6 Aussie small caps reaping the benefits of being ‘born’ global

Financial Journalist
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Key points

  • Domino’s Pizza and Slater & Gordon have shown how an international outlook can boost growth.
  • Owner of Mathletics, 3P Learning, and Smiggle, Premier Investments, have worked out a global focus is essential.
  • SomnoMed and IMF Bentham are also in on the game.

Investors chasing the next hot small company often assess management, the balance sheet, product and myriad financial metrics. Less considered is the company’s global footprint, capacity to expand rapidly offshore, and skill in entering new markets.

Expect to see more “born-global” small caps on the ASX in coming years as technology blurs market boundaries and as investors pay a higher valuation premium for companies that can scale their products or services into much larger offshore markets.

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