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85. First Advantage
First Advantage
Rank: 85 (Previous rank: 90)
CEO: Anand Nallathambi
Address: 12395 First American Way
Poway, CA 92064
Conducts employment and other background checks, plus data recovery.
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues 822.1 40 45
Net income** 134.2
Total return -12 99
Earnings per share 45 68
Share price  
As of 9/3/08 $15.86
Beat the S&P 500* No
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 14
Rank Company Revenues
($ millions)
1 BlackRock 5,429.4
2 CME Group 2,283.1
3 Cohen & Steers 245.2
4 First Advantage 822.1
5 Goldman Sachs Group 81,609.0
6 Greenhill 400.4
7 Huron Consulting Group 599.7
8 Morningstar 487.7
9 NASDAQ OMX Group 2,951.8
10 Navigators Group 706.5
11 optionsXpress Holdings 255.3
12 Tower Group 441.8
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.
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