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XReality Group levitates amid mass descent: Isn’t that just Diddams?

Fri 21 Jan 22, 5:37pm (AEST)
Rare updraft for XReality Group

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Key Points

  • Consumer-based operations reopen in NSW
  • Three XR products progressing through various stages of development
  • John Diddams appointed non-executive director and new chairman

While much of the share market was in free-fall this morning, VR/AR based entertainment company XReality Group (ASX: XRG) — formerly Indoor SkyDiving Australia – appears to have hit a rare, albeit unexplainable updraft following the announced appointment of John Diddams as a Non-executive Director and new Chairman of the board.

Today’s 29.63% share price rise appears to have been a delayed response to the company’s positive quarterly activities report earlier this week, as investors look for a sliver of good news within a falling market.

Strong rebound

With the re-opening of the consumer-based operations in NSW on the 11th of October, the company experienced a strong rebound in retail sales, in particular throughout late November and December in the lead up to Christmas.

Other notable highlights within the company’s latest report included gross receipts for the quarter of $2.5m, refence projects on schedule, and net cash from operating activities of $1m.

The company also invested $0.4m in non-current assets, including the establishment of FREAK Macquarie, a new testing facility and corporate headquarters and further investment in operator and associated defence-based projects.


Mid-December 2021, the company announced the product line up of its defence focused XR products, with three products progressing through various stages of development.

These include:

  • OP-1 Virtual Reality Tactical Trainer (VRTT), which allows soldiers to train their Close Quarter Battle (CQB) tactics and techniques in any location.

  • OP-1 Mission Rehearsal System (MRS), which focuses on Operational Planning and Mission Rehearsal, and

  • OP-1 Weapons Integration System (WIS), which allows soldiers to train on Operator’s OP-1 systems using their own weapons.

Consensus does not cover this stock.

Written By

Mark Story


Mark is an award-winning investigative financial journalist and editor who started his career working for Marathon Oil in London. He has a degree in politics/economics, a diploma in journalism and has completed the Institute of Directors course. Mark has worked on 70-plus newspapers and financial publications across Australia, NZ, the US, and Asia including: The Australian Financial Review, Money Magazine, Australian Property Investor and Finance Asia. Mark is passionate about improving the financial literacy of all Australians through the highest quality content.

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