Booktopia Group Ltd (ASX:BKG) and these ASX small cap shares could be worth watching closely this year. Here’s what you need to know…
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If you’re a big fan of investing in small cap shares, then you might want to look at the ones listed below.
Here’s why these three ASX small cap shares could be ones to watch:
Audinate Group Limited (ASX: AD8)
Audinate is digital audio-visual networking technologies provider. It is the company behind the industry-leading Dante audio over IP networking solution. Audinate’s solutions replace point-to-point audio and video connections with easy-to-use, scalable, flexible networking. They have been adopted by hundreds of manufacturers in thousands of professional products, making its products the de facto standard for modern AV connectivity. While demand was very soft during the pandemic, sales are expected to increase materially once the crisis passes.
UBS currently has a buy rating and $10.10 price target on the company’s shares.
Booktopia Group Ltd (ASX: BKG)
Another small cap to watch is Booktopia. It is an online book retailer which, unlike Audinate, has been in fine form during the pandemic. For example, during the first half of FY 2021, the company reported a 51.1% increase in revenue to $112.6 million and a 502.3% jump in underlying EBITDA to $8 million. This was driven by the shift to online shopping and its investment in a new distribution centre. The latter allowed the company to take advantage of the increased demand by shipping more books than ever before.
Last month Morgans put an add rating and $3.53 price target on Booktopia’s shares.
Universal Store Holdings Limited (ASX: UNI)
Universal Store is a fashion retailer for the 16-35 year old fashion-focused consumer. It aims to deliver an ever-changing and carefully curated selection of on-trend products to customers. This tactic is working wonders and helped Universal Store deliver a stellar half year result in February. For the six months ended 31 December, Universal Store reported a 23.3% increase in sales to $118 million and a 63.6% increase in underlying net profit after tax to $21.1 million.
This went down well with analysts at Morgans, who believe more strong growth is coming. The broker currently has an add rating and $8.37 price target on its shares.
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James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. recommends Booktopia Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended AUDINATEGL FPO. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.