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3 Cheap Stocks With a Consistent Sales and Earnings History

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Value investors may be interested in these securities for the following reasons:

  1. These stocks do not seem expensive since their earnings are trading for not more than 20 times their price.

  2. These stocks' history of earnings and sales generation is consistent. Earnings per share and revenue per share have grown over the past five years and no losses were ever reported.

  3. These stocks have received positive recommendation ratings from Wall Street sell-side analysts, which increases the chances that they will show good performances over the next several months ahead.




Toyota Motor

The first stock that meets these criteria is Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM).

The Japanese automaker saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 6.4% and its trailing 12-month earnings per share without non-recurring items grow by 2.6% over the past five years. The price-earnings ratio (13.1 as of Friday) has slightly increased over the period in question, but is still trading largely below 20.

The stock was trading at a price of $134.22 per American depository R=receipt at close on Friday for a market cap of $187.64 billion and a dividend yield of 3.02%.

GuruFocus assigned the company a moderate financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a very good profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend an overweight rating for this stock and have produced an average target price of $142.26 per share. The overweight rating suggests the stock is forecasted to outperform either the industry or the overall market.

National Bankshares

The second stock that makes the cut is National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:NKSH).

The Blacksburg, Virginia-based regional bank saw both its trailing 12-month revenue per share and earnings per share without non-recurring items consolidate at a 1.2% growth rate (average) every year over the past five years. The price-earnings ratio (11.21 as of Friday ) increased by 1.3% over the period in question, but is still far from the acceptable threshold of 20.

The stock was trading at a price of $27.57 per share at close on Friday for a market cap of $178.92 million and a dividend yield of 5.04%.

GuruFocus assigned a positive score of 5 out of 10 to the company's financial strength and a moderate score of 4 out of 10 to its profitability.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend a buy rating with an average price target of $32 per share.

Enova International

The third stock that qualifies is Enova International Inc. (NYSE:ENVA), a Chicago-based provider of various credit services to individuals, businesses and banks in the U.S. and Brazil.

The financial services company saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 7.8% and its trailing 12-month earnings per share without non-recurring items grow by 2.1%, both per annum over the past five years. The price-earnings ratio (17.77 as of Friday ) fell by 0.3% over the observed period.

The stock was trading at a price of $18.13 per share at close on Friday for a market capitalization of $545.89 million.

GuruFocus assigned the company a moderate rating of 4 out of 10 for its financial strength and a high rating of 8 out of 10 for its profitability.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend an overweight rating for this stock with an average target price of $28 per share.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned.

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