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Viggle, Inc. (VGGL)
Today we are highlighting Viggle, Inc. (VGGL), as “One to Watch” this week here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Viggle, Inc. was founded by media entrepreneur Mr. Robert F.X. Sillerman. He created the Company in June of 2010 to develop businesses, products, and services that encourage consumers to engage with different types of entertainment content such as TV, movies, games, and music. The Company was formerly known as Function(x), Inc. They changed their name to Viggle, Inc. in May 2012. Viggle has their corporate headquarters in New York, New York. The Company’s shares trade on the OTCQB.
The Company delivers their loyalty program to consumers in the form of a free application that works on different device types. These include mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. Viggle℠ is a loyalty program for television that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they’re watching. Their users receive points for checking into and interacting with their favorite TV shows. They subsequently redeem the points for real items, such as movie tickets, music, and gift cards. They can also convert them into charitable donations.
Viggle, which is available for Android and Apple devices, automatically identifies the television shows their users are watching and awards them points when they check-in. In addition, Viggle users can garner points by interacting with what’s on the air. Viggle LIVE, is a program of trivia, voting and polls that is in synchronization with what the viewer is watching on their television.
Viggle’s MyGuy is a real-time fantasy sports game. It recognizes the teams playing when the viewer checks into a game with Viggle. Fans can select which players they want to put in the game and they can switch their players in real time. The better their "guys" score, the more points the Viggle user gets. When the player fumbles, the user’s points totals falls as well. MyGuy is a proof of concept of the HTML5 application platform, which Viggle is offering networks, producers and brand partners.
The Viggle application has been updated to include new Facebook Connect social features and a drag-and-drop programming guide that lets users easily create their own custom channel guide. Over one million users have registered for the Viggle application, since its launch seven months ago.
Recently, Viggle announced that DIRECTV customers will get movie tickets, music, gift cards and an array of other exclusive rewards, for watching TV, under a marketing agreement with DIRECTV. With this agreement, DIRECTV customers will receive unique benefits when they check into their favorite TV shows using Viggle. The two companies will be working with network and premium channel programmers to provide enhanced TV experiences and to reward DIRECTV customers with bonus points when they check into their favorite shows with Viggle.
We're tracking Viggle, Inc. (VGGL) on our radar screens as "One to Watch" this week, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Viggle, Inc. (VGGL), closed Monday’s trading session at $1.00, down 3.85%, on 12,276 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 8,202 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.65/$19.30.
Lingo Media Corp. (LM.V)
Whitehotstocks, SmallCapVoice, and PinnacleDigest reported earlier on Lingo Media Corp. (LM.V), and today we choose to report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Lingo Media Corp. is an ESL industry acquisition company that lists on the TSX Venture Exchange and on the OTCQB under the symbol LMDCF. The Company focuses on English language learning (ELL) on an international scale by way of their four distinct business units: ELL Technologies; Parlo; Speak2Me; and Lingo Learning. Lingo Media has formed successful relationships with key government and industry organizations. The Company has established a strong presence in China's education market of over 300 million students. Lingo Media is based in Toronto, Ontario.
Lingo Media is a leader in developing and marketing English language learning products and services. These are to support learners of English throughout different life stages — from classroom to boardroom. The Company is a leader in teaching English as a second language online, digitally, as well as in print.
The Company’s ELL Technologies is an internationally-established ELL multi-media and online training company marketed under the Q Group brand (www.elltechnologies.com). Parlo is a fee-based online ELL training and assessment service (www.parlo.com). Speak2Me is a free-to-consumer advertising-based online ELL service in China (www.speak2me.cn). Lingo Learning is a print-based publisher of ELL programs in China.
At the end of August, Lingo Media announced their financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Revenue for the second quarter totaled $737,163 compared to $455,740 for the same period in 2011, an increase of 62 percent. The increase in revenues in the second quarter of the current year is mainly due to higher revenues from online training contracts in comparison to the second quarter of the previous year. Total comprehensive loss totaled $84,676 or $0.004 per share based on 20.5 million shares outstanding compared to a total comprehensive loss of $1,165,770 or $0.06 per share based on 20.5 million shares outstanding.
This month, Lingo Media announced that they negotiated a one year extension to the term of the $890,000 loan financing originally completed on September 8, 2010 and extended for a further one year term on September 8, 2011. The new maturity date of the Loan is September 8, 2013 and continues to bear interest at a rate of 9 percent per annum, payable monthly in arrears and is secured by a charge over all of the Company's assets and properties. Lingo Media may elect to prepay the Loan in whole or in part at any time at their sole discretion without penalty.
Lingo Media Corp. (LM.V), closed Monday’s trading session at $0.25, up 6.38%, on 12,785 volume. The stock's 52-week low/high is $0.16/$0.52.
OncoVista Innovative Therapies, Inc. (OVIT)
SmallCapVoice reported previously on OncoVista Innovative Therapies, Inc.(OVIT), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
OncoVista Innovative Therapies, Inc. is a theragnostic (the fusion of therapeutic and diagnostic medicine for individual patients) company that lists on the OTC Bulletin Board. A biopharmaceutical company, they engage in the development and commercialization of targeted cancer therapies which are more efficacious and less toxic. The Company uses specific biomarkers to detect metastatic tumors, and to develop personalized, efficacious cancer treatments. A theragnostic profile is a composite of various biomarker tests that characterize an individual patient’s specific therapeutic needs and her/his drug treatment outcome. Founded in 2004, OncoVista has their headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.
The Company identifies specific biomarkers in the bloodstream carried by Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC’s) to detect metastatic tumors. This technology allows an oncologist the unique ability to develop personalized, efficacious cancer treatments, therefore evaluating cancer therapeutic efficacy that can significantly improve a patient’s chance of survival. Additionally, OncoVista produces innovative drug discovery, registration strategies and emerging technologies. This allows them to bring to market less toxic and highly effective anti-cancer drugs. The Company uses CTC analytical technology to acquire and develop personalized drug therapeutics that target cancer patients expressing particular biomarkers.
Biomarker targeted drugs (companion diagnostics) are the core business of OncoVista. The Company can follow the molecular signature of the metastatic tumor. OncoVista can also quantitate the over-expression of the biomarker in the patients. These indications allow fast and efficient development of highly efficacious and safe new targeted drugs.
This past July, OncoVista Innovative Therapies announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for the Company's investigational new drug (IND) application for their L-nucleoside conjugate (OVI-117) drug candidate. OVI-117 is a derivative of FdUMP/5-FU. It is a Thymidylate Synthase (TS) inhibitor with enhanced pharmacological properties resulting in the retention of efficacy and the reduction of toxicity. It has particular promise for colon, breast, gastric and prostate tumors.
OncoVista Innovative Therapies, Inc. (OVIT), closed Monday’s trading session at $0.25, up 8.70%, on 39,333 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 12,241 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.06/$0.699.
Alvarion Ltd. (ALVR)
PennyTrader Publisher reported recently on Alvarion Ltd. (ALVR), Bull Warrior Stocks, PennyInvest, HotOTC, MadPennyStocks, StockRich, StockEgg, BullRally, PennyStockVille, CoolPennyStocks, Stock Fortune Teller did earlier, and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Listed on the NASDAQ Global Select market, Alvarion Ltd. provides optimized wireless broadband solutions. These solutions address the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecommunications operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. The Company bases their innovative solutions on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed spectrums. Alvarion has their headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Alvarion has a multi-dimensional portfolio: multiple frequencies, networks, applications, topologies, and environments. Alvarion has RAN expertise - from standards development to specialized applications. Moreover, the Company has years of field experience in relevant technologies including Wi-Fi and 4G. Alvarion has extensive deployments with more than three million wireless broadband links deployed around the world.
Alvarion’s CPE device portfolio enables an easy, fast roll out of new and reliable devices, an assortment of services and true mobility for any 4G wireless network. The Company’s product portfolio includes 4Motion®. This is a complete end-to-end Mobile WiMAX offering. 4Motion® provides operators with open network solutions for promoting long-term business competitiveness in the high demanding market of wireless broadband services.
Furthermore, Alvarion has their Star Management Suite. The Star management suite is a complete, field-proven, carrier-class set of tools based on the Company’s premier WiMAX technologies that helps service providers cost-effectively manage WiMAX deployments, roll out new services and maintain high service levels. Alvarion’s product portfolio also includes BreezeACCESS®, BreezeCELL™, BreezeCOMPACT, BreezeMAX®, BreezeMAX® Extreme, BreezeNET®, and BreezeULTRA. In addition, their portfolio includes WALKair®, WavioNet, WBS, WBSn, and WCT.
Earlier this month, Alvarion announced that the City of Cleburne, Texas, installed a private wireless network for public safety connectivity reducing the costs associated with the use of wireless broadband cards and delivering better performance. The network uses Alvarion’s BreezeMAX® Extreme base stations in the secure 4.9 GHz band connected to BreezeMAX Vehicular Subscriber Units installed in the City’s police vehicles. This allows officers to seamlessly and securely perform their duties in the field.
Alvarion Ltd. (ALVR), closed Monday’s trading session at $0.455, up 10.72%, on 900,157 volume with 21 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 153,526 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.31/$1.34.
Centaurus Diamond Technologies, Inc. (CTDT)
Real Pennies, Penny Stock Heroes, Preferred Penny Stocks, and Select Penny Stock reported earlier on Centaurus Diamond Technologies, Inc. (CTDT), and today we report on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Centaurus Diamond Technologies, Inc. established to commercialize completely their proprietary, cost-efficient and high-volume diamond production method to provide industrial quality diamonds. The Company's patented technology enables the production of "cultured" diamonds that are chemically, atomically, and structurally identical to natural diamonds. This alternative is diamonds indistinguishable from their natural counterparts. The Company has their headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Centaurus' mission is to set the benchmark for "cultured" diamonds. They will compete in the global diamond industry, offering diamonds to a larger market due to affordability that will enable the end-consumer to purchase a true "gem" diamond at a price significantly discounted from that of natural diamonds.
Approximately 99 percent of the U.S. industrial diamond market now uses synthetic industrial diamond because its quality can be controlled. In addition, its properties can be customized to fit specific requirements. Synthetic diamonds are ideally suited to industrial needs. Their key advantage over natural diamonds is that manufacturers can control the properties of hardness, thermal conductivity and electron mobility.
The Company believes their patented technology, once fully developed and refined into a commercial process, has the potential capability of volume production of industrial diamonds at a level substantially faster than other current technologies. Their main challenge is to develop the process to a prototype level and then to a full commercial stage. Until that time, Centaurus expects to produce only very limited quantities of industrial type diamonds in beta test and trial operations. They do not expect that initial test production output during this early phase will be marketable as industrial diamond products or, if marketable, that the quantities produced will be material to their financial condition.
Their intention is to lease the equipment and space necessary for them to conduct the next stage of research and development into their technologies. Provided their research and development activities are successful, the Company will subsequently look to develop the equipment, protocols and systems for ongoing batch production of industrial cultured diamonds on a volume basis.
If Centaurus is successful in commercial production of industrial diamonds, they expect to market the output via existing broker and agent networks that specialize in specific applications such as low-end abrasives or high-end specialty knives and cutting devices.
Centaurus Diamond Technologies, Inc. (CTDT), closed Monday’s trading session at $0.0255, down 1.92%, on 203,271 volume with 2 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 13,936 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0152/$1.90.
Two Rivers Water Co. (TURV)
IRGnews Alert reported earlier on Two Rivers Water Co. (TURV), Stock Guru did previously, and today we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Two Rivers Water Co. acquires and develops water and high yield irrigated farming assets in Colorado and the Western United States. The Company profitably manages the relationship between farming and urban water use by actively farming irrigated farmland that produces exchange traded grains. Presently, Two Rivers Water grows a diverse variety of crops, ranging from fodder crops such as alfalfa and corn to vegetables for human consumption, on high-yield irrigated farmland in Huerfano and Pueblo Counties. Two Rivers current development focus is located in the Huerfano River Basin in Huerfano and Pueblo Counties in Southern Colorado. The Company lists on the OTCQB. Two Rivers Water has their headquarters in Denver, Colorado.
The aforementioned irrigated farmland becomes the "water bank" for future municipal water use. In Colorado 85 percent of the water rights are owned for irrigation use; 85 percent of the population lives in urban areas. Currently, Two Rivers Water is rebuilding a large reservoir and irrigation system that they own. It is advantageously located just east of the foothills at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado.
Once rehabilitated, the Cucharas, Bradford and Orlando Reservoirs can become permanent lakes and the engines of growth in Huerfano County. The Company expects to invest as much as $100,000,000 and create 1,000 new jobs in Huerfano County over the next ten years by rehabilitating and establishing infrastructure for water services around the reservoirs. The reservoirs will provide recreational, fishing, business and residential opportunities.
Two Rivers has a unique and exclusive opportunity to reintroduce water back onto 20,000 acres of previously irrigated farmland and resume the production of exchanged traded grains and high yield vegetable crops along the Broadacre and HCIC ditches in Pueblo County, Colorado.
Last week, the Company announced that they entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Town of Monument, Colorado, to jointly explore development of a Permanent Water Supply Plan.
Two Rivers President, Mr. Gary Barber, said, “We are very pleased to embark on a collaborative relationship with the Town to identify viable renewable water supply strategies. We are committed to an integrated rotating farm fallowing model as the method for developing reliable municipal sources of supply.”
Two Rivers Water Co. (TURV), closed Monday trading session at $1.55, down 2.52%, on 4,025 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 60 days is 9,044 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.99/$2.80.
Nutrastar International, Inc. (NUIN)
FeedBlitz and SmallCapVoice reported earlier on Nutrastar International, Inc. (NUIN), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Nutrastar International, Inc. is a leading producer and supplier of premium branded consumer products. These include commercially cultivated Cordyceps Militaris, functional health beverages, as well as specialty and organic foods. The Company has their headquarters in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang Province, China. Nutrastar has 332 employees, including 21 in R&D, and 149 in sales and marketing. The Company lists on the OTC Bulletin Board.
Nutrastar International products sell throughout China through a sales and distribution network that covers more than 10 provinces. The Company is a leading producer and supplier of premium Cordyceps Militaris-based consumer products. These include small packages of Cordyceps, premium beverages containing Cordyceps, and organic and specialty food products. Cordyceps Militaris is one of the most highly regarded herbal nutrients in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Nutrastar International has developed and patented a cultivation process for Cordyceps, making it the only company that can produce the natural herb on a mass commercial scale. Nutrastar is the largest producer of this ingredient. Cordyceps is a premium TCM consumer product derived from a fungus usually found in high altitude mountainous regions.
The Company’s corporate mission is to focus on bringing innovative consumer products containing their patent-protected Cordyceps product to the market and to continuously provide their customers with the most highly effective synthetic version of Cordyceps available globally. Their long-term goal is to become the leading producer and supplier of premium Cordyceps consumer products in the marketplace.
Recently, Nutrastar announced their financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2012. For the three months ended June 30, 2012, net revenue was $10.04 million, an increase of 30.6 percent from $7.68 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Gross profit increased 27.2 percent to $7.56 million, up from $5.95 million in the comparable 2011 quarter, representing a gross margin of 75.4 percent. Net income was $4.90 million, up 25.6 percent from $3.90 million in Q2 2011. Basic and diluted EPS were $0.31 and $0.30, respectively.
For the six months ended June 30, 2012, net revenue was $16.90 million, an increase of 25.3 percent from $13.48 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011. Gross profit increased 21.9 percent to $12.65 million, up from $10.37 million in the comparable 2011 six month period, representing a gross margin of 74.8 percent. Net income was $7.85 million, up 13.6 percent from $6.91 million in the first six months of 2011. Basic and diluted EPS were $0.50 and $0.48, respectively.
Nutrastar International, Inc. (NUIN), closed Monday’s trading session at $1.20, up 14.29%, on 39,749 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 8,242 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.02/$2.45.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. (CRME)
SmarTrend Newsletters, All about trends, AllPennyStocks, StreetInsider and FeedBlitz reported earlier on Cardiome Pharma Corp. (CRME), and today we choose to highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company that lists on the NASDAQ Global Market (CRME) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (COM). The Company’s dedication is to the discovery, development and commercialization of new therapies that will improve the health of patients worldwide. Cardiome Pharma has one marketed product, Brinavess™ (vernakalant IV). It has approval in Europe and other territories for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation (AF) to sinus rhythm in adults.
Cardiome Pharma looks for partnerships that will strengthen and complement their existing expertise. Their lead product candidate, vernakalant, is undergoing development worldwide in collaboration with Merck. Cardiome retains co-promotion rights for vernakalant oral in the U.S. market. Vernakalant IV received approval in September 2010.
Brinavess™ has been commercially launched by Merck in several countries. Further product launches are planned for the remaining countries for which marketing approval has been obtained. In the Asia-Pacific region, Merck initiated a Phase 3 trial; the expectation is that this trial will support regulatory applications in additional territories for which marketing approval has not yet been attained. Brinavess™ acts preferentially in the atria and is the first product in a new class of pharmacologic agents for cardioversion of AF to launch in the European Union (EU).
Earlier this month, Cardiome Pharma noted that the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) issued updated treatment guidelines for the treatment of adult patients with recent on-set atrial fibrillation. The focused update now includes the intravenous (IV) formulation of Brinavess™ (vernakalant), among other treatments, when pharmacologic cardioversion is preferred, as first line therapy for the cardioversion of atrial fibrillation to normal sinus rhythm in patients with no or moderate structural heart disease. The new guidelines were presented as part of the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich on August 28, 2012. They were published in the European Heart Journal (Camm et al., (2012), European Heart Journal August 24, 2012).
Last week, Cardiome Pharma announced the appointment of Ms. Jennifer Archibald as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ms. Archibald has over 15 years of financial management experience in public and private companies. She has served as Cardiome's Director of Finance for the past six years.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. (CRME), closed Monday’s trading session at $0.3935, up 1.65%, on 2,311,202 volume with 53 trades. The average volume for the last 60 days is 358,825 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.29/$3.79.
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO). Today, International Stem Cell Corp. closed trading at $0.27, up 3.85%, on 103,836 volume with 25 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 84,655, and its 52-week low/high is $0.21/$0.91.
International Stem Cell Corp. was reported today as being one of a select set of influential companies to have senior management make business presentations at the upcoming (Oct 2-3) Fall 2012 Smallcap and Microcap Investor Conference, hosted by top public small/microcap investment research and corporate access firm, SeeThruEquity. This conference allows access to an elite group of institutional and retail investors, equity analysts and industry professionals, complete with a granular backdrop, where 1-on-1 investor/presenter meetings afford unparalleled connectivity for companies like International Stem Cell to qualified, highly sought after investment opportunities.
International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO) specializes in the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products. The company was first to perfect the natural phenomenon of parthenogenesis, which utilizes unfertilized human eggs to create hpSCs. These stem cells, created in a particular form called HLA homozygous, can be immune-matched to millions of people regardless of sex or racial background, with minimal expectation of immune rejection after transplantation.
hpSCs are as pluripotent as embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and have significant therapeutic potential but their creation does not involve the destruction of a viable human embryo – thus sidestepping the controversy and ethical dilemmas associated with the use of human embryonic stem cells. Different from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSs), hpSCs do not involve manipulation of gene expression back to a less differentiated stage – a practice that may become a safety or regulatory obstacle in clinical applications.
A relatively small number of hpSC lines can offer the potential of producing the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell, which ISCO intends to create as a means of serving populations across the globe. The company's scientists are currently focused on using hpSC to treat severe diseases of the eye, nervous system, and liver, for which cell therapy has been clinically proven but is limited due to the unavailability of safe human cells.
In addition to its therapeutic focus, ISCO also provides two revenue streams. Firstly through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology, specialized cells and growth media for biological research around the world, and secondly its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care, the company manufactures and sells anti-aging skincare products utilizing an extract from the hpSC and by leveraging the latest discoveries in the fields of stem cell biology, nanotechnology, and skin cream formulation technology. Disclaimer
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International Stem Cell Corp. News:
International Stem Cell Corp. Among SeeThruEquity Company Lineup for Fall 2012 Smallcap and Microcap Investor Conference
International Stem Cell Corp Subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care Announces Entry Into Chinese Market
International Stem Cell Corp to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV). Today, GlobalWise Investments, Inc. closed trading at $0.70, up 4.48%, on 110 volume with 1 trade. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 6,083, and its 52-week low/high is $0.60/$1.87.
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV), via wholly-owned subsidiary Intellinetics, Inc., is a leading-edge technology company focused on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions for the digital age. The ECM industry continues to grow rapidly as a result of unrestricted proliferation of digital content within today's business environment. Leveraging its proprietary cloud-based computing software, GlobalWise is poised to capture a significant market share of this burgeoning industry.
GlobalWise's ECM service is delivered to customers via five unique delivery models which cover the spectrum of business needs: Cloud/Saas (Software as a Service), Hardware Vendor Integrated Service, Software Vendor Integrated Service, Premise (Client-Server), Hybrid (Premise & Cloud/Saas).This diversity gives advanced security & privacy features with an on-demand structure needed for large Tier 3 and Tier 4 businesses that are currently underserved by the market.
The Intellinetics platform defines a new industry benchmark and game-changing approach by combining advanced virtualization & automated content management with an open and service-oriented architecture using web services. The company provides strategies, tactics, and technologies used to manage paper and digital assets from capture to long-term archive, without the need for manual processes conducted by a full time employee.
GlobalWise's management boasts a combined total of over 60 years in ECM leadership and industry experience. The ECM industry is expected to exceed $5.1 billion by 2013 with Gartner predicting a compound annual growth rate of 9.5%. IBM Market Insights predicts adoption of cloud computing to grow by 26% CAGR between 2010 through 2013. Leveraging management and key department heads, Intellinetics has a strong foundation from which to capture significant market share within the lucrative $149 billion Business Software & Services industry. Disclaimer
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GlobalWise Investments News:
MissionIR Features GlobalWise in Exclusive Interview Featuring CEO William Santiago
GlobalWise Channel Partner Sycle.net Delivers 148 New Installations in the First 30 Days of Launch
GlobalWise Channel Partner Training Programs Provide Growth Accelerator
Teletouch Communications, Inc. (TLLE)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Teletouch Communications, Inc. (TLLE). Today, Teletouch Communications, Inc. closed trading at $0.52, off by 4.59%, on 78,502 volume with 13 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 25,432, and its 52-week low/high is $0.253/$0.89.
Teletouch Communications, Inc. (TLLE) offers a comprehensive suite of wireless telecommunications solutions, including cellular, GPS-telemetry, and wireless messaging. Founded in 1964, the company provides its products and services to consumers, businesses, and government agencies, operating a chain of 11 retail and authorized agent stores, in conjunction with its direct sales force, call center operations, and various retail eCommerce websites.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Progressive Concepts, Teletouch operates a national distribution business, PCI Wholesale, primarily serving Tier-1 (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint) cellular carrier agents, Tier-2, Tier-3, and rural carriers, as well as auto dealers and smaller consumer electronics retailers. The subsidiary's international sales coverage includes Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, and China.
The company is currently focusing on growing its core wholesale distribution business. The business plan being executed includes selling non-core corporate assets and reviewing potential acquisition opportunities. Operators and retailers of all sizes are seeking new sources of revenue at lower costs, creating a large opportunity to provide great products and value-added distribution capabilities at competitive prices.
Teletouch's management team has extensive experience in financing, acquiring, and operating retail, wireless and other related companies. Robert McMurrey, Chairman and CEO, guided Teletouch's original external expansion with the completion of over 15 acquisitions to date. Today, the company supports over 60,000 wireless customers, leveraging its long-standing relationships and global presence to drive future earnings growth. Disclaimer
Teletouch Communications, Inc. Blog
Teletouch Communications, Inc. News:
Teletouch Announces Distribution Agreement with Unimax Communications for Sales of UMX Branded Cellular Handsets in North America
Teletouch Reports Fiscal Year 2012 Results
Teletouch 2012 Fiscal Year Ending May 31st Report Scheduled for August 29, 2012
Longhai Steel, Inc. (LGHS)
The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Longhai Steel, Inc. (LGHS). Today, Longhai Steel, Inc. closed trading at $1.09, off by 7.63%, on 7,500 volume with 5 trades. The stock’s average daily volume over the past 60 days is 13,524, and its 52-week low/high is $0.15/$2.26.
Longhai Steel, Inc. (LGHS) is a leading producer of high-quality steel wire in eastern China, with annual capacity of 1.5 million metric tons. Longhai's wire is manufactured into screws, nails, and wire mesh used for fencing and to reinforce concrete. Longhai recently expanded its production facility to include specialized applications such as steel wire rope, steel strand, steel belted radial tires, and steel welding rod. Longhai Steel is headquartered in Xingtai, Hebei province, the People's Republic of China.
The company's competitive advantages are its advanced production equipment and process technology, high product quality, expedited production, and close proximity to distributors and end users. Longhai Steel recently opened a second production line, which increases its overall capacity by 67% and expands its product portfolio into higher quality steel wire for specialized applications such as steel wire rope, steel strand, steel belted radial tires, and steel welding rod.
Longhai Steel's growth strategy includes capitalizing on government actions aimed at encouraging industry consolidation via the acquisition of neighboring producers at attractive valuations. The company also plans to grow organically through capacity expansion, broadening its product portfolio, improving operating efficiencies, and continued expansion of technical expertise.
China is the world's largest producer and consumer of steel and steel wires. Demand for steel products is primarily driven by spending in the construction, automotive, and infrastructure industries in China. Continued economic development in Hebei, one of the largest steel manufacturing regions in China, and neighboring provinces, and further buildout of tier 3-6 cities in China, provide tremendous medium and long term opportunities for Longhai Steel. Disclaimer
Longhai Steel, Inc. Company Blog
Longhai Steel, Inc. News:
Longhai Steel Completes Testing of New Steel Wire Facility
Longhai Steel Provides Q2 2012 Earnings Call Transcript; Gross Profit Up 34%, EPS up 32%
Longhai Steel Announces Strong Second Quarter 2012 Operating Results
Longhai Steel, one of China’s leading producers of high-quality steel wire, has based its continuous revenue growth on a 3-pronged approach: Expanded Production, Acquisitions, Economy of Scale. It’s a strategy that has worked well for the rapidly growing company, with annual revenues increasing 60% from 2009 to 2011. Part of this is due to the company’s unbeatable location. Hebei province, which surrounds Beijing, is China’s biggest steel producing area, with all of the distributors and infrastructure in place for any size operation, and close to the nation’s construction activity. But Longhai’s multi-pronged growth plan has provided a secure diversity for expansion, avoiding growth that is too narrowly based.
• Expanded Production – Longhai recently began production from a newly constructed wire plant adjacent to its original plant. The new factory provides a capacity of 600,000 metric tons, increasing annual production capacity by 67% to 1.5 million metric tons. The new wire plant is designed to produce a higher grade wire than Longhai’s current products, producing wire from carbon steel, cold heading steel, and welding rod steel in diameters from 5.5 to 18 millimeters. The company has also acquired land adjacent to the two existing plants for addition of a third production facility.
• Acquisitions – Longhai intends to continue identifying modern, high-quality steel producers for acquisition at low valuations. The rapid growth of the industry in China has resulted in many small producers in the Hebei area that do not have the capital to expand. The government is actively supporting steel industry consolidation, and Longhai plans to expand its operations and sales by acquiring producers with production facilities near its current facilities.
• Economy of Scale – By expanding through organic growth, acquisitions, and modernizations, Longhai expects to increase its operating leverage, production, and sales, as well as have a greater influence on pricing and costs.
For additional information, visit the company’s website atwww.LonghaiSteelInc.com
Teletouch Communications, founded in 1964 and headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, delivers superior consumer electronics, electronics solutions, and wireless connectivity services to a wide platform of consumers ranging from businesses to state and federal government agencies in the United States and around the globe. These products run the gamut and are offered through an abundance of retail locations as well as various direct distribution agreements with manufacturers and via multiple retail e-commerce websites.
Operating through its wholly owned subsidiary, Progressive Concepts, Inc., or PCI, the company also offers AT&T wireless services and mobile, portable, and personal electronics products through a venue of about 30 local company agents in the Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio areas. These agents, far from being merely part of a distribution chain for TLLE, provide expert sales, service, and onsite training for those lost in today’s mobile electronics revolution.
PCI, offering products and services under the Teletouch and Hawk Electronics brands (www.hawkelectronics.com, www.hawkwireless.com, andwww.hawkexpress.com), provides a comprehensive suite of wireless telecommunications solutions including cellular, GPS-telemetry, and wireless messaging to an array of entities ranging from Tier-1 (AT&T) to Tier-3, and including rural carriers, auto dealers, and smaller consumer electronics retailers. In this configuration, PCI supports a network of more than 20 retail and agent-oriented locations whose knowledgeable sales and service employees assist customers in buying, understanding, and servicing such devices as the Apple iPhone and two generations of MTX Audio Thunder Marine amplifiers.
In business for 25 years in the same location, PCI offers auto and truck accessories, Bluetooth headsets, car audio and security, cellular communications, digital antennas for communication on land and at sea, tablets, marine electronics, and vehicle and travel chargers. The subsidiary also provides hands-free accessories, mobile video, navigation, and public safety equipment. PCI even offers rear vehicle collision avoidance systems by both Brandmotion and Boyo, featuring such “must haves” as a Ford aftermarket truck rear view backup camera to avoid the rare but devastating (and potentially lethal) accidents that happen in driveways or parking spots between trucks and compact cars or small children, or pets, all of which fall below the truck driver’s visual threshold as a result of a truck’s higher and wider profile.
In recognition for its reliable sales and consistent customer service record, and its all-inclusive Whelen and Havis product line of public safety, emergency vehicle lighting, and siren equipment, Teletouch Communications was recently accorded a multi-year GSA General Services Administration (GSA) Contractor license.
The GSA is an independent arm of the federal government which acts as overseer, protecting, managing, and allocating funding to various government properties and agencies. Addition to this select and limited GSA certified providers list provides Teletouch with a huge opportunity to demonstrate even further its exceptional handling of sales and service from a line of top quality products designed to assist city, state, and federal entities in responding to public safety and emergency management situations.
For more information on Teletouch, visit www.teletouch.com
Longwei Petroleum has a large, established presence in gasoline (#90 and #93 commercial blends, as per Chinese Gasoline Grading System), diesel (#10), fuel oils destined for furnaces/boilers, and even unrefined petroleum products like solvents for a variety of end markets. The main corporate HQ and storage facility is in Taiyuan City, at the heart of the PRC’s coal nexus, thriving Shanxi Province and the company has additional infrastructure in nearby Gujiao as well.
The booming vehicle and industrial end markets in Shanxi make today’s announcement by Longwei, that it will wrap up the Huajie Petroleum Co., Ltd. petroleum asset purchase by the end of the month, very exciting. Tacking on another 100k metric tons of storage capacity in the deal via the critical infrastructure in northern Shanxi, LPH and shareholders will be getting a sweet deal at roughly $110.6M, with 78.6% of the sum already paid and only a final, $23.7M payment remaining (slated for on or before the 30th of the month).
The total asset package is in a perfect site, Xingyuan Township, Fanshi County. This is just south of the main train station in northern Shanxi and with all of the necessary accoutrements on hand, from the storage tanks to ancillary facilities and hardware for delivery/distribution, including a dedicated rail spur with loading station, LPH has easily acquired a solid footprint in the center of the northern Shanxi market. There is even ample space (3k square meter office building) for the other major component of LPH’s business, customer service, which has proven to be a real secret of the retail success story. 98 acres of land use rights adjacent to the main rail line are also included in the deal.
Longwei has been making quite a name for itself in recent years and the recent fiscal 2012 data makes it no surprise, with revenues up 6% to $510.6M ($256.3M from Taiyuan and $233.8M from Gujiao) compared to FY11 and GAAP net income attributable to common shareholders of $65.1M, the book value per share is up to $3.31, as stockholders equity increased some 27.4% to $71.8M. Raw performance data like that, set against the backdrop of Shanxi’s 2011 GDP growth rate of 13%, should tell investors everything they need to know about the shrewdness of LPH management. With the local provincial government okaying another $158B for local development projects, in line with the PRC’s regional industrial stimulus plan, and an impressive $790B fixed asset investment envelope estimated for Shanxi over the next five years, Longwei is clearly doubling down on the province’s demonstrably valid growth vector.
The company made the cut out of 15k companies to place on the Forbes influential Asia’s 200 Best Under a Billion list for their exceptional sales/earnings growth and return on equity over the last 1-3 years, with a reported 45% growth in sales, a jump of 28% in the EPS, and a 28% jump in return on equity for the three-year period. These figures are driven by rapid turnover, timely delivery to a wide array of clients, as well as agency fees cleared via purchasing agent operations in the complex and bustling Shanxi regional market.
Chairman and CEO of LPH, Cai Yongjun, noted the execution of the deal without dilution to the shareholder base and expressed the confidence held by management that a cash close, backed up by logistical throughput gained in the deal, was the top momentum-maintaining decision for LPH.
CFO of LPH, Michael Toups, underlined this point and explained to investors that the company has been working very hard to balance working capital and exploit opportunities in the market price of petroleum in order to stitch up this deal at a great value. Toups further underscored the strong inventory and cash flow positions from Q1 FY13 data, affirming confidence in the Huajie asset purchase’s timing held by management. Toups also pointed to the company’s masterful work with the Gujiao facility since 2010, as the company has successfully ramped the facility up to a point where it now accounts for some 48% of total product sales.
The deal almost doubles storage capacity for LPH to 220k metric tons while capturing a key stronghold in northern Shanxi’s burgeoning industrial market, placing Longwei into an even bolder position as the largest non-state-owned fuel storage and distribution business in the province.
For more information on Longwei Petroleum Investment Holding Ltd., please visit the company’s website at: www.LongweiPetroleum.com
Repligen is pleased to announce that it has appointed Jonathan I. Lieber as its CFO and Treasurer, effective immediately. He will be responsible for leading Repligen’s financial activities, including long-term financial strategy and risk management. Repligen’s current CFO William J. Kelly will now serve as the company’s Chief Accounting Officer, overseeing Repligen’s internal controls and its accounting and management reporting functions.
In connection with Mr. Lieber’s appointment, the company granted him an inducement equity award outside of Repligen’s 2012 Stock Option and Incentive Plan in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4). The award is for 15,000 shares of restricted stock which will vest in full on the first anniversary of Mr. Lieber’s start date.
“We are pleased to welcome Jonathan Lieber to the CFO role,” said Walter C. Herlihy, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer at Repligen. “Over the past nine months, Repligen has become a profitable, significantly larger and more complex multinational organization. As the Company enters its next phase of growth, Mr. Lieber brings a particularly relevant skill set to the management team. His combined life sciences and capital markets expertise will be major assets to the Company as we advance on our strategy to further expand Repligen’s bioprocessing business and deliver top-tier financial performance.”
Most recently, Mr. Lieber was the CFO and Treasurer at Xcellerex, Inc., a supplier of bioprocessing products and disposable biomanufacturing technologies. Mr. Lieber led the company’s accounting, finance, legal, and corporate communications activities. He restructured the finance department and implemented business processes to support substantial revenue growth. Prior to Xcellerex, Mr. Lieber was with Altus Pharmaceuticals for seven years, most recently as Senior Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer. At Altus, he led all capital raising activities, resulting in net proceeds of $250 million, including its $110 million initial public offering.
Mr. Lieber has been involved in healthcare financings totaling over $3 billion in common stock and over $500 million in initial public offerings. He received a B.S. in business administration and finance from Boston University and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University Stern School of Business.
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