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Simon Thompson

Four small caps with upside potential A quartet of small caps offer investment potential ...

26 July 2016

Simon Thompson

About Simon Thompson

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

Recent articles

  1. Business as usual

    Business as usual

    18 July 2016

    Shares in a quartet of small-cap companies are maximising profits on my bear market theory

    Buoyed by robust cash generation, net funds are worth 17.5p a share, so the cash-adjusted forward PE ratio is only 8.6. And analysts predict a rise in the payout per share from 6.9¢ to 7.2¢, equivalent to 5.5p at current exchange rates, or 12 per cent more in sterling terms than a month ago. On this basis, the shares also offer a prospective dividend yield of 3.3 per cent.

  2. Deep value small caps

    Deep value small caps

    13 July 2016

    Shares in a quintet of small caps all offer great value

    The yield blowout in the property sector has lifted unleveraged implied yields to a record spread over gilts. While uncertainty dominates the commercial property sector, and volatility is likely to remain, the market has disproportionately punished the large Reits

  3. Profiting from sterling's plunge

    Profiting from sterling's plunge

    11 July 2016

    Simon Thompson reveals more shares set to benefit from the collapse in sterling

    So, with the combined equity interest in the shopping centre, and the value of the freehold ground rents, equating to the market capitalisation, in effect we are getting a free ride on its other investments worth 60p a share, virtually all of which are income producing

  4. A golden performance

    A golden performance

    07 July 2016

    The soaring gold price is very good news for a company on Simon Thompson’s watchlist.

    Investment demand for gold more than doubled to US$23.4bn in the first quarter of 2016 and meant total demand exceeded supply by quite some margin. This imbalance will continue as long as investment demand stays firm as seems likely for the immediate future.

  5. Cash-rich bargain buy

    Cash-rich bargain buy

    06 July 2016

    A cash-rich investment company has received a major boost through sterling's collapse, but investors have yet to cotton on.

    I believe 18p a share of the current share price of 57.5p is, in effect, cash. This means that investments which I estimate are currently worth 77p a share are being attributed a value of only 39.5p a share in the current share price. That's half their book value.

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