9 High-Growth Large-Caps With Strong Sources Of Profitability

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 |  Includes: COH, DG, EPD, FAST, INTU, MAR, SBUX, TDC, V
by: Kapitall

Do you prefer stocks with high earnings growth? We ran a screen that might serve you as a good starting point.

We began by screening the large-cap sector for stocks with high growth projections, with 5-year projected EPS growth rates above 15%.

Then to analyze these companies' profitability, we ran DuPont analysis on the names. DuPont analyzes profitability by breaking up return on equity (net income/equity) into three components:

ROE

= (Net Profit/Equity)

= (Net profit/Sales)*(Sales/Assets)*(Assets/Equity)

= (Net Profit margin)*(Asset turnover)*(Leverage ratio)

Because increases in net margin and asset turnover are considered good things, DuPont focuses on companies with these positive characteristics: Increasing ROE along with,

•Decreasing leverage, (i.e. decreasing Asset/Equity ratio)

•Improving asset use efficiency (i.e. increasing Sales/Assets ratio) and improving net profit margin (i.e. increasing Net Income/Sales ratio)

Those companies that pass DuPont are seeing positive trends in the sources of their increasing profitability, which adds further weight to the idea that the names are profitable.

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Do you think these companies will meet their high growth expectations? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by 5-year projected EPS growth.

1. Marriott International, Inc. (MAR): Operates and franchises hotels and related lodging facilities worldwide. Market cap at $11.56B, most recent closing price at $35.80. 5-year projected EPS growth at 19.86%. MRQ net profit margin at 4.08% vs. 3.64% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.414 vs. 0.317 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at -7.277 vs. 6.32 y/y.

2. Visa, Inc. (V): Operates retail electronic payments network worldwide. Market cap at $101.32B, most recent closing price at $124.47. 5-year projected EPS growth at 19.32%. MRQ net profit margin at 50.12% vs. 39.24% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.07 vs. 0.065 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 1.292 vs. 1.316 y/y.

3. Starbucks Corporation (SBUX): Operates approximately 16,858 stores, including 8,833 company-operated stores and 8,025 licensed stores. Market cap at $38.38B, most recent closing price at $50.60. 5-year projected EPS growth at 19.18%. MRQ net profit margin at 9.7% vs. 9.39% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.399 vs. 0.396 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 1.56 vs. 1.628 y/y.

4. Dollar General Corporation (DG): Operates as a discount retailer of general merchandise in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. Market cap at $17.39B, most recent closing price at $52.32. 5-year projected EPS growth at 17.64%. MRQ net profit margin at 5.47% vs. 4.55% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.399 vs. 0.355 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 2.128 vs. 2.302 y/y.

5. Fastenal Company (FAST): The Company Is Engaged As A Wholesaler And Retailer Of Industrial And Construction Supplies. Market cap at $13.05B, most recent closing price at $44.07. 5-year projected EPS growth at 17.13%. MRQ net profit margin at 13.03% vs. 12.42% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.424 vs. 0.42 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 1.178 vs. 1.18 y/y.

6. Coach, Inc. (COH): Engages in the design and marketing of accessories and gifts for men and women in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $16.67B, most recent closing price at $58.0. 5-year projected EPS growth at 16.39%. MRQ net profit margin at 20.29% vs. 19.57% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.372 vs. 0.349 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 1.539 vs. 1.562 y/y.

7. Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD): Provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals in North America. Market cap at $48.55B, most recent closing price at $54.65. 5-year projected EPS growth at 16.21%. MRQ net profit margin at 5.79% vs. 4.13% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.332 vs. 0.32 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 2.76 vs. 2.822 y/y.

8. Teradata Corporation (TDC): Provides enterprise data warehousing solutions, including enterprise analytic technologies and services, and integrated marketing software. Market cap at $11.2B, most recent closing price at $66.37. 5-year projected EPS growth at 15.79%. MRQ net profit margin at 14.85% vs. 12.85% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.218 vs. 0.214 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 1.715 vs. 1.852 y/y.

9. Intuit Inc. (INTU): Provides business and financial management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, consumers, accounting professionals, and financial institutions in the United States, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. Market cap at $16.77B, most recent closing price at $57.09. 5-year projected EPS growth at 15.10%. MRQ net profit margin at 37.74% vs. 37.23% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.38 vs. 0.332 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 1.805 vs. 1.973 y/y.

*Accounting data sourced from Google Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

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