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8 Stocks With Rising Revenue and EPS

- By Tiziano Frateschi

The following companies have boosted their revenue over the last three years as well as their earnings. This figure can be a good point to start for a good investment.

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has a three-year revenue growth rate of 20.60% and a three-year EPS growth rate of 102.50%.


The company sells its products through the web site which provides services such as advertising services and co-branded credit card agreements. It also offers electronic devices like Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity (ROE) of 14.50% and return on assets (ROA) of 3.43% are outperforming 57% of the companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.71 is above the industry median of 0.93.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48% of outstanding shares followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42%, Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.4%, Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.4%, Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.34% and Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29%.

CarMax Inc. (KMX) has a three-year revenue growth rate of 15.90% and a three-year EPS growth rate of 17.50%.

The company together with its wholly owned subsidiaries is engaged in sales of used vehicles in the U.S. It operates in two reportable segments: CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The ROE of 20.70% and ROA of -4.11% are outperforming 52% of the companies in the Global Auto & Truck Dealerships industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.19 is below the industry median of 0.48.

PRIMECAP Management ( Trades , Portfolio ) is the largest shareholder among the gurus with 9.89% of outstanding shares followed by Davis with 3.42%, Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.63%, Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.57% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.5%.

Alphabet Inc. Class A (GOOGL) has a three-year revenue growth rate of 16.40% and a three-year EPS growth rate of 12.80%.

The company through its subsidiary Google Inc. is engaged in improving the ways people connect with information and products including Search, Android, YouTube, Apps, Maps and Ads. It also produces internet-connected home devices and provides internet services.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The ROE of 15.10% and ROA of 12.50% are outperforming 72% of the companies in the Global Internet Content & Information industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 21.94 that is above the industry median of 7.92.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is PRIMECAP Management with 0.35% of outstanding shares followed by Halvorsen with 0.26%, Sands with 0.24%, Fisher with 0.15% and Davis with 0.12%.

D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI) has a three-year revenue growth rate of 23.60% and a three-year EPS growth rate of 21.10%.

It constructs and sells homes through its operating divisions in states and metropolitan markets of the U.S., Express Homes and Regent Homes.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The ROE of 14.35% and ROA of 8.19% are outperforming 76% of the companies in the Global Residential Construction industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.19 is below the industry median of 5.01.

The largest shareholder among the guru is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.96% of outstanding shares followed by Cohen with 0.45%, Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.43%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12% and Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%.

The Travelers Companies Inc. (TRV) has a three-year revenue growth rate of 10.70% and a three-year EPS growth rate of 1.80%.

The company through its subsidiaries provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations and individuals.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 12.45% and ROA of 2.97% are outperforming 60% of the companies in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.05 is below the industry median of 2.41.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is HOTCHKIS & WILEY with 0.73% of outstanding shares followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21%, Mairs and Power (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21%, PRIMECAP Management with 0.12% and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.12%.

First Republic Bank (FRC) has a three-year revenue growth rate of 9.90% and a three-year EPS growth rate of 8.20%.

The company along with its subsidiaries provides private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The ROE of 9.51% and ROA of 1.02% are outperforming 59% of the companies in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.31 is below the industry median of 2.23.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.41% of outstanding shares followed by Baron with 0.36%, Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32%, Fisher with 0.25% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Global Payments Inc. (GPN) has a three-year revenue growth rate of 14% and a three-year EPS growth rate of 20.20%.

The company is a provider of payment solutions for merchants, value-added resellers, enterprise software providers, financial institutions, government agencies, multinational corporations and independent sales organizations.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. While the ROE of 12.29% is outperforming the sector, the ROA of 2.94% is underperforming 53% of the companies in the Global Business Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.20 is below the industry median of 1.28.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 0.79% of outstanding shares followed by Columbia Wanger with 0.19%, Cohen with 0.05% and RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

Builders FirstSource Inc. (BLDR) has a three-year revenue growth rate of 53.70%. The three-year EPS growth rate is stable, but analysts estimate a raise for earnings from 1.04 to 1.83 in December 2019.

The company is a supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction in the U.S.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The ROE of 67.95% and ROA of 4.92% are outperforming 60% of the companies in the Global Building Materials industry. Financial strength has a rating of 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.01 is below the industry median of 0.53.

Some notable shareholders among the gurus are Royce with 0.56% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 0.33%, Arnold Schneider (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22%, Greenblatt with 0.11% and Cohen with 0.06%.

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

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