Top companies: Profit growth
Rank Company Fastest-growing
rank
Earnings growth
(3-year)
1 Cirrus Logic 2 450%
2 IAMGOLD 47 421%
3 HFF 5 341%
4 Silver Wheaton 1 340%
5 Coherent 55 325%
6 3D Systems 12 272%
7 Pan American Silver 23 241%
8 United Therapeutics 25 195%
9 BorgWarner 64 189%
10 Bridgepoint Education 16 187%
11 Netgear 45 131%
12 Broadcom 78 126%
13 Northern Oil and Gas 7 122%
14 RPC 10 121%
15 Hollysys Automation Technologies 42 110%
16 TTM Technologies 38 105%
17 NetApp 72 102%
18 IPG Photonics 9 100%
19 Baidu 3 99%
20 Cymer 68 99%
21 OYO Geospace 31 98%
22 Pioneer Natural Resources 29 95%
23 HollyFrontier 4 93%
24 Barrick Gold 77 90%
25 Gulfport Energy 27 89%
26 51job 20 89%
27 American Equity Investment Life 18 87%
28 Materion 59 86%
29 Impax Laboratories 13 85%
30 Riverbed Technology 57 85%
31 Ultratech 49 84%
32 Gentex 54 83%
33 Wynn Resorts 26 81%
34 lululemon athletica 6 81%
35 Opentable 43 81%
36 MarketAxess Holdings 33 79%
37 Semtech 88 78%
38 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 35 78%
39 Coinstar 15 74%
40 Warner Chilcott 21 72%
41 ZAGG 24 71%
42 Cliffs Natural Resources 34 71%
43 Apple 8 70%
44 SVB Financial 83 70%
45 Hi-Tech Pharmacal 22 69%
46 Grand Canyon Education 63 68%
47 priceline.com 14 66%
48 Whiting Petroleum 70 66%
49 Acme Packet 37 65%
50 Rush Enterprises 95 63%
51 Tempur-Pedic International 93 62%
52 SciClone Pharmaceuticals 39 60%
53 TPC Group 36 60%
54 Medifast 46 59%
55 MercadoLibre 41 59%
56 Encore Capital Group 90 56%
57 Internet Initiative Japan 65 55%
58 F5 Networks 53 54%
59 Epoch Holding 19 53%
60 ExlService Holdings 61 53%
61 Buenaventura Mining 74 53%
62 Darling International 40 52%
63 Catamaran 11 52%
64 Southern Copper 94 49%
65 Silvercorp Metals 48 48%
66 Celgene 91 47%
67 Lam Research 75 47%
68 Steven Madden 56 45%
69 Vale 97 45%
70 Rackspace Hosting 67 45%
71 Clean Harbors 69 43%
72 EZchip Semiconductor 62 43%
73 Investors Bancorp 71 42%
74 Fossil 86 42%
75 Chipotle Mexican Grill 73 41%
76 Intuitive Surgical 50 41%
77 Affiliated Managers Group 96 40%
78 TransGlobe Energy 30 40%
79 Ascena Retail Group 58 38%
80 VMware 52 37%
81 Under Armour 51 37%
82 3SBio 89 36%
83 Alexion Pharmaceuticals 17 34%
84 AsiaInfo-Linkage 84 34%
85 Ebix 87 33%
86 Titan Machinery 66 33%
87 Electro Rent 99 32%
88 Questcor Pharmaceuticals 28 32%
89 Portfolio Recovery 100 31%
90 SolarWinds 76 31%
91 East West Bancorp 79 31%
92 Super Micro Computer 98 29%
93 MWI Veterinary Supply 80 29%
94 NetEase 81 29%
95 AmTrust Financial Services 60 28%
96 Triumph Group 44 28%
97 Cognizant Technology Solutions 85 27%
98 HMS Holdings 92 25%
99 Concho Resources 32 25%
100 IMAX 82 22%
From the September 24, 2012 issue.

Green Plains Renewable Energy 299%
SXC Health Solutions 151%
Discovery Communications 105%
Sturm Ruger & Co 848%
Cirrus Logic 340%
Hi-Tech Pharmacal 234%
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 120%
Netflix 116%
Acme Packet 108%
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