(VIANEWS) – Saratoga Investment Corp New (SAR), Western Gas Partners, LP Limited Partner Interests (WES), AdaptHealth Corp. (AHCO) 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. Saratoga Investment Corp New (SAR)

30.5% sales growth and 4.9% return on equity

Saratoga Investment Corp., a business development firm, specializes in management and leveraged buyouts as well as acquisition financings and growth financings. It also recapitalizes and refinances debt and does transitional financing transactions for lower-end middle market businesses. The company structures its equity and debt investments through mezzanine and first lien debts, second and third lien loans, co-investments and select high yield bonds. It also invests in senior secured and unsecured bonds as well as preferred equity. The firm is interested in investing in the United States. It invests between $5 million and $20 million in businesses with EBITDA of at least $2 million and revenue of from $8 million to $150 millions. The firm invests in direct lending and participation in loan syndicates. GSC Investment Corp. was the name of the firm. Saratoga Investment Corp. has an office in Florham Park (New Jersey).

Earnings per Share

Saratoga Investment Corp New’s trailing twelve-month EPS is $1.36.

PE Ratio

Saratoga Investment Corp New’s trailing 12 months earnings to price ratio is 16.64. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $16.64 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 4.9%.

Dividend Yield

As maintained by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Sep 12, 2022, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 2.13 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 9.41%.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Saratoga Investment Corp New is 17504 which is 46.13% below its average volume of 32495.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is a negative 17.8% and a negative 11.4%, respectively.

2. Western Gas Partners, LP Limited Partner Interests (WES)

16.6% sales growth and 37.93% return on equity

Western Midstream Partners, LP and its subsidiaries acquire, own, manage, develop, or operate midstream assets primarily within the United States. The company is responsible for gathering, compressing and treating natural gas, as well as transporting it. It also sells NGLs, natural gas and condensate. The company’s general partner is Western Midstream Holdings, LLC. The previous name of the company was Western Gas Equity Partners LP. In February 2019, Western Midstream Partners LP became its new name. The Woodlands is where the company’s headquarters are located.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Western Gas Partners, LP Limited Partner Interests has a trailing twelve months EPS of $2.74.

PE Ratio

Western Gas Partners, LP Limited Partner Interests has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 9.96. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $9.96 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 37.93%.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Western Gas Partners, LP Limited Partner Interests’s stock is valued at $27.30 at 05:25 EST, under its 52-week high of $29.50 and way above its 52-week low of $18.95.

Revenue Growth

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 9.7%, now sitting on 3.19B for the twelve trailing months.

Growth Estimates Quarters

The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is 39.7% and 4%, respectively.

Volume

The last volume reported for Western Gas Partners Limited Partner Interests today is 1004890, 12.65% more than its average volume of 892012.

3. AdaptHealth Corp. (AHCO)

10% sales growth and 4.73% return on equity

AdaptHealth Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides home healthcare equipment, medical supplies, and home and related services in the United States. The company provides sleep therapy equipment, supplies, and related services, such as CPAP and bi-PAP services to individuals suffering from obstructive sleep apnea; home medical equipment (HME) to patients discharged from acute care and other facilities; oxygen and related chronic therapy services in the home; and other HME medical devices and supplies on behalf of chronically ill patients with diabetes care, wound care, urological, ostomy, and nutritional supply needs. It serves beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payors. The company is headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

Earnings per Share

AdaptHealth Corp.’s trailing 12 months EPS was $0.65.

PE Ratio

AdaptHealth Corp.’s trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 35.12. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $35.12 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is an indicator of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 4.73%.

Volume

The 824301 volume reported by AdaptHealth Corp. today is 27.77% lower than its 1138090 average volume.

4. Ship Finance International Limited (SFL)

9.6% sales growth and 22.36% return on equity

SFL Corporation Ltd. engages in the ownership, operation, and chartering out of vessels and offshore related assets on medium and long-term charters. It is also involved in the charter, purchase, and sale of assets. In addition, the company operates in various sectors of the maritime, and shipping and offshore industry, including oil transportation, dry bulk shipments, chemical transportation, oil product transportation, container transportation, car transportation, and drilling rigs. As of June 14, 2021, it had a fleet of approximately 80 vessels, such as container vessels, bulkers, tankers, and offshore drilling rigs. It operates in Bermuda, Cyprus, Liberia, Norway, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the Marshall Islands. The company was formerly known as Ship Finance International Limited and changed its name to SFL Corporation Ltd. in September 2019. SFL Corporation Ltd. was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Earnings Per Share

As for profitability, Ship Finance International Limited has a trailing twelve months EPS of $1.66.

PE Ratio

Ship Finance International Limited has a trailing twelve months price to earnings ratio of 6.29. Meaning,
the purchaser of the share is investing $6.29 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 22.36%.

Dividend Yield

Morningstar, Inc. has stated that the next dividend payment will be on Sep 13, 2022. The forward dividend rate for 2020 is 0.92, and the forward dividend yield 8.81%.

Earnings before Interest, Taxes and Depreciation

Ship Finance International Limited has an EBITDA of 43.33.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Ship Finance International Limited’s stock is valued at $10.44 at 05:28 EST, under its 52-week high of $11.60 and way higher than its 52-week low of $7.64.

5. Forward Air Corporation (FWRD)

7.3% sales growth and 30.44% return on equity

Forward Air Corporation and its subsidiaries operate as an asset-light cargo and logistics company in Canada and the United States. There are two main segments: Expedited Freight, and Intermodal. The Expedited Freight Segment offers expedited inter-regional and national less than-truckload services. Local pick-ups and deliveries are also available. Other services include truckload consolidation, deconsolidation and warehousing. This segment also offers expedited truckload brokerage, dedicated fleet, and high security and temperature-controlled logistics services. Intermodal provides container drayage and storage services, as well as contract and container freight station handling and warehouse services. This segment serves third-party logistics firms, freight forwarders and passengers, as well as cargo and air carriers, rail lines and retailers. Forward Air Corporation was established in 1981. It is located in Greeneville in Tennessee.

Earnings per Share

Forward Air Corporation’s trailing 12 months EPS is $6.92.

PE Ratio

Forward Air Corporation’s trailing 12 months earnings to price ratio is 15.54 The purchaser of the shares is spending $15.54 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 30.44%.

Sales Growth

Forward Air Corporation’s sales growth is 9.7% for the present quarter and 7.3% for the next.

Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Forward Air Corporation’s stock is valued at $107.56 at 05:31 EST, way under its 52-week high of $125.71 and way above its 52-week low of $84.04.

6. Manhattan Associates (MANH)

6.8% sales growth and 51.14% return on equity

Manhattan Associates, Inc. designs, develops, deploys, supports, and maintains software solutions that manage inventory, supply chain, and omnichannel operations. This includes products for wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, logistic providers, and others. Manhattan SCALE is a suite of logistics execution tools that provides trading partner management and optimization as well as warehouse and transport execution services. Manhattan Active offers omnichannel enterprise solutions and Manhattan Active solutions. The company also offers inventory optimization and planning services. It provides maintenance services that include customer support and software enhancements. Professional services such as solution planning and implementation and associated consulting services. Training and management services are available. The company also resells radio frequency terminal networks and radio frequency identification chips readers as well as computer hardware and peripherals. The company offers its products via direct sales staff as well as partnership agreements with different organizations. It operates across the Americas and Europe as well as in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Middle East, Africa and Africa. Manhattan Associates, Inc. was established in 1990. It is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Earnings per Share

Manhattan Associates’ trailing 12 months profit per share was $1.77

PE Ratio

Manhattan Associates’ trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio is 66.98. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $66.98 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 51.14%.

Annual Top and Bottom Value

Manhattan Associates stock was valued at $118.55 at 5:33 EST at the time of writing. This is way below its 52 week high of $177.19, and far above its 52 week low of $106.02.

7. Coca-Cola (KO)

6.3% sales growth and 41.03% return on equity

Coca-Cola Company is a global beverage manufacturer, marketer, and seller of non-alcoholic beverages. It offers sparkling soft drinks, flavored water and enhanced water; juice, milk and plant-based drinks; tea and coffee; as well as energy drinks. The company also sells beverage concentrates or syrups as well as fountain syrups for fountain retailers such as convenience shops and restaurants. It sells products under Coca-Cola/Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar brands. The company operates via a network that includes independent bottling partners and distributors as well as wholesalers and bottling operators. It was established in Atlanta, Georgia in 1886.

Earnings per Share

Coca-Cola’s trailing 12 months earnings per share (EPS) is $1.67

PE Ratio

Coca-Cola’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 36.31. The purchaser of the shares is therefore investing $36.31 per dollar in annual earnings.

For the 12 trailing months, the company’s return-on-equity, which is a measure of the business’ profitability relative to shareholders’ equity, was 41.03%.