For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – Jan 30, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Advance Auto Parts, Inc. AAP, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. JBHT, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG, Huntington Bancshares Inc. HBAN and SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. SSNC.
Screen of the Week of Zacks Investment Research:
Bet on These 5 Stocks with Attractive Sales Growth
Strong sales growth is one of the most important characteristics of potential winners in the stock market. The companies that put emphasis on sales management have a competitive advantage, as strong sales are generally converted into growth.
Revenues are often more closely monitored than earnings while assessing the growth of a business. This is because investors want to make sure whether a business has the capability to generate more sales over time to cater to an expanding customer base.
Stable or declining sales growth reflects obstacles at the company and offers limited scope for sustained growth. Stagnant companies may generate near-term profit but do not ensure enough growth to attract new investors.
Without solid top-line growth, bottom-line improvement may not be sustainable over the longer term. While a company can show earnings strength by reducing expenses, a sustainable bottom-line recovery usually requires robust sales growth.
However, sales growth in isolation doesn’t indicate much about a company’s future performance. Though it provides investors an insight into product demand and pricing power, a huge sales number is not necessarily translated into profits.
Therefore, taking into consideration a company’s cash position along with its sales number can prove to be a more dependable strategy. Substantial cash in hand and a steady cash flow give a company more flexibility with respect to business decisions and potential investments. Most importantly, an adequate cash position suggests that revenues are being channelized in the right direction.
And that's what we're screening for today…
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