Interviews – DirectorsTalk Interviews https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com LSE London Stock Exchange PLC Company Interviews Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:10:08 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 INTERVIEW: Zenith Energy Commencement of Well Deepening Operations https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-zenith-energy-commencement-of-well-deepening-operations/412788164 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:55:44 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=788164 Zenith Energy Ltd (LON: ZEN) CEO Andrea Cattaneo joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the Well Deepening Operations in Well C-37. Andrea expands on the details, explains the specifics behind the upgrades made to the BD-260 Drilling Rig and the benefits expected and what investors should expect in terms of news flow. Zenith Energy Ltd. is an ...

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Zenith Energy Ltd (LON: ZEN) CEO Andrea Cattaneo joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the Well Deepening Operations in Well C-37. Andrea expands on the details, explains the specifics behind the upgrades made to the BD-260 Drilling Rig and the benefits expected and what investors should expect in terms of news flow.

Zenith Energy Ltd. is an international oil and gas production company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and London Stock Exchange. In addition, the Company’s common share capital was admitted to trading on the Merkur Market of the Oslo Børs on November 8, 2018. The Merkur Market is a multilateral trading facility owned and operated by the Oslo Børs.

The Company was assigned a medium to long-term issuer credit rating of “B+ with Positive Outlook” on October 8, 2018 by Arc Ratings, S.A.

The Company operates the largest onshore oilfield in Azerbaijan following the signing of a 25-year REDPSA, (Rehabilitation, Exploration, Development and Production Sharing Agreement), with SOCAR, State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in 2016.

The Company’s primary focus is the development of its Azerbaijan operations by leveraging its technical expertise and financial resources to maximise low-cost oil production via a systematic field rehabilitation programme intended to achieve significantly increased revenue. Zenith also operates, or has working interests in, a number of natural gas production concessions in Italy. The Company’s Italian operations produce natural gas, condensate and electricity.

Zenith’s development strategy is to identify and rapidly seize value-accretive hydrocarbon production opportunities in the onshore oil & gas sector. The Company’s Board of Directors and senior management team have the experience and technical expertise to develop the Company successfully.

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INTERVIEW: Zenith Energy Commencement of Well Deepening Operations Zenith Energy Ltd (LON: ZEN) CEO Andrea Cattaneo joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the Well Deepening Operations in Well C-37. Andrea expands on the details, ZEN
INTERVIEW: Boku Inc. A Strong start with further scale up ahead https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-boku-inc-a-strong-start-with-further-scale-up-ahead/412788159 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:36:54 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=788159 Boku Inc. (LON: BOKU) CEO Jon Prideaux joins DirectorsTalk to discuss its trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2019. Jon talks us through the key metrics, the performance of Boku Identity and shares his thoughts on how well the company positioned for the year. Incorporated in 2008, Boku is the world’s leading ...

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Boku Inc. (LON: BOKU) CEO Jon Prideaux joins DirectorsTalk to discuss its trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2019. Jon talks us through the key metrics, the performance of Boku Identity and shares his thoughts on how well the company positioned for the year.

Incorporated in 2008, Boku is the world’s leading independent carrier commerce company. Boku’s Platform, which is linked to billing, identity and sales systems of more than 170 mobile network operators, simplifies transacting on mobile devices. 

Boku’s Payment products enable mobile phone users, of which there are more than five billion worldwide, to buy goods and services and charge them to their mobile phone bill or pre-pay balance. Its Identity Products are used to verify user details. Companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, PayPal, Spotify, Square, Sony and Western Union use Boku to simplify sign-up, acquire new paying users and prevent fraud.

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INTERVIEW: Boku Inc. A Strong start with further scale up ahead Boku Inc. (LON: BOKU) CEO Jon Prideaux joins DirectorsTalk to discuss its trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2019. Jon talks us through the BOKU
INTERVIEW: Plenty of opportunity for confident Versarien https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-plenty-of-opportunity-for-confident-versarien/412788153 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:32:40 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=788153 Versarien plc (LON: VRS) CEO Neill Ricketts joins DirectorsTalk to discuss unaudited results for the year ended 31 March 2019. Neill talks us through the highlights, news post period, the addition of Susan Bowen to the board, expansion into China and other markets and also Neills shares his confidence for the year ahead. Versarien Plc ...

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Versarien plc (LON: VRS) CEO Neill Ricketts joins DirectorsTalk to discuss unaudited results for the year ended 31 March 2019. Neill talks us through the highlights, news post period, the addition of Susan Bowen to the board, expansion into China and other markets and also Neills shares his confidence for the year ahead.

Versarien Plc is an advanced engineering materials group. Leveraging proprietary technology, the Group creates innovative engineering solutions for its clients in a diverse range of industries. Versarien has six subsidiaries operating under two divisions:

Graphene and Plastics

2-DTech Limited, which specialises in the supply, characterisation and early stage development of graphene products.

AAC Cyroma Limited, which specialises in the supply of vacuum-formed and injection-moulded products to the automotive, construction, utilities and retail industry sectors. Using Versarien’s existing graphene manufacturing capabilities, AAC will have the ability to produce graphene-enhanced plastic products. www.aaccyroma.co.uk

Cambridge Graphene Ltd, supplies novel inks based on graphene and related materials, using patented processes to develop graphene materials technology.

Gnanomat S.L., based in the Parque Cientifico Madrid, Spain, is a company capable of utilising Versarien’s graphene products in an environmentally friendly, scalable production process for energy storage devices that offer high power density, fast recharging and long lifetime for use in electrical vehicles and portable electronics products. www.gnanomat.com

Hard Wear and Metallic Products

Versarien Technologies Limited has developed an additive process for creating advanced micro-porous metals targeting the thermal management industry and supplies extruded aluminium.

Total Carbide Limited, a leading manufacturer in sintered tungsten carbide for applications in arduous environments such as the oil and gas industry.

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INTERVIEW: Plenty of opportunity for confident Versarien Versarien plc (LON: VRS) CEO Neill Ricketts joins DirectorsTalk to discuss unaudited results for the year ended 31 March 2019. Neill talks us through the VRS
INTERVIEW: Sativa Group ‘A Big Boost’ from Health Secretary’s Statement https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-sativa-group-a-big-boost-from-health-secretarys-statement/412787921 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:39:54 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=787921 Sativa Group (NEX: SATI) CEO Geremy Thomas joins DirectorsTalk to comment on the statement made by Health Secretary Matt Hancock. Geremy also explains the significance of appointing new broker Cenkos. Sativa is a seed to Consumer medicinal cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) wellness business, focused on the smart-sourcing of the raw material, advanced extraction, manufacture, testing, ...

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Sativa Group (NEX: SATI) CEO Geremy Thomas joins DirectorsTalk to comment on the statement made by Health Secretary Matt Hancock. Geremy also explains the significance of appointing new broker Cenkos.

Sativa is a seed to Consumer medicinal cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) wellness business, focused on the smart-sourcing of the raw material, advanced extraction, manufacture, testing, distribution, and research & development of medicinal cannabis and CBD products. The Company has a Home Office licence application in process which, when granted as the Directors believe it will be as the application is in its final stages, will enable the Company to engage in the highly regulated process of growing, strictly for medicinal research & development purposes only, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) rich cannabis flowers at its high-security Somerset headquarters.

The Company joined the UK’s NEX market in March 2018 as the UK’s first medicinal cannabis investment vehicle and since then has capitalised on its first-mover advantage, developing a substantial UK bridgehead into what the Company believes will be a significant market in the future. Two UK operating subsidiaries, PhytoVista Laboratories and George Botanicals, are already well established and fully trading with healthy gross margins in independent CBD testing and CBD wholesale & retail respectively.

Phytovista has conducted over 1000 independent tests and George Botanicals develops, manufactures and distributes low-THC CBD wellness products. Other important future revenue streams are at various stages of development from concept to actual launch, with the first Goodbody CBD wellness centre opening in Bath on 28th June.

Prior to the Listing, Sativa’s founder and CEO, Geremy Thomas, spent 12 months researching the global medical cannabis and CBD industries at his own personal expense. He based himself in Canada, the most advanced country in terms of medicinal cannabis acceptance and regulation, travelling to America, Australia, the Far East, and Europe to connect with industry leaders and participants. The Company on Listing was therefore already internationally connected, and this has given it a head start within the UK industry for smart-sourcing and the adoption of advanced value-add techniques and models.

In May 2019 the Company obtained permission from NEX Exchange to reclassify itself as a trading company, having delivered on its original investment strategy. Benefits of this include widening the appeal of the equity opportunity to additional types of investors including institutions and family offices, many of which are precluded from investing in fund-type vehicles.

Sativa has a highly experienced Medical Advisory Board, Chaired by Sir Alasdair Breckenridge, a former Chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). He is joined by Dr Matthew Brown, an award-winning pain consultant at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Dr. Peter Fedlshreiber, a barrister and physician specialising in medical law, and Dr. Stuart Ungar, co-founder of the Doctors Laboratory and who researched biochemical neuropsychopharmacology at the Royal Free Hospital.

The Company has a strong senior management team and Board team including Joseph Colliver FCA as Chief Financial Officer and a Board Director, and Jonathan Wearing, a seasoned City corporate financier, as Chairman. Dr Nick Horniman, Director of Regulatory Affairs, has over thirty years of experience in the veterinary industry and he co-ordinates the Group’s ongoing relationships with regulators such as the Home Office, Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). He is also investigating the significant opportunities for medicinal cannabis and CBD products in the pet and equine markets. Chris Jones, a retail management professional who was instrumental in building the Phones 4U chain, leads the team developing the Goodbody wellness centres, which will offer customers a variety of high-quality CBD products.

Sativa’s smart-sourcing strategy enables it to define the crucial factors of seed strain, growing techniques and environment, along with extraction methods, all of which are imperative to the quality of the end-product. Phytovista Laboratories confirms the cannabinoid profile and quality of each batch on delivery to ensure that it is regulatorily compliant, is free of unwanted chemical elements, and is of proven origin. The commercial off-take agreements that the Company is entering in to will contribute to quality assurance, forecasted forward quantities of supply, consistency, and pre-determined pricing, rather than spot pricing.

The Group’s activities include the Sativa Foundation, which awards research grants to academic institutions in order to further research & development into the efficacy of the full spectrum of cannabinoids. In April 2019 the Company entered into a three-year research agreement with King’s College London to research the impact of cannabinoids on inflammation and respiratory diseases.

Sativa has invested in two Canadian-based businesses, pharmaceutical company Veritas Pharma Inc. and a Rapid Dose Therapeutics Inc. Both of these provide Sativa with valuable know-how alongside their investment potential. The Company also has a 60% share of a joint venture with Germany’s Lexamed GmbH, providing a foothold into the German market.

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INTERVIEW: Sativa Group 'A Big Boost' from Health Secretary’s Statement Sativa Group (NEX: SATI) CEO Geremy Thomas joins DirectorsTalk to comment on the statement made by Health Secretary Matt Hancock. Geremy also explains the SATI
INTERVIEW: Union Jack Oil “In great shape” with latest Biscathorpe update https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-union-jack-oil-in-great-shape-with-latest-biscathorpe-update/412787764 Mon, 15 Jul 2019 07:15:49 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=787764 Union Jack Oil plc (LON: UJO) Executive Chairman David Bramhill joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the latest good news for the company – the Biscathorpe-2 Well with its further detailed technical analyses of the data indicated hydrocarbon saturations of greater than 50% within the upper parts of the Dinantian. David talks us through the highlights, explains ...

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Union Jack Oil plc (LON: UJO) Executive Chairman David Bramhill joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the latest good news for the company – the Biscathorpe-2 Well with its further detailed technical analyses of the data indicated hydrocarbon saturations of greater than 50% within the upper parts of the Dinantian. David talks us through the highlights, explains what this means for the companies involved and lets us know what we can expect from UJO over the coming months.

Union Jack Oil plc is a UK focused on-shore hydrocarbon production, development and exploration company.

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INTERVIEW: Union Jack Oil “In great shape” with latest Biscathorpe update Union Jack Oil plc (LON: UJO) Executive Chairman David Bramhill joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the latest good news for the company - the Biscathorpe-2 UJO
INTERVIEW: Applied Graphene Materials excited about its new products – and with good reason https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-applied-graphene-materials-excited-about-its-new-products-and-with-good-reason/412787641 Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:58:27 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=787641 Applied Graphene Materials (LON: AGM) CEO Adrian Potts joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the launch of its new coatings product and also the advancement of applications for Water-Based Anti-Corrosion Coatings. Adrian talks us through the latest news and explains what is next for the business. Applied Graphene Materials works in partnership with its customers using its ...

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Applied Graphene Materials (LON: AGM) CEO Adrian Potts joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the launch of its new coatings product and also the advancement of applications for Water-Based Anti-Corrosion Coatings. Adrian talks us through the latest news and explains what is next for the business.

Applied Graphene Materials works in partnership with its customers using its knowledge and expertise to provide bespoke graphene dispersions and formats to deliver enhancements and benefits for a wide range of applications. The Group’s strategy is to target commercial applications in three core markets: coatings, composites and functional materials.

The Group has developed proprietary bottom-up processes which are capable of producing high purity graphene nanoplatelets using a continuous process. The manufacturing process is based on sustainable, readily available raw materials and therefore does not rely on the supply of graphite, unlike a number of other graphene production techniques. Applied Graphene Materials owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process.

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INTERVIEW: Applied Graphene Materials excited about its new products - and with good reason Applied Graphene Materials (LON: AGM) CEO Adrian Potts joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the launch of its new coatings product and also the advancement of AGM
INTERVIEW: Jubilee Metals Group Adding to earnings while aggressively pursuing further projects https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-jubilee-metals-group-adding-to-earnings-while-aggressively-pursuing-further-projects/412787623 Fri, 12 Jul 2019 07:33:36 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=787623 Jubilee Metals Group (LON: JLP) CEO Leon Coetzer joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the lates projects update. Leon talks us through the update highlights, provides details on its focus on copper, thoughts on further growth this year and what exciting this should we be looking out for over the coming months? Jubilee Metals Group Strategy Secure ...

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Jubilee Metals Group (LON: JLP) CEO Leon Coetzer joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the lates projects update. Leon talks us through the update highlights, provides details on its focus on copper, thoughts on further growth this year and what exciting this should we be looking out for over the coming months?

Jubilee Metals Group Strategy

  • Secure low risk, low capital intensive, long-term commodity production from mine surface waste materials without the risk or burden of mining
  • Implement advanced environmentally sustainable metal recovery techniques
  • Ensure a significant lower cost entry point to produce metals compared to traditional mining
  • Diversify across multiple commodities to hedge income risk and to align with global trends
  • Rehabilitate the adverse footprint left by legacy mining in accordance with acceptable International Environmental Standards

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INTERVIEW: Jubilee Metals Group Adding to earnings while aggressively pursuing further projects Jubilee Metals Group (LON: JLP) CEO Leon Coetzer joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the lates projects update. Leon talks us through the update highlights, JLP
INTERVIEW: Volta Finance – Questions from the Hardman Investor Forum https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-volta-finance-9-yield-from-a-diversified-loan-portfolio/412787618 Fri, 12 Jul 2019 06:27:41 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=787618 Volta Finance (LON: VTAS) is the topic of conversation when Mark Thomas joins DirectorsTalk. Mark explains why there is no read across from the problems seen at Woodford and H20, how Volta may optimise returns if the expected gentle economic deterioration happens, the squeeze on security and cov-lite documentation and the relationship it has with ...

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Volta Finance (LON: VTAS) is the topic of conversation when Mark Thomas joins DirectorsTalk. Mark explains why there is no read across from the problems seen at Woodford and H20, how Volta may optimise returns if the expected gentle economic deterioration happens, the squeeze on security and cov-lite documentation and the relationship it has with AXA Investment Management.

Volta Finance Limited is incorporated in Guernsey under The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) and listed on Euronext Amsterdam and the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market for listed securities. Volta’s home member state for the purposes of the EU Transparency Directive is the Netherlands. As such, Volta is subject to regulation and supervision by the AFM, being the regulator for financial markets in the Netherlands.

Volta’s investment objectives are to preserve capital across the credit cycle and to provide a stable stream of income to its shareholders through dividends. Volta seeks to attain its investment objectives predominantly through diversified investments in structured finance assets. The assets that the Company may invest in either directly or indirectly include, but are not limited to: corporate credits; sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt; residential mortgage loans; and, automobile loans. The Company’s approach to investment is through vehicles and arrangements that essentially provide leveraged exposure to portfolios of such underlying assets. The Company has appointed AXA Investment Managers Paris an investment management company with a division specialised in structured credit, for the investment management of all its assets.

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INTERVIEW: Volta Finance - Questions from the Hardman Investor Forum Volta Finance (LON: VTAS) is the topic of conversation when Mark Thomas joins DirectorsTalk. Mark explains why there is no read across from the problems VTAS
INTERVIEW: Surface Transforms – Superior product, competively priced and robust supply chain https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-surface-transforms-superior-product-competively-priced-and-robust-supply-chain/412787316 Tue, 09 Jul 2019 09:44:28 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=787316 Surface Transforms plc (LON: SCE) Chairman, David Bundred joins DirectorsTalk to discuss its latest positive news. David talks us through the two new contracts, the settlement of a 300k claim and progress with mainstream customers. David explains what this means for cash and profits, when we can expect a mainstream contract, the factory progress, capacity ...

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Surface Transforms plc (LON: SCE) Chairman, David Bundred joins DirectorsTalk to discuss its latest positive news. David talks us through the two new contracts, the settlement of a 300k claim and progress with mainstream customers. David explains what this means for cash and profits, when we can expect a mainstream contract, the factory progress, capacity and how he sees the company over the next year or so.

Surface Transforms is a highly innovative company, with its own patented materials technology and a team of PhD-qualified scientists and degree-qualified engineers who are continually developing new processes for the production of carbon-ceramic materials and new products for various applications. ST is a manufacturer of next-generation carbon-ceramic brake discs for automotive and aircraft applications and has been certified to IS9001-2000 since 2008 and was certified to TS16949 automotive quality accreditation and AS9100C aerospace quality accreditation in 2015.

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INTERVIEW: Surface Transforms - Superior product, competively priced and robust supply chain Surface Transforms plc (LON: SCE) Chairman, David Bundred joins DirectorsTalk to discuss its latest positive news. David talks us through the two new SCE
INTERVIEW: City of London Investment Group Strong Capital Position with Reliable Dividend Stream https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-city-of-london-investment-group-strong-capital-position-with-reliable-dividend-stream/412787307 Tue, 09 Jul 2019 06:52:10 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=787307 City of London Investment Group (LON: CLIG) is the topic of conversation when Robin Savage, Research Director at Zeus Capital joins DirectorsTalk. Robin explains why he’s published a note on the company before managements pre-close statement, describes the outlook for next year and how he sees trading over the next few months and years. City ...

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City of London Investment Group (LON: CLIG) is the topic of conversation when Robin Savage, Research Director at Zeus Capital joins DirectorsTalk. Robin explains why he’s published a note on the company before managements pre-close statement, describes the outlook for next year and how he sees trading over the next few months and years.

City of London, focus not on gathering assets, but on building products that reflect its expertise. Initially, and for many years since the firm was founded, that expertise was very specific to Closed-End Funds (CEFs) which offered emerging markets exposure. This was subsequently complemented by applying unrivalled knowledge of Closed-End Funds around the world to the creation of a Developed Markets CEF strategy, a Frontier Markets CEF strategy and a Opportunistic Value CEF strategy, using a similar investment process. Additionally, for US taxable investors, they created a Tactical Income CEF strategy, with a focus on maximizing after-tax returns. So today, while they remain both proud and protective of its “boutique” status, they offer a range of products which center around their main area of expertise: Closed-End Funds.

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INTERVIEW: City of London Investment Group Strong Capital Position with Reliable Dividend Stream City of London Investment Group (LON: CLIG) is the topic of conversation when Robin Savage, Research Director at Zeus Capital joins DirectorsTalk. Robin CLI,ZEUS
INTERVIEW: UK Motor Retail Sector Half time report https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-uk-motor-retail-sector-half-time-report/412787039 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 07:22:07 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=787039 Mike Allen, Head of Research at Zeus Capital joins DirectorsTalk to discuss his latest note on the UK Motor Retail Sector. Mike talks us through findings on both new and used car market performance and other drivers that are impacting the market. Half time report In this note and following the SMMT June data released ...

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Mike Allen, Head of Research at Zeus Capital joins DirectorsTalk to discuss his latest note on the UK Motor Retail Sector. Mike talks us through findings on both new and used car market performance and other drivers that are impacting the market.

Half time report
In this note and following the SMMT June data released yesterday, we look at the key dynamics of the sector during H1 2019 and how this is likely to impact the rest of the calendar year. The dealers have challenges on several different fronts, which could lead to some earnings pressure. However, we do believe valuations have reached a trough point, balance sheets remain strong, and FCF should start to steadily build as the capex cycle for most dealers has come to an end.

SMMT data: New car registration data for June was -4.9% YOY at the headline level. Registrations in the first half of the year were 1.27m units and -3.4% YOY, which was in line with SMMT expectations. Registrations have declined for the fourth month in a row. We believe the underlying market was actually declining at a faster rate than that suggested by this data and believe pre-registration activity during the last week of the month was relatively high with the underlying market declining by -10-15%.

Mix issues: Within the mix, private registrations were -4.8% in June with fleet down 1.0% and business -39.9%. Within the business segment, we wonder whether there has been any category change by OEMs from business into retail, albeit this is hard to verify. The weakness in private registrations points to increased uncertainty from the consumer and a potential sustained deterioration in consumer demand in our view. Notable brand performances include Audi (-2.19%), BMW (-13.1%), Vauxhall (-14.7%), Mercedes-Benz (+0.1%), Volkswagen (-11.8%) and Ford (-1.3%).

Outlook: It is clear that trends in the first half of the year in the new car market have continued to deteriorate following a difficult 2018. From a demand side perspective, we remain cautious. Consumer confidence has deteriorated post March in our view as a result of increasing political and economic uncertainty caused by the extended Brexit process and lack of clarity on the issue. Other challenges include tough trading for OEMs, increasing regulatory scrutiny post Lookers in an industry poised for significant change for the coming decade.

Valuation: While the industry no doubt faces some near-term challenges, we believe current valuation multiples reflect this and are close to trough levels. Balance sheets are strong and FCF should start to build as the capex cycle draws to a close for most dealers. Looking longer term, we do believe there is a clear future for mid/large well-capitalised dealer groups and believe there is strong value on offer for long-term investors.

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INTERVIEW: UK Motor Retail Sector Half time report Mike Allen, Head of Research at Zeus Capital joins DirectorsTalk to discuss his latest note on the UK Motor Retail Sector. Mike talks us through findings BCA,VTU,ZEUS
INTERVIEW: Fox Marble Holdings Confident of disclosing further good news https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-fox-marble-holdings-confident-of-disclosing-further-good-news/412787018 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 05:55:36 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=787018 Fox Marble Holdings plc (LON: FOX) CEO Chris Gilbert chats to DirectorsTalk about its new sales agreement with a customer in China. Chris tells us more about the order, volumes compared to last year, the green power and scope acquisition and what investors can look forward to over the coming months. Fox Marble Holdings, is ...

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Fox Marble Holdings plc (LON: FOX) CEO Chris Gilbert chats to DirectorsTalk about its new sales agreement with a customer in China. Chris tells us more about the order, volumes compared to last year, the green power and scope acquisition and what investors can look forward to over the coming months.

Fox Marble Holdings, is a marble production, processing and distribution company in Kosovo and the Balkans region.

Its marble products, which includes Illirico Bianco, Illirico Selene, Grigio Argento and are gaining traction globally both to international wholesale companies as well as being supplied directly into luxury residential properties. In the UK these include among others St George’s Homes and Capital and Counties Plc’s Lillie Square development. In Sydney, Australia Rosso Cait, Alexandrian White and Breccia Paradisea marble have been used in what is expected to be Australia’s most expensive residential property. These sales serve to demonstrate the desirability of Fox’s premium marble products as the stone of choice in some of the most prestigious and expensive residential developments around the world.

Fox Marble holds 40 year mining licences for six separate marble quarries with a maiden JORC resource indicating an in-situ valuation of approximately Euro 16.5 billion. Fox has taken three of the six sites into production (the Drini and Maleshevë quarries, both in Kosovo and from the Prilep Quarry in Macedonia) and continues to increase production. Notably, Fox has access to over 300 million cubic metres (over 1bn tons) of premium quality marble.

Marble demand continues to grow with stable pricing, predominantly driven by the construction and real-estate industries, on which Fox is looking to capitalise.

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INTERVIEW: What does a partnership with Bango mean for appScatter Group? https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-what-does-a-partnership-with-bango-mean-for-appscatter-group/412786788 Wed, 03 Jul 2019 08:08:21 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=786788 appScatter Group (LON: APPS) Marketing Director, Simon Gannon joins DirectorsTalk to discuss its partnership with Bango plc. Simon provides us with some background to the partnership, explains what Bango will be adding to appScatter’s offering and what this means for operations and clients. appScatter Group is a scalable B2B SaaS platform that allows paying users ...

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appScatter Group (LON: APPS) Marketing Director, Simon Gannon joins DirectorsTalk to discuss its partnership with Bango plc. Simon provides us with some background to the partnership, explains what Bango will be adding to appScatter’s offering and what this means for operations and clients.

appScatter Group is a scalable B2B SaaS platform that allows paying users to distribute their apps to, and manage their apps on, multiple app stores. Additionally, the centralised platform enables app developers and publishers to manage and track performance of their own and competing apps across all of the app stores on the platform.

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INTERVIEW: What does a partnership with Bango mean for appScatter Group? appScatter Group (LON: APPS) Marketing Director, Simon Gannon joins DirectorsTalk to discuss its partnership with Bango plc. Simon provides us with some APPS
INTERVIEW: The International Property Securities Exchange https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-the-international-property-securities-exchange/412786781 Wed, 03 Jul 2019 06:47:35 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=786781 The International Property Securities Exchange is the topic of conversation when Mike Foster, Analyst at Hardman & Co joins DirectorsTalk. Mike explains how this exchange is different from others, why he considers it a revolution rather than simple evolution, regulatory approval, why this is topical now and the benefits and risks. You can read more ...

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The International Property Securities Exchange is the topic of conversation when Mike Foster, Analyst at Hardman & Co joins DirectorsTalk. Mike explains how this exchange is different from others, why he considers it a revolution rather than simple evolution, regulatory approval, why this is topical now and the benefits and risks.

You can read more about IPSX in this Hardman & Co report: https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/ipsx-the-first-regulated-property-exchange-in-the-world/412785890

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INTERVIEW: The International Property Securities Exchange The International Property Securities Exchange is the topic of conversation when Mike Foster, Analyst at Hardman & Co joins DirectorsTalk. Mike IPSX
INTERVIEW: EQTEC Strengthened team and re-focused on key verticals https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-eqtec-strengthened-team-and-re-focused-on-key-verticals/412786776 Wed, 03 Jul 2019 06:38:32 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=786776 EQTEC plc (LON: EQT) CEO Ian Price joins us to discuss a number of changes at the company. Ian explains the benefit of a recent share placing for £750,000, provides details around it’s cost reduction programme, changes in the leadership team and the progress being made on it’s key 3 verticals. EQTEC’s business model involves ...

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EQTEC plc (LON: EQT) CEO Ian Price joins us to discuss a number of changes at the company. Ian explains the benefit of a recent share placing for £750,000, provides details around it’s cost reduction programme, changes in the leadership team and the progress being made on it’s key 3 verticals.

EQTEC’s business model involves sourcing and providing assistance in developing waste elimination projects to which it will ultimately sell its EQTEC Gasifier Technology (“EGT”) and O&M services. EGT enables project developers to construct waste elimination plants and recover electrical and thermal energy from the waste streams.

EQTEC sources projects that have a local supply of waste in need of elimination and conversion. It builds relationships and brings together the developers, the waste owners, the building contractors and funders. It then supplies the energy recovery technology and provides engineering services to the projects. Furthermore, EQTEC will provide O&M services to the operating projects generating recurring revenues over the life of the projects.

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INTERVIEW: EQTEC Strengthened team and re-focused on key verticals EQTEC plc (LON: EQT) CEO Ian Price joins us to discuss a number of changes at the company. Ian explains the benefit of a recent share placing for EQT
INTERVIEW: Non Standard Finance fundamental outlook remains unchanged https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-non-standard-finance-fundamental-outlook-remains-unchanged/412786645 Tue, 02 Jul 2019 06:42:54 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=786645 Non Standard Finance (LON: NSF) is the topic of conversation when we chat with Mark Thomas, Analyst at Hardman & Co. Mark explains where the group will go after its highly contested bid for Provident Financial lapsed, opportunities from Everyday Loans, Guarantor loans and how will it generate profit growth, in the home collect market.

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Non Standard Finance (LON: NSF) is the topic of conversation when we chat with Mark Thomas, Analyst at Hardman & Co. Mark explains where the group will go after its highly contested bid for Provident Financial lapsed, opportunities from Everyday Loans, Guarantor loans and how will it generate profit growth, in the home collect market.

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INTERVIEW: Non Standard Finance fundamental outlook remains unchanged Non Standard Finance (LON: NSF) is the topic of conversation when we chat with Mark Thomas, Analyst at Hardman & Co. Mark explains where the group NSF
INTERVIEW: Toople plc Year on Year Growth of 250% looks to continue https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-toople-plc-year-on-year-growth-of-250-looks-to-continue/412786502 Mon, 01 Jul 2019 08:10:24 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=786502 Toople plc (LON: TOOP) CEO Andy Hollingworth joins DirectorsTalk to discuss it’s latest trading update. Andy talks us through the numbers, explains why they have established a sales center in Durban, South Africa, the settlement of the David Breith loan and if Andy thinks the growth will continue. Toople Plc, a company incorporated in the ...

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Toople plc (LON: TOOP) CEO Andy Hollingworth joins DirectorsTalk to discuss it’s latest trading update. Andy talks us through the numbers, explains why they have established a sales center in Durban, South Africa, the settlement of the David Breith loan and if Andy thinks the growth will continue.

Toople Plc, a company incorporated in the UK provides a range of telecoms services primarily targeted at the UK SME market. Services offered by the Group include business broadband, fibre, EFM and Ethernet data services, business mobile phones, cloud PBX and SIP Trunking and Traditional Services (calls and lines) all of which are delivered and managed through Merlin, the Group’s proprietary software platform.

The Group is differentiated by its focus on creating small business connectivity solutions, with robust and reliable packages that will enhance our customer’s companies. In addition, our vision is based on trust and transparency, with no hidden fees within our pricing policy providing customers with a clear understanding of cost.

Toople Plc has a strong and highly experienced Board and management team who are focused on growing the business both organically and by identifying earnings enhancing strategic acquisition opportunities.

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INTERVIEW: Toople plc Year on Year Growth of 250% looks to continue Toople plc (LON: TOOP) CEO Andy Hollingworth joins DirectorsTalk to discuss it's latest trading update. Andy talks us through the numbers, explains why TOOP
INTERVIEW: Pressure Technologies plc Solid 2019 Interim Results https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-pressure-technologies-plc-solid-2019-interim-results/412786035 Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:58:24 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=786035 Pressure Technologies plc (LON: PRES) CEO Chris Walters joins DirectorsTalk to discuss interim results for the 26 weeks to 30 March 2019. Chris explains what has driven this good performance, how its strategy review went, the findings, the impact of the Greenlane disposal, how a growing hydrogen sector will benefit he company and what the ...

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Pressure Technologies plc (LON: PRES) CEO Chris Walters joins DirectorsTalk to discuss interim results for the 26 weeks to 30 March 2019. Chris explains what has driven this good performance, how its strategy review went, the findings, the impact of the Greenlane disposal, how a growing hydrogen sector will benefit he company and what the outlook for 2019 and beyond looks like.

Financial Results*

● Group revenue up 59% to £14.5 million (2018: £9.1 million)

● Gross profit up 73% to £5.0 million (2018: £2.9 million)

● Adjusted operating profit** at £1.3 million (2018: loss £(0.1) million)

● Reported profit before tax of £0.1 million (2018: loss £(1.5) million)

● Reported basic earnings per share of 1.6p (2018: loss (5.5)p)

● Adjusted operating cash inflow* of £0.7 million (2018: outflow £2.2 million**)

● Net banking facility debt of £7.9 million (£8.4 million at 31 March 2018; £5.7 million at 29 September 2018)

*All results presented are for continuing operations. Prior period income statements have been restated to exclude discontinued operations

**before M&A costs, amortisation and exceptional charges

***before exceptional cash costs

****including cash flow from discontinued operations

Operational Highlights

● Period of transition for the Group, led by Chief Executive, Chris Walters and his team, including operational management changes and progress made with organisational development and culture.

● Alternative Energy division divestment completed post period end, enabling focus on core specialist engineering activities in target markets.

● First delivery by Chesterfield Special Cylinders of customer orders for innovative projects in the emerging hydrogen energy sector.

● Growth continues in Integrity Management services, especially in-situ deployments, and the outlook for this high-margin area remains strong

● Restructuring and new leadership of the Precision Machined Components division will underpin the strategy for organic growth and drive operational efficiencies, cost savings and improved margins.

● Strategy review undertaken in March, confirming strategic focus areas and objectives that will deliver phased growth and create value over the next five years.

● Investment in new equipment of £0.6 million across the two divisions, with a further £2.7 million planned for this calendar year.

Chris Walters, Chief Executive of Pressure Technologies commented:

“I am pleased with the progress we have made over the past six months in what has proved a very busy period, one that signals a return to profitability for the Group.

The sale of our Alternative Energy division, which completed in June 2019, was a key milestone. We now have a clear strategic focus and are making good progress with the management, operational and cultural changes that will help accelerate organic growth and performance improvements in target markets.

Our results for the first half of the year reflect the delivery of major defence contracts and improving conditions in the oil and gas sector. We are pleased with the growth in our order book and the increasing diversity of our customers and products.

I have confidence in the outlook for the Group as we approach the next phase of our strategy.”

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INTERVIEW: Pressure Technologies plc Solid 2019 Interim Results Pressure Technologies plc (LON: PRES) CEO Chris Walters joins DirectorsTalk to discuss interim results for the 26 weeks to 30 March 2019. Chris explains
INTERVIEW: Anglo Asian Mining Outstanding cash generation https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-anglo-asian-mining-outstanding-cash-generation/412786028 Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:21:27 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=786028 Anglo Asian Mining (LON: AAZ) is the topic of conversation when Paul Mylchreest joins DirectorsTalk. Paul gives us an overview of the company, explains what sets the company apart from average junior mining companies, outlines some key investment criteria, why his financial model only looks as far as 2025 and how we should assess the ...

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Anglo Asian Mining (LON: AAZ) is the topic of conversation when Paul Mylchreest joins DirectorsTalk. Paul gives us an overview of the company, explains what sets the company apart from average junior mining companies, outlines some key investment criteria, why his financial model only looks as far as 2025 and how we should assess the company’s prospects for beyond 2025.

Anglo Asian Mining plc is a gold, copper and silver producer in Central Asia with a broad portfolio of production and exploration assets in Azerbaijan. The Company has a 1,962 square kilometre portfolio, assembled from analysis of historic Soviet geological data and held under a Production Sharing Agreement modelled on the Azeri oil industry.

The Company’s main operating location is the Gedabek contract area which is a 300 square kilometre area in the Lesser Caucasus mountains in western Azerbaijan. The Company developed Azerbaijan’s first modern operating gold/copper/silver mine at Gedabek which commenced gold production in May 2009. Mining at Gedabek was initially from its main open pit, which is an open cast mine with a series of interconnected pits.

The Company also operates the high grade Gadir underground mine, which is co-located at the Gedabek site. In September 2017, production commenced at the Ugur open pit mine, a recently-discovered gold ore deposit at Gedabek. The Company has a second underground mine, Gosha, which is 50 kilometres from Gedabek. Ore mined at Gosha is processed at Anglo Asian’s Gedabek plant.

The Company produced 83,736 gold equivalent ounces (‘GEOs’) for the year ended 31 December 2018. Gedabek is a polymetallic ore deposit that has gold together with significant concentrations of copper in the main open pit mine, and an oxide gold-rich zone at Ugur. The Company therefore employs a series of flexible processing routes to optimise metal recoveries and efficiencies. The Company produces gold doré through agitation and heap leaching operations, copper concentrate from its Sulphidisation, Acidification, Recycling, and Thickening (SART) plant and also a copper and precious metal concentrate from its flotation plant. A second dedicated crusher line has been commissioned and is now in operation for the flotation plant to enable it to operate independently of the agitation leaching plant.

The Company has forecast metal production for FY 2019 of between 82,000 to 86,000 gold equivalent ounces. Of the forecast production for FY 2019, between 28,000 to 30,000 GEOs is in the form of copper and gold flotation concentrate.

Anglo Asian is also actively seeking to exploit its first mover advantage in Azerbaijan to identify additional projects, as well as looking for other properties in order to fulfil its expansion ambitions and become a mid-tier gold and copper metal production company.

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INTERVIEW: Anglo Asian Mining Outstanding cash generation Anglo Asian Mining (LON: AAZ) is the topic of conversation when Paul Mylchreest joins DirectorsTalk. Paul gives us an overview of the company, explains AAZ
INTERVIEW: RM Secured Direct lending ‘Predictable revenue streams generating high yield’ https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-rm-secured-direct-lending-predictable-revenue-streams-generating-high-yield/412785898 Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:10:06 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=785898 RM Secured Direct lending (LON: RM) is the topic of conversation when Mark Thomas, Analyst at Hardman & Co joins DirectorsTalk. Mark explains why he called his report ‘Predictable revenue streams generating high yield’, its strategy, credit management, what RMDL is doing differently from peers and how it is managing the discount.

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RM Secured Direct lending (LON: RM) is the topic of conversation when Mark Thomas, Analyst at Hardman & Co joins DirectorsTalk. Mark explains why he called his report ‘Predictable revenue streams generating high yield’, its strategy, credit management, what RMDL is doing differently from peers and how it is managing the discount.

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INTERVIEW: RM Secured Direct lending ‘Predictable revenue streams generating high yield’ RM Secured Direct lending (LON: RM) is the topic of conversation when Mark Thomas, Analyst at Hardman & Co joins DirectorsTalk. Mark explains why he RM
INTERVIEW: Morses Club ‘reliable, steady state with modest organic volume growth’ https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-morses-club-reliable-steady-state-with-modest-organic-volume-growth/412785746 Fri, 21 Jun 2019 05:54:38 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=785746 Morses Club Plc (LON: MCL) is the topic of conversation when Hardman & Co Finance Analyst Mark Thomas joins DirectorsTalk. Mark explains what he took away from Morses Club recent results, expands on the numbers, what management said about the CTL acquisition and the use of technology. Morses Club is the second largest UK Home ...

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Morses Club Plc (LON: MCL) is the topic of conversation when Hardman & Co Finance Analyst Mark Thomas joins DirectorsTalk. Mark explains what he took away from Morses Club recent results, expands on the numbers, what management said about the CTL acquisition and the use of technology.

Morses Club is the second largest UK Home Collected Credit (HCC) lender with 235,000 customers and 2,050 agents across 95 locations throughout the UK.

The Company offers a range of loan products to its customers through its extensive self-employed agent network. The majority of the Company’s borrowers are repeat customers and the Company enjoys consistently high customer satisfaction with scores of 97% or above1.

The Company is using technology to broaden its offering and provide new products to ensure customers can access credit with the flexibility they require. In April 2016, its cashless lending product, the Morses Club Card, was introduced, enabling its customers to buy online as well as on the high street. Dot Dot Loans, the Company’s first online instalment product, was launched in March 2017.

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INTERVIEW: Morses Club ‘reliable, steady state with modest organic volume growth’ Morses Club Plc (LON: MCL) is the topic of conversation when Hardman & Co Finance Analyst Mark Thomas joins DirectorsTalk. Mark explains what he took MCL
INTERVIEW: Zenith Energy Update on Jafarli Field in Azerbaijan https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-zenith-energy-update-on-jafarli-field-in-azerbaijan/412785595 Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:03:33 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=785595 Zenith Energy (LON: ZEN) CEO Andrea Cattaneo joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the Jafarli Field in Azerbaijan. Andrea updates us on when we can expect drilling to commence, the importance of a ‘top-drive’ and what investors can expect over the remainder of the year. Zenith Energy Ltd. is an international oil and gas production company, listed ...

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Zenith Energy (LON: ZEN) CEO Andrea Cattaneo joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the Jafarli Field in Azerbaijan. Andrea updates us on when we can expect drilling to commence, the importance of a ‘top-drive’ and what investors can expect over the remainder of the year.

Zenith Energy Ltd. is an international oil and gas production company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX.V:ZEE) and London Stock Exchange (LON:ZEN). In addition, the Company’s common share capital was admitted to trading on the Merkur Market of the Oslo Børs (ZENA:ME) on November 8, 2018. The Merkur Market is a multilateral trading facility owned and operated by the Oslo Børs.

The Company was assigned a medium to long-term issuer credit rating of “B+ with Positive Outlook” on October 8, 2018 by Arc Ratings, S.A.

The Company operates the largest onshore oilfield in Azerbaijan following the signing of a 25-year REDPSA, (Rehabilitation, Exploration, Development and Production Sharing Agreement), with SOCAR, State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, in 2016.

The Company’s primary focus is the development of its Azerbaijan operations by leveraging its technical expertise and financial resources to maximise low-cost oil production via a systematic field rehabilitation programme intended to achieve significantly increased revenue. Zenith also operates, or has working interests in, a number of natural gas production concessions in Italy. The Company’s Italian operations produce natural gas, condensate and electricity.

Zenith’s development strategy is to identify and rapidly seize value-accretive hydrocarbon production opportunities in the onshore oil & gas sector. The Company’s Board of Directors and senior management team have the experience and technical expertise to develop the Company successfully.

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INTERVIEW: Zenith Energy Update on Jafarli Field in Azerbaijan Zenith Energy (LON: ZEN) CEO Andrea Cattaneo joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the Jafarli Field in Azerbaijan. Andrea updates us on when we can expect ZEN
INTERVIEW: ECO Animal Health Group plc Another Strong Performance https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-eco-animal-health-group-plc-another-strong-performance/412785592 Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:00:20 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=785592 ECO Animal Health Group plc (LON: EAH) CEO Marc Loomes joins DirectorsTalk to discuss final results for the year ended 31 March 2019. Marc explains what has driven the growth, why expenditure is set to rise, the benefit of transferring it’s Aivlosin API manufacturing process to a new facility in China, the impact of African ...

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ECO Animal Health Group plc (LON: EAH) CEO Marc Loomes joins DirectorsTalk to discuss final results for the year ended 31 March 2019. Marc explains what has driven the growth, why expenditure is set to rise, the benefit of transferring it’s Aivlosin API manufacturing process to a new facility in China, the impact of African Swine Fever and the good growth territories.

ECO Animal Health based in London U.K. is a leader in the development, registration and marketing of pharmaceutical products for global animal health markets. Its products for these growth markets promote well-being in animals and include the novel antimicrobial, Aivlosin®, as well as a range of generic therapeutic products.

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INTERVIEW: ECO Animal Health Group plc Another Strong Performance ECO Animal Health Group plc (LON: EAH) CEO Marc Loomes joins DirectorsTalk to discuss final results for the year ended 31 March 2019. Marc explains what EAH
INTERVIEW: Why is it such an exciting time for Reabold Resources? https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-why-is-it-such-an-exciting-time-for-reabold-resources/412785477 Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:31:47 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=785477 Reabold Resources (LON: RBD) Co-CEO Sachin Oza joins DirectorsTalk to discuss West Newton A-2 Appraisal Well and Mica-1 Romania. Sachin talks us through the good news for A2, explains why its so exciting for Reabold and updates us on the next steps. Sachin also talks us through the operations update at Mica 1 and explains ...

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Reabold Resources (LON: RBD) Co-CEO Sachin Oza joins DirectorsTalk to discuss West Newton A-2 Appraisal Well and Mica-1 Romania. Sachin talks us through the good news for A2, explains why its so exciting for Reabold and updates us on the next steps. Sachin also talks us through the operations update at Mica 1 and explains the forward plan.

Reabold Resources plc is an investing company investing in the exploration and production (“E&P”) sector. The Company’s investing policy is to acquire direct and indirect interests in exploration and producing projects and assets in the natural resources sector, and consideration is currently given to investment opportunities anywhere in the world.

As an investor in upstream oil & gas projects, Reabold aims to create value from each project by investing in undervalued, low-risk, near-term upstream oil & gas projects and by identifying a clear exit plan prior to investment.

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INTERVIEW: Why is it such an exciting time for Reabold Resources? Reabold Resources (LON: RBD) Co-CEO Sachin Oza joins DirectorsTalk to discuss West Newton A-2 Appraisal Well and Mica-1 Romania. Sachin talks us through RBD
INTERVIEW: Union Jack Oil – West Newton could be transformational for the company https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/interview-union-jack-oil-west-newton-could-be-transformational-for-the-company/412785328 Tue, 18 Jun 2019 06:39:34 +0000 https://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/?p=785328 Union Jack Oil (LON:UJO) Executive Chairman, David Bramhill joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the West Newton A-2 appraisal well. David talks us through the highlights, explains what is to come over the next few months and what this means for the company. The West Newton A-2 well was spudded on 26 April 2019 and on 9 ...

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Union Jack Oil (LON:UJO) Executive Chairman, David Bramhill joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the West Newton A-2 appraisal well. David talks us through the highlights, explains what is to come over the next few months and what this means for the company.

The West Newton A-2 well was spudded on 26 April 2019 and on 9 June 2019 reached a total depth (TD) of 2061 metres. 28 metres of core has been successfully extracted from the primary target, the Kirkham Abbey formation and all planned logging operations have been completed.

A net 65 metre hydrocarbon saturated interval has been encountered from within the Kirkham Abbey formation indicating a substantial hydrocarbon accumulation, including a significant liquids component.

Drilling operations have now concluded, and production casing has been run in preparation for testing of this extended interval, for which planning consent has been received. The proposed extended well test will establish flow rates and will help determine the future drilling and development programme at the West Newton project. Testing is expected to commence in Q3 2019.

The initial petrophysical data obtained from the West Newton A-2 well correlates positively with the results from the West Newton A-1 conventional discovery well. Prior to the drilling of the West Newton A-2 well, a Competent Person`s Report compiled by Deloitte, had a Best Estimate Contingent Resource of 189 Bcf of gas equivalent. Volume expectations will initially be updated following further core and log analysis, then again following the extended well test.

The well also encountered hydrocarbon shows within the deeper Cadeby formation, a secondary target. The intersection is consistent with the West Newton A-1 well from which an oil saturated core was recovered. This is highly encouraging, and the formation is planned to be intersected in the future from the West Newton-B well location, where optimal reservoir development is expected, and planning permission is already in place.

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INTERVIEW: Union Jack Oil - West Newton could be transformational for the company Union Jack Oil (LON:UJO) Executive Chairman, David Bramhill joins DirectorsTalk to discuss the West Newton A-2 appraisal well. David talks us through the UJO