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ShareProphets tip of the week: Buy CA Sperati at a 4.25p offer
By ShareProphets | Sunday 6 July 2014
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.
We spoke to the main man at CA Sperati (SPR) a couple of weeks ago and sense that after months of waiting, the summer could be action packed. This a 156 year old company making buttons and trimmings in a factory in Greenwich London. It recently transferred from the Full list to AIM. The Button business is massively sub scale and not a high growth market we do not care about buttons.
During the past eight months Jason Drummond and Jonathan Rowland have come on board, a freehold site has been sold and £250,000 raised at 4p. At a 4.25p offer price (the spread is 3.75p 4.25p) the market cap is c£820,000. We reckon that net cash is c£350,000 to £400,000 there is no debt and Jason Drummond has plans.
Historic results are pretty much irrelevant. The only thing that matters is cash and following the sale of a freehold property and a placing earlier this year net cash is £350,000 to £400,000. Now we come to Drummond and Rowland who own 22% between them. Rowland provides financial clout although Drummond is very wealthy too and he is the key man.
You might associate him with an AIM disaster Media Corp but that was his younger brother in charge. Look back a few more years and you will see that Drummond made stunning returns for shareholders in the dotcom boom. Perhaps more importantly the businesses he established were real business which are still going today, albeit having been sold at the right time.
Drummond and he knows the technology/new media and e-commerce sector well. We know this sector is back in vogue but Drummond is not going to be rushed into a deal. Having said that we know some investors have grown bored waiting for him to act. That is a mistake, we sense that he is now ready to strike and that will transform Sperati.
There are risks: Tech stocks might tank. Drummond might not find a deal or do a bad one. But we have faith in the man. He has an excellent track record and he and Rowland have skin in the game. They are not there just to double their money. We think that the summer months will be exciting ones for Sperati and the shares are a buy at up to 5.5p with an initial target share price of 12p.|
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