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The best and the worst small performers

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Small caps have delivered their best-ever year, making it their fourth year in a row of double digit earnings growth of around 15%.

Even though market volatility gave the sector the heebie-jeebies mid year, investors stayed in – with the best results coming from retailers, the financial planning companies and mining services companies.

Electrical retailer JB Hi-Fi reported a tremendous result, with a 57% increase in net profit to $40.4 million. Here is The Australian Financial Review’s list of the best and the worst performers.

Best performing small caps

  • Sally Malay
  • Mincor Resources
  • Aust Wealth management
  • Transfield Services
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • SMS Technology
  • Oakton
  • Macmahon Holdings

Worst performing small caps

  • Cabcharge
  • Coffee International
  • Boom Logistics
  • Funtastic
  • B&B Environment
  • Perseverance Corp
  • Commander Communications
  • Housewares International

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