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5 Industrial Companies Boosting Earnings

Copart tops the list

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Tiziano Frateschi
Jun 16, 2021

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  • Earnings growth higher than 10% for all of them
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The following industrial companies have grown their earnings per share over the past five-year period. According to the GuruFocus discounted cash flow calculator as of June 16, all of them also trade with a margin of safety.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corp.’s (NOC) earnings per share have risen 10.90% per annum over the past five years.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 40.80% margin of safety at $372.51 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 13.65. The share price has been as high as $379 and as low as $282 in the last year; it is currently 1.71% below its 52-week high and 31.68% above its 52-week low.

The defense contractor has a market cap of $59.96 billion.

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The company's largest guru shareholder is

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies with 0.46% of outstanding shares, followed by Yacktman Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.27%, the Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14% and the Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Cintas

The earnings per share of Cintas Corp. (CTAS) have climbed 21.90% per annum over the past five years.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 6.66% margin of safety at $351.11 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 38.60. The share price has been as high as $369 and as low as $254 in the last year; it is currently 4.90% below its 52-week high and 38.19% above its 52-week low.

The company, which provides uniform rental programs to businesses across the size spectrum, has a market cap of $36.89 billion.

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The company's largest guru shareholder is Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23% of outstanding shares, followed by

Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Copart

Copart Inc.'s (CPRT) earnings per share have climbed 28.10% per annum over the past five years.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 16.41% margin of safety at $123.93 per share. The price-earnings ratio is $35.21. The share price has been as high as $130.96 and as low as $78.55 in the last year; it is currently 5.37% below its 52-week high and 57.77% above its 52-week low.

The company, which provides online auctions and vehicle remarketing services, has a market cap of $29.32 billion and an enterprise value of $28.94 billion.

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With an 0.92% stake, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by

Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.44% and Simons’ firm with 0.18%.

Old Dominion Freight Line

The earnings per share of Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (ODFL) have climbed 21.80% per annum over the past five years.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 5.94% margin of safety at $248.41 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 39.62. The share price has been as high as $276 and as low as $153.57 in the last year; it is currently 10.03% below its 52-week high and 61.76% above its 52-week low.

The U.S. less-than-truckload carrier has a market cap of $28.81 billion and an enterprise value of 28.24 billion.

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The company's largest guru shareholder is

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15% and Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%.

Snap-on

Snap-on Inc.'s (SNA) earnings per share have risen 8.50% per annum over the past five years.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 27.65% margin of safety at $240.58 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 19.32. The share price has been as high as $259.99 and as low as $128 in the last year; it is currently 7.47% below its 52-week high and 87.81% above its 52-week low.

The company, which manufactures premium tools and software for professional technicians, has a market cap of $13.06 billion and an enterprise value of $13.66 billion.

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With a 1.92% stake,

John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by the T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.10% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

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