BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Small-cap stocks have been trailing blue-chips in recent weeks, but these companies have the potential to outpace large-cap names.
5. Continucare (CNU) provides outpatient services at 15 medical centers.
The numbers: Fiscal first-quarter net income doubled to $5.3 million, or 9 cents a share. Revenue grew 17% to $76 million. Continucare's gross margin expanded from 17% to 22%, and its operating margin widened from 6% to 11%. The company has an ideal financial position, with $23 million of cash and no debt.
The stock: Continucare has rallied 49% this year, more than major U.S. indices. The stock trades at a price-to-earnings ratio of 11, a discount to the market and health care service peers. Continucare doesn't pay dividends.