Winners Announced for Inaugural IR Magazine Small Cap Awards


Winners Announced for Inaugural IR Magazine Small Cap Awards

Three companies presented with awards following IR Magazine’s first ever small-cap conference can proudly call themselves winners of the first ever IR Magazine Awards – Small Cap.

Awards were presented in three categories:

  • best IR by a senior management team.
  • best IR by a small-cap company under $500 million.
  • best IR by a small-cap company between $500 million and $1 billion.


The awards were presented in association with OTC Markets Group although none of the winners are OTC listed companies.


Best IR by a senior management team – Altus Group (TSE: AIF)  

The judges were particularly impressed with the company’s efforts in revamping its disclosure and engaging the Street to raise its visibility and communicate a change in its business model. This effort led to a 50 percent increase in share price over the last three years.


Best IR by a small-cap company (under $500 mn) – Stoneridge (NYSE: SRI)

The company was praised by the judges for revamping its marketing materials around earnings calls, conferences and non-deal roadshows, which has garnered positive feedback from the company’s existing analysts and attracted investment from new firms.


Best IR by a small-cap company ($500 mn-$1 bn) – Banc of California (NYSE: BANC)  

Its IR team was recognized for handling a tumultuous year, including the unexpected turnover of its CEO and CFO, and a board refreshment program that changed five of the nine company directors.


Nominations were open between July and August 2017. IR Magazine welcomed self-nominations and nominations by proxy, and an esteemed judging panel reviewed the short lists and selected the winners. The judges were:


Ben Ashwell, digital editor, IR Magazine
Julie Tracy, senior vice president and chief communications officer at Wright Medical Group
Rebecca Updegraph, president of NIRI’s New York chapter
Steve West, most recently of Panera Bread, where he oversaw the award-winning IR program


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