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Unpolished Gems: Buoyant Returns Beyond the Benchmark
  • The SGX-RHB Corporate Day, held on 24 November, showcased nine under-researched but fast-growing small-cap listed companies, and was attended by 38 fund managers from 26 institutions. The nine corporates were: Advancer Global, CWG International, Global Invacom, Japan Foods, Secura Group, Singapore Medical Group, Singapore Myanmar Investco, Spackman Entertainment, and SUTL Enterprise.
  • In the year-to-date, these nine stocks have averaged a total return of 53.1%, bringing their one-year and three-year total returns to 66.6% and 60.9% respectively. In comparison, the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) has generated a total return of 6.3% in the year thus far, with one-year and three-year returns of 7.4% and 5.2% respectively.
  • In terms of year-to-date total returns, Singapore Medical Group, CWG, and Advancer Global were the three best performing stocks, generating 171.3%, 129.4% and 69.6% respectively over the period. In terms of month-to-date total returns, Spackman Entertainment, Global Invacom, and Singapore Medical Group were the three best performers, registering 13.6%, 4.9% and 3.5% respectively over the period.


SGX-RHB “Unpolished Gems” Corporate Day

The Corporate Day, held on 24 November, showcased nine under-researched but fast-growing small-cap companies listed on SGX. The event, which garnered strong interest from the investment community, was attended by 38 fund managers from 26 institutions. The nine corporates were: Advancer Global Ltd, CWG International Ltd, Global Invacom Group Ltd, Japan Foods Holding Ltd, Secura Group Ltd, Singapore Medical Group Ltd, Singapore Myanmar Investco Ltd, Spackman Entertainment Group Ltd, and SUTL Enterprise Ltd.

These nine plays are categorised by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) into a range of sectors, including Health Care Services, Restaurants, Security & Alarm Services, Communications Equipment, Movies & Entertainment, Real Estate Development and Leisure Facilities.

In the year-to-date, these nine “unpolished gems” have averaged a total return of 53.1%, bringing their one-year and three-year total returns to 66.6% and 60.9% respectively. In comparison, the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) has generated a total return of 6.3% in the year thus far, with one-year and three-year returns of 7.4% and 5.2% respectively.


showflat9.16Singapore analysts visited this showhouse of a project by CWG International recently. NextInsight file photoIn terms of year-to-date total returns, Singapore Medical Group, CWG International, and Advancer Global were the three best performing stocks, generating 171.3%, 129.4% and 69.6% respectively over the period. In terms of month-to-date total returns, Spackman Entertainment, Global Invacom, and Singapore Medical Group were the three best performers, registering 13.6%, 4.9% and 3.5% respectively over the period.

The stellar performances of these less prominent stocks underscore the robust investment possibilities that exist beyond the benchmark within the Singapore market.

Jarick Seet, Head of Small-Cap Research at RHB (Singapore), pointed out that many fundamentally sound, yet relatively unknown, small-cap companies can be found on SGX, and these stocks offer “a good shot” at generating strong returns. Seet has buy ratings on Global Invacom Group Ltd, Singapore Medical Group Ltd and Spackman Entertainment Group Ltd.

To read the SGX kopi-C profile of Global Invacom Group Ltd Executive Chairman Tony Taylor published on 25 November 2016, click here.

The nine companies that participated in the SGX-RHB Corporate Day are detailed in the tables below, sorted by market capitalisation. Note that clicking on a stock name brings you to its profile page in Stockfacts.

Name Market Cap in S$M Total Return MTD % Total Return YTD % Total Return 1 Yr % Total Return 3 Yrs %
Singapore Myanmar Investco 153 -0.8 51.3 51.3 116.1
Singapore Medical Group 121 3.5 171.3 213.4 298.4
CWG International 103 3.3 129.4 147.6 -48.0
Secura Group 82 0.0 -18.7 N/A N/A
Japan Foods Holding 74 1.2 -0.8 -3.0 -20.5
Advancer Global 64 0.0 69.6 N/A N/A
Spackman Entertainment 63 13.6 9.7 2.6 N/A
SUTL Enterprise 52 -2.4 50.0 44.6 30.4
Global Invacom Group 46 4.9 16.4 9.7 -11.0
Average 2.6 53.1 66.6 60.9

 

Name P/E P/B ROE % Dvd Ind Yld % Price vs 12M High % Price vs 12M Low %
Singapore Myanmar Investco N/A 5.4 -11.1 N/A -12% 44%
Singapore Medical Group 165.2 10.9 6.9 N/A -12% 69%
CWG International N/A 0.8 -7.9 N/A -13% 73%
Secura Group 23.3 6.0 30.1 1.5 -27% 25%
Japan Foods Holding 18.3 2.4 12.9 4.76 -12% 17%
Advancer Global N/A 9.9 100.7 1.0 -26% 41%
Spackman Entertainment Group 52.6 3.2 5.4 N/A -4% 53%
SUTL Enterprise 13.5 1.0 5.4 N/A -26% 50%
Global Invacom Group 24.8 0.6 2.4 N/A -26% 46%
Average 49.6 4.5 16.1


The Corporate Day is part of the SGX Corporate Access initiative that aims to profile SGX Corporates to institutional investors in Singapore as well as internationally. All of our Corporate days are in partnership with brokers based on their sector and geographical coverage.

Republished from SGX website.

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