One of the keys to successful long-term investing is being able to identify companies that have the ability to consistently grow their earnings long into the future.
This is important because companies are generally valued on their future earnings and a fast-growing company is typically worth a lot more than a company with declining profits.
With that in mind, here are three shares that I think have exceptionally strong growth prospects:
a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M)
I think this New Zealand-based fresh milk and infant formula company could continue its meteoric rise over the coming years, potentially making it a great growth share to own right now. I’m bullish on the company due to its expansion in the United States and the increasing demand for its infant formula products in the lucrative China market. The latter has been a key driver of growth in FY 2019, leading to the company reporting a 42% increase in revenue for the first nine months to NZ$938 million. Despite its strong growth in China, a2 Milk still only has a very small share of the massive market and thus a significant long term opportunity.
Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX: DMP)
I believe it would be worth looking past this pizza chain operator’s short term challenges due to its bold long-term expansion plans. Domino’s expansion plans will see it almost double its store footprint over the next seven years. If the company executes this successfully, it should underpin strong earnings growth over the next decade and could lead to market-beating returns for investors.
Xero Limited (ASX: XRO)
Another top growth share to consider is Xero. It is a leading cloud-based business and accounting software provider which has been growing its top line at an impressive rate over the last few years thanks to strong growth in subscriber numbers and an increase in the average revenue it is generating from each of its users. Due to its massive global market opportunity and the quality and stickiness of the product (switching accounting software is an arduous affair), I believe this tech star could be a great buy and hold option for investors today.