Want to add more growth to your portfolio but not sure where to look? Companies such as Howard Bancorp and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment are deemed high-growth by the market, with a positive outlook in all areas – returns, profitability and cash flows. Below I’ve put together a list of great potential investments for you to consider adding to your portfolio if growth is a dimension you would like to firm up.
Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD)
Howard Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Howard Bank that provides commercial banking, mortgage banking, and consumer finance products and services to businesses, business owners, professionals, and other consumers. Established in 2004, and now run by Mary Scully, the company size now stands at 297 people and with the market cap of USD $196.30M, it falls under the small-cap category.
Extreme optimism for HBMD, as market analysts projected an outstanding earnings growth, which is expected to more than double, supported by an equally strong sales. An affirming signal is when net income increase is supported by top-line growth. Since net income isn’t artificially inflated by one-off initiatives such as cost-cutting, we know this profit growth is more likely to be sustainable. This prospective profitability should trickle down to shareholders, with analysts expecting the company to generate a positive return on equity of 8.15%. HBMD’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 HBMD as a potential investment? Check out its fundamental factors here.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSSE)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment was established in 2014 and with the stock’s market cap sitting at USD $98.29M, it comes under the small-cap category.
CSSE’s forecasted bottom line growth is an exceptional triple-digit, driven by underlying sales, which is expected to more than double, over the next few years. Profit growth, coupled with top-line expansion, is a positive indication. This is because net income isn’t artificially inflated by unsustainable activities such as one-off cost-reductions expected in the future. CSSE ticks the boxes for high-growth generation on all levels of line items, which makes it an appealing stock to dig into deeper. Thinking of investing in CSSE? Have a browse through its key fundamentals here.
Visa Inc. (NYSE:V)
Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. Founded in 2007, and now led by CEO Alfred Kelly, the company employs 14,200 people and with the market cap of USD $249.16B, it falls under the large-cap category.
Extreme optimism for V, as market analysts projected an outstanding earnings growth rate of 63.50% for the stock, supported by a double-digit sales growth of 21.15%. An affirming signal is when net income increase also comes with top-line growth. Even though some cost-reduction initiatives may have also pushed up margins, in the case of V, it does not appear extreme. This prospective profitability should trickle down to shareholders, with analysts expecting the company to generate a high double-digit return on equity of 30.64%. V ticks the boxes for robust growth generation on all levels of line items, which makes it an appealing stock to dig into deeper. A potential addition to your portfolio? Have a browse through its key fundamentals here.
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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.