Why invest in a stock whose growth outlook that lags behind the market? Investors looking for companies with extraordinary future prospects in terms of profitability and returns should look at the following high-growth stocks. Analysing the most recent financial data, I’ve created a list of companies that compare favourably in all criteria, making them potentially good additions to your portfolio.
Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN)
Geron Corporation operates as a biopharmaceutical company. Started in 1990, and now run by John Scarlett, the company employs 17 people and with the market cap of USD $296.17M, it falls under the small-cap stocks category.
An outstanding 63.91% earnings growth is forecasted for GERN, driven by strong underlying sales growth over the next few years. It appears that GERN’s profitability may be sustainable as the fundamental push is top-line expansion rather than unmaintainable cost-cutting activities. GERN’s bullish prospects on both the top and bottom lines make it an interesting stock to invest more time to understand how it can add value to your portfolio. Could this stock be your next pick? I recommend researching its fundamentals here.
Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:ISTR)
Investar Holding Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Investar Bank that provides a range of commercial banking products for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in South Louisiana. Founded in 2006, and currently run by John D’Angelo, the company employs 227 people and with the market cap of USD $211.00M, it falls under the small-cap category.
ISTR is expected to deliver a triple-digit high earnings growth over the next couple of years, bolstered by an equally impressive revenue growth of 55.59%. It appears that ISTR’s profitability may be sustainable as the fundamental push is top-line expansion rather than unmaintainable cost-cutting activities. This prospective profitability should trickle down to shareholders, with analysts expecting the company to generate a positive return on equity of 9.66%. ISTR’s impressive outlook on all aspects makes it a worthy company to spend more time to understand. Thinking of investing in ISTR? Have a browse through its key fundamentals here.
Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. (NYSE:MCB)
Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Metropolitan Commercial Bank that provides a range of business, commercial, and retail banking products and services to small businesses, middle-market enterprises, public entities, and individuals in the New York metropolitan area. Established in 1999, and currently headed by CEO Mark DeFazio, the company provides employment to 118 people and has a market cap of USD $354.06M, putting it in the small-cap category.
MCB’s projected future profit growth is an exceptional triple-digit, with an underlying 78.20% growth from its revenues expected over the upcoming years. It appears that MCB’s profitability may be sustainable as the fundamental push is top-line expansion rather than unmaintainable cost-cutting activities. We see this bottom-line expansion directly benefiting shareholders, with expected positive return on equity of 8.79%. MCB’s bullish prospects on both the top and bottom lines make it an interesting stock to invest more time to understand how it can add value to your portfolio. Considering MCB as a potential investment? Other fundamental factors you should also consider can be found here.
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To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.
The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.