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5 Tech Stocks Seeing Massive Earnings Growth in 2016

As technology advances, new companies and industries rise up, offering unique solutions, services, and products.  Not every new tech company makes for a promising investment though.  Startup companies are especially risky to invest in because there’s no telling how they’ll perform.  Before gauging how well a company can do, it’s important to see how well it has done in the past.

For investors who want a lot of growth going forward, it’s important to see that there has been some significant growth in recent history as well.  Below, we outline five tech stocks that have done just that.  Each of these companies saw their earnings grow by at least 50% last year.  These companies are projected to see their earnings grow by at least 50% this year as well.

NetSol Technologies-NTWK

NetSol Technologies is a provider of enterprise software and IT services to the financial services industry.  The company implements solutions to meet the strategic business needs of its clients.  NTWK is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and with a market cap of $72.49 million, it’s the smallest company on this list.

Some key metrics suggest that NTWK is worth buying right now.  The company is trading at a price-to-book of 1.0, while the rest of the industry is valued at a price-to-book of 3.80.  Another attractive value metric is NetSol’s price-to-sales, which is just 1.29.  The company’s earnings grew by 58.7% last year.  This year, NetSol is projected to increase its earnings by 140.35%.

Adobe Systems Inc-ADBE

Adobe Systems provides graphic design, publishing, and imaging software for web and print production.  The company focuses on developing software products for creating, distributing, and managing various types of information.  Adobe is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and its market cap of $47.05 billion makes it the biggest company in this article.

ADBE is not hampered by debt at all, as the company has a debt-to-equity of 0.27.  The company is fairly liquid as well with a current ratio of 2.21. Adobe has a net margin of 15.76%, which shows that it is much more profitable than the broader industry.  Last year, the industry as a whole had an average net margin of 0.51%. 

Adobe’s sales are projected to grow by 20.72% this year, which is great to see since 2015 was a great year in terms of revenues generated.  Adobe’s earnings grew by 92.11% last year, and the company looks like it has another momentous year ahead of itself, with earnings projected to grow by 51.54% in fiscal 2016. 

GTT Communications Inc-GTT

GTT Communications is a telecommunications and internet provider that offers cloud networking services.  The company is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and it has seen sales grow by 135% since fiscal 2013.

GTT trades at a price-to-sales of 1.53, which is ahead of the industry’s price-to-sales of 2.26.  GTT looks set to keep growing, with sales projected to grow by 39.77% this year.  The company enjoys a net margin of 5.23%, which isn’t impressive until you see that the rest of the industry’s net margin is just 1.76%.  Last year, GTT’s earnings grew by 80%.  GTT is expected to take off, with earnings projected to increase by 411.6% this year.

Cheetah Mobile Inc-CMCM

Cheetah Mobile develops internet security software.  The company offers applications for its users and global content distribution channels.  CMCM is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and it saw its sales grow by 100% from 2014 to 2015.  Cheetah’s shares have climbed 9% higher in the last month.      

With a current ratio of 1.78, CMCM is fairly liquid over the short term.  Cheetah was profitable last year, posting a net margin of 4.81%.  The same can’t be said for its industry, which had a collective net margin of -20.15%.  Cheetah’s earnings grew by 137.5% last year.  2016 is expected to provide even more momentum for the software company, as earnings are projected to increase by 247.37%.

Mitek Systems Inc-MITK

Mitek Systems develops and sells software products which focus on intelligent character recognition forms processing technology.  Their technology allows people to deposit checks, pay bills, transfer credit card balances, and more by taking pictures of documents with smart phones.  Mitek is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and it has a market capitalization of just $203 million.

MITK’s sales are projected to grow by 27.98% this year.  It’s worth noting that the software company’s sales grew by 31.5% last year.  Mitek System’s earnings grew by 80.77% last year, and the earnings growth story is expected to continue for the company, with earnings projected to grow by a whopping 800% this year.

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