Top companies: Profit growth
Rank Company Fastest-growing
rank
Earnings growth
(3-year)
1 Sturm Ruger & Co 10 848%
2 Cirrus Logic 11 340%
3 Hi-Tech Pharmacal 3 234%
4 AboveNet 33 160%
5 InterDigital 41 153%
6 Cyberonics 73 146%
7 Volterra Semiconductor 47 141%
8 STEC 50 131%
9 IAMGOLD 26 109%
10 Green Plains Renewable Energy 8 102%
11 Lincoln Educational Services 37 102%
12 Illumina 23 95%
13 Home Inns & Hotel Management 9 94%
14 Thoratec 60 93%
15 Medifast 5 87%
16 TriQuint Semiconductor 49 86%
17 Alexion Pharmaceuticals 6 82%
18 Coinstar 22 81%
19 Discovery Communications 7 79%
20 Baidu 4 78%
21 Cree 34 77%
22 MercadoLibre 15 72%
23 Newmont Mining 80 69%
24 NetScout Systems 55 69%
25 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 2 69%
26 Trina Solar 18 68%
27 Ares Capital 17 68%
28 SXC Health Solutions 1 65%
29 Broadcom 84 62%
30 Insituform Technologies 62 61%
31 Priceline.com 12 59%
32 Apple 21 57%
33 Credit Acceptance 30 57%
34 Celgene 57 56%
35 Encore Capital Group 40 55%
36 Neutral Tandem 59 54%
37 MarketAxess Holdings 36 52%
38 Silver Wheaton 16 51%
39 FBL Financial Group 83 51%
40 First Solar 39 50%
41 Concho Resources 14 50%
42 United Therapeutics 43 50%
43 Maiden Holdings 28 49%
44 Ebix 19 48%
45 Salesforce.com 35 48%
46 Netflix 24 48%
47 Steven Madden 46 48%
48 Lululemon Athletica 13 47%
49 DeVry 74 46%
50 Enstar Group 91 46%
51 ITT Educational Services 98 45%
52 Eldorado Gold 29 44%
53 Cninsure 61 43%
54 Signature Bank 69 42%
55 First Financial Bancorp 32 42%
56 Allegiant Travel 64 41%
57 F5 Networks 48 41%
58 Chipotle Mexican Grill 54 40%
59 Cubist Pharmaceuticals 53 40%
60 American Science and Engineering 99 39%
61 KapStone Paper and Packaging 20 39%
62 Research In Motion 63 39%
63 Ctrip.com International 42 38%
64 DG 52 38%
65 Acme Packet 25 38%
66 Walter Energy 97 38%
67 Deckers Outdoor 65 38%
68 American Public Education 67 37%
69 Riverbed Technology 27 37%
70 Blue Coat Systems 95 37%
71 LHC Group 96 37%
72 HMS Holdings 38 37%
73 Perrigo 75 36%
74 Harbin Electric 56 34%
75 Intuitive Surgical 87 33%
76 TransGlobe Energy 68 33%
77 Sohu.com 89 33%
78 VistaPrint 77 32%
79 Almost Family 93 32%
80 LivePerson 44 32%
81 VanceInfo Technologies 31 31%
82 AsiaInfo Holdings 82 30%
83 Amazon.com 45 30%
84 IPC The Hospitalist 81 29%
85 MWI Veterinary Supply 92 29%
86 Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance 78 29%
87 EZCORP 66 28%
88 Life Technologies 72 28%
89 HealthSpring 71 28%
90 Zhongpin 94 26%
91 Cognizant Technology Solutions 79 26%
92 First Cash Financial Services 86 26%
93 Catalyst Health Solutions 100 26%
94 O'Reilly Automotive 51 25%
95 NetEase.com 58 25%
96 Buffalo Wild Wings 90 25%
97 New Oriental Education & Technology Group 70 25%
98 Epoch Holding 88 22%
99 BJ's Restaurants 85 20%
100 American Equity Investment Life Holding 76 17%
From the September 26, 2011 issue.
Revenue and profit figures reflect the four quarters ended on or before April 30,2011.
Total return is through June 30, 2011.
Earnings growth reflects earnings per share.

Green Plains Renewable Energy 299%
SXC Health Solutions 151%
Discovery Communications 105%
Sturm Ruger & Co 848%
Cirrus Logic 340%
Hi-Tech Pharmacal 234%
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 120%
Netflix 116%
Acme Packet 108%
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