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29. Medifast
Rank: 29 (Previous rank: N.A.)
CEO: Michael S. McDevitt
Address: 11445 Cronhill Dr.
Owings Mills, MD 21117-2220
Take Shape for Life subsidiary doubled revenues last year, as the ranks of commission-based diet product salesmen ballooned.

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  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 191.6 33 43
Net income** 14.4
Total return 43 7
Earnings per share 37 75
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $31.59
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 24
Industry: Food
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 2 1,087.0
2 Zhongpin 17 776.5
3 Medifast 29 191.6
4 Cal-Maine Foods 44 901.7
5 Ralcorp Holdings 75 3,934.1
From the September 6, 2010 issue.
Notes:
* 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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