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87. EZCORP
Rank: 87 (Previous rank: N.A.)
CEO: Joseph L. Rotunda
Address: 1901 Capital Pkwy.
Austin, TX 78746-7613
U.S.-based pawnbroker plans big push in Mexico's under-market this year, adding up to 50 new shops.

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  $ millions
(past 4 qtrs.)
% growth
(3 yr. annual rate)
Growth rank
Revenues** 673.9 25 63
Net income** 84.8 ó ó
Total return ó 12 51
Earnings per share ó 29 91
Share price  
As of 8/4/10 $19.61
Beat the S&P 500* Yes
P/E (current fiscal year est.) 10
Industry: Financial Services
Industry rank Company Fastest-Growing
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 International Assets Holding 19 34,682.7
2 Life Partners Holdings 20 113.0
3 Credit Acceptance 53 396.0
4 First Financial Bancorp 54 729.6
5 Stifel Financial 65 1,194.9
6 MasterCard 73 5,250.7
7 EZCORP 87 673.9
8 Southside Bancshares 90 195.7
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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