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Chicago, IL – April 13, 2023 – Stocks in this week’s article are Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGY - Free Report) , Banco do Brasil S.A. (BDORY - Free Report) , Encore Wire Corp. (WIRE - Free Report) and Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (ARCO - Free Report) .

Forget Profit, Bet on 4 Stocks with Increasing Cash Flows

Crunching profit numbers and evaluating surprises might be the preferred methods for scooping up big gains in the impending Q1 earnings season. However, looking beyond profits and assessing a company's cash position can be far more rewarding because these indicate its true financial health.

In this regard, stocks like Deutsche Telekom AG, Banco do Brasil S.A., Encore Wire Corp. and Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. are worth buying.

This is because although profit is a company's goal, cash is the lifeblood of its existence, development and success, and indeed a measure of its resilience. In fact, even a profitable business can fail if its cash flow is uneven and eventually file for bankruptcy. Nevertheless, a company with a healthy cash position has the capability to effectively tide over any market mayhem and still be on its growth curve, besides enjoying the flexibility to make decisions, chase potential investments and run its growth engine.

Furthermore, with uncertainties in the global economy, market disruptions and dislocations, as well as liquidity concerns resulting from geopolitical tensions or the health crisis, analyzing a company's cash-generating efficiency holds more relevance in the current context.

To figure out this efficiency, one needs to consider a company's net cash flow. While in any business cash moves in and out, it is net cash flow that explains how much money a company is actually generating.

If a company is experiencing a positive cash flow, it denotes an increase in its liquid assets, which gives it the means to meet debt obligations, shell out for expenses, reinvest in the business, endure downturns and finally return wealth to shareholders. On the other hand, a negative cash flow indicates a decline in the company's liquidity, which in turn lowers its flexibility to support these moves.

However, having a positive cash flow merely does not secure a company's future growth. To ride on the growth curve, a company must have its cash flow increasing because that indicates management's efficiency in regulating its cash movements and less dependency on outside financing for running its business.

Therefore, keep yourself abreast with the following screen to bet on stocks with rising cash flows.

Here are our four picks out of the 18 stocks that qualified the screening:

Deutsche Telekom AG, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, is Europe's largest communications company and one of the largest communications carriers worldwide.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2023 earnings has improved 1.1% over the past two months. Currently, DTEGY has a VGM Score of A.

Banco do Brasil S.A. provides retail and commercial banking services in Brazil and internationally. The services offered include consumer, commercial and agribusiness loans, asset management, foreign exchange, insurance, lease financing and Internet-banking services.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Banco do Brasil's 2023 earnings has been revised 8.9% upward in the past two months. Banco do Brasil has an impressive growth rate of 10% for the next five years. Currently, BDORY has a VGM Score of A.

Encore Wire is a low-cost manufacturer of copper electrical building wire and cable. The company is a significant supplier of residential wire for interior electrical wiring in homes, apartments and manufactured housing, as well as building wire for electrical distribution in commercial and industrial buildings.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Encore Wire's 2023 earnings has been revised 28.1% upward in the past two months. WIRE has a VGM Score of A.

Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. operates as a franchisee of McDonald's, with its operations divided into Brazil, North Latin America division, South Latin America and the Caribbean division. ARCO also runs quick-service restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2023 earnings has improved 8.2% over the past month to 66 cents per share. Currently, ARCO carries a VGM Score of A.

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