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April 4th, 2024 | 06:30 CEST

BYD, Cardiol Therapeutics, Super Micro Computer - Stock market gains thanks to innovation and specialization

  • Biotechnology
  • Electromobility
  • AI
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In the dynamic stock market environment, companies that invest in innovative technologies and specialization at an early stage stand out with above-average success. Amazon, once founded as a small online bookstore in a garage, is a shining example of this strategy. Through clever diversification and pioneering work in new technology fields, such as cloud computing with Amazon Web Services, Amazon has developed into one of the most valuable corporations. For investors, Amazon's rise underlines the golden opportunities: those with the foresight to invest in future-oriented companies can achieve above-average profits. We have selected three companies that aim to follow this path or have partially already done so.

time to read: 5 minutes | Author: Armin Schulz

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    David Elsley, CEO, Cardiol Therapeutics Inc.
    "[...] As a company dedicated to developing treatments for rare heart diseases, we see this as an opportune moment to contribute to the fight against heart disease and make meaningful strides in improving heart health worldwide. [...]" David Elsley, CEO, Cardiol Therapeutics Inc.

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    BYD - Lowers sales targets

    BYD, which once started out as a modest battery manufacturer, has evolved into one of the top players in the global electric vehicle industry. The Chinese company stands out for its strategic and operational strengths, positioning it as a leader in a growth sector. BYD has set standards in the field of battery technology - the Company's Blade Battery is renowned for its safety and durability. With an impressive energy density, it ensures an estimated lifespan of 1.2 million km and over 5,000 charge cycles, backed by an eight-year or 160,000 km warranty.

    BYD also stands out with significant production advantages, with a high level of vertical integration. By producing 77% of the components in the Seal model in-house, for example, BYD has achieved an estimated 25% cost advantage compared to the competition. The commissioning of a gigafactory in Chongqing, which produces batteries with an annual capacity of 22 GWh, underlines its claim to a leading market position in the largest electric vehicle market in China. However, the Company has recently lowered its sales targets for 2024 and warns of a potential price war in the electric vehicle sector.

    In addition to diversifying its vehicle range and expanding its global reach through partnerships and market entries in countries such as Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and India, the Company aims to gain a foothold in markets such as Germany in the future. In summary, BYD has managed to break through the ranks of major auto manufacturers with its cutting-edge battery technologies, cost-effective manufacturing processes, diverse vehicle range and targeted international expansion. The share is currently trading at EUR 23.99 after the forecast cut.

    Cardiol Therapeutics - On the right track

    Cardiol Therapeutics, an up-and-coming biopharmaceutical company, is characterized by innovative research and development in the field of cardiovascular diseases. Their focus is on developing novel therapies for treating inflammatory heart diseases such as pericarditis and myocarditis. With promising progress in the development of oral and subcutaneous drugs, Cardiol Therapeutics may have the opportunity to address a significant unmet medical need. Several points indicate that the Company has considerable potential. With a broad intellectual property portfolio and a clear focus on rare diseases, Cardiol Therapeutics has obtained Orphan Drug designation from the FDA for CardiolRx™.

    This approval was received on February 15 for the treatment of pericarditis. The decision is based on preclinical and initial clinical data from the MAvERIC-Pilot Phase II study, in which patient recruitment has been completed since February 21. Initial results are expected in the second quarter. In addition to this study, the ARCHER study with patients with acute myocarditis is running in parallel, also in a Phase II study. Here, patient recruitment has exceeded 50% and is expected to be completed in the third quarter. The development of a drug for heart failure is at an earlier stage, and positive preclinical data is reported. Another important aspect is the experienced management team. With extensive expertise in the development of therapeutics for inflammatory heart diseases, the Company is well-positioned to successfully achieve its clinical milestones.

    In addition, the Company is financially well-positioned. It is debt-free and had a cash position of CAD 34.9 million at the end of 2023, which will fund operations into 2026. The potential market opportunities for Cardiol Therapeutics are promising. By developing therapies for rare heart diseases that focus on unmet medical needs, the Company could occupy a promising market niche. Positive results from ongoing clinical trials could pave the way for a successful market launch of its therapies. Following their recent announcements, Cardiol’s share price has risen from USD 0.82 to USD 2.17 since the beginning of the year. The shares are currently trading at USD 1.81.

    Super Micro Computer - In the slipstream of Nvidia

    Super Micro Computer is known for its customized IT solutions. These solutions, ranging from server and storage systems to sophisticated networking devices, are intended for a range of sectors, such as enterprise data centers, cloud services, artificial intelligence, 5G and edge computing. The product portfolio includes workstations, rack-scale solutions and modular blade servers designed to meet specific application needs. In addition to servers and storage solutions, there are also IoT and embedded systems, as well as networking and gaming products.

    The Company is no longer only represented in the US but has also established branches in Asia and Europe. With an increase in sales of over 47% in the server and storage segment between 2022 and 2023, the Company has manifested its growth. The growth is currently coming primarily from the field of artificial intelligence. The market is currently booming. The Company is benefiting from its collaboration with technology leaders such as Nvidia and AMD. This sets the Company apart from competitors such as Dell and Lenovo and consolidates its position in the market by expanding its technology portfolio.

    As a respected pioneer in the IT industry, Super Micro Computer is committed to innovative developments. It is at the forefront of the so-called GenAI renaissance, i.e. generative AI models. The Company has thus managed to be included in the prestigious S&P 500 index. After the steep rise in the share price, a consolidation has set in, which is also due to the capital increase, in which 2 million shares are to be issued at USD 875. The Company intends to use this to increase its capacities. At USD 1011.96, the share is trading well above this price.

    Innovation has always been a good way to achieve long-term success. It sets a company apart from its competitors and creates its own moat. BYD started building electric vehicles early on, leaving many an established vehicle manufacturer behind with this development lead. Cardiol Therapeutics is working to alleviate heart disease and has found a niche that is currently not occupied. The main product CardiolRx™ is currently in two Phase II studies. If the trial results are positive, the share has further potential. Super Micro Computer has recently benefited greatly from the AI boom. The Company will continue to benefit from its close partnership with Nvidia in the future.

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    Der Autor

    Armin Schulz

    Born in Mönchengladbach, he studied business administration in the Netherlands. In the course of his studies he came into contact with the stock exchange for the first time. He has more than 25 years of experience in stock market business.

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