FFG, NTI, EHL are currently under market purview with negative YTD returns of 18.75%, 72.57% and 10.20%, respectively (As on 31 May 2019).
Comparative Performance Chart (Source: ASX)
Fatfish Blockchain Limited
A global venture investment and development firm, Fatfish Blockchain Limited (ASX: FFG) focusses on upcoming global technology trends and is currently invested in the highly viable sectors of Blockchain and Consumer Internet.
The company recently raised $1.1 million; option holders exercised 101,189,332 unlisted options at $0.011 per option. Gan Nyap Liou became a substantial holder of FFG on 31st May 2019. Number of securities held are 117,458,557 with a voting power of 16.27%.
FFG recently updated on a noteworthy change in the operating environment of Minerium Technology Ltd, which is its 51% owned blockchain mining investee company. The recent uptick in of bitcoin prices had a favorable effect to Minerium’s operating environment, as it functions computing facilities for blockchain and crypto mining.
The company’s Malaysian subsidiary, FVSB (Fatfish Ventures Sdn Bhd) had acquired interest in Peterlabs Holdings Berhad. The company notified that FVSB had disposed of its holdings in Peterlabs through on-market transactions, undergoing a loss of almost A$0.24 million.
As on 3rd June 2019, FFG is trading at A$0.013 (As at 4:00 PM AEST).
Neurotech International Limited
A medical device and solutions company, Neurotech International Limited (ASX: NTI) is based in Australia and operates via AAT Research Limited (fully owned subsidiary, based in Malta). Aiming at improving the affected lives of people with neurological conditions, the company utilises its flagship device- Mente, the first ever home therapy clinically proven to aid autistic children.
The company has launched a new website, www.mentetech.com to help with the subscription model for clinics to prescribe to this device. The company is presently discussing new contracts with existing regional distribution partners based on the subscription model in UK, given the PR issues surrounding the company’s founder (owing to which full media release was put on hold). The iOS app was also made available for the device.
The company’s cash flow highlights for the period ending 31st March 2019 are listed below:
- Net cash used in operating activities amounted to A$432k.
- Net cash from financing activities was A$793k.
- Cash and its equivalents at the end of the quarter was A$805k.
- Estimated cash outflows for next quarter stood at A$375k (majorly due to staff costs, administration/corporate costs and product manufacturing and operating costs).
As on 3rd June 2019, NTI is trading at A$0.013, up 8.33%(As at 4:00 PM AEST).
Emeco Holdings Limited
Founded in 1972, Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX: EHL) operates in prime mining regions of Australia. It is the owner of component and machine rebuild company, Force Equipment. Besides this, it also owns Matilda Equipment, earthmoving equipment rental company. The company’s customers are mining companies and contractors across iron ore, bauxite, coal, gold and copper.
The company recently released its half yearly report for FY19. It recorded 1H19 operating EBITDA of $102.8 million, up by 53% on pcp. The operating NPAT of EHL was recorded at $31.7 million (+159.8% on pcp).
In its investor’s presentation, released in April, the company notified that it had significantly improved EBITDA. The earnings were stable, and the company received high ROA via applying its strategy of running mid-life assets and optimising componentry.
EHL’s historical performance (Source: Company’s website)
The company aims at a healthy balance sheet and focusses on deleveraging through to FY21. Its gross utilisation was approximately 90%.
As on 3rd June 2019, EHL is trading at A$1.745, down 3.2% (As at 4:00 PM AEST).
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