As a growing army of investors treat the microcap and small cap universe as a casino, we believe the opportunities for investors who apply disciplined fundamental analysis will continue to proliferate. Often the greatest investments are hiding in plain sight and Spheria’s tried-and-tested investment process – which places cash flow at its core – has a track record of uncovering great businesses long before the crowd takes notice. Importantly, it also helps deliver downside protection during times of turbulence.”
Class (ASX:CL1) specialises in cloud solutions for Australia’s leading accounting, auditing and financial advisory firms.
TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) is a Software as a Service (Saas) provider delivering Enterprise Resource Planning solutions for businesses and government bodies.
Breville (ASX:BRG) is a household name in Australia, founded in 1932, and known for its home appliances.
Flight Centre (ASX:FLT) is one of the world’s largest travel retailers and corporate travel managers.
Bega Cheese (ASX:BGA) is a diversified food company and one of Australia’s largest companies in the dairy sector.
Adbri (ASX:ABC) is one of Australia’s first cement producers, established in 1882. Adbri has 160 plants and facilities across the nation.
Seven West Media (ASX:SWM) is one of Australia’s most prominent media organisations with operations across broadcast television, newspapers and digital media.
Universal Store (ASX:UNI) is a leading retailer with stores in key locations across Australia and online.
Nitro (ASX:NTO) develops innovative software which assists in creating, editing, signing and securing digital documents.
Investing with an active fund manager that specialises in microcap and small cap stocks can deliver a significant edge. Many microcap and small cap stocks have no analyst coverage. Providing an extraordinary window of opportunity for managers looking where others aren’t. At the same time, Spheria’s focus on identifying risk and maintaining a portfolio of businesses not reliant on capital markets to fund through-the-cycle can help shield clients from the exuberance that often makes its way into the sector.
A consistent and disciplined investment process with an emphasis on risk management.
Exposure to small and microcap portfolios consisting of robust businesses with strong through-the-cycle cash flow.
A stable investment team with decades of experience investing in small and microcap companies.
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