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Chicago, IL – June 2, 2020 – Stocks in this week’s article are Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP - Free Report) , Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY - Free Report) , Vistra Energy Corp. (VST - Free Report) , IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO - Free Report) and Campbell Soup Company (CPB - Free Report) .

Buy These 5 Stocks with Impressive Sales Growth Right Away

During challenging times like these, stocks that are expected to record earnings growth in the near term will likely be difficult to find. Thus, sustained sales growth is a vital parameter for picking stocks that have the potential to generate solid returns.

Sales growth is an important metric for any company, as it is important for growth projections and helpful in strategic decision making. By keeping an eye on this key metric over multiple time periods, one can clearly understand a company’s growth trend.

In cases when companies incur loss, albeit temporarily, they are valued on the basis of 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 become irrelevant, 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. Nevertheless, superior profits can be achieved through steady revenue growth.

Huge sales numbers do not necessarily convert into profits. Therefore, considering a company’s cash position, in addition to sales numbers, can prove to be more prudent in the current situation. 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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