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10 Stocks With Highest Profitability Ratios

9. Arbitron (ARB) is a media and marketing research firm with a market cap exceeding $937 million. The company offers services to media -- radio, television, cable and out-of-home -- as well as the mobile industry and advertising agencies and advertisers worldwide.

For the last 12 months, the company's ROA was 25.67%, while total asset turnover ratio was 1.94 . ROE and ROCE for the same period came in at 61.52% and 72.58%, respectively. The stock is trading at 17.38 times earnings, vs. the industry P/E of 149.89, based on data compiled by Bloomberg.

For its third quarter, Arbitron reported revenue of $105.1 million, an increase of 6.1% compared to revenue of $99.5 million during the 2010 third quarter. Net income was $15.4 million, improving from $11.3 million in the same period previous year. Earnings per share for the quarter came in at 55 cents, vs. 42 cents in the year-earlier period.

The company expects 6% to 8% increase in revenue for the full year 2011 vs. 2010 and estimates EPS between $1.90 and $2.05. The company has announced a quarterly cash dividend of 10 cents per share payable Jan. 3 to share holders of record Dec. 15.

Of the nine analysts covering the stock, seven recommend a buy and two rate a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg foresee the stock gaining an average 25.8% to $45.67 in the upcoming 12 months.

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