Internal growth rate

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Internal growth rate

Maximum rate a firm can expand without outside sources of funding. Growth generated by cash flows retained by company.

Internal Growth Rate

The maximum amount of growth a company can sustain without needing to borrow money, make a new issue of stocks, or otherwise obtain a new source of financing. One calculates the internal growth rate by taking the company's retained earnings and dividing by its total assets.
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Snyder raised his FY18 EPS forecast to $5.00 from $4.95 to $5.00 and his FY19 EPS forecast to $6.47 from $6.42 to better reflect improving utilization trends, and expects the company to generate "impressive" internal growth rates, driven by double-digit increases in doctor utilization rates.
It is downright common sense and practical to call a customer and thank them for their business...it becomes hugely profitable if it affects an increase in the average revenue per unit (say a successful upsell) or retains the customer for a month or year beyond the average lifecycle length; the cost of individual and general acquisition drops; and the customer base remains larger and internal growth rates look great to your investors and Wall Street.
Unlike most of his fund manager colleagues, who select stocks on the basis of rigid formulas, such as price/earnings ratios, internal growth rates, comparative-store sales, sales-per-employee, or even overall profitability, Appleton believes in only buying stocks with names or principal lines of business involving acronyms.