GARP Research was founded in 1995 to provide institutional smid-cap equity research driven by a single investment philosophy. Whereas most investment research firms build their coverage around industry sectors or corporate finance interests, we simply focus on finding high-quality stocks that we consider to be attractively priced and have the potential to materially appreciate over a two to three year timeframe, and oftentimes over a decade or longer. We are proud of our discovery of some of America’s iconic companies very early on in their development, often at contrarian times when sentiment for their business models was distinctly bleak.
All of our recommendations must meet specific criteria of our defined investment philosophy incorporating elements of growth, quality and control of risk. Our reports, which are constructed from detailed, firsthand research and financial modeling, are famous for often containing 20 to 50 pages of dense discussion of operations, competitors, and the markets they serve. The models are too extensive to publish, so we provide these upon request to interested analysts.