Joel Greenblatt

Joel Greenblatt

Last Update: 11-14-2017

Number of Stocks: 896
Number of New Stocks: 179

Total Value: $6,804 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 29%

Countries: USA
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Joel Greenblatt Watch

  • Put Corporate Japan's Cash in Your Wallet

    There are plenty of reasons to keep your money away from Japan, including the declining and aging population, corporate governance and poor capital allocation, just to name a few. Bad news seems to travel quickly, however, and there is still plenty to like about Japan, which is often overlooked. Here, I will shed some light on Japan’s often overlooked good news.


    Corporate Japan’s balance sheet

      


  • A Solid Women's Retail Trade

    Since Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FRAN) opened its first store in Houston, Texas less than 20 years ago, it has grown to over 670 boutiques in 48 states. The company is known for upscale, fashion-forward women’s apparel and accessories with a consumer age range between 18 and 35 years old. The boutiques stock new merchandise every five days and turns over the inventory eight to nine times a year. By comparison, Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) turns over four times a year, Express Inc. (EXPR) turns over six times a year and H&M (OSTO:HMB) turns over at three times a year.


    The retailer has seen significant financial growth since going public in 2011, increasing sales from $135 million to $489 million with EPS moving up to $1.03 from 41 cents. The company also spends just $21 million of its $39 million net income on capital expenditures, has super high returns on both assets and equity and has $48 million in cash with zero debt. As its financial performance grew stronger, however, the stock price was cut down more than 65%, from $27 to $9 and change.

      


  • Here's Why You Should Pay Attention to Carter's

    Carter's Inc. (NYSE:CRI), a $4.29 billion market cap company, is the largest branded marketer in the U.S. of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children. The company has declined earnings per share in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago, to 95 cents from $1.04. As we can appreciate in the next chart, it has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings-per-share growth over time. During the past fiscal year, the company increased its bottom line: Carter´s earned $5.11 versus $4.52 in the previous year. For this year, Mr. Market expects an improvement in earnings ($5.62 versus $5.11).


      


  • Why 3M Hit an All-Time High

    3M Co. (NYSE:MMM) operates in several end markets and geographies, using its scale to get lower costs than competitors. Moreover, new patents should help to achieve growth with operating margins of more than 20%.


    The company was able to increase free cash flow and remain profitable. 3M has great cash generation with the adhesives and tapes segment as the biggest contributor. Free cash flow permits the company to maintain a dividend, which has increased for more than 50 years. The current dividend yield is 2.14%, which is quite good for protecting purchasing power, especially considering the consistency of dividend payments and favorable expectations regarding dividend growth and share repurchases over the next several years.

      


  • Gap Soars 5.6% After Beating Estimates

    The U.S. stock markets were up today, with the Dow hitting an all-time high and financial and energy stocks leading the advance. Among the winners today is Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS).


    In Thursday trading, Gap’s stock advanced 5.6% on the back of the company reporting its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. The company posted diluted EPS of 36 cents, which represents an increase of 12.5% from the prior-year quarter. Further, the company reaffirmed its full-year diluted EPS guidance between $1.95 and $2.05. The company’s net sales of $3.4 billion were flat compared to the same quarter a year ago. Moreover,the operating margin for the period was 7.4%, up from 6.5% last year. The company managed to beat EPS expectations by seven cents. Revenue also beat the consensus estimate by $50 million.

      


  • 7 Stocks Growing EPS and Revenue

    The following companies have boosted their revenue and earnings over the last five years.


    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 5% and a five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth rate of 36%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.25 and has a six-month return of 12.4%.

      


  • 7 of the Worst-Performing Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios

    While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock price sand returns continue to fall. These are the worst-performing stocks over the last three months with a long-term presence in more than four gurus’ portfolios.


    Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) had a negative performance of 15.4% over the last six months. Three mutual funds hold the stock with a total weight of 0.05% on their portfolios.

      


  • 7 Undervalued Stocks Boosting Their Earnings

    Companies with growing earnings per share (EPS) are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discount cash flow (DCF) calculator, the following are undervalued companies that have grown EPS over a five-year period.


    The EPS of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) grew 53% over the last five years.

      


  • 7 Stocks Beating the Benchmark

    According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter.


    Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) with a market cap of $34.84 billion has outperformed the S&P500 Index by 7.1% over the last 12 months.

      


  • 7 Companies Growing Revenue, Earnings

    The following companies have boosted their revenue and earnings over the last five years.


    Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 9% and a five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth rate of 42%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.9 and has a six-month return of -9.2%.

      


  • 7 Cheap Stocks With Growing Book Value

    The following companies have grown their book values per share (BV/S) over the last 10 years.


    BV/S is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding (EOP). Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets minus total liabilities. Because the BV/S may not reflect the company’s true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

      


  • Diversification Is Becoming More Important Than Ever


    ”Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.“ – Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)

      


  • General Mills Posts 4th-Quarter, Full-Fiscal Results

    General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS) the U.S. international producer and marketer of branded consumer foods that are sold through retail stores – released the financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 and for the fiscal year June 28.


    The company has a portfolio that is composed of more than 89 popular brands that are sold in North America. Just to mention some: Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Colombo, Totino's, Pillsbury, Annie's Homegrown, Old El Paso, Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs and many others.

      


  • 7 Outperforming Stocks With Rising Prices

    According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter.


    Albemarle Corp. (NYSE:ALB) with a market cap of $11.61 billion has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 10.4% in the last year.

      


  • 7 Companies Growing Earnings and Book Value

    The following companies have boosted their revenue and earnings over the last three years.


    Lear Corp. (NYSE:LEA) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 15% and a five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth rate of 14%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.6 and has a six-month return of 4.1%.

      


  • 7 Undervalued Stocks With Growing Book Values

    The following companies have grown their book values per share (BV/S) over the last 10 years.


    BV/S is calculated as total equity minus preferred stock, divided by shares outstanding (EOP). Theoretically, it is what shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets minus total liabilities. Because the BV/S may not reflect the company’s true value, some investors check the tangible book value to confirm their investment ideas.

      


  • 5 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Own

    A high dividend is anything over 5%, especially in companies that in 20 years could be paying out much more of the earnings to shareholders. Interestingly enough, three of the vehicles are attached to private equity firms, an industry historically inaccessible to the average (even noninstitutional) investor. Here are five stocks that provide both income and long-term growth potential.


    Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG)
      



  • 7 Companies With Growing Revenue and Earnings

    The following companies have boosted their revenue and earnings over the last three years.


    AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE:AER) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 37% and a five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth rate of 39%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 7.8 and has a six-month return of 8.1%.

      


  • What's Going On With This $11 Billion Tech Leader?

    The future of Xerox (NYSE:XRX) is somewhat fragile due to intense competition from mobile devices that serve as an alternative to print. In order to face the future, Xerox needs to expand its offering in managed print services; otherwise the future growth of the company will be compromised.


    Several phenomena like digitalization of documents, single printing devices (smartphones and tablets) and lower volumes of printers in offices are behind the company's principal risks. Xerox’s separation of its business (printing equipment and services operations) and the cost-cutting plans will impact positively by 2019.

      


  • What's Behind the Harley-Davidson Reductions?

    Things are not going well for Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE:HOG) as it has seen a slowdown in activity in the first half of the year. The second half should see an increase in shipments to offset the 10% decline in the first period.


    Moreover, the company needs to make more of an effort in reaching higher prices for its new models or lower costs to expand operating margins. With more than 100 years of manufacturing experience, Harley-Davidson has built a prestigious brand and consolidated customer loyalty.

      


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