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7 Stocks With Growing Revenue and Strong Earnings

These companies have increased their profitability

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Sep 19, 2017
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The following companies have boosted their revenues and earnings over the last several years.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (

TSM, Financial) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 18% and a five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth rate of 16%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.6 and has a positive six-month return of 20.4%.

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GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 26.25% and return on assets (ROA) of 18.67% are outperforming 96% of companies in the Global Semiconductors industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 4.29 is above the industry median of 1.76.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.66% of outstanding shares, followed by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12% and  Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.10%.

Prudential PLC ADR (

PUK, Financial) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 8% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 7%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 16.4 and has a positive six-month return of 8.9%.

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GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The ROE of 18.37% is outperforming 81% of companies in the Global Insurance – Life industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.82 is far below the industry median of 8.84.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Ketterer with 0.04% of outstanding shares, followed by

David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio) with a very small new position established in the second quarter.

CVS Health Corp. (

CVS, Financial) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 15% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 14%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 16.6 and has a positive six-month return of 6.9%.

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GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 15.08% and ROA of 5.68% are outperforming 52% of companies in the Global Health Care Plans industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is far below the industry median of 1.38.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 1.68% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.62% and

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33%.

Sonic Corp. (

SONC, Financial) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 7% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 31%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 16.2 and has a positive six-month return of 4.3%.

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GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROA of 11.12% and return on capital (ROC) of 31.53% are outperforming 85% of companies in the Global Restaurant industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.08 is below the industry median of 0.65.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is

Mason Hawkins (Trades, Portfolio) with 15.4% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.96% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.73%.

Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (

HOLI, Financial) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 6% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 10%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 18.4 and has a positive six-month return of 17%.

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GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 10.02% and ROA of 6.82% are outperforming 71% of companies in the Global Diversified Industrials industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 10.09 is well above the industry median of 1.01.

The company's largest guru shareholder is

Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.62% of outstanding shares, followed by Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.36% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34%.

Lithia Motors Inc. (

LAD, Financial) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 29% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 30%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 13.5 and has a positive six-month return of 22.10%.

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GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 23.09% and ROA of 5.65% are outperforming 63% of companies in the Global Auto and Truck Dealerships industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is below the industry median of 0.59.

The largest guru shareholder is Greenblatt with 0.2% of outstanding shares.

Chubb Ltd. (

CB, Financial) has a five-year revenue growth rate of 6% and a five-year EPS growth rate of 10%. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 12.6 and has a positive six-month return of 5%.

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GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The ROE of 11.03% and ROA of 3.33% are outperforming 59% of companies in the Global Insurance industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.10 is far below the industry median of 2.41.

With 0.52% of outstanding shares, the company's largest guru shareholder is

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio), followed by Davis with 0.32% and the  T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17%.

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

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