• GARP Research is an independent equity research firm for U.S.
mid-cap and small-cap growth companies with a decade-long track
record of insightful analysis and strong results. We receive no
corporate finance or trading income from the companies we cover.
• We currently have in-depth coverage of approximately 75 stocks.
The firm prides itself on deep, fundamental and often contrarian
analysis and is well-known for in-depth company reports focusing
on competition and market potential. Additionally, GARP analysts
visit over 50 companies each year in order to deliver 15 new
• GARP’s coverage criteria and
research methodology are unique. Recommendations are driven by an
investment philosophy that focuses on long-term growth, quality,
and control of risk. We favor companies that boast high market
share, high gross margins, a limited need to employ capital, and
possess enduring competitive advantages.
• Although we have a long-term
orientation, we have produced notable short-term results because
of our ability to identify valid long-term growth drivers, and our
discipline of waiting for catalysts to emerge.
• We search for high quality as
determined by actual or potential high return on capital employed
(ROCE), competitive advantages, and the ability to gain market
share over a multi-year period while achieving higher
profitability than peers. Companies typically generate cash, grow
organically, and are well financed.
• We control risk by technically
analyzing long-term stock charts and employing a proprietary
valuation methodology. We typically recommend a stock after it has
declined significantly and based-out over many quarters. We avoid
momentum stocks, falling knives, and other potentially risky
• In addition to our regularly
published fundamental research products, we host a unique and
highly acclaimed bi-annual investment conference, regional analyst
“Best Ideas” dinners, company road trips, conference calls with
GARP analysts, and we make numerous in-person analyst visits with
clients while we are on the road.