Stevia First Prepared for Substantial Growth in Alternative Sweetener Market post image

The agricultural biotechnology Company Stevia First Corp. (STVF – $0.41) continues to lay the foundation to succeed with stevia, the all-natural zero-calorie sweetener that is rapidly transforming the food and beverage industry.

Since our introduction, both the Company and the stevia sector have made quite some progress, mainly because the trend towards calorie reduction and sugar reduction is growing, and is being accelerated by mounting clinical data and public health campaigns that are having an effect on consumer buying trends.

Stevia is a great enabler of this new shift in priorities as it is a truly zero-calorie, plant-derived sweetener. It continues to hold the promise of being the leading natural high-potency sweetener.

Stevia Industry

The sugar substitute market is valued at more than $11 billion annually. Stevia’s share of this market is expected to [click to continue…]

Cemtrex Confirms Strong Product Demand with $5 Million in New Orders post image

In last week’s introduction of Cemtrex Inc. (CTEI $0.65), we mentioned that the diversified manufacturer was experiencing increased demand for its products in all its business segments.

That trend was confirmed this week, as the Company received new orders in excess of $5,000,000 in its electronics manufacturing business. Delivery of the products will begin shortly and continue over the next 12 months.

Cemtrex’s Chairman & CEO, Saagar Govil, commented, “We are encouraged to obtain orders in the medical devices industry as that is a key component of where we are looking for long term growth. Additionally we have new orders from another customer for manufacturing cutting edge products in the wearables technology industry.”

This is obviously excellent news as it keeps [click to continue…]

Acme’s Rick Constantine Joins American Knife and Tool Institute post image

Camillus Knives, a brand of Acme United (ACU – $19.08), has been appointed to the American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI). Rick Constantine, Vice President of Marketing and Global Business Unit Leader at Acme, and responsible for Camillus, will join AKTI’s Board of Regents.

The American Knife & Tool Institute promotes a reasonable and responsible approach to legislation regarding knives and the enforcement of knife laws. Its Board of Regents has representatives of many of the leading knife manufacturers such as Buck Knives, Gerber, W.R. Case & Sons, Taylor Brands, Columbia River Knife, and now also Camillus Knives.

American Knife & Tool Institute

The American Knife & Tool Institute is a non-profit organization, which since 1998, represents all segments of the knife industry and [click to continue…]

This Stock’s Earnings Grew 825% in 2014 and Trades at Half its Peer Average post image

Cemtrex Inc. (CTEI – $0.63) is a diversified Company that through its wholly owned subsidiaries provides electronic manufacturing services of custom engineered printed circuit board assemblies, emission monitors & instruments for industrial processes, and environmental control & air filtration systems for industries & utilities.

Net sales for the 12-months were $47.6 million, compared to $13.6 million in the same period in 2013, an increase of 249%. Net income for the 12-months was $2,693,994, or $.07 per diluted share, compared to $288,497, or $.01 per diluted share, in the comparable period last year. An 825% increase in net income and diluted earnings per share.

The Company’s German subsidiary ROB Cemtrex GmbH (www.robcemtrex.com), consists of four distinct operating companies, forming a complete electronics design, manufacturing, assembly, and cabling solutions provider that serves the electronics and cabling needs of some of the largest [click to continue…]

Why EnWave Corporation’s REV Technology is Ready to Conquer the Dehydration Market post image

It’s rare that we come across a company with a disruptive technology which truly stands a chance to generate enormous profits by shaking up an established industry. EnWave Corporation (ENW – $1.16) is such a Company.

EnWave offers industrial-scale dehydration technology for commercial applications in the food and pharmaceutical spaces, an astonishing $400 billion worldwide market. The Company’s proprietary Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV”) platforms are becoming the new global dehydration standard: faster and cheaper than freeze drying, and with better end product quality than air drying or spray drying.

Over the past years, the Company has developed three commercial-scale REV platforms: nutraREV is used in the food industry to dry fruits, vegetables, meats and other products quickly and at low-cost, while maintaining high levels of nutrition, taste, texture and color; powderREV for the dehydration of bulk food cultures, probiotics and fine biochemicals such as enzymes; and quantaREV for continuous, high-volume low-temperature drying of sensitive food products in liquid or solid form. In addition, the Company has two developmental-stage REV platforms: bioREV and freezeREV to stabilize and dehydrate biopharmaceuticals such as vaccines and antibodies.

EnWave’s customer list truly validates its technology and potential. It has signed research agreements with Nestlé, Kellogg’s, R.J. Reynolds, Merck Pharma, and [click to continue…]

Successor to One of Acme United’s Best Selling Products Wins Design Award post image

Acme United (ACU – $18.15) won a GOOD DESIGN award for its new iPoint Orbit electric pencil sharpener.

The latest member of the iPoint family generates strong customer response and a lot of retail excitement. It’s already available at Costco, and will soon be on the shelves of several major retailers. Just in time for the Christmas shopping season.

Orbit is the successor of the popular iPoint electric pencil sharpener line. Since 2006, when the first iPoint was launched, it has been one of Acme United’s best selling products. In 2013, for example, the sharpener’s revenues reached approximately $11 million. Knowing that Acme’s total sales in 2013 were $89 million, it’s clear what an impact the product has.

Award Winning iPoint Family

GOOD DESIGN is an award from the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design and is one of the oldest and most important design competitions worldwide. This year the Museum again received hundreds of submissions from over 40 countries. Recipients of the award included Apple, Hewlett Packard, BMW, and… Acme United.

Back in 2006, Acme’s original iPoint battery powered pencil sharpener immediately [click to continue…]

Goldsource Financing Sufficient to Lead Eagle Mountain Gold Project to Production in 2015 post image

There’s still hope for resource investors! If all goes according to plan, the Eagle Mountain gold project, located in Guyana and owned by Goldsource Mines (GXS – $0.15), will be in production by mid-2015. The Company raised over $6.6 million this week, which is sufficient to complete the Phase I mine and processing plant construction.

Phase I development consists of a 1,000 tonnes per day open pit ‑ gravity plant for an 8 year mine life with estimated preproduction capital costs of US$5.9 million and cash operating costs of $480 per ounce of gold. Sustaining capital and future expansions are intended to be paid for through operating cash flow.
This goes to show that, despite a difficult resource market, a well-respected management team can still finance a low-CAPEX gold project into production.

$7.5 Million Private Placement

The Company issued 44,453,166 units at a price of $0.15 per unit for gross proceeds of $6,667,975. Each unit consists of one common share of Goldsource and one‑half of a warrant, with each whole warrant being exercisable for one common share of Goldsource at a price of $0.25 per share for a term of 3 years.

Certain directors of Goldsource also participated in the Private Placement and purchased [click to continue…]