Results for Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick Marvel Enterprises
It doesn't hurt that Marvel has a stellar business model. It avoids capital risk, letting movie studios like Sony
How's this for a Fantastic Four? The company has a return on equity of 62%, a return on assets of 32%, and a return on investment of 38%. The fourth? Marvel trades (based on the company's usually conservative guidance) at 24 times 2004 earnings.
The good news goes on with annual profit growth of 10% to 20%. And the company still has not harvested Disney's
OK, that's pure speculation. But the point is that there are areas for growth for Marvel. Impressive as they are, management's estimates may yet prove conservative. And why own Hasbro
Marvel is simply marvelous and soon to be debt-free. It's no longer hidden, but it's still worth a hard look.
Since W.D. first read about Marvel in Motley Fool Stock Advisor in July 2003, it's up more than 500%. Since it was recommended again in December 2003, it's up more than 200%.
Fool contributor W.D. Crotty owns stock in Disney and News Corp.