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Tiziano Frateschi
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6 Companies Growing Earnings

LKQ Corp, F5 Networks on the list

July 09, 2018 | About:

Companies growing their earnings per share are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the following undervalued companies have grown their earnings over a five-year period.

The earnings per share of Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (NYSE:RGA) have grown 24% annually over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 75.2% margin of safety at $136.13 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 4.97. The stock price has been as high as $165.12 and as low as $126.62 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 18.62% below its 52-week high and 6.13% above its 52-week low.

The provider of insurance and reinsurance products has a market cap of $8.78 billion and an enterprise value of $10.57 billion.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.68% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%.

Universal Health Services Inc.'s (NYSE:UHS) earnings per share have grown 12% per year over the last five years.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 43.8% margin of safety at $111.38 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 13.84. The stock price has been as high as $128.15 and as low as $95.26 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 13.07% below its 52-week high and 16.94% above its 52-week low.

The company, which has a market cap of $10.52 billion, operates acute care hospitals and health centers.

With 4.92% of outstanding shares, the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest investor among the gurus, followed by Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.31% and Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 4.08%.

The earnings per share of F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) have grown 14% per year over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 9.1% margin of safety at $176.57 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 25.62. The stock price has been as high as $183.27 and as low as $114.63 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 4.66% below its 52-week high and 52.43% above its 52-week low.

The company provides software-defined application services. It has a market cap of $10.68 billion and an enterprise value of $9.65 billion.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 2.94% of outstanding shares, followed by Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14% and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd.'s (NYSE:ASX) earnings per share have grown 7% per year over the past five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 6.2% margin of safety at $4.53 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 13.47. The stock price has been as high as $8 and it is currently 43.75% below its 52-week high.

The provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services has a market cap of $9.66 billion and an enterprise value of $10.87 billion.

With 1.47% of outstanding shares, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus, followed by Simons with 0.05%.

The earnings per share of LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ:LKQ) have grown 14% per year over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 36.2% margin of safety at $32.13 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 18.05. The stock price has been as high as $43.86 and as low as $29.60 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 27.59% below its 52-week high and 7.30% above its 52-week low.

The company provides alternative and mechanical replacement products. It has a market cap of $9.95 billion and an enterprise value of $12.92 billion.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.02% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41%, Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.36% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.19%.

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

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Tiziano Frateschi
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