Best Stocks Held By Axis Small Cap Fund: Axis Small Cap Fund Direct-Growth was launched in 2013. It is a mutual fund that invests largely in small-cap firms with excellent fundamentals and potential for growth. The fund is managed by skilled experts who utilize a bottom-up approach in order to find high-growth small-cap firms in a variety of industries. It has a Rs. 15,847 Cr worth of Assets Under Management (AUM) as of September 2023.

Axis Small Cap Fund Direct Growth has given a CAGR return of 24.82% since inception. Over the last 1, 3, and 5 years the fund has given a CAGR return of 24.13%, 35.92%, and 23.72% respectively.

In this article about 5 Best Stocks Held By Axis Small Cap Fund, we shall see the list of stocks, business overview and fundamentals of the stock

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5 Best Stocks Held By Axis Small Cap Fund

1. Galaxy Surfactants

ParticularsAmountParticularsAmount
CMP (Rs)2,816.05Market Cap (Cr)9,968.28 
EPS (TTM)100.35Stock P/E (TTM)27.92
ROE (%)22.04ROCE (%)24.16
Promoter Holding (Rs)70.93Axis Small-Cap Fund (%)7.67
Debt to Equity (%)0.14Price to Book Value (Rs)4.84
Net Profit Margin (%)8.57Operating Profit Margin (%)12.7

Galaxy Surfactants Limited manufactures and markets surfactants and specialty chemicals for the personal and home care industries. The company’s products are used by some of the world’s leading FMCG brands and find application in the skin care, hair care, oral care, body wash, sun care, household cleaners, and fabric care segments.

The company is a leading manufacturer of ingredients for the home and personal care industries. It offers over 210 products. The company serves 1,380+ Clients, a business presence across 80+ countries and it has 7 cutting-edge plants with 5 manufacturing facilities in India, 1 in Egypt, and 1 in the USA.

In this company, Axis Small Cap fund holds 7.67% which is worth Rs. 726.1 Cr. The Company’s revenue grew by 20.61% from Rs. 3,685.71 Cr in FY22 to Rs. 4,445.24 Cr in FY23 and for the same period, net profit increased by 44.98% from Rs. 262.78 Cr to Rs. 380.98 Cr.

2. Neogen Chemicals Ltd

ParticularsAmountParticularsAmount
CMP (Rs)1,546.3Market Cap (Cr)4,076.1 
EPS (TTM)19.5Stock P/E (TTM)91.05
ROE (%)10.84ROCE (%)13.25
Promoter Holding (Rs)60.19Axis Small-Cap Fund (%)7.07
Debt to Equity (%)0.75Price to Book Value (Rs)8.99
Net Profit Margin (%)7.28Operating Profit Margin (%)16.26

Neogen Chemicals Limited is an India-based firm that manufactures specialized chemicals for usage in the pharmaceutical, engineering, and agrochemical industries. With a spectrum of organic and inorganic chemicals, the company manufactures Speciality bromine and lithium-based chemical compounds. 

As of June, 248 products were developed by in-house R&D. The company’s clients include Sun Pharma, Mylan, Aurobindo, Mylan, Prima, Voltas, etc. Key export geographics include the USA, Europe, Japan, and the Middle East.

In this company, Axis Small Cap fund holds 7.07% which is worth Rs. 304.6 Cr. The Company’s revenue rose by 40.83% from Rs. 487.25 Cr in FY22 to Rs. 686.18 Cr in FY23 and for the same period, net profit increased by 11.97% from Rs. 44.63 Cr to Rs. 49.97 Cr.

3. Sansera Engineering Ltd

ParticularsAmountParticularsAmount
CMP (Rs)846.2Market Cap (Cr)4,498.1 
EPS (TTM)29.4Stock P/E (TTM)28.71
ROE (%)13.8ROCE (%)15.06
Promoter Holding (Rs)35.23Axis Small-Cap Fund (%)6.94
Debt to Equity (%)0.62Price to Book Value (Rs)4.12
Net Profit Margin (%)6.34Operating Profit Margin (%)16.23

Sansera Engineering Limited is an engineering-led integrated manufacturer of complex and crucial precision forged and machined components for the automotive and non-automotive sectors. It manufactures and sells precision components for aerospace, off-road, agriculture, and other markets, including engineering and capital goods.

Sansera also supplies components to well-known global OEMs such as Ducati Motor Holding S.P.A. (Italy), Fiat Powertrain (Italy), GM Daewoo Auto and Technology Co. (Korea), Harley-Davidson Motor Co. (USA), Polaris Industries Inc. (USA), and Piaggio (Italy). Sansera has 18 manufacturing plants, including 16 operational and one under construction in India and one in Sweden. 

In this company, Axis Small Cap fund holds 6.86% which is worth Rs. 337.5 Cr The Company’s revenue increased by 17.56% from Rs. 1,989.03 Cr in FY22 to Rs. 2,338.3 Cr in FY23 and for the same period, net profit increased by 12.07% from Rs. 130.45 Cr to Rs. 146.2 Cr.

4. CCL Products India Ltd

ParticularsAmountParticularsAmount
CMP (Rs)618.4Market Cap (Cr)8,198.51 
EPS (TTM)20.81Stock P/E (TTM)29.66
ROE (%)19.8ROCE (%)15.79
Promoter Holding (Rs)46.26Axis Small-Cap Fund (%)6.83
Debt to Equity (%)0.62Price to Book Value (Rs)5.59
Net Profit Margin (%)12.98Operating Profit Margin (%)18.65

CCL Products (India) Limited is a firm established in India that produces, trades and distributes coffee. The majority of the company’s operations are in India, Vietnam, and Switzerland. The Company sells coffee in a variety of formats, including roasted, blended, and processed coffee.

The company has evolved into the world’s largest instant coffee exporter and private label maker because of its robust infrastructure and global customer portfolio in over 90 countries. The company has 400+ clients and 4 factories. CCL Group’s capacity expanded from 30,000 MTs per year to 55,000 MTs per year in FY 23 and is now aiming to reach 77,000 MTs per year by FY 25.

In this company, Axis Small Cap fund holds 6.83% which is worth Rs. 593.6 Cr. The Company’s revenue grew by 41.67% from Rs. 1,462.03 Cr in FY22 to Rs. 2,071.22 Cr in FY23 and for the same period, net profit increased by 31.58% from Rs. 204.35 Cr to Rs. 268.88 Cr.

5. Alicon Castalloy

ParticularsAmountParticularsAmount
CMP (Rs)838Market Cap (Cr)1,349.69 
EPS (TTM)31.12Stock P/E (TTM)27.17
ROE (%)10.98ROCE (%)12.46
Promoter Holding (Rs)55.71Axis Small-Cap Fund (%)6.28
Debt to Equity (%)0.62Price to Book Value (Rs)2.74
Net Profit Margin (%)3.67Operating Profit Margin (%)          10.94

Alicon Castalloy Limited is a provider of complete aluminium casting solutions. The company manufactures aluminium alloy die castings, which are mostly used in the automotive industry in India. The goods of the company also encompass the non-auto segment of the business. 

Casting services provided by the company include design, engineering, casting, machining and assembly, painting, and surface treatment of aluminium components. The business presence in 18 Countries and it has 4 manufacturing units. The company innovated 133 products from FY20 to FY23. The company’s customers include Bajaj, BMW, Audi, TATA, Honda, Hero, Bosch, ABB, Mahindra etc.. 

In this company, Axis Small Cap fund holds 6.28% which is worth Rs. 85.8 Cr. The Company’s revenue grew by 29.97% from Rs. 1,078.05 Cr in FY22 to Rs. 1,401.16 Cr in FY23 and for the same period, net profit increased by 112.66% from Rs. 24.18 Cr to Rs. 51.42 Cr

List of Stocks Held By Axis Small Cap Fund

Company NameCMP (Rs)Market Cap (Cr)Axis Small-Cap Fund Holding (%)
Krishna Institute of Medical Science Ltd1,88514,846 6.10
Ahluwalia Contracts (India) Ltd673.14,457.02 5.87
Birlasoft Ltd59215,918 5.53
Rolex Rings Ltd2,216.056,0594.62
SJS Enterprises676.502,137.744.44
JK Lakshmi Cement7137,934.49 4.42
Can Fin Homes77210,2964.27
Sudarshan Chemicals Industries Ltd477.353,326.374.01
Blue Star Ltd931.919,072 3.55
Vesuvius India Ltd3,469.556,982.87 3.40

Conclusion

As we conclude the article about 5 best stocks held by Axis small cap Fund, Axis Small Cap Fund appears to be a well-managed portfolio with a balanced mix of high-potential small-cap stocks. However, as with any investment, it’s crucial for investors to stay informed about market developments and be prepared to adapt their strategies accordingly.

Written by Sheshadri N

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