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.
2018 Sales is for the four quarters ending on or nearest to 12-31-2018. The quarter ending the reported period is given in the column to the right of 2018 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 2018 sales.
Profitability refers to Net Income over Sales (net profit) adjusted to the same time period as 2018 Sales.
Market Cap taken from Yahoo Finance dated May 2019. 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 May 20, 2019. 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.
LSV150 #18 Über: Über’s profitability ratio reflects its stated 2018 net income of $997 million; a more generally quoted profitability ratio for Über is -16% reflecting 2018 adjusted net income.
LSV150 #71 Mellanox: As of May 2019, NVIDIA has offered to acquire Mellanox. This acquisition is not yet final.
LSV150 #101 Wageworks: has not released 12-31-2018 quarterly results. 2018 sales and profitability reflect 9-30-2018 trailing 4 quarters. Annual growth rate is adjusted to reflect growth from 9-30-2017 to 9-30-2018. As of April 2019, HealthEquity has offered to acquire Wageworks. This acquisition is not yet final.
LSV150 #138 Quantenna: As of May 2019, ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) and Quantenna Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTNA) have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Quantenna for $24.50 per share in an all cash transaction. This acquisition is not yet final.