No. of firms by industry

Manufacturing 53

Services 36

Mining (including oil & gas) 11

Total sales ($ billion) $5.0

Percent change (1977-81) +1,247%

Percent change (1980-81) +77%

Total net income ($ million) $404.8

Percent change (1977-81) +3,846%

Percent change (1980-81) +107%

Mean sales in 1981 ($ million) $28.7

Mean sales in 1977 ($ million) $1.7

Comp. average annual

sales growth (1977-81)

Total 92%

Range 62%-356%

Mean 84.5%

Net income as % of sales

Range 0.6%-22.6%

Mean 8.9%

No. acquiring other firms (1977-81) 45

No. incorporated since 1972 56

Total no. of employees

1981 62,597

1977 8,853

Percent change (1977-81) +607%