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Success Stories in the Junior Space

March 26, 2014

Are you looking to familiarize yourself with the vast amount of junior companies on the TSX Venture Exchange, but not sure where to begin? The TSX Venture 50 could be a great starting point for you.

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TSX Venture 50 showcases 50 of the strongest performers from 2013 across the 2,100-plus listed companies. Organized into the following five sectors, the list highlights success for companies you may not have heard of yet and offers proof that there is strong growth in the junior space:

  • Clean Technology
  • Diversified Industries
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Technology & Life Sciences

The ranking is comprised of 10 companies from each of these industry sectors, and selected based on four equally-weighted criteria (as of December 31, 2013):

  • Market Capitalization Growth
  • Share Price Appreciation
  • Trading Volume
  • Analyst Coverage

Since 1999, TSX Venture Exchange has provided a venue for small-cap, early-stage companies to access capital on the public market. It also acts as a stepping stone for companies to graduate to the senior exchange. Since 2000, 569 companies that originally listed on the TSX Venture Exchange have graduated to Toronto Stock Exchange. Did you know that 14% of TSX-listed companies with a market cap greater than $1 billion are graduates of TSX Venture Exchange and 1 in 5 companies in the S&P/TSX Composite Index are graduates as well?*

This year's top ranked company across all sectors is Stellar Biotechnologies Inc. (KLH), a California-based life sciences company that listed on TSX Venture Exchange in 2010.

Access the full TSX Venture 50 list on TMXmoney.com here, where you can access detailed quotes pages for the different companies and read about the ranking methodology in more detail.

*As at June 30, 2013

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