100 Sizzling U.S. small cap stocks

These companies aren’t household names—but they could be someday.

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From the April 2014 issue of the magazine.

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The stock market can be a scary place.

It’s why some investors gravitate to the biggest, strongest and most well-known companies when building their portfolios. Sticking with big stocks can be reassuring, but the approach is not without its flaws.

Giant companies tend to be more stable than smaller firms, but they also have very little room to grow. It’s hard to imagine a colossus like Walmart growing to 10 times its size any time soon. On the other hand, a few small firms will mushroom to become the giants of tomorrow.

The propensity for small stocks to grow quickly is reflected in their long-term returns. Dartmouth College professor Kenneth French investigates the inner workings of the markets. In one study, he sorted U.S. stocks into three groups by market capitalization (a stock’s price times its share count). The groups were tracked for a year, then the process was repeated. As a result, he was able to figure out how small, medium and large stocks fared over the long term.

The smallest 30% of stocks did the best, with average annual gains of 12.3% from 1960 through to the end of 2013. The middle group did nearly as well with returns of 12.1% per year. However, the largest 30% of stocks lagged behind and advanced only 9.8% annually. You can see the return history of each group in this chart.

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The bargain bin is often stuffed to the brim with small stocks, which brings us to a bit of a confession. While working on the annual MoneySense Top 500 ranking of large U.S. stocks (from our December/January 2014 issue), we usually take a peek to see which small stocks pass the test. Doing so often yields a slew of good ideas.

It’s one reason why we’re pleased to present you with our first-ever “Sizzling Small Stocks” ranking. It evaluates 1,000 stocks for their appeal as value investments and growth investments, using the same methodology as the annual Top 500 ranking. But this time the focus is on smaller firms with market capitalizations ranging from roughly $200 million to just over $2 billion. (All figures in U.S. dollars.)

We decided to focus on U.S. stocks for several reasons. The Canadian small-cap market has relatively few names and is dominated by energy and mining companies, which can be highly speculative. The U.S. offers far more variety and sector diversification. But never fear, we expect to highlight a few Canadian small caps in the future.

Once again we take a hard-nosed approach when searching for the best prospects and consider only the numbers. Our intuitions or opinions about a particular firm or industry don’t enter into it.

While we like small stocks, the very tiniest firms can cause problems. For instance, many of them trade infrequently and they can suffer from a host of other peculiarities. It’s why we start with stocks that have market capitalizations and revenues of at least $200 million. That might sound like a great deal of money, but it’s quite small compared to a big company like Microsoft, which earns about $200 million every three days.

We then grade the 1,000 companies above our lower limit using data from Bloomberg. The smallest stock we consider is Ampco-Pittsburgh (AP), which has a market capitalization just over $200 million. The largest is PrivateBancorp (PVTB), with a market capitalization of a little more than $2.2 billion. If our suspicions are correct, most investors haven’t heard of either one.

Making the grade

Every stock is first evaluated for its growth potential. Those with the best records are awarded As, the next best get Bs, and so on, all the way down to Fs for those in need of improvement. Then every stock is graded based on its appeal as a value investment. The best bargains get As while pricey firms that trade at lofty prices take home Fs.

To get top marks each stock must pass a series of strict tests. On the growth side, we favour firms that have increased their sales and earnings per share at a good clip. We also like strong returns on equity, healthy market performance over the last year, and low-to-moderate price-to-sales ratios. On the value front, we appreciate stocks selling at modest price-to-book-value ratios compared to their peers and to the markets overall. We view high debt loads negatively and give extra points to profitable ventures that pay dividends. To get to the very top of the class stocks ideally should possess all these qualities.

The very top prospects get a coveted double-A rating, which makes them outstanding growth and value candidates. Alas, none of the small stocks picked up the double-A prize this first time around. However, we believe the 50 All-Star stocks that managed to get at least one A and one B are well worth your consideration.

Before you load up on small stocks, keep in mind they can be risky. While we think our top stocks have what it takes to be successful, the future is far from certain. That’s why it’s best to build a broadly diversified portfolio that balances small stocks with other holdings, like international stocks and a reasonable amount of fixed income.

But we believe that our guide is a great place to start your search for interesting candidates and it contains a wealth of information to help you on your way. The 100 stocks with the highest grades are displayed in the tables on the following pages, which contain detailed data on each one. In addition, because of its huge size, we have posted the 1,000-stock table for use by subscribers.

Small wonders

While there are scores of interesting stocks in the tables, a few stand out for different reasons. We were interested to see Fred’s (FRED) make an appearance. The company was spotted, not that long ago, on a screen for defensive investors inspired by famed value investor Benjamin Graham. The Memphis-based firm operates more than 700 discount stores mostly in the southern U.S. and got an A for value and B for growth.

Home builder M.D.C. Holdings (MDC) survived the crash of 2008, which was hard on businesses tied to U.S. real estate. These days the economy is perking up and there are signs real estate is starting to recover stateside. The numbers say M.D.C. is worth a second look because it got an A for value and B for growth.

Biglari Holdings (BH) is a small conglomerate run by value-oriented hedge fund manager Sardar Biglari. The firm was mainly in the restaurant business but its recent purchase of MAXIM indicates it is branching out. However, investors would be wise to think carefully about Mr. Biglari because the size of his compensation package is a little worrisome.

Those are just a few of the stocks that can be found in the following table.

Remember that stock screens have their limitations. So, before you invest, make sure a company’s situation hasn’t changed in some important way. This can include reading the latest press releases and regulatory filings, and scanning newspaper stories to get up to speed on all the most recent developments.

As always, we try to put you on the path to a profitable future. But be sure to go to the market only after you’ve done your homework.

The upper middle class

Many investors like the familiarity of large-cap names, while others prefer the promise of a big payoff with small caps. Meanwhile, mid-cap stocks—generally those with a market capitalization between $2 billion and $10 billion—are often overlooked. TheUpperMiddleClass

The 10 U.S. stocks in the table below were too large to make our Top 100 list, but they may offer similar potential. These mid-caps managed to get one A and one B according to the value and growth screens we used for our small-cap stocks.

CNO Financial, Jones Lang LaSalle and Legg Mason are in the financial services industry, which is more diversified in the U.S. than in Canada. The others are in the energy, industrial and technology sectors and have more potential for growth.

It pays to think small

Though they carry added risk, the reward offered by small-cap stocks make them worth a second look. From 1960 through 2013, small-cap U.S. stocks returned 12.3% annually, compared with 12.1% for mid-caps and 9.8% for the largest stocks.

See the 100 Sizzling U.S. small cap stocks below. Subscribers can also download the Excel file featuring all 100 picks as well as the top 1,000 overall using their subscriber number.



Name Ticker Industry Group Industry Subgroup Price (Feb 19, 2014) Revenues ($M) Market Capitalization ($M) Price/Book Price/TangibleBook P/E (Last 12 Months) Forward P/E Dividend Yield Leverage (Assets/Equity) Value Grade 1Yr Total Return (%) 3 Yr EPS Growth (%) 3 Yr SPS Growth (%) 1 Yr Total Asset Growth (%) Return on Equity (%) Price/Sales Growth Grade
Aceto ACET Chemicals Chemicals-Diversified $18.24 $520 $518 2.37 3.56 16.1 14.1 1.3% 1.56 B 76.9% 43.8% 8.1% 7.7% 15.7% 0.96 A
AH Belo AHC Media Publishing-Newspapers $9.82 $392 $215 1.13 1.38 13.6 29.0 3.3% 1.65 A 92.0% 28.5% -8.1% -4.4% 11.9% 0.55 B
American Railcar Industries ARII Miscellaneous Manufacturer Miscellaneous Manufacturer $49.97 $751 $1,067 2.57 2.62 12.3 11.6 2.0% 1.97 B 22.6% 73.3% 39.9% 21.4% 22.8% 1.42 A
Arctic Cat ACAT Leisure Time Recreational Vehicles $46.02 $698 $605 2.91 - 17.2 13.8 0.9% 1.61 B 28.3% 55.0% 26.2% 10.5% 18.3% 0.88 A
Arkansas Best ABFS Transportation Transport-Truck $31.63 $2,300 $817 1.57 2.22 56.5 15.1 0.4% 1.95 A 176.8% 34.5% 10.7% -1.7% 3.2% 0.35 B
Atlantic Tele-Network ATNI Telecommunications Telephone-Integrated $60.11 $612 $947 1.51 1.75 3.1 - 1.8% 1.55 A 37.3% 95.0% 7.3% 20.2% 64.7% 1.54 B
Baldwin & Lyons BWINB Insurance Property/Casualty Ins $23.75 $291 $350 0.93 - 9.7 - 4.2% 2.81 A 4.0% 13.4% 5.0% 9.2% 10.1% 1.22 B
Bel Fuse BELFA Electronics Electronic Components-Misc $19.32 $349 $222 1.00 1.28 13.3 - 1.2% 1.44 A 22.9% 7.5% 5.7% 11.7% 3.2% 0.63 B
Benchmark Electronics BHE Electronics Electronic Components-Misc $23.60 $2,506 $1,275 1.04 1.15 11.4 15.8 0.0% 1.35 B 30.7% 17.4% 6.2% 10.4% 9.4% 0.51 A
Biglari Holdings BH Retail Retail-Restaurants $423.01 $758 $728 1.15 1.22 4.1 34.3 0.0% 1.71 B 20.9% 67.5% 2.9% 29.4% 32.7% 0.85 A
Carriage Services CSV Commercial Services Funeral Services&Rel Items $20.98 $215 $383 2.52 - 20.2 16.6 0.5% 4.77 B 29.6% 33.2% 4.6% 1.2% 13.4% 1.76 A
Cash America International CSH Retail Retail-Pawn Shops $40.97 $1,797 $1,151 1.14 3.82 8.2 9.4 0.3% 1.92 A -19.6% 8.4% 12.9% 14.5% 13.7% 0.65 B
CBIZ Inc CBZ Commercial Services Commercial Services-Finance $8.90 $726 $422 1.16 - 5.1 15.0 0.0% 2.40 B 37.3% 63.6% 7.0% -7.5% 25.6% 0.60 A
Chase CCF Miscellaneous Manufacturer Diversified Manufacturer $31.04 $217 $282 2.36 3.87 12.6 - 1.4% 1.95 B 67.5% 18.2% 19.1% 7.1% 20.6% 1.28 A
Comfort Systems USA FIX Building Materials Bldg Prod-Air&Heating $16.08 $1,343 $601 2.08 4.46 22.6 18.5 1.4% 1.94 B 27.1% 18.2% 9.0% 0.5% 9.4% 0.44 A
CONMED CNMD Healthcare-Products Medical Instruments $48.54 $763 $1,340 2.21 34.86 37.3 24.4 1.6% 1.80 B 60.9% 7.0% 3.4% 0.6% 5.9% 1.76 A
Cooper Tire & Rubber CTB Auto Parts&Equipment Rubber-Tires $23.94 $3,904 $1,563 1.76 2.23 6.3 - 1.8% 2.85 A -7.1% 17.3% 6.1% 6.8% 31.5% 0.39 B
Dawson Geophysical DWSN Oil&Gas Services Seismic Data Collection $29.61 $297 $239 1.13 1.13 51.9 19.2 1.1% 1.36 A -8.7% 38.5% 6.6% 1.2% 2.2% 0.79 B
Delek US Holdings DK Oil&Gas Oil Refining&Marketing $28.99 $9,133 $1,744 1.79 1.97 9.2 10.8 2.1% 2.41 A -23.3% 97.5% 32.1% 20.6% 20.7% 0.19 B
Dynamic Materials BOOM Metal Fabricate/Hardware Metal Processors&Fabricators $22.50 $211 $310 1.81 3.23 30.4 15.6 0.7% 1.34 A 29.0% 24.9% 9.5% -2.7% 6.2% 1.44 B
EMC Insurance Group EMCI Insurance Property/Casualty Ins $27.54 $563 $363 0.89 0.89 8.3 11.2 3.3% 3.28 A 5.2% 11.5% 8.2% 3.6% 10.2% 0.64 B
Encore Wire WIRE Electrical Components&Equip Wire&Cable Products $50.61 $1,158 $1,047 2.35 2.35 22.3 16.0 0.2% 1.18 B 47.7% 50.9% 12.6% 10.5% 9.6% 0.90 A
FBR & Co FBRC Diversified Financial Services Finance-Invest Banker/Broker $25.75 $260 $292 0.96 0.95 3.2 - 0.0% 1.41 B 48.0% 75.3% 11.5% 23.1% 36.5% 1.20 A
Finish Line FINL Retail Retail-Apparel/Shoe $25.03 $1,594 $1,230 2.22 2.32 18.1 13.3 1.3% 1.41 B 34.1% 5.1% 13.0% 9.0% 12.9% 0.76 A
Fred's FRED Retail Retail-Discount $17.25 $1,978 $635 1.41 1.57 22.1 19.2 1.4% 1.55 A 27.7% 4.2% 5.1% 1.6% 6.5% 0.32 B
Haverty Furniture HVT Retail Retail-Home Furnishings $25.97 $732 $575 2.08 2.08 19.7 16.4 1.2% 1.46 B 48.2% 33.1% 4.4% 1.0% 10.6% 0.79 A
Independence Holding IHC Insurance Life/Health Insurance $12.18 $544 $215 0.79 1.03 10.7 - 0.6% 4.41 A 24.2% 32.4% 6.7% 3.0% 7.3% 0.40 B
Inter Parfums IPAR Cosmetics/Personal Care Cosmetics&Toiletries $32.00 $635 $986 2.33 3.19 6.9 28.5 1.5% 1.21 B 37.4% 75.6% 10.8% 33.9% 40.8% 1.55 A
Kadant KAI Machinery-Diversified Machinery-General Industry $36.55 $344 $408 1.55 2.66 17.4 14.0 1.4% 1.51 A 34.8% 12.1% 12.2% 10.1% 10.7% 1.18 B
Kaiser Aluminum KALU Mining Metal-Aluminum $68.33 $1,298 $1,231 1.14 1.23 12.2 17.7 2.0% 1.63 A 7.2% 98.0% 7.3% 1.0% 9.7% 0.98 B
Kansas City Life Insurance KCLI Insurance Life/Health Insurance $47.26 $449 $519 0.72 0.72 16.8 - 2.3% 6.24 A 25.9% 22.5% 3.2% -0.2% 4.2% 1.16 B
Marcus MCS Lodging Hotels&Motels $13.75 $424 $372 1.16 1.35 19.4 16.7 2.5% 2.29 A 9.2% 4.1% 6.3% -1.0% 5.7% 0.88 B
Marten Transport MRTN Transportation Transport-Truck $18.93 $659 $630 1.76 1.76 20.8 17.1 0.5% 1.46 A 36.1% 14.5% 8.1% 7.2% 8.8% 0.95 B
MDC Holdings MDC Home Builders Bldg-Residential/Commercial $28.41 $1,680 $1,386 1.14 - 4.4 15.3 3.5% 2.14 A -27.8% 87.4% 18.9% 33.4% 29.8% 0.82 B
Multi-Color LABL Commercial Services Printing-Commercial $33.52 $681 $550 1.87 - 15.9 14.3 0.6% 3.01 B 40.2% 12.3% 18.9% 5.8% 12.2% 0.80 A
Myers Industries MYE Miscellaneous Manufacturer Rubber/Plastic Products $19.40 $825 $657 2.72 4.18 24.9 15.4 1.9% 2.00 B 42.9% 38.3% 5.5% -0.6% 13.3% 0.79 A
National Healthcare NHC Healthcare-Services Medical-Nursing Homes $49.84 $776 $701 1.38 1.43 12.8 - 2.6% 1.44 A 7.1% 14.0% 3.3% 7.7% 10.9% 0.89 B
National Western Life Insurance NWLI Insurance Life/Health Insurance $207.01 $751 $752 0.53 - 7.9 - 0.2% 7.50 A 25.7% 12.1% 10.1% 4.9% 6.9% 0.97 B
Newpark Resources NR Oil&Gas Services Oil-Field Services $11.11 $1,107 $971 1.67 2.12 14.2 14.4 0.0% 1.67 B 24.6% 19.2% 17.8% -2.6% 11.9% 0.85 A
Oil-Dri Corp of America ODC Chemicals Chemicals-Specialty $33.91 $253 $239 2.28 2.41 17.9 - 2.2% 1.70 B 24.4% 9.6% 5.2% 2.1% 13.4% 0.93 A
Primoris Services PRIM Pipelines Pipelines $32.45 $1,887 $1,673 4.44 7.97 26.2 19.9 0.4% 2.70 B 64.2% 24.7% 25.1% 25.9% 18.6% 0.89 A
Renewable Energy Group REGI Energy-Alternate Sources Energy-Alternate Sources $11.40 $1,414 $441 0.74 0.87 2.9 8.4 0.0% 1.21 B 46.7% 52.7% 35.1% 27.4% 31.0% 0.26 A
Standard Motor Products SMP Auto Parts&Equipment Auto/Truck Parts-Replacement $31.33 $957 $720 2.08 2.65 14.8 12.3 1.7% 1.83 B 32.7% 50.4% 5.2% 2.8% 14.9% 0.75 A
Strattec Security STRT Auto Parts&Equipment Auto/Truck Parts-Original $62.64 $316 $218 1.87 - 19.0 13.8 0.7% 1.49 B 106.4% 36.1% 9.3% 6.5% 11.5% 0.67 A
Tesco TESO Oil&Gas Services Oil-Field Services $21.00 $526 $821 1.63 1.76 18.6 15.7 0.0% 1.20 B 60.2% 152.6% 13.3% 5.5% 9.2% 1.55 A
Titan International TWI Auto Parts&Equipment Auto/Truck Parts-Original $17.26 $2,164 $924 1.34 1.43 25.8 15.4 0.1% 2.74 A -35.9% 83.6% 17.4% 68.2% 8.0% 0.42 B
Unifi UFI Apparel Textile-Apparel $23.24 $698 $442 1.56 1.60 16.5 21.5 0.0% 1.56 B 55.6% 9.3% 2.3% -3.2% 9.4% 0.65 A
UniFirst UNF Textiles Linen Supply&Rel Items $104.48 $1,370 $2,093 1.99 2.99 17.3 17.1 0.1% 1.27 B 22.8% 15.8% 9.0% 2.3% 12.2% 1.50 A
Universal Forest Products UFPI Building Materials Bldg Prod-Wood $54.59 $2,470 $1,086 1.71 2.34 25.3 16.4 0.8% 1.45 A 35.6% 33.9% 8.3% 12.0% 5.4% 0.44 B
Weyco Group WEYS Apparel Footwear&Related Apparel $25.51 $300 $276 1.53 2.04 14.9 - 2.8% 1.42 A 12.2% 13.5% 11.7% -5.8% 10.5% 0.92 B
1st Source SRCE Banks Commercial Banks-Central US $29.52 $257 $718 1.23 1.44 13.3 12.9 2.3% 8.07 A 30.9% 22.1% -3.8% 5.8% 9.6% 2.80 C
Adams Resources & Energy AE Oil&Gas Oil Refining&Marketing $66.90 $3,857 $282 1.81 - 9.7 - 1.3% 3.05 C 75.3% 78.1% 22.6% 22.1% 20.3% 0.07 A
American Equity Investment Life AEL Insurance Life/Health Insurance $20.90 $2,483 $1,443 1.08 - 5.4 9.6 0.9% 28.61 C 51.9% 74.4% 24.2% 12.8% 16.3% 0.55 A
American Vanguard AVD Chemicals Chemicals-Other $23.29 $409 $667 2.58 4.45 14.6 15.1 0.9% 1.79 B -28.8% 206.1% 22.0% 16.5% 19.2% 1.61 B
Barnes Group B Miscellaneous Manufacturer Diversified Manufacturer $37.40 $1,128 $1,973 1.94 10.03 7.4 15.8 1.2% 1.75 B 51.6% 80.8% 1.4% -5.3% 30.4% 1.79 B
Bridgepoint Education BPI Commercial Services Schools $18.04 $815 $985 1.78 1.82 15.3 26.3 0.0% 1.39 B 63.1% - 7.6% 2.4% 12.4% 1.20 B
Clearwater Paper CLW Forest Products&Paper Paper&Related Products $66.52 $1,890 $1,401 2.32 4.18 13.3 15.2 0.0% 2.88 C 41.7% 15.8% 12.7% 6.8% 18.7% 0.78 A
Columbus McKinnon CMCO Machinery-Diversified Machinery-Material Handling $25.81 $567 $510 1.90 3.56 6.9 14.3 0.0% 2.20 C 26.6% 56.9% 3.1% 14.3% 31.8% 0.89 A
Computer Task Group CTG Computers Computer Services $16.93 $424 $315 2.86 4.36 15.5 15.7 1.2% 1.52 B -15.4% 29.7% 9.2% 7.9% 16.1% 0.61 B
Crawford & Co CRD/A Insurance Insurance Brokers $7.73 $1,282 $439 2.52 - 7.7 8.6 2.6% 4.84 C 37.8% 32.9% 5.8% 0.5% 32.7% 0.33 A
CSG Systems International CSGS Software Data Processing/Management $26.60 $747 $898 2.45 26.60 16.6 12.4 2.3% 2.37 C 32.7% 32.4% 11.7% 2.6% 14.8% 1.14 A
ePlus Inc PLUS Internet B2B/E-Commerce $57.36 $1,034 $463 1.79 2.06 13.2 11.4 0.0% 1.95 B 19.4% 14.5% 8.6% 1.4% 14.2% 0.44 B
Federal Agricultural Mortgage AGM Diversified Financial Services Finance-Mtge Loan/Banker $29.86 $299 $315 1.06 - 4.7 6.6 1.9% 21.62 B -19.6% 63.4% 9.4% 4.7% 22.8% 1.07 B
Flagstar Bancorp FBC Savings&Loans S&L/Thrifts-Central US $21.14 $981 $1,186 1.02 1.18 4.8 14.5 0.0% 6.60 B 41.5% 29.4% -37.0% -33.2% 23.9% 1.21 B
FutureFuel FF Energy-Alternate Sources Energy-Alternate Sources $16.63 $394 $721 2.28 - 13.3 - 2.9% 1.31 C 24.9% 34.8% 9.9% 1.1% 17.2% 1.81 A
Great Southern Bancorp GSBC Banks Commercial Banks-Central US $27.76 $209 $379 1.18 1.19 11.4 13.2 2.6% 9.35 A 18.8% 17.1% -1.4% -10.0% 10.5% 1.80 C
HCI Group HCI Insurance Property/Casualty Ins $41.37 $227 $476 2.85 - 7.2 9.1 2.7% 2.81 C 100.1% 100.8% 27.8% 65.9% 45.5% 1.93 A
Heartland Financial USA HTLF Banks Commercial Banks-Central US $25.72 $289 $473 1.32 1.64 12.4 12.2 1.6% 13.48 B 10.6% 22.2% 3.0% 18.7% 10.5% 1.53 B
ICF International ICFI Commercial Services Consulting Services $34.00 $952 $676 1.45 21.86 16.4 15.0 0.0% 1.52 B 37.2% 13.7% 6.3% 1.8% 9.2% 0.70 B
John B Sanfilippo & Son JBSS Food Food-Misc/Diversified $22.51 $743 $246 1.16 1.20 11.3 - 0.0% 1.92 B 25.1% 44.7% 5.0% 2.8% 10.4% 0.33 B
Johnson Outdoors JOUT Leisure Time Leisure&Rec Products $22.18 $418 $221 1.14 1.40 12.5 11.2 1.4% 1.61 A 2.7% 21.0% 1.0% 2.8% 9.2% 0.51 C
Kemper KMPR Insurance Multi-line Insurance $37.69 $2,426 $2,092 1.07 1.27 9.9 14.7 2.5% 3.73 B 21.8% 8.5% -0.8% -4.4% 10.3% 0.88 B
LB Foster FSTR Metal Fabricate/Hardware Metal Processors&Fabricators $42.93 $582 $443 1.42 1.91 15.2 13.2 0.3% 1.36 A -3.6% 16.7% 10.6% -0.4% 9.7% 0.75 C
LeapFrog Enterprises LF Toys/Games/Hobbies Toys $6.78 $554 $463 1.10 1.20 5.6 29.1 0.0% 1.20 B -25.7% 159.3% 6.4% 19.2% 22.2% 0.84 B
Life Time Fitness LTM Leisure Time Recreational Centers $43.46 $1,206 $1,853 1.62 1.70 14.7 13.7 0.0% 1.98 B 2.8% 13.3% 8.5% 11.4% 10.8% 1.49 B
Lithia Motors LAD Retail Retail-Automobile $62.54 $4,006 $1,619 2.73 3.01 15.3 13.7 0.8% 3.23 C 44.2% 100.2% 24.4% 15.6% 22.0% 0.40 A
M/I Homes MHO Home Builders Bldg-Residential/Commercial $23.29 $1,037 $567 1.15 1.31 3.9 15.6 0.0% 2.25 B 1.3% 83.9% 9.2% 33.5% 39.8% 0.54 B
Magellan Health Services MGLN Healthcare-Services Medical-HMO $59.41 $3,368 $1,608 1.44 2.42 11.2 22.5 0.0% 1.46 B 15.1% 6.4% 12.8% 10.5% 13.6% 0.48 B
MYR Group MYRG Engineering&Construction Building&Construct-Misc $23.60 $896 $499 1.76 2.19 14.4 13.8 0.0% 1.81 B -3.8% 31.0% 11.8% 11.6% 13.1% 0.55 B
Nautilus NLS Leisure Time Athletic Equipment $8.32 $207 $259 3.12 3.86 4.9 18.4 0.0% 1.48 C 35.9% 72.2% 6.8% 67.0% 89.1% 1.25 A
Navigant Consulting NCI Commercial Services Consulting Services $16.98 $844 $833 1.79 - 16.2 15.3 0.0% 1.51 B 32.0% 28.9% 6.0% -5.3% 9.0% 1.00 B
Nelnet NNI Diversified Financial Services Finance-Consumer Loans $36.10 $1,132 $1,674 1.21 1.34 5.8 6.4 1.1% 19.26 B 9.7% 23.8% 6.0% 8.7% 22.6% 1.49 B
Northwest Pipe NWPX Metal Fabricate/Hardware Steel Pipe&Tube $35.71 $497 $337 1.22 1.31 16.3 14.8 0.0% 1.56 B 47.0% 68.4% 11.7% -4.7% 7.8% 0.68 B
Nutraceutical International NUTR Pharmaceuticals Vitamins&Nutrition Prod $26.02 $210 $256 1.80 2.49 14.5 - 0.0% 1.39 B 48.3% 4.4% 7.3% 8.3% 13.3% 1.21 B
Omega Protein OME Pharmaceuticals Vitamins&Nutrition Prod $11.46 $241 $236 1.02 1.15 11.6 13.0 0.0% 1.40 B 46.7% 34.2% 10.6% 7.1% 9.3% 0.95 B
OmniVision Technologies OVTI Semiconductors Electronic Components-Semiconductor $15.38 $1,531 $861 0.93 1.00 10.5 10.3 0.0% 1.35 B -5.4% 12.7% 25.7% 5.6% 9.3% 0.55 B
PC Connection PCCC Retail Retail-Computer Equip $20.16 $2,222 $528 1.65 1.99 14.8 13.5 0.0% 1.57 C 38.2% 16.5% 5.2% 7.0% 11.7% 0.24 A
Preformed Line Products PLPC Telecommunications Telecommunication Equip $63.27 $415 $339 1.35 1.52 14.9 - 1.3% 1.37 A -10.1% - 8.9% 0.3% 9.4% 0.82 C
Rent-A-Center RCII Commercial Services Rental Auto/Equipment $24.72 $3,104 $1,323 0.98 - 10.6 10.3 3.7% 2.18 A -33.2% - 10.5% 4.9% 11.7% 0.44 C
Roadrunner Transportation RRTS Transportation Transport-Truck $21.90 $1,361 $821 1.64 - 16.2 14.5 0.0% 1.73 B -1.5% 156.5% 14.6% 23.2% 11.0% 0.58 B
S&T Bancorp STBA Banks Commercial Banks-Eastern US $21.44 $202 $638 1.12 1.61 12.7 12.6 3.0% 7.93 A 19.2% 8.3% 3.7% 0.1% 9.1% 3.14 C
Sanderson Farms SAFM Food Poultry $73.58 $2,683 $1,697 2.52 - 13.0 12.5 1.1% 1.38 B 40.6% - 10.5% 3.1% 21.1% 0.62 B
Select Medical Holdings SEM Healthcare-Services Medical-Hospitals $11.16 $2,971 $1,557 2.03 - 12.4 11.9 3.6% 3.50 B 17.8% 18.6% 14.1% 2.2% 15.1% 0.51 B
State Auto Financial STFC Insurance Property/Casualty Ins $19.57 $1,117 $795 1.08 1.08 13.0 13.7 2.0% 3.38 A 22.1% 35.0% -6.7% 0.1% - 0.71 C
Stewart Information Services STC Insurance Property/Casualty Ins $35.78 $1,928 $805 1.25 1.97 13.0 14.0 0.3% 2.01 B 39.2% 76.4% -0.3% 6.4% 18.5% 0.42 B
Stone Energy SGY Oil&Gas Oil-Exploration&Production $35.57 $991 $1,778 1.78 1.78 11.1 17.8 0.0% 3.05 C 68.7% 184.1% 12.5% 18.1% 17.7% 1.74 A
Take-Two Interactive Software TTWO Software Entertainment Software $19.57 $2,455 $1,918 2.11 3.51 4.9 14.8 0.0% 2.42 C 26.1% 43.1% 15.9% 66.9% 59.8% 0.77 A
United Fire Group UFCS Insurance Multi-line Insurance $29.93 $877 $760 1.02 1.06 10.0 12.6 2.4% 5.00 B 23.7% 20.6% 15.5% -0.4% 6.3% 0.87 B
USANA Health Sciences USNA Pharmaceuticals Vitamins&Nutrition Prod $75.28 $718 $1,044 4.01 5.22 13.2 12.2 0.0% 1.41 C 57.9% 24.8% 15.9% 37.8% 35.4% 1.45 A
Walter Investment Management WAC Diversified Financial Services Finance-Mtge Loan/Banker $27.00 $1,527 $999 0.87 2.76 4.9 4.6 0.0% 14.60 B -45.6% 61.0% 82.0% 321.7% 24.1% 0.65 B

Data Source: Bloomberg; all figures as of the close on Feb. 19, 2014. All prices in U.S. dollars *EPS: Earnings per share **SPS: Sales per share

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