Another candidate that I own.
Stem, Inc., STEM
In reality, a SaaS company hiding under hardware sales blanket. Multiple revenue streams.
246% revenue y-o-y
229% sales pipeline
12% Q-o-Q software revenue ---->57% compounded
But 12% GAAP, 17% non-GAAP Gross Margin. This turns off the growth investors and reminds of NTNX or PSTG with hardware + software products. The hardware is not the business. The business is software. The hardware is there to create the renewable energy source and batteries for the Athena software to manage. STEM is the largest owner of battery storage in the world, larger than TESLA. But the contract duration of the hardware cycle is measured in a year or two. The SaaS contract goes on 20 years plus.
Again, investor relations do a better job of presenting:
My history is first purchase in August, 2021, around $24 followed by 5x larger purchase on (gasp) November 12, 2021 (market PEAK) at $25.42 (not bad)… Sale of all on !2/14/21 for $18.30–at least I didn’t ride it down to $6.27 in June. Bought it back at $14.78 in August this year, but less than 10% of what I had last year. Currently at $17.42. STEM is much less than 1% of the portfolio. This represents my current approach of identifying 30 or so companies and getting fully invested over time. How much time? I don’t know. 6months? 1 year?. Broken toys don’t jump in in one or large steps. Might sell cheap puts or place low-ball, good for 60 days, orders. POMO.