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Mettler-Toledo Delivers Top-Shelf Returns

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  • Mettler-Toledo has grown free cash flow per share at an impressive 22% CAGR over the last five years.
  • The share repurchase program reduced the outstanding share count by 12% between 2017 and 2021, and the company plans an additional $1B in purchases in 2022.
  • Sound management and solid growth make Mettler-Toledo a company that should be on any growth investor's watch list.
  • Quality comes at a cost, with the company trading at ~36% forward earnings.

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Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) is easily one of the most attractive names in the laboratory and life science space. The company has a history of posting solid growth and the trend should continue as the precision measurement

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Comments (1)

bluescorpion0 profile picture
seems massively overpriced with rising rates. and well run? Hardly - www.sprucepointcap.com/...
If even 1% is true, it is uninvestable. You can't do business with scum. it is a binary situation.
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