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.
2019 Sales is for the four quarters ending on or nearest to 12-31-2019. The quarter ending the reported period is given in the column to the right of 2019 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 2019 sales.
Profitability refers to Net Income over Sales (net profit) adjusted to the same time period as 2019 Sales.
Market Cap taken from Yahoo Finance dated July 2020. 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 15, 2020. 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 #42 Super Micro: Super Micro was relisted and quarterly financial data needed to adjust to calculate calendar year growth was not available
LSV150 #108 Quantum: Quantum was relisted and quarterly financial data needed to adjust to calculate calendar year growth was not available.