Shouldn't sales growth be better than earnings growth?
This is the question Kevin Matras asks. And with good reason. Cost-cutting measures, not strong sales, are helping many companies beat first-quarter expectations.
There are some companies, however, that are relying on sales to grow profits. Kevin shows you how to find them in the Screen of the Week.
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
Senior Market Analyst & Editor,
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Today's Top Stories: Wednesday- May 06, 2009
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- Aggressive Growth - Visa, Inc. (V) reported second-quarter results including earnings per share of 74 cents, topping the consensus estimate of 64 cents. Visa has beat expectations in all 5 announcements since the IPO in 2008. Read More...
Growth & Income - Giant Interactive Group, Inc. (GA) is seeing upbeat earnings forecasts ahead of reporting tomorrow. The company has done well in the past, exceeding analystsí estimates by an average of 10% over the past 4 straight quarters. Read More...
Momentum - O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) revenue was up 80% from last year, helped by the acquisition of CSK stores, to $1.16 billion. Income was up 36% to $62.8 million, producing earnings of 47 cents per share, 7 cents ahead of the consensus. Read More...
Value - Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (WYN) has an attractive price-to-earnings ratio of 8.2. Its price-to-book is 0.97. The company has an average 5-year return on equity (ROE) of 10.80%. Additionally, the company pays a dividend with a current yield of 1.80%. Read More...
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