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|multibagger: My view is less bleak. Many tech companies have to refine and prioritise what they spend their resources on. Oxa is no different. They have cash to back this up and talking to global leaders across a number of sectors . Even if one of these discussions convert to a commercial deal it would be transformational for the share price. Yes the wait / delay is frustrating but hi tech research and commercialisation takes a lot longer than what I expect. I have learnt this the hard way :) Good luck !|
|multibagger: OXA technology and scope for applicability is very exciting and hopefully they will be able to commercialise in the near future...intriguing surge in share price, maybe we will be rewarded shortly !
Hope we see a spike akin to REM in which Richard Griffiths has a stake. He also has a significant stake in OXA through ORA. Good luck all :)|
|treacle32: This was when it was just under 10p. It seems there isn't much of a free float.
'Then, the shares sat at 95p and boasted a market cap of around £160m. Clearly, that was an over valuation in the extreme for a company that certainly had an offering for the future, but was still in its relative infancy. And the subsequent years have seen the share price retract to an altogether more realistic valuation. That sees a current market cap of around £19m with some £5m on the balance sheet, which is tempting on that speculative basis.
Interestingly, there are some experienced investors with notable holdings here, including United Arab Emirates based Robert Quested who has extensive investment experience in the smaller company field and has increased his stake. Additionally, technology hedge fund ORA Capital holds some 25% of the company, while Oxford University and Barclays Capital also boast sizeable holdings'.
|cyberbub: The share price here is now officially farcically illiquid!|
|multibagger: Count Chris,I guess it is so effective that the progress is not reflected in the share price....
Thanks for your kind thoughts Cyberbub.. I am reasonably hopeful of its prospects.|
The dog of the week was Oxford Advanced Surfaces (LON:OXA), which lost over half its value after an influential tip sheet put out a sell recommendation on the stock.
Sources close to the group are mystified by the call. OXA is well funded with more than £5mln in the bank and is less than a year away from commercialising its breakthrough coatings, they point out.
"Frankly I find this a bit all a bit odd. If anything this is the time to be buying," my source tells me.
"The share price provides an opportunity and there is a lot of speculative interest in the background."|
|multibagger: I have revisited my reasons for investing in OXA and as I hold NANO as well, I am struck by the number of similarities in terms of business model, major investors, cutting edge nanotech with lot of overlap and significant potential applications across a huge range of applications, a commercial development agreement spanning a 9 month period (announced on 14 June 2012 as per OXA website ) with a world leader in coatings business (my hunch is we are looking at Dow again - hope it at least does the same to the OXA share price, if not better), scaling up of production of VISARC nanoparticles and not ignoring the fact that a significant holder has increased his stake.... my guess is that game changing news is due anytime soon / imminent and we will be hopefully rewarded with a massive upward share spike. Will add....good luck :) AIMHO, DYOR...|
|multibagger: 950K bought at 10.25p...augurs well. Let us hope for a NANO like spike in share price as technology here is also ground breaking. Good luck all :)|
More to company than appears on the surface
This week, I thought I would take a look at something that is best described as speculative in the extreme. So, anyone else interested in taking a look at Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OXA) should be in no doubt that we are dealing with a company that, as of yet, has next to nothing in terms of revenue. But, at the current price which is just south of 10p, the shares could be worth a punt on the basis, that if its technology gains commercial traction then the holders could be highly rewarded.
OXA has been around a while now, having been spun out of the chemistry department at Oxford University back in 2006. Since then, it has been concentrating in the area of advanced nanomaterials in order to bring to commercialisation products that will reduce reflection and glare.
Whether it be developing unique coatings that eliminate reflection from lap top screens, smart phones, advertising displays or even the large area of eyewear, OXA has already made significant progress. The markets for its products, which can be customised not only for use on glass and polycarbonates, are wide and varied, taking in the likes of the solar and electronic industrial markets too.
As for its business model, OXA will generate income from owning and licensing its technology to major partners who will in turn have the clout and production lines to bring the technology directly to the market place.
And what it has in its favour is some compelling unique selling points.
These are easiness to apply on a large industrial scale, quickness in relation to existing alternatives, along with the all important cost, whereby its offering has the advantage of being considerably cheaper.
The company has been involved in talks with several multi-national companies throughout this year and just one serious success from that process could ignite the share price.
It has already demonstrated the ability to attract big hitters with development ties such as one signed a few years back with DuPont.
However, as I said at the outset, this is a speculative punt as to date revenues have been negligible and a game changing tie-up has yet to come.
Ironically though, the company would appear to be in a stronger and closer position to wide adoption of its development programme than four years back.
Then, the shares sat at 95p and boasted a market cap of around £160m. Clearly, that was an over valuation in the extreme for a company that certainly had an offering for the future, but was still in its relative infancy. And the subsequent years have seen the share price retract to an altogether more realistic valuation. That sees a current market cap of around £19m with some £5m on the balance sheet, which is tempting on that speculative basis.
Interestingly, there are some experienced investors with notable holdings here, including United Arab Emirates based Robert Quested who has extensive investment experience in the smaller company field and has increased his stake. Additionally, technology hedge fund ORA Capital holds some 25% of the company, while Oxford University and Barclays Capital also boast sizeable holdings.
Clearly any investment here comes in the high risk bracket, however if successful with a significant deal the shares could travel sharply northwards.|
|mildred49: FWIW, this is from Tom Bulford's Red Hot Penny Shares yesterday.Valuta
OXFORD ADVANCED SURFACES (OXA): After a spell in the doldrums the share price has been brought to life by news of progress on its VISARCTM anti-reflective surface coating. This is can be applied to multiple surfaces such as glass, polycarbonate and other plastics and 'is showing industry-beating performance in the displays area.' The technology can be used for solar panels and spectacles but Oxford Advanced Surfaces refers to the 'explosive growth of tablet PCs, large screen TV and large-screen mobile phones', these fuelling demand for high-performance anti-reflective coatings. What we want to see now are some genuine commercial deals with partners and Oxford says that it 'is currently engaged in a number of specific, detailed process discussions following the evaluation of our base coating and nanoparticle sample submissions.' This sounds promising. BUY UP TO 24p (Current Price 11.13p) Valuta|
Oxford Advanced Surfaces share price data is direct from the London Stock Exchange