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40. Olin
Rank: 40 (Previous rank: N.A.)
CEO: Joe Rupp
Address: 190 Carondelet Plz.
Clayton, MO 63105-3443
Winchester ammunition maker has found sales to police and the military to be its silver bullet in 2010.

What kind of businesses do you think are primed to grow in a sluggish economy?
  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 1,492.9 111 4
Net income** 103.1 ó ó
Total return ó 0 85
Earnings per share ó 43 63
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $20.64
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 25
Industry: Industrial
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 KapStone Paper and Packaging 5 668.4
2 Bucyrus International 9 2,653.6
3 Fuel Systems Solutions 15 533.9
4 China Automotive Systems 23 295.1
5 Valassis Communications 36 2,243.1
6 Compass Minerals International 38 1,011.6
7 Olin 40 1,492.9
8 LKQ 48 2,140.6
9 Vistaprint 52 640.9
10 Coinstar 61 1,256.1
11 Sturm Ruger & Co 67 275.7
12 M & F Worldwide 68 1,807.0
13 Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile 70 1,504.5
14 Fluor 80 21,111.3
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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