Fastjet (FJET) It seems only yesterday that Fastjet was rapidly extending its network and Sir Stelios had a wide beam on his face. Now, all that can be forgotten and rationalisation of the newly built network has become an urgent necessity. 2016 results will be materially below expectation, the year will not be cash flow positive and the company may need to raise further funds during the course of the year. The source of the problems is that the challenges facing the African aviation industry have been far more prolonged than management envisaged. The shares have been marked down 26% to 49p, prior to the start of trading this morning.
Seeing Machines (SEE) produced record revenue and profits for then half year to 31st December. sales and service revenue grew by 594% Last years loss of A$14.2m has been turned into a profit of A$11.2m. The partnership with Caterpillar proved to be a milestone event, producing a A$21m licence fee which helped to create the record profit.
Clarkson (CKN) has put in a robust performance in what it describes as an incredibly challenging year. Revenue for the year to the end of December and profit before tax both rose by some 25%. despite all the doom mongering in which the media engaged in 2015, overall sea born trade actually grew and the company continues to see signs of a healthier shipping market which is at least one indication that the world economy is perhaps not as bad as pundits proclaim.
Stobart (STOB) Overall performance for the year to 29th February was in line but Infrastructure exceeded expectations with a strong performance. Biomass and Southend airport are seen as the two main driving forces for the future
Petroceltic (PCI) Oil woes spread as trading in shares of Petroceltic International has been suspended as from this morning pending clarification of the company’s financial position.