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25. Allegiant Travel
Rank: 25 (Previous rank: N.A.)
CEO: Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr.
Address: 3301 N. Buffalo Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89129-7446
Discount airline has added 30 routes linking small U.S. cities to leisure destinations since 2008.

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  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 585.5 31 47
Net income** 70.8 ó ó
Total return ó 12 49
Earnings per share ó 85 20
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $42.72
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 12
Industry: Transportation
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Allegiant Travel 25 585.5
2 Aegean Marine Petroleum Network 83 2,973.8
From the September 6, 2010 issue.
Notes:
* Through June 30, 2010. The S&P 500 returned -9.81% annually over the same period.
** Through the quarter ended on or before April 30, 2010.
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