When a business is able to continue to repeat its record of success, it’s a sign of growth, innovation, and a demonstration of the talent and hard work of its team. We are proud to continue our record of success with our sixth consecutive inclusion on the Forbes annual list of America’s 100 Best Small Publicly Traded Companies.
Our award-winning solutions — technology, services, data across multiple industries, and leading online marketplaces — have continued to drive our leadership of the reverse supply chain market. The repeated inclusion on the list, along with our recent naming to the Forbes Fast Tech 25, is a testament to our global team’s dedication to providing best-in-class and innovative services for our buyers and sellers.
To earn a spot on the Forbes 100 Best Small Publicly Traded Companies candidates must have been publically traded for at least a year, generate annual revenue between $5 million and $1 billion and boast a stock price no lower than $5 a share. Company stock performance compared to each company’s peer group during the last 12 months was also considered in the rankings. Liquidity Services has achieved five year average growth rates of 17% revenue growth, 29% earnings per share growth, and a 14% return on equity.
I hope you will take a moment to read our press release on this recognition and learn more about our company and our history of innovation as we continue to set the pace for the reverse supply chain market.