Seeking Alpha
Value, growth, long-term horizon, medium-term horizon
Profile| Send Message|
( followers)

The following is a list of stocks that have seen declines over the last year. In addition, all of these stocks have seen positive sales and earnings growth over the past 5 years.

Historical performance and analyst projections suggest these companies are sound investments, but recent performance suggest otherwise. Is the market underestimating these names, or is the recent weakness justified? What do you think?

Historical performance and analyst projections sourced from Finviz. Full analysis below.

click for expanded image

The list has been sorted by annual performance.

1. Corinthian Colleges Inc. (NASDAQ:COCO): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $431.3M. Sales have grown by 13.68% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 21.43% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 13.33% over the next 5 years. Short float at 25.17%, which implies a short ratio of 2.9 days. The stock has lost -69.59% over the last year.

2. Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $549.94M. Sales have grown by .14% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 75.78% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 5.8% over the next 5 years. Short float at 13.3%, which implies a short ratio of 1.43 days. The stock has lost -53.23% over the last year.

3. Genoptix, Inc. (GXDX): Medical Laboratories & Research Industry. Market cap of $302.73M. Sales have grown by 202.33% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 24.02% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 20.% over the next 5 years. Short float at 5.05%, which implies a short ratio of 2.69 days. The stock has lost -49.91% over the last year.

4. SunPower Corporation (SPWRA): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.31B. Sales have grown by 168.69% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 27.85% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 29.19% over the next 5 years. Short float at 12.98%, which implies a short ratio of 5.73 days. The stock has lost -45.82% over the last year.

5. Education Management Corporation (NASDAQ:EDMC): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $941.19M. Sales have grown by 27.11% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 29.13% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 11.5% over the next 5 years. Short float at 8.58%, which implies a short ratio of 8.9 days. The stock has lost -44.2% over the last year.

6. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $322.47M. Sales have grown by 16.16% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 26.46% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 15.27% over the next 5 years. Short float at 4.58%, which implies a short ratio of 2.74 days. The stock has lost -38.14% over the last year.

7. Dean Foods Co. (NYSE:DF): Dairy Products Industry. Market cap of $1.86B. Sales have grown by 2.79% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 1.49% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 12.5% over the next 5 years. Short float at 2.09%, which implies a short ratio of 0.99 days. The stock has lost -38.01% over the last year.

8. H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB): Personal Services Industry. Market cap of $3.58B. Sales have grown by 4.25% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 9.07% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 10.% over the next 5 years. Short float at 10.29%, which implies a short ratio of 4.38 days. The stock has lost -34.98% over the last year.

9. PharMerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC): Drug Stores Industry. Market cap of $310.48M. Sales have grown by 38.6% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 11.83% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 13.% over the next 5 years. Short float at 6.8%, which implies a short ratio of 3.46 days. The stock has lost -34.22% over the last year.

10. TNS Inc. (NYSE:TNS): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $499.66M. Sales have grown by 13.77% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 29.92% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 12.4% over the next 5 years. Short float at 4.82%, which implies a short ratio of 6.08 days. The stock has lost -33.91% over the last year.

11. Apollo Group Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $5.73B. Sales have grown by 16.95% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 10.08% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 11.11% over the next 5 years. Short float at 6.52%, which implies a short ratio of 1.81 days. The stock has lost -32.37% over the last year.

12. Orion Marine Group, Inc (NYSE:ORN): Heavy Construction Industry. Market cap of $351.05M. Sales have grown by 17.59% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 14.64% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 23.93% over the next 5 years. Short float at 9%, which implies a short ratio of 6.56 days. The stock has lost -32.28% over the last year.

13. Cal Dive International Inc (NYSE:DVR): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $469.17M. Sales have grown by 45.82% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 45.36% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 12.% over the next 5 years. Short float at 4.86%, which implies a short ratio of 5.44 days. The stock has lost -32.06% over the last year.

14. Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (NYSE:STP): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $1.52B. Sales have grown by 81.79% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 17.72% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 18.58% over the next 5 years. Short float at 9.75%, which implies a short ratio of 4.62 days. The stock has lost -31.91% over the last year.

15. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW): Basic Materials Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $757.32M. Sales have grown by 56.52% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 7.35% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 31.17% over the next 5 years. Short float at 10.36%, which implies a short ratio of 5.27 days. The stock has lost -31.67% over the last year.

16. Investment Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:ITG): Investment Brokerage Industry. Market cap of $601.24M. Sales have grown by 13.61% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by .34% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 11.% over the next 5 years. Short float at 4.68%, which implies a short ratio of 5.66 days. The stock has lost -31.51% over the last year.

17. Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC): Life Insurance Industry. Market cap of $22.09B. Sales have grown by 8.26% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by .14% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 10.% over the next 5 years. Short float at 0.75%, which implies a short ratio of 4.05 days. The stock has lost -31.11% over the last year.

18. Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED): Home Health Care Industry. Market cap of $816.03M. Sales have grown by 46.14% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 33.93% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 14.4% over the next 5 years. Short float at 24%, which implies a short ratio of 9.48 days. The stock has lost -30.73% over the last year.

19. Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $1.89B. Sales have grown by 22.82% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 22.65% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 16.18% over the next 5 years. Short float at 29.1%, which implies a short ratio of 8.66 days. The stock has lost -30.5% over the last year.

20. ITT Educational Services Inc. (NYSE:ESI): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $2.08B. Sales have grown by 16.38% over the past 5 years, with EPS growing by 37.54% during the same time. EPS projected to grow by 15.03% over the next 5 years. Short float at 22.5%, which implies a short ratio of 4.84 days. The stock has lost -29.32% over the last year.

Disclosure: No positions

Source: 20 Underperforming, Historically Profitable Companies