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10 Smart Companies That Make a Profit, Even When the Market Falls

GOBankingRates Logo By Joel Anderson of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 11: Markets are fickle. In the short-term, there's no telling what will make stocks rise and fall. It's largely a function of how investors and traders see a particular company.Over the long haul, though, there tends to be a pretty clear guide on what pushes stocks higher: How much money is flowing in. A company might be able to reach new heights based on little more than market sentiment during a long bull market, but when stocks start trending down, the companies with consistent profit growth are more likely to weather the storm.The following companies have been matching the growing stock markets in recent years with rising profits and revenue. Every company on this list has improved its earnings and revenue by at least 25 percent over the last five years. That's no guarantee that these companies will survive the next bear market, but they could be safer bets than most.Click through to see which companies are more profitable.

Markets are fickle. In the short-term, there's no telling what will make stocks rise and fall. It's largely a function of how investors and traders see a particular company.

Over the long haul, though, there tends to be a pretty clear guide on what pushes stocks higher: How much money is flowing in. A company might be able to reach new heights based on little more than market sentiment during a long bull market, but when stocks start trending down, the companies with consistent profit growth are more likely to weather the storm.

The following companies have been matching the growing stock markets in recent years with rising profits and revenue. Every company on this list has improved its earnings and revenue by at least 25 percent over the last five years. That's no guarantee that these companies will survive the next bear market, but they could be safer bets than most.

Click through to see which companies are more profitable.

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