Rank Company City
21 Apple Cupertino
23 Illumina San Diego
24 Netflix Los Gatos
27 Riverbed Technology San Francisco
35 San Francisco
40 Encore Capital Group San Diego
47 Volterra Semiconductor Fremont
50 STEC Santa Ana
60 Thoratec Pleasanton
65 Deckers Outdoor Goleta
72 Life Technologies Carlsbad
81 IPC The Hospitalist N. Hollywood
84 Broadcom Irvine
85 BJ's Restaurants Huntington Beach
87 Intuitive Surgical Sunnyvale
95 Blue Coat Systems Sunnyvale
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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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