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Enterprising Investor Screens

These screens are for companies that may be suitable for the enterprising investor.  The requirements of such an investor are that the company in question pass at least 4 of the following 5 tests:

  1. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition, Part 1 – current ratio greater than 1.5
  2. Sufficiently Strong Financial Condition, Part 2 – Debt to Net Current Assets ratio less than 1.1
  3. Earnings Stability – positive earnings per share for at least 5 years
  4. Dividend Record – currently pays a dividend
  5. Earnings growth – EPSmg greater than 5 years ago

Here is this week’s list of 20 enterprising investor companies with a high dividend yield, with the yield listed:

  1. Teekay Tankers Limited (TNK) – 20.14%
  2. EV Energy Partners LP (EVEP) – 14.90%
  3. Champion Industries, Inc. (CHMP) – 14.20%
  4. Hi Shear Technology Corp (HSR) – 13.33%
  5. Nordic American Tanker Shipping Limited (NAT) – 10.87%
  6. Psychemedics Corp (PMD) – 10.21%
  7. National Resource Partners Units (NRP) – 9.40%
  8. B&G Foods Inc. (BGS) – 8.92%
  9. International Shipholding Corp (ISH) – 8.85%
  10. Wayside Technology Group Inc. (WSTG) – 8.68%
  11. Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP) – 8.13%
  12. Western Gas Partners LP (WES) – 8.11%
  13. Great Northern Iron Ore Properties (GNI) – 8.00%
  14. NuStar Energy LP (NS) – 7.86%
  15. Suburban Propane Partners (SPH) – 7.86%
  16. Precision Drilling Trust Units (PDS) – 7.68%
  17. RRSat Global Communications Network Limited (RRST) – 7.67%
  18. Textainer Group Holdings Limited (TGH) – 7.62%
  19. El Paso Pipeline Partners LP (EPB) – 7.54%
  20. Olin Corp (OLN) – 6.42%

And here are 20 enterprising companies with low current P/E ratios, with the P/E ratio listed:

  1. EV Energy Partners LP (EVEP) – 1.24
  2. Friedman Industries Inc. (FRD) – 2.72
  3. Precision Drilling Trust Units (PDS) – 3.21
  4. Overseas Shipholding Group Inc (OSG) – 3.70
  5. International Shipholding Corp (ISH) – 3.93
  6. Steris Corp (STE) – 4.00
  7. Champion Industries, Inc. (CHMP) – 4.09
  8. Alon USA Energy Inc. (ALJ) – 4.23
  9. Ensco International Inc (ESV) – 4.69
  10. Air T Inc (AIRT) – 4.85
  11. Servotronics Inc. (SVT) – 4.97
  12. Teekay Tankers Limited (TNK) – 5.10
  13. Noble Corp (NE) – 5.54
  14. Olin Corp (OLN) – 5.60
  15. Tidewater Inc. (TDW) – 5.73
  16. Textainer Group Holdings Limited (TGH) – 6.23
  17. Skywest Inc. (SKYW) – 6.23
  18. Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) – 6.58
  19. Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP) – 6.59
  20. Great Northern Iron Ore Properties (GNI) – 6.76

3 thoughts on “Enterprising Investor Screens

  1. While I was working on doing valuations for each of these companies, I discovered that Champion Industries (CHMP) currently does not pass the current ratio test based on the interim balance sheet (apparently Google’s stock screener didn’t pick that up yesterday). As a result, please disregard CHMP from this list.

  2. Will it be possible for you to publish a list of stocks ( India Specific) listed on Bombay Stock Exchange & National stock Exchange based on the above investor screens

  3. Unfortunately, no. I don’t have a way to easily screen the companies on that exchange.

    However, a quick way to find companies that fit the requirements of the enterprising investor is to find some website that can screen whatever index you are looking at (I use Google Finance’s stock screener but I’m not sure if it covers India), and set the requirements to the following:

    1. Current Ratio greater than 1.5
    2. Dividend greater than 0.01
    3. EPS growth over the last 5 years greater than 0.01.

    Those 3 tests will eliminate most companies, and then you can go through manually and double check the positive earnings for the last 5 years. If that passes, then you have an enterprising investor company (since we only require 4 out of the 5 tests).

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