Company name Balchem Corporation
Stock ticker BCPC
Live stock price [stckqut]BCPC[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Fair
Sales growth Fair
EPS growth Poor
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $50.87
Target stock price (averages with growth) $56.58
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $32.94
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $53.59

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=bcpc

Balchem Corporation (Balchem) is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and marketing of specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical and medical sterilization industries. The Company operates in four segments: SensoryEffects, Animal Nutrition & Health (ANH), Specialty Products and Industrial Products. Its SensoryEffects segment provides creamer systems, dairy replacers, powdered fats, nutritional beverage bases, beverages, juice and dairy bases, chocolate systems, ice cream bases and variegates, grain-based snacks and cereal-based ingredients. ANH segment provides basic choline chloride, and microencapsulation and chelation technologies-based nutritional products. Specialty Products segment provides ethylene oxide and propylene oxide products. Its Industrial Products segment provides Choline Chloride and methylamines. The Company sells its products through its own sales force, independent distributors and sales agents.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Balchem Corporation as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns. I will be removing Balchem from my Watch List.

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The best-performing U.S. stock over the past 30 years isn’t a household name like Costco Wholesale Corp. or Johnson & Johnson. It’s Balchem Corp. [stckqut]BCPC[/stckqut], up 107,099% since the end of 1985, according to FactSet Research Systems.

You’d never heard of Balchem? I have been an investor in the company for quite some time and it has been on my Watch List on this site. I don't blame you for not know about the stock though; stocks don’t come much more obscure than this. Based in Wawayanda, N.Y. (population 7,266), about 70 miles northwest of New York City, Balchem makes flavorings, fumigating gases and nutritional additives for animal feed. Its total stock market value is about $1.7 billion.

Since the end of 1985, Balchem has gained an average of 26.2% annually, compared with 10.3% for the S&P 500 and 15.7% for Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Source: The Best Stock Over the Last 30 Years? You’ve Never Heard of It - MoneyBeat - WSJ

Company name Balchem Corporation
Stock ticker BCPC
Live stock price [stckqut]BCPC[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Fair

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $74.17
Target stock price (averages with growth) $56.89
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $27.67
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $66.67

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=bcpc

Balchem Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and marketing of specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical and medical sterilization industries. The Company operates in three segments. The Company's Specialty Products segment operates in industry as ARC Specialty Products. The SensoryEffects segment supplies ingredients in the food and beverage industry; providing customized solutions in powder and liquid flavor delivery systems, spray dried emulsified powder systems and cereal systems. The Animal Nutrition & Health segment provides the animal nutrition market with nutritional products derived from its microencapsulation and chelation technologies in addition to basic choline chloride. The Company operates two domestic subsidiaries which are wholly-owned, BCP Ingredients, Inc. (BCP) and Aberco, Inc. (Aberco). It also operates two wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe: Balchem BV and Balchem Italia Srl.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Balchem Corporation as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns.

If you would like to understand how to evaluate companies like I do on this site, please read my book, The Confident Investor. You can review the best companies that I have found (and I probably invest my own money in most of these companies) in my Watch List.

How was this analysis of Balchem Corporation calculated?

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The market was generally good last week and should be good this week as well even though the indicators for the entire market are not extremely optimistic. More concern is on geo-political events that could cause a pullback. Be cautious with any stock that is setting a 52-week (or close to it) as I do not believe the big investors are excited about big new growth.

As always, my thoughts should only be used for educational purposes and any decision by the reader to use this information is subject to my disclaimer. In addition to the disclaimer, the stocks mentioned may have changed value from the time I wrote this to the time that you are reading it; therefore, the conclusions below may no longer be valid. The analysis on any investment indicator is always a short-term thought and just by being in this list the stock already is a long-term Good Company  or Fair Company and made my Watch List. If you are looking for long-term analysis of the stock, you should look for the stock in the company list that appears to the far right.

My analysis in this article is based on the investment indicator tools that I describe in my book, "The Confident Investor." If you are not subscribed to this site as a book owner, then you will not be able to see some of the analysis. You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in e-book formats for NookKindle, and iPad. After you purchase my book, it is free to subscribe to the extra content on this site. 

I will only be commenting on stocks that are ranked as an "Investigate to buy" and Possible buy" on my daily investment indicator article. The most recent daily investment indicator article is from October 25. Those stocks are:

  • Apple Inc.,
  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation,
  • Allergan Inc.,
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.,
  • AMETEK Inc.,
  • American Tower Corp,
  • Balchem Corporation,
  • Cerner Corporation,
  • Cummins Inc.,
  • Extra Space Storage Inc.,
  • Fossil Group Inc,
  • Harley-Davidson Inc,
  • Jarden Corp,
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp.,
  • Monster Beverage Corp,
  • Annaly Capital Management Inc.,
  • Panera Bread Co,
  • QUALCOMM Inc.,
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc,
  • Boston Beer Co Inc,
  • Constellation Brands Inc.,
  • Tractor Supply Company,
  • Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.,
  • Yahoo! Inc.,

Investment Indicator Thoughts

S&P 500
The general S&P 500 (ticker is ^GSPC and the first line of my investment indicator articles). This index is not very optimistic. Caution is advised.

NASDAQ Composite
The NASDAQ Composite (the ticker is ^IXIC and the second line of my investment indicator articles). This index is not very optimistic. Caution is advised.

Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. [stckqut]AAPL[/stckqut] had a very good week last week. The stock is curre...
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Alliance Data Systems Corporation
Alliance Data Systems Corporation [stckqut]ADS[/stckqut] had a very good earnings rep...
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Allergan, Inc.
Allergan, Inc. [stckqut]AGN[/stckqut] is basically flat as it approaches its 52-week ...
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [stckqut]ALXN[/stckqut] had a great run last week befor...
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AMETEK, Inc.
AMETEK, Inc. [stckqut]AME[/stckqut] had a good run in the last week or so and is now ...
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American Tower Corp
American Tower Corp [stckqut]AMT[/stckqut] had a good run in the last week or so and ...
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Balchem Corporation
Balchem Corporation [stckqut]BCPC[/stckqut] has had a good run for the past couple we...
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Cerner Corporation
Cerner Corporation [stckqut]CERN[/stckqut] had a great run last week and we are now a...
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Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc. [stckqut]CMI[/stckqut] had a good week last week. Look for resistance at...
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Extra Space Storage, Inc.
Extra Space Storage, Inc. [stckqut]EXR[/stckqut] has been going strong all month. I s...
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Fossil Group Inc
Fossil Group Inc [stckqut]FOSL[/stckqut] has been rising fairly well for the last cou...
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Harley-Davidson Inc
Harley-Davidson Inc [stckqut]HOG[/stckqut] had a good earnings report but I think all...
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Jarden Corp
Jarden Corp [stckqut]JAH[/stckqut] had a great run last week and we are approaching 5...
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Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. [stckqut]LVS[/stckqut] is basically moving sideways with small ...
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Monster Beverage Corp
Monster Beverage Corp [stckqut]MNST[/stckqut] has been growing at a slow pace for mon...
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Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. [stckqut]NLY[/stckqut] is running nicely for a couple...
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Panera Bread Co
Panera Bread Co [stckqut]PNRA[/stckqut] is having a nice run for the past few weeks. ...
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QUALCOMM, Inc.
QUALCOMM, Inc. [stckqut]QCOM[/stckqut] appears to have recovered from the pullback of...
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc [stckqut]REGN[/stckqut] is growing very strong right no...
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Boston Beer Co Inc
Boston Beer Co Inc [stckqut]SAM[/stckqut] looks like it is recovering from the pull b...
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Constellation Brands, Inc.
Constellation Brands, Inc. [stckqut]STZ[/stckqut] has shown nice growth this week but...
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Tractor Supply Company
...
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Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. [stckqut]ULTA[/stckqut] has been essentially ...
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Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc. [stckqut]YHOO[/stckqut] blew away its earnings early last week and has be...
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The investment indicator trends are not very positive right now. It is very important to be cautious on any slight moves as they are likely to pull back. Solid companies will continue to be okay and this may be a time to buy at a discount. Keep your money dry so that you can jump at the right time.

As always, my thoughts should only be used for educational purposes and any decision by the reader to use this information is subject to my disclaimer. In addition to the disclaimer, the stocks mentioned may have changed value from the time I wrote this to the time that you are reading it; therefore, the conclusions below may no longer be valid. The analysis on any investment indicator is always a short-term thought and just by being in this list the stock already is a long-term Good Company  or Fair Company and made my Watch List. If you are looking for long-term analysis of the stock, you should look for the stock in the company list that appears to the far right.

My analysis in this article is based on the investment indicator tools that I describe in my book, "The Confident Investor." If you are not subscribed to this site as a book owner, then you will not be able to see some of the analysis. You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in e-book formats for NookKindle, and iPad. After you purchase my book, it is free to subscribe to the extra content on this site. 

I will only be commenting on stocks that are ranked as an "Investigate to buy" and Possible buy" on my daily investment indicator article. The most recent daily investment indicator article is from September 27. Those stocks are:

  • Autobytel Inc.,
  • Allergan Inc.,
  • Balchem Corporation,
  • BlackRock Inc.,
  • Broadcom Corporation,
  • Deckers Outdoor Corp,
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation,
  • Lululemon Athletica inc.,
  • Monster Beverage Corp,
  • Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA),
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc,
  • Skyworks Solutions Inc,
  • Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.,

Investment Indicator Thoughts

S&P 500
The general S&P 500 (ticker is ^GSPC and the first line of my investment indicator articles). This index is not very optimistic. Caution is advised.

NASDAQ Composite
The NASDAQ Composite (the ticker is ^IXIC and the second line of my investment indicator articles). This index is not very optimistic. Caution is advised.

Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc. [stckqut]ABTL[/stckqut] has been going sidways for weeks after a major...
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Allergan, Inc.
Allergan, Inc. [stckqut]AGN[/stckqut] had a nice move last week and is currently at 5...
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Balchem Corporation
Balchem Corporation [stckqut]BCPC[/stckqut] has been running nicely for a couple of w...
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BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc. [stckqut]BLK[/stckqut] has been going sideways for quite some time. M...
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Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom Corporation [stckqut]BRCM[/stckqut] recently set a new 52-week high. Stock h...
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Deckers Outdoor Corp
Deckers Outdoor Corp [stckqut]DECK[/stckqut] is at its 52-week high right now and con...
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KLA-Tencor Corporation
KLA-Tencor Corporation [stckqut]KLAC[/stckqut] set a new 52-week high. Look for this ...
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Lululemon Athletica inc.
Lululemon Athletica inc. [stckqut]LULU[/stckqut] pulled back all week from its high a...
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Monster Beverage Corp
Monster Beverage Corp [stckqut]MNST[/stckqut] is basically moving sideways with small...
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Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA)
Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA) [stckqut]POT[/stckqut] this is too small of a signal ...
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc [stckqut]REGN[/stckqut] is flirting with a 52-week high...
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Skyworks Solutions Inc
Skyworks Solutions Inc [stckqut]SWKS[/stckqut] continues to run. I have said before t...
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Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
...
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