Here it is – your fortnightly tech stocks wrap.

Industry spotlight

These days predictions about future technologies are generally more short-term focused. Often they already exist and are being developed, like quantum computing and AI.

But during the 20th century, countless movies and TV shows such as Sealab2020 in 1972, offered up the idea that things like flying cars and robots would emerge this year and decade. And they might just have been spot on.

This week, the industry has converged on Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show. Some of the highlights are existing technologies with new or more precise functionalities, such as smart speakers which can now mimic specific people, and foldable smart phones.

But of course flying cars and robots were showcased too…and not just on the convention floor.

One ASX small cap present in Vegas was Buddy Technologies (ASX:BUD), which unveiled a new range of smart lights.

The LIFX Filament White smart light (Pic: Buddy Technologies)

 

Small cap spotlight

Last year was a great year for tech small caps – the average performance was a gain of 19 per cent. The best performer was easily accounts receivable software IODM (ASX:IOD), which ran up 567 per cent.

The last fortnight saw a fresh set of winners. Leading the pack was HR-tech software Intellihr (ASX:IHR) basking in the success of a capital raise just in time for Christmas. Unlike many other capital raises, this one was done at a premium.

Neither ed tech Schrole Group (ASX:SCL) or software-as-a-service stock AppsVillage (ASX:APV) had major news in the last fortnight, both performed solidly last year.

The ASX’s only restaurant-tech play Dragontail Systems (ASX:DTS) surged after telling shareholders it had processed over 10 times more orders in December 2019 than December 2018.

And one stock that saw a hot run in 2018 but retreated in 2019, BidEnergy (ASX:BID), went on a run despite having no news this week. The company helps households and companies manage their energy bills.

Elsewhere in the market, Sezzle (ASX:SZL) was hit after fears it would not be granted a lending licence in California. In its most recent update to shareholders, it said it was meeting with authorities and was confident it would win one.

Among the companies that made their ASX debut last month, Nitro Software (ASX:NTO) is currently trading 7 per cent lower but MoneyMe (ASX:MME) is up 14 per cent.

Code Name Price (I) 2 Week % Return 1 Year % Return Market Cap
IHR INTELLIHR LTD 0.125 51 39 $ 21,086,150.00
SCL SCHROLE GROUP LTD 0.028 32 93 $ 25,798,986.00
APV APPSVILLAGE AUSTRALIA LTD 0.27 29 35 $ 20,697,864.00
DTS DRAGONTAIL SYSTEMS LTD 0.125 25 -26 $ 31,110,428.00
KTE K2 ENERGY LTD 0.005 25 -17 $ 1,503,285.75
BID BIDENERGY LTD 1.02 23 -25 $ 125,237,144.00
ID8 IDENTITII LTD 0.37 21 -50 $ 19,081,580.00
WZR WISR LTD 0.1925 19 340 $ 152,909,136.00
RCL READCLOUD LTD 0.34 19 11 $ 33,287,890.00
ISD ISENTIA GROUP LTD 0.3 19 -3 $ 57,000,000.00
UBN URBANISE.COM LTD 0.065 18 67 $ 47,937,352.00
MOQ MOQ LTD 0.24 17 7 $ 42,591,272.00
AO1 ASSETOWL LTD 0.007 17 -60 $ 2,108,545.75
KNO KNOSYS LTD 0.089 16 86 $ 13,841,709.00
ADA ADACEL TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.67 13 2 $ 51,849,552.00
PVS PIVOTAL SYSTEMS CORP INC-CDI 1.49 13 3 $ 168,771,280.00
QFE QUICKFEE LTD 0.36 13 83 $ 54,900,164.00
VOR VORTIV LTD 0.009 13 29 $ 25,102,622.00
NOR NORWOOD SYSTEMS LTD 0.045 12 -8 $ 10,270,423.00
MNW MINT PAYMENTS LTD 0.02 11 -33 $ 18,181,556.00
BCC BEAM COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS 0.34 11 67 $ 15,862,036.00
PGL PROSPA GROUP LTD 2.04 11 -47 $ 318,667,104.00
LVT LIVETILES LTD 0.275 10 -24 $ 232,312,304.00
CWL CHANT WEST HOLDINGS LTD 0.065 10 18 $ 8,055,047.00
8CO 8COMMON LTD 0.11 10 214 $ 17,209,920.00
BRN BRAINCHIP HOLDINGS LTD 0.053 10 -46 $ 61,519,280.00
SM8 SMART MARINE SYSTEMS LTD 0.052 9 197 $ 17,068,630.00
CT1 CCP TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.026 8 183 $ 28,623,656.00
RCW RIGHTCROWD LTD 0.26 8 -21 $ 51,814,648.00
K2F K2FLY LTD 0.27 8 112 $ 21,886,106.00
LVE LOVE GROUP GLOBAL LTD 0.055 8 -44 $ 2,229,379.25
NOV NOVATTI GROUP LTD 0.21 8 20 $ 35,136,636.00
SF1 STEMIFY LTD 0.029 7 -93 $ 4,552,200.50
SMX SECURITY MATTERS LTD 0.44 7 42 $ 48,396,192.00
AVA AVA RISK GROUP LTD 0.15 7 -21 $ 35,117,336.00
DTZ DOTZ NANO LTD 0.061 7 -26 $ 17,995,260.00
BCT BLUECHIIP LTD 0.15 7 187 $ 91,922,384.00
BUD BUDDY TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.032 7 -67 $ 73,788,656.00
360 LIFE360 INC-CDI 3.15 7 -36 $ 458,727,840.00
HIL HILLS LTD 0.35 6 94 $ 81,194,936.00
JAN JANISON EDUCATION GROUP LTD 0.48 5 26 $ 87,193,344.00
SRH SAFEROADS HOLDINGS LTD 0.2 5 -42 $ 7,280,000.00
RD1 REGISTRY DIRECT LTD 0.02 5 -30 $ 3,447,466.50
TCN TECHNICHE LTD 0.04 5 11 $ 8,428,773.00
SLX SILEX SYSTEMS LTD 0.415 5 119 $ 69,970,776.00
BTH BIGTINCAN HOLDINGS LTD 0.7275 5 119 $ 217,379,040.00
KYK KYCKR LTD 0.11 5 50 $ 24,078,080.00
GSW GETSWIFT LTD 0.44 5 8 $ 81,076,200.00
DTI DTI GROUP LTD 0.024 5 -51 $ 7,369,484.50
TGO TRIMANTIUM GROWTHOPS LTD 0.09 5 -89 $ 12,506,141.00
ODA ORCODA LTD 0.23 5 18 $ 24,963,862.00
EVS ENVIROSUITE LTD 0.23 4 253 $ 111,468,664.00
WSP WHISPIR LTD 1.57 4 -4 $ 162,577,808.00
MNY MONEY3 CORP LTD 2.39 4 51 $ 438,680,096.00
VLT VAULT INTELLIGENCE LTD 0.375 4 150 $ 51,198,808.00
FCT FIRSTWAVE CLOUD TECHNOLOGY L 0.16 3 -11 $ 50,565,860.00
CAT CATAPULT GROUP INTERNATIONAL 1.81 3 115 $ 322,612,736.00
DCC DIGITALX LTD 0.033 3 -32 $ 20,591,370.00
CAG CAPE RANGE LTD 0.7 3 -53 $ 58,560,812.00
SKF SKYFII LTD 0.175 3 9 $ 60,123,528.00
EPD EMPIRED LTD 0.36 3 -14 $ 57,572,668.00
CLT CELLNET GROUP LTD 0.18 3 -54 $ 11,267,117.00
SMN STRUCTURAL MONITORING-CDI 0.955 3 2 $ 111,231,744.00
TYM TYMLEZ GROUP LTD 0.04 3 -80 $ 5,911,346.50
RDY READYTECH HOLDINGS LTD 1.74 2 15 $ 139,209,344.00
DSE DROPSUITE LTD 0.05 2 88 $ 24,190,346.00
ELO ELMO SOFTWARE LTD 6.34 2 17 $ 469,815,648.00
RUL RPMGLOBAL HOLDINGS LTD 0.845 2 47 $ 187,408,928.00
EOL ENERGY ONE LTD 2.78 1 169 $ 61,736,320.00
RXP RXP SERVICES LTD 0.52 1 20 $ 82,965,048.00
DWS DWS LTD 1.06 1 -4 $ 139,741,200.00
DUB DUBBER CORP LTD 1.125 1 183 $ 216,101,712.00
CSV CSG LTD 0.3075 1 105 $ 138,146,544.00
NUH NUHEARA LTD 0.034 0 -54 $ 37,177,360.00
SYT SYNTONIC LTD 0.001 0 -83 $ 6,944,065.50
CNW CIRRUS NETWORKS HOLDINGS LTD 0.039 0 124 $ 33,568,596.00
CRO CIRRALTO LTD 0.007 0 -46 $ 5,204,704.00
XPE XPED LTD 0.001 0 -67 $ 1,756,830.75
ARQ ARQ GROUP LTD 0.385 0 -81 $ 46,409,828.00
HSC HOMESTAY CARE LTD 0.005 0 -83 $ 7,393,432.00
AR9 ARCHTIS LTD 0.125 0 4 $ 15,387,123.00
CCG COMMSCHOICE GROUP LTD 0.056 0 -19 $ 10,661,017.00
DXN DXN LTD 0.048 0 -54 $ 21,736,314.00
IAM INTIGER GROUP LTD 0.001 0 -90 $ 1,677,895.88
FZO FAMILY ZONE CYBER SAFETY LTD 0.165 0 -24 $ 38,260,268.00
IP1 INTEGRATED PAYMENT TECHNOLOG 0.009 0 -30 $ 3,088,403.00
DTC DAMSTRA HOLDINGS LTD 1 0 -28 $ 138,802,048.00
RFN REFFIND LTD 0.003 0 -50 $ 1,921,500.00
CV1 CV CHECK LTD 0.145 0 190 $ 42,368,664.00
NVX NOVONIX LTD 0.5025 0 18 $ 63,428,152.00
9SP 9 SPOKES INTERNATIONAL LTD 0.016 0 -4 $ 15,182,285.00
COO CORUM GROUP LTD 0.08 0 158 $ 32,205,408.00
OLV OTHERLEVELS HOLDINGS LIMITED 0.01 0 -54 $ 3,155,255.50
CGL CITADEL GROUP LTD/THE 4.67 0 -36 $ 230,266,480.00
PYG PAYGROUP LTD 0.69 -1 -9 $ 47,493,004.00
PPS PRAEMIUM LTD 0.525 -1 -30 $ 202,142,064.00
MPW MSL SOLUTIONS LTD 0.084 -1 -40 $ 27,069,686.00
IXU IXUP LTD 0.069 -1 -29 $ 15,305,662.00
4DS 4DS MEMORY LTD 0.055 -2 -11 $ 63,786,496.00
3DP POINTERRA LTD 0.054 -2 20 $ 31,417,272.00
YOJ YOJEE LTD 0.051 -2 -12 $ 46,886,504.00
RHP RHIPE LTD 2 -2 61 $ 283,032,992.00
RKN RECKON LTD 0.755 -2 14 $ 85,537,600.00
TNT TESSERENT LTD 0.044 -2 -27 $ 15,864,699.00
MME MONEYME LTD 1.415 -2 14 $ 243,993,600.00
CL1 CLASS LTD 2.09 -2 46 $ 241,207,216.00
XF1 XREF LTD 0.375 -3 -12 $ 66,770,908.00
SEN SENETAS CORP LTD 0.067 -3 -22 $ 71,411,944.00
SPT SPLITIT PAYMENTS LTD 0.665 -3 233 $ 204,054,224.00
JXT JAXSTA LTD 0.15 -3 -19 $ 34,765,784.00
RDF REDFLEX HOLDINGS LTD 0.485 -4 8 $ 72,500,456.00
OTW OVER THE WIRE HOLDINGS LTD 4.48 -4 -6 $ 227,732,096.00
SBW SHEKEL BRAINWEIGH LTD 0.115 -4 -54 $ 15,985,000.00
RLG ROOLIFE GROUP LTD 0.034 -4 -3 $ 11,581,124.00
LVH LIVEHIRE LTD 0.225 -4 -58 $ 67,920,944.00
SIS SIMBLE SOLUTIONS LTD 0.022 -4 -71 $ 3,725,577.25
MYQ MYFIZIQ LTD 0.22 -4 -24 $ 23,415,918.00
HYD HYDRIX LTD 0.2 -5 -22 $ 16,090,675.00
FTC FINTECH CHAIN LTD 0.105 -5 144 $ 68,330,808.00
WJA WAMEJA LTD 0.081 -5 1 $ 98,078,904.00
SP3 SPECTUR LTD 0.099 -5 -41 $ 7,563,306.50
SE1 SENSERA LTD 0.057 -5 -53 $ 18,361,128.00
BIQ BUILDINGIQ INC-CDI 0.017 -6 -55 $ 6,352,440.00
SPZ SMART PARKING LTD 0.24 -6 100 $ 86,211,688.00
CPT CIPHERPOINT LTD 0.065 -6 -77 $ 2,513,960.50
PRO PROPHECY INTERNATIONAL HLDGS 0.46 -6 64 $ 29,444,500.00
ADJ ADSLOT LTD 0.028 -7 -32 $ 50,792,176.00
NTO NITRO SOFTWARE LTD 1.59 -7 -7 $ 297,563,168.00
HWH HOUSTON WE HAVE LTD 0.04 -7 -74 $ 10,052,551.00
JCS JCURVE SOLUTIONS LTD 0.025 -7 -39 $ 8,196,422.50
ELS ELSIGHT LTD 0.37 -8 -46 $ 35,609,760.00
AMO AMBERTECH LTD 0.083 -8 -43 $ 6,345,764.50
TBL TAMBLA LTD 0.385 -8 -30 $ 7,630,946.00
VR1 VECTION TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.024 -9 133 $ 13,800,605.00
WBT WEEBIT NANO LTD 0.4 -9 -47 $ 28,773,894.00
CXZ CONNEXION TELEMATICS LTD 0.02 -9 43 $ 17,263,302.00
BLG BLUGLASS LTD 0.097 -10 -50 $ 39,796,172.00
QFY QUANTIFY TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS 0.0045 -10 -36 $ 6,714,173.00
TV2 TV2U INTERNATIONAL LTD 0.008 -11 60 $ 21,205,334.00
CCA CHANGE FINANCIAL LTD 0.145 -12 154 $ 15,426,545.00
MOB MOBILICOM LTD/AUSTRALIA 0.12 -12 22 $ 28,373,038.00
SZL SEZZLE INC-CDI 1.89 -12 53 $ 366,982,592.00
SNS SENSEN NETWORKS LTD 0.105 -13 19 $ 46,959,788.00
NVU NANOVEU LTD 0.045 -13 -38 $ 5,963,859.00
TZL TZ LTD 0.095 -14 -51 $ 7,479,777.50
LNU LINIUS TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.024 -14 -52 $ 28,284,268.00
IOD IODM LTD 0.12 -14 567 $ 64,730,488.00
OPL OPYL LTD 0.135 -16 -10 $ 3,994,920.25
NET NETLINKZ LTD 0.11 -19 250 $ 191,289,392.00
CGO CPT GLOBAL LIMITED 0.195 -20 51 $ 7,466,365.00
FGO FLAMINGO AI LTD 0.0015 -25 -92 $ 1,680,191.50
CIO CONNECTED IO LTD 0.002 -33 0 $ 7,222,746.00

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