FB, AMZN, ADBE: CASH FROM OPERATIONS
Headlines can confuse even the simplest of realities when it comes to company growth and stock performance. If we examine the large cap technology space and look for the company’s growth cash from operations the most, we find a list of superstar stocks that are outperforming the market.
LARGE CAP TECHNOLOGY CASH FROM OPERATIONS
Let's first look at all technology companies with market caps greater than $25 billion and rank them by cash from operations one-year growth.
The top three growing cash from operations companies are Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). As for the stock performance, Adobe Systems Incorporated is up 22.5%, Amazon.com Inc. is up 66.9% and Facebook Inc. is up 43.2%. Those numbers compare to the S&P 500, which has returned -0.3% (negative). Those top three companies compare with the bottom three which returned 34.9% for HPE, -5.1% for EBAY and 3.6% for ADP.
LARGE CAP TECHNOLOGY CASH FROM OPERATIONS: LOOK BACK BIAS
It's easy to write this off as look back bias but that would be in correct. Facebook Inc., Adobe Systems Incorporated and Amazon.com Inc. did beat projections from last year as a whole, but in general, this cash from operations growth was forecast pretty accurately all the way last year. These are hardly surprises.
WHY THIS MATTERS
Earnings projections and cash from operations trends alone can never capture the force that truly drives growth for a company. The kind of growth that creates companies like Apple, and Facebook, comes from fundamental changes in technology and the economy. At Capital Market Labs, we identify these transformations, and the companies that will benefit most from them to find the "next Apple" or the "next Google." Our research sits side-by-side with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and the rest on professional terminals, but we are the anti-institution. Our purpose is to break the information monopoly held by the top .1%.
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