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45. Atwood Oceanics
Atwood Oceanics
Rank: 45 (Previous rank: 8)
CEO: John R. Irwin
Address: 15835 Park Ten Place Dr.
Houston, TX 77084
Provider of offshore oil- and gas-drilling rigs had a $1.2 billion order backlog heading into 2009.

Does fast growth mean a company is good, or what?
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 608.2 42 44
Net income** 269.9 ó ó
Total return ó 0 87
Earnings per share ó 78 19
Share price  
As of 8/3/09 $30.08
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 8
Industry: Energy
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Arena Resources 8 183.7
2 ITC Holdings 18 631.9
3 Transocean 30 12,682.0
4 Atwood Oceanics 45 608.2
5 National Oilwell Varco 47 14,227.0
6 NRG Energy 60 7,241.0
7 Noble 66 3,481.2
8 Cameron International 79 5,766.6
9 Gulfmark Offshore 86 437.2
10 McDermott International 91 6,615.3
11 Diamond Offshore Drilling 92 3,643.7
12 Helmerich & Payne 94 2,250.3
13 Enbridge 99 14,849.4
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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