FORTUNE Small Business: The FSB 100 
America's fastest-growing small public companies
Primeenergy
Rank: 60 (2004 rank: N/A)
Get quote: PNRG
CEO: Charles E. Drimal
Address: One Landmark Square
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-358-5700
Website:
Employees: 196
ANALYSIS
Oil be there: PrimeEnergy pumps oil and gas from such states as Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. This year it will spend $10 million to explore the Gulf of Mexico.
Revenue ($ millions, four quarters to 12/31/04) 63.6 --
Revenue growth (%, 3-year annual rate) 15.1 68
Net income ($ millions, four quarters to 12/31/04) 7.3 --
Net income (%, 3-year annual rate) 83.8 38
Total Return (%, 3-year annual rate) 37.9 69
Stock price ($, on 6/1/05) 21.32 --
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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Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2018 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2018. All rights reserved. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2018 and/or its affiliates.