Over the past 13 years, growth stocks have had a favourable environment, which was accelerated by the increased demand for online services, digital entertainment, and technology that facilitated remote work during the pandemic. However, in late 2020, growth’s outperformance of value came to a peak as inflation and rising interest rates entered the picture. Since then, we have seen a resurgence of value investing. In 2023, the equities rally has been led by growth stocks so far, with value equities experiencing a slowdown in their outperformance seen in 2022.
Investors have long debated the merits of value investing versus growth investing. But what‘s the difference between value and growth investing, and is one better than the other?
Value and growth are two different investment styles that investors use to make investment decisions, as we previously discussed. The value investing style focuses on buying a fundamentally strong company at a reasonable/cheap price. As a result, investors look for companies which offer a low price-to-earnings ratio, a low price-to-sales ratio, and a higher dividend yield in general. In contrast, the growth style of investing seeks for companies with high earnings growth rates, high return on equity, high profit margins, and low dividend yields. The idea is that if a company possesses all of these characteristics, it is likely to be an innovator in its field, growing rapidly and reinvesting most or all of its earnings to fuel future growth.
In our view, there is no single best investment style as each approach may be better suited for specific investors depending on their investment objectives, risk tolerance, and time horizon. Value investing could be an ideal choice for investors seeking stable, income-generating stocks over the long term. On the other hand, growth investing may be more appropriate for investors looking for capital appreciation and willing to assume higher risk for the potential of greater returns. Moreover, as pure value and pure growth strategies have certain limitations, many investors are now favouring hybrid strategies that combine the best aspects of both styles. This approach allows investors to benefit from the stability of value investing while also gaining exposure to the potential growth of high-growth companies.
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