ROE = (net income / sales) * (sales / assets) * (assets / shareholder's equity)
By looking at low P/E ratios combined with encouraging DuPont breakdowns, we can get a better sense of which stocks are soaring, but also might be trading at something close to their fair value. We were left with four companies on our list.
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These stocks have had a good year, but is there room for more growth? Use the interactive list below to begin your own analysis. 1. Dollar General Corporation ( DG): Operates as a discount retailer of general merchandise in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. Market cap at $18.81B, most recent closing price at $57.92. MRQ net profit margin at 5.59% vs. 5.42% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.411 vs. 0.391 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 2.045 vs. 2.1 y/y. 2. The Kroger Co. ( KR): Operates as a retailer in the United States. Market cap at $20.89B, most recent closing price at $40.56. MRQ net profit margin at 1.4% vs. 1.28% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.928 vs. 0.923 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 5.048 vs. 6.211 y/y.
3. Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. ( SNI): Operates as a lifestyle content and Internet search company in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $11.5B, most recent closing price at $78.18. MRQ net profit margin at 24.01% vs. 23.69% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.163 vs. 0.163 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 2.234 vs. 2.508 y/y.
4. Whirlpool Corp. ( WHR): Engages in the manufacture and marketing of home appliances worldwide. Market cap at $11.95B, most recent closing price at $149.81. MRQ net profit margin at 4.17% vs. 2.51% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.311 vs. 0.309 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 3.36 vs. 3.467 y/y.
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