100 Fastest-growing companies

 

Corporate America's supercharged performers

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Layne Christensen
Rank: 78 (Previous rank: N.A.)
Get quote: LAYN
Financials: Latest quarterly results
CEO: Andrew B. Schmitt
Address: 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Mission Woods, KS 66205

Comment: Acquisitions have fueled growth at this water and wastewater infrastructure company.
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Revenues 767.7 38 59
Net income** 29.8 - -
Total return - 35 70
Earnings per share - 76 61
As of 8/22/07 $44.52
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 26
Industry: Industrial
37 General Cable 3,870.0
41 Joy Global 2,477.6
47 Gardner Denver 1,711.3
68 Miller Industries 430.0
78 Layne Christensen 767.7
85 Encore Wire 1,258.0
91 Deckers Outdoor 321.0
98 Regal Beloit 1,639.9
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)