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Top companies: Profit growth
Rank Company Fastest-growing
rank
EPS growth
(3-year annual rate)
1 First Solar 7 228%
2 Sapient 45 188%
3 International Assets Holding 19 185%
4 Fuel Systems Solutions 15 181%
5 Bucyrus International 9 142%
6 Sturm Ruger & Co 67 141%
7 salesforce.com 4 119%
8 Eldorado Gold 1 119%
9 Thoratec 13 119%
10 Life Partners Holdings 20 118%
11 KapStone Paper and Packaging 5 116%
12 Corinthian Colleges 79 114%
13 Pegasystems 8 110%
14 Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions 22 105%
15 Sohu.com 12 105%
16 Fluor 80 102%
17 MasterCard 73 97%
18 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 2 96%
19 Multi-Fineline Electronix 35 88%
20 Allegiant Travel 25 85%
21 Cubist Pharmaceuticals 31 85%
22 Atwood Oceanics 72 85%
23 Celgene 34 83%
24 Zhongpin 17 80%
25 Priceline.Com 11 77%
26 Lincoln Educational Services 41 75%
27 Ebix 3 72%
28 FLIR Systems 43 72%
29 Sina 77 72%
30 First Financial Bancorp 54 70%
31 ANSYS 39 66%
32 Elbit Systems 56 62%
33 Research In Motion 33 62%
34 HMS Holdings 10 61%
35 DG FastChannel 16 61%
36 China Fire & Security Group 28 58%
37 Biogen Idec 91 57%
38 M & F Worldwide 68 56%
39 Compass Minerals International 38 56%
40 Apple 18 55%
41 Cognizant Technology Solutions 37 55%
42 Stifel Financial 65 54%
43 Amazon.com 30 53%
44 Synaptics 57 53%
45 PriceSmart 94 52%
46 Luminex 42 51%
47 The Buckle 58 51%
48 Valassis Communications 36 51%
49 F5 Networks 64 51%
50 SXC Health Solutions 6 51%
51 Almost Family 14 51%
52 Ralcorp Holdings 75 49%
53 Southside Bancshares 90 49%
54 Deckers Outdoor 32 48%
55 DeVry 46 48%
56 Cal-Maine Foods 44 47%
57 NetScout Systems 24 46%
58 Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile 70 45%
59 AsiaInfo Holdings 26 44%
60 GeoEye 84 43%
61 Intuitive Surgical 21 43%
62 China Automotive Systems 23 43%
63 Olin 40 43%
64 Credit Acceptance 53 42%
65 Chipotle Mexican Grill 60 41%
66 TransDigm Group 85 41%
67 Amedisys 47 40%
68 MetroPCS Communications 100 40%
69 Vistaprint 52 40%
70 Perrigo 55 40%
71 Netflix 51 40%
72 Trina Solar 69 39%
73 Open Text 76 39%
74 Aeropostale 92 37%
75 Medifast 29 37%
76 True Religion Apparel 78 35%
77 Mindray Medical International 63 35%
78 China Information Security Technology 50 35%
79 Capella Education 71 34%
80 Gilead Sciences 98 33%
81 ITC Holdings 59 33%
82 Community Health Systems 81 33%
83 Coinstar 61 32%
84 Dolby Laboratories 66 32%
85 Illumina 27 31%
86 Aegean Marine Petroleum Network 83 31%
87 Neogen 82 31%
88 LHC Group 93 31%
89 NCI 88 30%
90 ICON 95 29%
91 EZCORP 87 29%
92 LKQ 48 29%
93 ManTech International 97 29%
94 Strayer Education 74 28%
95 New Oriental Education & Technology Group 49 27%
96 SunPower 86 27%
97 Catalyst Health Solutions 96 24%
98 Bio-Reference Laboratories 89 24%
99 China-Biotics 62 19%
100 Panera Bread 99 18%
From the September 6, 2010 issue.
Top 25 Headquarters
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International Assets Holding 228%
SXC Health Solutions 218%
First Solar 141%
First Solar 228%
Sapient 188%
International Assets Holding 185%
Netflix 78%
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 64%
Ebix 52%
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