5 ASX Small-cap Stocks on the Rise

Dampier Gold Ltd

No action on Vango Mining takeover offer: Dampier Gold Ltd (ASX: DAU) is a gold exploration and mining company that recently acquired 100% of 820 sqkm of the Ruby Plains Placer Gold Project, Kimberley Region of Western Australia to have an exposure to potential large scale previously untested gold mineralization with gold occurrences identified in historical water bores.

The stock surged over 23.3% on 18 September, 2018 as the group’s management reported that they would not be taking any action related to the Vango Mining takeover offer. Vango Mining Limited made an off-market takeover offer for all ordinary shares in Dampier Gold and this entails two Vango ordinary shares being given for every seven Dampier Gold ordinary shares. The intention is to have relevant interest in a minimum of 50.1% of Dampier Gold Shares, while shareholders of DAU who are holding 12.63% of all Shares have already indicated for acceptance in pre-bid acceptance agreements.


Dampier Gold shareholders (Source: Company reports)

Acrux Limited

Building a lucrative portfolio: Acrux Limited (ASX: ACR), is into topical pharmaceuticals, and has built a solid topical generic pipeline since 2015, and submitted the first product in 2018. Acrux Limited’s stock surged over 34.78% on 18 September, 2018 with the release of an updated presentation. Acrux’s generic equivalent to Jublia®2 was accepted for review by the FDA. The group sees that they would be granted shared ‘First-to-File’ status. Historically, generic products with ‘First-to-File’ status rapidly witnessed more than 50%+ market share. For FY19, they are targeting to Submit 2 additional dossiers to the FDA for review and aiming to scale up 6 projects from Acrux laboratory to CMOs. portfolio

Portfolio Status (Source: company reports)


Controlling costs: 1414 DEGREES LIMITED (ASX: 14D), the clean energy storage company, is focused on managing energy costs through efficiency related to renewable generation along with stabilized grid supply. The 1414 Degrees’ is commercializing its scaled-up products. Their TESS-IND first stages of commissioning progressed very well.  They executed the turbine on hot air six times, producing electricity over runs of up to four and half hours and a total combined heat power (CHP) efficiency of 68%. These results are better than expected at this very early stage. GAS-TESS is also progressing well. 1414 DEGREES LIMITED (ASX: 14D) stock gained over 91.1% since its listing on 12th September 2018 and has raised over $16.3 million via an initial public offering (IPO).

Antipa Minerals Ltd

Positive exploration efforts: Antipa Minerals Ltd.’s (ASX: AZY) stock surged over 25% on 18 September, 2018 and the firm has identified underexplored mineral projects in mineral provinces which have the potential to host world-class mineral deposits, thereby offering high leverage exploration and development potential. They have 5,785km2 of exploration licences in the Paterson Province of Western Australia, including a 1,335km2 package of prospective granted exploration licences known as the Citadel Project. The group recently announced several priority drill targets from Tim’s Dome gradient array induced polarisation (GAIP) survey. Major geophysical target extending 1,000m x 350m was identified under shallow sand cover following induced polarisation (IP) survey on the eastern side of Tim’s Dome. The reverse circulation (RC) drilling was also planned to follow up more 2018 IP anomalies, untested historic (2002) IP anomalies and additional high-grade Telfer reef style targets.

Betmakers Holdings Ltd

Focusing on core business: Betmakers Holdings Ltd.’s (ASX: TBH) stock surged over 12.3% on 18 September, 2018 as the group’s wholly-owned subsidiary, BetMakers DNA Pty Ltd took ownership of 100% of the shares in global wagering service provider, Global Betting Services. The firm allotted 7,762,500 fully paid ordinary shares to raise $621K (before costs), which is the second tranche of the Shortfall Placement. The firm is leveraging the TopBetta platform, as they were able to show the significance of The BetMakers' platforms and products. The ‘Wagering Platforms’ performed well over this period and several features were released in the previous 12 months to demonstrate leading technology, unique offerings and scalability to accommodate any small to medium-sized wagering operation. The Global Tote's successful launch in 2017/18 has seen it process more than $100 million worth of bets since inception, again proving the scalability of their in-house technology.

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