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Do you prefer stocks that offer the opportunity for growth? If so, we ran a screen with that idea in mind.

We began by screening for high-growth stocks, with 5-year projected EPS growth above 20%. We then screened for those with impressive profitability, with higher gross, operating, and pretax margins than their industry peers.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six 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 will meet these high growth expectations? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

1. Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN): Designs, manufactures, and markets the invisalign system for treating malocclusion or the misalignment of teeth. 5-year projected EPS growth at 20.87%. TTM gross margin at 77.61% vs. industry average at 65.18%. TTM operating margin at 20.93% vs. industry average at 12.76%.TTM pretax margin at 18.75% vs. industry average at 9.89%.

2. BE Aerospace Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAV): Engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of commercial aircraft and business jet cabin interior products worldwide. 5-year projected EPS growth at 20.50%. TTM gross margin at 39.94% vs. industry average at 25.81%. TTM operating margin at 17.33% vs. industry average at 12.11%.TTM pretax margin at 12.92% vs. industry average at 8.5%.

3. BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA): Engages in the manufacture and sale of engineered automotive systems and components primarily for power train applications worldwide. 5-year projected EPS growth at 24.92%. TTM gross margin at 23.8% vs. industry average at 18.91%. TTM operating margin at 11.1% vs. industry average at 7.29%.TTM pretax margin at 10.77% vs. industry average at 6.51%.

4. Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BYI): Designs, manufactures, operates, and distributes advanced technology-based gaming devices, systems, and server-based solutions worldwide. 5-year projected EPS growth at 23.10%. TTM gross margin at 70.33% vs. industry average at 35.67%. TTM operating margin at 20.03% vs. industry average at 18.64%.TTM pretax margin at 18.16% vs. industry average at 17.6%.

5. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT): Manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. 5-year projected EPS growth at 24.33%. TTM gross margin at 32.24% vs. industry average at 31.99%. TTM operating margin at 15.85% vs. industry average at 12.99%. TTM pretax margin at 11.14% vs. industry average at 11.%.

6. CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX): Engages in the production of multi-fuel energy and provision of energy services primarily to the electric power generation industry in the United States. 5-year projected EPS growth at 20.55%. TTM gross margin at 30.7% vs. industry average at 27.99%. TTM operating margin at 15.55% vs. industry average at 10.37%.TTM pretax margin at 13.21% vs. industry average at 10.55%.

7. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE:EW): Offers products and technologies designed to treat advanced cardiovascular disease worldwide. 5-year projected EPS growth at 26.95%. TTM gross margin at 74.28% vs. industry average at 65.21%. TTM operating margin at 17.88% vs. industry average at 12.73%.TTM pretax margin at 16.9% vs. industry average at 9.85%.

8. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV): Provides technology that optimizes the delivery of network-based applications, and the security, performance, and availability of servers, data storage devices, and other network resources in the Americas, EMEA, Japan, and the Asia Pacific. 5-year projected EPS growth at 21.19%. TTM gross margin at 83.97% vs. industry average at 60.2%. TTM operating margin at 30.75% vs. industry average at 19.35%.TTM pretax margin at 31.53% vs. industry average at 19.3%.

9. Fossil, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOSL): Designs, develops, markets, and distributes fashion accessories worldwide. 5-year projected EPS growth at 20.25%. TTM gross margin at 57.53% vs. industry average at 53.6%. TTM operating margin at 18.44% vs. industry average at 16.27%.TTM pretax margin at 17.59% vs. industry average at 15.45%.

10. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR): Engages in the specialty coffee and coffee maker business. 5-year projected EPS growth at 32.88%. TTM gross margin at 38.03% vs. industry average at 32.2%. TTM operating margin at 15.33% vs. industry average at 11.7%.TTM pretax margin at 14.16% vs. industry average at 9.28%.

11. GNC Corp. (NYSE:GNC): Operates as a specialty retailer of health and wellness products. 5-year projected EPS growth at 23.72%. TTM gross margin at 38.64% vs. industry average at 37.98%. TTM operating margin at 14.46% vs. industry average at 10.01%.TTM pretax margin at 10.02% vs. industry average at 9.19%.

12. Harman International Industries Inc. (NYSE:HAR): Engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of audio products and electronic systems primarily in the United States, Germany, and other parts of Europe. 5-year projected EPS growth at 31.00%. TTM gross margin at 29.28% vs. industry average at 26.76%. TTM operating margin at 6.08% vs. industry average at 5.64%.TTM pretax margin at 5.07% vs. industry average at 2.75%.

13. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI): Operates energy infrastructure in the United States and Canada. 5-year projected EPS growth at 26.06%. TTM gross margin at 31.83% vs. industry average at 27.78%. TTM operating margin at 18.62% vs. industry average at 10.22%.TTM pretax margin at 12.28% vs. industry average at 10.42%.

14. Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU): Engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth primarily in Canada, the United States, and Australia. 5-year projected EPS growth at 29.02%. TTM gross margin at 60.68% vs. industry average at 53.6%. TTM operating margin at 27.69% vs. industry average at 16.27%.TTM pretax margin at 27.99% vs. industry average at 15.45%.

15. Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE:MHK): Engages in the production and sale of floor covering products for residential and commercial applications primarily in the United States and Europe. 5-year projected EPS growth at 20.90%. TTM gross margin at 29.29% vs. industry average at 26.76%. TTM operating margin at 5.87% vs. industry average at 5.64%.TTM pretax margin at 3.54% vs. industry average at 2.75%.

16. QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP): Operates as an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company. 5-year projected EPS growth at 21.83%. TTM gross margin at 51.34% vs. industry average at 27.99%. TTM operating margin at 15.97% vs. industry average at 10.37%.TTM pretax margin at 13.45% vs. industry average at 10.55%.

17. Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP): Develops, and commercializes prescription drugs for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders in the United States. 5-year projected EPS growth at 23.41%. TTM gross margin at 83.16% vs. industry average at 67.78%. TTM operating margin at 26.43% vs. industry average at 17.47%.TTM pretax margin at 15.93% vs. industry average at 8.68%.

18. The Fresh Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:TFM): Operates as a specialty grocery retailer. 5-year projected EPS growth at 20.67%. TTM gross margin at 33.11% vs. industry average at 24.48%. TTM operating margin at 7.58% vs. industry average at 5.58%.TTM pretax margin at 7.31% vs. industry average at 5.12%.

19. Trimble Navigation Limited (NASDAQ:TRMB): Provides positioning products worldwide. 5-year projected EPS growth at 22.29%. TTM gross margin at 54.18% vs. industry average at 35.41%. TTM operating margin at 10.82% vs. industry average at 9.46%.TTM pretax margin at 10.19% vs. industry average at 9.54%.

20. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA): Provides prestige, mass, and salon products; and salon services in the United States. 5-year projected EPS growth at 26.79%. TTM gross margin at 39.% vs. industry average at 37.98%. TTM operating margin at 11.05% vs. industry average at 10.01%.TTM pretax margin at 11.01% vs. industry average at 9.19%.

*Profitability data sourced from Fidelity, all other data sourced from Finviz.

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