ENVIRONICS ANALYTICS ONCE AGAIN NAMED TO PROFIT 500 LIST OF CANADA’S FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES

Data Analytics Company Ranks No. 290 on 2017 PROFIT 500

TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Canadian Business and PROFIT have named Environics Analytics (EA) to the annual PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Now in its 29th year, the list ranks companies based on revenue growth over the past five years. This year, EA ranked No. 290, with a five-year revenue growth of 204 percent—up from No. 322 in 2016 when it posted a 167 percent growth rate.

“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”

“Environics Analytics is again honoured to have earned a place on the annual PROFIT 500 ranking,” says Jan Kestle, EA’s president and CEO. “We’re especially pleased that our products and services continue to gain recognition in ​the marketplace. It means that forward-thinking organizations have embraced the importance of leveraging data and analytics to inform their decision making and achieve results.”

Founded in 2003, EA has grown rapidly by helping clients turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. Its staff of mathematicians, geographers, economists, researchers, statisticians, consultants and strategic marketers provide customer segmentation, trade area analysis, market assessment, predictive analytics, site evaluation and strategic consulting services, as well as more than 50 authoritative data products. EA’s client portfolio currently includes businesses, not-for-profits, universities and government agencies—more than 3,000 clients across Canada and the U.S.

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About the PROFIT 500

For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada’s most respected and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking, visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-running and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country's premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada's business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

 About Environics Analytics

One of North America’s premier marketing and analytical services companies, Environics Analytics helps customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. Established in 2003, EA offers the full range of analytical services—from data supplier to strategic consultancy—and provides authoritative reports, software and modelling approaches to solve business challenges. EA is also a member of the Environics group, a unique alliance of companies dedicated to providing intelligent research, analytics and communications. To learn more, visit environicsanalytics.com or contact us at inquiries@environicsanalytics.com