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Energy Action A Microcap Stock Redeemed?

Mark Tobin

Energy Action (EAX: ASX) has had a very chequered past in recent times. Following a successful IPO and relatively successful early days post IPO the performance under the tenure of the previous CEO Scott Woodridge was a torrid affair from a shareholders point of view. The share price fell from... Show More

Opportunities Post Royal Commission? You Can Count On It

Harley Grosser

Since the Royal Commission kicked off hardly a day has gone by without Australia’s largest financial institutions in the news, for all the wrong reasons. Some of the accusations are quite shocking and make for great headlines. Show More

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IIR March 18 Microcap Monthly Newsletter

Mark Tobin

Veris Limited (VRS: ASX announced another acquisition in its continuing strategy to rollup firms in the surveying and urban/regional planning business. Veris decided to wind down its old OTOC construction business over last 18 months to focus on its surveying and planning strategy. The new acquisition was well received with... Show More

Does Kip McGrath Education Get an A

Mark Tobin

Kip McGrath Education Centres Limited (KME: ASX) has been a long-standing microcap on the ASX. The company provides private tuition for students through a network of franchise tutors. The company has been overhauling its business model and systems in the last few years in order to improve profitability and capture... Show More

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Consolidated Operations Group are the cogs starting to turn?

Mark Tobin

Consolidated Operations Group (COG:ASX) is the new incarnation of the old Armidale Investment Corporation (AIK:ASX). COG has been slowly transitioning itself from the old LIC structure to a proper operating business structure over the last two years. COG is now pursuing two main lines of business: Show More

Sorting the flyers from the flameouts

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A swathe of microcaps put in some truly remarkable gains last year. The share prices of Bubs, Jervois, and MyFiziq increased 12, 16, and 30 times respectively, and there were scores more that tripled or quadrupled. Yet many of these stocks have business models at very early, or even conceptual,... Show More

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A Growing, Dividend Paying Microcap

Harley Grosser

A recent addition to the fund is Prime Financial (ASX:PFG), an integrated wealth management, accounting and capital advisory business. The company provides a broad range of services from financial planning, investment advice, life insurance, accounting & tax compliance, SMSF establishment and corporate advisory. Show More

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MedAdvisor (MDR:ASX) Digital Revoultion of Pharmacy Scripts

Mark Tobin

MedAdvisor (MDR: ASX) operates in the healthcare IT space, specifically in improving the interaction between pharmacies, patients, drug manufacturers and doctors. They provide a fully digital end to end experience for processing medical scripts for prescribed medication. Show More

How to invest in microcaps alongside the Perennial Value team

Andrew Smith

Navigating the almost 2000 stocks in the microcap universe can be daunting for investors, particularly as broker coverage is so thin. But this is precisely what attracts us. We use our large research team and disciplined process to uncover great value stocks whose growth prospects are being ignored by the... Show More

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HGL: A Microcap with Growth & Value Options

Mark Tobin

HGL Limited (ASX: HNG) is a mini-conglomerate containing predominantly distribution businesses. HGL distributes some of its own propriety brands and third party brands in the Australia and New Zealand market. The business has been in a turnaround or self-help mode for the past 3 years and these efforts are now... Show More

Investing mistakes, and one that you may be overlooking

Mark Tobin

Investing is full of mistakes. If we are unable to accept we were wrong in our thesis around a stock and it is now time sell, well we won't last long in investing. Even the best fund managers are only getting 6 out 10 of their picks right the other... Show More

Don’t ring the bell on emerging companies just yet

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While most smallcap indexes around the world tend to trade at a premium to their associated larger cap index, the Australian market is an exception. Smaller companies have traditionally traded at around a 15% discount to larger companies in Australia, however, this has reversed and they now trade at a... Show More

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100 Baggers Common Traits

Mark Tobin

For many investors that focus on small cap and microcap stocks, the dream is of finding a 10-bagger or even a 100-bagger stock. The little stock that turned into an absolute world beater, something akin to finding a McDonalds in the late 1960’s when it had roughly a 1,000 outlets... Show More

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Microcaps a long term game

Mark Tobin

Over recent months the microcap and small cap end of the ASX has been pummeled, by what has been termed the “great rotation” or "silent crash", more phrases to add to your investing lexicon. This is largely where large cap managers who had meandered down into the smaller end of... Show More

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Five red flags to watch with small caps

Ron Shamgar

After a soft patch for small caps, we think their outlook is now favourable relative to large caps. In this wire, we highlight five red flags to watch for, and discuss a small cap we like with a forward PE multiple of 8x, and a gross yield of 11%. Show More

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A turnaround with a near-term catalyst

Perpetual Limited

Pacific Current Group is a multi-boutique asset management firm with investments in 17 managers globally with a combined FUM of $52.3 billion* at September 2016. It was formed via the merger of Australian-based and ASX listed Treasury Group and US based Northern Lights Capital Group. Whilst both Treasury Group and... Show More

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The Australian Microcap & Nanocap Landscape

Mark Tobin

In this article I provide an overview of the The Australian Microcap & Nanocap landscape and look at some of the opportunities these companies present for investors portfolios. I review the diversification benefits they can bring to a portfolio not just in terms of market capitalisation but also sector diversification.... Show More

The irrational selling of rising microcaps and small caps

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Some years ago, I had a relation of mine tell me he was selling some shares in a Microcap company he bought only six months earlier. I asked him what the reason for him selling was, and he responded that he made a 50% gain and was taking profits because... Show More

Upcoming IPO: Oceans of opportunity

Perpetual Limited

Veem is a family-run engineering business that has been in operation for 48 years. Veem’s core business centres around specialist marine propulsion where they have created significant IP and have more recently expanded into Gyroscopic stabiliser systems. This technology reduces vessels’ rolling motion by up to 95% when at anchor... Show More

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Managed Funds vs. Passive Funds in Microcaps

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In recent years, there has been an enormous shift towards passive investing and index funds, supported by academics, investment practitioners, financial advisors, and assorted pundits. While we don’t know if they’re right for you (speak to your financial advisor), are there any situations where managed funds may be a better... Show More