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Arena Resources
Rank: 1 (Previous rank: 3)
CEO: Phillip W. Terry
Address: 6555 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74136
Eight-year-old oil and gas producer has grown by buying properties in New Mexico and Texas.
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues 169.3 117 2
Net income** 63.9 ó ó
Total return ó 107 1
Earnings per share ó 85 22
Share price  
As of 9/3/08 $40.08
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 18
Industry: Energy
Rank Company Revenues
($ millions)
1 Allis-Chalmers Energy 608.0
2 Arena Resources 169.3
3 Atwood Oceanics 487.6
4 AZZ 344.8
5 Cameron International 5,350.2
6 Copano energy 1,552.0
7 Dawson Geophysical 316.1
8 Dril-Quip 537.7
9 Ensco 2,298.5
10 Gulf Island Fabrication 467.4
11 Gulfport Energy 127.4
12 Helix Energy Solutions Group 1,952.0
13 Helmerich & Payne 1,902.3
14 Holly 5,872.7
15 Ion Geophysical 703.7
16 National Oilwell Varco 11,248.0
17 NRG Energy 5,772.0
18 Oceaneering International 1,903.0
19 OYO Geospace 134.8
20 PetroQuest Energy 302.6
21 Rowan Cos. 2,198.4
22 Smith International 9,407.4
23 Superior Energy Services 1,711.8
24 T-3 Energy Services 254.5
25 XTO Energy 6,624.0
From the Sept. 29th, 2008 issue
Notes:
* The S&P 500 returned 4.41% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended June 30, 2008.
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Allis-Chalmers Energy 124%
Arena Resources 117%
Nutrisystem 110%
Sigma Designs 294%
Sepracor 228%
Hornbeck Offshore Services 214%
Arena Resources 107%
T-3 Energy Services 101%
Steel Dynamics 84%
To qualify, a company must be incorporated in the U.S.; have a minimum market capitalization of $250 million on June 30, 2008; have a stock price of at least $5... More