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3 Best Profitable Stocks to Buy Using Net Income Ratio

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Investors should always search for a profitable company over a loss-making one. Actually, they should look for companies that offer sturdy returns even after meeting all operating and non-operating costs. Hence, we have used the concept of accounting ratios to evaluate a company’s profitability. There are various profitability ratios, from which we have chosen the most successful and frequently used profitability metric to determine the bottom-line performance of a company.

To that end, Nova Measuring Instruments (NVMI - Free Report) , Encore Wire (WIRE - Free Report) and Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE - Free Report) have been selected as the top picks with a high net income ratio.

Net Income Ratio

Net income ratio gives us the exact profitability level of a company. It reflects the percentage of net income to total sales revenues. Using net income ratio, one can determine a company’s effectiveness in meeting operating and non-operating expenses from revenues. A higher net income ratio usually implies a company’s ability to generate ample revenues and successfully manage all business functions.

Screening Parameters

Net income ratio is not the only indicator of future winners. So, we have added a few more criteria to arrive at a winning strategy.

Zacks Rank Equal to #1: Whether the market is good or bad, stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) have a proven history of outperformance. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Trailing 12-Month Sales and Net Income Growth Higher than X Industry: Stocks that have witnessed higher-than-industry sales and net income growth in the past 12 months are positioned to perform well.

Trailing 12-Month Net Income Ratio Higher than X Industry: High net income ratio indicates a company’s solid profitability.

Percentage Rating Strong Buy greater than 70: This indicates that 70% of the current broker recommendations for the stock are Strong Buy.

These few parameters have narrowed down the universe of more than 7,685 stocks to only 15.

Here are three of the 15 stocks that qualified the screening:

Nova Measuring Instruments is a provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing. NVMI’s product portfolio combines hardware and cutting-edge software. The 12-month net profit margin of NVMI is 23.5%.

Encore Wire is a low-cost manufacturer of copper electrical building wire and cable. WIRE is a significant supplier of both residential wire for interior electrical wiring in homes as well as buildings. The 12-month net profit margin of WIRE is 23.1%.

Eagle Bulk Shipping is the largest U.S.-based owner of Handymax dry bulk vessels. The 12-month net profit margin of EGLE is 33.4%.

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