consumers in important and growing markets.   Our “space management” approach utilising the cinema space for events and exhibitions offers a total solution for our advertisers, with the potential of direct conversion to sales.

Our network is now spread over 180 locations covering 29 provinces in China and we are growing our business further within China and taking our technologies and expertise to new markets, specifically Thailand, Korea and Japan, where we have forged alliances and representations to take our business forward.

The digital OOH signage market is growing, and will continue to grow in the foreseeable future, and we want to be at the forefront of that growth by providing our customers with the ability to reach Chinese consumers as they become more affluent and seek access to more quality domestic and international products and services.

Two significant trends that are benefitting our growth are the Chinese appetite for foreign products and travel.  GVMH is well positioned to take advantage of this trend as it acquires international brands and travel destinations as direct customers. 

According to a report by Market Research Future (MRFR), the global digital signage market is estimated to be USD 26.3 billion by 2022.   The market is predicted to expand at 6 % CAGR during the assessment period (2016-2022)*.

*Global Digital Signage Market Research Report – Forecast to 2022

(https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/reports/digital-signage-market-1102)

About Dadi Cinema Group

Dadi Cinema Group (Dadi) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dadi Media, established in 2006 and is responsible for cinema management and operation.

Dadi is dedicated to enhancing the viewing experience through the application of high-quality projection technology.  

In 2015, Dadi was the first in the China film industry to introduce “Movie +”, to create an experiential cinema ecosystem such as “Movie + Creative Internet”, “Movie + Creative Retail”, “Movie + Creative Catering”.   In 2017, “Movie + Innovative Culture” was added to the “Movie +” strategy to upgrade the film screening zone into an interactive cultural and entertainment hub.

Dadi continues to innovate the cinema ecosystem, adding different business modes, to provide audiences with diversified services, and integrate movie culture into mass consumption.

At 30 June 2018, Dadi had an aggregate of 476 cinemas with 2,863 screens, operating in 29 provinces and 179 cities in China.   In addition, there are over 300 cinemas contracted but not yet in operation.  

In 2017, Dadi achieved total box office revenue of RMB 2,841 million (c.£325 million), ranking second among cinema investment and management companies in China.

Ian Pollard – Sainsbury #SBRY board reduced to Meaningless Twaddle.

Sainsbury J plc SBRY You know that Sainsbury has a serious problem when the best which it can find to say about Chistmas is that Convenience stores hit a new record on Christmas Eve. Management gives the impression that it is lost for words and so it should be. It has been absolutely trounced during the Christmas quarter by that Bradford upstart and arch enemy, Morrisons.The only explanation it can manage to offer is the stunning “Retail markets are highly competitive and very promotional and the consumer outlook continues to be uncertain.” I think most people apart, apparantly from Sainsbury’s management, already knew that.

For the 15  weeks to the 5th January total retail sales fell by 0.4% and like for like retail by 1.1%. Grocery did do better with a rise of 0.4%, whilst as a continuing sign of the times, Grocery online and Convenience positively surged by 6% and 3% respectively. The company has had to admit that it could not compete on General Merchandise because the market is highly competitive and promotional and sales declined by 2.3% with margins under pressure.

Sainsburys does however have a solution. It has a new priority. It is going to “further enhance its differentiated food proposition” – in other words management will, as usual in these circumstances, seek refuge in jargon in the hope that nobody will notice it has been reduced to meaningless twaddle as a first line of defence.

Taylor Wimpey TW produced another strong performance in the year to the 31st December. Home completions increased by 3%  and 3,416 affordable homes were delivered as against 2809 in 2017. What happened to the unaffordable homes, nobody bothers to say. Presumably they were dumped in Barnsley. The overall average selling price remained flat at £264k which is never a sign of a boyant market.The order book did however rise strongly during the year from 7,136 homes in 2017 to 8,304 homes in 2018.

Ted Baker TED increased sales by 12.2%  in the five week period from 2 December 2018 to 5 January 2019. E-commerce sales did even better with an increase of 18.7%  and now account for 25.7% of total retail sales. The company regards this as a good performance attained despite the “continuing challenging external trading conditions across its markets.”

Greggs plc GRG With fourth quarter total sales up 7.2%  Greggs claims a very strong finish to a year of significant strategic progress.. Many managements are beginning to learn that they can make themselves look really good by  stressing how serious market problems, which they have to overcome, are. So Gregg’s achievements  were achieved despite the well-publicised challenges in the consumer sector but In 2019 things will get even better. In 2019 it will execute the “supply chain change programme” despite  ( chorus please,altogether now )”the many economic and other uncertainties hanging over the consumer environment.”

 

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Salt Lake Potash #SO4 – Completion of Placement, Directors’ Holdings & Mobilisation of Equipment to Lake Way

Salt Lake Potash Limited (“the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has now completed the placement of 31.0 million new ordinary shares of the Company, to raise gross proceeds of A$13.0 million (“Placement”), first announced on 9 November 2018.  

The second tranche of the Placement has been completed following shareholder approval at a General Meeting held on 20 December 2018. The issue comprised 1,702,381 ordinary shares of no par value at a price of A$0.42 per share, including 952,381 shares subscribed for by the CEO, Mr Tony Swiericzuk, and 750,000 shares by the Company’s Chairman, Mr Ian Middlemas.

Proceeds from the Placement will be used to fund the construction of the Williamson Ponds and dewatering of the Williamson Pit, as well as ongoing development of on-lake infrastructure, exploration and feasibility studies, and general working capital.

Funds from the Placement have enabled the mobilisation of construction equipment to Lake Way, with preliminary site preparation works being undertaken in preparation for the imminent construction of the Williamson Ponds and dewatering of the Williamson Pit.

Application has been made to the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (“AIM”) for the admission of the 1,702,381 Ordinary Shares, which rank pari passu with the Company’s existing issued Ordinary Shares, to be admitted to trading. Dealings on AIM are expected to commence at 8:00am on or around 10 January 2019 (“Admission”).

An Appendix 3B and Section 708A Notice are attached as required under the listing rules of the ASX.

Total Voting Rights

For the purposes of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules (“DTRs”), following Admission, Salt Lake will have 206,270,581 Ordinary Shares in issue with voting rights attached. Salt Lake holds no shares in treasury. This figure of 206,270,581 may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company, under the ASX Listing Rules or the DTRs.

Directors’ interests

Following the issue of these shares, the directors will have the following interests in shares:

 

Number of shares

Percentage of issued share capital

Ian Middlemas

11,750,000

5.70%

Tony Swiericzuk

952,381

0.46%

Mr Swiericzuk also holds an indirect interest in 5 million incentive options and 7,266,258 performance rights.

For further information please visit www.saltlakepotash.com.au or contact:

 

Tony Swierizcuk/Clint McGhie

Salt Lake Potash Limited

Tel: +61 8 9322 6322

Jo Battershill

Salt Lake Potash Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7478 3900

Colin Aaronson/Richard Tonthat/Ben Roberts

Grant Thornton UK LLP (Nominated Adviser)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100

Derrick Lee/Beth McKiernan

Cenkos Securities plc (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 131 220 6939

Jerry Keen/Toby Gibbs

Shore Capital (Joint broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7468 7967

 

 

Rule 2.7, 3.10.3, 3.10.4, 3.10.5

Appendix 3B

New issue announcement,

application for quotation of additional securities

and agreement

Information or documents not available now must be given to ASX as soon as available.  Information and documents given to ASX become ASX’s property and may be made public.

Introduced 01/07/96  Origin: Appendix 5  Amended 01/07/98, 01/09/99, 01/07/00, 30/09/01, 11/03/02, 01/01/03, 24/10/05, 01/08/12, 04/03/13

 

Name of entity

 SALT LAKE POTASH LIMITED

ABN

 98 117 085 748

We (the entity) give ASX the following information.

Part 1 ‑ All issues

You must complete the relevant sections (attach sheets if there is not enough space).

1

+Class of +securities issued or to be issued

Ordinary Shares

2

Number of +securities issued or to be issued (if known) or maximum number which may be issued

1,702,381

3

Principal terms of the +securities (e.g. if options, exercise price and expiry date; if partly paid +securities, the amount outstanding and due dates for payment; if +convertible securities, the conversion price and dates for conversion)

Fully paid ordinary shares

 

4

Do the +securities rank equally in all respects from the +issue date with an existing +class of quoted +securities?

If the additional +securities do not rank equally, please state:

·    the date from which they do

·    the extent to which they participate for the next dividend, (in the case of a trust, distribution) or interest payment

·    the extent to which they do not rank equally, other than in relation to the next dividend, distribution or interest payment

Yes

 

5

Issue price or consideration

$0.42



6

Purpose of the issue

(If issued as consideration for the acquisition of assets, clearly identify those assets)

Proceeds from the issue will be used to fund construction of the Williamson Ponds and dewatering of the Williamson Pit, as well as ongoing development of on-lake infrastructure, exploration and feasibility studies, and general working capital.



6a

Is the entity an +eligible entity that has obtained security holder approval under rule 7.1A?

If Yes, complete sections 6b – 6h in relation to the +securities the subject of this Appendix 3B, and comply with section 6i

Yes



6b

The date the security holder resolution under rule 7.1A was passed

30 November 2018



6c

Number of +securities issued without security holder approval under rule 7.1

Nil

 



6d

Number of +securities issued with security holder approval under rule 7.1A

Nil



6e

Number of +securities issued with security holder approval under rule 7.3, or another specific security holder approval (specify date of meeting)

1,702,381

 



6f

Number of +securities issued under an exception in rule 7.2

Nil



6g

If +securities issued under rule 7.1A, was issue price at least 75% of 15 day VWAP as calculated under rule 7.1A.3?  Include the +issue date and both values.  Include the source of the VWAP calculation.

Not Applicable

 



6h

If +securities were issued under rule 7.1A for non-cash consideration, state date on which valuation of consideration was released to ASX Market Announcements

Not Applicable



6i

Calculate the entity’s remaining issue capacity under rule 7.1 and rule 7.1A – complete Annexure 1 and release to ASX Market Announcements

7.1 – 27,935,268

7.1A – 20,578,769

7

+Issue dates

Note: The issue date may be prescribed by ASX (refer to the definition of issue date in rule 19.12).  For example, the issue date for a pro rata entitlement issue must comply with the applicable timetable in Appendix 7A.

Cross reference: item 33 of Appendix 3B.

9 January 2019

Number

+Class

8

Number and +class of all +securities quoted on ASX (including the +securities in section 2 if applicable)

206,270,581

Ordinary Shares

Number

+Class

9

Number and +class of all +securities not quoted on ASX (including the +securities in section 2 if applicable)

 

 

 

7,500,000

 

10,000,000

 

750,000

 

 

750,000

 

 

1,000,000

 

 

250,000

 

 

500,000

 

 

750,000

 

 

400,000

 

 

1,700,000

 

 

 

2,750,000

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

 

 

21,095,016

 

Class B Performance Shares

 

Class C Performance Shares

 

Incentive Options exercise price $0.40, expiry date 29 April 2019

 

Incentive Options exercise price $0.50, expiry date 29 April 2020

 

Incentive Options exercise price $0.60, expiry date 29 April 2021

 

Incentive Options exercise price $0.40, expiry date 30 June 2021

 

Incentive Options exercise price $0.50, expiry date 30 June 2021

 

Incentive Options exercise price $0.60, expiry date 30 June 2021

 

Incentive Options exercise price $0.70, expiry date 30 June 2021

 

Incentive Options exercise price $0.60, expiry date 1 November 2023

 

Incentive Options exercise price $1.00, expiry date 1 November 2023

 

Incentive Options exercise price $1.20, expiry date 1 November 2023

 

Performance rights which are subject to various performance conditions to be satisfied prior to the relevant expiry dates between 31 December 2018 and 1 November 2023

10

Dividend policy (in the case of a trust, distribution policy) on the increased capital (interests)

Not Applicable

Part 2 ‑ Pro rata issue

11

Is security holder approval required?

Not Applicable

12

Is the issue renounceable or non-renounceable?

Not Applicable

13

Ratio in which the +securities will be offered

Not Applicable

14

+Class of +securities to which the offer relates

Not Applicable

15

+Record date to determine entitlements

Not Applicable

 

16

Will holdings on different registers (or subregisters) be aggregated for calculating entitlements?

Not Applicable

17

Policy for deciding entitlements in relation to fractions

Not Applicable

18

Names of countries in which the entity has security holders who will not be sent new offer documents

Note: Security holders must be told how their entitlements are to be dealt with.

Cross reference: rule 7.7.

Not Applicable

19

Closing date for receipt of acceptances or renunciations

Not Applicable

20

Names of any underwriters

Not Applicable

21

Amount of any underwriting fee or commission

Not Applicable

22

Names of any brokers to the issue

Not Applicable

23

Fee or commission payable to the broker to the issue

Not Applicable

24

Amount of any handling fee payable to brokers who lodge acceptances or renunciations on behalf of security holders

Not Applicable

25

If the issue is contingent on security holders’ approval, the date of the meeting

Not Applicable

26

Date entitlement and acceptance form and offer documents will be sent to persons entitled

Not Applicable

27

If the entity has issued options, and the terms entitle option holders to participate on exercise, the date on which notices will be sent to option holders

Not Applicable

28

Date rights trading will begin (if applicable)

Not Applicable

29

Date rights trading will end (if applicable)

Not Applicable

30

How do security holders sell their entitlements in full through a broker?

Not Applicable

31

How do security holders sell part of their entitlements through a broker and accept for the balance?

Not Applicable

32

How do security holders dispose of their entitlements (except by sale through a broker)?

Not Applicable

33

+Issue date

Not Applicable

 

Part 3 ‑ Quotation of securities

You need only complete this section if you are applying for quotation of securities

34

Type of +securities

(tick one)

(a)

+Securities described in Part 1

(b)

All other +securities

Example: restricted securities at the end of the escrowed period, partly paid securities that become fully paid, employee incentive share securities when restriction ends, securities issued on expiry or conversion of convertible securities

 

Entities that have ticked box 34(a)

 

Additional securities forming a new class of securities

Tick to indicate you are providing the information or documents

35

If the +securities are +equity securities, the names of the 20 largest holders of the additional +securities, and the number and percentage of additional +securities held by those holders

36

If the +securities are +equity securities, a distribution schedule of the additional +securities setting out the number of holders in the categories

1 – 1,000

1,001 – 5,000

5,001 – 10,000

10,001 – 100,000

100,001 and over

37

A copy of any trust deed for the additional +securities

 

Entities that have ticked box 34(b)

 

38

Number of +securities for which +quotation is sought

Not Applicable

39

+Class of +securities for which quotation is sought

Not Applicable

40

Do the +securities rank equally in all respects from the +issue date with an existing +class of quoted +securities?

If the additional +securities do not rank equally, please state:

·    the date from which they do

·    the extent to which they participate for the next dividend, (in the case of a trust, distribution) or interest payment

·    the extent to which they do not rank equally, other than in relation to the next dividend, distribution or interest payment

Not Applicable

41

Reason for request for quotation now

Example: In the case of restricted securities, end of restriction period

(if issued upon conversion of another +security, clearly identify that other +security)

Not Applicable

Number

+Class

42

Number and +class of all +securities quoted on ASX (including the +securities in clause 38)

Quotation agreement

1           +Quotation of our additional +securities is in ASX’s absolute discretion.  ASX may quote the +securities on any conditions it decides. 

2          We warrant the following to ASX.

·           The issue of the +securities to be quoted complies with the law and is not for an illegal purpose.

·           There is no reason why those +securities should not be granted +quotation.

·           An offer of the +securities for sale within 12 months after their issue will not require disclosure under section 707(3) or section 1012C(6) of the Corporations Act.

Note: An entity may need to obtain appropriate warranties from subscribers for the securities in order to be able to give this warranty

·           Section 724 or section 1016E of the Corporations Act does not apply to any applications received by us in relation to any +securities to be quoted and that no-one has any right to return any +securities to be quoted under sections 737, 738 or 1016F of the Corporations Act at the time that we request that the +securities be quoted.

·           If we are a trust, we warrant that no person has the right to return the +securities to be quoted under section 1019B of the Corporations Act at the time that we request that the +securities be quoted.

3          We will indemnify ASX to the fullest extent permitted by law in respect of any claim, action or expense arising from or connected with any breach of the warranties in this agreement.

4          We give ASX the information and documents required by this form.  If any information or document is not available now, we will give it to ASX before +quotation of the +securities begins.  We acknowledge that ASX is relying on the information and documents.  We warrant that they are (will be) true and complete.

Sign here:            …………………………………………………..            Date: 9 January 2019

                             (Director/Company secretary)

Print name:         Clint McGhie

== == == == ==

Notice Under Section 708A

Salt Lake Potash Limited (the Company) has today issued 1,702,381 fully paid ordinary shares. The issued shares are part of a class of securities quoted on Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”). 

The Company hereby notifies ASX under paragraph 708A(5)(e) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cwth) (the “Act”) that:

1.         the Company issued the securities without disclosure to investors under Part 6D.2 of the Act;

2.         as at the date of this notice, the Company has complied with the provisions of Chapter 2M of the Corporations Act as they apply to the Company, and section 674 of the Act; and

3.         as at the date of this notice, there is no information that is “excluded information” within the meaning of sections 708A(7) and (8) of the Act.

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