The Ultimate EV Stock to Buy With $1,000 Right Now

Here’s why Magna International (TSX:MG) could be among the best ways for long-term investors to gain exposure to EV growth over time.

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Magna International (TSX:MG) is a Canadian automotive giant that manufactures parts in 344 manufacturing facilities and has 104 product development facilities across 29 countries. It is one of the largest Canadian companies and was recognized in the Forbes Global 2000 in 2022. The company generates 46% of its revenue from North America and 43% from Europe.

Here’s more on why I think Magna could be one of the best growth stocks to invest $1,000 right now, particularly for those looking to do so in the electric vehicle (EV) sector.

Strong financial picture

Among the key factors investors ought to consider when it comes to any company is the financials. Looking under the hood can provide insight into how the company is performing and whether this performance is likely to continue.

Magna’s current financial standing looks strong. The company is able to pay out a dividend yield of 4%, in large part due to its strong cash flows. And with a price-to-earnings ratio of around 13 times, this is a stock that won’t break the bank. Value investors can buy this stock confidently, especially considering the growth potential the EV sector provides long term.

Magna stock has been on the decline since the company reported earnings, which actually declined year over year (based on tough comps). However, net sales did increase by nearly 3%, and Magna stands to benefit from strong manufacturing growth and on-shoring trends in the coming years.

Where will Magna stock be headed from here?

Magna International aims to continue its above-industry-average growth and set itself as a world-class manufacturer to meet customer requirements and leave a footprint in the global market. Moreover, since 2009, Magna International has increased its dividend each year, helping it to earn the status of dividend achiever. 

The company’s growth should remain strong moving forward. Magna revised 2024’s projections, expecting revenue between $42.6 billion and $4.2 billion. In addition, the company’s 12.90% revenue per share and three-year revenue growth rate help it to outperform approximately 69.74% global competition. Magna International expects the adjusted earnings before interest and taxes margin to increase by 180 basis points or more by the end of 2026, ranging between 7.0% to 7.7%. 

Is now the time to load up on this EV stock?

Magna International is one of the top-performing stocks in the Toronto Stock Exchange. When you invest in this stock, you can enjoy the benefits of higher returns in the long run, and it helps you to deal with market volatility. Although the company witnessed a downfall in this share price in the first quarter of 2024, it has the potential to double its price in the future, making it the right time to invest. 

Furthermore, the company expects to increase its profit by 95% in the next two years, making the future of Magna International bright. The company’s higher dividend yield indicates its positive performance in the market, indicating you must add this hot stock to your investment portfolio. Moreover, Magna’s strong cash flow generation and balance sheet help it reward its investors with higher dividends even during market fluctuations. 

This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium service or advisor. We’re Motley! Questioning an investing thesis — even one of our own — helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer, so we sometimes publish articles that may not be in line with recommendations, rankings or other content.

Fool contributor Chris MacDonald has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Magna International. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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