High-Octane Growth at a Low-Octane Price

04/19/2007 12:00 am EST


James Oberweis

Editor, The Oberweis Report

James Oberweis, editor of the Oberweis Report, recommends four aggressive-growth stocks selling at reasonable prices that his funds own.

Double-Take Software (NASDAQ: DBTK) develops and supports software that allows customers to protect and recover critical data and applications. Its focus is on the Windows server subsegment of the replication market, which is projected to grow at a 25% compound annual growth rate through 2010, compared with a 15% projected growth rate for the overall worldwide replication market. Customers include over half of the Fortune 500, including Microsoft, Dell and Hewlett-Packard.

The stock went public last December at $11 per share. In the company’s latest reported fourth quarter, sales increased approximately 61% [while it] reported earnings of seven cents per share versus a loss in the same quarter of last year.

InnerWorkings (NASDAQ: INWK) is a leading provider of print procurement services to corporate clients in the US. Through a network of over 4,500 suppliers, InnerWorkings offers a full range of clients’ print, fulfillment, and logistics [services while helping them reduce] overhead costs, redeploy internal resources, and obtain favorable pricing and service terms.

The company uses a competitive-bid process to procure, purchase, and deliver printed products, capitalizing on excess manufacturing capacity and other inefficiencies in the traditional print supply chain. In the company’s latest reported fourth quarter, sales increased rose 175% while earnings per share [came in at] seven cents, versus three cents in the same quarter of last year.

Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ: ICON) is a brand management company engaged in the licensing and marketing of a portfolio of consumer brands. The company owns a number of well-known brands, including Candie’s, Joe Boxer, London Fog and Mossimo. Most recently, it acquired the Danskin brand and rapper Jay-Z’s Rocawear brand. The company licenses these brands to leading retailers, wholesalers, and suppliers.  In the company’s latest reported fourth quarter, sales increased approximately 118% while earnings before taxes [soared 141%].

Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT) is a leading online auction marketplace for wholesale, surplus, and salvage assets. Their marketplaces provide professional buyers access to a global supply of these assets organized into over 500 categories. The company enables its corporate and government sellers to enhance their returns from the sale of excess assets by providing a liquid marketplace and services such as sales and marketing, logistics, and transaction settlement.

The company’s online auction marketplaces are www.liquidation.com, www.govliquidation.com and www.liquibiz.com. In the company’s latest reported first quarter, sales increased approximately 40% to $45.2 million, [while net income of $2.3 million rose more than 50% from] the same quarter of last year.

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