Answered By: Leslie Burmeister
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2015     Views: 1884

Create a list of fast-growing companies:

OneSource

  1. Mouse over companies in the top blue banner and click on Advanced Financial Analysis and Global Public Companies.
  2. Select Income Statement (for example).
  3. Select Sales or other line item.
  4. Click on Search Sales by Growth Rate.
  5. ​Fill out the form and search.

CapitalIQ

  1. Mouse over Screening & Analytics and click on Quick Screen.
  2. In the Quick Screen box, add any geographic or industry filters desired.
  3. To screen by growth, move down to the section, Basic Financials and select Total Rev, 1 Yr. Growth % [LTM] % or Total Rev, 1 Yr. Growth % [Latest Annual] %.  Enter % amount.
  4. Click View Results.

ThomsonONE

  1. Click on Screening & Analysis.
  2. ​Click on the Search Library tab to the right of the default tab.  Scroll down and in the lower right under Investment Styles select Growth Companies.

 

Use published lists:

  • American City Business Journals Book of Lists: Many local business journals for specific cities in the U.S. publish books of lists that include fast growing companies. Note: Some cities' lists  (ex. Chicago, Los Angeles) are available only in print in the Stamps Reading Room (ask at the desk for help). 
  • Forbes Lists (ex: World's Most Innovative Companies, America's Most Promising Companies)
  • Fortune Rankings (ex: 100 Fastest Growing Companies)
  • Inc. 5000
  • FormDs.com  Nearly all startups and investment firms file Form Ds with the SEC when they raise money.  Form D filings contain: amount of money raised, equity or debt insurance, insurance category, names of the executives and directors, addresses for the company and brokers used and commission paid.  Search by city.