The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics around the investing world.
John and David look for companies with long growth runways. It looks like discount teen retailer Five Below fits that description. Dave's daughter brought the company to his attention about a month ago. Since then, he's been digging into the numbers. The company ended the second quarter with 226 stores and believes it can open more than 2,000 in the United States. Improving margins across a growing store base is a great recipe for growing earnings. There's plenty of competition out there from traditional discount retailers like Dollar General or Dollar Tree. And there's also the ever-present Target and Wal-Mart. But what separated Five Below from the others is its focus on the things that teens and pre-teens are looking for. It's a great group to serve, and Five Below looks to have what it takes to continue to grow and earn excellent returns on invested capital over that time.
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