Enterprising Stock Lists

The following companies have passed the requirements of the enterprising investor, which include:
1)  Sufficiently strong financial condition; Current Ratio greater than 1.5,
2)  Earnings stability; Positive Net Income for the last 5 years,
3)  Dividend record; Currently pays a dividend,
4)  Earnings growth; Earnings are greater today than they were 5 years ago.
*The company must pass at least 3 of the 4 tests in order to be suitable for the enterprising investor.

Our requirements for the enterprising investor are based on Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor, but have been modernized and updated.

After screening the Russell 3000 for all of the companies that pass the requirements of the enterprising investor, we sort them to provide a starting point for research.  Here are the results:

15 companies trading at greatest discount to intrinsic value:

UACL UNIVERSAL TRUCKLOAD
TPX TEMPUR PEDIC INTL
BRW BRISTOL WEST HLDGS
IMH IMPAC MORTGAGE HLDG
HBP HUTTIG BUILDING
HITK HI-TECH PHARMACAL CO
SBP SANTANDER BANCORP
WTI  W&T OFFSHORE, INC. 
BR BIG ROCK BREWERY
ISYS INTEGRAL SYSTEMS INC
CNS COHEN & STEERS, INC.
MUR MURPHY OIL CORP
VNBC VINEYARD NATIONAL
BHBC BEVERLY HILLS BANC
SMRT STEIN MART, INC.

15 companies with the lowest PE Ratio (calculated using Our Methods):

CNS COHEN & STEERS, INC.
FICC FIELDSTONE INV CORP
IMH IMPAC MORTGAGE HLDG
FMT FREMONT GENERAL CORP
NEW NEW CENTURY FIN’L
NFI NOVASTAR FINANCIAL
LEV LEVITT CORP FLORIDA
DRCT DIRECT GENERAL CORP
NL NL INDUSTRIES INC
OFG ORIENTAL FIN’L
CORS CORUS BANKSHARES
OHB ORLEANS HOMEBUILDERS
WTI W&T OFFSHORE, INC.
ESCA ESCALADE, INC
LFG LANDAMERICA FINL GROUP

15 companies with the highest Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) using Warren Buffet’s definitions of owner earnings and contributed capital:

EPAX AMBASSADORS GROUP
CLMS CALAMOS ASSET MANAGE
GHL GREENHILL & CO., INC
CME CHI MERC EXCHG HLDGS
CHKE CHEROKEE INC.
VALU VALUE LINE INC
SOLD HOUSEVALUES INC
ADBE ADOBE SYSTEMS INC
ABS ADOBE SYSTEMS INC
TZOO TRAVELZOO INC
LLTC LINEAR TECHNOLOGY
MCO MOODY’S CORP
UST UST INC
USNA USANA HEALTH SCIENCE
QLGC QLOGIC CORP


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