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41. Monsanto
Monsanto
Rank: 41 (Previous rank: N.A.)
CEO: Hugh Grant
Address: 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
Dominates its market with seeds engineered to grow hardier produce and ward off insects.

Does fast growth mean a company is good, or what?
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 12,273.0 22 95
Net income** 2,287.0 ó ó
Total return ó 22 30
Earnings per share ó 77 24
Share price  
As of 8/3/09 $86.22
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 20
Industry: Industrial
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 CF Industries Holdings 6 3,934.4
2 Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan 10 8,478.4
3 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 11 643.4
4 Darling International 13 738.5
5 VistaPrint 16 491.1
6 AZZ 21 412.4
7 Spartan Motors 26 695.8
8 Bucyrus International 27 2,594.6
9 M & F Worldwide 28 1,898.5
10 Foster Wheeler 29 6,323.1
11 Lindsay 31 469.0
12 LSB Industries 34 738.7
13 LKQ 37 1,963.4
14 Monsanto 41 12,273.0
15 General Cable 46 5,703.0
16 Balchem 62 228.2
17 Quanta Services 65 3,674.3
18 Ralcorp Holdings 75 3,446.8
19 TreeHouse Foods 96 1,495.4
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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