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Millionaire’s Shortcut: 3 Stocks with Explosive Growth Potential

Identifying stocks with explosive growth potential in stock investments can seem like a shortcut to becoming a millionaire. Amidst the vast array of options, three stocks with growth potential emerge as compelling choices. These companies stand out for their strategic maneuvers, technological prowess and geographic expansion plans.

Limbach (LMB)

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To begin with, Limbach (NASDAQ:LMB) completed the acquisition of ACME Industrial in July and Industrial Air in Q3 2023. Limbach’s strategic acquisitions suggest its growth-oriented approach and fundamental strength. These acquisitions are significant indicators of the company’s expansion strategy.

Specific to Industrial Air, the expectation of $30 million in revenue and $4 million in EBITDA from Industrial Air in 2024 suggests the positive impact of the acquisition. Also, Industrial Air’s capabilities, including its product line and owner-direct relationship-centric model, present new edges through synergies and expanded service offerings.

At the end of Q3, Limbach maintained a strong balance sheet with $57.5 million in cash, exiting the quarter in a net cash position of $35.2 million. In detail, there was $17.2 million in total operating cash flow during Q3, with a favorable impact of $5.8 million from changes in working capital accounts. This suggests the company’s capability to manage its working capital efficiently.

Finally, the remaining $11.4 million of non-working capital operating cash flow highlights the cash generation from core operational activities.

Datadog (DDOG)

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Datadog’s (NASDAQ:DDOG) leads extend to various product segments, including application performance management (APM) and log management. The APM suite exceeded $500 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR). This suggests a strong demand for Datadog’s solutions for optimizing and monitoring the performance of applications.

Similarly, the log management product exceeded $500 million in ARR. This highlights Datadog’s capabilities for handling high-volume logging use cases efficiently. Also, introducing features like Flex logs, allowing scalable storage and compute separation, suggests Datadog’s focus on continuous technological advancements.

On the other hand, Datadog expresses excitement about the potential of generative AI and large language models (LLMs). Adopting next-gen AI may drive additional growth in cloud workloads. Datadog is actively integrating with various components of the new AI stack and developing its own LLM observability products. Moreover, for Datadog, AI-related usage is most prominent among next-gen AI-native customers, contributing about 2.5% of ARR in Q3. By leveraging its products internally, Datadog may continue to attain practical benefits in cost, performance, and overall value growth.

Ceragon (CRNT)

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The acquisition of Siklu was a pivotal move for Ceragon (NASDAQ:CRNT). Siklu’s strengths align with Ceragon’s objective to diversify the business beyond the traditional T1 and T2 service providers. This diversification targets expanding the addressable market, particularly in private networks and with smaller service providers.

Also, the anticipated benefits of the Siklu acquisition extend beyond geographical boundaries. While it is expected to impact North America and Europe significantly, Siklu’s presence is also advantageous in other regions, especially in South America and Asia. This geographical expansion aligns with Ceragon’s growth strategy to tap into emerging markets and capitalize on the demand for evolving telecommunications.

Internally, Ceragon is optimistic about the potential synergies arising from integrating Siklu’s products into its existing solutions. The positive initial reaction from Ceragon’s existing customers further supports the strategic value of the Siklu acquisition. In detail, the transaction may lead to approximately $25 million to $29 million in revenue, augmenting Ceragon’s organic growth plans for 2024.

Finally, the launch of a new product line utilizing the new system-on-a-chip in 2024 positions Ceragon at the edge of the telecommunications industry. Also, the company is in the final stage of bringing to market two new products. They are scheduled for commercial use in Q1 2024. Hence, this may expand Ceragon’s market presence with long-term gross margin improvement and value growth.

On the date of publication, Yiannis Zourmpanos did not hold (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

Yiannis Zourmpanos is the founder of Yiazou Capital Research, a stock-market research platform designed to elevate the due diligence process through in-depth business analysis.

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