Companies’ Earnings Growth Lowest In 25 Years

August 19, 2011 4:35 am

We spotted this today:

” equity prices of late imply the worst earnings growth rate expectations in 25 years—such expectations even turned negative last week.

Operating margins and profits are near all-time highs, but revenues are still below their 2008 peak and real consumer spending has grown by only 2% over the past year. Corporations currently have strong balance sheets and the lowest net debt-to-revenue ratio on record, but this is largely the result of cost-cutting which may have run its course.”

Statistics Source: cfr

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