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75. Ralcorp Holdings
Rank: 75 (Previous rank: 75)
CEO: Kevin J. Hunt, David P. Skarie
Address: 800 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63101-2506
Food manufacturer gobbled up a frozen-breakfast maker and two specialty cracker companies this year.

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  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 3,934.1 29 54
Net income** 268.6 ó ó
Total return ó 1 83
Earnings per share ó 49 52
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $58.38
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 13
Industry: Food
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 2 1,087.0
2 Zhongpin 17 776.5
3 Medifast 29 191.6
4 Cal-Maine Foods 44 901.7
5 Ralcorp Holdings 75 3,934.1
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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