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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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7 Companies Growing EPS, Revenue

These companies have grown their profitability over 5 years

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

Walker & Dunlop Inc. (NYSE:WD) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 20% and a five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth rate of 20%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.3 and has a positive six-month return of 64.4%.

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The company provides commercial real estate finance, primarily focusing on multifamily lending.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 24.79% and return on assets (ROA) of 5.55% are outperforming 93% of the companies in the Global Specialty Finance industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.09 is below the industry median of 2.09.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.7% of outstanding shares, followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33%, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 24% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 20%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 11.9 and has a negative six-month return of -6.8%.

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The television broadcasting company owns and operates or provides services to television stations. The company owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The ROE of 41.53% and ROA of 4.69% are outperforming 66% of the companies in the Global Broadcasting – TV industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.20 is below the industry median of 1.31.

Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 2.51% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.34%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41%, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%, Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.15% and Jones with 0.06%.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 6% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 21%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 11.9 and has a positive six-month return of 6.6%.

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The financial services company provides insurance and non-insurance products and services.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 10.44% and ROA of 1.51% are outperforming 67% of the companies in the Global Insurance – Life industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.04 is below the industry median of 8.84.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.56% of outstanding shares, followed by NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.39%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32%, Fisher with 0.07%, Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%, First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03% and Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

Sturm Ruger & Co. Inc. (NYSE:RGR) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 11% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 8%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 12.4 and has a positive six-month return of 11.5%.

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The company manufactures and sells firearms and investment castings made from steel alloys for internal use in the firearms segment.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 34.52% and ROA of 25.58% are outperforming 91% of the companies in the Global Aerospace and Defense industry. Financial strength has a rating of 9 out of 10 with no debt.

Simons is the largest shareholder of the company among the gurus with 0.62% of outstanding shares, followed by Mario Cibelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14% and Jones with 0.05%.

BofI Holding Inc. (BOFI) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 26% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 32%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 12.6 and has a negative six-month return of -7.7%.

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The financial services company provides financing for single and multifamily residential properties, various businesses and selected specialty finance receivables.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 18.32% and ROA of 1.65% are outperforming 81% of the companies in the Global Savings and Cooperative Banks industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.04 is below the industry median of 2.09.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Royce with 0.55% of outstanding shares, followed by David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03% and Jones with 0.01%.

Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 7% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 9%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 12.9 and has a positive six-month return of 7%.

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The Canadian bank provides diversified financial services, personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 15.52% and ROA of 0.95% are outperforming 54% of the companies in the Global Banks - Global industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.20 is below the industry median of 2.09.

With 0.07% of outstanding shares, Simons is the company's largest guru shareholder.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 7% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 8%. The stock is trading P/E ratio of 12.9 and has a positive six-month return of 1.6%.

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The company provides financial products and services, including asset management, insurance, wealth management, investment banking, wholesale banking, personal banking and commercial banking.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. While the ROE of 13.18% is outperforming the sector, the ROA of 0.80% is underperforming 57% of the companies in the Global Banks - Global industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 7.02 is above the industry median of 2.09.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 0.1% of outstanding shares.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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Tiziano Frateschi
You can read about me on www.theextraincome.info, which gives suggestions on position trading.

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