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Quoted Micro 2 January 2022

  • BY: Andrew Hore |
  • POSTED: 01/01/2023 |

AQUIS STOCK EXCHANGE

Invinity Energy Systems (IES) says that 2023 revenues will be better than expected because of the order inflow in recent months and delayed contracts. The 2023 forecast was raised from £20.6m to £23.7 in September. The battery storage technology developer will still make a significant loss even with higher revenues.

Oberon Investments Group (OBE) reported a decline in interim revenues from £3.45m to £2.64m. Corporate broking revenues fell by one-third to £1.03m, although the number of clients increased from 15 to 22. Funds under management rose above £1bn, although investment management revenues also declined. The group moved from profit to a £1.7m loss as additional staff were taken on in corporate broking and investment management. There was net cash of £2.3m at the end of September 2022. The launch of an EIS fund and other new products should boost longer-term revenues.

Supported housing operator Walls & Futures REIT (WAFR) interim loss fell from £201,000 to £37,000, although there was a small increase if exceptional charges are excluded. NAV was 0.5% lower at 97.5p a share at the end of September 2022. There was cash of £829,000. The weaker residential market is helping with the search for suitable sites.

Looking Glass Labs Ltd (NFTX), which operates Web3 platforms for immersive metaverse environments and blockchain, has progressed with the development of its Pocket Dimension metaverse offering. Carl Chow has stepped down from the board and Lucas Russell has replaced him.

Tectonic Gold (TTAU) reported an increased loss of £311,000 in the year to June 2022, while there was a £270,000 cash outflow from operating activities. There was £403,000 in the bank at the end of June 2022, with net cash of £232,000.

Cadence Minerals (KDNC) has completed the pre-feasibility study for the Amapa Iron Ore and an announcement is expected in early 2023. Investee company Evergreen Lithium is awaiting final regulatory approval to join the ASX.

AQRU (AQRU) has invested £2.3m in Streaks Gaming, which is planning to join the standard list on 5 January. Streaks Gaming is creating a global conversational gaming platform.

IamFire (FIRE) has subscribed for a further £500,000 of WeShop convertible loan notes. The conversion price is 200p a share.

Gowin New Energy (GWIN) has borrowed £50,000 from its chief executive.

Geremy Thomas is no longer an executive at Goodbody Health Ltd (GBDY), although he remains as chairman. Anne Tew is stepping down as finance boss, although she will cover the role until a replacement is appointed.

AIM

Nexus Infrastructure (NEXS) is selling its utility connections and charging infrastructure businesses to FitzWalter Capital for £77.7m. That is more than the market capitalisation before the announcement. This is the highest it has been since June. TriConnex and eSmart Networks were the parts of the group with the best growth prospects and Nexus Infrastructure is left with civil engineering business Tamdown, where margins are recovering. In 2021-22, revenues were £98.4m and the operating profit was £2.3m. There will be £10m of disposal proceeds retained for working capital and the £65m left after costs will be distributed to shareholders.

Trading in digital media company Catenae Innovation (CTEA) shares has recommenced after it published its 2020-21 accounts and interims to March 2022. There was a £993,000 cash outflow from operations last year and that was reduced to £283,000 in the latest interims. There was cash of £337,000 and no debt at the end of March 2022. A £250,000 interest-free loan facility has been secured from Sanderson Capital and £125,000 has been drawn down. Shares and warrants will be issued to Sanderson Capital at 0.235p each.

NetScientific (NSCI) investee company PDS Biotech (NASDAQ: PDSB) has revealed median overall survival of 21 months in a phase II study for a PDS0101-based triple combination therapy for advanced HPV+ cancer patients. This is a better outcome than for current treatments. The PDS share price rose on the news and even though it has fallen back it has still risen by around one-third this week. NetScientific’s 4.7% stake is worth around £13.8m.

Catalyst Media Group (CMX) trebled its net assets after unwinding a previous write-down. A 20.5% shareholding in horseracing broadcaster Sports Information Services (SIS) is the only significant asset that Catalyst Media has, and it is valued at £35.4m. That is after a write-back of a previous impairment charge of £23.4m. NAV is £35.5m, or 168.9p a share. Catalyst Media has announced a 3.3p a share dividend.

Cannabis-based medicines developer Celadon Pharmaceuticals (CEL) says its pain clinic subsidiary LVL Health has completed the feasibility study of its non-cancer chronic pain clinical trial. The results are described as positive. The results have been submitted to the research ethics committee, which will make a decision on a larger clinical trial involving up to 5,000 patients. A trial has already been conditionally approved by the MHRA.

Barkby Group (BARK) has increased the debt facility provided by Tarncourt Properties, a company controlled by the family of Barkby chairman Charles Dickson, from £5m to £12m and it expires at the end of June 2024. Net debt was £7.7m on 2 July 2022. There is effectively £7m of cash available at the end of 2022. Net liabilities are £7.7m. Non-core assets are up for sale. The focus will be property and pubs.

Tekcapital (TEK) investee company Innovative Eyewear has signed a global licensing agreement for the outdoor brand Eddie Bauer for smart eyewear.

Allergy Therapeutics (AGY) says that its accounts will not be published by the end of 2022, so trading in the shares will be suspended on 3 January. The audit has been delayed, but there is no indication of any material problem. Management is still assessing funding options. Annual results for Kazera Global (KZG) will not be published until February, so trading in the shares will also be suspended on 3 January.

MAIN MARKET

Gresham Technologies (GHT) software Clareti Connect has won a new $1.3m contract over five years with an existing banking client. The software will replace FIX processing infrastructure and there will be additional recurring usage fees.

Standard list shell Stranger Holdings (STHP) had net debt of £761,000 at the end of September 2022. Due diligence continues on the potential acquisition of mineral rights in Africa.

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