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|A bit up and down on the chart.
Off topic, take a look at APA. I've posted some interesting research on the BB this morning.|
|errrr ru joking?
|Nasty little fall this morning.
Have loads of these .|
|No one own this then ..... looks bleak|
|Q1'08 Financial Highlights Compared to Q1'07
- Increased revenues by 13% to $3.5 million
- Licensing and subscription revenues increased 21% to $2.6 million
- Advertising revenues decreased 5% to $875 thousand
|I am amazed at the mkt cap here, they appear to have no licenses and around £1.4m in cash. MKT cap 7m.
Speculation on my part but they might be talking to LNG for some kind of partnership in Italy.
At the moment i'm more confident with putting my money in LNG who have licenses in Italy and have decent cash position. But there mkt cap is less at 6m.|
|bigchops2 = gandu!|
|you've been shafted...now get into LNG|
|this one has no licenses and no assets. LNG has the largest independent bookmaker in Italy with around 1000 outlets and is second only to the Italian government´s operations. There is plenty of growth available there.
Population of italy is similar to UK. Potential baby what with the italian industry finally being regulated.|
|small cap gaming stocks are all doomed.|
|LOL - all the same Maestro - small cap gaming companies with little potential.|
|get into lng much better prospect...|
How much impact ??!?|
|"The big rumour at the end of last week was that PartyGaming (LSE: PRTY) might be bid for by a consortium of US investors. Despite a lot of questioning, PartyGaming chiefs have not come out into the public arena and acknowledged or denied they have had any takeover interest. Shares in the company did start to rise on Friday".|
|9/27/2006 9:02:17 AM ET News Release Index
Stockgroup Closes Restricted Private Placement
TORONTO, ONTARIO, Sep 27, 2006 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX News Network) --
Stockgroup Information Systems Inc. (OTCBB:SWEB)(TSX VENTURE:SWB), the "Company", announced that it has completed its previously-announced non-brokered private placement by issuing 1,166,667 units at a price of US$0.30 per unit, for total proceeds to the Company of US$350,000. Ten directors and senior managers of the Company subscribed to all units.
Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one warrant share. The warrant share entitles the holder to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of US$0.40 at any time until the close of business within twenty-four months from the issue of the warrant. The warrants are non-transferable. All shares issued in connection with the private placement and any shares issued on exercise of warrants comprised in those Units will be subject to a one year hold period.
The proceeds of the private placement will be used to support corporate development.
"The participation of the directors and senior management in the transaction underscores the dedication of the management team to the success of Stockgroup," said Marcus New, Stockgroup President and CEO.|
|USING STOCKHOUSE ETC. to Verify...
SUBJECT: Darin Wrote a really good article. Posted By: KOOOLNED
Post Time: 3/22/2006 07:23
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The last part really sounds a little bit like StockGroup,
do you think he's trying to tell Marcus something.
Publisher's Notebook: Matching the spin with the facts.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
By Darin Diehl
Note: Conflicts and Disclosure Policy- StockHouse Editorial writers may own, buy, or sell shares in public companies mentioned in their articles. Please be advised that a conflict may exist and that any investment decisions you make are your own responsibility. You should not make any kind of investment decision in relation to these articles without first obtaining independent investment advice from an authorized investment advisor. Complete Conflicts and Disclosure Policy.
An investor relations primer for small and micro-cap investors.
George Tsiolis, LL.B. is president of the Toronto-based investor relationship firm AGORA Investor Relations (www.agoracom.com), which provides outsourced IR services for micro and small-cap companies. In an interview with StockHouse Publisher and Executive Editor Darin Diehl, Tsiolis offered some insights into the IR process - why it's so key, not only for small and micro-cap companies, but also for investors.
StockHouse (SH): How would you describe the main role of an investor relations firm?
George Tsiolis (GT): The IR firm role is to be the conduit between management and shareholders. In the small/micro cap world that really takes on meaning, because most of the time those companies are five to 15 man shops, who are all focused on producing widgets and running the widget business. And the IR person is the only person who is the voice for the company, who can communicate with people. It's critically important, because these guys don't have time, without an IR person, to do more than put out a couple of press releases a month.
SH: And that's not enough for a small company to get attention of investors?
GT: No, because you are not IBM or Dell where the whole world understands your business. So even if you never communicate, people know you make computers and sell them to people. But if you're ABC Widgets on the TSX Venture, people don't understand what you do.
SH: How does the small/micro-cap investor benefit from the IR process?
GT: Small/micro-cap investors don't have a lot of time to gather all the information on a company they are thinking about investing in. They need to be able to get information fast. Again, if you're an investor of Dell, in 10 minutes you can read five press releases, you can listen to a Web cast and you can read three articles online. If you are invested in ABC Widgets you don't have that luxury of mainstream press coverage - so you need an IR firm or person who's available to answer questions in a timely fashion. If that IR person is not there, the investor can loose interest and moves on to another stock.
SH: How would an investor discern the difference between stock promotion spin and a legitimate IR story a company is trying to get out?
GT: Don't trust, verify. That's the number one rule for small/micro-cap investing. If you are getting spun a story you better take the time to do some research and find out. Is ABC Widgets that big of a business to begin with? Are these widgets any good? And a lot of that proof comes from the financial statements. If a company has real revenues, real customers, real profits, chances are that the story is real. If there are no revenues, or limited revenues, limited clients, and the clients are companies you've never heard of to begin with, then you better be wary of the message being spun.
SH: In other words if the message that's being spun doesn't match the facts, beware.
GT: That's right. Remember the promoter may not be unscrupulous. That's the number one concern. But the other point is everyone thinks their baby is the most beautiful baby in the world. So it may not be that the promoter is unscrupulous, it may be that the promoter is just enthusiastic.
SH: Do you see common mistakes that are made by small/micro-cap companies anxious to get the attention of investors?
GT: I have a top 10 list, but let me mention just a few. One is they talk too early, they talk prematurely. In order to appease investors and the investment community, they talk way too prematurely about something going on. In other words, they may be in basic low level discussions with a potential customer or partner, but they have this pressure to perform because a lot of people are invested and they'll say "we're in these great talks with XYZ Widgets and it looks really good right now." And they overdo it. That's the number one mistake they make. Another is they don't take the time to explain what it is they really do. That's why you see these boiler plate description companies that say, "we're a researcher, developer, manufacturer, licenser, and seller of widgets", because they try to make themselves sound bigger than they are. As opposed to saying, "we build widgets and we sell them specifically into the western United States market, and this is why." So it's like that episode of the Simpsons where Homer starts a Web company and calls it CompuGlobalHyperMegaNet. So instead of just saying, this is what we do and this is why we are good at it, they make the mistake of blowing themselves up. So again the facts don't match up to the spin.
SH: And that's something that an investor should be wary of?
GT: Yes, and that's something that causes problems for those companies, because if investors do go take a look, the spin doesn't match the facts, then credibility becomes an issue. Another one of the biggest mistakes companies make is not taking advantage of the Internet. Small and micro-cap companies need to take advantage of the Internet as a way to find investors and many don't. Resource companies in particular need to understand this, because the small/micro-cap investor has moved big time onto the Internet. Resource companies still don't take it seriously for some reason.
SH: Investors looking at small and micro-cap companies are often told to take a hard look at the company's management team to get an understanding of the kind of experience they have. Do you agree this is vital?
GT: Yes, but it's not always about experience. Because in the small/micro-cap world it's sometimes about brilliant people who come up with a brilliant product and they can sell it. So you don't have to have an experienced management team that has done it before. So experienced management is sometimes over emphasized, but no doubt it's near the top because if a team of guys has been around and they've done it before, then the chances of them doing it again are more likely in your favour. But if they've never done it before, then you need to take a closer look at their product. How good is it? And what kind of sales have been made so far?
SH: What else would an investor look for to get a better sense of the company?
GT: This would exclude resource companies, but investors should be looking for two kinds of sales and marketing budgets. Does the company have a sales and marketing plan and a budget for how to sell their widgets and do they also have a plan to sell their company's stock - because if a company can't do both their chances of success is limited.
SH: In other words, if you decide the company has a great idea, a good management team, but don't know what their doing with respect to getting the attention of investors, be wary.
GT: Yes. You could be sitting in the stock for five years and not move forward. If they don't have money to spend on sales and marketing of the product and the stock, you might have to walk away from it.
SH: And final words of advice for investors looking at small/micro-cap companies?
GT: What you do first is look for good companies where the facts equal the spin, then take a look at their past to see how they've communicated with investors. If you see a good number of updates, company interviews, Web casts, messages from the president, those are good signs. It typically means the company has nothing to hide and has a message they want to take to the world. Whenever you see really good efforts to communicate, a good IR program, consistent IR, and it's meaningful, really good efforts to communicate - those are the kind of people you want to do business with. In the small/micro-cap world, no IR means no stock appreciation.
|SUBJECT: I think today will be the day Posted By: KOOOLNED
Post Time: 3/21/2006 07:10
That StockGroups management gets down to business promoting the company now that marcus is fully aware that no one knows that StockHouse is owned by StockGroup, a publicly traded company.
Good company, earnings getting better but promotion of the company stinks.
Come on Marcus wake up and smell the coffee something has to be done and done quickly to promote the company.
SUBJECT: RE: what a boring day eh? Posted By: iownbmw545
Post Time: 3/21/2006 11:11
you know what kind of people have only one name? the taliban bro
for a creative guy such as yourself, I can't figure you out sometimes, you could have cleared up all that confusion by saying first name Kooool last name Ned !
this Marcus guy is beginning to irritate the heck out of me, he has a super star on his team and he is letting her be the bench warmer?