Which are the six fastest-growing US small-cap stocks?

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Summary

  • Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) stock gave a 173% return YTD.
  • The Joint Corp.’s (NASDAQ: JYNT) P/E ratio is 84.84. The stock returned 204% YTD and 452% in one year.
  • Veritiv Corporation’s (NYSE: VRTV) P/E ratio is 18.86. The stock returned 195% YTD.

Small-cap stocks are companies that have a market capitalization of US$300 million to US$2 billion. These are small companies and risky from an investment point as they usually do not have the capacity to take in unexpected market blows. However, under ordinary conditions, they have the potential to grow manifold.

Let’s look at six such companies that are part of the S&P Small-Cap 600 and gave a 19.31% return YTD, much more than the index itself.

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Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) is a women's apparel retailer. CHS brands are Chico's, White House/Black Market, and Soma Intimates.

Its market capitalization is US$761 million.

For the quarter ended May 1, 2021, its net sales were US$387.96 million, 38% up YoY. Its net loss for the period was US$8.9 million compared to a net loss of US$178.3 million in the year-ago quarter, while its net loss per share diluted was US$0.08. 

The stock closed at US$6.38 on Aug 2. Its YTD return was 301%, and its one-year return was US$402%. 

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The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ: JYNT) develops, operates, and manages chiropractic clinics in the U.S. Its market cap is US$1.2 billion, the P/E ratio is 84.84, and the forward P/E for one year is 215.43.

JYNT will declare its quarterly results on Aug 5.

For the March quarter of 2021, its revenue and net income were US$ 17.55 billion and US$ 2.3 billion, respectively, reflecting an increase of 29% and 184% in revenue and net income, YOY. The EPS diluted was US$ 0.16.

The stock rose 204% YTD and 452% in one year. JYNT stock closed at US$ 79.71 on Aug 2.

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Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV) provides logistics and supply chain management services and printing, publishing, packaging, and facility solutions.
Its market capitalization is US$ 966 million, the P/E ratio is 18.86, and the forward P/E for one year is 13.64. 

Veritiv will release its second-quarter results on Aug 9. 

Its net sales for the March quarter were US$ 1.56 billion, 9% up YOY. Its net income was US$21.3 million against US$0.4 million in the year-ago quarter. Its diluted EPS was US$1.28. 

The stock closed at US$61.38 on Aug 2, 2021. The YTD return is 195%, and the one-year return on the stock is 301%.

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Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) is an oil and gas company. CPE has a market capitalization of US$ 1.76 billion, and the forward P/E for one year is 5.04. 

The oil and gas exploration company will release its quarterly earnings report on Aug 4.

For the March quarter, its revenue was US$ 359.88 million, 24% more than the previous year quarter. It incurred a net loss of US$ 80.4 million against the net income of US$ 216.57 million in the previous year quarter. Net loss per share diluted was US$ 1.89. 

The stock rose 188.2% YTD and 232.72% in one year. It closed at US$ 37.93 on Aug 2, 2021.

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CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CEIX) is involved in mining and marketing thermal coal.

With a market capitalization of US$676 million, its P/E ratio is 73.81 and forward P/E for one year is 11.86.

It announced the second-quarter results on August 3. Consol’s revenue was US$287 million, a 77% increase YoY. The net income was US$4.17 million compared to a net loss of US$21 million in the June quarter of 2020.  Its quarterly free cash flow was US$54.4 million.

Its stock gave 188% return YTD and 253% in one year. The stock closed at US$ 20.75 on Aug 2.

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Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) produces ethanol and ethanol byproducts. It is also involved in agribusiness, energy, etc. Its market capitalization is US$1.73 billion.

GPRE declared its June quarter results on Aug 2. Its revenue was US$724 million, and net income attributable to the company was US$9.74 million, showing an 87% YoY revenue increase and improvement from the net loss of US$8.21 million in the June quarter of 2020. The EPS diluted was US$0.20.

The stock closed at US$36.0 on Aug 2. It gave a 173% return YTD and 178% in one year.

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Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) is an independent oil and gas producer that operates mainly in the Permian (Midland) Basin. Its market capitalization is US$ 865 million, and forward P/E for one year is 3.72.

The revenue was US$ 250 million, a 22% increase YoY. However, the company incurred a net loss of US$ 75.4 million compared to the net income of US$ 74.6 million in the previous year quarter. The net loss per share diluted was US$ 6.33.

The stock gave 167% return YTD and 246% in one year. LPI stock closed at US$ 52.51 on Aug 2, 2021.

Please note: The above constitutes a preliminary view and any interest in stocks/cryptocurrencies should be evaluated further from an investment point of view.

The reference data in this article has been partly sourced from Refinitiv.

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