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16. DG FastChannel
DG FastChannel
Rank: 16 (Previous rank: 5)
CEO: Scott K. Ginsburg
Address: 750 W. John Carpenter Fwy.
Irving, TX 75039-2508
DG FastChannel (see "Rising Stars") is an electronic distributor of radio, TV and Internet ads for over 5,000 U.S. advertisers. The company also distributes music singles, movie trailers and political commercials.

High-definition commercials were a blockbuster for the company last year, as prices fell for HDTV sets and more TV stations adopted the technology. The trend continues this year. In the first half of 2010, premium-priced HD ad sales nearly doubled, compared with the same period last year. The result: three-year annualized earnings-per-share growth of 61%.


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  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 203.7 43 25
Net income** 26.9
Total return 17 35
Earnings per share 61 35
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $38.26
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 27
Industry: Other
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
($ millions)
1 DG FastChannel 16 203.7
2 China Fire & Security Group 28 85.4
From the September 6, 2010 issue.
* Through June 30, 2010. The S&P 500 returned -9.81% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended on or before April 30, 2010.
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