IDEXX Laboratories joins NASDAQ-100 Index
by David E Shaw
As founding CEO and chair of IDEXX Laboratories, I am pleased that the company has recently been included in the NASDAQ-100 Index (NDX). Earlier this year, IDEXX was included in the S&P 500 index.
I created IDEXX in Portland, Maine in late 1983; our first full year of operations was 1984. The NASDAQ-100 index was created a year later in 1985, and has since become the world’s preeminent large-cap growth index, with an aggregate market capitalization of the component companies of more than $6 trillion . Companies included in the NDX have been leaders in job creation and innovation driving our modern economy.
I’m proud to have been part of a team, now exceeding 7000 people, whose accomplishments are recognized via inclusion in the NDX, and in so many other ways. The company has created products and services of exceptional value, with customers in over 175 countries.
Congratulations to the IDEXX team today, and throughout it’s history, for more than three decades of amazing accomplishments.