Milestone 2017 Financials Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 24, 2018

For ISC West 2018, Milestone released ... their financials, touting "strong revenue growth in 2017". However, there were discrepancies with the 2016 report and the announcement only had a summary.

Inside, based on speaking with Milestone and obtaining the full report, we examine their growth, competitive positioning and the important financial role of support/maintenance contracts.

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