Europe's still a mess, and even the stateside economy is on shaky ground. As companies are facing tax and cost increases in 2013, it wouldn't be a shock to see them scale back to preserve profitability.
It's not bad everywhere, though. There are plenty of companies that are still expected to grow nicely in 2013. Let's go over five of the many companies where analysts see revenue and earnings growing by at least 20 percent next year. Hopefully that will cheer you up.
Longtime Motley Fool contributor Rick Aristotle Munarriz has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Baidu and 3D Systems, has long puts on salesforce.com, and has created a covered strangle position on 3D Systems. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Baidu, salesforce.com, 3D Systems, and lululemon athletica.