Arjun Kharpal
October 16,2022
  • Meta and Qualcomm are teaming up to develop custom chipsets for virtual reality products.
  • The two U.S. technology giants have signed a multi-year agreement “to collaborate on a new era of spatial computing,” powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon extended reality (XR) platforms.
  • Since its rebrand in 2021, the Facebook parent has staked its future on the metaverse, a term that encompasses virtual and augmented reality technology.

Investors looking for bargains may have trouble finding them in today’s market – even though the S&P 500 has shed 23% from its January peak, stocks are historically expensive, according to David Kostin at Goldman Sachs.Still, there are a few places that the firm recommends investors look for value and snap up stocks trading cheaply. “While Growth appears expensive at the factor level, at a stock level the sharp sell-off has created opportunities in select profitable growth stocks,” Kostin wrote in an Oct. 14 note. Overall, Goldman expects that growth stocks will continue to struggle, as unprofitable grown stocks have faced continued downside risk when they need to raise capital.

“However, profitable ultra-growth stocks are now trading only slightly above the EV/sales valuation levels that have marked troughs during the last 30 years,” said Kostin. “While higher rates and the risk of recession pose headwinds to growth stocks in the near term, the low valuations of some growth stocks could represent an opportunity for stock pickers with sufficiently long investment horizons,” he added.\

To assess which profitable growth stocks are worth buying, Goldman screened for Russell 1000 stocks expected to grow sales at a rate of 10% compound annual growth rate through 2024, are expected to have at least a 5% net margin in 2023, now trade at less than 5 times enterprise value-to-sales multiple and at a minimum 20% discount to their 10-year median EV/Sales. The firm also excluded stocks with weak balance sheets using Altman Z-scores. Check out the names that made the cut below.Discounted growth stocks