Top 10 Most Profitable Consumer Goods Companies

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Compiled by Luis Gonzalez: The following is a list of consumer goods sector stocks that have been more profitable than their competitors over the last five years, when comparing gross and net profit margins.

Will these companies continue to be more profitable than their industry competitors? What do you think? Perhaps more importantly, considering their track record of profitability, is most of the good news already priced into these stock prices?

Profitability data and industry comps sourced from Reuters, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.

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1. Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas (ABV): Beverages Industry. Market cap of $84.65B. 5-year average gross margin at 65.75% vs. industry average at 41.22%. 5-year average net profit margin at 21.61% vs. industry average at 4.61%. Short float at 0.94%, which implies a short ratio of 2.76 days. The stock has gained 42.98% over the last year.

2. Clorox Corporation (CLX): Housewares & Accessories Industry. Market cap of $8.92B. 5-year average gross margin at 42.79% vs. industry average at 7.27%. 5-year average net profit margin at 9.68% vs. industry average at 1.27%. Short float at 1.71%, which implies a short ratio of 1.48 days. The stock has gained 8.33% over the last year.

3. Diageo plc (DEO): Beverages  Industry. Market cap of $47.98B. 5-year average gross margin at 65.18% vs. industry average at 45.12%. 5-year average net profit margin at 20.06% vs. industry average at 4.47%. Short float at 0.09%, which implies a short ratio of 0.92 days. The stock has gained 14.29% over the last year.

4. Hansen Natural Corporation (HANS): Beverages  Industry. Market cap of $4.87B. 5-year average gross margin at 52.48% vs. industry average at 48.93%. 5-year average net profit margin at 15.53% vs. industry average at 5.75%. Short float at 2.19%, which implies a short ratio of 1.96 days. The stock has gained 35.75% over the last year.

5. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB): Personal Products Industry. Market cap of $26.32B. 5-year average gross margin at 31.46% vs. industry average at 24.49%. 5-year average net profit margin at 9.15% vs. industry average at 2.94%. Short float at 1.37%, which implies a short ratio of 2.06 days. The stock has gained 10.21% over the last year.

6. Knoll Inc. (KNL): Business Equipment Industry. Market cap of $791.28M. 5-year average gross margin at 34.15% vs. industry average at 24.64%. 5-year average net profit margin at 5.86% vs. industry average at 2.18%. Short float at 3.16%, which implies a short ratio of 7.23 days. The stock has gained 47.03% over the last year.

7. The Coca-Cola Company (KO): Beverages Industry. Market cap of $146.13B. 5-year average gross margin at 64.58% vs. industry average at 48.93%. 5-year average net profit margin at 20.69% vs. industry average at 5.75%. Short float at 0.96%, which implies a short ratio of 2.32 days. The stock has gained 19.39% over the last year.

8. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $12.56B. 5-year average gross margin at 63.88% vs. industry average at 31.82%. 5-year average net profit margin at 15.91% vs. industry average at 5.33%. Short float at 0.82%, which implies a short ratio of 1.32 days. The stock has gained 38.34% over the last year.

9. Pepsico, Inc. (PEP): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $104.44B. 5-year average gross margin at 54.34% vs. industry average at 48.93%. 5-year average net profit margin at 13.7% vs. industry average at 5.75%. Short float at 0.43%, which implies a short ratio of 1.1 days. The stock has gained 11.39% over the last year.

10. Procter & Gamble Co. (PG): Personal Products Industry. Market cap of $186.7B. 5-year average gross margin at 50.91% vs. industry average at 7.27%. 5-year average net profit margin at 13.65% vs. industry average at 1.27%. Short float at 0.95%, which implies a short ratio of 2.78 days. The stock has gained 13.37% over the last year.



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