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85. TransDigm Group
Rank: 85 (Previous rank: 51)
CEO: W. Nicholas Howley
Address: 1301 E. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114-1838
Revenue for aircraft parts maker soared alongside U.S. defense spending for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 777.6 17 93
Net income** 151.8 ó ó
Total return ó 15 44
Earnings per share ó 41 66
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $56.20
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 24
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Elbit Systems 56 2,793.7
2 TransDigm Group 85 777.6
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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