The Macquarie Telecom Group Ltd. (ASX: MAQ) share price has been a top performer in 2021, up 45% year-to-date.
Macquarie Telecom’s outperformance has largely been attributed to a single-day jump in share price on 14 July, when the company announced plans to build a new data centre at the Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus. Its shares jumped 15.4% on the day of the announcement to $63.50.
The Macquarie Telecom share price continued to rally following the new data centre announcement, scoring an all-time high of $82.50 on 31 August.
Looking ahead, the company said that it expects EBITDA to continue to grow in FY22, driven by its investments and performance in data centres, cloud services and government.
In an interview with Livewire, Investors Mutual’s Simon Conn and Montgomery Investment Management’s Roger Montgomery shared with investors companies that have a solid growth outlook.
Why there could be more upside to the Macquarie Telecom share price
Montgomery pitched Macquarie Telecom when asked to pick a company that is a “strong candidate for an earnings upgrade.”
“We think the market doesn’t appreciate how they make their money from selling their volume. They often sell a large part of their available power, if you like, at a lower price. But they can make just as much money – they can actually double their revenue and their EBITDA – from selling the last 10% of the volume at 10 times what they sold the original 90% for.”
“I don’t think that’s widely appreciated. So we’ve got valuation on the stock of over $100, and its recent weakness gives, I think, us and other people an opportunity to buy,” he added.
The Macquarie Telecom share price has been trading sideways since early August, around the mid $70 level.