2012 Inc. 500 Companies in Metro Atlanta

Today the 2012 Inc. 500 was announced. Impressively, 16 Georgia companies made the 2012 Inc. 500 list representing a variety of industries. There are several technology companies on there as well as many other types of businesses.

I always enjoy reading about the fastest growing companies and learning as much as I can about them.

What else? What are your thoughts on the Inc. 500 companies in Metro Atlanta?

3 thoughts on “2012 Inc. 500 Companies in Metro Atlanta

  1. My company made that list in 1995. We were successful but not “that successful”. Here are two things to look out for in the Inc 500 list:

    1) What’s the starting point in revenues? The Inc list is predicated on 5 years of revenue growth. Back to my company: in our first year, 2001, we only had revenue of $220,000. So even though we made the list, our 1995 revenue was only about $6M.
    2) What are the margins? Some of these fast growing companies are bleeding cash badly. I suspect some of these companies have accumulated losses exceeding $30M or more. Are they ever going to “turn the corner” and recoup these cash investments?

    Frankly, i think the Inc 500 list should be predicated on five years of net income growth. I guarantee you that would be result in an entirely different ranking and list.

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