May 23, 2008

Discovering Balchem

This company makes specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and medical sterilization industries. The small-cap ($432 million) has increased earnings in nine of past 10 years, has a 10-year average return on retained earnings of 17.7% and has enough annual earnings ($17.5 million) to pay off its debt ($15.2 million) in less than a year.

Articles were found here and here.

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