small caps

Buy Hold Sell: 5 hot small-caps

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

High expectations, high growth, and high risk. Small cap tech stocks are not for the faint of heart; high potential returns are on offer though, if you get the call right. So, find out whether it’s time to subscribe or delete these young companies, with Roger Montgomery and Neil Carter. Show More

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Optimistic about A2 Milk

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

The A2 Milk Company continues to re-rate on the back of a very strong trading performance driven by ongoing gross margin expansion and continued rapid growth in sales of its A2 Platinum infant formula, especially in the large Chinese market. Show More

The New Criterion: Latam Autos and Johns Lyng Group

Tim Boreham
Tim Boreham Independent Investment Research

Carsales 'mini-me' Latam Autos has driven investors down the wrong road since listing three years ago, but after a strategtic re-set the Latino car ads house looks to be headed in the right direction. Meanwhile, the well-known but private Johns Lyng Group is steering towards a listing Show More

Imdex well positioned as commodity prices firm

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

As a provider of drilling fluid products, downhole instrumentation and geo-analytic services to exploration, development and resources production companies, Imdex Limited is highly leveraged to any uptick in key commodity prices such as gold and/or base metals. Show More

Can we rely on Reliance?

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

Following share price weakness ahead of its full-year result, we added Reliance Worldwide Corporation to our portfolio. Reliance is a global plumbing supplies business specialising in reliable and premium branded water flow and control products including the market-leading 'SharkBite' push-to-connect fittings. Show More

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Blue Sky targets $5b AUM by 2019

Robert Frost
Robert Frost OC Funds Management

Blue Sky Alternative Investments reported a strong FY17 result at the top end of the guidance range after profitably exiting several private equity investments, adding to its credibility, particularly in the private equity space. Show More

The New Criterion: investors rush veterinary cannabis listing

Tim Boreham
Tim Boreham Independent Investment Research

For investors, too much medical dope is never enough as they rush a new veterinary cannabis listing. In the more traditional industrial sector, a packaging minnow chaired by ex Aussie Post boss Ahmed Fahour has the flexibles market all boxed up. Show More

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Highlights and let-downs from small-cap reporting

Livewire Exclusive

It’s been a pretty ordinary decade for the ASX Small Ordinaries Index, which remains more than 30% below its 2007 peak. However, it’s a market that’s ripe for producing alpha; according to Lonsec, all but one of the small cap managers in their coverage outperformed their benchmark over five and... Show More

Sales momentum improving at Baby Bunting

Jack Collopy
Jack Collopy Perpetual Limited

Baby Bunting is a well-recognised baby goods retailer with approximately 12% market share in Australia. The company has 42 stores across its network and has successfully doubled sales in less than 4 years. Baby Bunting is still in the early stages of its store rollout program, with new stores maturing... Show More

Alignment – Spending Other Peoples Money

Michael Glennon
Michael Glennon Glennon Capital

One of the things that frustrates me most is fund managers who take the “other peoples money” approach. My fundamental belief is that if you wouldn’t do something with your own money, why would you do it with someone else’s money? When we look to hire new analysts, we spend... Show More

Three small-caps generating income

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

Investors can be drawn to small-caps because the segment often houses companies with unappreciated growth prospects. The challenge of course is to avoid the numerous failures and investment speculation from creeping into portfolios. Show More