If you are the type of investor who prefers to put your money into companies that make goods that you use in everyday life, take a look at consumer stocks. Since the world is becoming increasingly brand aware, the names of the companies in our list today will probably ring familiar. We focused on stocks at the small cap level. Obviously, these companies have room to grow, and according to their expected growth projections, they won't be small for long. In addition, all of the stocks listed here have been recently rated as "Buy" or better by industry analysts. We think you will find it intriguing to see what we found.
EPS growth (earnings per share growth) illustrates the growth of earnings per share over time. The 1-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate is an annual growth estimate, where the growth projections are made by analysts, the company or other credible sources.
We first looked for small cap consumer stocks. Next, we then screened for businesses that have expected earnings per share growth of more than 25 percent for next year (1-year projected EPS Growth Rate>25%). Next, we then screened for businesses that analysts rate as "Buy" or "Strong Buy" (mean recommendation < 3).
Do you think these small-cap stocks offer both value and growth? Please use our list to assist with your own analysis.
1) Callaway Golf Co. (NYSE:ELY)
Callaway Golf Co. has a 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 93.40%, and an Analysts' Rating of 2.00. The short interest was 16.94% as of 08/04/2012. Callaway Golf Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells golf clubs and golf balls. The company's golf clubs include drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters. It also sells golf accessories, such as GPS range finders, golf bags, gloves, footwear, apparel, headwear, eyewear, towels, and umbrellas. The company offers its products under the Callaway Golf, Odyssey, and uPro brand names.
2) Quiksilver Inc. (NYSE:ZQK)
|Industry:||Textile - Apparel Clothing|
Quiksilver Inc. has a 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 2000.00%, and an Analysts' Rating of 2.20. The short interest was 4.14% as of 08/04/2012. Quiksilver, Inc. designs, develops, produces, and distributes apparel, footwear, accessories, and related products. The company offers shirts, walkshorts, T-shirts, fleece, pants, jackets, snowboard wear, footwear, hats, backpacks, wetsuits, watches, eyewear, and other accessories to men, women, boys, girls, toddlers, and infants under the Quiksilver brand. It also provides sportswear, swimwear, footwear, backpacks, snowboard wear, snowboards, bedroom furnishings, and other accessories for girls, toddlers, and infants under the brand Roxy.
3) Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. (FNP)
|Industry:||Textile - Apparel Clothing|
Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. has a 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 975.00%, and an Analysts' Rating of 2.10. The short interest was 12.69% as of 08/04/2012. Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. engages in the design and marketing of a range of apparel and accessories. The company provides luxurious, casual, and fun women's and girl's apparel, jewelry, watches, sleepwear, sunglasses, swimwear, and baby products; and men's and women's denim, woven and knit tops, dresses and sweaters, and graphic tees. It also offers handbags, briefcases, travel bags, and small leather goods; and fashion accessories, footwear, optics, cosmetics and fragrances, tabletop products, legwear and socks, electronics cases, bedding and bath products, and stationery and paper goods.
4) Vina Concha y Toro S.A. (NYSE:VCO)
|Industry:||Beverages - Brewers|
Vina Concha y Toro S.A. has a 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 1600.00%, and an Analysts' Rating of 2.00. The short interest was 0.03% as of 08/04/2012. Vina Concha y Toro S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and markets wine products. The company sells its premium wines under the Don Melchor, Carmin de Peumo, Gravas del Maipo, Amelia, Terrunyo, Marques de Casa Concha, Gran Reserva Serie Riberas, Casillero del Diablo, Trio, and Late Harvest brand names; and its varietal and bi-varietal wines under the Sunrise, Concha y Toro, and Frontera brand names. It also sells its premium, varietal and bi-varietal wines under the Cono Sur, Isla Negra, Maipo, Canepa, Palo Alto, Maycas del Limari, and Trivento brand names.
5) Black Diamond, Inc. (NASDAQ:BDE)
Black Diamond, Inc. has a 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 70.00%, and an Analysts' Rating of 1.40. The short interest was 7.36% as of 08/04/2012. Black Diamond, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in designing, manufacturing, and marketing outdoor performance products for climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing, and other outdoor recreation activities in the United States and internationally. It provides climbing products, including belay/rappel devices, bouldering products, carabiners and quickdraws, chalk, chalk bags, climbing packs, crampons, crash pads, dogbones and runners, harnesses, ice axes and piolets, ice and rock protection devices, and various other climbing accessories; and skiing products comprising backpacks, winter packs for skiing and snowboarding, bindings, boots, poles, skis, skins, snow gloves, snow packs, and snow safety devices. The company also offers mountaineering line products, such as mountaineering backpacks for alpine expeditions; backpacks for backcountry excursions, overnight trips, and day hikes; and lifestyle packs, travel luggage, bivy sacks, rain sacks, gaiters, gloves, headlamps, lights, tents, trekking poles, and various other hiking and mountaineering accessories.
6) Winnebago Industries Inc. (NYSE:WGO)
Winnebago Industries Inc. has a 1-Year Projected Earnings Per Share Growth Rate of 70.00%, and a Analysts' Rating of 2.00. The short interest was 10.16% as of 08/04/2012. Winnebago Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells recreation vehicles primarily for leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The company builds motor homes, travel trailers, and fifth wheel products, which are self-propelled mobile dwellings that provide living accommodations and include kitchen, dining, sleeping, and bath areas, as well as a lounge; and optional equipment accessories, such as generators, home theater systems, king-size beds, upholstery, and interior equipment. It manufactures motor homes constructed directly on medium- and heavy-duty truck chassis, which include engine and drivetrain components; motor homes built on van-type chassis onto which the motor home manufacturer constructs a living area with access to the driver's compartment under the Winnebago and Itasca brand names; and panel-type vans with sleeping, kitchen, and/or toilet facilities under the Era brand name, as well as travel trailers and fifth wheels under the Winnebago and SunnyBrook brand names.
*Company profiles were sourced from Google Finance and Yahoo Finance. Financial data was sourced from Finviz.
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.