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One way to gauge the profitability of a company is by comparing its profit margins to its industry peers – companies with higher profit margins are taking a greater percentage of revenues as profits, and they have greater control over their cost structures.

We ran a screen on stocks from the tech sector rallying above their 20-day, 50-day, and 200-day moving averages. We screened these stocks for those that are highly profitable, beating their industry peers on gross, operating, and pretax margins.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.‬

We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. (To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.)

Do you think these companies are performing well? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

List sorted by difference between gross margin and industry.

1. Mediware Information Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MEDW) develops, markets, licenses, implements, and supports clinical management and performance management information software systems and solutions in the United States and the United Kingdom. Market cap of $92.95M. The stock is currently trading at 2.14% above its 20-Day SMA, 5.46% above its 50-Day SMA, and 1.06% above its 200-Day SMA. TTM gross margin at 70.27% vs. industry gross margin at 45.66%. TTM operating margin at 16.10% vs. industry operating margin at 13.98%. TTM pretax margin at 16.02% vs. industry pretax margin at 11.49%. The stock has had a good month, gaining 12.65%.

2. EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH) engages in the development and marketing of Ethernet network processors for networking equipment. Market cap of $868.10M. The stock is currently trading at 1.05% above its 20-Day SMA, 3.81% above its 50-Day SMA, and 4.98% above its 200-Day SMA. TTM gross margin at 78.09% vs. industry gross margin at 61.27%. TTM operating margin at 33.36% vs. industry operating margin at 26.91%. TTM pretax margin at 35.40% vs. industry pretax margin at 26.84%. The stock has gained 27.92% over the last year.

3. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. Market cap of $117.15B. The stock is currently trading at 5.36% above its 20-Day SMA, 5.66% above its 50-Day SMA, and 5.07% above its 200-Day SMA. TTM gross margin at 74.42% vs. industry gross margin at 61.27%. TTM operating margin at 34.39% vs. industry operating margin at 26.91%. TTM pretax margin at 34.43% vs. industry pretax margin at 26.84%. Offers a good dividend, and appears to have good liquidity to back it up--dividend yield at 3.77%, current ratio at 2.23, and quick ratio at 1.84. The stock has gained 19.95% over the last year.

4. Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports healthcare information technology, healthcare devices, and content solutions for healthcare organizations and consumers worldwide. Market cap of $11.89B. The stock is currently trading at 3.18% above its 20-Day SMA, 9.13% above its 50-Day SMA, and 22.64% above its 200-Day SMA. TTM gross margin at 47.67% vs. industry gross margin at 45.66%. TTM operating margin at 20.12% vs. industry operating margin at 13.98%. TTM pretax margin at 20.47% vs. industry pretax margin at 11.49%. The stock is a short-squeeze candidate, with a short float at 11.96% (equivalent to 11.38 days of average volume). The stock has gained 70.53% over the last year.

Profitability data sourced from Fidelity; all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 4 Rallying Tech Stocks With Impressive Profitability