10 FTSE stocks with a lowest market capitalisation

Summary

  • Companies are categorised as large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap according to market capitalisation.
  • Companies with small market capitalisation offer growth potential as compared to their larger peers.

Market capitalisation is the total market value of the outstanding shares of any company. Multiplying the total outstanding shares with the market price of one share allows us to arrive at the market capitalisation of a company.  Market capitalisation Market capitalisation is the valuation done by the market for a company, which makes it an important parameter to judge any stock.

Companies are categorised as large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap according to market capitalisation. Market capitalisation gives an idea of the size of a company, which helps an investor to ascertain the risks involved in investing in a said company. Companies with small market capitalisation offer growth potential as compared to their larger peers and hence are the most sought option for risk taking investors.

Here are 10 FTSE stocks that have the lowest market capitalisation:

1.      KKV Secured Loan Fund Limited (LON: KKVX)

The shares of the asset finance company have a market capitalisation of £45.57 million. The return on its share price has been 63.88 per cent on a year-to-date basis. The shares are presently trading 18.13 per cent below the 52-week high reached on 21 July 2021 and 120.24 per cent above the 52-week low seen on 7 October 2020. The shares are priced at GBX 32.80 as of 29 July 2021.

The company reported a 9.2 per cent total return on net asset value (NAV) on each ordinary share, and that on class C share was 3.4 per cent for the six months ended 31 December 2020. It reported a combined net profit of £15.1 million.

2.      Capital & Regional Plc (LON: CAL)

The shares of the British property manager have a market capitalisation of £79.39 million, and the shares are priced at GBX 69.00 as of 29 July 2021 closing.

In a trading update the company informed that it has collected 70 per cent of the rents due to date in 2021 and has also committed to several outline deals which is expected to improve the number of occupiers even further. The collection figure for 2020 also increased to 84 per cent. It finished the sale of shops at Hemel at £4.5 million.

3.      Value and Indexed Property Income Trust Plc (LON: VIP)

The shares of the company that invests in direct property and equities have a market capitalisation of £95.39 million and were priced at GBX 220.00 as of 29 July 2021 closing. The shares have a one-year return of 29.87 per cent.

For the year ended 31 March 2021, the UK equities portfolio fell to £28.6 million compared to £90.8 million a year ago. However, the UK properties portfolio grew to £81.1 million compared to £74.5 million. The cash portfolio grew to £67.9 million from £10.9 million a year ago.

4.      Pharos Energy PLC (LON: PHAR)

Shares of the oil and gas company have a market capitalisation of £101.70 million. They have a one-year return of 60.39 per cent. The shares are priced at GBX 22.80 as of 29 July 2021.

In a recent operational update, the company informed that its 3D seismic programme conducted at the Phu Khanh Basin’s western part of Block 125, offshore Vietnam, has been completed. The refinancing from the Reserve Based Lending Facility sanctioned against Vietnam’s producing assets has also been completed.

5.      EP Global Opportunities Trust Plc (LON: EPG)

The shares of the investment company have a market capitalisation of £105.96 million and are priced at GBX 288 as of 29 July 2021. The shares have a one-year return of 8.78 per cent and a 2.11 per cent dividend yield.

As of 31 May 2021, the trust’s portfolio in the healthcare sector was 17.9 per cent of its net assets. Around 11.1 per cent of its net assets were from the communication services sector, and 9.2 per cent of its assets portfolio were from the financial sector. Total assets of the company stood at £114 million.

6.      ICG-Longbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt Investments Limited (LON: LBOW)

The shares of the investment company have a market capitalisation of £109.17 million and are priced at GBX 90 as of 29 July 2021. The shares have given a one-year return of 26.48 per cent. They have a dividend yield of 14.80 per cent and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.80x.

For the quarter ended 30 April 2021, the investment portfolio of the company included nine loans without any change in the loan portfolio through the quarter. The par value of the loan portfolio saw a slight increase to £109.43 million from £109.26 million in the January quarter. The company’s total commitments stood at £116.29 million.

7.      Esken Limited (LON: ESKN)

The shares of the infrastructure, energy and aviation company holds a market capitalisation of £112.30 million and are pri­ced at GBX 18.00 as of 29 July 2021 closing.

The company is expected to sign a transaction agreement with Carlyle for funding worth £120 million. This would release £100 million in liquidity into the whole group. The current bank facilities amount to £120 million, which would expire by the end of January next year. It has drawn £15 million of the additional £40 million facility.

8.      Middlefield Canadian Income PCC (LON: MCT)

The shares of the investment company have a market capitalisation of £113.94 million and are priced at GBX 108.25 as of 29 July 2021. The shares have a one-year return of 33.15 per cent. They have a dividend yield of 4.70 per cent.

For the month of June, MCT's share price reached a record high as a result of a 3.1 per cent appreciation in the net asset value (NAV) and 26.5 per cent year-to-date NAV. Net asset value (capital) stood at 127.48p, and net yield was 4.6 per cent.

9.      Hostelworld Group Plc (LON: HSW)

Shares of the online hostel-booking company have a market a capitalisation of £113.99 million and are priced at GBX 97.90 as of 29 July 2021. They have a one-year return of 65.33 per cent.

The company’s net booking volumes for the full year ended 31 December 2020 fell by 79 per cent compared to a 6 per cent fall in 2019. Net revenue fell by 81 per cent to €15.4 million compared to €80.7million in 2019.

10. U and I Group PLC (LON: UAI)

The shares of the real estate regeneration company have a market capitalisation of £114.14 million and are priced at GBX 92.60 as of 29 July 2021. The shares have a year-to-date return of 47.87 per cent.

For the year ended 31 March 2021, the company made development and trading losses of £39.1 million compared to a profit of £11 million a year ago. Its loss before tax increased to £86.7 million from 58.6 million a year ago.

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