Footnotes

General Footnotes

IPO year was sourced from com­pa­ny fil­ings first. Miss­ing data was sourced from inter­net based com­pa­ny pro­files such as in Crunch­base, or from news arti­cles. In some instances, we have cho­sen among mul­ti­ple pos­si­ble IPO years, typ­i­cal­ly when the com­pa­ny went through sig­nif­i­cant struc­tur­al changes, usu­al­ly with a pub­lic spin-off or two pub­lic enti­ties merging.

2017 Sales is for the four quar­ters end­ing on or near­est to 12-31-2017. The quar­ter end­ing the report­ed peri­od is giv­en in the col­umn to the right of 2017 Sales. For com­pa­nies with more lim­it­ed report­ed infor­ma­tion avail­able, see spe­cif­ic com­pa­ny foot­notes below.

Growth refers to year-over-year sales growth, with the same time peri­od adjust­ments as made to 2017 sales.

Prof­itabil­i­ty refers to Net Income over Sales (net prof­it) adjust­ed to the same time peri­od as 2017 Sales.

Mar­ket Cap tak­en from Yahoo Finance dat­ed July 2, 2018. This site defines mar­ket cap as stock price mul­ti­plied by shares out­stand­ing tak­en from the most recent­ly filed quar­ter­ly or annu­al report.

CEO name tak­en from the com­pa­ny web­site as of July 10, 2018. Inter­im sta­tus is not­ed when­ev­er this was described on the web­site, or in recent press releas­es. Founder sta­tus was not­ed if the CEO was called a founder on the com­pa­ny web­site or in the lat­est proxy state­ment. Online bios such as LinkedIn and Bloomberg were also con­sult­ed for clar­i­fi­ca­tion when necessary.

Company Footnotes

LSV150 #8 HPE2017 sales reflects 4 quar­ters end­ing 1-31-2018 (Q2 2017 restat­ed 4-30-2018). Because of the restate­ment of 2016 HPE finan­cials, we are report­ing the sales growth rate of FY2016 to FY2017.

LSV150 #19 VMware: growth rate reflects FY 2016 end­ing 12-31-2016 to 12 months end­ing 2-2-2018.

LSV150 #32 Super Micro Com­put­er finan­cial state­ments after 6-30-2017 are not avail­able. 2017 sales is based on pre­lim­i­nary com­pa­ny finan­cial results report­ed in press releas­es. The prof­itabil­i­ty ratio reflects the first half of 2017 only.

LSV150#38 Mar­vell Tech­nol­o­gy Group: Cor­po­rate head­quar­ters is Bermu­da, US head­quar­ters is in San­ta Clara.

LSV150 #65 Stitch Fix: Sales growth was tak­en from the report­ed 7-30-2016 to 7-30-2017 time peri­od, as quar­ter­ly results for cal­en­dar year 2016 were not ful­ly avail­able. Recent com­pa­ny press releas­es report that year over year growth at the end of Jan­u­ary 2018 was 24%.

LSV150 #69 Cav­i­um was ful­ly acquired by Mar­vell Tech­nol­o­gy Group on July 92018.

LSV150 #98 Quan­tum has not released 12-31-2017 quar­ter­ly results. 2017 sales and prof­itabil­i­ty reflect 9-30-2017 trail­ing 4 quar­ters. Annu­al growth rate is adjust­ed to reflect growth from 9-30-2016 to 9-30-2017.

LSV150 #100 Wage­works: has not released 12-31-2017 quar­ter­ly results. 2017 sales and prof­itabil­i­ty reflect 9-30-2017 trail­ing 4 quar­ters. Annu­al growth rate is adjust­ed to reflect growth from 9-30-2016 to 9-30-2017.

LSV150 #130 A10 Net­works: has not released 12-31-2017 quar­ter­ly results. 2017 sales and prof­itabil­i­ty reflect 9-30-2017 trail­ing 4 quar­ters. Annu­al growth rate is adjust­ed to reflect growth from 9-30-2016 to 9-30-2017.

LSV150 #143 Zscaler: Sales growth was tak­en from the report­ed 7-31-2016 to 7-31-2017 time peri­od, as a quar­ter­ly results for cal­en­dar year 2016 were not ful­ly available.

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