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15 Stocks with Consistent Growth

In this article, we will take a look at the 15 stocks with consistent growth. To skip our analysis of recent market trends, you can go directly to 5 Stocks with Consistent Growth.

Growth companies and companies working on disruptive technologies were hit hardest by the market conditions as the cost of capital rose significantly in a short period of time. S&P 500 Growth Index, an index that tracks growth stocks from the S&P 500 Index, went down more than 30% in 2022. The index has since posted a recovery and was up 14.05% year-to-date as of October 31. The index, historically, has outperformed the overall S&P 500 index in the long term if we look at the annualized returns for the last 5 and 10 years. Top three holdings of the index currently include Apple Inc., Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA).

Similarly Catherine Wood’s ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) that invests in domestic and foreign equity securities of companies that are working on “disruptive innovation”, lost nearly 67% of its value in 2022. The ETF has since picked up the slack and was up nearly 40% year-to-date as of November 20.

Tough macroeconomic and investment conditions typically have the most impact on growth stocks as these stocks offer prosperity at the risk of failure or loss, in the long run. High interest rates simply lower the value of a cash flow in the future, which, in effect, lowers the valuations of growth companies. The same can be said for the current market situation and the valuations of many of the growth stocks. Savvy investors load up on companies with good fundamentals and future prospects in these times. You can read more about some growth stocks that are trading cheaply, here.

Investors expect the Federal Reserve to maintain interest rates at the same level in the upcoming meeting in December, followed by significant interest rate cuts by the end of 2024. A return to low interest rates may bode well for the growth stocks.

If we take a long-term investment horizon, the outlook for growth stocks looks strong. If doubts around the economy clear and dark clouds of recession recede in the coming weeks, growth stocks could rebound in the coming months and years. You can read more about this in our recent article: 12 Best-Performing Growth Stocks in 2023.

Our list of 15 stocks with consistent growth is dominated by companies from the technology sector followed by the consumer cyclical. The list Elon Musk’s EV-maker Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), Argentinian internet retailer Mercadolibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI), and technology companies Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZS), MongoDB, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDB), and Elastic N.V. (NYSE:ESTC), among others.

Stocks with Consistent Growth
Stocks with Consistent Growth

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Methodology

We used stock screeners to shortlist companies that showed more than 10% year-on-year revenue growth for each of the last 5 years. We removed stocks that had revenues of less than $50 million in any of these years and only retained stocks with positive analyst ratings. The remaining stocks were ranked based on their average revenue growth rate over the last 5 years to pick the 15 stocks with consistent growth. We have also provided hedge fund ownership data for these stocks for reference.

Stocks with Consistent Growth

15. Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY)

5-Year Average Sales Growth: 45.68%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 38

Brooklyn, New York-based Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY) operates two-sided online marketplaces that connect millions of passionate and creative buyers and sellers around the world. Its portfolio of brands includes Etsy, its primary marketplace focused on unique and creative goods, and Reverb, Depop, and Elo7. Its marketplaces boast 8.8 million active sellers and over 97 million active buyers.

On November 1, Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY) released its financial results for Q3 2023. Its revenue increased by 7% y-o-y to $636 million and it reported a net income of $88 million. The company generated a normalized EPS of $1.08 which was $0.12 more than the consensus estimates.

Following the earnings release, Goldman Sachs analyst Alexandra Steiger lowered the price target for Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY) shares to $84 from $96 but maintained an ‘Outperform’ rating. The target price represents a potential upside of 19.74% based on the share price on November 17.

14. Elastic N.V. (NYSE:ESTC)

5-Year Average Sales Growth: 47.05%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 45

San Francisco, California-based Elastic N.V. (NYSE:ESTC) is a technology company providing a leading platform for search-powered solutions. It delivers complete, cloud-based, AI-powered solutions for enterprise security, observability and search built on the Elasticsearch platform.

On November 15, Elastic N.V. (NYSE:ESTC) announced an agreement to acquire Opster, the creators of AutoOps, a platform that provides deep insight to automatically detect and resolve issues with cluster health, improve search performance, and reduce hardware costs. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

As of Q2 2023, Elastic N.V. (NYSE:ESTC) shares were held by 45 of the 910 prominent hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey, with a total value of $937 million. Daniel Patrick Gibson’s Sylebra Capital Management was the largest hedge fund shareholder with ownership of 4.6 million shares valued at $294 million.

13. Smartsheet Inc. (NYSE:SMAR)

5-Year Average Sales Growth: 47.32%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 46

Smartsheet Inc. (NYSE:SMAR), based in Bellevue, Washington, is a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, enabling teams and organizations to plan, capture, manage, automate, and report on work at scale.

On October 23, Smartsheet Inc. (NYSE:SMAR) announced plans to invest in an onshore data hosting based in Australia to better serve its customers in the Asia-Pacific-Japan region. The buildout is expected to begin in 2024.

On October 12, UBS analyst Taylor McGinnis initiated coverage of Smartsheet Inc. (NYSE:SMAR) shares with $60 price target and a ‘Buy’ rating. The target price represents a potential upside of nearly 47% based on the share price on November 17.

12. Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA)

5-Year Average Sales Growth: 48.70%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 57

Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA) is a software company providing identity management and access management solutions through a cloud-based platform.

On October 4, Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA) announced its AI suite, Okta AI, with capabilities to power real-time Identity actions using the latest AI models. The company is working with Google Cloud and its AI platform, Vertex AI, on its AI suite.

As of Q2 2023, 57 of the 910 hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA) shares, for a total value of $905 million. Ricky Sandler’s Eminence Capital was the largest hedge fund shareholder with ownership of 1.5 million shares valued at $103 million.

11. Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

5-Year Average Sales Growth: 49.47%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 79

Based in Austin, Texas, Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), designs, develops, manufactures, sell and leases fully electric vehicles and energy generation and storage solutions. Its current portfolio of products includes Model 3 and Model S sedans, Model Y and Model X SUVs, while upcoming products include Cybertruck, Tesla Roadster and Tesla Semi – a light commercial vehicle.

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) produced 430,488 vehicles in Q3 2023 and delivered more than 435,000 vehicles during the same period. The company has six large scale manufacturing facilities across the world, including its first plant in California, and gigafactories across Nevada, New York, Shanghai, Texas, and Berlin.

As per the Q2 2023 data, Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) ranks #1 on our list of 15 stocks with consistent growth based on the number of hedge fund shareholders. The shares of the EV company were owned by 79 prominent hedge funds, with the total shares held by them valued at $6.5 billion.

10. MongoDB, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDB)

5-Year Average Sales Growth: 50.74%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 62

New York-based MongoDB, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDB) is a software company that develops and provides commercial support for the source-available document database MongoDB which uses a JSON-like format to store documents. The database is popular for developing scalable applications with evolving data schemas.

On August 31, MongoDB, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDB) released its financial results for the quarter ended July 31, 2023. Its revenue increased by 40% y-o-y to $424 million while net loss shrunk by 68% y-o-y to $38 million. The company boasted more than 45,000 customers at the end of the quarter.

As of June 30, MongoDB, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDB) shares were held by 62 hedge funds with the total shares held by these hedge funds valued at $1.7 billion.

9. Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNDM)

5-Year Average Sales Growth: 52.10%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 23

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNDM) is a global insulin delivery and diabetes technology company based in San Diego, California. It manufactures and sells the t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology.

On January 23, Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNDM) completed the acquisition of AMF Medical SA, a privately held Swiss developer of insulin patch pump. The transaction comprised a CHF 8 million strategic investment in Q3 2022, CHF 62.4 million paid at closing, and up to CHF 129.6 million in contingent earnout payments.

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNDM) released its financial results for Q3 2023 on November 1. It generated a revenue of $186 million and a net loss of $32 million. Its worldwide installed base increased 11% y-o-y to approximately 444,000 in-warranty customers.

8. Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZS)

5-Year Average Sales Growth: 53.60%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 45

Based in San Jose, California, Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZS) operates the world’s largest cloud security platform, protecting thousands of enterprises and government agencies from cyberattacks and data loss. Its flagship services, Zscaler Internet Access, and Zscaler Private Access, create fast, secure connections between users and applications.

On September 5, Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZS) released its financial results for three months ended July 31, 2023. Its revenue increased by 43% y-o-y to $455 million and it reported a net loss of $31 million. The company generated a normalized EPS of $0.64 which was $0.15 more than the consensus estimates.

On November 16, Rosenblatt analyst Catharine Trebnick raised the price target for Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZS) shares to $225 from $185 and maintained a ‘Buy’ rating. The price target represents a potential upside of 20.85% based on the share price on November 17.

As of Q2 2023, Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZS) shares were held by 45 prominent hedge funds with the total value of shares held by hedge funds valued at $1.0 billion. Two Sigma Advisors was the largest hedge fund shareholder on record with ownership of 1.4 million shares valued at $211 million.

7. EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS)

5-Year Average Sales Growth: 54.06%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 45

EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) is a leading provider of cancer screening and diagnostic tests with a focus on early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer. It launched Cologuard, a screening test for the early detection of colorectal cancer and pre-cancer, in 2014.

On November 3, Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew Sykes lowered the price target on EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) shares to $90 from $100 but maintained a ‘Buy’ rating for the shares. The target price represents a potential upside of 47.13% based on the share price on November 17.

As of Q2 2023, EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) shares were held by 45 prominent hedge funds with the total value of shares held by hedge funds valued at $1.0 billion. Cathie Wood’s ARK Investment Management was the largest hedge fund shareholder on record with ownership of 7.2 million shares valued at $672 million.

In its Q2 2023 “Baron Health Care Fund” investor letter, Baron Funds, an investment management company, made the following comments about EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS):

“Exact Sciences Corporation is a cancer diagnostics company whose flagship product is Cologuard, a stool-based screening test for colon cancer. The stock declined because financial results did not satisfy lofty expectations and there was a broader sell-off in the diagnostics stocks. We retain conviction in the investment, though we reduced the position size to manage risk ahead of privately held company Freenome’s clinical trial readout of a potentially competing blood-based screening test for colorectal cancer. We believe the screening market for colon cancer is vast, and management continues to build optionality by moving several liquid biopsy programs of their own through the pipeline.”

6. Mercadolibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI)

5-Year Average Sales Growth: 55.57%

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 77

Founded in 1999, Buenos Aires, Argentina-based Mercadolibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) is Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company operating through its primary platforms, MercadoLibre.com and MercadoPago.com. It provides solutions to individuals and companies buying, selling, advertising, and paying for goods online.

On November 2, Wedbush analyst Scott Devitt reiterated an ‘Outperform’ rating for Mercadolibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) shares and maintained a price target of $1500.

As of Q2 2023, Mercadolibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) shares were held by 77 prominent hedge funds, valued at more than $3.3 billion, according to Insider Monkey data on 910 hedge funds. Generation Investment Management was the largest hedge fund shareholder with ownership of 0.6 million shares valued at $687 million.

 

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Disclosure: None. 15 Stocks with Consistent Growth is originally published on Insider Monkey.

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