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56. Elbit Systems
Rank: 56 (Previous rank: 17)
CEO: Joseph Ackerman
Address: Advanced Technology Center
Haifa, Israel 31053
Sales of unmanned aircraft and battlefield intelligence and communication systems boosted Israeli defense contractor.

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  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 2,793.7 23 69
Net income** 234.6
Total return 8 66
Earnings per share 62 32
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $55.21
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 11
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Elbit Systems 56 2,793.7
2 TransDigm Group 85 777.6
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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