5 Companies Trading Below Historical Low Price-Book as of March

Stocks with high business profitability and price-book ratios near 10-year lows

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According to the All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature of GuruFocus, five stocks with good business profitability and have price-book ratios near 10-year lows as of Friday are Abcam PLC (

ABCM, Financial), Autohome Inc. (ATHM, Financial), HealthStream Inc. (HSTM, Financial), 51job Inc. (JOBS, Financial) and SAP SE (SAP, Financial).

GuruFocus' Historical Low Price-Book Screener lists companies that have strong business predictability and price-book ratios that are at most 30% above the 10-year low. According to the Model Portfolios page, the Historical Low Price-Book Screener gained an annualized 78.8% per year over the past year, outperforming the S&P 500 benchmark return of 73.57% over the same period.

Abcam

Shares of Abcam (

ABCM, Financial) traded at around $19.76, approximately 5.18 times its book value per share. The stock's price-book ratio is approximately 29.97% above its 10-year low of 3.97, yet just 3.6% above its five-year low of 4.99.

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GuruFocus ranks the U.K.-based biotechnology company's profitability 9 out of 10 on several positive investing signs, which include a 4.5-star business predictability rank and returns that are outperforming over 80% of global competitors.

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The

Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) owns shares of Abcam.

Autohome

Shares of Autohome (

ATHM, Financial) traded around $91.90, approximately 4.10 times its book value per share. The company's price-book ratio is approximately 2.20% above the 10-year low.

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GuruFocus ranks the Beijing-based interactive media company's profitability 9 out of 10 on several positive investing signs, which include a three-star business predictability rank and an operating margin that has increased approximately 7.2% per year on average over the past five years and is outperforming over 90% of global competitors.

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Gurus with large holdings in Autohome include

Baillie Gifford (Trades, Portfolio) & Co. and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio).

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HealthStream

Shares of HealthStream (

HSTM, Financial) traded around $22.51, approximately 2.13 times its book value per share. The company's price-book ratio is approximately 23% above the 10-year low and outperforms over 65% of global competitors.

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51job

Shares of 51job (

JOBS, Financial) traded around $61.42, approximately 2.15 times its book value per share. The stock's price-book ratio is less than 1% above the 10-year low.

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GuruFocus ranks the Shanghai-based human resource service company's profitability 9 out of 10 on several positive investing signs, which include a four-star business predictability rank and an operating margin that has increased approximately 2% per year on average over the past five years and is outperforming over 92% of global competitors.

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SAP

Shares of SAP (

SAP, Financial) traded around $122.71, approximately 4.11 times its book value per share. The company's price-book ratio is approximately 28.3% above the 10-year high.

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GuruFocus ranks the German information technology service company's profitability 9 out of 10 on several positive investing signs, which include a 4.5-star business predictability rank, a high Piotroski F-score of 7 and an operating margin that outperforms over 91% of global competitors.

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