Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Crystal Amber Fund Limited LSE:CRS London Ordinary Share GG00B1Z2SL48 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 94.00 32,828 00:00:00
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
90.00 98.00 94.00 94.00 94.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 0.29 -2.90 -3.34 83
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
12:10:59 O 10,039 93.76 GBX

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Posted at 27/1/2023 08:20 by Crystal Amber Daily Update
Crystal Amber Fund Limited is listed in the Equity Investment Instruments sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker CRS. The last closing price for Crystal Amber was 94p.
Crystal Amber Fund Limited has a 4 week average price of 92.50p and a 12 week average price of 92.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 122p while the 1 year low share price is currently 92.50p.
There are currently 88,420,000 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 11,499 shares. The market capitalisation of Crystal Amber Fund Limited is £83,114,800.
Posted at 21/12/2022 23:01 by wbodger
Annual Report for year ending 30/06/22 came out on 28/11, available to download on CRS website.

The section Investment Policy starting on page 10 sets out the plans for 2023.

- end of Dividends. Future capital returns will be by "tax-efficient means such as redeemable shares and/or tender offers";
- Company looking at ways of monetising GI Dynamics (81.5% shareholding, estimated value £23 million) by end 2023...
"In due course, the Company will consult with investors about the longer-term plans for GI Dynamics to realise value for the Company’s Shareholders. A trade sale is a potential crystallisation path.Alternatively, as the Company continues its disposal programme of its listed investment portfolio, it is possible that the Company’s listing may provide a suitable and cost-effective vehicle for GI Dynamics to be listed, raise its profile and potentially, following the achievement of milestones, provide the Company’s Shareholders with direct exposure to its growth prospects, as well as liquidity."

Posted at 23/11/2022 13:27 by wbodger
See RNS. Formal reporting results of the AGM (all motions passed).

Just the DLAR meeting to go, then, on December 2nd. (DLAR results RNS issued today, not well received. My guess is the Chairman will go. Maybe Morera will be proposed as CRS's NED on DLAR?)

Since the CRS AGM is in Guernsey I was expecting an update pre-meeting. I'm surprised they did not put out an RNS this morning (especially since this is the first meeting since last March's EGM about wind up plans, which have changed).

Posted at 14/11/2022 21:59 by wbodger
Juan Morera sold 50,000 shares. He's an 'employee' and may not be Inside CA, but he earns a crust acting as CA's appointee on HUR and ALM as NEDs. Odd timing. CRS AGM is set for Wednesday next week, He would normally vote through a proxy, I would think.

Is it significant? I can't think of anything. But coincidences make me nervous.

Posted at 02/11/2022 13:23 by kooba
Must be a frustrating time for Mr Bernstein !On ALM although the price has fallen on delist the underlying assets are the same..and its quite likely as a private company the valuation would be nearer the asset value on an independent valuation. Share price 8p nav 34p ?But management has been extremely poorDe La Rue difficult to know what has happened..but the management have not delivered on the restructuring for growth and are 2 profit warnings down. Still think the two parts are more valuable on trade sale..looks like the management prefer to keep it not delivering.HUR is a situation where the well paid incompetent executive board prefer to sit tight and keep earning. They have no real shareholdings and don't even have options to align them with shareholders. Management dire.
Posted at 02/11/2022 12:27 by kooba
Well the Hurricane development today puts it in play and also shows there is a potentially a liquidity option available as there was an offer on the table at 7.7p that it appears CRS would accept , but the board do not recommend.If they got 7.7p per share for their holding would be £44.33m cash equating to about 53p a share so pretty much 50% of the current share price in cash.The 31st august nav was 137p there should be end Sept figure shortly but the offer valuation on Hurricane seems broadly in line with the price then.If one took that cash out of the equation ie ex 50p distribution the shares would go to 55p and assets stand at 87p hence an increased discount to NAV at 37%.
Posted at 31/10/2022 21:45 by wbodger
Nothing on HUR, but CRS has asked for a meeting to get the DLAR Chairman ousted.

Also, Meeting to delist ALM shares has been called for tomorrow in Boston, Result should be announced for Wednesday LSE opening.

CRS Annual Meeting set for 23/11/22. (Missed the palindrome by a day!)

Posted at 24/8/2022 13:33 by wbodger
CRS share price didn't move on opening, which tells me CA are a force behind the move at ALM. Bad news for PIs like me (only a small holding) but it is what should have happened two years ago. Only slightly better late than never.

Imo it means ALM cannot be one of the holdings making up the £50 million payout promised next month. CRS slightly up now.

Posted at 02/12/2021 13:43 by mrscruff
We only have the details in the RNS on the 50p dividend 6 months time. No details on the final date is possible due partly I think to the one private equity holding. CRS management will have to work hard to abstract as much money as possible. The CRS share price has dropped with the fall of the live NAV that I have set up however the live companies are starting to recover from this weeks falls and the discount possibly even wider. This is an buy and hold mostly on a few UK companies. Time will tell how well they do but be clear this is an 6-18 month investment if you decide to invest.
Posted at 02/11/2021 17:17 by thirty fifty twenty
hi Wbodger... if you were referring to my previous post,
then apologies i wasn;t specific.

I was referring to the NAV of CRS which , at spot prices + adj,
now stands at 163.8p per my calcs.

thus the CRS share price is at a 28% discount to spot NAV

DYOR etc..

Posted at 19/2/2020 08:11 by spectoacc
Every time I think that, I look at the holdings! DLAR needs to do something fast, or they'll be in rescue rights territory. Can CRS afford to back a rescue rights? DLAR £1.40 on Friday, £1.15 today.

HUR isn't bouncing (15p), NTG is a dog (286p), I personally like ALM a lot and CRS have added, but I'd much rather own ALM than CRS. EQLS has had a few pence dcb but is in the "may/may not" category.

So NAV lower, CRS share price lower, but still no catalyst to want to buy. Discount needs to widen, not stay the same due to the holdings dropping as fast as CRS's s/p.

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