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A company that can’t handle its bills today doesn’t have to be worry about the challenges of tomorrow because it might not be around. A company's liquidity position is an important financial metric to never skim over even if it isn’t as glamorous as others related to profitability or growth. The Current Ratio is a good place to start when reviewing an company's liquidity strength.

The Current Ratio gauges a company's ability to repay short-term obligations with current assets. The higher the number the easier it is to accomplish this task. If the ratio is under 1 this indicates that the enterprise may not be able to cover all its obligations should they all came due at once. While a low ratio (X<1) doesn’t illustrate strong financial health it also doesn’t mean the company is likely to enter bankruptcy.

We ran a screen for Consumer Cyclical companies that have illustrated strong 1-Year Fiscal Revenue Growth (X>15%) despite tough economic conditions. From this narrowed pool we then screened for those that had ample levels of liquidity (Current Ratio>2).

The list is ranked from highest to lowest by 1-Year Fiscal Revenue Growth.

1. Superior Industries Internatio (SUP)

Sector

Consumer Cyclical

Industry

Auto Parts

Market Cap

$392M

Beta

N/A

Analyst Sentiment

3/5-List Hold/Neutral (Neutral)


The company produces and sells plastic products in India. SUP’s Fiscal 1-Year Revenue Growth rate is 71.78%. The Current Ratio is 6.07. The short interest is N/A as of 8/15/2011.

2. Lululemon Athletica, Inc. (LULU)

Sector

Consumer Cyclical

Industry

Apparel Stores

Market Cap

4973

Beta

2.43

Analyst Sentiment

12/22 -List Hold/Neutral (Neutral)

The company designs and sells athletic apparel. The Fiscal 1-Year Revenue Growth rate is 57.14%. LULU’s Current Ratio is 5.93.The short interest is 16.90% as of 8/15/2011.

3. Gentex Corporation (GNTX)

Sector

Consumer Cyclical

Industry

Auto Parts

Market Cap

$3206M

Beta

1.56

Analyst Sentiment

6/11-List Buy/Outperform (Bullish)


The company develops and sells electro-optical products to a variety of different industries in the US and abroad. GNTX’s Fiscal 1-Year Revenue Growth rate is 49.9%. The Current Ratio is 6.99. The short interest is 3% as of 8/15/2011.

4. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP)

Sector

Consumer CyclicalConsumer Cycl

Industry

Leisure

Market Cap

5244

Beta

1.64

Analyst Sentiment

buy

The company offers travel services for people going to China. CTRP’s Fiscal 1-Year Revenue Growth rate is 44.93%. The Current Ratio is 2.68. The short interest is N/A as of 8/15/2011.

5. Skechers USA, Inc. (SKX)

Sector

Consumer Cyclical

Industry

Footwear & Accessories

Market Cap

$720M

Beta

1.73

Analyst Sentiment

3/6-List Hold/Neutral (Neutral)

The company develops, manufactures, and sells footwear all over the world. SKX’s Fiscal 1-Year Revenue Growth rate is 39.87%. The Current Ratio is 2.95. The short interest is 19.00% as of 8/15/2011.

6. Bemis Co Inc (BMS)

Sector

Consumer Cyclical

Industry

Packaging & Containers

Market Cap

$2958M

Beta

0.75

Analyst Sentiment

4/9-List Hold/Neutral (Neutral)

The company manufactures and sells flexible packaging products and pressure sensitive materials all over the world. The Fiscal 1-Year Revenue Growth rate is 37.57%. BMS’s Current Ratio is 2.4. The short interest is 5% as of 8/15/2011.

7. Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI)

Sector

Consumer Cyclical

Industry

Media - Diversified

Market Cap

$6283M

Beta

1.15

Analyst Sentiment

10/20-List Hold/Neutral (Neutral)


The company operates as an Internet search & lifestyle content firm. The Fiscal 1-Year Revenue Growth rate is 34.12%. SNI’s Current Ratio is 8.04. The short interest is 3.30% as of 8/15/2011.

8. Priceline.com, Inc. (PCLN)

Sector

Consumer Cyclical

Industry

Leisure

Market Cap

$22344M

Beta

1.14

Analyst Sentiment

14/19-List Buy/Outperform (Bullish)


The company offers online travel services worldwide. The Fiscal 1-Year Revenue Growth rate is 31.93%. PCLN’s Current Ratio is 2.11. The short interest is 6.40% as of 8/15/2011.

9. Focus Media Holding, Ltd. (FMCN)

Sector

Consumer Cyclical

Industry

Advertising Agencies

Market Cap

$3730M

Beta

1.79

Analyst Sentiment

11/13-List Buy/Outperform (Bullish)

The company offers multi-platform digital media company, operates out-of-home advertising network using audiovisual digital displays in China. Fiscal 1-Year Revenue Growth rate is 30%. FMCN’s Current Ratio is 5.07. The short interest is N/A as of 8/15/2011.

We hope this list helps as investors do their own due diligence on Consumer Cyclical companies.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 9 Consumer Cyclical Stocks With Impressive Top Line Growth And Liquidity