Insiders Buying Canada Jetlines (TSXV: JET)

New Jetlines CEO Stan Gadek has been buying JET in the $0.20 range and so far has accumulated 500,000 shares since his first transaction the week of July 11/17.

Chairman Mark Morabito had purchased an additional 246,000 shares in June at an average cost of $0.21.

Two other directors of the Company have also been in the market purchasing JET since early this month and accumulated 50,000 shares between them.

QYOU’s CEO Curt Marvis Interviewed – “Our Market Is Truly Global”

“Anyone Who Is Displaying And Distributing Content To A Screen Worldwide Is Potentially A Customer For Us” – Curt Marvis, CEO of QYOU

Mr. Marvis recently sat down with Lawrence Harte who has interviewed over 3800 tech and business leaders with his podcast being carried on Internet TV Plus. The 30-minute interview covered much of QYOU’s business offering including:

  • What is a Short Video TV Channel?
  • Why are Short Video TV Channels important?
  • Who needs a Short Video TV Channel solution?
  • How do you create a Short Video TV Channel?
  • What changes are needed to implement Short Video TV Channels?
  • How long does it take to setup a Short Video TV Channel solution?
  • What services and/or equipment are needed to provide Short Video TV Channels?
  • Are there other benefits to branded Short Video TV Channel Solutions?
  • Any special training required for operators or users?
  • Will Short Video TV Channels work with most systems?
  • Are there industry standards for Short Video TV Channels?

To listen to the interview, click below or go to: https://internettvplus.com/internet-tv-plus-podcast/creating-tv-channel-from-short-videos/

 

WINGS Magazine Names FLYHT VP Operations In 20 Under 40 List

The collective FLYHT team would like to congratulate Mat Plamondon, FLYHT’s 38 year old Vice President of Operations and Customer Fulfillment for being recognized in WINGS Magazine’s, 20 under 40 list for 2017.

The article refers to Mat as “a ‘high potential’ executive on the rise.” His role at FLYHT has him overseeing international operations. Acknowledging that “he does it with determination and verve, showing a commitment to excellence that is truly infectious.

The article states, “Plamondon brings more than 18 years of experience to his role and works hard to ensure his customers get maximum value from the products FLYHT creates. He joined the FLYHT team because he maintains that real-time data that the Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS™) offers can increase efficiencies and safety throughout the industry.

About WINGS Magazine
WINGS Magazine is Canada’s only premiere national aviation magazine, providing comprehensive coverage of commercial, corporate, general and military aviation in Canada and around the world.

Wings Magazine is behind many of Canada’s leading aviation initiatives, such as the Careers in Aviation guide and expos, the annual FBO Survey, MRO Directory, Industry Roundtable, CBAA show guide and directory, and more.

To view the article, please click here. Mat is featured on page 27.

QYOU Media Management Update and Discussion Call Now Available

Recent News and Financial Outlook Discussion


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The market has been responding very positively to yesterday’s (June 27th) “news filled” management update call with the stock climbing above $0.50 on more than two million shares as of this writing. 

Chairman G. Scott Paterson and CEO Curt Marvis hosted the company’s first investor call, with  Mr. Paterson commenting that the board is encouraged more than it ever has been with QYOU’s business. He believes the stock is grossly undervalued based on recent accomplishments, and especially so in light of yesterday’s news on the expansion of the relationship with Tata Sky.

Understandably, he’s happy to see the market’s positive reaction and stated, “there is lots more planned on the investor relations front.”

To view Tata Sky news release, click here.

CEO Curt Marvis started his discussion about the roll out and early success of QYOU’s partnership broadcasting its specialty programming through Tata Sky in India.  Although they had just started broadcasting QYOU programming in December 2016, significant uptake in viewership resulted in approval for Tata Sky to broadcast QYOU’s 24/7 service of online content to 17 million devices.

Mr. Marvis discussed the success of its ongoing relationship with Sinclair Broadcast Group and its TBD Network, which is currently available on a free-to-air basis in the U.S. to nearly 40 million homes, hopefully growing that to over 70 million this year.

Mr. Marvis also discussed the significant revenue growth QYOU has achieved this year and mentioned he is comfortable projecting 3x growth over 2016 towards ~$7 million in revenue this year.  A large percentage of 2017’s revenue will carry into 2018, where he can see another 2-3x growth again to between $15 and $21 million.  2018 will see positive EBITDA margins as well.

The recent financial guidance can be viewed in the new investor presentation that is now available by clicking here.

Listen to the Management call below or click here.

Canada Jetlines – Wheels Up In 2018

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Although the new CEO of Canada Jetlines (TSXV:JET) has only been in the Captain’s seat for one day, his role in leading what will be Canada’s first ULCC (Ultra Low Cost Carrier) has caught the quick attention of the media and press.

Stan Gadek, who is also a director of JET, has a very successful career in the aviation industry south of the border including a major turnaround (Sun Country) as well as Senior VP Finance with NYSE listed AirTrans, which was sold to Southwest for $1.3 billion in cash and stock.

As was noted in a March 2013 article in Minnesota newspaper the StarTribune: “Gadek, who ran the airline for nearly five years, took over as CEO in 2008 just as it was tail-spinning into bankruptcy. Gadek is credited with turning Sun Country into a solid money ­making operation within two years of his arrival.”

Mr. Gadek was a guest on BNN’s The Business News with Michael Hainsworth today where he noted that JET will take to the skies in 2018.

In the interview, Michael Hainsworth stated that Jetlines was 65% foreign owned and 35% domestically owned. By way of correction, here are the actual numbers as of March 31, 2017:

Canada:                49,941,715 shares –  5,039 shareholders – 86.6%
US:                          4,101,499 shares –  3,513 shareholders  – 7.2%
Foreign:                   3,593,195 shares –      69 shareholders  –  6.2%

Source – Computershare Investor Services Inc., Broadridge Canada and Broadridge US.

Interview highlights include:

  • ULCC’s have been very successful in markets that have high airfares and Canada’s fares are 16th highest in the world.
  • Jetlines will have the lowest costs in the industry and will offer fares at a significantly lower price point than the incumbent carriers thus stimulating demand and driving profitability.
  • Lower costs start with productivity.

To watch the BNN interview, please click here.

 

Alex Ruus Discusses FLYHT On BNN – “We Think It’s Quite Undervalued Here”

Late yesterday, long-time supporter and shareholder Alex Ruus, Portfolio Manager at Arrow Capital Management, was upbeat in his response to a question on FLYHT Aerospace while appearing on Canada’s Business News Network (BNN).

Mr. Ruus closed the segment by stating, “It’s taken a while to develop the market, but it’s now turned profitable in the last year. We think the stock’s actually quite undervalued here, and if you bought it today I think if you look 12 to 24 months out, you’ll be very, very happy owning this stock.”

To watch the full segment, please click here.

LAFARGE and CEMATRIX Demo Day a Huge Success

A joint LAFARGE/CEMATRIX demo day was held at the LAFARGE Caledon Aggregate facility in Caledon, Ontario on April 27th, 2017.

Over 120 engineers from provincial and regional municipalities and cities, transportation consulting engineering firms from Southern Ontario, including the GTA, as well as some local shareholders attended a special BBQ luncheon.

CEMATRIX demonstrated the production and placement of cellular concrete behind MSE retaining walls, culvert backfill and culvert relines, as well as road base insulation and support.

Positive feedback has been received from many participants including a couple of long-term shareholders that had never actually seen the product used up close. CEMATRIX management noted that investors were impressed with the discussions around prospective future engineering customers and the numerous applications for CEMATRIX and its cellular concrete solutions.

CEMATRIX Wet Mix Unit – up to 75 cu. m. per hr.

MSE Lightweight Backfill – large volume projects.

Attendees witnessing the backfill of an abandoned culvert. Complete MSE panel pour in picture foreground.

Cellular Concrete makes the re-line of culverts of all diameters and lengths easy.

 

Bob McWhirter Lays Out (Some) Opportunities For FLYHT On BNN

Yesterday on Canada’s Business News Network, Selective Asset Management’s Bob McWhirter took a question from a caller on FLYHT Aerospace.  As a long-time follower and investor in FLYHT he made the following key points:

  •  “They just announced a new contract with a Chinese airline. China really is the key for the company, because China is building out a massive increase in their fleets and actual airports.”
  • “The real key at the moment is the device by FLYHT is added as an option on the Airbus line, which is one of the large airframe makers.”
  • “There is speculation that Boeing would end up doing the same. The question becomes if Boeing were to do that, then it would be quite significant.”
  • “So, they have two pieces of the puzzle at the moment. One is will Boeing end up certifying and offering their clients and customers, the ability to end up like Airbus, having installed as an option initially, as well as can they end up getting further penetration in China.”

To view full segment, go to: http://www.bnn.ca/video/robert-mcwhirter-discusses-flyht-aerospace~1109362

QYOU CEO Presents At New York MicroCap Conference

Curt Marvis, CEO of QYOU Media Inc., presented the newly trading company to buy-side investors through a series of one-on-one meetings followed by a formal presentation to attendees at the annual MicroCap Conference in New York City.

Mr. Marvis delivers a compelling 23-minute presentation summarizing QYOU and its global opportunity of curating, programming and packaging premium short form web video.

To access the presentation, please click here.

Curt Marvis presenting at The MicroCap Conference on April 4, 2017

 

FLYHT’s 2016 Year End Conference Call Now Available Online

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This morning, FLYHT CEO Tom Schmutz and CFO Nola Heale hosted the company’s 2016 year end conference call. The key takeaways from the year end numbers are that the company has, in the fourth quarter, registered its third profitable quarter in a row and the year over year revenue growth was very strong at 37%.

Here are some of the highlights from Tom Schmutz on the conference call:

  • “We accomplished nearly all the goals for the year, we signed significant sales contracts and grew our backlog and we retired a significant amount of debt.”
  • “There is significant excitement within the Company resulting from our continually improving revenue performance, our maturing processes within the company, the sales wins we have been announcing and the remaining potential within the sales funnel.”
  • “The resulting $14.3M annual revenue for 2016 was also a record; it was 37% better than 2015 which had been the Company’s previous best year.”
  • “The exciting growth areas for FLYHT remained our OEM contract to forward fit and retrofit Airbus A320 and A330 with Satcom equipment and our direct sales into China.”
  • “FLYHT announced approximately $9M in new contract sales in China in 2016. We continue to spend a great deal of energy in this market and will continue to do so over the coming years.”
  • “We have developed a significant backlog of sales in China and this will be core to our future growth…”
  • “Our STC creation continues to be a market differentiator for FLYHT. This is a real barrier to entry for potential competition and we keep an excellent accounting on our web site for customers to quickly review and understand where we are in the process of achieving installation approvals. Right now, we can install on 95% of the aircraft used for commercial air transport.”
  • “Our FLYHT Plan for 2017 includes growing overall and monthly recurring revenue by at least 25% and remaining EBITDA positive for the year.”
  • “We also want to continue to diversify the customer base, so we target contracts in Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East in 2017.”
  • “We will continue our efforts to secure business with a new OEM position. Finally, we will continue to grow public value through strategic business initiatives, including increasing the share price and growing our working capital.”
  • “This year, 2017, has started very strong on the sales front. Please understand I am now discussing sales and not revenues. FLYHT has made several announcements in the first quarter of this year and I want to place them into context relative to last year. Last year, 2016, we had a fantastic year for AFIRS hardware unit sales contracts, booking $10.6M and exceeding our budgeted goals for sales booked. This first quarter, FLYHT has already announced $5.7M in AFIRS hardware bookings, or more than half of last year. Also, we announced sales of $2M through the Parts OEM channel in this first quarter. This total compares very favorably with 2016 where total sales in this channel was $5.4M. Much of the Parts sale will become first quarter revenue for 2017. The AFIRS sales booked in the first quarter will add to our backlog and start adding to our revenues within this year. We continue to pursue an exciting sales funnel, so I am hopeful that FLYHT will be able to release more sales news as we proceed through this year.”

Listen to the conference call in its entirety below or click here.

CEMATRIX – What $1.5 Million Of Tunnel Grouting Looks Like

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CEMATRIX and its specialized cellular concrete solutions have many infrastructure applications.

Over the coming months, we will highlight various applications, shed more light on its countless possibilities, and add some colour to how cellular concrete is used.

Completed Tunnel

Recently, CEMATRIX completed a project for a new Canadian client. The $1.5 million project was for tunnel grouting at a hydroelectric facility outside of Pemberton, British Columbia. This was originally scheduled for completion in 2016, however it was pushed forward into early this year due to a forest fire in the Pemberton area last fall which resulted in an evacuation of the site.

Cellular concrete is a superior solution for grouting a tunnel for a myriad of reasons. This project took three weeks for CEMATRIX to pour with one of its high volume dry mix units, whereas traditional grouting would have taken months to complete because it is pumped slowly into the tunnel under high pressure and does not flow well. Cellular concrete, on the other hand, is produced and placed under low pressure and flows like lava because it is largely made up of trillions of tiny cement coated air bubbles that act like frictionless ball bearings.

Pouring Cellular Concrete

The project took place in the worst winter conditions in February/March, proving CEMATRIX is capable of working in extreme conditions year round.

CEMATRIX has been growing this application across Canada and the United States and sees tunnel grouting as a large part of its expected growth for years to come.

FLYHT VP Sales David Perez Talks About Success in China and Sales Growth

It has been almost two years since David Perez joined FLYHT as the VP Sales and Marketing, and Grant Howard, President of the Howard Group first spoke with him about the company’s opportunities.

It was time for an update on FLY’s progress on the sales and marketing front. Recently, Mr. Howard conducted a follow up interview and below are the topics that were discussed during the nearly 12 minute conversation:

  • Sales growth and reasons for growth since Mr. Perez joined the company,
  • FLYHT’s success in China and how the airline market is growing there,
  • FLYHT’s diversification into other regions of the world,
  • The company’s efforts in landing a large order from a tier 1 airline,
  • An overview of the overall realizable market for FLYHT’s technology.

To hear the full interview, see below or click here.

CEMATRIX and Lafarge To Co-Develop Regional Cellular Concrete Markets

The CEMATRIX – Lafarge relationship has moved a couple of notches higher with today’s news that the companies have signed regional five-year agreements to develop mutually beneficial business opportunities.

This follows the signing last June of a five-year joint marketing agreement with the world’s largest cement company.

Since last year’s announcement, the two companies have been focused on growing business across Canada. CEMATRIX management has been training and educating Lafarge’s sales and marketing groups on the multiple applications and uses of cellular concrete. Today’s announcement of the new regional five-year agreement between Lafarge and CEMATRIX sheds some light on how this growth is expected to occur.

The two companies plan to place CEMATRIX equipment in a specific regional market where Lafarge has a sales force and physical presence and CEMATRIX does not. Lafarge will lease a ready mix unit from CEMATRIX, ancillary equipment and the needed staff for each project sold in that specific region. The plan is to roll out multiple regional agreements across the country as well as developing sales previously announced on larger supplied projects on a national basis.

Jeff Kendrick, CEO of CEMATRIX, stated, “It’s important to note that there is no technology transfer under either of the agreements.  The focus of both parties is to increase the sales of Lafarge cement and ready mix products by increasing sales of CEMATRIX cellular concrete across the country.”

To view news release, please click here.

Alex Ruus on FLYHT: “This Will Become, Over Time, a Global Standard for the Industry.”

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Arrow Capital Management portfolio manager Alex Ruus was very upbeat in response to a question regarding FLYHT Aerospace during yesterday’s appearance on BNN’s Market Call Tonight. FLYHT was selected as a “Top Pick” on an earlier episode of the show.

Here are some key points Mr. Ruus made about FLYHT during the segment.

  • “FLYHT is an ‘Internet of Things’ company for the aircraft industry.”
  • “They provide critical data streaming from planes to the ground.”
  • “I would argue that they are the leaders in that segment. They’ve done a deal with Airbus. I would argue that this will become, over time, a global standard for the industry.”
  • “After three or four years of struggling from a stock perspective. The stock has recently perked up and we think that that is just the start of great things to come.”
  • “Things are progressing there, we think there’ll be good news this year and we think the stock will go significantly higher.”

Please click here to watch the full segment.