Consumer Growth-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 for X-axis labels 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Heading, subheading and footnotes ===== Heading Consumer Growth-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 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 Start of Line Chart =========== Points follow ... Line bump key Key ===== Key - Line Key - Line Price Index Gross Profit Margin Consumer Growth-Small Companies Index

Monday, December 4, 2017: The share price index of the Consumer Growth-Small Companies Index has declined by 14% relative to the Otos Total Market index since the August, 2016 high. Current relative price to sales is the lowest level in the record of the Index.

Last week the share price index of the Consumer Growth-Small Companies Index advanced by 0.2% compared to a 1.5% advance for the Otos Total Market Index. Gaining stocks in the Consumer Growth-Small Companies Index numbered 17 or 40.5% 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 Growth-Small Companies Index.The Index capital weighted average sales growth rate is 2.2%. The proportion of Index market capital accounted for by rising sales growth companies is up to 45.6%, compared to 42.2% last quarter.

Currently, sales growth is low in the record of the Consumer Growth-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 32.9% compared to 41.3% last quarter.

The Index is recording a rising gross margin. Inventories are down, improving the chance of a further 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. The gross margin is rising at a faster rate than SG&A expenses, producing a rising EBITDA margin. The shares have been very highly correlated with the direction of the profit margins. Interest costs are falling.

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