The next 12 months for small cap investors

Steve McCarthy

Another financial year draws to a close which presents an opportunity to look forward to the financial year ahead. We believe FY19 will involve more of the same, and some noteworthy changes. In this wire, we discuss our top 5 considerations for smaller companies’ investors who are aiming for out-performance... Show More

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The current value opportunity

Steve McCarthy

The market moves in cycles which are often extreme. We are currently experiencing a market which appears almost exclusively focused upon momentum rather than value, quality or traditional fundamentals. Should investors give up on fundamental value investing strategies and follow the markets’ momentum focused lead? Or is it time to... Show More

Konekting the dots: value + growth + opportunity

Steve McCarthy

In our search for under-valued high quality ASX listed smaller companies we occasionally come across an opportunity which truly stands out from the crowd. In this article we discuss a company which is currently trading at less than 10 times FY18 earnings despite expected earnings growth of 15-20% p.a. over... Show More

Why investors often under-value simple businesses

Steve McCarthy

We have noticed that investors often gravitate towards exciting but unproven business models which promise revolutionary change. In contrast, investors often tend to overlook more simple business models which are generating cash flows here and now. We view this behavioral bias as a key driver behind the opportunity set we... Show More

Avoiding the traps: Smaller companies H1 results preview

Steve McCarthy

Expectations for the upcoming reporting season are at the highest they have been in 3 years. In our experience, heightened expectations often lead to disappointments. This is particularly the case for industrials with global operations which in the last 6 months have had to contend with the impact of Brexit... Show More

Can smaller companies continue to outperform?

Steve McCarthy

The ASX Small Ords has out-performed the All Ords by 10% over the past 2 years. Will this continue longer term? We think so based upon the 5 underlying drivers of this recent out-performance which we believe will remain in place looking forward. The increasing scarcity of under-valued assets across... Show More

Turning down the noise

Steve McCarthy

We have noticed a number of recurring comments in recent months which all add up to the same underlying theme: extreme investor caution. This is consistent with the data presented in the chart below which shows that global fund management cash levels are currently at multi-year highs. This highlights just... Show More

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