MicroCap Statistics: By the Numbers

Ian Cassel Blog, Educational 3 Comments

Microcap companies make up half of all publicly traded companies on all the US exchanges, including the OTC Markets and OTCBB. Microcaps have always been under appreciated by a bulk of investors and especially the financial press. Even most professional investors I talk to don’t realize the size and scope of the microcap space or the value that can be found in it. Here are a few statistics that help illustrate this:

There are currently 18,712 publicly traded companies on all US Exchanges (including OTCM/OTCBB)

  • 45% (8,464) are profitable LTM
  • 49.7% (9,315) are microcaps (sub $300m market cap)
    • 24% of all microcaps are profitable
  • 38% (7,120) are nanocaps (sub $75m market cap)
    • 16% of all nanocaps are profitable

Not surprisingly, a greater proportion of microcaps are not profitable when compared to other market capitalizations…

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Another way to look at it…

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But you will certainly find more value in microcaps than anywhere else, of the 8,464 profitable companies…

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One of the key things professional microcap investors look for are companies with good share structures…of the 2,211 profitable microcaps that exist a majority of them have less than 25m shares outstanding..

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Source: Statistics from S&P Capital IQ

The fact that no one really looks at these small public companies is also the opportunity. At MicroCapClub, most of our members make a living exclusively investing in microcap stocks. If you want to find out how we do what we do, check out some of our educational articles [HERE].

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Comments 3

  1. Very good stats Ian. I find the stat with the profitable microcaps with the share structure under 25m shares very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    For you Canadians …

    There are 3960 companies on the Toronto and TSX Ventures
    3030 are below $300 million market cap <-- 76% are microcaps 2673 are below $100 million market cap 2420 are below $50 million market cap 1620 are below $10 million market cap Of the 3960 companies.. 868 are profitable LTM (22%)

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