By: Dividend Sensei
The stock market is selling off due to rising interest rates that have hammered some of last year’s Wall Street darlings.
However, as it always does, Mr. Market is throwing out the baby with the bathwater.
If this market wobble turns into a full-blown sell-off here are some hyper-growth opportunities you might want to consider.
Companies that analysts think can grow as fast as 62% over time, that could turn into life-changing fortunes for anyone whose comfortable being “greedy when others are fearful.”
Amid fears over interest rate hikes, many top growth stocks are down 20%, 40%, or even 60% or more from their all-time highs in a relatively short amount of time. Higher inflation and interest rates could hurt the present value of future earnings, causing many high-multiple stocks to sell-off.
To be fair, after stratospheric runs through the pandemic, a lot of top growth names had gotten ahead of themselves, so the declines have seemed reasonable. However, some best-in-class growth stocks have now been thoroughly discounted. If the pain continues, these top names would become absolute bargains for the forward-thinking investor.
1. Sea Limited
Shares of Southeast Asian mobile gaming, e-commerce, and digital finance company Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) have been more than cut in half in just two months. Sure, the company reported slowing sequential growth in its profitable digital entertainment segment last quarter, which is heavily influenced by the four-year-old gaming hit Free Fire. However, it was somewhat inevitable that mobile-gaming growth might soften, as the third quarter marked the first summer since vaccines were widely available.
Meanwhile, Sea’s highest-growth businesses, including its Shopee e-commerce platform and SeaMoney digital finance ecosystem, showed strong growth. E-commerce revenue rocketed 134% last quarter, and SeaMoney surged more than 800%, albeit off a small base.
Yes, Chinese internet giant, Tencent did just sell some of its Sea Limited stake, which could shake others’ confidence in the company. But Tencent really just sold off a small portion of its holdings, decreasing its economic interest in Sea from 21.3% to 18.7%. That’s just a 12% trimming of its position. In addition, Tencent is converting super-voting shares to regular shares, so its voting power will go under 10%.
The move might actually be due to the fact that Sea is rapidly expanding around the world, entering the huge markets of India and Europe last year. Likely, customers and authorities in those countries wouldn’t want a company overly influenced by China to be too successful or retain too much consumer data. So the divestiture and reduction in Tencent’s voting share could have been necessary for Sea to succeed in its next wave of growth.