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63. Layne Christensen
Layne Christensen
Rank: 63 (Previous rank: 78)
CEO: Andrew B. Schmitt
Address: 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Mission Woods, KS 66205
Provides drilling services for producers of hot commodities like gas, oil, water, and minerals.
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues 911.2 39 49
Net income** 39.7
Total return 30 51
Earnings per share 44 70
Share price  
As of 9/3/08 $53.64
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 21
Industry: Industrial
Rank Company Revenues
($ millions)
1 Baldor Electric 1,912.1
2 BE Aerospace 1,887.1
3 Bucyrus International 2,186.2
4 DXP Enterprises 631.9
5 Gardner Denver 1,981.3
6 General Cable 5,744.3
7 K-Tron International 224.8
8 Layne Christensen 911.2
9 Lindsay 401.4
10 Manitowoc 4,506.6
11 Perini 5,134.1
From the Sept. 29th, 2008 issue
* The S&P 500 returned 4.41% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended June 30, 2008.
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