Stock Screen: Highest Effective Tax Rates

Considering the idea that there is a push by the Trump administration for tax reform along with tax reduction, we looked to a screen in order to find companies that may benefit. This was a topic of discussion on The Disciplined Investor Podcast (#494) and we promised to make that list available.

The effective tax rate is the average rate at which a corporation is taxed. For our use, this is the average rate at which its pre-tax profits are taxed.

One of the ways that we like to find stocks is to start with a screen – or the Quantitative approach. This starting point is the approach used in the TDI Managed Growth Strategy.


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Here are the details of the screen:

  • 30% – 50% Effective Tax Rate
  • 30-Day Average Volume > 1 Million
  • EPS Growth YoY >0.00%
  • Revenue Growth YoY > 0.00%
  • Market Cap > $1 Billion

The idea is to find companies with high rates, growing earnings and revenues that may see a very healthy bump to earnings and margins if their tax rate is reduced.

The results:

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