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10. Sturm Ruger & Co
3-year average
Revenue Growth: 24%
Profit Growth: 848%
Total Return: 49%
The firearm manufacturer delivered a bang-up second quarter, easily beating analysts' estimates: Sales increased 23% compared to the same quarter in 2010 and profits shot up 33%. Two new pistols accounted for a third of sales in that period, according to the company. In May, it announced the a "million gun challenge," in which Ruger promised to donate $1 to the National Rifle Association for every Ruger weapon sold from April 2011 to March 2012. The goal: Selling one million guns. Ruger appears on track more than on pace to hit its target. In July, the company says, it contributed $279,600 to the NRA.
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Revenue ($ millions): $262.4
Net Income ($ millions): $27.9
Industry: Industrial
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From the September 26, 2011 issue.
Revenue and profit figures reflect the four quarters ended on or before April 30,2011.
Total return is through June 30, 2011.

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