Below are five companies that GuruFocus ranks 5 stars in Business Predictability, maintaining consistency in revenue and earnings growth in the past decade, and are trading at or close to their historical low P/B ratios, according to GuruFocus Historical Low P/B Company Screener.
Republic Bancorp Inc. (RBCAA)
Republic Bancorp Inc. is trading at its historical P/B low of 0.8.
With a market cap of $439.2 million, Republic is a large Kentucky-based, locally owned financial services provider, which operates 44 banking centers and serves as the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company and Republic Bank.
Currently, it’s trading at $20.84 per share, which is 5.1 percent above its 52-week low. It has a dividend yield of 3.2 percent, a P/E (ttm) ratio of 3.5 and a P/S ratio of 1.4.
Mantech International Corp. (MANT)
Mantech International is trading with a P/B ratio of 0.8, close to its historical P/B low of 0.68.
With a market cap of $927.7 million, Mantech is a company that combines emerging technology and national security needs to produce solutions for various fields including defense, law enforcement, science and administration, according to Mantech.com.
Currently, Mantech stock is down 1.08 percent, trading at $24.77, which is 20.25 percent above its 52-week low. It has a dividend yield of 1.7 percent, a P/E (ttm) ratio of 8.3 and a P/S ratio of 0.3
Express Scripts (ESRX)
Express Scripts is trading at its historical low P/B ratio of 1.9.
With a market cap of $42.35 billion, Express Scripts manages the prescriptions of its clients, which consist of employers, health plans, unions and government health programs. Headquartered in Missouri, Express Scripts’ services include benefit management, network-pharmacy claims processing, drug use review and drug data analysis.
Currently, Express Scripts trades at $51.30, down almost 2 percent for this afternoon’s trading. It is also about 21.7 percent above its 52-week low. It has a PE (ttm) ratio of 28.4 and a P/S ratio of 0.9.
Apollo Group Inc. (APOL)
Apollo Group is trading with a P/B ratio of 2.3, near its historical low P/B ratio of 2.27.
With a market cap of $2.11 billion, Apollo Group is a private education provider, providing online and on-campus undergraduate, masters and doctoral academic offerings. Having been in business for more than 35 years, Apollo’s programs can physically be found in more than 30 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Latin America and Europe; its online offerings are offered throughout the world.
Currently, it trades at $18.93, which is about 1.4 percent above its 52-week low. It has a P/E (ttm) ratio of 5.5 and a P/S ratio of 0.5.
Altera Corp. (ALTR)
Altera Corp. is trading with a P/B ratio of 3.1, which is close to its historical P/B ratio of 3.
With a market cap of $10.19 billion, Altera provides custom solutions to aid system and semiconductor companies various software tools. Some of its products include field-programmable gate arrays, complex programmable logic devices and application-specific integrated circuits.
Altera’s market price is $31.90, which is 6.4 percent above its 52-week low. It has a dividend yield of 1.3 percent, a P/E ratio of 28.4 and a P/S ratio of 0.9.
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