Introducing The 1986 Inc. 100

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Like a bunch of adolescents, the companies on the INC. 100 are an unsettled lot. They have grown so fast that their knees ache. They have consumed capital voraciously, but most haven't yet produced much income. They have come a long way -- but their future is as much in doubt as ever.

An exaggeration? No. The typical company on this year's list of the 100 fastest-growing small public companies in America is less than 10 years old. Since 1980, its revenues have grown 2,733%, and it has added an average of nine new employees every month. Last year alone, the 10 companies that went public raised approximately $100 million. But nearly a third of the companies on the list are still losing money.

As to the future -- well, this year marks INC.'s eighth listing of the 100, and what happens to the list's alumni is by now pretty well established. Some few companies continue their hectic growth and, like Apple Computer Inc. (1982, #1; 1983, #5), take their place on the rosters of the nation's largest enterprises. Many more slow down, and grow into midsize middle age. Still others are grist for the mergers-and-acquisitions mill, or fade away into the nether reaches of bankruptcy court. Like a senior class the day after graduation, companies on an INC. 100 list are filled with possibilities. But only a few are candidates for Most Likely to Succeed.

Whatever the future holds for these companies, though, the past and present of this year's INC. 100 reveal much about the wellsprings of growth -- and about how growing companies can and should do business.

Think back, for example, to the turn of the decade, when many of the companies on the list were founded. Jimmy Carter was using the word "malaise" to describe the nation's state of mind right about then, and few were disagreeing. But some entrepreneurs saw beyond double-digit inflation and record interest rates to spot opportunities in fast-changing segments of the economy. "Aah, Those Were the Days" (page 69), by senior writer Joseph P. Kahn and senior editor Stephen D. Solomon, looks back and -- with the indisputable advantage of hindsight -- shows why those opportunities turned out to be pockets of hypergrowth. Maybe those who learn this history well enough will get the chance to repeat it.

To be sure, spotting an opportunity is one thing; making money on it is another. And while every one of the 100 companies on this year's list identified and took advantage of an opportunity, nearly a third of them lost money last year. Does fast growth necessarily mean lean -- or negative -- income? Is the trade-off between market share and profitability inevitable? Senior writer Tom Richman, in "Seeing Red" (page 77), picks apart the income statements of a selection of companies to show why so many rapidly growing enterprises lose money -- and why, in some cases, losing money isn't such a bad thing in a company's early years.

To an investor, of course, losing money is always bad, and there's no surer way to do so than to invest carelessly in fast-growing companies. Between March 1985 and this past March, for example, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 31%, yet 53 of this year's 100 companies watched their stocks decline over the same period. So the trick is to separate the stars from the dogs. In "Look Before You Weep" (page 83), senior writer Robert A. Mamis offers some tips to investors in growth companies, and shows how the nation's most successful growth-stock pickers go about their business.

Behind the unusual numbers of an INC. 100 company are some equally unusual characters. Dr. Robert Jarvik, for example, the famous inventor of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart, whose company posted revenue of $5.7 million last year despite a product that has been called unreliable, unethical, and downright dangerous. Or Irwin Selinger, who is the first chief executive officer to found and lead two different companies on the list. Or Ben Cohen, who plays Ping-Pong at board meetings and takes home a salary of only $50,000. You'll meet many such personalities in "The INC. 100 Portfolio" (page 51).

Finally, in "Line Items," (page 62) we break out a number of bite-size facts, trivial and otherwise. How many founders are still running INC. 100 companies? Which company provides the most unusual benefit? Which CEO used to be a piano distributor in North Dakota?

Study hard. There will be a test on Thursday.

INC. 100:

Overview

Number of companies by sector

Manufacturing 55

Service 26

Mining (including oil and gas) 6

Wholesale and distribution 6

Retail 7

Total sales 1985 (million) $6,044

Change 1981-85 2,773%

Total net income 1985 (million) $79.2

Total net income 1981 (million) ($32.8)

Median sales 1985 (million) $21.40

Median sales 1981 (million) $0.65

INC. 100:

Overview

Compound annual sales growth rate (1981-85)

Total sales 131.52%

Range 81.47%-411.94%

Net income as a % of sales (1985)

Range loss to 0.02%-24.12%

Median 3.47%

No. acquiring other companies (1981-85) 49

No. founded since 1976 84

Median number of employees

1985 207

1981 25

Change 1981-85 600.81%

HOW THE INC. 100 ARE SELECTED

The 1986 INC. 100 is the eighth annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing publicly held smaller companies in the United States. Companies are ranked by the percentage increase in net sales (or total revenues) over a five-year period -- in this case, 1981 to 1985.

* To be considered for the INC. 100, each company must meet the following criteria:

1. The company is an independent corporation. Banks and utilities are excluded.

2. The company was publicly held as of December 31, 1985.

3. The company shows an operating/sales history of at least five years.

4. The company's 1985 sales exceeded its 1984 sales. Companies showing growth over the five-year period but a decline in 1985 sales are disqualified.

5. The company's 1981 sales were at least $100,000 but no more than $25 million.

* The INC. 100 research staff used company prospectuses, 10-Ks, annual reports, and various directories to maintain the in-house database of publicly held smaller companies. INC. narrowed the list by applying the five criteria listed above, and by using a five-year growth cutoff of 600%. INC. then conducted telephone interviews with executives of each qualifying company to verify the figures.

* An editorial research team led by special projects editor Sara Baer-Sinnott selected the 1986 INC. 100. The research was conducted by Sarah Clifford, Andrew J. F. Hamilton, and Rachel Leahey. They were assisted by research assistant Deborah L. Merritt, administrative assistant Ruth Keren, and interns Bonnie Barber, Beatrice Bast, Lisa Lee Freeman, and Lisa Poller. The published material is the only information INC. will make available.

INC. 100 INDEX

Company (rank)

ALC Communications (3)

Action Packets (86)

Alexander Energy (34)

Allegheny & Western Energy (19)

Alta Energy (85)

American Businessphones (6)

American Healthcare Mgmt. (69)

American Surgery Centers (29)

Amgen (58)

Animed (80)

Apollo Computer (14)

Applied Circuit Technology (94)

Archive (26)

Artel Communications (42)

Ashton-Tate (4)

Avant-Garde Computing (81)

Ben & Jerry's Homemade (74)

Biomet (71)

Brentwood Instruments (40)

Buffton (33)

C. P. Rehab (75)

Cade Industries (18)

Caremark (76)

Centocor (38)

Certified Collateral (31)

Ciprico (55)

Circadian (59)

Comp-U-Card Int'l (48)

Compression Labs (62)

Computer Telephone (53)

ComputerCraft (60)

Consolidated Stores (84)

Consul Restaurant (87)

Convergent Technologies (39)

DEST (67)

Datacopy (77)

Durakon Industries (78)

Electronic Tele-Comm. (36)

Endevco (16)

Energy Oil (8)

Enzo Biochem (100)

Equatorial Communications (10)

Expeditors Int'l of Washington (7)

FONAR (82)

Fibronics International (28)

First Centennial (45)

Forum Group (1)

Fuddruckers (25)

G. D. Ritzy's (54)

Harvard Industries (72)

HealthAmerica (20)

Helm Resources (65)

High Plains (61)

IDEA (96)

Insituform of North America (89)

Integrated Genetics (21)

Interand (92)

Iomega (5)

Jack Henry & Associates (97)

Jacor Communications (73)

Jet America Airlines (24)

King World Productions (64)

LyphoMed (52)

MBI Business Centers (70)

Manufactured Homes (99)

Medical Care Int'l (63)

Medical Electronics (23)

New York Film Works (47)

ORS Automation (35)

1 Potato 2 (12)

Patient Technology (41)

Personal Diagnostics (57)

Piezo Electric Products (2)

Plains Resources (88)

Priam (68)

Reid-Ashman (98)

SIS (50)

Saratoga Standardbreds (32)

Shanley Oil (11)

Simmons Airlines (46)

Solar Age Industries (27)

StarTel (83)

Sterling Software (30)

Symbion (43)

Telco Systems (51)

Telebyte Technology (90)

Tender Loving Care (93)

Thermal Profiles (79)

3Com (13)

Time Energy Systems (37)

U.S. Intec (15)

Ungermann-Bass (66)

United HealthCare (49)

V Band Systems (22)

VLSI Technology (9)

Vitronics (44)

Walker Telecommunications (17)

Western-World Television (56)

The Yankee Cos. (95)

Ziyad (91)

Note: This table may be divided, and additional information on a particular entry may appear on more than one screen.

Sales growth

(1981-85)

Rank Percent Compound Sales ($ 000)

'86 '85 Company increase annual rate '85 '81

1. FORUM GROUP (Indianapolis, IN) 68,585% 412% $177,207 $258

2. PIEZO ELECTRIC PRODS.

(Cambridge, MA) 30,965 320 n1 76,420 246

3. ALC COMMUNICATIONS

(Chicago, IL) 24,327 295 467,293 1,913

4. ASHTON-TATE (Culver City, CA) 17,595 265 82,281 465

5. IOMEGA (South Roy, UT) 17,415 264 116,474 665

6. AMERICAN BUSINESSPHONES

(Irvine, CA) 16,080 257 18,283 113

7. 2 EXPEDITORS INT'L OF WASHINGTON

(Seattle, WA) 14,980 250 66,049 438

8. ENERGY OIL (Longmont, CO) 14,529 248 15,068 103

9. VLSI TECHNOLOGY (San Jose, CA) 14,126 245 78,671 553

10. EQUATORIAL COMM.

(Mountain View, CA) 10,311 219 56,115 539

11. SHANLEY OIL (Dallas, TX) 10,056 217 c 26,000 256

12. 11 1 POTATO 2 (New Hope, MN) 10,055 217 15,436 152

13. 22 3COM (Mountain View, CA) 9,050 209 46,300 506

14. APOLLO COMPUTER

(Chelmsford, MA) 8,593 205 295,575 3,400

15. U.S. INTEC (Port Arthur, TX) 8,475 204 47,506 554

16. 9 ENDEVCO (Dallas, TX) 6,984 190 155,287 2,192

17. 13 WALKER TELECOMMUNICATIONS

(Plainview, NY) 6,867 189 c 33,718 484

18. CADE INDUSTRIES (Marinette, WI) 6,426 184 c 82,500 498

19. ALLEGHENY & WESTERN ENERGY

(Charleston, WV) 6,398 184 270,456 4,162

20. HEALTHAMERICA (Nashville, TN) 6,092 181 462,846 7,475

21. INTEGRATED GENETICS

(Framingham, MA) 5,684 176 7,288 126

22. V BAND SYSTEMS (Yonkers, NY) 5,648 175 18,394 320

23. MEDICAL ELECTRONICS

(Boulder, CO) 5,608 175 c 6,850 120

24. JET AMERICA AIRLINES

(Long Beach, CA) 5,112 169 102,000 1,957

25. 15 FUDDRUCKERS (San Antonio, TX) 4,909 166 c 53,000 1,058

26. ARCHIVE (Costa Mesa, CA) 4,773 164 57,845 1,187

27. SOLAR AGE INDUSTRIES

(Albuquerque, NM) 4,658 163 15,320 322

28. 40 FIBRONICS INTERNATIONAL

(Hyannis, MA) 4,512 161 25,460 552

29. AMERICAN SURGERY CENTERS

(Scottsdale, AZ) 4,454 160 c 4,600 101

30. STERLING SOFTWARE

(Dallas, TX) 4,241 157 60,550 1,395

31. CERTIFIED COLLATERAL

(Chicago, IL) 4,175 156 7,268 170

32. SARATOGA STANDARDBREDS

(N. Salem, NY) 4,051 154 4,732 114

33. 3 BUFFTON (Fort Worth, TX) 3,965 153 48,216 1,186

34. ALEXANDER ENERGY

(Oklahoma City, OK) 3,224 140 8,576 258

35. ORS AUTOMATION (Princeton, NJ) 3,153 139 c 4,750 146

36. ELECTRONIC TELE-COMM.

(Waukesha, WI) 3,139 139 4,696 145

37. TIME ENERGY SYSTEMS

(Houston, TX) 2,972 135 c 14,100 459

38. CENTOCOR (Malvern, PA) 2,941 135 22,355 735

39. 1 CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES

(San Jose, CA) 2,915 134 395,167 13,105

40. BRENTWOOD INSTRUMENTS

(Torrance, CA) 2,882 134 6,083 204

41. PATIENT TECHNOLOG

(Hauppauge, NY) 2,834 133 c 24,789 845

42. ARTEL COMMUNICATIONS

(Worcester, MA) 2,791 132 6,013 208

43. SYMBION (Salt Lake City, UT) 2,766 131 5,704 199

44. VITRONICS (Newmarket, NH) 2,752 131 3,707 130

45. FIRST CENTENNIAL

(Fort Collins, CO) 2,750 131 3,705 130

46. 18 SIMMONS AIRLINES

(Chicago, IL) 2,730 131 48,673 1,720

47. NEW YORK FILM WORKS

(New York, NY) 2,674 130 5,410 195

48. COMP-U-CARD INTERNATIONAL

(Stamford, CT) 2,598 128 28,679 1,063

49. UNITED HEALTHCARE

(Minnetonka, MN) 2,595 128 110,222 4,090

50. SIS (Westlake, OH) 2,548 127 13,478 509

51. 89 TELCO SYSTEMS (Menlo Park, CA) 2,457% 125% $93,054 $3,639

52. LYPHOMED (Chicago, IL) 2,440 124 c 68,000 2,677

53. COMPUTER TELEPHONE

(Wellesley Hills, MA) 2,383 123 7,100 286

54. 12 G. D. RITZY'S (Columbus, OH) 2,331 122 c 14,417 593

55. CIPRICO (Plymouth, MN) 2,310 122 8,171 339

56. WESTERN-WORLD TELEVISION

(Los Angeles, CA) 2,303 121 14,202 591

57. PERSONAL DIAGNOSTICS

(Whippany, NJ) 2,207 119 9,229 400

58. AMGEN (Thousand Oaks, CA) 2,046 115 10,130 472

59. CIRCADIAN (San Jose, CA) 2,014 114 13,003 615

60. 8 COMPUTERCRAFT (Houston, TX) 2,013 114 137,237 6,496

61. HIGH PLANS (Wichita, KS) 1,956 113 9,212 448

62. COMPRESSION LABS

(San Jose, CA) 1,843 110 15,372 791

63. MEDICAL CARE INT'L

(Dallas, TX) 1,841 110 c 35,000 1,803

64. KING WORLD PRODUCTIONS

(Summit, NJ) 1,813 109 81,280 4,248

65. 43 HELM RESOURCES (New York, NY) 1,806 109 c 95,000 4,985

66. 7 UNGERMANN-BASS

(Santa Clara, CA) 1,778 108 72,166 3,842

67. DEST (Milpitas, CA) 1,669 105 18,556 1,049

68. PRIAM (San Jose, CA) 1,651 105 105,025 5,997

69. 58 AMERICAN HEALTHCARE MGMT.

(Dallas, TX) 1,574 102 c 410,000 24,486

70. MBI BUSINESS CENTERS

(Rockville, MD) 1,548 101 50,523 3,065

71. BIOMET (Warsaw, IN) 1,537 101 33,082 2,021

72. HARVARD INDUSTRIES

(St. Louis, MO) 1,519 101 205,868 12,712

73. JACOR COMMUNICATIONS

(Cincinnati, OH) 1,508 100 14,423 897

74. BEN & JERRY'S HOMEMADE

(Waterbury, VT) 1,445 98 c 9,500 615

75. 49 C. P. REHAB (New York, NY) 1,370 96 26,560 1,807

76. 25 CAREMARK (Newport Beach, CA) 1,339 95 74,032 5,144

77. DATACOPY (Mountain View, CA) 1,309 94 5,200 369

78. 39 DURAKON INDUSTRIES

(Lapeer, MI) 1,282 93 49,679 3,595

79. THERMAL PROFILES

(Plainview, NY) 1,279 93 14,075 1,021

80. ANIMED (Roslyn, NY) 1,257 92 8,917 657

81. 52 AVANT-GARDE COMPUTING

(Mt. Laurel, NJ) 1,224 91 20,437 1,544

82. FONAR (Melville, NY) 1,221 91 8,455 640

83. 44 STARTEL (Irvine, CA) 1,202 90 c 10,823 831

84. CONSOLIDATED STORES

(Columbus, OH) 1,196 90 129,045 9,958

85. ALTA ENERGY (Midland, TX) 1,193 90 2,341 181

86. 68 ACTION PACKETS (Ocala, FL) 1,184 89 2,824 220

87. 19 CONSUL RESTAURANT

(Minneapolis, MN) 1,180 89 86,972 6,797

88. 53 PLAINS RESOURCES

(Oklahoma City, OK) 1,160 88 10,836 860

89. INSITUFORM OF NORTH AMERICA

(Memphis, TN) 1,112 87 c 8,287 684

90. TELEBYTE TECHNOLOGY

(Greenlawn, NY) 1,108 86 c 3,200 265

91. 21 ZIYAD (Denville, NJ) 1,105 86 28,595 2,373

92. INTERAND (Chicago, IL) 1,096 86 c 6,926 579

93. 78 TENDER LOVING CARE

(Lake Success, NY) 1,077 85 16,542 1,405

94. APPLIED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY

(Anaheim, CA) 1,053 84 18,520 1,606

95. 93 THE YANKEE COS.

(Cohasset, MA) 1,036 84 213,078 18,754

96. 97 IDEA (Torrance, CA) 1,002 82 5,431 493

97. JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES

(Monett, MO) 996 82 12,452 1,136

98. 35 REID-ASHMAN (Santa Clara, CA) 990 82 7,457 684

99. MANUFACTURED HOMES

(Winston-Salem, NC) 987 82 c 80,000 7,359

100. 41 ENZO BIOCHEM (New York, NY) 985 81 6,800 627

Shareholder Return

Rank Net Income ($000) equity '85 Return on

'86 '85 Company '85 '81 ($000) equity n1

1. FORUM GROUP $33,893 $1,305 $98,683 47.15%

(Indianapolis, IN)

2. PIEZO ELECTRIC PRODS. (22,200) (1,800) n9 16,816 NM

(Cambridge, MA)

3. ALC COMMUNICATIONS (27,125) (1,312) 13,428 NM

(Chicago,-IL)

4. ASHTON-TATE (Culver City, CA) 7,463 40 29,950 33.52

5. IOMEGA (South Roy, UT) 14,894 (3,779) 50,795 72.53

6. AMERICAN BUSINESSPHONES 678 12 5,608 67.58

(Irvine, CA)

7. 2 EXPEDITORS INT'L OF 2,865 19 11,076 35.50

WASHINGTON (Seattle, WA)

8. ENERGY OIL (Longmont, CO) 2,975 (310) 7,679 63.11

9. VLSI TECHNOLOGY 16 (1,478) 98,477 0.02

(San Jose, CA)

10. EQUATORIAL COMM. 1,087 (2,302) 102,177 2.13

(Mountain View, CA)

11. SHANLEY OIL (Dallas, TX) c 115 (1,376) n9 9,571 1.20

12. 11 1 POTATO 2 (New Hope, MN) (6,043) 3 1,803 NM

13. 22 3COM (Mountain View, CA) 5,033 (124) 24,702 25.67

14. APOLLO COMPUTER (1,516) (2,992) 174,000 NM

(Chelmsford, MA)

15. U.S. INTEC (Port Arthur, TX) 3,844 (320) 17,347 63.41

16. 9 ENDEVCO (Dallas, TX) 3,681 336 c 16,118 29.41

17. 13 WALKER TELECOMMUNICATIONS n9 192 186 n9 12,208 1.73

(Plainview, NY)

18. CADE INDUSTRIES n9 1,425 61 n9 13,475 34.14

(Marinette, WI)

19. ALLEGHENY & WESTERN ENERGY 12,491 1,078 33,440 61.68

(Charleston, WV)

20. HEALTHAMERICA 11,468 (1,677) 94,858 15.07

(Nashville, TN)

21. INTEGRATED GENETICS (3,736) (527) 16,069 NM

(Framingham, MA)

22. V BAND SYSTEMS 2,350 (391) 10,321 36.18

(Yonkers, NY)

23. MEDICAL ELECTRONICS 700 (77) n9 1,965 93.69

(Boulder, CO)

24. JET AMERICA AIRLINES (8,100) (3,243) 6,700 NM

(Long Beach, CA)

25. 15 FUDDRUCKERS (San n9 572 59 16,454 3.98

Antonio, TX)

26. ARCHIVE (Costa Mesa, CA) 1,034 (842) 31,601 3.39

27. SOLAR AGE INDUSTRIES 549 23 1,050 108.25

(Albuquerque, NM)

28. 40 FIBRONICS INTERNATIONAL 2,085 (197) 21,263 24.84

(Hyannis, MA)

29. AMERICAN SURGERY CENTERS c (522) (103) c 3,200 NM

(Scottsdale, AZ)

30. STERLING SOFTWARE 2,923 234 36,621 11.16

(Dallas, TX)

31. CERTIFIED COLLATERAL 1,753 (701) 14,354 46.41

(Chicago, IL)

32. SARATOGA STANDARDBREDS 246 (38) 4,859 5.33

(N. Salem, NY)

33. 3 BUFFTON (Fort Worth, TX) 893 184 13,789 6.99

34. ALEXANDER ENERGY 476 149 14,765 3.72

(Oklahoma City, OK)

35. ORS AUTOMATION n9 (2,164) (839) n9 317 NM

(Princeton, NJ)

36. ELECTRONIC TELE-COMM. 920 (77) 4,026 86.44

(Waukesha, WI)

37. TIME ENERGY SYSTEMS 1,389 191 n9 46,040 5.52

(Houston, TX)

38. CENTOCOR (Malvern, PA) 3,462 (898) 49,355 14.74

39. 1 CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES 11,513 777 228,000 5.40

(San Jose, CA)

40. BRENTWOOD INSTRUMENTS 463 (1) 495 1,438.65

(Torrance, CA)

41. PATIENT TECHNOLOGY n9 (8,043) (164) n9 12,636 NM

(Hauppauge, NY)

42. ARTEL COMMUNICATIONS 385 22 n9 8,392 4.89

(Worcester, MA)

43. SYMBION (Salt Lake City, UT) (2,943) 10 n9 16,681 NM

44. VITRONICS (Newmarket, NH) 54 (48) 1,803 3.23

45. FIRST CENTENNIAL (773) (58) 4,117 NM

(Fort Collins, CO)

46. 18 SIMMONS AIRLINES 1,950 (399) 25,462 19.31

(Chicago, IL)

47. NEW YORK FILM WORKS (796) (213) 1,553 NM

(New York, NY)

48. COMP-U-CARD INTERNATIONAL 3,140 (1,912) 14,721 27.23

(Stamford, CT)

49. UNITED HEALTHCARE 2,835 181 15,000 75.36

(Minnetonka, MN)

50. SIS (Westlake, OH) 4 (21) 3,862 0.10

51. 89 TELCO SYSTEMS ($2,804) ($592) $56,220 NM

(Menlo Park, CA)

52. LYPHOMED (Chicago, IL) n9 4,511 167 n9 75,998 21.09

53. COMPUTER TELEPHONE 251 (141) 672,980 48.82

(Wellesley Hills, MA)

54. 12 G. D. RITZY'S (Columbus, OH) (4,101) (376) n9 3,627 NM

55. CIPRICO (Plymouth, MN) 821 (140) 9,753 9.22

56. WESTERN-WORLD TELEVISION n9 (102) (79) n9 1,070 NM

(Los Angeles, CA)

57. PERSONAL DIAGNOSTICS (761) (291) 5,238 NM

(Whippany, NJ)

58. AMGEN (Thousand Oaks, CA) (7,763) (44) 37,705 NM

59. CIRCADIAN (San Jose, CA) 1,107 (884) 9,275 30.58

60. 8 COMPUTERCRAFT (Houston, TX) (2,940) 20 6,731 NM

61. HIGH PLAINS (Wichita, KS) (3,775) 129 (1,308) NM

62. COMPRESSION LABS 1,048 (4,841) 16,643 6.77

(San Jose, CA)

63. MEDICAL CARE INT'L n9 (7,001) (211) n9 48,192 NM

(Dallas, TX)

64. KING WORLD PRODUCTIONS 9,842 834 23,299 186.83

(Summit, NJ)

65. 43 HELM RESOURCES n9 (460) 621 n9 (4,438) NM

(New York, NY)

66. 7 UNGERMANN-BASS 3,723 (321) 64,029 6.87

(Santa Clara, CA)

67. DEST (Milpitas, CA) 2,616 (1,490) 9,315 41.46

68. PRIAM (San Jose, CA) (20,930) (3,747) 77,587 NM

69. 58 AMERICAN HEALTHCARE c 7,800 1,228 n9 85,000 10.19

(Dallas, TX)

70. MBI BUSINESS CENTERS 1,977 (15) 11,735 39.63

(Rockville, MD)

71. BIOMET (Warsaw, IN) 3,468 213 20,406 19.71

72. HARVARD INDUSTRIES 7,885 720 35,111 57.13

(St. Louis, MO)

73. JACOR COMMUNICATIONS 100 (416) 3,600 3.16

(Cincinnati, OH)

74. BEN & JERRY'S HOMEMADE n9 520 29 n9 1,646 48.69

(Waterbury, VT)

75. 49 C. P. REHAB (New York, NY) 2,203 526 50.928 4.54

75. 25 CAREMARK (Newport Beach, CA) 7,416 172 69,052 2.84

77. DATACOPY (Mountain View, CA) (1,734) (902) 5,766 NM

78. 39 DURAKON INDUSTRIES 3,848 180 13,220 41.12

(Lapeer, MI)

79. THERMAL PROFILES 1,219 48 10,222 13.70

(Plainview, NY)

80. ANIMED (Roslyn, NY) 104 (293) 17,917 2.81

81. 52 AVANT-GARDE COMPUTING 875 (676) 20,039 4.98

(Mt. Laurel, NJ)

82. FONAR (Melville, NY) (8,909) (1,119) (4,344) NM

83. 44 STARTEL (Irvine, CA) n9 (149) (483) n9 5,536 NM

84. CONSOLIDATED STORES 8,641 1,392 40,683 53.03

(Columbus, OH)

85. ALTA ENERGY (Midland, TX) (143) 79 1,675 NM

86. 68 ACTION PACKETS (Ocala, FL) 79 33 1,327 11.47

87. 19 CONSUL RESTAURANT (15,152) (118) 11,886 NM

(Minneapolis, MN)

88. 53 PLAINS RESOURCES 890 (242) 14,634 11.11

(Oklahoma City, OK)

89. INSITUFORM OF NORTH AMERICA n9 877 (567) n9 8,768 19.96

(Memphis, TN)

90. TELEBYTE TECHNOLOGY c (145) (68) n9 2,734 NM

(Greenlawn, NY)

91. 21 ZIYAD (Denville, NJ) 2,791 188 28,066 11.12

92. INTERAND (Chicago, IL) n9 (1,214) (195) 5,832 NM

93. 78 TENDER LOVING CARE 26 14 2,787 0.99

(Lake Success, NY)

94. APPLIED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY (401) 153 12,707 NM

(Anaheim, CA)

95. 93 THE YANKEE COS. 3,446 1,923 28,737 11.91

(Cohasset, MA)

96. 47 IDEA (Torrance, CA) 489 (13) 3,385 16.89

97. JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES 1,171 102 1,740 131.01

(Monett, MO)

98. 35 REID-ASHMAN (Santa Clara, CA) 254 122 5,824 7.02

99. MANUFACTURED HOMES n9 3,593 173 n9 1,329 47.07

(Winston-Salem, NC)

100. 41 ENZO BIOCHEM (New York, NY) 1,300 (209) 23,038 6.74

Rank No. of Acquisitions

employees

'86 '85 Company '85 '81 '81-'85

1. FORUM GROUP (Indianapolis, IN) 5,159 1,097 6

2. PIEZO ELECTRIC PRODS. (Cambridge, MA) 500 150 3

3. ALC COMMUNICATIONS (Chicago, IL) 2,290 155 0

4. ASHTON-TATE (Culver City, CA) 459 4 2

5. IOMEGA (South Roy, UT) 1,154 105 0

6. AMERICAN BUSINESSPHONES (Irvine, CA) 236 1 1

7. 2 EXPEDITORS INT'L OF WASHINGTON (Seattle, WA) 275 90 2

8. ENERGY OIL (Longmont, CO) 45 6 3

9. VLSI TECHNOLOGY (San Jose, CA) 820 40 0

10. EQUATORIAL COMM. (Mountain View, CA) 672 25 1

11. SHANLEY OIL (Dallas, TX) 435 100 10

12. 11 1 POTATO 2 (New Hope, MN) 70 30 0

13. 22 3COM (Mountain View, CA) 274 22 0

14. APOLLO COMPUTER (Chelmsford, MA) 3,200 200 0

15. U.S. INTEC (Port Arthur, TX) 185 9 0

16. 9 ENDEVCO (Dallas, TX) 82 35 3

17. 13 WALKER TELECOMMUNICATIONS (Plainview, NY) 100 3 1

18. CADE INDUSTRIES (Marinette, WI) 975 15 3

19. ALLEGHENY & WESTERN ENERGY (Charleston, WV) 518 30 1

20. HEALTHAMERICA (Nashville, TN) 4,000 150 12

21. INTEGRATED GENETICS (Framingham, MA) 138 16 0

22. V BAND SYSTEMS (Yonkers, NY) 130 25 2

23. MEDICAL ELECTRONICS (Boulder, CO) 29 3 1

24. JET AMERICA AIRLINES (Long Beach, CA) 750 200 0

25. 15 FUDDRUCKERS (San Antonio, TX) 3,000 100 0

26. ARCHIVE (Costa Mesa, CA) 607 74 0

27. SOLAR AGE INDUSTRIES (Albuquerque, NM) 78 25 0

28. 40 FIBRONICS INTERNATIONAL (Hyannis, MA) 425 40 0

29. AMERICAN SURGERY CENTERS (Scottsdale, AZ) 94 6 3

30. STERLING SOFTWARE (Dallas, TX) 2,950 50 8

31. CERTIFIED COLLATERAL (Chicago, IL) 208 18 0

32. SARATOGA STANDARDBREDS (N. Salem, NY) 60 30 1

33. 3 BUFFTON (Fort Worth, TX) 700 25 3

34. ALEXANDER ENERGY (Oklahoma City, OK) 41 40 2

35. ORS AUTOMATION (Princeton, NJ) 100 18 0

36. ELECTRONIC TELE-COMM. (Waukesha, WI) 54 5 0

37. TIME ENERGY SYSTEMS (Houston, TX) 90 20 0

38. CENTOCOR (Malvern, PA) 160 30 0

39. 1 CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES (San Jose, CA) 1,994 150 0

40. BRENTWOOD INSTRUMENTS (Torrance, CA) 54 2 0

41. PATIENT TECHNOLOGY (Hauppauge, NY) 280 5 7

42. ARTEL COMMUNICATIONS (Worcester, MA) 80 9 0

43. SYMBION (Salt Lake City, UT) 65 5 0

44. VITRONICS (Newmarket, NH) 46 10 0

45. FIRST CENTENNIAL (Fort Collins, CO) 28 4 1

46. 18 SIMMONS AIRLINES (Chicago, IL) 1,057 250 0

47. NEW YORK FILM WORKS (New York, NY) 135 30 2

48. COMP-U-CARD INTERNATIONAL (Stamford, CT) 293 48 0

49. UNITED HEALTHCARE (Minnestonka, MN) 1,437 150 1

50. SIS (Westlake, OH) 650 100 0

51. 89 TELCO SYSTEMS (Menlo Park, CA) 855 375 2

52. LYPHOMED (Chicago, IL) 775 65 2

53. COMPUTER TELEPHONE (Wellesley Hills, MA) 122 13 0

54. 12 G. D. RITZY'S (Columbus, OH) 131 10 0

55. CIPRICO (Plymouth, MN) 76 10 0

56. WESTERN-WORLD TELEVISION (Los Angeles, CA) 41 7 2

57. PERSONAL DIAGNOSTICS (Whippany, NJ) 115 23 1

58. AMGEN (Thousand Oaks, CA) 200 40 0

59. CIRCADIAN (San Jose, CA) 122 18 0

60. 8 COMPUTERCRAFT (Houston, TX) 640 19 5

61. HIGH PLAINS (Wichita, KS) 7 7 0

62. COMPRESSION LABS (San Jose, CA) 110 60 0

63. MEDICAL CARE INT'L (Dallas, TX) 600 175 25

64. KING WORLD PRODUCTIONS (Summit, NJ) 71 10 1

65. 43 HELM RESOURCES (New York, NY) 214 307 4

66. 7 UNGERMANN-BASS (Santa Clara, CA) 100 20 0

67. DEST (Milpitas, CA) 206 41 0

68. PRIAM (San Jose, CA) 898 100 0

69. 58 AMERICAN HEALTHCARE MGMT. (Dallas, TX) 6,700 900 1

70. MBI BUSINESS CENTERS (Rockville, MD) 390 23 1

71. BIOMET (Warsaw, IN) 489 55 1

72. HARVARD INDUSTRIES (St. Louis, MO) 3,700 1,500 NA

73. JACOR COMMUNICATIONS (Cincinnati, OH) 300 35 8

74. BEN & JERRY'S HOMEMADE (Waterbury, VT) 80 15 0

75. 49 C. P. REHAB (New York, NY) 203 70 1

76. 25 CAREMARK (Newport Beach, CA) 445 69 4

77. DATACOPY (Mountain View, CA) 80 23 0

78. 39 DURAKON INDUSTRIES (Lapeer, MI) 575 80 3

79. THERMAL PROFILES (Plainview, NY) 400 50 2

80. ANIMED (Roslyn, NY) 350 25 7

81. 52 AVANT-GARDE COMPUTING (Mt. Laurel, NJ) 197 20 1

82. FONAR (Melville, NY) 193 6 0

83. 44 STARTEL (Irvine, CA) 90 20 0

84. CONSOLIDATED STORES (Columbus, OH) 1,700 190 0

85. ALTA ENERGY (Midland, TX) 19 5 0

86. 68 ACTION PACKETS (Ocala, FL) 35 5 0

87. 19 CONSUL RESTAURANT (Minneapolis, MN) 1,800 137 3

88. 53 PLAINS RESOURCES (Oklahoma City, OK) 75 27 1

89. INSITUFORM OF NORTH AMERICA (Memphis, TN) 75 4 0

90. TELEBYTE TECHNOLOGY (Greenlawn, NY) 60 5 0

91. 21 ZIYAD (Denville, NJ) 300 100 0

92. INTERAND (Chicago, IL) 92 12 0

93. 78 TENDER LOVING CARE (Lake Success, NY) 1,400 500 5

94. APPLIED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY (Anaheim, CA) 237 1 2

95. 93 THE YANKEE COS. (Cohasset, MA) 700 100 2

96. 47 IDEA (Torrance, CA) 49 7 0

97. JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES (Monett, MO) 42 13 0

98. 35 REID-ASHMAN (Santa Clara, CA) 81 3 2

99. MANUFACTURED HOMES (Winston-Salem, NC) 593 63 3

100. 41 ENZO BIOCHEM (New York, NY) 104 17 1

CEO

Rank Date Date CEO equity

'86 '85 Company founded public founder %

1. FORUM GROUP (Indianapolis, IN) 1967 1981 Y 6%

2. PIEZO ELECTRIC PRODS.

(Cambridge, MA) 1980 1983 Y 6

3. ALC COMMUNICATIONS (Chicago, IL) 1980 1985 N 1

4. ASHTON-TATE (Culver City, CA) 1980 1983 N 3

5. IOMEGA (South Roy, UT) 1980 1983 N 1

6. AMERICAN BUSINESSPHONES

(Irvine, CA) 1980 1984 Y 34

7. 2 EXPEDITORS INT'L OF WASHINGTON

(Seattle, WA) 1979 1984 Y 22

8. ENERGY OIL (Longmont, CO) 1978 1983 Y 29

9. VLSI TECHNOLOGY (San Jose, CA) 1979 1983 N 5

10. EQUATORIAL COMM. (Mountain View, CA) 1979 1983 Y 4

11. SHANLEY OIL (Dallas, TX) 1980 1983 Y 65

12. 11 1 POTATO 2 (New Hope, MN) 1977 1983 N 0

13. 22 3COM (Mountain View, CA) 1979 1984 N 6

14. APOLLO COMPUTER (Chelmsford, MA) 1980 1983 N 1

15. U.S. INTEC (Port Arthur, TX) 1980 1985 Y 29

16. 9 ENDEVCO (Dallas, TX) 1977 1983 Y 17

17. 13 WALKER TELECOMMUNICATIONS

(Plainview, NY) 1978 1983 Y 14

18. CADE INDUSTRIES (Marinette, WI) 1980 1984 Y 32

19. ALLEGHENY & WESTERN ENERGY

(Charleston, WV) 1981 1981 Y 3

20. HEALTHAMERICA (Nashville, TN) 1980 1983 Y 14

21. INTEGRATED GENETICS (Framingham, MA) 1981 1983 N 4

22. V BAND SYSTEMS (Yonkers, NY) 1977 1984 Y 31

23. MEDICAL ELECTRONICS (Boulder, CO) 1981 1982 Y 4

24. JET AMERICA AIRLINES (Long Beach, CA) 1980 1981 Y 2

25. 15 FUDDRUCKERS (San Antonio, TX) 1979 1983 N 4

26. ARCHIVE (Costa Mesa, CA) 1980 1983 Y 4

27. SOLAR AGE INDUSTRIES

(Albuquerque, NM) 1979 1985 Y 26

28. 40 FIBRONICS INTERNATIONAL

(Hyannis, MA) 1977 1983 Y 10

29. AMERICAN SURGERY CENTERS

(Scottsdale, AZ) 1976 1980 N 3

30. STERLING SOFTWARE (Dallas, TX) 1981 1983 Y 10

31. CERTIFIED COLLATERAL (Chicago, IL) 1980 1983 Y 4

32. SARATOGA STANDARDBREDS

(N. Salem, NY) 1981 1984 Y 10

33. 3 BUFFTON (Fort Worth, TX) 1980 1981 N 4

34. ALEXANDER ENERGY (Oklahoma City, OK) 1980 1981 Y 24

35. ORS AUTOMATION (Princeton, NJ) 1968 1981 N 1

36. ELECTRONIC TELE-COMM. (Waukesha, WI) 1980 1985 Y 9

37. TIME ENERGY SYSTEMS (Houston, TX) 1978 1983 Y 17

38. CENTOCOR (Malvern, PA) 1979 1982 Y 9

39. 1 CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES

(San Jose, CA) 1979 1982 N 2

40. BRENTWOOD INSTRUMENTS

(Torrance, CA) 1977 1985 Y 46

41. PATIENT TECHNOLOGY (Hauppauge, NY) 1981 1983 Y 7

42. ARTEL COMMUNICATIONS (Worcester, MA) 1981 1983 Y 20

43. SYMBION (Salt Lake City, UT) 1976 1983 Y 10

44. VITRONICS (Newmarket, NH) 1981 1984 Y 22

45. FIRST CENTENNIAL (Fort Collins, CO) 1979 1982 Y 18

46. 18 SIMMONS AIRLINES (Chicago, IL) 1974 1984 N 26

47. NEW YORK FILM WORKS (New York, NY) 1980 1984 Y 5

48. COMP-U-CARD INTERNATIONAL

(Stamford, CT) 1973 1983 Y 2

49. UNITED HEALTHCARE (Minnetonka, MN) 1974 1984 Y 31

50. SIS (Westlake, OH) 1981 1983 Y 35

51. 89 TELCO SYSTEMS (Menlo Park, CA) 1972 1984 Y 2%

52. LYPHOMED (Chicago, IL) 1981 1983 Y 22

53. COMPUTER TELEPHONE

(Wellesley Hills, MA) 1980 1985 Y 11

54. 12 G. D. RITZY'S (Columbus, OH) 1979 1982 Y 33

55. CIPRICO (Plymouth, MN) 1978 1983 Y 14

56. WESTERN-WORLD TELEVISION

(Los Angeles, CA) 1981 1983 Y 22

57. PERSONAL DIAGNOSTICS (Whippany, NJ) 1980 1981 Y 5

58. AMGEN (Thousand Oaks, CA) 1980 1983 N 4

59. CIRCADIAN (San Jose, CA) 1979 1985 N 0

60. 8 COMPUTERCRAFT (Houston, TX) 1977 1983 Y 46

61. HIGH PLAINS (Wichita, KS) 1980 1981 N 8

62. COMPRESSION LABS (San Jose, CA) 1976 1984 N 4

63. MEDICAL CARE INT'L (Dallas, TX) 1981 1983 Y 2

64. KING WORLD PRODUCTIONS (Summit, NJ) 1964 1984 N 12

65. 43 HELM RESOURCES (New York, NY) 1954 1980 Y 6

66. 7 UNGERMANN-BASS (Santa Clara, CA) 1979 1983 Y 9

67. DEST (Milpitas, CA) 1970 1985 N 5

68. PRIAM (San Jose, CA) 1978 1981 Y 1

69. 58 AMERICAN HEALTHCARE MGMT.

(Dallas, TX) 1978 1984 Y 30

70. MBI BUSINESS CENTERS (Rockville, MD) 1974 1984 N 9

71. BIOMET (Warsaw, IN) 1977 1982 Y 9

72. HARVARD INDUSTRIES (St. Louis, MO) 1898 1932 N 45

73. JACOR COMMUNICATIONS (Cincinnati, OH) 1979 1982 Y 26

74. BEN & JERRY'S HOMEMADE

(Waterbury, VT) 1978 1985 Y 34

75. 49 C. P. REHAB (New York, NY) 1972 1980 Y 3

76. 25 CAREMARK (Newport Beach, CA) 1979 1982 Y 4

77. DATACOPY (Mountain View, CA) 1973 1983 N 4

78. 39 DURAKON INDUSTRIES (Lapeer, MI) 1979 1984 Y 65

79. THERMAL PROFILES (Plainview, NY) 1979 1981 Y 8

80. ANIMED (Roslyn, NY) 1979 1984 Y 4

81. 52 AVANT-GARDE COMPUTING

(Mt. Laurel, NJ) 1978 1983 Y 8

82. FONAR (Melville, NY) 1978 1981 Y 38

83. 44 STARTEL (Irvine, CA) 1980 1983 Y 19

84. CONSOLIDATED STORES (Columbus, OH) 1967 1985 Y 20

85. ALTA ENERGY (Midland, TX) 1981 1981 Y 36

86. 68 ACTION PACKETS (Ocala, FL) 1978 1984 Y 61

87. 19 CONSUL RESTAURANT

(Minneapolis, MN) 1978 1980 N 3

88. 53 PLAINS RESOURCES (Oklahoma City, OK) 1976 1981 N 8

89. INSITUFORM OF NORTH AMERICA

(Memphis, TN) 1980 1981 N 2

90. TELEBYTE TECHNOLOGY (Greenlawn, NY) 1979 1983 Y 13

91. 21 ZIYAD (Denville, NJ) 1979 1983 Y 7

92. INTERAND (Chicago, IL) 1969 1983 Y 24

93. 78 TENDER LOVING CARE

(Lake Success, NY) 1978 1983 Y 13

94. APPLIED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY

(Anaheim, CA) 1976 1983 Y 39

95. 93 THE YANKEE COS. (Cohasset, MA) 1977 1980 Y 23

96. 47 IDEA (Torrance, CA) 1979 1983 Y 29

97. JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES (Monett, MO) 1977 1985 Y 41

98. 35 REID-ASHMAN (Santa Clara, CA) 1980 1984 N 19

99. MANUFACTURED HOMES

(Winston-Salem, NC) 1975 1983 Y 59

100. 41 ENZO BIOCHEM (New York, NY) 1976 1980 Y 12

Rank

'86 '85 Company Business description

1. FORUM GROUP (Indianapolis, IN) Health-care svcs.

2. PIEZO ELECTRIC PRODS. (Cambridge, MA) Sale & application of

electronic tech.

3. ALC COMMUNICATIONS (Chicago, IL) Long-distance telephone

svc.

4. ASHTON-TATE (Culver City, CA) Designs/mfrs. microcomp.

software prods.

5. IOMEGA (South Roy, UT) Mfrs. disk drives

6. AMERICAN BUSINESSPHONES (Irvine, CA) Distrs./svcs. business

phones

7. 2 EXPEDITORS INT'L OF WASHINGTON (Seattle, WA) Int'l

air-freight forwarding

8. ENERGY OIL (Longmont, CO) Oil & gas explor.

9. VLSI TECHNOLOGY (San Jose, CA) Mfrs. integrated

circuits

10. EQUATORIAL COMM. (Mountain View, CA) Mfrs. micro

earth stations

11. SHANLEY OIL (Dallas, TX) Oil & gas devel.,

food marts

12. 11 1 POTATO 2 (New Hope, MN) Quick-service

restaurant

13. 22 3COM (Mountain View, CA) Mfrs. LAN systs.

14. APOLLO COMPUTER (Chelmsford, MA) Mfrs. computer systs.

15. U.S. INTEC (Port Arthur, TX) Mfrs. single-ply

roofing materials

16. 9 ENDEVCO (Dallas, TX) Oil & gas explor./devel.

17. 13 WALKER TELECOMMUNICATIONS (Plainview, NY) Distrs. electronic key

telephone systs.

18. CADE INDUSTRIES (Marinette, WI) Mfrs. aerospace

component parts

19. ALLEGHENY & WESTERN ENERGY (Charleston, WV) Natural gas

explor. & devel.

20. HEALTHAMERICA (Nashville, TN) National HMO

21. INTEGRATED GENETICS (Framingham, MA) Devels. diagnostic &

therapeutic prods.

22. V BAND SYSTEMS (Yonkers, NY) Mfrs. telecommunications

terminal equip.

23. MEDICAL ELECTRONICS (Boulder, CO) Mfrs./sells microwave

hypothermia equip.

24. JET AMERICA AIRLINES (Long Beach, CA) Airline

25. 15 FUDDRUCKERS (San Antonio, TX) Restaurant

operator & franchisor

26. ARCHIVE (Costa Mesa, CA) Mfrs. cartridge

tape drives

27. SOLAR AGE INDUSTRIES (Albuquerque, NM) Mfrs. solar-heating

prods.

28. 40 FIBRONICS INTERNATIONAL (Hyannis, MA) Mfrs. fiber-optic

communications systs.

29. AMERICAN SURGERY CENTERS (Scottsdale, AZ) Ambulatory surgery

centers

30. STERLING SOFTWARE (Dallas, TX) Mfrs. computer

software prods. & svcs.

31. CERTIFIED COLLATERAL (Chicago, IL) Mgmt. info. svcs. to

auto insurance cos.

32. SARATOGA STANDARDBREDS (N. Salem, NY) Standardbred & harness

horses

33. 3 BUFFTON (Fort Worth, TX) Mfrs. plastic prods.,

electr. cables

34. ALEXANDER ENERGY (Oklahoma City, OK) Oil & gas explor. &

devel.

35. ORS AUTOMATION (Princeton, NJ) Mfrs. CAD/CAM

36. ELECTRONIC TELE-COMM. (Waukesha, WI) Mfrs. voice

announcement systs.

37. TIME ENERGY SYSTEMS (Houston, TX) Designs/installs

energy-saving systs.

38. CENTOCOR (Malvern, PA) Mfrs. diagnostic tests

39. 1 CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES (San Jose, CA) Mfrs. computers &

computing systs.

40. BRENTWOOD INSTRUMENTS (Torrance, CA) Mkts./sells

medical prods.

41. PATIENT TECHNOLOGY (Hauppauge, NY) Mfrs. health-care prods.

42. ARTEL COMMUNICATIONS (Worcester, MA) Mfrs. fiber-optic

transmission systs.

43. SYMBION (Salt Lake City, UT) Mfrs. artificial organs

44. VITRONICS (Newmarket, NH) Mfrs. infrared solder

reflow systems

45. FIRST CENTENNIAL (Fort Collins, CO) Life insurance

46. 18 SIMMONS AIRLINES (Chicago, IL) Regional airline

47. NEW YORK FILM WORKS (New York, NY) High-quality film

processing

48. COMP-U-CARD INTERNATIONAL (Stamford, CT) Electronic shopping svc.

49. UNITED HEALTHCARE (Minnetonka, MN) HMO

50. SIS (Westlake, OH) Country-style

restaurants

51. 89 TELCO SYSTEMS (Menlo Park, CA) Mfrs. digital & analog

transmiss. equip.

52. LYPHOMED (Chicago, IL) Mfrs. injectable drugs

53. COMPUTER TELEPHONE (Wellesley Hills, MA) Telephone

communications systs.

54. 12 G. D. RITZY'S (Columbus, OH) Quick-service restaurant

55. CIPRICO (Plymouth, MN) Mfrs. disk controllers

56. WESTERN-WORLD TELEVISION (Los Angeles, CA) Distrs.

television programs

57. PERSONAL DIAGNOSTICS (Whippany, NJ) Mfrs. medical devices

58. AMGEN (Thousand Oaks, CA) Devels. health &

specialty chemical

prods.

59. CIRADIAN (San Jose, CA) Mfrs. diagnostic

medical instruments

60. 8 COMPUTERCRAFT (Houston, TX) Retailer of

microcomputer systs.

61. HIGH PLAINS (Wichita, KS) Production/sale

of ethanol

62. COMPRESSION LABS (San Jose, CA) Mfrs. video

compression equipment

63. MEDICAL CARE INT'L (Dallas, TX) Outpatient surgical

centers

64. KING WORLD PRODUCTIONS (Summit, NJ) Distrs. & syndicator

of TV programs

65. 43 HELM RESOURCES (New York, NY) Energy svcs., agric.

industries

66. 7 UNGERMANN-BASS (Santa Clara, CA) Mfrs. LAN

67. DEST (Milpitas, CA) Mfrs. electronic

document readers

68. PRIAM (San Jose, CA) Mfrs. disk drives

69. 58 AMERICAN HEALTHCARE MGMT. (Dallas, TX) Health-care svcs.

70. MBI BUSINESS CENTERS (Rockville, MD) Sells microcomputer

systs. & prods.

71. BIOMET (Warsaw, IN) Mfrs. surgical implants

72. HARVARD INDUSTRIES (St. Louis, MO) Mfrs. engineered prods.

73. JACOR COMMUNICATIONS (Cincinnati, OH) Operates radio stations

74. BEN & JERRY'S HOMEMADE (Waterbury, VT) Ice cream

75. 49 C. P. REHAB (New York, NY) Health-care mgmt.

76. 25 CAREMARK (Newport Beach, CA) Health care

77. DATACOPY (Mountain View, CA) Mfrs. electronic

digitizing cameras

78. 39 DURAKON INDUSTRIES (Lapeer, MI) Mfrs. truck bed liners

79. THERMAL PROFILES (Plainview, NY) Mfrs. window & door

polyvinyl profiles

80. ANIMED (Roslyn, NY) Veterinary clinical

svcs. & prods.

81. 52 AVANT-GARDE COMPUTING (Mt. Laurel, NJ) Mfrs. integrated

software-based systs.

82. FONAR (Melville, NY) Mfrs. medical

scanning equip.

83. 44 STARTEL (Irvine, CA) Microprocessor-controlled

telecomm.

84. CONSOLIDATED STORES (Columbus, OH) "Close-out" merchandise

retail store

85. ALTA ENERGY (Midland, TX) Oil & gas

explor. & devel.

86. 68 ACTION PACKETS (Ocala, FL) Distrs. gift-shop items

87. 19 CONSUL RESTAURANT (Minneapolis, MN) Operates Mexican

restaurants

88. 53 PLAINS RESOURCES (Oklahoma City, OK) Oil & gas

explor. & production

89. INSITUFORM OF NORTH AMERICA (Memphis, TN) Mfrs. lining of

pipelines, sewers

90. TELEBYTE TECHNOLOGY (Greenlawn, NY) Mfrs. computer

peripherals & data comm.

91. 21 ZIYAD (Denville, NJ) Mfrs. automatic

envelope feeder

92. INTERAND (Chicago, IL) Mfrs. teleconferencing

systs.

93. 78 TENDER LOVING CARE (Lake Success, NY) Home health-care svcs.

94. APPLIED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY (Anaheim, CA) Mfrs. test systs.

for hard disk drives

95. 93 THE YANKEE COS. (Cohasset, MA) Energy operations &

financial svcs.

96. 47 IDEA (Torrance, CA) Mfrs. integrated

circuit test equip.

97. JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES (Monett, MO) Integrates bank

software/hardware

98. 35 REID-ASHMAN (Santa Clara, CA) Mfrs. integrated

circuit test equip.

99. MANUFACTURED HOMES (Winston-Salem, NC) Manufactured

homes retailer

100. 41 ENZO BIOCHEM (New York, NY) Devels. prods. using

genetic engineering

NA: 12-month figure not available at press time; NM: negative return on equity; i: INC. estimate; c: company estimate; n9: nine-month figure

n1: Return on equity is calculated by dividing 1985 net income by 1984 year-end shareholder's equity.

Last updated: May 1, 1986




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