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17. Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems
Rank: 17 (Previous rank: N.A.)
CEO: Joseph Ackerman
Address: Advanced Technology Center
Haifa, Israel 31053
Israelís largest non-state-owned defense firm soared on sales of unmanned aircraft.

Does fast growth mean a company is good, or what?
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 2,679.1 34 60
Net income** 215.3 ó ó
Total return ó 35 15
Earnings per share ó 72 29
Share price  
As of 8/3/09 $67.70
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 16
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Elbit Systems 17 2,679.1
2 Force Protection 32 1,108.0
3 TransDigm Group 51 749.6
4 Precision Castparts 78 6,827.8
From the August 31, 2009 issue
Notes:
* Through June 30, 2009. The S&P 500 returned -8.22% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended on or before April 30, 2009.
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