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Tractor Supply makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener as of Oct. 19, the following cyclical stocks are popular among gurus.


Rollins Inc. (ROL) has a market cap of $19.16 billion. Its revenue has risen just 1% over the past 10 years.


The company, which provides pest and termite control services, is held by seven gurus, including Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.70% of outstanding shares, Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.38% and Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%.

As of Oct. 19, the stock was

141 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-10-19 18:16
Their 5-year revenue per share growth rate has outperformed that of the S&P 500 Index

The S&P 500 Index stocks saw their aggregate yearly sales per share increase by approximately 4% on average every year over the past five years. The share price of the benchmark for the U.S. stock market ($3,348.44 as of Friday ) has risen by 71.5% over the past five years through Oct. 2, proving that rising sales usually provide a strong catalyst.

Thus, investors may be interested in the following stocks, as they have performed better than the S&P 500 index in terms of a greater five-year revenue per share growth rate.


The first company that meets the criteria

146 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-10-03 20:06
The 'boring' crowd outperformed the market

“The greatest companies in lousy industries share certain characteristics. They are low-cost operators and penny-pinchers in the executive suite. They avoid going into debt. They reject the corporate caste system... Their workers are well paid and have a stake in the companies' future. They find niches, part of the market that bigger companies have overlooked. They grow fast - faster than many companies in fashionable fast-growth industries...

Pompous boardrooms, overblown executive salaries, demoralized rank & file, excessive indebtedness, and mediocre performance go hand in hand. This also works in reverse. Modest boardrooms, reasonable executive salaries, a motivated

1029 Views    Steven Chen    2020-06-07 16:08
These companies manage to maintain a superior return on capital while growing through acquisitions

“In reviewing my uneven record, I’ve concluded that acquisitions are similar to marriage: They start, of course, with a joyful wedding – but then reality tends to diverge from pre-nuptial expectations. Sometimes, wonderfully, the new union delivers bliss beyond either party’s hopes. In other cases, disillusionment is swift. Applying those images to corporate acquisitions, I’d have to say it is usually the buyer who encounters unpleasant surprises. It’s easy to get dreamy-eyed during corporate courtships.”

- Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)

When it comes to stock picking, an acquisition-driven growth strategy often discourages us. We generally

1191 Views    Steven Chen    2020-05-21 16:12
A simple metric to uncover the horsepower of compounders

"Leaving the question of price aside, the best business to own is one that over an extended period can employ large amounts of incremental capital at very high rates of return. The worst business to own is one that must, or will, do the opposite. That is, consistently employ ever-greater amounts of capital at very low rates of return."

- Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)

Consistently superior return on capital is a strong indicator of a durable competitive advantage and sustainable value creation. Nonetheless, an attractive return itself would not make the business

472 Views    Steven Chen    2020-05-13 16:08
They recently outperformed the S&P 500

Shareholders of Rollins Inc. (ROL), Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (JKHY) and Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (SHEN) have seen their stocks deliver higher returns than the S&P 500 Index in recent years. The S&P 500 declined by about 2% over the past year, increased by 20% over the past three years and increased by 36.4% over the past five years through May 4.

Wall Street sell-side analysts also issued positive recommendation ratings for these three stocks.


Shares of Rollins have increased 9.7% over the past year, 56% over the past three years and 153.3% over the past five years through

125 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-05-05 16:37
Some thoughts on stock performance, business performance and prospect

“I always tell students in business school they’d be better off when they got out of business school to have a punch card with 20 punches on it. And every time they made an investment decision, they used up one of their punches, because they aren’t going to get 20 great ideas in their lifetime. They’re going to get five or three or seven, and you can get rich off five or three or seven. But what you can’t get rich doing is trying to get one every day.”

- Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)


1515 Views    Steven Chen    2020-04-14 14:26
The Warren Buffett Indicator is still telling you not to bet on America

The global stock market has had quite a tough ride over the last few weeks, with many significant regions, including the U.S., ending up in bear-market territory. After the turmoil and panic selling, investors may want to ask whether stocks are cheap by now. The quick answer a “no,” according to the "Buffett Indicator," named as such because it is Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s favorite indicator of total market valuation.

As you can see below, the Buffett Indicator, which measures the ratio of the total market cap of U.S. stocks to U.S. GDP is standing near 125%.

1099 Views    Steven Chen    2020-03-15 18:22
Wellness is a new luxury

The healthy living megatrend has been having a profound impact on the ongoing cultural shift in consumer behaviors globally, transforming multiple facets of consumer-related industries and creating a broad spectrum of business opportunities for the long run.

Nowadays, the meaning of “health” goes far beyond physical matters and embraces spiritual and mental balance as well. Take the phenomenal rise of Lululemon Athletica (LULU) as an example. The leading player in the yoga apparel niche explicitly describes its products as “healthy lifestyle inspired.” According to Harvard Medical School, three out of four Americans believe in the benefits of yoga. Scientists back

302 Views    Steven Chen    2020-02-03 15:20
And stay tuned for our 2020 picks

Over the past couple of years, we hve annually published our list of stock picks. These picks are purely based on our evaluation of business fundamentals, with no consideration in terms of valuation. As a result, they are theoretically for an ultra-long-term holding.

Despite the time horizon, we found it useful to conduct a performance check as an annual tradition to keep readers (and us) updated. So before we reveal our 2020 picks, here comes our annual review for 2019.

2018 picks

At the end of 2017, we picked 13 stocks from both U.S. and international markets. In 2018, a

1162 Views    Steven Chen    2020-01-14 17:17
We couldn't own enough of these quality names, if the prices were better

Over the last couple of years, there have always been some high-quality businesses that we cannot own enough of at Urbem. They typically earn a superior return on capital, are protected by a wide and deep economic moat and possess one or more secular growth engines. More often than not, the only obstacle preventing us from buying more shares is the price. This is especially a painful case for us as the market continues its historic bull run.

Below is our wish list of stocks that we would buy a lot of should the valuation become at least reasonable (not

762 Views    Steven Chen    2020-01-07 17:53
We highlight a couple of takeaways that we feel significantly meaningful but rather underleveraged

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s annual Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) shareholder letters are filled with precious wisdom on investing, finance and business at large. His 1996 episode was no exception to being enlightening and insightful for alpha-seeking investors. Below, we highlight a couple of takeaways that we feel are significantly meaningful even after decades, but rather underleveraged among today’s investing community.

Low-frequency wins

“Inactivity strikes us as intelligent behavior. Neither we nor most business managers would dream of feverishly trading highly-profitable subsidiaries because a small move in the Federal Reserve's discount rate was predicted or because some

930 Views    Steven Chen    2020-01-05 22:36
Boring stories can often lead to exciting equity returns

“The greatest companies in lousy industries share certain characteristics. They are low-cost operators and penny-pinchers in the executive suite. They avoid going into debt. They reject the corporate caste system... Their workers are well paid and have a stake in the companies' future. They find niches, part of the market that bigger companies have overlooked. They grow fast - faster than many companies in fashionable fast-growth industries...

Pompous boardrooms, overblown executive salaries, demoralized rank & file, excessive indebtedness, and mediocre performance go hand in hand. This also works in reverse. Modest boardrooms, reasonable executive salaries,

1335 Views    Steven Chen    2019-12-31 15:48
You can't make a good deal with a bad person

Although the reverse may not always be true, even a great business in the hands of a poor manager often dampens shareholder value. This is why able management is a prerequisite of business for Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) to invest. It should be noted here that “able” here does not just equal “intelligently capable” but also covers “trustworthiness.” At Urbem, we mainly look for certain pivotal traits in the management team when evaluating a stock, including trustworthiness and intelligent capability.

Effective capital allocation

Much to investors’ disappointment, most public companies put more emphasis on the earnings growth

231 Views    Steven Chen    2019-12-24 16:18
A perfect business based on numbers

"We were in a lot of really poor businesses before we found a good business."Â - O. Wayne Rollins


Atlanta-based Rollins Inc. (ROL) is the premier provider of pest and termite control and related services for over 2.4 million household and commercial customers around the world. Over the course of a century, the company has transformed from a one-person operation to an industry leader.

What sets Rollins apart even from the crowd of many other high-quality businesses is its remarkable track record of profitable growth. Since 1998, the company has not recorded a year-over-year decline in

242 Views    Steven Chen    2019-11-26 16:02
Snap announces 3rd-quarter results

U.S. stocks were in the green on Wednesday as several companies were reporting quarterly financial results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.22% to 26,847, the S&P 500 Index rose 0.20% to 3,001 and the Nasdaq Composite Index increased 0.16% to 8,116.

Non-index stocks also moved on Wednesday. Shares of Snap Inc. (SNAP) fell almost 6% on Wednesday after the company announced third-quarter results on Tuesday. It posted a loss of 4 cents per share on $446.m

34 Views    Omar Venerio    2019-10-23 18:59
Conagra shares fall on earnings results

U.S. stocks were green on Friday ahead of President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping's meeting at the G20 Summit tomorrow.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.28% to 26,600, the S&P 500 index advanced 0.57% to 2,941 and the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.48% to 8,006.

Shares of Conagra Brands Inc. (CAG) gained more than 4.5% on Friday after the company announced fourth-quarter results on Thursday. Revenue grew 32.5 % from the prior-year quarter to $2.61 billion, falling $50 million short of analysts’ expectations. The company registered earnings of 36 cents per share, missing estimates by 5 cents.

31 Views    Omar Venerio    2019-06-28 20:33
The guru's largest new position is paint company Sherwin-Williams

Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio), the co-CEO of Markel Corp., disclosed four new positions in his fourth-quarter 2018 portfolio, which was released last week.

Concentrating on promising areas where Markel has good understanding and knowledge, the guru’s Virginia-based firm uses a value-oriented approach to stock picking. Gayner also maintains a margin of safety within the investment portfolio and believes that since a stock is part of a business, it is worth what the present value of future cash flows are.

Based on these guidelines, the guru established positions in Sherwin-Williams Co. (SHW), NVR Inc. (NVR), Equifax Inc. (EFX)

203 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2019-02-12 16:34
Disciples of Buffett, Lynch and Yacktman would approve. All-in-One Screener identifies 3 companies that have been profitable for the last 10 years

So, baking soda?

It may sound boring, even unsexy, but shareholders of the New Jersey-based producer of Arm & Hammer have little complaining to do.

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) has outpaced the Standard & Poor's 500 more than three times over in the last 10 years and delivered a five-year revenue growth rate of 7%.

The baking soda maker has brought good returns to disciples of the core investing principles of the world’s greatest money managers, such as Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Donald Yacktman (Trades Warren Buffett Donald Yacktman ROL MNST CHD

1399 Views    Yamil Berard    2018-04-26 20:10
The stock appears to be expensive

Rollins Inc. (ROL) is one of the world’s largest pest control companies with over 2 million customers in the U.S. The company has posted steady revenue growth for each of the past 10 years and is poised to do the same this year if results for the fourth quarter match its performance for the first nine months.

In a similar fashion, Rollins' stock price performance has matched its steady revenue growth with only a few noticable pullbacks and rebounds over the past decade. The stock is up 194% over the past five years, whereas revenue has increased 31%

76 Views    Nicholas Kitonyi    2017-11-22 14:45

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