Simon Thompson 

On a profitable earnings beat

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson
On a profitable earnings beat

As the first-quarter results season winds down, I have further good news to report from yet more companies on my watchlist. It’s been a recurrent theme among the 56 small-cap companies I have reported on since the start of March, or the more than 100 companies I have covered so far this year. It may also explain why the stock market minnows have been doing relatively well in terms of their share price performance: the FTSE Aim index is flatlining whereas the FTSE All-Share index, with its hefty boas towards blue-chips and mid-caps, is down around 8 per cent since the start of January. I expect this relative outperformance to continue.

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