Quadrise Fuels International (QFI)

Sector:

Energy Producers

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FTSE AIM All-Share

2.09p
   
  • Change Today:
      0.44p
  • 52 Week High: 7.10
  • 52 Week Low: 1.18
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,035.15m
  • Volume: 1,949,688
  • Market Cap: £21.63m
  • RiskGrade: 960

Quadrise takes 'pragmatic' approach to evolving Covid-19 situation

By Josh White

Date: Monday 16 Mar 2020

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Quadrise Fuels updated the market on its operations amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on Monday, having implemented a plan to protect its employees and business as a "pre-emptive, pragmatic and measured" approach to prevailing global events, it said.
The AIM-traded company confirmed that its London office remained open, that the Quadrise Research Facility (QRF) in Essex was still operational, and that it was continuing with its business development activities where permitted to do so, including a team of three personnel visiting South America during the week starting 9 March alongside Freepoint representatives, for a "positive follow-up meeting" which included a visit to a refinery and nearby power plant.

It said that, to seek to ensure that remained the case, no third-party visitors were being accepted at QRF, and the firm said it had put in place appropriate measures to ensure that London-based staff would, in the main, be working remotely, with "little if any" impact on their normal activities, but minimising the potential risk to employees.

Notwithstanding that, the company announced that it had now been informed that the 'MSAR' pilot trial in Morocco would be delayed, as the client was now restricting site access for external contractors, as a precaution not dissimilar to its own approach in relation to the QRF.

No revised trial schedule had yet to be indicated, the board said, and further announcements in relation to the situation in Morocco and the revised trial schedule would be made in due course.

All of the equipment required for the trial was now in Morocco, including the MSAR fuel produced at QRF, enabling the trial to begin as soon as the site could again be accessed by Quadrise.

"We have taken a pragmatic approach to the rapidly developing global Covid-19 situation and taken actions to protect our staff and the business which we believe will be effective in the short to medium term," said chairman Mike Kirk.

"The decision by our client in Morocco to delay the pilot trial is not surprising and parallels the procedures we have put in place to protect QRF.

"With all of the equipment and fuel for the trial now in Morocco, we will be in a position to commence the trial very rapidly, once we are able to access the client's site."

In the meantime, Kirk said the company would continue to progress with business development activities in line with any restrictions that could be in place.

"The visit by our team to South America last week shows that we can still respond positively and actively to opportunities as they arise, and we have the capability to progress discussions and technical and economic analysis via web [and] video conferencing with clients if face to face meetings are not possible."

At 1537 GMT, shares in Quadrise Fuels International were down 47.44% at 1.13p.

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QFI Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 2.09p
Change Today 0.44p
% Change 26.67 %
52 Week High 7.10
52 Week Low 1.18
Volume 1,949,688
Shares Issued 1,035.15m
Market Cap £21.63m
RiskGrade 960

QFI Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
46.78% below the market average46.78% below the market average46.78% below the market average46.78% below the market average46.78% below the market average
25.27% below the sector average25.27% below the sector average25.27% below the sector average25.27% below the sector average25.27% below the sector average
Price Trend
68.44% below the market average68.44% below the market average68.44% below the market average68.44% below the market average68.44% below the market average
0.99% below the sector average0.99% below the sector average0.99% below the sector average0.99% below the sector average0.99% below the sector average
Income Not Available
Growth
0.19% below the market average0.19% below the market average0.19% below the market average0.19% below the market average0.19% below the market average
11.86% below the sector average11.86% below the sector average11.86% below the sector average11.86% below the sector average11.86% below the sector average

QFI Dividends

No dividends found

Trades for 03-Jul-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
16:28 46,478 @ 1.68p
16:28 25,000 @ 1.70p
16:28 233,552 @ 1.70p
16:27 25,000 @ 1.70p
16:27 80,265 @ 1.70p

QFI Key Personnel

CEO Jason Miles
COO Mark Whittle

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