Capital Goods Stocks Displaying Explosive Earnings Growth

Wall St. Watchdog uncovered companies in the Capital Goods sector that have increased their earnings per share the most of all companies in the sector, in percentage terms.  Criteria for the screen are:

  • EPS Change for the year over year period, in percentage terms, is greater than 1%.
  • The exchange is not over the counter (also known as the pink sheets).
  • The stock trades on an American exchange.
  • The company operates in the Capital Goods sector.
  • The company’s market capitalization is greater than $500 million.

Note that a company that has two consecutive years of negative earnings per share can appear in this list, if its “improvement” (i.e., a lower loss) for the year over year period is sufficiently high to warrant inclusion in this list.

Following are the top 20 companies in this sector:

  • Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 2079.67% for the year over year period. It earned $1.55 per share over the past year, and earned $0.07 per share for the year prior. The company generated $1,025,659,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 18.38% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $30.24, and its market capitalization is $593,752,000. About the company:  Layne Christensen Company provides water well drilling, mineral exploration drilling, geotechnical construction, oil and gas services, and related products and services. The company’s customers include municipalities, industrial, oil, gas, and mining companies, and consulting and engineering firms located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Africa, and South America.
  • Altra Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIMC): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 1136.27% for the year over year period. It earned $0.93 per share over the past year, and earned ($0.09) per share for the year prior. The company generated $520,162,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 14.87% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $25.30, and its market capitalization is $679,680,200. About the company:  Altra Holdings, Inc. designs, produces, and markets a wide range of mechanical power transmission, or MPT, and motion control products. The Company’s product portfolio includes industrial clutches and brakes, enclosed gear drives, open gearing, couplings, engineered bearing assemblies, linear components and other related products.
  • Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 951.76% for the year over year period. It earned $1.44 per share over the past year, and earned $0.14 per share for the year prior. The company generated $771,335,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 4.50% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $37.99, and its market capitalization is $860,741,300. About the company:  Astec Industries, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and finances equipment and components used primarily in road building and related construction activities. The Company’s products are used in each phase of road building, from quarrying and crushing the aggregate to application of the road surface.
  • NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NC): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 829.91% for the year over year period. It earned $9.55 per share over the past year, and earned $1.03 per share for the year prior. The company generated $2,687,500,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 16.31% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $97.03, and its market capitalization is $659,539,200. About the company:  NACCO Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets forklift trucks and related service parts, as well as mines and markets lignite coal for use as a fuel in power generation by electric utilities. NACCO also manufactures small electric appliances and is a specialty retailer of kitchen and other electric appliances through Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex Inc.
  • Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 570.53% for the year over year period. It earned $2.08 per share over the past year, and earned $0.31 per share for the year prior. The company generated $2,276,557,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 49.59% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $26.76, and its market capitalization is $1,494,279,000. About the company:  Thor Industries, Inc. produces and sells a wide range of recreation vehicles, as well as small and mid-size buses. The Company markets its products through independent dealers located throughout the United States and Canada. Thor’s products are sold under the Airstream Classic, Dutchmen, Skamper, Infinity, Four Winds, Citation, Signature, and other names.
  • The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE:SHAW): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 508.06% for the year over year period. It earned $1.10 per share over the past year, and earned $0.18 per share for the year prior. The company generated $7,000,779,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of -3.83% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $25.66, and its market capitalization is $1,853,764,000. About the company:  The Shaw Group Inc. provides engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the power, process, environmental, infrastructure, and emergency response markets.
  • Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 497.01% for the year over year period. It earned $0.78 per share over the past year, and earned ($0.19) per share for the year prior. The company generated $1,540,079,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 35.70% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $37.24, and its market capitalization is $6,494,721,000. About the company:  Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. develops, manufactures, and sells sensors and controls. The Company produces thermal circuit breakers for aircraft, pressure sensors in automotive systems, and bimetal current and temperature control devices in electric motors.
  • China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Ltd (NYSE:MY): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 398.60% for the year over year period. It earned $1.02 per share over the past year, and earned ($0.34) per share for the year prior. The company generated $853,728,716 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 370.53% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $5.32, and its market capitalization is $664,987,561. About the company:  China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited designs, manufactures, sells and services wind turbines. The Company’s client base are Chinese state owned power producers.
  • CNH Global N.V. (ADR) (NYSE:CNH): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 336.70% for the year over year period. It earned $1.90 per share over the past year, and earned ($0.80) per share for the year prior. The company generated $15,608,000,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 13.43% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $35.94, and its market capitalization is $8,569,311,000. About the company:  CNH Global N.V. designs, manufactures, and distributes a full line of agricultural and construction equipment. The Company also provides equipment financing services. CNH Global’s products are sold through dealers and distributors on a worldwide basis.
  • SPX Corporation (NYSE:SPW): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 307.36% for the year over year period. It earned $3.91 per share over the past year, and earned $0.94 per share for the year prior. The company generated $4,886,800,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 0.85% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $82.45, and its market capitalization is $4,204,909,000. About the company:  SPX Corporation is a global provider of technical products and systems, industrial products and services, service solutions, and vehicle components. The Company designs, manufactures, and markets data networking equipment, fire detection equipment, power transformers, TV and radio broadcast equipment, and a variety of specialty tools, equipment, and services.
  • Empresas ICA SA (ADR) (NYSE:ICA): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 229.94% for the year over year period. It earned $0.20 per share over the past year, and earned $0.06 per share for the year prior. The company generated $2,992,188,981 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 13.26% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $7.87, and its market capitalization is $1,265,214,933. About the company:  Empresas ICA S.A.B. de C.V. offers engineering and construction services. The Company builds dams, highways, airports, office buildings, shopping centers, manufacturing facilities, and housing projects, operates water distribution and treatment systems, highways, and parking facilities, mines aggregates, operates ports, and builds grain storage systems.
  • Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 228.75% for the year over year period. It earned $0.64 per share over the past year, and earned ($0.49) per share for the year prior. The company generated $688,416,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 72.69% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $8.49, and its market capitalization is $1,140,607,000. About the company:  Entegris Inc. provides materials management products and services to the microelectronics industry on a worldwide basis. The Company provides products such as wafer shippers, wafer transport and process carriers, pods, and work-in-process boxes. Entegris also provides chemical delivery products such as valves, fittings, tubing, pipe, and containers.
  • Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 226.97% for the year over year period. It earned $1.85 per share over the past year, and earned ($1.42) per share for the year prior. The company generated $667,667,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 12.05% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $42.10, and its market capitalization is $805,915,600. About the company:  Tennant Company designs, manufactures, and sells non-residential floor maintenance equipment, floor coatings, and related products. The Company’s products include scrubbers, sweepers, extractors, burnishers, buffers, floor coatings, and full-service equipment support. Tennant sells its products around the world.
  • Rofin-Sinar Technologies (NASDAQ:RSTI): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 225.45% for the year over year period. It earned $1.04 per share over the past year, and earned $0.32 per share for the year prior. The company generated $423,570,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 21.17% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $32.45, and its market capitalization is $923,000,000. About the company:  Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets laser-based products used for cutting, welding, and marking a wide range of industrial materials. The Company, through its global network, provides a range of laser solutions to the machine tool, automotive, and semiconductor and electronics industries.
  • Gafisa SA (ADR) (NYSE:GFA): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 216.54% for the year over year period. It earned $0.60 per share over the past year, and earned ($0.09) per share for the year prior. The company generated $2,373,899,884 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 23.11% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $9.05, and its market capitalization is $1,956,115,317. About the company:  Gafisa S.A. acquires, operates, and develops real estate. The Company also operates in the civil engineering and construction sector.
  • Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE:GDI): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 203.05% for the year over year period. It earned $3.31 per share over the past year, and earned ($3.18) per share for the year prior. The company generated $1,895,104,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 6.58% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $85.12, and its market capitalization is $4,450,078,000. About the company:  Gardner Denver Inc. manufactures stationary air compressors and blowers for industrial applications. The Company’s products are used in manufacturing, process applications, and materials handling, as well as in power tools and equipment. Gardner Denver sells its products around the world.
  • Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 202.98% for the year over year period. It earned $2.49 per share over the past year, and earned ($2.38) per share for the year prior. The company generated $1,041,551,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 27.15% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $55.26, and its market capitalization is $3,771,392,000. About the company:  Nordson Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets systems that apply adhesives, sealants, and coatings to consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The Company’s products include customized electronic controls for the precise application and curing of materials to meet customers’ requirements. Nordson operates around the world.
  • Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 190.36% for the year over year period. It earned $4.28 per share over the past year, and earned $1.45 per share for the year prior. The company generated $42,588,000,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 31.46% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $110.31, and its market capitalization is $71,116,050,000. About the company:  Caterpillar Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets construction, mining, agricultural, and forestry machinery. The Company also manufactures engines and other related parts for its equipment, and offers financing and insurance. Caterpillar distributes its products through a worldwide organization of dealers. Caterpillar Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profit And Revenue Jump But Earnings Below Estimates>>
  • Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 168.26% for the year over year period. It earned $1.54 per share over the past year, and earned $0.57 per share for the year prior. The company generated $2,070,172,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 19.71% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $35.75, and its market capitalization is $3,015,590,000. About the company:  Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. designs and manufactures welding and cutting products. The Company’s products include arc welding power sources, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes, fluxes, and regulators and torches used in oxy-fuel welding and cutting.
  • Sauer-Danfoss Inc. (NYSE:SHS): This company grew its basic earnings per share by 161.55% for the year over year period. It earned $4.41 per share over the past year, and earned ($7.15) per share for the year prior. The company generated $1,640,583,000 in revenue for the most recent fiscal year, which represents a change of 41.55% for the year over year period. The shares last traded at $50.37, and its market capitalization is $2,438,579,000. About the company:  Sauer-Danfoss, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells hydraulic systems and components for use primarily in applications of off-highway mobile equipment. The Company’s products include hydrostatic transmissions, gear pumps and motors, orbital motors, hydrostatic steering units, proportional load-sensing valves, microprocessor controls, and electrohydraulics.

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

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