We Analyzed the Revenue per Employee for 500+ Small Businesses and America’s 500 Largest Companies. Here’s What We Found.

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Revenue per employee (RPE) — the straightforward measure of business efficiency — was thrust back into the spotlight in mid-November with the sale of 51% of Kylie Cosmetics (12 employees) to Coty for $600m.

But does the statistic matter for entrepreneurs? Or is it just bragging rights for companies that scale differently than others?