I Read The News Today Oh Boy! 29-Nov-2017

Wednesday, Nov 29 2017 by

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Versarien ( Versarien (LON:VRS) ) – 44.25p – £65.3m – PER 147.9

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End September 2017 – Revenues up by 167% to £4.38m (H1 2016: £1.64m), Loss Before Tax almost halved to £0.77m (H1 2016: £1.47m), Cash of £0.35m (£1.51m last time) and lots of bullish talk.

A guy down the pub told me about this (well, actually it was a very good long term friend (who is a software test manager) but you get the idea) when it was less than 20p a month or so ago - He said it was going to fly! I said thanks for the tip but I rarely invest in non-profit making companies with barely any Cash left. I may be wrong here, it looks interesting (but so did Applied Graphene Materials (LON:AGM) at 10x it’s current price) – I just prefer to be in less risky places for now.

Eve Sleep ( eve Sleep (LON:EVE) ) – 89p – £123.4m – PER n/a

Trading Update – Headlines with “Strong sales, acceleration of investment, on track for UK profitability in Q4 2018” – Group on track to make a profit in 2019. Marketing costs reducing significantly, seemingly targeting 35% from 64% in H1 2017.

Can’t see the fascination here – It’s a mattress, something we replace every 10 years or so, perhaps. I may be wrong and soon everyone will be using an Eve Sleep mattress. On the other hand the company may continue spending a fortune on advertising and end up dead in the water. It’s just not for me, I sleep well enough at night as it is, don’t need to potentially disrupt this (with the mattress or the holding)!

Redcentric ( Redcentric (LON:RCN) ) – 87.5p – £130.3m – PER 16

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End September 2017 – Headline is “Solid first six months with strong operating cash flows and a reduction in net debt”. Solid here means Revenue and Profits are flat and the Net Debt has been reduced a whopping 2.6%. The CEO comments “The issues surrounding the accounting misstatements have  been addressed and so…

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Versarien plc is engaged in offering engineering solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Hard Wear Products, Graphene Products and Thermal Products. The Thermal Products segment develops, manufactures and supplies heat sinks and other products made from porous copper and aluminum. It manufactures thermal management solutions for industry sectors, including telecoms and broadcast, consumer electronics, microscopy, defense and aerospace, automotive transportation, medical thermal management and industrial lighting. The Hard Wear Products segment manufactures tungsten carbide hard wearing parts. It serves oil and gas, metrology, paper and packaging, metal cutting, spraying, tooling, textile and tobacco markets. The Graphene Products segment is engaged in developing applications for graphene based upon the technology for manufacturing graphene. The Graphene Products segment specializes in the supply, characterization and early-stage development of graphene products. more »

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eve Sleep PLC, formerly eve Sleep Limited, is an e-commerce company. The Company is focused on direct to consumer European sleep brand which designs and sells eve-branded mattresses and other sleep products. The Company has six products, including foam mattress, topper, pillow, sheets, protector and duvet. The Company’s foam mattress made are up of three layers: a base layer of high-density foam, which provides support and durability; a middle layer of open-celled foam, which encourages air flow; and a top layer of next-generation memory foam, which moulds around pressure points and then springs back once the pressure is released. The Company's protector product is made of 100% cotton and a Neotherm membrane. The Company’s sheets product offers unbeatable comfort and sublime softness. more »

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Redcentric plc is a holding company. The Company is engaged in supply of information technology (IT) managed services. The Company's segments include Recurring, Services, Product and Central. The Company's Recurring segment is engaged in the provision of its services to customers under long-term agreements, including data, connectivity, hosting, cloud, and support services. The Services segment is engaged in provision of consultancy, or installation services regarding the provision and set-up of a new service. The Product segment is engaged in the sale of third party products, which comprises hardware. Its services include Network Services, Collaboration Services, Infrastructure, Applications Services, Security and Mobile. Through Internet protocol (IP) telephony, messaging and video conferencing, it helps organizations enable communication among their staff. It offers a suite of Cloud services, as well as colocation, data management and virtualization services. more »

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MrContrarian 29th Nov '17 1 of 4

My morning smallcap tweet:

eve Sleep (LON:EVE), Oxford Pharmascience (LON:OXP), HSS Hire (LON:HSS), LSL Property Services (LON:LSL)

eve Sleep (EVE) 11 months trading: UK rev better than exp at 105% up. Group rev up 130%. Exp UK Q4 profit "after marketing costs". Why say that? Of course after costs! No new FY guidance.
Oxford Pharmascience (OXP) FDA allows OXPzeroTM Ibuprofen formulations to be submitted for approval in the US without Phase III trials.
HSS Hire Group (HSS) Q3 in line but Oct marginally behind management expectations.
LSL Property Services (LSL) 10 month trading. Expects FY Underlying Operating Profit marginally ahead of its prior expectations.

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runthejoules 29th Nov '17 2 of 4

Versarien (LON:VRS) has lots of cash after the £2.8m placing. Was a good time to enter then, the bloke down the pub was right on this occasion! It's a wild ride atm but I think it stands a good chance long term.

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herbie47 29th Nov '17 3 of 4

Findel (LON:FDL) shares have gone potty today up over 30%.

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matylda 29th Nov '17 4 of 4

Bargain hunters willing to accept the Debt who believe in the "plan" - Perhaps!

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