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Interested in investing in the momentum of the consumer spending environment? We ran a screen with this idea in mind.

We created a list by first screening the consumer goods industry for high-growth stocks, with 5-year projected EPS growth above 15%.

We then screened for those stocks with strong sales trends, comparing growth in revenue to growth in accounts receivable. Since accounts receivable is the portion of revenue not yet received, and there is no guarantee the money will ever be received, the smaller the portion of revenue made up of receivables the healthier the company's revenue.

We screened for stocks seeing faster growth in revenue than accounts receivable year-over-year, as well as accounts receivable comprising a smaller portion of current assets over the same time period.

For an interactive version of this chart, click on the image below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

Do you think these stocks will outperform? Use the list below as a starting point of your analysis.

1. Carter's, Inc. (CRI): Designs, sources, and markets branded children's wear. Market cap at $3.47B, most recent closing price at $58.76. Revenue grew by 4.54% during the most recent quarter ($668.66M vs. $639.62M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -6.71% during the same time period ($200.16M vs. $214.56M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 29.68% to 22.84% during the most recent quarter (comparing 13 weeks ending 2012-09-29 to 13 weeks ending 2011-10-01). Next 5-year EPS growth at 15%.

2. G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (GIII): Designs, manufactures, imports, and markets a range of outerwear and sportswear apparel to retailers primarily in the United States. Market cap at $728.83M, most recent closing price at $36.26. Revenue grew by 6.57% during the most recent quarter ($543.51M vs. $510.01M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -1.46% during the same time period ($362.72M vs. $368.09M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 54.14% to 49.22% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-10-31 to 3 months ending 2011-10-31). Next 5-year EPS growth at 20%.

3. LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (LF): Provides technology-based learning platforms worldwide. Market cap at $675.05M, most recent closing price at $9.98. Revenue grew by 28.01% during the most recent quarter ($193.07M vs. $150.83M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 24.84% during the same time period ($170.11M vs. $136.26M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 56.32% to 49.28% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-09-30 to 3 months ending 2011-09-30). Next 5-year EPS growth at 20%.

4. Boston Beer Co. Inc. (SAM): Produces and sells alcohol beverages primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, and Mexico. Market cap at $1.8B, most recent closing price at $139.68. Revenue grew by 23.47% during the most recent quarter ($166.45M vs. $134.81M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 10.85% during the same time period ($34.13M vs. $30.79M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 24.02% to 22.68% during the most recent quarter (comparing 13 weeks ending 2012-09-29 to 13 weeks ending 2011-09-24). Next 5-year EPS growth at 19%.

5. SunOpta Inc. (STKL): Manufactures and markets natural, organic, and specialty foods and natural health products. Market cap at $420.29M, most recent closing price at $6.37. Revenue grew by 8.69% during the most recent quarter ($279.34M vs. $257.01M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 3.14% during the same time period ($117.08M vs. $113.52M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 32.34% to 31.34% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-09-29 to 3 months ending 2011-10-01). Next 5-year EPS growth at 30%.

*Price data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 5 High Growth Consumer Stocks With Encouraging Sales Trends