These small-cap stocks will not remain ankle biters for much longer and definitely worth the look for those long-term INVSTRs not stuck in the outback.
3 Aussie stock picks you “Defo” need to check it out!
With the global automotive industry embracing digitization for its customers, companies like Infomedia Limited should do exceptionally well over the long run.
Infomedia is a global provider of SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions to the parts and service sector of the automotive industry. Some of the software company’s clients include Ford, GM, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, BMW, and many more.
- Share Price: AU$ 1.73
- Market Cap: AU$ 674.49 million.
- P/E Ratio: 42.1x
- P/B Ratio: 4.2x
- Dividend (Annual Yield %): 1.28%
- Franking: 70%
- 52 Week range low of AU$ 1.25 and AU$ 2.02 share high.
The software company recently released its full-year financial results for the 12 months to 30 June 2021 (FY21), which indicated that the company is growing again. Infomedia has been gaining momentum despite a very challenging year. Revenue increased 3% compared to the previous corresponding period (PCP) and up 7% in constant currency. EBITDA was up 3% PCP and continues to generate strong operating cash flows, and the company remains free of debt.
Outlook – The recent acquisition of Simple Part, a U.S based e-commerce platform, should contribute to the company's double-digit growth forecasts in FY22.
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This FinTech company specializes in automotive loans for new and second-hand vehicles across Australia and New Zealand and facilitates personal and cash loans.
Money3 reported FY21 annual results, a record-breaking year for the online loan provider, and showed a 38.5% loan book growth. The company also reported a 63.3% in EPS while Net Profit After Tax of continuing operations increased 76.6%.
- Share Price: AU$ 3.47
- Market Cap: AU$ 763.75 million.
- P/E Ratio: 18.6x
- P/B Ratio: 2.2x
- Dividend (Annual Yield %): 2.73%
- Franking: 100%
- 52 Week range low of AU$ 1.91 and AU$ 3.80 share high.
This growth should provide Money3 with a strong foundation for continuing revenue and profit growth in FY22. The company's acquisitions of Automotive Financial Services and GMF Australia to expand its business are also set to pay off in the coming year.
Outlook – This stock should continue to do well under lockdown, considering the second-hand car market is on fire now. This partly relates to the fact that second-hand vehicles do not have a 6-month delivery turnaround time like their new counterparts. Not to mention that citizens would rather own and drive their cars rather than use a ‘taxi service’ during the pandemic.
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The company engages in developing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and wholesale natural body, hair, and skincare products under various personal care brands.
One of the brands, Flora and Fauna, a leading vegan, ethical and sustainable products retailer, is also making waves and contributing to the BWX bottom line. The Flora and Fauna business is to be combined with another business unit called Nourished Life. BWX had this to say, "The new business unit will provide an online retail powerhouse focused on a multi-category portfolio of better-for-you, healthy and sustainable products, 80% of which are not available in mainstream retail.”
- Share Price: AU$ 5.10
- Market Cap: AU$ 750.34 million.
- P/E Ratio: 33.5x
- P/B Ratio: 2.2x
- Dividend (Annual Yield %): 0.77%
- Franking: 100%
- 52 Week range low of AU$ 3.60 and AU$ 5.63 share high.
The beauty company also made headlines with its latest strategic partnership with the Chemist Warehouse, which will see BWX become a platinum supplier over the next five years. All the BWX product range will be available online and present in Chemist Warehouse stores, resulting in an initial equity stake of 0.6% in BWX, which could increase to 2.4%.
Outlook – The Australian beauty and personal care products market should grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.87% over the next five years. Considering all the restructuring and strategic partnerships which should add value over the next five years, BWX is set for a long-term play.
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Sources – EasyResearch, Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Infomedia Limited, Money3 Corp, Tristan Harrison, Kalkine Media, BWX Limited, Mordor Intelligence, Koyfin, Wikipedia.
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