A company that goes from small cap to ASX200 contender is every investor’s dream. While it’s not a quick process and not overly common, these companies are heading the right way.

Stockhead analysis shows that of the companies listed since September 2014, 18 have advanced by over 1,000 per cent, and some have even made it into the ASX200.

Here’s a list of all ASX stocks which have gained over 1,000 per cent in six years:

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Code Name Price mid-Sep 2014 Price today 6 Year % Return Market Cap Sector
Z1P ZIP CO LTD 0.07 6.07 8478 3.1B Consumer
BGL BELLEVUE GOLD LTD 0.014 1.15 8114 965.9M Resources
DEG DE GREY MINING LTD 0.017 1.52 8841 1.94B Resources
RMS RAMELIUS RESOURCES LTD 0.053 2.4 4428 1.94B Resources
PME PRO MEDICUS LTD 0.92 25.61 2683 2.7B Health
PNV POLYNOVO LTD 0.098 2.2 2135 1.5B Health
CDA CODAN LTD 0.63 10.73 1598 1.9B Tech
CDV CARDINAL RESOURCES LTD 0.051 1.07 1998 568.5M Resources
SBM ST BARBARA LTD 0.143 3.17 2117 2.2B Resources
BRN BRAINCHIP HOLDINGS LTD 0.02 0.47 2250 739.9M Tech
HUB HUB24 LTD 1.04 17.33 1566 1.1B Tech
OPT OPTHEA LTD 0.195 2.88 1377 775.2M Health
JIN JUMBO INTERACTIVE LTD 1.16 14.52 1152 906.8M Consumer
PLS PILBARA MINERALS LTD 0.03 0.38 1167 856.8M Resources
CMM CAPRICORN METALS LTD 0.16 2.19 1269 753.0M Resources
SAR SARACEN MINERAL HOLDINGS LTD 0.37 5.16 1295 5.7B Resources
ALU ALTIUM LTD 2.97 33.53 1029 4.4B Tech
CIA CHAMPION IRON LTD 0.26 3.26 1154 1.5B Resources
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ASX resources stocks take gold and silver

Resources stocks accounted for half the 18. The biggest winner is De Grey Mining (ASX:DEG), which has made much of its gains in 2020 with its Hemi gold discovery.

Following behind and also on a gain over 8,000 per cent is Bellevue (ASX:BGL). While Bellevue’s success has been more spread out over a number of years, it too has risen off exploration success at its namesake gold project.

Other big movers include Ramelius Resources (ASX:RMS), which has had exploration success at multiple projects and has grown itself through acquisitions, as well as current takeover target Cardinal Resources (ASX:CDV).

But even long-term producers have also witnessed big spikes, one example being St Barbara (ASX:SBM).


Switch from resources to BNPL makes a winner

While the buy now, pay later (BNPL) boom was yet to begin in 2014, Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) makes the list because it entered the ASX via the shell of Rubiana Resources.

The BNPL sector has taken off ever since as new companies entered the space and it became popular with Australian consumers. According to consumer site Mozo, 5.8 million people now have an account with a provider.

Like its peers, Zip has excited investors with its rolling out of retail partnership after retail partnership. Additionally, it has been one of the more aggressive on the acquisition trail.

Another tech winner is ASX200 company Altium (ASX:ALU). This firm makes PC-based electronics design software for engineers who design printed circuit boards.

In the health sector winners include opthamology biotech Opthea (ASX:OPT), which has seen clinical trial success, and radiology software stock Pro Medicus (ASX:PME) which has been successful on the sales front.