FORTUNE Small Business 2005 FSB 100
America's fastest-growing small public companies
Full list
1 Taser 249 67.7
2 Laserscope 229 93.8
3 Ngas Resources 62 48.0
4 J2 Global Communications 202 106.3
5 eResearchTechnology 353 109.4
6 Sonic Solutions 600 72.3
7 ASV 150 160.9
8 EXX 1,000 143.6
9 Sands Regent 1,000 74.9
10 Diodes 1,370 185.7
11 Reliv 238 97.0
12 TOR Minerals 203 30.5
13 Candela 290 112.5
14 Lowrance Electronics 991 115.3
15 Sunair Electronics 98 13.8
16 Technology Research 110 30.6
17 Stratasys 250 70.3
18 Coast Distribution 405 171.8
19 Panhandle Royalty 16 28.1
20 CCA 138 61.5
21 Merge Technologies 200 37.0
22 Collegiate Pacific 450 80.9
23 Applied Signal 498 142.8
24 Image Sensing Systems 38 10.8
25 Clinical Data 218 59.4
26 Royal Gold 15 24.1
27 SFBC 2,100 159.6
28 Ventana Medical Systems 732 166.1
29 Parlux Fragrance 120 94.1
30 Cardiodynamics 256 41.0
31 Websense 479 111.9
32 Tutogen 204 28.9
33 Packeteer 286 92.4
34 Par Technology 1,411 174.9
35 Video Display 404 82.4
36 Advanced Neuro 506 120.7
37 Saucony 343 166.6
38 Amrep 1,440 132.8
39 CREDO Petroleum 11 10.3
40 American Vanguard 229 150.9
41 Quality Systems 367 82.2
42 SS&C Technologies 42 95.9
43 Miva Inc. 482 169.5
44 J. Alexander's 2,650 122.9
45 Friedman Industries 144 177.9
46 Rocky Shoes & Boots 1,091 132.3
47 CPI Aerostructures 67 30.3
48 Netsmart Technologies 168 29.0
49 Bentley Pharmaceuticals 349 73.4
50 Castelle 48 10.5
51 Immucor 531 122.8
52 Shuffle Master 258 84.8
53 First Cash Financial Services 1,822 179.8
54 Nevada Gold & Casinos 35 6.6
55 Sun Hydraulics 678 94.5
56 Lifetime Hoan 714 189.5
57 Ikonics 69 13.7
58 Total Entertainment 4,800 149.5
59 Monarch Casino 1,800 139.9
60 Primeenergy 196 63.6
61 Natural Alternatives 243 88.9
62 Cantel Medical 701 178.5
63 TALX 1,337 145.8
64 Bio-Reference Labs 1,167 136.2
65 Sigmatron 1,250 107.5
66 QEP 500 166.4
67 Carrizo Oil & Gas 38 51.4
68 Innovative Solutions 129 56.6
69 K-Tron 467 112.5
70 Escalon Medical 64 19.2
71 Birner Dental 475 31.9
72 Orbit International 104 18.0
73 Edge Petroleum 53 64.5
74 Gulf Island Fabrication 1,050 173.9
75 Neoware Systems 114 69.6
76 Optelecom 70 19.4
77 Kensey Nash 300 62.4
78 National Research 205 29.7
79 Tyler Technologies 1,400 172.3
80 Meridian Bioscience 385 80.3
81 Oil-Dri 781 183.3
82 Hi-Tech Pharmacal 200 60.3
83 Ebix 239 20.0
84 Penn Virginia 32 75.6
85 Peet's Coffee & Tea 389 145.7
86 Lojack 800 145.7
87 Strayer Education 1,691 183.2
88 Acme United 110 43.4
89 Core Molding Technologies 1,094 110.7
90 Ansys 550 134.5
91 Allied Motion Technologies 550 62.7
92 Raven Industries 850 157.7
93 Exactech 190 81.8
94 Span-America Medical 312 49.2
95 Nobility Homes 250 50.0
96 Lifeway Foods 75 16.3
97 Educational Development 72 30.6
98 II-VI 1,502 163.5
99 Merit Medical Systems 1,307 151.4
100 Rocky Mt. Chocolate 185 23.6
Source: Zacks
From the July/August 2005 Issue of FSB magazine
Top companies by revenue growth
EXX 140.8
Nevada Gold & Casinos 134.3
Taser International 121.7
FSB 100 by state
These states are headquarters for the highest number of America's fastest-growing small public companies
California 13
Florida 9
Texas 9
Richest executives
Call them mini-Buffets: the executives who hold major stakes in their companies on the FSB 100 list.
William Stone SS&C Technologies 127.8
Rick Smith Taser International 88.4
Ben Farahi Monarch Casino 79.6
How we pick the FSB 100
These companies represent the fifth graduating class of the annual FSB 100. They have been screened just as the others were: Zacks, a financial research firm, identified companies with annual revenue of less than $200 million and a stock price of more than $1 and ranked them based on the past three years' earnings growth, revenue growth, and stock performance. We excluded banks and real estate firms, which would otherwise overrun the list.
How we pick the 25 richest executives
Call them mini-Buffetts: the executives who hold major stakes in their companies on the FSB 100 list. We hired Equilar, an executive-compensation research firm in San Mateo, Calif., to identify them and review the proxy statements of every company on the list. The numbers below include all shares of stock owned outright, plus all vested options. (We ignored options that haven't vested.) Please, no hitting these folks up for loans.
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