NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- TheStreet Ratings' stock model screens for the best fast growth stocks, and these companies rank in the top 10% of our stock ratings universe with 'buy' level ratings of A-minus or better. They also have top and bottom line growth potential in excess of 12% over the next year.
Dollar Tree Stores operates discount variety stores with merchandise sold at a fixed price of $1.00. With the 2009 poverty rate in the United States climbing to the highest level since 1959, Dollar Tree Stores is well positioned to serve this sadly expanding demographic.Income Statement In the fiscal second quarter ending July 31, Dollar Tree Stores grew its top line revenue by 12.7% to $1.4 billion over the year ago quarter. Over the same period, net income progressed by 37.1% to $78 million. Full year earnings per share is expected to grow from $3.07 to $3.49 over the next 12 months. Balance Sheet Stockholders' equity, the net worth of the company, has increased by 5.4% in the most recent quarter from the same quarter last year. Stock Ratios The company's five year annualized growth rate for sales of 10.1% exceeds the industry average of 6.6% and the S&P 500 reading of 2.6%. Analyst Ratings Our model rates Dollar Tree Stores at a grade of A, or "strong buy." In total there are 11 analysts awarding the company a strong buy recommendation, one at "moderate buy", seven at "hold' and one at "strong sell."