Small Cap Feast
Small Cap Feast – 31 May 2019
Set Menu AIM:
Total number of AIM Companies (Incl Susp): 896
Total number of AIM Companies trading: 820*
* As at 24 May 2019
Set Menu NEX Growth:
Total number of NEX Growth Market Companies (Incl Susp): 89*
Total number of NEX Growth Market Companies trading: 87*
* As at 24 May 2019
Set Menu Standard List:
Total number of Standard List Companies (Incl Susp): 161*
Total number of Standard List Companies trading: 140*
* As at 24 May 2019
Dish of the Day:
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Off the Menu:
LXB Retail Properties has left AIM following dissolution of the Company. Eight Peaks Group has left AIM but has appointed a firm to operate an electronic off-market dealing facility for shares .
LXB Retail Properties has left AIM following dissolution of the Company.
Eight Peaks Group has left AIM but has appointed a firm to operate an electronic off-market dealing facility for shares .
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Off the Menu:
Millamber has left NEX Exchange.
Millamber has left NEX Exchange.
What’s Cooking in the IPO Kitchen?
Main Market (Premium)
Trainline—Seeking £75m raise. Proceeds to target a net debt at IPO of c.2x LTM Adjusted EBITDA) . In FY 2019, Trainline achieved net ticket sales of £3.2bn, and revenue of £210m. Due June
Airtel Africa Limited — provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa, looking to join the premium segment of the main market. Offer TBC, expected TBC
Main Market (Standard)
IMC Exploration Group (NEX: IMCP), focused on acquiring and exploring prospecting licence areas which have high potential for natural resource, is looking to admit its shares to the standard list and will withdraw for the NEX Exchange. Expected 11 June 2019
Renold plc—a leading international supplier of industrial chains and related power transmission products, announced that it will cancel the listing of the Company from the premium segment and apply for admission on AIM. Expected 06 June 2019.
Alumasc Group plc, the premium building products, systems and solutions group, has announced its intention to move from the Premium Segment of the main market to AIM. Expected market cap of £33.4m. Expected 25 June 2019
Lookers (LOOK.L) 86.27p £336m
AGM Statement from one of the leading UK motor retail and aftersales service groups, to be held later today.
The trading performance in the quarter was positive with a strong result during the important month of March.
Turnover of new cars increased by 3%, ahead of the total market reduction;
Total gross profit from new cars increased by 4% with a modest increase in profit per unit;
On a like for like basis, both turnover and gross profit were maintained at a similar level to last year.
Turnover of used cars increased by 8%;
Gross profit from used cars improved during the period with profit per unit being maintained at previous levels, resulting in an increase of 2% compared to the prior year;
On a like for like basis, turnover increased by 6% and gross profit increased by 1%.
Turnover of aftersales 11% higher than the prior year.
Patagonia Gold (PGD.L) 53.5p £12.6m
Calcatreu and Cap Oeste Mineral Resource Update from the mining company with gold and silver projects in the Patagonia region of Argentina and in Chile and Uruguay.
Earlier today, Hunt Mining Corp. announced the terms of a recommended share for share exchange offer for the issued and to be issued share capital of Patagonia , to be effected by means of a scheme of arrangement. The Offer constitutes a reverse takeover for Hunt pursuant to the rules of the TSX-V.
As part of the RTO process, the Company, pursuant to the rules of the TSX-V, commissioned the updating of the independent NI 43-101 compliant technical reports for both Calcatreu and Cap-Oeste. At Calcatreu, the indicated mineral resources decreased by 21,000 contained gold ounces and the inferred mineral resources increased by 5,000 contained gold ounces. Similarly, indicated silver resources decreased by 465,000 contained ounces while inferred mineral resources decreased by 39,000 contained ounces . At Cap-Oeste, the measured and indicated mineral resources decreased by 176,000 contained gold ounces and 2,821,000 contained silver ounces primarily as a result of mine production depletion of the mineral resources.
Totally (TLY.L) 10.18p £6m
The provider of a range of out-of-hospital services to the healthcare sector in the UK, announced that the Company has conditionally agreed to acquire Greenbrook Healthcare, a leading provider of NHS urgent care centres across London. The total consideration for the acquisition is £11.5m on a cash free and debt free basis, with a normalised level of working capital .
Intention to conduct a placing with certain institutional and other investors to raise gross proceeds of up to £9m at 10p per Ordinary Share, as well as an Open Offer of up to £1m.
Greenbrook Healthcare has experienced substantial revenue growth in recent years with revenue growing from £23.8m in the financial year ended 31 March 2016 to £33.4m in the year ended 31 March 2018.
KRM22 (KRM.L) 71.5p £13.06m
The technology and software investment company, that focuses on risk management for capital markets, announced that it has partnered with Trailight Ltd to further enhance the KRM22’s Global Risk Platform. The partnership includes an agreement for KRM22 to distribute and support the Individual Accountability Regime and People Risk Management products on the KRM22 Global Risk Platform.
Trailight provides two compliance products to capital market firms. The Individual Accountability Regime product is designed to be the industry benchmark for financial organisations to comply with the FCA Senior Management & Certification Regime (“SMCR”). The product provides firms the control, visibility and agility to manage accountability throughout the organisation. Trailight’s People Risk Management product enables financial institutions to manage people risk efficiently in accordance with regulatory rules on competence and conduct risks.
Bagir Group (BAGR.L) 2.2p £6.8m
The designer, creator and provider of innovative tailoring, provides an update with Shandong Ruyi’s proposed $16.5m investment to acquire a 53.7% shareholding in Bagir, further details of which are contained in Bagir’s announcements of 3 Sept 2018, 31 Dec 2018 and 13 Feb 2019.
The Company has not received the remaining cash payment of $13.2m under the terms of the Proposed Investment as at 30 May 2019, the extended unconditional completion date as announced on 31 Dec 2018, and nor has Shandong Ruyi met other commercial commitments that had been agreed. Instead Shandong Ruyi has requested an extension of the unconditional completion date to 18 June 2019 in order to discuss some changes to the agreed terms. Whilst the Board consider Shandong Ruyi’s failure to complete the Proposed Investment as a fundamental breach of the Share Purchase Agreement entered into with Shandong Ruyi, the Board have agreed to this short extension due to the potential benefits that the strategic partnership might still have on the Company and its future prospects with all of Bagir’s rights reserved.
Helios Underwriting (HUW.L) 135p £20m
FYDec18 results from the consolidator of private capital at Lloyd’s.
32% increase in the capacity portfolio from the six acquisitions of 2018 and a further acquisition in 2019 to date.
Profit before impairments and tax for the year of £608,000 (2017: loss of £406,000)
Basic EPS of 3.14p (2017: loss of 4.75p)
Helios retained capacity for 2019 open underwriting year of £15.8m (2018 year of account: £12.3m)
2016 underwriting year of account profit return on capacity of 8.6% (2015 underwriting year: 12.9%)
Recommended total dividend for this year of 3p per share (2017: 1.5p per share)
Adjusted net asset value of £1.90 per share (2017: £1.60 per share)
The catastrophe losses in 2018 of £5.2m were reduced by reinsurance to £1.3m
Stop loss in 2019 continues to protect the downside
Audioboom (BOOM.L) 2.3p £32.2m
“The leading global podcast company, announced its final audited results for the 13-month period ended 31 Dec 2018.
Revenue increased 92% to $11.7m (12 months ended 30 Nov 2017: $6.1m), with significant growth in the final three months of the period
Adjusted EBITDA loss reduced to $5.1m, with much improved performance in the final three months of the period
Group cash as at 31 Dec 2018 of $1.6m (30 Nov 2017: $1m) – operating cash flow breakeven achieved in the final three months of the period”
“We are delighted with our performance in 2019 to date, with the recent funding allowing the Company to accelerate the signing of great new podcasts and a meaningful plan for an extended slate of co-produced and original podcasts, which will be delivered over the second half of 2019 and through 2020. The increased volume of premium content is being matched by our industry leading sell through rates. Record quarterly revenue of $4.6m was reported for the first quarter of 2019, which is typically the quietest quarter in the year, and we expect for this growth to continue through the rest of 2019.
Total Produce (TOT.L) 139.5p £542m
Trading update. “The leading international fresh produce company confirmed that the Group is targeting continued growth for 2019. The Group’s full year earnings growth expectations remain unchanged, despite competitive markets and more uncertainty surrounding international trade.
As previously announced, on 31 July 2018 the Group completed the acquisition of a 45% stake in Dole Food Company , one of the largest fresh produce companies in the world. Dole is currently trading in line with expectations, and 2019 will be the first full-year incorporating the Group’s share of Dole’s results.
Subject to shareholder approval, a final dividend of 2.5140 cent per share will be paid on 6th June 2019 representing a 2.5% increase on last year.
Total Produce is in a strong financial position and the Dole transaction represents a very significant step and a continuation of the Group’s successful expansion strategy.”
Accesso Tech (ACSO.L) 790p £217m
The premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment, hospitality, attractions and cultural markets, announced the appointment of John Guilfoy as the Company’s COO. John brings more than 23 years of experience in the travel, technology and financial services sectors leading a diverse set of teams across sales, marketing, product, operations and partnerships. From 2011 until he joined accesso, John served in various senior executive roles at TravelClick, a high-growth eCommerce SaaS provider to hotels, which was acquired by Amadeus for $1.5bn.
Stride Gaming (STR.L) 117p £89m
Stride Gaming confirms that it is in advanced discussions with The Rank Group Plc regarding a possible all cash recommended offer which values Stride’s ordinary shares at a price of 151p per share.
There can be no certainty that this will result in an offer for the Company, nor as to the terms on which any offer might be made.
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