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Simon Thompson

Top-slicing and running profits Simon Thompson recommends banking some gains on his top-performing holdings, and highlights some small-cap value opportunities, too ...

26 June 2017

Simon Thompson

About Simon Thompson

Winning stock and trading ideas from the creator of the Bargain Portfolio

Recent articles

  1. Check into small-cap value plays

    Check into small-cap value plays

    20 June 2017

    Simon Thompson highlights a quintet of small-cap investment opportunities

    I continue to view the investment case favourably with the shares only trading on 11 times likely earnings for the 12 months to the end of September 2017, offering a near 8 per cent dividend yield, and rated on half book value of 175p a share

  2. Running property gains

    Running property gains

    19 June 2017

    Simon Thompson assesses the merits of a quintet of property companies

    The directors admit that the "difference between the current retail valuation and the wholesale figures included in our EPRA calculations now amounts to an estimated £103m surplus, or the equivalent of 71p a share"

  3. Small-cap gems

    Small-cap gems

    13 June 2017

    Simon Thompson highlights a number of small-cap investment opportunities

    After consolidating gains the share price now looks well placed once again to achieve that discounted cash-flow-based target price, with a chance of exceeding it if contract momentum continues to build

  4. A jewel in the north

    A jewel in the north

    12 June 2017

    Simon Thompson initiates coverage on a new Aim entrant and fast-growing financial services company

    'Applying the same multiple to the company's projected cash profits this year and, after factoring in a bumper cash pile, this suggests a value for equity north of 200p if the two companies are attributed the same rating. That's 50 per cent more than its current share price'

  5. On the money

    On the money

    07 June 2017

    Simon Thompson highlights a quartet of small-cap investment opportunities

    I feel that my target price is more than achievable, a valuation equating to 13 times the company's potential net profit in 2020 based on my financial models, and one implying 50 per cent share price upside.

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