Forbes’ annual list, which recognizes small businesses based on sales, earnings growth and return on equity, ranked Liberty at No. 27.
“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s 100 best small companies,” said Liberty CEO and founder, John T. Hewitt. “We have built a brand that is focused on excellent customer service and continuous improvement. We have a proven system, but we are also flexible. We quickly adapt to change and seize opportunities.”
To be placed on the Forbes’ America’s 100 best small companies list is not an easy task. Forbes takes many factors into consideration when building this list. “The rankings are based on earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity in the past 12 months and over five years,” according to Forbes.com. “We also factored in stock performance versus each company’s peer group during the last year as of Oct. 1.”
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. Liberty Tax is one of the fastest-growing tax preparation franchises and has prepared almost 18 million individual income tax returns in more than 4,400 offices and online. Liberty Tax’s online services are available through eSmart Tax, Liberty Online and DIY Tax, and are all backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax locations and its nationwide network of approximately 35,000 seasonal tax preparers. Liberty Tax also supports local communities with fundraising endeavors and contributes as a national sponsor for many charitable causes.
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