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Chicago, IL – March 26, 2019 - Stocks in this week’s article are Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI, Carlisle Companies Inc. CSL, AMETEK, Inc. AME, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. JLL and The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. IPG.
5 Stocks with Solid Sales Growth to Add to Your Portfolio
Investors often overlook sales growth while selecting stocks as a company’s stock price is typically more sensitive to its earnings momentum. Nonetheless, earnings are quite vulnerable in the sense that books can be easily manipulated. That’s why sales should always be considered.
Sales growth is an important indicator of a company's health and ability to sustain its business. It provides investors an insight into product demand and pricing power. The main advantage is that the sales figure is generally not rigged and is less volatile than earnings.
Without some top-line growth, bottom-line improvement may not be sustainable over the long term. While a company can witness earnings improvement by lowering expenses, a sustainable bottom-line growth requires steady sales rise.
Focusing solely on sales growth is not enough though. A healthy sales growth rate is certainly a positive indicator for picking good stocks, but it does not ensure profits. So, taking into consideration a company’s cash position along with its sales number can prove to be a more dependable strategy.
Substantial cash on hand and a steady cash flow give a company more flexibility with respect to business decisions and potential investments. Cash also enables a company to endure market downturns. Further, a sufficient cash position indicates that revenues are being channelized in the right direction.
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