100 Fastest-growing companies

 

Corporate America's supercharged performers

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Apple
Apple
Rank: 6 (Previous rank: N.A.)
Get quote: AAPL
Financials: Latest quarterly results
CEO: Steven P. Jobs
Address: 1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014

Comment: Aided by robust laptop sales and iPhone anticipation, Apple stock soared.
Fastest-growing companies
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Revenues 21,586.0 48 40
Net income** 2,792.0 - -
Total return - 96 10
Earnings per share - 149 22
As of 8/22/07 $132.51
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 36
Industry: Technology
6 Apple 21,586.0
13 Ceradyne 715.0
14 VASCO Data Security International 88.8
15 Perficient 181.3
21 Ladish 371.9
40 American Science & Engineering 153.2
43 Palomar Medical Technologies 135.6
50 F5 Networks 459.5
58 Cognizant Technology Solutions 1,599.1
67 Precision Castparts 5,361.2
72 Lam Research 2,413.7
75 Radiant Systems 230.7
80 Concur Technologies 114.5
From the September 17, 2007 issue

Notes:
* The S&P 500 returned 11.7% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended May 31, 2007.
Fastest growing by EPS growth
Rowan Cos. 532%
NutriSystem 433%
Gulfmark Offshore 306%
Fastest growing by revenue growth
First Acceptance 277%
NutriSystem 225%
Arena Resources 165%
Fastest growing by total return
NutriSystem 244%
Dynamic Materials 173%
Titanium Metals 140%
How we pick the Fastest-Growing
To qualify for this year's listing, a company must be incorporated in the U.S and have posted a compound annual growth in revenue and earnings per share of at least 25% annually over the three years ended on or before May 31, 2007.... (more)