Oilexco Inc. (OTC:OILXF) is up another 23% Tuesday as takeover speculation reaches fever pitch.
Oilexco stock has now jumped 63% in the past two days, after an article in the Sunday Times of London reported Oilexco is up for sale, listing BG Group (OTCPK:BRGXF), Talisman Energy (TLM), and Petro-Canada [PCA.TO] among interested suitors.
That Oilexco is on the block is no surprise. In November, the company said it was exploring strategic options after it canceled a planned offering of $150 million of convertible bonds and up to 20 million common shares because the financings would be too dilutive to current shareholders.
Burning cash too fast as a result of weak oil prices and the company’s daily cash outlay commitments, Oilexco is a month away from increasing production by 50%. That would curb the cash burn rate, but ultimately, the only way to save the company at this stage may be its outright sale.