Login or signup
36

At a Glance
 

Charts providing information on the features of Inc. 500 companies.
Advertisement
Visit the Inc. 500 site, which includes a fully searchable database of winners from 1983 to the present

INC. 500 BY SECTOR

Service 44%

Manufacturing 26

Distribution 11

Retail 10

Construction 9


INC. 500 BY INDUSTRY

Business service 21%

Computer-related 20

Consumer goods 18

Construction and engineering 13

Industrial equipment 11

Medical and pharmaceutical 6

Publications and media 5

Telecommunications 2

Other 4


HISTORY OF GROWTH

The Average Inc. 500 Company

1983 1987

Sales $871,678 $13,153,224

Employees 20 104

Productivity $43,733 $126,976

(Sales/Employee)

Profitability

(Net income as a percentage of sales)

1983 1987

Loss 31.2% 5.8%

Break-even 8 3.6

1% to 5% 27.4 49.6

6% to 10% 15 22.4

11% to 15% 8.6 4

16% or more 9.8 10.2


WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CLASS OF 1987?

Growth below #500 36.8%

1988 Inc. 500 32

Failed to reapply 19

Sales went down 6

Went public or were acquired 5

Did not qualify 1

Went out of business 0.2


INC. 500 BY STATE

Alabama 5

Alaska 0

Arizona 6

Arkansas 1

California 65

Colorado 7

Connecticut 8

Delaware 2

District of Columbia 4

Florida 27

Georgia 22

Hawaii 0

Idaho 1

Illinois 24

Indiana 14

Iowa 2

Kansas 7

Kentucky 1

Louisiana 4

Maine 2

Maryland 15

Massachusetts 20

Michigan 23

Minnesota 8

Mississippi 0

Missouri 7

Montana 0

Nebraska 3

Nevada 1

New Hampshire 9

New Jersey 25

New Mexico 5

New York 19

North Carolina 11

North Dakota 1

Ohio 18

Oklahoma 5

Oregon 2

Pennsylvania 27

Rhode Island 6

South Carolina 7

South Dakota 1

Tennessee 8

Texas 28

Utah 4

Vermont 0

Virginia 23

Washington 10

West Virginia 0

Wisconsin 12

Wyoming 0 n

Last updated: Dec 1, 1988




Register on Inc.com today to get full access to:
All articles  |  Magazine archives | Comment and share features
EMAIL
PASSWORD
EMAIL
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
EMAIL
PASSWORD

Or sign up using: