For the last few quarters, I have been commenting upon the general lack of revenue growth in corporate results. I have focused on a variety of diversified manufacturers and distributors, all of them well-respected S&P500 firms. My last comment on this issue was on May 5.
For the recently released 2Q 2010 financial results, there generally has been decent revenue growth. Many companies have been posting seemingly strong, double-digit growth, but this has been against weak year-ago results. As one would expect, revenue growth appears strongest in the Asia region.
It will be interesting to monitor these revenue growth figures going forward. Revenue growth during our current period of economic weakness is a key issue, and generally lacks recognition, especially compared to earnings growth and whether companies are matching or beating earnings “expectations.”
SPX at 1120.46 as this post is written