growth company


: a company that grows at a greater rate than the economy as a whole and that usually directs a relatively high proportion of income back into the business

Examples of growth company in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following the success of last year's event, EF Hutton is expecting a world-class lineup of growth companies to attend, many of which include its corporate clients, institutional investors, high-net-worth individuals, and an exclusive selection of business media. Miami Herald, 17 Apr. 2024 Some investors, Ritter noted, may simply be more discerning this time around and less willing to bet on growth companies. María Soledad Davila Calero, Fortune, 11 Apr. 2024 However, a mix of dividend-paying, value-based, and growth companies can boost income and growth. Jim Osman, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Historically, growth companies sport price-to-earnings ratios that exceed their earnings growth rates, but that is not the case with any of these businesses offering nice buying opportunities. Robert Daugherty, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 More recently, British pension providers moved to invest more into growth companies. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2023 Instacart turned a profit in the first half of the year, matching the IPO candidate profile now favored by investors who have grown disillusioned with money-losing growth companies. Byryan Gould, Fortune, 18 Sep. 2023 Eight of the largest tech and growth companies in the U.S.—Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, Microsoft, Netflix, Nvidia and Tesla—now account for 30% of the S&P 500’s market capitalization. Caitlin McCabe, WSJ, 6 June 2023 Investors have been snapping up classic tech growth companies like Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc. and Apple Inc. that are known for their stability and strong cash flows. Jess Menton, Fortune, 18 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of growth company was in 1959

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“Growth company.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

growth company

see company

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