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Winnipeg-based Winpak Ltd. makes packaging machines and packaging materials used primarily to protect perishable foods and beverages and in health care applications. It has a market cap of $1.5-billion.
Winpak has a great balance sheet, with no long term debt and a 5.07 current ratio, which the Benjamin Graham-based model loves.
The Peter Lynch-based model likes the 21-per-cent long term EPS growth rate (using the average of the three, four, and five-year growth rates).
Winpak has a 14-per-cent return on equity.
It also has a 19.6 P/E ratio, and its strong growth rate make for a solid 0.92 P/E-to-growth ratio, part of why the Lynch based model has strong interest.
Winpak has an 85 twelve-month relative strength, showing good momentum, and it has upped EPS in six straight years.
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