The Australian Securities Exchange is a hotbed of technology activity. The sharemarket includes longstanding IT and telco players, such as Telstra, Data#3 and Dicker Data, along with many smaller tech companies looking to grow their business.
The past year has shown the pros and cons of going public. While some companies have surged ahead and delivered strong shareholder returns, others will be under scrutiny from investors for failing to live up to expectations.
While the All Ordinaries index rose 7.9 percent from the end of 2016 to the end of 2017, the majority of the technology companies on this list saw their value fall over the course of the year.
Here we present more than 20 of the top ICT firms on the ASX, ordered from those with the most buoyant share price performance in 2017 to the companies with the worst returns.