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3 Quick Things Investors Should Learn About Catalist-Listed Shares

Do you own a stock that’s listed on the Catalist board in Singapore’s stock market?

If you do, a recent article by bourse operator Singapore Exchange might be of interest to you. From it, you can get a sense of how each Catalist stock stacks up against the rest.

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One of the newest listings, Trendlines Group Ltd (SGX: 42T), is actually the 100th new listing on the Catalist board. Here are some statistics (as of 25 November 2015) which may be of interest:

  1. Offshore and marine services provider Mencast Holdings Ltd (SGX: 5NF) was the first sponsor-approved listing on the Catalist board. The Catalist board has a number of foreign companies listed, such as Xyec Holdings Co Ltd (SGX: 5WR) and Trendlines. The two companies are based in Japan and Israel, respectively.
  2. The median size of new Catalist listings in 2015 currently is $160 million. Malaysian property development firm, Astaka Holdings Ltd  (SGX: 42S), has a market cap of $440 million after its listing on 23 November 2015. This compares with the $250 million market cap of Jumbo Group Ltd (SGX: 42R); the food & beverage retail outlet operator had its initial public offering (IPO) earlier this month.
  3. A number of firms have graduated to the Mainboard listing. Among them are Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited (SGX: 40S), a company with a market cap of $1.6 billion, and Oxley Holdings Ltd  (SGX: 5UX), which has a market cap of $1.2 billion.

The statistics above may help you put into context the geographical diversity and size of your own Catalist-listed stocks.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Chin Hui Leong doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned