Consumer Cyclicals-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 for X-axis labels 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Heading, subheading and footnotes ===== Heading Consumer Cyclicals-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 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 Start of Line Chart =========== Points follow ... Line bump key Key ===== Key - Line Key - Line Price Index Gross Profit Margin Consumer Cyclicals-Small Companies Index

Monday, December 4, 2017: The share price index of the Consumer Cyclicals-Small Companies Index has advanced by 8% relative to the Otos Total Market Index since the January, 2016 low. Current relative price to sales is near the lowest level in the record of the Index.

Last week the share price index of the Consumer Cyclicals-Small Companies Index advanced by 1.8% compared to a 1.5% advance for the Otos Total Market Index. Gaining stocks in the Consumer Cyclicals-Small Companies Index numbered 54 or 58.7% 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 Consumer Cyclicals-Small Companies Index.The Index capital weighted average sales growth rate is 3.9%. The proportion of Index market capital accounted for by rising sales growth companies is up to 61.1%, compared to 59.4% last quarter.

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

The proportion of total market capital accounted for by rising gross profit margin companies is up to 44.2% compared to 29.8% last quarter.

The Index is recording a low and rising gross margin. Inventories are up, diminishing 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. SG&A expenses are rising at a faster rate than the gross margin, producing a falling EBITDA margin. Interest costs are low in the record of the Index and rising. Higher interest costs not only slow the free cash flow growth rate of the Index, but are often associated with lower valuation.

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