As well as being home to popular blue chip shares such as Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) and Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS), I believe the Australian share market is home to a number of exciting small-cap shares with a lot of potential.
Here are 10 small-cap shares which I think are worth keeping a close eye on:
Big Un Ltd (ASX: BIG)
Strong demand for this video technology company’s services led it to report a whopping 429% increase in cash receipts to $21.5 million in FY 2017. Impressively, thanks partly to its US expansion, first-quarter cash receipts are expected to be approximately $15 million, up 488% on the prior corresponding period.
Change Financial Ltd (ASX: CCA)
Change Financial, formerly known as ChimpChange, is a mobile banking company targeting millennials and the underbanked in the United States. It continues to grow its user numbers and transactions at a very strong rate.
Family Zone Cyber Safety Ltd (ASX: FZO)
This cyber safety products and services provider has had a busy year. As well as making progress in the US education sector, the company has signed agreements with major Asian telco companies Telkomsel and Maxis Communications that give it access to almost 180 million mobile subscribers.
Fastbrick Robotics Ltd (ASX: FBR)
This robotics company’s Hadrian X bricklaying robot can lay 1,000 standard brick equivalents per hour, compared to the 400 bricks that a typical bricklayer lays per day. The company has US-giant Caterpillar as a strategic partner and recently announced a memorandum of understanding to build 50,000 new homes in Saudi Arabia
LiveHire Ltd (ASX: LVH)
This talent technology company provides a popular software platform which creates a pool of pre-qualified job candidates that companies can access when they need to recruit. The platform saves companies both time and money during the recruitment process.
National Veterinary Care Ltd (ASX: NVL)
Thanks to its expanding footprint, its focus on growth through acquisition, and the high levels of pet ownership in Australia and New Zealand, I believe this veterinary company has an extremely bright future ahead of it.
Swift Networks Group Ltd (ASX: SW1)
This entertainment and telecommunication services company provides fully integrated solutions for the resources, hospitality, lifestyle village, and aged care accommodation sectors. I believe there is a huge opportunity for the company in the aged care sector due to Australia’s ageing population.
Updater Inc (ASX: UPD)
This US-based relocation technology company has impressed investors with the rapid adoption of its software. At the last count, Updater was processing 16.6% of all U.S. relocations. Management believes it has reached a scale at which it can emerge as the core platform for the relocation industry and monetize its software significantly.
Wattle Health Australia Ltd (ASX: WHA)
Next month Wattle Health expects to be given CFDA approval to sell its infant formula products in China from January 1 when new regulations come into place. If Chinese consumers take a liking to the product then sales could rise significantly.
Zenitas Healthcare Ltd (ASX: ZNT)
I believe this home care and health services company is in a strong position to profit over the next decade due to the National Healthcare Reform pushing the burden of healthcare services from hospitals into primary care.
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Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro owns shares of Change Financial Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of National Veterinary Care, Telstra Limited, and Wesfarmers Limited. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.