APRIL 2018
 
 

Upcoming Events at NEX Exchange:

NEX Exchange Breakfast Workshop Event - 19th April 2018

Using Investor Relations to increase shareholder engagement and drive value. Join Orient Capital and NEX Exchange for this breakfast workshop aimed at CEOs, CFOs and IR Officers on how best to maximise your IR resources as a small cap company.

UK Investor Show - 21st April 2018

This leading annual UK investor event is set to take place on the 21st April 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London. NEX Exchange will be exhibiting at The Show. Free tickets are available for investors. Do also use the offer code EXHIBIT  www.UKInvestorshow.com/tickets to book a free investor class ticket today.


NEX Sheffield Event 24th April 2018

"Under our ‘Enterprising Partners’ banner, we are delighted to announce the opportunity for ambitious businesses in the region to join us for a presentation from London’s most exciting Growth Market – the NEX Exchange."

Mello 2018 - 26th & 27th April 2018

NEX Exchange will be attending this year's highly anticipated Mello event in Derby. With two days of keynote investment industry speakers, it looks set to be an exciting opportunity to meet with known and successful investors and entrepreneurs. 

 
COMPANY NEWS
 

Crossword Cybersecurity (CCS) has raised £2.16m at 270p a share. The cash will be invested in sales and marketing and developing new cyber security products.

Brewer Adnams (ADB) reported a 9% increase in beer volumes in 2017, even though cash sales fell by 5%. Overall sales were 6% ahead at £74.8m despite losing £1m in revenues from the closure of the Swan Hotel for refurbishment. Even if the exceptional expenses of £721,000 for removing asbestos from the Swan Hotel, are added back, the pre-tax profit, excluding disposal gains, fell from £3.59m to £1.6m. Capital investment continues with the IT system being upgraded. The full year dividend was edged up from 226p a share to 228p a share. There plans to produce an alcohol-free version of Ghost Ship.

MetalNRG (MNRG) is selling its 15.4% stake in US Cobalt to ASX-listed Tyranna Resources, which is acquiring the whole of the company. MetalNRG will receive 21.7 million shares in Tyranna at a valuation of A$0.017 a share. The shares are trading at A$0.025, which would value the deal at £300,000. First Sentinel has raised £45,000 at 13p a share and issued a further £25,000 worth of shares at the same price to market maker Winterflood.

Coinsilium Group Ltd (COIN) has exercised its option to take its stake in Indorse to 10%. The additional 3.5% of the company is being bought for £97,000, taking the total investment to £246,000. Singapore-based Indorse has tested its blockchain-based social network for professionals and moved to the Mainnet. A new feature will enable token issuers to verify their advisory board. Coinsilium is advising Bundle Network on its token generating event. Bundle enables people to trade across unconnected cryptocurrency without needing to open individual accounts.

First Sentinel (FSBN) has appointed Colin Maltby to the board and invested £43,500 in the Union Jack Oil (UJO) placing raising £1.25m at 0.085p a share.

Block Commodities (BLOC) has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain-based financial services platform Wala and token issuer Dala. The businesses will be working together to establish the blockchain-based agricultural commodity trading initiative that Block has been developing. Dala would be used as the token for the food commodities trading ecosystem. Block’s existing joint venture will supply $10m of Dala token loans to 50,000 small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Formation Group (FRM) has been repaid its £5m loan for a development in Wembley and it retains a 40% share of the profit of the development. This cash has been used to invest in acquired a 3.44% stake in Proton Partners International, which has an operational proton beam therapy centre in South Wales with two more sites planned. A treatment unit in Abu Dhabi is expected to be launched in 2019.

Primorus Investments (PRIM) has invested £500,000, at £22 a share, in Engage Technology Partners. This follows an initial subscription of £400,000 at £15 a share. Primorus owns 3.6% of Engage, which builds SaaS-based employee workflow software.

In 2017, Walls and Futures REIT (WAFR) achieved a total return on its portfolio of 11.5%, ahead of its benchmark total return of 7%.

Shepherd Neame (SHEP) improved its interim revenues and underlying pre-tax profit. Revenues were 6% ahead at £84.1m and underlying profit edged up from £5.7m to £5.8m. The interim dividend has been raised from 5.62p a share to 5.75p a share. Net debt was £79.5m. The main growth in revenues was in the managed pubs and hotels division. There was an underlying improvement in the profitability of the brewing business, where own beer volumes were 4.2% higher.

NEW ISSUERS
 
 

Sativa Investments plc (SATI) joined NEX on 29 March after raising £1.1m at 1p a share. The company is an Investment Vehicle, established to identify investment opportunities in the Medicinal Cannabis sector in Canada, that is internationally recognised as having well-developed and reputable laws and regulations for the research and production of Medicinal Cannabis and that comply with the United Nation’s conventions on narcotics. The Company’s investment strategy is to focus on the production, testing and compliance, research and development, including pharmacology, commercialisation and sales and marketing of Medicinal Cannabis.

 
COMPANY PROFILES
 
 

Set up more than 15 years ago, Good Energy (GOOD) is a fast-growing green energy company, generating and selling 100% renewable electricity to homes and businesses across the UK, all wrapped up in great customer service. Its mission is to support change in the energy market, tackle climate change and boost energy security. Good Energy has consistently been ranked first or second in Which? energy company customer satisfaction surveys for the past four years. The company invests in renewable energy including wind, solar, hydro and tidal.

 
 

NQ Minerals (NQMI) has acquired a 100% interest in the polymetallic Hellyer Mine in Tasmania. With over US$1 billion worth of contained gold, silver, zinc and lead at Hellyer, over US$350 million worth of existing mine infrastructure, and a net present value of approximately US$210 million, the Hellyer Mine is a flagship project for NQ Minerals. The company aims to commence production by mid-2018, anticipating strong cash-flow and profitability from Hellyer. With a current 10-year Hellyer mine-life outlined, NQ Minerals plans to increase this as best possible to maximize shareholder value.

 
 
MARCH MARKET STATISTICS
 
 
NEX Group
  Top 5 Traded by Value
  Security Name Ticker Trades Value (GBP) Volume  
  Shepherd Neame SHEP 83 1,194,949 101,506  
  Arsenal Holdings Plc AFC 11 579,000 17  
  Adnams plc ADB 31 512,513 4,779  
  VI MINING PLC VIM 42 472,461 97,512  
  Kryptonite 1 Plc KR1 95 376,086 3,369,981  
 
NEX Group
  NEX Exchange Market Overview
  Market Monthly Volumes (trades) Month on Month Change Value Month on Month Value Change Most Active Security  
  Primary 1,191 (396) 5,800,318 776,024 Coinsilium Group plc - 132  
  Secondary 46,745 (9,332) 341,307,072 103,442,537 Sirius Minerals Plc - 4,267  
 
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  Forthcoming Announcements
  Issuer Event Date  
  GUNSYND PLC Interim Results 30/04/18  
  Valiant Investments plc Final Results 30/04/18  
  Impact Investment Trust plc Final Results 30/04/18  
  DXS International plc Year End Date 30/04/18  
  Ace Liberty & Stone plc Year End Date 30/04/18  
  BWA Group plc Year End Date 30/04/18  
 
 
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Admission is simple and we fully support the transition to a public market environment. For the small and the ambitious, NEX Exchange is more than a source of capital – we are the platform for growth. And for investors, we offer simple access to a diverse range of dynamic companies. 

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