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Best Micro-Cap Funds Pay Off Big-Time

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The Wasatch Micro Cap Fund (WMICX) has assets of $325 million and a return of 26% this year, and a 10-year annualized return of 11%.

Its top five stocks are: Power Integrations (POWI), 3% of the fund; CorVel (CRVL), 2.6%; Dollar Financial (DLLR), 2.4%; OPNET Technologies (OPNT), 2.1%; Hibbett Sports (HIBB), 2.1%.

O2Micro International (OIIM), 1.9% of the fund; price: $5.62; down 8.6% this year; market cap: $188 million.

The company designs and develops analog products and various mixed-signal chips, which combine analog and other functions on a single integrated circuit. O2Micro gets about two-thirds of its revenue from sales of chips that power backlighting applications in computers and consumer electronics. Its customers include: Apple (AAPL) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).

O2Micro's trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 12.2 versus the 14.6 average of the Standard & Poor's 500 stocks. The Wasatch Funds family has a reputation for coming up with small-cap winners, and in this case, it appears the firm is sold on O2 Micro, as three Wasatch funds have stakes in this company, for a combined 8% of outstanding shares, the largest holding by an investor group.
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