(VIANEWS) – Origin Bancorp (OBNK), Business First Bancshares (BFST), Darling Ingredients (DAR) are the highest sales growth and return on equity stocks on this list.

Here is a list of stocks with an above 5% expected next quarter sales growth, and a 3% or higher return on equity. May these stocks be a good medium-term investment option?

1. Origin Bancorp (OBNK)

56.1% sales growth and 10.73% return on equity

Origin Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding firm for Origin Bank. It provides financial and banking services to low- and middle-income individuals, small businesses, municipalities, high-net worth individuals, as well as retail customers in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Texas. The bank offers interest-free and noninterest bearing checking accounts, time deposits, savings deposits and money market accounts. It also offers residential, commercial, industrial, commercial, mortgage warehouse and residential mortgage loans. It also provides personal, commercial, and casualty insurance products. It had 43 banks centers as of December 31, 2020. It was established in Ruston in Louisiana in 1912.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Origin Bancorp has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.6.

PE Ratio

Origin Bancorp has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 13.9. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $13.9 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 10.73%.

Revenue growth

The year-over-year growth in quarterly revenue was 4%. For the 12 trailing months, it is now at 287.84M.

Growth Estimates Quarters

For the current quarter, the company expects a decline of 18.3% in growth and a rise of 29.9% the following.

2. Business First Bancshares (BFST)

36.5% sales growth and 10.24% return on equity

Business First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for b1BANK that provides various banking products and services. It offers various deposit products and services, including a range of checking, demand, money market, time, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and remote deposit capture and direct deposit services. The company also provides commercial and industrial loans, including commercial lines of credit, working capital loans, term loans, equipment financing, asset acquisition, expansion and development loans, borrowing base loans, letters of credit, and other loan products; construction and development loans; commercial real estate loans; residential real estate loans comprising first and second lien 1-4 family mortgage loans, and home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment and term loans. In addition, it offers wealth management products, including mutual funds, annuities, individual retirement accounts, and other financial products. Further, the company provides a range of other financial services comprising drive-through banking facilities, automated teller machines, debit and credit cards, and employee and payroll benefits solutions; and night depository, personalized checks, treasury and cash management, merchant, automated clearing house, electronic funds transfer, domestic and foreign wire transfer, traveler's checks, vault, loan and deposit sweep accounts, lock-box, receivables factoring, correspondent banking, online and mobile banking, e-statements, and bank-by-mail services. The company operates approximately 42 full-service banking centers located in the State of Louisiana and in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Business First Bancshares, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Business First Bancshares has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.87.

PE Ratio

Business First Bancshares has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 11.35. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $11.35 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 10.24%.

Revenue growth

The year-on-year revenue growth was 1.5%. We now have 185.35M in the 12 trailing months.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is 11.9% and 38.8%, respectively.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Business First Bancshares is 88894 which is 10.02% above its average volume of 80793.

Dividend Yield

As maintained by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Nov 13, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.48 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 2.08%.

3. Darling Ingredients (DAR)

30.6% sales growth and 20.78% return on equity

Darling Ingredients Inc. develops, produces, and sells natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients. The company operates through three segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients, and Fuel Ingredients. It offers ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries. The company collects and transforms various animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as collagen, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstock, green energy, natural casings, and hides. It also recovers and converts used cooking oil and animal fats, and residual bakery products into valuable feed and fuel ingredients. In addition, the company provides environmental services, including grease trap collection and disposal services to food service establishments. It primarily operates under the Sonac, Dar Pro, Rothsay, Rousselot, CTH, Ecoson, and Rendac brand names in North America, Europe, China, South America, Australia, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Darling International Inc. and changed its name to Darling Ingredients Inc. in May 2014. Darling Ingredients Inc. was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Darling Ingredients has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.78.

PE Ratio

Darling Ingredients has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 37.57. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $37.57 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 20.78%.

Sales Growth

Darling Ingredients’s sales growth is 34.5% for the present quarter and 30.6% for the next.

4. STMicroelectronics (STM)

11.9% sales growth and 30.01% return on equity

STMicroelectronics N.V. and its subsidiaries design, develop, manufacture, and market semiconductor products throughout Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, Africa, Americas and the Middle East. It operates in three segments: Automotive and Discrete Group, Analog MEMS and Sensors Group and Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group. Automotive and Discrete Group offers integrated circuits for automobiles, as well as discrete and power transistors. The Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group segment provides industrial application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and application-specific standard products (ASSPs); general purpose analog products; custom analog ICs; wireless charging solutions; galvanic isolated gate drivers; low and high voltage amplifiers, comparators, and current-sense amplifiers; MasterGaN, a solution that integrates a silicon driver and GaN power transistors in a single package; wireline and wireless connectivity ICs; touch screen controllers; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) products, including sensors or actuators; and optical sensing solutions. Microcontrollers and Digital ICs Group offers general-purpose and secure microcontrollers, radio frequency (RF), and electrically erasable programmable memory read-only memories, as well as RF, mixed-signal and digital ASICs. The company also offers assembly services. It sells products via distributors, retailers and sales reps. The company serves the automotive, computer and peripherals, as well as industrial and personal electronic and communication equipment markets. STMicroelectronics N.V. is an international corporation that was founded in 1987. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.

Earnings per Share

STMicroelectronics’ trailing twelve-month EPS is $1.38.

PE Ratio

STMicroelectronics’ trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 30.77. The purchaser of the shares is investing $30.77 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the profitability and shareholder equity for a company, was 30.01%.

Moving Average

STMicroelectronics’s worth is way higher than its 50-day moving average of $37.96 and way above its 200-day moving average of $36.05.

5. Travelzoo (TZOO)

11.2% sales growth and 15.85% return on equity

Travelzoo, an Internet media company, provides travel, entertainment, and local deals from travel and entertainment companies, and local businesses in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. Its publications and products include Travelzoo Website; Travelzoo iPhone and Android apps; Travelzoo Top 20 email newsletter; and Newsflash email alert service. The company also operates the Travelzoo Network, a network of third-party Websites that list travel deals published by the company; and Local Deals and Getaway listings, which allow its members to purchase vouchers for deals from local businesses, such as spas, hotels, and restaurants. It serves airlines, hotels, cruise lines, vacations packagers, tour operators, destinations, car rental companies, travel agents, theater and performing arts groups, restaurants, spas, and activity companies. Travelzoo Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Travelzoo has a trailing twelve months EPS of $0.06.

PE Ratio

Travelzoo has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 89. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $89 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 15.85%.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

Travelzoo stock was valued at $5.34 at 5:24 EST at the time. This is way lower than its 52 week high of $10.15, and much higher than its 52 week low of $4.10.

Sales Growth

Travelzoo saw a 24.5% increase in sales for its current quarter, and 11.2% the following.

6. Brinks Company (BCO)

10.6% sales growth and 65.08% return on equity

Secure transportation and cash management are provided by The Brink’s Company in North America, Latin America and Europe. It offers services such as armored vehicles for transporting valuables, automated teller machines (ATM), management services like cash replenishment and replenishment forecasting and cash optimization. Service call dispatching is also available. Transaction processing, installation and maintenance are some of the services offered by the company. Cash-in-transit and network infrastructure are other services. The company also offers transportation services for precious metals, diamonds, gold, silver, bank notes and currency; vault outsourcing, money processing and other services. These services include cashier balance, fraud detection, account consolidation and electronic reporting. The company also offers technology services, such as online cash tracking and cash inventory management. It also offers bill payment processing and acceptance services, prepaid cards, corporate debit cards, security system design services, including alarms and motion detectors. Closed-circuit televisions and closed-circuit video recorders can be used to create and install access control systems that use card and biometric readers and electronic locks. The company also offers security and guarding solutions to secure airports and other public places, such as offices, warehouses and stores. The company serves financial institutions and retailers as well as government agencies and mints. The original name of the company was The Pittston Company. In May 2003, it changed its name from The Brink’s Company to The Brink’s Company. The Brink’s Company is located in Richmond, Virginia. It was established in 1859.

Earnings per Share

Brinks Company’s trailing 12 months profit per share was $3.64

PE Ratio

The trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio for Brinks Company is 16.46. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $16.46 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the profitability and shareholder equity for a business, was 65.08%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Brinks Company’s stock is valued at $59.92 at 05:24 EST, way below its 52-week high of $73.42 and way higher than its 52-week low of $48.38.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

Brinks Company’s EBITDA is 39.69.

7. Sonoco Products Company (SON)

6.7% sales growth and 23.06% return on equity

Sonoco Products Company produces and sells consumer and industrial packaging products throughout North America, South America, Europe and Australia. There are four main segments to the company: Consumer Packaging and Display and Packaging; Paper and Industrial Converted Products; Protective Solutions and Paper and Packaging. Consumer Packaging offers paper, thermoformed plastic round- and shaped plastic trays and containers; extruded or injection-molded plastic products and printed flexible packaging products. Brand artwork management is also available. Metal and peelable membrane closures are also offered. Display and Packaging offers both temporary and semi-permanent point of purchase displays, supply chain management services including contract packaging, fulfillment, and scaleable service centers, and retail packaging. This includes printed backer cards and thermoformed blisters as well as heat sealing equipment. Paper amenities include coasters and covers. Paper and Industrial Converted Products provides fiber-based construction tubes and paperboard cones and cores. It also offers paperboard tube, wire and cable reels and cables made of metal, wood, and composite wire and ropes. Protective Solutions offers custom-engineered and paperboard-based, molded foam protective packaging components and products; as well as temperature-assured packaged products. It sells products on a variety of markets including paper, textile and film as well as food and chemical packaging. Sonoco Products Company was established in Hartsville in South Carolina in 1899.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Sonoco Products Company has a trailing twelve months EPS of $4.39.

PE Ratio

Sonoco Products Company has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 13.94. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $13.94 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 23.06%.

8. Enersys (ENS)

5.2% sales growth and 8.69% return on equity

EnerSys produces, markets and distributes industrial battery products. EnerSys offers industrial battery chargers and power equipment. It also sells outdoor enclosures and battery accessories. The company provides after-sales and customer support services. The company also offers reserve power products, which are designed to provide backup power in critical areas such as telecommunications and uninterruptible energy systems. Thermally managed cabinets, enclosures and battery covers are also available from the company. It also offers motive power products, which are designed to supply power to electric industrial forklifts that can be used for manufacturing, warehousing and other materials handling applications. It sells products via a network that includes independent representatives and sales personnel in North America and South America. Yuasa, Inc. was the company’s previous name. EnerSys changed its name in 2001 to better reflect its energy systems focus. EnerSys, which was founded in 2000, is located in Reading in Pennsylvania.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Enersys has a trailing twelve months EPS of $3.12.

PE Ratio

Enersys has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 25.9. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $25.9 for every dollar of annual earnings.

The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 8.69%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Enersys is 147782 which is 35% below its average volume of 227382.

Moving Average

Enersys’s value is above its 50-day moving average of $74.27 and way higher than its 200-day moving average of $66.98.