• Sezzle, Afterpay and Redbubble have been the best-performing All Ordinaries components since the market bottomed out March 23
  • Just 22 of the 500 stocks in the index have lost ground since that time – although a few blue-chip names are among them
  • Sezzle shares have soared from 37c to $6.21

After a superb run in the past few weeks the Australian share market this Tuesday made up its losses for the year.

Yesterday afternoon the All Ordinaries index was sitting at 6,864 points, up 61 points or 0.91 per cent since 2020 began.

Since the index hit an intraday low of 4,429.1 when the lockdowns began on March 23, the All Ords has rebounded a massive 54 per cent.

And none of the 500 components of the All Ordinaries index have done as well as Sezzle (ASX:SZL), which has been just, well, sizzling.

Shares in the US-based buy now, pay later company closed for 37c on March 23. Yesterday they were trading at $6.21, up almost 17-fold in just over eight months.

In contrast Afterpay (ASX:APT) shares are up “just” a little less than 11-fold in that time, going from $8.90 to $96.81.

Redbubble (ASX:RBL) has been the third-best All Ords performer since March 23, up 941 per cent as of yesterday. Shares in the marketplace for print-on-demand products are down from their October highs, however.

Code Company Price % return since March 23 % return YTD % return month to date
SZL Sezzle Inc. $6.21 1,578 197 -6
APT Afterpay Limited $96.81 988 231 0
RBL Redbubble Limited $4.79 941 324 11
CHN Chalice Gold Mines $3.76 888 1,569 39
PBH Pointsbet Holdings $10.81 876 143 8
ALG Ardentleisuregrpltd $0.88 600 -33 35
ADH Adairs Limited $3.16 561 43 -17
TPW Temple & Webster Ltd $9.70 518 257 -7
SPT Splitit $1.31 509 98 -6
PLS Pilbara Min Ltd $0.72 414 157 71
DEG De Grey Mining $0.98 416 1,822 -11
Z1P Zip Co Ltd. $6.08 396 72 6
IGL Ivegroup $1.33 393 -45 76
LTR Liontown Resources $0.28 391 216 15
ECX Eclipx Group Ltd $1.91 376 31 28
RMC Resimac Grp Ltd $1.94 372 31 40
CGL The Citadel Grp $5.67 372 17 1
APE Eagers Automotive $13.68 352 35 26
WSP Whispir Limited $3.18 351 106 -10
HLO Helloworld Travl Ltd $3.09 349 -34 80

On the flip side, there are actually 22 companies in the All Ords that have lost ground since that March 23 crash.

Pure Foods Tasmania (ASX:PFT) is listed as the worst performer since then, but that’s based on a technicality. Until late April it was known as the Bunji Corporation and trading in its shares was suspended. Since it took over Bunji in a a reverse takeover, PFT shares are up more than fourfold.

Dacian Gold (ASX:DCN) shares are also down more than half from March 23, although they were suspended from trade at that time. The gold miner had to recapitalise itself in May after downgrading its resource estimate by 40 per cent.

Some blue-chip companies have had a tough time of it as well. Regenerative medicine company Avita Therapeutics (ASX:AVH) shares are down 17 per cent since March 23 and down 54 per cent for the year. Avita shares rose nearly eightfold in 2019, making them among the best-performing shares last year.

Former market darling A2 Milk (ASX:A2M) is also down nine per cent since March 23, and two per cent year-to-date.

Code Company Price % return since March 23 % return YTD % return month to date
PFT Pure Foods Tas Ltd $1.11 -86 -86 -8
DCN Dacian Gold Ltd $0.35 -59 -64 -3
KLL Kalium Lakes Ltd $0.22 -38 -38 16
FNP Freedom Food Ltd $3.01 -35 -41 0
PET Phoslock Env Tec Ltd $0.25 -26 -70 0
TER Terracom Ltd $0.15 -22 -60 -6
MMI Metro Mining Ltd $0.06 -21 -53 3
HUO Huon Aquaculture Grp $2.82 -19 -37 6
SIG Sigma Health Ltd $0.56 -18 -3 6
AVH Avita Therapeutics $5.99 -17 -54 1
SHV Select Harvests $6.22 -12 -24 2
KSC K & S Corporation $1.33 -10 -10 -5
NEW NEW Energy Solar $0.90 -10 -32 11
WHC Whitehaven Coal $1.50 -10 -43 41
AGI Ainsworth Game Tech. $0.32 -10 -60 11
A2M The A2 Milk Company $14.08 -9 -2 3
MTS Metcash Limited $3.01 -7 20 2
ORA Orora Limited $2.75 -6 -28 6
IVC InvoCare Limited $11.61 -5 -10 19
AGL AGL Energy Limited. $14.15 -5 -26 4