LSV 150 Company Insights - 2024

Silicon Valley Ends 2023 with Massive Gains in Profits and Market Cap

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The Lon­er­gan SV150 is the defin­i­tive rank­ing of the top pub­lic com­pa­nies in tech­nol­o­gy locat­ed in the Sil­i­con Valley.

Sil­i­con Val­ley weath­ered the 2023 storm, rid­ing a wave of investor enthu­si­asm for gen­er­a­tive AI tech­nol­o­gy to mas­sive mar­ket cap gains in the ranks of the SV150, despite report­ing only mod­est growth in rev­enue. Net income also grew at a record rate, reflect­ing effi­cien­cy gains from 2022 – 2023 efforts to plump up mar­gins — includ­ing sig­nif­i­cant labor force reduc­tions at many LSV 150 firms.

Read on for Lon­er­gan Part­ners’ in-depth insights and analy­sis of the com­pa­ny per­for­mance changes impact­ing the top 150 pub­lic com­pa­nies in tech­nol­o­gy in the Sil­i­con Valley.

Silicon Valley public tech companies enjoy a surge in investor confidence

April 17, 2024    Once again, Silicon Valley pulled a rabbit out of the hat and defied widespread predictions for a disappointing 2023. And despite US-inflation based anxiety returning in recent days, investors seem to be cautiously optimistic that the tech sector will perform well in 2024.

Here are the latest results for the 2023 LSV 150:

2023 Revenues: same company sales were up 6%, to $1.76 Trillion - a new record high - with 2023 inflation running at 3.4% according to the Department of Labor. Most of the LSV150 ranked companies (93 out of 150, or 62%) grew sales faster than the rate of inflation.
2023 Net income
: the rankings saw net income grow 28% from last year's list, to $343 Billion. Positive 2023 net income was reported at 69 companies.
March 2024 Market cap
: up a staggering 48% from March 31 of last year, to $13.7 Trillion. This rate of growth exceeded the gains of the S&P 500 Index (27.4%) and the NASDAQ composite (34%) for the same time period.

The Trillion dollar market cap club expands

As of the end of Q1 2024, the largest four companies of the LSV150 were all valued at over $1 Trillion in market capitalization - after NVIDIA achieved this distinction for the first time back in June 2023.

The current top market cap rankings for April 17, 2024 are:

  • Apple (LSV #1) market cap = $2.6 Trillion 
  • NVIDIA (LSV #4) market cap = $2.1 Trillion 
  • Alphabet (LSV #2) market cap = $1.9 Trillion
  • Meta (LSV #3) market cap = $1.2 Trillion

Note: the two other members of the $1 Trillion public company market cap club are Seattle based Amazon ($1.9 Trillion) and Microsoft ($3.1 Trillion) - currently the most valuable public company in the world .

The Silicon Valley 150 boasts 38 companies included in the S&P 500 – an all time high

With the recent addition of Super Micro Computer (LSV #26), the ranks of the Lonergan SV150 now include 38 of the companies selected for the S&P 500 - an all time high.  S&P 500 companies must meet a rigorous standard, not just for size but for other criteria such as liquidity and profitability as well - before they are approved by the S&P 500 selection committee. Having an increasing number of LSV 150 companies merit inclusion in this prestigious index reflects the maturity and clout of publicly traded Silicon Valley tech.

As a point of reference, in 2015 only 21 of the LSV150 companies were included in the S&P 500.

The Apple factor

The metrics of the LSV150 are always greatly impacted by what's going on at #1 ranked Apple (rep­re­sent­ing 22% of the revenue of the current Lon­er­gan SV150).  In 2023, Apple's overall financials remained fairly static, with the exception of slight increase in profitability. Here are Apple's year-over results:

Revenues:  down 0.48%, from $387,573 Million to $385,706 Million.
Net Income: up 6.03% from $95,171 Million to $100,913 Million
Market Cap: down 0.49% from 2,661 Trillion to $2,648 Trillion

Without Apple's drag on growth, the Lonergan SV150 would have increased revenues by 8%.

    Lon­er­gan SV150 aggre­gate mar­ket cap reach­es a new record high

    Fueled by investor enthu­si­asm for the AI sto­ry, LSV 150 aggre­gate mar­ket cap broke $13 Tril­lion for the first time. Stock price win­ners (88 com­pa­nies grow­ing mar­ket cap by 77.8%) con­vinc­ing­ly out­dis­tanced stock price losers (60 com­pa­nies with mar­ket cap loss­es of ‑3.8%), with gain­ers cre­at­ing a huge mar­ket cap bump of $4.55 Tril­lion, as opposed to losers cre­at­ing a less dra­mat­ic mar­ket cap dip of $130 Billion.

    In the world of Sil­i­con Val­ley tech, size does con­tin­ue to mat­ter. Mar­ket cap growth in the LSV 150 was heav­i­ly weight­ed towards larg­er com­pa­nies. In the table below, the one year change in mar­ket cap is bro­ken out for the com­pa­nies in the Top 50, the Mid 50 and the Bot­tom 50 — and the Bot­tom 50 shows a slight decrease in aggre­gate mar­ket cap.

    The fol­low­ing table breaks down the changes in mar­ket cap by category:


    2024 Lon­er­gan SV 150
    Mar­ket Cap
    End Q1 2024

    Mar­ket Cap
    End Q1 2023
    (same com­pa­nies)

    One Year
    Per­cent Change

    Total SV 150*

    $13.7 T

    $9.3 T


    NAS­DAQ Composite




    Top 50 Ranked Co’s

    $13,129 B

    $8,769 B


    Mid 50 Ranked Co’s

    $422 B

    $357 B


    Bot­tom 50 Ranked Co’s

    $119 B

    $126 B


    Top Gain­er — Super Micro (LSV #26)

    $59,138 M

    $5,875 M


    Top Los­er — Cutera
    (LSV #150)

    $29 M

    $463 M


    All 88 Gainers 

    $10.4 T

    $5.8 T


    All 60 Losers 

    $3.3 T

    $3.4 T


    *Note: Table reflects year-over-year mar­ket cap changes at 148 ranked com­pa­nies; two com­pa­nies are recent IPOs and were not pub­lic at the end of Q1 2023.

    Where are all the tech IPOs?

    2023 in Sil­i­con Val­ley reflect­ed the over­all US econ­o­my with an almost com­plete pause in IPO activ­i­ty. In fact, only two tech IPOs from the past twelve months made it onto our list­ing; Instacart (LSV #52) and Red­dit (LSV #93), shown in the table below.

    2024 may see a big uptick in tech IPO activ­i­ty. Palo Alto based Rubrik (with over $600 mil­lion in 2023 rev­enue) has already filed an S‑1, and the list of oth­er com­pa­nies expect­ed to file in 2024 has many poten­tial future LSV150 names on it, includ­ing San Fran­cis­co com­pa­nies Stripe and Databricks.

    RankCom­pa­ny (year pub­lic-
    IPO unless not­ed)
    Busi­ness Descrip­tion2023 Sales
    ($ mil­lion)
    GrowthProf­itabil­i­tyMkt Cap
    (March 282024)


    Instacart (2023)Online gro­cery shopping$3,04219%-53%$9.9 b


    Red­dit (2024)

    Online forum for user gen­er­at­ed content

    $80421%-11%$7.8 b

    Twelve Months of Back to Basics

    With capital more expensive and a scarcity of willing acquirers, companies in the Lonergan SV 150 went back to basics in 2023. Some companies pruned uncertain long term investments, and any company with an AI story shifted resources in that direction.  Management changes were numerous:  we tracked CEO and C-Suite personnel changes, with founder CEOs stepping down in larger numbers than usual (read our CEO turnover report and follow up analysis on C-Suite changes). Layoffs also continued, but at a slower pace than at the end of 2022 and start of 2023. 

    Slowdown in acquisitions

    M&A markets were sluggish in 2023. Only five Lonergan SV150 ranked pub­lic com­pa­nies were ful­ly acquired since our ranking last year and most deals were already in the works at the time of the last ranking.  These finished deals include: 

    • (2023 LSV #23) VMware acquired by Broadcom (LSV #9)
    • (2023 LSV #48) Splunk acquired by Cisco (LSV #6 )
    • (2023 LSV #89) New Relic acquired by TPG/Francisco Partners
    • (2023 LSV #121) Momentive (Survey Monkey) was acquired by Symphony
    • (2023 LSV #141) Sumo Logic acquired by Francisco Partners

    As of this posting in April 2024, there are two additional LSV150 ranked companies in the process of being acquired, including HPE's intention to acquire LSV #40 Juniper,  and J&J's bid to acquire LSV #98 Shockwave Medical.

    Note:  at this time last year. there were ten companies coming off the prior year's ranking after being fully acquired.

    Struggling companies run out of options

    2023 saw the highest number of US corporate bankruptcies since 2010 - according to S&P Global Market Intelligence, 2023 was even worse than the peak business shock of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 642 bankruptcy filings in 2023 versus 639 in 2020.

    Normally very few LSV150 companies leave the list due to delisting or bankruptcy, but this past year two Lonergan SV150 ranked pub­lic com­pa­nies have been in Chapter 11. These include:

    • (2023 LSV #100) Shift  filed for Chapter 11 on October 9, 2023
    • (2023 LSV #117) Invitae filed for Chapter 11 in February 2024

    2024 Sur­pris­es Ahead?

    In an econ­o­my which start­ed out in Q1 2023 rehears­ing a woe­ful tale of lay­offs and slug­gish stock per­for­mance, the past twelve months in the LSV 150 actu­al­ly end­ed up telling what seems more like a Hor­a­tio Alger-style sto­ry of bur­geon­ing prosperity. 

    We at Lon­er­gan Part­ners can’t wait to see what unex­pect­ed tech sto­ries the next 12 months in the Sil­i­con Val­ley will bring.

    We will be shar­ing addi­tion­al analy­sis on the Peo­ple and Com­pa­nies of the LSV 150 in the weeks to come. 

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