100 Fastest-growing companies

 

Corporate America's supercharged performers

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Intuitive Surgical
Intuitive Surgical
Rank: 4 (Previous rank: N.A.)
Get quote: ISRG
Financials: Latest quarterly results
CEO: Lonnie M. Smith
Address: 950 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Comment: Surgical-robot maker's products let doctors operate through tiny incisions.
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Revenues 409.7 62 16
Net income** 81.4 - -
Total return - 94 11
Earnings per share - 123 32
As of 8/22/07 $210.93
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 69
Industry: Health Care
4 Intuitive Surgical 409.7
23 Allscripts Healthcare Solutions 250.8
38 Hologic 618.0
49 Psychiatric Solutions 1,107.9
60 ImClone Systems 574.2
65 Celgene 1,010.4
82 inVentiv Health 814.5
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)