Today, we’ll look at the top 5 stocks listed on the ASX that we think have strong growth potential.
Some of these stocks have already made double-digit gains and are poised to potentially make triple.
Picking the best stocks to buy now is hard. However, if you dig hard enough, the ASX has a number of hidden gems that can provide strong growth for your portfolio.
With the correction towards the end of 2018, growth stocks have been hit hard and brought down some of the more ridiculous valuations investors have priced in.
Even though the stocks have become cheaper, the narrative of the story hasn’t changed.
With the Australian market hitting new highs due to looser monetary policy, high growth stocks are geared to take advantage of the rally in asset prices.
The Best Growth Stocks To Buy Now 2019
I’ve outlined 5 stocks that we have found to have a good business plan with lots of upside potential and represents some of the best that the ASX has to offer.
Electro Optic Systems (ASX EOS)
EOS is a stock that specialises in electro-optic design and development for the Aerospace and Defence markets.
Even though the stock price hasn’t performed, the stock is making money this year and growing strongly. We think this stock strong potential in the long term and this is why we like Electro Optic Systems.
Volpara Health Technologies (ASX VHT)
Volpara Health Technologies Ltd (ASX VHT) is a New Zealand-based healthcare research, and development company with global scalability.
The company provides medical software, specialising in managing breast screening and detection.
Their software automates the flow of information between the doctor and the clinic taking the screening mammogram x-ray.
In fact, VHT shares were a stock we got our clients into during September 2018, when the VHT share price was at around $0.80.
The VHT share price last traded at about $1.70, a good 110% gain in just a few months.
Appen (ASX APX)
Appen (ASX APX) is a global leader in developing high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
With over 20 years’ experience, expertise in more than 180 languages, and access to a crowd of over 1 million people, Appen partners with leading technology companies and government agencies to enhance their machine-learning-based products.
Over the last three years, Appen shares outperformed S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Sector Index and S&P 500 Information Technology Index by over 750%.
APX reported average revenue growth of 40% FY15-17, and revenue grew more than 100% in FY18.
PWH Holdings (PWH)
PWR Holdings Limited (ASX PWH) is an Australia-based company which produces world-class cooling solutions for motorsports and automotive industry.
PWR Holdings has gone from strength to strength and continues to grow in a strong industry.
With new technology developments, further partnerships with elite racing teams in a niche industry with low competition, we expect PWR Holdings shares to have strong upside in the future.
People Infrastructure Group (PPE)
People Infrastructure Ltd (ASX PPE), a workforce management company, provides contracted staffing and human resources outsourcing services in Australia and New Zealand.
In FY18, its revenue increased 14% to A$219M, with pro forma EBITDA increased 30% to A$13M.
With total employment and wage growth, casualization of workforce and strong growth from community sector in Australia, and its superior profitability reflected in its EBITDA and EPS, People Infrastructure shares are well positioned for long-term growth in its share price.
How Do We Find Growth Stocks To Buy?
Growth stocks are generally driven almost entirely by qualitative factors such as first mover advantage, quality and quantity of assets, permits and technology.
Quantitative factors such as profit, revenue and so forth generally take a back seat.
Even though it is imperative that their financials are sound, when it comes to growth stocks, we are buying the story and perceived future value.
However, the very nature of valuing companies through qualitative factors means that there is a lot of room for error, opinion and subjectivity.
This means that high growth stocks tend to be small-cap, high risk and highly speculative.
The hardest part when it comes to finding growth stocks is the ability to process the information and factors at hand to make a good judgement call.
Our Research team specialises in this and has combed the ASX for some of the best growth stocks on the Australian market.
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