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Frank Sands' Undervalued Holdings With Growing EPS

Frank Sands is the CEO and CIO of Sands Capital Management, an investment management firm focused on investing in quality growth businesses throughout the world. He manages a portfolio of 51 stocks with a total value of $40.6 billion. The following are five undervalued stocks in his portfolio with the highest growing EPS over the last five years.
IPG Photonics Corp. 's ( IPGP ) EPS grew by 78.70% over the last five years. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued at its current price of $81 and is trading with a margin of safety of 34%.
IPG Photonics Corp. is the developer and manufacturer of a broad line of high-performance fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers and diode lasers that are used in materials processing. Its diverse lines of low, mid and high-power lasers and amplifiers are used in materials processing, advanced, communications and medical applications.
For the second quarter, IPG reported a growth of 22% year over year for revenue, recorded a gross margin of 54.7% and increased earnings per diluted share by 25% year over year. As a result of expansion in existing and new OEM customers, the company delivered a 21% increase in materials processing sales during the second quarter.
The stock is trading with a PE ratio of 18.80, and the price has been as high as $102.49 and as low as $60.75 in the last 52 weeks. It is currently 20.38% below its 52-week high and 34.32% above its 52-week low.
Columbia Wanger ( Trades , Portfolio ) is the main guru shareholder with 3.72% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.88% and Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.63%.
Baidu Inc. 's (BIDU ) EPS grew by 55.10% over the last five years. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued at the current price of $144 and is trading with a margin of safety of 16%.
The company is a Chinese language Internet search...


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