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|13Feb17 07:00||RNS||Conditional Fundraising to Raise £5.62 Million|
|20Dec16 07:00||RNS||December 2016 Quarterly Operational Report|
|09Nov16 07:00||RNS||Tulu Kapi Update Following Financiers' Site Visit|
|25Oct16 07:00||RNS||Update on Discussions with Government of Ethiopia|
|20Oct16 10:48||RNS||Quarterly Update Webinar|
|18Oct16 07:00||RNS||Third Quarter Update|
|10Oct16 10:20||RNS||Update on Ethiopia|
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13 Feb 17
"Like magic, Donald Trump has pulled the next rabbit out of his hat, promising a 'phenomenal' corporate tax announcement in the next 'two or three' weeks. Its likely to come with his February State of the Union Address to Congress on 28th February, but investors are not seen having the patience to wait for the formal pronouncement. A steadier, but still rather shell-shocked, Euro permitted oversold French bonds to rally, having been preceded on Friday by news from China that its January exports rose 7.9% on last year accompanied a 16.7% leap in imports, which altogether was enough to power all three principal US indices to new record highs having already been boosted by a flow of strong corporate earnings releases. European politics, of course, remains the obvious 'fly-in-the-ointment', with most pundits now seemingly resigned to France's National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, succeeding to May's Presidential run-off. This, however, along with the undoubted complications faced in driving the President Trump's reflationary proposals through Congress, appears to have been temporarily pushed to the back of investor's minds, with early morning trading in Asia firmer right across the board, having had nerves calmed by President Trump informing Xi Jinping that the US would respect his 'One China' policy while also welcoming Japan's Abe to the White House. This leaves Europe simply to follow suit this morning, with all markets expected to open firmer once again. Macro releases due to today are few in number, with nothing coming from the UK, while Germany produces just its Monthly Buba report and the US details the outcome of its 3 and 6-month Bill Auctions. No significant UK corporate earnings or trading updates are due either, although some second-liners like Fidessa Group (FDSA.L), Lok'n Store Group (LOK.L), Plastics Capital (PLA.L) and Surface Transforms (SCE.L) are scheduled, which leaves London to just follow the international lead with the FTSE-100 seen rising between 10 and 15 points in early morning trade." - Barry Gibb, Research Analyst
Securing Lanstead: Tulu Kapi financing underway
13 Feb 17
This morning, KEFI announced it is to raise £5.62m (gross) via the issue of 1.7bn shares at a price of 0.33p, including £4.62m from Lanstead. The majority of the funds raised will be expended on the development of Tulu Kapi over the next 12 months, with the next largest segment being directed towards exploration and the balance to corporate costs. Directors and contractors have supported the fund-raising by subscribing for c £0.4m. Afterwards, a 17:1 consolidation of the shares has been proposed (to be voted on, among other things, at a General Meeting of the company’s shareholders on 1 March).
SP Angel – Morning View
13 Feb 17
Firestone Diamonds (FDI LN) – First sale of Liqhobong diamonds realises $8.14m | Georgian Mining* (GEO LN) – Drilling shows long 114m intersection grading 1.70% copper from 18m depth at Kvemo Bolnisi | Kefi Minerals* (KEFI LN) – £5.62m financing and operational update for Tulu Kapi
Financing 2017, construction 2018
18 Jan 17
During 2016 KEFI was engaged in Tulu Kapi financing, but the process was interrupted in 4Q16 by a state of emergency in Ethiopia. The prime minister has since made progressive changes including new, more representative, federal and regional cabinets and the situation is much improved. The emergency is due to end in April, which should mean financing is secured during 2H17 (KEFI is pushing for mid-year). The preferred financing structure will involve Ethiopian government funding, project debt tailored to the Tulu Kapi contracting arrangements, and a $20-30m KEFI equity component. Our valuation and target price is based on this structure and includes the effect of dilution, although we note that almost any financing structure should equate to share price upside from current levels. Financial close will be a major milestone and catalyst for the stock. We recommend BUYing the shares with a 0.95p TP.
High quality construction-ready gold project
21 Dec 16
Yesterday KEFI published an operational update with a useful summary of its overall situation; project economics at a range of gold prices, the improving Ethiopian political situation, encouraging Saudi developments and corporate matters. It also reported it has “received formal confirmation its [£2.5m] refund is due for payment” from the Ethiopian tax authorities, this will be useful working capital.
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
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Small Cap Breakfast
24 Feb 17
GBGI—Schedule One update from integrated provider of international benefits insurance. Raising £32m at 150p. Admission expected tomorrow. Anglo African Oil & Gas— Admission expected early March. Acquiring stake in producing near offshore field in the Republic of the Congo. Guinness Oil & Gas Exploration—Publication of prospectus. Seeking to raise £50m and invest in 15 exploration companies at launch, with plans to grow the portfolio to 30 positions during its lifetime. Issue closing 23 Feb.
Sound Energy is an AIM-listed upstream gas company
27 Feb 17
Sound Energy is an AIM-listed upstream gas company with a balanced exploration and appraisal portfolio focussed on three strategic assets in onshore Morocco and Italy. The share price has trebled in the past year, following drilling success in the Tendrara licence of eastern Morocco. The work program of the next 12-18 months has the potential to de-risk additional gas resources in Morocco and Italy, providing short-term catalysts for further upside in the share price. However, any disappointing drilling results might leave the stock rather exposed given recent momentum and lack of certified reserves, although we recognise that the optionality in the portfolio would remain substantial.
Opuama production restarts
21 Feb 17
Eland has confirmed the successful restart of exports from OML 40 through the new shipping alternative that it has implemented. Sales from the export terminal are expected imminently, re-establishing cash generation for Eland. Cash at YE16 was US$11.1m which has since reduced to US$5.9m, mainly reflecting initial operating expenses for the shipping alternative. While it is early days, Eland has demonstrated its ability to restart exports and production from OML 40 following the shut-down of the Forcados terminal a year ago. Production to date is averaging around 7kbd and we expect that to ramp up as Opuama operational performance improves. At US$55/bbl Brent, we estimate Eland is generating a net cash margin of around US$25/bbl. We reiterate our Buy recommendation and 95p per share Target Price.