Idox

It’s a Bleak Mid-Winter

It’s a bleak mid-winter, everybody is hunkering down against the icy winds, Royal Mail have given up delivering post even in the London suburbs, and retailers are suffering. Well no, actually it’s the second day of Spring but the first was the coldest one on record. But the stock market is drifting down and the news from many companies is dire. Let’s review some of those to start with. Note: I hold or have held some of the companies mentioned. Safestyle (SFE) sell ...

Persimmon Directors, IDOX Profit Warning and Transplants

This morning house building company Persimmon announced that Chairman Nicholas Wrigley and Non-Exec Director Jonathan Davie were departing. The company says that both of them recognise that the 2012 LTIP “could have included a cap” and “in recognition of this omission” they have tendered their resignations. Holders of Persimmon shares like me, or indeed anyone who has followed the debate on excessive executive pay, will be aware of the outrageous pay that has resulted at this and other companies because of the ...

Abcam AGM, Cambridge Cognition, Ultra Electronics, Wey Education and IDOX

Yesterday I attended the Annual General Meeting of Abcam (ABC) in Cambridge as I often do as I have held the stock since 2006. Share price then (adjusted for consolidation) was about 50p and it’s now about 950p so I, like most investors in the company, am happy. Alex Lawson has done a full write-up of the meeting for ShareSoc, which is available to our full members here, so I will only cover a few points herein. One shareholder expressed concern about ...

Share issues – And An Interesting Rule

Spring is in the air, and companies are clearly in a mood to raise cash. A lot of these have been share placings but the reasons given have been varied. Placings rather than rights issues are always prejudicial to private shareholders as they are generally unable to participate, unless an "open offer" is included. The share placing at IDOX (IDOX) was covered in the January issue of the ShareSoc Informer Newsletter and there is now a report on the AGM of that ...

IDOX and Prejudicial Placings

One of the things that private investors hate is placings made by companies to raise money in which they cannot participate. In other words, the issuance of shares that dilutes your interest in the company when it is not a rights issue and there is no "open offer" alongside. Sometimes those placings are done at a price which is a considerable discount to the open market share price, thus enabling institutional investors to pick up shares at a big discount to ...

ShareSoc Company Seminar Announcement

The initial line-up for our next seminar at which public companies will be presenting on the 15th July is now available and registrations are now open. This event is in the City of London (in the usual FinnCap offices venue), with registration starting at 4.00 pm. Four companies will be presenting this month and answering your questions, which are: - IDOX (IDOX): Public sector software solutions, and for highly regulated asset intensive industries. - ABZENA (ABZA): Services and technologies to support the development of better biopharmaceuticals. Plus two other companies ...

Affected by the Oil/Gas Price slump? Weir, Petrofac and IDOX

I don't think any investor will be unaware that the price of oil has fallen off a cliff in the last few weeks. It was good to hear at the IDOX AGM this morning (26/2/2015) that the impact on their business was relatively minor - they supply engineering management information software plus public sector software and the former does have about 11% of sales in the oil/gas sector. The share price barely moved after a positive announcement in the morning that ...