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Beyond The Zulu Principle: Extraordinary Profits from Growth Shares by Jim Slater

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3. What is a Growth Share?

The word ‘growth’ is used to describe shares in companies which have the ability to increase earnings per share (EPS) at an above-average rate year after year. Although growing businesses frequently make acquisitions, it is the capacity to produce organic growth from within that is the distinguishing characteristic of great growth companies. EPS growth and share price growth are linked together like Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Of course, growth shares have occasional setbacks in EPS as all companies are cyclical to some extent. The results of even the greatest growth companies are influenced by the state of the ...

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