Top 10 micro-cap stocks for 2021

Summary 

  • Microcap stocks have recently been among the best performing sectors in the UK.
  • Despite their returns, they carry higher risk and liquidity challenges compared to large cap stocks.

Investors are increasingly looking towards investing in micro-cap stocks, as smaller cap stocks have been among some of the best performers in the UK. Microcap stocks are generally considered as equities that have a market cap between £50 million and £300 million.

However, such stocks can be more volatile than their large cap stocks counterparts and face more liquidity challenges.

In this article, we take a deeper dive into the top micro-cap stocks listed on the LSE:

  1. Futura Medical PLC (LON: FUM)

Futura Medical is a UK based pharma company and is a constituent of the FTSE AIM All-Share index.

Futura recently stated that discussions for licensing the company’s erectile dysfunction gel were currently ongoing. Meanwhile, the company’s talks with the US authority body Food and Drug Association were currently placed on pause.

The company’s market cap stands at £122.01 million, and its year-to-date return stands at 176.28 per cent.

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  1. Carclo PLC (LON: CAR)

Carclo is an optical design and manufacturer based in the UK and is listed on the main market.

The company recently announced its preliminary FY 2021 results, stating that revenue from continuing operations fell by 2.7 per cent to £107.6 million. While its underlying operating profit from continuing operations dropped to £4.8 million in FY 2021 from £7.3 million in FY 2020.

Carclo’s market cap stands at £31.83 million, and its year-to-date return stands at 173.89 per cent.

  1. Ferro-Alloy Resources Ltd (LON: FAR)

Ferro-Alloy Resources is a vanadium mining and processing firm. The company recently announced the receipt of further investment from clean energy metal and resource company Vision Blue for an amount of US$7 million under the subscription agreement.

The company’s market cap stands at £114.81 million, and its year-to-date return stands at 192.21 per cent.

  1. Lookers PLC (LON: LOOK)

Lookers is a UK based car dealership chain and is listed on the main market. The company recently announced its FY 2020 prelim results reporting a drop in FY 2020 revenue to £3.7 billion from £4.8 billion in FY 2019 due to lockdown and trading restrictions.

However, its underlying profit before tax stood at £14.1 million compared to £4.0 million in FY 2019.

The company’s market cap stands at £249.90 million, and its year-to-date return stands at 204.29 per cent.

  1. Assetco PLC (LON: ASTO)

AIM listed company Assetco PLC is a wealth and asset management firm. The company recently announced the acquisition of a 30 per cent equity stake in fund management company Preservation Capital Partner for a deal worth up to £27.8 million.

The company’s market cap stands at £401.78 million, and its year-to-date return stands at 363.28 per cent.

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  1. Afritin Mining Ltd (LON: ATM)

Afritin Mining is a tin mining company and is also a part of the FTSE AIM All-Share index.

The company recently announced in its Q1 2022 operation update that its tin concentrate production totalled 183 tonnes, exceeding the previously guided 180 tonnes production target.

The company’s market cap stands at £62.29 million, and its year-to-date return stands at 138.28 per cent.

  1. Tern PLC (LON: TERN)

Internet of things (IoT) technology focused venture capital firm Tern PLC is an FTSE AIM All- Share index constituent. It has announced the completion of a £4 million fundraise at an issue price of 18.8 pence per share via the PrimaryBid platform.    

The company’s market cap stands at £73.50 million, and its year-to-date return stands at 160.27 per cent.

  1. SkinBioTherapeutics PLC (LON: SBTX)

FTSE AIM All-Share index constituent, SkinBioTherapeutics is a life science company focused on skin health.

The company recently announced positive data for its AxisBiotix-Ps food supplement study. The study’s participants have psoriasis as a condition, reported skin itchiness reduction by 76 per cent.

The company’s market cap stands at £94.85 million, and its year-to-date return stands at 157.45 per cent.

  1. Nanoco Group PLC (LON: NANO)

Nanoco Group is the leading manufacturer and developer of heavy metal free quantum dots and is listed on the main market. The company recently announced a development agreement for a project with an Asian chemical firm, it is expected to continue building on the feasibility study of new nano material.

The company’s market cap stands at £59.84 million, and its year-to-date return stands at 90.05 per cent.

  1. Helium One Global Ltd (LON: HE1)

FTSE AIM All-Share listed firm Helium One Global is an explorer and developer of helium for international markets. The company recently announced further helium gas show in the Red Sandstone Group and sidetracked from Tai-1 well at 561 meters.

The company’s market cap stands at £135.41 million, and its year-to-date return stands at 204.50 per cent.

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