Outsell Releases Q3 2004 Scorecard of Outsell 100

Feb 01, 2005

Outsell has released a report on the third quarter performance of the Outsell 100. Entitled the Financial Performance Scorecard, Third Quarter 2004: Rational Exuberance, the report looks at the growth of most of the industry, as well as looking at the floundering performance of some previously very strong companies. According to Outsell, some promising highlights from the report include: Median revenue growth of 14.2%, 2.4 times higher than 2003 and higher than first or second quarter 2004; Median operating income (OI) margin of 10%, almost 50% higher than in 2003 and in line with first and second quarter 2004 median OI margins; and Revenue growth exceeding cash growth, which reduced the "cash to revenue" ratio (companies are loosening the purse strings and investing to fund additional growth).