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Porta Comms. LSE:PTCM London Ordinary Share GB00B71C7K21 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 2.625p 2.50p 2.75p 2.625p 2.625p 2.625p 8,877 07:50:17
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Support Services 34.1 -2.9 -1.6 - 8.56

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Porta Comms. Daily Update: Porta Comms. is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker PTCM. The last closing price for Porta Comms. was 2.63p.
Porta Comms. has a 4 week average price of 2.63p and a 12 week average price of 2.63p.
The 1 year high share price is 7.25p while the 1 year low share price is currently 2.63p.
There are currently 326,101,894 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 136,067 shares. The market capitalisation of Porta Comms. is £8,560,174.72.
oldie52: Management waiting for a story to tell?? How about telling shareholders how they performed last year!! In the meantime the share price hits record lows. Still as long as DW, Stefan and co still get their huge monthly cheques why should they care
guildedge: Under valued. Remember there is a new board now with Steffan at the helm. So lack of trading statements is clearly a new management decision. Most of the share price move here is based on old news. Yes we know the debt notes need reducing 60-70%. We know they have been writing down their asset values on the accounts and dealing with costs due to TTMV. There has been a lot of sells here from nervous investors. However a lot of buys from BM trust. Also Gary Wyatt whose holdings have not fallen below 5% here. Meaning he had close to 6% of stock before the share issues. He has always done RNS for holdings. The Asian/Middle east businesses together were making over 1.5m profit last year. We know these businesses increased revenue by 11% in H1. The pound has dropped nearly 20% this year. Australia turned over nearly 8m last years. This alone should help revenue for the year rise circa 7-11% or more? The new senior hires all appear to have added new clients to Porta. The senior hires should also help convert new contract wins. Looks like some of their existing businesses are doing well too. Publicasity has made 3-4 new hires this year. Publicasity seem to have gained 4-5 decent clients for 2016/17 including Tesco, Neff/Siemens, Feather and Black and other big retail clients. Plus Newgates clients announced in H1 results. This should easily offset any lost contracts. The rebranding of PPS to Newgate engage has been a global branding. Even the Australian business is now using this branding for public affairs. The move to bring Thirteen under this brand too gives porta a very strong global brand with a lot to offer. A full year loss is very likely given H1 write downs, closed business costs and the borrowed 500k here. How many of these will be one offs? What money is in the bank still? What we have seen from other PR firms is a very strong final quarter. I expect Porta to match that and push that performance into 2017. Especially with overseas investments and an increased stake in these. Also increased stake in redleaf. (Reduced payments to third parties.) I would like to see the share price supported more here but I think the board appear to be waiting till they have a story to tell. I think any debt deal here could see the Sp double to triple in value. As the share price recovers this will give the board options on debt and many other things. Eventually I expect all the directors to pile in here. For now they need to avoid any further share issues.
qut: Why the mark-up in the share price today?
guildedge: Trading statement will arrive when it does. (If it does!) Porta are actively busy. Looks like they now have House of Fraser as a Client. Not sure how long that has been the case. Website is being updated regularly. They have also taken in sister company Thirteen under the Newgate brand. Lots going on in the background that they are slowly releasing into the news feed (Gorkana is picking up most of these stories). Including all the new hires. There is clearly someone who wants to sell in background and that is reason for share price falling. Also 2 other parties exchanging shares on a weekly basis.
karm: Dilution yes, and yet another desperate attempted to boost the share price. They obviously don't get it. Its the bottom line which is always on the horizon. They give no hope to share holder they will ever get there. Even directors aren't purchasing at this price. Is it so hard for them to work it out.
guildedge: Not really been posting here Oldie. From what I can tell Porta are winning more clients but the trouble is you can never tell how many they might be losing. Last results they suggested client numbers were up. They have announced a fair few client wins this year. Then again they don't always announce them either. Bit of an unknown. The currency exchange is great news for Porta. A huge chunk of Porta's revenue is in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and middle east. All of these division were making a profit. 2.2m profit including Redleaf. We know that some of the 1M cost saving are starting to come through. We were told this at the AGM. Porta has hired some big industry hitter lately and these are people who can bring in the big name clients. Have to see where this goes. They need a few months to bed in. A lot of restructuring costs should dissappear. I don't expect a 1.3m D and A charge this time round in 2 weeks time. Plus way debt has been refinanced mean break even could be possible? Maybe a small loss? I honestly don't know as we have had no clean results for a while. My gut is a big seller has maybe just cleared out here. Maybe had 5-6M shares? Fund or PI from 3 years ago. I thought the mystery trade at 9.22am yesterday was a delayed trade. Nothing has shown up to explain this. Also we had the usual seller selling technique on the 14th. They sell between 800-2600 shares. The higher the figure the more they intend to sell. Then they proceed to sell 200-500k of stock using odd number amount of shares. This is the same tactic used by the corporate investor/fund buying up the sold stock. This buyer has bought 5-6+M shares at least so far and has used rounded numbers. Someone has been buying sold stock most of the year. I think there are more than 1 firms buying in. I think after September results they will show their true hands. Same for the directors. My guess is Steffan Williams and other directors will start buying in once the seller has cleared their stake here. They have all mostly held back lately. Steffan has only been here for a year. @ Markie - yes dilution but we gain 15% of a firm that has been making 450k profit a year. If Redleaf move into Porta HQ this will only help increase Porta's bottom line. Of course I would rather we were issuing 13p share. Reassuring we have 424k cash to do half of this. One postive from Redleaf owning 4.7% of Porta is it shows Emma and her partner have not been selling here. Pelliot has previosly suggested they were selling out. Far from it. Still waiting for the debt restructuring. I see no reason why the banks won't lend to Porta. It may also be they use this to bed in new investors. Lots could happen here but the waiting while the share drifts is painful. At present I am ignoring the share price as I can tell once this seller stop share price will recover quickly. This is a credible business turning over 34-35M plus.
guildedge: QS. The problem with CLL is that value is already factored into the share. Actually revenue for CLL was down compared to last year. Guessing they made some cost savings and focused on margins. Although perhaps it was under valued a bit before the results. Yes I got the story from the ES. Yes I understand about value for share holders. Right now 13p looks a lot better than 6.5p. Of course we all look at the 16-17p peak and think I wish that could come back. Management only ever valued the share at 13p. I think The share price is where it is as it has been over sold. True price should be at least 8-9p. Yes HH have been shedding Porta stock over last year. 6m In June 2014- July 2015 period. Have you read Marlborough fund yearly report?? You can follow both the VCT 1 and 2 HH funds too. Both of the VCT funds still appear to have hold Porta. The Marlborough one has sold 6M shares. The same amount that BM bought. So the large trade last year was likely Marlborough and not an ex director. There is no proof who sold 3M shares since Jan. Could be any shareholder. Possibly HH. Neither do we know who was soaking up stock too. PTCM are slow to update the shareholder page. HH has not informed the market either. I am quite comfortable with this stock. I don't share all the negative views here. If revenue comes in at 35M this is 50% more than last year. Of which some comes from PPS, Publicasity, Redleaf and from growth. Revenue is still growing even with closed businesses. I think many here underestimate the performance here and are judging the performance by the share price. Things are not as dire as some make out. If so that is already factored into the share price Albeit still over sold. Unless someone has inside knowledge of what is going on here? Then by all means share. I can only go by what I have researched online.
pelliot: So if the share price returns to the same price it was 5 years ago when the company started trading properly, shareholders are expected to give the same CEO and the rest of his team £1.3m of equity. Will someone please call the institutions and ask their opinions? I agree with Kimboy. What is the board giving back to shareholders given that they have halved the share price - other than a headache!? DW and GG joint salary year ending 2013: £245k share price at 16/03/14 - 14.75p DW and GG joint salary year ending 2014: £500k share price at 16/03/15 - 7.00p DW and GG joint salary year ending 2015: £???? share price at 16/03/16 - 6.38p What will the annual report say to help us fill in the £????. Can't imagine the cost of the whole 7 member board going into 2016? That's what I call creating shareholder value!! So let's give them £millions of shares!
guildedge: You can certainly argue it. For 2015 the firm could easily turnover 35-40M. That is over 5 fold the revenue from 3 years ago. Sure they have been to the market for cash calls but that is the nature of start ups. He mentions terrible purchases. Redleaf is growing well. Capital Access Group has taken on new clients this year and looks a sound addition. Publicasity also seems to be doing well. The Australian business is going from strength to strength. Newgate growth in 2013/2014 has been 80-135%. The areas that were not doing well was TTVM and the European offices. Would you rather they keep open under performing areas of the business? It's an adapting growing business. As for the debt I am not worried about this. 6-7M debt, based on 35-40M revenue and a company which is cash generative. Sure there have been mistakes but no start up is perfect. There were no cash calls in 2015. There are also options to turn half the debt into shares. I am sure they are looking at the rates on these 12-13% bonds. 2016 looks to be the year for Porta. I expect more purchases and or mergers as this is what DW talks about in his interviews. It's the cash side that has stopped this so far. There are ways around this as they showed with CAG deal. I am sure Steffan Williams will be looking at options here. I think as stale investors fall away the share price here will rise back to 9-10p level. The share price in last few months has been down due to II selling. Last year we suffered as Graham Herring and another ex director PF were selling up. Once new investors are found this trend will reverse and hopefully stabilize the share price closer to the 9p level. I certainly hope the share will be at least 10p by the end of the year. If HH really have sold 4% here then an investor has mopped this up. Question is who and has the sale already happened?? I have confidence the board are doing the right things now.
karina: Apologies for a post out the blue and slightly off topic, but I couldn't help but notice some huge similarities between PTCMs recent progess and that (potentially) of Pinnacle (PINN) and have posted the following on Pinns thread - "I was advised recently by someone very wise to take a look at PTCM. Here's a brief run down on them for you. Overall they seemed pretty friendless, lack of news, share price going nowhere for years bar some spiking. Then there was a change of Non Exec Directors towards the end of 2012, who took a very decent shareholding........ Make up your own mind, but compare them to Pinnacle 13/01/2013 PTCM Share price 4p Turnover £1m Loss of £200k in the last full year numbers 14/01/2013 Change of nomad 14/01/2013 A very upbeat trading statement issued, the first for almost 2 years - sounds familiar? 28/02/2013 £4m placing to implement the next phase of its strategy - heard that somewhere before? 28/02/2013 PI's asking "how the f#ck did they manage with their market cap, SP, losses" etc etc - Pinn anyone? 19/03/2013 Hargreaves Hale increase their holding in PTCM to 11.1779% - You may be thinking I am making this up now...... Newgate Threadneedle also look after PTCM........ Now where do PTCM differ from Pinn? Their market cap is now £14.2m on an H1 2012 revenue of £1.69m and loss of £1.15m in the same period. Their share price is now 9.6p with a high in the last 2 months of 13.5p, up from 4p in January Pinnacle appear to be following the same process. In the 2 months since PTCM completed these changes, their share price has risen 240%, with a high of 337% in less than 3 months. Pinns turn next?" Seems very interesting that both companies share the same investor in Hargreaves and the same PR firm and have pretty much mirrored each others corporate activity in recent months. Interested in any thoughts, errors I have made, or just tell me to get lost.....
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