100 Fastest-growing companies

 

Corporate America's supercharged performers

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Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern
Rank: 20 (Previous rank: N.A.)
Get quote: KSU
Financials: Latest quarterly results
CEO: Michael R. Haverty
Address: 427 W. 12 Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Comment: Rising freight and fuel costs have helped the railroad company steam ahead.
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Revenues 1,682.5 52 30
Net income** 118.2 - -
Total return - 34 72
Earnings per share - 178 14
As of 8/22/07 $31.62
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 23
Industry: Transpotation
20 Kansas City Southern 1,682.5
26 Hornbeck Offshore Services 281.6
34 Gulfmark Offshore 268.8
From the September 17, 2007 issue

Notes:
* The S&P 500 returned 11.7% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended May 31, 2007.
Fastest growing by EPS growth
Rowan Cos. 532%
NutriSystem 433%
Gulfmark Offshore 306%
Fastest growing by revenue growth
First Acceptance 277%
NutriSystem 225%
Arena Resources 165%
Fastest growing by total return
NutriSystem 244%
Dynamic Materials 173%
Titanium Metals 140%
How we pick the Fastest-Growing
To qualify for this year's listing, a company must be incorporated in the U.SÖ and have posted a compound annual growth in revenue and earnings per share of at least 25% annually over the three years ended on or before May 31, 2007.... (more)