Resources companies have completely dominated the ASX small caps space over the past 12 months — accounting for almost 70 of the 100 best performers in the 2018 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 $300 million market cap.

It’s no surprise that battery metals stocks have brought home the most consistent share price returns.

The International Energy Agency expects a “rapid ramp-up in the demand of cobalt and lithium” amid expectations that electric vehicles on the road will number at least 125 million by 2030.

The top 100 ASX small caps list features 29 battery stocks including 13 with exposure to cobalt and another 12 focused on lithium. There are also graphite, nickel, copper and vanadium stocks which all offer exposure to the battery market.

>> Scroll down for FY18’s top 100 ASX small caps

Gold also features heavily in the list with more than a dozen stocks — though only a couple of players from last year’s mini Pilbara gold boom — De Grey and DGO — make appearances.

The mini booms

Other mini boomlets such as cannabis and blockchain are mostly absent.

Cannabis and blockchain glowed white hot for periods of FY2018 — and likely have long-term futures — but neither produced a consistent performance over the year.

Three pot-stocks are in the list (BOD Australia, Queensland Bauxite and Botanix Pharma) and only one blockchain/crypto play (Fatfish Internet).

Four infant formula stocks made the list — Jatenergy, Clover, Bioxyne and Wattle.

Tech stocks acounted for 11 of the top 100 — though there was no single theme.

Health was the most notable no-show.

Only three health stocks — Invion, Patrys and Probiotec — make the top 100 list (six if you include cannabis stocks). Though Invion and Patrys were among the four best small caps of the year.

10 and 20-baggers

The top 100 features one 20-bagger — emerging cobalt play Wimmar Resources rocketed nearly 2300 per cent.

Investors piled into Winmar in March after the explorer raised $3.1 million to buy cobalt in the Congo and appointed the same corporate advisor as AVZ Minerals. The stock has been suspended ahead of a capital raising and joint venture and acquisition announcement due to be announced today.

Invion, King Copper and Patrys are FY18’s three 10-baggers — and each has held up pretty well since initial news-driven spikes.

On the other hand investors have cashed in big-time on a few of the top stocks including MyFiziq.

The body image app maker hit $1.65 in January and was the best performing small cap for calendar 2017 with an astounding run-up of some 2000 per cent in a matter of months.

It’s since fallen all the way back to 40c — but even at that level it’s one of FY18’s top ten performers.

Here are FY18’s top 100 ASX small caps.

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ASX code Company Focus Price change FY18 Price Jun 30, 2018 Price Jul 1, 2017* Market Cap
WFE WINMAR RESOURCES Resources - cobalt 23 0.024 0.001 58.2M
IVX INVION Health - cancer 16 0.034 0.002 192.2M
KRC KING RIVER COPPER Resources - vanadium 12.8571428571 0.097 0.007 117.7M
PAB PATRYS Health - cancer 10.4 0.057 0.005 55.7M
KFE KOGI IRON Resources - iron ore 6.39130434783 0.17 0.023 114.0M
JRV JERVOIS MINING Resources - nickel, cobalt 5.83333333333 0.41 0.06 86.1M
AUZ AUSTRALIAN MINES Resources - cobalt, nickel 4.93333333333 0.089 0.015 262.4M
MYQ MYFIZIQ Tech - body image app 4.76923076923 0.375 0.065 30.0M
RIE RIEDEL RESOURCES Resources - cobalt, copper 4.72727272727 0.063 0.011 26.3M
DMI DEMPSEY MINERALS Resources - lithium 4.52083333333 0.265 0.048 23.8M
COB COBALT BLUE Resources - cobalt 4.48571428571 0.96 0.175 111.4M
FYI FYI RESOURCES Resources - potash, HPA 4.41666666667 0.13 0.024 24.2M
BKP BARAKA ENERGY Resources - oil 4 0.005 0.001 16.2M
EUR EUROPEAN LITHIUM Resources - lithium 3.77272727273 0.21 0.044 120.1M
MWR MGM WIRELESS Tech - wearables 3.55301455301 2.19 0.481 25.9M
CLL COLLERINA COBALT Resources - cobalt, nickel, HPA 3.5 0.099 0.022 51.6M
EEG EMPIRE ENERGY Resources - oil and gas 3.5 0.036 0.008 45.5M
CLA CELSIUS RES Resources - cobalt, nickel 3.42857142857 0.155 0.035 107.0M
LEG LEGEND MINING Resources - nickel, copper 3.35714285714 0.061 0.014 100.2M
DEG DE GREY MINING Resources - Pilbara gold 3.31818181818 0.19 0.044 61.9M
JAT JATENERGY Infant formula 3.28571428571 0.06 0.014 33.6M
TPW TEMPLE & WEBSTER Online furniture retailer 3.22222222222 0.76 0.18 82.6M
VEC VECTOR RESOURCES Resources - gold 3.2 0.021 0.005 30.5M
BID BIDENERGY Tech - Internet of Things 3.07692307692 0.053 0.013 41.5M
ODM ODIN METALS Resources - gold 3.01960784314 0.205 0.051 28.4M
VAN VANGO MINING Resources - gold 3 0.24 0.06 111.3M
ICT ICOLLEGE Education and training 3 0.06 0.015 26.9M
AIS AERIS RESOURCES Resources - copper 3 0.16 0.04 42.0M
TNO TANDO RESOURCES (*listed Nov 2017; adjusted for split) Resources - vanadium, copper, zinc 2.95348837209 0.17 0.043 29.1M
TAR TARUGA MINERALS Resources - cobalt, copper 2.9 0.195 0.05 28.6M
GLL GALILEE ENERGY Resources - oil and gas 2.89423076923 0.405 0.104 85.4M
IGE INTEGRATED GREEN CleanTech 2.84 0.48 0.125 176.8M
BYE BYRON ENERGY Resources - oil and gas 2.73684210526 0.355 0.095 232.9M
PDN PALADIN ENERGY Resources - uranium 2.72340425532 0.175 0.047 299.7M
CLV CLOVER CORP Infant formula 2.69318181818 1.625 0.44 268.4M
BPL BROKEN HILL PROSPECT Resources - cobalt, mineral sands 2.57142857143 0.1 0.028 14.8M
HZN HORIZON OIL Resources - oil 2.57142857143 0.15 0.042 195.3M
DRG DRAIG RESOURCES Resources - gold 2.54166666667 0.17 0.048 65.8M
MYE MASTERMYNE GROUP Resources - mining services 2.48387096774 1.08 0.31 109.2M
WBT WEEBIT NANO Tech - memory chips, AI 2.47368421053 0.066 0.019 92.3M
KRL KANGAROO RES Resources - coal 2.47368421053 0.066 0.019 237.0M
FDM FREEDOM OIL AND GAS Resources - oil and gas 2.41176470588 0.29 0.085 264.0M
DHR DARK HORSE RES Resources - gold, lithium 2.4 0.017 0.005 32.7M
K2F K2FLY Tech - business mgt software 2.39743589744 0.265 0.078 15.4M
POZ POZ MINERALS Resources - diamond 2.375 0.081 0.024 14.5M
ARE ARGONAUT RES Resources - lithium 2.33333333333 0.02 0.006 32.6M
NAG NAGAMBIE RES Resources - gold 2.29787234043 0.155 0.047 61.1M
BSM BASS METALS Resources - graphite 2.22222222222 0.029 0.009 68.8M
ELS ELSIGHT Tech - video software, military 2.1875 0.51 0.16 56.6M
NVA NOVA MINERALS Resources - gold, lithium 2.11111111111 0.028 0.009 21.7M
LTR LIONTOWN RES Resources - lithium 2.11111111111 0.028 0.009 32.0M
HWK HAWKSTONE MINING Resources - coal 2.09090909091 0.034 0.011 10.7M
ECG ECARGO China-focused exporter 2.09090909091 0.17 0.055 104.6M
BDA BOD AUSTRALIA Cannabis 2.08571428571 0.54 0.175 31.9M
QBL QUEENSLAND BAUXITE Cannabis 2.08333333333 0.037 0.012 62.2M
LPD LEPIDICO Resources - lithium 2.08333333333 0.037 0.012 113.2M
AXE ARCHER EXPLORATION Resources - graphite 2.05555555556 0.11 0.036 20.6M
ASH ASHLEY SERVICES Recruitment and training 2.046875 0.195 0.064 28.1M
AGY ARGOSY MINERALS Resources - lithium 2.03797468354 0.24 0.079 220.4M
CYL CATALYST METALS Resources - gold 2.0303030303 1.5 0.495 108.4M
GBR GREAT BOULDER RES Resources - gold 2 0.45 0.15 35.9M
FFG FATFISH INTERNET Tech - Blockchain, crypto 2 0.027 0.009 13.0M
AQD AUSQUEST Resources - copper, zinc, nickel 2 0.033 0.011 16.3M
VMG VDM GROUP Diverse - mining, construction 2 0.003 0.001 17.6M
NCR NUCOAL RESOURCES Resources - coal 2 0.015 0.005 11.5M
AVZ AVZ MINERALS Resources - lithium 2 0.105 0.035 196.2M
GWR GWR GROUP Resources - iron ore, gold, tungsten 1.97619047619 0.125 0.042 31.6M
DGO DGO GOLD Resources - Pilbara gold 1.94247787611 0.665 0.226 10.0M
BXN BIOXYNE Infant formula 1.94117647059 0.05 0.017 31.4M
AOP APOLLO CONSOLIDATED Resources - gold 1.89473684211 0.165 0.057 29.4M
LKE LAKE RESOURCES Resources - lithium 1.875 0.092 0.032 27.5M
SYA SAYONA MINING Resources - lithium, graphite 1.85714285714 0.04 0.014 56.9M
JCS JCURVE SOLUTIONS Tech - cloud computing 1.81818181818 0.031 0.011 10.5M
PIL PEPPERMINT INNOV Tech - payments 1.77777777778 0.025 0.009 23.8M
COI COMET RIDGE Resources - gas 1.76923076923 0.36 0.13 284.2M
4CE FORCE COMMODITIES Resources - lithium 1.72222222222 0.049 0.018 20.3M
ASN ANSON RESOURCES Resources - lithium, graphite, cobalt, nickel 1.7 0.054 0.02 23.7M
GMD GENESIS MINERALS Resources - gold 1.6875 0.043 0.016 40.1M
PBP PROBIOTEC Health - supplements 1.67441860465 1.15 0.43 73.8M
FRC FORTE CONSOLIDATED Resources - gold, silver 1.66666666667 0.056 0.021 13.8M
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES Resources - gold, cobalt 1.66666666667 0.008 0.003 11.6M
GRB GAGE ROADS BREWING Beer 1.63888888889 0.095 0.036 93.9M
BOL BOOM LOGISTICS Crane rental 1.63736263736 0.24 0.091 114.0M
WHA WATTLE HEALTH Infant formula 1.63513513514 1.17 0.444 233.4M
OEL OTTO ENERGY Resources - oil and gas 1.6 0.065 0.025 99.5M
SMR STANMORE COAL Resources - coal 1.59701492537 0.87 0.335 217.8M
ADT ADRIATIC METALS (*listed Apr 2018) Resources - lead, silver, copper, gold 1.575 0.515 0.2 68.7M
SVY STAVELY MINERALS Resources - copper, gold 1.57142857143 0.27 0.105 40.5M
AD8 AUDINATE GROUP Tech - audio-visual networking 1.56209150327 3.92 1.53 246.8M
BOT BOTANIX PHARMA Cannabis, skincare 1.55813953488 0.11 0.043 83.3M
FGR FIRST GRAPHENE Resources - graphite, graphene 1.53623188406 0.175 0.069 72.7M
STM SUNSTONE METALS Resources - copper, gold 1.53333333333 0.038 0.015 43.4M
SHO SPORTSHERO Tech - social sport app 1.51612903226 0.078 0.031 23.2M
SFH SPECIALTY FASHION Retail - fashion 1.50632911392 0.99 0.395 190.3M
HXG HEXAGON RES Resources - graphite 1.5 0.215 0.086 62.7M
HAS HASTINGS TECH Resources - rare earths 1.5 0.225 0.09 156.5M
G88 GOLDEN MILE RES Resources - nickel, cobalt, gold 1.5 0.45 0.18 24.1M
RDH REDHILL EDUCATION Education and training 1.5 3.15 1.26 94.8M
LSR LODESTAR MINERAL Resources - copper, gold 1.5 0.025 0.01 18.9M
BAS BASS OIL Resources - oil 1.5 0.005 0.002 10.4M