Last month, we revealed our Top 10 Stocks for 2018.
As you may know, this is one of our most successful annual research reports. It's also perhaps the most important... this list lays out what we think are the most important traits to look for in a stock in order to be a successful investor over the long run.
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We're confident that this year's list is poised to perform just as our previous picks -- which is no small feat. We've bagged winners like the 64.3% return from Mastercard (NYSE: MA ), 44.3% from Intel (Nasdaq: INTC ), 38.9% from Deere (NYSE: DE ) and even 101.8% from Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS ).
In fact, if you had invested along with this report over the past three years, you would have DOUBLED the stock market's performance each year .
Some of the names you'll see in this report are companies you've likely heard about before. But there are others, like the no. 2 pick I'm going to cover today, that I'd be surprised if one in 10 investors even know about.
But make no mistake, these stocks all have one common thread: We think each one has the potential to beat the Dow... the Nasdaq... and the S&P 500 in the coming year.
Of course, there aren't any guarantees, but when you read the profile of each pick , it's easy to see why we're excited about this exclusive group of 10 investments. And if you're still worried about market volatility, our no. 2 pick -- and its almost unbelievable yield -- could be exactly what your portfolio needs.
Top 10 Stock No. 2: The Blockbuster Money Machine
You don't find many opportunities like this one. It's a company that collects revenue from on-screen advertising. But in a way that huge digital advertisers like Google and Facebook simply can't touch.
Let me explain...
Huge advertisers like Google are highly complex and dominate their market. For instance, this year Google will collect $73.8 billion in advertising revenue. That's one-third of all online advertising dollars worldwide.
Nobody comes even close to that. The next largest digital advertiser, Facebook, makes only half of what Google does. Both of these companies have unique websites that attract millions of viewers each day and expose them to each company's advertising networks.
No other search engine can compete with Google. Just like no other social media site can compete with Facebook. Their main source of income -- advertising -- is secure.
And this is also the case with our Top 10 Stock #2, the largest U.S. theater advertising firm, National CineMedia (Nasdaq: NCMI ) . Altogether, CineMedia displays its ads on 19,900 movie screens in 49 of America's 50 largest cities... exposing its ads to over 700 million moviegoers each year.
Unlike Google or Facebook, the company doesn't have to maintain the venues that display its advertisements. This is a huge advantage when you consider that Google spends billions on running its search engines and maintaining its cloud servers. The equipment costs alone are enormous.
The secret to CineMedia's success is that the company doesn't have to own any of the theaters where its ads are displayed. Instead, it has relationships with the three largest theater chains, AMC, Cinemark and Regal, as well as with 30 regional theater networks.
In a recent quarter, Google generated $99 billion in revenue. But $11 billion of that went to buying and replacing equipment to do it. That's 11% of revenue gobbled up for capital expenses. Compare that to CineMedia that only spends a tiny 3% of its revenues on capital expenses.
In fact, this company's operating costs are so low, its income margins are 50% higher than Google's. This creates huge cash flows that management can use to pay you the fat 12.6% annual dividend. Compare that to Facebook or Google -- which don't pay any dividends.
What I like most about CineMedia is that its cash flow is in a long-term uptrend, having grown 71% over the past two years.
This growing cash flow creates a built-in cushion to ensure our dividends keep growing. Aside from my Top Stock Advisor readers, you'll find very few private investors own this stock. In fact, less than 6% of all outstanding shares are owned by private investors.
The remaining 94% of CineMedia shares are owned by institutions that have done their homework, making NCMI one of the financial world's best-kept secrets.
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I have more details about National CineMedia in our Top 10 Stocks for 2018 report. In fact, I give you everything you need to know about this stock, as well as everything on all 10 of our 2018 stocks.
This includes our no. 3 stock, a company that's returned 813% since 2008 -- and is still going at 23% a year. Equally impressive is stock no. 5, which has grown same-store sales every year for 27 years, through every retail environment.
I'm not exaggerating when I say that these stocks are your best bet for building wealth in 2018 and beyond.
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