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5 Companies With Growing Earnings

- By Tiziano Frateschi

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

UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s (UNH) earnings per share have grown 18.90% per year over the last five years.


According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 7% margin of safety at $241.82 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 18.76. The share price has been as high as $287.94 and as low as $208.07 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 16.02% below its 52-week high and 16.22% above its 52-week low.

The health insurance services provider has a market cap of $229.81 billion and an enterprise value of $255.17 billion.

With 1.04% of outstanding shares, Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Dodge & Cox with 0.66% and Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio)'s Viking Global Investors with 0.39%.

The earnings per share of The Home Depot Inc. (HD) have grown 19.50% per year over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 30% margin of safety at $197.17 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 19.87. The share price has been as high as $215.43 and as low as $158.09 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 8.48% below its 52-week high and 24.72% above its 52-week low.

The home improvement specialty retailer has a market cap of $216.94 billion and an enterprise value of $243.32 billion.

With 0.48% of outstanding shares, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43% and Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%.

The earnings per share of Intel Corp. (INTC) have grown 11.40% per year over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 36% margin of safety at $45.1 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 10.20. The share price has been as high as $59.59 and as low as $42.36 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 24.32% below its 52-week high and 6.47% above its 52-week low.

The chipmaker has a market cap of $201.91 billion and an enterprise value of $218.37 billion.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Fisher with 0.57% of outstanding shares, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.17%.

Boeing Co. (BA)'s earnings per share have grown 23.6% per year over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 22% margin of safety at $350.64 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 20.06. The share price has been as high as $446.01and as low as $292.47 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 21.38% below its 52-week high and 19.89% above its 52-week low.

The commercial airplanes manufacturer has a market cap of $197.28 billion and an enterprise value of $204.40 billion.

With 0.48% of outstanding shares, Segalas is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22% and T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

The earnings per share of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSM) have grown 13.40% per year over the last five years.

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According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued by 15.54% at $38.44 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 18.29. The share price has been as high as $45.64 and as low as $34.22 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently 15.78% below its 52-week high and 12.35% above its 52-week low.

The chip foundry has a market cap of $192.02 billion and an enterprise value of $168.55 billion.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Fisher with 0.68% of outstanding shares, followed by First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.19% and Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) Renaissance Technologies with 0.17%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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