Fortune Small Business

FSB 100 

America's fastest-growing small public companies

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1 Arena Resources 52 59.8
2 Goodrich Petroleum 84 116.2
3 Dynamic Materials 210 113.5
4 Home Solutions of America 458 127.2
5 Bolt Technology 110 32.6
6 American Science & Engineering 293 163.6
7 Dawson Geophysical 1,023 168.6
8 Palomar Medical Technologies 210 126.5
9 Perficient 972 160.9
10 Smith Micro Software 128 54.5
11 Vasco Data Security International 184 76.1
12 Fuel Tech 137 75.1
13 Somanetics 70 28.7
14 Thomas Group 155 59.5
15 The Knot 367 72.7
16 North American Galvanizing 368 74.1
17 Astronics 787 110.8
18 Vaalco Energy 16 98.3
19 Hurco Companies 320 148.5
20 Trio-Tech International 605 29.1
21 Aldila 1,366 72.4
22 United Therapeutics 285 159.6
23 Elecsys 121 14.7
24 PrimeEnergy 206 92.4
25 Sun Hydraulics 663 142.3
26 Parallel Petroleum 41 97.0
27 U.S. Lime & Minerals 317 118.7
28 Edge Petroleum 75 120.0
29 Ansoft 305 77.2
30 Cybex International 547 126.9
31 Jupitermedia 678 137.5
32 Traffix 150 72.8
33 Gaming Partners International 760 74.0
34 RELM Wireless 92 32.4
35 Meadow Valley 83 195.5
36 Delta Petroleum 122 176.6
37 Lifecell 335 141.7
38 GeoResources 13 8.9
39 Charles & Colvard 58 40.7
40 Wayside Technology Group 97 182.0
41 Quality Systems 618 119.3
42 ADAM 100 16.5
43 Lifecore Biomedical 216 63.1
44 Cybersource 247 70.2
45 Carrizo Oil & Gas 80 82.9
46 OYO Geospace 1,100 103.7
47 Amerigon 59 50.6
48 Core Molding Technologies 1,379 162.3
49 Pioneer Behavioral Health 510 38.0
50 Concur Technologies 542 97.1
51 Rochester Medical 213 21.7
52 Supertex 400 80.1
53 j2 Global Communications 341 181.1
54 MEDTOX Scientific 460 69.8
55 Ebix 292 29.3
56 Universal Security Instruments 18 28.9
57 KMG Chemicals 115 71.0
58 Meridian Bioscience 400 108.4
59 Cavco Industries 1,075 189.5
60 K-Tron International 625 148.1
61 Sonic Solutions 765 148.7
62 Spectranetics 311 63.5
63 Shoe Pavilion 512 131.3
64 Famous Dave's of America 270 116.6
65 Parlux Fragrances 148 182.2
66 Hauppauge Digital 140 97.7
67 Abatix 105 66.5
68 Sl Industries 1,900 176.8
69 CoStar Group 1,293 158.9
70 Logility 140 37.3
71 Portfolio Recovery Associates 1,291 188.3
72 Monarch Casino & Resort 1,900 175.7
73 IntegraMed America 950 126.4
74 American Technical Ceramics 769 84.1
75 Spectrum Control 1,520 25.7
76 SonoSite 550 171.1
77 Forrester Research 779 181.5
78 Acme United 120 56.9
79 Websense 687 178.8
80 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 165 28.1
81 Natural Resource Partners 55 170.7
82 Providence Service 2,811 191.9
83 NuCo2 715 116.2
84 CAM Commerce Solutions 190 27.2
85 Vital Images 283 70.5
86 Schmitt Industries 37 11.5
87 Globecomm Systems 206 126.0
88 Atlantic Tele-Network 852 155.4
89 Nathan's Famous 249 41.4
90 Novamed 439 108.4
91 Tech/Ops Sevcon 160 34.6
92 Streamline Health Solutions 105 16.1
93 Psychemedics 104 23.4
94 Panhandle Oil & Gas 16 37.5
95 Balchem 230 100.9
96 Lifeway Foods 120 27.7
97 Online Resources 600 91.7
98 Rimage 205 103.3
99 American Medical Alert 531 30.8
100 Computer Programs & Systems 941 116.0
Source: Zacks
From the July/August 2007 Issue of FSB magazine
Notes:
An earlier version of this table had incorrect revenue numbers for some of the companies. CNNMoney.com regrets the error.
Top companies by revenue growth
Arena Resources 164.2%
Delta Petroleum 91.5%
Smith Micro Software 88.7%
FSB 100 by state
These states are headquarters for the highest number of America's fastest-growing small public companies
Texas 15
California 11
New York 10
Richest executives
Call them mini-Buffetts: the executives who hold major stakes in their companies on the FSB 100 list.
Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. Natural Resource Partners 173.4
John Farahi Monarch Casino & Resort 73.9
Nicholas Csendes Ansoft 61.5
How we pick the FSB 100
In our seventh annual list, we once again asked financial research firm Zacks to rank public companies with revenues of less than $200 million and a stock price of more than $1, based on their percentage growth in earnings, revenue, and stock performance over the past three years. (Banks, real estate firms and adult entertainment companies were excluded.) If you have further questions about the FSB 100, please e-mail lists@cnnmoney.com.
Lessons from the fastest
What does it take to catapult your company onto the FSB 100? Innovation and persistence, of course. But this year it also helped if you worked in industrial manufacturing. Although conventional wisdom holds that U.S. factories are trapped in a death spiral thanks to cheap overseas labor, a quarter of our fast-growth all-stars are finding creative ways to thrive in the bent-metal sector, up from 3 percent in 2003. Another 21 companies are building profitable niches in health care, selling everything from new drugs to remote patient monitors. Tech plays round out the top three categories, with 18 companies providing a smorgasbord of software and semiconductor products. (more)
How we pick the 25 richest executives
Equilar, an executive-compensation research firm in San Mateo, Calif., reviewed proxy statements for firms on the FSB 100 list. When the shares owned outright and vested options are factored in, these 25 executives have the most bling.

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