- AIM index, which provides a platform for smaller and newly established companies to raise capital from investors, has given an excellent return to investors in the past few years.
- The 3-year total return of the FTSE AIM All-Share index was 23%, while its 5-year total return was 31.4% as of 31 January 2022.
AIM index, which provides a platform to smaller and newly established companies to raise capital from investors, has given an excellent return to investors in the past few years.
The index creates a win-win situation for all stakeholders. The smaller companies get a diverse set of investors and visibility in the investment community by listing their shares on the AIM index. At the same time, investors get a high return on investment if the underlying business model of the company outperforms.
The FTSE AIM All-Share index 3-year total return was 23%, while its 5-year total return was 31.4% as of 31 January 2022. Let us look at 3 AIM-listed stocks, Rambler Metals & Mining, IQE and Braveheart Investment Group, that are in focus today:
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Rambler Metals & Mining Plc (LON: RMM)
The company is engaged in the exploration and mining of copper and gold. Its flagship project is the Ming copper-gold mine which is 100% owned by the company and is located in Canada.
In February 2022, the company announced that it had raised gross proceeds of £3.8 million by placing ordinary shares at a price of 26.5p per share. The funds will be used to develop existing mining projects and for working capital purposes. The company’s stock witnessed buying interest in the last two weeks is up by over 12%, amid a steady rise in gold and silver prices in the international market.
Rambler Metals & Mining Plc currently trades at GBX 31.05, down by 1.59% on 18 February 2022 at 10:15 am GMT+1, with a market cap of £50.13 million.
IQE Plc (UK) (LON: IQE)
The UK-based company operates in the semiconductor industry. It is one of the leading suppliers of semiconductor wafers and has nine manufacturing facilities in different countries. The company expects its revenue to be in line with the previous expectations at £164 million at constant currency for the financial year ended 31 December 2021, driven mainly by higher demand for its products amid chip shortages across multiple industries.
IQE Plc will announce its full-year results on 29 March 2022. The company’s stock has shown a gradual rise since the start of the new year and has given its shareholders a 16.03% year-to-date return.
IQE Plc (UK) currently trades at GBX 40.25, down by 0.37% on 18 February 2022 at 10:15 am GMT+1, with a market cap of £324.88 million.
Braveheart Investment Group Plc (LON: BRH)
The private equity firm invests in start-ups and early-stage growth-orientated companies. The company invests through two categories: Strategic investment and portfolio investment, which is a direct investment into third-party companies.
For the six months ended 30 September 2021, the company reported a profit before tax of £2,533,000. The company made strategic investments in Autins Group Plc and Velocity Composites Plc during the period. The company’s stock price is up by over 8% since 1 February 2022.
Braveheart Investment Group Plc currently trades at GBX 20.50, down by 2.38% on 18 February 2022 at 10:15 am GMT+1, with a market cap of £10.97 million.