There are many facets to a business when trying to find a good investment. The most important in find a long-term viable business is sales growth. If they are selling more of their product, or having pricing power to increase their prices (i.e. Netflix increasing their fees by 20%), then you have a great business, and you can move onto the next step in evaluating a business: earnings.
Here’s a list of companies whose sales are growing for 12 years straight. A great feat, given that this includes the 2008-2009 downturn.
With so much emphasis on stock buybacks and other forms of financial engineering, it’s important to remember the most important job of a corporate CEO: growing the business.So we put together a list of companies that have achieved something remarkable — boosting sales every quarter for 15 straight years.