Resources companies have come out on top in ASX small caps over the past 12 months – but now number just over 40 of the 100 best performers in the 2019 financial year.

Stockhead has compiled a list (see below) of the top 100 small caps based on share price returns for the year to June 30. We used a cut-off of $500 million market cap.

In FY18, resources stocks made up a whopping 70 per cent of the 100 best-performing small cap stocks.

>> Scroll down for FY19’s top 100 ASX small caps

But in the 2019 financial year, that figure fell to just 42. This makes it still the largest of any sector, but making significant inroads into the top 100 were the tech and health sectors, with 31 tech and 19 health and biotech companies among their number.

The top 100 ASX small caps list features just two resources stocks in the top 10 – PPK Group (ASX:PPK), which provides mining products and services to the industry, and Atrum Coal (ASX:ATU).

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But it is a company that makes sunscreen that has come out on top of the pack: Advance Nanotek (ASX:ANO).

The mini booms

Biotech stocks – generally, companies that are trying to commercialise drugs for the treatment of a range of conditions – certainly made their presence felt in Fy19.

Biotron (ASX:BIT), Paradigm (ASX:PAR) and Bard1 (ASX:BD1) were examples of companies that made the list, while medtech stocks such as PainChek (ASX:PCK), Volpara (ASX:VHT) and Alcidion (ASX:ALC) also performed well.

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Elixinol (ASX:EXL) was the best-performing pot stock in FY19.

However, infant formula stocks, which were one of the biggest themes of FY18, were nowhere to be seen on the list for FY19.

Tech stocks accounted for 31 of the top 100. Though there was no single theme, software and software-as-a-service were common winners, as well as communications stocks.

Big movers

The top 100 features one 10-bagger – Advance Nanotek, which rose 1,245 per cent to $6.72 during FY19.

This was largely on the back of an 86 per cent increase in revenue, to $12.3 million, and a big 267 per cent increase in full-year profit, to $9.6 million.

There were no other 10-baggers, which compared poorly with FY18, where there was one 20-bagger and three 10-baggers. PPK Group gained 835 per cent over the financial year, while water purification stock Purifloh (ASX:PO3) rose 670 per cent and Wisr (ASX:WZR), which offers technology that helps consumers pay off bills faster, gained 614 per cent.

The best-performing gold company was Bellevue Gold (ASX:BGL), which gained 312 per cent to reach 70c. Other top-performing resources companies included State Gas (ASX:GAS), up 319 per cent, Liontown Resources (ASX:LTR), up 260 per cent, Ausmex Mining (ASX:AMG), up 259 per cent and Bowen Coking Coal (ASX:BCB), up 257 per cent.

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There were three retail stocks and one each in the real estate, financial, media, food and education sectors rounding out the top 100.

Here are FY19’s top 100 ASX small caps.

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ASX code Company Sector Price change FY19 Price Jul 1, 2018 Price Jun 30, 2019 Market Cap
ANO ADVANCE NANOTEK LTD health 12.45 0.500 6.720 $ 289,298,432.00
PPK PPK GROUP LTD resources 8.35 0.300 2.770 $ 306,030,752.00
PO3 PURIFLOH LTD tech 6.7 0.435 3.350 $ 184,531,776.00
WZR WISR LTD tech 6.14 0.021 0.150 $ 115,701,016.00
AIR ASTIVITA LTD retail 3.81 0.260 1.250 $ 12,933,095.00
QPR QUATTRO PLUS REAL ESTATE real estate 3.75 0.200 0.950 $ 55,259,564.00
NET NETLINKZ LTD tech 3.71 0.035 0.165 $ 282,542,528.00
RHT RESONANCE HEALTH LTD health 3.37 0.024 0.105 $ 55,527,412.00
ATU ATRUM COAL LTD resources 3.37 0.079 0.345 $ 180,830,032.00
GAS STATE GAS LTD resources 3.19 0.155 0.650 $ 113,305,216.00
CAG CAPE RANGE LTD tech 3.13 0.240 0.990 $ 70,272,976.00
BGL BELLEVUE GOLD LTD resources 3.12 0.170 0.700 $ 358,888,672.00
IOD IODM LTD tech 2.93 0.014 0.055 $ 51,402,312.00
R3D R3D GLOBAL LTD media 2.8 0.010 0.038 $ 1,563,588.25
5GN 5G NETWORKS LTD/AUSTRALIA tech 2.76 0.440 1.655 $ 55,490,768.00
GSS GENETIC SIGNATURES LTD health 2.65 0.370 1.350 $ 125,911,920.00
LTR LIONTOWN RESOURCES LTD resources 2.6 0.028 0.100 $ 156,013,872.00
AMG AUSMEX MINING GROUP LTD resources 2.59 0.032 0.115 $ 50,481,828.00
PCK PAINCHEK LTD health 2.57 0.056 0.200 $ 302,215,744.00
BCB BOWEN COKING COAL LTD resources 2.57 0.014 0.050 $ 54,197,352.00
BIT BIOTRON LTD health 2.47 0.019 0.066 $ 41,704,172.00
AV1 ADVERITAS LTD tech 2.44 0.036 0.125 $ 20,080,026.00
WEC WHITE ENERGY CO LTD resources 2.4 0.032 0.110 $ 59,376,640.00
NVO NVOI LTD tech 2.36 0.004 0.012 $ 10,364,765.00
LNY LANEWAY RESOURCES LTD resources 2.33 0.003 0.010 $ 27,900,494.00
CXZ CONNEXION TELEMATICS LTD tech 2.25 0.004 0.013 $ 17,853,468.00
LBL LASERBOND LTD tech 2.23 0.125 0.390 $ 85,085,496.00
TNY TINYBEANS GROUP PTY LTD tech 2.2 0.375 1.200 $ 52,502,860.00
DUB DUBBER CORP LTD tech 2.19 0.420 1.340 $ 299,734,464.00
AB1 ANIMOCA BRANDS CORP LTD tech 2.12 0.056 0.175 $ 161,365,408.00
8CO 8COMMON LTD tech 2 0.050 0.150 $ 14,856,596.00
MAU MAGNETIC RESOURCES NL resources 2 0.140 0.420 $ 106,064,104.00
HE8 HELIOS ENERGY LTD resources 1.93 0.058 0.170 $ 337,266,432.00
AER AEERIS LTD tech 1.93 0.041 0.120 $ 6,597,124.50
WKT WALKABOUT RESOURCES LTD resources 1.83 0.150 0.425 $ 88,734,472.00
MCA MURRAY COD AUSTRALIA LTD food 1.78 0.072 0.200 $ 77,577,192.00
CNL CELAMIN HOLDINGS LTD resources 1.69 0.026 0.070 $ 10,456,140.00
AJC ACACIA COAL LTD resources 1.67 0.001 0.002 $ 4,067,651.75
EXL ELIXINOL GLOBAL LTD health 1.6 1.445 3.750 $ 295,093,408.00
SPX SPECTRUM METALS LTD resources 1.56 0.009 0.023 $ 110,841,216.00
RES RESOURCE GENERATION LTD resources 1.5 0.046 0.115 $ 63,951,836.00
RHP RHIPE LTD tech 1.44 1.185 2.860 $ 357,294,112.00
ALC ALCIDION GROUP LTD health 1.4 0.052 0.125 $ 212,074,496.00
CV1 CV CHECK LTD tech 1.38 0.084 0.200 $ 40,893,676.00
E2M E2 METALS LTD resources 1.35 0.085 0.200 $ 18,373,958.00
DDT DATADOT TECHNOLOGY LTD tech 1.33 0.003 0.007 $ 5,711,101.50
M7T MACH7 TECHNOLOGIES LTD health 1.26 0.210 0.475 $ 93,188,728.00
EVS ENVIROSUITE LTD tech 1.25 0.051 0.115 $ 110,656,776.00
FEX FENIX RESOURCES LTD resources 1.22 0.045 0.100 $ 18,907,080.00
RED RED 5 LTD resources 1.22 0.081 0.180 $ 367,080,576.00
AEI AERIS ENVIRONMENTAL LTD tech 1.21 0.140 0.310 $ 49,093,368.00
PAR PARADIGM BIOPHARMACEUTICALS health 1.21 0.635 1.400 $ 440,553,664.00
WGO WARREGO ENERGY LTD resources 1.17 0.040 0.087 $ 230,365,776.00
PPE PEOPLE INFRASTRUCTURE LTD tech 1.16 1.600 3.340 $ 231,692,896.00
IME IMEXHS LTD health 1.16 0.025 0.054 $ 40,728,916.00
VHT VOLPARA HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES health 1.15 0.785 1.685 $ 329,274,368.00
ADN ANDROMEDA METALS LTD resources 1.14 0.007 0.015 $ 92,241,000.00
BD1 BARD1 LIFE SCIENCES LTD health 1.14 0.014 0.029 $ 46,484,292.00
G1A GALENA MINING LTD resources 1.11 0.175 0.370 $ 131,468,000.00
CAY CANYON RESOURCES LTD resources 1.11 0.097 0.205 $ 68,707,856.00
BKT BLACK ROCK MINING LTD resources 1.1 0.040 0.084 $ 41,710,908.00
TDO 3D OIL LTD resources 1.08 0.053 0.110 $ 20,419,504.00
BID BIDENERGY LTD tech 1.05 0.360 0.740 $ 69,767,000.00
KGD KULA GOLD LTD resources 1.05 0.021 0.043 $ 999,507.81
AD8 AUDINATE GROUP LTD tech 1.04 3.920 7.990 $ 469,793,440.00
ESK ETHERSTACK PLC-CDI tech 1 0.110 0.220 $ 29,038,182.00
ALK ALKANE RESOURCES LTD resources 0.98 0.230 0.455 $ 394,755,040.00
SLX SILEX SYSTEMS LTD tech 0.98 0.200 0.395 $ 70,743,944.00
IMA IMAGE RESOURCES NL resources 0.96 0.120 0.235 $ 247,866,736.00
BOA BOADICEA RESOURCES LTD resources 0.93 0.075 0.145 $ 11,119,149.00
ADT ADRIATIC METALS PLC-CDI resources 0.92 0.515 0.990 $ 142,205,632.00
JHL JAYEX HEALTHCARE LTD health 0.92 0.025 0.048 $ 5,178,390.50
REF REVERSE CORP LTD tech 0.92 0.055 0.041 $ 928,605.63
IHL IMPRESSION HEALTHCARE LTD health 0.91 0.021 0.040 $ 51,917,104.00
STN SATURN METALS LTD resources 0.88 0.160 0.300 $ 34,764,912.00
TLX TELIX PHARMACEUTICALS LTD health 0.85 0.670 1.240 $ 392,584,000.00
MCM MC MINING LTD resources 0.85 0.360 0.665 $ 72,552,984.00
FLN FREELANCER LTD tech 0.84 0.440 0.810 $ 355,414,016.00
EOL ENERGY ONE LTD resources 0.84 0.910 1.640 $ 39,830,204.00
CCX CITY CHIC COLLECTIVE LTD retail 0.83 0.990 1.750 $ 409,462,944.00
KSL KINA SECURITIES LTD financial 0.82 0.775 1.300 $ 222,210,864.00
CNW CIRRUS NETWORKS HOLDINGS LTD tech 0.82 0.022 0.040 $ 30,918,444.00
SDI SDI LTD health 0.81 0.515 0.885 $ 90,337,800.00
GLL GALILEE ENERGY LTD resources 0.8 0.405 0.730 $ 241,980,576.00
ANP ANTISENSE THERAPEUTICS LTD health 0.8 0.025 0.045 $ 30,667,554.00
CT1 CCP TECHNOLOGIES LTD tech 0.8 0.010 0.018 $ 6,118,097.00
RBR RBR GROUP LTD resources 0.8 0.010 0.018 $ 10,836,768.00
KME KIP MCGRATH EDUCATION CENTRE education 0.79 0.580 0.995 $ 43,877,300.00
RND RAND MINING LTD resources 0.79 2.700 3.280 $ 192,475,120.00
1ST 1ST GROUP LTD tech 0.79 0.038 0.068 $ 21,323,168.00
TPW TEMPLE & WEBSTER GROUP LTD retail 0.78 0.760 1.350 $ 201,329,344.00
A1M AIC MINES LTD resources 0.77 0.810 0.380 $ 21,320,112.00
VMT VMOTO LTD tech 0.75 0.057 0.100 $ 26,971,558.00
GGG GREENLAND MINERALS LTD resources 0.75 0.077 0.135 $ 166,737,552.00
IPB IPB PETROLEUM LTD resources 0.75 0.020 0.035 $ 5,535,354.00
PIQ PROTEOMICS INTERNATIONAL LAB health 0.75 0.200 0.350 $ 28,643,872.00
AHQ ALLEGIANCE COAL LTD resources 0.74 0.042 0.073 $ 87,437,272.00
BCN BEACON MINERALS LTD resources 0.74 0.017 0.029 $ 131,488,560.00
SMR STANMORE COAL LTD resources 0.72 0.870 1.425 $ 364,934,304.00
IDT IDT AUSTRALIA LTD health 0.72 0.096 0.165 $ 37,912,504.00