How we pick the FSB 100
For our eighth annual list, we once again worked with financial research firm Zacks, which ranked public companies with revenues of less than $200 million and a stock price of more than $1.

All companies that meet these criteria are ranked, 1-100, by their three-year annualized rates of revenue growth, EPS growth, and total return to investors. We calculated a log linear growth rate of trailing four quarters EPS and revenue over a three-year period, through the quarter ended on or before Feb. 29, 2008. In other words, we used a "best fit" regression line through the numbers; the steeper the slope of this line, the higher the growth rate. This method provides a better measure of average or normalized growth than a simple point-to-point calculation.

Total return to investors is calculated for the three-year period ended Dec. 31, 2007.

The overall rank is based on the sum of the three ranks. If there is a tie, we compute the average of all three growth rates, and the company with the higher average receives the higher rank.

Banks and real-estate firms are excluded from the list (they would otherwise dominate it), as are adult entertainment companies (for ethical reasons).

Data for our 25 Richest Executives list comes from executive-compensation research firm Equilar.

If you have further questions about the FSB 100, please e-mail fsb_mail@timeinc.com.
Video
Top 3

California 18
Texas 12
New York 11
T. Kendall Hunt 266.2
Donald E. Brown, M.D. 116.4
George A. Lopez, M.D. 103.5
Arena Resources 132.7%
Smith Micro Software 97.8%
TGC Industries 74.0%
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.