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Alberto Abaterusso
Alberto Abaterusso
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A Trio of Stocks Growing Earnings Fast

Their 5-year EPS growth rates beat the S&P 500

May 19, 2020 | About:

The S&P 500 Index’s annual earnings per share rose by an average of 7.2% per year over the past five years through Dec. 31, 2019. The share price of the benchmark ($2,953.91 at close on May 18) has risen by nearly 40% over the past five years thorugh May 18.

Thus, investors may be interested in Bloomin Brands Inc (NASDAQ:BLMN), America Movil SAB de CV (NYSE:AMX) and ONE Gas Inc (NYSE:OGS), as these companies have grown their earnings per share (EPS) without non-recurring items (NRI) by an annual rate of more than 7.2% over the past five years.

Bloomin Brands Inc

The Tampa, Florida-based operator of dining restaurants in the U.S. and internationally grew its trailing 12-month EPS without NRI by a yearly average of 15.5% over the past five full fiscal years.

The stock traded at a price of $10.65 per share on Monday for a market capitalization of $931.62 million and a price-earnings ratio of 34.35 versus the industry median of 20.65.

Wall Street recommends an overweight rating for this stock with an average price target of $13.27 per share.

GuruFocus assigned a moderate rating of 5 out of 10 for the company’s financial strength and a positive rating of 7 out of 10 for its profitability.

America Movil SAB de CV

The Mexican provider of telecommunication services in the Americas and Europe grew its trailing 12-month EPS without NRI by a yearly average of 8.4% over the past five years.

The stock price was trading at $12.99 per share at close on Monday for a market capitalization of $42.85 billion and a price-earnings ratio of 51.94 versus the industry median of 16.39.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend an overweight rating for this stock and have established an average target price of $15.28 per share.

GuruFocus assigned the company a low financial strength rating of 3 out of 10 but a high profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

ONE Gas Inc

The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based regulated distributor of natural gas in the U.S. grew its trailing 12-month EPS without NRI by a yearly average of nearly 12% over the past five full fiscal years.

The stock traded at a price of $80.66 per share on Monday for a market capitalization of $4.26 billion and a price-earnings ratio of 23.24 versus the industry median of 15.19.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend a hold rating for this stock and have set an average target price of $86.38 per share.

GuruFocus assigned a moderate score of 4 out of 10 to the company’s financial strength and a very good score of 7 out of 10 to the company’s profitability.

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 how to pick potential value stocks. Gold, silver and precious metals mining industries is also my cup of tea. 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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