Seven rising small-cap stocks with over 50% YTD growth

September 09, 2021 04:30 PM PDT | By Ipsita Sarkar
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  • Establishment Labs Holdings Inc’s (NASDAQ: ESTA) year-to-date stock price increased by 102.55%.
  • Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE) is a Monaco-based company whose stock price gained 89.98% YTD.
  • Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ: CAMT) has a P/E ratio of 41.8, and its stock grew 86.49% YTD.

Small-cap companies have a market cap of US$300 million to US$2 billion. These are typically new companies and sometimes struggle to keep themselves in the business, especially during emergencies like natural calamities, economic recession, or unprecedented health crises like Covid-19. However, companies that have strong fundamentals survive these tests.

Here we explore seven small-cap companies that gave two digits or more return year-to-date.

Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ESTA)

The company is based in Alajuela, Costa Rica, and develops medical devices and aesthetic products. Founded in 2004, ESTA has a market cap of US$1.8 billion. It went public in 2018.

It earned revenue of US$32 million in the June quarter of 2021 compared to US$10.47 million in the June quarter of the previous year. The company booked a net loss of US$(5.3) million in the quarter compared to a net loss of US$(10.5) million in the same period a year ago.

The ESTA stock closed at US$74.9 on Sep 8. ESTA’s year-to-date stock price rose by 102.55%.

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Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE)

The Monaco-based Costamare Inc. owns container vessels for marine transportation services. Founded in 1975, Costamare made its US stock debut in 2010.

The June quarter 2021 results show that its voyage revenue rose to US$166.8 million from US$111.9 million in the corresponding period of 2020. The company’s net income for the period was US$90.6 million against a net loss of US$76.2 million in the same quarter of 2020. 

The CMRE stock gained 89.98% YTD. It closed at US$15.22 on Sep 8, 2021.

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MYR Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG)

The company provides specialty electrical construction services through its subsidiaries. Headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, MYRG earns through its transmission & distribution and commercial and industrial segments.

It has a market cap of US$1.8 billion, with a P/E ratio of 24.03. It launched its IPO in 2008.

The company booked US$649.6 million in revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2021. It was US$513.1 million in the same period a year ago. The net income for the June quarter of 2021 and 2020 were US$21.22 million and US$13.39 million, respectively.

The MYRG stock closed at US$108.9 on Sep 8. It rose 78.87% YTD.        

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Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX)

The Taiwan-based Himax Technologies provides semiconductor solutions focused on display imaging processing. Its market cap is US$1.97 billion.

HIMX has a P/E ratio of 9.06 and a dividend yield of 2.24%, with an annualized dividend of US$0.262. The company brought its IPO in 2006.

Its second quarter ended June 30, 2021, revenue was US$365.3 million and net income was US$108.9 million. The revenue and net income for the June quarter of 2020 were US$186.98 million and US$1.38 million, respectively.

The stock price moved up 52.64% YTD. The closing price on Sep 8 was US$11.15.                

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Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ: CAMT)

The Migdal Haemek, Israel-headquartered Camtek Ltd. manufactures inspection and metrology equipment and provides software solutions for advanced packaging, image sensors, etc.

Its market cap is US$1.79 billion, and the P/E ratio is 41.8. The company went public in 2000.

The revenue for the June quarter of 2021 was US$67.5 million, an 82% increase YoY, compared to US$37.0 million for the same period the previous year. The net income was US$15.65 million against US$5.3 million in the previous year’s comparable quarter.

The stock grew 86.49% YTD. The closing price on Sep 8 was US$40.75.                                                                                                               

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RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT)

The healthcare company provides diagnostic imaging services at its centers in the US. RadNet is based in Los Angeles and has a market cap of US$1.56 billion. Its P/E ratio of 63.96.

The company launched its IPO in 1991.

For the June quarter of 2021 and 2020, the company earned revenue of US$333.9 million and US$190.6 million, respectively. The net income was US$8.09 million against a net loss of US$(8.96) million for the same quarter a year ago.

The stock closed at US$30.13 on Sep 8. The RDNT stock surged 449% YTD.

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Nuvalent, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVL)

This biopharmaceuticals company is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has a market cap of US$1.7 billion. The company develops therapies for cancer patients.

Nuvalent has not generated any revenue yet. For the June quarter of 2021, its net loss was US$(9.8) million compared to a net loss of US$(8.6) million in the same period of 2020.

It issued and sold 10,612,500 Class A shares and 600,000 Class B shares of common stock at an offering price of US$17.00 apiece during its IPO in August this year. The net proceeds were approximately US$174.2 million after deducting related costs.

The stock closed at US$37.8 on Sep 8. It rose 102% since its launch this year.                  

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The S&P Small Cap 600 Index gave a 20.16% return YTD. Many small-cap companies have registered growth in the past quarters. However, investors must carefully check all details of the companies before investing in stocks.


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