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Companies' stock CAGR returns since releasing revolutionary products.

Definition of Revolutionary products

  • A revolutionary product is typically characterised by its ability to introduce significant and groundbreaking changes or innovations to an industry, market, or people's lives. (source: Google Bard)

Variable to note

  • CAGR cutoff date is March 2023

  • source: Google Bard


CAGR of companies till cutoff date since releasing revolutionary products.

  • Apple

  • 27% since release of iPod in 2001

  • 32% since release of iPhone in 2007

  • 30% since release of Macbook Air in 2008

  • Amazon

  • 37% since release of AWS in 2006

  • Microsoft

  • 20% since release of Azure in 2010

  • Tesla

  • 50% since release of Model 3 in 2017

Honorable mentions

  • Netflix

  • 25% since introducing streaming business model in 2007

  • Adobe

  • 24% since introducing subscription model for their products in 2013

  • Airbnb

  • Introduced a revolutionary sharing economy model,

  • but is excluded from this list since the company is only listed less than 5 years.

  • Uber

  • Also introduced revolutionary sharing economy business model, but its not a sustainable/ scalable business model from a cashflow perspective.


  • When a company's underlying fundamentals are good,

  • Investing in them when they introduce revolutionary products to the market may be a good strategy.

  • Especially when they have track records of producing revolutionary products.

  • Plus if they can come up with innovative business models to capitalise on it, it will be even better.



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