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Wall St. Watchdog generated a special screen for profitable large cap companies in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector.  The criteria for the screen are:

  • The company trades on an American exchange.  (This includes foreign-domiciled companies whose stocks trade in the form of ADRs on American exchanges.)
  • The company does not trade on the pink sheets.
  • The company is not located in China (Hong Kong is OK).
  • The company’s market capitalization is at least $50 billion
  • Earnings per share based on average diluted shares outstanding over the past 10 years is greater than $0.01.

Following are the companies in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector that meet these criteria:

  • British American Tobacco (ADR) (AMEX:BTI): This company operates in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector. Its market capitalization is $88,960,000,000. It generated $23,888,887,130 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 4.75% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $91.40, its trailing P/E is 19.72, and its current price-to-book ratio is 6.17. About the company:  British American Tobacco PLC is the holding company for a group of companies that manufacture, market and sell cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and roll-your-own tobacco. Competitors to Watch: Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO), Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM), Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI), Philip Morris (NYSE:MO), and Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR).
  • Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ADR) (NYSE:ABV): This company operates in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector. Its market capitalization is $99,900,000,000. It generated $16,117,380,376 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 8.79% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $32.36, its trailing P/E is 19.68, and its current price-to-book ratio is 5.86. About the company:  Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev) produces beer, soft drinks, teas, mineral water, and sports drinks. The Company’s main brands are Antarctica, Brahma, and Skol. AmBev is the sole distributor of Pepsi products in Brazil (NYSE:EWZ).
  • Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO): This company operates in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector. Its market capitalization is $50,480,000,000. It generated $15,698,000,739 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 5.04% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $82.51, its trailing P/E is 17.58, and its current price-to-book ratio is 6.62. About the company:  Diageo plc produces, distills and markets alcoholic beverages. The Company’s premium drinks brands include Smirnoff, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Jose Cuervo, Seagrams, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Baileys, Harp, and Guinness Stout.
  • The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO): This company operates in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector. Its market capitalization is $155,120,000,000. It generated $35,119,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 13.32% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $68.10, its trailing P/E is 13.17, and its current price-to-book ratio is 4.83. About the company:  The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, markets, and distributes soft drink concentrates and syrups. The Company also distributes and markets juice and juice-drink products. Coca-Cola distributes its products to retailers and wholesalers in the United States and internationally. Competitors to Watch: PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP), Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS), Hansen Natural Corporation (NASDAQ:HANS), Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:CCE), Heckmann Corporation (NYSE:HEK), National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ), Jones Soda Co. (NASDAQ:JSDA), Celsius Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CELH), and Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT).
  • PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP): This company operates in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector. Its market capitalization is $109,130,000,000. It generated $57,838,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 33.79% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $69.30, its trailing P/E is 18.55, and its current price-to-book ratio is 4.98. About the company:  PepsiCo, Inc. operates worldwide beverage, snack and food businesses. The Company manufacture or uses contract manufacturers, market and sell a variety of grain-based snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages and foods in countries throughout the world. Competitors to Watch: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE:DPS), Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:CCE), Hansen Natural Corporation (NASDAQ:HANS), Reed’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:REED), Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT), National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ), Jones Soda Co. (NYSE:USA) (NASDAQ:JSDA), Celsius Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CELH), and Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (NYSE:FMX).
  • The Procter + Gamble Company (NYSE:PG): This company operates in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector. Its market capitalization is $180,010,000,000. It generated $78,938,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 2.93% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $64.72, its trailing P/E is 17.04, and its current price-to-book ratio is 2.69. About the company:  The Procter & Gamble Company manufactures and markets consumer products in countries throughout the world. The Company provides products in the laundry and cleaning, paper, beauty care, food and beverage, and health care segments. Proctor & Gamble’s products are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, and neighborhood stores. Competitors to Watch: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD), Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL), The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NASDAQ:TEVA), CCA Industries, Inc. (AMEX:CAW), and Zep, Inc. (NYSE:ZEP).
  • Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL): This company operates in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector. Its market capitalization is $89,940,000,000. It generated $61,922,166,544 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 11.15% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $32.22, its trailing P/E is 15.51, and its current price-to-book ratio is 4.73. About the company:  Unilever PLC manufactures branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents, fragrances, home and personal care products.  Note: Unilever is a dual-listed company with two distinct stock symbols, UL and UN.  Unilever plc is the British arm and Unilever N.V. is the Dutch arm.
  • Unilever N.V. (ADR) (NYSE:UN): This company operates in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector. Its market capitalization is $90,470,000,000. It generated $63,110,566,410 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 11.15% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $33.01, its trailing P/E is 15.59, and its current price-to-book ratio is 4.73. About the company:  Unilever NV manufactures branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents, fragrances, home and personal care products.  Note: Unilever is a dual-listed company with two distinct stock symbols, UL and UN.  Unilever plc is the British arm and Unilever N.V. is the Dutch arm.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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