5 Small Caps that may Outperform in 2011
    January 20, 2011  PSW Staff
    We can safely assume that small caps as a whole will outperform during bull markets, and
    underperform during bear markets.  In fact, it's only natural, and although we can't predict by
    how much they may over or under perform, we can look back and see that over time, this
    general bet has been a relatively safe one.  With this in mind, and with the strong possibility
    of a bull market getting underway and lasting for a at least a year or two, it makes sense to
    snatch up some possibly undervalued small caps in sectors that stand to do the best.  Here
    are a few possibilities that stand out right now that may warrant a closer look.

Merge Healthcare Incorporated. (MRGE)

This company develops healthcare information software solutions that automate healthcare
data and diagnostic work flow.  These solutions are expected to be needed on an
unprecedented scale in the coming months and years, and it's not just an aging population
    to hold liable, but an aging medical
    information infrastructure as well.  
    Throw in a ton of cash, tax
    advantages and favorable
    legislation from the recent stimulus
    and healthcare bills,  and we may
    just have something here.  Lets
    look at MRGE specifically.  The
    company has seen some very
    substantial top line growth over the
    past year, and is forecasting even
    more to come.  Over the last four
    quarters, the company has reported
    $19, $20, $29 and $45 million
    respectively in revenue.  The
    company and four analysts expect
    revenue to be $50 million for this
    most recent quarter, and around
    $235 million for all of 2011.

Samson Oil & Gas Limited (SSN)

Samson is involved in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties
in the United States.  The company owns interests in Wyoming, North Dakota, New Mexico,
and Texas.  Both Oil and gas are expected to either stay high, or continue to climb in a short
to mid term time frame.  High oil prices do not always translate to bigger profits, especially
with small and micro caps.  Samson seems to have followed along quite well from a top line
perspective.  Over the last five years, total sales, which were between $1 and $3 million in
2005 and 2006, climbed to between $7 and $8 million in 2007 and 2008.  Then sales
dropped to $4.4 million in 2009, and have started to climb a little bit to $4.8 million for their
fiscal year 2010.  Over this time period, however, the company has improved it's margins,
and posted a slight profit for 2010, being the first profitable year for the company in at least
the last five.

On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTIV)

Mobile commerce is another exciting area for the coming years, and On Track Innovations is
right in the thick of it.  The company provides contactless smart card solutions for homeland
security, payments, electronic passports, national IDs, petroleum payments and other
applications.  The company has seen some losses in the past, but all of that seems to be
changing.  A very low amount of shares outstanding, 1.5 million in 2000 has climbed to 23.9,
still a pretty small number.  The compnay brings in about $30-40 million a year, and has
improved margins and share structure enough to finally squeak out a tiny profit during the
most recently reported quarter.  The timing of their profitability may be just right, as mobile
commerce continues to garner more and more attention.

Cimatron Ltd. (CIMT)

Cimatron engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and support of
computer-aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software products.  They
provide tools, applications, and process-automation solutions for the tooling and
manufacturing industries.  They serve customers all over the world in the automotive,
aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries.  As you can tell,
this stock could be a great play on the whole global economic turnaround thing.  The
company has remained with around 9 million shares outstanding for the last 10 years, and
has started to become profitable over the last couple of years, despite continued economic
drudgery.  The last two quarters specifically, however, have seen a lot less red.

Wireless Telecom Group Inc. (WTT)

Wireless Telecom Group designs and manufactures radio frequency (RF) and microwave-
based products for wireless and advanced communications industries.  The company is tiny,
with a mere $30 million dollar market cap.  Recently, they announced a contract with the
Department of the United States Navy to supply a Power Meter in support of a Naval Sea
Systems Command project. The total value of the contract is approximately $1.5M and a
considerable portion of the order is expected to be realized over the next two years.  The
company has had sporadic earnings in the past, but this deal could help bring some more
stability to their balance sheet.

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