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72. Atwood Oceanics
Rank: 72 (Previous rank: 45)
CEO: Robert J. Saltiel
Address: 15835 Park Ten Pl. Dr.
Houston, TX 77084-5131
Houston-based offshore drilling firm recently completed construction of its ninth rig, off the coast of Egypt.

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** 603.7 24 66
Net income** 249.7 ó ó
Total return ó -9 93
Earnings per share ó 85 22
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $29.77
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 7
Industry: Energy
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 First Solar 7 2,216.0
2 ITC Holdings 59 626.4
3 Trina Solar 69 1,049.9
4 Atwood Oceanics 72 603.7
5 SunPower 86 1,659.9
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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