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|the malaise and steady drift down continues|
|Interesting comments about the new CFO's contacts in the Far East, but more importantly, the 3D investment in Nottingham seems to be going well:
"Xaar chief executive Doug Edwards said: “From our standpoint Lily has good global experience. Less than 1% of our revenue is in the UK and the bulk is in Southern Europe and Asia and she has lots of experience there. China represents one third of our revenue so I think she will help us there for sure."
"Liu comes in at a time of growth for Xaar, which recently announced plans to invest £1m in its 3D printing business this year, as it targets £220m combined sales across its operations by 2020.
As part of the 3D spend, the firm is in the final phase of expanding its Nottingham 3D facility, which Edwards said should be fully operational by the end of March. A number of 3D printers are currently being shipped to the facility.
Earlier this month, Xaar signed a partnership agreement with Xerox for the development of bulk piezo inkjet printheads.
It is also currently in the process of scaling its Drupa-launched thin-film aqueous 5601 printheads, developed in partnership with Ricoh."|
|Yes the management seem clueless as to shareholder value/shareholder concerns.
They missed a trick by not keeping some back from the China boom-there are all sorts of ways of doing this! Seems almost ex growth now-shame.|
|lets hope a takeover comes quickly to put shareholders out of their misery.
one would have expected with the advent of improving conditions in China that this stock would have been quick to recapture £5.... sadly not.|
|Thats a good point, but this will have a number of foreign companies keeping an ever closer eye on them in any case given how cheap they are in currency terms, it really is only a matter of time.|
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|WOW, that's the biggest RNSNON i've seen.|
|News - it may only be an RNSNON because it's financially non-specific, but the strategic implications of a tie-up with the mighty Xerox are surely enormous.
Could it eventually lead to Xerox swallowing XAR whole?
"XAAR SIGNS INKJET PRINTHEAD PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH XEROX
Xaar ("Xaar, "the Group" or "the Company"), the leader in industrial inkjet technology headquartered in Cambridge, UK, has signed an agreement with Xerox Corporation to partner in bulk piezoelectric (piezo) inkjet printheads.
This partnership capitalises on each company's considerable expertise in bulk piezo printhead development, will deliver substantial benefits to the market through leveraging both companies' market-leading technology, and enables Xaar to bring to customers a broader range of bulk piezo printheads.
"Continued investment in technology and product development, together with strategic partnerships, are key elements of our 2020 vision," said Doug Edwards, Xaar CEO."|
|Given the stock crash from over a fiver to multi year lows yet they've come out and stated that earnings will be meeting forecasts I'd say it was pretty good!|
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|It means no growt the last 12 months nothing to be pleased with.|
|Well very pleased with that update.|
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|or maybe not....|
|market certainly seems to be pricing in something positive for tomorrow , over the last few days.|
|Xaar has been missing out target markets against competition.
It's a new things for them.|
|Perhaps there is an interested party sniffing but no one the wiser due to non disclosure etc - it seems every other day a British company is being taken out. Sterling is cheap as chips to most developed countries, especially the US and Japan.
I see its E2V's turn this morning.|
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|no sure i see the logic in that statement...
but i do sincerely hope it is...|
|last year trading statement was 13 January so now brought forward a whole month ! Must be good news ??|
|This is looking like a death spiral -a rudderless ship heading for the rocks.
Time for the ceo to get off the sun lounger I think.|
My view of XAAR is that the story of the firm has changed fundamentally. I've had colleagues leave to join XAR in the past and it was focussed on its technological advantages, regardless of the extreme lumpiness of the results. It had a clear and impressive culture.
A bought in general purpose manager creates far too much risk for me (might sell the company I suppose, but it ain't no ARM) so I bailed out about a year ago.
I am very risk averse when the story changes, so my reaction assumes the worst.
I think it is a shame. Always look outside a company not inside can be a dreadfully destructive policy (e.g. ARM!)
GLA, I hope I'm wrong.
|Just for clarification, Doug Edwards joined as CEO on 05 Jan last year.
Why hasn't there been a Trading Statement...there was one on 04 Nov last year? The lack of one may account for some of this continuing weakness.
I should have sold out on 31 Oct when I first noted there seemed to be a problem.|
|That is not good at all.|
|Yes Butthead turned him down -chortle..|
|I would say cfo is leaving cos he didn't get chosen to be CEO judging by the timing.|
|Following an extensive international search process, the Company is pleased to announce that Dr Doug Edwards will join the Board as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Doug joins the Company from Kodak (Eastman Kodak Company) where most recently he was President, Digital Printing and Enterprise and has been a member of the Executive Board since 2006. He started his career in the UK in a variety of technical roles with Ilford Limited, ICI, Zeneca and International Paper before moving to the US 14 years ago with Kodak Polychrome Graphics (a joint venture company between Sun Chemical Corporation and Kodak). Doug holds a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Conducting Organic Materials from London University.|
|Departure of Alex Bevis, XAR's CFO for last five years, may be unsettling Xar's share price.He is moving next door on the Cambridge Science Park to Frontier Development, a video gaming company with a market cap a fifth of Xar's size. Hardly a reassuring omen for what is supposed to be a high growth company.|
|Why the big drop on the share price (today and the last month)?
Is it too with the change in sentiment with emerging markets (ie China)?|