I’ve been following the LSE board and I’d like to confirm that I’m as disappointed by the share price fall in Seeing Machines as any other long term holder. I’ve not sold out and would have expected the share price to be much higher by now.
Still, the good news is that I still believe SEE is the world’s best DMS supplier and will be snapped up very soon. Let me explain 5 reasons why:
1) The actions of the company. It doesn’t appear to have made any reasonable effort to mitigate the share price fall. Why would any management allow such a fall when it would have been easy to release positive news on contracts/prospects for the coming year?
2) Canaccord Genuity hasn’t released a broker note since January and then kept on reiterating 21p as its target price. However, in July it removed these reiterations. I wonder “Why?”. By any logic a detailed note is overdue (and I hope it won’t be released to merely rubber stamp a low-ball takeover price). Anything below 30p would be criminal in my personal view.
3) Silence from management. I’ve previously found that when the company goes silent on me it is for a good reason. It could be a fundraise but I think the recent bonus to the founders/staff is more likely a golden pat on the back before it is sold. Moreover, if a fundraise was being planned I’d have expected a raft of positive news.
4) I can think of at least 2 Tier 1s that absolutely need Seeing Machines Fovio technology for their businesses. Sources have also previously stated that chip companies will bid for SEE on any move.
5) There have been rumours of share price manipulation by market makers to force the price down. I don’t know the truth of this but AIM is the Wild West of investing, so I’d expect that there is no smoke without fire. Of course selling by Miton won’t have helped. Still, there must have been buying by others so I’d urge Seeing Machines to update its list of top 10 investors on its website.
Would Seeing Machines care to comment on this “press speculation”? If not, I think that might be a deafening silence under the present circumstances.
The writer holds Seeing Machines stock.