Course 406: Slow-Growth Stocks
How Fast Is the Company Growing?
In this course
1 Introduction
2 How Fast Is the Company Growing?
3 How Consistently Is the Company Growing?
4 Does the Company Generate a Dependable Stream of Free Cash Flow?
5 What's the Company Doing with Its Money?
6 What's the Return on Capital?
7 How Has the Stock Performed?
8 Is the Stock Priced Like a Slow Grower?
9 Conclusion: What Do I Get in Return?

Procter & Gamble is no fast grower. The company increased its sales at an annualized pace of 2.6% between 1996 and 1999, though its earnings growth was better, at 7.5%. Both of those figures are well below the market average. To analyze P&G's performance more closely, we'll focus on dependability and profitability--two areas in which even slow-growth companies can excel.

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