For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – April 16, 2020 – Stocks in this week’s article are Regency Centers Corp. (
REG Quick Quote REG - Free Report) , ResMed Inc. ( RMD Quick Quote RMD - Free Report) , Synopsys, Inc. ( SNPS Quick Quote SNPS - Free Report) , Cboe Global Markets, Inc. ( CBOE Quick Quote CBOE - Free Report) and The Southern Company ( SO Quick Quote SO - Free Report) . Sales Growth Makes These Stocks Good Bets Amid Coronavirus
In challenging times like these, it’s not an easy task to find stocks that are expected to witness earnings growth in the near term. Therefore, one way to pick stocks is based on steady sales growth.
Sales growth is an important metric for any company, as it constitutes vital part of growth projections and is instrumental in strategic decision making. By monitoring this key metric over multiple time periods, one can clearly understand a company’s growth trend.
When companies incur losses, although temporarily, they are valued based on their revenues. Top-line growth (or decline) is usually an indicator of a company’s future earnings performance. While price to earnings and price to book value ratios can turn negative and cease to be relevant, the price-to-sales ratio is available even for firms that have hit choppy waters.
A company can improve earnings by resorting to cost-control measures, while maintaining stable revenues. However, superior profits can be achieved through steady revenue growth.
Huge sales numbers do not necessarily convert into profits. Hence, considering a company’s cash position, in addition to sales numbers, can prove to be more prudent. Substantial cash in hand and a steady cash flow lend a company more flexibility with respect to business decisions and investments.
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