What do a leading fintech player, a mobile communications company, and a key provider to the bioprocessing market all share?
Business in question are PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), Digital Turbine (NASDAQ: APPS), and Repligen (NASDAQ: RGEN), and theyve all made headway amid the pandemic– and over the longer term, all have turned into dominant gamers in their particular niches. These basically strong companies are riding structural tailwinds, and look to be buy-and-hold gems for the long haul.

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1. PayPal
The business added 72.7 million net brand-new accounts in 2020, with total payment volume (TPV) rising 31% to $936 billion, driving earnings up by 21% to $21.5 billion. With the business forecasting TPV development in the high 20% variety and profits growth of 19% for 2021, its future appearances bright.
Surpassing its core online payments organization, the fintech leader has actually released a number of cashless payment functions for in-store purchases including tap-and-pay, payment cards, and QR codes. Presently, PayPal payment choices are accepted by more than 600,000 merchants. With merchants experiencing double-digit-percentage boosts in typical basket size from consumers utilizing QR codes, expect more sellers to begin accepting them. In 2020, practically 10 million consumers used PayPals services to make in-store purchases worth over $20 billion. Management has forecast that the in-store retail purchase market will be worth $8 trillion by 2025.
In 2020, PayPal presented functions such as “purchase now and pay later on,” expense payment, direct deposits, and examine cashing to its PayPal and Venmo wallets. The “purchase now and pay later” option has currently been used by 3 million consumers and accounted for $750 countless TPV in the first complete quarter after it was released. The business is likewise enabling individuals to purchase, offer, and hold cryptocurrencies through their PayPal accounts– and it prepares to enable them to use cryptocurrencies to make purchases at its 29 million merchants this year.
PayPal stock has currently gotten more than 140% in the last year. This is a rock-solid secular growth story that can continue to reward financiers for lots of years to come.
2. Digital Turbine
Digital Turbine functions as an intermediary between advertisers, Android mobile initial devices manufacturers (OEMs), and mobile operators. It helps marketers place their apps on phones of partner OEMs and carrier networks, either by preloading them into brand-new gadgets or by later on recommending them to users based on their particular interests. The businesss Single Tap innovation has actually even more improved the possibilities that users will install the recommended apps.
Digital Turbine has already installed its core software application platform, DT Ignite, on over 570 million mobile devices. In its financial 2021 3rd quarter, which ended Dec. 31, the business included 65 million devices, a year-over-year rise of over 50%. The majority of this development originated from global markets, however some was also attributed to the 5G-driven upgrade cycle in the U.S. These tailwinds will continue to drive its development.
Digital Turbines targeted marketing strategy has actually resulted in greater customer engagement and better return on investment for advertisers. The companys income per gadget rose year over year by more than 25% in the U.S. and over 65% in international markets in its financial third quarter. Network effects have likewise created a strong moat. Beyond its application media revenues (from DT Ignite and Single Tap), the companys content media items have actually diversified its revenue base and enhanced margins.
In its financial Q3, Digital Turbines earnings leapt 150% year over year to $88.6 million. Practically half of these revenues are repeating in nature, mainly obtained from the content media business. The businesss adjusted earnings likewise soared year-over-year by 300% to $20 million. It likewise has a strong balance sheet with $43.7 million in cash and $19 million of debt.
Digital Turbine is presently trading at a forward price-to-earnings multiple of 88.7, which is abundant. Thinking about that the business has actually permeated less than 16% of the 3.6 billion smart device user base, it still has much scope for growth. This is a multiyear opportunity and investors can make significant returns from this stock, even if they purchase it at these raised levels.
3. Repligen
Repligen supplies technology, systems, and consumables to the bioprocessing market. The business has ended up being a dominant gamer in filtration and pre-packed chromatography– procedures used to cleanse and improve the yields of biologics throughout bioprocessing. Recently, Repligen went into the procedure analytics field, establishing innovations that take real-time measurements of proteins, plasma DNA, and nucleic acids while bioprocessing is ongoing.
The rapid speed of scientific development and commercial-scale production of biologics, gene treatments, and cell treatments, as well as COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, has dramatically increased demand for bioprocessing. Repligen has actually estimated its total addressable market to be worth $3.7 billion, which is only a part of the $12 billion international bioprocessing market.
The companys offerings are highly suited to single-use type manufacturing and constant production, two significant patterns that are poised to make bioprocessing more versatile, less vulnerable to contamination, and more efficient. The company is prioritizing capacity growth and increasing penetration in gene-therapy bioprocessing in 2021.
In 2020, Repligens revenues increased 36% to $366 million. Its gross margin was 57.6%, while its adjusted EBITDA margin was 29.4%. For 2021, management is now assisting for 37% to 43% year-over-year development in profits, gross margin of 57% to 58%, and changed EBITDA margin of 30% to 31%.
With a market capitalization of simply over $11 billion, this high-growth company could also end up being an attractive takeover target in the coming years. The stock has actually gotten over 130% in last year, and it has the potential to soar even higher in the coming years.

The business added 72.7 million net brand-new accounts in 2020, with total payment volume (TPV) increasing 31% to $936 billion, driving profits up by 21% to $21.5 billion. Net income also rose by 71% to $4.2 billion, and totally free cash flow was up by 48% to $5 billion. With the company forecasting TPV development in the high 20% range and revenue development of 19% for 2021, its future looks brilliant.
The businesss profits per gadget rose year over year by more than 25% in the U.S. and over 65% in international markets in its fiscal third quarter. For 2021, management is now directing for 37% to 43% year-over-year development in incomes, gross margin of 57% to 58%, and adjusted EBITDA margin of 30% to 31%.

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