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Highest Future Earnings Growth in the Catalog Retail Industry Detected for Gaiam (GAIA, LINTA, HSNI)

Published on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 11:19
By Adrienne Chilton

Below are the three companies in the Catalog Retail industry with the highest future earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (next fiscal year estimated vs. current fiscal year estimated) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Gaiam (NASDAQ:GAIA) is highest with future earnings growth of 244.4%. Gaiam, Inc. is a lifestyle media production and marketing company. The Company markets its content and products through media, national retailers, the Internet, catalogs, and subscriptions. Gaiam offers products that include DVDs, workout systems, and non-theatrical media. Thus far today, Gaiam has traded 101,000 shares, vs. average volume of 40,000 shares per day. The stock has underperformed the Dow (-2.6% to the Dow's -0.1%) and underperformed the S&P 500 (-2.6% to the S&P's -0.2%) during today's trading.

Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LINTA) is next with future earnings growth of 29.7%.

Finishing up the top three is HSN (NASDAQ:HSNI), with future earnings growth of 23.3%.

By Adrienne Chilton
achilton@fnno.com