About Under the Radar Report
Richard Hemming and Caroline Mark founded Under the Radar Report in 2011 to provide independent, fundamental research in the exciting and under researched area of Small Caps.
Our focus continues to be on ASX Small Caps and we actively cover about 100 Small Caps at any one time. We also launched Blue Chip Value in 2008. This report provides subscribers with a one-stop shop of the top 40 Blue chip stocks.
Richard Hemming, editor
Richard is an experienced finance analyst, stock broker and financial journalist, having worked for over 25 years in the finance sector. He had always wanted to start a research newsletter focussed purely on Small Caps because they were simply not covered with any regularity by stockbrokers because they were too small. Small Caps require diligent research and follow up, and although a newspaper covers a 'hot story' and an investor might buy, when do they sell? The lack of quality research on Small Caps was why Richard started Under the Radar Report with Caroline.
"There was no regular or quality analysis on Small Caps available to the general public, and as an investor, unless you wanted to or could do it yourself, it just wasn't available so you were investing blind."
Caroline Mark, publisher
Every orchestra needs a corporate team to get them on stage, playing to an audience in a concert hall. Caroline is the co-founder of Under the Radar Report with Richard. It is a team in every way and Caroline and Richard are married with two children.
Caroline edited subject notes at the Securities Institute of Australia (now FinSia), and studied finance there as well as a Master of Arts from University of NSW. She then changed sectors and worked at the Sydney Symphony and then the National Gallery in London before moving back into finance and starting Under the Radar Report with Richard.
Caroline is responsible for our Australian Financial Securities Licence (AFSL 409518) which gives Under the Radar Report the authority to provide general stock advice to Australians. She manages the website, marketing and customer service team.
The analyst team
We have a tight, experienced team of analysts. Small Caps is an area that requires careful research and our approach is thorough. We employ experienced analysts to join our team, to pick stocks that have the potential for real growth and to de-risk investing for our subscribers.
Peter specialises in Small Caps and has a particular interest in mining, and studied as a geologist before switching to finance over 30 years ago. He is also an active investor and avid reader.
Sam runs our Blue Chip Value portfolio. He has over 20 years experience in financial markets, technical analysis and portfolio strategy with Goldman Sachs, JBWere and Merrill Lynch and now works for Under the Radar and as an academic.
Small Cap Portfolio Manager
We employ another specialist Small Cap analyst and portfolio Manager to run our Small Cap portfolio who also has over 30 years experience.
Richard regularly interviews leading Portfolio Managers including Geoff Wilson and Karl Siegling who have been on our Investment Committee since 2011.
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What does Under the Radar Report do?
Research and stock picking. That is what we spend our time doing.
We select quality ASX Small Caps
Our analyst team hunt through the ASX companies with a market cap of between $50-$600m to find stocks that are undervalued, unknown and have the potential to really grow.
We recommend between 12-24 new Small Cap stocks a year. We constantly review each company, it's results, share price moves and announcements and interview key management to keep up to date with all aspects of the stock. We continue to monitor and update subscribers on a stock until we sell.
We give clear Buy and Speculative Buy recommendations making it easy to know when to buy and when to sell your shares.
Selling shares is always the hardest thing to do. Our analysts review each company, watch the market and screens to time our Sell/Take Profit recommendations.
A Portfolio Approach
We run a paper portfolio so you can see how to run a portfolio, which shares to buy, how many, and how Small Cap Portfolio has been very successful in outperforming the market.
Independent advice always
Richard Hemming and Caroline Mark own Under the Radar Report. We are not affiliated with any stockbrokers or investment advisers, whose advice can be self-serving because it is based on corporate fees and commissions. Nor are we paid by the small companies for exposure so we are not PR. We are independent. Subscribers pay for our research annually or monthly and that is how we are paid and maintain our independence.
Small Caps at Under the Radar Report
Under the Radar Report's "Small Cap" market refers to companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) with market capitalisations between $50 million and $300 million.
We cover all ASX industry sectors. The 1500 or so companies we investigate includes everything from gold miners to information technology companies to biotechnology. Because of their small size, these companies are rarely covered anywhere else.
What do you get when you subscribe?
You will receive our Small Cap Stock Report every Thursday morning and subscribers gain full access to our exclusive online dashboard, which includes:
Our latest, BUY, SELL and HOLD recommendations
All research on the 100 Small Cap companies that we cover
In-depth sector reviews to stay in touch with the latest investment themes
Get behind the scenes with the top Small Cap fund managers. Our editor interviews the top performing Small Cap fund managers and you find out which stocks they are buying, what they are selling and their key investment lessons. It's a great way to find out what the top fund managers are thinking and doing in the current market conditions.
Our model Share Portfolio that is outperforming the market
- Comments from industry heavyweights
Blue Chip Value: Fortnightly report
In addition to our Small Cap Stock Report we also deliver a fortnightly Blue Chip Value Report that is delivered every second Friday morning.
Our Blue Chip Value Report is designed to complement our Small Cap Report making it easy for Australian investors to manage their entire share portfolio with Under the Radar.
Our Blue Chip Value Report provides Price Targets. You can’t afford to miss our quantitative analysis and fundamental research, telling you where our analysts agree the share price will be in 12-months. It is in one quick and easy to read table which makes your buying and selling of shares clear and straight forward with our Buy/Sell and Hold recommendations.
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Why invest in Small Caps?
Investing is about making money and small caps need to be a component of every investors' portfolio:
- A lack of information…The Australian small cap market is notoriously inefficient. Unlike bigger companies, few, if any analysts' forecasts exist for its revenues and profits. There is also little idea of whether or not the company will need to come to investors for capital.
- Which means opportunities to make money…Precisely because of these inefficiencies, the only area where fundies outperform the market is in the small cap arena, according to ratings agency Standard & Poors.
- Small caps offer an essential avenue for retirement preparation, because they can generate capital growth for investors.
- This is because small companies offer leverage – both operationally and financially.
- Leverage means you are much more likely to double in size if your market cap is $100 million, than if it is $1 billion.
- Small companies provide diversification from how the economy performs. A small company's earnings growth is based more on increasing its market share, than on how the general economy performs. It is coming from a very low base, so if you believe in the story, there is every chance it will achieve just this.
- A small company can grow its earnings by increasing its market share from 1 per cent to 5 per cent. A large company with market share of 50 per cent will be basically defending its position.
- Small cap ASX listed companies provide the only opportunity for investment in businesses that have management that are both entrepreneurial and experienced, to varying degrees. The exciting part of being invested in this sector is watching businesses grow.
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