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    XPO Logistics, which specializes in trucking and other supply-chain services, has grown from $177 million in sales in 2011 to $17 billion today, thanks largely to an incredible run of acquisitions. After a pause of a couple of years, it’s shopping again. In August, XPO said it had its eye on a dozen other companies and is prepared to spend up to $8 billion. But XPO also has opportunities for organic growth. In April, it launched XPO Direct, which ­allows retailers to rent space from XPO in areas where the stores don’t have warehouses. This enables retailers to better fulfill the e-commerce promises they’ve made in their efforts to fend off Amazon. It’s a move that could eventually make XPO an Amazon competitor; Deutsche Bank expects XPO Direct to reach $1 billion in revenue within a few years.

    Company Information

    Overall Score3.4
    Air Freight and Logistics
    Bradley S. Jacobs
    HQ Location
    Greenwich, Conn.
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$16,636
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$489
    Market Value as of Oct. 10, 2018 ($M)$12,969