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Alberto Abaterusso
Alberto Abaterusso
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A Trio of Stocks That Have Grown Sales Fast

Their 5-year revenue per share growth rates beat the S&P 500

May 13, 2020 | About:

Rising sales is an essential catalyst to higher share prices. The S&P 500 index saw its revenue grow by about 4% on average every year over the past five years, and the share price of the benchmark rose by 35.2% over the past five years through May 12.

Investors may want to consider the following companies because, in addition to having higher five-year revenue growth rates than the S&P 500, they have received positive recommendation ratings on Wall Street.

Microchip Technology Inc

The first company to consider is Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP).

The Chandler, Arizona-based global manufacturer of semiconductors has grown its revenue per share by 19.4% on average every year over the past five years.

The share price traded at $85.99 at close on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $21.04 billion and a 52-week range of $53.15 to $112.47.

GuruFocus assigned the company a low financial strength rating of 3 out of 10 and a high profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

Wall Street sell-side analysts have recommended a buy rating for this stock and produced an average target price of $102.79 per share.

FLIR Systems Inc

The second company to consider is FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ:FLIR).

The Wilsonville, Oregon-based developer and marketer of scientific and technical instruments saw its revenue per share growing by 5.2% on average every year over the past five years.

The share price traded at $46.20 at close on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $6.04 billion and a 52-week range of $23.85 to $59.44.

GuruFocus assigned the company a positive financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a high profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

Wall Street sell-side analysts issued an overweight recommendation rating and have established an average target price of $46.50 per share.

Stantec Inc

The third company to consider is Stantec Inc (NYSE:STN).

The Canadian provider of professional consulting services to engineering and construction industries in the U.S. and internationally has grown its revenue per share by almost 7% on average every year over the past five years.

The stock price traded at $29.48 per share at close on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $3.29 billion and a 52-week range of $20.22 to $31.94.

GuruFocus assigned the company a moderate financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a high profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

Wall Street sell-side analysts issued a recommendation rating of overweight and have established an average target price of $33.15 per share.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned in this article.

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Alberto Abaterusso
I am a contributor at GuruFocus. I primarily write about gold, silver and precious metals mining industries. My articles have also been widely linked by popular sites, including MarketWatch, Financial Times, 24hGold, Investopedia, Financial.org, CNBS, MSN Money, Zachs, Reuters and others. I hold a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Università degli Studi di Bari (Italy), Aldo Moro. I am based in The Netherlands.

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