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Do you consider a stock's sales trends when choosing among names? For ideas on how to start your own sales analysis, we ran a screen.

We began by screening the industrial goods sector for high-growth stocks, with 5-year projected EPS growth above 15%.

We then screened for strong sales trends by comparing growth in revenue to growth in inventory over the last year. We screened for stocks with positive sales trends, with faster growth in revenue than inventory over the last year. Since inventory represents the portion of goods not yet sold, faster growth in revenue than inventory is considered an encouraging sign.

To screen for strengthening liquidity, we also only focused on those companies with inventory decreasing as a percent of current assets.

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

List sorted by increase in revenue over the last year.

1. Skullcandy, Inc. (SKUL): Develops and distributes headphones and other audio accessories to retailers in the United States and to distributors in various countries worldwide. Market cap at $400.93M, most recent closing price at $14.75. 5-year projected EPS growth at 20.42%. Revenue grew by 38.24% during the most recent quarter ($72.44M vs. $52.4M y/y). Inventory grew by 31.87% during the same time period ($55.24M vs. $41.89M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 48.83% to 45.23% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-06-30 to 3 months ending 2011-06-30).

2. Eagle Materials Inc. (EXP): Distributes, and sells gypsum wallboard, Portland cement, recycled paperboard, and concrete and aggregates. Market cap at $1.72B, most recent closing price at $38.27. 5-year projected EPS growth at 22.60%. Revenue grew by 28.57% during the most recent quarter ($154.04M vs. $119.81M y/y). Inventory grew by 0.28% during the same time period ($114.44M vs. $114.12M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 63.05% to 58.74% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-06-30 to 3 months ending 2011-06-30).

3. Embraer SA (ERJ): Engages in the development, production, and sale of jet and turboprop aircraft for civil and defense aviation markets. Market cap at $4.56B, most recent closing price at $24.78. 5-year projected EPS growth at 17.77%. Revenue grew by 26.4% during the most recent quarter ($1,717.3M vs. $1,358.6M y/y). Inventory grew by -6.13% during the same time period ($2,526.6M vs. $2,691.7M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 48.12% to 43.48% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-06-30 to 3 months ending 2011-06-30).

4. Fastenal Company (FAST): Engaged As A Wholesaler And Retailer Of Industrial And Construction Supplies. Market cap at $12.76B, most recent closing price at $43.16. 5-year projected EPS growth at 17.13%. Revenue grew by 14.7% during the most recent quarter ($804.89M vs. $701.73M y/y). Inventory grew by 8.88% during the same time period ($662.69M vs. $608.66M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 51.94% to 48.09% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-06-30 to 3 months ending 2011-06-30).

5. The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW): Engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products primarily in North and South America, the Caribbean region, Europe, and Asia. Market cap at $13.97B, most recent closing price at $136.49. 5-year projected EPS growth at 15.65%. Revenue grew by 9.27% during the most recent quarter ($2,573.02M vs. $2,354.75M y/y). Inventory grew by -3.33% during the same time period ($1,031.48M vs. $1,067.01M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 40.44% to 39.31% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-06-30 to 3 months ending 2011-06-30).

6. Lennox International, Inc. (LII): Engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of products for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets in the United States, Canada, and internationally. Market cap at $2.28B, most recent closing price at $44.67. 5-year projected EPS growth at 16.57%. Revenue grew by 2.16% during the most recent quarter ($933.8M vs. $914.1M y/y). Inventory grew by -7.13% during the same time period ($427.3M vs. $460.1M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 39.48% to 38.4% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-06-30 to 3 months ending 2011-06-30).

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

Source: 6 High-Growth Industrial Goods Stocks With Strong Inventory Trends