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Small Cap Picks
« on: February 06, 2017, 07:39:36 am »
Hi

If you are interested in investing in small caps please post your favourite picks and why.

I am interested in Winhold, Jubilee, Pallinghurst, Trustco, Silverbridge, Stellar, Calgro. Do you have any others ?

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Re: Small Cap Picks
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 12:11:22 pm »
Before you go diving into these shares have a look at their shares prices over the last 3 years and then decide Jubilee I lost interest in as they seemed to be going nowhere, Pallinghurst set up 5/6 years ago when Gilbertson was booted from Billiton and the share has gone nowhere - I think they still deal in precious stones which doesn't seem to excite the market. on your list I would probably only be interested in Calgro as historically they have been a solid company and seem to be well managed

Just my opinions - as to which ones I would select that subjective but for what its worth I hold shares in Rolfes,  Rhodes, Taste - all for longer term growth - 2 - 4 years down the road 
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Re: Small Cap Picks
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 01:37:40 pm »
TAS, Primier Fishing, Rolfes, Consolidated Infrastructure Group, AdaptIT

All in all, I will only buy Rolfes and Tas below 180
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Re: Small Cap Picks
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 03:09:46 pm »
CIL-- Relatively unknown company. Every 6m result comes with a trading statement warning of 20 to 50% increase in HEPS. April results will shoot the lights out as it has recently acquired Conlog for R850m. This will put her in the cross hairs of institutional investors. Low PE ratio making it good for long term.

ADI-- IT company involved in 38 countries. Great management and expects to make at least 1 acquisition per year. Has a very high cash surplus for the next acquisition that accounts for the PE ratio of 26. Following EOH management style.

PGR-- Financial services company. Unlike CML, makes money in up or down markets for investors. Low PE of 10 so good for long term. The next CML as I stated some time ago but has not quite woken up yet.

I hold all these in my real portfolio.
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Re: Small Cap Picks
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 07:06:29 pm »
I hold ADI and SNV.

I have recently started eyeing out CSG.

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Re: Small Cap Picks
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 07:26:53 pm »
Second time now I see people talking about CSG, what exactly do they do?
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 09:37:43 pm »
Second time now I see people talking about CSG, what exactly do they do?
Their nature of business is stated as "a contract services group offering a wide range of services including staffing solutions, facilities management (nice way of saying running your canteen operations) industrial, mining and related services in Southern Africa to an array of mostly blue - chip clients
If you are on a broker platform punch in the company code and then look at statutory data. From my JSE records there highest price in the last 12 months has be R 1.76 and a low of R .96
Bulelani Ngcuka used to be the Public Protector some years back and he is chairman of this company

Hope that helps
 
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Re: Small Cap Picks
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 10:07:38 pm »
But that is a Penny Stock and not liquid at all. Not to say that it is not a good Co but you will get in at a premium and take you forever to get out at a further premium. Hold for long term may be the way.
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Re: Small Cap Picks
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2017, 07:53:13 am »
Small caps in my portfolios.

Rhodes, curro, csg, cil, finbond, santova, adi, Taste, aeei, afrimat, calgro, ascendis,balwin, micromega,rolfes, sygnia, CMH, accelerate, atlanitic leaf, sirus, safari, fairvest, texton, tower, greenbay, IAPF, maradelta, polska, sereit, storage.

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Re: Small Cap Picks
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2017, 09:44:15 am »
Polska , aeei - at least the names made me smile .  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2017, 11:00:59 am »
Rhodes and Afrimat - solid companies that quietly keeps on doing good.

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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2017, 11:08:37 am »
Small caps in my portfolios.

Rhodes, curro, csg, cil, finbond, santova, adi, Taste, aeei, afrimat, calgro, ascendis,balwin, micromega,rolfes, sygnia, CMH, accelerate, atlanitic leaf, sirus, safari, fairvest, texton, tower, greenbay, IAPF, maradelta, polska, sereit, storage.

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I can't really disagree with your portfolio selection as I also hold some on your list, but what is not evident is what your bankers are/or more precisely what is in your portfolio (not disclosed) relative to larger cap shares.
Many of the shares in your small cap shares are subject very frequent price movements and seem to react to noise in the market. If we get a situation like 2007/8 again then you could be burnt quite severely with these smaller cap shares.
In my experience I limit my portfolio so that small cap shares do not exceed more than 12% of my total portfolio by value so in an advancing market one can then maintain the 12% by buying more in small caps. Also with small caps you have to be patient and maybe wait years before it starts adding value to your wealth. Santova and Taste are particularly true examples for me - both have dropped in price since purchase     
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Re: Small Cap Picks
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2017, 02:32:16 pm »
GCR - it's just under half my portfolio. You are right, probably a bit dangerous. On the whole though, would not change a single one (rethink - maybe Safari) - I did buy them all because of some or other reason. Biggest looser has been Taste, yet a still feel once things have bedded down, that it could do very well and might have more upside than all the others.

But I am not naive - a couple of these ARE going to let me down, but also hoping to hit it out the park with a couple as well.

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Re: Small Cap Picks
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2017, 07:38:17 am »
Thanks I also added Santova as it seems like it has had solid results year after year. Pallinghurst was bought at around R 3 so not too bad in the last year I think now that Platinum is heading up it will do even better with Sedibelo Platinum and their Gemfields and Iron operations now getting good prices.


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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2017, 08:06:40 am »
Thanks I also added Santova as it seems like it has had solid results year after year. Pallinghurst was bought at around R 3 so not too bad in the last year I think now that Platinum is heading up it will do even better with Sedibelo Platinum and their Gemfields and Iron operations now getting good prices.
Just as a matter of interest I sold out of Pallinghurst at R 3.14 - but this was in 2011 thus why I say they have done very little over the years
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