For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – May 14, 2019 - Stocks in this week’s article are BlackRock (BLK - Free Report) , Northrop Grumman (NOC - Free Report) , The Progressive Corp. (PGR - Free Report) , The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG - Free Report) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY - Free Report) .
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Investors often do not consider sales growth as a dependable metric when it comes to selecting stocks. However, solid sales are necessary to drive growth, and most companies look for a strong relationship between sales growth levels and the value of an enterprise.
Sales are income generated by a company through business activities. Though a company might not be profitable over a particular time period, it usually generates revenues.
In cases when companies tend to incur loss on a temporary basis, they are valued on the basis of revenues and not on earnings. This is because sales growth (or decline) is usually an early indicator of the company’s future earnings performance.
While sales growth is an important metric for growth projections and strategic decision-making, this in isolation doesn’t indicate too much about a company’s future performance. Though it provides investors an insight into product demand and pricing power, a huge sales number does not necessarily convert into profits.
Hence, a consideration of a company’s cash position along with its sales number can be a more dependable strategy. Substantial cash in hand and a steady cash flow give a company more flexibility with respect to business decisions and further potential investments. Most importantly, an adequate cash position suggests that revenues are being channelized in the right direction.
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