Smallcap Book Publisher Courier: Steady Growth and Low Investor Awareness

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 |  About: Courier Corporation (CRRC)
by: Eddy Elfenbein

Eddy Elfenbein submits: Here's a cool little company that's not widely known: Courier Corp. (NASDAQ:CRRC) of North Chelmsford, MA. It has a market cap of just $450 million. It's not even in the Russell 3000. Only one analyst covers it.

The company is a speciality book publisher. They mostly publish niche market books like education and religion. Check out these financials:

Date..........Sales............EPS

1995.........$125.2.........$0.24
1997.........$131.4.........$0.42
1998.........$151.6.........$0.70
1999.........$164.0.........$0.75
2000.........$188.3.........$0.93
2001.........$211.9.........$1.13
2002.........$202.2.........$1.35
2003.........$202.0.........$1.58
2004.........$211.2.........$1.67
2005.........$227.0.........$1.77

That's not particularly fast, but it's consistent. Here's the stock chart: