3 Stocks under the lens for Growth – CGL, CGC and BAP

  • Aug 20, 2018 AEST
  • Team Kalkine
3 Stocks under the lens for Growth – CGL, CGC and BAP

While having steady income is one thing many investors vouch for through dividend stocks, some investors eye explosive growth stocks since it is the growth of the businesses that can deliver the best result over different spans of time. Here are few of the stocks considered under the lens for growth.

The Citadel Group Limited (ASX: CGL) with technology services, vocational education and training, is an information technology company. It operates for the development and delivery of technology solutions to Fed and State government departments along with the private sector. The company’s segments include technology, education, and corporate assets. In the technology and education sectors throughout Australia, its principal activities contain professional and managed services. It is also engaged in vocational education, supporting technology applications and training. The company is based in Faulding Street, Sydney, Australia and was incorporated in 2007. The stock was trading at a market price of $7.340 and has seen a daily price change of $0.540 or a percentage change of 7.9% as at market open on August 20, 2018 with the release of FY18 result. The stock has undergone a performance change of 28% over the past 12 months. The company recently declared 7,104 fully paid ordinary shares currently held under voluntary escrow which were being released on August 13, 2018. FY18 revenue is up by 9.8 percent to $108.5 million and the NPAT is up to $19.4 million (up by 26%). The company’s contract wins with extensions now touch $74 million.

Costa Group Holdings Limited (ASX: CGC) is a consumer staples company and its stock was trading at a market price of $8.52 and has seen a daily price change of $0.030 or a percentage change of 0.353% as at market open on August 20, 2018. The stock has undergone a performance change of 74% over the past 12 months. Costa’s half-year revenue was up 9.8% for the period ended December 31, 2017 and amounted to $489.3 Mn against $445.5 Mn of the prior corresponding period. Statutory profit was up by $51.2 million as compared to 1HFY17 that was majorly driven by the fair value gain of $40.1 million recognized on the deemed disposal of the existing 49% of interest in African Blue. ROE increased from 4.4% to 16.3% while debt to equity ratio increased from 0.30x to 0.53x on pcp basis. Based on the first half year performance, the group has upgraded its guidance for full-year NPATS, with growth at approximately 25%. The full year results for the company will be announced on Friday, August 24, 2018 for the year ended July 1, 2018.

Bapcor Limited (ASX: BAP), incorporated in 2011, is the distributor based in Gower Street, Preston, Australia and is under consumer discretionary sector. It was formerly known as Burson Group Limited. It is a provider of accessories, automotive aftermarket parts, automotive equipment and services and motor vehicle servicing. The company’s main segments are retail, trade and specialist wholesale. Precision Automotive Equipment business units and Burson Auto Parts are company’s trade segments.

The stock was trading at a market price of $7.225, as at market open on August 20, 2018, which is near its 52-week high and has seen a daily price change of $0.105 or a percentage change of 1.475%. The stock has undergone a performance change of 28% over the past 12 months. The speculations are that $2 billion Bapcor was likely a candidate to acquire the Kmart Tyre and Auto business but has dropped out lately. As evidenced by its acquisitions that have been made since its ASX listing in 2014, Bapcor has a very disciplined acquisition process. The full year results for the company will be announced on August 22, 2018, for the year ended June 2018.

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