56 of 100
BACKNEXT
56. Ceradyne
Ceradyne
Rank: 56 (Previous rank: 13)
CEO: Joel P. Moskowitz
Address: 3169 Red Hill Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Maker of ceramic body armor for the U.S. military saw spike in its solar-power business.
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues 756.6 43 40
Net income** 134.0
Total return 13 83
Earnings per share 65 36
Share price  
As of 9/3/08 $40.92
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 9
Industry: Technology
Rank Company Revenues
($ millions)
1 Apple 30,801.0
2 Atheros Communications 456.7
3 Atlantic Tele-Network 193.7
4 Ceradyne 756.6
5 Cognizant Technology Solutions 2,487.3
6 Concur Technologies 193.7
7 Dolby Laboratories 606.1
8 Google 19,611.3
9 Ladish Co. 449.5
10 NII Holdings 3,890.2
11 Perficient 231.9
12 Precision Castparts 7,036.7
13 Sigma Designs 242.1
14 Vasco Data Security International 125.5
15 Western Digital 8,074.0
From the Sept. 29th, 2008 issue
Notes:
* The S&P 500 returned 4.41% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended June 30, 2008.
See Ceradyne in...
Top 25 Headquarters
MAPS
...What Readers Say
They speak out on Ceradyne and other Fastest-Growing companies...
 
 
 

Allis-Chalmers Energy 124%
Arena Resources 117%
Nutrisystem 110%
Sigma Designs 294%
Sepracor 228%
Hornbeck Offshore Services 214%
Arena Resources 107%
T-3 Energy Services 101%
Steel Dynamics 84%
To qualify, a company must be incorporated in the U.S.; have a minimum market capitalization of $250 million on June 30, 2008; have a stock price of at least $5... More
Current Issue
  • Give the gift of Fortune
  • Get the Fortune app
  • Subscribe
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.