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Mike and other contributors to this excellent discussion,

Here are companies that are situated in the Earnings Power Chart's upper-right box and are also attractively priced. In no particular order, we have:

FCFS (thanks to Tom Jacobs of for this one)
MPX (with EV/ttm FCF at 24x, a shade on the pricier side. but its charts is spectacular)
ARO (another fantastic chart)

These are not "buy" recommendations. But they all get a green light in our three-step process of (1) assessing earnings quality, (2) trying to figure out whether the firm has a sustainable competitive advantage, and (3) figuring out if the business sells at a discount to intrinsic value.

Mike raises some excellent points, which I will try to respond to soon.

To learn more about the Earnings Power Chart, check out my website at

Thanks to everyone for asking so many excellent questions. We are going to find some conservative growth stocks on this discussion board that we can all own for long-term capital gains and not worry that the business behind the stock is to run into a ditch, financially speaking, while we are at the beach, mountains, Red Sox game, in-laws, etc.


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