Answered By: Andrea Schulman
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2015     Views: 1883

Resources for creating lists of high growth companies


How to create a list

OneSource Global Business Browser
  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.

 Annotated Search Screenshot

 Example of Results

Capital IQ
  1. Mouse over Screening & Analytics and click on Quick Screen.
  2. To screen by geographic location, in the Quick Screen box within the Geography search box, open the link, Browse all geographies.
  3. Select geographic location.
  4. To screen by industry, in the Quick Screen box within the Industry search box, open the link, Browse all Industries.
  5. Select industry sectors.
  6. To screen by growth, move down to the section, Basic Financials and open the search box, Total Revenue [LTM] ($USDmm).  Select appropriate growth criterion, i.e., Total Rev, 1 Yr. Growth % [LTM] (%).

 Annotated Search Screenshot

 Example of Results

 For preformatted search strategies:

  1. Mouse over Screening & Analytics and click on Idea Generation Screens.
  2. On the left, click on Companies and then on the right click Operating Metrics. Select High Revenue Growth or High Earnings Growth from the list of screens.
 Thomson ONE
  1. Click on Screening & Analysis.
  2. Click on the Search Library tab in the main screen.  Scroll down and in the lower right under Investment Styles select Growth Companies.

  Annotated Search Screenshot

  Example of Results 

Published Lists

Many local business journals for specific cities in the U.S. publish Books of Lists that include lists of fast growing companies. Some of these (ex. Chicago, Los Angeles) are available only in print in the Stamps Reading Room (ask at the desk for help), but some, such as BostonSan Francisco, and Silicon Valley are available online through American Business Journals.

Other published lists: