Basic Industry-Small Companies SharpPlot version is 2.43 Paint the paper ===== Border ===== Region ===== X-Axis Ticks ===== X-Axis tickmarks Y-Axis Ticks ===== Y-Axis tickmarks Axes ===== Y-axis labels 1 1.5 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 15 for X-axis labels 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Heading, subheading and footnotes ===== Heading Basic Industry-Small Companies Subheading Gross Profit Margin vs Stock Price Index Footnotes Comment Start of Line Chart =========== Points follow ... Line Y-Axis Ticks ===== Y-Axis tickmarks Axes ===== Y-axis labels 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Start of Line Chart =========== Points follow ... Line bump key Key ===== Key - Line Key - Line Price Index Gross Profit Margin Basic Industry-Small Companies Index

Monday, December 4, 2017: The share price index of the Basic Industry-Small Companies Index has advanced by 629% relative to the Otos Total Market Index since the January, 2016 low. Current relative price to sales is at the lower-end of the range in the record of the Index.

Last week the share price index of the Basic Industry-Small Companies Index advanced by 1.2% compared to a 1.5% advance for the Otos Total Market Index. Gaining stocks in the Basic Industry-Small Companies Index numbered 47 or 62.7% of the Index total compared to a 29.1% gaining stocks frequency across the 3979 stocks in the Otos U.S. stocks universe.

We have collected third quarter sales data for all of the comparable record companies in the Basic Industry-Small Companies Index.The Index capital weighted average sales growth rate is 4.2%. The proportion of Index market capital accounted for by rising sales growth companies is up to 85.2%, compared to 66.8% last quarter.

Currently, sales growth is low in the record of the Basic Industry-Small Companies Index but higher than last quarter.

The proportion of total market capital accounted for by rising gross profit margin companies is down to 39.4% compared to 40.5% last quarter.

The Index is recording a falling gross margin. Inventories are down, improving the chance of a future increase in the gross margin. SG&A expenses are high in the record of the Index, but rising. That implies that the Index may be capable of accelerating EBITDA relative to sales with lower costs, but has yet to achieve a cost reduction. Lower gross margins and higher SG&A expenses are producing a deceleration in EBITDA relative to sales. The shares have been correlated with the direction of the EBITDA profit margin. Interest costs are high in the record of the Index and rising. Higher interest costs not only slow cash flow growth, but are often associated with lower valuation.

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