NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Investors can breathe a sigh of relief -- U.S. companies' exposure to the slowdown in growth in China should be "manageable," according to a report by J.P. Morgan Chase  (JPM - Get Report) .

While China is "the third largest destination for U.S. exports ($124 billion annually, or 7.6% of total goods), we estimate that U.S. companies in aggregate have only 1.6% direct revenue exposure to China," the Sept. 9 report said. "This stems from a simple fact that China is largely an importer of raw materials/unfinished goods for manufacturing while majority of U.S. companies generate sales from finished goods and services to domestic and DM markets."

While "China alone will not be enough to trigger a complete reversal in company fundamentals," it will be "a source of additional market volatility and investor pessimism, especially for companies with higher China revenue exposure," the note said.

Still J.P. Morgan analysts point to more than two dozen U.S. companies in the S&P 500 Index that generate at least 10% of total revenue from sales in China.

"After strong double-digit earnings growth in 2014, U.S. stocks with high China exposure are now expected to deliver -6.4% in 2015 followed by an earnings recovery of +12% in 2016," the analysts wrote.

In addition, stocks with high China exposure "have seen short-interest rise over the past year (from 2.4% of float in February to 4.3% more recently) compared to a more muted increase for rest of the market," the note said. That said, "the Street's ratings have remained resilient despite growth concerns in China and a pickup in short-interest, which we believe is a risk for these names."

Here's the list, paired with ratings from TheStreet Quant Ratingsfor added perspective. The list excludes technology component makers given that "their high China revenue exposure is due to re-export (product assembly rather than end-user demand by China)," the analysts wrote.

TheStreet Ratings uses a quantitative approach to rating over 4,300 stocks to predict return potential for the next year. The model is both objective, using elements such as volatility of past operating revenues, financial strength, and company cash flows, and subjective, including expected equities market returns, future interest rates, implied industry outlook and forecasted company earnings.

Buying an S&P 500 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a "buy" yielded a 16.56% return in 2014 beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 304 basis points. Buying a Russell 2000 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a "buy" yielded a 9.5% return in 2014, beating the Russell 2000 index, including dividends reinvested, by 460 basis points last year.

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25. Nike Inc. (NKE - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Footwear
China Revenue Exposure: 10%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 56%
YTD Return: 16%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, A+ 

TheStreet Ratings team rates NIKE INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate NIKE INC (NKE) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. "

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 25.64% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 40.63% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, NKE should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • NIKE INC has improved earnings per share by 25.6% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, NIKE INC increased its bottom line by earning $3.70 versus $2.98 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.18 versus $3.70).
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry average. The net income increased by 23.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $698.00 million to $865.00 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 10.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • NKE's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.10 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.49, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: NKE

 

 

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24. Leggett & Platt Inc. (LEG - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Household Furnishings
China Revenue Exposure: 10%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 28%
YTD Return: 4%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, A

TheStreet Ratings team rates LEGGETT & PLATT INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate LEGGETT & PLATT INC (LEG) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • LEGGETT & PLATT INC has improved earnings per share by 10.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, LEGGETT & PLATT INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.55 versus $1.25 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.09 versus $1.55).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Household Durables industry. The net income increased by 425.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$23.90 million to $77.70 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 12.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Household Durables industry and the overall market, LEGGETT & PLATT INC's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that the other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: LEG

 

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23. Autodesk Inc. (ADSK - Get Report)
Sector: Technology/Application Software
China Revenue Exposure: 10%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 70%
YTD Return: -22%

TheStreet Rating: Hold, C-

TheStreet Ratings team rates AUTODESK INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate AUTODESK INC (ADSK) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed ? some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • ADSK's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Despite the fact that ADSK's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 2.12 is high and demonstrates strong liquidity.
  • The gross profit margin for AUTODESK INC is currently very high, coming in at 89.34%. Regardless of ADSK's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 11.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 4.3%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Software industry and the overall market, AUTODESK INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Software industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 852.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $31.30 million to -$235.50 million.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: ADSK

 

 

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22. BorgWarner Inc. (BWA - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Auto Parts & Equipment
China Revenue Exposure: 11%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 74%
YTD Return: -20%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, B-

TheStreet Ratings team rates BORGWARNER INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate BORGWARNER INC (BWA) a BUY. This is driven by multiple strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.49, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, BWA has a quick ratio of 1.64, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $286.60 million or 2.43% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, BORGWARNER INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -1.32%.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Auto Components industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, BORGWARNER INC has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • BORGWARNER INC's earnings per share declined by 21.7% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, BORGWARNER INC increased its bottom line by earning $2.86 versus $2.71 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.00 versus $2.86).
  • BWA, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 5.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 7.5%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: BWA

 

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21. Lear Corp. (LEA - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Auto Parts & Equipment
China Revenue Exposure: 12%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 66%
YTD Return: 6%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, A-

TheStreet Ratings team rates LEAR CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate LEAR CORP (LEA) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • LEA's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 1.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • LEAR CORP has improved earnings per share by 28.7% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, LEAR CORP increased its bottom line by earning $8.24 versus $4.99 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($10.07 versus $8.24).
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 107.06% to $474.60 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, LEAR CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -1.32%.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.68, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.98 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: LEA

 

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20. Boeing Co. (BA - Get Report)
Sector: Industrials/Aerospace & Defense
China Revenue Exposure: 12%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 57%
YTD Return: 3%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, B

TheStreet Ratings team rates BOEING CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate BOEING CO (BA) a BUY. This is driven by multiple strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • BA's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 11.3%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Aerospace & Defense industry and the overall market, BOEING CO's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 82.25% to $3,297.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, BOEING CO has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 26.15%.
  • BOEING CO's earnings per share declined by 29.0% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, BOEING CO increased its bottom line by earning $7.40 versus $5.97 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($8.05 versus $7.40).
  • Compared to where it was trading a year ago, BA's share price has not changed very much due to (a) the relatively weak year-over-year performance of the overall market, (b) the company's stagnant earnings, and (c) other mixed results. The stock's price rise over the last year has driven it to a level which is somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: BA

 

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19. PerkinElmer Inc. (PKI - Get Report)
Sector: Health Care/Life Sciences Tools & Services
China Revenue Exposure: 12%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 61%
YTD Return: 10%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, B+

TheStreet Ratings team rates PERKINELMER INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate PERKINELMER INC (PKI) a BUY. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • PKI's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 1.3%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.47, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.08, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $63.47 million or 16.68% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -16.94%.
  • The gross profit margin for PERKINELMER INC is rather high; currently it is at 50.10%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 8.68% trails the industry average.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: PKI

 

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18. Cadence Design Systems Inc. (CDNS - Get Report)
Sector: Technology/Application Software
China Revenue Exposure: 14%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 54%
YTD Return: 10%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, A

TheStreet Ratings team rates CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS INC (CDNS) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. "

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 11.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • CDNS's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.25 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, CDNS has a quick ratio of 1.66, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Software industry and the overall market, CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS INC's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS INC is currently very high, coming in at 93.18%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: CDNS

 

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17. Valspar Corp. (VAL)
Sector: Materials/Specialty Chemicals
China Revenue Exposure: 14%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 45%
YTD Return: -14%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, B

TheStreet Ratings team rates VALSPAR CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate VALSPAR CORP (VAL) a BUY. This is driven by multiple strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • VALSPAR CORP has improved earnings per share by 9.6% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, VALSPAR CORP increased its bottom line by earning $4.02 versus $3.20 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.60 versus $4.02).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Chemicals industry average. The net income increased by 5.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $97.83 million to $102.86 million.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. When compared to other companies in the Chemicals industry and the overall market, VALSPAR CORP's return on equity exceeds that of the industry average and significantly exceeds that of the S&P 500.
  • 38.13% is the gross profit margin for VALSPAR CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 8.95% trails the industry average.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 10.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 6.5%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: VAL

 

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16. Tupperware Brands Corp. (TUP - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Housewares & Specialties
China Revenue Exposure: 14%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 75%
YTD Return: -16%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, B-

TheStreet Ratings team rates TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP (TUP) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Household Durables industry average. The net income increased by 30.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $47.60 million to $62.00 million.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Household Durables industry and the overall market, TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP is currently very high, coming in at 70.54%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 10.52% is above that of the industry average.
  • TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP has improved earnings per share by 32.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP reported lower earnings of $4.21 versus $5.18 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.42 versus $4.21).
  • TUP, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 12.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 12.7%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: TUP

 

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15. Huntsman Corp. (HUN - Get Report)
Sector: Materials/Diversified Chemicals
China Revenue Exposure: 14%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 39%
YTD Return: -32%

TheStreet Rating: Hold, C+

TheStreet Ratings team rates HUNTSMAN CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate HUNTSMAN CORP (HUN) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed ? some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 194.00% to $147.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, HUNTSMAN CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -3.32%.
  • HUNTSMAN CORP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, HUNTSMAN CORP increased its bottom line by earning $1.34 versus $0.54 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.20 versus $1.34).
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Chemicals industry and the overall market, HUNTSMAN CORP's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Chemicals industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 75.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $119.00 million to $29.00 million.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: HUN

 

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14. Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Automobile Manufacturers
China Revenue Exposure: 15%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 54%
YTD Return: 12%

TheStreet Rating: Hold, C-

TheStreet Ratings team rates TESLA MOTORS INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate TESLA MOTORS INC (TSLA) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. Among the primary strengths of the company is its robust revenue growth -- not just in the most recent periods but in previous quarters as well. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 7.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 24.1%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • TESLA MOTORS INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past year. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TESLA MOTORS INC reported poor results of -$2.36 versus -$0.71 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.78 versus -$2.36).
  • The share price of TESLA MOTORS INC has not done very well: it is down 12.67% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • The gross profit margin for TESLA MOTORS INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 31.91%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -19.29% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$159.52 million or 4356.99% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: TSLA

 

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13. Agilient Technologies Inc. (A - Get Report)
Sector: Health Care/Life Sciences Tools & Services
China Revenue Exposure: 16%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 70%
YTD Return: -12%

TheStreet Rating: Hold, C+

TheStreet Ratings team rates AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC (A) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and deteriorating net income."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • A's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.40, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.12, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC reported lower earnings of $0.74 versus $2.11 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.70 versus $0.74).
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Life Sciences Tools & Services industry average. The net income has significantly decreased by 29.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $147.00 million to $103.00 million.
  • A has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 14.27% from its price level of one year ago. Looking ahead, other than the push or pull of the broad market, we do not see anything in the company's numbers that may help reverse the decline experienced over the past 12 months. Despite the past decline, the stock is still selling for more than most others in its industry.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: A

 

 

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12. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (MTD - Get Report)
Sector: Health Care/Life Sciences Tools & Services
China Revenue Exposure: 16%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 65%
YTD Return: -1%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, A-

TheStreet Ratings team rates METTLER-TOLEDO INTL INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate METTLER-TOLEDO INTL INC (MTD) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • METTLER-TOLEDO INTL INC has improved earnings per share by 9.6% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, METTLER-TOLEDO INTL INC increased its bottom line by earning $11.48 versus $9.99 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($12.84 versus $11.48).
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Life Sciences Tools & Services industry and the overall market, METTLER-TOLEDO INTL INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for METTLER-TOLEDO INTL INC is rather high; currently it is at 56.91%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 13.32% is above that of the industry average.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 5.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 4.4%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: MTD

 

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11.Tiffany & Co. (TIF - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Specialty Stores
China Revenue Exposure: 17%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 52%
YTD Return: -23%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, B+

TheStreet Ratings team rates TIFFANY & CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate TIFFANY & CO (TIF) a BUY. This is driven by multiple strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.37, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, TIF has a quick ratio of 1.56, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • The gross profit margin for TIFFANY & CO is rather high; currently it is at 64.86%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 10.57% is above that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 118.29% to $166.30 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, TIFFANY & CO has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -1.56%.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Specialty Retail industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, TIFFANY & CO has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • TIFFANY & CO's earnings per share declined by 15.6% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TIFFANY & CO increased its bottom line by earning $3.73 versus $1.40 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.05 versus $3.73).
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: TIF
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10. Visteon Corp. (VC - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Auto Parts & Equipment
China Revenue Exposure: 17%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 81%
YTD Return: -4%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, B

TheStreet Ratings team rates VISTEON CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate VISTEON CORP (VC) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • VC's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 5.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 61.4%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • VC's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.14 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.60, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Auto Components industry. The net income increased by 1524.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$155.00 million to $2,208.00 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has remained constant at $31.00 million with no significant change when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, VISTEON CORP has modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -1.32%.
  • VISTEON CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, VISTEON CORP swung to a loss, reporting -$0.86 versus $14.06 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.00 versus -$0.86).
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: VC

 

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9. Apple Inc. (AAPL - Get Report)
Sector: Technology
China Revenue Exposure: 17%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 64%
YTD Return: 2%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, B+

TheStreet Ratings team rates APPLE INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate APPLE INC (AAPL) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. "

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • APPLE INC has improved earnings per share by 44.5% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, APPLE INC increased its bottom line by earning $6.43 versus $5.66 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($9.13 versus $6.43).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Computers & Peripherals industry average. The net income increased by 37.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $7,748.00 million to $10,677.00 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 37.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 32.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. When compared to other companies in the Computers & Peripherals industry and the overall market, APPLE INC's return on equity exceeds that of the industry average and significantly exceeds that of the S&P 500.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: AAPL

 

 

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8. Platform Specialty Products Corp. (PAH)
Sector: Materials/Specialty Chemicals
China Revenue Exposure: 21%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 74%
YTD Return: -22%

TheStreet Rating: Sell, D

TheStreet Ratings team rates PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS as a Sell with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS (PAH) a SELL. This is driven by a few notable weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been generally deteriorating net income. "

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Chemicals industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 3136.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.38 million to -$12.20 million.
  • This stock's share value has moved by only 32.45% over the past year. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS's earnings have gone downhill when comparing its most recently reported quarter with the same quarter a year earlier. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.96 versus -$1.58).
  • The gross profit margin for PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS is rather high; currently it is at 52.84%. Regardless of PAH's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, PAH's net profit margin of -1.80% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • Even though the current debt-to-equity ratio is 1.05, it is still below the industry average, suggesting that this level of debt is acceptable within the Chemicals industry. Despite the fact that PAH's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 2.01 is high and demonstrates strong liquidity.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: PAH

 

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7. A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS - Get Report)
Sector: Industrials/Building Products
China Revenue Exposure: 29%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 33%
YTD Return: 19%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, A

TheStreet Ratings team rates SMITH (A O) CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate SMITH (A O) CORP (AOS) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • AOS's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 1.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • AOS's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.19 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, AOS has a quick ratio of 1.87, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 25.39% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 33.36% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, AOS should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • SMITH (A O) CORP has improved earnings per share by 25.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, SMITH (A O) CORP increased its bottom line by earning $2.29 versus $1.83 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.07 versus $2.29).
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Building Products industry average. The net income increased by 24.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $57.30 million to $71.10 million.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: AOS

 

 

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6. Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (MJN)
Sector: Consumer Non-Discretionary/Packaged Foods & Meats
China Revenue Exposure: 31%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 77%
YTD Return: -24%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, B

TheStreet Ratings team rates MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION CO (MJN) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The gross profit margin for MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION CO is rather high; currently it is at 67.87%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 15.77% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 71.05% to $182.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION CO has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 9.02%.
  • MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION CO' earnings per share from the most recent quarter came in slightly below the year earlier quarter. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION CO increased its bottom line by earning $3.54 versus $3.35 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.69 versus $3.54).
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 8.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 7.1%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Food Products industry average. The net income has decreased by 5.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $171.40 million to $162.90 million.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: MJN

 

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5. MGM Resorts International (MGM - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Casinos & Gaming
China Revenue Exposure: 33%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 37%
YTD Return: flat

TheStreet Rating: Hold, C

TheStreet Ratings team rates MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL (MGM) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed ? some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • 38.96% is the gross profit margin for MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 4.08% trails the industry average.
  • MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL's earnings per share declined by 22.7% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL continued to lose money by earning -$0.32 versus -$0.35 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.51 versus -$0.32).
  • MGM, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 4.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 7.6%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $271.62 million or 47.03% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: MGM

 

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4. Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Non-Discretionary/Personal Products
China Revenue Exposure: 37%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 87%
YTD Return: 2%

TheStreet Rating: Hold, C+

TheStreet Ratings team rates NU SKIN ENTERPRISES as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate NU SKIN ENTERPRISES (NUS) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed ? some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that revenues have generally been declining."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Personal Products industry. The net income increased by 128.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $19.51 million to $44.66 million.
  • NUS's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.28 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.83 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • The gross profit margin for NU SKIN ENTERPRISES is currently very high, coming in at 83.44%. Regardless of NUS's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, NUS's net profit margin of 7.97% is significantly lower than the industry average.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. In comparison to the other companies in the Personal Products industry and the overall market, NU SKIN ENTERPRISES's return on equity significantly exceeds that of the industry average and is above that of the S&P 500.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: NUS

 

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3. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Casinos & Gaming
China Revenue Exposure: 43%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 87%
YTD Return: -17%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, B-

TheStreet Ratings team rates LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP (LVS) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • 46.52% is the gross profit margin for LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 16.05% is above that of the industry average.
  • LVS, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 4.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 19.4%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP's return on equity exceeds that of the industry average and significantly exceeds that of the S&P 500.
  • LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP's earnings per share declined by 28.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP increased its bottom line by earning $3.51 versus $2.79 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 26.5% in earnings ($2.58 versus $3.51).
  • The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. Regardless of the company's weak debt-to-equity ratio, LVS has managed to keep a strong quick ratio of 1.55, which demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: LVS

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2. Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Restaurants
China Revenue Exposure: 52%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 77%
YTD Return: 12%

TheStreet Rating: Buy, B-

TheStreet Ratings team rates YUM BRANDS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate YUM BRANDS INC (YUM) a BUY. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, YUM BRANDS INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 4.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 3.1%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • YUM BRANDS INC's earnings per share declined by 27.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past two years. However, we anticipate this trend to reverse over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, YUM BRANDS INC reported lower earnings of $2.29 versus $2.36 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.52 versus $2.29).
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. The stock's price rise over the last year has driven it to a level which is somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • The gross profit margin for YUM BRANDS INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 33.62%. Regardless of YUM's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 7.56% trails the industry average.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: YUM
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1. Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN - Get Report)
Sector: Consumer Goods & Services/Casinos & Gaming
China Revenue Exposure: 70%
Non-U.S. Revenue Exposure: 72%
YTD Return: -50%

TheStreet Rating: Hold, C

TheStreet Ratings team rates WYNN RESORTS LTD as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate WYNN RESORTS LTD (WYNN) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed ? some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • 37.14% is the gross profit margin for WYNN RESORTS LTD which we consider to be strong. Regardless of WYNN's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 5.42% trails the industry average.
  • WYNN, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 4.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 26.3%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • WYNN RESORTS LTD has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. Stable earnings per share over the past year indicate the company has managed its earnings and share float. We anticipate this stability to falter in the coming year and, in turn, the company to deliver lower earnings per share than prior full year. During the past fiscal year, WYNN RESORTS LTD's EPS of $7.17 remained unchanged from the prior years' EPS of $7.17. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 54.4% in earnings ($3.27 versus $7.17).
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 60.15%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 72.00% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Despite the heavy decline in its share price, this stock is still more expensive (when compared to its current earnings) than most other companies in its industry.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $201.34 million or 45.41% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: WYNN