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10/12/2019
08:20
Kibo Energy Daily Update: Kibo Energy Plc is listed in the Mining sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker KIBO. The last closing price for Kibo Energy was 0.43p.
Kibo Energy Plc has a 4 week average price of 0.37p and a 12 week average price of 0.37p.
The 1 year high share price is 2.60p while the 1 year low share price is currently 0.37p.
There are currently 1,247,276,078 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 5,205,817 shares. The market capitalisation of Kibo Energy Plc is £5,300,923.33.
09/12/2019
11:47
hedgehog 100: KIBO itself rapidly multibagged after its October 2014 placing at 1.5p: 08/10/2014 08:15 UK Regulatory (RNS & others) Kibo Mining Plc Kibo Mining raises £855,725 in Share Placing LSE:KIBO Kibo Energy Plc "Kibo Mining plc ("Kibo" or the "Company") (AIM: KIBO; AltX: KBO), the Tanzania focussed mineral exploration and development company is pleased to announce it has received commitments to a share placing of 57 048 352 new ordinary shares of Eur. 0.015 in the capital of the Company with clients of Kibo's UK Broker, Hume Capital Securities Plc and River Capital Partners LTD, at a placing price of 1.5p per share (the "Placing Shares"), to raise gross proceeds of GBP855,725 before expenses (the "Placing"). Kibo's directors and senior management are participating in the Placing for a cumulative amount of GBP55,725 and will be participating on the same terms as other investors. ..." https://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/kibo-energy-KIBO/share-news/Kibo-Mining-Plc-Kibo-Mining-raises-855-725-in-Sha/63962052 Before the end of the year KIBO had reached nearly 10p: In the most recent placing though KIBO directors and senior management have invested over four times as much as in the October 2014 placing: £239,701, rather than GBP55,725: 21/10/2019 06:00 UK Regulatory (RNS & others) Kibo Energy PLC Completed Placing LSE:KIBO Kibo Energy Plc https://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/kibo-energy-KIBO/share-news/Kibo-Energy-PLC-Completed-Placing/80954086
29/10/2019
20:40
yaki: Don't know where to start, too many weak and misleading points 1. Insinuation that Sands are selling. The reason why is 50% and 8% is because people invest round amounts. Eg 20k and 125k - for the 2 trades today. Nothing to do whether Sands or someone else sold. John, I hope you can prove it, as it smells a bit libelous to me. Re project value -MCPP was quoted 8bln usd over 25 yrs, ie 320m. Assume 20% profit margin (which is quite low) - profit of 64m. Kibo past expenses + free carry - say 20% - 13m a year. From 1 project And this is just power element. Then we have coal element as well. Another 10m easily. PE of 20 - market cap of 500m easily. WITHOUT issuing any shares. And then we have 4 other projects lurker529 Oct '19 - 18:49 - 7734 of 7736 0 0 0 Mr Yaki ! You can work out Kibo's 'value' from what LC let slip about NCPP's economics(March 2017)and apply that (pro-rata) to Benga and MCIPP. Taking account of a project loan, and aligning an economic model with MCPP's stated irr's and NPVs you can work out the cash flow profile (approximately admittedly, just as any EA is approximate within stated limits). Then you can work out what project share Kibo ought to get (based on its development spending with a margin for development fee) and work out what it would have to pay (and shares to issue) for any extra - to arrive at what it might earn from its project share - and from that work out what investors will pay for Kibo. Lots of calculations and assumptions admittedly, but anyone versed in investment will know how to work out the limits. - But didn't I hear that you're versed in investment Yaki ? - Its quite easy old chap ! For MCIPP and Benga (neglecting MCPP which would be a sort of bonus if it happens) bearing in mind they won't deliver anything for at least 5 years, you can work out that with cash burn meanwhile (assuming an income meanwhile from MED) needing to be funded with more Kibo share issues, its share price over the next few years shouldn't be higher than 1p. Funny how that aligns with the warrant terms ! And it's all on the premise that the projects will actually happen, and funders will be found for them. (and that Kibo won't run out of clappies to keep itself going, and go bust leaving someone else (Shumba ? - that really would be Karma) to take over the projects for peanuts and leave present Kibo shareholders up the ? - and down somewhere else ? That scenario deserves a 50% discount in itself ! lurker529 Oct '19 - 18:59 - 7735 of 7736 0 0 0 correction. 27,777,778 is 50% of Sandersons 555,555,557. and 4,444,444 is another 8%. Showing his faith ! (While the nomad pleads no knowledge/responsibility to shareholders for the failure to disclose Sands' previous disposal of around 50m shares Funny That ! lurker529 Oct '19 - 19:08 - 7736 of 7736 0 0 0 Ergo. Sands continues to bale out. (Strange that !- given that Doh!fort (aka Sanderson) - 'endorsed by LC' - was touting a 30p share price target ! (9p adjusted for current shares! ) 'Musht have been Shum Mishtake !) Funny, all that !
29/10/2019
18:49
lurker5: Mr Yaki ! You can work out Kibo's 'value' from what LC let slip about NCPP's economics(March 2017)and apply that (pro-rata) to Benga and MCIPP. Taking account of a project loan, and aligning an economic model with MCPP's stated irr's and NPVs you can work out the cash flow profile (approximately admittedly, just as any EA is approximate within stated limits). Then you can work out what project share Kibo ought to get (based on its development spending with a margin for development fee) and work out what it would have to pay (and shares to issue) for any extra - to arrive at what it might earn from its project share - and from that work out what investors will pay for Kibo. Lots of calculations and assumptions admittedly, but anyone versed in investment will know how to work out the limits. - But didn't I hear that you're versed in investment Yaki ? - Its quite easy old chap ! For MCIPP and Benga (neglecting MCPP which would be a sort of bonus if it happens) bearing in mind they won't deliver anything for at least 5 years, you can work out that with cash burn meanwhile (assuming an income meanwhile from MED) needing to be funded with more Kibo share issues, its share price over the next few years shouldn't be higher than 1p. Funny how that aligns with the warrant terms ! And it's all on the premise that the projects will actually happen, and funders will be found for them. (and that Kibo won't run out of clappies to keep itself going, and go bust leaving someone else (Shumba ? - that really would be Karma) to take over the projects for peanuts and leave present Kibo shareholders up the ? - and down somewhere else ? That scenario deserves a 50% discount in itself !
07/9/2019
04:54
yaki: John Disagree here. Main reason for the share price being so low is Shumba and Sands selling into any rise. Hence no one is buying (incl moi) Simple supply and demand Just look at NCCL, 1 project, but really strong s/h base and hence cap 4x Kibo's Having said that it is all KIBO's and BoD directors fault. The buck stops with LC and BoD. Otherwise KIBO is much further ahead then was when share price was 5p, eg MLs in TZ, 5MW PPA, pre PPA in Moz etc etc My return expectations here have come down big time, due to the significant dilution. But at the same time I added quite a few shares at these sort of levels. Might do my final 1-2mln in the next few weeks, once selling winds down. lurker5 6 Sep '19 - 15:08 - 2149 of 2151 0 2 0 It doesn't matter what LC thinks he is achieving - or might be achieving, He's driven the shares into the ground by thinking that by refusing to give investors the full facts about his 'projects', and what they will cost in dilution and dents to the share price, he is getting one over them (think back to his confirming Doh!forts share price 'target' ! at a PR event). Its been obvious for years that he doesn't care about the share price (or, worse, and what I believe is the case, he doesn't even know how to manage his 'ambitions' and at the same time keep shareholders happy with a strong share performance) For that reason he isn't suited to be CEO of a publicly listed company and shareholders should have found someone by now who is. But the clappies (who boasted the had big shareholdings before Shylock hoovered up a pile!!) haven't a clue either, so missed any chance to do so. From now on it will be dilution, dilution, dilution until even the clappies take their suicide pills. LC never will - having bamboozled them to keep giving him his salary.
06/9/2019
14:08
lurker5: It doesn't matter what LC thinks he is achieving - or might be achieving, He's driven the shares into the ground by thinking that by refusing to give investors the full facts about his 'projects', and what they will cost in dilution and dents to the share price, he is getting one over them (think back to his confirming Doh!forts share price 'target' ! at a PR event). Its been obvious for years that he doesn't care about the share price (or, worse, and what I believe is the case, he doesn't even know how to manage his 'ambitions' and at the same time keep shareholders happy with a strong share performance) For that reason he isn't suited to be CEO of a publicly listed company and shareholders should have found someone by now who is. But the clappies (who boasted the had big shareholdings before Shylock hoovered up a pile!!) haven't a clue either, so missed any chance to do so. From now on it will be dilution, dilution, dilution until even the clappies take their suicide pills. LC never will - having bamboozled them to keep giving him his salary.
27/6/2019
10:19
lurker5: More on Bordersly The share price says it all. The clucking clappies got carried away - again - by LC's airy fairy hype. But not before some new headless chickens have scampered in to the chicken coop Of course we have the usual brainless contribution from the Wagger and his band. They've convinced themselves that '5.25p is the new floor' !! 1) that implies a market cap of £42m. (and as to be expected, Wombleville Man 'opines' a £100m market cap !) Sorry Chickkie-Biddies ! Kibo's net assets are £26.4m, of which £26.3m is the 'intangible' and uncertain book value of its projects. It has no income, and likely is currently in net debt, drawing down yet more from Sanderson. Its balance sheet hardly even supports a 1p share price. 2) Kibo got away with deeming a 5.25p share value to acquire Med and Bordersly only because that was the price when the deal (and obviously subsequent deals) was struck (LC has actually said so). Since then its only real 'asset' bolstering the shares, MCPP, has disappeared, hence they're now close to par where they're likely to stay. (Med will be hopping mad - to add to the already hopping mad Sechaba, and the hopping mmad Sanderson - all cheated out of the value they signed up to.) See later. But Wag opines that 'the co has 'decided' not to issue shares at below 5.25p. 'No' Mr Wag - 'The Market' will decide ! Another headless remark from the Great Panjandrum himself. "Bordersly will 'contribute significantly to Kibo's funding needs "! Sorry. Mr Panjandrum The £300,000 or so per annum (that the stated NPV now confirms is the approx cash flow - before tax - from 100% of Bordersly) is hardly 'significant' in light of £2m of Kibo running costs (not counting the extra $millions to develop and fund its projects if ever it is to benefit from them (£1m for Benga's feasibilty study alone) As for benefit to the balance sheet. ? Yes - as Kibo's first tangible producing asset, Bordersly might be valued around £6m (the seeming capex for the plant) but, being financed 'off balance sheet' there will be borrowings and minority shareholders to offset that. So it won't add much to Kibo's net asset value, especially after the 46m additional shares (5% more dilution) to acquire it. The other 26MW of sites in the pipeline will, of course (if financed and acquired in the same way - except that they probably won't be - see later) add another (if pro-rata) £1.5m pa - and that really will start to help Kibo's cash drain - but at the cost of the shares issued for them and not before another year at least of that drain. So that's at least another £2m to be found from shareholders meanwhile. But there might be a problem. MED has been shafted by taking shares valued at 5.25p when their true value now is par. The same for Sechaba whose shares in exchange for Mabeseweka are now worth only 1/6th the value it sold to Kibo (it will have to explain that to its own shareholders) Sanderson too is out of pocket - all due to the hype LC will have peddled when doing his deals with them (and, there is justice in the universe afer all ! - Sands was obviously taken in by his own analyst's bogus Kibo share 'target') Between them they now have 63% of Kibo, so 1) LC will be on a short leash 2) The next time Med has sites to sell on to Kibo, does anyone really think they will take shares a an inflated price ? Ergo - yet more 'significant' dilution for existing shareholders. Chickens of course, especially headless ones, can't read or do maths, or understand company accounts and balance sheets. How much longer will they keep clucking ?
26/6/2019
13:45
andymunchkin: Submit lurker523 Aug '17 - 10:59 - 1 of 1500 0 5 0 And that other source of fantasy ? Doh!fort's bogus share price target Kibo shares falling today (Aug 22) after latest RNS - Selling by the knowledgeable could have been predicted. The mooted 'equity' funding package will, at last, show the fantasists that outside investors will be taking their overwhelming share of MCPP's returns, and that their 'projections' based on Kibo keeping all to itself will be exposed for the idiocies they are. Especially exposed will be Dohfort's 'target' share price in its latest (Aug 9th) puff - which is just a re-hash of its bogus 'targets' in 2015. So Why republish them Now ? Kibo's (Doh!-fort's) tame analyst is a petroleum geologist, probably steeped in oil exploration stocks. For those, to account for uncertainty how much oil, and how much investment (and share dilution) is needed to get it out of the ground, oil analysts use the 'risked' discount concept - they calculate their best estimate of the probable value of oil in the ground, and apply a discount (often plucked out of the air) to arrive at the shares' target value. That approach uses the current shares in issue to calculate per share value. The 'discount' is supposed to allow for the unknown new shares that will have to be issued to raise the development funds. The method therefore doesn't match what will happen in practice, but is the only one that can be used when there is so little information. But by plucking a 'discount' out of the air, an analyst can arrive at almost any value he likes, for which reason seasoned and institutional investors pay no notice unless they trust him to make an honest assessment of the appropriate 'discount' Doh!fort's analyst has used the same concept for Kibo, despite that, unlike for an uncertain oil (or other early stage mining) project, there is sufficient information from feasibility studies as to the upfront capex needed to build the MCPP, and, once built, its value in the form of its cash flows. So a fairly accurate calculation can be made as to the equity shares needed to be issued to raise the build funds (usually 30% of the capex by way of equity- the rest in loans), and the price investors will pay for them. But Dohfort hasn't done this for Kibo because it would highlight the unwelcome fact that it will have to issue many, many more shares to fund its share of the capex and retain any reasonable share of MCPP than the "50% discount" it has used implies. It makes no difference whether shares in the subsidiary MCPP project are issued to outside investors, or whether Kibo itself raises the funds to pay for its share (or indeed if an infrastructure fund buys the whole project from Kibo). The end result for Kibo shareholders and therefore the value of their shares, will be the same, regardless how many Kibo shares will then be in issue. With a build capex around £700m, compared with Kibo's current market cap around £20m (the same as its only real asset - the coal mine - and therefore almost fair value) the £210m equity needed for Kibo to retain 100% of MCPP would involve a 10-fold increase in its issued shares (9-fold at 7p - a higher price won't be warranted as shown later) - a near 90% discount instead of the 50% Dohfort uses - which would produce a '.target' of 6p instead of Dohfort's 28p It is rather more complicated than that. Providers of the 70% loan will want a spread of strong 30% equity investors to bear the risk should anything go wrong, and Kibo having no other assets, they will want the bulk of the equity funding to come from stronger investors who will take their proportionate share of MCPP. So Kibo never could retain 100% or anything like it. These large complications are ignored by Dohfort. While keeping as its 'headline' the bogus target arrived at with a 50% discount on the Project NPV, it weasels out of responsibility for that fraudulent puff in its small print, which says its valuation is 'unrisked and 'ungeared' - terms the average investor won't understand but which mean that Doh-fort knows full well (as experienced investors also will) that there will be dilution (unknown) and execution risk, that it hasn't allowed for. It is this evasive language and bogus calculation that has misled a coterie on the bulletin boards (who won't brook any dissent or sensible discussion) to think (unrestrained by Kibo's CEO) that the whole (or a large part) of the project's NPVs will 'belong' to Kibo, at a share price which can never be remotely approached once the reality of its funding is taken into account. In practice there are numbers of other complications that Kibo has not shared with its investors. The Mbeya coal mine could perhaps be operated and owned separately from the power plant - which would lead to a probably better outcome for shareholders. However, all pointers are for the two being 'integrated' - probably because lenders will want the certainty of a 27 year coal supply - and calculations here assume this. And although global coal prices have risen, the Tanz government like all others will limit via its tariffs the profits it will allow MCPP to make to just enough to attract investors, so rising coal prices will not benefit Kibo. Any ability to sell coal outside the power station will depend on finding more reserves than set aside so far for the power plant, and will have extra cost. On the slightly plus side Kibo has the value of feasibility studies it has partly paid for to add to its $20m mine value in the balance sheet, as a non-cash contribution to the approx $700m MCPP project cost, which would give it around 4% - or perhaps 13-14% of the £219m equity - without issuing shares to pay for it. That would give it a share of the project's gross PV once built and financed worth in NPV10 terms about $60m - or 15p per present share against the 29-30p Dohfort 'targets'. That $60m coincides with what the 2.5% Sanderson stake in the MDC (not in Kibo) is said to be 'worth' and which some think points to Kibo's value. Unfortunately it doesn't, not only because the MDC isn't listed and so doesn't have a share price that Sanderson can sell into, but because it will be a totally different economic entity than Kibo itself with a different share and borrowing structure. So there is obviously some other route not disclosed to Kibo shareholders by which Sanderson can monetise its interest. And although Kibo says MDC has 100% of MCPP now, it won't have anything like that once it is financed by banks and he other necessary outside investors. In other words Kibo shareholders will definitely have their share in MCPP diluted. But Sanderson's share in MDC might not be - depending on how it is financed. Such 'NPV' based share values can only ever be a crude guide in any case, and for all sorts of good reasons are never approached in practice. At the 10% discount rate used for MCPP, most mining projects equity shares are rated by the market at only about half the theoretical NPV, even for fully financed projects. So Kibo's shares would only warrant about 7.5p, but not before MCPP is fully up and running in what looks like 4-5 years time. We don't have any of the detail necessary to estimate how MDC and MCPP will be fully financed, and the latest RNS promises some info soon. But before financial close, its funding partners will probably want Kibo to significantly bolster its balance sheet before accepting it as an equity partner, which would considerably dilute even that theoretical 15p. Last year Kibo expanded its authorised, unissued, share capital nearly 3-fold - so is obviously planning a large capital raise which will dilute its own shareholders, but won't necessarily dilute Sanderson's 2.5% in the MDC. But because Kibo would still be such a weak partner, my guess is that it will be encouraged to rid itself of the whole MCPP project and return to its roots as an explorer. It seems possible an interested infrastructure investor (such as AES) could buy it for its current value, which is about $30m or 7-8p per share, giving Kibo the cash to explore properly its Haneti nickel prospect. But the BB coterie can forget dreams of £1, 50p, or even 20p per share. These rely on a total misconception of what a project NPV is. They seem to think Kibo can sell MCPP (or a part of it) for its 'NPV'. That is nonsense because an NPV doesn't exist until a project has been built and fully funded, at which stage the shares will have been diluted by the necessary capital raise. Their dream is tantamount to thinking someone is going to give current Kibo shareholders around $250m 'for free', and demonstrates a dire lack of understanding of a balance sheet and its connection with a share price and a P&L account. Some also think Kibo will 'retain' 30% of MCPP. It may well have the chance to take up that share, but it will have to pay for it and raise the funds (around £65m) to do so - diluting existing shareholders some 3-fold. There is no way Kibo will be 'given' a 'free' 30%, because at the irr we have been told for the integrated project (21-22% - the 'norm') the other investors and lenders would see no return for themselves whatsoever or cover for the loan interest. The most 'free' share Kibo might get is to recognise the value of the mine and feasibility work. But they are non-cash, which will have to be made up through more equity. As for Katoro, See my explanation reposted below (written in April before its placing document) on how Dohfort also bumped up its 'target' price by using another fraudulent argument. But, as ever will be the case, the market now has Katoro more correctly valued - at 3.5p vs the 10.7p Dohfort 'projected' before its listing. So why the latest Kibo puff (and 'promise of news re funding) now ? - It's obvious. The latest Dec 2016 balance sheet showed Kibo running out of cash and remaining loan facilities from Sanderson by about now. Just as the Katoro 'research' was aimed (and failed) at puffing Katoro at its listing, so a two year old puff is being wheeled out again before an inevitable Kibo fund raise. (or maybe a 'partner', or another Sanderson, funding). Shareholders will be diluted either way. And although we have been promised news soon of equity funding, it's impossible to see how it can be finalised before any PPA agreement and subsequent financial close. The new interested investors can't have had time yet to vet the BFS, yet alone come up with their terms. So expect yet another fluffy bit of news with no useful detail. Reposted re Katoro share value. Previous post on Katoro (in April some time) Katoro Value - Someone (on the BB) asked Fothcoming float (if it happens) won't be worth much to Kibo holders (if based on what has been published so far) Value to Opera of Kibo's gold assets as already annouced as £3.6m. ie 1p per Kibo share. Reflects low grades, open-ended funding requirement, and low standard of resource which is mainly inferred. Paid for by 61m Opera / Katoro shares at 6p. Existing Opera shares total 17.25m. On float at 6p, and placing to raise £1.7m, another 28.3m will be added taking Katoro shares initially in issue to 106.6m. of which Kibo will have 57.2%. The initial placing is only enough to fund float costs, new company costs, and studies necessary to plan a mine start up. As already announced, there will be a later, larger fund raise, where past announcements by Kibo and Lake Victoria Goldfields for their now abandoned merger indicated at least another $5m for drilling and technical studies before any mine could be developed, and another $8m to start up the then mooted joint Imweru/Imwelo venture. Assuming that applies for Katoro, the further fund raise (assuming 6p) would add another 133m shares, further diluting Kibo's holding to 25% - its maximum share of profits once up and running provided no more funding. By then Kibo's own shares will have significantly expanded if its going to take any share of MCPP, so expect Kibo to offload all its Katoro to its own shareholders beforehand. Before that don't expect experienced investors to show much interest in what is a small low -grade operation . Instead, expect Kibo to 'offer' participation to its own shareholders. Sensible ones will politely decline No wonder Doh!-fort has been trying to ramp a value for Imweru higher than will be in the prospectus (which the FCA requires to be 'fair') by using blatantly exorbitant 'in-ground' values. Its March report purports to base an Imweru value on the '$35.6/oz average' of a set of pre-production 'peer' miners. But these are all much more advanced and have almost all their finance, while the exceptionally large and high grade Hot Maden prospect distorts the average skywards. Not only that, all Doh!fort's 'peers' are much larger, have resources measured to a higher standard than Imweru which is 80% inferred, and have much better gold grades. Any mining analyst should know that price per gold ounce for an 'in-ground' resource declines sharply the smaller the resource and the lower the grade. Imweru is well below the bottom of Doh!-fort's chart on both measures, so a fair value would be under $20/oz - taking what should be its own 'estimate' down to below even the $3.6m Opera/Katoro is paying. One wonders why Doh!fort is publishing such an unprofessional and biassed report unless it has been 'leaned' on to do so by someone desperate to get anyone to buy Katoro when listed. --------------- blastFromThePast
11/3/2019
09:52
lurker5: Most Dangerous Share in the whole market Maybe the clappies are learning. Only a small spike last week on 'news' they used to take as always good. Maybe they've learned to be wary whenever LC says "he's 'pleased' ---- " But if they think because bankruptcy seems to have been staved off, that Kibo has been saved and they'll get their money back, I've some bad news. a) Its not just that those who've done their sums know that LC has driven Kibo into a bind that it will never get out of, even if it doesn't go bust - too many shares already for any of his 'projects' ever to deliver enough to make their growing millions worth more than a few pence each.. It means that while LC might 'grow' 'his' company (and his salary) his investors' shares won't Why else hasn't he (and the chairman) bought any for years ? b) Its also that something just as bad as bankruptcy is on the cards. No-one seems to have realised the extent to which Kibo is now in hock to the arch Shylock, and the danger they're now in that he will take over Kibo and restructure it so as to get his money back . (Quite apart from the wishful thinking about Mbeya 's 'value'.) There's still £0.9m of Shylock's original loan outstanding (as of last June's balance sheet) which, on conversion at (say) 1p (whenever he likes) will take his holding up to 31.4% - meaning he'll have to bid. Together with Sechaba'a 16.5%, he'll have 47.9% - needing only another £350,000 (of the £500,000 LC is about to further draw down to keep his lights on, and his salary) to be converted to bring their combined holding to over 50%. Bearing in mind they each must be hopping mad with LC, what does anyone suppose they will do ? Kibo's cash burn last time was at least £1.8m pa just to keep the lights on, while development work took another £0.8m pa (halved since 2017) . So that £350,000 would keep LC his salary for a mere 2-3 months from now. And - surprise, surprise - to draw down more than another £500,000 in all (4 months life support) requires a 'case-by-case' agreement ! No scope there for LC to press on regardless with his necessary development spending on Med, Moz, and Bots. On top of it all, Sand has complete control over timing. He can chose when to convert, and so to gain control of Kibo and LC, with whom he will be hopping mad at the turn of events. If he does take Kibo private don't expect him to be satisfied with only a pound of LC's and Kibo's flesh. To get back his losses, he'll restructure Kibo to benefit himself, and leave the other shareholders to drown. Kibo must be about the most dangerous share on the whole stockmarket . As for residual value in Mbeya (and potential sale) - the 'clarification doesn't clarify, and where it does shows amazingly wonky thinking, leading to the usual gross over-valuation - showing every sign of the Doh!fort dodgy and bogus method. That was proved to be a grotesque exaggeration for both Katoro and Hummingbird, as well as for Kibo earlier. It takes 'market based multiples', where in those other cases Doh!fort selected the best looking, and ignored factors like distance from export markets or coal quality and other inconvenient 'peer group' evidence, to arrive at 2-4 times the values that the market has actually accorded them. And to take an 'average' of two conceptually different 'elements' (coal in ground and NPV) shows another brain dead muddle. Either the coal has a value 'as is' reflecting its potential to be marketed elsewhere (how that will match the 100,000 tonnes per month the power was to take is a mystery) OR it will have a value once built and paid for, reflecting use for the power station. As exhaustively explained already, an unbuilt project can't be sold for its NPV, otherwise the buyer will be paying twice over for the capex. A project NPV only exists once it is built and funded. So to take a ' blend' of these two chalk and cheese measures is a complete nonsense, which if LC believes it demonstrates a woeful ignorance, about the maths underlying project financing and therefore the nature of his own business. (Unfortunately apparent from some project stats he's published in the past that just don't add up.) It means to think the mine could be sold off for anywhere near $66m is total fantasy. It is nearly four times the price Kibo paid for it in 2012 when the outlook for coal wasn't much different from today and when the power project was already there, even allowing for some work done since (mostly on the power project and not benefiting the mine except as a power station supplier). That's why Kibo's professional auditors only show its balance sheet value as around £16m. If I were Sands, I'm not sure I'd sell anyway, because it would eliminate my scope to extend my usurious loan facility. Suppose it was sold for its balance sheet value though, it might pay Kibo's running costs only (not the large development costs which Kibo will have to spend if its to get any share of their profits) almost up to when MIPP or Moz (Med will be far too small) might be just about to deliver some cash flow. To repeat. Kibo must be about the most dangerous share in the whole stockmarket. Why else hasn't LC or the chairman Schaffalitsky bought any ? And why else is Sands, the person with power to break it up, the only one willing to take them ? I forecast everything that LC has now been forced to admit about the cash he needs now and the difficulty of raising it. And as for his explaining that he "could not possibly foresee" the Tanz debacle. Didn't he have some hint or insight from the PPA negotiations, dragging on as they did for nearly nine months ? The worst types of people you encounter on the stock market are the energetic and ambitious idiots. At every step, over the full 7 years since LC brought his toxic portfolio of hopeless projects into Kibo, he has shown himself out of his depth, and ignorant of what it takes to increase its share price. He's a master at avoiding any risk from his own shares though.
21/12/2018
11:20
lurker5: Another Bogus Broker 'target' Some cautionary reading over Xmas for the clappies - not that they'll be able to understand it. And they seem unable to work out why -when the interims (and the FE note) showed clearly that Kibo is fast running out of cash - FE has suddenly produced a 'research note' whose 'target' share price is grotesquely exaggerated. (Not that they'd notice that either) And in the face of the obvious cash raise coming, some of them are, unbelievably, still buying ! But for the intelligent who want to know why their shares are tanking here's the reason Not noted up to now as any sort of research house, FE's Nov 28 note piles three major mistakes one upon another. They are almost the same as made by Doh!fort - only worse. (only a coincidence of course that the analyst was at Doh!fort when it collapsed ?) Big Mistake 1) Kibo's project NPV's 2.4 times too high. FE makes its own 'estimates' from projecting its 'estimated' profits (plucked out of the air - no workings or evidence to show where it got them from) forward by 25 years, to arrive at a $1,900m NPV at a 10% discount rate for all three projects - 2.4 times higher than has already been published by Kibo's project consultants and much higher than assumed even by Doh!fort In Jan 2017 the IBFS for MCPP gave the irrs for the overall project, and also for the equity assuming a 25%/75% equity/loans split. While up-to-date capex was not given, using an informed estimate based on previous announcements ($650m including Kibo's mine and feasibliity costs) that is all that is necessary to reconstruct to reasonable accuracy the 25 year financial 'model' used by the consultants which will have produced the irr's announced, and will be the basis for tariff negotiations and Financial Close, This shows the MCPP project 10% NPV to be around $280m. We don't have up-to-date figures (courtesy, as usual, LC) but the results aren't likely to be very different because these CtP projects' economics all turn out much the same. Kibo in Dec 2014 also published results for MCPP's power only pre-feasibility study by Aurecon, showing a range of NPV between $230m - $280m on capex of $640-$780m. Irr's for project and equity were in line with the Jan 2017 IBFS. So we can take around $280m as the definitive NPV, because it is what has been calculated by the professional consultants. NPV's for Mabesekwa and Benga will be smaller - Kibo with only 85% of the former, and the latter having no captive coal mine. For the three projects therefore, the 10% NPV acc to professional consultants with access to all the project details, income, and costs, is unlikely to exceed $750m. For Mast Energy, FE assumes just one project (although five are needed to plug Kibo's cash drain) which the Aug RNS quoted as having NPV's of £16-£19m each for a 20MW plant, and irrs of 13-16% - from which can be deduced capex for each plant (not mentioned by LC) of at least £10m (confirmed by details from UK Power Reserve figures on Companies House).The figures also imply Kibo's 60% profit share from each plant after tax would be less than £0.8m. Thus the total NPV's acc to Kibo's own consultants will be less than $800m. FE arrives at $1,900m ! Big Mistake 2) Kibo's project shares, nearly three times too high. FE assumes that Kibo will have 80% of the projects' 'added value' ("which equates to a conservative 1.5* Developer Premium !") FE doesn't give any reasoning for its extraordinary assertion, which seems to have been chosen to give -surprise surprise - the same 'headline' result as did Doh!fort even though Kibo's whole make-up has changed. Apart from that, 'added value' is just an alternative term for an NPV, while 'development premiums' only exist for property construction which (usually) can be sold on completion at a profit. But power plants are built down to a price and a tariff, so that nowhere on the internet and among power conglomerates like AES Group can be found any power project which has been sold off at a profit on completion and could therefore have delivered its builders a 'development premium'. Apart from that, to assume Kibo has 80% of the NPV when at the most it will have spent (on a coal mine and feasibility) no more than 25% of the equity capex, while the major funders (like GE and Sepco ?) will put up 75% - would make the finances impossible for the latter. Nowhere can be found an example where the share of a project cash flows is not the same as the share of capital contributions - whether from past spending or not. See Oracle Power's Dec 20 announcement that it will have 12.2% of its Thar CtP project equity, with its historical spend contributing part of the 12.2%. This is the usual arrangement for such projects, and FE's assumption for Kibo is pure baloney. See Oracle's full announcement and you will understand Kibo's problem that LC has never made clear to his shareholders. So FE's exaggeration so far is 3 x 2.4 = 7.2 times the reality. Big Mistake 3) Kibo shares in issue when projects start to contribute almost certainly only half the reality Optimistically, the earliest any of Kibo's projects might start to generate revenue and, after running smoothly start to pay Kibo a dividend, is at least five years time, or 2023/24 at the earliest. FE assumes Kibo will issue no more shares at all over that five years, beyond 100m to Sepco (at 1.9p) - bringing the total now (and in 2024) to 730m. But Benga and Mabeseweka haven't got beyond their preliminary feasiblities. Full, detailed, bankable feasibility studies required by lenders and equity funders cost at least the $11m spent at MCPP each (maybe a bit less for experience gained, but not that much less), while if Kibo wants a bigger share than it will earn by funding feasibility, it is going to have to issue more shares to pay for it. (See Oracle above) On top of that is the £2-3m annually Kibo needs to keep the lights on (and pay the directors) quite apart from what it will be called on to keep its share of Katoro once it raises the funds to start any mine. The five 20MW Mast plants needed to plug Kibo's cash drain will cost £50m plus. Some might be borrowed (which will take away some of the £0.8m per plant they would contribute to Kibo) but one way or another Mast is going to cost Kibo at least £10-£15m before it provides any help. So we have probably well over £20m to be raised by Kibo before its projects can start contributing in five years time, compared with its market cap now of only £13m. No wonder Sepco is hesitating. Which means shares in issue will likely be twice the 730m assumed by FE in its 'target price'. Possibly more. Scale of exaggeration so far ! 2.4 x 3 x 2 = 14.4 times ! and that's without the basic fact that Big Mistake 4) NPV based 'targets' are never, ever approached in practice in the market. The reasons are a) what discount rate to use ? A NPV10% is 25% less than at 8%. A broker analyst paid to puff a share can take his pick ! A 12% discount rate (half the NPV at 8%) usually predicts share prices much more accurately. b) A NPV isn't a logical price to pay. A NPV is merely the total of all discounted future returns, so anyone paying it is paying up-front for 25 year of returns. If all goes to plan (which it never does) he would merely get his money back plus a 10% annual return. What fool would buy that ? My own research over 70 AIM miners in 2008-12, as does Edison recently, could not find any miner, even with funding arranged, at more than 1/3rd of its 'target' NPV based price. So why is FE peddling this 'incentive' to buy Kibo shares ? (Clue: even FE's forecast end 2018 Kibo balance sheet shows net cash of £0.3m - but only assuming it has received £1.9m from Sepco !) You work it out. I'll post a more correct, professional, calculation later.
02/11/2018
12:42
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