TOP 25 in 2008 -

Rank
Company
Business
Price ($)
EPS Growth (%)1
5-Yr Sales Growth (%)2
Latest 12-Mo Sales ($Mil)

1
Google
online search engine, web portal
638.25
30
155
14,973

2
Salesforce.com
sales mgmt software
54.47
40
85
676

3
Ceradyne
aerospace, defense ceramics
46.26
10
75
744

4
Euronet Worldwide
banking software
27.33
20
69
821

5
FalconStor Software
archive, backup software
8.79
28
58
73

6
Cognizant Technology Solutions
consulting
27.11
32
53
1,960

7
Celgene
biotechnology
54.27
35
53
1,266

8
LifeCell
biotechnology
43.30
30
3,4
1773,4

9
Martek Biosciences
nutritional supplements
33.55
18
42
307

10
j2 Global Communications
internet telecom svcs
20.40
17
42
204

11
Red Hat
Linux software
19.65
22
41
493

12
Digital River
e-commerce services
33.24
23
41
335

13
Genentech
biotechnology
71.50
26
414
11,7254

14
DRS Technologies
aerospace, defense
52.88
12
39
2,999

15
L-3 Communications Holdings
communications equipment
105.58
17
38
13,540

16
Vocus
public relations mgmt software
29.04
30
37
54

17
CommVault Systems
archive, backup software
19.01
25
37
172

18
FARO Technologies
measuring equipment
22.21
18
35
176

19
Comtech Telecommunications
telecommunications equipment
47.35
13
31
464

20
Network Appliance
data storage hardware, software
22.88
18
30
3,012

21
NII Holdings
Latin America wireless telecom svcs
49.26
36
30
3,023

22
Diodes
semiconductors
24.33
19
28
388

23
Dolby Laboratories
audio technology
51.31
20
23
482

24
Gen-Probe
DNA diagnostic technology
62.70
21
23
395

25
Adobe Systems
imaging software
38.05
15
23
3,158

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Prices as of January 11. EPS = Earnings Per Share
1 Annualized, projected over next three to five years.
2 Annualized.
3 Excludes Sales form research grants.
4 Unaudited.
Sources: Audit Integrity; Forbes; FT Interactive Data, Reuters
Fundamentals, Thomson IBES and Worldscope via FactSet Research Systems;
Standard & Poor's; Value Line