West Corp.
Rank: 68 (2005 rank: 72)
Get quote: WSTC
Employees: 28,100
  
Headquarters: Omaha, NE Sector(s): Business Services

Why It's hot: West's 23,000 service reps take calls for clients like Cingular and ShopNBC. Nearly half work from home, helping West cut turnover and training costs.
Revenue 1,523.9 22.2 68
Earnings 150.3 23.6 86
Operating cash flow 279.2 36.2 77
Stock return (2005) 27
Headcount change (2005) 0.4
From the June 2006 issue