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64. Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment
Rank: 64 (Previous rank: N.A.)
CEO: Isaac Perlmutter
Address: 417 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10016
Creators of thousands of characters, including Spider-Man and the X-Men.

Does fast growth mean a company is good, or what?
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 760.6 22 97
Net income** 204.8
Total return 21 31
Earnings per share 48 52
Share price  
As of 8/3/09 $40.41
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 30
Industry: Entertainment
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
($ millions)
1 DG FastChannel 5 169.3
2 Shanda Interactive Entertainment 7 574.1
3 GigaMedia 53 187.2
4 Dreamworks Animation SKG 63 755.7
5 Marvel Entertainment 64 760.6
6 Activision Blizzard 67 3,683.0
From the August 31, 2009 issue
* Through June 30, 2009. The S&P 500 returned -8.22% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended on or before April 30, 2009.
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