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Don't know how useful this is, but, using our simple screen for an earnings staircase... (just an estimate... not the full calculation!)

Out of 8675 companies in SiPro's database, 3333 past the test for Defensive EPS Y1 > EPS Y1.

If you limit to companies that have an earnings staircase: 31/132 pass the same test above.

If you allow the companies negative nonrecurring items in the last three years: 43 out of 167 pass.

If you look for stocks that (might) have an earnings staircase & have had Defensive EPS > EPS for three years in a row you get seven stocks: EPAX, CRS, EXBD, LTC, MTSC, URGI and WBSN.


Ambassadors Group Inc. (EPAX) Nasdaq 09 - Services 0924 - Personal Services
Carpenter Technology Corp (CRS) New York 01 - Basic Materials 0121 - Iron & Steel
Corporate Executive Services (EXBD) Nasdaq 09 - Services 0909 - Business
LTC Properties, Inc. (LTC) New York 09 - Services 0933 - Real Estate Operations
MTS Systems Corp (MTSC) Nasdaq 10 - Technology 1030 - Scientific & Technical Instrument
United Retail Group, Inc. (URGI) Nasdaq 09 - Services 0945 - Retail (Apparel)
Websense Inc. (WBSN) Nasdaq 10 - Technology 1036 - Software & Programming
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