I Read The News Today Oh Boy! 10-Oct-2019

Thursday, Oct 10 2019 by

Morning all!

Castleton Technology ( £CTP ) – 93p – £76m – PER 13

Trading Update For The 6 Months To End September 2019 – H1 below expectations, lower than last year, H2 to show a material improvement but, not enough to meet current market expectations.

I will not be investing here any time soon, at least not before seeing FY actuals.

Discoverie ( £DSCV ) – 406p – £328m – PER 14

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End September 2019 – Good against strong comparators, on track for to deliver FY underlying earnings in-line.

I still fail to see enough value here at present.

Morses Club ( £MCL ) – 115p – £150m – PER 9

Interim Results For The 27 Weeks To End August 2019 – Adjusted PBT and EPS down circa -10%, Interim Dividend 2.6p (2.6p), trading in-line with directors expectations.

Still a potential for the yield but not enough for me.

N Brown ( £BWNG ) – 100p – £285m – PER 4

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End August 2019 – Revenue down -5.4%, Adjusted PBT up 3.9% and EPS up 6%, Net Debt up from £420.5m to £481.6m.

Even though it looks cheap, the HUGE Net Debt is still enough to keep me from getting involved here.

Onthemarket ( £OTMP ) – 83p – £53m – PER n/a

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End July 2019 – Revenue up 8%, Losses higher, Cash down from £15.7m to £8.8m, web and mobile visits up by 75%, trading in-line with previous guidance.

I remain uninterested here but of course, keen to see how they progress, here’s to seeing the FY actuals.

As always, all comment most welcome!

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MrContrarian Thu 7:49am 1 of 2

My morning smallcap tweet: IQE buys out worthless JV

Castleton Technology (LON:CTP), John Lewis of Hungerford (LON:JLH), Velocys (LON:VLS), IQE (LON:IQE), Low & Bonar (LON:LWB)

Castleton Technology (CTP) guides H1 behind expectations mainly due to product and professional services. Warns on FY.
John Lewis Of Hungerford (JLH) guides FY loss ~£230k after H2 better than expected. However order book is only £1.6m (£1.9m). Hopeless.
Velocys (VLS) Bayou Fuels project set to produce negative emission fuels - will capture and bury CO2 from waste biomass fuel generator. Will get US Govt payments for sequestration.
IQE (IQE) buys out partners at CSDC joint venture in Singapore for $2. So it's worthless then? Will hit FY19 adj op profit by £0.5m.
Low & Bonar (LWB) gets Nov covenant tests waived pending takeover. If takeover fails they will be re-instated.

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andrea34l Thu 9:29am 2 of 2

Castleton Technology (LON:CTP) are another perennial disappointment - new name, same old excuses.

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